Thursday, May 28, 2015

Desert Trail Column, May 28, 2015

Beginning June 1, our community center, located at 80526 ½ Amboy Road, will be open Mondays only, from 8 to noon. Star Javier will be there to help with park, road and/or community center issues. Messages can be left for her anytime at 760-367-9880, and she’ll return calls on Monday mornings between 8 and 9. The above number is now the only number at the community center, but you can also call the San Bernardino County office at 909-387-5940. The Wonder Valley Book Program hours will also change on June 1 to Mondays only from 9 to noon. The community center and book program will be closed on all holidays.

Darlene’s Commentary:  I’ve had many interesting experiences during my 63-year visit to this planet. Some were weird, some funny, some unbelievable, some scary, and some were even normal. Here’s a recent example of a strange one. After I started having right hip pain, I was subjected to a series of x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, nerve conduction studies, a steroid injection into my spine and one with an anti-inflammatory directly into my hip joint. Nothing kept the pain away for long. My orthopedist has now ordered “no-weight-bearing” for my right leg and hip, so I’ve been trying to use crutches. The problem is I can’t exactly figure out how to walk carefully with four feet (my feet plus crutch feet). My best method so far is to go right crutch forward, right foot with no weight, left foot to bear the weight, left crutch to keep the balance. I feel like a just-born deer!

Karen’s Commentary:  I recently attended the Meet & Greet with our MAC Representative Teresa Sitz. The meeting was sparsely attended, but a lot of issues were brought up, along with good discussions and recommended solutions. I think Teresa has some excellent forward-thinking ideas, new perspectives on Wonder Valley, and thoughts on why some things aren’t working. Teresa seems like the kind of person who, when confronted with a barrier, will step back and figure the best way around it, even if it means taking an entirely different route.

Check out the Wonder Valley website at Teresa Sitz now includes our column every week and dresses it up with some cute pictures. She does a very nice job of informing everyone about what’s going on in our area.

Handy Hint:  To remove pet hair from furniture, wipe it with a damp sponge or fabric softener sheet.

Thought for Today:  If a package is transported by car or truck, it’s called a shipment; if transportation is by ship, it’s called cargo.

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.