Bare Shelves, Computer Woes, Now Hiring Signs, Missing Workers, and TicToc Laughter

Good morning “pretties”! How ahhh yah?

We have been pretty much all work and no play for the last couple of days. Busy at work, busy at home. I did stop to get nails done Monday. My theory of doing “the dip” instead of the French nails is working out well. I can go an extra week and get away with it. And the cost evens out a bit. Plus I had spent enough over time that I got $10 off this time. Mom and I go get our pedi’s tonight after work and I’m excited AND READY.

For the nail color I went with this color which I thought was good for August, a month that leads us closer to fall. Pretty happy with the dip. Our salon seemed to add more colors and I’m glad because before, I was not seeing many that I was interested in. I have to get them done short so I can type. I like them longer by a bit, but short is easier for me with all the hours I am on computer both here and at work. Short is also more sanitary. Too long seems “common” as my grandmother would call it. But I won’t call it that. We’ll blame on someone else, LOL LOL.

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Had some problems at the first of the week from a technological standpoint. I could not access my files and had to map out a network drive. I had never done that. My computer keeps locking me out of the drive I need for some reason every time I reboot the thing. I finally was able to google how to map a drive and get myself access. I can’t believe I did it. lol Story of my life. I’m not sure why it keeps happening. So I try not to reboot but it gets slow slow if I don’t reboot. It’s almost like someone is on the screen at the same time and making it slower. Like I would type a word and it would show up a few seconds later. That kind of thing. I can’t imagine anyone else being on my screen with me though but in describing how slow it was, that is what it was like – like someone was dialing in remote on your screen. And it has that feeling of not wanting to do what you want it too and reacting slow. So I reboot when it gets slow like that and then it locks me out. Usually I get IT but they were out. My luck. But I was able to get it googled and figured out and get to my files so I could get to my weekly checklist screen. I guess since we are a smaller company we don’t have as good of a set up or something? Or things are just so complicated they are over our heads or something. I really have no idea. I’m not sure what the problem is but it’s happened 3 weeks in a row. lol. But I was able to get in temporarily –this time. I’m scared to reboot. But will eventually get to where I’ll have to when it gets slow like that. At least I was able to google it. Google is a dependable source. I use it several times a day. Nothing like going in early and not able to log on, lol.

Anyway, these earlier days bring a pretty sun rise in my rear view mirror. Hot scorching days though this week. And we have heat warnings.

I did it! I ate lasagna without getting it on my white shirt. We also had pasta last night too. I don’t even need to be eating pasta. Just call me Garfield I guess.

For Those that Could Use a Little Encouragement on People Relations

I think there might be some trolls (stalkers) out there that could find use for this. I created it JUST FOR YOU too, on Canva! Smile, it won’t hurt. I promise. What is that saying? “Kindess Never Killed Anyone”.

So…..Monday after I my nails were done, I ran in the Dollar Store to get a few things while I was there. I was shocked at how bare some of the shelves were. Now I did see some boxes laying around and maybe they just had a bad weekend but I kinda think it is because of the state of our situation here with the variants. People feel it coming. We went to Kroger and saw some of the same thing but not quite as bad.

I mean, there should be no reason that the craft supply shelf should be bare should there? lol. Geez. It could just be the store management not able to keep up with things. Or most probable – NO HELP to restock. It makes me want to dive in and help stock the shelves, lol. You know I love to organize things. LOL.

The HELP WANTED signs are everywhere. I’ve never seen anything like it. And everywhere we go we have to wait, wait, wait. Even at my own work – I mean – look, I fixed my own IT problem right? lol You can’t get help these days anywhere you go. We just have to be patient (which I don’t have a lot of). People have high expectations of me always and so I always have high expectations of everyone else too.

