Awesome AweTism Adventures


 

 

Awesome AweTism Adventures

 

Lately I have been getting lots of ideas for educational programs that Stephen and I can do together. I even came up with a name for our Sibling Adventures:  Awesoome AweTism Adventures. In my dreams I see Stephen and I as AweTism Ambassadors or Ambassadors for our beloved home New York City. Sibling Ambassadors!

My hope is that one day I can get funding for a program that features Stephen and I doing Trail/Town Talks at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Botanical Gardens, South Street Seaport and the many attractions of New York. Perhaps even to visit upstate New York places like Saratoga, NY where we explore and take our readers/viewers on a journey. I see us creating videos and artworks based on our travels through out New York and the Tri-State area. Now that I’m getting quite close to retirement I want to do something meaningful. Something that can make a difference in Stephen’s life, mine and other AweSome AweTism Adventurers. Hopefully God will lead us to private and public funding for this venture.

The program would run from May (Stephen’s Birth Month) to October.  I believe everyone should be allowed and given the right to live up to their full potential.

First steps are to register and incorporate the name AweSome AweTism Adventurers.

Will let everyone know of further developments.

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – September 18, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

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Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …

Photography

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

A Clean Queen Size bed that is firm for my bad back. Pillows. Lots of them. The reason I added the word clean is that you’d be surprised at how many hotels/motels do not wash or change the sheets and comforters after guests leave!

What is your greatest extravagance?

Not a whole lot as I live paycheck to paycheck but getting a pedicure which is needed since my job requires standing and walking. My feet hurt after a long day at work. I would add my Vitamin treatments which I can’t really afford anymore. Those Vitamin infusions really helped me and I wish I had the money to invest in myself. A badly needed physical however the co-pay has gone up beyond my resources. Unfortunately Self-care has become an extravagance which I can barely afford so I tend to neglect my well-being. I’ve learned to ignore pain, push through it and keep it moving.

Spending more time with my brother Stephen. If I had my ‘Druthers’ as the comic Lil Abner used to say I’d spend more time with Stephen. It is not fun having to work weekends and holidays and I feel guilty for all the holidays I’ve missed spending with Stephen. That’s one reason I don’t look forward to those year end holidays because I know I’ll be at work. In the last nine years maybe I’ve spent perhaps 1 at the most 2 Christmas with Stephen. I’m not big on Christmas but it does mean something to him so I wish that I could be with Stephen on those “Family Holidays.”  Maybe once I turned 62 and my life turns around those future dreams might come true. However those dreams are years away so I deal with the here and now.  I am grateful and Thankful to have a job but you give up all your family and Me time just to survive and make ends meet.

Would you want $200,000 right now or $250,000 in a year? It’s safe to assume all money is tax free.

$200,000 right now! As we all know Tomorrow is not promised to you. I might not be alive a year from now so I want all my money Now! I really need that money for my healthcare which has gone by the wayside. Plus think of all the fun stuff and good times that Stephen and I could have if I had $200,000!!

Is it more important to love or be loved?

Both

List things that represent abundance to you.

Health. Once you start to lose your health you begin to lose everything.  Truly I wish I had my 20 year old body but with my 58 year old mature mind. I miss out on so many events because of chronic pain, stomach issues, and all the other health challenges that come with aging. I’d give almost anything to go back to the healthy functioning body I had as a young woman.

Spending time with my brother Stephen.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Lord Rescue Your Child once again to a State of Grace.

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

 

 

 

Good News! Hot off the Press! The Daily Press!


 

 

Good News! Hot off the Press! The Daily Press!

Hot off the Press!! The Daily Press a Coffee Shop across the street from me has offered to showcase some of my photographs!! Will let you know further developments!! Booyah!

Once my photographs are on their walls I will take pictures and put them on my Photography Blog ~~ Roaming Urban Gypsy  ~~   https://roamingurbangypsy.com/

 

 

My brother Stephen enjoying breakfast at The Daily Press March 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch “Sisters and Soulmates” on YouTube


 

My number one goal in life is to be a good sister to Stephen. 

My brother Stephen is my Soul mate. Every time we are together or when I speak to Stephen over the phone I tell him I Love him.  

Stephen Palmer I promise that as long as God gives me strength I will Never Leave your side. We are Life Partners.  Like the Sisters in the video we are totally Devoted to each other.

 

 

Arts Programs for Adults with Autism


 

Today’s Forgiving Fridays: A Fun 7 Days of Forgiveness!

The Finished Art piece which now adorns the Living Room.

One of my Future Dreams and Goals is to create more Nature Trail/Town Talks featuring me and my Awesome Autism brother Stephen. My brother Stephen inspires and uplifts me plus Stephen enjoys being out in Mother Nature as much if not more than I do. Hopefully one day I would Love to create some sort of Arts program for Adults with Autism especially since government cutbacks and lack of funding have eliminated the art programs at Stephen’s Day Treatment Center/School. Last month Stephen and I (mostly Stephen) created a magnificent photo/picture collage. It was outstanding and I hope to enter the collage in a local arts program/museum. My feeling is that developmentally disabled adults have a lot to give, share and are extremely creative and talented if given the opportunity. I’ve even been trying to encourage my friends who are art teachers and their fellow educators to volunteer time to AABR for the clients/consumers who attend daily.

Here is the video.

Here is where I sing the song the “Impossible Dream” from Man of LaMancha.”  When I was in the 3rd and 4th grades we used to sing this song during Wednesday morning Assembly. That was back in the 1960s and most art and music programs have also been eliminated from NYC public schools also. This is a sad trend. As Americans we need to invest more in our public schools and in programs and services for Developmentally Disabled Adults. 

Hopefully I will be able to convince some museums, art galleries/studios, Private Art Programs to provide funding. I will let you know if I accomplish this goal.

 

 

I Like the Frank Sinatra version better because he is a much better singer. Plus I am a Frank Sinatra Fan.

Frank Sinatra – The Impossible dream (with lyrics)

 

Stephen the Artist at work in my Brooklyn home.

 

The Finished Art piece which now adorns the Living Room.

This is a modified form of the request that I sent to my friends, family and Museum Co-workers on Facebook.  Since this mostly applies to the State and City of New York it makes sense for me to share it on Facebook to get the best outreach possible.

 

As most of you already know I have a brother Stephen who has Autism. Sadly the State government has cut funding to Arts programs at his Day Treatment Center AABR located in Jamaica, Queens. With cutbacks the arts program along with the Art teacher were eliminated.

I am asking those of you who are Art Teachers/Art Instructors if you can Please donate/volunteer some of your time to work with Developmentally Disabled Adults at AABR located at Wellington Hall 161-06 89th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432. Phone number is 718-262-9200. Contact person is Michele Danowitz.

 

The Finished Art piece which now adorns the Living Room.