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Back in Action
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      6 comments

It’s reentry day for me. We are going to the gym together. The men’s health club is now renovated so my husband is enjoying all the perks of his membership. I have not been in since my brother passed away. No class on my schedule, possibly yoga ... Read more
Potholes are Evil
Monday, January 27, 2020      16 comments

We did our errands together today. I am still not ready for social chit chat since my brother’s death, but we needed to top up our travel insurance and it’s mother hubbard here today, so off we went , but he fancied a late breakfast. It’s never ... Read more
2 am
Friday, January 24, 2020      17 comments

Yes, I’m up, dozey but disturbed. Not by anything I can put my finger on, but by the hollow feeling . I guess it’s grief, I never have shed a tear since my brother passed away. I did that when I was told the Pic line was being removed, his feed... Read more
Second Sad Day
Tuesday, January 21, 2020      20 comments

That is not completely accurate because when I saw my brother in June , I could see his days were numbered. We all hoped he could beat the beast but it had a death grip on him that no treatment could stand up to. In September, it was decided he ... Read more
My Brother
Monday, January 20, 2020      20 comments

Today I am wondering how to say something here particularly in recognition for the kind thoughts and prayers sent my way during my brother’s illness. We had a good relationship despite a serious break many years ago. It was hard for me to get ... Read more
Warm Up Blog
Sunday, January 12, 2020      15 comments

My plan to write is more easily said than done, though I do have my notebook with me slmost always. Since we have arrived home -so tired , jet lagged and woozy all we have been doing is clearing up, opening two month’s worth of mail, and getting... Read more
Strange Days Ahead
Saturday, January 11, 2020      15 comments

We are home and have only been out once to get groceries. My husband drove me literally from door to door. We are parked indoors, and he did his best to... Read more
Home
Friday, January 10, 2020      12 comments

We are safe and sound after a pretty good flight from PSP...We landed early but as is often the case, the gate was not ready, and then we waited til the J line was plowed and they could pull up. It’s a very long walk to customs and another wait... Read more
Ready To Fly Home
Monday, January 06, 2020      13 comments

We are packed, mostly. I’ve folded the last wash and lifgtened up my gear as best I could. We are leaving a few items behind with a friend ... running sh... Read more
Three Days Out
Saturday, January 04, 2020      13 comments

My husband is already packing. I will give him the space he needs and relax with Spark while he gets organized. I am comfortably seated in the common roo... Read more
New Year
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      13 comments

We are still away and on the hunt for accommodations for next fall. Our place is good, I love the location, but I see that it’s fallen off since new management took over— plus the cost has increased enough to give us pause. Purely by chance we ... Read more
A New Decade
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      5 comments

For ages now, several decades, I have written away my troubles, sweated out my angst, and generally had a pretty good attitude. Although I have scads of notes, all longhand, none if it has come together, no novel, a few short stories perhaps. Th... Read more
A New Decade
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      12 comments

For ages now, several decades, I have written away my troubles, sweated out my angst, and generally had a pretty good attitude. Although I have scads of notes, all longhand, none if it has come together, no novel, a few short stories perhaps. Th... Read more
Christmas/ Chanukah
Thursday, December 26, 2019      11 comments

The heavy rain clouds were literally on the horizon so we scurried out to The Cove to walk. So many others had the same idea, never have we encountered s... Read more
Desert Christmas
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      11 comments

The weather has been on the cool side . At least we have been able to walk outdoors, in fact I have never seen so many cars parked at the trailhead in La Quinta. Clouds are moving in now ahead of the downpour expected tomorrow. We managed to sq... Read more

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