I've asked several people and they have agreed they'd like to see an occasional post that goes through a day with me, possibly including photos if I happen to have my camera with me and think of taking them.
Here's the first in this series. If you like it (or if you don't) please feel free to let me know. I love feedback.
Today I had one appointment and one thing I really wanted to do. Of course it didn't actually turn out that way.
I started out with a quiet morning. I chatted with my landlord for a little while, had a leisurely breakfast, and such things. At 11:00 I had an appointment with a potential pet sitting client so I left here with plenty of time to get there because I was relative certain I would run into someone I know and we would want to share a few minutes catching up on what's been going on with us over the past however long. I ran into two people friends and a dog friend in the park--just one of the perks about living in a small town--I always run into someone I know.
I got to spend about an hour talking with Kathy and Chuck and snuggling with Shatzee and talking about all kinds of things, some of which included puppy sitting and some of which didn't. I even found out Obama was re-elected yesterday. (When I say I pay no attention to the news, I really mean it.)
I had intended my next stop to be the ATM but Eddie's (not the official name but it's what we call it), just a few doors down, called to me and I stopped in for a cafelatte' e caramello that rivals anything I've ever had in the States and I lived in Washington, espresso capitol of the U.S. His shop has a very warm and comfortable feeling with comfy furniture along with some regular tables and chairs. He has a WiFi connection and there are magazines on the side tables and books to read (in both English and Spanish) in the bookcase up on the mezzanine level. I wish I could do a little editing to lighten up some of these photos but we'll just have to go with what the camera takes. That's Eddie behind the counter and a friend of his he roped into being the customer. It was very quiet there today. The last time I was in I got the last seat in the place.
After a little shopping at Monica's I headed home, running into a couple more people I know and stopping to chat with them for a little while.
I got home around 3:30 or so and the first thing I did, even before putting my groceries away, was to dump out my leather scraps to see what I had ended up with. Just look at that mound of leather. I plan to use it to embellish the knitted wall hangings I make. I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet but something will come to me.
You can see from the background of this picture that I have one of the wall hangings laying on the bed and a pile of the various yarns I'm using on my current project. When I get one of them finished I'll take a photo so you can see what I've been up to.
Since then I've been playing with this blog post, knitting, and listening to an audio book. Later I'll keep knitting and maybe read for a while before I head to bed.
It was a lovely, relatively uneventful day that was very satisfying in its own quiet way. This isn't all that dissimilar from many other days here.
As I said, let me know if you want more posts like this or if you'd just as soon I stick with other topics.