January 1, 2019: Notes on New Year’s

My New Year’s celebration with Andy took us to Andover, NJ. Since I wasn’t feeling well a couple days earlier, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to take part in the festivities. Thankfully I got plenty of rest on Sunday, and I felt much better in time for New Year’s Eve. It wasContinue reading “January 1, 2019: Notes on New Year’s”

October 29, 2018: Six Years After Sandy

Six years ago, Superstorm Sandy ripped through the NY/NJ area. I was living in NYC at the time, and we didn’t think it was going to make a huge impact. Especially after Irene came through the year before, and minimal damage took place. During the day, it was just rain, and we all commented thatContinue reading “October 29, 2018: Six Years After Sandy”

August 18, 2018: Childhood Memories

This afternoon Andy and I went to Haledon. Our route to Haledon took us by my old high school. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve visited the area, so when I realized where we were, I happily pointed it out to him. High school wasn’t particularly a great time, but I did have greatContinue reading “August 18, 2018: Childhood Memories”

July 21, 2018: Heading to Paterson

So far it’s been a productive Saturday. It began a little stressful, since my search for a wedding photographer led to Andy and I possibly facing expensive deposit amounts from one vendor, and other inquiry emails sent to others met with silence. After some digging though, we came across someone who was accessible, with aContinue reading “July 21, 2018: Heading to Paterson”

July 20, 2018: Filling Station

So glad that the end of the work week is here. The past few days have left me feeling at a loss of ideas for next month’s theme at work. I’m predicting that it will all come to me right before August begins. It always happens like that, so last minute. Hopefully I can findContinue reading “July 20, 2018: Filling Station”

July 16, 2018: Book Garden

A very humid day that changed to a hot afternoon. Certainly not a time to head outside later. I feel that we’ll be okay though. As long as I stick to the routine I planned out, the afternoon should go smoothly. Unless something unexpected happens (which always does)! Thinking about the wonderful book store timeContinue reading “July 16, 2018: Book Garden”

June 3, 2018: Stitch and Sip

I’m glad that the 4th of July break is here. I’m only away from work for the holiday, yet the time off is necessary. The neighborhood fireworks celebration was taking place tonight, and we really enjoy them every year. After work Andy and I went for a quick bite, then we headed to Lone EagleContinue reading “June 3, 2018: Stitch and Sip”

June 13, 2018: Beaches and Bookshops

Our first full day of Wildwood has us doing a few fun things, and the day isn’t done yet. We got lunch over at Dragon House, a cool Chinese restaurant at Pacific Ave. We then drove around to get some coffee, then stopped at a bookshop in the area. There were so many stories toContinue reading “June 13, 2018: Beaches and Bookshops”

June 3, 2018: Family Visit

Today Andy and I made the trip to Paterson this afternoon. It was a much needed visit, since it’s been a few weeks since I last saw my grandparents and my mother’s gravesite. It’s always a moving experience whenever I visit my mother. It’s been 9 years, and it still feels deeply meaningful to visitContinue reading “June 3, 2018: Family Visit”