One of the things I enjoy most about the Christmas season is checking out the Christmas displays in different neighborhoods. While Andy and I were in South Jersey today, we took some time to view Christmas lights/decorations. Since I’m a huge Snoopy fan, we went searching for homes with Snoopy/Peanuts displays. We managed to locate some Snoopy Christmas displays, including the one pictured in Delaney’s, a restaurant in downtown Cape May. Of course, many homes featured an array of lights and decorations filled with holiday cheer. I never grow tired of seeing them!
This photo features myself with my good friend Melinda, and her sister-in-law Allyson. This was taken about four years ago. Andy and I were visiting them in Morris County, NJ during Christmastime. Earlier in the year I returned to New Jersey after living in New York for seven years. Moving back was a bit of an adjustment, yet I appreciated the fact that I once again lived closer to my good friends from college.
Yesterday was a rare trip up to northern New Jersey on a Sunday. I went to get my hair color done, and a trim. The hairdresser asked if I wanted it shorter…which I never do, but they need to ask anyway. I always love how the end result comes out. In these past few months, I’ve only been using heat on my hair whenever I go to the hairdresser. All the other times in between I let it dry naturally. I only get my hair done once every few weeks, so it’s fine. I love having the straight hair look once again, if only for a couple days.
After the appointment, Andy and I had lunch in Hawthorne, then drove around the area. During my youth, my family would go shopping in Hawthorne. It was fun to reflect on the places I used to go to, and what places were no longer there. Being up in North Jersey always accompanies a twinge of wistfulness. A part of me always wishes that I lived closer to the northern area. For now, I cherish these times that we travel to the north NJ area.