Setting Appointments Again and Working on Computer Files

My little desk calendar knows me well. What a perfect calendar! I do want to wander the world but if you can’t, just sit back and do it through YouTube. ;-). But the weekend is here. And true to my blog’s title, I enjoy the weekend with it’s Less Hustle vibe and More Coffee of which I’m sipping now. With six days of work in a row, I was ready for downtime. It’s been a really busy week. Upon arriving home I took 15 minutes (maybe 30) of just sitting in the dark with a glass of wine and watching Instagram stories, maybe even creating a few of my own. My brain was just DONE! It wasn’t that the week was bad, it was just busy and my brain and my persona needed ME TIME! So I transitioned!

Setting Appointments, Here I Come World!

It feels so good to be getting on over some of the hurdles of my to do list. I am now moving on around the curve! Appointments. With the virus cases down, spring on its way, our hibernation month over – and THAT IT WAS, I made appointments for the following:

  • Doc Appointment – mainly for Rx renewal of BP Meds
  • Dental Appointment – it’s been set for 6 months but it’s coming up so I’ll include it
  • Pedi/Mani Appointment – ahhh yeah. I’ve waited months for this one.
  • Hair Cut/Style Appointment – Trying a new place at the recommendation of a friend
  • And Dinner with a friend out to eat has been set
  • And a trip to Mom’s coming up – rescheduled due to weather

It may not be much but it’s a step toward getting out and doing normal things. Yeah we have eaten out some and have seen some family and so forth. Most of our outings have been close to the ranch when we were in TX as their cases were very low and the risk was much less. Anyway, I’m excited to have some things on the schedule. Maybe not the doc and the dentist, lol, but oh well, at least it’s an outing!

Blog Stats on the Move Up

I don’t know what or why or if they are advertisers, real people interested in what I have to say, or the sneaky spy types that read over to see if you are going to say something wrong so they can ding ya later, or the creepy types that spy for different reasons. But…..hey, thanks for making the numbers go up whoever you are! ha! That was nice to see in my notifications before going to bed last night.

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After a spaghetti dinner, another glass of red, and a another couple of shows of GOOD GIRLS, bed was in order. And it felt so good. The last two nights I’ve slept all the way through – maybe one wake up in which I took a sip of water and rolled over. I’m happy to say that my dreams are more normal these days and no weird odd ones. That is good. I can’t always remember what they are but I did take notice how much more normal they are. I’m not sure what makes dreams weird or normal. I think perhaps it may be if you are trying to sort things out versus whether you already have things sorted out. I guess I feel I’ve already sorted things out! I think the Bible reading daily has helped with that. And I feel God is protecting my mind and heart by doing so.

Today’s Productivity at Home

So I’m not even sure what time I awoke this morning (a perk of not having to be anywhere on Saturday) but it was after the sun came up, which can’t happen during the week! I began laundry and got all of it done. Well I started laundry last night to be honest. I’m sure I’ll end up with more by tomorrow. Sometimes George’s laundry is late boarding the train! There is no schedule. I like to do it on the weekends but if I notice enough for a load I’ll do one during the week.

I had bacon left over from my red beans and rice dinner the other night, so I fixed bacon the way I like to – in the old black square skillet we have. I fixed the last few of the “farm eggs” that we got from Whole Foods. They have the yellowest yolks. And they were really good too. I fixed toast and put a garden blend cream cheese on there (a weak moment I had at the store and threw it in my basket), and finished up the strawberries! Our breakfast was delightful and has lasted all day. It’s 3:50 as I type this and I’m not hungry! I guess we ate late morning though so it was probably like a brunch!

I’ve cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed the den. And have Roger’s dog bed covers from the den in the wash. I’ve set up some new ones on his bed. I always move them around and swap them about. Just want him to be comfortable and it’s been a while since I cleaned them.

Techie Progress

I have dowloaded Malwarebytes free 14 day trial version and have deleted Flash Player from iMac since it’s no longer supported by Apple and hopefully no longer needed. Good timing too. I was getting notifications for updates over and over and I was not even sure it was a valid Flash Player – or just some bot pretending to be as I’ve heard those are out there. I think I downloaded to play a computer game or something. But I was afraid to download anything further. Malwarebytes showed my system was ok though and now Flash Player is gone.

