Monday, December 04, 2017

The Division Bell
In 50 plus years, never did I hear,
the division bell ring so loud, so clear.
We label, judge and assign blame…
In reality tho, we all want the same.

To live in peace and leave behind,
Much better world, than we did find.
A world in which, our children thrive,
To grow, progress and be alive.

Free of violence, war and fear,
beloved community now and here.
Indeed it’s possible, for one and all,
In unity we rise, in division, we fall.

My belief indeed, steadfast and true,
this much and more, we can all do.
Create a new world and a new season,
void of our current, lapses of reason.

Free of all judgement, anger and pain,
anything less, is really quite insane.
Our descendants will surely rise and soar
the day the division bell, rings no more.

Many thanks to my friend Joe in sharing this wonderful poem yesterday at the his annual holiday gathering / luncheon in Queens. We strive every day in working towards that division bell ringing no more.

Friday, December 01, 2017

PERSONAL NEWS #273
Nov 2nd, I participated in the BFP Fundraising conference call regarding the upcoming “Pathmakers to Peace” event.

Nov 4th, I went to the movies with my friend TJ to see the new THOR film, which we loved, and afterwards we went out for Chinese food.

Nov 5th, I hosted a dinner gathering at my apt for several friends.  Food turned out good and the conversation, as always, was diverse.

Nov 6th, after work, I had a physical therapy session with my therapist for my ankle / foot.

Nov 8th, after work, I had a chiropractor appt for my neck / back.

Nov 9th I participated in the BFP Fundraising conference call regarding the upcoming “Pathmakers to Peace” event.

Nov 10th to 12th, I visited friends in Salem, MA for the Veterans Day holiday weekend, and stayed at a charming B&B.  Weather was cold and windy, but we still had a good time.  We did some shopping along Essex Street, dined out at the Hawthorne and Jodi Bee’s, plus visited the Peabody Essex Museum.

Nov 13th, after work, I had a physical therapy session with my therapist for my ankle / foot.

Nov 16th, took a sick day from work, as I was dealing with a slight temperature.

Nov 17th, after work, I joined my friend TJ in going to see the new film “Murder on the Orient Express”, which we both enjoyed a lot.

Nov 18th, after Dana cleaned my apt, I had a private yoga session with Fabrice, and then jumped into car service into Manhattan for the “NYC Friends of Tolkien” Silmarillion roundtable discussion.  The latter was fascinating and informative.  After the roundtable, I enjoyed a delicious dinner at SongKran with several friends and discussion was on a variety of topics.

Nov 21st, after work, I headed home to jump on a BFP Fundraising committee conference call.  It was productive and our event is coming up on the 30th.

Nov 23rd, on Thanksgiving Day I volunteered with ProjectFIND, and it was my 11th year in doing so.  I worked with Jose and his wife Diane in delivering hot meals and goodies to homebound seniors in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.

Nov 24th to 26th, I visited the parents in upstate NY for the holiday weekend.  We had a good weekend … yardwork, chores around the house, errands, brunch out, shopping, etc.

Nov 27th, after work, I had a physical therapy session with my therapist for my ankle / foot.

Nov 28th, I attended the Fred Pryor seminar for Administrative Assistants, and afterwards headed to the office to tend to many assignments / meeting.

Nov 29th, after work, I had a dental appt for final prep work on remaining permanent crowns.

Nov 30th, after work, I attended the annual BFP Pathmakers to Peace event in Brooklyn Heights.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PERSONAL NEWS #272
Oct 1st, in the afternoon I attended the “first Sunday” event at the SGI Center in Manhattan for two hours.  Chanting, news, music and other items.  It was spiritually uplifting.

Oct 3rd, I worked until 8pm due to a busy day at the office, and boss’s meetings.

Oct 4th, I had a dental appt after work for crown prep work.

Oct 5th, after work, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.

