Thoughts about Apples at the Coffee Shop

At the coffee shop Sunday, they gave me a mug to use that caused me to wonder about something. We have an old saying the America- An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away. Well the mug they gave me to use had pictures of three apples on it.

Combining coffee with the old saying about apples keeping the doctor away caused me to wonder if a cup of coffee a day with a picture of three apples will keep three doctors away. Such are the thoughts that can come to a person while drinking coffee and blogging.

If it was possible, I would gladly drink coffee out of such a mug every day probably three cups just to make sure. 🙂

Or perhaps the old saying- You Are The Apple of My Eye- applies. An argument could be made that coffee is the apple of my eye. It is my dear old friend.

No need to compare because both would hopefully be true.

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Saturday In The…………

A famous song by the group Chicago is Saturday in the Park about how wonderful it is to be in the park. Well I am not in the park. Not on this Saturday. We had storms roar through here bringing temperatures today more fitting for March. What is a boy to do on a dreary cold day?

Hang out in the coffee shop of course. 🙂

Who am I kidding? I would probably come here even if it was a nice day outside. 🙂

It has been productive nevertheless. I have written a blog post for tomorrow, checked in on the NFL draft, paid some bills, and started a new book The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson. I have only read the first few chapters which are more introductory, but it seems like a good book.

Did I mention that I did not wake up until 11:30 this morning? Looks like a no nap day. But the sleep was so needed.

Coffee, a book, blogging, and nachos, too bad I don’t know music so I could write Saturday in the Coffee Shop.

What are you up this Saturday?

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Story Time- Toy Cars in Class

Yesterday in my afternoon class, we had a woman come to talk with the moms about free driving lessons. She brought some toy cars with her for the moms during her presentation. We had translators for the Hispanic moms and Karen People moms, but the translator for the Afghan moms could not be there, so I sat with them.

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My colleague also sat with them. We wanted to make sure the Afghan moms felt included. So what does and experienced teacher do in such a moment?

I started playing with the toy cars, Matchbox, with the two moms rolling them back and forth with them. The moms smiled as we played. They are new arrival refugees having come here in the past two months with no English, so I decided they needed a little fun. It was not about me having fun. 🙂

My colleague, however, did not see the wisdom of my playing with cars with the moms. She took the cars and put them in the box. Talk about a buzz kill. lol

This afternoon is English class time for them, so I get to decide what we will do. I think we will have a few moments of fun. We have round tables in the classroom, so we will walk around them pretending they are roundabouts for a few minutes. I might even make car sounds. 🙂

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Story Time- The Pupusas Truck

Pupusas are a food from El Salvador. They are made with corn flour, so gluten free, and can have only cheese inside, frijoles and cheese, beef etc. I love pupusas. so as fortune would have it, a food truck just so happens to be parked in a parking lot strategically placed on my way from my morning class to my afternoon class.

Perhaps it was a bit of scheming on the part of the pupusas to arrange the food truck to be placed right in the middle of my route. One never knows what lengths such things will go to to lure unsuspecting innocent bystanders like myself.

So yesterday as I was driving to my afternoon class not having had lunch yet, my van stopped at the food truck selling pupusas. Who am I to disagree with my van? I became a willing participant of buying from said food truck.

Perhaps it was my intention all along, but I would never admit to that. 🙂 I may have gotten the phone number, so I can call ahead to tell the woman who the food truck belongs to, so she can start my order. She just so happens to be a former student. Perhaps I am weak when it comes to food trucks selling pupusas.

As humans we tend to give into temptation. We are fallible human beings. Thankfully there is someone who was tempted just as we are and yet never sinned. Hebrews 4 says:

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Somehow I think I will end up at that food truck again today anyway. 🙂

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Q and A with Me

I want to have a little fun, so I feel like doing another Q and A with me. Here is how it works. You ask me a question in my comments. Next Tuesday I will post my answer along with your blog name and link to your blog. The question can be fun, quirky, serious, but I reserve the right to delete inappropriate ones.

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Let’s have some fun. Ask Away 🙂

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Oops I Did It Again

As I was driving downtown to teach, I saw an open parking spot right in front of Ali Babas the place I get my salad aka gyro plate. What was I to do with what was so clearly a sign, not the parking sign, that I should stop there for dinner.

Obviously I had to stop there. Now my stomach is full and I am ready to teach.

This week off from my daytime classes is spoiling me. I needed this relaxing week of not doing much. After starting next week, I have eight weeks left for my daytime classes and then it’s summer break.

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It Was A Comfort Food Kind of Evening

The students in my morning class and I joke about what I eat. Yesterday I told them I did not know what I would eat for lunch and then one of them said, “cheeseburger.” I thanked her while the others groaned and said, “no, teacher you need salad.”

So who am I to disobey my students. Yesterday evening before I taught my evening class, I had a salad. I present you my salad.

You may be wondering why the potatoes are there. Well first off they came with the salad. I might also add that they were cooked on a grill not fried. I tell my students that potatoes are in the produce aisle with vegetables, so potatoes are vegetables therefore French fries are healthy for me. 🙂

Don’t pay attention to the gyro meat under that salad. I really don’t know how that ended up there but since it was there, I ate it. Oh, and it was soooo good.

As for my salad, you can clearly see the tomato slices, lettuce, and maybe you can see the onion slices, so obviously it is a salad not a gyro plate. Just the kind of comfort food, I mean salad, a tired teacher needed. 🙂

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Saturday at the Coffee Shop

It has been a relaxing Saturday of catching up on comments, catching up with bloggers, and oh yes coffee at the coffee shop. 🙂

It is a nice cloudy day today, so you know what that means now that I am back home. Nap Time. Kind of feel like that deserves triumphant music. lol

How is your Saturday?

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It’s A Coffee Shop Kind of Day

Just finished with my friend from Venezuela helping prepare for the TOEFL. Where else would I be? Yes, the coffee shop. ☕️😀 I managed to get a groan from one of my jokes from the young woman working so I accomplished that much today.

I finally have time to catch up on blogging. It has been that kind of week. Two more crazy busy weeks until spring break week for my day time classes.

What are you up to on this Saturday?

Breaking News- My Coffee Shop Is Open Again

I kind of feel like this should be headline news. My favorite coffee shop is open again. Signal the band for a celebration song. 🙂

The mug they gave seemed appropriate for the occasion. It was a sunny day where I live and my coffee shop was open. Combine those two together and one might feel like they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or in my case leap a book on the floor.

Today will be one more sunny unusually warm day for February before the cool down happens. Bring the cool down on because all is right in this coffee purist’s personal universe again.

I am off to church where I will teach a class and then join worship. After that I think it will be coffee shop time again. Tomorrow is a no school day, so sleep is the priority. Things are looking up. 🙂

What will you do this Sunday?

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