Forever is Now – note to self

betterlivingonabudget: When we’re being mindful of the present moment, we’re able to find joy in the simplest pleasures. When was the last time you savored your morning coffee? Or your drive to work? Instead of worrying about getting your caffeine fix quickly or stressing about the commute, try appreciating the taste of the drink and … Continue reading

The Worst of Times

The Worst of Times

I have been putting off writing this post for many reasons.   Mainly it’s because I have tried through most of this blog to take a more positive approach to life both during treatment and after breast cancer.  To have hope, to be optimistic, to use fear as my propeller toward having more adventures.  As … Continue reading

Tripping to CT!

Tripping to CT!

Greenwich CT, Old Greenwich, Stamford and Rye.   After our recent weekend on the road to DC and back, this past weekend we decided (Chilli and I) to explore much closer to home. So we went on a huge 45 minute train ride out to Stamford Connecticut. Once we arrived, we picked up a hire … Continue reading

Baltimore

Baltimore

Baltimore pitt-stop I can’t claim to have done my due diligence in Baltimore.   To be fair I was only there for a couple of hours on the drive back to NY from DC. I mean I didn’t even get to go hunting for the location of The Wire.  As if I would, too scared … Continue reading

Love at first site – Washington DC

Love at first site – Washington DC

My first trip to Washington DC wont be my last. I spent 2.5 days in DC and felt like I’d really only scratched the surface. I also managed to coincide my trip with the Government shut down, so there was no entering of the galleries and landmarks to be had.  Then again, perhaps that was … Continue reading

On the Streets of Philadelphia….

On the Streets of Philadelphia….

On the Streets of Philadelphia. First visit to Philadelphia and I was impressed.  It’s kind of small, but it packs a punch.  I managed to squeeze a lot out of it in a short time.  Chilli liked it too.  For me, the highlight was definitely wandering around the streets, soaking in the vibe and culture. … Continue reading

New York down time

New York down time

New York down time. I don’t do this enough, but a couple of weekends ago, I spent a whole weekend rather self indulgently alone.  That is until Sunday night when I had a lovely visit with Baby O. I was totally in my element. I spent my time enjoying some sunshine, spectacular sunsets, a ride … Continue reading

NY VIP style

NY VIP style

NY VIP style, that’s how I roll!  Got to see a smashing performance by Avicci in the custom to which I am so deserving thanks to Microsoft during Ad Week (lifted private area with great view of the crowd and stage).  Three nights later, and Emsy and I were in the front VIP section of … Continue reading

A little London loving

A little London loving

London for a 2 day work trip, extended to 4 days including a lovely weekend spent with my good friend Waynie.  Got to meet his beautiful daughter Willow, a definite highlight.  I always enjoy spending time with Wayne, he knows me well and we can tell each other anything, no fear of judgement, just unconditional … Continue reading