Sunday, March 29, 2015
Every few weeks my son and daughter-in-law take me on an adventure!

It might be just going to the supermarket or running some little errand that needs to be taken care of but believe me - it's never a routine trip.

There is something special that happens every time.

Just spending time with them is special!

The other day the plan was to go to a fairly new Wegman's in the area. It's huge, has a large variety of prepared foods and in many instances the price is "right."

As we were riding along in my son's gorgeous new Mercedes-Benz he said that he wanted to stop at the dealership to have his car washed and vacuumed.

OK, fine - that would give me the opportunity to see and experience the new Mercedes-Benz of Burlington dealership I have been reading about.

As soon as we drove in someone was there to greet my son and find out what service he needed.

Ok, great.

My first impression of the place - it did not look like they were selling cars - it just looked like a very impressive place to leisurely shop for shirts, jackets and various gift items.

But, the best is yet to come!

While the customer is waiting to have their car serviced, they are invited to the Coffee Bar for coffee or a cappuccino. You can also choose to have a manicure at the Nail Bar!

Guess what? You know the answer... I chose to have a delicious cappuccino and my nails done. The coffee was so good that it didn't even need any sugar!

I'm so happy that my son had to have his car serviced.

You know what - I think he planned the whole thing so his mother could have that special and delightful experience!

Monday, March 02, 2015
Stop and think about it - "If you don't go out, nothing happens."

Weeks ago I received an invitation to a cousin's 100th birthday party. It was called for noon time, at a town close to Rhode Island, that's at least a two hour ride from where I live.

My thought was "I want to go to this special party, honor my cousin and share this special time with family that I haven't seen in a very long time.

I'm no chicken and the thought of getting up early, making arrangements and going on that long ride was a turnoff.

I thought about it, and thought about it some more, and finally decided that was what I wanted to do!

The arrangements were made: I got a ride with the MBTA, which took me to my daughter-in-law Carol's home in Boston. From there, I assumed we would take off for the hinterlands.

Since I made good time getting to Carol's, she asked me if I would like to drop into Steve's Boston Media Makers meeting which was being held that morning!

YES, I'd love that!

Steve's been holding those meetings for ten years now. I have seen them on the internet but never attended the meetings.

We surprised Steve and his group! I have never met any of those in the group but I KNEW them. What a great feeling!!!

After that excitement we took off for the birthday party.

The birthday boy is as charming and handsome as ever! A number of his family and friends paid tribute to the kind of person he is. Letters were read from Robert Kennedy's nephew, Barney Frank, and President Obama and his wife.

We got to see dear cousins that I haven't seen in a very long time, one of which is 101 years old!

One person greeted me with a big hello, I thought - "who is she?"

There are times I forget names but this was different - I didn't know who she was. It turns out she's a cousin who has let her hair grow gray! It took me a while to really recognize her in her new color. She's a lovely person and I finally can say she looks good with her "new hair."

We were served a delicious lunch topped off with an unbelievable dessert. When the waiter served me the dessert I thought "this must be for everyone at the whole table."

No, that entire serving was for me!

Think about it - if I hadn't gone out,  nothing would have happened! ;-)

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