June 28, 2018: Thursday Thoughts

It feels so relaxing coming home after a very long day at work. After enduring the long work day, and an equally long after-work meeting, the end was such a relief. I spoke to my best friend Carmen a short time ago. It was very brief, but it was wonderful to catch up. It’s saddeningContinue reading “June 28, 2018: Thursday Thoughts”

June 26, 2018: The Planning Begins

More than ever, I want my grandparents to be happy. We only see each other once a month, and it’s a wonderful occasion whenever we gather. Sometimes other members of the immediate family are at their home in Paterson, and it gives us a wonderful moment to share and catch up on our lives. AndContinue reading “June 26, 2018: The Planning Begins”

June 25, 2018: Motivation Through Conflict

This past weekend has turned out to be a busy, emotional time. My fiancĂ© and I made a big decision in our life journey, and just the act of moving things forward has brought happiness to our lives. What we didn’t expect was opposition, and it’s left me feeling shocked and disappointed. I wish thatContinue reading “June 25, 2018: Motivation Through Conflict”

June 24, 2018: My Thoughts on ‘After Alice’

‘After Alice’ by Gregory Maguire tells an alternate story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The story focuses on Ada, a friend Alice briefly mentions during the popular tale of her adventures down the rabbit hole. In the beginning of the story, Ada is walking to Alice’s house when she encounters a mysterious creature. She follows it,Continue reading “June 24, 2018: My Thoughts on ‘After Alice’”

June 24, 2018: Saturday Thoughts

Andy and I visited my family this afternoon. Almost everyone was there (Brittany was at work). It was wonderful seeing them for a couple hours, especially Ana, whose sassiness is increasing with every visit! I’m almost finished with ‘After Alice’! I will write about the story within a couple days. I’m anticipating reading the nextContinue reading “June 24, 2018: Saturday Thoughts”

June 21, 2018: Lasting Memories

As I was compiling photos from my phone for a classroom display, I came across some pictures of Daisy. She was a beagle, and she was the family dog at Andy’s home for two years. We adopted her from Clifton, and she was such a bright spot for the family. Sadly, Daisy passed on aContinue reading “June 21, 2018: Lasting Memories”

June 20, 2018: Wednesday Thoughts

Today it was one of those ‘feeling-all-over-the-place’ kind of days. With me beginning to plan a wedding, having many work tasks, and thinking about my family’s well-being, my thoughts have been swirling a lot. I got to bring over new instruments for my classroom today. I brought a new small drum and new shakers. TheContinue reading “June 20, 2018: Wednesday Thoughts”