My day today

It’s the end of the day…I feel like writing something, but don’t know about…‘what’.

Mmmmm – I’ve been out most of the day doing this and that.
Such a stunning Queensland ’winter’s’ day….Brilliant blue skies, slight breeze, temperature around the 20C mark…just great to be out in the clean fresh air and driving through the country side.

Drive 25 minutes north from my home, to explain ‘the business’ to an interested lady. She tells me about her family, her kids, and then we settle down to a photoshop presentation, looking at some product and catalogues, all over a good cuppa.
Two hours go by very quickly.

Back in the car, home, organise a hostess pack…find the cover letter in “My Documents”…where is that dratted file!
Make a few additions to the letter here and delete words elsewhere…mmmm, reads better now.
Hurry, hurry, my friend is meeting me at the local Show Grounds.
We are arranging our spaces for the upcoming Show.
She is a real life ARTIST, who crafts stunning art-to-wear.
One off pieces made with beautiful crystals, real pearls, silver thread and gold overlay.
Each piece a masterpiece…can’t compete with that.

I will display my items and aim for bookings, and hopefully make contacts with women interested in starting their own business. It will be a first for me this show…should be fun! :-)

Next thing, there is a knock on my front door, and there is my friend and her daughter…“There is no one manning the office at the show grounds, so we’re here for a coffee”.

I hit the jug button, and soon we are sitting out in the brilliant sunshine on our patio.
The garden is lush from recent rains (how we need them!) and the sun warms our bodies as we sip mugs of coffee and eat home made boiled fruit cake.
We chat away for an hour or so, until my friends say they must go.

I head out to the post office and then hit the shops looking for shoes and bag. I have the skirt of the outfit that I need to match them with, in my handbag.

No shoes in the colour that I want in any of the ‘better’ shoe shops. I wander into a chain store and look through all the stands with shoes…but, no, nothing.
Just as I am about to exit the shoe department, a soft creamy gleam hits the corner of my eye. I reach in to the back of the shelf, behind a large pillar, and instinctively know this is going to be the right pair, the right size and colour.

And so it was.

Nearly closing time, and I stroll to a major handbag store…I ask ‘Do you have anything to match these?’ and show her a shoe …they are unusual… patent bi-colour… but immediately she says " No, but I saw the exact same colour clutch bag in that store over there". Co-incidence? I ‘m not sure…I walk in and there’s my bag. Perfect! I pay the money, and I’m done!

Shops are closing all around.
I’m happy.
This completes my outfit for my daughter’s wedding in a month’s time.

My phone rings. It’s hubby; can I bring home a cooked chicken for dinner please. Sounds good. Quick visit to Woollies, pick up a chook, oooh bananas 99cents a kilo. Grab a couple of kilos of those, a bag of Pink Lady apples and I’m at the check out.

Push my trolley up the ramp to the roof top parking area. It’s nearly dark but, oh my…the sky is all awash with pinks and purples, blues and yellows.
Quick, where’s my camera; it’s all too pretty to miss out on, dispite the cars, neon lights and cement .

Finally I’m in the car heading home – I’m tired and happy – a nice day.

Did I mention I picked up 3 seasons of DVDs of the Gilmore Girls? Buy 2 sets, get 1 free?

Now THAT makes me really happy…I’ve been watching that show with my youngest daughter since she was ten years old…

…..she’s getting married next month…

My day today

Tricia Holmes

Brisbane, Australia

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