Happy Friday, Tex Mex Food, and Weekend Plans

All we have done this week is WORK and EAT! So enjoy – this is about all I have for you today!

For TWO weeks in a row we’ve eaten at Chuy’s Tex Mex. Oh my gosh it’s so good. I love the enchiladas! I did not eat the rice nor the sour cream but I had plenty of the creamy jalapeño sauce.

I was ON for cooking dinner last night and fixed my friend Mia’s White Chicken Chili. It’s the easiest thing ever to throw together. I mixed the following together in a big soup pan and let it heat and then dinner is ready, served with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.

  • 2 cans navy beans
  • pkg of chili seasoning mix
  • 1 can rotel
  • 3 cans shoepeg corn
  • 2 (12.5 oz) cans of premium chicken breast
  • About a 1/2 carton of broth – enough to make it a soup!

I really like this soup! However, I was so full from lunch I only had one cup! But guess what is for lunch?

So, I slept in the other room last night. I went to bed earlier. I was fizzled out. I wanted uninterrupted sleep. I probably slept a little bit better as I went to bed earlier and was not met with loud snores during the night, but I still woke up and was awake for an hour and my arm was aching in two places. I had to get up and put what I call the “ICE cream” on it. LOL. It’s really “Icy Hot” cream. After that I went on to sleep. May have tossed and turned a few times. So sleep was not THAT much better in the other bed, but it was a little bit. I’m starting to think our previous bed in the guest room is more comfortable though as our bed gets hard by morning. I noticed it about two months in that our body impressions settled in at that point, but we’d already spent so much on it and it was a beast to get in the house. But one day we may have to have an upgrade. But I can tell you right now it won’t be through a discount from my work – sadly – as we just don’t have the ability anymore to pick it up and lift it and all that. So we’ll have to get it from a store that has delivery. But that is waaaaay down the road b/c we are getting the floors done first and then the kitchen upgrade is next! Life’s too short and we love to cook too much to have a kitchen from the 70’s. Come to think of it, life’s too short not to sleep good too. I think we just need an overhaul on the house altogether. We rarely upgrade anything unless it breaks, leaving us behind the times. Oh well I should finish the blog post before I get to the bathrooms, eh?

Ya’ll have a great weekend! I have a weekend at home planned. Things I want to do and work on in the office and around the house. George may have plans for us this weekend but I may not go. He is wanting to go hang with some people from his work. We were planning a weekend at home all along since we are gone next week. So if happens I have to decide whether to go or not. Frankly not even sure I’m invited. Several of them supposedly ordered some hot chip in a coffin and they were going to eat them together and watch each other and laugh? I think I’d rather make a video and be geeky. I really wasn’t planning on getting out this weekend but – who knows. If he goes, and I stay home – I may go do a quick shopping excursion and hit my favorite chicken place – since the opportunity would present itself.

Anyway, we’ll see what the weekend brings. Better go. I have a few things to do before I go in that I’ve not been able to do the last two evenings since I was cooking.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Wildfires, Friday, Canva, and Pedicure

Well it seems that the whole Western US is on fire. But I think MOST are smaller contained ones. However some in California are poised to burn a lot of populated areas. Many are evacuating. So I hope this comes under control. Ironically thunderstorms set a lot of them off due to the lightning but they need to rain to quench the fires. So prayers for those out west dealing with that. I notice a lot in Texas too. It is VERY dry in the areas where we were. The grass crunches under your feet. Fire and wind is no match. So I always worry about that this time of year for Katy and Cody. I think they do have fire fighting capabilities and protocols in place but they can get out of hand fast when it’s windy.

So glad it is Friday. Just need the down time in a big way. Yesterday was very busy and I didn’t get all done that I needed/wanted to as we had some extra things thrown our way which delayed the other needs but it is what it is. I’m one person doing two weeks worth of a day and I was getting caught up but now I’m behind again. Oh well. It’s Friday and I’m ready for a break anyway. I will do what I can today and that should do the trick unless there are more surprises. It’s all good. I’m not THAT behind. I have the ability to catch up quickly in this job since I’m not usually interrupted and actually get time to do the job. The last job was just constant interruptions and you had to fight to get time to actually work on anything. Let’s not even go there. I’m so glad to be where I am.

After work I headed to get my Pedi done. Most people were at the nail center in back of where I took this photo. But this is my shop. I have not been there in a while. I think I may have gone in May or June once. And had decided once we were back from Texas that I would go. So last night was the night. Hardly anyone was there getting toes done. Lucky me.

The protocol was very safe. We had to wear a mask. We had to sanitize upon entering. We had to take our temp. We had to sign in and say we didn’t have a temp and then sanitize again and then go to our seat where they led us. The workers wore masks/shields.

It was wonderful. I sat and caught up on social media, texted with a friend, and just enjoyed the pampering.

Upon getting home, I texted with Katy some. Being pregnant, her feet are hurting. I remember those days. She was on line looking at Crocs! They have some cute ones now.

I made a new Facebook cover for the Less Hustle More Coffee Facebook page. I may use it on my own page for a while too to let folks know it’s out there. But I may wait a bit until the next video is ready. We’ll see how it goes. I did this above using CANVA. Things have a tendency to work out. I guess this is replacing the other graphic program. Now I can use this and layer things and do a lot of what I could with Paint Shop Pro. I did the premium upgrade to be able to have access to all the photos, fonts, and be able to remove backgrounds. So much easier.

WordPress Comments

I have had two people in the last two days say they lost their comments. I checked with the WordPress Help Center and they looked at my blog and said they couldn’t find anything wrong. They said if I could get more specifics they could look deeper. I suspect that if you are going through a program or app (email, facebook – whatever) it may be that you are not signed in through that app and you will lose your comment if you are not signed in. That is how it’s happened to me. So always make sure you are signed in.

If I comment using my computer I can comment all day long. If I try to comment through aol email on my phone that has alerted me of someone’s new post and I go through that and read it and comment – it’s lost it before b/c I wasn’t signed in on my phone. So try making sure you are logged in. I was disappointed b/c I love hearing from you guys. But instead of the actual comment I was getting “argh sorry lost the comment” b/c who likes to retype things twice? I get it. But I think this will solve the issue to make sure you are logged in before you try to leave a comment. But please comment. They are little golden nuggets left for me during the day! It says “someone cares about me and my words enough to reply”. ;-). Most people just read and act like they didn’t. LOL

So. Off to work I go. And then we will be into the weekend! I’ve just about got all the vacay stuff up. Will have more pics coming on the weekend though with the transfer of pics from camera!