I Could Get Used to This Three Day Weekend Deal

I could get used to this! Three days off in a row at home, where I could do anything and everything or nothing at all, in the order I want, and in the time I want. I have not had that in a while. I did not leave the house. I still had enough to do and was enjoying myself that when I went to bed last night I thought I could probably do this for a month and not even miss the outside world. Then I said nah maybe a week or two and I’d be ready to get out. But seriously I became a Geekazoid and in a creative mindset. I had so many things I’d been wanting to do. Of course I didn’t get them ALL done – I’ve got quite the list.

I fixed oatmeal Saturday. Yesterday George fixed omelettes. I was able to get some exercising in by a YouTuber that is around my age that leads them. I need to do that every day! It felt so good to exercise. I wanted to start out “gentle” with walking and light cardio. So I did “Improved Health” on YouTube. I wanted to do twenty minutes though so I did two 10 minute segments. It was walking and stretching.

I cleaned house, did laundry, video’d a “Spend a Vacation Day with Me at Home”. I worked on and finished the “Flooring” video. I had to tape a couple of segments for that. I was able to get some Cannon lessons in – yay! This has been on my list forever. I watched some healthy eating videos from Dr. Berg’s channel.

The cat loved being inside and hanging with me while I worked on video work.

The bed is broken down of it’s covers so I can get that downstairs. I haven’t asked George to help me move it yet. It will take two of us. It’s been snowy or cold or windy during our off days and I haven’t had the heart to ask him to help me move it as he needed some down time too. But soon when it warms up, I want the bed to go downstairs and the wooden file cabinet and a bookshelf to come upstairs. The bookshelves I plan to set my camera equipment on (I think). Maybe office supplies that are in a basket. We will see what works. I think that office is always in change mode, lol.

I also spent time yesterday learning my different lenses and what they would do. I already had this down a few months ago but non-use makes you forget the details. I was worried I’d bought the wrong lens for vlogging as I’ve such an issue with it. I have the 22 mm lens and may have meant to get the 11-22 lens but what I have will work. It’s just my headshot is up close and personal and I don’t like that. I had rather be farther away. I’m still a bit uncertain as I really liked the way the 11-22 looks while vlogging while handheld so I kinda need to research that some more. I am having to use my iPhone for the vlogging while moving so I don’t have such a big head shot in the video. I may have told George the wrong thing or maybe he just ordered the wrong thing – I don’t remember what I told him. I just know that I wanted a wide angle and it is a bit wider but it’s up close and personal and there is no zooming back and forth with it. I hate putting all the videos on my phone though because it uses up a lot of space. And they stay there a while until my video is done and YOU KNOW I’m six months behind real life. I will get the camera thing and lens figured out. But I have no right to buy another lens until I begin using and learning the ones that I have and finish some research on it. I have what I need for now to get the job done. Well, maybe not. I have had to scratch most of the vlogging footage and use the iPhone. lol. But part of it was the settings too. And the angles. I’m just trying to learn. But I made headway at learning the manual settings yesterday. It’s starting to sink in. It’s just that since I’m 59, if I don’t use it every day I lose the information I gained and forget it.

So, I am packed for Hot Springs – well for the most part. I have to add jeans and my nightly bedtime routine and morning routine items and electronics, lol. Seriously considering taking my camera this time. We will be by a creek and I think it’ll be fun to get some good shots. I can practice what I have learned! At least I have my cheat sheets coming. They may get here in time. I hope so.

I have a few things gathered for our trip to take. We never had the time to play Christmasopoly at Christmas and didn’t get to drink the Quilt wine either (expensive wine, so we saved it – Katy and I have a story about that one). It’s a big bottle so it should last all weekend!

George spent some time in “his office” which is attached to my bedroom.

Sidebar: I think we need a house with 6 bedrooms, and two kitchens and a music studio -lol. Each an office, each a bed room, two guest rooms, and each a kitchen to stock and decorate as we wished. But we make do. lol

I really would give the kitchen an overhaul in many ways if it were my choice. Our kitchen is very outdated with it’s old stove, ancient countertops, microwave built in that no longer works and then mismatched everything as far as glassware. It’s hard to find a place for everything and if you do it gets moved or changed. So in many ways I’ve given up on the kitchen as I’m not the main cook.

Even yesterday I moved George’s guitar off of the card table so I could work a puzzle and he has already moved the guitar back onto the card table. ::sigh:: I was working on videos so decided not to start the puzzle yet. I’m getting close though. It’s a Christmas scene and I wanted to work it over Christmas. And then the winter. And now it’s almost spring. There is just so little time to literally “work it in”. I know he can see that I’m trying to do this but he moved it back. Here it is before he moved the guitar back to the table.