Oct 6th, before heading to the office, I had a foot doctor appt regarding fungus.  Around 12pm I received an urgent call from Mom regarding Dad’s health situation.  Upsetting news, I talked with my boss, and he let me leave at 12:30pm to head upstate NY.  Stressful day and arrived at the hospital around 6:45pm to take the parents home. Called my friend Nancie, as I was suppose to visit DC / VA this weekend, and we cancelled for another time.

Oct 7th to 9th, visited with my parents in upstate NY to assist with errands and chores around the house.

Oct 10th, I visited the SGI Center to participate in the Slow Gongyo session, which was very helpful and informative.

Oct 12th, I jumped on the BFP Fundraising committee conference call in the evening.  The discussion was mainly on the upcoming Pathmakers to Peace event end of November.

Oct 14th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.  Rest of the weekend I was dealing with a head cold.

Oct 16th, after work, I had a physical therapy session with a new therapist for my ankle / foot.

Oct 20th, after work, I celebrated my 59th birthday, which was on the 17th, with friends at the PeaceFood Café.  Despite being on meds for a slight head cold, I still had a great time and received some lovely gifts / cards.

Oct 21st, after my cleaning lady took care of my apt, I did errands / chores before heading into the city to volunteer as an usher at the Manhattan Theater Club.  Got to see “Prince of Broadway”, and afterwards dined out with friends.

Oct 25th, I had a dental appt after work for crown prep work.

Oct 26th, I had an appt with my acupuncturist after work.  Help with the head cold and sinus infection.

Oct 27th, I jumped on the BFP Fundraising committee conference call in the evening.  The discussion was mainly on the upcoming Pathmakers to Peace event end of November.

Oct 28th, I joined other members of TGTSNBN for a fun HP cosplay out at Governors Island.  Weather was a warm, sunny day, though abit windy.

Oct 29th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.

Oct 30th, after work, I had a physical therapy session with a new therapist for my ankle/foot.

Oct 31st, at work, most of my co-workers and I dressed in costume to celebrate Halloween.

Monday, November 13, 2017

 Visit Friends in Salem MA
Veterans Day Weekend



Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Halloween Antics
with Office Co-Workers

Monday, October 30, 2017

 TGTSNBN HP Cosplay
Governors Island
October 28th





Celebrating my Birthday with Friends
PeaceFood Cafe
October 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 Aviation Day
Cambridge NY
October 7th


 Visiting Vermont
Columbus Day Weekend

PERSONAL NEWS #271
Sept 1st to 4th, visited the parents over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Helped out with chores around the house and out in the gardens.  Friends visited on the Sunday for dinner and socializing.  Got my hair done after many months at the salon.  Felt so good!

Sept 6th, after work, I had a dental appt for more work on the last four crowns.

Sept 7th, after work, I had to the BFP office on Atlantic Avenue for the “open house” and the forum on “The Global Rise of Extremism” hosted by Dr Partha.

Sept 8th, I participated in the monthly BFP Fundraising meeting / call in the evening.

Sept 9th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt, I headed into Manhattan for the NYC Friends of Tolkien meetup to discuss the prep work for the Silmarillion forum we’ll be hosting in November.

Sept 10th, I was invited to Anni and David’s housewarming party out on Staten Island.  It was very enjoyable and they have a charming home.  Got a ride out and back from friends of Anni.  Weather was a lovely, sunny day and low humidity.

Sept 11th, after work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

Sept 14th, after a busy day at the office, I headed to the BFP office on Atlantic Avenue for the monthly board meeting.

Sept 15th, I took an early lunch hour, so that I could see my foot doctor on John Street.

Sept 16th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt, I took care of errands and laundry.  Then did experimental cooking with new, vegan Autumn recipes.

Sept 18th, after a busy day at the office, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

Sept 19th, I worked until 8pm due to a busy day at the office, and bosses meetings.

Sept 20th, I had a dental appt after work.

Sept 22nd, after work, I went to a NY Mets game, which they won, with my friend Nancy and her sister.

Sept 23rd, after private yoga class at apt with Fabrice, I joined my friend Judith in seeing the wonderful, beautiful film called “Loving Vincent”.  Afterwards, we had a delicious dinner at Fiorello’s.

