Saturday, June 30, 2012

I love blue, can't get enough of blue

Friday, June 29, 2012

Evening fog is in but still it is warm. Sitting on my deck eating my yogart dinner. Watched a baby blue jay jump around with its feathers ruffled. So cute. Yet I know that they are so destructive. Listened to crows calling around. Mostly quiet on the deck. Now it is time to go in and do the next thing.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dusk, fog is on the edge of town. small gusts of wind are blowing through the trees. the neighbors have tented their house for termites. the house looks erased. where did that house go. I hope the termites don't move over to my house. Everything is quiet. the crows have gone home. The tourists are gone until Friday when they will return for the weekend and clog up the roads.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I can hear my neighbors doing the last bit of work in packing up to move to Carmel where the schools are better. It is never comfortable to have people leave. they are empting out their garage, boxes of stuff they probably haven't used in years. the two young boys are running up and down the ally playing. The sounds of their play drift into my bedroom window.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We had our teacher's funeral tonight at the Zendo. Many people chanted and offered incense. It was quite beautiful. I will miss her.

Sunny cool day all day. I watered the garden and went to the Sports Center for my work out. All is well.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I showed my roommate how to do a blog. He was quite surprised how easy it is. the hardest part is thinking of what to say. everyday for 5 years. Yes I don't seem to run out of things to say.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I keep noticing my dirty windows when the sun shines in during the late afternoon. I know a company that will wash them but I just don't seem to be able to just call them. I am not sure why I am so hesitant. Maybe Monday I will call.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Another day of walking through the cemetery, quiet, peaceful.

A huge cruise ship came into the harbor towering over the town. It's like an invasion.

My neighbors were packing up their uhawl to move today.

Everything is changing.

Friday, June 22, 2012

I took a long nap on my living room couch this afternoon. The 12 year old boy was sitting on the chair working with his mindcraft computer program, building nuclear reactors. I felt very secure with him watching over me while I slept.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Went for a walk in the cemetery again today with the twelve year old boy. He didn't want to come, he found cemeteries scarey. But he came with me while I took my walk and told him the history of the people buried here. We actually joke and laughed and I no longer think he is afraid of cemeteries.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Walked through the Monterey Cemetery this morning. It was my birthday and I wanted to check out my relatives. Yep, they were still there. I talked to them for awhile and saw that someday I would be there too. I wish I knew more about them. I know somehow I am connected to them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I iced my sore knee today. It doesn't happen often but when it does I just need to stop and ice the knee. It feels normal this evening again. I went to the Sport Center and rode the bicycle for twenty minutes, that also helped. No treadmill today but tomorrow I think I can do it again.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A friend is dying and I am sitting here in my room and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Death is all powerful and so final. Yes others have died and I have survived and I will survive this until it is my turn.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Not as warm today. fog is hovering around the edges of town. Spent the morning writing with a friend and now I am home watching the moths being blown around by the gusts of wind. Have a good book to read. Nothing important to do for the rest of the day.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sat on my portable chair near San Carlos beach. Crowds of people streaming through. Hot day. Heard a French family and an Arabic family chatting away. I watched sail boats, fishing boats, Kayacks , standing sur boards, skin divers, birds skimming along the bay waters. All was beautiful. Went home over loaded with warm sunshine.

Friday, June 15, 2012

the sun was out all day activating the oak moths. Moths fluttering around all the trees, millions of them. ugh. Soon the worms will come, an endless cycle. the little birds seem to be having a hay day eating them.

the tomato plants are growing big and strong with many little yellow flowers.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I got my twelve year old grandson to help me in the garden. We took clippings of lavender plants and planted them in the garden hoping they will start new plants. It is kind of exciting to pick these flexible stems, strip off some leaves and plant them in dirt. I expect half of them to grow. I will know in a month.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A dog is barking outside my open window. It's dusk, just starting to get dark. The crows are long gone. A few crickets are chirping. A slight movement int the tree leaves. cars sounds in the background. The blue herons have flown their nests. Life id good.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Slow day. I resister every action that I didn't want to do. Didn't water the garden or go to the grocery store or get gas or make my bed. No, no. Just didn't want to do it. Took the day off from life. Tomorrow I will start over again.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Went to the movies with my friend Dina in the late afternoon. Monsieur Laziur (I think that is how it is spelt). Very layered film. I like ti a lot . Dina not so much. I didn't know whether to cry or smile. French Canadian film. I recommend it.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hot sunny day today. Now at dusk it is beginning to cool off. This morning there was flutter of woodpeckers flying from pine tree to telephone pole, all excited. I couldn't see what they were doing. They were very alive.

Now everything is quiet except for barking dogs.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sunny warm morning here. Wind hasn't started up yet for the day. I have been reading THE GENIUS OF LANGUAGE, 15 writers reflect on their mother tongues. Edited by Wendy Lesser. I am liking it a whole lot. Looking at how language shapes how we experience the world.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Went to Sand City to the Marketplace event. A group from Tassajara were there and I gave them some of our fliers to pass out. I got to park really close with my handicap placard. Lots of people and music but I didn't stay long. Would be more fun going with a group of friends.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

wind is blowing again, everyday this week. This is unusual. Or maybe I haven't been noticing. A deer came up to my bedroom window this morning and looked in. Startled me.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sitting in my room as the light fades from the sky. Great winds are blowing outside. I feel restless. I am working on getting rid of more books so my room will not be so crowded. It's a long slow job.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The oak moths have arrived, fluttering around the oak trees, little clouds of movement. but they are deadly. they eat the leaves, create larva that is disgusting and then become moths again to see if there is anything left on the tree. this the third or fourth round of oak moths in the last several years. Way too many.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Went to the wrong coffee house to meet my friend for writing this morning. Sat there waiting wondering what happened to her.

Then I remembered and rushed over to the right one. She was there. But we didn't write, we talked for two hours.

Next week we will write.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Went to the movies with two friends. Good movie about a group of old English folks moving to India to live. All had happy endings. Everything was tied up nicely. But I can't remember the title of the movie. It has escaped from my mind.

Now it is getting dark. Full moon outside. Not so many tourists today.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fog stayed all day and now it is very drippy. It's quiet this evening n the neighborhood. Next week is high school graduation weekend. Will have to lock everything down. Graduation kids are just too excited and energetic.