I'm typing this from Joplin, MO as I make my way towards Chicago. I decided last month that I would make a trip to visit Mom on Mother's Day. This trip is special because my sister is accompanying me. I can't say anything bad about her because I know she lurks here from time to time (Hi, sis!) We'll spend most of the week there before heading on back. There are no real plans except to hang out with Mom. So that's about it.