Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hi Mom!

I called my mom today for the first time in a long time, way more than a year.  Though she's not geriatric, she lives in an assisted living setting because she had a major stroke several years back.  I'm happy to report that she's doing well, and that she was delighted to hear from her long lost son.  We shared the news that each other had missed out on, and she was (naturally) astounded at how the kids had grown up.

She tells me she's reading now; it wasn't possible for quite a while after the stroke, and that she gets in lots of time for her art and for spiritual reading.

We reminded each other that we loved each other.  It was great just to talk to her again.

And yes Pam, I am a punctuation perfectionist.  :-)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The news of the moment...

Facebook has made a mockery of my blogging fortitude.  My pithy outlet has become posting quips to my friends' updates.  Sheesh.  I come here to my spiritual center, The Flaming Scroll Of Doom™ to redeem myself.

Most importantly, I have a cold.  I spent the bulk of the day sleeping.  It's an exciting life I lead.  After snoozing til three, I felt the cold hand of death lifting from my mortal body and I got up and had breakfast.  Charlie Sheen only wishes his existence was so interesting.

Last night I had the time of my life doing a backup and restore on the iPhone.  Actually, since it's Apple, they call it a reset that you then optionally restore at the end of the process.  It was needlessly confusing.  The process allowed Mr Phone to recognize the SSL certificate needed for the new email system at work.  I know, too exciting!

Would you believe that the dog wants to get walked?  I know, the glamor.