Thursday, April 17, 2014

LOH conquers exhaustion

new Salon Doré

looking out the front of the Legion

My lunch spot
It was NOT a crazy day at the Legion of Honor yesterday, thankfully, so I
had lots of art breaks (and gossip sessions) which I desperately needed after
that bout with insomnia. Then last night the Giants won early (thank you!)
and I slept like the very weary woman I was. Feeling great today for in-
person baseball - first game of the season!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

hey, peeps!

I know it's difficult to fathom, but the already perfect Peeps® are even
better this year. Chocolate! Thanks to the Blogmaid for this much
needed Spring treat...just when I needed it most.

Last night the Giants didn't win until midnight and I am pissed off and
exhausted. We are in for another season of one run torture games, or
so it seems at this early stage. I'd like to win 12 to 0 in the 9th inning, OK?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

another special Seder

I meant to get a photo of Doug and Barb's daughter, Bron, who joined us
this year, but I got too involved with the Jews and the Egyptians, not to
mention all the delicious food. Above we have Bron's friend Lilly, then
Sam and Chef Sarah. Another new addition is the orange which we learned
represents WOMEN rabbis. It was good gathering together again and I
know how much work is involved and we are grateful to be included in
this festive event every year.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Open Book

Time was, your hands were on me night and day.
(The thrill along my spine!) Of course I flipped
for you, from A to Z and back to A,
not once suspecting our romantic script
was doomed (and how), you fickle, shallow fool.
You've traded everything you shared with me—
defining moments, leisurely, old school—
for quickies with your laptop, your PC,
your iPad, iPhone, iDon't-Give-a-Damn:
amid their breathless litany of news,
blogs, tweets, directions, recipes and spam,
they will, at any moment that you choose,
look up a word (or dozens!) in a flash.
Well, here's a definition I find merry:
Comeuppance (noun): when all your gadgets crash,
and you crawl back to me—your dictionary.

Melissa Balmain

Walking in on People
Able Muse Press

Sunday, April 13, 2014

not easy, not fun

The Book Thief is finally out on DVD and we were looking forward
to seeing Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson as the adoptive parents of
Liesel who loves to read. It's a rough story with those damn Nazis
and we were exhausted when it was finally over. I can't really recommend
this film, sorry to say.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

oh, I get it...

Since I ordered this on my LindaKindle2 I thought the BARK title must
be about dogs and now I see that Ms. Moore is talking about tree bark.
No wonder people have trouble learning English. In any event, this is
fabulous and each short story is an absolute jewel.

Friday, April 11, 2014

how do you spell gorgeous?

Doesn't RR look like one of those Town & Country beauties here? She is
riding Derby and they are having a splendid time. The Blogmaid has such
camera talent and this photo in her email last night helps me set the world
back correctly on its axes. For some reason lots of sadness lately - too
many goodbyes, friends hurting, family member in hospital (but out soon)
and now the fog is back every morning. I thought we had outgrown that!
Anyway, RR and Derby cheered me right up, thanks Blogmaid.