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Well, I didn't go all out for my Mom on Mother's Day, but I did send her an assortment of forced spring bulbs, which she evidently really appreciated, as they don't really get spring flowers in Florida (hard to do spring if you don't do winter first).

So, she has daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips, and is very, very happy with them. I heard the phrase "so thoughtful" at least twice.

It's so nice when you know you got a gift right.
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I don't think I mentioned before, but Mom visited this weekend to see the new place. She very pleased to see us in an actual decent apartment (not to mention being able to sleep in an actual guest room, inflatable mattress on the floor notwithstanding).

So her flight today was at 10:30. She wanted to be dropped off around 9, just to make sure there was plenty of time for security lines and so forth. And because we were unsure about traffic, we left the house at 8.

With the end result that I arrived at work 45 minutes early. Forty-five minutes! What a waste. But it's not quite enough time to be worth going home, so ....

Mom was also tickled by my (relatively) new curly hair. I myself am still trying to figure out how my hair can just turn curly in my late twenties. Weird. I'm sure it's hormone levels, but I didn't know they could do that. I guess I really did get some of dad's hair genes.

We had a lovely visit. We took her and Rich's mom out for a joint birthday dinner (their birthdays are two weeks from now and two weeks ago, respectively), and just kind of hung out all of Saturday, shopping and talking. We came home and she and Linda chatted while I put all my books away.

Books - I seperated them by genre this time (after shelving the paperbacks in the bookcase with the shorter shelves). I have an entire bookcase of just speculative fiction (let's summarize that as spaceships, wizards, and vampires) (I have so many cross-genre books I didn't want to break it down into SF, Fantasy, and horror), and three shelves of mysteries. And once I seperated the genre fiction out, I only had a single shelf of non-genre fiction, which I am just finding funny - I really do like the escapism, huh?

And there are still a couple of stacks of "themed" books that will become part of the decor, with these shelves. I'll post pictures - I think everyone who knows me will be amused. And we got this table for the oversize coffee table books. Nice, huh?

OK, enough about my books. Dear to my heart as the subject is. Next (and last) thing for the apartment is hanging the pictures - that'll be fun with concrete walls, huh?
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So, as you know, I visited my mom last week. I will post more about the visit as a whole later, but I want to talk about one little thing that was cute.

Now, I look a lot like my mom. So much so, that I remember perfect strangers looking at me when I was 6 or so and saying, "Well, we know whose daughter YOU are!" So, of course, she introduced me to a bunch of her new friends and most of them said something along the lines of "You really DO look alike" (except for one inexplicable holdout, who said she didn't see it).

But the lady across the street looked at me, looked at Mom, and said, "Did you make her all by yourself?"

I was just amused.


Aug. 15th, 2003 04:42 pm
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The perils of posting on an internet journal:

My piercing post

And yes, it really is my mother commenting.
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so i call up mom just to chat, and wish her a happy 1st anniversary, and her news is . . . she's moving to Florida! Last I heard she was moving to Gloucester (Va). It's not happening right away, but it was a shocker.

But evidently, she and her husband went down for a business trip, and his arthritis was much better. His doctor agreed that could help. And his mother is there, so . . . .

I'm happy they seem so enthusiastic, but I was kinda looking forward to her living in an area where I could combine visits to her and my father(s). But now I can combine visiting her with visiting Orlando, so it's a pretty good trade-off.

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