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Concerned Citizen and a Serial Entrepreneur wrapped in a progressive democratic soul longing for us all to get along.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Today is Friday, June 29th 2012

Wow!  Life is truly amazing here on the Central Coast!  As we walked each morning on the beach this week,  we saw children learning how to surf and dolphins frolicking and even some sea lions breaking the surface to see what all the commotion was about.  The spectacle forces me to count my blessings cause I am witness to the bounty... and the outstanding weather!!!

And oh, what a relief yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Obamacare was!!!  I had to double-check my hearing of the decision on NPR... Wow! What a shocker that was!  Chief Justice Roberts was the decider!!!  Now if only Obama's communications folks can get the real down to earth message out...
this country can get back to the business at hand!

Speaking of business... 1028 Jungfrau Court finally closed today and Lisa Cardoza saved the day yet again!  Carol is now in contract on 781 Seacliff Drive and lots of activity on 200 Sand St.

Life is good!  Tracy is showing his incredible talent for sculpture and I'm enjoying playing with clay...

Our God child Lea came to visit for a few days with an Australian grad student, Alicia ( she's studying marine biology) that she'd met in Perth on her year abroad.  Two vegetarians foraging their way with more energy than most... Monday they kayaked in Elkhorn Slough, came home to shower and then, went to enjoy the rides at the Boardwalk...  loaded Lea up with some food (what do you feed a vegetarian? wine, pasta & big salad) a bluetooth earpiece, a little cash and a lot of love... and hopefully lots of good memories...

All is well!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today is Tuesday, June 19th

I feel like I've been submerged in very deep water and gradually, as I see the light above, I'm working my way to the surface where I can breathe again. Normal? Stress has been my constant companion for more than 2 years. My body and mind have been wracked with the weight of every decision and adrenaline, a constant driver in our fight or flight...

We are truly blessed... I believe this horrible fight is almost over. Evidence? Last week we took advantage of circumstances and flew to Las Vegas to reunite with family. On May 25th, Bruno had finally given T hope by affirming that he could fly and even venture into a club to hear some music. There was light at the end of this dark tunnel... That weekend, Johnny informed me that he was flying Jay and his family out to Vegas for a few days in conjunction with Shar's convention. T & I hate Vegas BUT this was an opportunity to see our great niece & nephew, Jay & Holly, Johnny & Shar & I kept picturing poolside. So, on the 10th, we flew Spirit Airlines out of Oakland for the first time and heeded Johnny's advice to pay for our bags and seats ahead of time. Fabulous airport- in & out incredibly quickly and the flight was great- shades of Southwest.. to the city that truly never sleeps... stayed at the Monte Carlo and went with the flow...mostly people watching and pool dipping... lots of freaks in Old Town... anyway, upon our arrival back home; it all hit me... this was the first time in over 15 years that we have traveled anywhere and T hadn't been ill either upon arrival in a strange city or back home or both!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Is it over? Can we dare believe that T is in remission? It was all an afterthought. Neither one of us realized it while it was happening... it took a few days to 'get it'. Tracy is on his way back... OMG!!! I'm still trying to grasp what that all means.

In the meantime, life goes on with all the mundane everyday things and the demands of my business. Slowly but surely we'll find our way... Now I just wish my laptop would be fixed for good, along with our big screen TV and the bar frig.

 One thing at a time... one step at a time... one foot in front of the other... That's life as we know it on the central coast...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Today is Friday, June 8th

I know, I know... but there's no rest for the weary...

 Time is just zipping by! Jammed packed days of interesting twists and turns and I've been just plain exhausted. I figure something is off with my blood levels cause I awake tired. So, finally this morning I sent an email to my GP to say I need a full panel done.... NEXT!!!

 Closed 320 Rio Del Mar Blvd. this past Wed. and granted an extension on 1028 Jungfrau Ct. All the inspections were completed on 282 Aptos Beach Dr. and we've got lots of thinking to do... New listing at 1656 Martin St., San Jose was referred to me and we're busily getting everything painted inside and out, floors redone and inspections completed over the next couple weeks. 200 Sand St. should be ready for the market in a couple weeks too. Oh Boy!!

 Life is a continual round of interesting moments... Tracy is still suffering with headaches but seems to have more time in between or am I simply hoping for a break for our boy? He's looking very well and coping as we continue to stroll to the beach most mornings with our boy Jack Riley...

 Last week we checked out the grand opening of the Tannery Arts & Craft Center on First Friday in Santa Cruz.  Lo and behold amongst all the studios, we stumbled upon the artist that had seen T & Riley's photo in the Sentinel awhile back... the one where Riley had jumped sky high for his daddy on the beach... and the artist (her name escapes me) had written T a note stating that she wanted to sculpt Riley. Well she did and it's hilarious!!!! All flapping ears and boundless joy shooting for a frisbee...

 Life is good and we look forward to lots of joy...

 Almost forgot my old partner in crime came to stay for a week... Sylvia scrambled to assist her daughter, Sarah & grandbabies as Sarah went through amnio... ah hah! Congrats! Sarah will have a boy to join her girls and Sylvia enjoyed some special time with family and friends. It was a pleasure to see her again in between all the demands on her time, usually late at night or very early in the morn as we left for the beach. She was a welcome guest!!!

 Moved our clay play day to Friday and oh what a joy to finish the week this way!!! I've been having an artist's block? Do I even qualify as an artist? Anyway...have had a hard time trying to figure out what I was gonna do next for about the last month (also missed 3 Wed because of work commitments) This our first Friday together was glorious!! It was a perfectly stunning day and I'd perused a book that Betsy had gotten for me about building a piece from slabs... as we strolled to the beach, it hit me. I made 2 pieces today! I'm a happy gal!

Have a great weekend!!!