I just had to look at the calendar and just realized I am leaving for my insane two-week Christmas vacation (Boston and Germany) in ONE WEEK! How I did not realize it was THIS soon, I don't know. Two weeks was more my idea. Good thing all my shopping is done. Now I just have to pack, which should be fun since I have both Christmas presents and warm clothes I need to haul up. At least I get one day in Atlanta between trips to drop off my presents and do some laundry.
My sister Nancy wants me to set up my mom with IM next week when I'm home. The reason? My mom is online with dial-up connection, and forgets to hang up even when she's offline, that none of us can reach her on the phone! *rolls eyes* Apparently she has been worried that installing a chat client would somehow bring in more viruses. I guess I'll try to talk her into it. Hey, and that way I can chat from home while I'm visiting, too!
Yay! So mom and my sister Nancy and I did a three-way chat. My mom's conlusion was that while it was somewhat confusing (all the windows that pop up) but she likes it. Oh, dear. I just know Mom and I will be up at 1 a.m. chatting.
Meanwhile, proof that a new medium doesn't really alter what Mom and I talk about:
Mom: I keep finding more stuff as I clean out more closets. This was in one of the upstairs rooms. You said you wanted those houses the last time you were here.
Wendy: Yeah. I set them up already on top of the china cabinet. I made a little tinfoil pond. I need to get another strand of lights, but they're only $2 at CVS.
Mom: : Be careful those lights get hot. I think they have something that snaps them in so they don't touch the cardboard.
Wendy: They have tape on them... I will re-do the tape I guess so it holds the light in place.