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Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist living at the beach with a car guy. All entries are copyrighted under the author's legal name under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported. © Copyright 1974-2017.

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11 hours ago

UNKNOWNS in Postcards 4

The Point Loma lighthouse. I had planned on having the surgery in a outpatient surgery center. Instead, I have been getting phone calls for the last four days about my allergies and brea...


• I’m settling down for the long haul in my favorite chair. Yes, it needs washing. Yes, the sofa and Morris chair could do with some soap and water too. They aren’t getting it quite yet. ...


Laka and Margot with Bill, Christmas 2016. Making a list. Or two. Shopping. Now I have fresh and frozen foods in the refrigerator. We have breakfast, lunches and dinners to the ready. I ...


3 days ago

LOVE AND TAXES in Postcards 4

Friend Mary and daughter Margot at the Boathouse. Yes, dinner was excellent. The bread was to die for as was my filet. I think we all enjoyed the evening except me….I kept channeling my mo...


1980’S: She wrote on the bottom. See the bottom picture for how far she has come. Good Diane news from her daughter. “She can swallow water from a sponge and can move her right leg a little. ...


5 days ago

STROKE in Postcards 4

2014: Schmidley in Old Town at the Guadalajara Restaurant. Isn’t she cute even with her eyes closed. Posted on Diane’s blog was this note: “This is Diane’s daughter. Mom has had a stroke an...


Lifeguard friends on and around the old OB tower. 1981? Photo from the “First Responders” show at the Automotive museum in Balboa Park. We headed off to the Automotive museum yesterday aft...


February 14, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY in Postcards 4

Oh, guilt…two pounds of chocolates on my much appreciated morning tray. We both visited See’s. I got him a small box of truffles. Ah, double guilt. Perhaps out-of-sight/out-of-mind will work...


February 13, 2017

CASTS AND OTHER LEANINGS in Postcards 4

I thought I would show you the other thumb cast coming off in 2014. You know….that color wasn’t bad. I was more afraid of the saw than I was of the surgery. After finding that picture, it’s ...


February 12, 2017

GRATITUDINOUS in Postcards 4

Rental Boats on Catalina. Himself: Was a big hero to go to an Alanon fund raiser. He had fun, won something, and the food was great. Today a party, a premeeting meeting, and a meeti...


February 11, 2017

Scheduling a Break in Postcards 4

The day is chilly and grey here as it was that day in Paris. I feel unimaginative and sluggish knowing I will have two weeks of no journaling….for yes, I have a date for surgery. The 23rd. Th...


February 10, 2017

HALF WAY THROUGH in Postcards 4

• Ah, all the cookbooks before I culled them. • We both liked the new ENT doc. • Nightmares night before last. I was a veggy yesterday…dozing, trying to help get the gas smell out of a ne...


February 09, 2017

A STATE OF MIND in Postcards 4

One online friend wrote about being fragmented. I had just been thinking the same thing…that I was leaving pieces undone or behind. Yesterday I had to do everything twice to get anything done....


February 08, 2017

OMMMMMmmmmm in Postcards 4

....................................................A view across the mouth of the bay to downtown. Himself: Gym, work, deal with neighbor’s gas leaking car. Herself: Pool work, still ...


February 07, 2017

NEW GLASSES in Postcards 4

I dodged a bee in the pool this morning. He had sunk to the bottom. I just moved around him slowly. I couldn’t really quite see him as I had my go-to-the-pool glasses on. They aren’t as flat...


February 06, 2017

MEDITATIONS in Postcards 4

Another lovely meditative rose to offer you. For me, the month will be doctor’s appointments. An eye follow up today. 0945 ENT Thursday. Next Wednesday a follow up with my primary care pers...


February 05, 2017

WEARING in Postcards 4

The sky outside is dark. I keep peering out the window but find it’s getting darker by the minute. There was a whole flock of finches on this bird feeder a minute ago, but now there’s only one...


February 04, 2017

A PAUSE BY THE BAY in Postcards 4

In my search for interesting AND quiet moments, I found this 2007 image taken by the bay. The Virgo Leader is to the left and the Oosterdam is to the right. San Diego’s Star of India, the last i...


February 03, 2017

KEEPING THINGS SIMPLE in Postcards 4

My whole goal today is to keep things simple. Himself: Gym. Moving around a bit more now that he has the bird feeder right next to him. Herself: Did surgery pre-op yesterday. Pool and ...


February 02, 2017

BEAUTY ON THE BAY in Postcards 4

You can find me out on the bay any day I can get there. Even on an uninspired day like today, I’d love to be out on the water. This NASA image is courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysi...


February 01, 2017

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY in Postcards 4

Hoar Frost My mind a perfect blank until the really darling doctor approached with a can to freeze a needle to poke a sponge to sop the tears of agony from the destruction of my acceptance the pa...


February 01, 2017

BRACING in Postcards 4

• Park service volunteers posing as the Cabrillo Lighthouse keeper and his wife on the anniversary of the National Park system. • One of those typical worn-out-hand visits to the doctor’s of...


Mission Beach Plunge in 1983. It was never really quiet…it echoed, but it was a dramatic building. Generations of San Diegans learned to swim here. I was forbidden to go here in the 1950’s...


January 30, 2017

MORNING SMILES in Postcards 4

At the San Diego River. Every day lately, I have tried to start my day with a quiet and calm picture. Something near home that’s fresh and brings a smile to my soul. If I didn’t make this ef...


Arbi, on Prosebox, has set my toes to tapping and my oooh’s and aaaah’s in motion. Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out is a charmer of a way to start my day. I Thought I’d share it with you and see i...


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