the last 10 years

I know I threatened y’all with this post earlier this month. So here it is for those who were waiting (haha). Please note that these are just points I picked out as I rummaged through this blog, my old journals and calendars, and anywhere else I tried to mark my time. They are not necessarily…

Welcome to 2020!

This week, I’ve been working on my “Unraveling” workbook. I’ve completed the workbook since 2015, I think. It usually takes me a few days. First you look back at the year that is being ushered out and then you look ahead to the year that lies ahead. This exercise isn’t just write down some resolutions….

haircut!

The sky was blue and full of puffy clouds today, but the temperature was chilly (for here) most of the day, in the low 50s. I have missed getting out to exercise these last few days. Today, I spent more time editing. The UC applications are due tomorrow so there’s been a flurry of activity…

A Long Walk

It feels like I haven’t walked too much lately, but I’ve been trying to stay at least a little active every day. But today I told myself to walk. I went to a flat trail that I hadn’t been on since September when my sister and nephew were visiting. I started walking, and it was…

November is here!

Wherein I attempt NaBloPoMo (national blog posting month) – posting every day in November. October went by without a check-in (sorry), but I’ll wrap up the month now. I’ll start with some stats: I worked at the bookstore 10 days (usually 4 or 4 1/2 hours each time). It’s not a lot, but honestly, I…

September check-in

Hi friends! It’s been over a month since I’ve posted so I thought I’d get you caught up on my happenings. I guess the main thing was that I started working at the Cypress College bookstore. I started on August 7 with three other people. They are all students at the college. We were trained…

So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya

So long, it’s been good to know ya So long, it’s been good to know ya So long, it’s been good to know ya What a long time since I’ve been home And I’ve gotta be driftin’ along The lyrics above were sung last Saturday when we did a reprise of the 100th birthday celebration…

I have so much to tell you (plus NPM 30)

I think I’ll start off with the last poem of NPM 30 (of 2018, haha). Fortunately, I have a few to choose from. It’s from the same prompt group as the last two, but the prompt was “Life is but a dream.” Sh-Boom when I was younger discovering music I turned to my parents’ records…

Better day

Shortly after I finished writing my post yesterday, my mom called. She shared that she had been triggered to grief the day before. It’s her story, so I’ll let her tell it if she wants, but we both agreed how unexpected it can be. We shed a few more tears then got on to other…

can you resist a high five?

Apparently I can’t. On my evening walk through downtown San Diego tonight, I was just going about my business. I was not smiling. In fact, the last two evenings, I’ve been, how can I say, in my head, maybe more than usual. I try to keep present, but memories swarm and thoughts of what my…