Sept 24th, in the afternoon, I joined other BFP volunteers in tabling at the annual Atlantic Antic street fair.

Sept 25th, after a busy day at the office, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

Sept 27th, after work, I invited fellow SGI member [Rhonda] to my apt for assistance with my Gongyo pronunciation chanting.

Sept 28th, after work, I had my first appt with new lung specialist on East 57th Street.  It went well and I am pleased with him.

Friday, September 22, 2017

 The BFP "Open House"
Office Party - Sept 7th
 Dad celebrating his
82nd B-day during
Labor Day weekend

 NYC Friends of Tolkien
Meeting - Discussing Silmarillion
 Duchess at Work
 Commuting to Work
Outside Grammercy Park

Friday, September 01, 2017

 Brooklyn Botanical Garden
August 2017
Photos converted w/Waterlogue



PERSONAL NEWS #270
August 1st, after work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

August 3rd, after work, I participated on a conference call with the BFP board meeting.

August 4th, after work, a group of us from the office headed out to Staten Island, via the ferry boat, to attend a baseball game at the St George ballpark.  We had food, drink and an air-conditioned luxury suite to watch the game.  It was enjoyable!
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August 8th, after work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

August 9th, after work, I headed home to participate in the BFP Fundraising conference call at 7:30pm

August 10th, after work, I headed uptown to take my friend and ex co-worker out to dinner as a “thank you” for all her help with my job hunting.

August 11th, that evening, at my apt, I had some new friends over from the SGI Nichiren Buddhist group.  We did the enshrinement of my Gohonzon in its special case.  Afterwards we chanted, talked and drank teal.

August 12th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt, and afterwards did many chores / errands.  In the evening, I watched a DVD called “Gifted” with Chris Evans in the lead role.  Good film and highly recommend it.

August 13th, around 11am I headed to Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn for the Peace Rally against the white supremacist’s terror acts, not only in Charlottesville, but around the USA.  Then I joined my friend Deborah in going to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to renew my membership and stroll around.  Sunny, warm day and not as humid as day before.

August 16th, after work, I had a long overdue appt with my “internal medicine” doctor.  Had several tests done, all my vitals were okay, and discussed obtaining a new lung specialist, since mine had passed away back in July.  I also got my lung medication renewed, which I was happy about, since I was running out.

August 17th, joined my friend Irvin for lunch, and we went to Battery Park, while there we were briefly interviewed by “The Street” on our political views.  After work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

August 18th, after work, I had a much-needed chiropractor appt for adjustments to lower back and neck.

August 19th, after Dana cleaned my apt, I took care of errands, chores, grocery shopping and laundry around my hood.

August 20th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt, I headed out to the East River ferry boat for a visit to Governors Island.  Weather was sunny and less humid than day before.

August 21st, the solar eclipse took place today in the afternoon.  Around 3pm I borrowed special glasses from a co-worker and went out to Federal Hall steps to view it.  It was so cool and everyone was out doing the same thing and sharing their special glasses.

August 23rd, after work, I headed home to jump on the 7:30pm BFP fundraising committee conference call.

August 26th, I headed up to White Plains, via Metro North, and my friend picked me up for a day of adventures.  Drove over the newly built Tappan Zee Bridge, which is now called Mario Cuomo bridge.  We visited Nyack, Sugarloaf, Warwick, Greenwood Lake, etc.  Checked out antique shops, farm stands with goodies, Hudson River views, Mexican lunch, sculpture gardens, shopping, etc.  It was an enjoyable day.

August 27th, I attended the weekly Williamsburg chapter of Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism meeting.  Great meeting new people and some I already know.  Chanting and community spirit.

August 29th, I got a much-needed manicure after work.

August 30th, had a chiropractor appt after work for treatment.

August 31st, after work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

 August 1st
On The East River Ferry Boat
Friday Evening - Aug 4th
Staten Island ballpark at St George


PERSONAL NEWS #269
July 1st to 4th, I visited with the parents in upstate NY for the holiday weekend.  Took them out for dinner and breakfast; plus, help Mom with chores around the house, and trips to stores for groceries et al.

