Just be

Just be

OMG! Another year has gone by which, in retrospect, feels like it occurred in the blink of an eye, and what’s done is done. The coming year holds many mysteries, trepidations, adventures, changes and losses, but many opportunities as well. So, I’m suggesting that we...
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

When I was on the island, I realized I had a lot of appointments Thursday when I really wanted to leave the day open for Cori. So, I rescheduled and juggled and we had preliminary discussions. More to come tomorrow. Erika was in, she bathed Schatzie who couldn’t be...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

If I hadn’t checked the ferry schedule before I called for my car, I would feel really stupid. I have this app on my iPhone that put the ferry schedules at my fingertips. I got up at 7:00 and intended to catch an 11:30 ferry. So my car would be waiting for me at...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Between the U.S. Open and election coverage on MSNBC, I have the TV on all the time for company. I can’t wait for Wednesday night’s coverage of a back to back “Commander-In-Chief” forum, with Matt Lauer moderating and questioning Hillary and The Great Pumpkin....
Monday, September 4, 2016

Monday, September 4, 2016

It was an overcast, windy day and the ocean was roiling (I love that word), but it’s still not bad here really. Hermine is lasting a lot longer than expected. The island is quiet; ferries are running on schedule and I’m glad I decided to stay. In fact, I’m so glad...
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Today was all about Hermine, and it was a beautiful day. The TV news scared people off the island and like rats deserting a sinking ship, the 7:30 a.m. ferry was full. I decided to stay and got all the candles and flashlights ready, just in case. Schatzie and I walked...
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

All the news is about tracking Hermine. We were nervous about the cookout all day. It was overcast, but they didn’t forecast rain. This is the big fundraiser of the season and it’s been compromised by the weather. I got to the bay beach at 4:00 and set up the tables...
Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Was supposed to be picked up at 10 this morning, but I overslept. Between having to eat breakfast, having to take a breathing treatment and packing last minute things I need a couple of hours before I can leave. It was okay. I still got to the island for a beautiful...
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Yesterday was just your basic work day. Nothing worth reporting. Today was my annual outing with Marjorie to the U.S. Open. We met at 10 at Penn Station knowing it would rain—however, this is the first year there is a retractable roof on center court as Arthur Ashe....
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Did Dave’s radio show on Skype. Blab [the streaming service he had been using] folded. Seems there are a lot of people scurrying to find a place to stream. The guest was Arlene Mickley—a veteran caregiver whose husband had a stroke and was in her charge for 14 years....
Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Got back to town around 4:00 and had an hour long video waiting for me to assess a new methodology for treating Alzheimers and dementia patients. Dave Nassaney [The Caregiver’s Caregiver] was contacted by this Frenchman from Texas about promoting it. Dave wanted me to...
Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

It’s still hard for me to believe Steve would have been 75 (yikes) today. Don’t know why this year I dreaded this day. Mitch [Steve’s brother] texted me pretty much at dawn to remind me—like I could really forget. Why does everyone in Steve’s family think they knew...
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Not much to report. Eddie flew out late tonight for LA. He was running around all day and I spent much of the day on self-care with Cynthia. Marjorie can’t leave early tomorrow for the island so we’ll head out to catch the last ferry instead. Featured image: Pozdeyev...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Task Rabbit temp every now and then hasn’t let me keep up with all the stuff collecting on my desk. It never goes away. No sooner have I taken care of the month’s bills than my mailbox is full of the next month’s bills. It’s unnerving. I need to make a point of...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Oy! What a day. I know Eddie and I decided together to just spend the day vegging out on the island yesterday, but that made today insanely hectic. There didn’t seem to be a reason to catch the very first ferry off the island at 7:30 since the errands we had to run...
Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Got up early, took a treatment, had breakfast, made lunch to take with us and decided not to go off island after all. We figured we could do it all tomorrow. Just took the day off and caught our breath. I thought Matt [landscaper] would be spending the day with us but...
Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Long day! Now that I’m taking a treatment for my breathing before I eat breakfast and then have to eat breakfast before I leave the house, I had to get up really early in order to make the 10:00 a.m. ferry off the island. Made it. Eddie arrived about twenty minutes...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The Magic Show was a success! We actually sold about $1,900 in tickets. It wasn’t easy for Michael, the magician, since much of the audience was kids of 7-10, and there were toddlers running around on stage while he was doing his act. He dealt with it well. He had a...
Friday, August 19th, 2016

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Out on the island again. Had a conference call with Lisa Hirsch (My Mom, My Hero author) and we talked about the mother/daughter support group we’re planning on starting after Labor Day. We also discussed other ways of extending the caregiver work we’re doing. She’s a...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Another ordinary workday. Have some artwork to do for island events. Can always find writing to do, but I’m feeling very out of sorts anticipating Steve’s birthday next week. Some years it’s very easy, but for some reason, this year is rough. He would have been 75....
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Left the island noon-ish and made my way back to the city for an appointment with the dermatologist. I love my doctors. It was worth the work putting my group of physicians at the same hospital together. They all know each other and they all know my history with each...
Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Today is a day of appreciation. I was fortunate enough to be able to take an extra day for myself, to write, to do some designing and to ride all through Seaview, up and down every street, putting up posters for the Labor Day Cookout and the Movie in the Moonlight...
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ugh! Another scorching hot day. First thing I did was sit in front of the market selling tickets for the Labor Day Cookout for two hours. Then I walked into town to check out the crafts fair and I’ve got to say there was absolutely nothing that piqued my interest....
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Got out to the island and it was too hot to go to the craft show in town. It’s one of my favorite events of the summer and I know for a fact that I wasn’t the only person who avoided being out in the sun. I feel so bad for the artists that have to be at their booths...
Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Today was such a scorcher that I decided to wait until tomorrow morning to head out to the beach. It’s hot out there too and it’s not like I’m going to go running into the ocean when I get there. I’ll just sit on the couch, look at the garden and work—designing and...
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lord, New York can be an oven in the summer. We’re in the middle of a heat spell that looks like it will continue for weeks without relief. Finally got to have my hair cut today. Everyone around me is talking about the election. Despite the feelings people have about...