Off the Power Grid

(re-run) The power is out.  I was in the middle of a movie when everything shut off.  One of my neighbors just texted me, asking me to report the outage to PG& E. The more the better, they said. A few minutes after that, I received a robocall. The outage was affecting 5000 customers. The… Continue reading Off the Power Grid

A Good Blog Post if I Can Remember It

My son calls Jeopardy the “old people” show. I started watching it five years ago when I took in my older sister. Now she lives in a home, and my son took her place last year. Actually, that’s not true, because she was in my daughter’s old bedroom, and he’s in my sewing room. I… Continue reading A Good Blog Post if I Can Remember It

Off the Grid

(re-run) The power went out.  I was in the middle of a movie when everything shut off.  Soon my neighbors were texting me, asking me to report the outage to PG& E. The more the better, they said. A few minutes after that, I received a robocall. The outage was affecting 5000 customers. The power… Continue reading Off the Grid

I Feel a Blog Post Coming On

I haven’t written any new posts in a week. Sometimes a girl just needs to vent. So here goes.  A week ago, I didn’t attend a six-hour indoor chorus retreat. People want to know why. The short answer is COVID. 100 people in a room half the size of our regular rehearsal space, in a… Continue reading I Feel a Blog Post Coming On

Off the Power Grid

(re-run) The power is out.  I was in the middle of a movie when everything shut off.  Soon my neighbors texted me, asking me to report the outage to PG& E. The more the better, they said. A few minutes after that, I received a robocall. The outage was affecting 5000 customers. The power also… Continue reading Off the Power Grid

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me

(re-run) Today’s the day I am supposed to resolve to do better, work harder, exercise more, and eat clean.  Guess what? I learned long ago to do things in baby steps. It takes twenty-one days to form a new habit. Sometimes I can do it if I don’t think too hard about it. Like yogurt.… Continue reading No New Year’s Resolutions for Me

Snowshoeing with the Girls

(re-run) The last time I was in Tahoe in the winter, Valentina, Margo and I went snowshoeing. The guys went skiing, but we girls weren’t up for that. Maybe it was the house party the night before, or maybe it was a fear of snowboarders taking us out as we meandered down the slopes. Full… Continue reading Snowshoeing with the Girls

A Night with the Girls

(re-run) If you haven’t seen Thelma and Louise in a while or ever, it’s time to do it.  My friend rented an entire movie theater for a screening with a bunch of women last week. I usually head to my beach town every other Thursday, but the movie party was on a Thursday night, so… Continue reading A Night with the Girls

Lovely Rita, Meter Maid

(re-run) Saturdays are best when they are busy.  I like to have things to do.  Yesterday was fun from morning to night.  I spent most of the day in overly-metered Walnut Creek.  The town of walnut orchards has turned into a buzzing destination for shoppers.  It boasts a Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus (Needless Mark-up), Tiffany, Apple,… Continue reading Lovely Rita, Meter Maid