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Multi-prompt Post -#SoCS & WOD- 11-19-22

Ahhh, I could develop and adoration for this life if I could start them all this way!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “morning.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! HEREare the rules & ping back if you’d like to join in either as a writer or a reader or both!!

I’m reading my blogs and emails from my bed this morning, looking out the window at a different view of the river, while the cold wind rages outside…I’m warm and toasty inside, enjoying the view. Caught up on my blogs and Spanish lessons too! All I need is a hot beverage and I’d be in Heaven.

Twisted Trunk-I’ll take another pic or edit the table out before making it my logo.

The day before yesterday, I was looking out the front window at this cool tree with a twisted trunk, and a brilliant idea formed in my head. So yesterday, after taking the bus to town to get propane and diesel, we were walking the dogs and I took a picture of said tree, and I think it will be the logo for my new blog! I’m going to call it Twisted Trunk Travels to commemorate the first stop on our journey. What say you? Good idea? Stinker? Let me know in the comments.

I really thought I was going to be sick when Dave told me we had a 100 gallon gas tank and we had to refuel yesterday, but I was pleasantly surprised 😮 Propane and diesel together were less that $300!! I was afraid it would be more like $500+. We had to prove our teamwork skills and put everything away before making the short trip to Main Street, but the dogs did so well, sitting on the couch and not moving when the coach was running down the road! I was impressed, because I didn’t want to have to put their kennels together and put them in there. They were such good girls!

We have no such agenda today, maybe another load of laundry later, but now I know how our on-board machine works, so I’ll get that going later. My only complaint this morning is that I had to listen to the screeching windmill across the park in the high wind from about 4am until I fell back asleep. That and the dogs had to go potty about that time, I hated for Dave to deal with that in the cold wind, but unfortunately he is taller and can manage that bottom step off the RV carrying dogs much better than your accident-prone author here.

I hope everyone has a warm and toasty Saturday morning wherever you are!

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WOD Challenge 11-17-22 Chillin’ Out Day

Not much going on today, yawn!
We did go to the store to get a couple of things, while there we checked out this souvenir place that USED to make smoothies. Dang it! I had my mouth all set for an almond milk smoothie with fruit, but they’ve since done away with the smoothie part of the operation-just my luck! So I took the rare chance to get this sweet photo op!

My back is sore from so much sitting, but it’s cold and there’s nothing to do or see here but walk the dogs from time to time and take pics of the same river you’ve already seen.

I will report that still no manager has ever come to greet us, give us rules for the campground, nothing! She checked us in over the phone, collected our money, and too bad if you need ice or anything else. Not the way I’d run an establishment, but what can you do? Tomorrow’s entertainment will be hauling some clothes to the laundry mat and watch em spin I guess! Than goodness Dave finally got us connected to the tv, because watching movies on Vudu is all we got til we move on to the next site. 🥱 More yawns.

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WOD Challenge 11-15-22 I Need Heat, Stat!

Good afternoon from The Smyths here at Tree Cabins RV Park!

We saw deer right next door at some private property.

Yesterday was a good first day, despite the cold weather we are experiencing. Last night was chilly, we have no tv -even though we have wi-fi, and even the radio gets spotty reception. We’re in the sticks, people!

This morning I woke up early, couldn’t get back to sleep, so I got up, wrapped up in blankets, and watched one of my shows on Hulu on my iPad. My earbuds hadn’t charged, so I plugged them back in and just set the volume to low so I wouldn’t disturb Dave. The dogs were content to stay in bed with him. 😂🤣

Around 7am, I desired some coffee, so I set up the new mini-k-cup coffee maker and had some instant, decaf, sugar-free vanilla flavored coffee and it was steaming hot and heavenly! Read my blogs, checked my email newsletters, and later, while Dave was working on his laptop, I put my earbuds in and watched two more episodes of I Survived Beyond And Back. Still later, Dave found our cds and a few dvds, so I guess we could watch one of 4 Stephen King movies. 😂

With nothing much to do, I’ve been taking lots of pictures! Dave too the dogs and me to the scenic overlook off one of the larger hills around here.

I figured out the gallery, but not how to put the words right beneath the photos. My hair was blowing all over the place and I was cold! I need some heat or warmer temperatures stat!

We are definitely in the hill country! The river was like glass early this morning and it was 32degrees!! I took Brandy out to do her business around 8am, by then I had been up for 2 1/2 hours! She didn’t want to go outside at first, but got used to it. Soon, she was dragging me all over the park.

Dave went into town to get us some breakfast, although we have plenty of food here 🙄 and while he was gone, I though I’d take a quick shower. How about an understatement? I was in and out in 2 minutes! I had no more than lathered my hair and the hot water went away! I was cussing a blue streak, let me tell ya! Dave got back to see me naked except for a towel, bent over the sink trying to rinse my hair out (and freezing my butt off, mind you) and asked me what happened. I hollered that there’s no hot water, what gives? He told me the bus only has a 3 gallon hot water tank. Guess I’ll be taking sink baths from now on, lol!

