Thursday, April 30, 2020

Happy, Bee

I got this at the hospital on my last day of radiation. Cute! (I love how the bee has teeth!)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020


 I think these are female hooded orioles, but I'm not totally sure. I'm not sure why there would be two females together...I assumed the gorgeous boy has a mate.

 Oops! She fell in but got herself back out.

I love the backyard birds so very much!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The End

 Radiation is over! This is the machine to which I was hooked up, via an implant in my breast, twice a day for five days. It was a pretty unpleasant experience on the whole, but I feel incredibly grateful that this treatment was available to me. The radiation oncology team were all extremely kind and good at their jobs...
It is tradition to ring a bell when you complete radiation treatment. Pre-COVID days, your family could come in and sometimes the staff would come out and everyone would applaud the conclusion of your treatment.

I rang it once, all by myself. And that was just fine.

Monday, April 27, 2020


A pretty picture! (And yummy too--our sweet friends dropped by an entire meal, and it included two kinds of homemade ice cream).

Friday, April 24, 2020


 This oriole beauty is about as good as it gets here in San Diego (at least where we live) in terms of really colorful birds. I've been waiting for them, and at last, here they are (I saw the female earlier). Yay!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Box/Happy Earth Day

After spending some time browsing online for a new dress of some sort, I finally decided that what would actually make me most happy at this moment in my life and in my (and the world's) current situation was dahlia tubers. And here they are! I can't wait to plant them.

Oh, and Happy Earth Day! Save the bees!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


My cancer recovery/coronavirus stay-at-home ABC sampler is coming along nicely! It reminds me how much I love doing handwork (embroidery, hand sewing). 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Lovely Lily

Normally I am not a huge fan of lilies, but these were so gorgeous (in an arrangement sent to me by a sweet friend)!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Prospective Tenants

 These darling house wrens were checking out one of our bird "houses." One of them went inside to see what was what...

They have the most amazing LOUD song for such tiny things.

I hope they don't move in...this is way too close to our bedroom window, which gets opened and closed quite a lot. I would hate for them to make a nest and then abandon it because we disturbed them too much. I was thrilled to see/hear them, though!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Happy Things

Among the things making me happy at the moment: my husband, my roses, Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light, my sweet friends, Trader Joe's dark chocolate peanut butter cups, my husband, the sunny weather...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The World Turns...

...and the sun continues to rise and set.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


 The peachy/golden sunset light was so pretty on this dove...they have such a lovely rosy hue anyway...

Monday, April 13, 2020

Bozo Driving

 Oh, there is a metaphor here...

Friday, April 10, 2020

Coffee Art, Again

It's been a while since we've had coffee art...I think this is a rooster standing on a ball. You?

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Sunny but also everyone's mood these days, I think.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Borage Forage

 I have tons of borage in the cutting has rather taken over, but I don't mind at bee girls love it!
 Love its fuzziness...

 And I have a plant that has mostly purple/blue flowers, but one pink one. Nature!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Rose Love

Even though it is a windy and rainy day, the roses carry on...

Friday, April 3, 2020

I Am Loved...

 ...and I am very very grateful.
The sweet little teddy bear was sent to me by my mommy to keep me company as I recover from surgery. She is right by my bedside!
Amazingly sweet friends sent over a whole picnic basket full of delicious wonders to enjoy while recuperating (can't wait to pop the champagne when I'm fully on the mend).

Thursday, April 2, 2020