PTO Day, Poop – There it IS, Old Dog, and Video Editing Day

Well, look how messy my office is. I even have major crumbs on the floor at my feet – popcorn, tortilla chips – ha! Isn’t that a creator type at work? What a messy little spot on the planet. I must clean today!

It gets worse than that. After George left, Roger decided to poop in the hallway and then he stepped in it and left a line of poop tracks up and down the hallway in which I had about 8 feet to scrub and clean. I had just woken up and had that to do before I could sit and enjoy my coffee. When I got through with that, I went to the kitchen to find the SAME, but at least it was on linoleum. Then he stepped in his food bowl and all that went everywhere. I finally got to sip some hot coffee about an hour after I’d been up.

I don’t normally do Poop shots on social media. But I’ll post it to soak up your sympathy, LOL LOL LOL.

He needs a bath and a trim again. Bless his little heart. I know some of you have said “it’s time”. But it is hard to let them go when they still peacefully enjoy life. He has no pain that we can tell, he just loves to eat, sleep, have his meals, eat his treats, and loves it when we are home with him. He loves to go outside some. He’s just content. Yes, it might be inconvenient but that is not a reason to “let them go”. He’s been such a source of joy. And he still is most days. But he’s a little more work these days as he needs a little more care. You can tell by looking at him we don’t bother him for a grooming much as he no longer cares for it and can’t stand for too long. I should probably work on his feet some though to get hair off his paws. We discovered that is why he slides on the linoleum as his hair is grown out on the foot pads. But I’m afraid to do his nails.

He’s never been the prettiest when he sleeps but that his part of Roger’s charm. He’ll get a bath this weekend and maybe we’ll get him trimmed next weekend or so. I’m not sure we have time this weekend. We have to do it ourselves and it’s usually while he is sitting or lying, which is very difficult.

No blog entry yesterday. I was trying to get housework done, laundry done, cleaning after Roger and then I had my video to edit and work on. This dishwasher had a back log and I didn’t want to have to wait for round two for a clean kitchen so I tossed them all in sudsy water and got those done. Some things also don’t go in the dishwasher. When we drink our fancy subscription coffee we use china cups! Also the crystal drink glasses have a gold rim and they don’t go in the dishwasher either.

I’m happy to say that most of the Christmas video is finished. I really just need to go through it again, check for sound issues, make sure I’m happy with it, add in a couple of overlay photos and then I think I can start on the Texas video, which to me is going to be my favorite I think. I have some good footage for that one. Most of the rest of the footage is just things here at home for Feb and March – us working on projects and things. So we need to plan some excursions so I can have some things more interesting to vlog about. But I always manage to throw a video together just on various things. I NOW KNOW I can make something from nothing. lol But our excursions are fun. I’m torn between time out and doing things and time in and learning and reading and watching and creating. Sometimes I wish there were two of me, but that would be a scary thought for some. Did you see that movie Multiplicity? LOL. If not you should see if you can find it and watch it. It was great and a funny movie too. A guy figured out how to clone himself. Each time he did a copy of a copy as the original one was busy so he always sent the most recent clone to go get cloned again. Life was so busy he needed 4 of himself. But something started going wrong as he did a clone of a clone – the 4th one was really goofy. LOL

Well, I don’t really have a lot of interesting things to add to today’s post. I was just happy to be off yesterday. Although yesterday morning while scrubbing pooped on carpeted floors, I did notice that working at my work job was definitely more fun. By afternoon though I was able to get my proper prayer and devo done and work on the movie. George had been emailing me all day about various things, but I DO NOT DO EMAIL on my days off. Matter of fact, I rarely do email EVER unless I’m at work! I have known people that didn’t ever even look at their work email (if they did they soon ignored it) so at least I DO look at MY work email! I have to make myself look at my personal email. If a person needs me, they best text me. I’ll likely see that. I get so many emails I don’t even turn on the alerts for them. It’s too annoying. So I missed his dinner questions.

When George came home I really didn’t want to STOP working on the movie though. I didn’t want the vacation day to end. As the sun went lower in the sky I wanted to reach out and push it back up! I needed more time. We didn’t have anything planned for dinner and I wasn’t going to give up my precious PTO time to cook dinner either during my specially chosen time to be creative. And I cleaned poop this morning, so I deserved a meal out? LOL LOL. Anyway George went out and got Chinese. We watched an IMAX movie about the ocean as narrated by Johnny Depp and someone else, I can’t remember, sorry. I don’t recommend it anyway. I was glad when it was over and I went back worked on the video again and pretty much finished it off. Now to work on the Title and Thumbnail and as mentioned, review it etc.

So today we are going to do an Aldi run. I’ve not been there in a while. Looks like it will be a pretty day today. We are also going to run by Lowe’s. We may go get a burger as I have a little left on a gift card. But the BIG NEWS is that we are going by Lowe’s to look at flooring options – not to buy yet – but we really want to look at the options, the pricing, and so forth. I asked George about how much of the house we should do and he said “the whole thing”. I’m not sure he meant downstairs though. I think just the upper. I was happy with that. It needs the upgrade. Right now our entire household is really starting to look outdated. George doesn’t like to upgrade anything unless it is broken. I’m the broken one here. It gets to where I want to move out when everything begins to look outdated. He doesn’t like it when we update something because he says I already start on the next thing. Well of course, I’m a person that takes improvement seriously. It’s who I am. I am woman and I like things to be neat and tidy and aesthetically pleasing! If that is a flaw, I’ll take it. It’s what we do as women. We plump our nests so that we want to stay there. Otherwise, we will enjoy looking at the nice fresh updated houses on the real estate market – or the latest RV’s where she can create her own space! Best keep you woman happy out there men! It’s expensive either way!

So excited there are still two days left of the weekend! I should have the video up on Sunday. And then I can begin to work on my to do list some more. Never have enough time to do all the things I really want to do! But I keep trying!

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?