Some of you may remember that I once had a schoolboy do odd jobs for me. Well he is now a working lad so that was the end of his odd job business. He called round the other day and asked if there was anything I wanted. I said No, mainly because there was nothing that needed doing.
Later the same day he sent another text asking, on behalf of his mother, if I needed any shopping. I have never met the lady so I was super thrilled by the question. I spent a while pondering on it and thinking how kind folk are. The upshot of the story is that I had run out of my favourite corned beef so I gave him a shout and told him. Next day he arrived with two HUGE tins and told me his mother said I wasn’t to offer any money. The two cans must have come to £4 so now I am alternating between gratitude and a need to repay the kind lady. Should I or shouldn’t I pursue it?
The gardener came today, just as I was rising from a long sleep. He did say he was coming but didn’t mention the time. Actually, I thought 8 am was a bit early even if I as up and running. Charlie the cat was mesmerised when gardener arrived and I was thankful he (the cat) didn’t bark. The rest of the day is (hopefully) mine and I intend to use it well.'
Silence is golden…. an expression often used but not right now and I do NOT like it. I look out of the window and see a permanent stillness. No people, no cars, nothing.
A neighbour is doing my shopping and I just heard that she’s doing it on line. I thought she was going to the store but I was wrong. Honestly, I could have done that myself since I always order on line!
Message to self…. BE GRATEFUL AND STOP MOANING.
Finally, a little something to smile at. I put small pieces of stale bread out for the birds because I have run out of birdseed. Mr Crow, a lovely big black bird, has developed the habit of waiting for me to toss out the bread, then picks up a piece, takes it to the bird bath and dunks the bread in the water. I am enthralled and can’t wait to watch him each morning.
Catch you all later … don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.