Sunday, September 29, 2019

My Favorite People

Today my son Ben gave a vintage typewriter to 
his sister Hannah.
 In the typewriter, a request

These are my favorite people.
DS and DD
Dearest Son and Darling Daughter

there are no words other than 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I Am Going To Miss

My garden
My porch
Rain on my tin roof
Especially rain on my roof....
26 years of them

Stepping forward into the unknown 
My daughter thinks it is exciting; 
a new adventure.
She's 28

At 66
 I'm finding it unsettling, nerve wracking,
and damn hard.

Maybe I'll find the adventure later on.
The way my life goes, 
I'll be Alice sliding down the rabbit hole,
butt upended with petticoats a flappin'.

Keep smiling


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Happiness Is

...Your film taking first

...Nearing the finish line with the purge. 

Just in case any of you out there 
might be interested in some vintage toys
esp local or in Los Angeles area, 
as perhaps if they have room
kids could bring back to you
- save on shipping.

I have a lot of American Girl for sale
Vintage Little Tykes house with nearly all accessories
Vintage Fisher Price town sets
Farm- Main Street- Playground 
School and House 

2 sets of Playskool train with track and all accessories

My kids were so clean and neat that
 everything is in great condition, if not pristine.  
If interested please email me using my profile email.
I will send photos and prices. 
Everything is so dang cute. 
My friend Pam came to help and we kept saying
how adorable it all is and designed for kids
to use their imaginations,
not play on cell phones.
But I cannot store for maybe someday grandkids,
and mine don't want.

Also, I believe every piece and many multiples
 from 1964 -Rudolph the Red nose Reindeer movie. 
Some still in original packaging.

As sale nears, I may show some favorite things,
 that I think are good deals.

I wish many of you were closer as there are some 
great vintage pieces and smalls.

That fabulous cupboard in the booth
years ago

that eventually lived in the garage studio.
It's going.

yup yup yup

It ain't easy for sure.

Ok more next week.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Our Children Are Our Future

I mentioned a few posts back
that the kids were very busy and doing fine.
A little brag fest for my journal:

 Thursday night Hannah and her friend 
Zach flew up to Portland 
for the 48 hour film project festival.
They had entered their short film in the project 
and had made it to
the final round.

Bare bones explanation:
It is what it sounds like
You and your team have 48 non stop hours
 to make a short film start to finish.

This is the text I got from her
piece by piece

Mom-Having fun ?


So far so good. Won best actor and actress.

Best cinematography too for a tie 

Best production design 

Best writing 

Best editing 

Best direction 


Now the film enters International in Amsterdam next year.

 has been working 
on Chasing the Cure the new TNT series
with Ann Curry.

If you know anything about the show
 it is indeed very ironic,
as I am still "diagnosis free" so to speak.

Helene, Ben's fiancee
 is working countless
hours on the homeless and housing issues 
in LA which are in crisis, as they are
in many major cities.

works a full time day job and
 most nights and weekends
is either in rehearsal or in a current play
with The Actor's Gang, Tim Robbins group
in Culver City. 

They are very busy, productive and happy.
I am so proud of these four young folk.
They bode well for our future.
Only a couple weeks till I see three of them
coming to help with sale.
Tom has a play, so we'll miss him.

The sale has taken on nightmarish
proportions. If I remember, I will try 
to get a snap of the roll out before we open.

Aren't we all incredibly proud 
of all these young people taking a stand 
today for climate change.
Dear heaven, if the "powers" would only listen..

Pretty weekend to you all. 


Monday, September 9, 2019

It's Happening

Found this on pinterest
(no credit was given)

I fall into bed every morning, yep, morning
between 2-5am
exhausted, but then after strapping on
c-pap I cannot get to sleep.
But then I sleep in so it averages out.

So yes, I finally did get a c-pap.
The longest time used so far is 7 hours,
but that is deceiving as I am awakened
 multiple times during those hours.
But hey, I'm trying. 

I now have preliminary diagnosis
with both lung and heart issues.
The next round of Dr visits begins today
and will determine the next move.

Therefore the purge has reached epic proportions. 
Kids are coming in to help with large sale
the first weekend in OCT.

I have gone through the entire home,
 multiple times as I garner the will power
 to be ruthless during purging. 

Not knowing how much space I will
have to live in, or even what state NV or CA,
creates issues while trying to make decisions.

The area where I have struggled
is with studio supplies.
Will I ever use roving again?
How much fabric to keep?
I coveted those many army blankets I snagged
years ago but they take up so much space.

That is where many of you met me.
After the Where Women Create article 
and white wednesday studio tours.

I find myself growling often.
My pal Sue was over Saturday and sat in the 
heat in the garage with me and priced
 while I sorted and stacked.

she brought cookies

This was so easy peasy for me to do with clients;
 I couldn't figure out why I was moving
slowly and with more difficulty.

Then it was pointed out to me duh..
you're sick and you have no idea if you 
will have a 1 or 2 bedroom 
a garage, a yard, a patio....
Your clients knew where they would be.

so I have to prep in five stages

1. Everything I'm sure I don't need 
goes to charity now or sale.

2. Assume/pray I will have a second space for studio,
via addtl bedroom or garage and select
 only those studio items and furniture
 for said space to fit into 10x10 area.

3. Once new space and financials are determined
jettison any remaining furniture via social media.
Stop worrying where kids will sleep if they visit me here.
They aren't worried- "whatever Mom"
(that's a tough one for me)

4. List home after 26 years for sale in early spring.
That's a toughie- love this house

5. Be thankful I have any kind of home and 
belongings as so many do not.

It's happening

Health issues
Financial finagling
Downsizing big time

I'm rolling down hill, picking up speed

It's happening.