Today I met up with CJ and Dan, my fellow members of the three musketeers. Normally CJ and I swim first, but we didn’t feel up to it today. So I picked Dan and CJ up for lunch, and I brought Hestia with me! We went to Waffle House! I haven’t eaten at a Waffle House in years! I had a burger without the bun and it was very tasty. We got some pictures, of course! This time I had brought a real camera instead of using my cheapo cell phone camera.
Then we did a big thing! We went to ALDI’s! Grocery stores can be difficult for all three of us I am pretty sure, so I am really proud that we actually made it through the store and everything. There was another service dog team in the store– the dog looked like a brown Chow, and had a vest that I recognized on sale on Amazon. Hestia and the other dog did great. They both broke position a time or two to look at each other (we ran into them about 4 or 5 times in the store), but both behaved excellently.
After ALDI’s, we went back to Dan’s place. Dan had bought me a kombucha at ALDI’s, so I let him and CJ try it. They did not like it, Dan really didn’t like it! It was pretty funny! We hung out and chatted some, and really had a great time. I was having so much fun that I stayed an extra 20 min beyond when I usually stay, and had to fight the ensuing traffic. It was worth it!
I am trying to work on my confidence to ask people to repeat things for me (I am hard of hearing). CJ and Dan said they don’t mind if I ask them to repeat themselves a lot, and that they want me to understand them. So now I just need to actually be brave enough to do it.