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September 29, 2014

15 Things

Cabrillo Lighthouse up on top of Point Loma.

I am  not one for meme’s, but the idea of writing fifteen favorite things down in five minutes captured my humor.  Perhaps these would be in better balance if I could ruminate about them, but I didn’t ruminate about them.  Here off the top of my head....
  • 1.     George        
  • 2.     The gentle sunshine and golden air of a fall day.
  • 3.     Good food stuffs: Greek and Mexican.
  • 4.     Friends are special
  • 5.     Family that care.  I sure do appreciate them.
  • 6.     Chocolate.  Did I say that?
  • 7.     Colors…all colors.
  • 8.     Travel any old where.
  • 9.     Books and favorite authors.
  • 10. Being able to give back.
  • 11. Getting in the water.
  • 12. Walking  like a real person again. 
  • 13. The program that saved my life despite me.
  • 14.  Driving my truck.
  • 15. Being able to doodle.

September 27, 2014

Weekend Doggedness.



I leapt back into normalacy this week coughing all the way.

Thursday: G will feed kitties first for a neighbor gone to her HS reunion.  Glasses fitted.  Oh, I love my frames and now want turquoise frames.  I can’t wear them in the pool tho as the chlorine will change the color.  The large lady shop needs someone to update their Facebook page as I do for the Cancer Society. 

Friday:  Kitties first and last for George.  I was the sorter and managed to get all the books priced and out on the floor too.  I put out the entire collection of the Mitford series on Wednesday, and it was gone by Friday noon.  Rushed a dinner of hamburger and potatoe salad….lots of points, and off to a meeting.

Saturday:  First and last, take care of the neighbor’s kitties.  A Weight Watchers meeting where I might have lost weight and he will have lost weight.  Later it’s off to get my hair cut.  My new hair dresser will be out of town for the weekend so I will have to suffer through with “Sam’s” turning me into an old lady again.  He goes to the museum, and I cook Chinese for dinner.

Sunday at 9, G feeds the kitties and we start the day with a breakfast with Captain Poolie and her sister Mia.  This will be loads of fun.  Books too….Mia brings her finished books and donates them to the Cancer Society.  Now we rush home and bake a big sheet cake for the evening Speaker’s Meeting.  Brownies too.  At two, we will bring the brownies to Grace Lutheran church to celebrate Jimmy’s life.  Donations to Nami.  At 6, we will go to Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church with the cake and bags of socks and underwear for the Presbyterian Urban Ministries from the Discovery shop.  We can’t sell used socks.  G sets up the sound, and I frost the cake.  G greets; I hide with a book.  Oh, shame on  me.

How do I feel about all this?  I’ll let you know.


September 25, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

1985, June first, before Laka’s graduation: Left, Laka, Right, Margot.

Feeling better.  I went to work yesterday and only faded out at the end.  There weren’t enough new books to fill the shelves.  Really a sad thing.  Today I’m in the pool then off to the optician to have the new glasses fitted to my eyes. 

Blow nose, cough, get on with life.  I shouldn’t be contagious any more.


  • Himself:  He works so hard.
  • Herself:  Donations are way down on everything.  I took all my Mitford books in and think they will sell with the new one out in the stores.
  • Reading:  The three Menolly books of AMcC.
  • Balance:  Reading and not coughing.



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