Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It’s been a few years since I took the test for my driver’s license. I’m up for renewal and have to take the test again, so I’ve been practicing on the DMV web site. They have practice tests you can take to prepare you for the real thing. I think I’ll do o.k. You’re allowed to miss 3 questions and the most I’ve missed on each of the 5 example tests was 2 questions wrong. I think the biggest thing is to not rush and to read each of the possible answers and think them through before selecting an answer.

Other than this, we have nothing on the agenda for today. Last night we attended the Volunteer’s Appreciation dinner. It was fun and we got to connect with many of our Depot friends. We’ll see all of them tomorrow morning when we meet for our monthly breakfast get-together. The meal that was served last night was a wide variety of appetizers, wine, punch and/or water. There were chicken & herb meatballs on a pick inserted in a small cup of pasta salad, grilled Kielbasa slices on a pick inserted in a small cup of potato salad, breaded chicken nuggets (like sweet & sour chicken) inserted in small cups of broccoli salad, and cups of veggies with dip. Desserts were cups layered with either white cake or chocolate, with pudding and a fruit filling on top. I had the chocolate/cherry with hot fudge sauce dessert and it was scrumptious! There were also small packets of phyllo dough filled with either a Salmon or Sun Dried Tomato filling. Excellent! Then there were the small red scalloped circles of phyllo dough filled with a flavored cream cheese, and Italian toast slices with cream cheese covered with pineapple salsa. So many choices and each was one or two bites and delicious! There were also several vegetarian offerings available, which was good.

At each place, there was a coffee mug filled with candy and a train whistle. Really neat — the cup had a large $1,000,000 candy bar, Hershey’s Kisses and Lifesaver’s candies. Each candy represented something that described the value of a volunteer. They had also created thank you cards shaped like a heart with matching envelopes that were sealed with a heart sticker. Very nice… In all, it was a great event, and we were pleased to learn of the financial health of our organization. I’m always reminded of the worry I felt before the doors of the Depot Museum opened–I worried that we wouldn’t have enough donations to cover our basic expenses. I was wrong. We’re doing better than I ever thought imaginable. And it’s all though volunteer effort!

Before we left for the evening, we signed up to volunteer on the last Sunday of May. We always try to take that particular day — a) so we’ll remember the date, and b) to allow those volunteers who attend church the opportunity to do so.

One of the quotes heard at last nights dinner was, “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. ~Author Unknown” So very true… we are known by our actions and our words.

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  1. mageb says:

    Yes, now that I’m over 70, I have to take the test every few years. Darn it. For the last one, I too did hours of DMV tests. I had to take the drivers test also.
    Who made all the appetizers. What a great idea for a meal. 🙂


    • tehachap says:

      The appetizers were catered by Margaret of Mill Street Kitchen
      She’s teamed up with Linda’s Cakes and together they create outstanding food buffets, either a mixture of hot dishes or hot & cold foods as we had the other night. One time we had make your own mini-tacos with hot tortillas made to order right there. Talk about delicious!! It came with beans, rice and a pineapple-corn salsa that was to die for.


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