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I got back into my nightgown when the Meals on Wheels woman told me they wouldn’t forget my lunch tomorrow. After I wrote the last blog post, around 2:30 PM, there was a knock on my door. A guy mumbled and handed me a meal and milk. I was sure surprised! Better late than never, huh? Must be they have the ability to send someone out with a meal if they are missed. It was HOT….so it must have been recently prepared…..or at least kept piping hot ๐Ÿ™‚

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When I pulled back the plastic, I admit I was worried. It smelled like dog food :-/ Underneath that rice was a hefty portion of beef….more beef than I have eaten in a long time. I feel pleasantly full ๐Ÿ™‚ The menu said beef pot roast, brown gravy, parslied potatoes, diced carrots and citrus fruit cup. Maybe they ran out of potatoes?

I read a few articles about how much money the anti-government Bundy’s and other agitating ranchers get inย subsidies from federal programs. Wow! And people like that are pissed off that I get $91/month to eat? Taxpayer handouts

So, now it’s Friday. Just before noon, I put on clothes and went out to get yesterday’s mail. Nothing there. One of my neighbors stopped me and we talked for quite awhile. My voice worked! I listened more than I talked. Then my voice started breaking up. The Meals on Wheels volunteer of the day came in. I stuck my head into the community room and could smell the food. Iย skedaddled back to my apartment. And waited and waited. It has been an hour now. Did they forget me again?

I am already thinking of all the reasons that MoW is going to suck. How will I schedule doc appointments if I don’t have a clue when lunch is going to show up? It’s tough to eat on someone else’s schedule. Today I am starving!!!! Yesterday I was ambivalent about eating until lunch actually showed up. I am used to eating or not eating according to my hunger and queasiness level.

I started feeling sad. I wondered why I didn’t get food. Iย went to the community room and read the Meals on Wheels list. Same 4 people as yesterday….no me. When one of the women who gets meals came out to the foyer, I asked her about food delivery. She figured they forgot me. Then I went to ask the manager what he knew. As we were talking, a Meals on Wheels truck drove up. I let the guy in and told him he was looking for me ๐Ÿ™‚ He was startled. After checking his list, I got the food. By 1:30 I had been ready to fix a pb&j and forget about Meals on Wheels!

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The driver handed me a hot meal for today and a frozen meal for Monday. I checked the monthly menu and realized that Monday is a holiday. Dang! The senior center will be closed. I had signed up to talk to a lawyer there on Monday.

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Today the menu says smoked sausage, red beans and rice, whole kernel corn, cornbread and peach cobbler. So far, the meals are bigger that what I would eat for the average lunch….and they absolutely have more meat ๐Ÿ™‚ There were 8 kidney beans in the rice. Snicker….

I am back to super weak, SOB and drooped. Sooooooo wiped out tired and weary. The air is better….but I am not.

Ohhhhhh, my gosh. I wasn’t kidding. I added this picture and fell asleep sitting up, with my fingers on the keyboard.

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