Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Photo Diary: April


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Did the month of April fly by in a nanosecond, or what?

I can't get my arms around the fact 
that tomorrow, it will already be May 1.

There are months, and there are months.  
April was SUCH a month. 
After March being as dull as dull could be,
April was one of the best months I've had...
well, in months!

The weather warmed up,
Flowers started blooming,
 I did a bit of traveling,
and Mr. Goo Shoes and I celebrated 
our 20th wedding anniversary!!! 

I hope that you are going to link up 
with Claire (a little CLAIREification) and I 
starting tonight at midnight for our 
Show Us Your April Party!
Don't worry, if your not quite ready tomorrow,
the party will be open for about a week.
We'd love to see what you've been up to
this past month...

Every day has a story, after all.
What's yours?

Here's some snaps from my April.

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April 1
Remember I told you I saw these wacky soaps? I decided I had to have this, and put it in Junior Goo Shoes' bathroom for an April Fools joke. Aha! I can make him laugh in the morning!

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 2
Flowers from Mr. Goo Shoes...because. 

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 3
Spotted outside Harney and Sons tea shop in Soho, NYC, on the way to my hair appointment.
 
April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 4
A weekend in Boston with my sister and girl cousins for a wedding! 
SO many laughs -- Can anyone say "Depends?" We had a view of  
Faneuil Hall from our hotel room.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 5
Our cousin and his beautiful bride! What a wedding! Glorious views of Boston from the 33rd floor of The State Room. My way overdue post about Boston is coming soon.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 6
So much fun walking around Boston. Yes, those are sneakers filled with flowers in the window boxes. Love the reflection of blue sky in the windows with the white curtains.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 7
Coming in for a landing at Birdbath International. 


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 8
First blooms of the spring season!


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 9
I can't believe that one of the Faberge eggs on display at Rockefeller Center has a picture of ME on it! 


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 10
I think this cardinal knows I've been stalking him. 

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 11
Three years ago this week, we were in Bruges, Belgium. This has to be one of the most picturesque spots ever, even waterlogued. 

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 12
A little pre-Passover breakfast. I am a bottomless pit when it comes to matzoh brei.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 13
Cruise Day 1: Ship departing out of NYC. The Statue of Liberty is balancing our police escort on her torch.  I cannot believe I got this photo!



April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 14
Cruise Day 2: At sea, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the Carolinas, maybe?

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 15
Cruise Day 3: Excursion to Kennedy Space Center at the Atlantis space shuttle exhibit. 


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 16
Cruise Day 4: Remember The Kids In The Hall? - I'm crushing the cruise ship!


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 17
Cruise Day 5: The tip of Paradise Island. 

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 18
Cruise Day 6: Taking a cake decorating class! So much fun! Wait till I show you my cake!

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 19
Cruise Day 7: "G54." 
BINGO!!! 
HOLY CRAP!!! I won the Jackpot! What a way to end the cruise!

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 20
Beautiful blossoms are a perfect "welcome home" from our cruise. 

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 21
In need of a little spring on the front porch.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 22
I'm all conflicted. It's Earth Day and Jelly Bean Day. I'm stepping up 
my conservation efforts with a mouthful of jellybeans.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 23
Shopping mall ritual: Frozen yogurt for lunch.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 24
Happy 20th Anniversary to us! Junior Goo Shoes made us this cheesecake, because he wanted us to have something special on our anniversary. We do -- him.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 25
Beautiful fabrics at Pearl River Mart in Soho, NYC.  If only I sewed...

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


April 26
Friends catching up at the local bath. 


April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 27
Are you kidding me?  Skateboarding on my hardwood kitchen floor? Wait -- let me take a picture before I yell at you!

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 28
Pre-lunch photo shoot in Columbus Circle, NYC, flanked by Time Warner Center towers.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 29
My friend Jacky, a 62-year old fashion model, on the Today Show this morning!

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

April 30
Closing out the month with a cold, rainy day...but it's warm inside with my sweet Sadie girl.

April Photo Diary --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


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28 comments:

  1. Wow what an April you have had! The sneaker window boxes, the cruise, the photo of the helicopter being propped up by the Statue of Liberty... so many things! My photos are still in the camera and waiting to be put together so will be linking up very soon. The world has certainly come to life this April! xx

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    1. It was a great month, Chel! They're not all like that, trust me! In fact, January through March were pretty stinky. Glad you got your post together and linked up! Wishing you a happy May!

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  2. What a great April and Sadie is a doll. Thanks for s haring so many wonderful things with us.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! A lot of good things happened in April - most months are not quite that exciting!

