I wrote this right before the pandemic: https://helleren.blog/2020/02/12/california-week/ It's a 3 hour drive from my house to Mendocino. Places are opening up with masks and heavy duty hand sanitizers that leave you with dry, cracked hands by the end of a shopping trip. It's crowded too!! Downtown Mendocino is a cute, half day type of … Continue reading Finally, a Trip!
Just got back from the pool, where instead of breaking my previous swim records I walked across talking to a woman who was swimming with a noodle. It was nice to get the gravity off of my back and just chat with someone...and GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!!! Yesterday was a few slow walks to … Continue reading Back is a little better
This sucks, back stuff is the worst. I feel so stupid, old & weak 🙁 I've been feeling really good after my last episode 6 mos ago when I sprinted to catch up with my son and his dog only to feel immediate pain and flag down someone to call my husband. This one was … Continue reading Back brought me down
The best month to propel us to a dark Winter. Alright, California isn't a bad place to live for Winter, but still. Last weekend was odd, instead of the Hometown Fair it was a beach memorial for a good friend. This weekend would be Fleet Week in San Francisco, next weekend Stair Climb in Bisbee … Continue reading October Dreams
Today was another friends memorial, I've lost so many friends this year it's sometimes feels like a life war zone. I can't tell if it's just my age that peers are dropping?? It's just been tough. But I just can't stop thinking about Trump and COVID. Here's what I really don't get AT ALL - … Continue reading Late Night thoughts about this insanity…
Just as I was shutting my eyes, news of Hope Hicks being positive with symptoms of COVID broke. Then the following positive results of Trump & Melania. Since my last blog, a friend died of COVID. I've only known a few people test positive, somewhat distant to me. The one woman that txt'd me on … Continue reading By “Hope” I didn’t expect Hope Hicks
The ups & downs this week have been manic, guess I'll start off with the good news. When I went to the plane for my 2 year review, there were a bunch of cars in the lot of the FBO I check in at. One of the ramp guys came up to us to say … Continue reading Hope
There were a few txt's letting me know the smoke is cleared in California. Las Cruces hasn't been as odd as Manhattan Beach was in terms of COVID and crowds. There's a hiking trail up to the top of a hill where NMSU has it's "A" for Aggies painted on, those parking lots were full. … Continue reading Braved the Airports
The air quality was so bad you can't even go outside. It's been that way off & on for almost a month with those lightening fires, now this apocalypse. By now everyone's seen those blood red skies in San Francisco, I swear it looked like Pterodactyl were going to come down. In a normal year, … Continue reading California Flee – ing
Red skies in the Bay Area today.