I get very excited when I come to Wildwood, since I can really check out the beautiful surroundings with someone who knows the area. Andy shares so many stories of restaurants and historical landmarks, and I just soak it all in. I also get super excited about heading to the bookstore near our hotel. Along with prices being steeply discounted, it’s literally wall-to-wall of books. I got happy to finally locate Lisa See’s latest novel in paperback. She tells great piecea of historical fiction based in China and parts of California. It means that another title is on my To-Be-Read list, but I can’t wait to begin reading it.
I’ve been looking forward to this journey all week. Andy and I are celebrating our good friend’s birthday down the Jersey shore. Sure it will be a bit cooler, but it will be so exciting to travel the boardwalk. I’m very much looking forward to heading over to Cape May also. It always holds a very special meaning for both of us!
As soon as we get to our room, we’re heading over to the restaurant Cattle and Clover with our friends. It’s been a couple years since we last visited the place. They have a pretty good beer selection, and I really want to unwind with drinks and conversation.
I picked up my wedding dress today. Since there’s still some time before my wedding, I need to store it at home for a while before taking it to get altered. I didn’t expect to have so much time to wait before alterations. Really glad that the dress search is done with though.
Tomorrow after work Andy and I are going to spend time with good friends ftom Pennsylvania. There’s a birthday celebration taking place, and it will be so much fun to gather and catch up.
My mom appeared in my dream last night. She rarely makes an appearance in my dreams, so I pay close attention when she does. I remember feeling happy when I saw her. My mom was smiling, wearing her hair in a long, loose ponytail, and her face was made up lightly. She was also wearing a brown top. I recall me feeling relieved when I saw her, and she was nodding her head and talking calmly. Then in an instant, her serenity shifted into yelling. I don’t remember what exactly she was yelling about, but she went into a tirade. I felt so anxious. This went on for a few seconds before I woke up.
So many emotions went through my mind at that moment. Happiness because my mother appeared in my dreams again after so long. Sadness, because her peace turned into pain. Worry, since I’m trying to interpret the meaning of my dream. Somewhere deep down, I believe I have an understanding why her emotions shifted so fast. In my daily life, I ask for her assistance in my life dilemmas. There’s been so much happening in my life the past two years, and I struggle to break out of my difficulty. Perhaps this is my mother’s way of pushing me to change my routine. The signs are right there, I picture her saying to me, you need to act. Now.
I always had my mother’s support when she was alive. Although she’s no longer with me, I want to make her proud.
My naptime CDs from Amazon came in today! I’m very happy, since the ones I keep at work are skipping like crazy due to overuse. Andy is going to create a copy of the CDs so I can make another copy in case the disc stops working again.
Today is my friend Iris’s birthday! Iris is a very good friend from college. We maintained our friendship after graduation, and we discovered that we went through similar hardships and joys during our life journeys, close to the same period. We haven’t been able to make contact in recent weeks due to life’s complications (and scheduling). I sent a warm birthday message to her though. At least, I think of it as a warm message…it’s tough to interpret feelings on a text message, but I’m always hopeful that Iris has a wonderful birthday.
Now it’s on to laminate things for my classroom before reading my book. Now that a new theme is coming up, I need to prepare the display messages and theme wall. It’s always the first week of a new theme that’s stressful, due to the preparation.
I received a couple exciting items in the mail today. The first item was the Turnip2020 mug I ordered through Teespring.com . Due to the upcoming 2018 election, Turnip2020 has been the popular site to frequent on Twitter in recent weeks. The Turnip2020 movement stands for a positive change from the GOP stronghold. I find the idea of supporting a turnip for positive change quite original. I can’t wait to use my new mug tomorrow morning!
The second item that came in is the book ‘Together for Life’. This contains the passages Andy and I will read through and select from for our wedding. I glanced through it a little bit so far, and what I’ve seen is beautiful. It’s great that we have some time to look through the book.
And now, back to catching up to my reading. I’m still reading through ‘Gateway to Fourline’. Mainly because I haven’t made the time to tackle the book. I need to tend to my passions more seriously.
Today was a day spent in relaxation. Aside from the daily errands, I didn’t push myself to do anything, and I was perfectly okay with that. I enjoyed looking at the photos I took of last night’s show that Andy and I attended in New York City.
It was awesome checking out Imperative Reaction again. I was happy to see them with Andy this time around. Last time they came to the NYC area was six years ago, at the Grammercy Theater. It was around Halloween, and I had a fun time wearing my costume and hanging out with friends. Andy and I weren’t dating at the time, yet we were talking about the upcoming show often. He was supposed to come see Imperative Reaction, but something happened on his end that fell through. So we were both excited to see them again, and see them together. Along with Imperative Reaction, NOIR also performed, and they were also really amazing. They kept both of us moving and singing throughout the night.
This evening, as I was putting laundry away, I glanced out my bedroom window and viewed a beautiful scarlet sunset. I felt like it was a lovely way to end the first weekend of Autumn. I’m very much looking forward to what Autumn 2018 brings.