Hubby was certainly in the Christmas mood, which is good because I haven't been. Our daughter had dragged in the tree and the box of old ornaments. After our daughter set up and decorated the tree, hubby went through the old Christmas ornaments,tossing out the old broken ones and cleaning the keepers. He then took me Christmas shopping, and when we came home he wrapped the presents himself.
Then we went back out so he could buy me a special gift.
I had to come and okay the gift since it was for me. *sigh*
When I let the dogs out, I picked off fall leaves that had covered my tomato plants. Yup, they are still alive and producing. Usually we have a hard frost just before Thanksgiving and it kills all my tomatoes. But not this year. We're having a mild year. So mild, I ate one of my home grown tomatoes today.
Sometimes things happen that just bring a tear to your eyes.
I was shopping today, and was behind a man with his little girl. She was such a cutie with long straight brown hair and big brown eyes. Her clothes didn't quite fit her and her tights were threadbare and had a hole in them.
After she helped her dad, she turned and smiled at me then waved. I smiled and waved back. Then I realized that her work worn dad didn't have enough money for the simple necessitates he wanted to buy.
As I thought about reaching for my wallet, the woman behind me drew out a twenty and said, "Take this and lets see how much it'll cover."
After the food was paid for and they left, I turned to the woman and thank her for her generosity. I said, "I thought about doing the same thing, but you were quicker."
She said, That's okay, we've all been there haven't we?" (Meaning the father and daughter and the rough time they were going through.)
"Yes, we have." I thought about how rough my husband and I have had it off and on and how blessed we are now.
The next time, I'll be a little quicker reaching for my wallet.
Last week, hubby had new tires put on the car, then the big dummy decided he could walk home two miles after working all night. One mile from home he calls me to come and get him.
My daughter recently got a new car but the old one is still at the house, so I hopped in it forgetting that the pine tree has been dropping pollen like crazy for the last week.
Well.... I'm not sure how I looked pulling out onto the road, but it must have been a show stopper. Here I am driving this old silver car covered in pollen, and its making a bright yellow cloud around my car as I go down the road.
Went to my uncles funeral today. He's been cremated and today was the internment of his ashes. I had a hand in placing them into the hole dug for them.
Our view from the front seat of my daughter's car
Then on the way home, my daughter's car broke down. It took two hours until the tow truck come. Then I found out we had to ride inside the car while we bumped and jostled our way down the road on the back of the tow truck. My daughter said my face dropped at the news. You see, I'm afraid of heights.
I managed to get through it by repeating the song lyrics "Let it go, let it go." It took an other hour until we arrived home.
On the way, my back got smacked pretty hard a couple of times. The good news is I think that place on my back that's been out for a couple of months is back in. The bad news, we're pretty sure it's the transmission on the car has burned out. ****A special thank you to the nice man who helped push our daughter's car to the side of the road so were weren't in the way anymore, and to the lady who was so kind as to give us four large bottle of cold water to drink. It was a really hot day and we really needed the water. You two wonderful people showed us how there is still good in the world.****
Took our Pomeranian out and then checked on my plants. Somethings been eating them and I've been checking nearly every evening to see if I can spot the culprit. I did seem to waken something that rose in my flashlight beam and came right at me. It hit my throat several times until I knocked it away. It didn't sting me at least, but it gave me a bit of a scare. My hubby thinks it was a June bug. Hours later I can still feel the hits on my throat.