PERSONAL NEWS #184
Saturday morning, June 19th, my cleaning lady [Dana] stopped by to assist me with my humble abode. Rest of the day was spent at farmers market, laundry, grocery shopping, manicure, cleaners, etc.
On Sunday afternoon, June 20th, I hosted an “English / Harry Potter” themed tea party at my home. I’d originally invited several members from TGTSNBN, and at the last minute several couldn’t attend due to illness. Linda and Deborah were able to attend and we had a lovely time conversing on topics from Harry Potter to ancient civilizations, as well as noshing on the assorted Vegan goodies I whipped up. I brought out all the tea service items, good plates/platters, flowers in vases and displays of my Harry Potter items. Plus, we all dressed up in our Renaissance and witchy attire. The Vegan menu consisted of ... assorted tea sandwiches, lavender tea cookies, chocolate brittle, cupcakes, hummus, crackers, berry blast parfait, trail mix, white wine and of course tea. A good time was had by all and I really should entertain more, as I so enjoy having company at my humble abode.
On Tuesday, June 22nd, I participated in the 1st Annual E&Y Art Exhibit at the 5 Times Square location. As shown in the photo; I brought in two of my pastels and some of my bead style earrings to display. The exhibit was nicely attended, plus I sold 8 pairs of earrings.
Thursday, June 24th, I attended a panel discussion at the All Souls church on Lexington Avenue. I ran into Stephanie Locker and we sat through the 1 ½ hour fascinating panel discussion on “The Role of Medical Professionals in US Sponsored Torture”.
Friday evening, June 25th, several of us volunteers, via City Harvest, received a free tix to attend the METS game at CitiField. Weather was great and my seat [section 101] was looking down on right field. Great game and the Mets beat Minnesota 5 to 2.
Saturday, June 26th, started out with Gail and Sage [photo above] joining me at the local farmers market to pick up some yummy goodies. Weather was already feeling warm and humid. Afterwards I jumped on the G train to the F train to boogie down to Coney Island to participate in the “Hands Across the Sand” demonstration. [Photo below] This worldwide peaceful protest was in response to the horrific oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by BP.
Got home around 1:45pm to relax for abit, eat lunch, shower, change clothes and then head into Manhattan to volunteer with City Harvest at the Union Square farmers market. Then at 7pm I met up with my friend Jackie to head out for dinner at Cosi and some shopping. I was home by 11:45pm. Whew!
On Sunday, June 27th, I took the 11:48am on MetroNorth and headed up to Somers, NY to meet with Andi DePalma for the Arbonne presentation. [ http://www.arbonne.com/
] Andi was giving the presentation and demonstration at her friend’s charming home in Somers, NY. Enjoyed chatting with the hostess and her guests, plus hearing Andi’s presentation, and even purchased some of the Arbonne makeup. I’ll make a few more purchases of these products down the road. The Arbonne line has been around 30 years and first created in Switzerland. Andi says that the products are Vegan and not tested on animals, which works quite nicely for me.