What I really don’t like is working hard to pay for the rest of the world to sit on their bottoms and watch Netflix. I don’t really understand why things are the way they are in our world. I think we should help people when they are down but I don’t think we fund their entire lifestyle while the rest of the world works. Where is everyone? Where are the nations workers? Did they fall in a hole? Are they scrolling endless videos on TicToc? <—-I have been doing this at night and just absolutely dying laughing. I had asked God for laughter. I needed it. Here’s a couple that made me chuckle. I shared them on my Instagram.

I would say that probably that is me and George…

Meanwhile in Texas

Katy has started back to school. And having a bit of a hard time being away from this little cherub all week. She sent me this pic and said “count those arm rolls”. lol. He’s like the rest of his fam, we love to eat! He’s getting a bit of soft people food now.

Well, I better get ready and head to work. Tomorrow morning is video editing day so no blog. I should be back on Friday morning. We will be celebrating George’s birthday which is the 12th – for most of the rest of the week! That is how we roll. We are eating out a lot. And some excursions this weekend. So hopefully some good Nashville pics for you guys!

Friday I take Mom to the eye doc and so I have to leave work early.

ok, over and out ya’ll.

Receiving My First Covid Shot and My Gluten Free Chicken Sandwich Fiasco

The vaccine went well. I went to Walmart for my appointment. Registering on line had been easy – except for maybe getting a convenient appointment time. But my appointment was set for lunch time and although longer than a normal lunch, it was a good cause that will protect my coworkers, so hopefully no one minded my long lunch. If so, then “bless their hearts”.

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Chic Filet Fiasco

I went thru Chic Filet Drive thru, after my shot, which is quite popular in the noon o’clock hour. Determined as we all were to get our chicken, we all endured the line. I got a grilled chicken on a gluten free bun and it was horrible. I’m trying to be good, but that does not work for me, lol. I’ve been other places where the gluten free bun was good. I guess next time I’ll try the whole grain – you can ask for either one.

The gluten free bun came in a plastic wrap and the rest of the sandwich came in a flat bowl with a top. It made it very difficult to eat on the way. I had to put the sandwich together at the red light. It had hoards of lettuce just howling off of every side. (Yes I know “howling” is not the appropriate word but I want to use it as that is what it felt like). And was I supposed to ask for a sauce? It had NO dressing on it whatsoever. But rest assured the juice from the tomato and the liquid they cooked the spicy grilled chicken in, had no problem finding places on my clothing to rest as it dripped and dripped. I quickly grabbed napkins and put it under the sandwich and then tried my best not to eat the napkin itself while driving as the bun and the napkin likely tasted about the same. Luckily my tunic top covered the greasy stained pants I was wearing, as I stood up. Later I found a little packet of dressing sauce thrown into my fruit cup bag. Now why didn’t they put that in my sandwich bag where it belonged? Anyway, lessons learned in trying to eat better. Gluten free ain’t always good.

It’s a maze of trying to figure things out – and the hardest part of all is figuring out what foods work that taste good ON THE GO! Let me know your tricks please? What do you order in the drive thrus across America when you have to eat on the go?

I went back to work and got the hardest return done – it’s an all in one for Oregon that includes withholding, unemployment taxes, as well as two or three other taxes that Oregon has. So that is done. Today at work I’ll work on all the unemployment returns for various states. Next week I’ll have to work on Transport company unemployment returns.

Later at Home

Once home and no plans I was able to work on the house a bit. I did two loads of laundry, started the dishwasher, and ironed up a few things for next week, and reloaded my vitamins for next week. I also made an appointment to have my nails done after work today (Friday). I took some things down to the basement for storage, and I cleaned off all of my stuff from the kitchen table.

I also created a bag to go for when we go to Mom’s Saturday – sharpies, florescent stickers, her jewelry she left here, her mail which I forgot to give her when I drove off last weekend (can you tell we are all stressed?, lol).

It felt so good to have a couple of hours to GET SOMETHING DONE!

