Good morning all.
I have a couple stories to tell you. I am sure at least one will ring true to some of you. A story of "well that didn't go as planned" and a story of an angel on Earth.
The Light Bulb Saga
It is dark here until at least 7:30AM here every day and it gets dark about 7:30PM. Last week I was getting kitties fed and working on my morning drink when the kitchen overhead light burnt out. I finished what I was doing with a kitchen night light. Thinking I will get that changed after I watch the morning news.
Well, as all things go on - I get busy and forget.
Come evening and I ran into the kitchen to get some ice cubes and flip the light switch. Well, crud...I forgot to change the bulb. Let's do it now and get it done. Mind you it is 8PM.
Coody is in the bedroom on the bed (other side of house). I turn on the dining room light so as to have some light and I position the adjustable flashlight to aim on the kitchen light.
I bring in my stepstool and get busy. The globe is held in with 3 'tiny' screws. Number one and two come out (I am being so careful not to drop them or the globe) - and oops - screw number 3 falls to the floor. INSTANTLY Coogy is in the kitchen and sees it and smacks it!!!!!!
Under the washstand (microwave stand) it goes. Well, crap.
I set the globe down and get off the stool. Move the flashlight and can't see the screw. So I get my yardstick and rubber band a micro fiber cloth in the end. Reaching under stand I try to fish out screw - no screw - just what looks like baby kittens!!!! Dust bunnies galore!!
I move the stand out from wall - and finally see the screw and LOTS and LOTS of dust bunnies. Oh my word. So now I need to clean under and behind while I am down there and know what is there.
As I am working (on hands and knees) I kick Coogy's water bowl and water goes all over.
I put a towel down to soak up that - and then decide that I may as well 'mop' the floor after I get all the dust cleaned up. My kitchen is small - so I clean the floor on hands and knees.
I pick up throw rug and figure I might as well step outside and shake it - dust bunnies all picked up - floor swept and them mopped.
FINALLY I get back on the stool and change the bulb and work to get the globe back on. One screw doesn't fit as well as the other two and it is all I can do not to drop it again (mind you Coogy is watching intently).
Light bulb changed and globe in installed! I have light! Floor is clean! It is now 9PM!!!!!!! UGH
All that and I forgot to get my ice cubes!
Some days you just have to laugh and just shake your head.
Angels Among Us
I was at Aldi and I happened to notice an elderly women trying to open one of those plastic produce bags the stores have. Of course she has on a mask - so no licking fingers!
I see her struggling. I walk over and hand her an antiseptic wipe (I carry a baggie of them always). I told they help me wet my fingers, so as to open up those little bags. She said "what a clever idea, thank you". We got to talking about masks, precautions and ventured to life, death and God.
I told her I was cautious but I believe my God has control of everything and only He knows when my day will come. Her eyes got wide and she smiled and said "I love to hear you young people testify to your love of the Lord". YES - she said "young people"!!!!
I had to laugh out loud - and I told her I was a senior citizen. She seemed surprised and she said - "it doesn't matter to me, you are still a young person in my opinion."
We finished our conversation and gave each other blessings and went on our way.
I smiled all the way through the store and to be honest she made my day. I have told this story to several since that day. A small gesture on my part - a lovely conversation - and a common love of the Lord. We were meant to cross paths. Things happen for a reason.
I hope she smiled all day as well!!!!!
So there you have my stories. I hope this 'young-in' gave you a smile or two today as well.
Blessings to all.