Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weekly Recap

Oh man, can you believe we're already half-way through October? Time to put on my Christmas thinking cap!


Color me thankful our computer woes seem to be resolved.  After 3 days having to rely on my Fire/phone's itty-bitty keyboards, I was ready to bite the bullet and invest in a whole new system.  Then Tom said, "Wait a minute!" and called HP. (For only $15/month, their tech support folks are available to trouble-shoot  24/7.)  Aside from having to get a new monitor, it just needs a new fan.  What a relief!


I should be embarrassed to admit this … but getting stressed makes me super hungry.  Leaving Office Depot, we were in the mood for breakfast. But after 11:00, our only options were Cracker Barrel and IHOP -- both of which had tons of people outside, waiting to be seated.  

I knew better -- honestly, I did. Still, I pointed to a nearby Mexican cantina.  Faux Mexican, I should say.  'Must remember, folks here can't help not knowing the traditional dishes we enjoyed in the Southwest.  Poor Tom! I thought he was going to stroke out when they brought out a basket of traditional chips and salsa -- which tasted exactly like someone opened a can of Del Monte tomato sauce.  

I don't know what came over me, but I went to town on those chips  … then fell into a carb coma the moment we got home.  Seriously. "The house is on fire? OK, I'm getting up ...in a minute."



'Hope I'm not jinxing myself ...
But I'm feeling a little more comfortable at the new job.  I still dislike the fact there's no voice-mail (the company doesn't believe in that technology). But, I'm inordinately tickled being called, "Miss Myra."  I guess that's a real 'thing' among Southerners?


Maybe it's not nice to laugh at one's Endocrinologist, but Tuesday afternoon I couldn't help myself.  Thankfully, most of my labs came back good.  "Why then", I asked, "...are my nails breaking and my hair seems to be falling out so frequently?"  She studied my hands and thought for a moment: "I think you probably need to add a little more protein to your diet."
She had no way of knowing (that) since I was 27, beef/pork/fish/eggs usually make up 98% of my diet.  Tom calls me the 'meatatarian.' 


In other news ...
Despite the fact I almost never post there, I joined Instagram to see family and friends' pictures.  Then! Last week I read someone's comment on one of Sean Dietrich (Sean of the South) posts, saying how much they enjoyed his and Jamie's Instagram pages.  Well, I wasted no time following.  It's fun, seeing photos and watching videos that correspond to his posts.  They're so delightfully normal and obviously adore each other. Thelma Lou, Otis Campbell … even "Mother Mary" crack me up.  For instance ...




OK, that's all I've got for now!

Be safe ….. and in the immortal words of my late father, "Keep your wits about you!"

Hugs, Myra




 





32 comments:

  1. I ALWAYS enjoy my visits here. I just said about the same thing about October. WOW things have moved along. Glad to know the computer worries are much less and you are now Miss Myra! I love it.
    WE HAD RAIN HERE!
    Sending love your way and hugs to the big fly guy!
    Sherry & jack

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    1. Thanks, Jack! Hugs duly delivered ... and love sent back to y'all!

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  2. This is a cute post. I will have to tell Rick about computer help like that - we have Dells but I bet it is the same thing. I am a stress eater too. My goodness I am. I admit it. Glad your job is a bit better - each week it will. Watch your health! sandie

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    1. Tom said the tech guy stayed with him on the phone for more than 3+ hours. We're certainly getting our $ worth!

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  3. Glad you got the computer figured out!! Always good to be up and running with them! Glad too that you are feeling a bit better about your job! Funny but I've seen several jobs for working at funeral homes here. Not going to pursue them due to where they are at and my not wanting to drive that far, but its a booming field I'm sure since so many of us will need those services, LOL.

    betty

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    1. Great point, Betty … in most cases, there's no getting around it.

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  4. Sean's blogs are so wonderful. I gave up my Instagram account because I never posted there. Perhaps I need to go back... Oh my goodness, I can eat those "Mexican" chips like that too. We have a great Mexican restaurant here that we love. Glad the job is feeling better!! Keep us posted!

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    1. OK, then! I'll go back (to Instagram) if YOU will. :)

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  5. I just wrote you a long, amusing comment. I don't know what I accidentally did wrong, but it vanished right before my eyes!
    Damn! It isn't often that I'm amusing.

    Glad to hear that your "computer problems seem to be resolved". Congratulations! My errant desktop computer is sitting like a glaring monster - daring me to come near it.

    I definitely miss the traditional Mexican food in Texas - - these faux southwest eateries around here are crap. But - believe it or not - I had great tamales in Springfield, Missouri.

    I like the concept of Miss Myra - it sounds like something out of a Tennessee Williams play.
    In TX, and here in TN, I've been called Sugar, Honey, Lamb Chop, and Sweetie Pie. It does a lot for my sagging ego.
    (and some of the people who called me that were women....*SMILE*)

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    1. Ooooh, I like that comparison to a Williams play. BTW, Tom swears by the tamales we order on-line from Texas Lone Star Tamales.

