Here’s a screen shot of the YouTube station (channel) I’ve been listening to at work. It’s “Candy Music Rooms”. Usually nice jazz or bossa nova type music. And in many of the scenes there is a cat and also a Roger looking dog (looks like my former doggie).
This Week’s Update:
So the week has sped by fast. I have made some progress at work. My boss and I got to go to out to eat today at O’Charlies as things will be picking up from here once we get back from the holidays.
I’ve been planning our little meal for the 4th. George is trying to keep it simple and I keep trying to make it more special. He’s doing the burgers and hot dogs. We are having beans and chips as he suggested. We have watermelon, and I am making a caprese pasta salad, dressed eggs, and a white cake with chocolate icing. I know it’s just the three of us (Mom included), but I’m ok if we have leftovers to split and enjoy the rest of the work week. Mom can take some home too. What all you having for the 4th?
George will be taking Mom to church this week. And I will cook up what I need to cook. It’s all really easy stuff though.
I’m looking so forward to this 3 day weekend as I have a lot of stuff that has built up. This will help. Plus I have the quarter end ahead. So it’ll be a pretty busy month. Also Mom’s birthday is ahead and then George’s is in August.
I’m happy to report that it is possible I may meet my 7:00 a.m. upload for this week’s video. I successfully was able to get 50 minutes down to about 30. It’s a longer video and people usually stick with you when it’s under 21. But I didn’t want to divide the footage in two and I felt to cut any more out would be to cut out part of the story I wanted to relay. It’s uploading now to the YouTube channel and I hope the upload goes well. I believe this video was during a time that was one of the busiest times of my life. We had some pretty busy times when Katy was with us though so back then some of our Sept-Dec time periods got pretty busy. But this was a taxing one. So I’m letting the entire 30 minutes stand. It goes by pretty fast and can be entertaining at times so we’ll see. But I’m happy I was able to work on it some this week in the evenings.
I went to Publix tonight to get the stuff for the weekend. I was afraid all the stuff would be gone – you know – hot dog and hamburger buns and the like. I also put into play my “new rules” to offset the economic downturn, lol. I am buying the cheaper items instead of the normal brands I love. I also bought some of Publix’s buy one get one deals – if I was needing to buy that item. I saved probably $20 to $40 tonight just by letting go of my favorites. In some cases that does not work – like the Halo ice cream I like – normally pretty expensive but tonight it was buy one and get one free. So yes I got two!
I almost grabbed some pita chips that were $8.99 a bag without thinking or even looking. I just love those pita chips sometimes when I need a salty crunch. But it was the big size – crazy. I went for the small bag. I won’t buy them again for a long time though. Once I have my fix I’ll be good for about 6 months. I usually keep tortilla chips on hand for those salt cravings.
But yes, I’m boycotting the higher prices and doing my part to force prices back down to competition. And in many cases that meant I was buying the store brand. I learned in economic class that your purchase is your vote. It’s so true. The lowest price wins, unless the product just stinks. lol
When I put together the grocery list, I noticed that George had left me some golden nuggets. See for yourself on Alexa’s list below.
The blog readership continues to be down by about 20%. I wonder if WordPress changed something. Or if countries are being blocked from reading or what. Others mentioned it too. I always had a certain number of views per day and was even doubling that for a while and it seems it’s all going backwards. The blog subscription keeps growing weekly but often people subscribe and then never come back. Or they are marketing and want you to follow them. I said a long time ago I was doing this blog for me. I pretty much write what I want. I do sometimes try to clean up the blog though and put ideas and thoughts in bullet format and give it a more professional polish. I kinda like a mix of the two. I have a lot of notes where I’ve written down my thoughts. Some will be random blog posts one day! lol. You all say you like it when I write like I’m doing now, like I am having a conversation with you. I enjoy that too.
Here’s the temps for the upcoming week. Lots of chances for rain and storms in the forecast.
Well, over and out! So glad the weekend is almost here and I hope you have a fabulous one. Don’t forget to let me know what you are having to eat for the 4th! Are you celebrating with family? I love to hear about you guys.