We worked a bit on the 750 yard warp, but today was my mother's birthday, so I left the studio at 11am, and took her to lunch.
Sometimes I forget to just listen to her. She talks about stuff that I find incredibly crazy and/or boring, she is especially into television programs, and the stuff on Headline News, and Nancy Grace. I have to remind myself that it is important to her, and watching her face while I gave her my undivided attention over lunch made it perfectly clear how much my listening meant to her.
I wonder if I will live long enough to be a good daughter. The daughter I want to be.
She is 86 today. She gets around quite well, does all her own daily activities of personal care. She does the laundry here, all of it. Other than some questionable statements on occasion, she is sound in mind. She reads the paper, does the crossword every single day, and the cryptogram too.....what the hell is a cryptogram, I say?
She got her hair done after lunch, and had her eyebrows waxed. She bought some purple shampoo just for silver hair, although she has very that qualifies as silver.
When we got home, a couple of her friends stopped by with a cake for her birthday.
Then my daughter and granddaughter came for dinner. She thoroughly enjoyed herself all day long.
And that made me very, very happy.
My daughter called me tonight, to tell me about my grandson who was testing for his bodan belt at Tai Kwon Do. After the testing was through, all the kids were asked what they wanted for Christmas. Each of them came up with a toy, a video game, or some such thing.
When they got to Logan, he replied, " I want my family to be happy."
This is the same kid that said that the labyrinth was where you find the center of your heart.
Touche, Logie. Touche.