A Thumbs up ! / Mum's jobs ? / A Sweet song...

Hi There

We live opposite a petrol station and yesterday morning while sitting at my PC I heard the noise of a fire engine drawing up outside and curiosity made me look up ! I thought it weird that a fire engine was there so early in the morning and I wondered in my half awake head whether or not they normally fill up with petrol or diesel at ordinary petrol stations? Can you imagine how long you would be waiting to put a few gallons in your vehicle while queuing behind a fire engine hehehe...

Anyway, after the fire engine stopped a fireman got out holding a petrol can and ran into the station ... the thought of this made me laugh and also made me grab my camera, hence the above pictures ...... As the engine turned in the road the fireman who had collected the can of petrol waved as I did - he with a big smile and a 'thumbs up' gesture ...

A smile and a thumbs up ... what better way to start the day !

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I'm sure most Mums do this ......

Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, 'I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed' She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for dinner the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container and put spoons and bowls on the table. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button, she picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a rubbish bin and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom then she stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for an excursion, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse. Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturiser, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, 'I thought you were going to bed.'

'I'm on my way,' she said. She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked.. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV's, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the basket, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualised the accomplishment of her goals. About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. 'I'm going to bed.'

And he did... without another thought !

Anything extraordinary here? I wonder why women live longer? "CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL"...... (and we can't die sooner, 'cos we still have things to do!)

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To finish off today's post I have loaded a video which is of Kenny Rogers singing 'Through the Years' It's one of my favourites and I hope you enjoy it ......

Love and Peace, Kate xxx.