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Blastoff 💥07-20-21

i’m going to forgo the word of the day challenge to bring you the live viewing of Jeff Bezos blue moon rocket ship traveling into space!

This is a historic day. I realize that Richard Branson already went up but Jeff Bezos is supposed to go a little farther into space and then back down with the oldest astronaut on board as well as the youngest. The crew also includes Jeff Bezos and his brother.

Get ready for blastoff!
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WOD Challenge 07-18-21 Nobody Expects to Win

More interesting light fixtures at Winstar

Nobody expects to win at a casino.

However, losing still sucks, because even though you don’t expect to win, you have high hopes. Oddly enough, we won back more more money at the penny slots than the dollar ones, yet we still lost our money in the end. Alas, we still had a good time because we were there for more than just gambling.

I give you a parting shot as we were leaving this morning, I guess I’m obsessed with lighting, as I found these very interesting light fixtures. We had a lovely time, and now it’s back to business as usual. What can I look forward to next? I better get to planning something, lol!

Word of the Day Challenge
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday-Least Favorite Word

It’s six minutes to 10am and there’s a crowd waiting to get in the pool at the resort and casino.

We’re inside, sipping som coffee and waiting on our breakfast to arrive. I’m people watching and anxious to get in the pool myself, but my hubby is ready to go back to the casino I’m sure. I’m going to try and twist his arm though, if last night was any indication of how our luck is going to go.

I failed in that endeavor, yet we did eventually make it to the pool-a cool oasis filled with sunbathers and kids splashing about. We enjoyed a few hours of sun time, someone was kind enough to give us their lounge chairs, and Dave treated me to a couple of frozen coconut confections laced with alcohol. The wading pool was very cool and refreshing after baking in the sun, so we repeated the action several times, before retreating to our free room so Dave could grab a nap before dinner.

Dave and I sitting on the edge, enjoying a tasty beverage.
Our tower at Winstar World Resort and Casino-we are on the 10th floor!
A cabana in front of the North tower-we are in the South tower.
You must arrive early to get a chair in the water!
The view from our room.
Last night at The Cowboys Bar and Grill, watching the Rangers play and eating brisket nachos. Not us pictured here, but isn’t the bar cool with the blue stars in it?
An interesting light fixture in the entrance to the towers.

I realize you all are waiting for me to utter my least favorite word, but as Dar said in her blog, this is a kid-friendly zone, so I just can’t. However, to tell you one that really gets on my nerves, it would have to be the way I cringe when someone says Jesus’s, as in, “in Jesus’s name we pray.” I always thought it should be “in Jesus’ name we pray,” however, I was wrong in my way of thinking. I actually looked it up, and grammatically, both are correct!

Per Linda G. Hill

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!

Wish us luck for tonight, and y’all all have a blessed and wonderful weekend!

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WOD Challenge 07-15-21 Not Pleased

Well folks, I gotta say I’m not very pleased with my self after yesterday’s splurge with my dad at lunch!

Dad and I at Ernies, and splurged with fried catfish and shrimp, fries, and hush puppies!

Then again, that hasn’t been my only splurge lately. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t really been trying very hard with my diet. Just the other day, Dave and I had lunch at Fresco’s, and I had brisket nachos, with a baby margarita and he got a meal that included “elotes” Mexican corn on the cob! I’d been dying to try it, and there’s was just ok. My son, Josh said I must try Fuel City; a giant gas station that sells Mexican street corn on the cob or in a cup. He said it’s to die for!

Dave and I had a decadent lunch at Fresco’s

Of course all this rich food will take a toll on my body eventually if I don’t knock it off, but I can’t seem to get motivated lately. Am I still in vacation mode? Depressed at the way the world is going? I just don’t know, but there is a bit of good news. I have no pictures for the things I’m about to share, well, I have one, but anyway, I have been experimenting with new things.

One is, I’ve discovered Truly’s, an alcoholic beverage that has 2 carbs and 1g of sugar! They pack a punch, though, so be careful! Each Truly is 5grams of alcohol and they are kind of drying because they are hard seltzer’s.

This is the Wild Berry Truly drink.

The best flavors are the punches, but they are really hard to find. This one is at least drinkable, it’s called Wild Berry. Before these I tried the Tropical fruit flavors…awful! They tasted like carbonated water with a piece of fruit dipped in it! 🤮

The next product I’ve tried lately it Qubes, which are an apple cider vinegar gummy! What a great way to get your daily dose of ACV and they taste wonderful! I got a free sample (plus shipping, of course) and I plan to buy more. Much easier than getting those teas or shots of ACV down, and this way, I can get a daily dose instead of every few days. They don’t bother my system either, like real ACV can if you drink too much.

The third thing (doesn’t have anything to do with my diet) is a CBD gummy for pain. Some of you may know I’ve been experimenting with CBD gummies and other products, and Moonwlkr is one of my favorite brands! Recently I bought a sample pack of gummies with CBD and CBG which is a combo of cannabinoids that work on pain receptors in your body. Each gummy has 25mg of CBD and 10 mg of CBG. I started with half of a gummy, since I am on muscle relaxers at night before bed. They really work well, and my shoulder doesn’t hurt as bad. The flavor is mixed berries (see a trend anyone?) and I have to say, they taste delicious, just like all of there gummies.

New gummies from Moonwlkr.

So, hopefully I haven’t been to harmful to myself, and things will balance out. I just can’t justify denying myself yummy foods lately, but normally, during the week, I still try to be good. Most of the time when Dad and I go to lunch, I always have a salad. Yesterday, I decided I was going to splurge, because, like his doctor said, every once in a while won’t hurt! Still, I feel guilty, and my body didn’t like it. I have to say though, it was a delicious mistake! 😋😘

PS: If anyone wants to try a sample let me know and send me your email and I will send a code so that we either each get $10 off our next purchase or I can get a sample sent to you. All of Moonwlkr’s gummies are great and really deliver results that work! Self care is important, so if you are anxious, have difficulty with sleep, or with pain, you should definitely try some of these gummies! They are a safe, legal way to get relief of your symptoms in the comfort of your own home.

Word of the Day Challenge

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SoCS 07-10-21 Hoping We Get Lucky

Today we take on another prompt from Linda G Hill with this Stream of Consiousness instruction:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hope.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Man, I hope everything goes off without a hitch next weekend, as Dave has made us reservations at Winstar World Casino for a short getaway!

Photo credit: Wikipedia

I’m also hoping we get lucky and win a little, but it will be nice to stay at the resort more than a few hours. This place has an amazing swimming pool, golf course, great restaurants and, of course, a beautiful casino. I’m not one for gambling much, but we don’t go very often, so I plan on having fun!

My hope is that Dad is taken care of while we are gone, the dogs get seen to by my brother or one of the kids, since Brandy is a bit under the weather. After a spendy day at the vet, she now has medicine and special shampoo to combat a skin infection she gets every summer around this time! Poor baby. She is covered in bumps, scabs, won’t stop scratching. She’s miserable, but hopefully by next weekend, she’ll be feeling much better.

Let the weather cooperate, and the stars align for us to have a little time away together! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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