1. As a send off after our visit with Christy and Everett, Mom and I joined Christy and Everett at Sandy's Drive-In in Kettle Falls for a hearty breakfast and more time together until Mom's upcoming birthday weekend. I could relax and enjoy breakfast largely because the weather was quiet and, with assistance, Mom got safely into the car at Christy's and safely into Sandy's. There was a little bit of snow and ice to deal with, but, Mom and I conquered it! I know it was really good for Mom just to be outside long enough to get into the car and the cafe (and later at a rest stop). She's been shut in ever since the snow started falling about two weeks ago.
2. The quieting of the weather meant that Mom and I had a safe and clear drive back to Kellogg, a great relief. Mom was so worry free and relaxed during the drive, she dozed off a few times, a good sign, so much better than when she is tormented by anxiety when a trip like this is snowy or icy.
3. Much to my surprise and delight, Julie posted a video of a 1980 Talking Heads concert, played in at the Capitol Theater in Passiac, New Jersey. I haven't watched the whole concert yet, but so far it's given me genealogical pleasure, as if I am looking at Talking Heads family tree and witnessing the beginnings of what will later become their movie, Stop Making Sense.