November 15th, 2017

It is 5:48 AM on November 15th, 2017.  It is a cool, dark Pacifica morning with a heavy breeze rustling through the eucalyptus trees.  In 45 minutes it will be dawn and the day will slowly begin.  People are now waking up getting ready for the day and perhaps everyone is in a slightly better mood with the Thanksgiving holiday next week.

It is expensive to live in the Bay Area and so most are focused on work and getting money.  The traffic, long hours and seemingly endless work stress people out.  It is only when people finally get a break that they can finally enjoy themselves and what this area has to offer.

The beginning of November

It is 4:02 PM on Wednesday afternoon.  We’re about to get one of our first rain storms of the winter:  the sky is a dark gray, the wind is blowing heavily which makes the eucalyptus trees sway and there is a chill in the air.

I love this type of weather and miss the heavy rainstorms of the Midwest.  And so here I sit in my clubhouse writing a post while appreciating the oncoming storm.  I am being lazy however as my son and I are skipping karate class.  I’m just not in the mood to drive through rain.  The traffic is never great and Californians are terrible drivers.  I’m sure there will be plenty of one-car wrecks and I just don’t want to deal with it.

End of Halloween

I always put the pumpkins outside of the gate to rot after Halloween has ended.  They are a reminder to me of the passage of time.  Time goes quickly and the pumpkins slowly rot to nothing until the next Halloween is just around the corner.

Journal Entry – 11.5.2017 Afternoon

It is 1:48 PM.  We just got back from the park where I had an idea for a post.

I was pushing my boys on the kid swing and bigger kids (red) swing at the same time.  We hadn’t been there for more than three minutes when a little girl came up and I could tell she wanted to get on the red swing.  Well, I really didn’t want to ask my son to get off so soon so I complimented her on her Wonder Woman dress and asked if she had seen the movie. She was very chatty and let me know that she had the movie and that Wonder Woman is the only super hero who is a god.  I said “What about Thor?  Thor is a god.”  She said “Noooo, only woman superhero that is a god!”

Journal Entry – 11.5.2017

It is a clear, crisp and cool November morning.  The Hunter’s Moon was big and bright when I awoke at 3:00 AM thanks to the end of daylight savings time.  Being Sunday and with the adjustment of the clock I had more time than usual this morning to get things done.

I did my usual chores of putting the dried dishes away, getting the coffee ready, drank wheatgrass, and got a workout in all before 8:00 AM.  Then I actually had a *relatively* quiet morning on the couch reading while my boys looked at their iPad and iPhone.