Month: August 2018

August 9, 2018: Thursday Thoughts

  • I tend to get easily distracted. I have books I would love to take on, and photos I would love to scrapbook, but when I get home I feel so exhausted. I end up watching YouTube videos, or baseball games.
  • This coming Tuesday I’m going to the next Sip and Stitch workshop. I’m very much looking forward to attending, especially since the last one was so much fun.
  • Only a week away for Andy and I to visit Wildwood. It will only be for a day, but it will fall around our engagement anniversary!

August 8, 2018: Book Haul Writeup

I can’t wait to take on the new book I purchased from Boston on Sunday. I picked up ‘When I Was Puerto Rican’ at Brookline Booksmith. I strongly believe in supporting independent book sellers, so when Andy and I were in Boston over the weekend, I wanted to bring home some items from this great bookshop. Along with this story, I picked up a book on Japanese death poetry, and a short story compilation from Harumi Narukami. I can’t wait to begin reading them!

August 7, 2018: Unexpected

Due to an unexpected circumstance, Andy and I had to postpone tonight’s meeting with the deacon. He understood the situation, and said he would send new dates when things improve on our end. As much as I was looking forward to this meeting, life has other plans to tend to first. I just hope we can still complete what we need to do within the time we have.

I guess I can do something useful with my time tonight. I can do more journaling, work on a couple pieces that need editing. I can also start a new book. I have many books that needs to be tended to.

I may just do some wedding planning. I have an idea of the color scheme, just need more inspiration. Pinterest is really good for that.

August 6, 2018: Decode Tour in Boston

While Andy and I were in Boston on Saturday evening, we went to check out the Decode Tour, featuring Cyanotic, Rabbit Junk, and Kanga. We both wanted to check out the bands for quite some time, and Andy wanted to catch Rabbit Junk when they played in the east coast.

It took forever for us to find parking, and we wound up missing the first two bands that were featured (I don’t list them here. I’m sure they were good!). Despite the crazy parking, it turned to be a very good show. Women were featured in the three acts we caught, which was a great thing.

The one thing that was a negative (nothing about the show) was a fellow audience member who tried to get a little too friendly. It didn’t matter to him that I was with someone, he still tried to intrude. He eventually wandered off somewhere else. It takes some people forever to take the hint.

Andy and I had a fun time at the show, and hopefully we can catch another one fairly soon. It was a nice break away from the usual routine. It was also a nice journey to see the show: since we’re from central New Jersey, it took about 5 hours to get there. It was worth it.

August 5, 2018: Weekend in Boston

Our weekend Boston excursion was memorable. We saw the Glitch Mode Tour last night at Brighton Music Hall. Cyanotic, Rabbit Junk, and Kanga performed. Two other acts performed, but we missed them due to our looong search for parking. It was an awesome show regardless.

Today we got to visit Brookline Booksmith. I always wanted to visit this bookstore ever since I became aware of them during my first Boston visit back in 2006. We got to spend some time in the shop this afternoon. It was time well spent.

We stayed in the Boston area for exactly 24 hours, but it was such an amazing time. I feel like we got to experience just enough of what we wanted, given the time we had. We did see more in the area, but I’ll write more about our trip in another post. It was certainly a weekend Andy and I both enjoyed, and we can’t wait to return.

August 4, 2018: Off to Boston

The weekend always brings fun adventures, and today is no exception. Right now Andy and I are on our way to Boston. The only time I’ve been to Massachusetts is on 2006. I went to a poetry therapy conference that weekend. It was an exciting 3 days with Lila, Johanna, and the other devoted members of the poetry therapy community. I held valuable memories of that time, and I couldn’t wait to return.

We are visiting Boston for a different reason (heading to a concert), but it’s going to hold equally valuable memories. Andy will connect with friends he’s maintained online over the years. I’ll have the chance to see what’s new in the area, and enjoy what Boston has to offer. We will certainly enjoy this time away from Hunterdon County.

August 3, 2018: More Journaling and Poetry

Ever since I returned from the poetry therapy intensive, I’ve been focused in really writing that 2nd book. In order to get that going, I need to have more material. I have the small pieces on my poetry blog, Poetic Threading, that I can expand on. I also write in a paper journal that I take along with me. I think of it as additional material for my eyes only, until I’m ready to display it.