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Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist, book lady, and quilter living at the beach with a car guy. I volunteer with lots of books. All entries are copyrighted under the author's legal name under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported. © Copyright 1974-2018.

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19 hours ago

MEMORIAL DAY in Postcards 4

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1 day ago

THE WIZ in Postcards 4

It’s been a busy few days. Once I survived the lung doc, we had time to change our clothing and head north with a handful of luscious pink roses. Yes, the freeways were jammed, Yes, I co...


3 days ago

DIAGNOSIS in Postcards 4

A grey to sunshine morning. We left early for the new Pulmonary Doctor’s office, and it was good that we did. Normally it takes me only fifteen minutes, but we caught every light red. I lik...


4 days ago

CHANGES in Postcards 4

Yes, after doing my mountain of meds, I made the bed. I didn’t just pull up the covers and walk away. I did change the pillows around a bit. But I actually made iit look nice. I showered; G...


5 days ago

CONSTRUCTION in Postcards 4

• There used to be a little corner shopping center across the street. The anchor shop was a liquor store that wasn’t well patronized. I didn’t see anything illegal there as I used to in...


May 18, 2019

JOURNAL VISITORS in Postcards 4

From Volume 12. I don’t write much anymore, but I used to. I have acres of hand-printed journal entries to prove it. Several of my friends used to come over, perhaps on the weekend, and r...


May 17, 2019

LOCAL in Postcards 4

From Cesarina: Apple Crumble Pannacotta. For many long years we lived right downtown OB or a half a mile away from downtown. We ate there, we shopped there, we had our cars tuned up there,...


May 16, 2019

GREY in Postcards 4

The sky is a varied grey. The trunks and branches of the trees surrounding us are much the same color. The news stations show us that a rain storm is heading our way. They don’t’ give us...


May 15, 2019

MAKING THE BED in Postcards 4

An early bedroom layouut. In a September 2017, a New York Times article by Katherine Rosman caught the magic of making your bed. “When Adm. William H. McRaven was stationed in Afghanistan,...


May 14, 2019

OLD PICTURES in Postcards 4

We all have pictures like this. That’s Don Fulford sitting in the middle. I don’t remember the other two guys. That’s also my old white sofa and a self-portrait from a first painting cla...


May 13, 2019

SLEEPING IN in Postcards 4

Life is pretty darned good these days. I can’t sleep well or see well, but once I get going I’m good. Some of life requires a sense of humor. The Sears washing machine man said the part...


Happy Mother’s Day to you. George considers it a Hallmark holiday. I ignore it since I consider myself one of the world’s worst mothers. There were a lot of mother’s like me in the sixt...


May 10, 2019

SMALL EXCITEMENTS in Postcards 4

Zoey and George 2007. • Our calendar is filling up with Zoey things. There’s her backstage work at the theater…yes we will take her flowers even if we can’t see her on stage. Then a call...


May 08, 2019

HOT LAUNDRY in Postcards 4

Hot Laundry: Acrylic and Pastel. I have to admit that I am really grateful not to wash my laundry and hang it out on the line in 100 some degree heat as my grandma did. My mother insisted t...


May 05, 2019

BOXES AND TRAINS in Postcards 4

Prototype. We were up at four and out of the house by four thirty. As an experiment, we parked the car at the Old Town Trolley station, and took the trolley to the train station downtown...


I came upstairs after starting the laundry to find all sorts of excitement out and front. Big red units with lights flashing. The street closed, and a scattering of blue uniforms too. There ...


May 01, 2019

MEASLES in Postcards 4

FREEWINDS, The Scientology ship. April 2-14, Aruba. Airports are quarantined. Movie theaters are quarantined. Schools are quarantined. The ship, above, is quarantined as a crew member h...


April 30, 2019

QUIET in Postcards 4

Life is very quiet these days. Saturday we ate breakfast out, occasionally holding hands under the counter. We miss the old manager there, and this day there’s another new one. I found i...


April 28, 2019

A LITTLE WORD in Postcards 4

Alex and Cris. Lost. Cris took grandson Alex, and her daughter Kensie, to the Philippines to show off their new son, Max, to her family. There was a truly nasty, 6.1 earthquake outside...


April 26, 2019

GRATEFUL INDEED in Postcards 4

Near the entrance to the convention center is some old fashioned color. • Having a cataract removed isn’t as easy as everyone says. At the surgery pavilion, everyone treated me wonderfu...


..........…loop de loop! The new roses. Someone has a sense of humor. Thursday the 19th: We laid out three days of clothing and meds. Yes, one whole bag of his and hers meds. Then we mad...


April 18, 2019

REMEMBER THESE in Postcards 4

I thought we would go from the house to the cardiac doc to the Spring Round Up Convention. No says G, We need to pick up the three sets of eye drops first, then we need to go get an 11...


April 16, 2019

2001, Notre Dame in Postcards 4

2001, Notre Dame, bus tour. • I was glued to my news yesterday. Shocked. Like the burning of the Liner Normandie, I was guessing this fire was worker started. An accident. My friend ...


1999, Queen Mary Life blooms delightfully. Or crowds me delightfully. Yes, I am getting used to all these doctor’s appointments. Monday is a knee post-op. Tuesday, when I would rather b...


April 12, 2019

FOUR DAYS in Postcards 4

1983 Tuesday went fine until the recovery room and the Afib. Wednesday was a slept most of the day day. Upstairs toilet a problem. Made cardiac apt. Thursday I fell asleep at every opportu...


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