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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Who influenced you? Who was important in your life/ For me, it was my friend Joleen K. McPherson. She was a mentor, a friend and a dooer. She volunteered out in the community, with special emp...


March 06, 2021

QUILTING in Postcards 4

Himself: Spaceships and laundry. Myself: Hanging up clean clothes and quilting. Reading: #4 Penny. Watching: Circuses. Photo: Mine with Bobbies quilt in the grip of the Bernina. Gratitude’s...


March 02, 2021

BITS AND PIECES in Postcards 4

After two days of struggle, I started all over again. Was the needle in correctly? No. Turn the machine upside down and see if you can tell in what direction the needle should go. Find the bo...


March 01, 2021

MARCH FIRST in Postcards 4

One big thing, a total inability to quilt, and a thousand small things to fill the days. No matter what I did, I couldn’t quilt. The needle broke, the thread snapped, ad in finitum. Small good ...


February 26, 2021

ZOOMING ALONG II in Postcards 4

It’s been a busy week. The next few weeks maybe even busier. If You don’t get a note from me, I’ve still read you. Tuesday G had an hour long Zoom with his new museum director. Gosh I miss ...


February 23, 2021

GRATITUDE in Postcards 4

For the last two days, George has been handling the phones like the pro he is. From the doctor’s office, to Scripps.com, to the specialty pharmacy, and finally to the drug manufacturer itself, ...


February 22, 2021

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? in Postcards 4

This pandemic has altered more than just our everyday habits; it’s changed our eating patterns as well as what we wear. Having worked with a water focus for a great many years, I knew about swea...


February 21, 2021

RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME in Postcards 4

Every two weeks we run away from home. Marta, who hasn’t had her shot, comes and cleans. We have a to-go breakfast at the bay, then come home. This week we scheduled a Pilot boat ride ….an ho...


February 19, 2021

KEN in Postcards 4

Life was on hold for such a long time. Now I know what’s happening, and a little like my friend Carol, I just dived right in. All sorts of appointments have been made. I bought the small appo...


February 18, 2021

JUST PILLS in Postcards 4

list text here- list text here Daughter Margot calls and says this is awful stuff. George retaliates with, “Yes, this is chemo.” And it is. Just pills not intravenously. The side effects se...


February 16, 2021

THERE IS SUN in Postcards 4

• We sang a gloriously out of tune duo to Margot this morning. Happy Birthday a cappella. She is 58 years old which makes me ancient. She has made George a dad which he seems to enjoy. ...


February 14, 2021

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY in Postcards 4

There’s sort of a watery winter sunshine outside today. Cold, and in the 40’s. We had planned on a Pilot Boat Ride today, but the boat was full. We have tickets for next Saturday. Yes, we...


February 12, 2021

THE UNEXPECTED in Postcards 4

There we were, sitting back in comfort, watching the news, dinner was done then the room slowly filled with a faint music. I thought it was coming from George’s cell. When we turned the TV ...


February 11, 2021

WAITING in Postcards 4

The dining room table is covered with tax papers. This is the second year he is doing the collating. He’s doing a wonderful job but I feel kind of outside it all. Outside is good. Life is ...


February 09, 2021

BOWEN in Postcards 4

The mission San Juan Capistrano’s center courtyard. I really love that place. Usually I can think beyond the tragedy of the native Americans. Media: Watercolor, colored pencil, and ink. …...


February 08, 2021

FAMILY in Postcards 4

George came back from his annual physical with a very big pat on the back. His weight, his blood sugar, his blood pressure all show marked improvement everywhere. The doctor is happy, Georg...


February 06, 2021

FOGGY in Postcards 4

list text here- list text here I look at the appointment book and see that Saturday and Sunday are empty. I like that. I should be quilting, but my get up and go has gone. There are no app...


February 05, 2021

THE UNEXPECTED in Postcards 4

“Look George, Isn’t that a landing craft.” Tired and covered in graffiti, it was coming toward us down the bay. We had quietly escaped the dust moving at our house to eat breakfast by the ...


February 04, 2021

LONG DAYS in Postcards 4

We met here. This old, pre-fab Sears Catalogue cottage was our home for many years. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Himself: Games Yesterday and today. Myself: The first antibiotic ...


February 03, 2021

MOMENTS in Postcards 4

We had a wild day yesterday out in the big wide world. The catering family that had fed us dinners for so long didn’t get funding. We were out there shopping for dinners at Costco and Vons. ...


February 01, 2021

GRATEFUL in Postcards 4

list text here Another month. I’m doing pretty good, but my fingers are not. Yesterday I had to have George type in passwords as I made hash out of typing. Today I discovered that I didn’t...


January 30, 2021

HOME in Postcards 4

• Beautiful, golden sunshine out there today. If anything was open today, I would go there. The Zoo is opening for the first time in a long time this morning. My grandma used to take me ...


January 28, 2021

MARGOT AND ZOE in Postcards 4

list text here We dragged ourselves up and out first thing today. While we were at our first stop, the Ophthalmologist’s office, Margot called with good and bad news. The good news is that...


January 27, 2021

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE in Postcards 4

He had tried all over the internet to find his favorite socks. He has a funky ankle which gives him an plus funky foot. These soft socks give him the extra padding that makes him comfortabl...


January 26, 2021

GEORGE'S BIRTHDAY in Postcards 4

Yes, it is. And this kind loving man got up early to get me up and us off to the PET scan place. I really adore him. Have I told you the story of the man who came to dinner? I had an old, ...


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