Friday, August 19, 2011
A Simple Day
It is amazing what a few days of sunshine in a row can do for a person's mood. This is only the 2nd time this summer that we have had 3 nice days in a row.
We went for a drive to Parrsboro, through the countryside. No need to hurry, no schedule, and no dramas.
We arriving at the restaurant for lunch, and as we walked in the door a table at the back was wildly waving. It was my cousin and her husband. They were playing hooky for the afternoon too. We had a little catch-up chat. We live in the same town and rarely bump into each other.
After lunch we headed to our favorite little boutique. I started my Christmas shopping. (I know, its shocking!) In fact, I really started last week when I purchased gifts for 3 people. I'm so proud of myself. Today I added 2 more Christmas gifts and a birthday gift for a friend in September. The owner was laughing at me, because she said "this is the first time you haven't bought a piece of jewellry for yourself." It is true. But........Shhhhhh - I pointed out a necklace I liked to Auntie and I saw her later slip it to Joan to wrap up. Merry Christmas to me! Hehehehe But I didn't let on I saw any of this. I will be so surprised when I open it. Lol
On the way home we stopped at a new little market that sells fruit, veggies, baking, crafts etc. I bought some beautiful yellow string beans for supper. Since we were parked right in front, I left Mom in the car. After a couple minutes a woman came out of the building. It was an old friend of mine I hadn't seen in a long time. She always loved Mom. Before I knew it she had the car door open and was kneeling on the pavement having a chat with Mom. Poor Mom doesn't really talk anymore but my friend carried the conversation. I just stood back and watched for a minutes. It made me happy. And I could tell by the look on my friends face that it made her happy to see Mom too.
It was such a simple day but it was so pleasant. I don't know why, but I seem to get so touched when people show special kindness to Mom.
A great day.