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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Almost done with this month--already.  Too bad, I've always liked June better than July.  July is when it normally gets hot around here--well for a few days in a row anyway.

I had to run down to Brighton today--had to get inkjet refills.  No adventures on the way into town, but on the way home, when I got back on the 4 lane road, 50mph speed limit--I was doing 53 and in my rear-view mirror, I could see a pick-up truck weaving in and out of traffic, like he was in a big hurry.

He couldn't seem to make any headway.  He finally settled in behind me, nearly kissing my bumper, then turned left into the 2/42 church.  I don't know if he a church-goer or not, because he sure drove like he was hell bent!

Then a mile ahead, as I got into the left turn lane to turn into my Park, there was a guy, in an electric wheel-chair trying to get across 4 lanes on our busy road.  4:30 in the afternoon, when traffic is heavy and there he is--trying to get to the other side of the road.  The oncoming traffic cleared a bit, I turned in and saw him scoot to the middle lane.  I have no idea if he made it, but I didn't hear any sirens later.
All my kids and grandchildren and great grand daughter are up at Mark and Karen's cottage.  Jennifer was in hospital over last weekend with meningitis, but she and her family managed the 12 hours trip to get up north.

Which makes me feel pitified once again.  On their way up north, they drive on the expressway that is about 4 miles from my home.  Wouldn't it have been nice if they had swung by, for a potty break, and so I could have seen my 4 youngest grand children, that I haven't seen in 18 months?  15 minutes is all I would require.  Time for a hug and a "Do any of you need a bottle of cold water?"  Bye.

That would make me happy for the next year!


  1. Maybe they'll stop on their way back through. I hope so. Either way, she's teaching her own kids how to treat her when she's your age, so you can take comfort in that.

    1. I get no comfort out of that thought.
      I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

  2. It is so hard to understand why they don't drop in for a visit. All of my daughters live within a mile of me; I see two often but the other may go over a month without so much as a phone call. I realize she's much too busy.

    1. "Too busy" is no excuse, but one that is used a lot nowadays, by lonesome older people, and their kids. I never went a week without seeing my parents, my grandma and my in-laws. Even when I lived 50 miles away, I made a monthly visit to see my Dad--even when he was mean to me! It's called respect. It's called the 1st Commandant.

    2. Of course, now I know you saw them. But, I agree that being "too busy" is a crock; excuse my French. LOL

  3. -sigh- You always have some sort of an adventure.

    On the other matter... Look at it, this way. What if that meningitis, was dropped off at your house, in a 15 minute visit??? She was bad enough, to have to be in hospital with it. Why couldn't she have passed it on, to her family members? Who have not come down with it yet. But are INCUBATING it.

    Just think of those hugs... Which you want so badly... As passing on, incubating meningitis.

    There! Don't you feel less "pitified"???????

  4. I don't understand why they are not inviting grandma along. The grandchildren are really missing out on quality time with you and quite frankly so are they.

  5. I can't believe they didn't stop. What's up with that? Honestly I don't know what some people are all about. It's a mystery. xoxo