I am Doris in N CA. Over time, this has become the "serious" blog.
Since the suicide of my son, I have become involved in suicide awareness and, yes, that creeps into the blog on a fairly regular basis.
Rodeo Beach - again
Checklist for beach visit:
wear sunscreen - check wear hat, no matter how stupid it looks - check collect beach glass - check look for rocks with holes - not so much watch surfers - check talk to lots of dogs frolicking on the beach - check take pictures of marine life - check take pictures of marine layer - check avoid stepping on dead birds - check support husband while he fishes debris out of inappropriate footwear - check watch whole classes of school children march up hill and back down again à la Duke of York's men (and forget to take picture) - check deeply inhale fresh sea air - check forget all other rubbish - check make plans for return trip - check I'd call that a successful trip to the ocean.