Thursday’s True Colors

I’ve not had any Greek for a while now. I decided yesterday on a whim to use Uber Eats to order lunch. It’s a lot of food and typically I’m miserable after. But it’s so darn good. I decided to split it in half and eat half yesterday and the other half for lunch. That was a good portion. I enjoyed it so much. I don’t do Uber Eats very much, but on some days it’s really convenient. However, usually twice the price for delivery fees and tips.

I bought a couple of masks for George from my coworker. She has given me several free but I said I would buy some if she had masculine ones. She does such a good job and hers are so comfortable. The reason I’ve been gearing up on the masks (I have some ordered on Amazon) is that I get the feeling that mask requirement is going to become mandated. And sure enough our county it became mandated yesterday. And of course my masks have not arrived yet. I’m sure they are on a slow boat from China even though it says they are shipping from the US. Interesting when you look at the tracker it shows “shipped from CA”. However – normally you can see “scanned at this location” and then “scanned at that location” but there is no activity. So I am sure they are coming from some out of USA location and before it gets there it keeps just saying “Shipped from CA”. Once it arrives in CA from China or wherever, I guess it will start showing the scans. Does this not just get your gizzard? It says US seller. But I guess that is true. It’s still coming from overseas somewhere, lol. So that is pointless to say that. It needs to say US Manufacturer. I’ll be more specific next time I order. When I order Prime, I really want to get it in a couple of days as that is the service I’ve paid for, for prime. Grrr. Anyway we sit and wait but in the mean time he has these.

I texted him to tell him I bought these yesterday. No response. Am I the only one that their husband won’t respond to texts? Had I been any other person he likely would have at least responded something. I asked him about it and he said he got them but had nothing to say. I said “thank you” would have been appropriate. (??????). And so there you go. My life. May as well have been texting the neighborhood groundhog.

Things like this do not help the pysche. But then again I guess it is why I am here. Someone is reading, listening, and usually will respond. I think I’m a words of affirmation girl and I rarely get them. Heavens to Betsy I might get the big head and think I was someone important or worthy of existing. Anyway, he may hang the darn things from a ceiling fan if he wants. But I have done my part in trying to looking out for him to keep him alive, well, and from getting a citation or whatever they will be doing for enforcement. I do understand people get busy and forget to text back. But his wasn’t that reason. Maybe he thought he’d thank me later. Yeah we’ll go with that one.

Here’s our meals for the week. We eat well. I cooked spaghetti last night while he went to the store. We have a list on the right to “choose from” in the coming days. At least Eating is something we do well together. No problems there. We do manage to email back and forth on that at least. I guess it’s the subject matter that gets the attention. Food does the trick. It’s worthy enough to communicate about. Masks aren’t.

We had a storm come through on the edges of town right around sundown. It made for an excellent glow. The breeze was most awesome. Once the sun was down it was ugly grey but the breeze was still nice. These are actually photos with NO change in coloring.

Well I ordered this letterboard from Amazon to put in my office and it will be behind me on the wall when I film from my office. I will move the white board to the opposite wall. I think I also want a small white shelf to add beside it. And I will have a plant and an item or two sitting on it for decor. A work in progress but want to make it fun for the videos. I have to figure out how to move everything around on the other walls. Something I have to do usually with a beer in my hand mid afternoon on Saturday!

The next video is coming together! I filmed a small session yesterday. And I only have a couple of more things to video before it’ll be set to work on. So it looks like I’ll be able to pull these off about every 2 to 3 weeks maybe in my spare time. Probably by fall I will able to determine what a comfortable schedule is. Right now two weeks is tight and three weeks is doable. If I had to set a set schedule right now I would do two weeks. That just puts the pressure on. But supposedly people don’t want to subscribe if you don’t have a regularly set schedule. So eventually I’ll set one. I have also been looking at the music and I believe I’ve selected what I’ll use for this one.

So day one with the Social Media experiment? It went well. Did I miss Facebook? No not really. I accidentally opened it by habit once because of the red alerts. I think I have over 100 alerts and a couple of messages. How did it impact me on day 1?

Well I felt relieved and I felt a release of sorts. I was more in touch with myself and my feelings and my to do’s and my wishes. I felt a sense of achievement I was not expecting from your comments here and also some other’s comments to me. Others were proud that I had even taken the step to “try it” even. I hadn’t expected to feel I’d achieved anything on day 1. But apparently it is a bigger deal than I thought in others minds to be away from FB at all.

In addition, I finished a Bible Study on YouVersion at lunch instead of being on Social Media. I did not feel more alone. I guess I already felt enough of that anyway. Social Media was not keeping me company any more. It’s not a conversation but a political pull or an opinion play day. I quite enjoyed not seeing any of that mess.

I did miss wanting to post my Greek food, lol. But who gives a fire anyway? Only about 5 people were liking my comments and pics anyway. Probably weren’t even seeing my posts. And I did miss being able to ask why Trump was saying he wanted to defund the testing sites? I saw an article that said he said the numbers would quit going up if we quit testing. I didn’t see how not testing would help. I mean if you don’t want to know there’s a virus there, then stop keeping tally I guess and it’ll go away? I am not really understanding all of it. Do more testing, less testing? I guess I should not watch the news but had I not, I wouldn’t have known our county was requiring the masks. Everything is always so confusing these days.

Anyway – bottom line on 1st day without Social Media – was a success. I’m not having withdrawals but enjoying the extra time. Also listened to music yesterday. I have a song to recommend:

This is Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick’s version of True Colors as in the Troll movie. This song is beautiful they way they do it. I found this consoling yesterday. I hope you enjoy it. I listened to it on my iTunes. I made a note to mention it here on the blog and lo and behold there is a YouTube video. So enjoy.

And hope you have a wonderful day. It’s month end and quarter end so very busy and will be for the next month.

Take care! Only one more day til Friday. Thank heavens!

Social Media Experiment

Well, I am about to do a “Thing”. I am going to remove myself from Social Media starting today through the end of June. I’ll be back on July 1. That is actually about a week I believe. And when I say social media, I am specifically referring to Facebook, Instant Messenger, Instagram, and Twitter. Those are mainly the ones I’ve been using. Honestly rarely on Twitter. I’m going to see if I miss it or if my mood improves.

I will remain on WordPress (blog) and YouTube (vlog and watching others videos as I know they bring me joy). Any posting from the blog or YouTube that automatically posts to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts will continue to do so – as that is something that is set up to occur for me and that will continue.

Why am I removing myself from Social Media for a week?

Well, for several reasons, but primarily there are TWO main reasons.

