Sunday, December 28, 2014

Early morning, the guests are still asleep.  I get up and turn on the heater.  We struggle witht he heater.  I don't like it on at night and they say they are cold.  I get them another blanket.  We will see what they say this morning.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Getting ready for the cold night.  More blankets on the bed.  Heater on until bedtime.  All will be well.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The house is quiet, everyone is out but me. Now time for a nap.  All is well.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Some days are so dreary that I just don't want to go outside.  It is a long day looking out the window wondering when the sun will come out.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Now I am settled in for the evening and am reading Lindsay and Hendricks new book  THE FOURTH RULE OF TEN.  An interesting mystery novel.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

OK, my downstairs rooms are flooding.  Scott has been moving mattresses and rugs from the effected rooms.  sigh

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I soaked up the warmth of the sun this morning.  Now the pineapple express is back and the rain is ready to start up again.  Still I can't complain, the drought is almost over.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In stead of going to the beach today to see the waves I took a long nap.  Tomorrow I will go to the beach and see the storm waves.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Still light rain but soon we will have that magical time after the rain, fresh, clear, vibrant air.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The storm is coming, the storm is coming.  Are you prepared.  I don't know how to prepare.  I have a warm house, food and water.  Maybe I need to get more gas for my car.  I am not sure I believe the storm predictions.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Unexpected balmy day.  In the afternoon I wanted to take a nap, my eyes grew heavy and I had a hard time staying awake.  I made myself a cup of tea and I woke up.  What a surprise.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A good day for staying at home and reading a new book.  Hermione Lee's new biography of Penelope Fitzgerald.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday morning, just getting light. I can see from my window birds hoping around on my bottle bush tree. I have started reading the NYT a day late in the morning.  Doesn't seem to matter when I read the news.  I am less hurried and I can find the more interesting articles when I have my coffee and watch the birds.  There is an article I just read that says that older people are happier then middle aged people or even younger people.  I think that is true.  And according to the study the happiest time of our lives is in our 80's.  We will see.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Quiet afternoon, reading with my grand daughter.  We each are reading our own books. Now I close the curtains on the dark night.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I am now reading Aleksandar Hemon's book THE LAZARUS PROJECT.  The last couple of books I started I put down but this book has captured my imagination.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It is raining and cold this Tuesday morning.  I have made the pot of coffee and tea and I am getting ready to go to Hopkins Marine station for our monthly Plein Air writing.  I think I would rather stay home out of the rain.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rain this morning.  A steady drip form the glass ceiling in my bathroom.  bucket in place.  A quiet morning filled with rain.  Kids still asleep in the guest room.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

For a month now I have been reading WANDERLUST by Rebecca Solnit.  I read a dozen or so page and then find my mind is distracted and I do something else. I love this book and what, I get distracted.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Yes, it is Thanksgiving.  a quiet morning for me and then to my son's house.  I have reached the age where no one expects anything from me. I have become the decoration or maybe the entertainment.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I am now reading BAGHDAD CENTRAL by Elliot Colla.  I wasn't sure I would like it but I wanted to try some books about other countries.  I was slow to start but now am really engaged with the story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Really, I should start writing here a bit earlier. I am just too tired.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It is my son's 49th birthday and he is celebrating.  It is such a long time ago when he was born I can hardly remember the details.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I am really exhausted but still there is more to do.  Hard to figure out what to stop.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I slammed shut Leon Panetta's book when he got to justifying the drone strikes.  I just couldn't read any more.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I am sitting in my living room noticing that the light is fading.  Yep it is night again.  It keeps coming every day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It is dark and cold and I am on a reading jag.  Today I started STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.  an engrossing Sci Fi book.  I am going to read some more tonight.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I am now reading Colm Toibin's new book NORA WEBSTER.  An Irish writer.  I totally identify with this Nora Webster.  I am going to be sorry when I am done with it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Went out this morning and watered the pots on the front patio.  They were dry.  Later a few drops of rain and then just cloudy all day.  Kind of cold tonight.  Bought a new warm throw to use in my room.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thick fog this early morning as I drove to Carmel.  Had to use my windshield wipers.  And when I got out of the car the trees were magical.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

I have been watching the HBO series, Olive Kitterage.  It is a s good as the book and I realize what a dark story it is.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I remember my Volkswagen bus I drove for years, maybe decades.  I loved it.  Now I drive a Honda Element and it has the same noisy drafty feel to it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Spent the morning with 14 Plein Air writers at Washington Park in Pacific Grove, yes writing and reading to each other. It was cold and breezy until we had a chance to sit in the sun.  Good productive morning.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Spent time this morning at the beach in Pacific Grove.  I saw whales in the distance and many kinds of birds flying overhead.  Cool and sunny.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Rain for the last 8 hours. I turned on the heater and watched some TV.  No trick or treators tonight.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I heard gunshots outside last night.  I started to worry about my crazy neighbor.  What is he up to?  I checked with my roommate Scoot, He too was worried.  When I turned on my computer I realized it was just Giant fans celebrating a victory.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I am surprise how interesting Leon Panetta's book is.  I am remembering most of the events he is talking about.  We are close to the same age.

Monday, October 27, 2014

I think I am ready to start reading WORTHY FIGHT by Leon Panetta.  A local guy my age.  I want to see what he has to say about our lives.  I hope I am not disappointed.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It is early and the crows are just returning to the neighborhoods.  Sea lions are barking,  the day is beginning.  UMMM I wonder what I am going to do today.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Going to a Peter Coyote workshop this morning at the Zen Center.  It is popular and has been sold out for weeks.  But I made a reservation early. And I am ambivalent.  The rain has started this morning.  Do I really want to get dressed and leave the house?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I am stranded at home without my car.  The mechanics are working with it and are finding more and more stuff that needs to be fixed.  The car is 6 years old so I should not be surprised.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I am reading the new John Sandford book DEADLINE, a Virgil Flowers novel.  I love his books and yet I am kind of tired of Flowers.  Oh well I will keep reading.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I am currently reading Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit.  Another wonderful book.
I am behind in reading my New Yorkers.  I can't remember when this has happened before.  sigh

Friday, October 17, 2014

My sister is visiting for the weekend.  And tomorrow we are going to Fifi's for lunch and pretend we are in Paris.  We eat there every time she comes to Monterey.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This week and last week I did not have  to pick 12 year old Katie form school.  She is traveling with her dad in Europe and I get to sit at home in the afternoon and wonder why I am so relaxed.  No hurry at all.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I have been reading Rebecca Solnit's early books and loving them  The one I am on is WANDERLUST,  A History of walking.

UMMM good.

I saw the documentary film THE LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM yesterday.  It brought back many memories of my generation's war and I learned some new stuff.  I do recommend it.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I took a long nap this afternoon.  I didn't know I was so tired.  Then met up with my friend to write for awhile.  Now I have the lastest Lee Child book to read tonight.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I am really enjoying the new TV series Madam Secretary.  None of the others appeal to me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I had a long conversation with a person I have know for a long time.  A misunderstanding had arisen and now we had to have this conversation.  It went well.