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Another Day In A New Town...
Saturday, April 10, 2021      11 comments

It's a daunting task making a new life, new friends, new everything. And to be honest, I am not sure I am up for all that per se. Oh yes, one or two friends. Nothing like what I left behind me in California. Those friendships cannot ever be repl... Read more
Just Another Day In The Neighborhood.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021      7 comments

When I moved into my new home, I adopted nine scraggily rose bushes that line the side of my home facing south that hadn't been cared for in years. On the other side of my property, same story though they are lined up as a border mark to my next... Read more
3.5 Months.
Sunday, March 28, 2021      7 comments

It's the Jewish holiday now, for a week actually, only eating matzah instead of bread, avoiding flour of all cost. This holiday, Passover, commemorates the Jews exiling from Egypt, no longer in slavery. It's a good holiday because families toget... Read more
Spring.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021      9 comments

During the night there was a bit of thunder and lightning and a good downpour unexpectedly. But that is what I hear about Austin. The weather can change by the snap of your finger. And this morning? It's clear skies and the sun is streaming into... Read more
The Newness.
Friday, March 19, 2021      12 comments

I realized something recently. Homesickness is in a way like grief. It comes in waves. Sometimes the waves hit hard and sometimes less painful. I am getting all sorts of waves and just rolling with them as they take over my emotions. Such is lif... Read more
Currently...
Saturday, March 13, 2021      10 comments

I spent the morning with my daughter, SIL, and grandson looking at moving dinosaurs the size of tall buildings. I am being serious. They have them here in Austin, in a huge parking lot. You stay in your car and drive through a maze looking at di... Read more
Chit Chat.
Thursday, March 11, 2021      10 comments

Life can feel so darn good when you are going through a rough patch and it slowly dissipates and light appears.. Seriously, when you are in the midst of turmoil, it seems so bleak that sometimes you think it will never end. But it does. I ... Read more
It's A Bummer.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021      15 comments

I would say that I take after my mom when it comes to superstitions. I rarely say things are going well because that means (in superstition language,) that my good luck will change drastically. So I don't like to say my life is going smoothly fi... Read more
Oh Goodness Me!
Saturday, February 27, 2021      10 comments

I truly think I am an open-minded kindof gal; I will try new things as long as they are safe and not too out of the ordinary. Is going on a dating site crazy???? Well, I am beginning to think so. You see, this is how the whole situation unfolded... Read more
It's Finally Happened....
Sunday, February 21, 2021      10 comments

I am tipping my hat to all those ladies out there that gave me suggestions how to prepare for a winter electrical outage and no water when the next time happens. And believe me, there will be a next time. I am a firm believer in global warming; ... Read more
Still...
Saturday, February 20, 2021      13 comments

I truly believe one will never takes for granted when one is without something for some time. Seriously, WATER? But before I begin with that, I will NEVER EVER take for granted for electricity! I was without it in freezing weather for 4 days. Th... Read more
I Am Safe.
Thursday, February 18, 2021      15 comments

I am loss for words but I am sure as I type a way, the words will come flowing out. Yes, I moved to Texas to be with my family members who moved here last year. Yes, the move was horrendous because I am a true blue Californian gal all my life an... Read more
Wow.
Friday, February 12, 2021      9 comments

Well now I think I have seen everything! We are having a freeze due to the polar vortex and the tree branches all look like fragile thinly iced popsicles! It's in the 30's and I have never experienced weather like this in my entire life. Being a... Read more
Those Magic Moments!
Friday, February 05, 2021      11 comments

It's truly a gift when you see something and or hear something that completely becomes an AHA MOMENT and changes what you have been thinking for quite some time. Well, I got those gift(s) last night reading two comments from my yesterday's blog.... Read more
Change.
Thursday, February 04, 2021      9 comments

My heart and soul resides in Marin County, California. No doubt about it, it is just the way it is. Oh, I am not at all downplaying my new home, Austin TX, but seriously, the two states could not be more different in every aspect I have come acr... Read more

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