Past Present Now

May 19th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

My morning in three pictures

Before coffee
Coffee ☕️
After coffee

#coffee
#sf
#shelterinplace
#monday (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAWqWxMprp0/?igshid=yxsunhxmv041

Weekend

May 17th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Pictures from yesterday! My new shirt from @currentelliott / @thevampireswife collaboration. My lovely peonies and diary. Some neat graffiti and signs all over SOMA here in #sf. #posing #shelterinplace2020 #peonies #hobonichi (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CARlnC9prIt/?igshid=s4a8hh1lhv5b

i don’t know

May 16th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

my birthday next week. 9 weeks, of shelter in place. i don’t know if i can keep doing it. i try so hard to keep it together, i talk to others, i make plans to do dance night, movie night etc. but i am so lonely, i go to farmers market, i go to work once, sometimes twice a week alone, the office is quiet, normally just me and others in and out.

today i worked out over zoom, took a long bathe, and made lunch. read my book and started to make bread. i am also making cookies, and will start the bo ssam pork roast and tmr i will make the butter chicken as i have all the ingredients. but, food is about sharing, i want some one else to eat with me, comment, give me feedback.

i am tired, tired tired.

Bread – Sourdough

May 11th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

With my sourdough starter from @ichbinjmh today I made a huge loaf of very tasty bread! Crunchy crust, soft interior. With the starter discard I made some crumpets! The honey melted in very quickly but the contrast of honey and sourdough crumpet was sublime. The savory ones I topped with a scattering of cheese and scallions, plus some avo! A good lunch. #sourdoughbread #baking #sf #shelterinplace (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CACBd29JGG3/?igshid=1o6u9tu48dyhg

Sourdough

May 10th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Guess whose starter is out of control! Let me know if you need some! (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CABimJ5JN1i/?igshid=vkn224bwpupl

How Long?

April 29th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

48 days and counting, almost 8 weeks.

I have not learnt a new skill, mastered a new language, deep cleaned my apartment, gotten super fit etc.

I have, cooked, eaten, slept, worked out and lived.

Which is harder? People talk about grief and depression, I feel bad for them. I am sad, but not depressed, I am upset but not angry. When I moved to SF I was depressed. When my relationship ended I was depressed, and battled. But now? I am just sad. We are a people on a single planet with no empathy. We live in a marvellous world and we barely look up. We value experiences as much as we can post a video or photo. We live to work, not work to live.

I don’t want that. I made these choices a long time ago, what I wanted and what I value. This has made it clearer. I still don’t miss TV, or more stuff, oh, I miss the camaraderie around it, but I don’t miss the desire to see what happens. Most stuff seems pointlessly cruel and mean spirited.

I miss having a partner with me, to cook with, to do things with, to talk over ideas with. To hold hands with. To go on walks with, debate what to cook, and disagree with.

SF is prettier without all the traffic and rush and clusterness of people, but now also highlights the intense unequal distribution of wealth. So many have nots, due to so many factors, and everyone wants an easy answer. But, unless the USA starts helping out with mental health and loses the ‘pull you up by the bootstraps’ scenario/dream, it is not happening.

hair and out and about

April 27th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Did my hair and make up today – look I know how to do eyeliner still! For my social distancing walk to Embarcadero! Watched a giant ship dwarf the bay bridge as it came in, and to show I am eating healthy my lovely breakfast of strawberries, blueberries, passion fruit, greek yogurt and a smidge of granola. #shelterinplace #containership #baybridge #sf #breakfast (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_d9LRLJ0i_/?igshid=qq8vsftl4kmv

empty

April 23rd, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Very empty street in sf today around midday. #shelterinplace #sf #downtown (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_TvDUUph-f/?igshid=1r5inpllbofeh

Flowers, Ring

April 16th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Today I treated myself to flowers at the Farmer’s Market and on Sunday I found a wishbone ring that fits my thumb perfectly. #beauty #protea #ring (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_BkqTdJiua/?igshid=uunb1yofmpmp

Badtzi

April 12th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

I kept feeling Badtzi around me last night, like he came back to take me with him, I miss my kitties so much, but him more than anything. He was so smart and so sweet.

Maybe he misses me? And wants to come with him?

It is the second death feeling I have had in a week. Last week it was the death of a dog, which seems to be a portent for the death of a friend. I hope I am wrong.

Sutro Baths Trip

April 12th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Today’s excursion, all the wildflowers are in bloom and although everything was grey, seeing the sea was immensely soothing. #shelterinplace2020 #sutrobaths #wildflowers
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-3YeLfp43T/?igshid=1amb3k9l8sh5j

Happy Birthday Mommy

April 8th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

You would be 73 today!

I love you

Pink Moon

April 6th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Funny how often I write about Pink Moon. The famous Nick Drake song.

This year the pink moon will fall on what would have been my mom’s 73rd birthday. I miss her so much, still everyday. But, at the same time I am so glad she is not here experiencing this pandemic. I worry about my dad, but my mom I would have freaked out about daily. Social distancing, not going out, she would have laughed and ignored me, nevermind her useless b/f waste of breathe he was, he would have just told her not to worry, and go get him whatever he wanted at the store, as he was to damn lazy to go himself.

I went to work today – mainly to water plants, get my monitor and stuff to set up my home area a little better. My next goal is a decent chair, not an ugly one though, boy is that hard.

Week 3…I think

April 5th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Time is fluid, I mean we all know that. It feels like yesterday I started Shelter In Place and last year both. This week was productive, cooking, baking, and cleaning. Plus work 🙂

This weekend alone I made: bread https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/easy-homemade-bread/ and also Alison Roman’s: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019152-salted-chocolate-chunk-shortbread-cookies. The cookies were great, they always are, but the bread was a little bland, might use whole wheat flour next time, and add some fold ins.

Other than that, my bathroom is clean, my makeup brushes are clean and my laundry done and packed away.

Delta refunded my Atlanta flight, and now to get my flight to SA refunded :(. But on the plus side, I am getting better at working out in my apartment, I am learning some new moves, and getting better in my form.

Another month to go.

Mishima – Death Poem

April 3rd, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

A small night storm blows
Saying ‘falling is the essence of a flower’
Preceding those who hesitate

— Yukio Mishima