Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happiness Is...

...this sandwich's green bread.


Every Wednesday I volunteer my time with an elderly man in the early stages of dementia. His family, a lovely Irish family with those wonderful accents and all, is away for a few hours and I'm there to make sure he's safe and well taken care of.

Anyhow, his wife always has food prepared for the both of us for lunch; all I have to do is put it on plates and make us some tea. And yesterday she surprised me with green bread! Green bread. She actually found green bread. She's so cute.

In addition, she left us some cupcakes with a green topping.


And celebratory napkins:


This family. I just adore them.

Today they are celebrating their heritage and so are many others. As the napkin says:
Happy Shamrock Day!

37 comments:

  1. Awe, I know how very much this family appreciates you. I have a caregiver who takes care of my special needs uncle and I could not make it without her. Happy St. Patrick's Day Martha!

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    1. They are very appreciative but I'm even more so. Helping them out gives me something in return that I can't find anywhere else. They are a lovely family, and they are so kind to me.

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  2. That is so cute!! I volunteer teaching computer classes at at an assisted living facility and I just love working with older people. So thoughtful and so many life experiences. Sweet for sure.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. Oh, that is great! What a nice thing to do. I also enjoy the elderly. They are so interesting to be with.

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  3. Sometimes my bread goes green all by itself! Then I throw it out.

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  4. What a wonderful thing to volunteer for Martha! I know it is appreciated by all and I know you are blessed in doing so! So cute how she remained festive and celebrated the holiday with these fun foods and touches!

    betty

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    1. She is the sweetest women. And she decorates her home for every occasion. It's so nice.

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  5. Love the festive touches to the meal.

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  6. Aww how fun!!! What great family! Happy St.Patricks Day!
    Lisa

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  7. Wonderful Irish lunch, you are wonderful yourself Martha!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. That is such a nice thing to say! You are such an incredible soul!

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  8. Slainte ~~~~ to you and yours Marfa!!

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  9. What a lovely and happy lunch you had, Martha.
    I am 1/4 Irish and that is very diluted but I am married to an Irishman
    and they are a unique breed....for sure!

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    1. Hahaha! You would know then what a unique breed they are :)

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  10. Well, a happy shamrock day to you too! Great that you take time with this guy so that the family gets a break.

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    1. There are so many families that need support. I've gotten lucky with this one; they are such a great bunch!

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  11. They'll be so many drinking that green beer tonight

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    What a fun day! :-)

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  13. Lovely post Martha....I did not know you were in that line of work!
    It must be very rewarding...
    Happy St Paddys to you!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It is very rewarding, Linda. After we settle things with our home, I may consider joining another volunteer organization. Maybe something with animals this time!

      I hope you had a great day yesterday.

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  14. How fun to have green bread to eat! :-) You are very kind to give of your time to this family. Bless you.

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    1. Thank you, Tina!

      This lunch was fun to discover. The woman who prepared it is the nicest lady.

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  15. Oh Martha, what a lovely post to read, and such a lovely and rewarding time for you and the family.
    Those 'green' touches are just brilliant.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It is wonderful, Jan. I have grown so fond of this family. They're very special, and they are so kind to me.

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  16. That is sweet that she does that. I still would not eat it myself, but it is very, very sweet. Very nice.

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    1. She's a really nice lady. Always smiling, always so kind.

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