This has been a wonderful week!  I have gotten an excellent Vet who has helped Missy,


and I have gotten a dentist in the neighborhood who cleaned my teeth. This is his waiting room.  He may or may not be a keeper.  I like his taste in art.



And, finally, I got a housekeeper, who came on Friday and cleaned my apartment. So, life in Paris (as I know it) begins!  What I am trying to say is that I am circling the bush.  Yes, the Cluny Museum is across the street, and yes, the Luxemburg Gardens are up the street, and yes, the Seine is down the street, but I need for Missy to be healthy. I need food in the refrigerator. I need Doliprane (like Tylenol) in the medicine cabinet. I need the Wifi to work (which it does NOT, right now.) I need to know I have a doctor if I need help. 

So, I am still working on those basics. And, this week, I got a lot done.  I also am having multiple reality checks hourly (not daily), so that I keep all options front and center.  Lots of good meals.  I turn around and I have a good meal.  This Café Society works for me. 


And, I have a lot of help.  From the French, from Expats, from the cashier, from the mailman, from the neighbor, from ….. you get the picture.  And, I am very motivated to get out and accomplish.  That is what I was looking for.  Just opening heavy doors takes effort.  And, toilettes are ALWAYS either upstairs or downstairs.  So, I have workouts galore, just going up and down stairs.

I tried to think about what I had planned to do when I got to Paris, and this is what I had in mind – other than to meet people, go places, see art, listen to music, paint, write, sing, act……  I begged my friend to rent me this apartment for a year while I look for my own.  Well, the time for looking has begun.  Finish editing “Janet Tallulah”.  Write “After Steve Died”.  Take art lessons.  Take a French Culture class at the Sorbonne. Get the piano fixed.  Play the piano. 


Go to photography meetups.  Do lots of photo-shoots and put my photographs on Foap and Pickfair. 



Get foot massages and find a Rolfer.

Yes, I have a limited amount of energy.  Yes, I have a limited amount of money. Yes, there is a deadly virus out there.  Yes, the world is a mess.  Yes, I am in my 80’s.  Yes, I am alone.

FYI, I am glad there is a Facebook.  I feel I have company wherever I go.

FYI, I am glad there is a Twitter.  I can read comments about everything.

FYI, I am glad I am in Paris.  I look forward to “getting up, cleaning up, dressing up, and showing up.”

FYI, I am glad there is a Dan Rather (“Steady, Janet”); and memes to inspire me.  Like


Just sayin……..

Best, Jay


Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

2 thoughts on “JUST SAYIN…….

  1. You look gorgeous ‼️ Happy that things are going your way. Glad Missy is better.

    I have rescheduled my trip there due to virus. Also, because I can’t walk far or do stairs.
    I intend to text you when I arrive, if that’s alright.

    You look happy, stay well.


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