Sushi Nite, Saki, Storage Containers, and Backing up the iMac

George had given me a “coupon” for an extra dinner out for my Birthday! So I cashed that in Friday night. It’s really just an extra excuse to eat out. We often will eat out on Friday nights sometimes. But we cut back when Christmas time came and then winter cold nights and so we often just want to come home. But we went to a neighborhood spot that is one of my favorites called OISHII.

It’s a great little spot with a good atmosphere. We always enjoy ourselves here. We get Sushi and about the only place we ever get Saki. They have a good one here. The first little bottle I didn’t care for so much as it had bubbles. But the second one was perfect, and a dry one too. I love their little glasses and also I like the tea mugs. I also ordered hot tea, which was soooo good.

I got the General Tsao’s chicken. Probably a no no as it has a lot of sugar in it, but I did it anyway. ;-).

I’m paying for this meal and a few others this week, including those hot cheetos I had for breakfast. I gained 2 lbs this week. What????

Geez! I’m supposed to be going down and not up. Why is it so easy to gain 2 lbs and so hard to lose any at all!

I slept in the guest bedroom last night. I wish I could say I slept better. But I woke up every hour an a half I think. And each time I heard nothing but silent snores from the other room. Roger slept all night. I was able to sleep longer though this morning. I had a good long round of sleep between 3 and 7. I was in bed for about 10 hours total. I’m unsure about sleeping in there or my regular spot, but it’s a trial period really. I think mainly I’m waking up b/c it’s different. I’m not sure what the answer is. All I know is when I wake up on my own, Roger wakes me up, and George’s snores wake me up then there are 3 sets of things going against me. So for sheer sanity, I’m giving this a go!

That said, the coffee was awful this morning, LOL. It was all burnt already because George had been up a long time, oh well! I got my studying done, and prayers said and started the day. I was able to get 5 loads of laundry done, sheets changed, and washed the new storage containers I got for Christmas, swept the kitchen floor, cleaned the counters, vacuumed the house. Oh and I cut my hair. I went ahead and cut off quite a bit as it grows pretty fast. I like it long sometimes but then again I think I like it short too. So I’m happy with it.

I ordered a few things on the internet that was needed – bras for one. It seems they just don’t last. Then again I don’t order the most expensive ones either. But I need comfortable ones to wear and I’ve had some wear out on me. I also ordered a thinner billfold and one with RFID. Some say you don’t need it anymore but, since I was getting a new one, I made that a must have – just in case. I’m ready to give up on the huge chunky one that I bought. That was back when we had a lot of gift cards we used and I carried a lot of change and coupons for this and that and receipts for work. It was a darn filing system. I don’t need that anymore. I need it to be simple, easy to get to, and light. I’m tired of a heavy handbag. I also had to order more Grapeseed extract. I’m not sure if helps or not but I’m out and I reordered.

I downloaded footage I had filmed last week. One of the best parts of George’s Tagine cooking – was too blurry to use. Also the lighting was very poor. He said “no worries we’ll Tagine lots more”. So I’ve made it a priority to learn how to use my camera to video. I’m so disappointed that I have taken such poor videos. Nothing is easy I guess and anything worth while is worth digging for. So I will keep trying. Instead of trying I will learn first and then try – grrrr. Til then I’ll use my phone. I just need to do the lessons. That has always been the thing with me. I don’t always like to read the instructions and directions. I like to dive in and experience it. And obviously that is not working. So I must study it. But I’ll learn it. I’ve spent way too much money on it not to. I’m not going to let something like a camera intimidate me. I don’t let humans do that so I’m not letting a camera do it either, LOL.

Here’s the storage containers. Now to figure out what to put in them. LOL

George fixed a clay pot chicken tonight with potatoes and carrots and onions and also we had broccoli and rice. It was so good and so tender. We should have that more often. It was good and good for us.

So I have backed up my computer and used it with the Apple Time Machine. I have to look and see, but I believe as long as I have it attached it will automatically do the back ups. I clicked the check box for that, but I’m not sure how often it will do it. I didn’t notice. I really thought I had to remember to do it every now and then. It’s mainly photos I don’t want to lose that I don’t want to pay for in the cloud. I have enough in the cloud for the ones I want to keep there – photos and videos I want to see for the current year and also photos and videos taken until I can get them moved over for keeps or for the videos.

So tomorrow I will come in and download Big Sur. I’m going to get up in the morning, drink some coffee, see if it snowed (not supposed to do much here), do another load of laundry, download the Big Sur update on the imac and then start playing from there and re-setting up things. Then I can start moving files to the “Rugged Lacie Mobile Storage” device where I’ll keep both the imovies I’ve finished and the files of the ones that I’ll be working with. This will help so much as I’ll be able to create folders in advance and move everything over for the working files. That way I can get behind if I need to and can just move things over to the files til I get to THAT video. It’ll help being a bit more organized.

Then I can finally start working on videos again, but Lord please help me learn how to vlog with that camera. Getting the blurries out is the problem. It won’t adjust very good. Plus I keep switching up lenses and each one is different. Oh well, I like mysteries. I will figure it out. Just something else in life to figure out. I’ll get there.

For now. I am going to bed!