What's struck me as really interesting is that she's bringing her friends, the kids who'll still be in the area (the ones who already call me mom), and me together almost daily. It's almost like she's trying to set up parenting opportunities for me since she won't be around to provide them. "You know, mom, B. and C. will be glad to help you with some chores, don't you? And you really ought to call R. sometime. She just enjoys talking with you." Sweet kids, sweet daughter. She's even told me that she wants me to start dating and would pay half an E-Harmony membership. Thank goodness, she's not trying to set me up with dates.