I’ve started working on the files to house the pending video content. But I stopped to clean up what was on the cloud vs not on the cloud. Just trying to make sure some things are secured in the cloud. And moving some additional files off the cloud onto the Lacie1 which housed a lot of the working files for those videos. Just trying to clean things up. I honestly don’t have a lot on here. So since the household work has been done today I’ll likely spend a chunk of time working on the file creations tomorrow and then guess what?????!!!! I can start to work on my “new intro”. I’m really nervous about it in a way. Why am I nervous? Because I know how I get when I want something to be a certain way! And I’m also not wanting to spend a lot of time on it and I am probably going to have to! lol. I’m hoping to use footage we already have for some clips – but if not we may have to film new. I just know that I’ll be wanting to have it just right and we’ll see how it goes. I liked the last one but honestly have worried that the explosion of color at the beginning will signify meaning to someone other than what it does. It was just “my colors” and I loved having it “spill out” across the screen! But it does not mean I’m gay! lol. I’m not sure if I’m keeping that or not. I might buy another segment. Anyway I’m looking forward to starting the project very soon! Just a little nervous. I guess that is a good thing. We often do well on things we are nervous about. It’ll be on EVERY VIDEO so I want it to be good. lol

So tell me what you think of this intro. I think I got the first one free from PlaceIt. I don’t really like having their logo on the bottom either. But if I buy one I think I don’t have to use the logo? I’ll have to see. I didn’t use their music and I shortened it when I used it in my video. Enhhh… I think I’m ready for something different.

Well, George wanted to go out to eat tonight and we are using a card that we got for Christmas! We are looking forward to it. We are going to Walmart before that, mainly to get Roger some more diapers. But I think George needs a few things for cooking this week. I have a few things on my list too but not much since I went to Publix one night last week.

Well, I’m going to finish up here so I can work on my files. And what all are you all doing this weekend?

6 thoughts on “Setting Appointments Again and Working on Computer Files

  1. It seems like I always have an appointment or two to make. UGH!!
    We did get our first vaccine shot & no side effects. I will feel so much
    safer after our 2nd shot. We (the hubs & I) have not been out to dinner since
    last March. Think about that.
    I do believe the masks will be around for a while. That’s OK.
    I like your new intro. Dreamy…
    We watched Brigerton & now we are watching Firefly Lane. NETFLIX always has
    something going on. We started Lupin also. It’s a mystery thriller type of show. Interesting.
    Roger is looking good. 🙂
    We have about 3 feet of snow that needs to melt. Lots of flooding to follow. But
    that’s nature.
    In 2 weeks we will have daylight savings time. YES!!
    Anywho…I’m stuffed from dinner & trying to keep my eyelids open.
    Have a nice Sunday!
    Monica

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  2. Sybil

    Sorry to be so late replying but your blog arrived just as I was getting to bed and although I read it I didn’t feel like a quick reply was needed. Hope your asleep as I type this ! As always I’m delighted that you got Saturday to do whatever you wanted just by yourself. I hope today …Sunday…that you can make further inroads into your Vlog today it seems. Such a time since your last one, I’m a wee bit afraid you might have lost some subscribers thinking you had stopped, even although you told them you were taking a break going to Texas. However I’m sure you’ll soon get them back again. Have a nice day. Hope the sun is shining for you as it is for us. It’s really warm sitting here behind the glass window…later when the sun gets round to shine on my wee deck I will get to sit outside for a bit. We are allowed now to go outside with …one other person…..or as a family. So I expect to see lots over on our beautiful recreation park opposite me. It’s also the day that Niki comes to clean my house and Mary’s. There’s not much for her to do, just wash the floors and put the Hoover round the carpets, she does some dusting but I’m afraid she is not very good at that ? She will also put on the washing and might even hang it outside today I think it might dry…. Hope you and George have a good day and that poor old Roger is ok…have you tried to trim him again ?

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  3. Lauren

    I love the colors at the beginning of your video. It is neat looking. I am enjoying seeing the sun coming out today. I have daffodils coming up in my yard. The birds are happy and we enjoy watching them at our birdfeeder when we have breakfast, We have a couple of cardinals and yesterday a pair of fat white turtle doves. I had never seen those before.
    I am glad to hear you are sleeping better. Sleep is so important for good health. I know I feel grumpy and out of sorts if I have a restless night and don’t sleep well.
    Caffeine kept me up last night. I had a hot cup of mocha after dinner.
    My husband’s birthday is coming up. We are taking him to a place where we can dine outdoors.
    I know this stuff is not over and we are being careful as we can.
    My sil got the vaccine yesterday. So far no side effects.

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