What are you doing today? (besides shopping)

Sending my daughter to school beginning March. It has been two years of homeschooling. But, she is fully vaccinated now and we will just have to hope for the best.

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I was in a wrong mindset for work today. Bit the bullet and kept my mouth/keyboard zipped. I plan on being at Trader Joe's at 8 AM tomorrow. Planning on buying a bouquet of beautiful flowers. They better have the pretzel bread.
At the end of December I did a bridal shop, pretending I was going to be renewing my wedding vows in Cabo next year. Today I received an email from a woman who said she was a preferred makeup partner with the chain and pulled my name to receive a " Bridal Pampering Beauty Experience Package" for me and up to ten other people.

When I responded that I wasn't interested she wanted to know why. I told her I had the makeup part covered--which is almost true :-)

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Well, there I was at Trader Joe's at 8AM with my leggings, Uggs, PJ Top and jacket on. Whoa, all I needed was produce, fruit, bread and garlic. It was a zoo as we are prepping for a major snowstorm. Never have I been unprepared or run out like a mad person to buy food. Had to park in the lot across the way. No carts and had to lug a basket around. Anyway, bought my stuff and a beautiful bouquet of red roses. NEVER again.
DDs need to go as they are bridesmaids for my niece's upcoming wedding in 8.5 months. The Bride has spec'd that the dress should be bought from this shop. Specific color, no specific style other than it has to be long. I think I am going to apply for one of these shops. Should be fun. Just need to get them all together or at least 1 of them. Did you enjoy the shop?

@KathyG wrote:

At the end of December I did a bridal shop, pretending I was going to be renewing my wedding vows in Cabo next year. Today I received an email from a woman who said she was a preferred makeup partner with the chain and pulled my name to receive a " Bridal Pampering Beauty Experience Package" for me and up to ten other people.

When I responded that I wasn't interested she wanted to know why. I told her I had the makeup part covered--which is almost true :-)
I've done the shop once using the 'formal dress' scenario, and twice with the 'bridal' scenario (at different lociatons). All were fun, but I enjoyed coming up with an elaborate story about why a 63-year old would need a wedding dress.

@Madetoshop wrote:

DDs need to go as they are bridesmaids for my niece's upcoming wedding in 8.5 months. The Bride has spec'd that the dress should be bought from this shop. Specific color, no specific style other than it has to be long. I think I am going to apply for one of these shops. Should be fun. Just need to get them all together or at least 1 of them. Did you enjoy the shop?

@KathyG wrote:

At the end of December I did a bridal shop, pretending I was going to be renewing my wedding vows in Cabo next year. Today I received an email from a woman who said she was a preferred makeup partner with the chain and pulled my name to receive a " Bridal Pampering Beauty Experience Package" for me and up to ten other people.

When I responded that I wasn't interested she wanted to know why. I told her I had the makeup part covered--which is almost true :-)

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Ah, romance! Or, just plain ol' mystery shopping.

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. ~Stephen Fry, The Liar, 1991

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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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Today was busy. I had my annual physical and mammogram this morning. After that I did a sandwich app shop. Then I had an interview. After that was 3 Looks. During the last Look, which was close to home, it started snowing.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Remember the miracle of the other day? Well, that lasted until all necessary and planned activities were completed. Then, it was time for serendipity to enter. While the car was at a shop out of state, we were shuttled and sheltered at a very accommodating place. What we learned during our unexpected vacation was far more valuable than the time and dollar costs of the extended trip. So many fortunate things! Too many for a forum. So, I just changed my siggy to express my pleasure. smiling smiley

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. ~Stephen Fry, The Liar, 1991

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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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I did two short but difficult Pilates classes this morning. I got my booster shot and my flu shot yesterday.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Still haven't left home for merching; hubby must wait for something. I think it is more of the fairy tale money from the scammers. He thinks it will happen. *shrugs* This means I could not add gigs at last minute today. The assignments have a short time frame, and I will work outside that time frame. But those gigs are picking up for the year and I can build them into future days.

@HonnyBrown: at one job, we are surveying people regarding vaccinations. You are, like, Exhibit A in how to live in the world as it is today: being vaccinated, taking care of yourself, and participating as much as possible. I think you are in an area that where we are not working, but it just seemed like a good/maybe silly idea to let you know that you are livin' right now, or something, according to social pressure I mean current social science research.

