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So, what’s up?

So, what’s up?

Not sure why this post has a funky background.  Apologies. I’ll see if I can fix it.I miss writing this blog and plan to return to it in the new year. A lot of my time this past year has bee spent with friends and family members who are dealing with the great issues connected with […]

Marya Grimes

Marya Grimes

Normally I would make a point of having a picture of someone I’m remembering.  Not so much in this case.  My mother-in-law was a very private person.  And since she is not longer here for me to ask permission, no image is included.  Or I may add later after I ask James. So the question […]

Ups and Down

Ups and Down

Deep breath.  Last 10 days have been busy.  Watch out typos may be lurkingLots of Ups; one Down. If you’re more into narratives and not lists, this will not be the post for you.UpWe are a two car family again.  Given a whole variety of reasons we ended up with an SUV – RAV4 Hybrid. […]

Ups and Down

Ups and Down

Deep breath.  Last 10 days have been busy.  Watch out typos may be lurkingLots of Ups; one Down. If you’re more into narratives and not lists, this will not be the post for you.UpWe are a two car family again.  Given a whole variety of reasons we ended up with an SUV – RAV4 Hybrid. […]

How can it almost be summer?

How can it almost be summer?

Having dinner a week ago, we were asked, “What you been doing?”  There was a bit of silence as we thought.  In my head bounced a variety of half-formed thoughts. Mentally regrouping after the wedding.  Keeping up with the groups that are doing work that can use my help.  Trying to keep sane by both […]

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

This past week was a bit of a challenge.  James was in Alabama – on business – and I was alone tending to dogs and domicile.  My Ex used to travel about one third of the year, so by comparison, the occasional trip James makes is “no big deal”.  But, it kind of is. First […]

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

This past week was a bit of a challenge.  James was in Alabama – on business – and I was alone tending to dogs and domicile.  My Ex used to travel about one third of the year, so by comparison, the occasional trip James makes is “no big deal”.  But, it kind of is. First […]

A Shed of My Own

A Shed of My Own

I remember reading Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” when I was in high school.   I don’t remember what drew me to read it.  Perhaps it was the cover – sort of an aqua blue with black line drawing – or it could have been mentioned by my far more worldly friend, Roberta […]

Gracias, Tierra Madre and Juliet Gordon Lowe

Gracias, Tierra Madre and Juliet Gordon Lowe

The sun has just risen over the urban treeline.  I sit in the shed and enjoy the shifting lights and shadows.  Not new and novel at a moment. The morning breeze shifts in pace and temperature.  The shadows of the ceanothus and nopal shift, too.   What had been a wall of solid color is […]

Chuy Prius (2005-2017)

Chuy Prius (2005-2017)

Last Friday we donated our 2005 Prius to KPCC.  He was 12 years old and had 172, 172 miles when he quit working.  James and I miss him already; for all the memories we were able to make while we drove him.   Poem for a Prius: or I’ve Never Owned a Car Without a […]

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