Weekend Recap

We’ve been busier than a one-armed paper hanger lately. I know everyone else has been too.

Last Friday, we had a new radio/cd/USB/bluetooth system installed in the old 2010 Nissan Frontier. We’ve had the truck since it was new and I love our old truck. Wanna keep it ’til the wheels fall off, as I like to say. The original radio worked great but Steve thought I should have an updated system to reflect our electronic times with the smartphones, and all. I’m sad to say, this Kenmore is not as user friendly as the factory installed combo in our new Frontier, but it works OK. I’m supposed to upload an Amazon Alexa “app” to my phone to get the voice commands to work but I’m nervous about going through with it. If I had known about the “app”, I wouldn’t have bought the system. Guess I’ll have to get over my prejudice for Amazon and just do it. *lol*

It was time to take a break and go have some fun. So, while Steve was having the new bluetooth system installed in the old truck, I stayed home and managed to get all the housework done that I usually do on Saturday’s. We spent the day in neighboring Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston. Sadly, it was unseasonably warm, which makes me feel ill. I can’t take heat and humidity very well. Therefore, we cut it short but it was still an enjoyable day. Steve even got to see a small flock of Hooded Merganser at the pond. I was thankful to be away for a bit and be with him.

We’re expecting a mild winter storm tomorrow that supposed to bring a lot of rain and much colder temperatures. In anticipation for that, I hurried up and ran the errands in town before the storm hits. I also took my local BFF, Vicki, her holiday gifts. We’ve both been so busy that we hadn’t sat and chatted for simply ages. It felt so good to see her again. She is such a sweet, kind-hearted lady. I really miss not getting to visit more. She gave me a set of little scented candles. I’m burning one now. It smells so lovely.

It’s getting so cold that Steve thought a pot roast might be in order. That wonderful aroma is filling the house. Yum. I feel so blessed to be able to sit here, comfortable and safe and enjoy a warm home, full of heavenly smells, with a loving, caring husband.

And, on that happy note, I’ll say ‘bye for now. I hope your day is blessed too and everyone is safe, happy, and looking forward to a happy Christmas.

Ride Safe

13 thoughts on “Weekend Recap

    1. The prices are outrageous! It’s mucho cheaper to fix the old and pass on the new. Our new Nissan is one of the “lower end” of prices but my head is still reeling from the cost. It will probably be my last new vehicle ever.

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    1. Thanks Debby. I still feel kinda blah. Maybe it’s the season and/or the constant demon activity emanating from those “in charge”. I hope you’re still healing nicely. Merry CHRISTmas. xx

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  1. I can almost smell that pot roast! Yum. Nice that you got away for a bit and enjoyed your outing! Alexa isn’t so bad. I hope you get the app and figure it all out. Keep us posted! Merry Christmas! xo

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    1. Guess I’ll have to take the leap with Alexa. My problem is, when it comes to electronics, I tend to be a bit of an luddite. I also yell at kids who get on my lawn. giggle (Just kidding).
      Blessings. xx

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  2. God is indeed good and all the time! I saw your mention of the Okefenokee swamp and had to giggle. I’ve always loved that name (isn’t that where Pogo, the comic strip, was supposed to take place?) as one of those words that’s just fun to say. Anyway, when my daughter named her kitten Oakley, he promptly became known as Okefenokee to me. 🙂 Your cold temps are about the same as what we’re experiencing right now and calling it “warm for this time of year.” Roast sounds so good. Our prices are ridiculous right now, but I found a rolled sirloin tip roast at Sam’s the other day. It’s in the freezer to be made sometime during the holidays with family invited because it’s nearly 5 pounds…yet was cheaper than a normal sized chuck roast. How close were you to that real gator??

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  3. Pogo is the Waycross (Ware County) Mascot! I should have mentioned that. “Okefenokee” was the name used by the Creeks Indian tribe and was believed to mean, “Land of Trembling Earth”.
    Love the name Oakley. So cute. 🙂
    The sirloin tip roast should be so good. I’m glad you found a good price. We’re gonna try to find a small ham, since it’s only the two of us.
    The gator was a few inches away but I was up on a boardwalk. He was sleepin’. I grew up near gators and can “read” them and their moods. Even though I’ve got the sense to not trust one I could tell he wasn’t interested in me at all.
    Merry CHRISTmas! xx

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  4. So, apparently, I never hit POST COMMENT. —anyways, that pot roast, I could smell it all the way here, smiles. Wishing you and Steve a very Merry Christmas my friend.

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