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. ~Stephen Fry, The Liar, 1991

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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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Connecting a new ROKU to my TV and activating my PBS and Prime subscriptions to play on the TV. Next step is to figure out how much of my cable subscription I can dump.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Having some friends over for dinner tonight. Using it as an excuse to clean the condo....even the rooms they won't go into. The job is long past due.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Too much couch time. I did do a recorded Yoga program. Soaking lentils to make "wraps".
Going to drag myself out the door for a stroll.
Another day of dust building up. lol
I bought some everything wafers from Aldi's during my last trip. For dinner, I made a lox-ish snack: wafer, cream cheese, caper and smoked salmon. Delish!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
High winds drifter. DH had 2 strong young men to dig us out. Fur baby loved the snow. DH picked my Mom up last night. She arrived with a 10 lb. tray of eggplant parmigiana and 4 bags of groceries. Crazy lady! Binge watched "The Worst Cooks in America." Hilarious.
@Madetoshop: Grandparents, and then parents, always brought lots and lots and lots and lots of food. It was a thing to enjoy while they were alive. I recently binge watched 'Beat Bobby Flay' and thought: wait. In the old days, there were the Dean Martin celebrity roasts. Those rich and famous did not get a weekly roast. Only a few of them got one roast per career. So why does Bobby Flay get one per episode? Anyway, some of Bobby's challengers are... interesting. The restaurant owner who said they wanted to show Bobby that their ethnic or ancestral food had been passed from generation to generation and was [therefore, it was implied] more authentic than his version of the nation's food made me giggle. Neither this challenger nor Bobby were natives of the country. Right there, on television, this challenger changed the traditional recipe! Their altered version of their own traditional food won the challenge and beat Bobby Flay. That restaurant owner showed us all that tradition might just be myth, expedience, and snark. i am not going to that challenger's restaurant, Ever. Bwahaha!

Back in my version of food world: continue to clean out/clean the refrigerator, find a block of time to make quantities of something, and remember that the next smaller size of non-stretchy jeans just fits.The road to yet another smaller size has rules. Those quantities of food are for convenience. Cook once and eat for a looooooooooooong time. Looking at something besides the kitchen = thinking about something besides food. This one tactic makes it easier to work at the night job, complete some gigs, and do the myriad other things that make life good.

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. ~Stephen Fry, The Liar, 1991

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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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Surviving. Apparently, the weather conditions in my area are life-threatening. and I really wanted a pizza delivered, smh, lol
I got a Fire Stick a few years ago to see if I could cut the cord. I found that I still needed Verizon to log in the TV apps. Also, the apps that offered a live streaming option did not work.

@walesmaven wrote:

Connecting a new ROKU to my TV and activating my PBS and Prime subscriptions to play on the TV. Next step is to figure out how much of my cable subscription I can dump.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
The ROKU is amazing!

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
@walesmaven wrote:

The ROKU is amazing!
Yeah, I've had a ROKU Express+ on 2 of my TVs for about 5 years now. There are SOooooo many free channels that let you stream and watch TV or old movies/TV. Check out Pluto TV...you'll be amazed at what you get for free on that channel!! And be sure and check out Roku's own ROKU CHANNEL. But like Honny said, if you like certain channels, you still have to keep at least a basic subscription to SOME "pay" streaming service, or you can't watch the channel you like. For instance, I really like a lot of the movies TCM plays, and the fact that it has a "watch later" list. So on my ROKU, I can watch live on either the East or West coach version, or a movie in my "watch" list. But darn it all, I STILL have to keep a subscription for DirectTV in order to access that! So they've got you one way or another. But truly, if it weren't for my husband being somewhat technologically challenged (putting it mildly!), I'd get rid of DirectTV and just keep the ROKU, along with the Over The Air channels I have with my indoor antenna, and I'd be happy. Hope you spend many enjoyable hours on your ROKU, Wales, finding many, many free channels to enjoy, because there are hundreds and hundreds of them!!
I love Roku also....
I worked on the ice castle today for 2 hours. I will go back tomorrow if I sleep.
Whew. Now we know who will play in the Super Bowl. One of the fun little things about my job is how people are with their sports. We should not contact them during Playoffs,Super Bowl, March Madness, World Series, Best Onsite Retail Days, and other Very Important Sporting Events. Or, we should at least acknowledge that we respect this. They will usually warm up to us if we understand these most basic things about modern life. Hoping to work my way to/from a brief visit with mil this week. Will weather permit this? *scurries away to consult most recent weather updates for everywhere between here and there*

An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. ~Stephen Fry, The Liar, 1991

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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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Today has the pick weather for the week, so I will shoehorn some outdoor time in between grocery shopping and post office shop.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
DD spiked a fever yesterday, so we are at home today. Between nursing her back to health, I hope to fold some clothes, work on lesson plans, and other work things. I think I will try to make chicken for dinner.
Groceries, laundry, making some planned-over meals to freeze. Nap!

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Also check out IMDB.

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you get Prime Video included.

@guysmom wrote:

Check out Pluto TV...you'll be amazed at what you get for free on that channel!!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Today was Pilates and a short walk. I made butter coffee for breakfast. That was not a good idea. I had fries for lunch.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Also check out IMDB.

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you get Prime Video included.
YES!!! I've binge-watched Columbo doing that on Prime!
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