Thursday, May 19, 2016

Castle Gillette [CT]
May 7th
 Molly Weasley and Bellatrix
 Ministry of Magic Official
catching Mundungus
The Passion of Potter
Augusta Longbottom

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 Baroness von Huffledor
at Castle Gillette
May 7th

at Castle Gillette in CT
May 7th

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Saturday, May 7th
Castle Gillette - CT

Thursday, May 05, 2016

 Pearl Jam in Concert
Madison Square Garden
Monday, May 2nd

 Cherry Blossom Festival
at the
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Saturday, April 30th

 Margaret and Debbie
 Duchess and Debbie

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

April 1st, watched my favorite TV show, Sleepy Hollow  J

April 2nd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt and afterwards did errands / chores.

April 4th, I had appts with my foot doctor and physical therapist.  Afterwards, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

April 6th, did volunteer work [ie: computers] at the WCW office in Manhattan.

April 7th, I attended the lively and entertaining monthly TGTSNBN meetup.

April 8th, I watched the season 3 finale of Sleepy Hollow on TV.

April 9th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.  Afterwards I visited with my friend Anni and her family.

April 10th, I joined my friend Dennis in northern New Jersey for a fun “photo adventures” day.  We visited Hoboken, Branch Brook Park, Eagle Rock reservation, Patterson Great Falls and Skylands Manor.

April 12th, I attended the BFP “Let’s Get Happy over Peace” happy hour event at The Brazen Head pub in Brooklyn.  Good event and nice turnout of 15 to 20 people.

April 13th, I took ½ a vacation day from work to attend a NY Mets baseball game out at Citifields with friends.  It was a sunny, breezy day in the low 50s, and the NY Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2 to 1.  Hooray!

On April 16th, after my cleaning lady took care of my apt, I headed out to do chores, errands and a much needed manicure on a sunny spring day.

April 17th, I visited the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on a perfect sunny spring day, as well as stroll through Park Slope.

April 20th, I had an appt at NYU Dentistry for consultation / X-rays for an upcoming root canal.  After work I had a physical therapy appt for my left foot / ankle.

April 21st, I attended the fascinating and informative part II of “The Forum on Energy Democracy” at The Commons in Brooklyn.  Which was hosted by the Climate Change committee of BFP.

April 22nd, after work I met up with my Canadian friend, Daniel, who was visiting for the weekend.  We went to the Star Wars costume exhibit at Discovery Center in Times Square.  Afterwards, we hung out at the Discovery Center until 9pm waiting for a friend to pick up Daniel and head back to NJ.

On afternoon of August 24th, I had several friends over for a fun time of viewing LOTRs “Return of the King” extended edition, assorted topics of conversation and noshing on delicious food from The Jungle Café.

April 25th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

April 27th, I had an appt with my physical therapist after work for treatment on my left ankle.

April 28th, I attended a special BFP board meeting about the “future” of our organization and which direction it should turn to.

April 30th, I attended the annual Cherry Blossom festival at the lovely Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with my friends Debbie and Margaret.  We got to see the wonderful Japanese drumming and a tea ceremony.  Place was crowded, as it was a lovely spring day.  Afterwards we went to Debbie’s apartment for a late lunch.  Back in Manhattan I had a much needed appt with Dr Tan my acupuncturist.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 NY Mets vs Miami Marlins
Baseball with Friends at Citifield
April 13, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

 Views of lower Manhattan
from across the river in Hoboken, NJ
[Edited in Film Noir style]
 Sunday Afternoon - April 10th
Visiting a Friend in NJ

Friday, April 01, 2016

The 9th Annual NY Peace Film Festival
April 1st to 3rd
All Souls Unitarian Church
1157 Lexington Avenue - Manhattan
Tickets are $15 at the door


Brooklyn for Peace - Happy Hour
"Hey, Can you get happy for Peace?"
Tuesday, April 12th, from 6-8pm
Brazen Head Pub
228 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn
Free Pizza!!

Attended the Brooklyn for Peace forum for
The Fight for Energy Democracy
Held at The Commons on March 29th

Thursday, March 31, 2016

 A Sampling of My Watercolors
From 10+ Years

March 2nd, I had two health related appts today and both were regarding my long suffering left foot.

March 3rd, I attended the informative and productive monthly BFP board meeting.

March 4th, I participated in a watercolor painting workshop in my hood.

March 5th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

March 6th, I watched the wonderful season six finale of Downton Abbey.  Six wonderful years of amazing British drama, style, fashion, and yes, even some comedy.

March 7th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

March 8th, I participated in the productive monthly BFP Fundraising meeting via conference call.

March 9th, I had an appt with my internal medicine doctor after work and got a prescription for springtime allergies.

March 11th, I had an appt with my dentist at NYU Dentistry in the morning, and the final prep work was completed, plus battle plan drawn up.  The cost for this dental work will run me about $18,000 and take place over next 6 to 8 months.  From there I took a taxi to work and then after work I participated in the last watercolor painting workshop in my hood.  As to the latter, it was great fun, and enjoyed working with Holly.

