Mother’s Day Weekend

Well that 3 day weekend flew by fast. I did not get to do everything I thought I would but the trade off was fun as some of the fun things I wanted to do were done, like the video I posted yesterday. Thanks to those who commented here on FB or messages regarding it. It made me feel really good. I realize I have a lot to learn though but find myself correcting others videos in my head, lol. Like – why didn’t they clip that part out? It’s not meant from a critical standpoint though, just a notion of “if it were mine I would have done it this way”. So my point being that now when I watch videos on YouTube I look at it from a different standpoint simply because I’m learning what you can do and what the options are. But so much to learn.

One thing I did do this weekend was to wash the new masks that came in. I prefer to iron them as well. I don’t dare put them in the dryer. Who knew going into 2020 some of us would be looking for fashion masks, lol.

We did get to do something VERY important this weekend. And that was to go see Mom. Maisy rode in the back seat where she was most comfortable and happy. Bless her heart I guess the gift bag tissue was in her face most of the way.

And Roger, a seemingly happy little fellow was miserable most of the way. He wants his Daddy but he is uncomfortable now as he is old and wants to be comfy. And just could not find his comfort spot in a lap. On the way back I chauffered George and both dogs as they rode in the back seat. Maisy eventually came up to the passenger seat as she really wanted her Momma.

We stopped at KFC to get chicken and look at this long line. Thank goodness it didn’t take too long. We were getting the chicken. There was no question. Mom never asks for anything and she asked for KFC and KFC it would be. We all enjoyed it too.

We tried to sit outside, but with a high of 68 or so and the wind blowing, Mom found it too cool. But we set in on binge watching Outer Banks on Netflix. I think we did 3 or 4 shows. Mom told us to pick a show and that is what I picked. Normally she likes the Hallmark Channel but I think she has about watched it out.

This photo kinda describes our day. lol. Very restful. A nice little afternoon with our bellies full of fried chicken, slaw, green beans, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese.

Here was my view. I love the poodle. I guess I didn’t get a pic of Fancy, Mom’s Dog this time. She is a cutie pie. She is 13 and gained a few pounds during the Pandemic. I hear she likes cheeseburgers like myself. lol

Mom’s back yard was pretty. Their area was hit hard with the storms too a week ago with many trees falling over, many with roots and all just pulled out of the ground. You could hear the sounds of chain saws and people were out hauling wood from here to there and yon. It was truly like a small hurricane came through on land. I’ve always liked Mom’s peaceful place there.

I shot a pic through the screen coming in from the outside. Oh if you look close you can see the back of Fancy under George’s foot. lol


I found another hat downstairs that I had used when we had a garden. So I brought it up and added it to the hat wall.

And that is about all she wrote for the weekend! Literally.

It’s a big week for us. Almost overwhelmingly so. While George is working from home we found it a good time for the plumber to come, the roofer to come, and of course Katy and Cody are coming as his brother is getting married.

And this is the week I will be making the decision about the baby shower – whether live and in person or all virtual. And then a week from now will be getting those invitations out.

Much to get ready for Wed night as we are having appetizers but you know our appetizers are going to be the good kind. lol. Findlay will be coming! Looking forward to seeing that girl.

Better get dressed and get to work!

Cravings, Masks, and a “Little Katy”

Good morning! It is I here just popping on for a few minutes. Here’s a shot of me in my other mask before jetting into to Aldi’s for chicken. With the announcement of the meat shortage, I wanted to make sure we had some chicken in the freezer. Seems like my main go to has been chicken and we have had very little of it in the freezer. So I bought a couple of packs of ground turkey and a couple of packs of chicken and then George also hit up Houston’s for a couple of packs, so we are about 2 to 3 weeks out again. That is easier for me to eat over beef.

That said, I have been craving bologna! I think it was $8 pack at Publix. But George bought an off brand yesterday. At least it was beef, b/c he knew I had such a craving. Now I’m craving BBQ Fritos. I don’t know why. But I will be having some at some point!

It is a secret pleasure to go to the store. I mean yeah, you never know if COVID is lurking around the corner at you, but it pretty much is our source of entertainment outside the home.

