Saturday, September 24, 2011

So I'm trying to figure out how to live alone again.  It's got its good and bad points.  My grocery bill is way down, but I've got no one to talk to except the dog and cat.  Sometimes the quiet is nice, like after a busy day at school.  Other times, I end up spending too much time on the computer.  It will only get better, right?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Little Girl

Molly and Julia now have their own apartment in Santa Cruz. My nest will be empty in just a couple of weeks. On the other hand, I now have a cool place to stay in Santa Cruz.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Santa Cruz

From Ponderosa, I rented a car in Bakersfield and drove to Santa Cruz. I met Molly and she and I spent four days looking for and apartment for her to share with Julia while they go to school up there. Apartments were hard to come by. We are still waiting to hear back on one we applied for. But Santa Cruz was lovely and Molly and I had a fabulous time together. We laughed and sang and went to the farmer's market and explored up the coast. I am so lucky to have such a good friend as a daughter.


Scott, Judy and Len and I went to a new area of the Sierras to hike and explore. Ponderosa is just South of the Sequoia National Forest (not Park). The hike we went on took us to groves of beautiful big trees.

My Patio - A work in progress

I meant to take a "before" picture, but I forgot and have to make do with a "during" picture.

From Redwood City to Portland

Meg and Al moved from the Bay area to Portland and I helped them. We worked hard and also had a great time. They have joined a co-housing community in a cool neighborhood called Overlook. I like it very much and look forward to spending more time with them in the future.


I went to Catalina with Scott, Kathy, Steve and new friend John. We sailed all the way around the island - four days. We snorkeled everyday. I had the greatest time - the sea, the animals, the friends. I would go again tomorrow.