Why I Skipped Last Night’s Blog

Hi all. Sorry I skipped last night. Here is why: Little Luna (age 3) and Nico (who turned 6 months yesterday!) came for an overnight visit. All went well during the evening, particularly since Auntie Rachael and Ariel came to visit, which made everybody happy. Nico even fell asleep in Auntie’s arms and was as…

The Results from My Fitness Trainer

I am sitting in my den and it is 9:02 pm. My goal is to go to bed as soon as I am done here. One thing my wrist UP2 (fitness tracker) is letting me know is that I am not getting enough sleep. This past week I often only got 5 – 6 hours…

Motel 6, Holbrook, AZ and Guy Clark

I am sitting on the bed in a Motel 6 with Frankie; Ray is on the other bed with Cordelia. This is just for writing. Later, the dogs will be on one bed and we on the other, I hope. That is unless we all end up in one double bed, which might be slightly…

Wednesday Evening Ramblings

I am sitting here at 7:35 pm. My last student left an hour ago; my first one arrived at 9 am and I have had back-to-back two-hour sessions all day. I am grateful for the work. There was a time during the recession when my student numbers went to half. That’s when I came to…

A Doggie Problem: Advice Appreciated

My dogs are here in the den with me. Frankie on the stool at my feet and Cordelia on the couch across the room. She was giving me a long look just a minute ago but now has tucked her head and gone to sleep. Tough life these two have. We are having a disturbing…

Today & A Little Visitor Tonight

We were up early this morning to go cook breakfast for the homeless at the Breakfast Club at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood. We also made 12 quiches to donate to the Easter brunch tomorrow for all of our parishioners. It’s amazing how 12 quiches seems like nothing when already cooking for 150 people. The…

My Last 24 Hours: Sweet Fun

Thank you all so much for those sweet birthday wishes. What a treat to hear from so many people near and far, friends old and new. This is the best part of Facebook, the connection to others and I am grateful. So consider yourselves much appreciated. We have been up in Ojai with Luna since…

Home Alone Reflections

I am sitting in a very quiet house with my two dogs nearby, Cordie on the floor beside me and Frankie on the stool four feet away. Ray will return home tomorrow from a work trip to Texas; he is getting the condo in Fort Worth ready to sell. It is a week before Christmas….

Luna Day

I spent the day with my granddaughter, Luna, today. I have lots of pictures. I realize this doesn’t further any discussion about our troubling world events, but it brings lightness to my heart, which I am happy to share. Luna, Cordelia and Frankie at the Dog Park At the regular park Turkey burger and fries…

A New Bedmate Tonight

I have a visitor this evening – my sweet youngest daughter, Rachael. So nice to have her here. She is my little snuggle bunny tonight since Ray is out of town. She and my two constant snuggle partners, Cordie and Frankie, will keep me company on this Saturday night. We had our homeless breakfast this…