Nice to hear from you once again. Actually, I have offered to spend a weekend at my mom's in June, and two weekends in July and then they are going to Ireland for 10 days in August -- that I will split with my other sister. Yes Gail, I realize my sister needs a break. I remember how I was and how desperately I begged my sister to take mom for anovernght. Sadly, I was so burned out by the time I got the weekend, even though I enjoyed MY time, by the time Sunday night rolled around, I felt like nothing had changed, I was right back into the same old grind. However, it could be different for her, so I have offered to stay at Ruth's home and care for my so she can get away.