Let Me Count the Ways by Little Memories
I have not completely fallen off the face of the earth!
I am like this little bear and busy counting.
It is time for Inventory -- one aspect of owning a store that I do not necessarily enjoy.
So, I may be a little scarce until everything is counted and recorded.
I have managed to sneak away a few times and enjoy this:
my new ride!
The lease on my previous car expired last fall. We extended it for as long as allowed. I hate to admit attachment to material objects, but it was a difficult decision not to replace my car. It was a loss of freedom and independence that I never expected at this time in my life.
My husband is a great guy with many wonderful attributes.
Sharing a car is not necessarily one of them.
Now that we are hopeful my vision is here to stay, we went car shopping last weekend.
We are pretty much a Ford family, since my husband handles legal matters for some of the regional Ford departments. We have had our share of other cars, both domestic and imported. Employees of Ford may never let my husband forget the day his BMW had to be towed from their parking lot!
I am more than happy to support a longtime American company.
This is an updated version of my previous car, a Lincoln MKX.
I am too practical for a snazzy little sports car, and I enjoy having cargo space for hauling various items. You never know what might need to follow me home!
With my vision, it is still and probably always will be a challenge to look up. Being slightly more elevated than a sedan, this is the perfect solution.
What I did not expect were all the technical improvements and changes.
Keys are evidently obsolete. Who knew?
This has become my current bedtime reading material, as I attempt to figure out all the bells and whistles of my new vehicle.
So, I am counting . . .
smocking plates, patterns, bolts of fabric, cards of lace and tubes of buttons.
But, I am mostly counting my blessings for the unexpected and joyful return to a more normal life.
May today bring blessings to you, too!