New Video Uploaded and My Thoughts on Getting Rid of a Funky Mood

Here it is! My Social Media Experiment and Sharing Clay Pot Cooking. This one is shorter, has some good music, pretty scenery, our fur babes and a few fun clips.

If you like it, give it a thumbs up on You Tube and if you want to see more, please subscribe. My first goal is to get to 100 subscribers. I think I’m at 17 right now. And that is better than 4! I am enjoying learning how to create these videos and have a series of goals in mind as it progresses. I’m looking forward to being able to share more as we get to do more and travel more. For now most of these are simply shot at home. And while I will often have office shots, I long to get out and see some things and have some new experiences once this COVID thing is over!

Feeling a Little Sad and Lost

And I’m sitting here staring at the computer not sure what to say next! When does that EVER happen? I have just been at complete relax mode. And the result is that I am wanting to write in bullet points instead of complete paragraphs.

I’ve noticed, quite surprisingly, this weekend, if I’m honest, that I have been a little sad, a little lost, a little unsure, a little disconnected. My normal “drive” to work on things is just not there. I am pleased as punch that we are going to be grandparents so complete happiness there! But I have been a little lost with my time this weekend. I am disappointed when I don’t make the most of the time I have to “get things done”. But when I look at the list, there is just not much of anything that I need to be in a hurry to GET DONE! However, I’ve enjoyed doing what I wanted to do, which was “not much”.

Impromptu Evening with Family

But we did have a fun impromptu evening yesterday when Susan, my SIL called and said they were at the airport flying in from a trip. I asked if they wanted to come over for a happy hour cocktail on the way home. Yes they did. And we enticed them to eat dinner, which was Pheasant, home fries (potato wedges), salad, green beans, and pistachio pudding for dessert. And look at this, not even a photo of the food to show for it. As you can see that is quite unlike me. I’ve just let everything go by the wayside this weekend I suppose. But we had a great time hearing about their trip and talking. It totally made my day!

I had asked Mom if she wanted to come up for the weekend. I asked too late really. I knew we’d be going down there to see her in a couple of weeks. But at the last minute, once I knew due to the rise in COVID that we would be staying home all weekend with no outings, on a whim I asked if she would like to come. Mom has to have more notice though as she already had her own vision of enjoying the 4th at her house! I think she is like me and likes to plan and have a mindset sometimes before just taking off to go somewhere for a couple of days. Who wouldn’t?

Although impromptu is great sometimes, and it was fun and much needed when Susan and Kevin came over last night. We had a lot of fun. We also talked about camping. And you know I want to do some RV camping (no tent camping) but….I just don’t know where to start honestly b/c I don’t think George will want to just dive into this with me. Renting is a big deal usually requiring 3 nights and no dogs – at least the ones around here have not been easy for us to do. I have my heart set on something like a Leisure Van one day. George doesn’t want to pull anything but I’m still kinda thinking about a little mini something or other we could pull with my SUV as it would be less expensive. It would have to be small though. I just don’t know. There is also the thought that I might be able to trade mine in for something that would pull more. My wheels are turning on this and have been for a while. It would really set my heart in motion to be able to camp some of these COVID weekends. Take a book, cook our meal, go for a hike, or a walk, take a drive in the area. Meet some other folks in the process. Maybe one day.

Neighborhood Fireworks

Last night, once the fireworks on TV started from neighboring firework displays, we began hearing fireworks being shot in our neighborhood and decided to look. Never ever have I heard so many fireworks going off at once in a neighborhood area. And they were beautiful. People had the good kind. We stood in the middle of the front yard and twirled from side to side in a circle in awe as we saw the lights or heard the crackling sounds across the sky. It was amazing to hear so many going off at once and seeing them all around us in every direction. I started to take pics but it’s just never the same. And we have trees so sometimes it was hard to see many of them clearly.

Random Thoughts

OK, so we head back to work tomorrow. There will be plenty there to deal with. I also have to call my dentist and get rebooked and call my Physician and see if I need to do a virtual visit to get renewed for my BP Rx or if I have to go in. I really don’t want to go in with COVID all blown up as it is. But I have to have my blood pressure meds, so go figure.

