Saturday, February 7, 2009

UNHAMPERED IN MASSACHUSETTS


My nephew, Jackson, was somewhat hampered this morning in his efforts to convince us to take him out to breakfast. It's not that we didn't understand him. "Come," he said, repeatedly, "Let's go. Blue Cakes!" We knew perfectly well that he was trying to say "Blueberry Pancakes." The fact that he was standing in the hamper when he said it didn't phase us, either. It was that it was 6:00 a.m. and no one felt like moving. That is, until my father announced that he felt up to it ... and that's when I knew that nothing was going to hamper his recovery. So, the six of us -- my parents, my sister and brother-in-law, Jackson and I -- waited until a slightly more reasonable hour and headed off to Bistro 45 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts where Jackson enjoyed his Blueberry Pancakes and I enjoyed watching my father continue to regain his strength. Thank you all, again, for your good wishes. I returned home to California today, secure in the knowledge that my father is on the road to recovery and that the power of positive thinking -- and a "Blue Cake" or two -- will help keep him there.

9 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

So glad you are back home with a truly positive report to make. Glad your Dad is will in the pancake road to recovery :o)

Beth said...

This is wonderful to hear, Marty! I'm so glad.

Hugs, Beth

Webster said...

That's great news, Marty. Hmmm, Blue Cakes sound pretty good. Will keep them in mind for future dinner!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Hey you are near my neck of the woods, come on up for a visit!

garnett109 said...

Send some blue cakes out to Montana and 7Th or was it 7Th And Montana?
Glad to hear your dad is regaining Strength.

Lynne said...

Marty - Glad to read your dad is on the mend. I don't think your dad will have much time to get the blues that sometimes happens after such a medical situation with lil Jackson around. He is a sweetie. Blessings to you and yours.

Myra said...

What a joy to have a child around to keep everyone on their toes...especially your dad! Welcome home :)

Rose said...

What wonderful news! So happy your Dad is doing well.

I'm an original Bostonian and I have been to North Attleboro before.

Blue pankcakes sound real good about now. Perhaps I'll have them for dinner instead of waiting for tomorrow's breakfast.

I was praying for your Dad.

Hugs, Rose

Traci said...

Wonderful! We had blue cakes yesterday! MMMMMM the kid has good taste.