January 12, 2017


  • ·       Weather report from the coast:  The rain that’s been thundering down the West coast hasn’t reached us yet.  It has reached my friend Katy who lives on the other side of a creek in the country.  To make sure she could get to work yesterday, she parked her car on the roadside of her bridge.  When she started off to work, her car sputtered and died.  On the alternator under her hood was discovered a fresh mouse nest made of twigs and wire coverings.  A colorful and expensive work of art.
  • ·       Personally, I never got warm yesterday.  The pool seemed cold, the hot tub wasn’t hot, and I shivered at work.  I stayed home today.  Resting.  Taking care of myself.  Warm.  Under the covers until breakfast, shut in the warm office later while Martha does the big cleaning.  Once I figure out what to do with the tchotchke’s on left the work table after my big cleaning, I can go back to quilting. 
  • ·       My cooking has been a little better lately.  I used to love to cook.  I still love to watch competitions like “Top Chef.”  But my past cooking styles had been based on thirties Germanic and sixties Sunset stuff.  Even when the “French Chef” entered our lives, the more relaxed but large portion cooking stayed with me.  Then I burned out on cooking.  Faded away.  Frozen foods be me.  Not now….these days we eat by the plate.  Since carbs are a no no and whole grains don’t work with IBS, we eat meat and veggies.  On smaller plates
  • ·       Tonight we are off to a potluck.  I couldn’t think of what to cook until we got to Costco.  There on one isle were boxes of mini quiches.  Imagine a hundred or so drunks eating quiches.  The thought stretches my sense of humor.


  • Himself:  Loving his new computer.  Not loving work where he gets little work done while answering more phone calls.
  • Herself:  Had one of those “not-home” days yesterday.  Got to the library and couldn’t think of the name of the author I wanted.  Faintly inside me a voice said, perhaps you shouldn’t be driving.  LOL
  • Reading:  Peter’s Christmas books…well done things.
  • Gratitudes:  That I seem to be awake and home today.  Warm too.


    1. I hope you will get rain without flooding and the other problems with it.. if it's not one thing...

    2. How have you missed the rain? We've had much here in northeastern L.A. County. Still need more for So Cal to get out of this drought they say. I'm enjoying not cooking after all these years. Probably shouldn't eat the items I'd like to cook, so why bother.

    3. I hate it when I have a brain fart.


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