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Cooler on Day 8
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      2 comments

There are high thin clouds drifting over the Santa Rosas and we are a bit cooler and will attempt a walk soon. Yesterday I purchased very comfy leggings and a famous brand wrinkle cream. The promo states younger, plumper, more vibrant skin. Wel... Read more
One Full Week
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      16 comments

We are nicely settled in our mini suite and taking advantage ... Read more
Sunday in the Desert
Sunday, November 10, 2019      15 comments

It is day 7, a full week and we are happy to be here but a post got me thinking. It is so darned hot, I cannot imagine what summer must be like here in the Valley. I could do better I suppose and hide away all day while temps sizzle mid 90. Yes... Read more
Desert Day Six
Saturday, November 09, 2019      14 comments

The heat has not been easy for me so far. Today was particularly hard because we went to the Street Fair. The object was to move around as much as possible and not be indoors. Off we went properly slathered with sunscreen and wearing ball caps.... Read more
Desert Day Five
Friday, November 08, 2019      16 comments

No complaints whatsoever. . We are doing well with the unusual heat and the intermittent wifi / internet connection. At the back of my mind is the sudde... Read more
Desert Day Four
Thursday, November 07, 2019      18 comments

We are in the continent’s hottest spot this week and it will remain so for days. For me it is quite an adjustment and we will not hike until the heat abates. Mercifully the sun dips behind the mountains mid afternoon and it is very comfortable, ... Read more
Modern Travel
Saturday, November 02, 2019      14 comments

It takes ages to get everything set. Today was hair day, do I got my colour touched up, but no cut. I had a few minutes with the esthetician. She has become a friend over the years and is in recovery following breast cancer. She is a genuine w... Read more
Five Days To Lift Off
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      12 comments

All the little details thst come up just as I think all my ducks are in a row. I spent hours in traffic yesterday, just within a 15 mile radius of my home. And every attempt to get things done was met with a snag. I got caught on the way to fill... Read more
Flu Season
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      12 comments

The flu is upon us and it’s not a diet plan. We have both had our shots and I wish others would get to it. Last night’s paper reported that many of us are complacent after one good year. If you can remember the miserable flu season of the preced... Read more
It’s Ounces Now
Friday, October 25, 2019      15 comments

This week I finally have reached a comfortable level of fitness after literally months of knee rehab. It’s not perfect but I can do most exercises now, and am up to 35 minutes on the treadmill, and over An hour walking outdoors. Stairs are still... Read more
Different Strokes
Monday, October 21, 2019      16 comments

We are all here for different reasons. For many of us it is a safe place to come clean about the habits that weigh us down. For others it is a diversion ... Read more
Edward Gardens
Sunday, October 20, 2019      11 comments

This park connects to Sunnybrook, Wilket Creek, and points south til the lake. The weather was amazing today, a perfect sunny day and it seemed as though... Read more
Saturday Happiness
Saturday, October 19, 2019      15 comments

In my efforts to clear up and clean up before we leave for two months, I have encountered some interesting things. Today our northward facing apartment seemed chilly...and so I decided to use a box of brownie mix. My son will likely take it all ... Read more
A Little Lopsided
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      14 comments

There are still three weeks til we fly out west and I have a routine. If it’s only for a couple of weeks I can put it all together in a day or two. The usual laundry, dusting and clearing up , but we will be gone til January and with no one he... Read more
Saturday Unraveled
Saturday, October 12, 2019      17 comments

After my little hiccup with X rays and throat swabs, I waited... Read more

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