I spent time yesterday getting my LessHustleMoreCoffee accounts (Instagram and Twitter) like I want them. I think I plan to just use those from now on but won’t remove my other one. It makes sense to have this one as my main one since it is a Blog/Vlog of my life anyway.

I’m making Enchilada Casserole tonight for dinner. I figured George could use a break. I also hear it thundering outside. We have some pop up storms coming I think. I guess we should take the dogs out before it gets bad. But they are sleeping good.

Getting rid of the Funky Mood:

I seem to remember that July and January always seems to bring a funk with it. That is totally what is going on. I’m in a funk! Do you ever get in a funk? I wonder what the key is to getting out of a funk? I think the key for me is to:

  1. Take a step back and look at everything and refocus on what is important.
  2. Make sure I’m taking vitamins and supplements because sometimes you just need a more balanced diet to be your best self.
  3. Plan something fun.
  4. Just get up and start moving.
  5. Set specific goals of what you need/want to do and then go do it.
  6. Talk with another human about any subject, lol.
  7. Journal like I’m doing now.
  8. Ask God what He needs you to do and are you Realigned. I guess that should be #1 huh?
  9. Hug your pet or your human?
  10. Drink coffee/wine depending what day it is and play a game, watch a show, read or create a diversion for yourself!
  11. Go shopping if it is not in the middle of a COVID pandemic! That always lifts my mood, lol.
  12. Change up the day somehow or try something new.

And I will leave it at that!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July Weekend! I’d love to hear what you enjoyed best about your weekend. I hope you all are not in a funky mood like I am! Ha! But I’ll be fine!

7 responses to “New Video Uploaded and My Thoughts on Getting Rid of a Funky Mood”

  1. Another video success!! You & your hubs and the doggies are all naturals.
    Maybe your “funk” is related to social media. Full moon?
    I’m so tired of social distancing. But now is not the time to let our guard down. Ugh! I have read so many books in the past 4 months that I need another book shelf to store them.
    Ok, I’m off to make some corn pudding at the hubs request. He’s grilling. :0)

  2. I enjoyed your video. The clay pot chicken looked marvelous. We had a cookout at our house yesterday. Ingles had porterhouse steaks on sale so we had those and I made a pasta salad and put a couple of sweet potatoes in our pressure cooker. We watched a few fireworks from our neighborhood. Nothing exciting but it was fun. The big fireworks in our town were canceled.
    It has been in the 90s here and everything is very dry. I have been wearing makeup too under my mask. Not much but old habits die hard I guess. I hope your RV plan happens. It sounds like a fun adventure. Especially with the social distancing and whats going on. We use to go camping when we were first married. We camped at the beach. It was nice and everyone was very friendly even though we were in a tent and they had nice campers. We both were young and fit then. I don’t think I could sleep in a sleeping bag on the hard ground now.
    Have a good week ahead.

  3. Hi Funky. LOL. Hope the funky mood has lifted, I think we all have these times, thankfully they don’t last. I’m sure in your case it’s the thought of not seeing the baby as often as you would like….when the time comes….makes you anxious it would me, and the fact that your work seems never ending. Just hope I’m commenting on the right day. Mary and I have LOVED your video today. You are so very very clever the photography and music mix so well really truly it’s wonderful. I’m not sure where to look to say how good it is, etc but I will go look after my cuppa….thanks for doing the vlog. I am enjoying geeing you..and hearing your voice…
    Have a good day at work…take care. Xxx

  4. hope your mood has improved. impromptu visits can be quite uplifting. our covid cases here are on the rise so we’re being diligent. it is so exciting that you’re going to have a grandbaby. it will bring such joy in your life, there will hardly be room for anything else. going to view your vlog later. i’m in a time crunch now. take care. stay safe.

  5. Hi Sonya! Of all the things you listed in your ways to getting out of a funk, the one that always works for me is to “just get moving”. Just gotta take that first step, then once you start getting things accomplished you feel good and the mood lifts. At least it does for me. It’s just so dang hard to get moving though! I really enjoyed your video again this time! I was so excited when I got the notification that you had a new video. I loved all of it and the B roll footage was like a professional did it. You’re a natural born vlogger!

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