Thanks to everyone who left their good wishes about Mom. She's really doing pretty well, all things considered. But it was time for her to stop living alone. The retirement community is quite nice, and she's happy with that - not being so alone and isolated. They also have 24/7 medical care in case of emergency, and that makes me happy.
We had quite a good time together. She's still living quite a bit in the past, but she's functional and hopefully will be for many years. We had a good time talking, even if we had the same conversation a few times. But I was glad to help her write out bills and balance her checkbook, cook for her (her freezer is groaning with singer service tupperware), and the like.
It makes me wonder about what it will be like, when my time comes.