Accept This Rose


I took this picture in June, at the Minot Rose Garden in Brookline, MA. I most likely will not visit there again. I have been there many times. It was across the street from where my daughter used to live. There are other gardens, and I will accept any rose for a photo op.

The farm that I sometimes get my veggies from at the farmers market has a couple of sunflower fields that I can walk through and try to get some good pictures. They are supposed to have bees and butterflies too. I hope I remember to do it before I move away. I will be putting my house up for sale soon. I am not going to move too far, just into an apartment instead of owning my own house.

Bike Ride To Pixley Falls, NY


I don’t ride a motorcycle but the dog rescue group I volunteer for is having a ride starting at Utica, NY and ending at Pixley Falls, NY.  I occasionally donate, usually monthly and I just created a youtube channel to share videos of the adoptable dogs and events. I am off to a slow start, I formatted it wrong. Hopefully, I will not do that again. I also need to learn how to convert files so I can use videos downloaded to Facebook to share on youtube. Kim Strong often goes live on Facebook on the Justice For Lainey page featuring adoptable dogs in her rescue.

If you know anyone that rides in Central New York please share this blog post and video

Also, if you have a google account please help me out and subscribe to the channel, I need to reach 100 Subscribers to change the channel name. Thank you. If you love dogs keep watching the channel for more videos to be added. If you do not ride you can party at Pixley Falls, NY with food trucks and raffles July 28th.  Many volunteers asked community businesses to donate to make up gift baskets.

The dog in the flyer pictured is Fred Zeppoli, isn’t he the cutest? He is ready for his forever home. The Road To Home Rescue North adoptable dogs can be found on Petfinder.

Road to Home Rescue North just relocated and needs funds to install a heating and cooling system on their building. Paypal donations can be made to put New Heating System in the subject line. Thank you!

Abstract Art

Lu's Art

Medium is crayon and markers on paper. Leave your guess in the comments whether you think this is the work of my 4-year-old granddaughter or an adult artist.

I purged some of my stuff trying to make my house look larger and less cluttered so I can get it listed with a real estate agent. My daughter helped a lot. Ironically she always wants me to get rid of more stuff, but she would not let me use matches to solve my hoarding problem.

Hello Old Friends and New


I am still kicking. I spend way too much time wasting my time, so I am going to try to be more productive. I started this blog, and posted almost daily at first. I was bored and trapped with by my stroke recovery with limited physical energy. I still hit “the wall of fatigue” way too soon, but I can get by most days without a nap now.

I went hiking a week or so ago at Clark’s Reservation NY State Park. That is where I took this photo from. We went on a slightly more difficult trail and I had to have a little help getting up a few rocks. Most normal abled people could do it easily. I even saw some older ladies come in with sandals on. I really should hike more often, I think I weigh the most I ever have now. A yearly pass costs $80 vs paying for parking everytime you stop by. But it does not cost offseason, or when you have their approved disabilities you can get a free pass. Unfortunately, my disability is not on their list…though I might try to go in person to see if I can get one. I think I deserve one because I would write about their parks more than they do…lol.

My boyfriend put my training wheels on my bike, so that will probably be my next form of exercise trying it out…if I don’t fall and injure myself again. If I fall again, I will be so discouraged I will probably let my daughter have my bike and I will buy a tricycle. I am determined to make that bike work for me though, it is so pretty and I can ride on bike trails with the goal to someday ride the whole East Coast bike trail…but not all at once…I will print out a map of it and fill in the sections as I cover them.

I will try to post more often, maybe almost daily.