Monday, December 31, 2012

New years Eve.  Spent the late afternoon with the eight year old boy watching a movie, a kids movie I can't remember the name.  We laughed and made jokes at various silly parts.  The rest of the family were out downtown.  We had the house to ourselves.  When they returned they didn't know why we were laughing so much.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Late Sunday afternoon at Carmel Lagoon.  Lots of families with kids walking, kids and dogs.  the lagoon is now open to the sea. Fishermen in waders are fly fishing to catch the steel head trout trying to go up the river.  I sit in my chair outside for about and hour and all the holiday tensions evaporate.

Friday, December 28, 2012

cold day.  Ran around all morning buying groceries for Saturday's dinner.  I am fixing dinner for 10.  My family from New York is coming for a visit.  the tradition is that I fix dinner the first night and then the rest of the week others do it.  So it is a one time push.  I am ready.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Huge moon outside.  I saw it creep up in the sky as I sat folding fliers at my dinning room table.  The days are starting to get shorter but it is hard to tell.  Went to the gym and forgot my iphone so I had to just listen to my thoughts rather then pandora.  It all worked out OK.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Everything is green, the rains have soaked in.  Today rain and sun.  Spent the afternoon sewing with eleven year old girl.  She is making Dr.Who cloth prople.  she reports that the Christmas Dr. Who was great.  I haven't seen it yet but soon will.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Dr. Who Christmas special is on tonight.  My family is a bog friend of Dr. Who.  I am so so about Dr. Who.  I want to watch something on TV but I am not sure what.  I have eating eating maple sugar candy all day.  Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Went to the Pine Inn for breakfast this morning with a friend.  so glamorous.  Not too expensive, $10. buffet.  but the think is that the food was mediocre.  So disappointing.  But the setting was fabulous.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Watched a movie this afternoon at home while the rain poured down.  Such decadence and also satisfying.  Then went and had a late lunch at Ocean Sushi in Monterey. 
Good way to spend the day.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Took the kids to see Skyfall, the new James Bond film.  Whereas it was exciting and funny I cringed at the extensive use of guns.  Automatic guns firing multiple bullets.  Lots of times I had my hands over my eyes so I couldn't see people shot.  I am too sensitive now.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Parked on the wharf this morning.  Waves crashing on to the shore.  Storm coming.  Lots of birds on the beach and near the tide line  No homeless tents.  I wonder where they all went.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Began making a list of everything needing to be done in my hou  se this coming year.  Lots of little things.  Don't know how to get them done.  It is hard to match the job with a real work person.  I need a good home repair worker.  Guess I will ask my friends.  The hardest job is finding shades for my ceiling skylight.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cold, cold, day.  Spent the morning at my computer wearing warm sweats and the heater on.  Then went to lunch with my friends who have been working on the homeless women's documentary project. tlaked and ate and thought up new plans.  Too many ideas.  Need to figure out what I am willing to do.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Driving back from Santa Cruz this afternoon the wind kicked up.  Sand was lowing across the highway.  I held on to the steering wheel of my car to keep it on the road.  Huge clouds are rushing to throw water on us tonight.  It's winter.

Monday, December 17, 2012

We did have some sun this morning.  I went outside to bask a little and then it was gone.  Not enough.  We also had two different rainbows in the morning and then some wind and now rain.  Yes we did have some weather.  I am sitting cozy in my comfortable chair thinking about the weather.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Went to a lovely dinner at the cherry center tonight.  Robert, my friend is a great cook and invited all the folks that attend his ordinary recovery to dinner.  There was a fire in the fireplace, and a sit down dinner.  I ate and talked and laughed.  To think I almost didn't go.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The rain has begun.  I am at home.  I wonder what my friends are doing.  Should I stay home and read and get cozy or go out and look for some excitement.  Probably stay home and stay dry.  We need the rain.  A leak has started in my bathroom.  I have put a bucket under to catch the water.  I will have to think about this later.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The heater technician came today  to check out my two heaters.  He said that the wall heater is beginning to rust out and I might want to replace it this next year.  The other heater is just fine, 
today was cold so I used the heaters a lot. I am glad to have the heaters.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I drove to the Homeless coalition office at Fort Ord.  I found the office out could not figure out how to get to the parking lot.  there was no obvious entrance.  I had to drive on a narrow road behind a bunch of abandoned barracks, down dark deserted streets to get to the entrance.  I was able to find my way out after the meeting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Went to the sports center to do my exercises.  I am committed again to going after talking to my brother about what would happen if I stopped.  I want to keep walking and be strong so I will keep going.  But you can't make me like it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I watched another episode of Homeland tonight and now I am all creepted out.  Such a powerful series. I keep going back for more and I know I will never be satisfied.  It will never find any resolution but I don't give up.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Im back from hidden Bolinas.  the town with nosign pointing the way.  My sister's place was on a bluff high up over the Bolinas lagoon. So beautiful that I felt intimidated.  Surely there is some way to be present with this beauty.  We ate, and talked and read and looked out the window at the view.

Friday, December 7, 2012

I went to the Sport Center this morning after being away for ten days..  Listened to Leonard Cohen on the pandora..  I wish I knew if really helped.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Went to the Sports store to buy a bosu but after I looked at it I changed my mind.  Shopping is difficult for me and I avoid buying things except for books.  The bosu helps with balance so I guess I will have to go back to the gym and use theirs.  sigh.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Drove the kids home this evening at 5:30.  Very dark and a thick fog had settled in.  It was difficult to see.  When I turned on the high light it was even harder because what we saw was the fog.  I didn't hit anything and I made it home safely

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I have a paper bag full of old pine cones I had collected for the prayer flag part of the exhibit.  but we didn't use them and now they sit under the table at the Cherry Center in Carmel .  I should go over and throw them in the yard but I have this perverse desire to see how long they will stay in the gallery.  It may be years before anyone notices them.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Looks like it is going to rain tomorrow.  Rats.  Our outdoor plein air class is meeting at Hopkins Marine station.  We may have to be in one of the classrooms.  I love sitting outside and writing.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The main part of my house is neat and orderly.  My roommate keeps it all under control.  but my room is cluttered and messy and sometimes dirty. 

Tonight as I was returning to my room I could feel the contrasts in the rooms.  I think I have to clean my room more often.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sitting in the living room listening to the chain saws cutting away at some dangerous pine trees.  the persistent cutting sound. 

My roommate thinks it is PG&E fixing the telephone lines because a transformer blew several nights ago..

We are both too lazy to go over and see..  We just keep talking as if we know what is happening.