Pajama’s & Other Life stuff…..

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Scroll & Quill Clip art

I don’t often spend money on myself, In fact I find it a very difficult thing to do. I always feel like when I do I’m splurging or it’s something I could do without. Mark has spent year’s convincing me that it’s okay to occasionally splurge on myself. So I’ve lost some weight and all my pajama bottoms are falling off me, at this point I have one pair of summer bottoms that aren’t So I decided to get myself some new ones. It’s quite an accomplishment for someone who a few years ago wouldn’t even think of spending $15.00 on herself for some random item.

On another note, I’ve been trying to eat better again. For some reason I’ve been finding it really difficult to do this time around. After much thought, I’m wondering if I haven’t been subconsciously rebelling against the fact that I really need to do so now because of my diabetes. I’ve always hated being told what to do and now I know I really need to do this for my health and my mind is basically saying “SCREW YOU”.  So now, I’m going to button down and try to get back to intermittent fasting as well as eating better. I know I can do it, I did it for 8 months before and lost 40 pounds. It’s just a matter of sticking to it.

School has been okay so far this semester. I have two pretty easy classes, Microsoft Word & Microsoft PowerPoint. My Third class is Accounting. That one isn’t as easy but I’m definitely finding it interesting. It will be neat to see how I can integrate some of what I learn into my regular life, aside from using it in the field.

Sprint Scam Calls

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Smart Phone Clip Art
Today I got a call on my phone. The caller ID showed up as Sprint and it was a recording telling me that My sprint account had been suspended and to press 2 to speak with someone. I hung up and immediately after hanging up I received a pop up on my phone telling me I had been contacted by sprint. The whole thing looked pretty convincing.
 
Well call me paranoid, but I have a rule. I don’t care how legitimate you sound/look I’m not giving you my account information over the phone when you’re the one who called me. I will hang up on you then get a number I know belongs to that institution and call back inquiring as to the phone call.
 
Well It turns out my rule is a good one, as it was definitely a scam call seeing as how my account is paid in full and in good standing..there is literally no reason for my account to be suspended.
 
So, maybe it pays to be overly cautious in this day age. Because these people have become really good at spoofing phone numbers and making their calls look and sound legitimate.

A mother’s day gift from my son. #mothersdaygifts

 

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A mother’s day gift from my son. #mothersdaygifts

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Mouse Stalking with Sinta..

 

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Mouse Stalking with Sinta..

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Homelessness is apparently on the rise…

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News Clip Art

Last night as Mark and I were parked in front of the T.V. relaxing, we were wandering through YouTube and I was recommended a  video from KOMO 4 a Seattle news channel called “Seattle is dying“. Apparently since we moved away the homeless problem has become particularly egregious there. This reminded me of previous news I had read about here in Cincinnati about a homeless problem.

I’m willing to bet these homeless problems which are apparently on the rise everywhere actually represents the reality of the economy unlike what the media presents as representative which would be how well Wall Street is doing. Business doing well in no way tells use how everyday people are doing, especially when those business have the ability to do stock buy backs and inflate their own worth through those buy backs.

I also think the rise of homelessness is representative of the growing opiate crisis we have here in this country.  But until this country decides to start treating addicts for the medical crisis they are in instead of locking them up in jail we’re going to continue to have problems in my opinion.

 

Sad

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Sad Emoticon

Every year I try to be happy during the holidays and every year it seems to get harder. Each year it’s hard because I remember that I still don’t have part of my family and I want nothing more than to spend time with them. It’s hard and it hurts. I do try to be thankful for what/who I do have but that doesn’t quite fill the hole in heart where those people are missing…..

Sitting in Bed this morning and Sinta decided the perfect place to sleep was between my legs. I felt so bad getting up.. He looked so comfortable!

Made Turkey Pot Pie!

Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie

Love leftover turkey! Today I made a turkey pot pie!

Turkey Pot Pie

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pie, Turkey
Servings 6 Slices

Ingredients

  • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts softened as directed on box
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 Ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables thawed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie, using 9-inch glass pie plate.

  2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.

  3. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended.

  4. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.

  5. Stir in turkey and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat.

  6. Spoon into crust-lined pie plate.

  7. Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. (Cut slits in several places in top crust.)

  8. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

  9. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover edge of crust with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning.

  10. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

My Hardest Assignment Yet

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College clip art

So for the most part school has been fairly easy for me (aside from math, but that is a whole other can of worms). My computer classes have been a cake walk, but that is probably because I have spent so many years already learning these things of my own volition. My first English class also was not difficult for me as I first discovered my love of writing as an 11 year old and that love has only grown since then. However, this semester I am taking English composition business communication. This class has proved to be a little more difficult than I first anticipated. My overall project for the course is to write a business proposal. Upon receiving the assignment and reading the instructions, I felt confused  and was having trouble even getting started with it. More than likely because, I did not even have a basic example of what exactly a business proposal should look like. I ended up purchasing “Writing business bids & proposals for dummies” just to try and get a clearer picture about what I had to do. After reading though it, I was still feeling confused so I decided to go on the hunt for school resources that might help me.

I found that Cincinnati State offers services with eTutoring.org and today I had, what I consider, a productive meeting with a writing coach. And while I am still a bit nervous about the project itself I do feel a bit more prepared to take on the project. We ran thought some basic ideas about what kind of proposal I would write and came up with some topics that I can research to use within the report. I’ll probably utilize the writing coach services again as I found it to be immensely helpful. Hopefully by the time I am finished I will have a decent paper to turn in.

Time to start learning to walk again.. Already did 8 minutes!

 

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Time to start learning to walk again.. Already did 8 minutes!

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