July 5th, a short work week for me, but still going to be a busy one with training, and assisting my new boss before he heads to another conference.  After work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

July 6th, met up with my TGTSNBN friend, Irvin, for lunch in the Wall Street area.  He works now on Broad Street.  After work, I attended the monthly BFP board meeting at the office on Atlantic Avenue.

July 7th, after work, I headed up to West 52nd Street to attend the “Summer Dark” event at the Oasis Community Gardens, as my friend Teel James Glenn was read from his assorted works.

July 8th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt; I took care of errands, chores and laundry.

July 9th, I got a much-needed manicure, and then a tasty dinner at The Jungle Café.

July 10th, after work I took the 5:18pm East River ferry boat to my hood from the Wall Street pier.

July 11th, after work I did abit of shopping at Dress Barn and then head to Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn for the free herbal class at Radicle herb shop.  Fascinating and informative.

July 13th, after work, I jumped on the BFP fundraising committee conference call regarding our upcoming work for the Pathmakers to Peace event.

July 14th, after work, I had a much-needed chiropractor session, and learned that my lung doctor had passed away the week before.

July 15th, after my cleaning lady took care of my apt, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.  Later, in the evening, I joined friends of mine for a walk around the hood and then a chat in their back-yard garden.

July 17th, after work I took the 5:43pm East River ferry boat to my hood from the Wall Street pier.

July 18th, after work, I attended a Buddhist Soka Gakkai meeting in my hood to chant, hear stories and become a member of the SGI organization.  An interesting, informative and enlightened evening.

July 19th, after work, I headed up to the NYU College of Dentistry to have a temp crown replaced, plus discuss the last phase of 1.5 years of dental work.

July 20th, after work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

July 23rd, after getting a much-needed manicure, I headed into Manhattan to meet up with my friend Mary for lunch and theater.  We had a quick lunch at a diner before going to see the delightfully funny off-Broadway play called PUFFS.  It’s about the Harry Potter world at Hogwarts, but from the point of view of the Hufflepuff’s.

July 24th, after work, I had a much-needed therapy session with my chiropractor.

July 25th, after work, I had a physical therapy session for my ankle and foot.

July 26th, after work, I headed to the BFP office on Atlantic Avenue for training on the PowerBase setup.

July 27th, after work, I jumped on the BFP Arts & Culture committee conference call.

July 28th, that evening I had a nice dinner out with my friend Larry and we went to a Thai place called SongKran.

July 29th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt, and afterwards did many chores / errands.

July 30th, after strolling through the Union Square arts and crafts vendors event, I headed to the Buddhist SGI-USA center on East 15th Street to meet up with Rhonda.  I purchased some items in the shop to assist with my meditations and Buddhist learning.

July 31st, after work, I joined some friends at the delightful little British restaurant called Tea & Sympathy in Greenwich Village to celebrate Harry Potters 37th birthday.  It is also the 51st birthday of the HP author, JK Rowling.  Good food and fun conversation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Views Along the East River
During Ferry Boat Ride Home
July 17th

Sunday, July 09, 2017

  Waterlogue by Tinpocket [PC app]
Turns Photos into Watercolor Paintings
Sampling of my  latest Transformations




Sunday, July 02, 2017

PERSONAL NEWS #268
June 1st, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt in the morning.  That afternoon I joined my friend Liz and others at Bryant Park for the weekly tea party.  The weather was a lovely, sunny Spring day and it was so enjoyable in the park sipping tea.  Afterwards, I headed over to my old job to see my friend Nancy and chat for an hour.  Then off to the terrific Highline in Chelsea for a leisurely stroll and take photos.  Back in my hood I had a delicious dinner at The Jungle Café before heading home.

June 3rd, I headed into Manhattan, around Lincoln Center, to attend the 41st annual American Crafts Festival.  Not as many vendors / artisans as in past years, and despite that, there was a lovely selection to view.  I did purchase one item for a small price, and while there my friend Sheila called me.  Afterwards, I headed up to West 68th Street for a delicious late lunch at Nanoosh.

