Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Is There Such A Thing As A Groove?


 After chores I went down to Agape and have started stepping up my minutes on each piece of equipment.  Still doing all aerobic...bike, elliptical and treadmill.  I get plenty of that other kind of exercise right here.
 Gary brought home a few blueberries from a friend.  We added ours, strawberries, raspberries and black berries and I made another rustic pie.

He picked all kinds of things from the gardens.  We just picked zucchini yesterday and there must have been at least six more ready today.  They get too big too fast.  Also grabbed an entire basket of peppers and 6 or 7 cucumbers. 
 Needed dill to help flavor the cucumbers....made a big batch that I will keep in the frig.

 Was preoccupied this afternoon and did not get in any reading.  What happened to my groove?
Managed to make mac salad for dinner.

 Randy brought us some leaf lettuce, so I made a side salad topped with tomatoes and our peppers.
We have quite a few veggie meals each week.
 Chores after dinner.  The temperature dropped from a very muggy 80 degrees down to a cool high 60s.  We did have some rain earlier and tomorrow should be in the 70s and comfy.

 Seymour and Sidney join me almost every night.

Night all.

The reporter from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle did a great job with coverage from our Town Board meeting last night... really appreciated the article in the paper this morning. I was also  on the news (Time Warner) every hour all day long.  Hopefully we will get some serious momentum going regarding the Senior Center.

The Grands Are Having A Grand Time!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas......

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All In A Day's Work

 Fortunately, it was still cool this morning.
 The girls were looking for apples.

 Class today.
 Another new student....welcome Terry.

They are all working in different mediums and doing well.

Today, I picked a LOT of zucchini and gave most of it away.  The green peppers are HUGE.
 Only a little spinach left, and the next planting is slow in coming.
 All kinds of activity a couple fields over from our farm.
 Wham Bam!  They took off the wheat, made round bales
 and picked everything up in a matter of hours.

Tonight I spoke at the Town Board meeting as there is a possibility that they are going to sell our Senior Center.
 At least 45 seniors showed up and their support was greatly appreciated.
 I  spoke first and was followed by 5 or 6 others.  We really behaved ourselves and made a lot of good points.
 Hanny was the last speaker, and as a past director of the Center, concluded with gusto.  In fact, everyone that spoke did a great job.  It was all recorded and I look forward to seeing how we sounded.  A local tv station was there (Time Warner) along with a couple of newspaper reporters.  Hopefully we will gain some momentum when the public is more aware of what is going on.  All we want, is a piece of the pie.  According to the census, in 2000 there were 339 households occupied by people 65 and older...in 2010 there were 980!  That number continues to grow and this segment of the population deserves and has earned a senior center. The number of those 17 and under dropped by 564. It is not a competition, but instead an acknowledgement that all age-groups, all taxpayers, are important and the budget should proportionately reflect funding services that are paid for by the taxpayers of our town.  Let's see what happens.
 Night all.