Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mom's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all (I'm not a rethug, so I support MD). I talked with my sainted mother this morning (not that that's unusual; we talk most every Sunday), and she's doing well enough. Mom's had some minor health problems lately (nothing serious), and she's none too happy about it. Her main frustration stems from a surgery to remove rectal polyps, which has precluded her from riding her Harley this spring. At 74 years old, Mom is used to doing what she wants when she wants and physical limitations are not a part of her agenda. Her doc told her she'd have to wait another 4-6 weeks before jumping on the bike, to which she said "that's not acceptable", which is a good general reflection of my mother's attitude toward aging. She intends to behave as if she were still 21, and she expects her body to cooperate. Have I mentioned how much I love my mom? From the Dead shows when I was 9 years old to the Harley today, mom has always rocked. Happy Mother's Day!
(and mom, if you happen to read this, go easy on your poor doctor. He's doing the best he can.)


Distributorcap said...

if your mom took you to a Dead concert then she is AOK

(she is AOK anyway)

pygalgia said...

Ya'll never met my mom. She'll either kick your ass or bake you cookies, depending on what she thinks of you. A few years ago we went to see Widespread together. Had a great time until some usher said something that mom didn't like (I believe it was something like "lady, ya gotta stop dancing in the aisle") and I had to use my best diplomatic skills to keep us inside. That's my mom.