Sunday, March 31, 2013

wind is blowing this evening.  The sky is filled with various clouds.  the rain is starting again.  But today we had an outdoor Easter Lunch in Los Altos with my cousin.  Good food, a beautiful garden and conversation.  Now I am satisfied for the evening.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I sat outside in the late afternoon reading a book and the drops of rain began to fall, slowly, stopping and starting, teasing me.  Now several hours later the rain is coming down.  I am dry in my room still reading the same book.

Friday, March 29, 2013

I am always amazed when well dressed attractive  middle aged people step off the curb into the street while looking at a cell phone and not looking to see if they are in danger.  They must trust that everyone will take care of them.  Maybe it is a sense of privileged that what, I don't even know what to think.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The promised rain didn't come.  I watered the plants in the pots and tomorrow I will have to water the yard.  Everything is too dry.  Our rainy season is over. I wonder if I am wasting our precious water by watering the yard.  I don't know how to answer that question.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I was parked across the street form the fire station this morning returning books to the library.  The  firemen were doing their exercises. I watched in wonder as Each one did one activity and then stopped and moved on to the next activity.  The activities included dragging a heavy body, across the driveway, hitting a huge tire with a sledge hammer, doing pushups, doing sit ups.  walking with weights in their hands and running. They were in good shape.  I was particularly interested in the hitting the tire with the sledge hammer.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I have been watching the TV series TOP OF THE LAKE on Sundance channel.  I like the series.  It is a mystery story set in New Zealand.  Beautiful scenery and a compelling story.  I am hooked, can't wait for the next episode.

Monday, March 25, 2013

I had my annual 15 minutes with my doctor today.  Nothing new to report, I am healthy.  After I finished and left the office I remembered I was going to ask her about sleeping at night, about my sore shoulder, my difficulty with walking.  Oh well I get another 15 minutes next year.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I sat out on the front patio and watched the fog creep down the hill form Pacific Grove and then when I wasn't looking it dissipated, poof, it was gone.  the sun warmed up and the trees and bushes pushed out more blooms.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Went to the library this afternoon and wondered around the book stacks looking for the perfect book.  Not that I don't have a pile of books at home to read, I still think there is a better one some place else.

Friday, March 22, 2013

My neighbor across the street planter a lemon tree awhile back and I see 5 big juicy lemons growing. (I can see them from my from my front window)  I don't know if I have enough nerve to pick one in the middle of the night.  I could ask but don't.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I have taken off my warm comforter from my bed because it is beginning to warm up and yet this morning I was cold.  I am struggling with not being too hot or too cold.  I want to be just right.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We had our sixth and last weekly noon meditation at St Marys today.  It was great to have them and I am relieved from tying up my Wednesdays.  Now on to the next event.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My windows are clean at last.  The washing crew came this morning and systematically worked through the house.  The whole world is clean and bright.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Went to a meeting this afternoon that dragged on and on.  I didn't walk out but I sure wanted to.  It was my nap time and I had pushed myself to go and then it was such a disappointment.  Oh well.  Yes it is true I do think I deserve an afternoon nap every day.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lots of wind blowing, Going to rain next week. I am reading DETROIT, An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff.  Detroit has always fascinated me and now I get to see how bad it really is.  Why can't we help it grow healthy again.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I am back to writing again.  A friend and I met at the Crossroads and sat outside in the sun and wrote and talked for a couple of hours.  It is good to be back.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sometimes I measure my life by all the things I don't do, the events I don't go to, the TV shows I don't watch, the lunches I don't eat.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I am reading Gretel Ehrlich's book FACING THE WAVE, A JOURNEY IN THE WAKE OF THE TSUNAMI.  Brings back all my fears and concerns about the unrepresentableness  of life.  You just never know.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Warm evening.  Listening to sirens in the distance.  Has fire season started already.  Birds chirping.  I am getting ready to go out to a local church to talk about the homeless women's project again.

Monday, March 11, 2013

My neighbor from around the corner came by to talk about my homeless women's project.  the sun was streaming into the living room and the front door was open.  She was shocked, how come your house is warm.  Mine is cold and I have the heater on.  I am so grateful for the builder who situated the house to the sun and my house is usually warm by the sun.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

the plum tree and the apricot tree are just beginning to produce blossoms.  the blossoms start low to the ground and then each day more appear higher up the tree. I love these trees.

Friday, March 8, 2013

I am reading a Daniel DeSilva thriller today.  I keep it hidden form my smarter friends.  I should be reading something better.  It is a compelling book, good for a rainy cold day.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cold dreary day.
Looking through the window at dusk, watching the little bit of color drain from the trees and plants until everything is in grey tone and then it got dark.  I closed my curtains and turned on my TV to distract myself from the dreary day..

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

cold wet day.  Met a friend at Paris Bakery this morning and straighten out a misunderstanding.  I hate that lingering feeling of dismay and confusion when a misunderstanding has happened.  Now I am good with the world of my friends.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tonight I watch the Monterey city Council meeting on the public access TV station.  there waws a discussion about homelessness in the city of Monterey.  it was agreed that it is a growing problem and needs to be studied.  On this cold night I wonder where the homeless people are sleeping.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Went to Papa Chevo's on Cannery Row to pick up a burrito for lunch.  I ate it while talking to friends and it was way too much to eat and now I feel over stuffed and uncomfortable.  Shouldn't talk and eat at the same time.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I have rediscovered peanut butter on toast day.  Had one for lunch and then for dinner. Not just peanut butter, but almond butter, sunflower butter.  I am so excited to have another one tomorrow.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Was a quest speaker at the Carmel Valley library.  Michale Reid and I talked again about homeless women in our community.  We do this together. Michael is cool and collected and I get emotional and wild.  It is a good combination.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Warm beautiful day.  A friend says it is not going to last so we need to enjoy today.  I sat out on my front porch and read for an hour in the late afternoon.  so peaceful.