birthday eve

I realized yesterday (again) that I like the mornings. I tend to wake up early, even without an alarm. I am unhurried but purposeful. I take Lulu outside, I do my morning ablutions, I make breakfast and read or look at my phone. Then I head to work with my long commute down the hallway…

birthday week

I got my first present today when my mom & I went to a sporting goods store, and she bought me a new tennis racket (racquet?)! It was her idea, and I was so happy and grateful! I also got some new balls, new grip, and these cute little shock absorbers. I can’t wait to…

an afternoon at the beach

It’s not really how it sounds. I mean, I was dressed in jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and shoes & socks. But yes, I went to the beach today. San Clemente to be precise, and the reason was I was meeting a friend there. I packed a camp chair, some snacks, and layers. I’ve known Robt…

Friday night

TGIF. Today, I worked, then I went to hit tennis balls. I went to our regional park which I thought would be busy, but the courts were mostly completely empty. I came home and had lunch, then I watched a little TV. I made some cookies, took Lulu for a walk, did some of my…

afternoon hike

I used to get up and go for a walk before I started work. I could usually get in at least a couple miles, three if I was really focused. Around two weeks before the time change, it was just too dark in the morning for me to get motivated to go out. And now,…

I got behind

On Sunday, I had an excuse. The power went out at 6 pm. It was very windy that day, and we think a transformer was hit by a tree or something. I went to bed at 8 pm. It was pretty great actually. I did wake up at 10 pm (power was on) and got…

dancing in the streets

This morning, the election was called for Joe Biden to become the President-elect and Kamala Harris as the Vice President-elect, a truly historic achievement as she is the first woman, first Black woman, first Indian person, and first South Asian person in the role. Most of the day I’ve spent sighing with relief at the…

make-up post

Friends – I went to bed around 10 pm last night without writing here. I still didn’t get 7 hours of sleep because my eyes popped open at 5:30 am, and yes, I realize that would be 7 1/2 hours of sleep but according to my Fitbit, I was ‘awake’ for 55 minutes. Most of…

just nothing

I’m here at my keyboard, and I just have nothing really to say. The country is still waiting for the election to be called. Vote counting is still being done in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and North Carolina. I did not do some of the things I was supposed to do today. I did some other…

up & down day

I didn’t sleep much or that well. Tried to break through the noise of all the commentators about the election. Still no official result. Was irritable and anxious in the morning. But then, I got a job offer! The company I’ve been working for on contract through an agency offered a part-time position with them…