Thursday, February 28, 2013

Driving up Pacific street past martin I am overwhelmed with the flowering fruit trees scattered around.  I am grateful for the gardeners who planted these trees decades ago.  So beautiful.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I have been watching the three hour documentary on women called the Makers.  KGED.  It brings back so much of my history, the history of how women survived in our country.  So painful to watch.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I was typing on my computer on page 4 of a long essay and when I looked up I was back on page 1.  The previous three pages just poofed, went away.  I wanted to scream.  I will attempt to do it again tomorrow.  Sometimes I hate my computer.

Monday, February 25, 2013

I am asked, what should we do about homeless women  The more I study the issue the more I realize I don't know what to do.  It is such a deep issue in our culture and we are all part of the problem and the solution, but which part, I don't know.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Went to the Osio this afternoon with my sister.  We saw QUARTET.  A wonderful low key musical movie.  I highly recommend it.  Yesterday we saw HITCHCOCK  MOVIE on TV.  A very satisfying movie filled weekend.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Warm day.  Took a nap on the living room couch this afternoon with the front door open.  Sometimes I wonder if that is such a good idea.  so far no one has walked in that I know.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A friend who is now raising chickens in Pacific Grove gave me three fresh eggs to eat.  Which I did, scrambled with onions and garlic.  good.  He had to get permission form the town to have chickens in his yard so he now has four hens,  He loves them, talks to them every day.  they are pretty calm and now he is getting more eggs then he can eat so I am getting some.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Went to a meeting this morning looking at the issue of homeless women and what to do about it.  It is such a complicated issue I just felt sad at the end.  I think of women sleeping outside tonight in the cold and there is little I can do about it.  So sad.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I am reading NET SMART, how to thrive online, by Howard Rheingold.  It is published by MIT.  I feel so smart that I am reading this and yet I feel so dumb when I realize how little I really know.  I read a little each day and hope that I can absorb what this internet is really about and how it is shaping my life.

Monday, February 18, 2013

It's cold again, going to rain tomorrow.  Met my friend to write this morning.  Most of the dizziness is gone.  Still It is winter and cold and all I want to do is sleep.  and eat candy.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

the eleven year old was up early this morning.  We had oatmeal and I had coffee in the living room.  We talked and laughed and she told me all about the world of eleven year olds.  It is very different from my life of 72 year olds.

Friday, February 15, 2013

I love wearing colored socks so when I am walking around the house without shoes little sparks of color come with me. Time to order new socks as I see little holes in the toes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A friend and I have started a new weekly sitting group in Pacific Grove today and 22 people showed up at noon.  I had suspected that there were people out there wanting to meditate in a group and it is true,  Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45 at /St Mary's church on Central ave. Pacific Grove.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I love getting mail.  I pay my bills though the mail .  I write notes.  I get the New yorker and other magazines through the mail.  What else should I do.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Huge crashing waves along the coast.  I joined the car people to sit by the beach and watch the waves come in.No wind, lots of bird life on the ocean.  It all made me feel so happy.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It is sunny and warm here today but I love looking at the pictures of ice and snow.  Spent a quiet day not doing much today and now I am going to bed.  Tomorrow will be busier.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I couldn't stop laughing at this photo.

the blue herons are back in the gully building nests.  Acacias are beginning to bloom.  Some blossoms are appearing on the fruit trees.  Flocks of song birds race around outside my house.

I saw Amour today at the Osio.  I am still under it's influence.  I don't want to get old.

Friday, February 8, 2013

cold rain in the morning and then sun at noon. My house is cold.  I have the heater on and still there is cold here.  At some point I might have to improve the house so that the heat lasts a bit longer.  I am too lazy to do that.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

busy morning and then quiet afternoon.  I am looking forward to seeing AMOUR at the Osio this week.  I am well again..  Life is good.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I watched a friend struggle to put on her coat.  Oh, I said, you must be having shoulder problems.  she said yes.  I know because I have had a sore shoulder for awhile and it is hard to put on a coat.  I think it must be part of aging.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I spent two afternoons reading a mystery story by Val McDermid.  Somehow in my low energy state it was quite satisfying.  Even though I am for drastic gun control I still like to read about murder and mayhem.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Went shopping this morning to buy some supplies for the meditation group starting on Feb. 13.  I am always a little nervous when I start something new.  I have the altar now, rocks, candle, incense, flowers.  Now I am pulling together the cushions and bell.  Soon I will be ready.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Went out this morning to write with a friend.  Good to be outside.  Spent the afternoon snoozing in bed.  I guess I am better.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day three of being sick.  I am bored.  don't want to read more depressing articles in the New yorker.  Don't want to watch TV, no good books.  Maybe I will just go to bed.

Friday, February 1, 2013

It a slow day when I spend a lot of time in bed blowing my nose.  I know this will pass but it is passing very slowly.