...and it is indeed.
I (Brian) talked to Mom last night and she sounds great. She's being tapered off her many medications and was overjoyed that Hero was smuggled in to visit her again. I asked what she wanted me to write in her blog and, recalling what she said back on August 4 ("I think I've turned a corner, except every time I turn a corner I just run into a new road with more potholes in it"), she said:
"It looks like there've been workers filling in the potholes, because I don't see any down this street."
We're all hoping for smooth road for a long while. She deserves it.