leaves
Tuesday

12.3.19

Winter is: rain and raincoat scarves and hats sweaters walking in a fog freshly baked bread hot borsch hot cocoa hot tea red wine and port cozy blankets hiking with no one on the trails iced ponds slowed time books for pleasure occasional snow naked trees muddy shoes hidden mice walking in the dark

winter
Tuesday

11.5.19

It’s November — my least favorite part of Fall. The trees have lost almost all leaves and whatever is left on their branches turned into brownish dirty orange. I always get depressed in November and April as they are dirty transitions into a new season. November is full of dull colors and April of mud. I don’t have the motivation…

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forest park
Tuesday

8.21.18

What to write when nothing is happening in your life (or at least nothing new). I have 52 books stacked on my fireplace mantle, about 25 in one of the windows and that’s all in the living room. The bedroom is another story. Most of them I haven’t read (although I read every night) and I just got 50 more…

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hot
Tuesday

8.8.18

The hot mess continues. The second week of misery. Nothing much is happening outside of that. Bread has not been baked as it is too hot and I subsist on sandwiches which is getting old. How many ways can you dress deli meat or how much watermelon can fit in your stomach before you become a frequent flyer to the…

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Tuesday

7.16.18

Today was a mixed bag if I’ve seen one. First I was gently woken up at 5 am by my dog sitting silently by my head watching me sleep. A bit eery if you ask me. Why is it that the silent stares tend to wake you up when you can literally sleep through the sound of a canon? Although…

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Tuesday

5.29.18

Today we went to our favorite trail, Bayocean. This trail is located by Tillamook and is a part of a ghost town that disappeared some time ago. Founded by T.B. Potter in 1906, the town was sold and resold few times and finally become forgotten and obliterated by 1960. There is no trace of it left except one open space where you…

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Tuesday

12.5.17

Winter is definitely here. This morning we had a first frost. It was marvelous. I wonder if the temperature continues to decrease we will get some snow. That’s the most exciting news of this week. My world is still pretty small. One of the positive things that are happening is that I am getting closer to completing my Masters. After…

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fire pic
Tuesday

9.5.17

Holly smokes, literally. I woke up to a snowfall of ash. The car was covered. Even with the sun behind the ominous orange-gray haze, the temperature is still claiming. What a horrible summer we have. Things are burning everywhere, hurricanes one after another. I hate to complain about the weather, but right now it’s the most worry that I have. Could…

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bird pick
Tuesday

6.6.17

The bread experiments continue. Partially because I need to keep myself busy without the computer; partially because I am in love with bread making. Tonight I made two batches. Identical except for the yeast. One batch has a quick-rising, the other has regular yeast. I plan to refrigerate both and see what difference arises (pun not intended). Breadmaking is very…

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