The boyfriend came home just over three weeks ago.
Weirdly enough, I feel like I have been living in a surreal state and I can't truly believe that he's here, for good. He got laid off from his last job and with him currently not working, it feels like a vacation that I don't get to partake in. We don't have our usual routine since he stays up all night, sleeps all day, etc. (Yes, I am slightly jealous since its' the worst to leave the house in the dark at 6:50am and he stays snuggled up in bed with sweet dreams. More than slightly jealous, actually).
Anyways, February always puts me in a slump. It's dark, rainy and the enchantment of 'winter' that seems to exist before the Christmas holidays is gone. I'me over it. I'm ready for spring rain (yes, I don't mind warm spring rain) and budding flowers, and possibly a day of sunshine squeezed in there. Pretty please?
I don't know what it was that changed yesterday. Maybe it was a number of things.
Work was work. A super busy day that at least the time passed quickly. Nothing remarkable to note, other than I had to use my umbrella since the winter rain decided to start it's plague and end any remnants of snow that have littered the surrounding area from the last few weekends.
I had to meet a friend quick when I got off the train, and I saw a woman who looked extremely lost, turning round and round in circles, not going in any form of a direction. My curiosity got the best of so I asked her if she needed directions since she looked lost. Completely.
Her name I unfortunately could not pronounce but she was German and traveled here from Switzerland. She was meeting a friend, who had dropped her off at this station earlier in the day but now that she was there to be picked up she couldn't find the right parking lot. At first I thought she was at the wrong station and should have gone to the end of the line but she confirmed that it was definitely this one. We proceeded to go over the surrounding parking lots and tried to find her friends vehicle, which she vaguely described as a 4x4 and a beige/brown colour.
She asked if I had a cell phone, if I could call her friend for her. I called but unfortunately there was no answer. I knew at this point I couldn't just leave her standing in the rain the dark. We decided to walk towards the next closest parking lot when her friend called back.
We found her! The two women were so excited and happy to see one another, that their happiness brought a new lightness to my step. I couldn't help but smile and she couldn't stop thanking me and said that she hopes when I travel one day that someone is as kind and helpful. And I do hope that one day, when I am in a foreign country, that the favour is returned. Until then, it was just a happy moment in an otherwise dreary week.