I’ve been back now from my “travelling” for 20 days. It feels good to sit still for a bit. It feels like it’s been chaos (in a good way) for me since the summer. So for now, I’m glad to not be jetting off anywhere… for a few weeks at least. Then again, when I sit still too long, I get restless. So, we’ll see.
I’ve been busy with baby orders and Christmas orders but I haven’t managed to take any photos. Go figure. Stay tuned.
We’re going into Christmas soon. I’m not a huge fan of the holidays. It’s not the same anymore. Christmas was so awesome when I was a kid. Everything changes. We have to adapt and make the best of what’s there.
So, NYC alone. It kind of sucked. I thought it would be a piece of cake because I’ve been there so many times. But there’s something about being there alone that’s…. well, lonely. And I NEVER get lonely. I really wanted to go to nice restaurants and enjoy some good food and a glass of wine, or hit a pub and try some new beers, go to a Broadway show, etc. But doing that alone is not that much fun.
I did, however, meet a nice girl from Brazil! Tatiana. We hung out for two days and really hit it off. We spent time at MoMa and walking around Central Park (she still hadn’t seen the Bathesda Fountain and The Mall). But when I put her in the cab to the airport, I was alone again and it sucked. It’s very strange because I’m a very outgoing person. Not sure what happened. Oh well. I can at least say that I made a friend and that I will likely end up in Brazil to see her in the next couple of years. Yay!
I also got to see the beautiful fall foliage in Central Park. It’s been on my to-do list forever.
On a very sad note, we lost a friend in a car accident on Sunday, November 17th. Mike Robillard – affectionately known to us as Smitty, was a police officer in Cornwall a few years back. It hit all of us pretty hard. 32 years old and so much life. It’s difficult to accept that things like this happen. People who work in our field deal with death every day but it’s so difficult when it’s someone you know and love. So many people were touched by him in one way or another. We’re all sending him love.
Something funny happened last night; I was looking for pictures on my external hard drive and the first picture that came up in the first folder I opened was a picture of Smitty cooking hotdogs for the local kids at the Cops and Kids fishing event back in 2005. It made me smile and it made me sad at the same time. It’s not fair that he won’t be here anymore, especially for his wife and little boy. I can’t imagine what life will be like for them now.
Love and appreciate the people in your life. Tell them often that they matter and that you love them. You never know when they’ll be taken from you.