Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lack of Trust in News, Science, and Studies and other Thursday Topics

I'm so glad I got my Cookies and Cream order in before they sold out.  I ordered 2 canisters.  I'll get 14 shakes out of each cannister.  It sold out in like a day. 

Roger was cute last night with his little tongue out.  He was watching to see if dinner was ready.  And keeping an eye on the kitchen.  I went to the store last night to get our dinner as I had to get chicken salad for our meal tomorrow at work.  It's "salad" day.  So I got the rotisserie chicken and also bought some frozen lima beans and sushi for appetizer while that cooked.  We had to wait on the limas but I really wanted limas.  They were good!  

My Rite Aid order came in.  Out of the blue, I decided to order from Rite Aid b/c they had what I was looking for that Target and Walmart didn't have.  Once I thought Rite Aid was really expensive, but wow - their prices beat out Target and Walmart - at least for what I was ordering.  They had nearly everything I was looking for.  I get tired of finding a new product I like and then not being able to find it again.  So I ordered double to have two of some things.  I believe they used "targeted ads" to get my attention.  So when I searched for an item, they had it and it showed me an ad on the web page and I clicked on it said "well ok if you have all these other items I need too, then I will buy from you".  They did.  And my next thing was that it had to have free shipping.  And with the $35 purchase it did.  It came shipped in a sturdy box with sturdy taping and make up was wrapped heavily and carefully many times over in bubble pack.  Targets boxes are often halfway ripped apart when the box comes and one time the contents of fabric softener had leaked everywhere and I had to return it to the store.  Walmart does a pretty good job on theirs but sometimes their taping doesn't hold either.  

My Devotional Journal came in.  This was also a targeted ad through facebook, lol.  I've decided I don't mind targeted ads b/c it lets me know of things that are out there that I would like that I didn't know about.  It was only $13 or so which I thought was a pretty good price, but was about $21 with tax and shipping.  That is what I would have paid in a store for it.  I think it's nice to be able to journal.  I thought it might help me to pen my thoughts and frustrations there instead of bottling them up inside.  Yesterday I thought I'd blow a gasket.  There have been many days like that lately.  I'm coming out of the gasket blowing ever so slightly.  But.  Some.  Days. .....

I can't wait for it.  I mean some folks ordered 20 cannisters!  Can you imagine?  lol  That is 280 meals.  But then some folks, their whole family drinks the shakes.  George wouldn't drink a shake if you offered to pay him.  He likes doing the opposite of what I do I think.  He says he doesn't "do" shakes.  He likes his eggs in the morning and that is not a bad choice either.  I don't know about the cholesterol though.  At one time "studies showed" that it caused high cholesterol.   It's funny how the studies had shown to be wrong so many times before.  I think now days people my age are done with the news, and done with believing a lot of the studies, done with believing the weather man/woman and even done with science at times b/c I mean ---- look at planet Pluto.  Isn't it a star now or something?  I feel like I've been pranked all my life.  Coffee was bad, now it's good.  Alcohol bad, now it's good within limits.  Fat was bad, now it's good. Carbs were out, now they are important.   I realize some of it is a learning curve and sure has been b/c it's taken us for a ride for sure.  My Mom always says "Oh they don't know".  lol  I'm not saying I don't appreciate science and studies.  I think it IS very important to keep learning and discovering.  I'm just saying it's hard to believe anything anymore as truth.  I think we are all skeptics now and have a hard time discerning.  

All I do know is that I am feeling better and doing well on this system.  I may develop a third nose or something tomorrow.  However, 25 to 30 lbs down (it fluctuates the 5 lbs always at whatever interval you are).  And I've been able to keep it down, while still splurging some.  So I am looking forward to this shake coming in that tastes like oreos, I hear.

It's Thursday, Friday's sister.  And I'm happy about that.  George and I are ready for the weekend!  We are hanging around here, have some fun meals planned and doing the carpets.  It's going to be a hot weekend I think.  In the 90's today.  I nearly froze to death yesterday in the office.  So will probably be seen in my grey wool cloak, lol.

Don't really have much more to share.  The work weeks are pretty boring.  We used to do more concerts and stuff during the week but honestly I'm happy just coming home.  I like being here.  Always so much to do here than I enjoy.  I love to have time to bless it too.  But I tell you I am ready for a rehaul in the kitchen.  Getting to upgrade is a slow process in our world.  Always has been.  We need new counters, new flooring in kitchen, den, hall, main entrance to bathroom.  We need a new double oven.  And none of that is inexpensive which is why it hasn't happened yet.  But I feel these things are becoming a big red thumb when I walk in the house.  I'm soooo ready for these things to be upgraded.  But we are still paying 12 mos same as cash for a/c unit, den furniture, and fridge.  I think the big TV is paid for.  George also needs a new car.  So are happening.  We are in a better position for it to happen.

On the work front, my laptop at work - the email system keeps crashing and everytime it gets fixed it crashes again.  When I type anything in the "To field" when I go to send an email, it will shut down.  I have been w/o my laptop several hours Tues and again on Wed morning.  I just couldn't give it back yesterday - so I could get work done and just use webmail.  At one point I really just wanted to turn around and go back home b/c there is only so much I can do without the computer.  But finally got it back for it to be crashed again.  ::sigh::  So they are going to take it home for the weekend and do a complete reinstall.  I guess I'll loose everything, but not sure.

I have some things rolling around in my head that I'm trying to figure out too.  Not sure what the answers are.  I keep coming around to the same answers on a few things.

My blood pressure is continuing to come down on the new meds.  It was in the mid 120's yesterday and that is good despite the aggravations I have experienced during the day!  Yay!  It has been quieter, thank the Good Lord, b/c in the month before I'd not had a moment to have my own thought process.

I'm looking forward to my trip to San Antonio with Katy.  She is going to Tybee before that.  And so she is focused on that first, as she should be.

I hear a really loud bird outside that is really pretty.  I wish I could be home, and in the sun room for the rest of the morning, but got to finish getting ready for work and out the door we go.  I hate the fact that work takes 11 to 12 hours out of the day.  Then sleep takes 7 and that leaves very few hours to figure out the rest of life's needs.  Life is never balanced - and that has always bothered me.

Anyway, I always say I have to go and keep typing! lol

Have a good Thursday.  Time to wind down the week.  Tomorrow is Friday and everyone is already off in their heads, lol lol. In one way or another, ha!


  1. Your new journal is so pretty!

  2. congrats on your blood pressure. glad you got your shakes. you must be so excited to go visit katy.


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