Our Mum’s become very technologically advanced lately, she can now chat and voice chat with us on Yahoo, plus checking & printing out Dad’s email for him as well. Easy breezy. And not just that, she can also use the PhotoSharing feature and know how to save those photos on the ‘puter. Next thing we know, she’ll be on the webcam showing us her latest yoga move! Sooo cute :)!!!
(Is it just us, or does anyone else also find their Mum very cute? The kind of cute that makes your eyes go instantly watery, that makes you want to drop everything right that moment, to rush over and give her a bear hug so tight she’ll be gasping for air, and inhale a lung full of the unique scent of her hair, and wish time would stop so she, and you, will never grow old?)
Anyway, so Mum “called” me yesterday morning and it was quiet at the shop so we managed to have a long, much needed conversation, which was made even better by the fact that no one got annoyed at each other. In ALL the 55 minutes! And here she was, asking me the usual question “So, have you got anything new?”, in that kind of voice which indicated that it was not merely anything, but actually a very specific thing**. And I replied “Nope, not yet, Mum.” in that kind of voice which indicated that I knew exactly what she meant right after the word “So“. Isn’t she sweeter than a mug of Koko Black hot chocolate with 14 tablespoons of honey and 22 sprinkles of cinnamon powder?
Well, what’s been worrying us is that Mum’s going to hospital for a laser surgery today. To get rid of a huge pain in the neck. Literally. These 3 arthritic vertebral joints in her neck have been giving her a lot of discomfort in the last few years. She’s told us not to worry, that she can take care of herself. As she’s always done. Despite that knot in my stomach and that lump in my throat, I believe she’ll be alright. But still can’t stop shouting angrily to myself, inside my head, that why the hell am I here? WHY? WHY NOW? 😦
** In case, just in case, you’re wondering, that is the “why the heck are you still not married and popping out babies like everyone else’s daughter?” thing.