Monday, March 29, 2021

A Week Goes By

Not much going on here. Still living in quiet times. We did get to see a few things while we've been out going to dentist appointments and taking our neighborhood walks or just taking a peek at the sun...

After the dentist appointment, a short drive to the scenic overlook to see the harbor seals
and a cormorant hanging out with them

Out on our neighborhood walk we had a lovely moment with a cow who acknowledged our presence
Spring blossoms on our little suburban street

A 22 degree halo in a brief moment of wispy clouds

Maybe we'll have something to post next week. So far... nada, but I am laughing as I type this, so that's something to appreciate.

Hope you're all doing well, staying safe and healthy.




40 comments:

  1. I know how the cow feels; acknowledging people walking by in the distance. It'll be a while before we can be as carefree as those seals!

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    1. John-- I like that you identified with the cow. We did too!

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  2. Been putting off dental appointments here with salt water mouthwashes and the like. I've got a bit of a niggle. Only bothers me on and off though - nothing really. I want to see if I can put it off until I've had both jabs!

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    1. Carruthers-- I was a bit uncomfortable going to the dentist, but it was time to go. I was glad they were quite careful. I get my second jab on Friday, so soon I'll feel a little safer... maybe.

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  3. For the present, I'll prescribe to the old dictum, no news is good news.

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    1. Weaver of Grass-- It is a nice walk out there. (I just found this comment in Awaiting Moderation, I'm glad I checked. Thank you for stopping by!)

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  5. Congrats on the dentist appointment. Boy do I need to go for a good cleaning.
    Loved seeing the laid back seals. Not a bad way to spend part of a day.

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    1. Patti-- I wasn't thrilled about going , but I really wanted to switch dentists and needed to find a new one. They were so careful. I really appreciated it.
      The seals definitely have it right.

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  6. There are a few things that must be done and then it's stay home. I find that many people have begun to walk much more.

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    1. Red-- Oh yes, life has been divided into errands and then couch time. The weather is changing a bit so we get more time outside. That's really good and uplifting.

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  7. I like the reflection of the cow! Not that the weather is getting a little bit warmer, I see lots of walkers out and about. No one gets close, tho.
    2nd dose coming this week for me - can't wait!
    Have a nice week, Robin Andrea and Roger!

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    1. EllenD-- I'm so glad you liked that reflection. It was a lovely moment. We're not seeing very many walkers out on our little neighborhood loops.
      I get my second dose on Friday. I'm both excited and nervous about it.
      I hope you have a nice week too! Thank you!

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  8. since our idiot governor lifted the mask mandate most people have still been wearing them but now I'm starting to see people who are not. at least 10 in the Walmart yesterday. I gave them a wide berth.

    turned cold here again yesterday. won't last though.

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    1. ellen-- I am so sorry your governor is such a jerk. I wish people would just ignore him and wear their masks. Ugh. I'm glad you gave the other shoppers a wide berth. I would have given them a "if looks could kill" look.
      Hope things warm up FAST!

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  9. It might be an illusion but things look peaceful in your part of the world - in your immediate area at least. I know there is a lot of crazy stuff happening elsewhere.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- It's no illusion. It really is quite peaceful here. We are pretty far north of the the bay are (400 miles) and very far north of the chaotic over-crowded Los Angeles are (700 miles). In the old hippie days people used to call this part of California "behind the redwood curtain." You've got to drive through a long winding highway through redwood forests to get here on the north coast. I have to admit the whole country is crazy though!

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  10. Check on my pal Tom's blog (Tom Cochrun/Light Breezes) today for zoomed in pictures of elephant seal pups in his part of California. I have cows (or steers or as SWMBO calls them "beeves") in my neighborhood too. And they do seem to stare back at we humans.

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    1. Catalyst-- Those elephant seal photos on Tom's blog are gorgeous. Thank you for sending me there. Loved it! His analysis of the Biden press conference is great too. We see a lot of cows here and they mostly ignore us. A few every now and then actually take a good long look.

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  11. You are living a beautiful life.

