I’m going on a poppy hunt!

When I retired seven months ago I was certain I’d have more time for blogging! I’m not sure if my neglect is due to a weakness with time management or simply that I look at my computer and most days don’t want anything to do with it!

I did NOT see that coming!

I have disconnected from many previously enjoyed social media platforms and although I try to keep up with friends through email–well, that’s one area where the time management question comes into play. Are there any programs that translate thoughts into typed words?

Every day I find at least one moment when I notice something of interest and remark that were I at work I would have missed out. Today I would have missed this busy assemblage.


I stepped out of my morning yoga class and into an active work crew setting the stage for filming the Netflix Original Grace and Franky.  The Mission Playhouse is a frequent film site, but what made this fun to observe was the transformation from Southern California to Taos, New Mexico–or that’s what I’m theorizing.

A woman wearing a Taos Historical Society tee-shirt seemed to be part of the team, grouping brightly colored pottery and large potted succulents and cactus, and although the components are as at home in SoCal as anywhere, the arrangement did take on a New Mexico vibe.

Filming with the cast begins on Wednesday and I would ordinarily be very interested, but that brings me to another retirement bonus.

Midweek road trips!

My cousin and I are hitting the road this week in search of wildflowers. We’ve had rain–lots of it–and reports of wildflowers and poppy fields have spurred us towards adventure.

It’s been a long time since I’ve headed out to parts unknown. We’ll have fun along the way and experience a little spring sunshine.

In our initial planning we may have referenced  Thelma and Louise, but that may be a little too much adventure–and didn’t end well for the girls. Wish us well in our search for flowers, and I will return soon!