Tonight when I get home I have to get this shower gift wrapped that I’ve been trying to wrap for ages. I wish they had given an address so we could just ship it once to the Momma to be -but they forgot to give an address so I have to wrap it and reship it to the Momma to Be now that I have the address. I didn’t go to the shower. It was in a different city an hour away and we had Mom and was involved in the house buying. So hopefully I can get that gift wrapping done. We will be going to the Post Office tomorrow to send that and also to drop off my now filled “Thred Up” bag which I have clothes in it I’m no longer wearing. That’ll be too big items out of my way that I’ve been tripping over the last few weeks!

George and I watched Designated Survivor and then I crashed. Bed felt so good.

Middle of the Night Stomach Ache

I had a mild tummy ache in the afternoon yesterday and then a more persistent one in the overnight. I wondered if I was getting appendicitis. It was different than the diverticulitis feelings. It was very sharp. I couldn’t tell if it was ovaries or stomach. I figure it was from the shot. But the pain was persistent so I got up and found the acetaminophen bottle. Try opening that at 1:00 a.m. in the dark. I was trying not to turn the light on, but I could not align those notches in the dark. lol. I needed a bit of light so I fiddled around and found my phone and finally found the flashlight on there and then the blind could see, and probably so could the neighbors. Anyway, got the top off. I was afraid I’d be too awake to go back to sleep but I slept with no problem. I did not want to get up this morning though. I wondered if it was the shot that made me hurt like that. I have no idea!

Blood Pressure Update

So it’s still a bit high. The worst today was 154/99 and then the best was 144/89. I’ve been taking it in the morning which is after I’ve slept, but after my shower. And also before I take my BP meds. So they have worn off a bit by then I guess. I will take some readings in the afternoon. Maybe even take it to work and take a reading. But my plan is that after a week of monitoring it, if I don’t see a decrease, I’ll call the doc and let him know. The meds had been working so well for me. This year is not going to get any less stressful so I need to figure it out. I will monitor it through the 20th and make my call to the doc around the 21st, whatever day that is. If it starts coming down though I won’t call. It’s at least a plan. So I’m not going to worry over it, I’ll just follow my plan! I will continue to try to thwart the stress though. I thought I left all the stress when I left HR but apparently moving/house buying and the time it takes to build a house for Mom is equally as stressful as an HR job as the BP is going up again! Oh well! I’ll figure it out. I always do.

I need to start walking some and trying to exercise, but I have no idea when the time would be for that! I don’t want to give up blogging, but I may have to on some days. Or give up doing housework but that will make my blood pressure rise just seeing the house messed up. I cannot stand a messy house. It’s mess now as I’ve not had time to even sneeze if I wanted to.

Ok off to work now. Probably no post tomorrow as we’ll be heading to Mom’s.

Take care ya’ll.

Funny Moment, New Followers, and Shopping

I forgot to mention this yesterday….but Saturday, we had a funny moment.

Situation I:

George had left to go run an errand. I was home by myself. I decided to toss out some old muffins and bread so the critters could have it. So out the back sunroom door, I began throwing the bread and those big old brown muffins out the door. I threw them hard and up in the air and they landed on the ground with a thud. I wanted the birds and squirrels to see them. Then I hear a noise and I can barely see the front of the old Toyota we have parked in the driveway. I see the front door is open and see an arm leaning in. The arm has long sleeves. George never wears long sleeves. I run to the back window and peer out and the figure is gone already. Oh my gosh, is someone trying to steal in pure daylight? Of course nothing in the car should be of value. One might thank them for even taking it off. But still.

Situation 2:

George is outside on the driveway getting out of the old Toyota he has driven to run his errands. He hears a thud on the ground. He looks up and sees a brown object raining down from the sky. Oh my gosh is the squirrel throwing walnuts at me? But there is no tree there. What the heck is happening? What is that?

He comes in the house.

Me: Oh good that was you. I thought someone was stealing the car. I was throwing muffins and saw an arm with long sleeves reaching in it. I thought you were still gone. But I see you have your coat on – it must be pretty chilly for you to wear a coat.

