Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Late Monday Morning Chat Over Coffee

Dashed out of my house the minute the plow had been down the country road. The day was planned. There were errands to run and a friend to meet. And no time to blog. But I did have a wonderful chatty time with my friend, Dianne, over Chinese buffet and down the aisles of Hobby Lobby, JoAnn fabrics, and Sam's Club.

But meanwhile the belated Monday Morning news. Lapping into Tuesday I suppose.

Last week's snow storm: Really a bit of a bust. Hit the west slopes or what is termed here in the highlands as the up slope. We did get some snow but minimal compared with last year and the two before.

This week's storm watch: This looks more serious. They are already targeting the east slopes (or down slope) where I live and talking about significant snow accumulations. As the snow pack in the mountains is essential to recharge our aquifers and very necessary for the health of the forest to abate forest fire potentials I have decided to be in favor of this storm on a guarded level. Still would like much of it to go to the drought ridden south of us. But no worries until late Wednesday.

Trip to Santa Fe:  I had applied to be able to see a public document (actually my documents - the original application for building permit) and they called last week to tell me they were available for me to view. Could they mail the one page I asked for. No, no said they. So I drove down arranging to meet a friend from south of there for lunch. And upon arriving at the building to see my PUBLIC documents they would not mail was told they had mailed them the 21st. They are probably in the mail box on the road which I will check this morning.

But it was good to get out and stretch my city legs as it were and have a delightful time giggling with a friend. I also got yarn for a new cable knit sweater project, canvas for more paintings, 40 pounds of kitty litter for the purr kids and a lining material and a pattern to use this delightful brocade I have had for ages and make a lovely evening jacket. This should inspire me to get back to sewing this spring. (Sewing room is currently too chilly.)

This blog, Chats with Charley II, is my least visited of blogs and I have been considering taking it inactive and just moving Monday Morning Chat over Coffee (my one consistent blog I do here) to Sidetracked Charley which is more popular. And I may begin double posting there to prepare for that transition. I set this blog up for my Y!360 friends and as a place to archive some important blogs in my past. And now with most of my Yahoo Sisters on Facebook it seems Chats is really more just for me. My but how times do change.

Any strong opinions out there?


Catfish Tales said...

Yes, but we all appear to go so well with the flow. And Santa Fe is one of my favourite places too, but it's changed drastically, I'm sure, since I've been there last in the '80s.

I know what you mean about blogs. I have two in Multiply: one from Yahoo and the other from when the first had problems with cookies. It's still there but inactive. I even had one from the first time I was in Beijing, using it mostly for my students. I finally just deleted it. I'm still boggled - LOL - by how many remaining sites I have and find hard to manage. So, is it quality versus quality, or what? ;¬D

Bee's Blog said...

As I commented earlier, glad you were able to get our and have some fun whilst doing something constructive as well - minus the document 'thing'!!

I am totally bewildered when it comes to blogging these days. I stopped Up Front and Serious because it wasn't going anywhere and decided to stick with Bee's Blog - but I'm even having a hard time with that these days.

Yahoo Profiles is awful and anything I post here I link to FB and Multiply. The difference in readers on Blogger and Multiply is quite extraordinary! Same blog - totally different kind of comments - very interesting. I know that you don't like Multiply and I'm beginning to wonder now as it comes out it owns everything you write and I don't want anyone to own what i choose to write. The one thing I do like about Multiply is the ability to put up music and videos.

And another reason I'm not inspired here is that I don't know how to change my background to make it more interesting and reader friendly.