1. MIL is looking for transportation to and from a couple doctor's appointments after I return home. I asked why my SIL who lives 40 minutes away couldn't take her. She answered, "Well, she has to find someone to watch her daughter after school, and drive all the way up here, and then into town, and then.....you know, it all sounds pretty lame compared to coming from Pennsylvania."
2. It's a gratifying thing to have someone thank you for cooking their dinner and then tell you it tastes great. Of course, she said it was great compared to the swill she got in the nursing home but it's still a compliment, right? I'll take that.
3. Good neighbors are worth their weight in gold and my MIL has some of the best. She's a lucky lady.