Thursday, September 10, 2015

Desert Trail Column, September 10, 2015

The Fall Opening at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway, is Saturday, September 12 from 5 to 9 pm, with Leslie Andrews as the featured artist, plus the not-to-miss Art Around America, presented by Laurel and Frank.  Refreshments will be served, and music under the stars provided by the Luminators. For information, call 760-367-3807.

The monthly meeting chaired by our Basinwide MAC representative Teresa Sitz will be held Monday, September 14 at our community center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, at 9 am. Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker and Community Liaison Kristina Becker from the Marine Corps Base will be there to answer any questions you may have.

The Basinwide MAC meeting will also take place Monday, September 14 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Road from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Sherry Hague who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Sherry!

Darlene’s Commentary:  I want to tell everyone what a wonderful organization Mission Home Health Care is. From the office staff to the field workers, everyone was extremely positive, helpful, well-educated, experienced and ready to answer any question. I am certain that these qualities make an enormous difference in a patient’s healing. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Registered Nurse Maria for explaining everything to me clearly (and her sense of humor when my dog Otis almost knocked her over!), Case Manager Chris Farrand for helping me move through the stages smoothly with her can-do spirit, and Physical Therapist Debbie Brackett for helping me through the pain and healing with encouragement to move forward. And I hope Ms Scheivan from Ireland decides to join the group – you’ll make an excellent addition to the team!

Karen’s Commentary: There must be some kind of special solid-gold loving cup award available for an ad-writer/artist who is capable of creating a cute- and cuddly-looking bladder with a whole range of sweet facial expressions! If someone had told me awhile back that there would be an ad on TV with a darling little bladder in it – well, the laughter would’ve been uproarious to start with! I really think an award is due here.

  The Wonder Valley Thrift Store, on Godwin Road north of Highway 62, is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to noon. All proceeds go to the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church building fund.

Handy Hint: Buy plain cottage cheese and yogurt and stir in fresh or canned fruit. Much cheaper and healthier than buying pre-flavored versions.

Thought for Today: “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

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