As difficult as the drive home was yesterday, I wouldn't change my visit with my mom for the world. I had the greatest time.
Not only that, she whipped out homemade soup for me when she found out I had a cold.
Yes, I gave mom the option to opt out of my visit as soon as I could, warning her that I didn't want her to get a cold from me.
"Pah!" she had said. "You need your mom now and some good home cooking!"
She was right, I did.
True to her mom-ishness, she made me promise as I left to drive home that I would call her when I stopped to get fuel and walk Morris.
I did call.
She made me promise to call her when I got home.
I was a good daughter and did that also.
But I didn't tell her until I'd gotten home about how bad the weather and roads had been.
I really didn't want her worrying for 2 hrs that I might run into some tricky driving.
That leads into today. I went to town because I'd been gone for 5 days and needed a few things.
I stopped at Walmart for some items and at the check out I put some things on the belt then stepped over to talk to a neighbor.
The checker was ringing up a long list of items from the woman before me.
My neighbor nodded towards my cart and I turned.
An impeccably dressed couple [very obviously NOT from our local area...okay I made a judgement on appearance didn't I???] were taking my items off the belt and putting them in my cart, they started to push my cart back and push their cart in front of mine.
I really was in disbelief. I stepped over and looked the man in the eye and asked him if he wanted some help. I smiled at him and began to dump items back onto the belt. I think the poor checkout girl was aghast.
Suddenly the couple got terribly interested in their cell phones and turned their backs to me. As I checked out the 'couple' began to put their items on the belt.
I smiled at the cashier and told her to have a great day, then turned to the couple who tried to avert their eyes and wished them a Merry Christmas.
How bizarre was that?