Hello Sweet Things,
The entire Film Noir Festival was marvelous fun, Joe had a chance to come with me a few times to see a few of the films, even though he's retired from the police force his new work keeps him busy, so when he can't come I'd ask Yoshie or Janet they love Noir films as well. Yoshie of course likes the one's where the setting takes place in San Francisco's China Town although those are rare.
She has slimed down so much ever since she started her health program with her doctor and she has so much energy, that I had to ask her if she was taking anything, "Nope" she said "Just vitamins and Iron, nothing to over stimulate my heart" she looked so good in a Chinese Dress that you'd expect the Dragon Lady from "Terry and the Pirates" to wear and her Mother helped her with her hair so she'd looked right out of a '40's noir film all deadly and fantastic.
Joe enjoyed looking like Alan Ladd from "This Gun For Hire" and me? Well who do you think?
We missed the Gun Show at the Cow Palace but we hope to hit it in April, I am looking forward to it. And the Vintage Fashion Show in March at the Concours, but for now both Yoshi and I are looking forward to the Chinese New Years Festival and Parade and this time her husband can come, she is so happy that he doesn't have to do all that traveling overseas for a while. So it will be a real family affair.
The year of the Snake, I wonder what it will bring?
I'm planning to also go and see my country home tomorrow for the weekend, it will be nice to go during the week instead of making plans for a weekend, Hal and Josie have been keeping the place up real well and with the Agricultural School there has been a few new animals added to the barn, Josie said that the place is more alive now than it has been in a long time and already some bookings have come in for weddings, so those times are now blocked out. But one of the prospective couples want to spend their first night in one of the bedrooms, Josie told them that the house is not a bed and breakfast but they said that it didn't matter, they just knew they'd be too tired to drive especially on the roads since the roads are twisty and most of the wedding party was going to be staying in the nearby hotel. So I'm going to be meeting them this weekend to discuss this and make it clear that it is an exception and not the rule. Although I do understand their precautions.
And when I get back it will be time for me to put my tax papers together what a bore, but it needs be done.
Just a few hours ago I met some volunteers who are working to have people attend a City Council meeting in my town to discuss what will be done with the new open space, it use to be a rail line and yard but now it will be turned into open space, what a wonderful idea considering that it seems that every bit of open space is being crowded with McMansions, with tiny or no yards. I'm not going to be able to attend but there is an on line link to the city for input or suggestions. I'm certainly going to give my 2 cents worth.
The weather seems to want to warm up slightly, but not much in the way of rain, I've already seen birds that only come when they are migrating, it's too early for a hummingbird feeder, but maybe I should put one out.
Oh this Diva is becoming such a home body, but there I times I go out on my balcony and look across the bay to my City, and I feel an almost throaty growl within me, I made it my energy says, I made it, I'm in a position to call the shots, I have an independent income, I have my own work schedule and am my own person. I can walk the City Streets and know I was not defeated by it, not by anything, I made my choices and I feel good, what good I could and can do I have and will do, what pleasure I find with family, friends, lover, I find and feel happy, there have been ups and downs, but somehow I sense that all is not done yet, there is still something around the corner. What it is I don't know, but I am going to meet it with eyes wide open and see what there is to see. And that feeling is Wonderful.
Kisses Sweet Things
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