Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Hectic and Fun Week

Blogging is a favorite pass time for me but this week has been so busy that I have not had time to write my thoughts! Monday was a tired day for me and I spent most of the day resting, emptying my backpack after a week end trip to California, doing laundry and napping.  Two hours out of the day I volunteered at the Arvada Food Bank.

Tuesday I attended Book Club to discuss a book that I had read a few months ago and could add nothing to the discussions. Seems as if my memory isn't like it used to be in the past when I was younger. Lunch with a few friends and then to my windshield appointment to have it replaced. It was being replaced because on May 8, 2017, when a hail storm came through Arvada, it had smashed my windshield leaving an artistic design of different sized stars!



 
Wednesday I spent a lot of time on my phone working on a trip scheduled for September by calling people who had signed up to go. That kept me busy the whole morning and then off to have lunch with a group called the Baker's Dozen and a celebration of two May birthdays; me included!

Thursday it was snowy and cold and I did not get out of my pajamas until around three in the afternoon. Most of the day I was on the phone with credit card fraud, (they found something odd in one of my transactions and were checking up), home insurance and car insurance. Don't know about anyone else, but one call can last over an hour! A lot of robot messages and holding, waiting for a live person to come on the line!

Later that day, I attended the Young At Heart dinner at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community. What fun! The chicken and artichoke meal was tasty, the entertainment by Shelvis (a woman who impersonates Elvis and sings songs of the 50's), women in fancy hats because the theme was "Day at the Track, visiting with different people and inviting them to go gamble at The Mardi Gras Casino in Blackhawk kept me busy at the dinner. (Once a month a bus leaves the parking lot of SOC to take us up to the mountains to either lose or win.



Happy Birthday!

Today, three of my friends met me at Bonefish Grill to celebrate two birthdays. The large revolving door with fish for handles was impressive.  I knew I was in a fancy restaurant because of its white table cloths and black cloth napkins. The waiters were in spiffy, white mandarin collared blouses or shirts. When a long white platter with freshly baked bread and olive oil, with spices for dipping, was placed on the table I knew I liked the restaurant. My salad with chicken (no I did not order fish!)
was excellent.

What a wonderful time chatting and eating delicious food in a more upscale restaurant than I usually visit. To help us celebrate, we were given a small box of chocolates and my friends ordered strawberry short cake on vanilla ice-cream. Two lit candles had to be blown out and wishes made!
Opening of gifts had us all oohing and aahing. How wonderful to have a birthday and to share it with friends. We all agreed that it is not the gifts that make a difference (though they help) but the friendship that matters.



"What is a friend?
A single soul dwelling
in two bodies."
Aristotle

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