Monday, September 30, 2013

A friend is dying of pancreatic cancer now.  What is there to say.  Time to wake up and experience my life.  Is this moment OK?  Yes this moment.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My back yard has become a haven for deer.  Although I have a fence they seem to be able to jump over it.  Plus I don't have a dog.  I am one of the few neighbors without a backyard dog.  These families of deer living in our neighborhood is new in the las few years.  I wonder if the bear will also return.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Once again, I struggled with my computer and aol for hours today.  How is it that I can become so angry at such an inanimate and stubborn object.  It boggles the mind.

Friday, September 27, 2013

We have had three bomb scares in Monterey this month.  The police have become quite skilled in closing down streets and stores and sending in the little robot to disarm the package. 

No real bombs yet but we are becoming prepared.

 Is this happening all over the country or just in our small military town?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I just did one thing after another today,  meditation group, coffee with friend, Trader Joes, October calendar for Zen Center, printer, bank, lunch, Smart and Final, Staples and then did the car driving for the kids from school to various activities.  I am pooped.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Just watched the finale of Ray Donovan on Showtime TV.  I am not sure I liked the series but I kept watching it anyways. I feel very uneasy about liking this series.  I am now looking for a better series to watch.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I am getting ready to go to my granddaughter's twelfth birthday family dinner.  Th family eats much later then I am used to so I am trying to slow down.  It's ok that we are eating later and not at an old lady's time to eat.  It really is ok.

Monday, September 23, 2013

I had my annual flu shot today.  The only effect has been that I am incredibly sleepy.  Took two naps and now I am ready to go back to bed.  Maybe I was just tired.  In two weeks I will be protected form the flu.  I will be spending more time with the grand kids so the protection is welcomed.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Spent two hours at Lovers point.  The fog was on the edge coming in and out.  A wedding party came through with the women wearing outrageous high heels walking through the grassy park.  Most of the men were in casual wear.  I was in my chair watching and cheering on the bride.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

We actually had some rain this afternoon, the first rain in many months.  In a couple of weeks the weeds and the grasses will start up and I have to decide whether I can actually pull them or just let them grow and mow them down in the spring.  Such big decisions.

Friday, September 20, 2013

I have subscribed to the New Yorker for decades and have dutifully read some of the articles, all the cartoons, none of the poetry and all the movie reviews.

 I know more about New York City then I do about California.  I wish there was a good California magazine.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

unexpected warm day.  Now a full moon.  Watched two episodes of the Bridge on TV.  Violent and scary and terrible commercials.  I wonder if I will sleep tonight.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It was cool enough last night that I got up for another blanket in the middle of the night.  Tonight I will be more prepared.

Monday, September 16, 2013

full moon tonight or nearly so.  Balmy weather.  I wish I had a screened in sleeping porch.  My windows in my bedroom are open but that is not quite enough.  Maybe in my next life I will have a screened in sleeping porch.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The fog burned off by mid morning and now in the evening it is still warm.  The stars are coming out.  I sat at San Carlos Beach this morning but left early because it was so cold and foggy.  Had a wonderful dinner and conversation at Don's house for our monthly book club.  Of course we didn't talk much about the book.  But we did talk a lot.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

This is Cherry Jubilee weekend where lots of middle aged people drive around town in old cars to the cheer of people on the street.  Lots of traffic for me and money for the businesses. I will be glad when it is over.

Friday, September 13, 2013

I am reading a book called THE OBJECT STARES BACK by James Elkins.  He is an art historian and explores the act of seeing.  It is really intriguing and yet I can only read a couple of pages at a time. I read other books between reading Elkins.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The gardener has completed his work and now half my yard looks complete and the other half looks shabby and wild.  I am not sure what part I like best.  I am a kind of shabby style person.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I lay down for my afternoon nap and couldn't sleep.  My eyes were tired but me myself was not.  Maybe I am now well rested.  But my eyes do get tired easily.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sometimes I am so damn sincere.  A friend asks me what I am up to and I am on a long rant about the plight of homeless women in Monterey.  When my friend's eyes glaze over I just talk louder and faster and wave my arms to get them to pay attention.  I think I am a little nuts.

Monday, September 9, 2013

To walk to my front door you have to walk by the two huge old bottle brush trees and there in lies the problem.  Hundreds of bees are buzzing through the red flowers.  Maybe thousands.  I haven't been bit yet but there still is time.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saw the movie, THE BUTLER  this afternoon.  Very emotional movie.  I cried even though I tried not to.  It has been awhile since I cried at a movie.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Spent the evening on the deck watching the stars pop out with the two kids.  Saw many airplanes flying high over head bypassing Monterey.  Also saw a satellite traveling through the air.  Hear crickets, birds.  We talked and looked for hours.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another fall day.  The gardener is working hard taking out all the overgrowth in the side garden.  We have a large dumpster to take it away.  This part of the yard has not been touched for decades.  I plan to plant a lemon tree and a lime tree.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spent the morning in the little town of Spreckels near the Salinas River.  Peaceful quiet town.  Out writing group was silent.  I had fantasies of moving into one of these charming houses.  There were very few people around.  Everyone has to leave the town to work in order to afford to live there.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weird, spacy clouds all day today.  The day became warm and balmy.  Our neighborhood party  went well.  We are now all connected ready to face the coming year.  Our common concern is the high school a block away. 

We have to be vigilant with the kids coming and going.

 My personal fear is that one of them will accidentally set a fire with their hurried cigarette smoking.   But it hasn't happened yet.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

vivid pink sunset.  All day there has been thin scattered clouds in the sky, a balmy feeling to the air and now a wonderful sunset.  Too bad I am sitting in my room more interested in this computer then the beautiful sunset.