Author: Gina

The Day After

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Bits & Pieces

Today is December 26th and in many cultures it’s the day after Christmas. I’ve always kind of hated this day. You see, there is all this build-up going into Christmas, starting right after Halloween. All the decorations start going up, sales being advertised up, down and all-around you. I get excited about the day. I love looking at all the decorations in my neighborhood and I truly love buying presents for my loved ones. I […]

Things I Miss

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Current / Observations / Randon Thoughts

For the most part, I’ve adjusted okay to pandemic life. Today I was thinking that there are a few things that I really miss. Things like this … Buying fresh flowers and fruits at the Farmer’s Market. A Sunday regular for me. Library and book store visits. Sure I’ve been reading books on my iPad and I’ve ordered a few books from my favorite bookstore but I miss browsing the aisles, the air condition and […]

So Long Ago

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Observations / Personal Stories

These photos were taken on March 7, 2020. It was a mini pre-birthday outing with my sister. Dumplings at Din Tai Fung and mid-afternoon drinks and snacks at my favorite bookstore that had just opened up a wine bar. Books and drinks, I couldn’t wait to spend more time there. These are the last evidence of an “outing” before the world changed about a week later. A world-wide pandemic hit and everything changed. I’ve been […]

Sundays Forever

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Bits & Pieces / Home / Sundays Forever

I’ve been house sitting this week. It’s a cute little house and I just love the little vignettes my friends have created in their space. There is a cute vintage feel to the place. There’s also a cat included in the house. Cats are interesting creatures. I’ve never had one but have cat-sitted a few times. I can never really figure them out. I can’t tell if they are playing with me or trying to […]

Sundays Forever

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Bits & Pieces / Fall / Seasons / Sundays Forever

It’s the last official Sunday of the Summer. I woke up at 5:00 am today. I looked out my door and saw this sky. It’s a fuzzy photo but that’s okay. I walked my dog and the air felt brisk and fresh. I could feel a change. Soon it will be dark by 5:00 pm, pumpkins will be sitting on porches and door steps, the leaves will fall to the ground and Halloween costume ideas […]

Hello Summerland

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Adventures / California / Favorite Things

On our annual camping/family reunion trip up the coast, we took a little time to visit Summerland, California. Our destination was Red Kettle Coffee Shop and while we were there, we found a nice little secret beach. Such a cute coffee shop and some good coffee. I feel so absolutely lucky to live in California. I wish I lived closer to the coast but that’s okay, it’s a freeway ride away. I especially love the […]

Read Those Books

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Bits & Pieces / Favorite Things

It’s been some time since I’ve shared what I have been reading, so here it is. Udon Noodle Soup by Yan Hu – I loved it. I guess you could say it was the first graphic novel I’ve read. I loved the illustrations and the short stories. Some of them even made me teary-eyed. I came upon it at “A Shop Called Quest” in the Arts District of Downtown, Los Angeles. I’m glad I picked […]

One Moment

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Emotions / Randon Thoughts

Do you ever have one of those moments where you wish you could live over again? I guess everybody does. It’s part of human nature. A couple of weeks ago, I met up with my best friend from high school in San Diego to see one of our favorite bands in concert. Hearing the band sing songs that represent such an important time in my life and ┬ábeing there with my friend of almost thirty […]