Okay, I should totally be in bed right now, because we have to get up at the butt-crack-of-dawn tomorrow for church…everyone wants to go to first service…8am…means we have to leave at 7:30… do you realize how early I am going to have to get up??!! Uch. Well, so far M-i-l’s visit has been really good! She didn’t even get upset the night we left her home with Kiki because Alan’s bosses had invited us for dinner (sort of a thing we couldn’t really turn down, ya know?) We’ve had some real nice chats, I’ve had food in the house, I even moved the rats upstairs so she doesn’t have to look at them. Poor little ratties, they are missing their nightly "excursion" around the den while we watch TV… Today we went to the mall, and that was ok, too. Not my fave, but I had a good time people watching while M-i-l was buying some clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping…just not at the mall. Our mall, anyway. It leaves a bit to be desired. It’s improving, tho. Then she treated us to lunch at the brand-new Cheesecake Factory….picture me drooling, here…. it was all soooo good! A ton of food… Kiki and I split a meal, and we still brought home enough to make a full meal tomorrow! Well, she is going home tomorrow night about 6pm, I believe. In the morning she is going to church with us, which is a huge deal!! She is a dyed-in-the-wool Catholic, and always, always goes to the local Catholic church when she visits…this time, she told us she wants to go with us! Which is just totally cool. Not that I have anything against the Catholic church; it will just be cool that we are all going together for the first time ever. I hope our hand-raising and clapping and stuff doesn’t freak her out…hey, I was raised Lutheran, which is not a far cry from Catholic, and I remember the first time I went to some "crazy-holy-roller" church!! Heeheee. It was years before I was willing to try that again! Our church is actually pretty mild – but not when compared to Catholic! Well, I better go plop myself in bed, or it’ll be super nasty to get up in the morning!