So all in all my main gripe is being cold. Other than that it’s been quite relaxing. ☺️ I’m going to have no problem living like this. I do spend a lot of time cleaning up after David, but he was working hard to get all systems running properly, find some of our stuff from the “basement” and trying to figure out his new navigation system. Darn thing charged all day yesterday and as soon as he disconnected from power, it went out! It has a rechargeable battery, so maybe it needed a 24hr charge. It will get it now.

I made our reservation for the first overnight when we head to Arizona next week, it will be in Van Horn. Evidently, this place is where Jeff Bezos does his rocket man stuff, and it’s also the home of our 8th tallest mountain, El Capitan. I’m already excited to see something new, and it was cheap too! $43 for the night with all the amenities you could ever need!

Maybe Dave will finally get to watch some TV. 😉

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WOD Challenge 11-11-22 Right on Target

Happy Veterans Day!

Thanks to all who served our great country in some form or fashion!

Now to the Word of the Day…Target.

This is the perfect prompt for me this morning after spending an inordinate amount of time there yesterday.

I didn’t want to get in trouble for copyright infringement, so I just took a pic of the app page, however, we were in-store for our daunting task.

Target has a contract with Consumer Cellular. We made the switch, got new phones, and instantly slashed our bill in half, all while retaining unlimited data. Win, win! But! This task had us there for about two hours because the people that help techs get the job done over at CC were swamped with calls yesterday. The other problem was that AT&T made an error with Dave’s phone number, so that took a hot minute to get straightened out.

Once they got Dave’s phone lined out, my turn went relatively fast. I kept the same type of phone, but new (mine was shattered…again!) Dave got a new, different kind of phone. Something from Motorola. An android. I did not want that much change, I can barely use the iPhone 🤣😂

Dave’s phone. It says, “Hello Moto,” when it comes on. ☺️

We will both have to get new cases, which he ordered yesterday, and mine needs to be ultra-protecting, lol! This was the 3rd or 4th time I’ve shattered mine, despite having good cases on them. Nothing helps much when you accidentally drop it on its face! Don’t ask me how I manage to do that so much, just my luck I guess.

The Consumer Cellular people were super helpful to the Target tech working on our phones. They made waiting as pleasant as it could be…neither of us is very patient with delays! Now we are all set and divorced from AT&T! It feels so good! Our bill will be $65 a month instead of $$ f dollars. We’re going to need all the savings we can get.

My new gas app, Upside, gives us cash back on the gas we have to buy, which is also a huge help. If anyone else would like to share in the savings, pm me and I’ll send you my link. If you get gas, you will save 15cents on the gallon and so will I! I think that’s how the sharing works, but I’ll double check. Anyway, we both get a deal. Ok, I just checked, if you use my link, you will get an extra .15 per gallon, and I will get .15 too! So whatever you save, I earn. And you can too, once you have the app!

Ok, that’s enough about Upside, now to finish my post. We have the new mattress for our motor home’s bed, and new sheets too, so we will go out there today and get that all set up. Then we have more stuff to load on, and come back to deal with Dave’s clothes and some of the bathroom stuff that we don’t immediately need. Then, maybe, I can go get my hair touched up so it’s good for the next few months. ☺️

Happy Friday everyone and again, Happy Veterans Day!

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WOD Challenge 11-8-22 Mourning

I mourn a lot of things these days, my Dad of course, but material things I can no longer have, like coconut oil.

The anniversary of Dad’s passing is drawing near. He passed away this month on the 22nd last year. I mourn his loss daily, but the other feelings and emotions aren’t quite as intense as they once were.

Lately, with my new diet and various ailments, lots of things are off-limits. Coconut oil, butter, and fried foods-which I had mostly given up anyway, fat in general, and popcorn! I’m mourning and missing all those things, but find that I’m still able to eat quite a bit. Peanut butter doesn’t bother me, I found some awesome-but expensive- gluten-free bread, I didn’t have to give up my beloved sweet potatoes, and I’m finding some dairy-free options for yogurt and ice cream type desserts! Anyone for mango sorbetto? Talenti makes a delicious one and they are the same company that makes that awesome gelato!

I’m also missing and mourning no alcohol 🍷 and even when I got to enjoy a glass of wine, I’m not sure it didn’t contribute to some mouth issues soon after. I still haven’t figured out why I keep getting mouth sores and ulcers while on one gram of anti-viral medicine every day!! Any doctors in the house care to explain that one?

If it’s going to make me miserable, I might as well just leave it alone. I have my gummies to replace it, but even those I take sparingly and only 1/2’s or 1/4’s at a time. I have to make them last so I can get to sleep with Dave’s snoring, lol! He won’t try anything to stop it, so I have to do what I can to sleep.

It’s better to utilize what you can instead of mourning what you can’t have. I can eat chicken, turkey, fish, cooked, and some raw, fruits and veggies. Bread, rice, pasta, jello, soup, crackers, nut butter, and sugar-free candy, so I’m not starving. Of course, I try to eat gluten-free bread and pasta, and very little rice, except for Rice Krispies and Cream of Rice hot cereal. I can have bananas again, but she prefers I only eat 1/2 a banana a day. I found some delicious brands of bone broth, which is very good for everyone, and I can have all kinds of tea, and even coffee doesn’t bother me now!

So the bottom line is there’s some things I’ll always mourn, but plenty of things to love that are here to enjoy. ☺️😉

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