Monthly Archives: June 2011

summer in my little city

Picnic in the Park at the Davis Farmers’ Market. Bless those Soroptimists for selling Sudwerk beer. Sunflowers from Diane Madison of  Yolo Bulb. Always the best flowers in the market. A flight of bubbly and crab bruschetta at Tucos Wine … Continue reading

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One thing I knew for sure when I was 21…

That Steve Barbaria would be an incredible life partner. And somehow I convinced this 23-year-old kid to marry me. On this day, June 30, in 1979. That would be 32 years ago. We didn’t think we were kids, of course. … Continue reading

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pondering

A backyard beach corner. With a mural, and sand, and sea grass. Inspired by Chip and Kevin’s yard in Monterey…we have a 5’x5′ spot, right off our kitchen that could be a project-in-waiting. A week-long retreat in October on Puget … Continue reading

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take two coffees and call me in the morning

Y’know, that title doesn’t really have anything to do with anything. It just made me smirk, and this morning, anything that’s close to a smile (and a smirk counts, for sure) is good. A few more challenges than I’d like … Continue reading

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and her name shall be “tofu”

Alex left for her summer camp job this morning. Fourteen minutes ago, to be exact. She’s driving herself. Hopefully I will only have to hold my breath for another hour and 16 minutes. Not a long drive, but a winding … Continue reading

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500!!!!

Halfway there on Coffee|Served Daily! Perhaps insignificant to the world, but a sigh of relief to me to know that I am halfway to 1000 cups of coffee, and therefore, perhaps halfway to sanity. Kate took over the blog for … Continue reading

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his name is ted, and he kind of stinks

Last night was Ted the Stinky and Reclusive Corpse Flower’s grand performance, and like good Davisites, we were there. His real name is Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus titanum. I didn’t get the phallus part until I saw it. And yes, … Continue reading

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good | morning

Cooler today. Steve left early for a photo shoot. Alex is still sleeping. No rushing. Just moving, with space to think and watch and listen. And time for another cup of coffee. My deadline will be met today. I can … Continue reading

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what’s new at 102?

I am trying a new strategy this year, Fact not Feelings. I will state that it’s hot, but not attach feelings to it. I am hoping this will enable me to graciously glide through the heat of summer. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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besties

Andrea leaves for Denmark tomorrow. Alex has been soaking up every minute she can with her. Last week she asked us to take some pictures of her and Andrea, with her other bff (she reminds me that you only call … Continue reading

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