May 27, 2012

A couple of things.

I worked at the bookstore, yesterday.  A woman about my age asked for my help.  This is the exchange

Woman:  Can you page my husband for me?
Jan:  Sure, I'd be happy to.  What's his name?
Woman:  Richard.
Jan:  What's his last name:
Woman:  (very stressed) I don't know.
Jan:  That's OK, just relax, it'll come to you. - (it didn't)
Jan:  How about telling me your last name?
Woman:  I don't remember, but our names are Janet and Dick.
Jan:  Great.  Do you have your drivers licence with you?
Woman:  No, it's in the car.  Oh, I'm so embarrassed.
Jan:  Don't be embarrassed, we'll find your husband.

We found her husband; he was in the Music Dept.  She took off as soon as she saw him.  I didn't, but I wanted to yell at him for not taking care of his wife.  Things like this break my heart.

We have a couple on our street whose wife has dementia, and this would never happen to them; the husband takes very good care of his wife.  It's a lot of work, but he does it.


Now, for something lighter.  I'm getting ready for what's become my annual trip to NYC.  I'll do some sightseeing and attend Book Expo America, the BEA.  I leave in one week, on June 3rd.

For the sightseeing days, I've planned seeing places I haven't been before.  It's tempting to go with what I know and revisit favorites, but I want to take advantage of the opportunity to see new things and do something different.  I'm sure I'll have tons of photos to post.

During the BEA, there is so much going on it's hard to see anything.  Bob describes it as a "Candy Store for Readers", and that's about right.  I'll come home with a couple of hundred free books, most are not published, yet.

On Saturday, June 9, Bob is joining me, and the next day we'll sail to Bermuda, for a bit or R&R.  I've spent a lot of time organizing everything.  Hotel, flights, shuttles, sightseeing, scheduling for the BEA; I think I have all my ducks in a row.

ducks in a row
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,


  1. You're a good person, Jan.

    Say hello to Neil for me. You're also one lucky dog.

  2. How kind, I'm glad God directed her to you. Enjoy that upcoming trip ~


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