  1. I suspect that social media is the main culprit in altering my mood and my mindset, which I am set out to change.
  2. I could really use some more productive time toward my own agendas and to do’s.

So to break some of that down……

Is Social Media a Mood Altering Source?

I suspect so. I have been feeling an array of emotions lately and I suspect that most of them are related to things I’ve seen or read on Facebook and other social media sites. I believe that is where most of my negative energy is coming from of late. And energy, positive or negative, transfers into others. You are what you read, you are who you hang out with, you are what you fill your mind with.

The COVID-19, the racial ________ (I don’t even know what to call it so I’ll let you fill in the blank), the political fiascos. All of these things have now all melted into one – it’s all viewed in a political light and has become very confusing to know who to trust, who to believe, and what the facts are. Then on top of that, add in all the Know It All factors (I call them KIA’s) into that and their quickness to attack and step on their fellow human kind as if they were dirty trash on a sidewalk. I’m just not ok with that. I have been so mad coming off of facebook lately, thinking how rude people are. I’ve been sad, that our human race is actually like this. I think how disappointed God must be with the likes of peoples actions, words, twisting. It’s horrifying. And it makes me sad knowing people are so full of hate and for what reason? How sad to have missed out on a life of love. They do not have love. They do not have God, most certainly. They follow the Prince of this World. And we all know what will happen to this world, if you believe The Book.

While Instagram is mainly a positive experience for me with lovely pics and a bit of humor, I still will refrain from spending time there over the next week – from a time standpoint.

There are some other factors that have played into my mood of late, but unfortunately can’t really shed those factors out as easily. There are just a few you come in contact with that well, you’d rather not, as they are judgmental or in some way make you feel inadequate, or just in general make you feel bad or not worthy. And Lord have mercy none of us need that right now. But some things in life you just can’t shed so easily. So you learn to cope, ignore, park it, forget it.

I also want to enjoy having my own ideas and not filled with the ideas that others are trying to cast upon me. I don’t want to be filled with hate, judgment, and people’s views on this or that. Quite frankly, I want my head to focus on everything and anything OTHER than COVID-19, racism, violence, hate, differences of opinion. I don’t want to put my thoughts on there and have it be attacked. They are my thoughts -“just go away – you go post on your page” and “give it up I’m not changing my opinion so just go away”! I want to just flick them off with a finger. And I can. I am flicking them off with a button. The off button. Well sort of.

Is Social Media a Time Suck?

I think we already know the answer to that one. And I do need some more time back. I want to get into God’s word as I need God to be the center of my life and not Facebook or other Social Media accounts.

I want to work on my to do lists.

I want to do and enjoy things that make me happy.

I want to spend my time on things that give me positive energy.

I want to spend my time on people that I trust.

I want to spend time with people and things that emit joy and happiness and freedom.

Being in the Know

I do think it’s important for us to “Be in the Know”. So I have NOT eliminated the News. I have to have some connectivity to the world to be able to have some knowledge to know how to protect myself on a daily basis. I mean if there is riot in a certain area of town, you need to avoid that area. If a tornado or earthquake or traffic mishaps and knowing where the crime is and if our president is still alive and all that kind of thing. And when the dust storm is coming! So I’m not eliminating the news from my experiment either.

I Will Let You Know How it Goes

I’ll let you know in a week or so how it goes. I do plan on getting on Facebook, my main Social Media source, and letting everyone know that I will be gone as there is a certain expectation we have of one another now to see our posts and comments within a day or two, particular instant messenger. But IM, once a quick convenient messaging service, is now filled with various videos with everyone’s agendas for or against their views.

I’ve been angry, sad, depressed overall this past few weeks. I am turning my focus to other things over the next week. So let’s see how it goes. Will I be happier? Will I get more done? I am hoping for a better and more loving attitude, getting more reading done, more time with God, less fear over the state of our _____(everything) and a cleaner house!

A Day of Fresh Air Spent with Friends and a Small Rant

Here she is…that new simple but sleek Coffee Pot that I love – from Amazon. We have enjoyed the brew yesterday and this morning.

We had a nice morning yesterday just lounging a bit. Was happy not to have to go do the errand running we were planning at first. George had wanted to go to McKayes Bookstore. But due to Covid-19 and not wanting to put too much into the day, George decided we’d enjoy our morning at home. It was his day so he got to decide.

He made his veggie pizza and got the filet mignon beef bobs ready and I made dressed eggs for our friends get together at Paul and Judy’s. Cheryl and Joe also. It was rainy off and on and instead of pool time we sat around and talked on the patio. Fans and frequent breezes from nearby rain brought comfortable temps.

We had a lot of appetizers and munched. And we had an amazing dinner with all of our compilations. Kabobs (both beef and chicken) and burgers, pasta salad (yum), dressed eggs (or deviled eggs however you prefer – I switch the terms), potatoes. Key lime pie, brownies, ice cream, strawberry toppings for dessert.

Here was my view. Believe it or not other people were there, lol. I think this was before everyone else arrived. We were all headed to the table and I got there first. I never know if people mind my taking pics so I usually don’t. Sometimes I do but usually not.

We enjoyed chatting and telling stories and having people to talk to. We laughed. That felt good. I needed it. Last week I had a tough time just with everything. For some reason just being tired and a bit tired – no a LOT tired of the times along with so many things I was trying to do – it was just a bad week. But yesterday was like a breath of fresh air. Just taking a deep breath, enjoying ourselves with friends, and not thinking about anything else at that moment. No to do lists, no demands, not even the hobbies. Well ok we did make fun of some of the stupidity that is going on out there without feeling judged by the Facebook masses. That was awesome. To be able to share your views and not get smack talk in return.

Well OK I did shoot some B roll scenery while there which for me is kinda A roll in the videos as it is set to music and turns out usually nice to watch. I took videos of the flag blowing in the wind, flowers being gently rocked by the breeze, and a pool scan. So that will be so pretty in a 4th of July video don’t you think?

So I guess you can say I’ve started on the next video then, lol. My goal is to make them no longer than 13 minutes. Someone said the last one was too long. I agree. I had a lot more material than I thought and when weeding it down I only got it down to 20 or so – it might have been 17. I can’t remember. But anyway it did get long for SOME attention spans. I think the click through rate was about 50% or something like that. So I think that means about half skipped through it or parts of it. (No it doesn’t tell me who skipped thru so no worries, lol).

I enjoyed the scenery around the pool area. It was such a nice little getaway for a few hours.

