Tornado Warning and Weekend Progress

Friday went by fairly fast at work. After going to the store, I was happy to have the lowfat milk and a banana. Cereal sounded good. And it was.

I am happy to say I’m caught up to where I should be now – well, at least the things I’m behind on now are easy to get done here and there and of little significance, like updating things, retyping instructions on things, boxing things, making labels for the future payrolls and things like that. I have very little free time but there is just enough to get those things done on the fly. And Friday did not have any “oh my goshes, we forgot to pay so in so their _______pay”. So that was nice to have a day free from back tracking and manual checks, which have to not only be added to payroll the following week, less the advance, but run through our A/P system as well – a couple of entries there – setting the employee up as a vendor and doing a pre-pay – because you are using one of our checks so it has to be recorded there and then offset by the advance deduction on PR the next run. It has been two weeks of that lately on top of getting the normal payroll done and trying to catch up from vacation, as well as get taxes paid.

I was able to get about half way through the month end withholding taxes that we pay monthly now that the last payroll of the month has come, but I have plenty of time to finish that next week.

We ended up having a tornado warning Friday and had to seek shelter. We were just on the outskirts of where it was heading. The skies got really gnarly. There was rotation in the clouds but never a tornado on the ground – at least not that I heard. Other rounds of rain and storms were set to come through so I left a bit after 4 Friday to get home so I didn’t get caught in one of those torrential downpours on the interstate around all the nutzoid drivers.

I opened a bottle of Clint’s Salsa from Texas and it was great. Had a new bag of tortilla chips to open.

George fixed me a Paloma (cocktail with Grapefruit Juice). I was cold from all the storms, where I had been taking the dogs out in the rain, and came back into the a/c. So I put on my long gym pants and a long sleeve shirt and had on my winter slippers, aka “scorpion shoes”, as given to me while in Texas. I sat in the sun room under a blanket for a bit as it was warm in there (closed off with no a/c). Finally warmed up.

George fixed BBQ, cornbread, slaw and beans for dinner. Here he’s propping it up for ya! lol We buy this at the store in the freezer section. It’s the best and tastes just like we have picked it up fresh. We keep it as a staple now just like we do burger meat so we have always have one.

Saturday morning, I woke up and made coffee after Maisy demanded to go outside at 5:30. I was awake and had a pretty good Friday night sleep. I wasn’t ready to be productive, so I sipped coffee and “woke up” by watching some of my favorite YouTube videos.

Once I was awake, I set off to get a lot of things done in the house. It really needed some attention. I actually did some videoing of my day. I was excited to use the new camera. However, I realized how awkward it was. I could not get it on the tripod that came with it. (I hate having to read instructions, but will have to do that eventually). But my camera fit on the other tripod. I used it in the beginning to do the videos and eventually switched to the iphone as it was easier. It is easy to video someone else, but awkward to video myself and switch back and forth. So I need to watch a video on using it for vlogging yourself. I know it will get easier and it has a much better picture, but yesterday I switched over just so I could do things more quickly. What made it difficult was that I was moving around a lot. So definitely a learning curve but I’ll get better once I know more of what I am doing. I love the camera though.

My Saturday was mainly this:

  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Reorganizing the back shelf of the laundry room -throwing out old shakes/products not used up
  • Opening up the Amazon deliveries (mainly vitamins, a Scentsy order, and something from the system that I use
  • Clean the kitchen – reboot dishwasher, wash a few dishes, clean counters
  • Swept the floor
  • Vacuumed the house
  • Changed the Sheets
  • Put up the laundry
  • Picked out my outfits for next week
  • Took care of doggies
  • Edited video for the next Vlog

Ordered these from Scentsy and called it a “Texas Souvenir”. Katy had the Johnny Appleseed cleaner for the kitchen and I loved the smell of apples after using it. I also ordered the bathroom cleaner version but Scentsy did not send a nozzle. Katy said she had an extra and would send. Apparently Scentsy has a problem getting the nozzles in. The one nozzle I had, I had a hard time getting it to go from OFF to ON. There were no instructions and I thought I would break it getting it to work. I finally got it in the spray position and that is where it will stay. I am all for child proof but what good is it if the adult can’t even get in it, LOL. I guess I could buy a container for the bathroom stuff, but I’ll wait and see if Katy can send her extra. Of course Scentsy loses their advertisement if I put it in a different container. The reason I bought it was that Katy had hers in the original container when I used it. If it had been in another container I wouldn’t have known what it is. Of course not many other people will be in my bathroom, but I did want to make that point.

We had a fantastic roast last night for dinner with potatoes, carrots, and left over cornbread. It was so good.

So it is Sunday and today’s plan looks something like this:

  • Bible study/devo
  • Iron pants that have now hung dry so I have some for the work week.
  • Tape the video segment(s) that need to be taped.
  • Clean my office
  • Clean my bathroom
  • Restock up the vitamin pack for the week.
  • Amazon orders
  • Go to Aldi with George
  • Do some meal planning
  • Do my nails

The rest of day remains open. But I really feel the need to:

  • Work on photos/storage on the Mac and my iphone as I’m starting to max out on iphone memory
  • Watch a video on Vlogging with my Camera or lessons on Camera use in general
  • Figuring out the back/up and storage of my imovies and all that. I need to get a handle on that. It’s been on the list for a while.
  • Hopefully finish up the video

Regardless, much of my day will be spent in the office at home today now that the house is fairly clean. For the Amazon orders, mainly need to order some more blue pants. I have some but they are on the tight side, lol. I get in them, but I am b/w sizes right now. I may order some more masks. I need to order my Clinique eye liner too. And I need to order a bigger camera bag for all the new camera tools, lens filters etc. The one that came with it only holds the camera itself and no room for the other stuff and it is sitting around my office. But I might ask for the wide angle lens for Christmas – although I’m supposed to be getting flooring – lol. So I guess that means ask for my birthday? Or maybe just buy with Christmas money.

So I better get started on the day. I’m always disappointed at how fast the weekend goes and I want to get a lot done. I’m tired of having a to do list I can never get accomplished. And I know that more things replace the things done as I create more things for myself to accomplish once things are complete. But I’m ready to accomplish a lot! I want to get around some learning curves, eat better, and make progress to my goals. Sometimes I wish I could have a hundred lifetimes to do everything in.

What are you accomplishing, or NOT accomplishing this weekend?

2 responses to “Tornado Warning and Weekend Progress”

  1. I’ve done a lot this weekend, but after reading what you did, I feel like I should do more!
    The weather is gorgeous today but I think I will go lay down & read.
    I’m going to look for that BBQ but I have never seen it. I’m dying for some cornbread.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂

  2. Nothing exciting here this weekend. I did our grocery shopping and laundry. It was a quiet and peaceful weekend.

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