Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Old Poster

Stuff in the attic. I wonder what to do with this Rolling Stone poster. Mik Jagger looks young here on the right. A couple of other posters, too. Elton John. The Fillmore. Oh, for the return of the 60's, the era of free everything.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Honey bees are vanishing

This is terrible. It could be genetically modified crops that are toxic to them. It could be pesticides. Whatever it is something should be done. We need them.

Monday, February 26, 2007


I finished 'Conundrum' and was mesmerized by Jan Morris's story. If I find myself is a situation where I feel very odd and different from other people I will remember Jan Morris. She is a fine writer and has something important to say about identity and gender. Andrew Weil is a writer I return to time after time, also his website, but I am reluctant to take all the supplements he recommends. It is just too many pills for my stomach. The de-cluttering book is a bit disappointing.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

That's better

There are more drawers to de-clutter and cubboards and closets, plus the attic. I have to urge myself to keep at it-----and maintain order.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Great de-cluttering project

Little by little the de-cluttering begins today.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Walk along the river

Yesterday was cold and rainy. Not many people on the bike path, just some bicyclers, a couple of runners (including Linn) and a walker (me). The Williamette River is fascinating in any weather. The geese were loving it.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jamalle shoots back

Jane and I stayed at a great hotel in Burbank, the Graciela, which is walking distance to Dan and Jamalle's house. This shot is in the hotel.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Doing the income tax

It's a hurdle to get over and we are almost done.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Joshua Tree National Park

From view point the Salton Sea is at the left, Palm Springs about in the middle



Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hand Massage at Desert Hot Springs

The instruction we got in neck and shoulder and hand and foot massage was helpful. I have been practicing on Linn. He likes it. I intend to get some almond oil today.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Chef Nigel

Here's a recipe for mango, avocado and jicama salsa: Dice these ingredients and add lime juice with some cayenne pepper and that herb I can't think of the name of at the moment but it's the one that is always in salsa. Someone please remind me.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jane and friend in lobby of the resort

Our hotel room should have been in this resort but we were next door in a not so nice room. We had to walk back and forth across a very big parking lot for our classes and activities. Nobody took responsibility for changing our arrangements and we still want to get to the bottom of that decision. We have evaluation sheets to fill out and Elderhostel will hear about it from a lot of old complainers---not Jane, she is young, the youngest one here---a young protester.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The pool at Miracle Springs Resort

The pool and hot soaking pools are lovely at this resort, however, our Elderhostel group was shunted over to the hotel next door and we were not happy about it. The hotel management and the elderhostel managers here have apoligized to us for the mixup in scheduling. Our rooms seem to have been given to a church group. They want to make it up to us by giving us champagne before dinner every night but we are not appeased and will continue to make complaints. We are enjoying the people in our group, the program in massage and other wellness topics.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dan and Jamalle in Burbank

It was great to visit with Dan and Jamalle. They met my plane that was a few hours late because of the rain in San Francisco. Jane's plane didn't get into Burbank until about 9:20 pm. She was diverted from Portland to Seattle because her scheduled flight was canceled. She didn't arrive at our hotel in Burbank until around 10 pm, tired from her long day. We stayed at a beautiful hotel, The Graciela, which is walking distance to Dan's house and the next morning we all went to breakfast at the Hugo Restaurant where the food was excellent. Our adventure now continues in Desert Hot Springs.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

How to de-clutter your house

Oprah was inspiring yesterday. I want to de-clutter.

Monday, February 05, 2007


For what? or whom?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald

A good man, my hero. We'll see what happens in the Libby trial next week. Rove, Cheney and even Bush seem to have broken the law. Perhaps they think they are above it.

Friday, February 02, 2007

I found a good sale

I can dress up sometime.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Piano Concert

Linn's notes on the music