Ten Years From Now, We’ll Still Be On Top

I woke up this morning to the sound of laughter, the kind of laughter that comes from children who have known only the cool swaddling of blankets of innocence. Happy children who think a new day breaks just to give them another opportunity to eat grapes and suck lollipops in bed. Happy children who, this morning, have…

Family Time

Yesterday was an emotional day. It was the day Uncle Harry (Uncle #5 I talked about here)was laid to rest, his cancer riddled body offered up to death in the plume of crematorium smoke that came from the funeral pyre. The day his daughter and son memorialized him in such a beautiful way you could…

The Struggle Is Real

When I go through lows in life, I struggle to share my thoughts for several reasons: I don’t want to dwell too long on the negative and miss out celebrating all the other awesome stuff that’s bound to be on the periphery of my sad circle. I fear that sharing my sadness with others might steal others’ happiness. I don’t want my…

So this is life

Another week, another funeral. This time, it was a relative of my relatives. But still, he was family.  He was a nice man – a little challenged, a lot lonesome, a little sick and then a lot sick. And then he was gone.  And I’m glad I met him. He joked with me and I…

A 5F Weekend

The 5Fs are: Fellowship, Food, Friends, Family, Fun. This weekend had all  5Fs (and its Columbus Day today so the weekend isn’t even over yet) Friday evenings, I usually spend time reading the Bible, preparing for Bible study at church on Sabbath, and going on YouTube for videos of sermons. I also found some cool…

Weekly Reads Wednesday: Family Secrets Edition

I didn’t start out looking for tales of family secrets. Or maybe I did. I miss my own family so much that everything seems to lead me to thoughts of them. Even the books I chose to read this week.. 1. Family Pictures by Jane Green 344 pages Rated 2.5/5 Completed 7/12/15 Sylvia’s first husband…

Regrets I Have A Few

The weekend was short, what with the preparation for the Community Guest Day at church, the worship service, attending a motivational seminar about goal setting, swim class, another church service, spending a couple hours with the youth group kids, hanging out with friends to celebrate an accomplishment and catching a movie or two… Maybe I…

Swim, Bike, Run

My first triathlon happened on Shnday and I didn’t even have to pay a race fee. On Sunday mornings, I have a one hour swim class and since we had missed the past two weeks, we spent the entire hour doing laps in the pool. I went to a meeting and then headed to spin…

The Weekend That Was

I started my weekend outside in Union Square Park and ended it outside in Central Park. Here’s a little of what happened in between.   I love mushrooms but I think I could only eat the ones I buy in the supermarket.  These make pretty pictures though 😀             My goals…

3 Goals For The Week Ahead

The 5 best things about the weekend past were: Enjoying what I have convinced myself is the last snow of the season         Playing dress-up    Being totally inspired by the violinists in the student orchestra that played at church and then being a bit overwhelmed by their rendition of ‘O Green Isle of The Indies’, which…

Tales For Thursday

Thursday finds me…. Shivering: If you want to know what 50 shades of gray looks like, check out this forecast. Celebrating: Slow runners come up ahead. If the New York Times says it, it must be true. Phys Ed: Slow Runners Come Out Ahead http://t.co/YCtSrkUjf4 — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 4, 2015 Visualizing:…

Five Memories

Ever stopped mid-laugh to think how you would remember a joke? Ever stopped mid-smile to write about it in your journal? Nah, me neither. Which is why, I am taking the time to remember the week now that it’s almost over and before the memory has faded. My Five Best Moments This Week 3 gym workouts this week….