Venus is very bright in the morning right now.
I was looking out the window to see if the moon was out, and for a half second I thought Venus was the moon.
The moon is supposed to be coming out very bright this month, but not til next week.
The mornings are so mellow now, I don’t have to jump up to get the bread in, slam the windows shut, monitor the AC all day. I can’t remember the last time I touched the thermostat. I don’t think we even shut all the windows yesterday.
I knew this would happen – now that Fall is edging her way in, I’m starting to have my regrets, feeling like I didn’t get as much out of Summer as I could. I sure wish I had bought and frozen more cherries. Next year.
I HATE Winter. She’s a nasty cold bitch. She gets in my bones and makes me feel OOOOOOOOLD! Summer, even when she’s mean, is my girlfriend, she gives as much as she takes. Winter is a wretch, she comes to take, and take, and take.
I don’t know if we will get El Nino this year. We might get another dry, miserly old Winter. I never know which way to worry on Winter – will she starve us, freeze us, dry us out to a nub? Or will she flood us out? Snow us in? Never know.
I do enjoy getting out my winter bedding, and hanging winter coats out on the clothesline. This year I noticed my warm clothes were getting pretty shot. We went to the mall to buy some new under layers the other day, and found this store called “The Choice,” where they have a lot of women’s tops on sale for $4-5 – that really nice cotton spandex mix, goes good under your sweater. I’ve already been layering – when I go to a morning meeting, it’s darned cold, but by the time it gets out, I’m shedding.
Today I’m going to try to make a 9:30 breakfast meeting set up by Women’s League of Voters with Chico Police Chief Mike O’Brien at the Baptist Church on Palmetto. I read about it in the WLV newsletter, I think it’s open to the public because it’s a membership drive. The League needs members, this is an “observer” organization. They try to cover public meetings and watch for things like Brown Act violations, and try to get more people to participate. That takes boots on the ground.
I have my own organization, so I don’t join anything. Mostly because I am too busy to go to meetings. But I am going to try to make this one. It’s always a matter of shoving stuff in for me, I have a lot of stuff to do, I just have to jiggle my schedule and sometimes 30 minutes falls out and I can attend something. Other days I can hardly do what I set out to do, it’s a haggle with the clock people.
I want to know what the chief is up to. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on these people. I’ll keep you posted.
Phoebe has been out my window for an hour – work-work-work!