Today the weather was much improved. I don’t like to complain about weather and really there is no such thing as “bad weather”, just the wrong clothes. However Tuesday’s weather was just vile, so I am allowed to say I’m glad of some improvement.
So along with the weather, here are just a handful of things that made me smile…
Seeing these two pairs of jeans hanging side by side on the washing line.
Seeing this little face looking up at me.
A wander round the garden revealed a nice surprise.
Our very small lilac tree has flowers on it for the first time. Something rather sentimental in that for me.
I had to go shopping today. This involved a dreaded bus trip to Tesco, then back to Morrisons. I find the bus stressy and often people whinge about prams, even though they are allowed. I often feel as if I am being frowned on. The trip is not within my current walking range, so bus it was.
Much to my surprise, there was no whinging or frowning today. And a lovely elderly lady willingly gave up her seat to move back a little bit, so I could sit down. She insisted. She was lovely. Thank you to this lady.
In Tesco, Jasper of course decided to get upset and in the end needed picking up. So there I was, one-handed pram manoeuvring, holding Jasper and trying to shop. I had the basket balanced on the pram. There was a member of staff came to see me, asked if I wanted help doing my shopping. I thought that was very kind to offer. So, thank you to the lady in Tesco. Sorry I don’t know your name.
Another trip in the bus, to Morrisons. Jasper was not happy.
He calmed down by the time I got there, and was almost sleeping. However, Morrisons was so very busy and noisy and he woke again. He just wanted to go home I think, as did I. To say it was hellish was an understatement. Like a cattle market on a bad day!
So I ended up weaving in and out of crowds of people, with the pram in one hand again and Jasper in the other. Tricky. We did meet lots of lovely and caring people on the way though. Lots of ladies cooing over his sorry little upset face.
But boo to those people that thought it fit to push past me and seemingly think I was invisible.
By the time I had limped to the tills, I must have looked rather sorry for myself. Two members of staff came to me and helped me. They put all the shopping on the conveyor belt and bagged it all for me. Was such a relief. So very kind. Thank you so very much ladies. You’re fab.
I came home with a very hungry Jasper. I made a cup of coffee and sat down with him. While he had his feed, I sat and pondered.
The going may get tough at times, but these things are meant to try us. Life would be tedious without them I suppose.
I smile because I have things to smile about. My family, my friends, the cats, the sky, a cup of coffee, a butterfly, the strangers on the bus, the people about me and all the rest. Thank you.