Saturday, August 31, 2013

Spent a couple of hours at Lovers Point today.  The sun and the fog went back and forth, never too warm.  Crowded with holiday tourists.  Had to watch out for people's dogs.  They would forget and let them wonder over towards me,  I had to remind a couple of people that i am afraid of dogs. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Our studies show that there are 300 women sleeping outside on the Monterey Peninsula.  tonight as I sit in my locked house I wonder how they do it.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Are we going to war again or not. I watch the news every day and it seems we are real close to it.  I vote against war just as the British parliament voted against war.  When will we learn.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lots of excitement again in Monterey.  Library folks found a suspicious package.  The police closed down the street and the city offices for the afternoon.  It caused a lot of traffic jams as people were avoiding the so called bomb.  Finally it was discovered to be old batteries left for recycling.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

At lunch time I received an automated phone call from the police saying that a high school boy was on the loose and maybe caring a gun.  The high school is a block away.  I locked my front door and then thought am I really afraid? 

These calls come to homes with land lines.  I may be the last one in the neighborhood with a land line.

After awhile I reopened the door. All was well.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Went out to Pebble Beach for lunch at a friends house and we sat outside on the patio and it was too hot.  It is never too hot in Pebble Beach.  I left early to get out of the sun.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I watched two little flower girls in long frilly dresses walk into the water at Lovers Point while the adults were cheering on the wedding.  The girls sat down and watched their dresses float in the water.  No one noticed.  They got up and walked back to the wedding giggling and happy

Friday, August 23, 2013

At night I like to eat a little bit of chocolate.  I think it helps me sleep but sometimes it doesn't so then I try milk and crackers and if that doesn't work I read a boring book.  At some point I do fall asleep.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Drove to Santa Cruz today.  The fields are in the middle of harvest.  Workers bending over and picking strawberries and other veggies.  I don't have the strength to work so hard.  I hope they are being paid enough to live on.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I am working on my new PC with windows 8.  It is like learning a new language.  I can fell my brain stretch and protest.  but I am blogging on this new computer so it can't all be bad.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I am reading an interesting book, a novel called HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA by Mohsin Hamid.  I was surprised that I liked it so much.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A wind storm has just come whipping around the trees.  The weather man is warning of thunder and lightening tonight.  We are alert for fire since we are in the middle of a drought and it is after all fire season.  I need to find my storm candles in case we loose power.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Spent several hours at Lovers Point this morning watching people swim in the ocean.  Groups of swimmers would follow a kayak way out in the bay.  I think they mush have been training for an event.  I was wrapped in my sweater in my portable chair..  Too foggy and cold for me to swim.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

saw the movie Blue Jasmine and I hated it.  too damn sad, unrelenting.  Life doesn't have to be so sad.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The deer have finally grown big enough to jump my back fence and eat all the tomato plants.  Now I have a deer park rather then a veggie garden.  Too late in the year to start over.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I spent the day trying to get my cre3dit card unblocked.  My interaction with the Apple store ended up blocking my card.  I had to go in person to the bank of America to prove who I was.  Now it is unblocked and I hope to never have to go back to that store.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Spent an hour in the dentist chair having my teeth cleaned.  The dental Hygienist is talkative and wanted to have a conversation but her hands were in my mouth and all I could do was nod with my eyes.  She did most of the talking.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Spent two hours at the apple store buying a ipad and then giving it back because we would not load the complete AOL package onto the ipad.  They were very gracious about returning the purchase price.  I was exhausted.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I met with several of the neighbors yesterday to begin planning for out Labor Day block party.  We have been having this party for almost a decade.  A chance to check in with the people I share the street.  Usually I just wave to them as I am getting into my car but on labor day we will actually have conversations.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I spent time at Lover's Point watching the artic turns calling, circling and diving just off the shore this morning.  they must be moving through.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Suddenly I am craving watermelon.  Need to go to the grocery store, I have run out of the foods I usually eat.  I have lots of packages and cans of food but I am tasting something else.  what it is I want.

UMMM Need to go to the grocery and just wonder up and down the aisle until I find it.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Went to see the current art exhibit downtown.  Now I can't remember the name of the artist.  He created a salt image on the floor of the gallery.  I was quite moved by it but I can't describe why.  the picture evoked in me sadness and joy, at the same time.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Went to China Town in Salinas today to meet with the director of a program for chronic homeless people.    Every place needs space for people who sleep outside and have addiction and mental health issues.  I feel so helpless in feeling like I should do something but not knowing what is to be done.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spent the morning with the plein air class writing at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.  The weather shifted from foggy cold to warm sunshine.  Lots of bird life, people.  The ocean refreshes me.  I am ready.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I attempted to turn around at the end of my friend's steep driveway.  My tires kept spinning.  My friend was waving me forward.  All I could think of is that I hate steep driveways.  The other guests walked up and down the driveway rather then attempt to drive it but I couldn't because of my disability.  I came home shaking.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It happened, the sun came out this afternoon just as I was falling asleep.  when I woke it was gone.  Rats I missed it again.  Foggy august is here.

Friday, August 2, 2013

My sister and I went out for Breakfast this morning at Rosine's in downtown Monterey.  A local restaurant that fills up quickly.  We ate and talked.  We went when it first opened  at 8am.  When we left it was full with local people.  This is not where the tourists go.