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    1. Colette-- It really is pretty here with the ocean, redwoods, and cow pastures.

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  12. As always, it does my heart good to see your photos from Arcata. It's been quiet here, too. Last Friday at 1:00 p.m. was my second Moderna shot. I didn't notice anything unusual until Saturday afternoon when I gradually became aware that I did not feel well and discovered I had a fever of 100.7 and spent the rest of the day in bed reading and resting and sleeping. When I woke up on Sunday, I was feeling much better physically but for some reason, I have been feeling emotionally vulnerable since then. That's not unusual for this time of year as the anniversary of R's death in April 2008 approaches. Perhaps it is time to shift my focus to the anniversary of our first kiss which was in April 1968 in Capitola, almost exactly 40 years before! What Love has given to us, no one can take away.

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    1. am-- I'm getting my second shot on Friday. I am a little nervous, but I think it will work out okay. I expect to have a response very much like yours.
      I love that your first kiss with R was in Capitola! That is so wonderful. My first kiss with Roger was in Capitola as well! What a lovely shared connection we have, am!

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  13. Nice cow photo. The look on its face, the reflection. We're still living quietly, too. Won't complain though. We are healthy.

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    1. Ally-- Glad you liked that cow photo. It was a nice moment. No complaints about living quietly. It's how we've been living for years.

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  14. I would not mind joining those seals for a snooze in the sun.

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  15. Little snippets of everyday life make the best blog posts, I think! Love the seals...I'm sure to you they seem ordinary but to me they're quite exotic. Is that a crabapple tree, I think...?

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    1. Steve-- Snippets of everyday life is all we've got, so I'm glad it works. We love seeing the seals. It's why we drive up to the overlook to take a nice long look at them. I do think it's a crabapple tree. It's the one I saw the other day that made me think of you!

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  16. It's kind of nice to have some quiet times after what we've been though.

    We have some good news -- we had our second vaccination last Friday. That feels really good.

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    1. Mark-- We're trying to settle into this new normal, accepting that it's going to go on for quite a while. Really glad to know that you and Leah had your second vaccinations. Yay!! I get my second one on Friday. I'm a little nervous, but also looking forward to it.

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  17. I thought your posts had gotten less. These times are not good so I can understand why. We can only look forward and hope for better times to come. Sunny here for the last few days so we were out in the garden

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    1. Billy-- We've had some sunshine too. It's been so lovely to spend time outdoors and in the garden.

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  18. Nice to see your neighborhood posts, Robin, and it is nice to "see" where bloggers live through their photos. I think that cow was happy to see people as much as you were to see it. Hope you and Roger enjoy a Happy Easter weekend.

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    1. Beatrice-- Yes! I love seeing where fellow bloggers live and seeing the world through their eyes.
      Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family.

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  19. You're at it again! Nothing happening indeed! Marvels are occurring!

    Your lungs are drawing in air (of which oxygen is a constituent) and then, by some sort of prestidigitation, are causing that self-same oxygen to be dissolved in your blood which flows fizzingly round your body celebrating the continuation of life. Nothing happening? Consider the alternative.

    Meanwhile electrical impulses are jumping gaps in your noddle providing the software controls which allow you to spell out on the keyboard - Not much going on here. For shame. If you'd redirected those impulses you might well have come up with the first sentence of Catch 23, the long-awaited sequel to Joseph Heller's masterpiece.

    Visual things are only a part of our experience. We are wonderful machines. Let's have more of that wonder.

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    1. Roderick-- I love your perspective. I could be writing Catch 23. It never even occurred to me. I did write a short poem in my head while we were out for our morning walk.
      I forgot the names of flowers
      To remember the names of birds
      I forgot the names of birds
      To remember the names of clouds
      I forgot the names of clouds
      But I can't remember why

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  20. I've been reading that as the world reopens, people have mixed feelings about rejoining it. There has been something peaceful about having permission to just be.

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    1. 37paddington-- Oh yes, it is incredibly peaceful to just be. We have forgotten what life was like before all of this.

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