This picture of me, the Old Woman, was taken by my husband in Haines, Alaska. My blog is about the events of my life and my thoughts and ideas. I have been writing it for about 8 years, sometimes not as regularly as I would like. I am 82 years old, so often my theme is how to survive getting old. Much of my time is spent painting when I am not writing, but there is also time for seeing friends, sipping wine, baking bread and walking with Jerry and my poodles. I live on an island in Puget Sound and in Manley Hot Springs Alaska. I have 5 children from previous marriages and 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.