Mom left to go back to South Carolina this afternoon after a week of visiting. We shopped a lot, ate a lot, saw some interesting things (including, um, modern art), and toured around Philadelphia. We also watched a lot of football, saw a movie, and generally hung out. While it was good to be off from work for a week, it was even better to have ample time to just be together. I needed to be a bit mothered this week -- thanks, Mom. Come back soon.