Friday, July 24, 2020

Another #Sweepstakes Win

Another win.  This one is from Quacker products.  I was one of many winners so not sure what all.  Here is the blurb.   

I am one of 500 winners in the Quaker Chewy Camp Chewy Sweepstakes.
$250.00 multi-merchant gift card, select Quaker Chewy products of Sponsor’s choice , and Quaker Chewy “Camp Chewy” items, which shall include the following:Camp Chewy Sign, Two Camp Chewy Logo Patches, Camp Chewy Snack Sack/Fanny Pack, Camp Chewy Mini Lantern, Tie Dye Kit Inflatable Bowling Set, Stomp Rocket, Portable Bags Set 

If anyone is a Packers fan let me know.  I have an easy contest from the Greenbay Packers.

I'm back on mornings again and I really love it.  My blood sugar was just right the other morning and I did a half dozen chores I'd been needing to do.  I understand now what they mean when they say that sense of accomplishment when you get up early and get to it.

Its been pretty muggy and uncomfortable here but at least that heatwave broke.  I can't imagine what my utility bill will be this month and next.

Tropical Storm cautions are out as a slight possibility.  I need to start stacking up on my bottled water and other supplies.  My grocery already runs out of bottled water at times so add storm preparations to the mix and it will be impossible to find bottled water. 

I've spent a lot of time doing contests because the TV has been so pitiful.  My sister, BIL and her daughter came over Sunday and bought me so plants and lunch.  I really didn't want them to come but I guessed she needed an excuse to get out so I went along.  I kept my mask on.

Speaking of Masks, I saw a City Bus drive by, and on the digital signboard above the windshield it flashed back and forth between the name of the route and "masks are required."  I think it is already a state or city ordinance but I thought it was interesting to see.

Another mask story, I saw a City Garbage Truck, the kind with the long arms that reach out and dump the garbage in the back, and supposedly no personal interaction is needed between the driver, the garbage cans, and their owners.  The driver, the sole occupant, was wearing a mask.  I guess it is part of the City health ordinances.

I don't wear mine in the car because no one is with me.  I have it on walking to the car and then I take it off until I get ready to exit the car.  Do you wear your mask in the car?

I guess you have heard the bruhaha that the school Barron Trump goes to will not be open for face to face for the coming school year.  What does that say about the Prez trying to force schools to open everywhere else.  I'm sure he will say something about it being a private school over which he does not have control.   I guess this case that what is good for the goose is Not good for the gander.

I shouldn't spread this but I will.  If you ever go on Twitter, check out #IfMomsRan2020.  I haven't read all the posts but there were some cute ones and some whose opinions I agree with.  Thank goodness I'm not a Mom of small children now.  My heart breaks for all they go through.

You've heard Texas is still one of the hotspots.  I'm so thankful to say I do not know anyone who has been hospitalized or died from COVID.

I liked Princess Beatrice's wedding dress.  I'm a little plain so it might just be my type of dress, plus I like that it was her Grandmother's dress.

More later ....

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Another Baseball #Sweepstakes

Win a Jersey from your favorite Baseball Team.  Easy Entry.  See checkbox under phone number - do not check the box unless you want to receive texts.  Not a big win but fun for baseball fans.

Take that Goya

Unfortunately, I don't think I have ever used any Goya products so they will not feel the pinch from me when I don't use them.  I just want them to know they are not wanted at my house. 

Speaking of food, I have decided to try to start cooking again.  I haven't cooked-cooked in years.  I can open a can, a frozen dinner,  make a sandwich or cereal.  Occasionally,  I get on a breakfast craving and have eggs and bacon and Bisquick biscuits - that's cooking for me. 

With the cost of groceries rising as well as my blood sugar levels, I decided to see if I could make a change in my habits.  I will say on my own behalf that if you had to figure out 30 carbs and 15 protein with each meal you ate - you would hate the thought of fixing a meal too. 

Anyway, I ordered a new crockpot and a couple of crockpot cookbooks and I will see how it goes.  If you've ever cooked for one you know how boring it is and the amount of fresh food that can be wasted. 

I never was a great cook or an imaginative cook or even really enjoyed cooking.  So this will be a Pandemic as well as healthy/wealthy attempt at finding something to do.  Wish me luck.  Hahaha.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Telescope #Sweepstakes

This is a contest for a fancy-smancy $2000 telescope.  Whats better than to take up astronomy during the Pandemic.  Do not check any of the boxes unless you are interested in receiving info from them. Go straight to Enter.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Baseball #Sweepstakes

Here is an easy contest for you Baseball Lovers (Margaret).  If you win ($100,000), don't say I never gave you anything. 

It's a Heat Wave

If 2020 wasn't bad enough we are having a Heat Wave (link to Martha and the Vandellas) here and it is a killer.  It took me a day or two before I checked the weather reports and learned that it really was as hot outside as it felt.  Buddy and I both can hardly make the block anymore it is that hot.  They say the Heat Wave will settle in for several weeks in some places. I'm saving now for my utility bill.

I saw this funny somewhere.  It is not Buddy but looks just like him.  I may ask the Artist Grand Girl to make some faces for me.

I'm still hearing bits about not letting the Republican Convention come here.  Some people are really mad at the Mayor and others agree that it should not happen.  I saw the Prez had a face mask on at the Walter Reed Hospital.  Thank you big dummy.

The Texas Governor is threatening serious lockdown/facemask/whatever if we don't get the new virus to calm down.  And then there is the idiot in Florida who wants school children back in school.  I know a couple of mothers who would go for that.  Hahaha.  It does seem that children don't catch if very often but we are seeing more young adults/teens who are catching it now.

Here is my latest rock.  The colors came out really well and I'm pleased.  I wonder if I can start a business like the Pet Rock phase, only call it the Pandemic Rock.  Hahaha.
I've spent a lot of time entering giveaways.  I won another giveaway from a Chakra Incense company.  They emailed me that my prize is on the way.  I remember it included Essential Oil and Incense but I don't remember the other two things.  It will be fun to see.

 It seems like I haven't seen a real person, except for the grocery store, in so long.  I talked to my sister and my best friend for about an hour each.  My sister thought she had a version of COVID because she slept for about 5 days straight.  Several other people she works with got the same thing.  Have you heard of anyone reacting like that?  I have been worried about her because she had the breast cancer/radiation that they caught early.  But she is keeping in touch with all her doctors and has had her meds changed in case that was it.

I am back to watching documentaries for lack of anything better.  I watched one on this Japanese military guy who they say really started the whole Japanese aggression a good while before WWII.  It was really interesting to see the films from the pre-WWII era to the end.  I also watched a separate one on the fight for Burma.  That was incredible what they went through.  These types of documentaries should really be shown to the high school students.  It makes such a difference over what you read in a history book.

I know, I'm strange.  It's my parent's fault.  My Dad loved being a Marine and we watched every war movie with him. What little girl didn't want to sit beside Dad and watch movies.  My Mom loved PBS and Documentaries.  And remember, this was in the days of 1 TV in the house.

My daughter and her girlfriend were supposed to get married next month.  She said she called the Courthouse to check on the marriage license since the Governor was closing things down.  She was to call and make an appointment to get the license and then they will just go to the JP.  She had intended to have an outside wedding at the Church but it's locked up.  She was told they could only have 6 people at the JP wedding.  That takes the pressure off me.  They will have a big party when things are back to normal.  I'm afraid they will have a lot of time to save up.

More later. ..