March 12th, after Dana finished cleaning my apt, I headed out to do several errands and chores before my private yoga class with Fabrice.  After yoga, I headed over to “HeART by Hand”, and finished my watercolor painting under Holly’s instructions.

March 13th, I had a much needed manicure appt followed by a late lunch at The Jungle Café.

March 16th, I had to take a “sick day” from work, as I had important documents being delivered by UPS and needed to sign for them.  Also had an appt with my physical therapist for continued treatment of my left foot/ankle.

March 19th, started off with my private yoga class with Fabrice, before heading down to Charlotte’s place for the 3rd annual BFP A&C committee retreat.  Six were in attendance for the retreat and we got much accomplished.

March 20th, I was joined at my humble apt by friends [ie: Wendy, Margaret and Debbie] to watch “Pride & Prejudice” on DVDs, and nosh on great food from The Jungle Café.

March 21st, I took half a vacation day, as I had a dental procedure done at NYU Dentistry, and then headed over to the office for remainder of the day.

March 22nd, I visited my friend Larry after work, and as we noshed on a lite dinner he did my 2015 taxes.

March 23rd, I participated in the annual Tolkien Reading Day event at the Jefferson Market Library with other members from NYC Friends of Tolkien.

March 25th to 27th, I visited the parents for the Easter holiday weekend, plus got to see my brother and sister-in-law.  Had a bit of an incident on Saturday afternoon with the cops and burning leaves and twigs in the parent’s front yard. I didn't know there is a burning ban in New York State and I am thankful I wasn't given a $1,500 ticket. It had me very nervous throughout it all. I am a city gal just helping out the parents and know nothing of these rules. I do now!

On March 27th, in the evening, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.  Afterwards I watch the second season opening episode of “Grantchester” on PBS.

March 29th, I attended a BFP forum held at The Commons called “The Fight for Energy Democracy”.  Very informative and the two guest speakers [ie: Sean Sweeney and Kim Fraczek] spoke with passion and insight.  To get involved; go to or

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Watercolor Class
Friday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

 Dad's Coloring Book Creations

February 1st, I had my second physical therapy session after work for my ankle situation.  Afterwards, I headed home quickly, and got there in time for my private yoga class with Fabrice.

February 4th, I attended the monthly TGTSNBN meetup and it was held at the main public library near Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.  Topic was discussion on the second half of book #7 … Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  It was a fun, interesting discussion regarding the book and aspects of the films.

On evening of February 5th, we fans of the TV series, Sleepy Hollow, get episode one of part two from season three.

February 6th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt and later on a much needed manicure.

February 7th, I spent a delightful afternoon hanging out with my friend Sam in Times Square, Brooklyn Heights and then my hood.  We were having fun with photo adventures and catching up on news.

February 9th, I attended the monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting and call.

February 10th, I had my third physical therapy session after work for my ankle situation.

February 12th, I took a watercolor painting class after work near my apt.  Then raced home to watch an episode of “Sleepy Hollow”.

On February 13th, after Dana [my cleaning lady] took care of my apt, I had my usual private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.  Then did some errands before staying in the rest of the weekend, as it was sooooo cold and windy out.

February 15th, I attended the productive monthly BFP Arts and Culture committee meeting and call.

February 17th, I had my fourth physical therapy session after work for my ankle situation.

February 18th, I attended an interesting and informative monthly “Friends of Tolkien” meetup.

February 19th, I took half a vacation day for my NYC Dentistry appt and afterwards headed into the office.

February 20th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice, I headed into Manhattan to attend a friend’s birthday celebration at The Hourglass Tavern on West 46th Street in the afternoon.  Had a great time!

February 21st, I had an appt with my acupuncturist in Chinatown for much needed treatment.

February 22nd, I had a much needed manicure after work.

February 24th, I had an appt after work with NYC Dentistry for mold making of teeth.

Feb 26th to 28th, visit with my parents in upstate NY … errands, breakfast out with friends, hair salon appt and chores.

February 29th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 Attending Friends
Birthday Parties in February

Taking Some Watercolor Classes
[I haven't painted in 3 years]

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 B&W Views
Brooklyn Heights
Sunday, Feb 7th

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Message from Bernie 2016
Goldman Sachs Thinks We are “Dangerous”
 The CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, said yesterday our campaign represents a dangerous moment, "not just for Wall Street, but for anyone who is a little bit out of line."

I have to say, I find it a little beyond comprehension that Lloyd Blankfein would lecture our campaign about "dangerous moments" after Wall Street received huge bailouts from the working families of this country, when their greed and recklessness caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, livelihoods, and homes just a few years ago. His arrogance has no end.

Now Wall Street is pouring money into other campaigns. But I am here to tell you that we don’t want their money and we don’t want their super PACs. We are going to do it differently. We are going to win.

Here’s the truth: Wall Street is terrified because we are running a campaign that does not support their agenda. They never expected us to battle to a virtual draw in Iowa, and they are starting to get a bit nervous about New Hampshire too.

The next primary is less than one week away, and we have a slight lead in the polls despite opposition from the economic and political establishment in the state. But if we stand together, I know that we have a good chance to win next week.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

 February Photo Challenge
1st Week - Pencils