It’ll be our turn to host. We have no pool or nice patio (ours has lawn mower equipment and tools and wheel barrows). I tried to have a nice place on our patio but all that kept taking it over and when things start taking over an area, I get disgusted and just quit cleaning it. I’m not going to bust my chops to keep up a patio area (or any area) when it just keeps getting messed up with tools and yard barrels and such. It is a never ending battle I don’t have time for so I gave up. I even quit cleaning it off once a year. There was no reason to. I’d clean it and it would just get junked right up and I can’t sit and enjoy and junky spot. So no more.

I brought the patio furniture to the front porch instead for looks. No…we just hang out inside when company comes. Sometimes the sun room but usually it’s too hot or too cold to enjoy. So not very exciting in the summer but it is what it is. We get to enjoy that FINE blue linoleum we have, that I call my ocean so that I can “get over that” since I have to live with it every day. But not much longer b/c I will eventually “put the foot down again”.

George should be so glad he married me because some women – and I’m going to say MOST – would not have been so patient with a lot of these things. He lucked out. lol. I just go get lost in my computer or a hobby and try to forget it.

He probably wouldn’t agree that I’m patient over that, but I have known a lot of women in my lifetime and most of them call the shots when it comes to things like that – the kitchens and house decor. When I call the shots I have to put my foot down to do it. lol. Oh well. There have been many foot drops over the years. Most of them about led to divorce, but I work too, and I live here too, so…..I do get to have a say even if I have to make a splash sometimes. (I’m remembering a bathroom redo at the old house, a table I wanted to buy but was $100 short but it matched our new dining room and I didn’t want it to get away, and my car after mine had turned into a Flinstone mobile and I had to drive in high crime areas to work, and can’t forget that time I wanted to spend my Credit Union money for Christmas gifts). None of those were pretty moments, but the time came when it was necessary and the foot went down. I do develop some stubborn against stubborn when needed. Ha!

He is usually good to ask me also before spending money, and he’s pretty good to let me pick what we give each other for Christmas as a big item so I’ve been happy that we have bought TV and leather sofa and recliner, and a nice new fridge. That has been very nice so I gave up the floor replacement and kitchen redo’s for that. That was a lot cheaper. But it is time for some upgrades and I don’t want to be in a situation that we have to do them when we move out and have to spend the money but not get to enjoy it. If we have to spend the money to do the upgrades to sell the house one day, I’d much rather enjoy it too. Right? So it needs to be done soon. I was not popular for holding that opinion when we sold the last house. I was considered ungrateful by a few. My guess is that some didn’t understand the whole picture. But anyway, yeah I guess it’s best not to get me started on these things huh? I have a few sore spots. I like for things to be kept up and look nice. I was raised that way. But when you marry, you often take on the views/ways of that person. George has never been that way. If it works you don’t upgrade to make it look nice. So that has been a sort of issue at times -if my wishes don’t fit his model of our finances.

So we have blue linoleum and ugly counters. And again, I will say, he is so lucky I’ve not put the foot down over it – yet. Most women need their kitchen and he does most of the cooking. Ask any woman and they would have said “oh no that would have been gone a long time ago”. I really honestly don’t cook much now because I no longer like our kitchen. I just like for things to look good and feel good. So that is why I personally don’t like to entertain here because I’m embarrassed over it compared to what most have in their homes. Oh should I get started on the carpet? It’s about to go as well! ;-O

One day…I’ll be rid of the damn blue linoleum and pet infested carpet. At least we have friends that still enjoy being our friends regardless, lol. But yeah – there has to be a major carpet reclean before we have anyone over! The pets have not done us any favors.

I love flowers with rain drops on them. And that is my vent for the day.

And Paul and Judy’s “Albert”. He is such a sweetie. An older dog. And so is our Roger and Maisy getting there. There was talk of new puppies at their house yesterday!

Oh I did get a pic of George’s veggie pizza:

It’s crescent dough (baked first) and then spread on the cream cheese. I think he mixes the cream cheese with the powdered ranch dressing mix, but I’m not sure. That’s what I’d do if I were making it. And then chop up whatever veggies you want and put cheese on it. Makes a great appetizer. Very filling though.

And I need to get dressed and get out the door.

I have the coffee pot to return to UPS today. If it is raining I may have to wait until Wednesday. I think I had 14 days to return it. It’s supposed to storm today. I’ve not taped it up anyway, so I think I’ll wait and do it later and not rush today.

Alright. Ya’ll have a superb Monday! Over and out!

Starbucks, The Shower, a Squirrel, and Father’s Day

I treated myself Friday to Starbucks, using up the ends of two gift cards (Thank you Katy and and Wood Personnel – yup, I’ve had them a while.). I only owed 17 cents. I think one reason I hadn’t used the cards were that they had low balances – not enough to complete a transaction. But it was really nice. My favorite coffee at Starbucks is the Pike Place with Cinnamon powder on top. The Cinnamon kinda knocks down Starbuck’s overbold coffee. I think they always have superstrong coffee as many people put things in their coffee. I like mine black but from there I get Cinnamon. Of course me being who I am, a middle TN hillbilly as you all call us, asks:

Me: “Ya’ll still have that Pikes Peak coffee?”

Starbucks: “Yes – Pikes’ Place coffee, ma’am”.

Me: “Ok I’ll have that –just black with cinnamon on top”

Starbucks: “Is that the cinnamon syrup or powder?”

Me: “oh, powder please”.

Starbucks: “What else”

Me: (Having my order all ready to go having looked it up on line a few minutes ago forgets it) Ahhhm, I’ll have that ahhhh —(all I could get out was…). “Spinach”

Starbucks: “Oh the Spinach and Feta Wrap?”

Me: “Oh yes”. (I love this guy he finishes my sentences for me).

Drive thrus are hilarious with me. Anyway, I enjoyed the wrap although it was hard to eat while driving. And it totally hit the spot! I was so happy that Starbucks was so easy to get to in the morning traffic now. I may have to make it a Friday tradition now until school goes back into session.

Friday night George fixed us a Nashville HOT Catfish meal. Oh my it was good. We had salad and a cup of Red Beans and Rice with it.

I actually got up and made some tarter sauce for dipping. I’ve really had a lot of mayo lately and it’s going to soon be showing on my hips. But a bit of mayo and lime juice (we didn’t have lemon and I think I liked the lime better) and I chopped up some pickle. What a fine dinner. Lately we have been eating in the sunroom and just enjoying a slight breeze – but the last couple of nights the breeze has had to be instigated with the fan in the room. Probably getting a bit warm to be in there now as the cool evenings start to wane and the humidity begins to rise. We will have a few surprise evenings here and there to open it back up and read, eat, or sip wine and check cell phone messages is more like reality.

The dogs love the sun room. They hang out with me in there. Roger in his weakened state tried to jump up there and missed. Bless his heart. Momma came to the rescue.

