December 23, 2018: Sunshine Blogger Award

About two weeks ago, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! On December 9, I gave a Blogmas post about the Second Week of Advent. The next day I received a message from Pam Gaines at WriteSquire that I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Such a pleasant surprise. Thank you so muchContinue reading “December 23, 2018: Sunshine Blogger Award”

December 8, 2018: Life Journeys

Yesterday I discovered that a co-worker is enduring a very difficult life journey, and it was completely by accident. She has a few days off next week, so since she tended to travel to the Carolinas to visit family, I asked where she was headed. Her response was ‘I had surgery, but it was postponed’.Continue reading “December 8, 2018: Life Journeys”

September 7, 2018: My Thoughts on ‘The Other Wes Moore’

Yesterday I finished reading Wes Moore’s book ‘The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates’. Each chapter was broken into two parts, going back and forth from each Wes’s perspective. Both men were born in the same Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood, their father figures being absent from their lives (one never met their father, the otherContinue reading “September 7, 2018: My Thoughts on ‘The Other Wes Moore’”

September 3, 2018: Labor Day Heartbreak

Today brought heartbreaking news locally and around the world. In Brazil, a devastating fire destroyed the National Museum. Countless artifacts documenting Brazil’s history, as well as other countries’ precious gifts, are now in ruins. I didn’t want to believe it when I first came across the story this morning online, but when I turned onContinue reading “September 3, 2018: Labor Day Heartbreak”

July 26, 2018: New York, Always

Only a couple more days until I share poetry with friends in New York. I’m glad I can come by and be with my community for the weekend. Visiting NYC on a regular basis has not worked out the way I had hoped since moving back to NJ. I miss the moments I had withContinue reading “July 26, 2018: New York, Always”

July 22, 2018: An ‘Inactive’ Kind of Day

Usually Sundays are spent admiring the scenery in the area. After church, Andy and I take some time to explore, viewing the beautiful farmland and wildlife Hunterdon County has on display. Today is a slow, ‘relax at home’ day though. Sometimes you just need afternoons like that. We don’t have lots of cash to spendContinue reading “July 22, 2018: An ‘Inactive’ Kind of Day”

July 18, 2018: Good Outcome

Last night’s Sips and Stitches event went really well. It was located in Flemington, not far from where I work. I was the only crocheter at the gathering (the group leader does also, but currently does cross-stitching), but I enjoyed meeting others who work with yarn like me. I felt a welcoming presence from theContinue reading “July 18, 2018: Good Outcome”

March 27, 2018: Children Making a Difference

I am so amazed by the movement the current young generation has inspired in our country. The Parkland school shooting has displayed a phenomenal action of young adults taking a stand against the poison that needs to be removed from our country, and that’s the misuse of firearms. Yes, we have the right to bearContinue reading “March 27, 2018: Children Making a Difference”

March 16, 2018: Maintaining Connections

I had a very good conversation with a good friend last night. We were very close in college, and we manage to keep in touch over the years despite us living in different locations. We arranged to get together in a few weeks, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing her again. I contactedContinue reading “March 16, 2018: Maintaining Connections”

March 4, 2018: Weekend Drive

After brunch and running errands this afternoon, Andy and I went for a drive through Hunterdon and Somerset County. It was such a nice, sunny afternoon, so we wanted to enjoy the scenery before we picked up groceries. What began as taking random turns in Flemington turned into viewing wonderful fields and farmland sights (ThisContinue reading “March 4, 2018: Weekend Drive”