Setting Appointments Again and Working on Computer Files

My little desk calendar knows me well. What a perfect calendar! I do want to wander the world but if you can’t, just sit back and do it through YouTube. ;-). But the weekend is here. And true to my blog’s title, I enjoy the weekend with it’s Less Hustle vibe and More Coffee of which I’m sipping now. With six days of work in a row, I was ready for downtime. It’s been a really busy week. Upon arriving home I took 15 minutes (maybe 30) of just sitting in the dark with a glass of wine and watching Instagram stories, maybe even creating a few of my own. My brain was just DONE! It wasn’t that the week was bad, it was just busy and my brain and my persona needed ME TIME! So I transitioned!

Setting Appointments, Here I Come World!

It feels so good to be getting on over some of the hurdles of my to do list. I am now moving on around the curve! Appointments. With the virus cases down, spring on its way, our hibernation month over – and THAT IT WAS, I made appointments for the following:

  • Doc Appointment – mainly for Rx renewal of BP Meds
  • Dental Appointment – it’s been set for 6 months but it’s coming up so I’ll include it
  • Pedi/Mani Appointment – ahhh yeah. I’ve waited months for this one.
  • Hair Cut/Style Appointment – Trying a new place at the recommendation of a friend
  • And Dinner with a friend out to eat has been set
  • And a trip to Mom’s coming up – rescheduled due to weather

It may not be much but it’s a step toward getting out and doing normal things. Yeah we have eaten out some and have seen some family and so forth. Most of our outings have been close to the ranch when we were in TX as their cases were very low and the risk was much less. Anyway, I’m excited to have some things on the schedule. Maybe not the doc and the dentist, lol, but oh well, at least it’s an outing!

Blog Stats on the Move Up

I don’t know what or why or if they are advertisers, real people interested in what I have to say, or the sneaky spy types that read over to see if you are going to say something wrong so they can ding ya later, or the creepy types that spy for different reasons. But…..hey, thanks for making the numbers go up whoever you are! ha! That was nice to see in my notifications before going to bed last night.

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After a spaghetti dinner, another glass of red, and a another couple of shows of GOOD GIRLS, bed was in order. And it felt so good. The last two nights I’ve slept all the way through – maybe one wake up in which I took a sip of water and rolled over. I’m happy to say that my dreams are more normal these days and no weird odd ones. That is good. I can’t always remember what they are but I did take notice how much more normal they are. I’m not sure what makes dreams weird or normal. I think perhaps it may be if you are trying to sort things out versus whether you already have things sorted out. I guess I feel I’ve already sorted things out! I think the Bible reading daily has helped with that. And I feel God is protecting my mind and heart by doing so.

Today’s Productivity at Home

So I’m not even sure what time I awoke this morning (a perk of not having to be anywhere on Saturday) but it was after the sun came up, which can’t happen during the week! I began laundry and got all of it done. Well I started laundry last night to be honest. I’m sure I’ll end up with more by tomorrow. Sometimes George’s laundry is late boarding the train! There is no schedule. I like to do it on the weekends but if I notice enough for a load I’ll do one during the week.

I had bacon left over from my red beans and rice dinner the other night, so I fixed bacon the way I like to – in the old black square skillet we have. I fixed the last few of the “farm eggs” that we got from Whole Foods. They have the yellowest yolks. And they were really good too. I fixed toast and put a garden blend cream cheese on there (a weak moment I had at the store and threw it in my basket), and finished up the strawberries! Our breakfast was delightful and has lasted all day. It’s 3:50 as I type this and I’m not hungry! I guess we ate late morning though so it was probably like a brunch!

I’ve cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed the den. And have Roger’s dog bed covers from the den in the wash. I’ve set up some new ones on his bed. I always move them around and swap them about. Just want him to be comfortable and it’s been a while since I cleaned them.

Techie Progress

I have dowloaded Malwarebytes free 14 day trial version and have deleted Flash Player from iMac since it’s no longer supported by Apple and hopefully no longer needed. Good timing too. I was getting notifications for updates over and over and I was not even sure it was a valid Flash Player – or just some bot pretending to be as I’ve heard those are out there. I think I downloaded to play a computer game or something. But I was afraid to download anything further. Malwarebytes showed my system was ok though and now Flash Player is gone.

