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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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CHARMED in Postcards 4

Sometimes, a smile is all you need to center your day. Sometimes a pause in the past is the perfect thing. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Himself: Friday he will be signi...


2 days ago

OUT in Postcards 4

I’m trying to poke G to get out and about today. I’m stirring the pot, jiggling the bowl, and moving the masses around. He’s playing one of those games. I’m not. “Why do you always lea...


4 days ago

A WAR ZONE in Postcards 4

It was quiet until a minute ago. Now there is a heavy duty cop-chopper circling, and sirens ring from every side. G says he’s not at all curious what’s happening one block down the street. ...


7 days ago

MY FRIEND in Postcards 4

<center></center> My friend Dixie Anna. There are those unexpected calls so rational sounding, such a nice voice in my ear, jolting me upright. She fell, moving pictures around. Who a...


October 14, 2019

LAUGHTER in Postcards 4

2013 Sometimes I whine, but usually I laugh at myself. Laughter keeps those around me going too. The Lasix leads me to run for the bathroom but often I find myself leaking in the most ino...


October 12, 2019

TICKET SALES PLUS in Postcards 4

• George is over there with three separate browsers open. It’s the first ticket sales day for Comic Con 2020. He has hopes of getting one day tickets for two of us, and four days ticket...


October 08, 2019

A GOOD DAY in Postcards 4

• My blood pressure is back to normal. The 02 in my blood is much improved. • That pleased me no end. • It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day, and we were out in it. • First was we ha...


October 08, 2019

A GOOD DAY in Postcards 4

• My blood pressure is back to normal. The 02 in my blood is much improved. • That pleased me no end. • It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day, and we were out in it. • First was we ha...


October 07, 2019

GRANDKIDS in Postcards 4

…AN EMOTIONAL DAY. From the top: Courtney, Vinnie, Megan, and Nathan. 1993. Ellen took in some remarkable kids, and she worked very hard with them all. Nathan is a skitzophrenic, and Alex...


During the 1980’s, I did a series of pencil sketches of some of the downtown businesses. Frankly, I was very surprised to see this one yesterday. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...


October 05, 2019

AIDS WALK WEEK in Postcards 4

Three AIDS Walk Panels together. • It’s been AIDS walk week here at the end of September. Both George and I were once very much a part of the AIDS Quilt Organization. AIDS is now much differe...


October 02, 2019

GOOD AND THE BAD in Postcards 4

There are days with major surgery recovery when nothing goes right. They may have told me not to build a rock garden after my Gall Bladder surgery, but I didn’t clearly understand why not. Now...


September 30, 2019

ELLEN in Postcards 4

2005: Nathan, Ellen, Mage. Ellen loved kids so she adopted five of them, many with special needs. Last night she died after a long year of not being well. Her kids, now our grandkids ha...


September 27, 2019

LONGING in Postcards 4

Somethings show a bright light…like Bobbie, above, heading to New York to set up a show. Like the doctor taking out the stitches. Like the doctor releasing you back into the world. It’s very...


September 25, 2019

FALL in Postcards 4

There they were. Three golden leaves to greet my eyes this morning. So unexpected. Just those on that one big tree. They gave me joy just by being there. I had a very-not-ok day yesterday. ...


September 23, 2019

PANTING PROGRESS in Postcards 4

1966. • Took child and G-child out to dinner, and Zoë’s tummy wasn’t happy. • I haven’t been very ragingly hungry either, come to think of it. • The days have been beautiful. • I...


September 22, 2019

THANK YOU in Postcards 4

Flowers from the Office. Thank you all for the flowers, letters, cards, notes, suggestions, and caring. I appreciate every one more than I can say. DeAnna, who writes, has written three c...


<center></center> If you don’t want details, don’t read. I’m home and fine.  I’m still coughing terribly holding my side to hold myself together. No longer do I cough up great gob...


September 12, 2019

BOATLIFT: 9-11 in Postcards 4

More people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan than were evacuated from dunkirk. To View this full screen, click on the video twice. To return the video to this format, push escape.


September 10, 2019

LITTLE THINGS in Postcards 4

2007 It’s been finishing the little things this morning. In front of me, on the wall, are grandchildren pictures. I have permission to show some here, but I haven’t asked about some of th...


September 08, 2019

KEEPING STILL in Postcards 4

Ever since I found out I had lung cancer, I have been in a holding pattern. Keeping still. Reading slowly and understanding the written word as much as I can. I stopped taking the pill p...


September 06, 2019

FIVE HOURS in Postcards 4

1980 The sky was blue this morning. The leaves were a penetrating green. I never noticed any of that yesterday morning. We went to Dr. Sise first. He first said he read the reports and...


September 04, 2019

ANOTHER NORMAL in Postcards 4

The nice new heart doc posted the results of the Stress test; “PROCEDURE A Dobutamine stress echo was performed. The study was technically difficult. Echo contrast injection was performed....


Mid afternoon, the Pulmonary doctor called. The cancer had not metastasized to my brain, nor did my brain show any sign of any senior diseases. His Words. Normal he said. After chatting with...


The Louis Comfort Tiffany dome in the old Chicago Library. • I love quiet days, and lazy afternoons with a good book. I have the good book having just started book four of the Amish My...


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