Monday, April 25, 2016

* "Of Mind and Music"

* Coffee

* A Trip Into the Blue

Sunday, April 24, 2016

ahhh...April, kitchen, weeds

* And now it is April....Trees are blooming their lil hearts out bec no killing frost or snow lately=gorgeous, senses (all of them) enveloping beauty.

*People are coming to tear up the kitchen this week. The furry residents will become the dogs of war. The end result being that I will wallow in the beauty and actually look forward to cooking.(Considering sleeping on the counters.)

*Pulling weeds = instant gratification  + deep sleep at night = joy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

destroy, white, drive

*"Please stop destroying what is left of your heart by constantly thinking about things that have broken you."

*"Into the White"

*I set off alone early on a Sunday morning: the mail, medications for the one I am caregiving. Then a right turn and I am on a favorite road up, up around the Res ("the water is low=the red of the earth is exposed"). Past empty camping spots and up again, the road barely paved with a drop-off on the right and shear cliff on the left. (the snot road we call it) Runners and bicyclists to maneuver around. And they will turn off at the trailhead. They do and I am left alone on the road. How many times do I pull off to let persistent cars and motorcycles pass for I want to amble. No one will push me today. Past the quarry scars on the hillsides, past the llamas, the tree farms. Then the school ("I'm not going to that school")Left into a town. Left on the road back home. So satisfied.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

sod, giggle, not frozen

* Very odd and pleasant to see the grass again at last.

* Such a giggle---planned activities for the 50th reunion are for exact activities which took place 50 years ago...except now people can legally drink alcoholic beverages. (Haven't we grown out of these activities...let's go fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, or do a class project!) side bar: Would I recognize myself?

* Hanging clothes on the outside line for 4 days straight....and hours later I bring them in dry and not frozen. And smelling marvelously.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

wall, now, bag

* The deep snow has created a wall just outside the back door which make the dogs hesitate before leaving the house. They gamely go out and I see them bounding through the drifts to come in later covered in white.

* The spa is totally closed because of the snow---another appointment is made for a day in two weeks time....but I need care now. Later they call back and have found an opening in two days. 

* Working on a bag using colors I love.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

stuck, 1915, nisei

* The day begins with my feeling overburdened by caregiving. When I attempt to back out of the driveway the car gets stuck. A neighbor from across the street comes to push me out. A neighbor who has had nothing to do with me since I moved in. A neighbor who brushed me off when I crossed the street to say hello four years ago.  I tell her to please do not hurt herself pushing my car. Her sister drives up and lends a hand. Marcos next door then comes to push. Oh, golly. My feeling of isolation and despair diminishes. The store when I get to it for medicine is full of jubilant college students regaling of snow adventures (I learn later they have a snow day from school). The pharmacy worker is kind to me. A stocker is cheerful. I arrive safely home, no more car stucks. The driveway has been shoveled  and the sidewalk is clear. When I sigh with relief as my head hits the pillow at night I stop and enumerate all the people who were kind to me today.Thank you all.

* "The Cut"

* Midnight in Broad Daylight

Thursday, January 28, 2016

warmish, Matthew, day

* A warmish day with no wind when I find myself outside in my favorite chair wrapped up in an old house coat, two hats plopped on my head. The dogs yarf at one another with no response from me as I find my eyelids much too heavy to continue reading........

* "Who is Matthew?"

* A contented birthday.