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.

Saturday Shopping and Eating and Starting Camera Lessons Online

It’s been an excellent weekend so far. After doing a private blog entry yesterday morning while sipping coffee, we headed out for a late breakfast and a shopping excursion. We had a pork roll bagel at “Pork Roll” Bagle shop. It was pretty darn good. Lots of fresh bagels to choose from.

It was definitely a breakfast hot spot yesterday. Doors open to let public know to come on in!

A rainy day as the Tropical Storm/Low Pressure center was heading our way. But here we are heading to the Providence area from some Hobby Lobby shopping.

Aren’t these little pics cute? Would be great if you owned one of these types or owned a dog grooming business or to put in a vet lobby or waiting room. So cute.

Lot’s of Christmassy going on there!

I really wanted one or two of these trees to set beside snowmen, etc. But I decided they would be too fragile and wouldn’t last long. I don’t want to have to buy special storage for them and I like things that will store easily and not be impacted. Things have to be easy these days.

At Hobby Lobby I bought some additional fall decor. I will show you some of the pieces if I get a chance to take a pic. Not a lot. I bought a few Christmas items also at the Dollar Tree which was close to our Bagel shop we went to.

I know a lot of my readers do not like Trump. But I had to laugh. I know that there was “someone” there that was bored while I shopped (uhum I won’t say who) but this “someone” — well, he showed me the fruits of his bored labor as we strolled through that section of the store. He said the letters were there, so why not. LOL LOL LOL. Don’t hold it against me please. I don’t get into politics, but I did think this was funny.

It’s begging to look a lot like fall!

We shopped at Aldi yesterday for a bit as it’s been a very long time. One of the reasons we go there is to get scallops, cheap but pretty good wine, chicken cordon bleu, and several other frozen items. I bought some kind of Keto ice cream that had a low amount of sugar and a lot of protein. It was mint chocolate chip and I’ll be getting another one of those! But a coworker told me about these wafer cookies. Does anyone really need it, of course not. The Knopper wafers. A wafer with chocolate and hazlenut cream.

I had one after dinner last night and they are a treat to behold. Sugars at 8g and 140 calories. Can’t eat a bunch but one here and there during a sweet craving might not be too bad. Has 2g of protein due to the nuts. Made in Germany and dist from Chicago. Will be a regular, and perhaps a stocking stuffer for a person or two or three.

What a cool way to store the wine while shopping, as taught to us by the lady that checked us out.

More of fall around our car. Yesterday was the most fall like day I think we’ve had so far as far as “looks” go. It was warm however, due to the tropical storm air that moved in from the South.

Heading home in our neighborhood. Storm clouds and rain moving on in for several hours of “off and on” moderate and sometimes heavy rain.

Late afternoon George provided us with an appetizer. This is using carrots, butter lettuce (or a soft lettuce – not as crunchy) and imitation crab meat, and rice wrappers.

For the evening meal George fixed shrimp and grits. And we finished watching the first season of Yellowstone. The next season is on it’s way!

So yesterday afternoon I started to download videos and go through footage I have. I can’t use most of it. So I’m normally pretty good at videoing myself when I’m staying in one spot. However, I did a segment yesterday and it was wayyyyyy blurry. I’m not sure what I did. I have a LOT of footage and a lot of it is unusable. Any iphone videos are fine. But, I decided to finally just stop yesterday and do an instructional video starting at the beginning for understanding my camera. I did learn a lot by watching a 2 hour video which helped me understand the buttons and getting around on the digital screens and menus and what each does. Of course there is a LOT to it. I’m not perfect – no where near. But at least there is some progress toward the learning curve. I need to watch the vlogging ones though and learn that specifically. I need to learn how to move around with it. And I need to learn how to grab it and go as far as vlogging. I vlogged my returning home with my goodies yesterday from the store and wanted to show you all what all I got and even with the camera still – it came out blurry and unusable. So I have to figure this thing out or I will shy away from it. It costs too much to shy away from it. This is why I’ve been afraid to use my drone. lol I’m sure the camera has more settings and more to learn on it, but I’ll get there. I’ll get there because I want to!

Anyway, I’m going to have to accomplish a few things in addition to my continued learning today. I need to iron and vacuum and do an order for LTD Commodities. Need to do a few things to make sure I’m ready for the work week – vitamins, food, drinks, etc.

Anything else I get done will be icing on the cake. Oh I will say that I do have some pretty good footage of Columbia and so I’ll still try to get another video done but oh my it will be choppy as I have such little good footage from all I thought I had. Still some segments are ok. So a lot to go through. Might be a while on the next one, but if I don’t learn how to properly VLOG with the camera, it will be a LONG while before the NEXT one. lol

It’s all a learning curve though and I’ve come a long way. Still a long way to go.

Sunrise, SunDog, and Stupidity

The sky is firing up in the mornings when I leave. Last week though the sun was so bright in the mornings coming up this hill it was blinding. I had to take a different route out of the neighborhood so I wouldn’t be so blinded I couldn’t see again. That was scary.

Here is the screen shot of the hurricane. I see a rain band coming to Nashville. I hope everyone will be ok down there.

I enjoyed my shake yesterday. I added a banana. Who wouldn’t love that? It was really good. A coworker went and got a salad for us. I have had “luxurious salads” the last two days. I say luxurious b/c they cost a fortune but are so good. I’d missed my restaurant salads. And yesterday I had Logan’s salmon caesar salad. Yeah no calories in that at all loaded with parm cheese and some creamy caesar dressing. And to literally top it off, my coworker gave me the bacon and cheddar toppings thinking it was to go with my salad – neither of us realized at the time it was supposed to go on her loaded baked potato, LOL. Oh well. I told her it was good but I had thought whoever prepared the salad forgot what was to be on it. We laughed.

I’ve been seeing lots of sundogs lately. You can barely see this one. Go ahead and google sundog and click on images and you can see some with the full circle rainbow. Supposedly they are rare. I see them quite frequently at this location. The atmospheric conditions have to be right and it’s caused by light shining through ice crystals in the sky.

Supposedly it is good luck to see them but means “change” is coming. So the second one has to be true because things change all the time. Not sure about the good luck.

I do feel some change in the air though. There are signs of change no doubt poppin’ up every where. And of course it’s 2020, but 2021 could be even more interesting.

And for the stupidity part – George and I went to Kroger to get our grocery shopping done. I really didn’t get my list taken care of last weekend as we were at Mom’s. So we had a $200 trip this week. I think we kind of shocked ourselves. Plus the cost of groceries is no doubt going up.

The above pic shows how the carts were blocking the doors at Kroger (thus the Stupidity I mention). That is appalling. Nothing says we don’t care about our customer and employee safety more than that. I mean this is NOT an accidental empty box left at the back door while moving things around. This is a major entrance/exit. I wanted to go back and ask for a manager to fix it. But George was already headed to the car with our groceries so I just took a pic so I could help him. I’m about to email their corporate office. It needs to be addressed. I am just appalled. That is like Safety 101 for Idiots. Even if it were not a safety issue – it looks tacky.

Yes this is the Kroger North on Mount Juliet Road close to Lebanon Road. If it’s just a kid worker doing this and don’t know any better that is one thing but I hope the manager saw it and corrected it. Even an idiot would know not to do that, I would think. Geez. But again, it’s 2020. No one and no thing makes sense.

Hope ya’ll have a great day. I’m glad it’s Friday. Much to do at home. Looking forward to the weekend and doing “MY Agenda”!