Well the weather here is really not very “Fall” like lately. The highs this week are supposed to hit 90. At least it is cooling down at night. I have been trying to get motivated, in many ways. Today I wired on the office, throwing away, putting away, and loading CD music not my iTunes account so I can just store all the CD’s away too. Soon we will buy all our music on-line and not have to buy CD’s.
The poppies are from a trip a couple years ago to Ojai. It was a nice place we stayed at and should go back sometime.
Roscoe had a big surgery on last wednesday, he had 12 bladderstones removed. He came home on Friday afternoon, and is finally acting like himself today. I have been sticking close to home to keep an eye on him. He will not be happy tomorrow when I head out to work and put a cone on his head!
I started a diet, today is day 12. I am doing better than I have in the past and it is giving me some motivation to get things done. To get the house in order, my office, I want a space to write. A space to create. I need at least another weekend to make it happen. Hopefully before Thanksgiving.
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If you could chose how you were to die would you? If you knew, definitively that you would be meeting your maker within, seconds or minutes or even hours, and you had a choice of flying into the hands of God instead of burning to death, or being crushed or suffocated, would you?
Today we remember 911. I remember the images, the plane hitting the tower, played over and over. I remember thinking that’s weird, why would they be flying so close? Then the second plane hit and my heart sank and I burst into tears with the realization of what was happening. The images of the towers burning, the firemen and police everywhere, and then of images of people jumping from the horror that awaited them, flying into the arms of God, those images horrified me because I knew they were trying to create a fate less terrifying than the fate that awaited them. I can’t imagine what they were hearing, seeing, feeling when the decision was made. And then of the towers collapsing, of people running, dust everywhere.
I never judged these people who made this choice, I thought to myself I would probably do the same. But I think those images affected me the most, and caused me to reflect.
Today I read an article about the falling man. I had no idea there was so much controversy over these images, I know that the media stopped showing the towers falling every few minutes and the people falling from the towers, after a day or two because they were so disturbing. There was a mission to put a name to the face of the falling man. Maybe they did.
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I guess the time has just flown by. I can hardly believe it is already September. C will be 30 on the 21st, yes I remember the day she was born. My sister called me at work that she was at the hospital. I went after work, my dad came too. I remember seeing her for the first time through a window in the nursery as the nurse was giving her some sort of shot. If I had know then where she and I would be 30 years later.
Im done teaching yoga for now. I needed my time back, my weekends feel so long now that they are truly mine once again. After the 2 years of teacher training and teaching this past year I am ready for a break.
Went to La Jolla yesterday for an odd errand. I picked up something for my cousin in Wisconsin that he bought off craigslist. We then wen to the village, which is quite boring. All jewelry shops, over priced galleries and restaurants. At least it was a bit of a break from the heatwave. Its been unbearaby ho hear. Over 100 for days, with little relief at night. I have been running the air non-stop, my bill will be horrendous I am sure.
Just day to day, making it work. J started back to school. I started juicing with that bullet thing. Its really more of a pulverizer than a juicer. Last week I did well, so now more this next week. I want so badly to lose some weight.
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So my friend B found another dog. This one was hit by a car and ran off. She was able to catch her. She was not hurt. A quick trip to the vet and yea a micro chip!!! Those of you who do rescue know how great this can be. But alas it was registered to Pasadena Humane and all the phone numbers associated with it were disconnected. The good news is she is spayed and was adopted in 2005 which makes her about 8. She is very sweet mellow, walks well on leash and is house trained, knows how to use a doggy door a total love bug and only 26 lb, probably some type of whippet terrier mix. She just doesn’t get along with B’s big female and probably would prefer a household with small male or mellow male dogs.
So I networked her and a rescue on the west side agreed to put her on their website, we will need to take her to adoption events, which is quite a schlepp. But as long as I am free I don’t mind, we were able to go have lunch with C.
Work was very stressful this past week, when isn’t it? I look forward to the possibility of retiring more and more. I think 7 more years, can I make it?
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A busy weekend for me. Yesterday I taught the 11 class, did a couple errands and then went to a memorial for D’s wife. A friend of hers had a little 10 year gathering with wine, cheese, photos and memories. About 20 of her friends and family came. A bit weird for me, but I was there for him. It went way later than I thought and I got home at almost 9:30. Today a baby shower, I need to go pick up a card and wrap my present. Its out in Claremont, a 30 minute drive. I hope it is inside! Last nights event was outside under a huge tree in a garden, the breeze kept it quite pleasant. But an afternoon outside, keep your fingers crossed, it is supposed to be in the upper 90′s.
I’m tired. I stayed in bed until 8:30 this morning. I should have popped up early and went for a walk. Not sure if its my age, menopause or just the heat and laziness.
Daisy will get a bath today, she has been licking her paws quite a bit and seems itchy. We have been through so much with her allergies that at this point I am at a loss. She will be more comfortable after the bath.
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Its the end of a nice long weekend, and I took another day to make it even longer! So I won’t go back to the office until Tuesday. Yea for me.
I spent the day with C yesterday in Venice, had lunch and a really good, all be it pricey place. Then walked all around. The weather was pleasant with a wonderful breeze. We went back to her place and watched the horrific news on the plane crash a SFO for a bit before I headed back to the heat of the valley.
I read today at Kathy’s blog that another one of her friends has breast cancer. I remember when she was diagnosed in January of 2010. I had either just been to her blog, or she was at mine, and a few days or maybe weeks later I visited and holy shit your world is turned upside down. I suppose I bring this up, because I have been moaning and complaining about things that are not cancer. I have to say I really have to be grateful I only need to lose 30 pounds and have a bad knee. I don’t have Cancer. I have fat. I had a scare. So I am grateful. Enough said.
Well fat and a cute little chiwawa named Mouse
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It seems the heat wave may have broken. Yesterday it was in the low 90′s and today maybe a few degrees less. After a week of 100+ I am ready. I really dislike the heat of summer her is So Calif. Thank God for air conditioning. When I was in Tahoe the summers were warm but pleasant because it started to cool down the minute the sun started setting behind the mountains.
I have chicken marinating for later, a little BBQ. I will make beans too and corn on the cob and salad. It will be yummy. I think D will bring over Lincoln to watch, we like to see it with closed captions so everyone gets the same experience.
I spent some time yesterday reading back to see if I ever wrote about the letter, “return to sender”. I guess I thought alot about it but never put in in words. Well I am going to visit a friend later this month in No Calif. We had a falling out over 4 years ago. It seems as if it is time to mend fences. I have known her 23 years. We will see how it goes.
Have a safe and happy day and Happy Birthday USA!
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