Thanksgiving Day, Discovery Plus, and My Heart is in Texas

It was just really ALL good. A meal and a day I look forward to all year. I think mainly I really like the fact we don’t have to go anywhere. A day we stay at home, eat, lolly around, and are not expected to do much. You can let your guard down, breathe, not have to accomplish fifty zillion tasks. It’s all about the meal and being home and gathering whatever family can gather.

Signed up for Discovery Plus – What a Deal!

Was able to watch a few shows yesterday. And I must tell you that I went ahead and signed up for Discovery Plus with their .99 per month deal for 90 days and it goes to 4.95 a month after that. Was too good of a deal. That was where so many of my shows went. It was getting harder and harder to watch things on cable on demand. And Sister Wives moved to Discovery also. I can’t watch the current season unless I go there. Plus the Magnolia crew is on there (Chip and Jo Jo) and HGTV and all the house shows and food network shows like Pioneer Woman – she’s even in a Christmas movie on there – watched that yesterday. There is all kinds of history and blue planet kind of shows. And Bindi Erwin and her family have a show on there about the zoo/kingdom they do. There is some science stuff on there if you are into crime, investigation, and forensic stuff. I think it’s even worth the $4.96 per month. So yeah, I signed up for that.

Mom’s Ready to Go

So Mom is ready to go – almost. I was collecting up my Fall Decor and noticed a stack over in the corner by the door staged and ready. As I type this she is packing up the rest. We are waiting for George to get back from a “secret” Black Friday mission. We may never see him again if he is in all that mess. I’m not sure what all he’s getting into. He’s not supposed to be getting anything much as I already have my phone and also will be getting Final Cut Pro. I need to shower though, grab some leftover Thanksgiving for breakfast and pull up the car and start packing things in the car.

Putting UP Fall Decor

So the fall decor is going back in the box and we’ll be dragging the Christmas stuff out later today after we get Mom settled over there. We also will take her on a big grocery run, if there is anything left in the stores after this week. I heard that milk was gone – as if there was a major snow storm, lol.

I’ve managed to do most of our laundry already. So that is good. Christmas cards are done! We’ll be dropping those to the post office on the way to Mom’s.

The TMJ is still there but not causing too many issues. I’ll probably have to see to that after our trip if it’s not cured by then. Will be interested to see if going back to my bed helps any or if it’s the angle I’ve been sleeping in. I think it is tension mainly and I catch myself clenching my teeth when I’m trying to do things, straining my neck or holding it certain ways at times but my back has been hurting too along with shoulders so I think it’s still one of those perfect storm type of things where the alignment is off, the stress is on, and I’m older and not able to bounce back as fast. Possibly degenerative type things or maybe even an auto immune type of thing. My doctor has said he would test for some things if I wanted to go down that path of finding out what is wrong when I’ve had muscle issues before. But nutrition had kept things in check. After all we have been through this year, no amount of nutrients can keep me in check, lol lol lol.

Word Press Alerts

So someone mentioned yesterday that the alerts are not coming through again. I need to know if it is because of email or the word press app alert – coming through your device? I just read that sometimes the email alerts don’t work if I have a stand alone website “nameofblog.com” vs “nameofblog.wordpress.com” as I use a google domain to be able to have a standalone name. That was important to me. As they tighten security, sometimes the emails are not going through. There are so many things that could be making it go wrong. I don’t know if it is on my end or your end. But it will help in my research to know if you are getting them or not or if it is an email alert or an app alert. So I know what I’m trying to fix.

Meanwhile in Texas

And you know my HEART is in TEXAS right now. It’s a shame we couldn’t have been there!

Food and a Good TV Series

Sometimes when it’s mid 70’s out, clear skies, and payroll is over – you just can NOT sit at your desk or a break room and eat the cardboard tasting chicken and rice microwavable meal you brought. Sometimes I just get into the car and start driving and see where I end up. Likely it will be in Donelson, and usually Taco Bell. But I found something a little fresher and somewhat authentic – but on the Tex Mex side. I got a veggie taco since it came with three to get the meal. All of that was $8. But the other two tacos were Pork and Nashville Hot Chicken (wasn’t). The Pork was the best one by far. I couldn’t eat all the tortilla wraps, and it got messy, but I kept thinking about how messy things are usually always the best. I had to save the beans for later and only ate about 1/4 of them. But hey, best of all I sat outside and ate – no bugs, clear skies, and a happy me!

And yesterday I got out again to just be away from the office and out into the pretty weather. I tried to order from Cracker Barrel on line but their site kept malfunctioning. After like 5 tries I realized it wasn’t me! And so a Logan’s salad it was. And it was a great salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I ate it under a shade tree in their parking lot.

George has fed us well at night.

Flounder, egg roll with Chinese Mustard dip, peas and potato soup. That was a lot.

And a chili dog burrito. Sounds weird but was out of this world. And the MUST HAVE here is NATHAN’s beef Hot dogs. Oh my heavens. We had the regular hot dog as well. I just noticed there is pepper on my knife there. Ha. Or some kind of spice George put on them.

So I’m not sure I mentioned or not, but we began watching Yellowstone with Kevin Costner. It’s not free. We had to buy the 1st and 2nd Season. But all in all it was not expensive and we’ll get a chunk of our money back when we resell it at McKaye’s and George will get books, CD’s, games, or movies out his credits.

Anyway, we try to get in a couple of shows a week. It’s very interesting. They will do anything to keep the ranch. Constant battles with the Indians and Developers over the land. And there is a lot of mob like, cartel like stuff happening. I say mob like – there is a loyalty there and a lot of things happen and get covered up. Let’s just say it’s kinda like “Breaking Bad”. You don’t want to mess with them.

Well, I’ve not dived into it. But from the looks of that top News Block there our President and First Lady have tested positive for Corona Virus? I’m sure the Dems love that. I was thinking that in the past most of the presidents were well respected but there’s a chunk of folk out there who will be happy he is sick and that is just fouling out wrong. I hate to hear that and I hope it turns out well. What a year.

Well it’s Friday and October already as of yesterday. Just Wow.

So the video is up and I appreciate all of your positive comments. And I am up a few more subscribers. They say the first 100 are the hardest ever to get. But I appreciate all who have liked and subscribed, gave it a thumbs up and took the time to watch it. It means so much. It takes time for your “people” and “your tribe” to find you. In looking for other vloggers like myself – they are hard to find on YouTube. I was hoping to find a group of us like we did on the blogs. You found your “camp” and could collaborate on things and support and help one another. And subscribe to one another. I’ve searched but I guess I’m not using the proper search words.

So I have to leave early today to go get my sunglasses and get fitted for those where they had to correct the lenses so I could see properly while driving.

So I better scoot on in. We are also going out to eat tonight. I think we are going to start doing an eat out on Friday nights to get in all the restaurants we’ve missed lately.

Ya’ll have a great day!