Shelter Island Pavilion
Long Island, New York
The Shelter Island Pavilion is a multisection home built by Stamberg Aferiat Architecture. Slabs of bright neon and light, almost-weightless purple lean against each other in unexpected ways.
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So, last night I came home and found a little baby squirrel who had died right outside my garage door. I’m thinking maybe he fell out of his nest. The more bizarre thing is, I came home this afternoon and there was yet another baby squirrel outside my garage door. This little fellow was still alive; although, he did not look well.
I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the little guy since I’ve never cared for a baby squirrel before. Luckily, I found a website with a list of Wildlife Rehabilitators in my area and picked the first one in Arlington where I currently live.
I ended up talking to a man named Ted Freeman on the phone who told me to bring the little guy over. When I arrived at Ted’s with little Bucky (he already had some tiny little buckteeth coming in) another lady was right behind me with a little baby duck that had also been abandoned by its mother.
I was actually hoping to see some of the animals that Ted rehabilitates, but was informed that he had to get right to work and feed his newcomers, (Bucky was definitely dehydrated and malnourished). “Looks like he hasn’t seen his mother in quite a while” was Ted’s comment about little Bucky’s scrawny condition.
As I left little Lucky Bucky in Ted’s capable hands, I handed Ted a few dollars for his effort. I felt bad that I couldn’t leave more. Ted says that he doesn’t have time for much else except taking care of his animals.
I’m sure Bucky is now sleeping in his warm bed with his belly full! I’m thankful Ted is there to be his new friend. If you’d like to help Ted out financially with his animal rehabilitation efforts, feel free to give him a call.
This past weekend, our family met at Olive Garden to celebrate a birthday. When 12 people are seated at your table, you can’t avoid seeing THE BREAD! To my left, to my right, it was everywhere!
Olive Garden does have a small Gluten-Free menu for those of us who have given wheat the boot. I had a yummy salad minus the croutons, the Herb Grilled Salmon with Broccoli, and a side of Penne Rigate with Marinara. It tasted perfect, especially the pasta!
Then, there’s the bread. What’s a GFG (Gluten-Free Girl) to do with all that buttery garlic bread floating around?
SOLUTION: Bring your own!
Before leaving home, I heated up some of my favorite Gluten-Free Bread, added butter and diced garlic, and then at the end, melted some asiago cheese on top. The first time I tried this, the waiter asked, “Did you bring a sandwich?” LOL! Because I brought my own garlic bread, I wasn’t tempted to dig into the buttery wheat version that I definitely need not have. It was scruptious and definitely completed my experience at Olive Garden.
I was blessed with a thick head of hair. When it’s tamed, it’s one of my best assets. However, when I don’t give what nature gave me some help, I end up with frizzies..bad frizzies. I have my grandfather’s hair!
I’m so happy God invented modern Hair Products. Before they were invented, my grandfather would wash his hair every Saturday night and on his head would go a pair of my grandmother’s pantyhose. If you happened to visit my grandparents any given Saturday night, you would have most definitely seen him sitting at the kitchen table, eating a bowl of ice cream, with a pair of women’s pantyhose on top of his head. Sounds ridiculous, I know – but it worked! On Sunday morning, his hair would be cured of its frizzies – so tamed and stylish.
Fast forward to the 21st Century. We have relief and it doesn’t include wearing any women’s undergarments on our heads!
A couple years ago, I discovered NEUTROGENA TRIPLE MOISTURE DEEP RECOVERY HAIR MASK.
The instructions say to use a small amount of the mask each week to “restore dried out strands”. I actually use this product everytime I wash my hair, even though I only wash my hair once a week (NO, my hair doesn’t get oily for going that long, try it!). I put the mask on last thing in the shower. I leave it on a couple of minutes and then rinse it out. Then, right before I get out, I put a little more on and leave it.
I add a couple other Products before letting my hair dry naturally. (I’ll go over those later) My hair comes out soft and manageable. Whether I straighten or leave in my natural curls, my hair stays frizz-free.
I picked mine up at Kroger. It was close to $7 for 6 oz. Because my hair is so thick, I use a lot of this product, yet it still lasts me a couple of months. Give it a try and let me know if it helps your frizzies too!