So both George and I were extremely tired from the week Friday night. The warmth of the sun room and pollen and outside coming through did not do us any favors. Why is anything good that you like bad for you? Ice Cream and Outdoors and Pie? So I decided to go to bed and George was going to get in a movie. I threw Maisy on the bed at 8:00 p.m. telling George to come take Maisy out at 9:00 when he takes Roger. They go out about 9 for one last time. I am not sure why I didn’t just take her out. I think I was just THAT tired. But also if they go earlier than 9 they just wake us up earlier the next morning wanting to go out.

So I threw Maisy up on the bed (more like a light tossing, lol) Anyway, she was so excited that she started throwing herself against the pillows and rooting around and she pee’d all over everything. I was so mad. She has not done that in a long long time, like when we first got her. I think it’s a form of marking and I’ve read that it should be a compliment, lol – that it means she is happy and wanting to mark the spot as hers and our domain. But trust me I most certainly did not take it as a compliment. As tired as I was, I had to strip the sheets, the bedspread, pillows and go get them started in the wash and then I went to the Guest Bedroom. Meanwhile George heard the commotion and came back and worked on the mattress, as it went through.

So sleeping in the Queen bed Maisy and I got settled and I threatened her to “no pee…you better not” with my finger pointed in place. She tucked tail and went to bottom of the bed. I told her “I love you anyway, just don’t do it again.”

So about the time I got comfortable and my weary spirit and tired bones gave up and rested, here comes George and Roger. George had given up on the movie 10 minutes in as he was really tired too. Back to the Queen size and I felt every inch of it. And the snoring began in my ear. A triple whammy of oinnnnnnn, gnnnnnnnhhhh, fphewwwwwww. I stared at the ceiling and prayed Lord please let me sleep I am so tired. I was about to get up and go to the couch just feeling like there was no room but sleep came and it was quick.

Saturday morning we got up and had places to be and people to see – not something we have been able to say a lot lately.

We went to a graduation party for one of George’s cousins. It was outside. And come and go. I tried to stay on the outer fringes of the mall crowd.

The online shower was a lot of fun.

I had ordered Ellen a cake and it turned out cute for those at the shower at their house.

I bought Susan and Kevin and George and I a dessert for our end of the shower at Susan and Kevin’s. Susan and Kevin had bought a BBQ lunch for us.

Publix had this Strawberry Shortcake Tarte that we put on Susan’s beautiful platter. It was pretty.

I ordered flowers to be delivered for Friday for Ellen. So Ellen steamed from the nursery and opened gifts. It was great. I think it’s probably ok to show the Mom to be opening a couple of gifts and you can see the nursery which has mountains painted on the wall. Ellen loves the outdoors. And she had just been back from camping in Colorado.

I absolutely loved it (and so did everyone) when she put the baby towel on her head!

No one declared bingo until everyone began to try and use sentences with the phrases. Everyone had all but ONE. So that was fun. Once we determined who it was that said Bingo after we awarded the prize, the person said “But I kinda cheated”. We all laughed. It was fun anyway.

Katy did a cute game with fill in the blanks. Name that song! See if you can get it. I don’t have all the answers but I think you can google it.

Katy (daughter) and Susan my SIL, and I stayed on at the end to talk a bit.

We were laughing at there was one left with us but no one was there. It was an aunt that left the room but didn’t know how to turn it off. Fun times! And that’s almost us! ;-O

So I think the shower went well.

Then George and I headed to the store to get steaks for Sunday and headed home. He offered for us to go out to eat for dinner but I was tired and didn’t want to get back out.

I sat in the sun room and watched YouTube videos trying to get some ideas and also catch up on the travelers that I keep up with.

Here was the scene yesterday. Please ignore the vacuum cord. I usually keep the vacuum out there. There is not a good place upstairs to keep the vacuum so it really just gets tossed into the next room that needs it most, kindof like a manual roomba. lol I pulled up a chair to put my legs in. Had a glass of chardonnay and Maisy was making herself at home taking my blanket off the couch to suit herself. And Roger giving up and sleeping on the floor at my feet. Of course moi not pictured as I’m taking the pic, lol!

And that brings us to this morning.

No pics yet, but the new coffee pot arrived and the decanter was NOT broken. I’ll return the other one tomorrow at the UPS store with my label that I need to put on it today.

We are also going to a friends house for pool party cook out. Just six of us I think. It’s Father’s Day and none of us get to see or travel to be with kids so we are all hanging out. We are taking dressed eggs (I need to go make those here in a few). George is making steak kebobs for the grill and also veggie pizza for an appetizer.

I really need to get at it today though with the few hours we have at home. I have a lot of laundry, need to clean a bit, and need to kind of plan the next week or so and look at the to do list. It’s been a busy week for some reason. Just a lot going on, getting ready for the shower, making lists and trying to remember to do things, touching base with people, and just so many things went wrong also that just kinda taxed my brain a bit. I think I was pulled in so many directions this week. So I’m thinking we get a little bit of a break for the next week or two and try to catch up with life and what we need to do.

I’ve not focused on trying to capture life through video this week. Also events where there are people are really hard to do. And nothing really interesting going on at home. Trying to keep the videos positive and if I had video’d this week, I’d be venting and talking about how tired we are, lol. I’d rather wait til we have a better week! I mean I suppose I could video the ups and the downs, and I will SOME, but I mean how interesting is a broken coffee pot or the fact that I uploaded the wrong YouTube account the other day? lol lol But I will begin videoing again soon for the next now that the shower is over and we will have some time again on the weekends.

I may eventually put out a schedule for the channel once I get into a rhythm but I don’t want to do that to myself until I get a few videos ahead so I have wiggle room during busy times. So for now it’s just testing the waters and periodic. We will see how it goes. I’ll be itching soon to to do the next one.

It’s about to rain here I think. Alert came thru for lightning strikes 4 miles from here. We may just be eating and not having the pool part of the party. lol We mainly sit around anyway but usually enjoy getting in and floating around.

I was hearing some weird noises out the window just now and thought it was a squirrel. Can you see the “squirrel” through the window? It’s an industrious “squirrel” working on some bushes, for this early in the morning:

Ok hopefully more tomorrow. I think we feel much more rested today. We both took a Benedryl last night as we got stuffy from being in the sun room as allegies kick in. I’ve had to clear my throat since January. He’s been trying to get me to take a Benedryl since. I finally took one. I think it helped some. And I slept really well yesterday. Had weird dreams but slept really well.

It was so strange that I thought maybe I’d write a book about it – that dream of mine. Then I realized that book is already written by someone else. Mine could have a different twist though. I have to end this post here. If I remember maybe I’ll blog about the dream tomorrow.

