Woo me with sandwiches

Tomorrow marks the fifth month that Jorge and I have been married, which has set me to thinking back to the early days of our relationship. When he and I first started dating in 2014, one of the really sweet things he would do for me was to make me a sandwich at the end …

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Family meal

On a Monday evening once or twice a month, at a time in the evening when many New Yorkers would be opening smartphone apps to order dinner delivery, a car full of my in-laws pulls up at our apartment building in Ridgewood, Queens. Jorge's two brothers and sister, his parents and their two poodle-mix puppies …

Why I didn’t need a wedding to get married

Congratulations! You're engaged! You've just preemptively signed at least 10k to 30k of your hard-saved dollars away (according to the current wedding pricing statistics)! Or, have you? Let's think for a minute about all the thing$ people will say you NeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeed for a wedding: An expensive WHITE "wedding" gown, that you will then afterwards keep …

Hi…

Uh, hello there.  Five months ago, I posted something.  Remember me? I've been working on some stuff. Some home projects. Some trying-to-get-accustomed-to-a-day-job-again stuff. -while at the same time- Taking the last laps in a getting-debt-free relay, finally completed 2 weeks ago. (Hooray!) -and simultaneously- A bunch of doodling! So yeah. A lot. And while I do …