Relaxing Three Day Weekends Should be the Norm, Negative Thoughts vs Positive Ones

Well, as much as we were off (3 days) I spent very little time at the computer desk. I did do a blog entry and delete the debris from the last video and started the file for the next video with pics and videos – no editing. I really just took a huge break from it all for the most part. The goal was to make it a nice 4th meal for Mom and George (and me too), to work on our house some, to enjoy Dexter, and to relax. Of course there was a lot of housework done – vacuuming, dusting, and laundry – which seemed to have exploded. But going back to work I thought What a Relaxing Weekend. If life were even almost fair, we’d all have 3 day weekends every week. Work would still get 4 so we need to split it to 3.5 days a week right?

He’s been good to get in my lap and snooze. When he did, it made me relax too. It releases joy hormones to be able to hold a pet in your lap and to get snuggles and kisses.

We face-timed with Little Roo. And that made us happy too!

I went to get Mom and here she is meeting Dexter for the first time. It didn’t take long til this happened below.

Dexter is eyeing the bowl. lol. I just noticed that.

We had a nice meal.

Caprese Pasta Salad
Dressed Eggs
My 4th of July Plate :-O

I didn’t eat the hot dog. Well… I had to save it for later.

Mom and I tried to watch a Lily Tomlin movie, Grandma, but it was so filthy with language at every other word, I finally said “no way“. So we switched to HGTV where there was no filthy language.

Dexter was a charming little boy all weekend long. He is really good when we are home all day.

Since we went back to work yesterday and came home last night and again this morning……he has been just short of a terror, lol. He has been into everything and doing everything he knows not to do – my guess is 1) Not enough entertainment during the day 2) Missing us 3) Frustration Management – lol. He’s been a wild man, not letting us eat, chewing on everything, and getting into as much trouble as he can. Any strides he made toward us opening up doors, have now shrunk back. He will learn. Once he gets the shots we may consider doggie daycare some. It comes with some perks. But it’ll come with some down sides too – as he’ll pick up what others have. So I don’t know for sure what we will do.

Our vet appt for the last of the shot series was to be today after work but the vet called and they lost a vet recently and had to move us to next Monday after work. That is fine. This is a busy week anyway.

I watched fireworks from my bedroom window Monday night. I had to be at work early for payroll (and Mom’s eye doc make up hour for those Fri afternoons that I am off once a month). I went to bed happy knowing what a great weekend it had been.

Gift from a friend

A friend at work gave me this. It’s so sweet. It has choc chip cookies in it. I will enjoy those. Perfect for when you want a little something. I have decided that chocolate chip cookies mean a lot to me, lol. Someone had brought some to work not long ago and I really enjoyed having them with my coffee.

I’ve been trying to eat fruit here and there. I had a plum over the weekend. Of course I had a banana too. But yesterday I had a peach and it was so good. I try not to buy too much of anything. For me I just buy one of something so it doesn’t get thrown away.

The recipe book came in from Amazon yesterday and I immediately put in all of my Hello Fresh recipes. It has the plastic insert. (Katy, if you are reading this and I’m gone one day, just know that the Amish Pork Chop Recipe, BBQ meatloaf recipe, as of this date anyway, is in this book along with the Hello Fresh. So don’t toss it til you look thru it. It also has that easy bread recipe that the waitress gave us at Carrara’s on a napkin that day. I finally made it and it was good and easy! Gonna make it again soon with cinnamon.)

I’m pleased. I only wish they had included “Beef” and “Pork” tabs instead of just Meat. They had a chicken and a fish tab, and a vegetarian tab, lol. But I can make more dividers I guess. I just put everything else under “meat”.

We had this one last night. It was Ginger Chili Pork Noodles. Great flavor!

So what’s going on this week? Well, quarter end will need to be worked on this week, although it’s a short week with the loss of one day’s work so it’ll be hard to have much time, but I will do what I can. Next week and after will really have to get after it.

Yesterday while doing payroll – the last half anyway – I listed to Candy Music Room on YouTube. I think it might be by Epidemic Sound. Anyway this particular one yesterday played jazz while a slight hum of air plane noise is back ground. Was perfect for doing payroll by. I get bored doing the last two payroll plants. We have four that I do and by the time I am through with two of them, I’ve over it already. So it helps to add music to the last two.

I can’t believe it is July already. That means that half the year is gone.

Photo by Vie Studio on

If I were going to allow negative thoughts to intrude, they would be the following:

*Why are the blog stats down for everyone on WordPress? What happened? Is it being yanked from the SEO somehow after the news that WordPress is shrinking? I mean a lot of us are down 25 to 40%. That is a lot. Most of my regulars are here so that is good.

*The thought of a nuclear war just makes me want to give up, panic, cry – and scares the bejeezie out of me

*I’m still wanting a bit more time to do some of my goals – mainly things like learning the camera and practicing, working on my 2022 goal list, doing some research, working on the basement clean up, spending more time at home, working on vlog and blog growth, more videos on a more regular schedule, 20 min exercise instead of 10, jewelry project, time to style my hair in the mornings, spending more time with Dexter, and so forth.

