April Wrap-up

April has been a crazy, busy month, which is probably why I haven't written in my blog recently. I have been able to keep my Project 365 going at least, but I wanted to write some things down here before the month was over.

The first weekend in April, I flew down to West Virginia to spend the Easter holidays with my family and meet Esther's family for the first time. The days flew by as we painted eggs, jumped on the trampoline in the backyard, played with little kids, and enjoyed being together. On Saturday Mom and I attended Esther's bridal shower (Paul and Dad came later), and on Sunday we celebrated Easter. One of the highlights of this trip was visiting Ohio for the first time (having a Sonic Dr Pepper on the way back to the airport wasn't too bad either).

The next weekend was just as busy. I went to New York City on Saturday and then Stars on Ice in Boston on Sunday. Unlike last year, when the weather was still cold and damp, this year's trip to New York came on the perfect spring day. I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then walked around Central Park, enjoying the beautiful flowering trees and gorgeous sunshine. I ended the day by eating dinner at a place called Pop Burger (great food, awful music) and buying a red velvet cupcake at Magnolia Bakery for the trip home. On Sunday I went into Boston to see Stars on Ice at the Garden. I didn't sit as close to the ice as I usually do, but I still loved seeing many of the skaters I had never seen before (Mirai Nagasu, Jeremy Abbott, Davis & White), as well as some of my favorites (Belbin & Agosto, Yuka Sato).

I made another trip the following week, this time for a job interview. I drove out to Williamstown on Thursday for the interview and then stayed in Lenox that night. The next day I stopped at a bookstore in Pittsfield and then went to the Norman Rockwell Museum. That afternoon I stopped for a late lunch at the On the Border in Springfield (it's become a tradition every time I go out to Western Mass.) before heading on home.

The rest of my days have been filled with scanning online job postings, sending out resumes, and doing other random errands. I've also been able to exercise a little bit more, including lifting weights and walking.