She got in on Tuesday evening, at 4:38pm. I went to pick her up and the announcement board said her train was arriving on Track 1. So I went to Track 1. And I waited on Track 1.
Then she called me and said it was too cold on the platform so she was waiting in the Waiting Room. Mom was home. And Mom wasn't where she was supposed to be so things got back to normal really fast. I started yelling at her that I was IN the Waiting Room and she wasn't there, where was she, the train hasn't even come in yet...
The train came in on Track 2. Mom was in the Waiting Room. On Track 2.
So although I was waiting with camera-in-hand on Track 1, I put it away quickly and ran down the stairs then up the escalator to get Mom from Track 2. And I never took a photo of her arrival!
But I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad she's home!
Of course, it can't be without some sort of trauma: her luggage didn't come in with her. In fact, her luggage didn't come in until yesterday, Friday, 3 days later! We picked it all up this morning at Penn Station in Newark.
Last night we had Christmas with Mom. She came for dinner, which has traditionally been a full turkey dinner, but this year, with the snow and people's schedules, and all the rushing around we all had to do, I picked up two pizzas from Costco and someone sent us tamales. MMMMMMM, they were yummy!!! So it was a bit of a pot luck dinner, and Sister C brought some candy for dessert...
And I didn't take any photos of Xmas in January, either. (For someone committing to taking more photos, I'm not doing so well!)
Today we picked Mom up to go get her luggage and stopped at the Lyndhurst Shop-Rite for breakfast, so I took a photo of her there, wearing her new hat and scarf that Santa brought her from C last night... (It's not the Rat Hat!!! Private family joke, sorry!)
And tonight we had a 19th b'day party for my niece, who made me swear not to post any videos or photos on Facebook or on YouTube, but since she knows nothing about this blog, and the only people who read this blog will never rat me out to her, here's a photo of my gorgeous niece and nephew!!! (The photo seems a bit grainy - I'll have to check my camera battery...)
Well, that's it for now... Once I get caught up on my scrapping projects, I'll post some photos... I'm doing three of them at once, one quite actively, and two, well, not so much...