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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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Newly donated Vietnam era Jeep on display at the volunteer picnic. Neither G nor I had the energy to fix food for the picnic, so we bought a carrot cake at Vons. Everybody likes carrot c...


4 days ago

HOT, HOT, HOT in Postcards 4

I can’t believe it is August. In the 1950’s, July at Mrs. Duffy’s Ranch Camp for Girls was hot. In August it was unbearably hot. Here at the beach, it is just warm. My family are in the 80’s...


“Your estimated wait time is less than three minutes.” I call for the last appointments this morning. Some negative note is attached to one, but I still get the MRI scheduled. The other heart ...


August 09, 2019

SQUEEZING ME IN in Postcards 4

Mother and Gunny on their wedding day, Balboa Park, 1939. I now have a surgeon. I often wonder how mother felt about her cancer, her surgeon, and the decisions they made in 1948. She had s...


August 07, 2019

LIKE in Postcards 4

…with her mouth open. The actual test itself wasn’t too bad for me. The machine worked this time. We got there at 0730, and I got out of the recovery room around three PM. Most everyon...


August 05, 2019

A NEW DRAGON in Postcards 4

Zoe picking a new dragon. Granddaughter Zoe saved all year to buy a bigger dragon. The little one she bought last year was $39.99. These dragons run to almost three grand for the really bi...


August 03, 2019

UNDER THE FLIGHT PATH in Postcards 4

The old FORD Building now the Aerospace Museum under the flight path. Outside all is grey. I know this familiar night and morning coastal fog will burn off soon, so I am truly enjoying t...


August 01, 2019

AGAIN in Postcards 4

This is my favorite shot of me, selfishly, from Comic Con this year. My tooth is missing. My sense of humor is doing pretty well, and both granddaughter and me are reading in the break before ...


July 31, 2019

HOMEMADE in Postcards 4

Homemade. George tells me that this is Darth Vader kicking back at the beach…very tongue in cheek. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Himself: Took all day tomorrow off. Mys...


July 30, 2019

MASSES in Postcards 4

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Himself: Working, dinner, grocery shopping. Myself: Ditto. Photo: Comic Con 2019. Reading: More Pern. Gratitude’s: Tons.


My daughter Milaka calls sounding just like daughter Margot. Margot calls sounding just like Laka. My brain seems to be left behind in confusions these days. I listen until I can figure out ...


July 27, 2019

BAM, CRUNCH, SMASH in Postcards 4

The Society for Creative Anachronisms creating a delightful chaos. Late yesterday afternoon, the hospital called and with insurance approval. I will get my Interventional CT Guided Needle Bio...


Life is not boring if you go to Comic Con. About me…I’m still waiting for the specialist to call. After showering, saving more photographs, and washing the sheets, I will call my Pulmono...


Mage, without her front tooth, and Zoe at the NASA panel. We are both reading. Thursday afternoon, I didn’t just manage to break off one front tooth, I managed to break off two front teet...


Look at that leather cut work. Yesterday I took both my broken plates to the dentist. One tooth was missing. Only one plate will be fixed until I find the lost tooth. Today I went to t...


<center></center><center><font size="1">Some wonderful costumes this year.</font></center> I came home from the Con pooped, and I slept really well. Last nigh...


July 22, 2019

COMIC CON: THE JOB in Postcards 4

<center></center> Home now. Loop de loop indeed. The last day was much like military maneuvers with daughter Margot, Zoe and friend Shyanne, Margot’s son Alex with his wife Chris an...


July 16, 2019

COSTUMES FOUR: 2014 in Postcards 4

These are the almost last of the 2014 costumes. Most of these were cropped and Photoshopped in 2014. I have hopes that I’ve grown better at it since then. On the personal front, I spent...


July 14, 2019

PAPER ONE in Postcards 4

Selling large to small items. We are off to a Padre’s game. George won them in a raffle. I’m taking a book. No calls from anyone medical yet, but I’m getting tons of advice from one and a...


July 13, 2019

COSTUMES THREE in Postcards 4

2013: The Queen. I couldn’t find her anywhere last year. Bobbie tells me that she is really glad that she doesn’t know what is happening today. Me? I’m really glad to stay in the day....


July 12, 2019

COSTUMES 2 AND MORE in Postcards 4

Steampunk. Here is a slightly different collection of costumes mixed in with a soupcon of bad news. The results of that last test are in, and the spots in my left lung are cancerous. No...


July 10, 2019

COSTUMES in Postcards 4

The A family. Costumes. I wish that G would try on his blue boiler suit. He thinks it will fit, and I have firm doubts. I’m still collecting the last pieces of my costume together. A sma...


Three days ago, our internet died. No computer, no cable so no TV…and we are left to our own devices. Very 1950ish here. George still has all his computer games, and I have all my books…...


July 05, 2019

ARMOR in Postcards 4

The men and women of comic con make their own armor. Amazing isn’t it. When I saw the real stuff in London, it didn’t look as good as this. I’ve been armoring my way through expensive proced...


July 04, 2019

BITS OF THE 4TH in Postcards 4

It’s a stunningly beautiful day here. The beaches and bay are ringed with parked cars and sunburned folks. Bobbie and Geoff arrived on empty freeways from LA and took us out to breakfast....


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