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.