Jan 1 - Dartmouth Day Trip
Jan 11 - Allston MA visit (mural found) - I had a desire to find a mural that I'd seen in pictures painted on a wall somewhere in Allston, finally found it. (Short recap)
Jan. 14 - 24 - ORLANDO FLORIDA DISNEYLAND TRIP!!! - fun trip and loved Florida weather in January - really too much to describe in this write up regarding that trip except that it was memorable for many varied reasons. Also, LD finally crossed something off her bucket list by finally swimming with the dolphins. (Epcot Shot, More photos)
Jan. 27 - Blizzard of 2015 (24"-34" snow) - that sucked! (Stop snowing already!, Reaching the top of the garage!)
Feb. 13 - Boston Opera House/Motown Musical/Boston Common Coffee Co./Salvatores/Snowiest Boston on record - still a lot of snow all around - LD set up an awesome night with various planned events leading up to my first time at the BOH.
Mar 4 - LD's Birthday dinner @ Sky Restaurant
Mar. 5-7 - New Jersey Trip (what did we do?)
Mar 12 - Wildlife Talk w/expert at Norwood Library - was cool to learn about the animals roaming the suburbs plus the guy is also our electrician. (Pic from the talk)
Mar. 29 - Jamaica Pond walkabout/Westwood Station - checking out this new complex. (Great Blue Heron on the icy lake, Horses in Dover)
Apr 4 - Whippany Railway Museum & TrainRide, Whippany NJ (w/Easter Bunny and kids) (Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers, Atop Fort Nonsense, Vail Estate, Whippany Railroad, Little Red Schoolhouse)
Apr 18 - Dartmouth Ma Hiking/Beach House hang (Hiking with Liz and Wally)
Apr 24 - Cirque de Destress II Therapy Dogs @ Emerson (Spring in Boston, Also got me starting to color in complex mandalas to destress, although I donlt care about staying in the lines so much as I feel like I'd rather just get it all done in a hurry, which I know is not the point - I need to work on that on myself).
Apr 25 - Danny Collins Movie - Framingham Fork&Dine
Apr 26 - Farm visits Dover - Bird Park Walpole (A horse in Dover, A Farm in the Clouds)
May 1 - Tufts Visit - Jumbo/Acornhead artworks (Jumbo Lives again!, Acornhead)
May 2 - PeterP Yard Sale, Jamaica Plain/Free Comic Book Day/Indie Bookstore Day (Saturday Spring Shot from this day)
May 3 - Yoga Blue Lotus Open House, Newton MA / World's End, Hingham - I still need to decide to frequent this Lotus place a bit more (Shot from World's End
May 8 - Celebrating Mother's Day with Mom a little early
May 9-10 Connecticut Overnight Bridgeport Bearsley Zoo/Seaside Park (Barnum) /1st Del Lemonade of the Season - sadly on this trip I seemed to have lost my external battery (Proud Pheasant, Visiting P.T. Barnum, Abandoned Lighthouse on Fayerweather Island, Yoga Tree Statue)
May 16 - Lunch with Jenn D'a... - this was fun! Need to do another one.
May 17 - Capron Zoo / Garden purchases - was big into the flower beds this year - hope to extend that knowlege into 2016 and perhaps help design some cool gardens out back come springtime (Blacktongue)
May 21 - Red Nose Day - kinda creepy?
May 22-24 New Jersey Trip (what did we do again?) (Tending the garden waters, Inside the Solarium)
May 25 Memorial Day Norwood
Jun 14 - Front-side deck done/Art in the Park Norwood ('Swan Lake' visit)
Jun 19 - Day at Emerson/Boston day! Also started subscribing to a home cooking provider to cook and eat varied foods. I've learned quite a few things and that I don;t mind doing the prep work - in fact, I relish doing it!
Jun 21 - Fairhaven Beach House Visit
Jun 27 - Yard Sale Megapop stealdeal - didn't do many yard sales this year but did get some great stuff
Jun 30 - 3 new baby fish in 30 gal born (Ringo, Minion, and Ted) - was exciting but sadly have all since passed.
Jul 2 - Take cats to new Vet - an experience in and of itself
Jul 4 - took a tour of a carillon and even got to play it - basically a keyboard connected to giant bells in a bell tower. Largest musical instrument I ever got to play. (Ringing the Carillon Bells)
Jul 10 - Intrude/LawnOnD Visit - LawnOnD is cool - need to revisit next summer (Visiting the giant bunnies)
Jul 11-12 - NJ Visit (what did we do? I don't remember!) (We grew this!)
Jul 14 - Author Talk/Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) - Porter Sq, Cambridge MA - cool to meet the creator of such a great story.
Jul 17 - Reading Nook Chair arrives! (Woodworking on toychest from 6.27?) - still need to work on the chest but it was great to finally find a chair that fits the area after looking for so long.
