Hi friends, how's it goin'? Thank you for the comments on my story about the French family. Even after all these years (well over 40), every now and again I have thoughts about them. So they certainly had an impact on my life...a positive one at that. I just think it is so sad that things happened the way they did, that choices were made which had far reaching consequences for them, especially the father and son. I can only hope the others weren't ostracised by their neighbours and friends. People can be so cruel and judgemental sometimes, but as Liz said in her comment, there for the grace of God...
Anyway, I went shopping today...heheh! I worked this morning until lunchtime and after lunch took off to Grand Plaza. I had a layby to pick up, boring stuff like underwear...very utility, stuff that was needed, nothing sexy there, not today. I also needed a pair of navy shoes for work, the skirts and slacks of our uniform are navy. I went into the more expensive shops because I thought they were more likely to have what I wanted...wrong! So I wandered around and come to one of these discount shoe stores, which I don't usually frequent because you get what you pay for, cheap and nasty. For some reason I went in to this one and there they were, navy shoes, leather and marked down to $40 dollars and they had my size. Tried them on and they were so comfortable that I didn't even have to think about it. While I was there I thought I may as well look for joggers for walking as my current ones are ready to fall to bits on my feet...I'm in danger of leaving bits of jogger as a trail when Jane and I walk in the mornings. I found a good pair that were fairly reasonable so I was very satisfied.
I then went to book a hair cut for tomorrow and was told they could take me right then...another chore crossed off my list. I was on the way back to the car and saw a women's wear shop with some pretty good sale prices so had a look around and surprise, surprise, there were some genuine bargains. I came out with two lovely casual tops for $24.
I thought I'd had quite a good day and decided to call it quits for the moment, plus my feet were getting sore. I had never been shopping on a Friday afternoon, I usually go Thursdays or Saturdays and so does everybody else, but today was lovely and quiet and relaxed. So...I think it's Fridays from now on, much more pleasant not to have to put up with hordes of people with trolleys, strollers and uncontrolled kids. I could have a bit to say about that if I had the chance to go on "Grumpy Old Women"...lol.
So that was my Friday and I'm going to have a relaxed evening too. I was wondering what to have for dinner and as I hadn't had macaroni cheese for absolutely ages...that's the choice for tonight.
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope it rains for you if you're in a drought ravaged area. We had a lovely drop last night and a thunderstorm is predicted for tonight. It's been very humid and apparently the temperature is forecast for 35 degrees on Sunday...not looking forward to that, especially if it's humid, and it probably will be. I just heard some thunder in the distance and it's starting to get dark...sounds like the storm is making its way to our place.