Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has devastated areas in the Tristate area and gone….leaving behind stories of miracles, destruction, and more.  The number of power outages is increasing with each news report that comes in, and now 5 million people are without power. Two NYC hospitals had to evacuate patients and that included infants on ventilators and patients in the ICUs.  Vlad at Wind Against Current has been giving news updates for his readers (including me).  The storm didn’t stop people from looting closed businesses…..

I walked to work today.  The streets were unsafe with power lines that came down with trees, as you can see what my neighborhood looks like in these pictures. Although my neighborhood has downed power lines, we lost power for a brief hour yesterday and have been extremely lucky.


Posted by on October 30, 2012 in General, New York


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Another acknowledgement

Another award, One Lovely Blog, from The Retiring Sort has come my way and I am humbled – Thank You!

By accepting awards and nominating bloggers information is shared about interesting blogs, it helps us to know one another, we meet interesting folks. The difficult part is nominating bloggers and finding who does not accept awards.

These are the requirements for accepting the award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share a link to that blog.
  2. Attach the award icon  to your site.
  3. Share seven random things about yourself:  see below….
  4. I love to knit. I enjoy trying different cuisines.  I like to learn new languages.  I like ‘my space.’ I love cats. I am not a chocoholic. I love the outdoors.
  5. And finally, offer the specified number of “pay it forward”nominations (7), advising those bloggers that they’ve been nominated and how to accept the award.

And, the seven nominees are:

1.  fabulous recipes and food

2. baking and life

3. life and photography

4. pictures and more

5. anything and everything, travel and more

6. kayaking, photography, and more

7.  a community support group – doing a tremendous job

Some of you may or may not accept awards, and I understand that.  Thank you for blogging and doing it so well!


Posted by on October 14, 2012 in General


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A Post Long Overdue….

This post is long overdue….when I say long overdue, I mean it.  I don’t get to blog as much as I would like to and for several months now all I have done is post pictures for the weekly challenges.  Between work, home, and some classes, there is hardly any ME time left.  So, with all due respect to Deepa at “Perceptions of a reluctant homemaker” who nominated me for an award back in September, I am finally doing what I must.

One of the rules of the game is to tell 7 things about myself, and here are some things about me:

1. I love photography.

2. I am a foodie, any which way you like, I love to bake and cook and cook and bake……

3. I love traveling but until I win a lotto I cannot do more of it.

4. I am an engaged workaholic – love my work and do it because I love it.

5. I love New York and I’m hoping we have a mild winter 🙂

6. I do most of the talking at home and someone else listens (you know who).

7. Wish I could blog more often.

Now comes the not-so-easy part of being awarded – find other bloggers and pass on the award.  Several bloggers let you know that they don’t want an award (and these are some folks who should be awarded!).  So here are 5 bloggers that I picked at random (how lucky) who are kind to stop by my blog often.

1. Elizabeth at Mirth and Motivation who offers motivational articles

2. Indira at Banjara – interesting pictures, poetry, and more

3. Jo at Chronicles of Illusions – photography, travel, and more

4. Michael Lai at Retiree Diary – beautiful photography

5. Isadora at Inside the Mind of Isadora – some fabulous writing

Some of you have received several awards, so please pick them up if you like.

Happy Blogging!


Posted by on October 14, 2012 in General


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Travel theme: On Display

This week Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? has challenged us with On display, and here is what I found displayed.


Posted by on October 13, 2012 in General, Photography, Travel Theme


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

Larger than life itself is this heart… can see more BIG pictures at the Weekly Photo Challenge this week.



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