Behind the sensible brick facade of an ordinary house in Waco, Texas, two angry teenaged siblings are engaged in a particularly bitter exchange. The situation is commonplace in this household. Even the intensity of rage is ordinary, then…suddenly something is completely out of the ordinary. Something is about to change.
Mother has had enough. Having been a lifetime bumbler, always feeling one step behind the human herd, Ellajean Todd finally does what every mother has at one time or another longed to do. She walks out the door. She has “seized the day.” Her story unfolds, along with her peculiar adventures as she travels toward Idaho, the land of her secret dreams.