R25 Date

So yesterday evening Mike and I started out on an evening walk. As we left, though, he said, let’s walk down to the Mall and buy something for dessert. I asked if he had any money on him, to which he replied, “R25”.

We set off at a brisk pace, appreciating the evening air and talking about how grateful we are to be healthy and to have been walking side by side for 31 years.

So we got to the supermarket and decided to walk around looking at everything there is to buy. How often have you done that before? It was quite strange, because usually you go into Supermarkets, especially big ones, with a list and the money with which to purchase the shopping. Here we were with R25 in Mike’s pocket and we walked up and down aisles checking out different products and telling each other we definitely must come back to buy this or that.

It was quite a fun and wholly inexpensive date! We so enjoyed ourselves. Eventually, I ended up buying a sesame bar for R9-95 and Mike bought a packet of sweets for R11-95. We came in under budget! Felt like kids again!

By the time we left the Mall, it was completely dark. We arrived home safe and sound after an unexpectedly pleasant outing!

The overnight weather forecast was for a tiny bit of rain around 4am. I woke in the night to the rumble of thunder and I heard a little rain falling. I have been praying for rain. Not long after 9-30am this morning, storm clouds gathered and flashes of lightening were to be seen, followed by the rumble of thunder. And it rained!

We were delighted. Mike went outside and with all the water that was around, he cleaned the patio bricks, something he has wanted to do for a while. It rained for a large part of the morning and during the storm, I learned something about Truffles. She’s petrified of thunder and lightening. She was happy for me to hold her tight, but eventually, she would struggle down out of my arms and run back into the garage where she would hide under the car.

She has been jittery all day.

My sweet Truffs!

#274 of my 1000 thanks is for the ‘un-forecast’ rain that fell today and for overflowing water tanks.

Psalm 121:8

“The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

These are the days!

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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