Coffee Shop II
--(from last coffee shop post)--
Good call Gene
We're going to get dumped soon - kind of like a date - so we had better do the dumping first :-)
I'll start a new one as I have grown quite attached to you guys and don't want to lose the connection.
Sounds like you guys had a pleasant Christmas. Mine was spent in St Augustine FL. I had not been there in over 35 years. It has become significantly more commercialized but it was a nice trip non-the-less.
Don't know where I'll go next year but something will pop up. The idea of 'running away' for the holidays is turning into a sort of tradition. I did take a few pictures but I'm cutting back on that.
Found a neat little shop called 'Simple Gestures' where the owner had funky artwork and crafts from over 40 local artists. I bought a painted cat that had the coolest designs on it. I may try to learn the technique myself.
I am learning to make beaded jewelry. I woman at work got me started with it. She is retiring in a few years and started this just as a hobby which has now turned into a booming little business. It is a lot of fun except for the eyesight part. I have to wear this magnifying thing on my head to see what I'm doing. Quite comical looking.
I've been doing some shopping around for another dog. I am so undecided about this. My old lab 'Dusty', despite being quite vigorous, is over 15 years now. He was rescued from a situation where he was left alone for months on end and given water and food only every three or four days by a caretaker. He is happy here but still has to spend all but two or three hours a day by himself. I don't think I want to do that to another dog. Actually, now that I have put that down in writing, where I can take a good look at it, I think it has helped me make up my mind. No more dogs - maybe when I retire.
Gerry - please tell me what kind of left overs you had today. I am not a cook (anymore) but I love hearing what others put together. The wine, cheese and chocolate sounded fantastic. I just found a cheese called 'Langers' cheese that I fell in love with. Unfortunately it is $11. a pop for a very small amount - I'll just have to treat myself VERY occasionally.
Gene, I think you will enjoy your high speed internet. I am normally very frugal when it comes to routine expenses. Mortgage, car, insurance, clothes, electric bill and so forth are tightly budgeted so that I can afford my trips and other things (like expensive cheese and coffee). My internet connection is the one thing that I really feel that I 'must' have. Of course I could do without it just fine but since I don't watch television as a rule and the internet has so much information at the touch of a button -- AND I'm such a hermit -- this is my connection to the world.
Well it looks like I've written a novel once again. I do hope we continue our meetings here in the coffee shop. It has been over 4 months since we started meeting here -- longer than most dates!! Maybe we'll even pick up a few new friends this coming year.