Ok, yesterday was one of those days. I’d been planning a shopping trip for a while and it was my day. Here’s what Mother Nature had in store for me. These photos were taken by Sandra Mills on her Iphone. Believe it folks, that was yesterday.
Here’s the morning conversation at the cottage.
Me. “K, Honey, where are all my winter clothes?”
K. “In the storage bin, why?”
Me. “There’s snow down and more falling fast. Where is the bin?”
K. “In the storage attic of the stidio.”
Me. “Bugger. Do you know where my winter boots are?”
Me. “Can you share?”
K. “They’re with mine.”
Me. “Where are yours?”
K. “In the other bin.”
Me. “In the storage attic of the studio?”
K. “Yep, that’s where you put them.”
Me. “Bugger. Ok, plan B.”
K. “The short boots with tall heels?”
Me. “Yes indeed. I will not lose my shopping day.”
K. “Better you than me, dear. Have fun.”
So there I was, tottering through the snows in the parking lots and into the stores. That’s when I noticed I had forgotten something else about the day. It was the end of the month and all the pensioners were out with their cheques looking for the bargains. I thought I’d been zapped into another dimension for a while.
Picture this, me at six foot plus in heels with long blonde hair amid a veritable sea of small people (under 5’5”) with varying shades of grey and silver hair. The fellas were checking me out, (the short skirt might have added to the problem), the women were poking them in the ribs and telling them to behave as they gave me the evil eye. I was starting to rethink my wardrobe choices for the day.
By two PM the world had changed, the snow was gone, the sun was warm and I was decidedly overdressed. That’s when I gave up and headed for home. My big bargain for the day was a great pair of winter boots on sale for 70% off. Love it.
Oh, there’s a few ice-bergs around, but this one is blocking the entrance to Quidi Vidi Harbor on the east side of St. John’s city. This one’s for you, Sally!
Keep watching this blog for the further adventures of Prudence MacLeod.
So, how’s the weather where you are?