Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the Road Again--Pittsburgh!

So I’ll be posting from the road for a day or two because I’m going to be visiting my son and his fiancé in Pittsburgh. I love Pittsburgh, but I adore my son and his fiancé more. I love being able to call her his fiancé now—after five years of thinking ‘girlfriend’ sounded too much like a high school relationship. I had come to think of her as my ‘de facto daughter-in-law’, and since I tend to make everything into an acronym (the blog is FITNY to me) I viewed her as my daffodil. (I was, however, savvy enough to keep this to myself.)

This was cool (and nerdy, I know—DUH! How many times must I tell you?) for several reasons.

1. I love daffodils. They are harbingers of spring. They are beautiful and graceful and bright. They represent happiness and hope.

2. I love this young woman. Yes, she is lovely and smart and sweet and caring. She is hard-working, accomplished, respected and highly principled. She has a social conscience and acts on it. And beyond all that, she adores my son, who adores her just as much, and she makes him happy. Which is really all a momma could want for her son. At least this momma.

3. I like playing dopey little word games. They amuse me. I love the Will Shortz puzzle segment on NPR Weekend Edition Sunday. Check it out.

Back to the subject: Wedding coming up in May 2010! Be there or be square—or in my case, be both. I’ll be the happiest mother of the groom (MOG) you ever saw!


  1. Let me just say, you have no idea how relieving it is to have a mother-in-law who likes you.. I was so worried that mine wouldn't like me, but she adores me! Especially since all she had were boys. :)

  2. She is one lucky girl to have such a loving MIL. I was lucky too. My MIL and ex MIL are both fantastic!

    Congrats on the upcoming wedding! Have a good visit.

  3. Oh how very very nice! I wish them MUCH happily ever after! Congratulations MOG!!!

  4. You will make a great MIL. I wish you were mine.

  5. I wish them MUCH happily ever after! Congratulations.

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