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I should note that these pieces are drafts. Sometimes I go back and refine them, and sometimes they just exist here. The Day of 10,000 Butterflies  last March, I was visiting my mother we were a year past the death of my father only a couple months until I would move in to live with…

pandemic roller coaster

hello fellow isolated humans! In the evening of March 19, the same day as my last post, the California governor issued a stay at home order for the state. Here’s what that means: Okay, so this information wasn’t necessarily new, but now it was mandated. Though there isn’t any law enforcement around the rules (yet),…

January 2020 recap and February so far

I hope that this blog doesn’t just turn into recap posts, but I haven’t written since my 10-year recap and in that post and the one before that, I didn’t really talk about what was happening in the present day, so let’s get caught up. In the Spanish culture and how my mom grew up,…

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…

two years gone

This day will never be easy. I will always think about that morning. That day. That new reality of life without my dad. This morning, I desperately tried to remember where I kept the grief journal I wrote last year, the one that I couldn’t even think until a year had gone by. Where was…

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….

December reflections #1 – Through a window

It’s me. I follow this woman named Susannah Conway on Instagram and subscribe to her email newsletter. I’m not sure how I found her (through my sister?) but at the end of every year, she puts out a free workbook called Unravel Your Year that you can fill out to reflect on the year that’s…

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…

After midnight

Just a quick post to say I’m in San Diego. I started with a visit to a friend’s music studio. It was my first time seeing it even though he’s been there 2 years already! Then I got to my friend’s house where I’m staying. We lounged & caught up then went to dinner at…

An interview!

This morning I played tennis against the wall at the park. I felt pretty good about it. I was starting to get in my head a little bit about my phone interview with a company later that morning. I got home and prepared some. They called at 11 am, and it was a pretty basic…