The last couple of weeks have been quite challenging. I know that a person is not supposed to use food as a coping method. Well, so much for that.
One perk that I choose to always have on hand, no matter what other needs may come up, is a hot cup of fresh ground organic, Columbian coffee. One cup for breakfast. One cup around 3 pm or so. Occasionally, it is nice to have a “no-no” treat to go along with the coffee.
My friend Marge showed up one day last week, unexpectedly, bearing an apple coffee cake to share. It was a real treat. Thank you!
Today, the battery was dead on the car (guilty, left lights on) and neighbor Layla graciously helped me use the jumper cables. The first pair didn’t work and I had to borrow a set from the neighbor across the street. It took many attempts but it finally started. I drove around and did errands. By the time I got back home it was purring like a kitten. Thank you all!
After finishing my long list of chores I was finally able to fix my coffee, wishing I had some treat to indulge. I was totally enjoying my cup of java when I heard my name called. It was neighbor Layla holding a plastic container, which she opened. There, my eyes feasted on two pieces of fresh apple pie in a homemade crust! Oh my! Layla said our neighbor (who I got the jumper cables from) had brought it over and wanted us each to have a piece since she and her husband, “can’t eat the whole pie”.
I enjoyed the pie with my cup of coffee. It was delicious! What an excellent cook my neighbor is and she can get rid of whatever extras she may have anytime. Please, sign me up to any future cooking venture. Because, Layla and I will always be able to help out in “getting rid of any extra/leftovers!” Thank you neighbor!
Blessings have a way of arriving in our lives just when we need an extra something to elevate the challenges we have. I am truly blessed these days with friends, helpers and neighbors.
Thank you all, very much!