A little update/solicitation of ideas.

Many of you know my dad died of pancreatic cancer about 2-and-a-half years ago. My mom and dad’s anniversary was Valentine’s Day. It’s rough. 

He got diagnosed about a month after their 33rd anniversary and died 11 weeks later.

(Last year I mentioned that I had some conflict with my mom and sister. It has been resolved.)

My sister, who lives with my mom, is taking her out. I live a state away.

What are some nice ideas for things I can do for my mother?

I have a four-day weekend coming up and my husband suggested a surprise visit, which I’m considering.


My friend suggested taking my mom to get matching memorial tattoos, which is strangely compelling.

Any gift ideas that might be nice as well?