I am starting over.  Today is August 2, 2020, and it is a new day for me.  Why?  OK, here goes….  Some of this is repetitive to those who “follow” Jayspeak.  But, a lot of it is not. That said, during July, I had a bunch of tests plus an MRI to find out whyContinue reading “STARTING OVER…….AGAIN……….”


It has been a long emotional month, preparing to change into a new life – AGAIN.  I felt the same way, or at least, similar, when I went away to the University of Wisconsin from Georgia; when I went away to Los Angeles, California from Georgia, when I moved to Nice, France, from California. And,Continue reading “A SHORT RAMBLING…..”

22 DAYS TO GO – Paris-Bound

We are living in interesting times!  That is definitely one way to look at the news.  I don’t like most of what I see and hear.  AND, I am not getting my way with most things, but I will concede– the news is not boring. Alarming, yes. Boring, no. And, when I am just doingContinue reading “22 DAYS TO GO – Paris-Bound”


Those who know me know that I am not afraid of change.  And, of late, I have been craving change of location – namely Paris.  So as I begin the process of tackling all the matters that must be handled prior to a move, I found this post on Facebook.  It makes sense to meContinue reading “THROUGH MY EYES …..”

“THREE YEARS LATER – Remembering…

I know.  I know.  I said I was not going to write anything today.  And, here I am.  But, I have some thoughts that I want to share.  Plus, writing brings me comfort.  And, if you find this a tad “schmaltzy” (is that a word…), thank you in advance for bearing with me. Three yearsContinue reading ““THREE YEARS LATER – Remembering…”


I am now back home, trying to get things back to “normal”.  I was gone for a month.  That is a long time for plants, cleaning, and a cat.  I was lucky enough to have a friend to look after the cat and to water the plants, but we had extraordinary heat hit the areaContinue reading “UPDATE! HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!”


In  my Universal Bubble here, I am into my third week of recovery at La Serena Convalescence Center here in Nice, France, after my second knee replacement surgery, on June 27, 2019. A bit of background to connect the dots (Remember Connecting the dots when you were a child?)  I had a knee replacement onContinue reading “THIS IS MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT – AGAIN!!!”


YES!!  Six wonderful days in June!!  I loved every moment.  The arrival, the family dinners, and the farewell.  Those moments were precious to me.  Just knowing they were down the street was comforting to me.  Getting to hug them both.  Seeing their happy faces in the pictures they were posting for friends back home.  ItContinue reading “UPDATE – WONDERFUL MOMENTS aka MIRACLES! -“SIX DAYS IN JUNE, 2019””


I read an article the other day that included a “Loners’ Manifesto.”  So, I made a note to write about it  because I can be a reluctant socializer.  Steve was the same way.  We both preferred staying home.  Now that he is gone, I am still a reluctant socializer. From time to time, I haveContinue reading “PARTY OF ONE”

Wonderful Moments aka Miracles!

Today is one of those wonderful moments when the weather, the world, and the apartment are all going haywire, but that is OK!!  My son and daughter-in-law are  coming to Nice!!  He and Jean will only be here for a few days, but that is OK.  I can’t do what I used to be ableContinue reading “Wonderful Moments aka Miracles!”

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