Monday, April 30, 2012


St. Brendan's Church, from which we sent Will to his final rest.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


When you can't sleep at night, this is what happens.  I was awake until nearly 5 a.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Our good friend Jim Hutchinson lost his battle with bladder cancer this morning

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I found a lovely little tea shop right near the book store.  I sat on the patio and enjoyed a cup of Earl Gray and read from my Kindle for awhile.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Will Connolly, 1943 - 2012

No, I didn't take this picture, but our friend Will died today and it's important to me to post his photo here.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Just fine, thank you -- how are you?

Sunday, April 22, 2012


After "Says You" today, we went out to this MARVELOUS Vietnamese crab restaurant.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


The Radio Show "Says You" comes back to San Francisco again, for 3 days of fun.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


After 3 days away, it is a full time job catching up on shows that were recorded on the DVR while we were gone!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Today a woman brought this dog into the book store...and by talking about him, I realized he is our little Max (of Patty, Max and Laverne) all grown up!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Goleta Beach.  "This was more fun when I was 11," Tom said!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


We went to see Titanic: the Musical on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that great ship.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Some nice postcards in the mail.  The top right is for a Swap-Bot exchange; it's from New South Wales in Austraila.  Next to it is "Dorothy's House" in Liberal, Kansas.  This was for another Swap-Bot exchange, for a poem on a post card.  The writer chose Langdon Smith's 1895 poem, "Evolution."  Bottom left is the British museum from my cousin's widower, Fred, who is visiting London at present, and the bottom right is a Postcrossing card from Amish Country.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This is how most mornings begin--the dogs hoping I'll share some of my toast with them. (All three of them are looking at a piece of toast in my hand.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


No, I'm not sleeping.  I'm deeply engrossed in reading James Michener's "The Journey."

Monday, April 9, 2012


What a lovely lunch today, with the grand old man of Sacramento theater, two Davis friends, and a visitor from Ireland.  All at Ciocolat, that fantastic little restaurant in downtown Davis.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


It was a French themed Easter dinner and the table decorations were lovely!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


 This was my afternoon at the Woodland Shakespeare Club, which included a birthday cake for the Bard (apparently described somewhere in his writings), a lunch, a speech on communication, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a skit featuring the wives of the signers of the document.  An interesting experience, all.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Sheila's on guard; all's right with the world.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


This isn't the world's greatest picture, but it does represent the major event today--I took my mother to Kaiser for her baseline memory assessment (and then to the pharmacy for a prescription refill).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Lunch with my mother and her stepdaughter...a first after nearly 40 years.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


It's book store day.  This is the book I read during my four hours working there.

Monday, April 2, 2012


The faithful dog waits patiently for our return.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Site of an important "summit meeting" today.