Went to see Mom X yesterday afternoon. She's doing much better. Took her a lovely pink and green hydrangea -- a live one, so it will last. My sister had brought her an orchid of similar hues, in a tall glass container with no dirt(!) - just add water for half an hour a couple times a week, and pour the water off afterward.
Tam and I have got a lot done with the yard. There's plenty more still to do, and a week of off and on rain to keep us from it, but progress has been made and expectations are more-or-less high.
And now it's Monday:
Back to the shrug. It pays well and the toys are wonderful. And every time the music stops, there are fewer chairs left.
I have got to get back to writing fiction regularly.
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