August is upon us

Since the last time I wrote, I guess the thing that has changed or the thing that has become a thing is that I get up and go for a walk. My sister turned me on to an app called All Trails, and I have made good use of it. I think I mentioned last…

life so far + Escondido, Lady Brain Fest & Ugly Mug

Hi friends! I’ve almost been home now for as long as I was on the road. I’m in my 3rd week in my new (old) home in La Mirada CA. The first week was basically relaxing and recovering from my trip. It felt good and familiar to think of my mom’s house as the place…

Day 19 – Salt Lake City

Today was mostly a day of rest. I didn’t even take any photos! (the featured photo on this post is a mural that was in Park City) Sandy & I got Starbucks in the morning, then read and putzed around a while. Around noon, we went to a movie. We saw “Late Night” and both…

Day 4 – Austin

Today was an off day, and I made good use of it. I got up around 8 am and took a walk to the Starbucks. It was hot! But it was nice inside. On the way there, I walked along the main road which was busy and loud so on the way back I went…

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…

one year gone

I couldn’t let this day pass by without acknowledging that it’s a sad anniversary. It’s been one whole year since my dad died. Even writing that sentence is weird. How can such an event be 365 days ago and yet feel so recent in my thoughts and memories, like it could have been yesterday. We…

Catching up – Nov 20 & 21

Post birthday day was just fine. I went to work where we had a potluck planned for the holiday. The contribution I signed up for was whipped cream. But I also bought some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies because yum! Also, as I mentioned earlier, I made some seasoned nuts. I bought roasted unsalted mixed nuts…

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…

Grief well

Today started out well. I got up early and went to get breakfast at Bondar’s. I chose to eat it there and read my book. Around 9:15 am, I left and took a walk through downtown. I really like downtown in the morning. Then I headed to acupuncture which was great. I felt very good…

Quiet night

I had a meeting downtown today at noon, so after it was over, I was able to come home and work the rest of the day from my living room. That was nice. After work, I changed, turned on the TV, and started making dinner. I made a huge amount of pasta (probably 6 meals…