What are you doing on this fine Sunday, Father’s Day? I’ll leave you with a pic of my father. He loved to play the fiddle.

Enough Reasons to Vent

Well, it’s been a rough few days. I mean yeah it could definitely have been worse. But….when things just repeatedly bombard you going wrong, it kinda gets annoying after a while. Some of it my fault, most of it not. Not listed in any particular order. Some I’ve already mentioned.

  1. I had the wrong YouTube associated with Epidemic Sound which gave a copyright claim against the first video. (It’s no big deal as I mentioned previously, it’s just you can never monetize that video and I’m not monetizing it right now anyway, but I pay a fee per month to be able to use the music but had the wrong account covered.) I was mad at myself but fixed it in time to cover the 2nd latest video.
  2. I got an email from THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT COMPANY I USE that I had the words COVID-19 and their name in the same blog or same paragraph and wanted it removed as well as the tag in that post. They said it’s the FTC that does not allow it. Had I made any false claims that this company would cure or prevent anything? Of course not. I said I had plenty of shakes should we not be able to get out and get food if we get stuck in the hotel. I said it would prevent my hunger, lol. But, regardless of who wants what taken down, preventing my freedom of speech, it did piss me off and I’m still pissed off. And I will remain pissed off. So much so that I will refrain from ever mentioning the company again on my blog EVER. That is just the way I roll. That way they never have to waste my time nor theirs ever again. Amen! So I have about 20 posts to go – removing the “I” word from any posts. If it’s worth having me erase it from one post, we’ll go all the way. If they ask for one shirt – give them two right? Maybe not exactly what God meant but we’ll go with it.
  3. Someone (I believe) pranked 911 using my office number at work the other day and the police showed up. (At the plant though so they have our wrong location.) It is being investigated as they can see the phone/connection and cell phone information. I’m not 100 percent sure myself but I think I get the connections/coincidences. I won’t turn them in until the records come back. Of course at that time they’ll already know who it was. But it is a crime to call 911 and waste the authorities time. And the joke is on this person now. I won’t be discussing with anyone but authorities and one person that is involved in investigating this. So it won’t do any good for anyone to poke me for info!
  4. The coffee pot I ordered arrived with a broken decanter. Of course I knew it would be the way that UPS and Amazon and all the carriers throw things around. I was hoping it wouldn’t be broken, but I knew in my heart it would be and it was. I don’t wish these things on myself. I just know how life is. I’ve been trained to know that if it had a glass part, it will be broken in shipment. So guess who has to take the thing to UPS today to get sent off. I don’t want to have to go into a UPS center due to COVID but I guess will have to. The new one arrives tomorrow. Jokingly but maybe not – please pray for the coffee pot. I like my brewed coffee in the mornings. It makes a difference in my mood.

5. The blog host through Word Press sent a notice that my renewal for LessHustleMoreCoffee didn’t go through. I panicked. I had to wait til I could get a minute to go in and see what was going on. It is set for auto-renewal. I have put so much into the blog so it scared me. All it was, was I had the credit card set to my “THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT COMPANY I USE’S” pay card. I was going to use their card to fund my blog expense. However, I am not selling it anymore and forgot the card has ZERO balance on it, lol. So that is all it was. I set it to a different card and it was fine.

6. My email quit working on my Apple Watch. It’s been off for about a week or two and I’d not stopped to fix it. I finally took a lunch break and sat in the car and worked on it. I think when I set up my new email to go along with the blog/youtube – somehow it didn’t go through in my settings. I deleted and added it again and the rebooted both iphone and Apple watch – same information as before – only it took this time. But not having that set up was not letting ANY of my email come through to my watch.

The rest is just —–busy. Not having really much time to do anything. I have caught up on the laundry some in the evenings, the ironing, the things I didn’t get done on the weekend last week. I’ve tried solving all these issues above and getting some orders in.

I *think* things are set for the virtual shower Saturday. Everything that is within MY OWN control that is. With the luck I have had lately (see above for proof), I have been scared all along this will somehow all be a bust. But if it is, it won’t be because I didn’t do my part in trying to make it happen. If the internet fails or things don’t get where they are supposed to be or cakes don’t get baked as ordered, or things delivered as ordered, or as taken – it’s not as if I hadn’t tried. I’m trying to think positive. I just really get tired of things going wrong!!

So we have been working all day and coming home and trying to do things, do chores, make plans, decide things, and then it’s time to eat and go to bed. Bed has felt so good this week. It’s just a reprieve from all that is going on.

George had to go to the store last night. I have to go to the store tonight. And we have a busy weekend ahead. We have a grad party tomorrow. After that we head to my SIL’s and BIL’s for the virtual shower. After that I think George and I are coming home. We may make a stop or two.

Sunday we were going to McKay’s book store but have decided to put it off due to COVID. I was going to sit in the car and delete emails and photos, lol.

Instead we are going to Paul and Judy’s for a cookout. I’m making deviled eggs, George is making his veggie pizza for appetizer, and taking some small steaks – one for each person. So we needed time to work on that Sunday morning since we are gone Saturday. So we were fine to blow off our excursion til later.

So in addition to the above, much like you, I’ve been kinda blue this week. Yes we have so much to be thankful for and I am. But just a repeated bashing of the above along with the below, really just brings a body down.

  1. I am tired of not getting to see all of my friends. Some of them are just not ready. And I respect that. But I still miss them.
  2. I am tired of wondering if we are all going to get the virus and what it will do to us. What roulette result will it be? Asymptomatic or a bad bout, or worse?
  3. I’m tired of everything being political. It was once just the media – and you could ignore the politics and go on about your life during election year.
  4. I’m tired of everything being racial. I was already tired of it. No offense, but I haven’t mistreated anyone and I don’t want to be told that I have. No one needs to be mistreated and when I say God loves ALL OF US. I’m not being racial. So if you are thinking this about me get over it. It’s my brain, my thoughts, my words and I know what I mean and don’t want to be told what I mean! God said that we are all loved and I’m repeating it. I would never even think of race if people didn’t keep bringing up the subject. I don’t want us to be different so quit making it so is how I feel. Again, we all need to be treated equally and loved equally and love one another regardless of color. And those that don’t treat people with respect should be punished. Good people and buildings do not need to be mistreated either.
  5. I’m tired of wearing the masks. But I will continue to wear them. Yes I understand the need. No I don’t want the virus and NO I don’t want to pass anything along to anyone else. Yes I get it – I don’t need lectures on why it’s important. The fact is, just the facts, regardless of the need, I’m still tired of wearing it. I’m tired of having to remember every time I step out of the office. I’m tired of not being able to breathe when I’m wearing it. But again, I will keep on wearing it.
  6. I am tired of not being able to trust anyone. Everyone has an agenda. Everyone has something to hide or something to spin. It just gets OLD.
  7. When everything starts going wrong it also reminds you of everything that was already not right. Like family that is aloof and all that stuff. And people who you love that are gone. Just missing people! Everything is magnified these days.
  8. And Roger. It’s breaking my heart that he is getting older. He is starting to get weak and off balance. Sad.