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  3. I love these posts. April was truly a busy month for you. I wanted to take a picture a day of my kitchen in May, but since the contractor called to say there'll be some delay... I don't know if it'll be such a good idea!

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    1. Thanks, Magali! I have a lot of fun doing them! I try to pick what defines a day, and hope I get a decent picture of it! I think it would be great fun seeing your kitchen progress day by day...hope he's not too delayed!

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  4. Happy Belated Anniversary, Amy!!

    I have been enjoying your photo diaries very much and this month I loved the Boston window pic, the beautiful blossoms, your fantastic sea shots, and the mystery surrounding your cake decorating concoction! Can't wait to see it! Junior Goo Shoes is a sweetie, himself, for baking up that cheesecake for you and your hubby! Thanks for sharing all the fun!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you, Poppy! The Boston window pic was definitely one of my favorites. I think May's diary will be a lot of flowers and birds!

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  5. Dear Amy, I love your posts! You made me laugh out loud as I hear you talking in my head with each caption.
    It sounds like April was a well packed month of good memories!
    Happy Anniversary and a wonderful cheesecake to celebrate with made with love.
    Blessings dear and I hope May is even better!! Catherine xo

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    1. Oh, Catherine, you made my day! April was about as good as it gets - I think the next couple of months will be far more ordinary!

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  6. LOL the balancing act and crushing the ship ...too much.
    Because I enjoyed your other two photo diary months, I did commit to trying this for April, for you and your party. I found it challenging to remember to have something every day and to try to fit in some photos not already used in various posts. And all the while I kept thinking " she leads a much more interesting life" WHICH YOU DO! This one was an absolute blast to view! :)

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    1. No, I don't think I lead a much more interesting life...I just had a good month, LOL! I think my May photo diary is going to be mostly food, flowers and birds...at least it's a lot more pleasant than day after day of snow photos! I'm so happy that you linked up your April! Happy May, Deb!

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  7. You are one busy woman! Love the crushing the cruise ship! lol

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    1. This was definitely an unusually busy month! Now back to the mundane, which is just fine, too!

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  8. What a fun and busy month. I love the sneaker flower pots. Happy May Day!

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    1. The sneaker flower pots photo was definitely one of my favorites! It was a fun month...now back to normal!

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  9. I loved doing this for a month! It was fun! I hope this takes off and you will do it again sometime. It is fun reading others posts too.

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    1. I can't thank you enough for participating, AnnMarie! It is fun, isn't it? We didn't get a huge response, so it's probably a one-time thing, but I'll probably keep doing my own post...maybe you will, too!

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  10. Love these photos! Your photography has gotten so great! Love the in flight (or coming in for a landing) shot on 4/7. I too have wheels on my kitchen floor, but mine are attached to roller blades (got a photo before I shooed him out of the house). Also, I must warn you that we cannot be friends if you eat fro yo in front of me - it's what I miss most since losing dairy ;-) Thanks for sharing your wonderfully, busy month!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! Glad to know I'm not the only one who takes pictures before reprimanding! Oops, sorry about the fro yo...I'll try not to eat it in front of you again, lol!

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  11. Love all your pictures! You got some great ones! Every time I try to do a photo challenge, I fail. :( And yet, I take so many pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I did manage to get a few good ones...a few not so great ones, too, but, oh well! It was a fun thing to do.

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  12. I love this idea! Stopped by because of my friend Deb (above) and so glad I did! April 27th is my favorite -- we really will do/allow anything if we can use it on our blogs!

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    1. I'm so glad you did stop by, Gandma Kc! Maybe you'll give the diary a try! Isn't the picture of the skateboard a hoot?

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  13. I had fun doing this with you Amy! I wish my April had been less hectic, but it was still fun and I got pics most days! Your pictures are fantastic - I am dying over that statue of liberty shot but the bingo jackpot?? Is that for real?? That is crazy awesome! xo

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    1. Hi Claire, well, we didn't knock em dead with this, but it was fun! I could not believe I got that Statue of Liberty shot - wasn't trying for it - it was kind of a surprise when I looked at my photos! Yeah, I really did win Bingo ! It was a wild thing!

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  14. April was good to you. I like the Boston snow at the beginning and the blooming flowers at the end. Faberge is certainly improved with a picture of you on the egg, and the flowers in the sneakers are so whimsical. Yes, I remember the Kids in the Hall and am glad that I'm not the only one who crushes things. Last of all, that Statue of Liberty catching the Helicopter photo is absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to see what May holds.

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    1. It was a crazy, busy, wonderful month! Ah, but they all aren't that exciting! May is back to the mundane, which is just fine. I'm sure I'll have lots of garden, bird and food photos for this month! Thanks for visiting!

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