Thursday, October 31, 2013

I saved the candy from last years Halloween.  The bowl is by the front door.  No knocks at all tonight.  I wonder if I can keep this candy for next year.  Does it go bad?  Does anyone care?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beautiful Fall day.  Spent the morning at a Friends of Homeless women meeting with 40 other people.  We all want to do something but the going is hard.  Homelessness is tough  going.  I wonder what will actually be helpful.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sat in my warm car this morning at Lovers Point.  Too cold to sit outside.  Saw an old woman pushing her dog in a baby stroller. down the walking path.  They both looked pretty happy.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Rain last night.  No leaks yet from the cracked glass ceiling.  I am checking it.  I have a bucket all set to collect any leaks.  Maybe they have healed themselves.  Life is good.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lots of squirrels on the road today scampering across, avoiding my car.  One ran down the middle of the road.  No, I shouted, go to the side, it is not safe to run down the middle.  He heard me and raced to the side.  Another squirrel saved.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Felt kind of sick all day but tried to keep going. Not so well.  Spent the afternoon dozing and reading.  I ended my day with a hot fudge sunday , now I feel a little sick again.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The cars slowed down on the 4 lane highway by the college.  a dead deer lay in one land and a new car with a messed up front end was stopped near by.  This s in town near a busy intersection.  The deer are every where.  I try to keep alert for the deer.  they are more dangerous then the pedestrians.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Foggy and cold today.  Built the first fire in the fireplace this evening.  My son gave me a bunch of wood and now is the time to use it.  I love fireplace fires but I am not sure it really helps heating the house.  It just makes me feel cozy.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

There was a new cat sitting on the railing of the deck.  White with some spots.  Looking at the bird feeder.  No birds yet but the cat is ready.  So I will move the feeder higher in the tree just in case some birds find the feeder.

Monday, October 21, 2013

It was still dark when I arrived at the cherry Center in Carmel to set up for morning sitting.  I put out cushions, chairs and set up the altar.  5 people came.  Last week it was mostly me.  I like it better when others show up.  I was grateful.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The bed I bought this week was delivered and set up.  Now I have the window open to air out the mattress.  Tomorrow I will go out and buy some sheets.  It is all coming together.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Before lunch I asked some friends what were their favorite food from Trader Joes,  Everyone had a favorite and I got very hungry.  Tomorrow I am going shopping and will buy some of the recommended foods.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spent three hours driving the kids around to activities.  yes it is back to car pooling days.  I have to get back in shape to do this.  Tomorrow I am doing it again.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A little lingering smoke today.  The fire is out. I spent time at Lovers point this morning, cool bright morning.  Nothing new to report.

The sky was filled with billowing clouds of smoke yesterday again for the second controlled burn at Fort Ord.  I did find that the smoke effected my breathing but I managed.

Today is bright and clear.  Am going to Lovers point again to write and draw.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I have a sack feeder on my deck filled with thistle seeds.  I keep waiting for the warblers to come but no luck yet.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stopped at Whole Foods to pick up some things.  I felt over whelmed by the crowd of people and the number of choices. I could hardly wait ot leave. Ii picked up just three things, milk, soup and some cake. I have to remember to go in early in the morning.  It has been months since I have shopped there.  Now I remember why.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I started watching house of cards TV series from the local library.  I didn't think I would like it but I love it.  I am obsessed with it. I have watched the first three episodes, 9 more to go.

Friday, October 11, 2013

I went to a friend's house in mid Carmel Valley, up a windy road, back in the trees.  It was so beautiful.  Birds, a rustic garden.  It felt like hundreds of miles from Monterey.
And then I drove back to the cold fog, backed up traffic and town life.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The two kids were more fun today.  We checked out two restaurants to see how they were doing.  The question I ask is can they figure out what the business plan is and are they successful.  One restaurant was doing great but the other we thought would fold soon.  We will see.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Met my friend Tasha at the Paris Bakery.  We do this most Wednesday.  I give her the dinning section of the New York time.  We drink coffee and talk.  Tasha knows a lot of the customers and is quite busy greeting people.  I am more of a bump on the log.  I like being with her.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A wind has come up and the air is cool.  the report says rain tomorrow but I am not sure.  I am slowly closing the windows. Haven't finished clearing out my office yet.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Drove to Santa Cruz today, by the strawberry fields and the veggie fields.  Lots of people working hard, bent over moving down the line.  There must be some better way to harvest fruits and vegetables.   I don't think my body would last long doing this work.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Another hot day, yep, sitting around waiting for the sun to go down.  Going up to my son's house for dinner tonight.  I hope his house is cooler.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The post office has stronger regulations about bulk mail.  I am in the middle of a newsletter mailing and I gave up for the day.  Too hard even though I tried to entertain myself as I put on the little dots on the edges of each of the 300 newsletters.  Tomorrow I will finish, I hope.

Friday, October 4, 2013

balmy evening, high fire alert.   Outside my open window I can hear a football game being played at the high school down the street.  It's Friday night in October, what else would there be.

I am waiting for the house to cool off.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Just finished my Thursday shift of driving the kids around from school to activities.  Was easier this week.  I am getting used to it.  I fixed a snack of ice tea, goat cheese and crackers, sliced apples and a cookie.  Yep it was good.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

We sat and wrote in the Carmel Valley Community Park.  A wonderful Fall morning. The tree were releasing bits of something into the air and it fell slowly on us.  dry rain. And the twelve of us wrote and read to each other.  I hated to leave at the end of the session.