My apologies for intermittent posting the last few days. All is fine and mom is really improving with regard to the respiratory infection. Her rules to me about much needed rest are benefiting, but it's hard to tame her. We facetimed yesterday. She and Ginger talked a lot about the Patriots (or the "Pastries," as Ginger calls them). I'm hoping as we enter yet another week, mom will continue improving and perhaps we'll squeeze in a little pre-birthday visit. If only I got miles for driving to Kansas. Can someone work that out for me?