Tag: #birthdays

August 23, 2018: Weekend Plans, and Positive Change

  • This weekend Andy and I celebrate my niece’s 4th birthday. It will be held in at a park in Rockland County, New York. We attended her party last year at the same location, and we had a wonderful time. I have relatives who live in this area, so it will be nice to go visit this area again.
  • I began reading a new story called ‘The Other Wes Moore’. It is a non-fiction story based in Maryland, about two men with the same name growing up in an inner city neighborhood in Maryland. They were raised a short distance from each other, yet their paths didn’t cross until later in life. I’m only a couple chapters in, and so far I enjoy it.
  • Yesterday there was some encouraging news on the Resistance front! Paul Manafort was found guilty of 8 counts of financial fraud, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, pleaded guilty of campaign finance violations. This is clearly a sign that things are finally falling apart for the Trump administration. Will it finally lead to prosecuting our president for illegal crimes? In this current age of hindering justice, no one knows for sure. It’s a positive change in the right direction though.

August 2, 2018: Busy Month

This month is going to be pretty busy. I don’t really mind that, since my days usually consist of working and being at home. Weekends will have Andy and I going to different locations. Nothing extremely far, but it will be nice to have time away from Hunterdon County.

I’m hoping to have some time with my family this month. The only time that I can really see family is towards the end of the month. My niece’s 4th birthday falls around that time also. Hopefully it will work out, since I always make it a point to see my family monthly.

April 29, 2018: Weekend Thoughts

Some thoughts as I’m winding down, getting ready for Monday:

  • Doylestown, PA was fun to visit. There’s a wonderful bookshop in the main part of town, and we visited on Independent Bookstore Day. I love the fact that they had the Childrens’ books I’ve been searching for. I’ll definitely be returning.
  • Today me and Andy celebrated his nephew’s 2nd birthday. It was a lovely gathering, with just the immediate family and godparents. Toward the end Andy’s nephew grew restless, but that age always brings about a very emotional period. He went right to sleep the moment he was placed in his car seat!
  • Bridgewater Commons Mall was the spot for me to visit today. I picked some items for my hair that I really needed.
  • Goats are so adorable. Andy and I passed by some goat farms on the way home from Bridgewater. Next to sheep, they are so cute to observe. We also saw a quail during our drive. Hunterdon/Somerset counties are quite the rural areas.

April 24, 2018: Tuesday Thoughts

Some thoughts as I get ready this morning:

  • Had my first OT session yesterday. He recommended that I visit twice a week, so I’ve arranged that for the next two weeks. I’m hoping for the very best. Especially since I miss crocheting. I miss creating with yarn.
  • I reached out to my close friend from Puerto Rico the other day. She seemed to be under great stress, yet she doesn’t understand that she alone has the power to change her situation. It’s a dilemma that’s dominated her life for many years.
  • I contacted a member of my poetry therapy community about attending the annual workshops our organization holds. I’m currently unable to facilitate a workshop this year, but I can’t wait to take part with my community. Now to figure out the days I can attend.
  • Later today Andy will have his finger looked at. He injured it after his birthday dinner on Saturday, and it’s been surgically wrapped for 3 days now. Hopefully it’s on the way to getting healed.

April 22, 2018: Birthday Celebrations Continue

Waking up today to a beautiful Spring morning. Right now I’m relaxing by the window, enjoying the birds and peace before starting my day. Andy’s birthday was very memorable, and I’m glad that we met up with friends at his birthday celebration last night. We don’t see them very often, so every time we gather it’s truly special.

Although it’s still his birthday weekend, this afternoon we’re going to celebrate his sister’s 50th birthday. Her very special day was back in February, yet the timing of rough weather every weekend and other unexpected circumstances led us to celebrate this weekend. I’m glad that she’s finally going to have her celebration. Beginning a new decade in life is a very memorable moment, and her road to 50 was lined by many difficult events in her life, that she has triumphantly overcame.

It will get a bit hectic later in the day (as family gatherings often are), but I will enjoy the moment. Events like these go by very quickly, but there will certainly be many lovely memories made.

 

April 21, 2018: Andy’s Birthday

Today is Andy’s birthday, and we’re getting ready to celebrate a fun couple days with friends and family. In about an hour we’re heading to a birthday lunch with his family. It’s at Sol, a popular, family friendly Mexican restaurant in the area. Then later in the evening we’re meeting with good friends from college at an Asian restaurant. It’s also at a local place, but we’re driving out to Easton PA to pick up a close friend of mine to take part in the festivities. She wants to join and take part in celebrating, but didn’t have a way of getting there. We’re looking forward in sharing Andy’s birthday with loved ones, and it’s actually a very nice, seasonable afternoon. Here’s hoping for good fortune and little conflict.

April 20, 2018: Weekend and Freestyle Libre

Friday morning, and already I’m looking forward to 6pm. After work me and Andy are heading out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. It’s tomorrow, but birthdays falling on the weekend are really good, since you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Tomorrow we’re going to meet some good friends from college for Andy’s birthday dinner. I just need to contact someone to make sure she has a way of coming to Readington, since we would need to come get her if she doesn’t. I need to get in touch with her about that, since we haven’t spoken in a couple of days.

I’m beginning the third month of my Freestyle Libre reader. I’ve found that as close to the mark it’s been on my glucose levels, it’s way off line in the last day of the 10 day duration. I’m not sure if it’s just part of the way the sensor works so you can switch it accordingly, but a few hours before the duration ended it was off by over 100 units. I’m truly thankful that I kept my glucose meter test strips!