Category Archives: Friends

flying Virgin Australia

Oh joy, while a partner to United, and Air Canada – they are not a partner to the European members of Star Alliance (read Lufthansa which has been my frequent flyer affliction for decades). Especially since flying cattle car, I … Continue reading

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phones, zoom, stitching

It looks like Thursday is going to turn into my socialization day. Or conference day. But with stitching. I have had one standing Thursday night call for ? maybe a year? with a friend who lives in the middle of … Continue reading

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Spidey Senses

I met one of my baseball friends (from RF 149 and a member of the drummers) for coffee and pastries. We have mostly been communicating by text over the last couple of years. She works for KQED and feels fortunate … Continue reading

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On Monday mornings

last spring and summer, I went walking with another woman in the neighborhood. The habit dropped this fall when she and her family were out of town for the fall semester. Connecting up again has been kind of chancy what … Continue reading

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It was mostly snacks

Dani and I made a Costco run. But before I get into that – my abject apologies for managing to paste addresses into the CC: line for some of you and not the BCC: line. Since my email goes out … Continue reading

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Just checking in

This is just a short note to let you all know that I am alive, well, and heading out of town on the 9th. The plan – as it is – fly to Barcelona (via Istanbul) arriving on the 11th … Continue reading

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walking Lake Sacajawea

(and if you need further information here is your link to Wiki.) Kris puts me to shame as she runs regularly, as in many days a week early in the morning. In a wnd eak moment, I agreed to go … Continue reading

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Stitching Day

After arriving yesterday at Kris & Doug’s home, it was time to relax, run a load of laundry and attempt to sleep in a bed planted on solid ground and not rocking with the wind. Today was a day for … Continue reading

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Amtrak

actually on time – or so close as to not matter. The Ovation of the Seas docked on time this morning. There was the usual line up of people just ready to dash off the ship as soon as it … Continue reading

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Portland

After staying in Ashland this past night, I drove the rest of the way to Portland. Discovering that the people for whom I was hauling toys from my garage lived in the SW area which turned out to be the … Continue reading

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simple but enduring

As I dropped a “new” table cloth on our breakfast nook table this morning, I took a good look at the placemats. But first, the tablecloth was simple. Blue and white patterned, ocean themed upholstery fabric rescued from the bargain … Continue reading

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Done, done, done, done

and the song goes on. I finished my paper yesterday at 1309 PDT, plus a minute or so to duplicate the file, rename the duplicate and PDF the sucker.  Then I emailed it off to a friend who promised she … Continue reading

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Old Friends

There are a lot of tasks one can perform while procrastinating. So far I have not been desperate enough to tackle dresser drawers or the floor of my closet, but I am reasonably sure that those tasks are in my … Continue reading

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Shelter in Place – Day 2

To sum up this day – Corona Virus- The Chinese are now seeing more imported cases than local transmission… which means vigilance but not hysteria. The Germans & French are having increasing numbers of cases (exactly as one would predict … Continue reading

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Virtual Cruise Ship Lounge

Back a few years ago now, I met the aforementioned New Zealand woman (and long term Australian resident) in the upper deck lounge on the Mariner of the Seas. The ship itself was being repositioned from Galveston to the Far … Continue reading

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Gift giving

It is often hard, as we get older, to figure out what to get someone as a gift. There are family members with anniversaries, birthdays, milestones. There are good friends, acquaintances, times when you need something but unsure what would … Continue reading

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Just stitching

I spent a good portion of the day tramping up and down stairs as I alway seemed to be needing a thread that wasn’t in front of me. But I made good progress during the day on my Dragonling; knocking … Continue reading

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Friends around the world

For those of us who travel and are at all sociable, you collect friends around the world. If you don’t travel, but have professional interests–likely the same. For all the fiber fanatics, there is Ravelry, so again, communications with other … Continue reading

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Not my brightest move

It was after sundown and I was contemplating food and drink. As part of this thought, I decided it was time to head toward sleep. That and there was this bag of laundry. As I reached to put on my … Continue reading

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Old Friends

How do I define old friends? Is it those, like Carmen, who I have known since 1968? That is, by number of years, length of time we have known each other? How many years does it have to be before … Continue reading

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