Book-reading Saturday

I got a notice that a couple books I had asked for were now available at the library. I had a pretty good amount left to read in my current book, and I didn’t want to check out any new books until I was done with it. In the morning, I went to the little…

poetry at work

Because I don’t talk about work on this blog, this post may be vague, but I’ll give it a shot. Some folks in my department were tasked with creating a video to show at a big meeting at the end of this month. We came up with an idea and as part of the execution…

devastating

Last night, there was another mass shooting. FUCK! This one happened at a bar & grill in Thousand Oaks CA where they were having college country night. A former Marine walked in and started shooting. The first policeman on scene was shot and died later of his wounds at the hospital. The shooter ended up killing…

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…

Caught off guard

Facebook has a nice feature that shows a memory from the same day any number of years ago. It’s up to each user to share it or not. Today, my mom shared a photo from 13 years ago that took me quite by surprise and caught me completely off-guard. This sweet picture is of my…

on the menu: shrimp

This morning, I took a package of shrimp out of the freezer determined to finally cook it. The package was from Blue Apron, raw, tails-on shrimp. I had thrown out the BA recipe some time ago, but as I’m trying to eat a little bit better, or at least cook a bit more, I was…

10 months and other things

Today is 10 months since my dad died. 10 MONTHS! I get flashes of those last 2 ½ weeks, and I feel like there’s no way I can function. But I am starting to think about times before he was sick, and I cherish those memories, even the ones that are not so pleasant like…

I’m so bad at this

This being NaBloPoMo which is National Blog Posting Month which is November which means posting on your blog every day of the month. Haha. I had written down on my list of to-dos for the day, and I had every intention to do it. I got home from work, went for a walk, made dinner and…

November is upon us

Well, as I predicted in my last post, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice. And the midterm elections are on Tuesday which should prove to be very interesting. I have voted absentee for a number of years now. I’ve sent my ballot in already and have verified that it was received…