December 7, 2014

The Last Card: 1984

Mage and George with the Star of India as background on her 1984 sailing.

We worked the “December Nights” show in Balboa Park last night.  Right outside the main doorway was a carny with rap and other sounds driving out the season.  Sat there for four hours and watched for food and drink to keep them away from the autos.  Got chewed out for letting water bottles get on the floor.  If you can’t see them, they don’t exist.

The Great Geezer kept an eye out for kids manhandling the cars and parents not taking care of the kids. 

“Nooooooooooooo,” he says like a mean old bear eye to eye with the kids.  The kids believe him.

It was a lovely crisp night.  For the first time since I can remember, I walked well, stood well, moved well, and felt free of the aches and pains that have been haunting me for so long.  Wonderful stuff.

  • Himself:  Playing games.

  • Herself:  Write, work with photos, eat too much yet again, and bake a cake.  My good pants are getting tight.

  • Reading:  ”The JOB.”  It feels a little off so far.

  • Today:  Remembering the Arizona.

  • Balance:  Finally waking up.

    1. So wonderful that you are having perfect health days! Congratulations and keep up your efforts to eat more healthily. Sounds like a great holiday evening event. Speaking of eating healthy, I am going to go make some cookies, but have to freeze half or hubby will eat ten a day!

    2. December nights wasn't so bad this year. The crowds were well behaved for the most part.

    3. Those days when all the aches and pains are less obvious are the best days aren't they? :)
      Oh that they happened every day!

    4. Have I said that I really like those b&w postcards? So neat.

      Health problems are no fun especially near the holidays. I got another hip shot and while my walking is better, I caught a cold that has really hit hard. Taint one think tis another.

    5. I really like that sketch above. You are talented.

    6. All of a sudden the word verification is on. I can't seem to turn it off and I apologize.

    7. That is a glorious card.
      Isn't it magic when one is so in the moment the pain disappears.
      I long for it to happen to a housebound friend but don't know where to start to make it happen.

    8. The person who chewed you is going to get chewed.

    9. Yes, the Arizona. Memories are fading I fear. Some members of the younger generation are destined to fall in this generation. The young men from Central America cleaning my yard today will always find work. Love the card.

      Good news about your body.


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