I have been a little MIA this past week. My mom has been in the hospital with pneumonia and a pulmonary embolism. It was very scary. We have been back in Bakersfield (we were in town for Thanksgiving, came home and basically turned around) since about 3am on Sunday. It looks like she is through the worst of it at this point. I got a little break today and took Bean to the park to play in the leaves. She had a blast throwing them around.