I’ve started working on the files to house the pending video content. But I stopped to clean up what was on the cloud vs not on the cloud. Just trying to make sure some things are secured in the cloud. And moving some additional files off the cloud onto the Lacie1 which housed a lot of the working files for those videos. Just trying to clean things up. I honestly don’t have a lot on here. So since the household work has been done today I’ll likely spend a chunk of time working on the file creations tomorrow and then guess what?????!!!! I can start to work on my “new intro”. I’m really nervous about it in a way. Why am I nervous? Because I know how I get when I want something to be a certain way! And I’m also not wanting to spend a lot of time on it and I am probably going to have to! lol. I’m hoping to use footage we already have for some clips – but if not we may have to film new. I just know that I’ll be wanting to have it just right and we’ll see how it goes. I liked the last one but honestly have worried that the explosion of color at the beginning will signify meaning to someone other than what it does. It was just “my colors” and I loved having it “spill out” across the screen! But it does not mean I’m gay! lol. I’m not sure if I’m keeping that or not. I might buy another segment. Anyway I’m looking forward to starting the project very soon! Just a little nervous. I guess that is a good thing. We often do well on things we are nervous about. It’ll be on EVERY VIDEO so I want it to be good. lol

So tell me what you think of this intro. I think I got the first one free from PlaceIt. I don’t really like having their logo on the bottom either. But if I buy one I think I don’t have to use the logo? I’ll have to see. I didn’t use their music and I shortened it when I used it in my video. Enhhh… I think I’m ready for something different.

Well, George wanted to go out to eat tonight and we are using a card that we got for Christmas! We are looking forward to it. We are going to Walmart before that, mainly to get Roger some more diapers. But I think George needs a few things for cooking this week. I have a few things on my list too but not much since I went to Publix one night last week.

Well, I’m going to finish up here so I can work on my files. And what all are you all doing this weekend?

Behind Everywhere, but Moving Forward in Life

It sure is. And we are dancing all over the place trying to accomplish all the goals we set out for ourselves and all the goals that everyone else has set for us, and then some!

It amazes me how much there is to packing and unpacking for a trip. Just the making sure you have everything you need. We are so dependent upon all our things and we don’t want to be without them. Mostly everything is unpacked, but I cannot say that everything is put up. I’m still not in the groove, but slowly getting there. Just have been limping by and getting only the critical things done. Laundry is well underway. Work pants have been washed and ironed. I never dry my work clothes in the dryer. So I have to touch them up usually. They last longer that way and have less static.

Monday night we had to go to the store for a few things buggy load of things needed. We bought baked chicken from the deli area and had lima beans and a salad with it. It was so good. And good for us. We watched last week’s Below Deck while we ate, then crashed after!

Tuesday night, George paid some bills and worked on the finances. While we were out something went on with one of our credit cards. We figured it was because we used it out of area. But now I believe it was because a bill that was mailed failed to make it in time. The post office has been two and three times slower. George still pays by paper – most things. He never has trusted paying on line. I told him it might be time to change if we can’t trust snail mail to move! We can’t have that. Our credit score is perfection and we have prided ourselves at that. The only time my score has been bad is when Mom paid a school loan late once that was in my name. When I tried to sign up for something as a young adult I discovered my financial power was basically screwed and worthless. I cried and cried over that because I had done nothing wrong, but it was in my name. Not long after that I was given the whole loan to pay off on my own and was able to pay it perfectly. Mom had good intentions, she wasn’t trying to ruin my financial start in life, she just delayed it to pay for our Christmas. I can’t say whether that is right or wrong. I’m not judging. I’m just stating what happened. And since then through the years we have built up our credit and I don’t want the old USPS to mess that up. They do NOT want to have to deal with ME! lol

This was one of the calendar “insights” from last week. I meant to tear off the days and take with me. I had “calendar” written on my pack list and when I got to it, for the life of me, I could not recall why I had written “calendar” on the list to pack. Later I realized what it was. My desk calendar. I love the little sayings.

No one likes it when you speak the truth, but we all have to accept it whether spoken, hidden, or dancing right in front of you.

