Tag: #birthdays

September 25, 2018: Classroom Prep and Friendship

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.

August 26, 2018: Birthday in Rockland

Today Andy and I went to Rockland County to celebrate my niece Ana’s 4th birthday. It’s always such a treat when I see her. Ever since I moved down to central NJ two years ago, I don’t get to see her very often, so it’s a special time whenever I’m around her.

Ana is such a fun little girl, with a personality filled with growing sassiness. In a few weeks she will begin pre-school! It will be such a new experience for her, but she will be with her cousins, so it will make the process easier emotionally. Ana is also beginning to discover friendships, and learning that her circle of friends is indeed beginning to grow.

Ana had so much fun during her birthday celebration. Next weekend I’ll be at her home that she shares with my grandparents, so I’m hopeful that I will have some time to spend with her once again.

 

 

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.