Counting Down

“Of course you can come mom”

During our early morning conversation, mom asked me if I were going grocery shopping today would it be okay if she came along. “Of course mom.” I told her it would be after lunch as I had to meet someone from the Jeep group and she was fine with that.

Time came and we headed for the store. I had told the one I was meeting the general area I usually park and amazingly I was able to get a spot almost at the end of the row closest to the building. Mom didn’t want to sit in the car so I made sure she got across and over to the sidewalk safely. Watching her make her way to the entrance I walked back across to my Jeep and sent a message to the one I was meeting. She had actually arrived and was very close to where I was parked. We met and made an exchange. I handed over cash, and she gave me a medal for the upcoming Jeep event. It will go on Star, but not until I get the rest of her stars in place. As we parted I headed for the entrance myself.

I managed to get a buggy (cart, trolley) that actually rolled well and headed off into the store to collect the items on my list. Following my list almost to the letter, it still ended up costing a small fortune. And I still need to go back for more cat food. The colony really likes/loves Friskies and have almost gone through the bag I bought just days ago. I’m hoping the dry dog food will last until next week. The only thing I didn’t find was the bottled green tea I want but I’ll be okay without it.

I caught up with mom, helped her get the last couple of things she wanted and we prepared to check out. As we stood in line mom decided she wanted water, thankfully there was the bottled water she wanted one aisle over. I placed her items on the belt and placing a divider I began to put my purchases in place. At one point I noticed the throw pillows the lady behind me had in her cart. I mentioned how gorgeous they were (because they were) and she agreed but commented on how they kept trying to slide from her buggy-cart-trolley.  Once everything was paid for, we headed for the car. I got mom home and her purchases inside. Then prepared to head for the house. I had to wait on the mail jeep to pass by and watched as they stopped at my mailbox. When I got up there I went ahead and got my mail, and actual birthday card. Carrying everything inside I prepared to relax.

Sitting here scrolling social media I came to discover the lady who I spoke with in the store, is on my friends list on social media. Small world.

At one point I decided that I would do two things. First I was going to see if I could get a photo of mom’s kitten and second check and see if there were any ripe tomatoes in my garden. There was no sign of the cat but I did get a handful of cherry tomatoes and a few sweet peppers.

For now, I’m sitting here watching the time tick away wondering what I am going to do tomorrow. My son has to work. The Jeep group does have an event but its earlier than I can drag myself out to make. I did order a gift for myself, a new dash cam. I looked to see what sort of reviews it had and from how many. A few people can love something and it still be not the best. This one had almost a thousand reviews. I know that doesn’t mean it is perfect or without issues, but hopefully the chance is less. I may even get the thing this weekend, that would be nice. Right now, I’m enjoying a cup of hot herbal tea and listening to the sounds of the night time critters and feeling the cool breeze coming in the windows. The dogs are inside and stretched out across the floor. Every once in a while one of the colony out back will make a noise but they too seem to be settling down for the moment. What it proves to me, is that no matter what day it is, no matter what happens, life has purpose and life is good.


About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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