Have been trying to catch up at work. The ticking off of the boxes is hard to do while you are in payroll processing which doesn’t ever go away really. I came back from vacation into payroll processing mode. It took most of Monday to catch up on emails and make sure Tuesday was set to go, and to answer employee questions and needs and get organized again, but all is well and I’m now in the groove as far as work goes. I will need to work some extra hours to get caught up and get the quarter closed and the year closed. I can safely say that I think the withholding returns will be on time and if given the unemployment info soon, that too has a chance of being done on time. The w-2 reporting- I think we are usually behind on some of that mainly from a technical standpoint where you have to hand enter over a hundred w-2 information. That will NOT be on time! I can tell you that right now. But I will do my best to get as much done as I can. I plan to work this weekend. At least Saturday. Maybe some on Sunday. And then maybe some next Saturday. February is mine! Nobody touch it. It’s my hibernation month – as if we haven’t already hibernated all of 2020. lol.

I have so much I want to do though. And I will do it.

The first order of business for me was to order this chair and ottoman. I ordered it last night. It will go in my office. Now I need to order a little round side table that doesn’t take up a lot of space. I will make sure we don’t already have anything but I need something to put a drink on and a book on. Do you know how excited I am about setting up a corner chair in my office? I can watch my YouTube shows, my training (camera/YouTube), have a devo and prayer spot, reading spot, writing spot. It will be a project though as I have to move around what is currently there and it will make me have to “reset up” some things in my office but I have room to do so and it’ll work out. I plan to VIDEO all of this too! I can’t wait to get back into making videos but there is so much to do first.

Among other projects, Christmas items are still out. The trees are in the house still (artificial, but still). The ornaments and Christmas decor is packed, but the trees need to go down, wreaths taken down, Christmas dishes worked in the hatch, wrapping papers need to go down. A good dusting needs to happen and then I will set the house back up for a fresh start and put the normal decor back out.

I also need to upgrade my iMac to Big Sur and re do things for that. I need to order the back up drive and a external hard drive as well. And I need to order my coffee selection for the Coffee Club George gave me and oh, I need to pick a new security system for the mac for malware and such for Big Sur. I have a lot of things running out as far as household inventory and need to place a Target order most likely. Also George wants me to order my telephoto lens for my camera, but I need to research this one. I have to redo my Isa Order and need to do that probably today so I change what is in my autoship to something I need.

I want to do it all and do it all right now. But I’ll wait and get it done one thing at a time. There is just so much built up all at once. I think mainly it’s been building from about November and December and then after our trip – I had so many things to do “once January gets here”. Then January arrived and it was busy too. So looking like some of my projects will be done in February. This month is basically done! Well, toast as they say. There IS NOT much spare time left in it.

We have some fun planned for Saturday evening. And I look forward to that. We are going out with my BIL and SIL to celebrate BIL’s birthday! We get to go somewhere I’ve been wanting to go but never got to. Looking forward to our time with them and catching up!

This was another of the calendar days. There is a lot of **STUFF** in one’s life you have to let go of for sure. Katy even gave me a good book to read on the subject. I’m looking forward to it. When you get over 55 it helps b/c you can’t remember it anyway!

I liked this one too on my daily calendar page. Set your goals and reach for them – reach to the stars! At least you will get a good view if you don’t happen to grab a star!

And with that said, I need to go and get a few things done before setting off to work.

We are busy here, but happy! We have heard from our Little Roo. He’s doing pretty good on sleeping, still wanting to eat all the time instead of every 3 hours, and just had his newborn pics made yesterday. I’m looking forward to getting some pics and getting them in frames and setting them about.

Ok headed out and leaving you with this pic of Roger from a few years ago on our beloved Tybee Island trip. I loved our Tybee time. He was so young here. And Tugie was next to him. I miss her. And Roger is just very old now. He wobbles around like the old man that he is. He has slept fairly good since we’ve been home. Has to get up a time or two at night though. He is lonely without another dog around. But it is not time yet. George and I have mentioned we may wait a bit. And the flooring? We will be working on that soon. I think we will be doing research and doing this after Valentine’s day as the plumbing will be paid for soon. The date keeps rolling forward but we honestly have been too busy to even fool with it. But yeah that is a big one. Also my car payment is over in August! Woot Woot!

Have a good rest of the week ya’ll.