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Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Reflections

Maybe this is a continuation of Thankful Thursday...after all, I did post my thankful entry at 7 AM (when I was sitting in Starbucks - before I went to work at the center).

Yesterday I didn't bring a lunch. Well, I brought fruit, a drink, and a cookie, but I wanted to buy a sandwich at Starbucks. I wasn't in the mood for spaghetti (again), which was left in the refrigerator. When I looked at the sandwiches at Starbucks, I saw I couldn't eat a few (lactose intolerant and hate eggs) and I didn't want the ham. I said to myself I would just order lunch to the center later.

I don't drive. I don't have a license. When 11:15 came along, I went on to Grub Hub and made some calls. No one would deliver to the center. The VP overheard the issues I was having and said, "Well, where would you like to go? I can take you to pick up lunch. I'm heading out and could bring you back."

So, we went to Andy's Place. The drive there was interesting, he's a nice senior and we had a good conversation about life. Andy's Place is a German place in Bridgeport. Nan used to bring me there all the time five years ago to speak German with the owner. Everything there is freshly made and had to wait 20 minutes. I talked some German with the owner. I bought the VP apfle strudel for thanks for bringing me to Andy's Place. He didn't take it and said that taking me to lunch was no problem. I thanked him up and down.

There are some ugh moments to my job there, but I overall like the people I work with and the seniors I see daily. They're nice and like the library, it's a nice place to work. I'm thankful. And my chicken wiener schnitzel and sauerkraut was AWESOME! :)


  1. That's impressive that you can go to a German place and speak German with the owner. How many languages can you speak?

    I've had spaghetti for dinner two nights in a row...and I find myself eating the same 2 or 3 things every day. My palate is creaming for some variety!

    I'm very picky about eggs. For some reason they gross me out - unless scrambled in an omelette. I would eat omelettes every day if i knew how to make them. But in any other form I dont even want them near me.

    I don't drive either, so I know how tough it is to limit yourself and depend on other people. But you sure do appreciate it when they do something nice for you. Glad you had a great lunch!

    1. I can speak German almost fluently and I also speak some Arabic. I keep up with Arabic through friends and I'm hoping to take some more classes with it. I loved the two years I took of Arabic in school.

      I associate eggs with dairy and unless mixed in cookies or cakes, I will not eat eggs any way. I like cooking them, but I won't eat them. LOL. Maybe I should make you an omelette and send it to you. :D

      It is a pain at times, but I hate driving. I failed the test 9 times out of anxiety. I usually depend on transit or walking; in fact, I was just going to eat the fruit, but the VP offered. I thanked him up and down. He's a nice guy.

  2. I don't think I have ever eaten anything at Starbucks. Everything looks like it would break your teeth.

    1. Most of their stuff is good, but there are a few sandwiches I have to be careful of with my teeth.

  3. It's lovely to hear about someone doing something for another person purely out of the goodness of their heart, not because they want something in return, and also good to hear about the recipient of said goodness appreciating it. :)

    1. That's true,Andrew! I've noticed older people are like that for the most part!