Saturday, December 6

Garage Sale Day

We did well on the garage sale. At least I did with my little junky stuff. Butch didn't have any luck with his golf stuff but that is a specialized market. He may try again next month with a patio sale. I am done for this year and I am very grateful for that.

Tonight we are getting a very big rain storm. Kind of unusual for us. Lil, Peggy and I did get our walk finished but it started in very shortly after we returned home.
 I enjoyed the pictures my granddaughter Amanda put on Facebook of the great grands. I snipped them so I will give you a peek.
She loves dance...can you tell?

And here we have a santa picture...

Friday, December 5


Actually it is Catch Up but I wanted to get your attention. One of these days I hope to have something new and exciting to tell you about but until then you are stuck with what comes tumbling out of my brain. These days it is not too exciting. I am still working on my sugar detox and it is going well. The farther I stay away from it in all its forms the better I feel. Still getting plenty of exercise. I cannot let Colleen get the better of me on that score. Heaven forbid I get back to Jefferson next Spring and be a drudge that cannot keep up.
Butch is playing golf and pool but so far not with the same intensity as years past. That could change at any time and in fact it will as soon as pool leagues start up.
Peggy is keeping on with Costco Thursdays. This past Thursday we added stops at a store called Kirklands. It is a store with items for home decorating. And then we also stopped at L A and that is a discount linens and clothing store. The two sections are divided as if it were separate businesses but it has the same name but different entrances. These discounted items are constantly changing. I believe they are discontinued items from big name stores.
Our Canyon Lake  Texas friends are coming down in January for a week. I know they will want to do Ropa Usada or at least some of them will. But there are many things to do and see here. Too much for one week but we will do the best we can.
Butch and I tried out a new restaurant for lunch. El Rancho Grande 308 W. Pike Blvd-Weslaco Texas. It compares favorably to our favorite El Dorado. Butch had a Taco Quesadilla and I had a chicken enchilada plate that had a fancier name I cannot remember. We both brought home half our meal for another time. We will go back perhaps for breakfast next time.

Anti-virus/malware protection

I am often asked what I use for anti-virus/malware protection these days and this is it. Emsisoft( And I buy it through the people I have trusted for years for computing advice because I can get it for a reduced rate through them.
The reality is there are none that can give you 100% protection all the time from all threats so it boils down to the best you can do and I feel Emsisoft is the best you can do. And due to too many breaches I have given up on the free ones.
But as in all things it is a personal choice. Smileycons!

Tuesday, December 2

Cleaned house today...

I know that is a big whoop! But I have been meaning to get to it for quite some time now.  I am still walking twice a day; the first time either alone or with Butch and the second one at 6:00 PM with Lil and Peggy. We are all better for it.
I am also in the process of eliminating sugar from my life. No, not all sugar. Still eating fruit. Leaving cookies, cakes and other baked stuff alone. Also potatoes, bread and rice. All things I know do not set well in my body.

It is humid here today and my shower felt  refreshing tonight but the refreshing feeling didn't last long. It is supposed to cool off about midnight. Current temperature tonight (9:13PM) is 71 degrees. Whoo Hoo! The front came early. Nice cool breeze. I am ready believe it or not. Only supposed to last one day so I can take that.

I have been going through old pictures. My goal is to collect old Magnolia pictures for a memory on Mondays. It is time consuming but also fun.

Butch and I in '82