ME: Hi Mom. How's everything.
MOM: Fine! Feeling good. Been gone. Out with card club. Playing Mah Jong, having lunch, you know. I just got back and was napping a bit while watching Ellen. How's everything with you.
ME: Well, I thought I'd give you a ring between moving things between houses before it got too late. My paper is finished so I have a bit more time and then we started this moving business, so I hope I caught you at a good time.
MOM: Well...I know you're busy and all and I'm just happy when you think of me and remember me. We had a good time when you were here. I talk to your picture every morning. I know it's hard to find the time to call an elderly person who isn't right there close to you. So don't worry about me. I find things to do. I have some friends. We entertain ourselves. If something happens I can call them...
ME: I missed one day of calling, Mom.
MOM: Oh! It seemed so much longer!!!!
ME: Yea...I'll call you tomorrow, okay?
MOM: Okay sweetie. Have a good day. I'm going back to Ellen now. Love you, bye!
ME: *searching for therapist on speed dial...*