I had to start with this photograph this afternoon because what had started as a pretty lovely day turned into a bit of shadowy affair really. I've never been big on confrontation but today I decided that it was better to have my say rather than just avoid a friend who had really upset me. I won't go into details but you can imagine how I was feeling on the inside when I arrived at school to hear this friend shouting out a telling off to my little Rogan across the play ground and then launch into a tale about his last sleepover there to the other mothers sitting with her, not realising I was standing right behind her. As you know, eves droppers never hear good of themselves so I didn't stand around to hear what it was all about and went across, got Rogan and left the school. In a very uncharacteristic move I went back to school and told her how I felt. I know Rogan is anything but the little angel he looks like; I know that he has issues with keeping his little hands to himself; I know that I'm in constant discussion with the school counselor and teacher about this; I also know that this little boy has been through a whole lot in his first five years. Thankfully the story has a happy ending in that I managed to talk my way out of a bitchy tirade into a constructive conversation.
So now I can concentrate on the more pleasurable things from my day . . . like a yarn sale at Spotlight. Wahh Hoooo! I stopped by for my weekly Thursday morning visit and grabbed a couple of balls for my up-coming project and a ball for a hat I have on order. When I got to the counter I discovered that my already very reasonable and favourite yarn was on special. "Wait," I uttered breathlessly. "Can you keep these here and I'll go grab a couple more?" The assistant had a sense of humour thankfully, and there was no one else in the whole store. So, like a mad woman I dashed across the shop.