Thursday, December 31, 2015

Went down to Rosine's or a late breakfast with family.  Crowded.  Saw some friends.  now I am ready for a nap.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Two people in the house are blowing their noses and coughing.  I am madly washing my hands. I don't want to get sick with their East Coast colds..

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The family went to see the Hunger Games.  I saw it before and found it just too sad.
I am caught by the writing of  Rachel Cusk.  the latest book I am reading is THE LAST SUPPER a memoir of a three month trip in Italy.  Maybe I should reconsider my resolve to not travel.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Another bright beautiful moon outside.  cold and dark and I am feeling a bit sad.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I have been reading a new author, a new author to me.  Rachel Cusk.  she does not disappoint.

Monday, December 21, 2015

It's raining and I hear a drip from my bedroom.  Someplace there is a leak.  I need to find a bucket and keep the water off the floor.  Or maybe one of the faucets is dripping or maybe it is just my ears.
I have a string of colored lights hanging in my living room.  I keep them on day and night.  Keeping the dark and gloom outside the house.  Sometimes it actually works.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

It was raining this morning so Deborah and I met at Cafe Stravagnza to write.  Usually we sit outside but today we got a window seat in an almost empty cafe.

Friday, December 18, 2015

I am getting emails everyday with pictures form Michael Reid who is traveling in India for 5 weeks.  Still it doesn't make me want to travel.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cold all day today.  Had a quiet afternoon. reading and writing and watching TV and ordering books from Amazon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A lot of traffic on the way home tonight.  Luckily I was driving towards Monterey and the traffic was heading out bumper to bumper.  Where is everyone going.  Have I missed some announcement?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I ended up not going to either poetry reading this afternoon. I took a nap.  But I did agonize until I fell asleep.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The sun is out this Saturday morning and the huge waves keep coming on to the beach and roads and people.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Went to see Brooklyn this afternoon.  I liked it a lot.

Monday, December 7, 2015

I keep thinking of Donald Trump.  I had first thought he was entertaining and now I am worried.  He words are so dangerous.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I didn't listen to the President tonight.  I knew what he was going to say and I just didn't want to hear it.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

My favorite place to write on Saturday mornings is McDonald's,  Yes I am surprised also that I like it there.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Today when I picked up the kids after their soccer practice I gave them each a small bag of mixed nuts.  They immediately ate them and then were civil to each other all the way home.  Finally I understand how hungry they are after school.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I did a bunch of nothings today.  I wish I could make it into a story but the tire store, Trader Joes, The Cherry Center just doesn't do it.  Tomorrow will be a better story.

Monday, November 30, 2015

My sister gave me a box of dark chocolate See's candy this weekend.  I plan to eat one a day, savor them slowly.  but this evening watching the newshour I felt anxious and started eating them compulsively.  Most are not gone.  sigh

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Early afternoon, sitting in the sunny living room.  cold outside.  Waiting for the right time to show up for thanksgiving dinner.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Too much news today.  time to turn off the TV

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Warm days this week but I know the cold is coming, soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spent the morning at Lovers Point writing with the plein air writers.  At 9:30 it was windy and cold and then it was warm and soft.  magic.

Monday, November 16, 2015

I have been watching too much news on TERROR IN PARIS.  I need to stop and find my life thread again.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I am working on the Monterey Gives campaign trying to raise money for the Fund for homeless women.  We now have 9 donors. Daily  I write a short description of women who are experiencing homelessness on our facebook page.

I don't know if anyone is reading it or not.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Good day today.  last night's dance went well, hundreds of people, good music.  I stayed almost two hours.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thought my cold was over but it is creeping back.  Deborah gave me some homeopathic medicine called Kick Ass Remedy.  Surely that is helping.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I am working on the facebook updates for the MCGives starting on Thursday.  I am very nervous.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

I have just started reading Margo Jefferson's memoir Negroland. Very interesting. 


 I can hardly put it down even though I am sick with a cold.

Friday, November 6, 2015

I have a cold, rats, how did this happen.  I think I caught it in the crowded movie theater on Saturday.  A woman behind me was coughing and saying it is just allergies.  No she had a cold.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Went to cafe Luminerus  for lunch today.  Every Thursday they have pho soup and it is wonderful.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Spent several hours today sitting in my car waiting for the next event.  I need to plan my time a bit better.

Monday, November 2, 2015

New drips in my house,  Yes it really is rain not just the shower running.  puddles in the driveway.  The hills will be green by Christmas.

Friday, October 30, 2015

I went downtown and bought some bags of candy for tomorrow's trick or treating night.  I bought candy that I like and now I am eating it.  Tomorrow I will close up the house and go to the movies.  Forget about Halloween.  I want candy

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Up early in the dark and out to my car in the dark.  Next week the clocks change and it will be light in the morning.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Had lunch at the gathering place today.  Always impressed by how strong and capable the volunteers are.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Full moon tonight.  Went to the koan salon tonight and walked out into the moonlight.  UMMMM

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Went to a two hour board meeting this morning.  The drive to Carmel Valley was the best part.  Beautiful fall morning.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Had a calm peaceful day.  What a surprise.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Perfect fall day. so the next days will be a disappointment because they will not be perfect.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Today, the plein air writers are meeting in Moss Landing at MBARI to sit and write and read to each other.  Yea.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

We had no electricity for several hours today.  My first thought was, oh this is the beginning of the end of our civilization.  But I was wrong and here we are.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

It is so dark in the morning and now it is getting dark early in the evening.  Real Fall weather.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Huge wind blew through town this afternoon. Maybe rain is coming our way,  maybe. sigh

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Went to Asilomar conference center to write with my friend. Surprised to find a mob of people milling around as if they belonged here.  Well maybe they did and we were the outsiders.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Another beautiful Fall Day in Monterey.  Watched another episode of Longmire on netflix tonight.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tonight it felt like the TV was just yelling at me no matter how low the volume.  So I won't watch another episode of Longmire, instead I will continue reading Margaret Atwood's new book.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Perfect day today.  warm not hot.  Did a little weeding in the front yard.  Endless process.