Thursday, January 31, 2013

I have a cold.  My nose is dripping, my head is stuffy.  This is the first day.  Maybe tomorrow I will have more to say

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I just finished Bob Dylan's book Chronicles and I am surprised that I liked it so much.  Now I want to relisten to all his music to see where it fits in with what I learned.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scott knocked on my door and asked if I had any package that had been sent to him.  I didn't think so but I had him look at the three unopened boxes from amazon on my desk.  Yep one was his.  Without my glasses I can't read the label.  I knew the box was unusual.  I couldn't remember what I had ordered but still I hadn't opened it.  I heard him on the phone to customer service saying, yes the box had arrived.

Monday, January 28, 2013

My friends came for lunch today.  Every week we go to one of our houses and bring our own lunch.  We used to meet in restaurants but now it is quieter to meet in homes.  As we get older restaurants are too noisy.  we still haven't stopped finding things to talk about after many years of lunches.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A cold wind is blowing.  a flock of sea gulls just blew over my house.  I am restless on this Sunday afternoon.  Waiting for sun to go down so I can watch a movie on TV.  It just is not right to watch a movie while the sun is still up.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Went to Monterey beach to pick up some sea rocks in the sand.  I am looking for a special rock for an altar.  the rocks at this beach are light weight sandstone with  wonderful markings.  I picked up a bunch and am now letting them dry. I am all set to create a new altar.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Full moon out tonight.  I can see it from my kitchen window.  Makes me a bit sad.  Not sure why.  the moon and stars are so far away.  As a child I thought of them as friend and now I see that they are just there, not my friends at all.  Of course they aren't my enemy either.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cold  dark day.  slept fitfully.  I wish I could remember how to sleep easily and deeply through the night.  It is some skill that I have misplaced.  Surely I will find it again.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sat in the handicapped parking at the grammar school with the other old grandparents waiting to pick up the kids after school.  I have to get their early to get one of the four parking places in front of the school..  all the mothers with their kids looked radiant and young.  Lucky kids having both parents and grandparents.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another calm quiet day.  had my favorite lunch of Oriental Chicken salad at JEFFERIES in the valley.  Although they have a wonderful extensive menu I always settle for the salad.  it is always good.

Monday, January 21, 2013

I have been watching off and on all day the inauguration events in Washington.  I am moved by the crowd of happy cold people, the pomp and circumstances.  I am also moved with the idea that we can change governments without killing off the politicians.

And finally see this on TV makes me feel lonely and sad.  Not sure why.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lazy day today.  Nothing much is happening.  Still looking for a great TV series, haven't found one.  Now I am just sitting around and reading a book.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The tall blue herons have returned to the gully by the high school.  I saw two standing tall on the top of a pine tree this afternoon..  At dusk I was driving to Carmel Valley I saw flocks of crows flying over head to the hills. And a half moon in the sky at 8pm.  All is well.

Friday, January 18, 2013

It took me about 50 pages to realize I had already read this Fay Kellerman mystery  book.  It all started sounding familiar and then I woke up and said  I know exactly what is going to happen.  Back to the library tomorrow.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I went to show my friend the tool for the emergency gas shoot off.  I put the tool outside by the meter in 1990.  I couldn't find it.  why am I surprised?  22 years and I assume no one would have moved it.  I guess I will buy another one.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My car is collecting all kinds of trash.  Newspapers, stuff, hats, bags, food cartons.  Really it just happened.  I didn't intend for this to happen.  Tomorrow I will clear it all out and have a normal car again.

Monday, January 14, 2013

I've started reading My Antonia by Willa Cather.  I love it.  I am not sure I have read it before but tonight it is great.  makes me want to go see Nebraska.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I went to meet my friend to write this morning and then we talked and talked and all the writing energy just disappeared..  we had a wonderful conversation.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lots of ice on the windshield this morning.  had to run the car and heater for awhile before I could drive.  We had a morning sitting at St James.  16 people came.  The church was warm and stayed warm all morning.  In the afternoon I sat outside in the sun reading a book I had just picked up at the library.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Met Noreen for lunch today at Full Moon.  The staff all know what I want to eat since I order the same thing every time. If I want to eat something different I go to another restaurant.  I think I impressed Noreen.  My order is sweet and sour pork lunch special.  Now you know.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another rainy cold day and yet flowers are blooming.  the tulip tree has more pink blossoms.  Went to the Sports center in the late morning.  Crowded with people.  I listened to graceland with Paul Simon on Pandora while I did my walking and biking.  This was the most fun part of my day.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another storm is blowing outside.  My heater is blowing inside.  An easy balance.  I have been working on some fliers for the zen center and I forget how to do some of the effects and I am too lazy to go find the word for dummies guide.  Part of it is that I don't know the name for what I can't do so I don't know how to look it up.  Maybe I will try again tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I got to sit by the beach this morning at the little park in Sand City.  There was a whale moving parallel to the shore, periodically blowing a stream of spray.  Really close to the beach.  I watched as he slowly moved past.  Lots of single older men walking at the park.  One woman.  A couple in the car next to me was eating their lunch.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sat by Lovers Point before lunch just looking at the ocean.  Sat in my car with the window rolled down.  People walking by, some alone  and some with dogs.  boats in the bay, some surfers on the large waves.  What is this ocean?  I certainly have no control over it, just can watch it come and go.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The tulip tree down the street has blossom, big pink flowers .  The first new flowers of the season.  And yet it is still really cold and wet,  spring is just about here.  The elaborate light display that the police station has every year is coming down.  It seems a bit gutsy to have such a friendly welcoming building for something like the police department.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

they gunned out of the driveway waving their gloved hands form the convertible.  Too cold for the top to be down but still they decided to drive in the cold.  the toys are put away, beds made, dishes done.  the house is too quiet.

Friday, January 4, 2013

I returned four mystery story books to the library this morning.  I had started each book and then found it boring and closed the book.  I have four more now and hope I will be able to read them.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Colds are going around this house.  So far I have not had one. I wash dishes many times during the day.  This is the same as washing my hands frequently.  Maybe the dish washing is keeping the germs out of my body.  I hope anyways.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Made a run to Paris Bakery this morning for sweet rolls for the family.  I took two of the kids with me and we wanted to buy everything.  Everyone was waiting and we took out time.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It is the heater that is the hardest.  I like it off at night and the guests are cold and want heat so we take turns getting up in the middle of the night and turning it off and on.  No one wins.  Finally I have turned off the vent in my room and pushed a pillow in front of it and then opened my window. I wonder what my heating bill is going to be.