My mom drives me completely insane. This is so petty but it just works my nerves. She equates things that have happened or are going to happen to a Holiday or a "special" day. For instance, she will say, "I ordered your brother's monument today .. hopefully it will be put in by Christmas." When that didn't happen, it's now, "Hopefully it will be there by Easter." My great grandma died on my mom's b'day. She's like, "My birthday will never be the same again." I don't know WHY this irks me ... hell, maybe I am just looking for a reason to be irritated by her.