I am now getting control of my new TV. I have three remote control devices. It takes concentration and quiet for me to find the program I want. Almost like meditation. I keep the TV on mute until I have found what I want. I miss the old one.
Had a we sat outside watching the deer. The sun moved slowly and the heat left. When it was cold enough we moved inside leisurely family lunch outside int he pine trees. Some began watching the football game and I went home for a nap.
The house is now full of people and what, lots of talk, dishes, sibling disagreements even among the adults. Went to Paris Bakery this morning to pick up treats for everyone. Soon the kids will go off swimming and the adults will go out to lunch.
Another beautiful sunrise this morning, a hint of. pink, light blue sky and birds chirping. But no rain. We are waiting for the rain. At first we were patient but now we are desperate. I have almost lost the ability to enjoy this beautiful weather. Almost.
Waiting not quite so patiently for my Daughter to arrive. I'm leaving the front door unlocked and the light on so she and her partner can find the room downstairs that we have set up for them. Just the beginning.
Went to the county dump today again and finally threw out the rusted microwave. I do wonder where it will go and how all the parts will be reused. Such a big industry recycling stuff. Maybe I should just stop buying stuff.
I got the clutter bug this morning and began throwing away stuff, clearing off my office tables, putting away folders, packing up shoes I don't wear. This lasted about 45 minutes and then was gone. I hope it visits me tomorrow morning. I am preparing for the family visits coming up.
Still haven't bought the new car battery. I am getting closer. But I do have the new microwave. Now I have to take the old rusted microwave to recycle at the dump. It is sitting in the back of my car waiting.
While driving to the kids school late this afternoon on highway one I could see long lines of pelicans flying close to shore. I had to force myself to focus on the road. The pelicans were so compelling.
I need to replace my car battery so I have been looking for a stronger battery and the place to have it installed. It is more complicated then I thought. Tomorrow I will go to Midas muffler to see if they do batteries.
Sat at a long meeting this morning. the words kept coming and I felt my agitation rise. I couldn't pin point what was wrong. Maybe I have lost the ability to listen to long words and voices. Maybe it is time to retire from meetings.
Had to have Triple A jump start my car this evening. I sat outside in my car while the kids went up to change their clothes for jujisu. I forgot my head lights were on. Then I had to drive around for 30 minutes in rush hour traffic to charge my battery. Ugh, I am tired.
Winter showed up today. We went to Hopkins Marine Station to write outside. It got colder and colder and we all migrated into a classroom. Too cold to sit outside. Now a wind is blowing and a freeze notice has been made.
I saw a whale this morning for the first time this season. I was sitting in my car by Lovers point and as I looked up I saw the wisp of spray in the distance. The wisp kept coming up moving towards Hopkins Marine station. I felt the joy of the sighting all day.
Spent two hours at San Carlos Beach by the Coast guard pier. Sitting in my portable chair. Even though the sun was out, the ocean air was cold. I bundled up in a warm sweater. Several families with little children were playing by the water, moving in and out with the wavelets. I left when I started worry too much about the kids safety. The parents seemed fine with it all.