Skylark Karma

… Fake Journals… not me, but close.

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April 30th, 2018



April 30th,

4:10 p

looking east. soon I hope.

7:45 p

can’t stop thinking about the beach. when we stop in tomorrow I’ll ask what they think of us getting away. Ned has always loved sunrises. told me that he and Sam often took a minute or two to watch when in Vietnam. so long ago. but never far from their minds. We can visit the shore again. it’s hokey I know but it won’t be the same. it can be better. each sunrise is a new beginning.

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April 29th, 2018



April 29th,

1:55 p

it’s a snow white party. I can count six of them already. children don’t care if they’re wearing the same thing as their friends. ooops…  2 more just arrived.

<—-  snow white splotch from closing the book before dry.


8:15 p

started with her hair & glasses. we’re watching Jurassic Park. original. I was inspired by Laura Dern’s hair and glasses but that’s all. should have drawn a velociraptor instead. wonder if I could do that from memory too.


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April 26th, 2018



April 26th

5:45 p

Lion grrrl. except she’s sweet.

vacation. holiday. whatever you want to call it, it’s on my mind. Both Eva & Beth separately asked us what’s next. Well 1st off we need to get Ned’s strength up but we both want to fit in a little time away. a driving vacation would be perfect without having to meet any timelines. I’ve always been able to drive for hours. the atlantic coast? beach walks would be good for both of us. fresh air & seafood. but how far afield should we roam? if we do Maine we could be home within the day if we wanted. two if we went farther like MD. I love Annapolis. too early though.


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April 24th, 2018





April 24th

2:30 p

way too much going on this morning. took out my book but not able to even open it. everyone stopped around to congratulate Ned! He’s a fan favorite there and being as outgoing as he is, he’s made friends. We’ll give it a couple weeks and we’ll stop in.

Maple Buds.

came home to see Sam sawing down the branches that came down last month. said he’ll take them down to the landfill later. They’ve rented a chipper.


3:40 p

dead tree against the sky. clouds rolling in.

hemlock cones the size of my thumbnail.

squirrels are tame already. it’s early.

goldfinch male.

beautiful day. deep blue skies punctuated by thin white clouds. mackerel sky to the south. tried adding them to my dead tree thumbnail but they just don’t read like anything except squiggles. We pulled out some chairs so we could sit in the sun for a while but Ned went in when it started to cloud up. I can’t. it’s our 1st day in the 70s. even our neighbors’s daughter is out. we’ve lived here since she was born and I probably can count the number of times I’ve seen her on one hand. never see her mom either but Ed and I talk a bit. all started when I called Ned and he answered.


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April 14th, 2018



April 14th

1:00 p

legs set widely apart.

Crows strutting through town.


4:40 p



8:10 p

It didn’t hit me ’till I drew him. Ned needs a haircut. badly. maybe we can get him there sometime next week. wind’s howling & he’s gone to bed.

watching The Martian. again. “I’m gonna science the shit out of it.”   Yes!   watching Mars movies is better than watching the news. much better.


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April 12th, 2018


April 12th

12:35 p

I had just started sketching them when they asked me to come out and see if they needed to prune out even more branches.


1:10 p

my garden clogs.


6:40 p

we hit 60 today. the pruning should have been done months ago but just kept putting it off. Now I need to make a vet appt. just working through the ttd list.


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April 7th, 2018





April 7th,

3:40 p

almost thought it was sunday. forever waiting.


4:00 p

watching golf… the Masters.  who’s leading? who cares?

looking down —>    but which way is he looking?


4:05 p

golfers are so slim these days – athletic & buff. not like the old days when they carried a bit of a paunch. thin is healthier. just heard the car door. she’s here.

I hate ballcaps! can’t draw. more distance from ear to ear eye.


6:09 p

bounding across the lawn.


8:15 p

Late-ish dinner tonight & now E’s taking a moment to face-time with Rob & the kids. Ned’s gone out to take the bird feeders in, the fish & game people worry about bears. we haven’t seen any evidence so far this spring but it’s been cold & snowy. Eva thinks we should go out for breakfast tomorrow. thinks it would be good for Ned to get out while he’s feeling good. thinks it would be good for me too. let someone else cook & clean up. I think she’s feeling bad about being so far away that she can’t help with the day to day. but I understand.


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