Hey, It’s Jet Here.
Mom’s got a touch of musical”itis” of late. First she referenced the Wizard of Oz when I was working on my courage issues. Then, she asked me to mention Singing in the Rain, the night I had fun in the rain. JJ and I watch Glee and SMASH with her from our spots on the couch. This morning, Mom recommended the Annie Get Your Gun reference for our post title. At least I know the origin of this reference… we watched Oprah’s Master Class with Reba Mcentire Sunday night. Miss Reba starred in Annie Get Your Gun, which apparently left a little “Post It” tag in Mom’s brain.
Anyway, back to me. I wish I could have frozen time yesterday because I would label the weather – perfect. A cool gentle breeze, partly sunny with blue skies and puffy clouds; the reason we suffer through six months of summer! Our friend, Angela, took JJ and I for an extra long afternoon walk.
When Mom returned from her afternoon appointment and before dinner grocery shop, she barely had time to untangle her bag, purse, phone and keys on the counter before the doorbell rang. Two children greeted her at the door. They introduced themselves and reminded Mom they met us while walking near Miss Mary Ann’s house. After a few minutes, Mom’s brain lightbulb turned on and she remembered which house they lived in.
Over the years, Mom and their Mom segued during our pre-dawn walks from:
- Good Morning,
- To Have a Nice Day,
- To where do you work?
- To we like your lawn decorations,
- To meeting her children,
- To inviting them to visit us whenever.
Sabrina and Anthony gave JJ and I bunches of lovies and they discussed our walking schedule with Mom. Well, as luck would have it, they met us halfway through our evening walk last night. Sabrina walked JJ for a bit, while Anthony hung on to his basketball, which JJ found most exciting. (She must have been a WNBA mascot before we met her!) Mom, Anthony and Sabrina shared K9 experiences (they have a lab and have had other dogs along the way…) They gave us goodnight lovies as we reached the corner light, Mom watched them race home and we turned the corner to finish our loop.
Another great “make new friends” day.