It’s just been regular life around here, but we like it.
The weatherman in the newspaper says that it won’t be cold anymore, and will just get warmer and warmer. This year has been very mild, I have only worn pants in the evenings a few times and never got out my socks and shoes like I did last year. There has been some blustery weather though, but the temperatures were still mild even though the ocean got very choppy. A picture from yesterday is above.
Paul has been working quite a bit for his former employer – more than he had been lately. They are doing a redesign of their public website so he has been helping with testing, doing the intranet, and helping on the public site as needed. He’s still managed to steer clear of stress so all is good, and having extra income is nice, too.
I hurt my elbow when I got knocked down by a wave a couple of months ago (I wasn’t watching) so I haven’t been knitting as much. It’s feeling a bit better now so I have picked up the market bag I hadn’t worked on for a while and then sewed a seed catcher for the bird cage.
Something other bloggers might be interested in has to do with web traffic to my blog. I got a notice from my hosting provider that I was close to going over my bandwidth limit that made me go and investigate my traffic. And what I uncovered is that the increased use of RSS feeds and readers mean that there are automated checks on my site all the time, which made my bandwidth use jump. There’s really nothing I can do about this, but I have reduced the number of posts on the main page to three because each time they check my site they hit all the items on a page.
I also had an incident where a bunch of my posts were taken without permission and I had to request that they be taken down right away. Made me mad. If you’re a blogger you should keep an eye on who links to you, if only for this reason. (There’s an interesting story to go along with this that I’ll link to when it comes out.)
I have made a calendar page (see the menu bar at the top) and have been really trying to keep it up to date with activities I read about in the paper and hear about here and there. I’d love feedback if locals are finding it useful.
Paul is taking a printmaking workshop from Glen Rogers next week, and is really looking forward to it.
I’ve been focusing more on studying Spanish – while Paul’s gone next week I am going to spend even more time on it. I learn more when I can focus on my books and it will be a chance to work at it without distraction. Paul is planning to take a two or three week immersion class out of town sometime this spring, but he hasn’t booked it yet. One liability of being a couple is we talk to each other in English.
So that’s a bit of an update of what is going on in Mazatlán.