And the puzzle I want to work.

There is and has been a constant battle for space, temperature 68 versus 71, and well as I said- I kinda gave up on many things (glassware being one of them as he gets attached to each little thing and spices which seem to take on everything and has no rhyme or reason and you can rarely find what you need without getting a chair and spending thirty minutes looking for it). Soon I will move the guitar (again) and work the puzzle. The guitar does not belong on top of the puzzle table. Everything needs its own space, but not there on the puzzle table- that is NOT it’s space.

So I began uploading my video last night and went to bed and it was 59% and got up this morning to check on it and it’s at 59%. As I’ve typed this blog it’s still 59%. I guess I’m going to have to scrap it and start all over. It’s stuck. But this is what gets you. You work so hard on the video itself and then it takes forever to upload. But something is wrong as it’s stuck this time. OK I deleted it and restarted it. Maybe it will load today while at work. One can hope. If not I’ll try again tonight. Now it’s at 1 %.

George added back the possibilities for dinner based on the freezer items. Some things are NOT in the freezer though. But we have ideas of what we want to fix. Makes me hungry reading it. The Loon Pasta and Loon Chicken salad are mine and have been on the list for over a year. That is how I roll. lol It’s the time thing and whatever little time I get – do I want to spend it cooking? Not really.

George cooked with the Tagine last night. And I’m shocked that the dining room table is not filled with more things. Mine and his. So enjoy the sort of clear view! lol

One day I’ma gonna work dat der puzzle! (To the tone of “one day I’m gonna climb that mountain” – as heard on the Waltons!).

That’s really all I have for ya this morning. I guess I’ll be back on Wednesday morning.

It was just amazing have three days off and at home to do whatever I want. Each day went so fast. But I had enough time to get to do some Geeky stuff and that makes me happy.

Oh, I also put all of my appointments in my iPhone. Surprisingly the iPhone calendar itself would not work. It says I don’t have storage in iCloud but I have 2 TB I’m paying for in iCloud with not even a fourth of that being used. But when I used the Google calendar then everything started showing up in the iPhone calendar too. I think I had a problem with that before. Anyway now my things are showing in both calendars. It’s weird that the iPhone one won’t work without googles help. Oh well.

Ok off to work. I’m leaving later than I wanted, but it’s hard to transition from off for three days to working – plus the time change and losing an hour. So I need to rush, but probably won’t. At 59. I have about decided my rushing days are over. Plus the last three days have me very spoiled. The weather should be getting warmer thought.

9 responses to “I Could Get Used to This Three Day Weekend Deal”

  1. Sorry you have to leave your lovely home today.
    Hopefully your weekend “high” will ease
    you into the week.
    Today the guys are here to start our new blue 💙 roof. lol

  2. Oh Sonya, I’m so pleased you had this lovely weekend and you’ve got next weekend to dream about. You managed to do so much…you must be contented to get so much done….I’m sorry I can’t see any of the photographs you appear to include in your blog, I certainly can’t see them …..anyway sorry I’m late getting my comment in today as it’s almost 5 pm. I must go and get dinner started for Mary and me. Looking forward to your next blog on Wednesday…..Is there no way you could arrange to work only 4 days a week ? A lot of employees are doing that over here nowadays. It would be so much better for you…. Bye bye. God Bless

    • I don’t know about the 4 day week. Maybe with gas prices! Something will need to give. My company typically not too hip on that as a regular thing. But did it during COVID as best they could. A lot of jobs are hybrid now. It’s true!

  3. Glad you got a break from work. It sounds like you enjoyed it. More and More companies are working from home. It takes discipline though. It’s a beautiful sunny day here. I can’t believe you got snow. I don’t know what people are going to do with the gas prices going up. I saw a trucker filling up his semi he said it was over $1.000. And that people better get prepared to pay $11.00 for a gallon of milk. I have already noticed prices of our groceries have gone up by at least $30.00 a week. And I consider myself a smart shopper.

    • That’s a lot! I know I am starting to rethink things – like making homemade tea and drinking tap water again and making our own bread – who has time lol – but we seem to be going backwards in time. We have less choice, less resource. We have to depend on each other in the states instead of getting resources overseas. Eleven for gallon of milk is crazy. We will have to buy our own cows and start farming lol – see going backwards.

  4. Homemade is best. But it does take time. My Mom use to bake bread and it was so good hot out of the oven with butter.

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