June 4th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt in the morning.  Spent some time at Starbucks utilizing their free WiFi, so that I can do more job hunting.

June 5th, I had a physical therapy session in the morning for my ankle / foot.  Afterwards, I utilized the free WiFi at Starbucks in my hood for an hour.  Plus, the free WiFi at The Jungle Café while I noshed on a delicious lunch.  Had a call / interview with agency, HumanEdge, about possible EA positions.  Received some calls about upcoming EA job interviews for remainder of this week.

June 6th, after doing job hunting online in the morning, I headed down to Atlantic Avenue, and the new BFP office to assist with unpacking/organizing.  Then to The Jungle Café for a delicious vegan dinner and to utilize their free WiFi for more job hunting.

June 7th, meeting with my counselor at NY Dept of Labor regarding updating my resume and cover letter for job hunting.  Very productive and informative meeting.  Headed into Manhattan to do volunteer computer work at the WCW office.  Then on over to the Strand bookstore and then up to Grammercy Theater for the Mike McCready [Pearl Jam guitarist] book signing event.  Great evening!  Got to meet Mike, chat for a few minutes and he graciously signed my book.  Then home to relax.

June 8th, I had two interview calls in the morning that didn’t go so well.  But the in-person interview down on Wall Street went very well in the afternoon.  Afterwards, I headed to Park Slope in Brooklyn, to help out with the BFP Supporter Appreciation event at a member’s home.  It was a successful event, well attended, and great food by Mukti’s Kitchen.

June 9th, after I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt in the morning, I headed to the BFP office on Atlantic Avenue to assist with computer work.  Afterwards, I headed into Manhattan, and the upper westside, to enjoy a delicious vegan dinner with friends at Candle Café West.  Went back to their apt to meet their rescue doggie, the delightful Pookie, and then headed home.  Many thanks to Pete and Nadine for the CD called “The Road Home” and several pairs of socks.

June 10th, I joined my friend Dennis at the Central Park zoo, as he had free admission.  Weather is warmer and sunny with lots of people out in the park enjoying it.  Afterwards, we headed down to the “Friends of Tolkien” meetup to enjoy dinner and watch the 1978 Bakshi animated film of LOTR.

June 11th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt in the morning.

June 13th, I had two phone calls with temp agencies this afternoon.

June 14th, I had an in-person interview on Park Avenue and it went very well in the early afternoon for a 4-month temp assignment.  Afterwards, I headed back to Brooklyn and Atlantic Avenue to do volunteer work on the computer at BFP office.

June 15th, after an interesting call / interview with another agency, I went to get a much-needed manicure.  Afterward, I had a light lunch at The Jungle Café before heading into Manhattan, and joining my friend Liz for the weekly tea party in Bryant Park.  She was there with her sons and friends.  It was an enjoyable few hours of tea, goodies and diverse conversations.  I then headed to the BFP office for the monthly board members meeting, which was very productive.  Throughout the day I received about 7 to 9 calls from agencies about possible interviews.

June 16th, one of the calls from the 15th was from a new agency and they wanted an in-person interview with me this morning.  It went very well and informative.  Back home I had some lunch and answered emails before heading to the BFP office to volunteer with computer work, plus impromptu meeting regarding some upcoming committee meetings.

June 17th, after my cleaning lady finished with my apt, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt around noontime.

June 19th, after a phone call interview that went so-so and a call with an agency; I headed into Manhattan for my dental appt, which lasted three-hours.

June 20th, I had two job interviews today.  First one was in the morning and it’s a second interview at Park Avenue location.  It went very well.  While waiting for the second interview, via phone, I got a call that Mom was rushed to the hospital with troubles breathing.  Dad and his brother-in-law drove to the hospital.  Second interview, via phone, went very well with a global bank.

June 21st, I worked with my old job online / phone regarding their Benefits Express for retirement / pension.  Took up most of the morning.  Whew!  In the early afternoon, I had a phone interview with a bank and it went very well.  Afterwards I took care of chores and errands, plus made phone calls, especially with my parents.