Jul 18 - Howl at the Moon/Splitsville Lanes Kim&Kevin Doubledate, Foxboro MA - a fun double date!
Jul 19 - Duxbury beach trip - Finally, an ocean dip!
Jul 24 - Fancy Dinner at Sky - just because. (A shot along Sunset Park)
Jul 26 - talk on Pot/Porter Square, Cambridge MA - since I'd done all that work for the state last year on the topic thought it would be interesting to see other points of view on the topic.
Aug 6-13 Maine/Gloucester etc Summer Vaca Minitwip (The Boathouse, KPT and Bufflehead Cove Inn, KPT/ Bass Rocks Inn Gloucester MA) - amazing birthday trip! Love Maine! (Kennebunkport Houses, Scene from outside our deck at the Boathouse, Visiting Stage Fort Park)
Aug 15 - Kinky Boots at Boston Opera House - recommend seeing this play - very entertaining! (I'll don those kinky red thigh high boots, Baby!, Sunday night Big Band in the Park)
Aug 17 - Book talk: "We are Market Basket". Very interesting!
August - rebuilding back deck @ Earth-2 - This has come out amazing and it was cool that I was able to assist with the design using my CAD skills to draft up the blueprint for building it and to submit to the town. There's still some minor interior things to work on, and next will be the abutting patio outside, but all in all, this was an amazing thing to do and I know we're going to enjoy it - Hell, the cats already do! (Image of the CAD drawing I drafted for the project - early beta version)
Aug 20 - "Bingo" - fourth fish born in tank - also no longer around.
Aug 22 - Mystic CT trip (Tugboat!, Buoys in Mystic, Sailing and Dreaming)
Aug 30 - Plymouth MA Daytrip/Isaac's/Cormorants shot - fun day but remember it being really hot outside. (Coromant Convention)
Sep 2 - 25th Ann. Work celebration lunch
Sep 4-7 - Boston morning trip/Apple Pickin & Barn,PA/Spring Lake Beach/Lake Como (Swans) NJ/Labor Day celebration (Cows on Parade, Children of the Corn, Anyone?, Finally made it to the Beach!!)
Sep 12 - Twilingate Alapaca Farm visit (Simba, baby Alpaca sighting) - awesome alpaca ranch (Hello, Little Simba!)
Sep 13 - Rock n Roll Yard Sale, Union Sq, Somerville MA - got some great vinyl here for the jukebox.
Sep 18-20 - The Inn at Stonington CT (Ladydoc Appreciation 5.0) / Breakwater / Stonington Harbor / Black Mass Movie (Coromant drying wigs in the harbor, Dinner with LD on the docks at sunset, History!, Welcome to Infinity!)
Sep 26 - MSPCA/Angell Memorial Walk on Boston Common (Patty/Cheryl/Ed) (There are pics of this someplace!)
Oct 4 - MGH Hospital Bulfinch Lawn Mindfulness HUBWeek Presentation w/ Herb Benson / Carrie Nation Cocktail Lounge Lunch Visit (Benson and Hatchets)
Oct 8-12: New Jersey Visit / Pumpkin Picking - the pumpkins are still here! (Morris Canal)
Oct 16 - Wang Theatre OpenHouse, Boston MA - cool to walk around the place unaided and see all kinds of access (Onstage at the Wang!)
Oct 17 - 1st Wegmans Westwood visit
Oct 18- Creesy 25th Wedding Annerversary - this was ok but I'd never do it again!
Oct 24 - This!
Nov 14 - Scituate DayTrip - some wildlife sightings and good eats (Scituate Light across the Bay)
Nov 15 - Winslow Animal Sanctuary, Norton MA - this place is amazing and I'd rather go here than any zoo, it's so amazing! short recap)
Nov 21 - Aerochix/Bon Jersey tributes Showcase Live (November) (w/ K&K)
Nov 23-26 NJ Thanksgiving Trip / Paterson Falls (Short recap)
Dec 4 - Cirque III/Boston MA
Dec 5 - Acorn Alpaca Ranch visit / Circle of Hope Luminarys, Norwood MA (PM) (Short recap 1 and 2)
Dec 12 - Winslow II / Candlelit Stroll (Short recap)
Dec 20-25 NJ / Black Forest Inn w/Chelle (There are pics of this somewhere, possible pics posted in the future)
Dec 20-25 NJ / Red Bank: Oyster Point / Count Basie Theatre w/ Jovi and Blondie / Pt.Pleasant & Spring Lake (see below, possible more pics posted in the future)
Dec 20-25 NJ / Sandy Hook / Inside Out w/Carol & Wanni (see below, possible more pics posted in the future)
Dec 25-27 NJ / wrap (possible pics posted in the future)
Jan 2 - Dinner w/Liz
This entry may continued to be updated throughout (maybe even with pictures!) and maybe with other notes as they come into my brain, because there's more I'd like to write about. Check back to see.