Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Casual Greeting

Me & Mom at home

I bought the gift card on Sunday. Felt pretty good about that. Wished I'd done it on Thursday but, what can you do? Just your best! I planned to mail the card yesterday. It would be late but not too late. I could live with it. I forgot to bring the card to work and by evening I was caught up in other things, it just didn't happen. This morning I remembered to put the card in my bag and, at the last second, remembered to use my walk to the train for a phone call.

It's my mom's birthday today. She's 37. If you're dyslexic.

When I gave her an enthusiastic "Happy Birthday!" she was a little off. She'd forgotten entirely that it's her birthday. They have a lot of March birthdays in her workplace and they're celebrating them at one big party next Monday so it wasn't on her radar. She thought I was calling to tell her something horrible about a family friend who is having surgery next week.

Once we got that cleared up she told me she's planning to live to 150. She doesn't actually want to live to 150 but she can't take thinking of life in terms of a decade so she's going to plan on 150 and just take one day at a time toward that goal. It's just so crazy is might work!

Happy birthday mom! Don't be mad when I don't call next Monday.



The New York City Listen To Your Mother Show is happening on May 12, 2013 at 5pm at Symphony Space. Ticket and venue information can be found here. I hope to see you there! If you aren't close to this show please check this site to see if there is a LTYM show near you.


  1. happy birthday to your Mom :-) And ... wow, you look a lot like her in that picture of her from when you were a babe!

  2. Happy Birthday to her!