I went up to visit my mom this morning. It was quiet, but fun. We did the crossword puzzle together. Her doing the crossword again is pretty big because she and my dad used to do it together every day. Actually, mom would do the puzzle and ask dad a question only if she were stuck. So she'd end up doing it all by herself at least three days a week, much to his chagrin. She wasn't really feeling up to doing the crossword immediately following my dad's death -- she felt too scattered. Now she's starting to do them again. I think it's a good sign.