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~ Front View on November 15th ~
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~ November is Here ~ But Never Fear ~ The Holidays are Dear ~ And after the Turkey Departs ~ Santa Claus is Coming to Town ~

~ Gee ain't it Funny... How Time Slips away? ~



~ Monday, November 18, 2019 ~
~ More Editing on Wayne's Video ~
~ And a nice Weather Day ~

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~ Rejuvenated Dahlia ~ Still Trying ~

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~ Monday ~ Monday ~

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Yes it is Monday, and I love to wake up to Monday Morning and realize it ain't Saturday or Sunday
Even though I did have a rather nice Weekend this time, almost kept busy at least a half Day each Day
That Video bizzy session on Saturday and then that $50 Lotto Win and my Pumpkin Cake on Sunday

So what's for my Monday, Monday? 33 Degrees to start... Brrrrrr, but then heading to 55, not bad, but Cloudy
Just the usual Mornng catch up to do and then no plans again at all, do I need a new Hobby?
Well I'll go work my Puzzles and have a Cup of Coffee and then think about it

Now I am there... What now? Puzzles done and most all Computer stuff done at 6:45 a.m.
OK, let's check the Kitchen Plants... I did the Living Room Garden on Sunday
And not much happening there, in the Kitchen that Dahlia is getting Taller, needs Sunlight
But none available in the Kitchen and those Grow Lights just don't do it all
And... those tiny Snap Dragon Vines are not doing much at all, so teeny tiny, hard to see even
A few new popups from the second Planting have shown up, but in one pot NOTHING at all

~ Snap Dragon Vines ~ Second Planting ~ So hard to See! ~

WOW! Clear up to 42 Degrees when I headed out into that Cloudy Morning to the Price Chopper
Cashed in my $50 Ticket and headed to the Machine, got 7 new Tickets to try
Back en mi Casa to scratch and not much luck, only one $20 Win, well only lost $15... Phoooey

Then time for a little Morning TV News and a slice of that Pumpkin Cake, a little Cool-Whip on top?
Well, nothing much news in the News but that Pumpkin Cake tasted better than it did last Night
You spose it needs a little aging to improve the Flavor... or maybe it was the Cool-Whip

And then, not much going on, thought I might try again to improve my Winnings for the Day
So this time I headed to the Minit Mart and cashed in my $20 Win... added a $5 Spot and got $25 more
Headed back, got about halfway and got a Phone call, pulled over as my Phone was in my Pocket
And it was Wayne... 'I want to add a few Photos, you got time?' I said that's all I have is Time
He said he would be by, then Home to scratch and I won my $25 back... Whoopeee!

Then Teri, Wayne's Wife dropped him off, we started in and Edited the Video for a couple Hours
Finished his new stuff and I gave him a ride home and back to the rest of my nothing Afternoon

Well I did set the Video to Render again so I could Replace the previous Copy Online
That way the changes would be saved and everyone could review the Changes online from anywhere
Also Updates the Copy I placed on my Blog a few Days ago automatically with no action from me

And that ended my active Afternoon and I began my lengthy wind down to dream time
Found some Pizza to go along with my daily episode of 'Longmire'... When will that series end?
Then I found another boring old Movie that would take me to Bedtime and my all night Dreama

~ Monday ~ Busy Enough ~



~ Sunday, November 17, 2019 ~
~ A Bearable Weather Day ~
~ Then a Lotto Win and Cake Bake Day ~

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~ New Pepper Popped Up ~

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Well now, what for Sunday? Not a single Idea yet... (except the usual)
And the only question there is... Where? Well I'll decide when I decide
The only News in here this Morning is that the Second Jalapeno Pepper popped up in Garden Three
Now only the Two new Lettuce Pods are waiting to produce, give them a couple more Days and ?

And... What's the Weather for this lovely Sunday Morning? I shall investigate
Looks 'bright cloudy' on the Window Cam... The Forecast says it is 45 Degrees at 8 a.m.
Later party Sunny and heading to 54 for a (low) High, now that ain't so bad is it?

Another look out front on the Window Cam, looking better, can see the sky lightening in the Windshields
Guess I better put on my shoes and go see if I can win the Big One today
And Ho Hum, what then?... I can't think of one little thing I can do to get bizzy and happy
Well I am happy enough as usual but sure not bizzy!