So yeah, I cried this week. About twice a day. I mean, don’t anyone call 911 or anything!!!!!!!!!! I will be fine. I am fine. Repeat. It’s ok. lol. Or is it? My brewed coffee pot doesn’t arrive til tomorrow.

I’m thinking of waiting til Monday to return the current coffee pot so if this one is broken too I can reduce the number of trips to UPS by at least ONE. lol

Anyway, better get ready and get to work.

So thanks for letting me complain and gripe. It’s how I’m feeling right now and this is a reality blog. I am my own therapist along with God so we’ll get it figured out and I’ll improve my outlook soon.

I’m trying to be grateful, park these things that bother me, listen to good music (I’m enjoying my new ear buds by the way – no cords and a perfect range, as long as I don’t drop one in the toilet – lol lol lol). And I’m thankful for friends that realize you need a friend in this difficult world! A coworker gave this to me, by leaving it on my desk, after sharing I was having a rough week just accepting/rejecting our world we live in on top of everything else.

Over and Out for now. Have to hurry and get out of the house and on the road. What all are you doing this weekend?

JUST IN CASE and PERMANENT EYE ROLLS

IN case you are getting a series of alerts. I am not sure if you are or not. I am having to update my blog to remove any references to THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO I use. Apparently the FTC does not like the words COVID and THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO in the same paragraph. So, being the good samaritan (and the pissed off one) I’m removing ANY instance of the word from ANY POST. Which means – oh about 30 posts have to be fixed. So if you are getting alerts on anything please forgive me and you can blame it on THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO I do business with and also the FTC. I don’t blame THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO as I know they have to do what they have to do to protect themselves. But it doesn’t mean I’m not still P’O’d at the lack of free speech.

So from here on out you will hear me ONLY refer to it as THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO I use. Because if I have to be bothered to remove a silly sentence and tag then NO ONE gets the marketing or the mention at all. Have it one way or the other. And that is how I roll.

OK, back to changing that “I” word to the phrase “THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO I use. (INSERT YOUR BIGGEST EYE ROLL EVER).

Oh wait, you probably used all those up on the news. I think all our eyeballs are stuck in permanent eye roll positions at this point.

New Coffee Pot, and an Oopsie!

Well, I ended up with a bit of time to blog this morning. I had to order a coffee maker during my normal blog time, but then I got ready really fast!

Our coffee pot began leaking and it has for a bit, but nothing really significant. But now it’s starting to leak a lot this week so I just ordered another. I kept an open mind, but I also knew that Mr. Coffee pots have always out held any other we’ve had as far as durability. Having known people with Bunn, Cuisinart, and some of the others, I knew they had not been as happy as they’d have hoped. But I did have an open mind to look at new brands with high ratings.

I knew I wanted something that was stainless or had a stainless look. I wanted glass for the pot (I like to see what’s in the pot). I wanted the normal coffee filters, (what I call normal, lol) and not the cone ones. And it had to have 12 cups. It has an auto shut off and it has a longer time span warmer for it up to 4 hours instead of 2 like our current one.

And it had good ratings. It also comes with a filter system too to help the taste. And so we’ll be in business here soon. Til then we will be shorted on our coffee in the mornings, lol.

Copyright Claims on YouTube

So, last night I had a small surprise. I uploaded the wrong YouTube account to Epidemic Sound apparently. I guess somehow I had switched over to my personal one, and so my protection from Epidemic Sound was protecting the wrong account. So I got a notice that I could never monetize one of my videos. For now, that is ok. I’m not monetizing anything. But one day after retirement and I get to travel some (?) —(and get better) I might want to, to supplement retirement. Anyway, my efforts at paying for a subscription and having it protect me, failed me – it was my fault for grabbing the wrong link and not realizing it. I’m doing so much of this on the fly. But no worries. At least when I saw the notice, I was able to go in and cancel the old subscription and start a new one. And surprise it comes with another trial period, lol. I can’t go back and “cover” the 1st video, but I noticed this morning that YouTube had “fixed” the one I posted yesterday as my subscription was fixed with Epidemic Sound yesterday.

A stupid mistake that I had studied on and thought I was on the right track. But at least I noticed it now and not after some successful video with a lot of followers. But it DID hurt my feelings! I was mad at myself!!!

I’ve been mad at myself twice lately. I get mad when I forget my mask also. I had to make myself a sign.

Monday I sure did enjoy my cereal at work. I had Rice Chex with Cinnamon and sliced a banana on top.

I downloaded a new theme on my computer. I really enjoy the outdoors scenes. This one was pretty yesterday.

And I have to brag on George’s dinner the other night:

He fixed Cornish Hens, broccoli, and wild rice. It was so good!

I better get off to work now but leaving you with Maisy Girl and Roger. She looks funny in the face with the trim and not having her butterfly ears.

Much like children, Daddy George comes and tells them goodnight. Often they both go to sleep with me while he sits up and reads or watches a show.

They love bed time. I do too. Especially lately where you can forget about what goes on. I have really had a rough time the last two days with just being blue with all of it.

Ya’ll have a great day.

Thanks for supporting me on the videos. I think most everyone was kind with their comments. I do have some improvement. I’m learning. My first goal is to enjoy the journey of doing it. The rest of the goals are milestones. Yes I obviously want people to enjoy it. So I will continue to work toward things that matter the most and also things that are creative and different, and also content. A lot of elements. Keep in mind we have not been out a whole lot and I mainly shared things I had taken a pic or video of for myself. I will be doing more of the intentional videoing and photos and that will make a world of difference.

Thanks again for the kind comments yesterday. And for your continued support in all my shenanigans! 😉

Five Quick Ways to Reduce Stress in Today’s World

Well here she is. The 2nd video on the Less Hustle More Coffee YouTube Channel. Maybe one day we will actually get out and go on some excursions. Til then we capture what is going on around the house!

The video is in my side bar here as well and will stay here until the next video, if you can see the side bar. Usually on a computer you can see the whole blog and side bar. If you are on a phone and maybe on an ipad have more limited vision of the blog but you can see the videos in my menu section.

