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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Mini Reunion

We all met at Mom's about 4PM. We'd planned to be there earlier, but Terrie and Eric were running a little behind. Mom wasn't quite ready to go, so it worked out for the best. Eric and the med tech helped her get ready. Mom wanted to go to a park, so I headed down to Gasworks Park and we sat and chatted a bit. It was still pretty warm so we found a nice spot on the eastern end of the park with some shade and not too many people. We had a nice visit and Mom tired out after about an hour so we headed to Ivar's Salmon House.

Mom wasn't hungry for anything and started feeling out of sorts about half way through dinner so Eric took her to the car, and stayed with her turning on the a/c while Terrie and I finished up and took care of the check. It took a little longer than expected -- we ate quickly but it was a busy Saturday afternoon so Terrie and I got caught up a bit waiting.  We had a nice outdoor seat, around the corner from most of the outdoor seats, which reduced the freeway noise from the Ship Canal Bridge to about a third.

On the way back I drove by the Fremont Troll. I'm not sure Mom really saw it -- I'll have to ask her when I see her this week. We enjoyed the drive by visit with the Troll which was on the way back to Mom's digs. She was feeling a bit better when we got back, but exhausted, wearing a happy and bemused little smile most of the time. The nurse helped her get ready for bed around the three of us giving her a hug and a peck several times each. I will remind her of the visit a few times, and try to get some pictures to her before long.

In summera, it was a nice visit with Mom, and Terrie too.

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