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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

My Photo Diary: August

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

I know it is so cliche, and I say it every year, 
but didn't summer zip by in lightning speed?

August was very much a stay-at-home month, 
after a super-busy July
The weather was extraordinary...
sunny, with low humidity, and cooler than usual for August,
which made for many good hair days!

Some highlights:

I breathed a sigh of relief when Junior Goo Shoes' returned to camp after a four week trip out west...
Relaxed on the deck and in the hammock...
Went to a great concert...
Welcomed Junior GS home from camp...
Celebrated his 15th birthday...
And closed out the month with a quiet Labor Day weekend.

How was your August? 

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August 1
I started re-reading the book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach, for a study group.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 2 
Two unusual visitors showed up at the bird feeder, that I've not seen before. House finches?

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 3
These two precious fawns were resting on my neighbor's lawn for the longest time. They even waited for me to go get my camera.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 4
A glorious afternoon, worthy of a rest in the hammock. (I sure hope I shaved my legs).

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 5
This month's crazy item at Home Goods. What would you do with it? I'd use it as a giant lantern, but I'd need to find a really big candle!

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 6
Catching up with a friend over morning coffee and cinnamon muffins.  

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 7
Met a friend for lunch at The Writing Room on 88th and 2nd in NYC.  

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 8
Another unusual visitor at the feeder today. I think it's an American Goldfinch. 
 
August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 9
Wonderful day with Mr. Goo Shoes' old friends, at their home in Long Island, NY.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 10
Wind chime prism.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 11
Beer-flavored jelly beans! OK, but why?

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 12
My birthday gift to Mr. Goo Shoes -- tickets to the Moody Blues concert..."Nights in White Satin...never reaching the end...
FANTASTIC show!


August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 13
Driving into NYC over the George Washington Bridge on a rainy, foggy morning. Yes, I was in the passenger seat.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 14
Made a salad from our cherry tomato plants, LOL!

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 15
A weak moment with a trip to Shake Shack. The fried "Shroom Burger" stuffed with cheese was probably more fattening than a hamburger. Sometimes, you gotta just cheat.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 16
No, that's not the Caribbean, it's Peirmont, NY, on the Hudson River. Discovered a new restaurant (Pier 701). Perfect night out with great friends! 

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes
  
August 17
Junior Goo Shoes is home from camp!!! He and Sadie are reunited after seven weeks. Look at how she is gazing at him.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 18
Junior Goo Shoes' trip out west...in t-shirts.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 19
Dinner time. 

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 20
Sunflower season.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 21
Kicking my heels up outside Radio City Music Hall, 6th Ave and 50th St. 

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 22
Giants-Jets pre-season game on TV. It's GOT to be a better season than last year for the Giants! Please?

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 23
I secretly love when Mr. Goo Shoes isn't hungry for dinner. Never mind that it's a concept I can't understand, but it gives me a chance to get sushi!

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 24
Two turtle doves? 

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 25
PLEASE. Not. Yet.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes


August 26
Took Junior GS into the city to catch the Jitney, so he could spend a few days in the Hamptons, with a friend's family. So jealous that he's going back to where it all started without us!

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 27 
To the moon, Alice! A new statue of Ralph Kramden outside Port Authority in NYC.  Hamana Hamana Hamana!

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 28
First mums.

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 29
Happy 15th Birthday, Junior Goo Shoes!

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 30
The moment when you realize you've been walking around with a sticker on your new t-shirt that says "Feel Me."

August Photo Diary  - Ms Toody Goo Shoes

August 31 
Another unusual sighting. Anyone know what this is? 
 
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Hope your August was whatever you wanted it to be.
Here's to a great September!

 

16 comments:

  1. The last picture looks like a Mockingbird.

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    1. I thought that's what it could be, Dee, but I wasn't sure. I haven't seen many of them around here.

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  2. I look forward to this post every month! You take wonderful photos.

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  3. If you get 2 comments from me it's either weird google or you are lucky - anyway -
    Really loved this peek into your August world! Best wishes always - Denise

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise! I only got one the one comment, and I still feel lucky :)

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  4. Love your amazing pictures as always - I wish I had gotten more pics in August but there's still September and vacation! Yay!!

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    1. That's the good news, there's always another month! If only we could slow them down a bit! Have a great time on your vacay, Claire!

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  5. Looks like August treated you well. I agree, this year has gone by way too fast. I did enjoy the August weather. I totally want one of those telephone booths for my house!

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    1. Isn't that phone booth wild? Home Goods has some crazy stuff! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. And a good September to you too!

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  7. Fabulous as always!!! I need to visit NYC again soon! I will have to refer to your posts for all the great restaurants you go to!

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    1. When you do decide to go, AnnMarie, you must email me and I will give you recommendations!

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