Mom’s House, Upcoming Schedule, Ring Light, and an Evening Out

Mom’s house is coming along. The brick arrived and they are working on that. It’s dry walled and I guess they will be bricking and putting in the cabinets next. I haven’t heard if they called her yesterday. The usually call every Tuesday with progress.

Mom has not felt her best the last couple of days. She said she just has her off days either due to the meds or the meds not working right. I don’t know. But prayers please. She refuses to get the shot. We got the shot so we could live our lives and protect others. It’s an individual preference. That said I hope we don’t take anything back to her. She has had a choice as we have. So based on her having made that choice we have chosen to do what we want to do and not stay home. But we have kept her away from crowds – as much as she wants to be anyway. I worry about passing things to her, but again, she could protect herself if she wanted and she does not. So….we still go to work and will go out to eat, and to the shops and are not being recluses. We are also not wearing masks since we got the shot so we wouldn’t have to. She is wearing one though. I’m not saying that we won’t ever – we do when it’s required. I can’t breathe in them and it makes me cough, so I don’t prefer to wear one. Anyway, I hope she stays strong and doesn’t get anything until this thing can calm down and we can get her in her house with minimum exposure to the rest of the world. Because we are in an out all the time.

Only the right side of the house and porch is Mom’s. It’s a “villa” so someone else is on the left side you see here. I’m excited for her. I have mixed feelings about the next move though. I’m excited to help her get it in shape and in order. Excited for us to fix and have meals there from time to time. Excited to help her shop for what she needs. But it’s coming at a very busy time of year, which getting ready for Christmas on top of working, already physically wear me out by end of year, plus we are trying to get to go to River’s first birthday in January. That is next to impossible also which will make me have a very busy January. We pulled it off last year by the skin of our teeth. So perhaps we can fly out. I also wanted to think about flying out for a long weekend in October too but just not sure we’ll have enough PTO – but it’s in the back of my mind to try and sneak a visit in before Mom’s house is ready. I guess it’ll give George and I something to discuss on our Anniversary Saturday.

So yeah, I’m looking forward to helping her set up and decorate. That is something that I enjoy. But I’m also wondering how we will get everything done. George is calming and says “we’ll figure it out….it’ll be ok” and it will. We just have to change all plans, lol. Not everything will happen for anyone as fast as they want it to. Just like the rest of the year. All plans cancelled. That creates more time. And Mom’s house may not come together as quickly as she wants but we’ll do the best we can to keep everyone happy on all fronts. Just pull us in 40 directions and we’ll go! I don’t know. One day at a time and one elephant bite at a time. Last I heard we can’t cancel Christmas so…somehow we’ll have to get the shopping and wrapping done and decor. Lord help us!

It’s gonna get exciting but we ALL have to realize that things may not happen on ANYONE’s timeline!

George fixed us a surprise breakfast on Sunday morning and delivered it to our locations in the house. I was working on the blog I think. Mom was probably in the recliner on her tablet.

Sunday George and I taped a video of us going through our freezer to see what all was in it. There were a few surprises. I had ordered the ring light knowing we’d be doing this.

Only the phone fits into the ring, but you can take the ring off and use it as a camera tripod. I don’t need it for that though as I have several already. Had to have George help me a bit to understand how it all fit together. Picture instructions but they were “iffy”. I was pleased it came with a carrying case though.

After getting it put together I realized it didn’t plug in, but has to be charged up via USB, LOL! So we ended up not using it as it was not charged well enough.

One part of videoing is getting the light right. It’s an aspect I hope you can see improvement on in my videos although I’ve not done much videoing from home lately. Most of it has been out and about and that is kinda – “it is what it is”. Videoing on the go!

I had to set up the camera though to look down in the freezer and we shot from two angles. It will be interesting and difficult and a new thing – for me to do that. I know how to do it, but it will take a lot of work to infuse them together. I will have to mute the audio on one of them I guess. But this will not be out until MONTHS from now. I’m working on May right now where we are packing and getting ready to move Mom. I made some significant strides with it last weekend and should be able to have some time this weekend to continue working on it. Once I retire, I can set a schedule of having videos weekly I hope. They will be shorter, less content, less editing, and over a shorter period of time but will come more often. That’s the plan anyway.

Tennfold Brewing, Donelson

We met BIL and SIL, Kevin and Susan, at Tennfold Brewing in Donelson and then went to their new place after in a 55+ apartment complex, which was very roomy and I liked how you went inside to your room, like a hotel. It was VERY nice and luxurious. Then we went to eat dinner at a place in Lebanon on the square. I was tired at that point and didn’t even take any pics.

