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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April 24, 2021

ART in Postcards 4

list text here I’m off to the park again this time to wander around the second floor of the art museum. I’ve learned which sidewalks aren’t safe to use and which are. I now know some of the f...


April 21, 2021

MINUTIA in Postcards 4

The Bon Homme Richard was towed off to Texas this week to be scrapped. Arson. They determined that it was a constructive total loss. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bonhomme_Richard_(LHD-6) ...


April 19, 2021

TO THE GALLERY in Postcards 4

Last weekend, my scooter’s battery didn’t do well on its treck around the park. This weekend, we decided to see if it would fail again as spectacularly. Fully charged overnight, I started with...


April 16, 2021

MUTTERINGS in Postcards 4

The mornings gift us grey skies. Throughout the day, the June gloom thins, and by noon we have some glorious sunshine. Errand running in the sun yesterday was delightful. The sunshine bri...


April 12, 2021

MEDICAL STUFF in Postcards 4

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. I write this all down for my records. You don’t have to read it. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. Sleep has been elusive since I moved upstairs. I...


April 11, 2021

LAST WEEK in Postcards 4

strong text Smallish offering. This upcoming week there is nothing on the calendar but swimming. Two whole days in the water which sounds glorious to me. No doctor’s appointments, nor any dent...


April 06, 2021

WORDS TO LIVE BY in Postcards 4

Those little green things on the trees outside are growing and flapping in the breeze. Not much wind here lately, but enough of the moving air to move the leaves. I’ve been thinning about brin...


April 03, 2021

THE DAYS GO BY in Postcards 4

While we were out hiding from Marta Friday, this Navy ship came home. Can anyone tell me what the blue flag is? It says SFA*? 1941 Thanks. I confess, I have gained enough weight these last ...


March 31, 2021

A GEORGE MORNING in Postcards 4

Bussy, bizzy, bizy…..Spring hits everyone in the work spot. Almost every boat has someone working on deck, and here at the house we wait for the arrival of the heater repair person. George...


March 28, 2021

DRIVE BY in Postcards 4

We were invited to take part in the Birthday Drive By on Saturday. Since we had just been up there, we knew Zoe wouldn’t expect us. George ran in to Party City before we left the beach, and we...


March 25, 2021

SPRING HAS SPRUNG in Postcards 4

list text here- list text here At first all the trees around our home began to have this fine green haze to them. One morning, ours did too. For some reason, that light green newness surprise...


March 21, 2021

A QUIET SUNDAY in Postcards 4

We have a very quiet harbor. No more cruise ships, and few if any of the bigger bulkers. We don’t have the facilities to handle their cargo. We do have Navy ships. And all sorts of other gov...


March 18, 2021

SLEEP in Postcards 4

The days pass so fast now. Often friends say their days crawl along. Mine don’t. Often I sleep. Was it Monday or Tuesday I slept on and off all day…then not at all during the night? I have ...


March 15, 2021

AWAKE, AWAKE in Postcards 4

I cannot seem to stay awake. When Bobbie arrives to claim her quilt, she will probably find me draped over her pile of fabrics, snoring. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Himself: He’s b...


March 11, 2021

LIBERATED in Postcards 4

After a year iof isolation, yesterday we went out into the world. It’s been 14 days since our last shot, and now we are fully vaccinated. Yesterday G and I went to Ross and Target. Today ...


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...


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