I know George must’ve been surprised at my sudden jump to go outside and catch the sunset. We were watching Bloodline and it was really good. But I saw the “glow” coming through the house and I knew it would be a nice one. Anytime the sun shines through with storm cloud remnants left behind it is always beautiful.
I had some company “Little Bit” who loved having me out there and he got some extra attention.
Sitting out there has been nice at sunset. Don’t do it every night, but here and there.
George came out and while I was watching the sunset, he saw there were deer on the other side. They almost want to come up to you but the dogs scare them away.
The sun scattered light about the sky and dispersed its light to the clouds opposite the sunset. The main show was not where the sun was going down but the reflection of light through the atmosphere.
Imagine how much better this would be with the new camera.
We had another good weekend day yesterday. However, the night before storms rolled through and I was awake. I think it’s a new fear that the big tall tree behind us will fall and it will fall on our bedroom if it comes that direction. With all the tree falls this year, it’s made me nervous. And a year like 2020 has been – you kinda start to think, “yeah that tree’ll fall this year”. I mean like someone said – “it wouldn’t surprise me if a volcano rose up in the back yard and started to blow lava” at this point. So point made, I decided to get up and see how bad the storm was. Maisy got up too so I took her out real quick before the main part got to us.
Turns out it was a slow mover. I grabbed a blanket and tried to just sleep on the sofa. I was awake though and it was hard to go back to sleep. About the time I did, the big part of the storm came through with loud thunder and a lot of lightning. Maisy was so scared. The wind was not bad and we didn’t have anything as a warning – other than Significant Weather warning. It wasn’t severe. But Maisy was snuggling with me and I put her under the blanket and hugged her. I secretly like those moments as she is not normally a lap dog – she wants to be with you but she likes her space. She gets hot really easy. So I hugged her and as the storm let up and scooted back over to her spot. Then we both fell into deeper sleep and George got up. He was not wanting to wake us up to start the coffee pot I guess and sat in the living room and read. I was in the den. I woke up a little before I was ready but I felt reseted enough and got up.
I started the coffee and rebooted the laundry and watched some of my shows on YouTube. George fixed us leftover porkchops along with some of Houston’s homemade biscuits. He ate his porkchops on the biscuits. I ate mine with a fork and put molasses and butter on my biscuits. MMMMMMM.
I knew better though than to keep sitting there. I’d watch YouTubers all day long. So I got up and began moving toward getting things done for the work week. I actually made a list on Evernote on my Mac so I can keep focused on the weekends. So I don’t “hobby” all weekend and actually get important things done. Here’s my reminders:
(Sorry it isn’t copying and pasting in list form and I don’t have time to put it that way but you get the idea)
___Ironing ___Clothes picked for next week ___Grocery Run ___Food for Next week for Work? ___Vitamins for Next Week ___”That Wellness Company” Orders __ Amazon Orders ___Target Orders ___Bless the House (Clean) ___Special Weekend Cleaning/Household Projects ___Looking Ahead on the Calendar ___Reorg To Do List ___Planning Time ___Special Personal Projects ___App Updates ___Check/Delete Emails ___Video Creations ___Delete Unused Photos & Set Favorites ___Watch my shows, read, create, have fun!
So I did a lot of those things yesterday (and the day before).
George fixed the most awesome roast for dinner. It was excellent – made in the Instant Pot.
oh and is it me or does the western US look like it’s complete on fire?
We enjoyed Bloodline. I think we are about half way through what is on Netflix. We are half way through season 2. We can hardly watch anything else because we are trying to see what is going to happen next.
One thing I’m seeing on this show is how one person can totally destroy a whole family. I know it’s fiction but I can see how it happens.
Before I knew it, our day was gone and it’s the work week again.
That loyal Maisy. She is just always there for me and by my side. I thank God for her every night. God knew I needed her and she needed me and He got us together. Same thing with Roger, for George.
I sing to Maisy almost every night in the sweetest voice tone I can manage.
“I love my Little Maisy Girl, I love my Little Maisy Girl”
“She’s a sweet little girl and I love her!”
“I love my Little Maisy Girl”.
Very simple, to the point and then we both fall asleep. She also knows the words “Let’s go Seepy”. And she scoots down to the end of the bed when I finish my song, give her a little hug and a kiss on the forehead and say “Let’s go seepy”.
Around here, the animals get better treatment than adults, lol!
And so the time has come for me to skidattle to work. Another work week is upon us.
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.
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! 😉