[What I had for breakfast today: again, egg, rice, beet greens and a little leftover roast chicken.]

My mother used to take off one earring while she was working in her home office, so that it wouldn't click against the phone receiver as she made calls. Then she'd forget, and leave the house with only one earring on. 

Today I walked out of my office after returning a bunch of calls with just one earring on, too. It was nice to feel connected to her that way, one working mama to another, one of us ageless in memory, one of us aging busily and feeling blessed for it.