I came home because I have been yearning to spend time with my mom, who is 82 years old.
This is a picture of her when she was only 17 years old, just before she married my father.
She is very independent and strong. She never likes it when I offer my good advice to her as to how she should organize her life. Imagine that. I will not give her any of my advice while I’m here. I will only listen.
She and my oldest sister are avid quilters and they make beautiful things. Unfortunately I did not inherit the gene for careful and intricate stitching.
So – in the few short hours that I’ve been home we’ve caught up on quilting news and knitting news and plans for a bit of home redecoration. All while watching Fox & Friends. Oh dear. If only I could talk to my mother without Bill O’Reilly or that other ninny, Sean Hannity, yammering on in the background.
But I vow not to discuss anything political and I promise not to change the channel to MSNBC when she isn’t looking.