Sunday, May 22, 2005

And now she's gone

Well, she's really sleeping in her hotel room 15 minutes away, but essentially, she's gone. And it wasn't that bad. She emptied and loaded the dishwasher once more and wait until you see what she did for my garden. I'm not on the camera computer right now, but I promise tomorrow, you'll see before and after.

There were some interesting moments, though. We were driving by a graveyard that I was pointing out had been established in 1699 and my mom said, "That reminds me, I need to get my will together."

During a discussion about gay marriage, she said, "I would have been really upset if you'd turned out gay." To which Mr. Geeky responded, "I wouldn't be at all surprised if one of our kids is gay."

I also noticed while we were having drinks with my neighbors that my mom is almost always in teacher mode. She talks as if she's in front of a class. I think she does this when she's feeling uncomfortable. I don't know. I found it very amusing when she launched into a lecture about the history of grocery store chains.

My mother is almost always right. If you correct her, she'll say, "No, I don't think so" and reiterate her point. And these are usually over matters of fact not of opinion. Thankfully, this doesn't bother me anymore, but when I was 16 . . . and 20 . . . and . . .

So I survived the visit. Did I mention that I'm writing a whole book about her?