My mom has been on a bit of a hiatus from these posts because she's decided to be elderly.
To stay in, do crosswords, and watch TV. To give up walks to the mall or the movies. To clip coupons and circle the weekly specials in the newspaper, then hand the bargain hunting off for someone else to do the actual shopping. To give up coming over to my house and just dictate ideas for bizarre afterschool snacks by phone. To nap. To be frail. To sigh and go very slowly. To take breaks in between. To turn in early.
Being elderly, after all, is so much better than being sick. So she's going with elderly.
And I'm going insane.