Friday, November 30, 2012

I don't have an umbrella.  I almost never need one.  Today I could have used one as the rain poured down.  By the time I was at Juice and Java ordering my hot chocolate I was wet, my fair plastered to my face.  A real down pour.  When I left it was back to a light drizzle and I no longer needed an umbrella.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Through no fault of my own I am hooked on HOMELAND SECURITY the Showtime thriller.  I only let myself watch one episode a day.  I am totally involved in Carrie and Brodie's lives and I love it and hate it.  I only have a few more episodes to go before I run out.  I am helpless over this.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rainy day.  Went to the garage to check on a tire.  They first thought there was a nail in the tire but no nail.  Just a low tire.  Pumped it back up and the warning light went out.  Felt foolish that I just hadn't gone to the gas station to check the air pressure in my tires.  sigh.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Full moon outside.  Sometimes I am struck by the mystery of the stars and the sky and sometimes I just go on as if they are the most rational part of life.  Tonight I am into the mystery.

Monday, November 26, 2012

I cut two snippets from a geranium plant I have in a pot on my deck and then put them in the soil in the front yard in an empty space.  they should grow with the rain coming later this week.  I feel so powerful when I actually start plants by sticking pieces in the soil.  It only works about 60% of the time , that is why I planted two.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Went to my third movie this holiday, FLIGHT.  Very intensive movie about an alcohol pilot and a plane crash.  Certainly people are not going to want to fly again after this movie.  Well done and I am still shook up with it.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Went to see LINCOLN movie with the two kids ages 11 and 12.  I loved the movie and cried when he died.  the kids were restless and bored, too much talking and not enough action.  The theater was full but there were no other kids.  Maybe their brains will grow into tolerating lots of conversations.

Friday, November 23, 2012

No I didn't go shopping on black Friday.  I don't know why anyone would.  But I did acquire a new old couch from my son's office.  My old old couch was breaking down and we took it to goodwill.  Now I have this old couch sitting in my living room, an orphan that hasn't found it's place in the living room.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sunny warm day.  Took a walk on Wharf 2 in Monterey.  Lots of families and couple walking their dogs and kids.  Surfers in the water.  Waves crashing on the far shore. A couple of tents were up for homeless on the far beach.  Not too much traffic,  Birds, blue sky, what more could I want.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Went to see THE LIFE OF PI this afternoon with the two kids.  We all liked it.  It was visually stunning.  However we did not talk much about it, mostly the story stayed in our minds but not in our conversation.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I went shopping at Trader Joe's on top of the hill today at noon.  I got caught in a huge traffic jam in the parking lot unable to move forward or backward or sideways.  All the cars were caught in together.  Finally the person who caused the jam was able to park in a newly vacated spot and we were freed.  I hate parking at T. J.'s.  What kind of business model is it to frustrate car drivers.  I think I will start going to safeway's where the parking is saner.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Took a walk on the wharf with my sister Patty.  Surfers in the waves coming in from the storm.  In the distance the gathering of homeless people for their Sunday morning service.  A couple of pelicans flying low over the water.  Then went home to take a nap.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

It rained most of the night and looks like it wil rain some more today.  Wish I could stay home in bed but I have multiple events today for the homeless women's project.  This is the last big day.

I am reading THE UNCOUPLING by Meg Wolitzer.  It took me awhile to get into it and now I like it a lot.

Friday, November 16, 2012

It's cold and raining this morning.  I wonder how the women who sleep outside are doing?  Have they found a place to be dry and warm.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Went outside to pick up the mail from the mail box at 4:30 this afternoon.  Looked up at the pink clouds as the sun was setting and I saw several crows flying towards Jack's Peak where they spend the evenings.  It's a treat to catch them just as they are leaving or in the morning when they are returning to their stations.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Several Weeks ago a homeless woman was raped in Pacific Grove.  I have been trying to find out what is happening in the investigation..  It is hare to get an update form the police.  This is not like the TV shows where something is resolved within the hour.  I am not going to give up on this.

Monday, November 12, 2012

So cold Saturday night that on Sunday I went on line and ordered a camp sleeping bag from LLBean to put across my bed.  I hope it comes soon.  I was cold again last night.  Now this morning the heater is one and I am beginning to get warm again.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday morning and I am dragging around the house.  Tired and restless at the same time.  Just finished a year long project and now wondering what it was all about.  I know, when I get some rest I will get some perspective.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A friend told me that everyone at the library was sick.  i had to go to pick up books I had reserved and was careful to not get too close to the staff.  I don't want to catch a cold.  Now that I think of it no one looked sick, everyone looked fine.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Terry Tempest Williams is one of my favorite authors. I am now reading her new book WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS, forty four variations on voice.  It is such a relief to be in the hands of a good writer.  Yes I do recommend it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I am watching the election results.  Will I stay up late, probably not.  I know Obama is going to win.  I am glad.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hot day unexpectedly.  It's November, should be cold.  Kept doors and windows open.  Had lunch with friends.  Couldn't help but talk about the election.  we all think alike so we agreed on everything.  tomorrow we will see what happens.  I voted weeks ago.  It is a long wait for the results.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Crisp fall day, hot sun, cool shadows, everything is seen in a fresh light.

Today my book group is meeting for lunch rather then dinner.  a new direction.  always the question, will we actually talk about  books or about our lives.

Friday, November 2, 2012

I was interviewed tonight by a local reporter about the project I am working on.  I don't like the process of being asked questions.  I always talk too much.  I feel vaguely uncomfortable,  Did I forget something.  Oh well.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some rain this morning. I left my shoes outside the door for 7am meditation.  Luckily Virginia saw them and brought them inside so they were dry when we were done  Yea Virginia.