*I worry about Mom

*Our heat is at extremely high levels. 110 to 115 and the extreme warnings are out. Very dangerous.

*Why am I so tired lately?

But we’ll try to be more positive and think on the things below.

*God has this. And us. As far as the future. He promised.

*Live and let live. The numbers will be what they will be with what I have time to do as far as stats go. I like to push myself some to prove I can do things. No one likes to go backwards, but somethings like SEO and changes in algorithms you just have to tangle with and overcome if you can. I guess we are no longer showing up in feeds. I have my own domain but I guess that doesn’t matter as it still goes through WordPress. Still need time for more research.

*God says to take care of today and tomorrow will take care of itself as today has its own worries. Isn’t that the truth?

*I will simply enjoy the time I have to do what I can do.

I’ll get to work on the video tomorrow. I don’t think I can pull off a video for this Saturday since I didn’t get much done on it already. So no video this week – maybe the following week.

*I had extra subscribers to my YouTube this week, despite the fact that I did some car chronicles which some found not their favorite – but during this time period, it was the best I could do to document how busy and stressed we were. It was important to me to do that. But I heard you loudly and I will try to pick up the video more and show actual clips versus me talking.

*Someone said nice words to me yesterday and it made my eyes sting with tears. People don’t give compliments and thank you’s and kind words much anymore. And they take you so far when you get a praise from someone. I can live without it – I’m not saying I require it – but I’m saying it was nice to hear nice words. It’s very confirming when you try so hard to have someone notice or say “thank you”.

This blog entry is sponsored by Dexter who has done the following whilst I try to type, think, and come up with some form of a readable post: ate part of his pee pad, tried to chew on the carpet, tried to chew on a book, stole George’s sock while he was trying to get ready and had to be chased, got a q-tip from the bathroom trash and had to be chased down, did about 6 zoomies around the room and the hall, had to be stopped from chewing on the hallway doorframe. He knows it is a work day by our routine and my guess is that he is not happy and wanting me to play instead of blog.

So, I’ll be back soon. Probably Friday with an update. As long as I know people are reading. Ya’ll have a fantastic day. I’m going for more coffee. I’m relaxing and letting the mind be free to do and think what it wants. Except for the fact that I must get ready and get myself to work. Busy days head.

Hope you all are doing well! Let me hear from you. It warms my heart and lets me know people are out there somewhere.

11 responses to “Relaxing Three Day Weekends Should be the Norm, Negative Thoughts vs Positive Ones”

  1. Your dinner looks good. Ours was similar. My husband grilled bbq chicken, and burgers. I made potato salad and chopped up some fresh vegetables.
    I agree about the three-day weekend. People need some extra time to do what needs to be done at home and to spend time with family.
    I hope the rest of the week goes by fast for you.
    This heat is draining. I have been tired too. I have to push myself to get things done.

  2. Maybe if you got another dog Dexter would not be so lonesome and get into so much mischief? He sure is cute though.

    • Yes George wants to. I guess we will see. This guy is pretty expensive though. I’m a little shocked at how much we are spending with food, treats, toys, vet, pee pads! :-O

  3. Look at Dexter & grandma bonding. So sweet!
    I love your little red wagon. Great idea.
    Your food for the 4th looks delish.
    The ginger noodles are right up my alley. Yum
    River is such a beautiful baby boy. Getting big.
    You shouldn’t worry about your #’s
    It takes time to stop & read & comment. I always read but some days I just can’t squeeze in a comment. I’m not alone.
    Time !

    • I know – time is hard to come by and then making sure your logged in lol 😂. I appreciate the comments today. The page views are down but I think something changed as others have noticed too. I appreciate you always! Happy rest of week!

  4. Oh wow! Your plate of food looks delish! I always put way to much on my plate and then can’t eat it! Growing up my mom used to say I had eyes bigger than my stomach! Still remains the same! lol Looks like a fun afternoon!
    Dexter is so darn cute! I hope he settles down for you when you are gone. I think he will. I am a anti doggie day care gal. I was just watching someone who put their puppy in one of those and I do believe it was TN or Georgia and they or someone abused him so bad. He didn’t die but he is not the same as when they brought him. And I said this to her as my mom always told me growing up and when I had kids and pets. ” No one will take as good of care of your baby/ kids and pets as you do” And so I never did it. I don’t trust anyone anymore. The world is nuts! And people think its a free for all to abuse, hit, kill with no consequences . Its terrible. Don’t get me on that tangent! lol
    Dexter will be fine, he just needs time to get used to his new home. So far so good so good for him! 🙂

    Have a good week!

    • Oh that scares me to hear that about the doggie day care. Especially when the goal is for them to enjoy themselves. Yes we ate so much on the 4th! I love a good holiday meal! It was fun putting it together. George did the burger/dogs. I think he likes when I do the sides. Have a great rest of the week!

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