Went to San Jose yesterday, in the morning you could still smell smoke. By the afternoon it seemed to be clearing out. The fires are near Santa Cruz and in the hills in between San Jose and the Central Valley. Almost 30 years ago we lived in Oakland for those fires, what I remember the … Continue reading NorCal Smoke clearing & Random Stuff
The Bay Area is opening up, we've been in it the longest. A lot is still closed, gyms & salons are still closed. Supposedly retail opens up for curbside only, which will be interesting. Walnut Creek is kind of shopping central, we have a lot of high end shops here including a Neiman Marcus with … Continue reading Day 65: So ends my COVID chapter blog
The attempt to have a COVID free Sunday was thwarted by a hysterical 2 hour phone call... Trying not to make this like an international flight, the torture flight where you stare at your watch the whole time calculating time zones instead of popping a Tylenol PM. Not that I'm going to do that through … Continue reading Day 21: COVID free day
A day to day account for 3 weeks is one thing, it sounds like they're going to order shelter in place until the beginning of May...AHHHHHHHHH!!!! While it seems that that's the answer to stopping this, is it? It's not for me to say, all I know is I better turn my shitty attitude around … Continue reading Day 15: Another month!!
My hero!! My piano group is all set up on Zoom for today, I'll be tech support this go-around. We finally heard from the woman who was quarantined for testing in Australia, she didn't give us any info in the email if she's even back. Prince Charles was diagnosed today, possibly due to all that … Continue reading Day 9: Elton John’s Birthday!!
Took a little bit of a tumble in Monaco, not so bad I couldn't make it back on the bus & trains to get back to our apartment. It might limit my water time here with the scrape. We got here by the bullet train from Paris, about 6 hours of spectacular scenery. Our apartment … Continue reading Now for Nice & Monte Carlo
There are two camps that look very appealing to me while I sit around planning summer, Greenhorn Ranch in the Sierra's and a Piano Camp outside of Boulder, CO. As a kid I never went to camp, only to my grandparents house for a month every summer. There was a brief stint at Camp Fire … Continue reading Summer Camps for Adults
When is it that you just throw in the towel, admit defeat, decide that you truly suck at something? A lot of cliche's, they best describe how I'm feeling about my piano. Every month I get together with some women, who could care less how I play, it's just that I'd like them to not … Continue reading I Choked
Lots of parent soul searching while I'm out here, do I live for my kids or start living for me? I've never been good at discipline with the kids, he really needs someone strict to just get him going and not have a meltdown (like I already did). I want to help him, I'm just … Continue reading TGIF
The trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico was a long one yesterday. We timed it really well with the cars, my husband flew into Oakland and took my car. On this end, he left his car in the lot in El Paso. We met when his flight came in at Oakland for breakfast then I … Continue reading In search of a latte & piano…