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March 31, 2015

Bits and Bobs

  • All of life is made up of bits and bobs of things.  Ones plans fly out the window if one, that is me, doesn’t remember that Bobbie gets out of her pool at 0930.  No pool for me today.  G got Myrtle the Toyota into the shop at noon yesterday, and we picked her up at dawn today.  Yes, the front brakes were gone.  Rotors are now turned, new pads installed, rear brakes ok, and the serpentine belt replaced.  I feel safe but broke.

  • Talked to Cuz this morning.  He wanted to talk dancing…which  he does marvelously, but I was hoping that he had found some care-taking help as his beloved bride continues to go downhill.  I do so love my cuz.

  • Finally talked with Bobbie after 0930.  We talked about the new film “Going Clear” and the insanities of Scientology.  L. Ron Hubbard started The Church of Scientology after Dianetics fell apart leaving him was broke.  Scientology was a huge hit, and he was broke no more.  She’s updating her will, she’s improving her security, and she’s got three more pieces to frame for the upcoming show.

  • Making my rounds this morning with camera in hand.  I’ll shoot both stores, and put the shots on the laptop.  I can take that with me to the Spring Round up, see below, and I can keep their web sites updated.

  • Spring Round-up:  It’s that time of year again.  We are taking a staycation in paradise while fitting in a little volunteer work here and there also.  I talked him into going fishing.  He loves fishing but hasn’t gone in years.  We are going to the “Ice Cream Social” where they let you have only one scoop of ice cream with a gathering of commedians.  My solution is to return to the table for more fudge and more whipped cream.  LOL  Did I say I desperately needed to diet?  We will volunteer to watch the doors at the banquet so we can hear the speaker.

  • Pictures today, books tomorrow.  The house is filled with wonderful things to read, and I got a couple more books at Costco last night.  “Being Mortal” was a great book.  Reading a very old, yellow paged Perry right now.  Life is good.

  • March 30, 2015


    We puttered our way through The Ocean Beach Library’s big book sale Saturday morning.  One of the ladies who volunteers at the Discovery Shop laughingly yelled at me that I didn’t need any more books.  She was right, and we all laughed together as both G and I left with our big bag of purchases.

    Downtown, we each had a half Subway sandwich as we sat in the hot sun at Petco Park.  A wide range of speakers shared.  The Navy Chaplin touched hearts as he told how Mike brought burgers and home out to the fleet.  Family talked, children talked, workers talked, he gave many a second chance in life….all of love and friendship.  Guy Fieri, of Diners Drive In’s and Dives came.  I for one appreciated this a lot.

    We left the Park in the Park for the coolness of Balboa Park before the Chaplin closed the memorial service.  The great crowds moved to the downtown Hodad’s while George went to work at the Automotive Museum.  He parked Grumpy out in back in the shade, and I read while watching people.  For a while I even dozed until the wind grew too cold to sleep.  Imagine that. 

    We paused our lives most Sunday mornings for ritual .  We watch CBS Sunday Mornings still curled up together under the covers.  When G gets hungry we glory in muffins and butter and togetherness.  The rest of this day he played games.  This day I finished off “Being Mortal” feeling very mortal on my downward slide.

    March 27, 2015


    For years I had an image of a rusty old railroad engine boiler as my desktop.  Green on the bottom, terra cotta in the middle, and blue grey on top.  Simple.  Quiet.  I was able to work on top of it without much distraction.  After this last time I recreated my computer, I must have moved that image to my backup.  Oh, Grrr….I couldn’t find it.

    I love the USCG Training Ship Eagle, so I tried a picture of this ship.  Nope.  Too busy.  It took me a few days to figure out that I needed something quiet.  There were a couple of meditative images in the black and white series, and I found this one suited me.  Yes, the white is a little massive, but still the whole is quiet.

    What do you like on your desktops?

  • Himself:  Yesterday: gym, worked, made bread.  Today, gym, work, laundry, and meeting.  Tomorrow will be Mikey’s memorial gathering at Petco Park in the park.
  • Herself:  Pool work.  Hot days.  Ocular Hypertension.
  • Reading:  ”Being Mortal,” a very well written, can’t put down, change the way we think volume.
  • Balance:
  • Reading.