A lot of our businesses were “back in business” yesterday and so there was a LOT more traffic on the road. Not near normal but you could tell a difference. It’s weird b/c we have the most cases yet and it’s 10X what it was. And this is expected to come back in the fall? Geez. So no one can really plan anything ever. So we will just all be exposed more I guess. I just don’t know what to think, but at least the phases of reopening made sense if they are going to reopen. So they may roll it back if needed. So I think that everything is probably going to be based on whether hospitals can handle it or not. That is how the whole decisions about staying home began, to flatten the curve so they could handle the numbers that needed care. Well the curve is flat right now but once we start going about as normal they’ll have to send us back home about two weeks to a month later as the numbers will explode. Unless the heat kills it. I don’t know what to believe anymore.

The masks won’t protect you…..wear the mask for your protection. You need the 95. Oh any mask will do now.

It’ll be gone when the heat hits it….it won’t be gone when the heat hits it.

We are going to flatten the curve….oh the number ill has doubled in the last week but we are reopening the country.

It doesn’t affect kids…oh wait kids are getting it.

It doesn’t affect pets…oh wait the pets are getting it.

I know it’s a learning curve….but the mask thing really? How can the same piece of cloth protect those around me but not protect me from others? “It’s mainly for those that have it” they said in regards to wearing masks. They is “the media”. It’s a piece of cloth – if it protects others it’ll protect me from them. It’s the same piece of cloth and we are both human – lol. Do they think we are stupid? This is the one that got me most. It’s mainly b/c they did not want us to be the masks and use the supply so they told little fibs. And I can’t blame the media so much as that they were reporting what they were told by the experts – so that we wouldn’t go out and buy up the mask supply. I’d rather just be told the truth and I’m fine with the medical industry having the best supplies and we buy the home made ones. But don’t tell me the mask doesn’t work so I won’t buy it. Just tell me the truth.

OK I’m off my rant. I guess that one is still with me.

A little bit of fun yesterday afternoon in the kitchen.

We got a “Little Katy” in the mail yesterday. How cute is that? I put her right next to Jesus. She’s welcoming you to love Jesus! I saw the little Jesus card in a Boys Town packet – where they send cards and stationery and labels and calendars and ask for donations in return. So I stuck the picture of Jesus up against the plant. I mean why wouldn’t we have a picture of Jesus around especially of Him taking care of His sheep with staff in hand. Sweet pic of them both!

My diverticulitis scare lasted a day. I snuck out of it. I ate soft foods. The culprit is just not being able to digest things like raw vegetables in this instance. I read some things about this when I googled it and it said that sometimes your nerves can be damaged where your body/intestines just can’t digest anymore due to muscle damage. I’m figuring if that is my case it was probably the Metformin I took or antibiotics or flu shot chemicals or something from an autoimmune thing that has probably been going on for years undiagnosed. However, I am able to digest most everything else so I don’t know what to think. But anyway at least I’m not having pain and I will have to be careful when eating salads so as to chew really good.

When I went to Aldi, George had said that if I wanted scallops to get them. Their scallops are really good. They are also $9.99 so we get a meal of them for $5 each plus the sides we had were rice and canned carrots. By the way LeSeur’s canned carrots rock! You can’t tell that they are not fresh steamed carrots. Great flavor. So we will get Scallops ever visit now. We only get an Aldi in about once every 4 to 8 weeks. So that’s fine.

The key to a good cooked scallop is to dry them good on a paper towel before putting them in the skillet. That way they crisp up.

I might have had a little bit of a dessert.

Creamed cookies with whip cream squirted on it. My version of Cookies and Cream!

Well, it looks like we’ll be seeing family in May. Katy and Cody are coming for his brother’s wedding. And we will be going to see Mom.

I can’t believe it is Wednesday already. It’s “Work from Home Wednesday”. It’s a nice little break from having to drive in, put make up on, pack lunch and all that.

Also it is supposed to storm today. It doesn’t look like a widespread thing when I look at the radar.

Well, I need to get up and at it! And will pop in again probably Friday morning!

Not a lot to tell. I am just keeping myself busy though. I’m loving staying at home on the weekends but I do miss getting out and about too. Can’t wait to get nails done, get a pedicure, and go out to eat again and get the dogs trimmed. However, it’ll have to wait a while. Some things are opening up but just not sure I’m wanting to be involved with the masses yet. Really not even at work but sometimes work seems like a safe place – it’s a false sense of security though.

I don’t listen to the news now but about twice a week. It really helps the psyche. And when I get on Facebook it’s like reading the news and listening to people argue about it. So I pretty much stay away from that too. Seems like Instagram is more positive. People gripe on FB but put their good sides on Instagram, lol.

Well off to it. You all have a great day. You doing ok out there?