~ Looking Brighter at 8:30 a.m. Sunday ~

And off to the Price Chopper, 'cloudy bright' on the Window Cam but dripping when I went out
But the dripping stopped when I got to the Price Chopper... Got my goodies and headed down the Hill
Then when I got to the Fast Stop the Sun peeked out... Kookie Weather, Huh?
Headed home and then when I got back we were back to 'cloudy bright', I do NOT love this Weather
And then, my daily Glucerna and only scratched off $15 in Winners, Phooey and NUTZ!

OK... Then an Idea, time to make that Pumpkin 'Bread' I was thinking about earlier
All that Pumpkin Pie is now gone now, let's bake some Pumpkin Bread, which really is 'Cake'

So out to mi Cocino start on that, began laying out all the Ingredients... OOOOPS!
Hey I ain't got no Eggs or Flour, where did all that Go? Oh well, back to the Price Chopper
Well while I was there, might as well trade in my winners and get a few more, Huh? Did that
Then I picked up a sack of Flour, Hey! On Sale! Then got my Eggs.. On Sale! 99 Cents a Dozen
And headed back a mi Casa... And worked Five Lottos for Nuthin! But lookee there! One for $50!

~ Another Nice Win for November ~

And then I could start on my 'Cake', well it is sure a lot more like Cake than Bread...
Carefully following the Recipe, I mixed all the Dry Ingredients, then the Wet ones
Then stirred the Wet ones into the Dry ones and then add the Raising and Walnuts
And into a greased Cake Pan and into the Ovem... And then back to the TV for a little over and Hour

~ My Famous Pumpkin 'Cake' ~

And then... out of the Oven to cool and to enjoy sooner or later, a lot of Cake there
Maybe some for Dessert tonight and then Breakfast on Monday, Oh! Monday here Tomorrow? HURRAY!

So then... What's for Dinner, not a clue, lemmee go look, I know what Dessert will be already
And into another long Afternoon, nothing to do except be bored with more TV... And biased News
I liked the News the way it used to be, real News, not a Gab party with a biased Group airing their opinions

~ My Famous Pumpkin 'Cake' ~

I watched a semi-boring old Sean Connery Movie and sampled my Pumpkin Cake
And it is purty good but not near as good as my Trophy Winning Spice Fruit Cake
And that will be the next one sometime in Decenber you bet...

~ Sunday Gone ~ Monday Monday Tomorrow! ~



~ Saturday, November 16, 2019 ~
~ Another Video Morning ~
~ And a Nothing Afternoon ~

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~ Tomato Plants doing OK ~

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Well now, what have I been doing all Morning? Now 9:45 and just starting my Daily Drivel
And waiting for Wayne, he said he would be over around 10 a.m. to do some more Titling
I started out really early on that Video... I woke up around 2:30 a.m. thinking about some changes
Couldn't fall back asleep so I got up to try them out and worked maybe close to Hour and my ideas worked!
So then back to Bed and woke up again about 5 a.m. and then got up at 6 to start 'My Day'

And it was the usual Morning stuff, and at 9 a.m. headed to the Price Chopper to trade in $25 worth of Winners
Got Five Lottos with my Winners and headed back to work a $5, $15 and $20 Winner, that's $40 ain't it?
Well anyway it was a $15 Profit and that means go back and try for More, yeah!

And then on to about 10 a.m. and Wayne showed up, we got right to 'work'... Play time for me
A few more Photos to edit and add to the Video and a few substitutions for Photos already on the Timeline
Kept at that and finished about the Time Ellen showed up to collect Wayne for the Ride back Home

~ Wayne helping on his Video ~

OK, then Noon Time and nothing to do all over again, let's go get some more Lottos
Back to the Price Chopper, cashed in my $40 worth, Bought $20 from the Service Desk
Then over to Machine One to get $20 more, is that enough? Probably too many
Back home to scratch... Oh No! Lose Lose Lose... Only won $15 back... Oh woe... Oh well

Then, looked like nuthin but TV Time the rest of the Day... No Ideas, nuthin to do... Oh Woe again
Well a busy fun Morning but a tedious long dull Afternoon, win some, lose some
And I am thinking that Sunday will be a nothing much Day all Day long... unless?

Off to Dreamland again...

~ Saturday ~ Busy Morning... Slow Afternoon ~



~ Friday, November 15, 2019 ~
~ Halfway Through November! ~
~ More Editing on Wayne's Video ~

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~ Wayne and Family on another Trip ~

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Friday now, end of the Week... But start of the second Half of November already
Up a little early, woke up at 3:30 a.m. Couldn't get back to sleep and so...
Well... I can do a little catch up on my Blog and stuff and can take a nap later if I get sleepy
Need to be wide awake when Wayne gets here sometime this Afternoon to work on his Video

So, I think Joe said we would have a warmer Day today and I hope so, cold does not agree with me
What's the Forecast say? Brrrrrrr... 26 Degrees out there now, but later heading to 55
Well 55 is close to comfy, if and when we get there... Saying partly Sunny too
And now... 6 a.m. Finished and uploaded Thursday's Blog, started on this one, finished my Puzzles
Checked my Email, worked some of those 'Tests' there, checked my Bank, Hey, still got some bucks!