June 22nd, I attended the newly rebooted BFP A&C committee meeting, and we accomplished quite abit during the 1.5-hour session.

June 23rd, after my physical therapy session for ankle/foot; I received a phone call from a company I had interviewed with two weeks ago.  They made me an offer and I happily accepted.  I start new job as EA on Tuesday, June 27th.  Today marked 2 months since I last worked and I am so relieved to have a new job lined up.

June 24th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt, I did grocery shopping, and then my friend Cielito showed up for the weekend to visit.  Before heading into Manhattan, she treated me to a delicious dinner at The Jungle Café.  Headed to Central Park on a lovely Summer day to watch NYC at its groovy self.  Bongo players, peeps roller skating to disco music and the SummerStage fest that is a free event.  The bands and musicians were from Portugal.  Music was uber kewl and groovy.

June 25th, I volunteered with BFP at their tabling during the annual Smith Street Fair.

June 26th, after an emergency dental appt to re-cement a temp crown that had fallen out, I headed down to my new job for 2-hours of paperwork and meeting some of the office staff.  Felt good vibes from it all and excited about my first day on Tuesday [9am to 5pm].

June 27th, my first full day of work at new job as EA to the Executive Director.  Working with his current EA, as she transitions out and I transition into the role.  Started training on the numerous duties I will be undertaking as the new EA.  Lunched at one of my ole haunts from the Water Street temp days.  After work, I did some window shopping at Dress Barn before heading to my physical therapy session for ankle and foot.

June 28th, another full day of work at my new job as EA down on Wall Street.  Still training on the transitioning of the role.  During lunch, I enjoyed the sunshine and my tasty lunch at a small park near Water Street.  After work, I head to the BFP office on Atlantic Avenue for the monthly fundraising committee meeting.

June 29th, another full day of work at my new job down on Wall Street and still in training for the transition.  After work I headed up to Union Square to attend the “Intro to Buddhism” at the SGI center.  Looking to get more spiritualism into my life and be part of the Buddhist community.

June 30th, after a productive first week of work at new job, I took the East River ferry boat from Wall Street back to my hood.  Headed to The Jungle Café for a tasty lunch on this sunny, but humid day in NYC.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

 Waterlogue by Tinpocket [PC app]
Turns Photos into Watercolor Paintings
Sampling of my Transformations



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PERSONAL NEWS #267
May 1st, I had an interview with Morgan Stanley for an EA position that is temp-to-hire.  Interview went well.  Afterwards I headed to my old office in Times Square to meet up with a friend and ex-coworker.  We caught up on news and she printed up the latest version of my resume.  Back at the apt I went online to do job hunting and in the afternoon had an interview / call with a new agency.

May 2nd, I had an interview / meeting with another agency early in the afternoon.  Afterwards, I headed over to the WCW headquarters to do some volunteering with office projects.  Also, learned I have a second in-person interview with Morgan Stanley on the 8th.  And wrapped up the day with a message from a good friend that an ex-boyfriend from the 1990s passed away this morning from pneumonia.

May 3rd, I had a private yoga class this morning with Fabrice at the apt.  Afterwards, I did more job hunting online and also applied for unemployment.

May 4th, joined my peace activist friend, Liz Gannon, and her friends in Bryant Park this afternoon for tea, goodies, networking and conversation.  Later on, I attended the monthly BFP board meeting.

May 5th, I had a much-needed foot doctor appt in the morning and dealing with fungus on three of my toes. Afterwards, I had tea and oatmeal at a café before heading uptown to do volunteer work with WCW.  Weather is raining heavily, windy and cool.

May 6th, after my cleaning lady, Dana, took care of my apt, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice.  Then took care of many errands and chores.

May 7th, I had friends over for a small, intimate dinner party.  I had a few delicious vegan entrees catered from The Jungle Café.  My friends brought over dessert, veggie salad and a tasty fruit salad.  Good time was had by all.

May 8th, I had a second interview with Morgan Stanley at a different location and it went very well.  Afterwards, I had a late lunch at Wasabi before heading back to Brooklyn for my lung doctor appt.

