Ramen Noodle Chicken, Camera Delivery, and Hope for the Future

Doesn’t look like much but it was really good. George fixed a ramen noodle chicken dish. We have had a Ramen Noodle Cook Book for years we have thumbed through. We vowed to try some one day. And we picked out a chicken recipe that looked good. I love to eat with chop sticks so any time he fixes something like this – I grab some chop sticks.

I was given the left overs for the following day for lunch and added little green peas to get some greens in for the day.

Usually I eat Raman with the chili flavor. Once a college dorm room staple, especially on evenings where I needed to study for tests, I had given this up as I ate so much of it. It was cooked in a little “hot pot” – about the only electrical thing allowed in our dorm room besides a hair dryer and curling iron. So for many years Ramen was off the table. During the Pandemic, I thought it might be ok to keep a few on standby for side dishes and such. More than anything it’s been sortof an afternoon fuel pick me up to get me to dinner. I do not use all of the seasoning packet. I’m not exactly what all is in it, but it likely has a lot of salt. I only use a portion of the pack and that makes it taste wonderful. But will admit my favorite weekend lunch meal during Pandemic is a tiny Totino’s pizza layered with grated parmesan cheese. :-O. The waist shows it a bit, so I have been adding a few exercises in. But I need some cardio!

It’s Here….

Well, guess what arrived yesterday? I was nearly hyperventilating from work seeing the delivery on the porch.

I texted George because I didn’t want my camera to be sitting on the front porch. He works from home again these days most of the time since the Pandemic blew up again.

He was messing with me.

So I came home and did a video of me opening the camera.

I will enjoy this so much.

I will say that my Aunt and Uncle (Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken) bought me a nice camera at graduation. It was a 35 mm and I can’t remember what brand. They knew that I would have an eye for photography as I was “artsy” a bit. However, college, dating, working and basically not going and doing much – it just wasn’t the time to learn or to use the camera. Family members used it. I always felt bad you guys (Auntie M is reading) that I never took time to learn that camera. Life got in the way. I never got to use it much. And it got really busy, took a lot of turns, then Katy came along and I had smaller cameras that I could stuff into diaper bags, book bags, and whatever. Then came the iphone. Then came my love for blogging and graphics – but I used my phone or the small camera George bought me that took great pics and videos and was easy to carry. But I never had the camera with me when needed. I enjoyed that little camera (sorry I do not have the brands of those cameras to share) but I did take that camera to Tybee Island and also to the ranch in TX and it was great.

But now my needs have changed since I’ve started doing videos. And my passion is ignited to see what all this new camera will do. I have a feeling it will see a lot of places. 😉 At least that is my hope. The time has finally come to learn how to use a good camera.

So I’ve charged the batteries and even ordered the extra battery and charger. And I need to watch some videos and read the manual and learn how to operate it. It seems like a good camera – fairly simple to operate and hold. So hopefully I will take some pics around the yard in the next couple of days. We’ll see how it does compared to the iphone 8 plus – which is what I have right now. I know a lot of folks are buying cameras into the thousands of dollars, but for this gal learning – this seemed to be just what I needed.

So I’m a happy girl. And I’m thinking I might be able to work on the next video soon. There is just not a lot of interesting things going on around here so I have to wait until I can gather up some footage half way worth watching and try to provide some type of value to it to compete with others videos. It’s going to be a long while before the videos can grow. More than anything though I just want to share fun stuff we do around here til we can get out and go some places. We do have two trips planned. We get to see Mom soon and get to go to the Ranch in TX and see our pregnant daughter and SIL.

Anyway, I need to get up and go in to work. It is a work day. Just needed to come babble a bit.


Oh, there is some good news. I think. In looking at other places across the world that have had surges in the virus – like Italy. It seems their cases are waaaay down and things are looking better. Same trends in many other places. So I’m hoping that things will look up before too horribly long and it becomes in control. The last thing we need to hear is that antibodies don’t build up from it. But you know what. I think God created a body that learns to do what it needs to do to survive. So I have faith that things will improve and get back to normal at some point. It’s gonna be alright!

Til then wearing a mask and giving up make up! ha!

So let me know how you are? Are you hanging in there these days? Keeping busy? Learning a new hobby? Now’s a good time. I’ll share some pics here in a day or two! So excited!

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