Him: Throwing muffins? That is what that noise was. I kept thinking the squirrels were throwing things at me from the tree or that walnuts were dropping, but there was no tree and no squirrel.

What is so funny is that we counter each other all the time like this in nearly everything we do. He’ll lay something out and I’ll put it up. Out of all the rooms in the house, we will pick the same moment to need to be in the same spot. We undo what the other did a lot. It’s always amusing.

I had a surprise in my mailbox this morning. I’ve reached 200 followers. That is awesome. I have not really tried to grow the blog so much as the YouTube channel so I can get a few benefits from that. But in promoting the YouTube some, I’ve promoted the blog b/c that is where the VLOG came from and the videos are an extension of it. I think some are just networking and advertisers or marketers but some are real people just being friendly. Some are as we always know, snoopers. And that is ok too. It’s a public blog. But again, as I said when I reached 50,000 hits! Thank you whoever you are, even the snoopies for the follows. I don’t know that I really had any goals as far as numbers when it came to the blog, but when I saw the hits were going to go over 50,000 soon it was exciting and then also I saw my follow numbers heading toward 200 and made a mental note that would be fun. So it’s nice to see the blog go out there.

What really lights my light is when people comment. It truly makes my day. I get that it is not easy to comment sometimes and people hardly even have time to read much less comment. And people that just don’t want their name out there to be seen on it. LOL. But I always cheer and do summersaults inside when I get that special *ding* on my phone. It has a certain sound and I know it’s a blog comment. So I appreciate those that take time to comment. Truly warms my heart and makes my day. If you don’t that is ok too.

Look at these ornaments I got from Cracker Barrel last week. I had to have them. They were not much. Cracker Barrel always has the cutest ornaments and usually they are inexpensive and make cute gifts to add to a bag or to give to coworkers/friends. We will have an extra little tree this year coming from Mom’s. She gave me one. So I took the liberty to buy the owl as we have an owl out back we hear quite often and the red bird ornament reminds me of my Grandmothers. Two cardinals. One for Mam-ma and one for Nanny.

Well, I started the next iMovie and began working on it. I actually have more material now than I thought. So I will have one that is kinda what we did in Sept and another for October. Something like that. One will be about After Texas, and going to Columbia, and cleaning the house, deer footage and anniversary weekend. And then the one after that will be more fall related, our house decor (not much) another trip to Columbia, And will include some footage from yesterday and a will have more to add to it I’m sure.

I did our big Target order yesterday of just household supplies. Mainly things like shampoo, face wash, face scrub, and the face wipes which I use at bedtime. Also ordered cat food and treats and ordered laundry detergent, softener liquid and softener sheets. Ordered a few crackers for snacking. Things like that. Haven’t done that in a while as it usually takes longer these days to get things. But I’m ordering in advance of when I need them so we’ll be good.

Well, I need to get ready and head on in. It’s supposed to storm today. I guess another front moving through. I hope I can find the missing $1700 from the taxes. lol. I will finish going through all of our employees looking at their gross pay minus their insurance and making sure the numbers add up. Or subtract right I should say. I would like to get to the bottom of who is changing the last names to start with a P. That is just weird.

Much to do after work also today. Need to run to the store and pick up RX (blood pressure meds). Might do a stroll thru to see if anything I want to take for work. I’m tired of trying to figure out good work things to eat that are easy.

I also need to do my orders for the baby shower of a coworker and probably send an extra item for Katy’s upcoming shower. I have something I want to get that she doesn’t know she needs. I need to “reboot” the vitamin/supplement container for another week. And work on the iMovie until dinner.

We also started the next season of Yellowstone as it arrived from Amazon. We just bought it instead of paying for the streaming.

I’ve got to see if Sister Wives is back on. Does anyone know? I keep seeing new articles on them so I figure they must be getting ready to air or have aired. They are all also suddenly more active on Instagram and such.

Well, ok I’m off of here this time. Ya’ll have an excellent day. Take care.