Day … Gosh … Let’s See … #44

April 26, 2020

Had to consult my wee Pandemic Journal to see what day we are on … I am truly losing count.

I did not set one foot outside the door today. Not a one.  That might be a first. You know.. I track a lot of things, but I’d really have to dig through my records to figure out whether this was the first non-outside day. But I think it was.


I think it’s quite possible that as we are confined, as we are left with so few outdoor activities, as we have slowed down so profoundly and are left with so much time to reflect… so are we especially appreciative of the beauty around us. And thus all these flower pictures!

My unoriginal theory.

Took a slow stroll through the Old North neighborhood yesterday and saw a few things I really liked…


That is an iPhone 6 shot. Of course.


I am in love with these:



And wow… is it a .. daisy?



Mr. Green wooden fence again.. such a lovely complement to the pink house.






What’d I do with all my indoor time today? Spent most of it figuring out how to set up and manage a campaign Facebook site. (Did I mention I’m working on Kelly’s campaign for a seat on the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, area 4?) This included finally overcoming some Google Drive and Google Doc obstacles (not entirely) and opening an account on Hootsuite to organize social media postings over a variety of social media platforms.

Am I fancy or what?

I am weird.. I know that. I am scared shitless of anything tech, and then all king-of-the-mountain when I master just a tiny bit of it. It’s like I’m wailing inside don’t make me do this ...  and then, when I actually sit down and do it, it’s like, what’s the big?  It’s all about browbeating myself to the table, forcing myself to face that plate of peas… then realizing it’s not that bad once I take the first step (though I still hate peas so maybe this isn’t the best analogy).

Well, all these mixed metaphors aside, I love anything tech that I’ve actually overcome and mastered. I will never, ever, EVER forget the time I fixed a toaster. It’s still Top. Of. The. List of major tech accomplishments in my whole LIFE.

Wish I’d figure out why my first reaction to something foreign is to fear it. Inevitably it’s never as bad as I expect. Never.


One other thing I’m reflecting on. We’re now watching The Crown. It’s very good so far. Tonight we watched episode 3 of season 1: a thick, smoky fog has descended upon London in late December 1952. The city is brought to a standstill, people are staying indoors, wearing masks when out, coughing their guts out, and dying by the thousands in hospitals overwhelmed with sick people and a lack of medical supplies & equipment. Churchill is in denial saying things like these things come and go, one day it will just vanish. The opposition wants him out because he is bungling the handling of a major public health crisis. Well.. that’s a convenient excuse; they actually think he’s too old and and unfit leader. He’s not the one to lead a modern, postwar England.

Isn’t that funny? It was a startling parallel.

In their case, it was a three-day crisis (12,000 people died). The sun did come out; Churchill, so far, comes through unscathed. We’ll see what happens next.



7 Responses to “Day … Gosh … Let’s See … #44”

  1. Elliot Margolies Says:

    Beautiful photos. I think your “daisy?” is a gerbera.

    • Kari Says:

      Thanks, Elliot. I love the pictures you post on Flickr everyday. Sometimes all I see are the teeny postage stamp view I get in my email (launching Flickr still comes with issues for me), but they have your unique stamp on them. xo

      • Elliot Margolies Says:

        Hi Kari, If you have a cactus garden near you – now’s the time to go for blossoms…..at least in Palo Alto. So many of them only last a couple of days. What specifically happens when you try to log on to Flickr? Bummer.

  2. Kari Says:

    Good advice. We do have cactus gardens around. My flickr account is all wrapped up in an old dysfunctional Yahoo account (?) and messed up passwords. I fixed it, and often it works (you’ll see my comments and responses to pictures when I’m able to get in).. and then sometimes it seems to go back to something older. I know that doesn’t make sense. It extends beyond Flickr to other old listserv accounts (like, old Alliance lists!).. those that were managed by Yahoo. Does Yahoo even still exist?

    • Kari Says:

      I should add: I also upgraded my Flickr account so as not to lose what I’ve got there (until I figure out how to move those pictures to my main photo archive). I should also add: see comment in the middle of this post somewhere about me and technology. (Weird, huh?)

    • Elliot Margolies Says:

      I’ve had some similar problems with passwords not getting recognized and having to update them. I think I must have a preference in my Foxfire browser that gets rid of all cookies if I do a restart and then it’s a crapshoot as to how easy it is to login to everything. Maybe that’s not at all what you are dealing with. Just thought I’d put it out there as a possibility to troubleshoot.

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