Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I had a lovely visit with my mother, and got back last night. The day rushed by. My mother is about to turn 93, and she'd doing better than I guessed from recent phone conversations.
I told her she needed to picture that she was pushing her walker down Tranquillity Road, and as long as she avoided certain swamp pits that set her off, she'd do just fine.
(I hope the un-named relatives never see this cartoon!) These are the main four things that set her off, but they can really do their thing.
I bought her a snazzy red calico cane as a back-up, in case she misplaces cane number one.
When I got back to Lake Balboa at dawn this morning, the two roosters saw me from a distance and came running. I took another direction because I wasn't ready to feed them their baggy of chicken mash yet. When I came back to the parking lot they were standing by my car! In fact one was trying to fly onto my hood! These roosters are exceptionally smart. They must recognize my silhouette, but the car??? I am not exaggerating about this!
I also saw what at first I thought was a raccoon with two tails. I stopped and stared. They were mating in the bushes. Molly didn't see them. When you leave the sidewalk at Lake Balboa it is a pretty wild world!
Jon met me at the airport with Molly. Sort of. My plane got in early, so I sat down outside Southwest to wait for him. After 45 minutes I was getting in a panic, because we're both very punctual people, and neither of us has a cel phone. Just then I saw Molly and him coming towards me- he hadn't seen me yet. He'd been sitting on a bench 100 feet away, obscured by a giant column. We were both big dopes. He'd been there 45 minutes too!