MageB ⋅ 80

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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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...


May 20, 2021

HAPPINESS in Postcards 4

Truly happy geraniums. I’d just deadheaded them, and they still look gloriously happy. Today we go see George’s surgeon for the first time. He’s been so good about doing his exercises, so go...


May 16, 2021

EMAIL in Postcards 4

Hey dear Carol… Down toward the bottom of every entry is a note titled “Photo.” I usually just give the date there, but often list what’s going on too. That picture was taken in what was a fav...


May 15, 2021

TO THE DOCTORS in Postcards 4

list text here George and I both went to see our primary care doc yesterday. He needed to get referrals to the UCSD surgical team and therapy. I have had a pressure sore since the first nursi...


May 12, 2021

ROUTINES in Postcards 4

The days go by too fast right now. Lots of things just get let go. With our doctor’s service hacked, one easily forgets how slow the world ran when it functioned on paper not computer. He nee...


May 08, 2021

HOME in Postcards 4

George is home. Oh, there was the usual fuss. Paperwork, medications…and at a reasonable ten bucks too, wheelchair, and the long wait between each one. Margot had her car right out in front,...


May 06, 2021

GEORGE in Postcards 4

Tuesday he was working on remaking a table. All the wood pieces were warped and crooked. His table saw grabbed the top of the table and swung it through his left hand. All the ligaments, tend...


Joleen and her husband, JC, in the fig tree, 1981. In the heart of Balboa Park is an old Moreton Bay Fig tree. I, like my friend Joleen, used to sit in the roots while my kids climbed into the...


May 01, 2021

BACKPACK in Postcards 4

George drove me around to the BIG mall yesterday. I had bought what I thought was a leather backpack, and I’ve been sorely disappointed. It’s peeling. I’ve been looking up leather backpacks on...


April 27, 2021

A WALK IN THE PARK 2 in Postcards 4

The central part of the park, called the Prado, is lined with Spanish style arcades. In some of them the buskers hide away in the shade. Sometimes they sit outside in the sun like this artist...


This is the San Diego Museum of art. They have a ramp to the right, and a separate opening for members. This day there was a truly disgruntled employee out in front haranging the visitors via ...


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