Last week, when I checked in with Sheree to see what time we were doing our monthly delivery to Feeding South Florida the next day, I learned she wasn’t feeling well. So, while she recoups from emergency surgery, Mitch and took the food from our garage down, yesterday. Since we made our first drop in January, we have, thanks to YOUR generosity, donated over 1,500 pounds of food! Thank you so very much for all the ways you continue to support the effort to feed hungry people.
Currently, there is a bit of a battle going on locally between Feeding South Florida, and Farm Share. Honestly, I don’t really understand it all as it seems to have to do with contracts being “awarded” and the details go way beyond my scope of understanding. I have asked my contact at FSF for some info that I can digest and share with all of you, as I continue to do my research.
My main concern is that hungry people can get food! I am going to refrain from collecting food this week as it gets really hot in my garage and I don’t want to store canned foods out there. I am working with Michele at FSF to set up a webpage that will allow people to donate directly instead of to me. While I know I am a fabulous bargain shopper when I need to be, I realize that the partnerships FSF has with farms as well as retail grocery chains and so much more, allows their dollar given directly to them goes much further (each dollar given provides 9 meals). Stand by for details, and thank you one more time for all your support. Every donation you made, helped at a MOST critical time in the history of our world!
My recent post about Tamarac Fitness Center closing, sparked a lot of phone calls, comments and conversations. So many memories were contained in those walls, so many friendships built and of course so many classes and workouts! I will always remember owner number 2, Glenn, asking me to stay home my last month of pregnancy as he didn’t want my water to break on the expensive, new, suspended wood floor. When I came back just a short time later, ownership had changed hands and Ron’s dad, Howard, (hopefully NOT knowing I had just had a baby) referred to me as “the chubby one.” He hated when I started using weights with the woman in class and would stand in the back of the room with his arms crossed looking on, very sternly, and eventually coming around. It’s funny the moments that stand out over the course of so many decades. Even after the gym was sold again…and again, we had so much continued support from our students and members. The last few years, working closely with Ellen and Fabiano each day, was truly a bonus and I am forever grateful.
Since this virus took over, last spring, I have been wrapped around the word ADAPTATION. We have all done and continue to do a lot of that. I have definitely adapted my own fitness routines and am happy to continue to help others do the same. It’s a whole new world.
A special shout-out to the owners of Immersion Cross Fit in Coral Springs, for standing up for what they believe in and taking the risk of losing some business as they spoke up for inclusion. To my neighbors and fellow “Springers” who found this offensive, I am saddened.
Most things don’t last forever. This goes for jobs, relationships and thankfully, pandemics. I always love to take the good from what was, leave the bad behind and always remember that everything changes and we must, too. Today is the perfect day to make NEW memories. Mitch and I are building a list of things we look forward to doing this summer as we get back out into the world, in this next exciting chapter of life. Wherever you are, I hope you are doing the same. Much love….