Sunday, July 15, 2018

Barns and Shadows

It's a lazy Sunday afternoon. Church was uplifting, so was my nap afterward. Gotta have that nap!! Must be the age thing. 

Just wanted to catch up with Tom's Barn Collective and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Hope your Sunday has been a restful day. Tomorrow starts a new week.

                                                                               RED   BARNS

                                                         and a couple of SHADOW SHOTS......

Great grandsons! 

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Bright Light in Our Lives

This post is being linked to Tom's Willy Nilly Friday Five.

1. When my youngest daughter's son, Owen, was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with Autism. This was in 1994 and autism was something that few people were familiar with. The diagnosis devastated the family, as you might well imagine.

2.  In 1998 Owen's parents hosted their first celebrity golf tournament to raise awareness and funds for the organization they had started - Autism Coalition.  This year, 2018, they celebrated the 20th year of hosting this tournament in which they have raised over 15 million dollars. During those early years their small organization had grown so big it merged with a couple other smaller groups and Autism Speaks was the end results of that.

3. After the golf tournament last month, a local magazine featured the Murrays as their cover story. There is the cover of the magazine. The story was inside.

4. The family recently vacationed in Nantucket, a favorite place of Owen's. He loves lobster and I understand that he had his fill. But, his favorite, favorite place in the whole wide world is Walt Disney World. Maybe he can go there soon.

Owen playing the the surf in Nantucket when he was a little guy.

5. And, Owen now with his adoring Mom.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Delivery Right To My Door

Just the other day I went down to the common room (our gathering place here at The Commons) to participate in a tasting. You say food and people come. We had a rep. from Neighborhood Harvest serving us salad stuff and giving a little talk.

Neighborhood Harvest is a hydroponic Farm right here in Suffolk, where I live. The first and last time I saw veggies being grown hydroponically was at Walt Disney World, back in 1976. Since I hadn't seen anything about it since, I figured the method had come in with a bang, and went out like a deflated balloon. Just goes to show you what I know!

I love the idea of having such fresh, gmo-free, organic food to eat. I'd buy lettuce at the store. There's just one of me... and before long I was tossing that dried up, brown mess into the garbage. And, then there was the threat of getting sick. Lettuce was the latest thing to get recalled. I 'borrowed these images from their website. I sure hope they don't mind. 

They have eggs (free range), milk in glass bottles and bread baked by Baker's Crust. YUM. I had a piece of bread, spread with the best goat cheese and drizzled with honey. OH, YES! 

And, guess what... they deliver right to your door, the day after it's harvested. And, they promise that lettuce will last two weeks in your fridge. Now, that got my attention!! 

I am so thankful for this service. I may just get healthier!! That would be a PLUS for sure. 

Joining with Thankful Thursday and Little Things