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  6. It's so good you finally fixed the computer problem. Computers can be so temperamental. We wouldn't put up with such problems from other appliances. Can you imagine the kettle saying, "I can't be bothered to boil the water today!" or the fridge or washing machine deciding not to work unless you press ALT Control Delete?

    I like the dog photo. Isn't he cute.

    Continue to persevere at work. Life is a coat hanger most of the time.

    God bless.

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    1. Chuckling, because our new washing machine is very temperamental. (Don't get me started!)
      Still mulling the coat hanger analogy.....

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    2. Coat hangers are instruments of waiting. Coats, jackets, blouses and dresses wait there patiently for their turn to be chosen and picked. So should we persevere for our time to shine in the eyes of God.

      God bless you.

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    3. Thank you for explaining, Victor. I hadn't heard that before, but I sure like it!

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  7. I can tell you with the utmost certainty that loosing hair and fingernails is a sign of amenmia, which I have. Even after the hysterectomy-it was suppose to settle the hormones down--has it? NOPE. I get so tired of blood work/labs. NOW, she wants do a colonoscopy because of being over 50--yeah--well NOT. Getting old is for the birds, that is another story for another day--hope I made you laugh. You and I would be fast friends--or as my husband puts it "thieves." LOLOLOL

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    1. Oh, wouldn't we 'thieves' have the BEST time? My doctor didn't say 'anemia', but she has requested that I come in 1x/month for B-12 injections. Sigh....

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  8. Our local Mexican restaurant is really good. We’ve had others in the past that sounded like the one you described, but we enjoy Los Reyes.
    Our doc numbers came back good this week too. Woo Hoo!!!

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    1. Congratulations on the numbers! I'm afraid I may have to break down and learn to cook some of our favorite Mexican dishes.

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  9. I am thinking the doctor had NO CLUE why and just said that to fill in space and get you our of her door so she could get another paying customer in. if protein made the nails look good you would have stellar nails and a bush full of hair... mine are doing the same thing, I will not mention aging. HA ha…
    glad the computer woes are behind you and that the job is better and better. seriously Miss Myra? that is from the distant past, even in the south.. I don't know how they run a business without voice mail.. I get really upset when I can't leave a message .. do they use email and texting and website? of couse I live in Florida which these days has mostly people from other states, not southerners.. I can't believe you ate CARBS... wow, that is a real shocker andthanks for the LOL at Faux Mexican..

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    1. Shhhh … no mention of ageing! Ya, and they expect the phones to be answered in 3 rings or less. Difficult to cut someone short when they're crying on the other end of the line,

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  10. Yes, Miss Myra, that's the way ladies are addressed in the South! Glad you're acclimating to your job, my friend. And the Mexican food reminds me of the time Danny and I ate some with a friend while visiting in Tennessee. It was so gross, I couldn't even look at Mexican food for over a year!
    Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!

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    1. Oh, ick! I can't even imagine … unless, being in Tennessee, it included 'mystery meat'?

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  11. My beautician says it's just a sign of fall with hair falling out. It does so for me every year. Glad your computer is now working and it was an easy fix. that is not a bad price to pay for a technicians help. Glad too you are becoming accustomed to the new job. Mexican food is fine for me as long as it's not too hot, but tot too often I fill up fast on the ships and dip before the food arrives. Hope you have a relaxing Sunday and a wonderful week to come.

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    1. Truth about those yummy chips and queso cheese dip! Like I told Rick, I think the solution is to borrow some recipes from my friends in New Mexico and make our own.

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  12. Oh My Goodness, Hannah's beau Jake is with us! He is madly in love with my hubby's salsa. LOL! He watched him make it and wants to write down all ingredients so he can make it for our Hannah. Oh yeah, she is moving to NY upstate. Oh the Mexican "Faux" food stories I could share. WHen Nick was at at college in Ark City, KS he said you have to come to the Mexican place. Looked Authentic, Mexican people who spoke zero english! Good sign until I saw them open a can of Hatch's green chilies to prepare our dishes. We laughed so hard we cried. I can not believe they came from Mexico and had no secret phamily recipes. My friend Lorreta, New Mexico native, would give youthe grand tour. SHe is always posting how New Mexico green chilies are better than my hometown of Pueblo of Pueblo chilies. Haha. More later. Your job sounds good but no voice messaging sysytem. OYE! HUGS to you

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    1. Oh, that's hilarious! I don't recall ever having tasted Colorado chilies, but I'm partial to NM Hatch. (Sorry!) In fact, I order it flash-frozen every Fall.

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  13. We had chips and salsa on Saturday too. Delicious!!! Love the carb coma puppy! lol

    That "sexy" video cracked me up. lol

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    1. Glad you liked it! I always enjoy reading accounts of "Mother Mary" on Sean's blog.

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  14. It's moving way to fast for me. I can't begin to think of setting up my tree in about 6 or 7 weeks!!! Glad you computer is fixed. Stress can definitely make us eat. That doctor sure was wrong about the protein. Thanks for the update.

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    1. I know, right? Thank you for stopping by, Debby!

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  15. Christmas is what, like 70 days away? If I count on Sam's Club, it is halloweenthanksgivingchristmas day.

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