It was nice to be able to sit outside this past weekend. The weather has been a little kinder.

However, today the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas is coming through and we have flood warnings out.

Here’s how Fancy sleeps. It’s no wonder she is preferring to take to Roger’s old bed. She has no room in the chair. However, I have to wash the blanket of the dog bed often. She will refuse to sit on it til it’s washed and then she will go back. So I’ve made a mental note – the weekend I change my own sheets, I will also do her bed blanket. lol. Doesn’t this look uncomfortable?

I follow this group on Instagram. I really like their messages. It’s very helpful to the acceptance of oneself into your environment. I have noticed there are certain people that can pull me out of my quietness. Certain situations can as well. Some people I have been talkative too around before and have learned not to be. Life trains us. Some people I’m just not comfortable talking to anymore. It’s nothing that I even notice or think about. Like I said, I think life just trains us to subconsciously protect ourselves. But I have noticed that I do or don’t. I guess we just have to “feel safe” in our sharing, knowing we are not going to be laughed at, argued with, shot down, judged, or our ideas poo poo’d, or being told why our thoughts or ways are “no good”. I….just….can’t.

So if you are THE RIGHT PEOPLE and you can get me to talk! You are special! 😉

Prayer Requests

Please pray for River, as he has “the croup” the doc said. Doc said he was on the healing end of it and gave him steroids. So…..please pray for him. He has almost figured out crawling. He can get across the floor but hasn’t figured out to bend his knee yet – he just uses his feet to lunge forward from all fours. lol

6 responses to “Mom’s House, Upcoming Schedule, Ring Light, and an Evening Out”

  1. Afternoon from Scotland but I think it will still be good morning to you.! So happy that you had a good weekend. Mums house loos as if it’s grown quite a bit, I hope that she feels better soon and stays clear of THE BUG….over here especially in Scotland there are warnings everywhere about a steep rise again. Masks must be worn in any shops or indeed any enclosed areas….there seems to be quite a steep rise in admission to hospitals. All over I think 60 are having to have a booster jab and also the flu jab. The over 13/17 are also to have their first jab at school probably because there seems to be a spike when they come back to school….The hoped for die back this winter is not going to happen I don’t think….
    It’s all very worrying for people that worry about such things happening…
    Mustard go afternoon cuppa is ready, we have been out most poof the day first went to view a concrete map of Scotland which includes all the mountains etc it was built over 7 summers from around 2001. By people from Poland as a thank you to the people of Scotland for their hospitality during the war years…it looked quite odd but interesting. Take care. God Bless

  2. I hope your Mom and Little River will be ok. It is a constant worry in my mind that someone I love will get sick. So many here sick and it is going up. We are still wearing our masks when we go out.
    My sister gets her second shot Friday. I am looking forward to seeing her and having her visit.
    Your Mom’s place is going to be so nice when finished. She is going to love having everything new. I hope all her things fit in the new place. It looks much smaller than what she had.
    I am glad you are going to get to see your grandson. They bring so much joy into our lives. And they grow fast. It seems like every time I see mine I can tell her has grown.
    Have a great week.

  3. Good afternoon !

    I can’t believe the progress on your moms house! She is going to love to have her own space to live in and to decorate! How fun for you both! I love the aspect of decorating but I love the shopping for the decorating more. Once I get home I have to look at it and mull it over and wonder “is this right for this spot?” And I’m a minimalist. Very little clutter is anywhere around here! Tom always says “where’s that thing-a-ma-jig that we saved?” … .hmm… well it was donated! LOL And he tilts his head at me like a little puppy dog who is disappointed ! He knows now to make sure to get it in the garage quickly before I see it laying around!! lol (he learns well!) 🙂
    I hope Little River starts to feel better. So sad when babies get sick. And so hard on the parents. I’m glad he is at the tail end of it.

    I’m intrigued by your flight of beer you have there in the pic! Do you know that I have never had one of them? I don’t know if its just not a thing around my neck of the woods, but I don’t recall seeing them on a menu of drinks. I am a liquor girl myself. Not like I’m a lush ! lol Just that I enjoy the harder stuff. Long Island Iced Tea’s are my fave drink of choice. Seven liquors ! The problem with that drink is that they allow you 2 of them. I guess they don’t want middle aged woman on the floor rolling around drunk! haha!!

    Happy mid week!

    • Haaaaa! Flights at breweries are a big deal down here! We love them to try different ones. We always get food too! I guess it’s like having 2 drinks. I’m afraid of Long Island iced tea! Maybe I’ll get one sometime/ it’s been a while!

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