May 9th, after taking care of job hunting, errands, laundry, grocery shopping and chores I headed to the monthly BFP fundraising committee meeting.

May 10th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt, and afterwards headed into Manhattan for GCS.  Took Metro North to the NY Botanical Gardens and met up with my friend Dennis.  Walked around the gardens for most of the afternoon, as well as see the wonderful Chihuly glass art exhibit.  Afterwards, we had dinner with a friend of ours in Yonkers.

May 11th, I had an interview with NY Life and it went very well.  Back at home worked on job hunting online, plus assorted BFP committee projects before heading into Manhattan for physical therapy appt.

May 13th, I had a much-needed chiropractor appt for adjustments / therapy.

May 14th, I had a much-needed manicure after doing some chores around the apt.

May 15th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt, and afterwards headed into Manhattan for a dental appt.  Got four of the eight temporary crowns replaced with permanent ones.

May 16th, after job hunting online in the morning, I headed into Manhattan and the upper eastside to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Checked out several exhibits; especially the wonderful roof garden with its exhibit of sculptures and statues.  Afterwards, I headed downtown to my physical therapy session for my ankle / foot.

May 17th, I had a call with a new agency in the morning, and a job interview / call in the afternoon with a securities firm.  Both calls went very well.

May 18th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt, and afterwards a call with another agency.  Missed a Skype interview for a job due to that software on my laptop not working.  I tried everything to get it to work and upset about missing out on an interview.  After that disaster, I headed into Manhattan to visit with ex-co-workers at my old job in Times Square.  Then strolled over to Bryant Park for tea, muffins and diverse conversation with friends.  That was very enjoyable!  In the evening, I participated in a webinar online on how to land a job.  Very informative.

May 20th, I had a much needed 30-minute massage therapy appt today, and thankful I have insurance to pay for it.

May 21st, it is street fair season in New York City and Brooklyn for Peace will be tabling at many of them. Volunteered with Brooklyn for Peace today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Park Slope on 5th Avenue. Many thanks to Molly, Sam, Charlotte, Melissa and Monroe.  Afterwards, I finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 movie and enjoyed it a lot. Saw the movie with my friends Wendy, Deborah​​ and Margaret​​. Afterwards we had a wonderful meal at PeaceFood Cafe.

May 22nd, After I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt, I headed into Manhattan for an appt with a new agency about a temp job downtown.  That interview with the agency went very well.  Then I headed over to the NY Public Library on 5th Avenue to check up on workshops and see two exhibits for free.

May 23rd, I visited with my good friend Katherine in CT for the afternoon.  We hadn’t seen each other in months, so had much to catch up on, plus I took her out for a belated birthday lunch.  We exchanged holiday gifties and did some shopping at a fabric store.

May 24th, I met up with another temp / permanent agency this morning and it went well.  Spent some time at Starbucks with a cup of tea and scone before heading downtown for my 3pm job interview.  That job interview for a temp position went very well  J

May 25th, I had a call with the Lucas Group agency this morning to prep for my interview in the afternoon.  That interview for a permanent EA position went very well.  Back in my hood I got a much-needed manicure before heading home.

May 26th, I headed into Manhattan in the morning for a second interview with a security firm near City Hall.  That interview went very well.  Afterwards, I headed home to do some shopping for the holiday weekend, and I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

May 27th to May 30th, I spent the long holiday weekend in upstate NY with the parents.  Took them out to dinner and breakfast.  Friends of ours visited on Sunday.  Worked on an Excel spreadsheet with info on my assorted job hunting.  Did some shopping, watch cable TV and got my hair done at the salon.

May 31st, I had an appt with NY Dept of Labor in the morning for orientation and they provided resources for job hunting.  In the afternoon I had an appt with another agency regarding permanent work.

Friday, May 19, 2017

 Roof Garden Exhibit
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, May 16th



Saturday, May 13, 2017

 NY Botanical Gardens
Flowers, Blossoms and Nature
Wednesday, May 10th