Q: With an evening to herself, what is the first thing a mom will do?
A: Match the movies towering beside the television to their respective covers/cases.
Q: After she's done with that, what will she do?
Q: And then?
A: Talk on the phone to her mom and her sister.
Q: And how will that go?
A: Fine, but the last time she engaged in a phone conversation that lasted more than 17 minutes was over 5 years ago, so she'll sound a little awkward at first, like a bird distracted by her own shadow.
Q: Overall, how are things going?
A: A text message (a friend sending prayers), a couple of phone calls (one from Nora wishing me a good night), and a matinee tomorrow with Mom and Mike to see War Horse--gifts at the right moment.
And you folks thought I was so tough.... (wink) Love is my shield.