Dreamer’s World February 02, 2018 – Why Can’t Evernote And Grammarly Play Nice?

    I wish that Evernote and Grammarly would play nice with each other. I would love to see an Evernote extension for Grammarly so that I could write a post in Evernote and have Grammarly check it as I type. Grammarly offers this for MS Word and it is awesome. I am trying to find the writing solution that eliminates cut-and-paste but allows for great spelling and grammar checking. Grammarly wins the spelling and grammar check without any real challengers. Evernote offers me the ability to format things just the way I want them in every other way and then using IFTTT to publish the blog posts to my blog sites without any worry. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a way to use IFTTT with MS Word at all, and that is a shame. The drawback is that MS Word will publish directly to WordPress, but not to Blogger, where I also maintain a blog. If there are any developers out there who can figure out a way to integrate Evernote and Grammarly without having to switch windows and then cutting and pasting, I think that you could make a fortune.

Dreamer’s World February 02, 2018 – Zombiefied Friday

    Taking a nap seemed like such a great idea after work yesterday. I slept like a rock for almost 2 hours after Hal decided that we didn’t need to go anywhere or do anything. When I woke up on the couch, I felt terrific. I should have known at that point that the feeling was too good to last. I was awake most of the night with insomnia once again, and I have to make it through 7 hours at work today before the weekend officially begins. I am so used to this bullshit that it doesn’t phase me anymore. I know that I will survive the day at work and then some things must be done afterward, so I will venture out with Hal to take care of those things while keeping the exhaustion at bay until we return home in the early evening.
    The main thing I need to do is to make a trip to the grocery store. There are some items I need to cook this weekend while Hal is at work. These are perishable items, so I can’t get them and then have them sitting around for the better part of a week before using them. At least I can get some custom-made items from the local Wegmans supermarket such as cut veggies that are prepared for me when I tell them what I want. Wegmans is the only supermarket I have ever seen where they will do this, and it is a time-saver in the kitchen since I don’t have to cut up all the veggies myself. I will be picking up green pepper, onion, and celery and carrots while I am there.
    Once that is over with, we might stop at Target and Best Buy on the way home for a quick look around. I can use a laptop sleeve for the Surface Pro 4 and also another one for the Chromebook so they will be safe while traveling in the Chrome messenger bag since it doesn’t have a dedicated laptop compartment. The laptop sleeve is not a critical item to get today and can wait until I find the right laptop sleeve at the right price. If we don’t go to either Target or Best Buy at all, I won’t be that disappointed.
    My primary objective is to get to bed early tonight and hope to defeat insomnia for a change. I know that I will be up early to take Hal to work in the morning, that is a fixed event and the time won’t change based on how I feel tomorrow. The next challenge will be staying awake and productive while Hal is at work on Saturday. The same problem has to be solved, and that is getting to bed early and hoping for the best when it comes to sleep.

Dreamer’s World February 02, 2018 – Zombiefied Friday

    Taking a nap seemed like such a great idea after work yesterday. I slept like a rock for almost 2 hours after Hal decided that we didn’t need to go anywhere or do anything. When I woke up on the couch, I felt terrific. I should have known at that point that the feeling was too good to last. I was awake most of the night with insomnia once again, and I have to make it through 7 hours at work today before the weekend officially begins. I am so used to this bullshit that it doesn’t phase me anymore. I know that I will survive the day at work and then some things must be done afterward, so I will venture out with Hal to take care of those things while keeping the exhaustion at bay until we return home in the early evening.
    The main thing I need to do is to make a trip to the grocery store. There are some items I need to cook this weekend while Hal is at work. These are perishable items, so I can’t get them and then have them sitting around for the better part of a week before using them. At least I can get some custom-made items from the local Wegmans supermarket such as cut veggies that are prepared for me when I tell them what I want. Wegmans is the only supermarket I have ever seen where they will do this, and it is a time-saver in the kitchen since I don’t have to cut up all the veggies myself. I will be picking up green pepper, onion, and celery and carrots while I am there.
    Once that is over with, we might stop at Target and Best Buy on the way home for a quick look around. I can use a laptop sleeve for the Surface Pro 4 and also another one for the Chromebook so they will be safe while traveling in the Chrome messenger bag since it doesn’t have a dedicated laptop compartment. The laptop sleeve is not a critical item to get today and can wait until I find the right laptop sleeve at the right price. If we don’t go to either Target or Best Buy at all, I won’t be that disappointed.
    My primary objective is to get to bed early tonight and hope to defeat insomnia for a change. I know that I will be up early to take Hal to work in the morning, that is a fixed event and the time won’t change based on how I feel tomorrow. The next challenge will be staying awake and productive while Hal is at work on Saturday. The same problem has to be solved, and that is getting to bed early and hoping for the best when it comes to sleep.

Dreamer’s World February 01, 2018 – Friday Eve

    Today is Friday Eve. I always refer to Thursdays as “Friday Eve” because it means that we are one day closer to the weekend. I have been busy this week at work, as well as dealing with lack of sleep for far too many nights, so I am ready for the weekend to arrive. Sadly, the weekend doesn’t bring the relief that it used to because now I have to take Hal to and from his job since he can no longer drive. This is a small price to pay for over 18 years of a wonderful relationship, but it does cut into time I would have spent sleeping or doing other things.
    With luck I will get more rest tMy objective is to be in bed before 2200 on Sunday night because I have the long day on Monday since I take Hal to p hurting me more than I would like. One other thing that I have changed is my dependence on social media. I fouhis weekend. I already have planned to go bed early rather than stay up late. As I get older, staying up late ends uo. nd t hat I was checking sites constantly on the weekend, afraid that I was going to miss something important only to discover that I missed nothing other than sleep. I can always record MST3K on Sunday night and watch it later during the weekand from work Monday evening and don’t get to bed before 2300 if I am lucky.
    Because of those things, I am glad that the weekend is nearly here. As for today, I am waiting to conduct my weekly teleconference and then I will get some lunch before the endless rounds of afternoon meetings start. I have some research that I have to finish today, and I will do that as I listen in on the afternoon meetings.
    The afternoon meetings are worse than I feared. Nothing is being accomplished, everyone at HQ is arguing with each other and I have to listen to them. Thank goodness for the mute button as I struggle to avoid making comments as I tune everyone out and focus on my tasking here. I made it through the meetings with my sanity nearly intact. I am amazed at the time wasted with these meetings.
    Hal decided that we didn’t need to go anywhere after work, so we stayed home all evening. I took a nap after work, but it cost me overnight as insomnia returned. I am still looking forward to the weekend.