July 16th, 2019


July 16--Sheep Pano

Chocko woke me up this morning by making a racket at the partially open sliding glass door. I got up to see what was going on, and she was staring out at another cat. It was Gema, our neighbor cat, who we like. There are two cats that come look in the window at our cats, Gema and Dennis. Chocko hates Dennis, but somewhat tolerates Gema. Mook doesn't seem to care--she will watch for a bit, then head for the food bowl.

sheep pano

Some sheep on a hill in Marin County. This is from the spring of 2018, from the same area where I got the picture of the gas pump. Pretty random, and has nothing to do with what I am thinking about today, other that being a kind of soothing and peaceful image.

We went up to Auburn to my sister's to see my dad again on Sunday. It was my other step-sister's birthday, and they had a party on Friday, which we missed because Malida was worn out. Anyway, it was quiet on Sunday, and we sat out on the patio and had a nice visit with my dad and my step-sisters. I don't see them all that often, but when I do, I always feel right at home with them.

We are still waiting for the results of Malida's biopsy. It was supposed to be available yesterday, and she called twice. Both times they said her doctor would call after her last patient at 3 pm. She didn't call, and we sent a message to see what was up. We got a reply at 5:30 telling us that the doctor was actually not there--she was still on vacation, and that they would pass it on to the covering doctor, who didn't call either. Irritating and frustrating.


A volunteer sunflower that came up in my garden box. It's right under the bird feeder, so I am guessing that one of the sunflower seeds from the feeder is responsible for this. It's a nice touch for a garden plot that has gotten out of control. I'm just not paying attention to it. I'm distracted.

I'm kind of glad that I am off right now, though I think if I were working, it would give me something else to think about.
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