October 31, 2018: Between the Worlds

Halloween is usually the best holiday, since it’s an amazing time to dress up as a different personality, and be at one with the paranormal. It’s said that Halloween is the time where the veil between the living and dead is thinnest. While I don’t run my life by following superstitions and paranormal activity, IContinue reading “October 31, 2018: Between the Worlds”

October 30, 2018: New Reads and Special Shows

Now that I began a new book, I’m searching online for a book community in the area. It’s surprising how there’s not that many groups here in Hunterdon County! I discovered one group that I may express interest in. I began the story ‘After thr Quake’ by Haruki Murakami. It’s a short story compilation, theContinue reading “October 30, 2018: New Reads and Special Shows”

October 29, 2018: Six Years After Sandy

Six years ago, Superstorm Sandy ripped through the NY/NJ area. I was living in NYC at the time, and we didn’t think it was going to make a huge impact. Especially after Irene came through the year before, and minimal damage took place. During the day, it was just rain, and we all commented thatContinue reading “October 29, 2018: Six Years After Sandy”

October 28, 2018: ‘Daughters of the Lake’ by Wendy Webb/A Review

I always enjoy a good suspense story. When there’s elements of paranormal drama, it makes the tale even more appealing. ‘Daughters of the Lake’ contains these ingredients to tell a captivating story. Wendy Webb writes this tale set in two time periods: The current era, and early 20th century. The story begins with a bodyContinue reading “October 28, 2018: ‘Daughters of the Lake’ by Wendy Webb/A Review”

October 27, 2018: Halloween Weekend Excursions

It’s the weekend before Halloween, but I’m not in the mood to go out anywhere, for once. As much as I enjoy this time of year, there are some things I need to attend to first. So it’s a night of watching the World Series. There’s always Halloween weekend 2019 to look forward to! ThereContinue reading “October 27, 2018: Halloween Weekend Excursions”

October 26, 2018: Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is just around the corner! As I mentioned before, I enjoy decorating and getting in costume for gatherings. It’s also exciting to see young children go around in their costumes. The only discouraging thing to watch is the act of Trick-or-Treating disappearing. Less and less families come by year after year. It’s truly aContinue reading “October 26, 2018: Trick-or-Treating”

October 25, 2018: Rest

It’s almost that time when I need to begin preparing for next month’s theme, but I just value resting when I’m home! It’s how it’s supposed to be, but a teacher’s life is always consumed with creating curriculum. Every single moment. All the time. Or at least for a couple days to make sure theContinue reading “October 25, 2018: Rest”

October 24, 2018: Book Progress and Pumpkins

I’m halfway done with ‘Daughters of the Lake’. The historical accounts of past generations is woven so well into the modern perspective of the story. I appreciate a good ghost story. I brought in my second pumpkin for work this morning. The first pumpkin didn’t hold up very well. It was carved, and it beganContinue reading “October 24, 2018: Book Progress and Pumpkins”

October 23, 2018: Halloween Decorating

Halloween decorating is one of my favorite parts of Halloween. When I was little, I would help my mom pin up all the Halloween signs around the house. I maintained the decorating fever during my college years, putting up ‘webs’ and pictures in my dorm room. I kept these signs up long after Halloween wasContinue reading “October 23, 2018: Halloween Decorating”

October 22, 2018: 300 Days

This morning I began looking through the ‘Together for Life’ readings we need to select for the wedding next year. At first glance it feels overwhelming. So many passages to choose from! Some feeling too lengthy, too short, or too limiting. As I spent more time searching, my mind settled somewhat. The readings all wereContinue reading “October 22, 2018: 300 Days”