Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I am getting ready for another hot day.  I am almost ready for the cool fog.  Lots of birds outside enjoying the unexpected heat.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

So tired Last night I wasn't sure I could crawl to my bed.  Slept well.  Sun is out but still I don't want to do anything at all.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

From my deck I can hear the squabbles of the newly hatched blue herons.  I can't see them but they are just down the street in the gully.  I see them when I am driving up the hill. The sounds are comforting to me but maybe not to the parents who are searching for food.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I started watching the new season of Nurse Jackie.  so sad. But I am hooked and keep watching.  It is like watching a train wreck. And I keep watching.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rain this morning.  Can't complain, we need a lot more.  Not motivated to do anything right now except to continue to read last week's Sunday New York Times.  I am behind.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crickets are chirping outside my window. They always seem invisible to me except for the sound.  I recently saw a picture of a cricket and they are scary looking.  But it is dark so I can't see them.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sitting at Lovers point this morning I saw migrating terns hunting over the water.  Also saw a line of birds skimming near the water.  Hard to see much more because the wind was gusting. Lots of  white caps and two intrepid surfers struggling with the waves.

Monday, April 21, 2014

One of my favorite mystery story writers is Donna Leon who writes about Venice.  So I have her latest book and am hoarding it for a special time.  Not sure when but I will know it when I see it.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The sun was out most of the day. Now it is old and foggy.  I had planned to go to the ocean today but then I thought about the weekend Easter traffic and decided to stay at home.  Now I wish I had gone to the ocean.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I drove down Hawthorne street today in Monterey.  I think of it as the street of tortured trees.  Dozens of bottle brush trees line the street all cut and cropped and tortured into unnatural round shape.   What a shame.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Went to see an afternoon showing of the Grand Budapest Hotle today with the 14 year old kid.  Such a great movie.  I love the color and feeling of the movie.  And of coure the nutty story.  I need to see it another time to really see it well.  It moved os fast.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am always looking for well written interesting personal essays and now I have come across a great book full of them. THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison.  I am reading slowly because I don't want to finish the book.  I want it to last forever.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Only 7 more weeks to the election.  I gave my neighbor lawn signs for his house I have to put up my own signs.  I support Heidi Whilden for superior court judge. Yes I do.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Another warm day.  Getting ready to go to the book group.  dragging my feet.  Don't want to get ready and drive to Carmel Valley.  I know once I am on the road it will be all fine.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Met my sister at the Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing.  We sat outside in the fog.  Too noisy inside.  The menu was elaborate and not so appealing to our tastes.  We shared a plate of fish and chips and then fancy desserts.  Next time we will go some place else.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I returned a library book late this week.  First time in a long time.  I haven't paid the fine yet.  The amount I owe popsup everytimt I open the library page.  Yes, Yes I will pay it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I just realized that one of my favorite writers has a new book out.  Susan Minot.  It is called THIRTY GIRLS and the subject matter seems pretty grim but I have to say I am enjoying the book.  Such good writing.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I think I finally get it.  There is no comprehensive solution to homelessness.  There are not enough dwellings for everyone.  it is like musical chairs.  So we need to think about economic displacement camps.  OK?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Half moon tonight, maybe even less.  It is beginning to cool off this afternoon, wind is up.  Maybe I will sleep better tonight when it is not so hot.

Have started to read a fabulous  book DEPT. OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill.  unusual and compelling

Monday, April 7, 2014

OK, It is sunny and warm.  All the doors and windows are open.  I am making another crack pot stew for the kids tonight.  I wonder if they are tired of this recipe.  I'm not.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I am alone this weekend.  The night sounds in the house are ominous.  Now that it is daylight I can hear the clicks of the hummingbirds and I feel safe again.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Saw two movies in two days, Noah, which I found boring and long and Le Weekend which was intense and sad.  Now I want a comedy, somthing light hearted.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spent the day in meetings about homeless groups and poor people and the lack of full time jobs, and affordable wages and rents being to high.  By the end of the day I could barely lift my head off the table.  I forgot to experience the beautiful spring day here on the central coast.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rainy day.  Finished my income tax and put them in the mail.  Always a relief.  Now what am I going to worry about?