Saturday, September 24, 2022

going back Downtown

 My favorite coffee shop (top photo) was bustling and the streets of my city filled once again thanks to a big Sales Force convention. Yesterday I had the dreaded dental appointment, but this was sweetened because I got to be part of the streets of SF for a little while. 

Friday, September 23, 2022

masks, shots, memories

 Yesterday I got the Covid Booster (what number? 3 or 4?) and at the same time I'm reading about the outbreak of the pandemic in Lucy By The Sea. How those early deaths shocked us and how we would wash all of our vegetables from the grocery and our fear of being near other people. Covid changed us in ways we don't really understand yet, but it is amazing now to read and think back. Shocking, really.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

the six month check-up

 We both hate this, but off we went to the SPCA for tests and shots. Amazingly, she has not gained weight but it is a battle because Annabelle is ALWAYS hungry. Next she needs teeth/gum work done and yes, that will be an ordeal for both of us. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

piano power

 There were twelve covered pianos scattered around the Botanical Gardens and yesterday was people-packed as it was the last day for Pianos in the Park. Lots and lots of children and retired people and we enjoyed the noon concert in the main meadow. Ginger and I got some good walking in and then a nice sunny sit-down with coffee. Lovely indeed.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Adnan Syed

 I don't listen to a lot of podcasts, but Serial was an exception. I have often wondered what happened to Mr. Syad but the wheels of justice do grind slowly and after 22 years in prison he was released yesterday. This podcast back in 2014 was extremely well done and convincing, in my opinion. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

three doors down

 I was invited to tour the HOUSE FOR SALE yesterday. Wonderful views and of course it was all spiffed up and no offensive TVs or photos of grand parents or animals. Three bathrooms on three floors with some difficult stairs and low ceilings in some rooms. Bill used to love to tour neighbors' homes on the market and then, of course, he had opinions on the sale price and worth. This one is not affordable, in my humble opinion. 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

cats and mice

 I think this is mouse season. I think it is always mouse season. This very moment Annabelle is chasing around the house and I bet some little rodent came in out of the pre-rain. I would prefer that this not be the case. The top photo is from a friend's front porch ~ her cat goes outside, mine does not. Churu has been recommended by assorted cat owning friends ~ check out the commercials if you are ever bored. Of course Annabelle loves it, but that is true of all cat food and treats for her. Picky she is not.