Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Ode to Working at Home

Slippers for me, fleece
for Ev - just some of the perks
of working at home!



The paint is on, the
furniture is all in place -
remodel complete!

A new rug under
the bed to define the space
(and keep our feet warm).

New loveseat and rug
in shades of brown and blue, but
Jack still likes his box...

If you look closely,
you can see Miss Calypso
enjoying the sun!


New Furniture!

Red loveseat upstairs
in the library loft. Dark
brown ottoman and

arm chair to replace
dining set in the corner
downstairs. And later

a plush brown loveseat
(on back order) will complete
our new bedroom nook.

*photos to follow when all is in place


Sacramento Winter

Tule fog descends,
lightly cloaking the city.
Mist hushes the dawn.

Steam rises and drifts
across the edge of the pool,
muffling sound and sight.

Buildings disappear
in the ethereal shroud
of NorCal's winter.



Sometimes, I just get
really tired of picking up
other people's trash.

Is it really so
hard to walk that extra step
to the garbage can?

Barely even a
foot away, and yet the trash
just can't quite get there...


Rose Bowl Lament - A Haiku

We missed a field goal,
and Texas won by two points -
oh, what could have been!!!