Today I sat down about 10:30am with a cup of coffee, and turned on The View. Mitch Albom was there, being interviewed about his new book “For One More Day” — Essentially, it makes you think if you had ONE MORE DAY to spend with a loved one who is gone, who would it be and what would you do? I nearly broke into tears just thinking about it. Wouldn’t we all just love ONE MORE DAY with someone we’ve lost? I know I would. Mom has been gone 2 years now, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. We weren’t ultra close, but we did share a lot of bonds. Yesterday I TRIED to make her famous Christmas candy, “Penuche”. I pride myself on being a fine cook and baker, but my goodness…. this stuff turned out like a darn BRICK. Not like the lovely goodness that Mom used to make. I want to take it with me when I go to visit Dad next week… but I can’t take this BRICK!!! I would love to spend one more day with Mom. I would take ONE MORE LESSON from her on making homemade bread; I’d encourage her to tell me more and more about her life growing up; How she met Dad and what did her parents think of him?; We’d just hang out together around the kitchen table, drinking coffee, like we liked to do……………. Oh for just ONE MORE DAY.