John & Balance
This morning, I stopped at the hospice care at the VA hospital on my way to work. John was alone and he had that same glazed morphine haze that my dad had in the days before he died. I don't think John knew I was there, but I remembered that t... Read more
Update on John and Work Thoughts
I found out today that my dear friend John has been transferred from Stanford to the VA hospice care. His family created a facebook page for us to share thoughts, pictures and memories about him. Someone posted a picture of him being loaded on... Read more
I went to San Francisco Saturday night with Yvonne to the historic Warfield to see comedian Jim Gaffigan. We parked a few blocks away and walked to the theatre. I caught the edge of a manhole cover with my shoe and fell, landing hard on my kne... Read more
I HATE COMPUTER ISSUES!
I'll keep it short in case I lose my internet connection again.
I picked up my laptop today. The hard drive was not fried, but the power cord/adapter was. How they knew that, I don't know because that was in my computer bag while my laptop we... Read more
A Winning Attitude!
My left knee is still very swollen and sore, so I am very careful with it. I can walk all day on it as long as I don't bend deeply. Stairs, sidewalk curbs and sitting down present opportunities for a very sharp pain right behind the knee cap. ... Read more
Coolness! Internet Frustrations and Gardening
Yesterday, I blogged that I'd like an order of coolness. My prayers are answered, though not to the degree I want, but I am grateful. It feels a few degrees cooler today. This morning, I went to the landromat but I did not walk while my cloth... Read more
I'd Like an Order of Coolness, Please!
I got up super early this morning to do two things: drive to work to Spark (home laptop is 3 timezones away getting repaired or replaced) and to do as much as I can around the house before it gets too hot.
I need to:
water the plants
r... Read more
I May Be Out of Touch on Saturday & New Kettlebells!
I blogged about overeating yesterday at lunch. Despite better intentions, I did the same at dinner. I had a wonderful slaw that included fresh and garden fresh ingredients. Then I ate too much of other stuff, almost as if I were watching some... Read more
Still Not at the Starting Block!
Last night's visit to the new Best Buy Geek Squad team was far shorter and far more pleasant than I anticipated. Alan expedited my computer so, in theory, it was shipped last night to "Geek Squad City" as he called it (Louisville KY). I should... Read more
Last night, I went to the Best Buy near my home that is closing next month so I could pick up my still-not-working laptop that was fried as a result of last week's thunder and lightning storm. I waited for over an hour while the Geek Squad guy ... Read more
Five years ago, Chauncey Starr died. He was, in stature, a short man, probably just over five feet. But he had a mind and a heart that were larger than life. I've blogged before about how he tried to sign up for WWII after the Day of Infamy. ... Read more
Points! Water and Food and, Maybe, Exercise
I came home yesterday and ate all kinds of miscellaneous food - nothing unhealthy, but I ended up, I know, eating too much. Stress, I'll call it. I did not even track it, partly because, 24 hours later, I don't remember what "dinner" was. I n... Read more
I slept in until about 7 and that was later than I intended to, but it sure felt good! Off to the laundromat. You folks who have machines in your homes are blessed and I am envious! But, as I thought would happen, I missed the "we just opened" ... Read more
A Centennial, Fried Computer & A Hit-and-Run
Thank you, Sparkfriends, who commented on yesterday's blog. My mood is better today even though my circumstances are not.
This morning, I had a wonderful cup of coffee and gave my cats their favorite treats as a tribute... Read more
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Is it Wrong?
Is it a negative affirmation, a perpetuation of negativity if I say that I am struggling? If I recount all the struggles, does that feed into some kind of karma that means they will continue to occur? If yes, then I am doomed. I am as stuck as ... Read more