Thursday, May 30, 2013

I have started to read Mark Haddon's book  A SPOT OF BOTHER.  It is a couple of years old and I love it.  His humor is wonderful.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Spent the afternoon with the 11 year old girl.  When ever she asked me a question I suggested she look it up in the dictionary.  Suddenly we were both loving the dictionary and went from word to word.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sometimes I just feel sad.  I can't identify why, it just comes upon me and I have to live with it until the sadness leaves. The same is true with joy but with joy I don't want it to leave me.  today it is sadness.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Slow memorial day.  Started a new book and have spent the day lounging around reading an napping.  Too good to be true.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Went to the calamari festival down at the plaza in the late afternoon.  Crowds of people.  I spotted a chair and sat down and the chair collapsed to the ground with me on it.  I was dazed but then OK.  Two security guys with radios came to help me get up.  the chair was placed back up.  I suggested they remove it before some other old lady falls down.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lots of cars in town today.  A long back up occurred on highway 1 going to Carmel I was coming in the opposite direction.  Oh yes it is a three day weekend, that's why so many cars and people.

Friday, May 24, 2013

when I eat at Full Moon restaurant in downtown Monterey I always order the same dish, sweet and sour pork lunch.  I have tried several times to order something else but I am disappointed.  Today I had sweet and sour pork lunch and was satisfied.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am really tired of watching television, having people on the screen just go on and on.  The noise projects from that glaring window to a world I am no longer interested in.  So why am I still paying comcast.  I am now enchanted with silent reading, books, magazines, stories. I should be paying the library.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More wind today as the air cooled down.  started working on my essays today.  I had stopped in December and the months went by,  Now I am back at it again.  Feels good.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

From my bedroom I can hear the army Language School morning bugle call to wake up at 7am.  I can also hear the 5pm and the 10pm calls. Sometimes the city has asked the military to turn down the volume but they don't.  They want the whole town to know they are here.  So everyone in town can hear the bugle calls.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I have just finished my coffee and cereal.  sun is out.  Now to get dressed and drive to the Works to write with a friend.  Happy Sunday

Friday, May 17, 2013

I really, really wanted to like THE GREAT GATSBY but it just didn't work for me.  I tried but it was too flat.  Maybe next time.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's raining this morning, such a surprise.  the newspapers were uncovered in the driveway and Now I have spread them out to dry.  the world news will have to wait until it is easier to read them.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I am reading Claire Messud's new book THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS.  I am loving it and cringe a little at it's portrayal of friendships and relationships.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sat at the Pacific grove coast line.  Saw a raft of sea lions splashing in the distance beyond the kelp forest.  People, photographers walking the dirt trail taking pictures of the vivid purple ice plant blooms  Birds fling low to the water.  good day.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Went to the Osio and saw MUD, the movie.  A coming of age story of two 14 year old boys.  Very good movie.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Went to the library to pick up some books I had on reserve.  Beginning to get out a bit.  the nose is still healing.  the fog dispersed and warm summer weather is back.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Parked on the wharf for an hour this morning and just breathed in the ocean air through my open windows.  Watched people walk by.  A sea lion pup inched it's way up the sand while people stood around.  Then it turned around and went back down to the water.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spent the day sleeping and reading and wondering around the house.  Fog was in most of the day.  cool and comfortable.  Got a gift of colorful tulips today.  All is well.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

spent the day in the doctor's office having a skin cancer removed from my nose.  My poor nose is all cut up and sore but it will get better soon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We met at Point Lobos this morning, 19 of us.  We wrote and walked and read to each other and then packed our stuff up and left.  what we brought home were our writing and memories of this beautiful park.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Went to an afternoon showing of GINGER AND ROSA a British coming of age story of two young girls.  A intense wonderful film that is very provocative.  I recommend it.  it is good to see a film made by a woman about women's lives.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A huge wind came up this afternoon and knocked out our electric power for several hours this afternoon.  I was not prepared.  I was glad to have the big blue PG&E trucks drive up and fix it whatever it was.  Lights are on now.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hot day again.  sat on my deck and tried to respond to a blue jay that cal calling out.  every time he called I responded.  Didn't work.  finally the jay flew away and I started feeling pretty silly.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

unexpected heat wave.  the house is hot, I am hot.  The doors are open, the crickets are going mad.  I am going mad.  i know the fog will come back soon.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I started and threw down a bunch of books today looking for the perfect book to read this evening.  Didn't find it but I am not giving up.