The decision to document the events of the day came this morning. I was thinking, hmmm, what should I write about in my blog, and I decided, on the spur of the moment, to just document my day with photography and share the story. It was supposed to be a pleasant, easy-going day but sometimes life gets in the way of plans.
For breakfast, I made oatmeal in goat milk, with a little ground flaxseed, some raisins, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of maple syrup. For a beverage, I had the rest of my smoothie, which I had made with strawberries, raspberries, melon, apple cider, and plain Greek yogurt. The goat milk really does make the oatmeal creamier.
|Surveyor near the post office|
|Mural at the Grand Island Town Plaza|
that I helped to paint in 2012.
|Town Hall garden|
I then continued walking until I got to Town Hall, where I decided to pay a surprise visit to Town Supervisor Nate McMurray.
|Nate McMurray and family|
|At Soma Cura (yoga|
studio and juice bar)
|I thought that I would have fun using|
the silhouette setting on my camera.
Was this a long shot? What could have happened to my... and there it was, sitting on the floor where I left it. Nate gave me a ride back to the store, where I redid my shopping trip. It took me less time, since I knew where everything was. I guess that the first time was just for practice. In the dairy aisle, I saw a friend. She told me that her daughter's friend passed away. He was twenty years old. The opioid epidemic claimed another young life. We wondered at how many more would be lost to this terrible epidemic. How could it be ended?
|The vegetables are chopped and ready|
for the soup.
|Bean soup with kale|
|Tilapia and fresh corn from the|
Grand Island Farmers Market.
Thank you for reading my story today. If you have the opportunity to be trained to administer Narcan, please do so. You could save a life.