First Lines Friday | July 10

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? You can view Wandering Words’ post here. If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or editContinue reading “First Lines Friday | July 10”

Blogmas Day 20: Enjoying Holiday Decorations

My husband and I love viewing holiday decorations! We drive around different neighborhoods to view beautiful inflatables and vibrant lights. Here are a few of the decorations we’ve come across in our travels. As you’ll see, I’m a bit partial for Snoopy related decorations! This display was seen during one of our excursions. I wasContinue reading “Blogmas Day 20: Enjoying Holiday Decorations”

December 28, 2018: Reading ‘One Day in December’

I began my new read last night, ‘One Day in December’ by Josie Silver. It’s a love story, following the lives of three people throughout a 10 year period. I’m amazed that I chose another story that centers on relationships! I did want to focus on Christmas stories around the holiday season, and the bookContinue reading “December 28, 2018: Reading ‘One Day in December’”

December 21, 2018: Appointments and Sharings

Thursday was such a hectic time for me after I left work. I didn’t think that was possible, but it was. I finally had a medical appointment that did so many tests, and I need to follow up next month. It was all necessary, yet I was taken aback at how much I needed toContinue reading “December 21, 2018: Appointments and Sharings”

Blogmas Day 14: A DIY Christmas Gift

     At the childcare center where I work, we needed to create a gift for our families in time for today’s Winter Celebration. A co-worker gave me the idea of creating a picture frame as an ornament. I wanted to make something special for my families, so I decided that creating a frame ornamentContinue reading “Blogmas Day 14: A DIY Christmas Gift”

December 14, 2018: Reading Progress/Routines

I’m about halfway through ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’. The way that people assimilate to a leader’s outlandish routines is pretty astounding. It makes me wonder when the ‘breakthrough’ point will emerge. I watched a YouTube video last night on a man explaining his reading routine. He talks about spending some nights reading until dawn. I reallyContinue reading “December 14, 2018: Reading Progress/Routines”

Blogmas Day 7: Workplace Snowman

   I work at a child care center in Central New Jersey. When the holidays come around, things get very decorative! One of my co-workers created this snowman, built from a Christmas tree brought from her home. She is always very crafty, decorating many characters that represent the Christmas season for young children. Everyone enjoyedContinue reading “Blogmas Day 7: Workplace Snowman”

December 7, 2018: Reading Time

I want to maintain my reading pace, but so far it hasn’t worked out to my liking. Work has taken up the majority of my time. The only time I find time to read is at night, and that’s if I’m still coherent at that time. I know it’s an art to manage time inContinue reading “December 7, 2018: Reading Time”

November 30, 2018: Finishing My Draft

Last night I completed NaNoWriMo! I can’t believe I finished writing 50,000 words. In the beginning of the month, I started the project just to see how far I could go. Writing a book was always the farthest from my mind. I never saw myself as an ‘author’. And while I’m still not at thatContinue reading “November 30, 2018: Finishing My Draft”

November 23, 2018: Thanksgiving in Paterson

Today Andy and I are getting ready to head to a Star Wars production down the shore. We’re going to watch A New Hope, with an orchestra playing the music throughout the entire film. I love the first Star Wars trilogy, so it should be a fun time experiencing the movie with an orchestra. ItContinue reading “November 23, 2018: Thanksgiving in Paterson”