Oh My! How time flies when yer having fun... Now 8 a.m. Did a little Editing on Wayne's Video...
Now have most of the Photos on the Timeline, I did a little 'Time arranging' which took me a bit of Time
Next comes the final part of adding Text to the Photos, that can take a LOT of Time

And off to see the Wizard... Or the Lotto Machine at the Price Chopper, Bought $30 in Tickets
Back home to lose $20 in Tickets, Oh well, there is always Tomorrow... or is there?

And then just this and that until Wayne arrived with his Scratch Pad of Notes and we started on his Video
Added a few Videos, moved others around on the TimeLine and then began adding Comment
That continued on through the Afternoon, then Ellen returned, time to wrap up the Editing Day
Made quite a bit of progress, most of the Photo adding is done, just need to finish the comment
And Wayne said he would be back today around Mid Morning and maybe we can finish Today... Hey!

I did a little more tuning up of the Entro and Finale and then retired to the TV for the Evening
Some more 'Longmire' another Movie and then Hasta Manana otra vez... Buenos Noches Irene...

~ Friday ~ Busy Video Day ~



~ Thursday, November 14, 2019 ~
~ Lettuce Planting Day! ~
~ Sunny but Cold ~

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~ The First Pepper is on the Way... Today! ~

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Thursday already, Time keeps slippng by, what Weather does Mama Nature give us today?
Brrrrrrrrrr again..... 34 Degrees now at 6 a.m. Sunny though and heading all the way up to 43!
Wow, ain't that grand! Just can't wait to feel that 43 Degrees of heat!

OK, 8 a.m. Where have I been all morning? AHA! Playing around with Wayne's Video again
Big project, takes a lot of detail messing around with it, don't know how many hours I've spent already
But for me as in my own projects, I get mesmerized with it and keep going... FUN! Doncha know?

Well now, I see my Data Limit has been reset, so I can upload that silly Snow Video I made Monday
No snow at all early, then looked like we were going to get a Foot! Then it all went away


And, yes... Planting Day... there are Four empty Pod spots in each of my Three AeroGardens
I have grown their Lettuce Pods before and they grow Fast and harvest early and so
I ordered a Pack of Lettuce Pods, on their way today and I'll plant a couple this Afternoon

Well now, got another Coupon Deal in my Email for a Pizza, Have to head to the Price Chopper for that
Need some Candy too and of course my Daily Dose of Lottos, hoping for the best

And out again in Sunny Chilly Weather... Zoomed up Bell Road and I was there and ready!
Cashed in $15 worth of Winners, got $35 more out of Machine Two and headed for my Candy
Got my Chocolates, Glucerna, and Juice and then selected one of those On Sale Pizzas

Headed for Home, unloaded, worked my Lottos for ZILCH! Struck out on those fer sure
But hit a Home Run on that Pizza... List Price $8.99... I paid $1.97... How's That?

~ Big Deal Pizza for Dinner Tonight! ~

And I am moving right along on Wayne's Video, still a lot to do, need to add a few Photos
And then add the Sub-Titles to the Photos and that might take some Time, lots of Photos
But until it is finished I added it to my Vimeo Site to check things and to see what changes it might need
I am adding it here for easy access and the Video will change here as I make any corrections
Now what else can I keep busy with today? Oh yeah, those Seed Pods are on the the Way


Slipping on into the Sunny Afternoon, is it any warmer out there yet?
Was piddling on the Computer and now and then checking my Amazon Delivery in Email
Then I saw that 'Almost there' Announcement and flipped on my Window Cam

~ Almost Here! ~

And in just a few Minutes here he comes down the Hill and I was at the Door to meet him
Received my AeroGarden package, popped it open and then headed to my waiting Garden


And all I had to do then was drop in the Pods, pop on the Grow Cover and done!
Well except to take a Photo of course and now... We wait to see when

~ New Lettuce Crop Planted Thursday ~

And then that was just about the size of the action for the Day, time to wind down to the usual
I do have a bit more action planned for Friday Afternoon, Wayne is coming for more Video editing
So goodbye to Thursday...

~ Thursday ~ Busy Enough... Almost... ~



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