Saturday Shopping and Eating and Starting Camera Lessons Online

It’s been an excellent weekend so far. After doing a private blog entry yesterday morning while sipping coffee, we headed out for a late breakfast and a shopping excursion. We had a pork roll bagel at “Pork Roll” Bagle shop. It was pretty darn good. Lots of fresh bagels to choose from.

It was definitely a breakfast hot spot yesterday. Doors open to let public know to come on in!

A rainy day as the Tropical Storm/Low Pressure center was heading our way. But here we are heading to the Providence area from some Hobby Lobby shopping.

Aren’t these little pics cute? Would be great if you owned one of these types or owned a dog grooming business or to put in a vet lobby or waiting room. So cute.

Lot’s of Christmassy going on there!

I really wanted one or two of these trees to set beside snowmen, etc. But I decided they would be too fragile and wouldn’t last long. I don’t want to have to buy special storage for them and I like things that will store easily and not be impacted. Things have to be easy these days.

At Hobby Lobby I bought some additional fall decor. I will show you some of the pieces if I get a chance to take a pic. Not a lot. I bought a few Christmas items also at the Dollar Tree which was close to our Bagel shop we went to.

I know a lot of my readers do not like Trump. But I had to laugh. I know that there was “someone” there that was bored while I shopped (uhum I won’t say who) but this “someone” — well, he showed me the fruits of his bored labor as we strolled through that section of the store. He said the letters were there, so why not. LOL LOL LOL. Don’t hold it against me please. I don’t get into politics, but I did think this was funny.

It’s begging to look a lot like fall!

We shopped at Aldi yesterday for a bit as it’s been a very long time. One of the reasons we go there is to get scallops, cheap but pretty good wine, chicken cordon bleu, and several other frozen items. I bought some kind of Keto ice cream that had a low amount of sugar and a lot of protein. It was mint chocolate chip and I’ll be getting another one of those! But a coworker told me about these wafer cookies. Does anyone really need it, of course not. The Knopper wafers. A wafer with chocolate and hazlenut cream.

I had one after dinner last night and they are a treat to behold. Sugars at 8g and 140 calories. Can’t eat a bunch but one here and there during a sweet craving might not be too bad. Has 2g of protein due to the nuts. Made in Germany and dist from Chicago. Will be a regular, and perhaps a stocking stuffer for a person or two or three.

What a cool way to store the wine while shopping, as taught to us by the lady that checked us out.

More of fall around our car. Yesterday was the most fall like day I think we’ve had so far as far as “looks” go. It was warm however, due to the tropical storm air that moved in from the South.

Heading home in our neighborhood. Storm clouds and rain moving on in for several hours of “off and on” moderate and sometimes heavy rain.

Late afternoon George provided us with an appetizer. This is using carrots, butter lettuce (or a soft lettuce – not as crunchy) and imitation crab meat, and rice wrappers.

For the evening meal George fixed shrimp and grits. And we finished watching the first season of Yellowstone. The next season is on it’s way!

So yesterday afternoon I started to download videos and go through footage I have. I can’t use most of it. So I’m normally pretty good at videoing myself when I’m staying in one spot. However, I did a segment yesterday and it was wayyyyyy blurry. I’m not sure what I did. I have a LOT of footage and a lot of it is unusable. Any iphone videos are fine. But, I decided to finally just stop yesterday and do an instructional video starting at the beginning for understanding my camera. I did learn a lot by watching a 2 hour video which helped me understand the buttons and getting around on the digital screens and menus and what each does. Of course there is a LOT to it. I’m not perfect – no where near. But at least there is some progress toward the learning curve. I need to watch the vlogging ones though and learn that specifically. I need to learn how to move around with it. And I need to learn how to grab it and go as far as vlogging. I vlogged my returning home with my goodies yesterday from the store and wanted to show you all what all I got and even with the camera still – it came out blurry and unusable. So I have to figure this thing out or I will shy away from it. It costs too much to shy away from it. This is why I’ve been afraid to use my drone. lol I’m sure the camera has more settings and more to learn on it, but I’ll get there. I’ll get there because I want to!

Anyway, I’m going to have to accomplish a few things in addition to my continued learning today. I need to iron and vacuum and do an order for LTD Commodities. Need to do a few things to make sure I’m ready for the work week – vitamins, food, drinks, etc.

Anything else I get done will be icing on the cake. Oh I will say that I do have some pretty good footage of Columbia and so I’ll still try to get another video done but oh my it will be choppy as I have such little good footage from all I thought I had. Still some segments are ok. So a lot to go through. Might be a while on the next one, but if I don’t learn how to properly VLOG with the camera, it will be a LONG while before the NEXT one. lol

It’s all a learning curve though and I’ve come a long way. Still a long way to go.

5 thoughts on “Saturday Shopping and Eating and Starting Camera Lessons Online

  1. sybil

    Hi Sonya, I would love to visit that Christmassy shop. Although with all the celebrations/ festivals/ you have with Halloween, then the November ( is it the 4th ?) then Christmas fast on its heels I don’t know how anyone can decide which celebration you need to enjoy most….We are lucky over here we just have Halloween, and that’s something that only in the last few years has become more a time for celebrations…and then Christmas. I hav’nt been out shopping in Bath since March when the a Covid started to show its ugly head..and although there are a few shops in Chippenham none of them do much until maybe November, a few cheap shops might bring out Xmas trashy things any day now. But with the ever present fear of catching the Covid germs we don’t feel like shopping where a lot of people are, so we avoid…it’s going to be a real weird Christmas this year, don’t know what new guidelines we are going to be told by the government tomorrow but it’s not looking good with many more cases being reported….Anyway hope you had a nice afternoon with more study of your cameras workings …night night..

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    1. Our fall decor DOES go from Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Mostly though the fall decor covers it all with a few pieces that you trade out in b/w. Since I don’t have any kids here anymore I really don’t put up Halloween. Also a number of churches here now feel it is connecting with evil (for me it was only a candy/dress up event) but it seems to infuse a lot of folks. And then I set out some pilgrims and a turkey at thanksgiving. No big switchout here until the day after Thanksgiving. Then all the switcheroo happens for Christmas.

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  2. Our company just left after a week. I ate way too much & other than wash dishes I did zero.
    So I have a weeks of laundry to catch up. Fortunately the house stayed fairly clean and neat.
    I did do some “touch ups” now & then, so it’s mainly laundry I’m backed up on.
    I’ve been reading your posts but really couldn’t concentrate enough to write a comment.
    Does the wording say ‘no more trump’? God I pray:) 🙂 🙂 lol
    It takes time to learn the ins and outs of your new camera, but you really need to. If you knew someone that had the same model, that would be handy, but really learning by trial & error is the only way. Like OTJT.
    I need sleep most of all…
    I’ll be back when I’m up to date!! ha ha

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    1. I’m learning on YouTube. So many folks on there doing free tutorials. I learned a lot today. It did pretty good in the auto modes for most things in the beginning. But I learned a lot of the manual settings today. It was a good day. I think I have my settings right for me at this point in the game. It seems to be you can set it to beginner, medium, and pro modes (not really but there are certain settings that you can either let the camera do the work or you do the work to get the best out of it for that situation). I think I’m in b/w beginner and intermediate in my settings. So I hopped over the fence a bit in a couple of places. But still a beginner, lol.

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