*Ring Ring*... The phone rings at 9:30 P.M. No one calls us after 8. They all know better.
Mama [aka "momma smurf", aka Scott's mom, the recently retired critical care nurse]: "I just wanted to call you to tell you that I am leaving tonight" [ah jus wanned ta tell yoo thah ahm leavin tanaht] "to go to..." life is all a blur, I can't believe what this woman who watches CNN all day and was looking forward to lazy days bugging us for Olivia pictures is telling me... "help the refugees from Louisiana who've been placed in Texas. I cannot believe no one is helping and they need medical personel so I am going." ["so ah ahm goin'!" .. it works better when you can actually hear the accent.]
Me: "You're WHAT?"
Mama: "I just wanted to let you know so if you didn't see me comment on the website, you'd know where I was."
Me: "What about your cats? Do you have a cell phone?"
Mama: "The cats have the sitter and no I don't have a cell. I haven't figured how to turn it on yet." [laughing]
Me: "Well, ya gotta do what you want to do. Glad you're getting out to help."
Mama: "All right! I'll call you whenever I get back, I get picked up in a half hour." HALF HOUR!?! What, did she make this decision tonight?!?
Me: "OK! Good luck!" [click] "Scoooooooottt!"
Scott: "Who the hell was on the phone at 9:30?"
Me: "Your mom, you won't belive what she is doing..."