This morning, on the way to the shops, I thought about something I had read on a blog and decided that it would be a good subject on which to do a posting. However, first things first, groceries to be bought, with the added excitement this morning of having our 4 year old grandson, Luca, helping.
I have to brag a little here, although I'm sure I can't really claim the credit, but our grandchildren are total delights to take shopping, even boring grocery shopping. All three of them have wonderful senses of humour and rarely ask for anything for themselves, and never get disappointed if the request is refused.
This morning found Richard pushing the trolley up and down the aisles with Luca standing on the side. Never one to pass up an opportunity for instruction, the retired teacher had Luca giving hand signals at the end of each aisle to indicate which way they were going to turn. Naturally, this learning experience had to be accompanied by verbal commentary, eg. "right, now which way are we going to turn? That's good. So which hand will you use to signal? Very good. Okay, round we go. Oh, now we'd better hurry and catch up to Grandma. Now we'll pass Grandma. Wave goodbye to Grandma," etc. Obviously our supermarket at that time of day is not jam-packed with shoppers, and a few complimented the Learner Trolley Driver on his signals.
Shopping finished, it was over to a local Sportsmans' Club to have lunch with Luca and his mother, ShellyC. The Club has recently been refurbished and this was our first visit for many months and we enjoyed a very relaxed lunch, after which Richard and I went to the library to collect some more books and more opera CDs for me.
It's now late afternoon and I have put away the shopping - hateful job, but I am grateful that we can afford to shop in the first place - and I've checked the emails and read a few blogs. Now I have time to post one of my own, the one that I thought of this morning. IF ONLY I COULD REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS!
That's right, I have no clue as to what it was that I was so keen to write about. I've looked through the last few postings of everyone on my Link and Favourites lists, and still nothing 'rings a bell'. Maybe it was mentioned in a comment. I've even mentally traced my trip in the car in the hope that I can recall when the inspiration hit, but still nothing. I just know that it was going to be one of my best postings ever - the subject inspiring, the literacy poetic, and long-remembered by all who read it! Hmmmmph!!!
One day, maybe next week, next month or even next year, I will remember what it was that I wanted to say. When I do, I will have to use a heading like 'Eureka, I have it', or similar. So, you have been warned, but please don't hold your breath as I don't want to be held responsible for the cardiac arrest of all my blog friends. Oh, the trials of getting old(er)......!!!!