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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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, ...


January 25, 2021

SHOTS AND OTHER ORTS in Postcards 4

We went an hour early. The lines were long, wrapping around several blocks downtown. I brought coffee, water, and two books having watched the length of the lines on TV. We had our printed...


January 23, 2021

IMPORTANCES in Postcards 4

Is my torn right rotator cuff worth fixing right now? Shall I have my other eye done? No. Yes, finishing the quilt for my friend Bobbie is number one on my list. Next week I get my first Cov...


My oncologist said that the cancer is acting like stage four. Three things he can try to accomplish are to shrink the cancer, slow or halt the growth, and give me a longer and good quality o...


January 21, 2021

A FRESH START in Postcards 4

I confess that I spent an inordinate amount of time this week watching TV and reading the NYT and the WP. Saturating myself. Happily. George has done all that plus tried to find a clinic t...


January 20, 2021

UNITY in Postcards 4

Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration Joe Raedle/Getty Ima...


January 18, 2021

AT LAST in Postcards 4

Confusions are a part of it, of course. I sent the present I intended for Milaka to Bobbie last year, and she loves it. That haunts me. I did manage to rearrange the sewing area so I can f...


January 16, 2021

EXCITING DAYS in Postcards 4

When I discovered the hard drive I was keeping my jpg’s on was full, I thought I would move them from the 1T to a 2T drive. I thought that first one Terabyte drive was huge. Imagine. It also ...


January 14, 2021

SMILING in Postcards 4

I must admit to leaving the news on much of the time since the sixth. Always in the back of my mind is the question, “What is he going to do next?” Yesterday he played with International rel...


January 12, 2021

STATUARY HALL in Postcards 4

Several times in the 1960’s, I got to go to our Capitol. The first time it was on my honeymoon to Paul. The second was to see it all with George and some of my best friends. No, I didn’t make...


January 10, 2021

TOMATO SOUP in Postcards 4

As the days grow colder, it feels like time for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches….on fresh bread of course. George makes great bread. Despite the fact that the rabble promises two m...


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