Happy Valentine’s Weekend! I’m happy to say that today after 10 our advisory is lifted and so we are able to go out and enjoy the day and keep our dinner reservations. I doubt my world will be filled with flowers and gifts, but with quality time and lots of fun. It feels good to be able to get out and go on one of our excursions, much like we used to. Could things be starting to get back to normal? I’m seeing and hearing some things that lean toward “yes”. But we are NOT there yet. We are GETTING there.
Had a great day yesterday. Got a lot caught up at work. I brought a monitor home from work and appreciate IT for meeting that request so quickly. I asked to borrow one for a time, to keep a set up here with COVID, weather, or other emergencies so that really all I have to bring here are files and laptop. Much much easier to deal with.
Two Winter Ice and Snow Storms Coming
So the National Weather Service and also the Weather Channel have warned that we have not ONE but TWO major snow/ice makers coming to our area. Sadly, as mentioned yesterday, it falls right into payroll days. But as mentioned, I offered to go in early and get it done tomorrow (even on Valentine’s Day) but the request was declined.
I try not worry over things. I prefer to think of it as wise planning to get something done that needs to be done instead of worry. But I’m labeled as a worrier by most everyone. It’s true I let my responsibility get the best of me in trying to meet them when it’s important. So yes, call it worry if one must. I definitely stew over things that I see that need to be done, to make sure they are, so if “worry” is the label for trying to be responsible and be a planner, I will take it. I DO hate that word though. I think it’s an unfair label at times for those trying to just get things done. I think the label is more for those that I worry about it. LOL LOL LOL! I think that is what it really is. I worry others too much about things that are important to get done.
It’s just responsible to plan and prepare in my opinion instead of react later, which I guess is how my education and past experience has shaped me to be. But it’s out of my hands now and we will take each day as it comes next week and do the best we can. I don’t feel comfortable being on unsafe roads in snow/ice and don’t want to get stranded from home either. So at least I can do some things from home and set up the office here. But how to do payroll from here. I have no idea w/o print capability. Let’s hope the forecasts ARE WRONG! But…I’ve tried to circumvent to no avail! What can you do but sit tight and hope for the best. That’s all my little worrier self can do at this point. I. HAVE. TRIED. God has it now. Nothing else I can offer but dealing with the hands that are dealt and decided.
We had a pleasant little evening last night. Sleep was ok. I woke up about 3 times on my own but at least did not get woken up by Roger or George snores on TOP of that.
Roger hung out with me last night while George was fixing a taco dinner for us. I was so tickled he wanted to be with me. He knows who leaves him treats to eat all day. We have dog beds almost in every room. HA. I put little treat bites on every bed across the house before I leave for work in the mornings. He finds them throughout the day. I don’t know if he goes on his “Easter egg hunting” all at once or if he just discovers them throughout the day. lol.
So I’ve ordered the other three storage containers from Amazon for my pantry. I ordered the OXO brand to see if I like them. I’m glad I saw them on Amazon because the ones I was going to order were not as big. But these will hold a lot of sugar or flour. I think up to a 5 lb bag and that is what I need. It comes with a scoop too. Kind of expensive but considering they are airtight I’m ok with that. I will use them for a long long time.
So tomorrow I’m also looking forward to as I’ll get some time to work on the iMac files along with the Lacie storage device. Then I can finally work on the videos again. Have been pondering the new version of the Intro! And also soon will hopefully get to work on some vlogging training videos with the camera. Always a list of things to do.
Mom, Thinking about Moving this Way
I talked with Mom last night and she is open to moving up here into a place of her own where we can take care of her, spend more time with her, get her to doc appointments and such. It will be a process. She is not quite ready to take the leap but wants us to start looking for places for seniors that might be a possibility up here near us. So we’ll do that. I told her what was in her favor was that I loved to pack and unpack, and set up! I can’t lift much but we can hire that out. You know I love a good project like moving. Most people dread it. Sometimes I think I want an RV just so I can “set it up”, LOL. Not really, though, as I love the travel and the blog/vlogging report out of it, and creating the memories, and the excitement of the “next stop”. But yeah, setting up of an RV would be a fun part of it for me. You see how often I’ve worked on my office!
Oh wow, I need to go get a shower so we can leave when expected. The advisory has been extended til Noon but George thinks we will be ok as the main roads are probably good. Some of the bridges and overpasses (likely residential areas) are icy this morning. So I hope he is right.
Have a great Valentine weekend! What are you doing for Valentines?
3 responses to “Valentine’s, Winter Storms, and Mom”
Hi gorgeous Sonya the worrier !! I’m so glad that today’s blog was one of good news… I’m pleased that you will get out for lunch let’s hope the snow stays away as it has from us, we to are just on the border just a couple of miles up the road from us there is snow but nothing here at all….I find it quite funny really how it can change so much within a few miles. Up in Scotland they have had it awful and last night at Braemar ( where theQueen spends her summer) the temp was recorded at -21 c. Which is -5f. This is the coldest night on record up there. Thankfully I see the forecast is for less cold temps this week with rain replacing the snow…up north they will have to be extra careful on the roads for a day or two…
Valentine’s Day over here is not celebrated as much as it seems to be over with you. The younger couples sometimes celebrate with dinner out…..although that won’t be possible this year….but it’s interesting to see that some restaurant are making meals and delivering them to your home…it’s going to be expensive I expect but as people have not been spending money going out every week for months now I expect it will be worth it. They are encouraging couples etc to dress up put on make up etc……So I think today and tomorrow will be happy for them.
Mary and I even had a VALENTINE card from our friend in California we were so surprised and pleased, never having had one before ( well I remember having an An anonymous one many many many years ago if we send or receive a Valentine it’s usually done anonymously). Anyway love have a wonderful day I look forward to reading about it tomorrow. Take care on the roads. God Bless.
On the way now!
It was treacherous here with ice one day last week,. So be careful when you venture out. Expecting heavy snowfall tonight, tomorrow and next week. Not looking forward to shoveling. Sounds like a good step your mom is taking. I wish you all well as you explore the options. You and George have a Happy Valentines Day. ENJOY.