MageB ⋅ 79

Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist, book lady, and quilter living at the beach with a car guy. We wait out the pandemic in our little condo above the beach. Having been homeless in the 70's, the car guy and I truly appreciate where we are today. All entries are copyrighted under the author's legal name under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported. © Copyright 1974-2021.

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OLYMPICS in Postcards 4

Yes, We’ve been watching the Olympics. We have three TV Channels available to us. Our fingers have been walking their way through the remote every time we sit. Neither of us are very enthusia...


Mine was my grandfather’s last car, a 1957 Chevy. I was stationed at Ft. Eustis, Virginia when my mother called to tell me that she was arranging to give me my Grandfather’s car. I didn’t kno...


July 17, 2021

ENDLESSLY in Postcards 4

We will see how much energy I have after I finish this. With the new “Unvaccinated” Pandemic rushing by us, it is a good thing to stay home today. One of the side effects of my immunotherapy i...


TUESDAY: My brain seems to be awake enough to quilt. That’s what I hope, anyway. WEDNESDAY: Nope, I was in a semi-vegetative state most of the day. Darn it. We will see if today is better. ...


July 10, 2021

SMALLS in Postcards 4

(A ‘small’ is a little bit of an item in an antique or collectible store. It’s like a lone salt cellar or a teaspoon.) Marta came to clean today with her daughter. That got them out of here in...


July 07, 2021

FREEDOM in Postcards 4

The days are full now. Always decisions to be made. My hairdresser has an auto immune disease and can no long work. It’s heart breaking. G bought a machine that cuts hair all really short. ...


July 03, 2021

DREAMING in Postcards 4

I dream of taking a train trip. George reminds me that I need to be able to walk to the dining car, and he is right. At the moment, all I can do is a short stroll followed by a long pant. But...


June 30, 2021

A FREE DAY in Postcards 4

I try to write a little something on a topic when I post here. Most days I am pretty good at it, but some days not. Down at the bottom of my entry is a small list that might fill in left out i...


June 29, 2021

TAKING A BOOK in Postcards 4

Monday: What a busy wonderful day. Sunshine too. I didn’t get much reading done, as I was out and about the town running errands and seeing the good doc for an after hospital visit. George fin...


June 26, 2021

HOME AGAIN in Postcards 4

You would think my much beloved kids could be tactful when requesting something. No? There they were, both together on one phone call looking wonderful. What were they calling about? Demand...


June 23, 2021

FOR TTHE MOMENT in Postcards 4

There are those moments that make you laugh. Same shoe, same size. And same color. Sixteen years apart. What more could one want. My breakfast was wonderfully rich and very Mexican. Just p...


June 21, 2021

FATHER'S DAY in Postcards 4

list text here Margot came by and swept us off to a crowded but delicious breakfast at Perry’s. It looked as if every father in town was treated to breakfast there this day. Perry’s sits on a...


The swab tells me that I have a mrsa infection. It’s highly antibiotic resistant. George has been taking care of me, and his wrist showed signs of infection yesterday. Just as the PT lady arr...


Progress of sorts. There was that wonderful lunch with Margot and Zoe, then Marta…who left us with a clean house, and finally a home-health nurse visit. That was a busy day. Yesterday was a bu...


June 14, 2021

PROOF in Postcards 4

It was a great breakfast. Good conversation too. We are getting together next weekend to do it again.


June 12, 2021

COMIC CON 2021 in Postcards 4

There will be a virtual Comic Con again this year. I’m sorry about that as I love to take photographs of the attendees and their costumes. Some are stunning. Even the half done ones are worth...


June 10, 2021

PRIDE MONTH in Postcards 4

We are in the midst of Pride Month here in San Diego. We used to have a Pride parade but that was all. Then Pride and a party. Now the celebration has grown to a whole month. We also used to...


June 09, 2021

SHE WANTS A HUG in Postcards 4

We got a phone call the other day telling us that Zoe wants a hug from Grandma. I have to tell you that grandma is delighted. Zoe had her second shot just two weeks ago, and I can now give her...


June 08, 2021

HAVING FUN YET in Postcards 4

It’s Tuesday, and today will be the last of the doctor’s appointments for the week. He has an eleven o’clock OT evaluation for his hand. He brushed his hair and is dusting off his dad jokes. ...


June 05, 2021

THE LAST LOAF in Postcards 4

Life is different these days now that our house has two slow folks in it. It does take two hands to make a loaf of bread even in a bread machine. Bringing two weeks of laundry up two flights o...


May 31, 2021

STOPPING BY in Postcards 4


May 30, 2021

VISITING in Postcards 4

85: The first two family gathering, and the last Thanksgiving. Mother, Margaret Barnum Dowd (Madgie), is to the left in her apartment dining room. In front is George, and behind him are his m...


May 27, 2021

LINKS in Postcards 4

list text here Over there on the right is a reading list of links. I use it all the time to find you, and to adventure out into the world. I belong to a couple of lists and groups too, but th...


May 25, 2021

PIXELATED in Postcards 4

list text here Slowly I figure out how to live with the cancer and the side effects from the drugs I take. Mornings are good. I can get a lot done in the mornings, slowly, but by one PM I hav...


May 21, 2021

BEFORE AND AFTER in Postcards 4

Before and after: He was working on an old rosewood table. The table saw caught on something in the wood and sent his hand through the saw. During his stay in the hospital, they began giving...


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