Sunday, August 12, 2012


I would need to look up that word if I came across it out of the blue. It's just a fancy way of saying "diversion". And that's what the visit from Chris, Frances and Owen was, a divertissement of the best kind.

They were here for a few days and then went to San Diego to visit Frances' brother and his wife. Frances has a college roommate who lives in that area, so there was a visit with them and a day at the San Diego Zoo before coming back here. They left to return home this morning after we had breakfast together. I'm not very good at goodbyes. If all goes well, they'll be back to visit at Thanksgiving.

Frances used her organizational skills to help me put some things in proper places. I'm in awe of her abilities and regretful that I lack

that talent. My room has a high ceiling and tall walls, but still, I suspect we have too many framed pictures. I made myself part with three items. The theory is that keeping a photograph makes parting with the item easier. I'm not so sure about that. I get a pang when I look at the pictures. When Tim discovered that I had taken this picture to the donation room, he scurried down and rescued it for himself.

 Chris pounded nails and got some things up on the walls. Miles to go, though. Hopefully Tim and I can get everything in order by Thanksgiving.

Tim's car is a jeep and difficult for me to climb into in the best of times, so it was Chris who took me on my first outing. 

First stop was the post office where our credit union has a branch.
I had three checks to cash, one made out to Mr. Bob. The tellers

were fond of Mr. B. and glad to see me out and about.

I can't recall if I told you about asking a charge nurse a month ago, when I might have a margarita. She thought a minute, no doubt mentally going down my list of medications and said,
"I don't see any reason why you couldn't have one now." To which I responded, "I don't know how to get to a Mexican restaurant". She didn't know, either.

If you're a parent or a grandparent, always take a book with you. For that matter, it makes sense even if you're going solo.

Tim finds it sad to drive past our old house, but he wasn't with us. I'd give my eye teeth to know what the new owner found worth
saving in the back garden. I'm not brave enough to go look.

Last stop was at Diane & Roger's. They called to see if I was open to a visit from them at the Manor and I suggested that we save them gas money.......we were right there. Due to the 100 degree weather we didn't talk for long, but it was a fitting end to our outing.

My brother had a saying as a tot when he wanted a repeat performance of a mechanical toy, "Make it again go". That's how I felt the other day.


  1. Is it odd that I drive by your old house when I am in the neighborhood? I have stopped to gaze and remember .... and, maybe it's just me, but the HOUSE seems sad. I'm sure it misses you and Mr. Bob. How could it not?

    What's nice is...memories live on.

    What a wonderful outing with your wonderful family, Jane! Thanks for taking me, pass those margaritas, please! (Lisa)

  2. Bon soir -
    The expression on your face in that front seat says it all. I'm so sorry it's taken so long - that is, friend to friend - but you've shown us all so much grace (yes...!!! and gracelessness, too, probably) under pressure that we thank you. And, again, the family does themselves proud. Really and truly, all of you, have fun.. and keep taking pictures.

  3. oh ,yes... but am i grateful Tim rescues your things. Geeeeeez....but i still see your previous room and all its wonderful contents. including Mr Bob!! I am sad i did not have one more visit before it went Kickapoo!

  4. So glad to hear you are making out into the world again. Sorry to hear that your electric wheels died. Lissa

  5. Keep it up ! You are deserving of all of the best! A Non Y Mouse

    AKA LaVona

  6. Owen is a beautiful little boy. Being a long distance grandparent is so hard.But that makes time together even more precious. We will be visiting our Denver grandchildren for Thanksgiving. Hope you get to visit with Owen too. Congratulations on the first outing. It must have felt very liberating and exhilarating. XO

  7. Jane,

    I can feel you smiling, even in 100 degree heat and even without batteries!
    I am hoping "Mama's Little Man" has made it through the turmoil and that
    it continues to cheer you rather than he opposite.
    You look well, Jane, and Owen is so beautiful! What a wonderful family.

  8. Awwwww...I love "make it again go." Owen is really growing up, isn't he! He looks like such a smart little guy. It sounds like a perfect day. You look great in these photos, Jane. I'm glad to hear you had good outings!

  9. How delightful! And here's to many refreshing margaritas to come. Salud!

    with much love,

  10. Susan H writes: Now that is a real outing. How wonderful to see you out and about and how grown up our little Owen is becoming. I am glad Tim rescued that picture. I remember is always hanging in the bathroom growing up. Thanksgiving seems forever away but only a few moments when you compare it to what you have been through and overcome with such grace. love you

  11. Good to see You out and about once again, Miss Jane.
    The Wrinklies.

  12. refreshing after a month on the road to see your smiling face again. The thrill of that smile makes me feel so good and to think you might just join us at the "house of Patrick" over the top. I don`t think he has margarita`s but we can come up with something to tingle your spine. I`m so happy your back on track and your muses are so refreshing along with special photo`s and quips of life on your side of the block. It`s so easy for you to make us all happy, just a few lines of poetry, a picture of a picture or a family story. We are so proud of your progress and urge you to continue living the life intended for you. Mr. Bob would be proud as well.

  13. "Make it go again," is exactly how I feel after reading one of your entries too. I am so glad you're back at it, and you look great in the pictures you posted!

    Much love,

  14. Carol Grissom aka MilkMaid1979 from flickrAugust 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    So precious to see your typed words and witty wisdom on your blog again Jane.

    No words, just a lot of love and admiration for one fine lady..... ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  15. Delightful. Update when you can, Jane. I love finding you here. ♥

  16. 'Just sending some love your way. We all miss you and send our good wishes, Jane. ♥♥

  17. I think of you often and came by to see if by some chance I'd missed you along the way, Jane. Keeping you in my thoughts....xo Sue

  18. I miss you a lot, Jane. I also keep coming here from time to time to get some news from you. How are you???
    Please, don't forget your fan club!!

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