When you open it up it will look like this:

And you will see “About Me” and “Videos”.

Once you click on “Videos” it takes you directly to my Less Hustle More Coffee You Tube Channel.

There you can click on a video to watch it, give me a thumbs up if you like the video and subscribe if you want to see more. I’m just getting started. My goal is 100 subscribers. I have NINE at the moment! Thanks to those that have. Once you click on a video you will see at the bottom of it a chance to like, subscribe, etc.

It was a fun Sunday getting it all finished and ignoring all my responsibilities. lol.

So Sunday night and Monday night – and even lunchtime on Monday I was doing errands, making phone calls, checking over lists, catching up on laundry, ironing, doing my nails, checking up on Mom, checking in with friends.

I’m trying to make sure all the plans are in place for this Saturday’s virtual baby shower. I’ve talked about it for two months I think. It’s finally here.

George and I have plans Sunday also for his fathers day. And we have friends that invited us to come over in the afternoon for a cookout and swim. We are looking forward to that. I’m really looking forward to that.

I was feeling a little blue yesterday. I think it’s just that I want everything to go back to the way it was before COVID and before our nation began …..doing what it’s doing. I want us ALL to enjoy living a peaceful, safe, and happy life. I look at the TV and all the stupidity I see. Not going to apologize for saying that either. Because there are ways to protest and trying to take over the Nashville Capital (this mornings news silliness) is not the answer. It makes me so mad that I have to turn off the news or I’ll spend my whole day angry. It just makes me mad on so many levels what these instigators are trying to do. I believe they are instigated by someone outside of our country along with political agendas inside the country. It used to be other countries that you would see such unrest. Whoever it is orchestrating all of this is trying to oversee the downfall of our government and you see they are trying to take down the power of our police force, the power of speech, and yes, there is someone trying to take over our country I do believe. They are trying to weaken it. And are succeeding unless the government steps in and just forces all this mess to stop. I don’t believe it is all about race. I think they have stirred up the race thing as they knew it is a weak point to bring America to her knees. But if our government doesn’t watch it, we will lose America. No one needs to be mistreated, but the people who are supposedly protesting these things are doing bad things too. So it doesn’t make sense but to think they are being puppeteers from others outside. I have a feeling we are going to end up in a huge civil war. And then it’ll really get ugly.

God, when He makes His judgment on some people, is going to be furious. I’d hate to be those folks. They have a lot worse coming their way. I mean they want to burn things down? I have a feeling they will be seeing a lot of that on a future date, for a very long time. But I’ll let God decide that.

I just got myself started there. If I’ve offended anyone, I guess I have to say I can’t apologize. All I want is peace, love, happiness, and people to get along and love one another. I want us to be protected citizens from those who are trying to burn and tear up things and harm each other. Everyone should have the ability to be treated respectfully, but they have gone too far. I don’t agree with this violence. And now more than ever I believe our police and even our Army will need to show force to stop it to bring the peace. But this group is trying to tear down our country’s power to do that.

Anyway, I have payroll to close today. And I have a few things to share, but it’ll have to wait til tomorrow’s blog post.

I hope you check out my video. I added bloopers at the end! ha.

We will keep count, but today is:

9 You Tube Subscribers!

I know it’s not many. But…it’s better than 4. I thank you for helping me to grow the channel. When I get to 100 I get a link with my title in it instead of a number! lol. So it’s a goal and when we hit that one I’ll find out what the next goal is. Still so much to learn.

I better go. More tomorrow.

Weekend Turnround

Saturday night I soaked my foot in Epsom Salt. All day Saturday I had tried to either walk on my heel or the side of my foot which mainly resulting in me deciding just not to walk much at all. I had sat and watched my shows on YouTube most of the day.

Overnight, my right foot hit up against my left foot and it felt really sharp. I decided then to check more closely when I got up. George has a really good flash light. And when I took the flash light to it, I could see the glimmer and sparkle of a piece of that crystal glass. I knew my foot wouldn’t shine like that. So George brought me tweezers and asked for alcohol, cotton balls, and a towel and he brought me back Tito’s hand made vodka (to make me laugh, and it did, for a second). I cleaned the tweezers with the other alcohol and began trying to extract it. It hurt really bad. I was pulling at skin instead of the glass. George wanted to do it but I told him it was something I had to do myself. And I stopped trying as I said, “what am I doing? I need a cup of coffee first”.

I drank about a half of a cup to get my eyes open and George suggested I take acetaminophen to knock the edge off and try again in 30 min. This time I was able to focus and I just happened to get the tweezers in the exact spot, I had a good hold of the glass and pulled. Sorry for the graphic explanation. It was a hefty chunk left in there. I’m trying to figure out how to explain the size. It was not quite as big as a bacon bit, lol. But maybe a 1/3 of a bacon bit. This may be like a fish tale, it may grow every time the story is told? George bandaged me up proper with gauze and tape. Once that chunk of glass was out of my foot I could immediately apply my weight and walk normal. I was so excited. I had thought that I was going to be hobbling around all week. The morale boost that gave was enormous.

We sat in the sun room for a while and I finished my coffee and had some more. We have been noticing a red fox come through in the mornings. It’s pretty exciting to sit in the sun room and listen and watch nature. The birds new the fox was around, you could hear their warnings. Neighborhood dogs were also giving warning. And somewhere in a distance you can hear a rooster crow.

Oh – We took the dogs for their trim Saturday. And sad to find out our groomer has breast cancer. I know she is not going to want to keep up the Saturday schedule but knowing we work outside of Mount Juliet, she said she didn’t want to lose our business and kept us on a Saturday. But I fear we’ll end up having to find another eventually depending on how she feels. I’ll be praying for her and all goes well. She has been a good groomer for the doggies. But she really seems stressed a lot. Here are the doggies. I’m sure I’ll have better pics over the next week or so.

I was so happy to be walking, and began doing laundry yesterday. I picked out my clothes the week, and decided for some reason to come and work a bit on the iMovie. Well there went the day. ha. I was back in my bliss. A thousand things calling me and so many things I needed to be doing instead. But I kept saying to myself “let me just do this one thing.

And well, I kinda finished the whole thing up – this next iMovie. It’s ready to go! All done. I worked on what they call an “Outro” (opposite of an Intro), lol. I’m not sure I like the term but I’ll go with it. I did it all real quick and even my hair is a mess, but I was mainly doing a test and decided to go with it. So I’ll be uploading the video here in a day or so. It takes a while to upload into YouTube. I have to check the quality of it also and come up with my tags. And I will also post it here in a blog post as well as updating the side bar with the latest. I took a few moments to kind of outline the steps to making the imovie on my office board. This is my process anyway, and the process of clearing out and I include the deleting of photos on my phone, moving them out of the cloud, deleting the ones I don’t want and so forth. I also take a lot of pics to remind myself of things.

