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{May 13, 2011}   Feeding Frustration

Friday the 13th? I laugh at you today!  I’ve had drama drama drama all week at work and home and today I just wanted to throw a cold rag on my forehead and call in sick.

Instead, I turned my frown upside down and headed in. I tried to steer away from the bombardment and scrolling of long email conversations that people seem to get all involved in and decided not to reply to anything that was beyond rational. I did forward one here or there with a couple questions like “For Real?”, but after a while, even that seemed to involve negative energy so I stopped altogether.

My stress level was high so my frustration was high so it became the perfect storm to eat fast food.  So, I decided to go across the street to grab me a sausage/egg biscuit from Hardees. I walked out the entrance where the lilac bushes are and just inhaled and instantly felt better. While at Hardees, I ordered the #2. I waited and waited. I saw the biscuits in the little tray and just didn’t get why the wait. The guy at the counter finally yelled “Thickburger with Fries….#2?…. isn’t this you?”

I said, I wanted a sausage/egg biscuit. The breakfast #2. Well, I guess there is a 2 hour lap at Hardees where the breakfast and lunch intermingle. The clerk said, well, I guess I know what I’m having for lunch as he shoved my breakfast into a bag…the manager quickly went over to him and grabbed my bag and the other bag and put them in a bigger bag.

She said with a smile “Here you go, breakfast and lunch all at the same time!”

Wow! It was either my lucky day or the Hardee’s star was feeling my frustration hunger.

I’m going to go that it was my lucky day 🙂


So, I was sitting at my favorite cafe, Rosie’s, the other day with my new friend Roz (actually Ros …but I like her better with a “z” at the end…more sassy and brassy). She was having coffee and scones and I, of course, ordered the Lumberjack breakfast which included the Western Omelette with potatoes.

I’m somewhat of a regular at little ole Rosie’s as of late so our waiter came over to chat us up and asked us what our plans were for the rest of the day. Well, after we loaded ourselves up on Rosie’s delicious decaf, we were going to pick up some meals to deliver for Meals on Wheels. Roz and I both sit on the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors so for fun, I wanted to jump in on her regular route and deliver with her. It’s more fun when you go together and you get to chat and giggle and do good all at the same time.

Route 5 is country. Farms and farm houses, here and there, little apartments in town, and a house here and there. I was looking forward to it. Thomas brought me some butter for my biscuit and each time he came back, he wanted to know more and more about Meals on Wheels and what we were doing and how we were doing it? How long did it take?  Where do you go? How did we get involved?

As I mopped up my last crumb and Roz put away her peach scone and we drank the last of our decaf, we had Thomas in the bag and on board. He was going to give Meals on Wheels a call and go on his day off to deliver on Wednesdays.

What a natural progression…A waiter serving food to customers and being friendly and a nice young man serving food to those in their homes and being friendly. I think Thomas will be a perfect Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Please check the link to the right, it may be something you might want to do as well! I know Roz and I had a great time and so will you 🙂




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