Yesterday was shopping day with Mom. Every few months the Macy’s coupons have piled up and it’s time to go shopping. You know how clothes get “closet worn” don’t you? That was my Grandma’s term and Mom has adopted the philosophy. In any case, Macy’s always has some good buys and they have great coupons so off we went. We bought several sweaters, a couple of sweatshirts and a tee-shirt. Oh yes, we also bought a birthday gift for Mom’s sister who lives in a nursing home in North Dakota. She doesn’t have any daughters to take her shopping so Mom often sends her new clothes. It was a successful morning and then we went to lunch. The food at the retirement community starts to taste the same after a while so she likes the opportunity to have something different. Yesterday we went to Applebees. Mom had some pork sliders which are the perfect size for her. I took a picture with my new phone and posted it to Facebook. New technology makes this much easier than with the old phone!. I put the picture there thinking it would be nice for all the out of town relatives to see a picture. What surprised me were all the comments on the picture. These included comments about how good she looked to how fortunate I was to be able to have lunch with my Mother. It made me appreciate the opportunity and was a good reminder that yes, I’m lucky that my mother lives close by and is well enough to go out and shop and have lunch. It was a good day.