Sunday, January 13, 2019

Potato Mountain

My new year resolution is to spend more time in nature, do more hiking and practice yoga. The yoga still needs to be started but spending time in nature and hiking have been a success. Last week, we hiked 10 miles at Crystal Cove and today we hiked 13-miles from the free parking lot to Claremont hills wilderness park trail-head to Potato mountain and back. I got the spending time in nature and hiking covered.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Chance Encounter

The 100 word story writing photo prompt for January 2019 and my story below it:

Photo Credit: James White

Chance Encounter

Parched with thirst, she stumbles half-asleep into the kitchen, careful not to wake him. She pours water from the pitcher and drinks slowly near the sink full of dirty dishes. A chance encounter for a one-night stand turns into a sleepover, a lazy day lounging in the house and another night in his bed. Dishes and utensils continue accumulating in the sink. They talk little but fall into a rhythm of ease, sipping warm coffee and smiling shyly at each other. She puts the glass in the sink, returns to the bedroom, and climbs into the warm bed with him.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

First Hike of 2019

We went to Crystal Cove Park and did the Perimeter loop, which is about 9.4 miles. It was a good workout that demanded a hot bath and a good massage.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019

I attended a new year event last night and didn't get home until 1 a.m.  I have not stayed up that late in ages and didn't fall asleep until 2 a.m. This morning, I had to wake up at 5 a.m.; a friend picked me up to meet up with her family for her niece's workplace Rose Parade party which overlook the parade. After I got back, I nap for two hours and woke up at 2 p.m. to eat lunch. I am still exhausted and I have to work tomorrow. I won't be doing anything like this again anytime soon. But welcome 2019! How ya doing?

Sunday, December 30, 2018


I don't know when I started watching it but I am all caught up with the TV show "Mom". It's funny. It's ridiculous. I love the camaraderie between the women and the struggles they overcome. I love seeing all the different actors and actresses I know from other shows.

Heart-breaking that Christy's daughter has not forgiven her but I hope she does.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Whiting Ranch

We went hiking at Whiting Ranch yesterday. The red rocks of California, almost as beautiful as Sedona.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Your Story 94

My submission for Your Story 94  was not selected but here it is:

The tragedy of trying to shake gum off your shoe in a dusty road is surreal.