Sleepless

I tried using MacJournal to see how well it integrates with WordPress. A failed project to get me through another sleepless night. MacJournal is no good to me as a blogging aid. At least I can post this great pic of Stevie Nicks.

Dreamer’s World December 07, 2019 -The Quiet Times

     Today started out with no real plans. A quick review of the pantry revealed that we needed to go to the grocery store, and we combined that with a shopping trip. Thankfully, neither of us bought anything other than a quick lunch before the grocery store, and then we came home. 

     With our excursion completed by 1300, I then decided that it was time to get some laundry done as well as straightening up around the apartment. I predict that the rest of the day and the evening will be just like this. I have no plans to try to rush through things, I’ll take my time and make sure things are done right. 

     I even found myself shutting the TV off to enjoy some peace and quiet as Hal is resting in the other room. Some classical music or some jazz is all I need right now to make an already perfect afternoon even better. If we stay home for the rest of the day, I’m just fine with that decision. 

     Of course, The Stooges are here to keep us company. 

Dreamer’s World November 24, 2019 – My Mimosa

The “holiday season“ is officially here. The proof came last when Hal and I went to our neighborhood supermarket to get some groceries. The first clue that things were out of control was the overcrowded parking lot. Thankfully, we found a spot in the underground parking garage so we avoided the rain and drizzle that seemed absolutely essential to complete this task. 

     Of course, the store was extremely crowded, even for a dreary Saturday night. I decided that our trip for just a few items was changing into a trip to get everything I could think of to prepare some special meals for Thanksgiving week. I was not going to fight crowds which would only get worse for things later when I could get them while already at the store. 

     The first item on my new list was some chicken breasts. I got a set of 8 , individually sealed, and my plan is from r half of them to go into the Instant Pot and the other half I will cook in the oven. I have never had any really good luck with cooking a turkey, so I stopped trying years ago. In addition to the chicken breasts I also got some chicken flavored stuffing to make and some corn and beans to prepare as well.

    The next stop was the produce section, where I got 3 onions to divide between the Instant Pot and the other half of the chicken, where raw onion is a side item according to personal taste (hint – I love them). I also got 2 bunches of asparagus to steam on the stove for either chicken dish, some mushrooms for the Instant Pot chicken, as well as a large Green Pepper also for the Instant Pot chicken.

    Of course, I stopped at the spice section and got salt and pepper, because I always run out at the most inconvenient times. Some instant potatoes, because with all the other cooking I will be doing I don’t need another task with preparing whole potatoes. Two bottles of barbecue sauce for the chicken I will make in the oven in order to properly marinate the chicken before cooking, and I felt like I was doing with shopping.

    As I began to make my way towards the checkout, I realized that I had forgotten something that I decided would be a great addition at home. I needed orange juice because orange juice is very healthy. Then I decided that I needed something to go with the orange juice. Champagne, of course!

M-m-m-my Mimosa

Google Keep For Blogging?

Google Keep For Blogging?

I often find myself wondering about the weirdest things when I am going through a sleepless night. Thoughts of updating my tech toys have been on my mind for a while, so I find myself looking at alternatives to the writing tools I currently use to see if I can just change those writing tools rather than buying new tech gear altogether.

On the agenda for this blog entry is Google Keep, an often overlooked little app that does allow direct sharing to WordPress without having to resort to all sorts of creative shortcuts. Thus, Google Keep meets my first requirement for ease of use and simplicity.

Formatting in Google Keep is very basic. There really isn’t a way to personalize using fonts, for example, so this means I can’t use my beloved Comic Sans font 😤 but life is all about adapting to change.