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!"