Thursday, January 6, 2011


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!


Mrs Mary Scott said...

I love it! Looks so nice. Hope you are enjoying playing with all of the bells and whistles! I hope also you recovery continues to go well. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you, Jan! :)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Woo hoo! You go girl! I think you deserve that fantastic ride big time!!! May all your travels be full of beautiful visions! :)
xx, shell

Jo said...

Nice new ride! Being from Michigan and having family work for Ford and GM we aren't allowed to purchase anything else :)

Hope your recovery is going well with a wonderful year ahead of you!

Thanks for popping by ~

DawnB said...

Congratulations on your new wheels, very spiffy !! We are a Ford family too, well we were until DD bought a Honda.

Robin Hart said...

I have sat in that car and refused to drive it. I have missed my Navigator after selling it. Good luck with the counting... need to do that myself.

Teri said...

Yay! Great news. I've been off the computer for awhile & have missed reading my favorite blogs. I'm so glad to know that your doing better! Congratulations on the the new wheels. I know what you mean about things that may need to follow you home.

Smocking with Gwen said...

Jan....Sweet Ride!
Back to checking on what everyone is doing. Still have Christmas to put away but that can wait. Thrilled that you are doing better and having been thinking of you.
Oh....having any inventory "Sales"? LOL!

mabnoel said...

Congratulations on your new car, Jan! It warms my heart to know that you and Tom are so optimistic about your vision that you get this new treat. You deserve every bell and whistle and then some!

Axelmommy said...

Your new car looks wonderful. But even better is the fact that you still have your vision to drive it.

Wish I was closer. For some unknown reason, I have always enjoyed inventory. And it would be much more fun to inventory your shop than widgets, screws and other stuff.


Piper said...

I love your new ride. We are a ford family too. Glad that your life if getting back to normal.

Unknown said...

Lovely! I bought a new Ford Taurus Ltd this year and love it - have fun with your new vehicle!!

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