I want to make sure I put this little post in my blog,
Friday morning the 25th of October could have been a very annoying day. I had lot’s of things i needed to get done, one of which was going to town and getting my shopping done. I am not the biggest fan of shopping unless it’s in one of my favorite stores ( TJ Max, Deseret Book, Real Deals) you know, fun stores. But for me grocery shopping is not and never has been fun. Maybe it’s because I don’t love to cook, I can cook and very well when I want to, I just don’t usually want to, I just make myself face the fact that I have to. So that means that I have to go grocery shopping as well. Anyway I started out my day by picking up Little Paytin, I had told Christie and Jared that I would watch her for the day until one of them got off work. She was a joy to have with me. I was going to take her with me to get the shopping done but then decided that this grandma was to old and tired to take a 2 year old shopping, especially when it was shopping I hated to do. I decided that I would do myself and her a favor by staying home and getting some things done around the house and just play with Paytin. It was a good choice, took lot’s of stress off of me. So Paytin and I did dishes cleaned counters organized things and I cleaned up a few of Paytin’s messes. 2 year olds are infamous for messes. We also visited Alice and Bryan and LeeAnn. then around 2.30 Jared came and picked her up. After they left, I called Grant to find out how the sell was going as he had taken the calves to the sell so we can pay farm bills with the money. Anyway he said he would not be home for quit a while so I decided I would go ahead and run to Pocatello and get it over with. When I got to Pocatello I dropped some bags of stuff off to Deseret Industry’s and then tried to hurry and wash the car at the car wash, get gas and return some Journals that Brother Phil Craig had bought for the Garden Creek ward Activity Day girls who had come to the Family History Center to learn about Family History. That, by the way turned out to be a great activity. Brother Craig was generous enough to go and pick up nice small journals for the girls with his own money which was very generous of him to do. we had less girls than I had anticipated so the remaining journals needed to be returned so I said I would do that for him. As I said Deseret Book is one of my all time favorite stores so it was nice to browse there and pick up a few sale items. then I only had one errand left. so to Winco I went. I got all the immediate groceries we needed for the next two weeks and picked up some great sales for my food storage, flour, canned corn, and cream of mushroom soup. I made it to the check out line and got all the groceries check out and remembered that I had a $10.00 off coupon with a perches of $50.00 or more. I defiantly had more than $ 50.00s in groceries. In fact I had $319.00 in groceries. Groceries are getting very expensive. At that point seeing my coupon, the couple behind me remembered they also had a coupon and commented on how glad she the lady was that she had seen my coupon since it reminded her to use hers. as we sacked our foods, her on one side of the counter and me on the other we struck up a conversation. And then they fallowed me out of the store. Now I was already a little stressed about the cost of the food and since I went to town later I was getting home later which for some reason always stresses me out. I don’t like driving home by my self after dark, I’m not afraid to I just don’t like to. Any way I had a very large cart of food with case lot’s stacked under the main part of the cart on the bottom rack. Well as I went over the rumble strip that Winco has just outside the doors my case of cream of mushroom soup decided to fall off the card and then the flimsy cardboard flat that the cans were in broke and my soup went in all directions all over the parking lot in front of the store, and of course there was a down ward slope so they rolled really fast. As I started to pick up my soup that didn’t roll so far my cart started to roll away down the slope. It was a mess. Car’s were stopping to keep from driving over my runaway soup cans. I WAS IN A MESS. But this couple, ( Vickie and Mario Santiago) were right there, Vickie immediately started running after my wayward soup cans and Mario grabbed my cart to keep it from running away into oncoming traffic. I was just stunned and thinking WHAT A MESS. as I was picking up cans, Vickie was picking up cans and as I looked up people came from all over the parking lot bringing me my wayward soup cans. I was surprised to see so many good and kind people who in all reality could have pocketed my soup but didn’t . Or they could have just ignored my dilemma and went on in the store to do their shopping. After all the soup was accounted fore, Mario insisted on helping me to my car with my large amount of groceries and his wife carried my case of soup holding it at both ends so it couldn’t break open again. Mario and Vickie both offered to help me load my food into the car but i declined and told them thank you so much for what they had done to help me. I started to load my groceries into my car when Mario noticed that I hadn’t put my purse in the car first. He then picked it up out of the cart and handed it to me and suggested I put it in the car first. He said his mother had had her purse stolen because she had her back turned to the cart and someone came by and grabbed her purse and he didn’t want to see that happen to me. I didn’t know any of the people who helped me that night and yet they all did a simple act of kindness by making sure I had all my soup. And as for Vickie and Mario, they truly were Angels of service to me. All of their actions took all the stress out of my situation and I just wanted to thank Heavenly Father for these kind people. Instead of driving home thinking about how I was going to have to unload all the food in the dark and cold, and how much it cost. I drove home excited to tell Grant about my runaway soup and the Angles who helped me.