Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Count your blessings
Today is early autumn, but Jack turned up early, and did his dusting in parts of New Zealand. He brought the mercury down to 6 degrees and I didn't feel like going out as my nose is still stuffed up from the flu vaccination. But I had to, I had to cook something for a pot luck Easter Dinner tonight. I am glad I have a car.
It was pouring and the sky was grey. I offered to send some elderly people home from the supermarket.
They must be in the 80s. The old man had a walker. They said they lived just near by and could take the bus and then walk. Other well meaning couple told them to take up my offer.
The old man's walker was faulty, and couldn't be collapsed, so I could only take the man and woman back but they didn't know exactly their address. We got lost. I stopped by a diary to ask for directions. To make matters worse, the dairy owner said there was no such road nearby.
The woman told me the man feels depressed and feels confined at home, and wants to go out. I was the second person who had taken them home. The first time, he fell, and someone got an ambulance to take him home.
They were very grateful, and invited me in, but I couldn't stay. The driveway is slopey, and had puddles, so it is not easy to walk. I had to hold his hand as he walked with a cane.
I saw her chillis, she plucked a whole lot. She said that they were special chillis.They are about two inches big. They looked like capsicums to me, but she said they were very hot. They will keep my heart warm on such cold days.
I probably won't see them again.
Happy Easter Everyone.