So it’s quite the list.

Did I get anything done I should have been working on? Not much. Before I knew it, it was time to go to Cracker Barrel.

We had a nice time just chatting and waiting and chatting and waiting. Many people were outside for pick up. The waitress kept apologizing. I noticed they also were seating people on the front porch. They really did have the business yesterday but could only serve half capacity of course.

They brought our bread first. I was starving as I forget to eat much when I’m working on these imovie things. I had quiche for breakfast – the kind you buy which was really good. But then only a bag of THAT SHAKE/SUPPLEMENT CO I USE chips for lunch. They have plant protein and they kept me well.

At Cracker Barrel I had the beef pot roast and it was excellent. It was so cold in there, that it was welcome. They finally had to turn the air down. I’m sure several complained.

So after that we went to Kroger for our Store run. And we got back it was probably about 7:30. By the time we unloaded and took dogs out it was quickly 8:00. I had about an hour to get a list of things done.

I had to get a check addressed and in the mail to cover the cost of the cake for the virtual shower next Saturday. The Momma to be is picking up her own cake as she is in another city from the rest of us. But I ordered it. I do have to check on it b/c they said they would send an email and I never got one. But I do have the confirmation. Anyway, got that addressed and George will mail or give me a stamp to mail.

I had to do my vitamins and BP meds for the week and get those loaded into their compartments for the week.

I needed to reboot the laundry. I needed to put the clean sheets on the bed. And I realized I’d not washed my masks out. So I got those set up for washing. I have a little bowl and Dawn that I soak them in usually overnight. I had to keep one out to wear today though as was not sure they would be dry.

And I never got to do my nails. I should have done that Saturday while I was wallowing in my pity party of not being able to walk. I just went on strike completely I think at that point, lol.

So this morning I have nails that need some attention but I’ll work on those tonight. I will be having to do a lot of my weekend list this week at night. Including making sure that everything is in order for the shower. That will be the first order of business.

Next weekend will be a busy one. We have a grad party, the virtual baby shower, and Sunday if the virus is not all blown up, George is doing his “Father’s Day Excursion”. I began talking about my Mother’s Day Excursion at Cracker Barrel. When am I getting my day? lol. We went to Mom’s on Mother’s Day but I didn’t get a day to go and do what I wanted to do which is eat at Slim Chickens and go shopping! 😉

I did enjoy looking thru the gift shop in Cracker Barrel.

And I must go as the time is dwindling. Sleep was really good last night. Pretty solid.

Oh I’ll leave you with this….a spaghetti sauce we saw in Kroger. We didn’t get it as we have a lot of sauce and pasta. I’m fixing some kind of pasta this week, but trying to eliminate having a lot of pasta as once I eat it I want more and more. But look at this sauce. This is hilarious.

I guess it starts crying when you put it in the pot?

Oh well, more tomorrow and hopefully a video as well. It may be Wednesday as you know Payroll is tomorrow, so we’ll see how things go!

Off for more coffee and hope you all have a good Monday. But you have no idea how glad I am the weekend turned around and I’m not hobbling hardly at all now that the glass is out. Over and Out.

Puncture Wound and Changed Plans

Ready, set…start your violins!

Well, I was so excited to get started on our weekend. I had so much I wanted to do today. I relaxed yesterday after work knowing I’d have today and tomorrow to get things done.

While getting ready to take the dogs for their trim, I went to the kitchen for something and stepped on something sharp. It was a piece of glass I determined. George, who was doing something in another room said he had broken a glass earlier.

I went to the bathroom in a hurry to sit down where the blood would not drip on the carpet. It seemed to take George forever to get there. I needed someone to go get the band aids. Glad he was there. Although he must have been playing some game or something. He finally came back and got a flashlight and ran his finger over it and said he didn’t think the glass was still in there.

However, the damage was already done at that point. It hurt to put pressure on my foot. The bandaid stopped the bleeding at least. But we were in a hurry now to get the dogs to the groomer. I debated whether to go but I know it’s hard to drive with both dogs in the car. So I went so I could hold Maisy.

I can’t take the basement steps and had to go out the front. I hobbled to the car. And I hobbled and hobbled and hobbled. I can walk on the side of my foot or the heel at least. But I came home and put my feet up and have been watching YouTube shows.

I had told George I was not going to go anywhere else if I had to hobble. So when it came time to leave for the graduation shower, I told George he could go ahead. I wasn’t going to go hobble around someone’s house and be the butt of attention. So nope. I just stayed at home and didn’t get anything hardly done but start a load of clothes.

My morale is busted and my spirits are low as I prefer to be able to do what I want to do when I want to do it. And we were going to Cracker Barrel after also. So I guess that’s out. I don’t want to hobble through Cracker Barrel.

I was so bummed that I wasn’t even in the mood to work on the video. So you know I’m bummed. I can sit and do that. At least I gathered up the spirit to do this blog. I almost went to bed. I’m so mad this happened.

At that point I think George decided to make sure all the glass was up. I wish he’d thought of that beforehand or let me know it had been broken so I could do it. Accident prevention is key. If there is a glass chard left behind a foot will most certainly find it as mine sure did.

So I didn’t get to go to the party. I don’t get to go to Cracker Barrel. Who knows what it will feel like tomorrow. Now I’m having a pity party. And trying to decide whether to order dinner out and have it delivered. George will no doubt be full from the party food. I don’t want to stand up and cook anything as it makes my hip hurt having to stand on one side. So I may just order something and have it delivered. I guess I’ll wait til George gets home and make sure he’s not hungry.

So I’ll be ok and I’ll get my spirit back. I guess I will work on the video. I got a glass of wine. I could read. I am just disgusted but will have to get over it. I also was told I should soak my foot in Epsom Salt in case there is still glass in it. But the glass came out I think. I could do that I suppose if I can find something to soak my foot in up stairs. I can’t get down the stairs and George is not here yet. So that may have to wait.

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent, haw, spew, and get the violins playing. lol

I’ll update tomorrow and we’ll see what happens. I guess God intended for me to stay at home. I need to take the dogs out but I can’t make it with both of them. They are sleeping right now so when they wake I’ll take them one at a time if he is not back yet.

Darn. I wanted to go to the grocery tomorrow. Maybe if I cushion it really well and wear tennis shoes? It was just too early to put a shoe on it today.

Oh well, let me go work on the video while the dogs are sleeping. Darnit!