Sunday my grandmother told me my mom was stopping later that day with a friend of hers. I thought "maybe it really is just a friend", but then I thought that sounded too weird. So I started to think perhaps she was seeing someone.
They stopped by and sure enough, her "friend" was a guy. From what I've heard (and saw once), my mom doesn't always have the best choice in people. However I can honestly say that this might be a good choice. I don't know him very well, but the first impression is very good. I often worry about my mom growing old and lonely, so I'm happy to at least see her making some efforts here.