Sunday, July 31, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
Are you smiling yet?
My friend Jane sent this picture. The dog's name is Buffy and she's currently being fostered by Jane's sister Nancy, who fosters dogs that were rescued by the Bichon Rescue Brigade in Orange County, California.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
who recently suffered a stroke.
Monday, July 25, 2022
It was the winter of 1972, my girlfriend Selika had moved to San Diego the previous summer and urged me to come. Since my divorce, Princeton had become even smaller, and there were no career prospects, as far as I could tell. So I answered an ad for a rideshare, packed up my stuff and met my traveling companion John and his VW Bug.
I think we came into California through Needles, not sure, but it was desert country. At the gas station where we stopped, I was amazed at the fact that water actaully cost money! 25 cents a gallon, no less.
John and I parted ways in Barstow. I took a bus to San Diego and he drove home to Sacramento.
Our friendship lasted for many years and we took many trips together. I visited him and we spent time in Truckee and Lake Tahoe, we camped out in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and we even took a camping trip to the Grand Canyon.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
I've reflected on my junipers lately, as this drought marches on and I fear will kill off so much on my land.
And how it has affected me emotionally.
I want to write some posts about how the drought has changed my land and its inhabitants. Who lived here before, when it rained, and there was such a variety of animals and insects.
Where they all went I don't know, but they are gone.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Because it's so very hot here, I decided to look at my blog for July 2010 to see if I wrote about the weather then. I know it was hot, but not like this. The heat I'm experiencing now, I've not really encountered in California before.
Instead I found a Samson post.
I hope he will make you smile.
Post from July 2010 ~ Samson was one, still a puppy.
Samson Says: "Kisses Anyone?"
Here are some kisses from Samson:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
at the Cement Plant, gave me a chance to get some more pictures of the plant and the dude, as I call him.
I always ask people before I post a closeup photo, but this is quite a distance away.
I like pictures in my sideview mirror. Not a lot of traffic has backed up yet.
And I'm probably the only one enjoying the wait.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Faith has been suffering something terrible from the heatwave we had a week or two ago.
Itching, itching and scratching, leaving big fur balls all over the house.
The weather has been lovely and she is getting better.
I haven't been home much. And these days I get so tired after a trip to town. Even on the next day. It now takes a day for me to recover. But I needed to take care of my best little friend and try to help her.
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Karma -- action, deed, and more, with the intent behind the deed being of importance.
During my car problems, I can safely say that my own Karma affected me in a most positive way, as I found myself on the receiving end, so to speak. And got such great support from my friend Jeanne, most of all. And from Joyce too, always there to help.
Then the guy at the body shop only charged me $185.00 of which $82.50 was for parts! For all that work! He had quoted me $300.00 and Jeanne, who knows about cars, thought it would be more.
My Karma is good then, or so it seems.
I spent a part of my 4th of July morning thinking about this.
And realized that:
At the end of my life, the cause and effect of how I've lived my life will be between me and myself.
Friday, July 8, 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
While I've been missing from blogging, I celebrated my 82nd birthday, tried to get my car repaired -- it takes forever to get parts these days -- spent time with friends, went to Quest Labs for blood tests, routine ones for my primary care NP -- and worked on various deep cleaning project in my house.