I pick up my mom from the airport this afternoon. She will be house/dog/cat sitting while I'm at FC. I haven't seen her since July when I passed through going to AC. There should be some good conversations. It's been about 10 months since dad died, so I'll get a better handle on how she's been coping. Add that to the fact that she now knows she has a gay furry son....oh yeah. Good conversations. She's bringing a few bottles of rock-n-rye (which I can't find in NM) so I hope to have a few alcohol-lubricated discussions with her. It should make for some interesting posts in the next few days.
Also, to my roomies at FC, we will now have our own mini fridge! I bought one at Target for $65.