Productivity! Woot!!

Hey all!

Yesterday was so freaking fun; my friend T., MommaTama, here on WordPress and I had a girls’ day. After I’d gone to my hair appointment, we went to have lunch, ran to the thrift store, and then we went to the nail salon where she, our friend E. & I got our toes done. That was my first pedicure, and it was a pretty good experience. I’ll admit, I was so nervous, because I was afraid I was gonna get judged — luckily, that never happened. I’m so grateful for friends who think up awesome plans for us to do together.

Today, I’ve been pretty productive; starting at about 10:30a, I started baking some country-style pork ribs that was marinated overnight in Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce in the oven (325°F for 1 hour, covered with tin foil; then remove the foil and bake for another 15 mins.). Then, I baked some potatoes (400°F for 1 hour) and mashed it together with cheddar cheese, sour cream, pepper, sea salt, no-salt garlic seasoning, and bacon/chive seasoning. I hope it goes over well with my friends. My friend K. is also making some raspberry-almond bars for dessert; sounds amazing, no?

Anyhow, I hope y’all are enjoying your Wednesday, thus far. Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Until next time!! ❤ ❤

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Sun, Work; Rain, Relaxation [and Productivity]..?

Hey all.

Why is it that whenever it’s sunny outside, we have to work? And then, when it’s raining, we have our weekend? But let me explain; I like the sunshine, but I love the rain! I especially love it when it’s just down-pouring [not like today, where there’s a gusting wind accompanying said rain]; I also love it when I can hear the rain outside my window at night, as it helps sooth my mind and get me to sleep quicker.

Today, I woke up with a horrible backache; don’t know how it happened, but I’m thinking I may’ve slept wonky or something…so I sat on the couch in the living room and watched some YouTube and played some X-Com: Enemy Within. Then, I turned on Spotify’s “Rainy Day” playlist, unloaded the clean dishes from the dishwasher, put a dirty load in and started those, and finally made myself some lunch and decided to hop on the laptop to update some things.

As always, I hope you all have had a good week so far, and if you ever feel inclined to chat with me, leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time… ❤ ❤

[**CURRENT FAVORITE THINGS!!**]

Favorite Video Game: X-Com: Enemy Within
Favorite YouTubers: Emmy Made In JapanEllkoBunny MeyersPhilip DeFrancoLoey LaneOlena, and Cassie. [I love every one of these YouTubers!!]
Favorite Music App: Spotify
Favorite Blogs: The Gang Magazine from Nikki Phillippi and Sol & Heart

Feeling Productive!

Hey all!

How was your week? Mine went decently (though, yesterday I went home early from work ’cause I was feeling feverish & queasy…ick!).

This work week went by relatively quickly (even though when I’m actually working, it seems to drag on forever!). Sunday afternoon, however, was a different story. The silent hours (first couple hours I was at work) were all right; I was in an oddly chipper mood — then, the church/after-church rush came in. [Disclaimer: I am personally not religious. I do respect all who believe in a higher being “watching over us”. I’ve found over the years that there are good & bad seeds in the religious communities in my town. That being said, if this next part offends you, either click away or skip over it.]

Now, as I said, I don’t hate on people who believe in God. But these people (who I know are religious/go to church) were so freaking rude; one was in a hurry and thus shooed me away from my bagging position, saying, “Oh, I can do this myself.” There were others who were very specific about what items I put into the bags/boxes; now, mind you, I normally don’t mind this — it’s helpful to me as your courtesy clerk — but when you’re speaking in a condescending tone, I’m sorry that will not make me want to do anything to help you in the way of bagging/boxing your groceries. If anything, I’ll imagine sticking heavy things on top of your eggs/bread/tomatoes, etc. Bottom line: Working retail can be a pain.

On a more positive note, today has been pretty productive! I finally got up the gumption to paint my nails! They’re so pretty! I used Pure Ice’s “All Nighter” as the main manicure color & Creative Nail Design’s “King’s Ransom” as my accent nail color. (Picture will be posted shortly.) After that was all dry, I changed out the trash bag, and then did the dishes. For a “lazy day off”, I feel pretty darn accomplished. (Yes, I know they’re little accomplishments, but they’re good! You don’t wanna know how chill I can be on my normal days-off.)

Lastly for today, I’ve eaten pretty healthily so far. I had some Fresh Express Sweet & Crunchy salad mix w/ ranch, parmesan cheese, and two avocados for breakfast along with a cup of coffee w/ hazelnut creamer. Now I’m about to eat a fillet of baked salmon which I marinated overnight in light soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, honey mustard, ground mustard, veggie oil, and pepper (again, picture to follow soon). I’m sure it’ll be delicious; I’m so excited.

Anyhow, I hope y’all are having a good week so far. Take care, don’t take any wooden nickels, and I’ll see you next week.

Until next time! ❤ ❤

(Song of the Day: Drive by The Well Pennies)
…you can find these guys on Spotify.