Well, it's official. I'm just a dumb**s today. I had a picture card from my "kitchen" camera with a couple of pictures of dinner, and I lost it. About 4 hours ago. And there really isn't much space in which I could have lost it, so that's really, really dumb. Well, I guess I'm entitled to be stooopid once in a while.
Last Wednesday, Jeffrey called me from West Virginia. His Town Car's back end was down. This happened before, when we bought it (which is why an 18 year old had a $1000 Lincoln Town Car), and I was able to get the sensor replaced. He remembered this, and called to ask what to do: find a mechanic there? NO! I told him to haul his jack and stands out of the car, jack up the back end and put it on the jackstands so the weight of the car wasn't on the suspension system, and take the jack to his dorm room. So, the 3 kids borrowed someone else's car to move their stuff to a storage bin - Mom having ordered that anyone bringing more than 10 pounds of crap home would be caned - and traveled over 300 miles at 45MPH on Saturday. Yeah, they were thrilled.
The 3 kids not home called on Sunday, Jeff bought me 2 plants from the plant sale he stumbled across at school, and the 2 girls gave me tulips and chocolate covered strawberries. The little boys made me cards and hot tea.
The best Mother's Day compliment of all is that they all wanted to call me, and wished they could have been home (law school finals for my daughter, finals grading for son the professor and other son his roommate prevented it), and they're scheduling a second holiday next weekend. I don't need any meals out (and they can't cook); I just enjoy knowing they like me well enough to call and come home. Life doesn't get a lot better than that. I hope you all had as good a weekend.