Beef Shawarma, Wine Bottling, and Working on Next Video

George fixed a beef shawarma dish Saturday night and it was almost just like eating at a Greek restaurant. YUM!

As the temps cooled a bit I was able to sit in the sun room some this weekend and sip coffee. However, I did not take much time off other than getting ready for the work week and working on this next video.

The video is finished. It has been uploading since about 6 p.m. yesterday. Our internet does this thing – well it’s probably a Mac thing – every so often the internet will just quit and it tries to search for a network. Before I always thought I had to reboot but now I just stop the internet and restart it from the settings – then it finds our assigned network again. It’s really strange. So I guess overnight it quit and I thought it’d be through this morning but I had to restart the internet.

I’ve learned that you always set your video on YouTube to Private first until you make sure it IS what you want. I always play it through first. If I don’t like something, or something was corrupted – I can ditch it and I still have the movie in my timeline on iMovie. I can change something if needed.

So I worked on this for several hours yesterday. It is getting easier but I still think it takes about an hour for every minute of footage with all that goes into it. I’m ok with that though as I like being creative with it. Kinda have to be to make sitting at home interesting at all.

I was worried about the footage if you have been reading. We haven’t done much but cook and eat and I got my new camera. We went to see Mom. So while it’ll be similar to the other videos – it’s still a bit different. I also had not been in the mood to video. I can see that during the week with work, lack of proper sleep, I’m just surviving. But on the weekends when I can get more sleep I’m in the mood to video or take pics of everything. So being worried about what footage I had, I videoed a bunch this weekend but didn’t even need it. I have a whole ‘nother video to do before we do the one in Texas. Of course it’ll have to all wait til we get back. In this video though I promised the next one would be at the ranch for the Gender reveal, so I’ll have a video that takes up to that point on the ranch. How funny is that that I ended up with extra footage.

This is when I wish I had a mac laptop for the road so I could work on it- but NO I’m not going there, lol. That laptop is for retirement days and travel one day, Lord Willing.

There’s nothing wrong with waiting til I get back to work on the videos. And I should have enough at that point that I can keep on going and get ahead or behind – however you want to look at it. I’ll have movies to work on – several in a row and won’t have to wait for interesting things to happen, I hope. lol

So this video will be up tomorrow, Lord willing. It has 22 min left to upload but I need to make the thumbnail and such.

At Kroger yesterday I couldn’t resist buying a Student Planner. I’m such a goober. I get so excited for the next calendar year and the next planner that sometimes I end up buying a planner in the fall with the students and then another when the new ones come out in January. But it seems that is driven by whatever my needs are. Sometimes I don’t like the planner – that’s usually what it is. I bought a hardback one that was hard to write in once. I bought a big one for the room and it was big and bulky. The black one above has been great as it’s flexible. But our world has shrunk and mine with it and I kept thinking how nice it would be to have one that fits in my purse with enough room to put to do’s on each day. So BAM! This one was it. I never saw a price but figured it would be cheaper than the one I’d be buying for Jan over the internet. So I spent some time converting dates in this. Now I have it on the go in my purse.

So I cut George’s hair yesterday. It looks good if I say so myself. I’m really nervous about getting behind his ears though. I forgot to get a photo but I did video it.

And he bottled some wine yesterday. This time it’s Pinot Noir. One of my favorite sipping wines.

He buys generic labels for them.

One thing about doing a Blog and Vlog is trying to remember to both video and take pics of everything. LOL

I did get some video done for the first time on the new cam as I didn’t do much of that at Mom’s when I played with it for the first real photo session. But I quickly learned as I wanted to video a scene of his wine bottling. We will see how it goes. It’ll be on the next video after this one coming up. I was proud of myself for remembering to keep a battery charged up.

Well, I need to get moving. I’m getting up at 4 all week on the first crack if I can, so I can get to work early, maybe help George with the dishes some since the dishwasher is broken, and then tonight I have to do my pedicure and some laundry and redo my vitamins for the week. Oh the dishwasher guy comes on Tuesday! Yay!

Oh and I did a thing yesterday! I bit the bullet and did the subscription for Canva. As much as love graphics, photos, illustrations, gifs, and background removal – it will be my new graphic program of sorts. That is exactly what it is. So I need to think of it as that instead of just an app. I have salivated over the Pro Version of this for over a year. So I gave in. It will help me tremendously! It makes things so much easier. So Epidemic Sound and Canva are my main two tools. I also have a pro version of Word Press and my own domain as well. But for a hobby I don’t think my expense is much at all. I mean it could be golf, lol. I get to enjoy my hobby every weekend – heck really every day. No matter what the weather. It’s been the one consistent thing I’ve done in my life I think.

I pop in now and then on this bar in Spain. So many nights they have been filled with party goers and no masks. I see the stools now are taped down and every other table is too. This is Bar Oviso in Barcelona.

And it’s a coffee/cafe during the morning and daytime hours. I notice she is wearing a mask too. I have been trying to see in webcams what other countries are doing and it appears that all across the globe mask wearing is being done.

So I have a system update to do on my Mac, but I’ve been advised by various YouTubers/MacOwners to wait a month before downloading updates and never allow the automatic update. That way they can get all the bugs out and your apps/developers have time to react. So I think I’m about a week or two in – in waiting on it. But I noticed that my email has jumped up again. I haven’t had much time the last two weekends to go through it. I guess I’ll do that on the way to Texas when I’m not driving.

Every now and then I have to go in and cancel a few things. I can’t keep up with some of the things I like to keep up with. I enjoy the WebMD articles and even like the AARP articles, although I don’t get into anything political with that group I just want the benefits – but I forget about them, lol.

Anyway, best get off and get rollin’. I’ll be trying to pop in every day even if it’s for a minute. Since I’m working extra it will give me something to make me feel like I’m getting to do something for ME! But soon it’ll be time to GO to TX.

Ya’ll have a good week. What you up to this week?

3 responses to “Beef Shawarma, Wine Bottling, and Working on Next Video”

  1. Hi Sonya, pleased that you had a good weekend. I’m so looking forward to the video, hopefully it will come through tomorrow….but even more exciting I think I will be looking out for George’s wine making part of the next but one video…..Mary and I had a quiet weekend, we managed to get into Mary’s churches Facebook church service which is good. We were also able to read my own ministers service that she provides for us each week…next week we have got organized a meeting for as many church members who want to come. I’m on the leadership group and we have to get the members permission after having given them all the details of what we can do in church having completed the assessment …such as we can have a service but must stay apart by 2mtrs or 21/2 feet, must wear masks, must use sanitizers, which will be provided And so many rules and restrictions..biggest thing for most I think will be that we can’t sing in church, now that is one of the biggest attraction some of us find great comfort in the hymns and psalms….but it’s all governments orders so once the members give us the leadership the nod to say they are happy we can start to think about having Sunday services once again…mind you I think if Tony’s measurements are right we can only accommodate 15 people at a time…
    Anyway love better love you and leave you. You may well be at work now or near
    Y there so take care and have a good day…God Bless

    • That’s encouraging about the service there. Maybe you can listen to praise music 🎶 instead of singing. Can sing in the heart? Yes video should be up by morning. It finally finished uploading!

  2. Glad you found a great hobby you can do no matter the weather have a great week and before you know it you’ll be in Texas ❣️

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