Dad has been on a business trip since Tuesday and returns Sunday - leaving Mom alone with their parrot and two dogs to keep her company. She only leaves the house for errands, so she's been lonely.
I'll be driving to see her after work, and I'm picking pizza up along the way. She was so excited to hear I'll be coming, and she's already got a movie picked out for us to watch. I love my mom dearly, and I'm happy to spend some mom/daughter time with her, but I know the evening will exhaust me.
She still disapproves of Honeybun. Whenever I mention his name, she simply ignores me and changes topic. When I bring him to visit, she acts sweetly enough towards him (which I appreciate), but he feels the tension. I do wish she'd stop telling me how "Depressed" and "Stressed" she is, and how she walks "through the house every night crying." When I ask her why, she insinuates it's because of my relationship, but doesn't directly state it. Dad tells me she's just being dramatic, and that she's upset she can't control me anymore. We're both still trying to get her to stop baby-talking to me.