What have I been up to? Taking stock of the year, thinking about life, avoiding an identity crisis, wondering that the next adventures will be.
What have I been eating/cooking? Beef, I bought a whole beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner. I cut it into a nice roast, some steaks and some stew meat.
Who have I been talking to? Doc Spo, my middle brother, my sister, and my sweet bear.
What have I been dreaming about? Italy - itching for an adventure, California - much more to explore, driving slowly across the country - there is just a lot of out there out there, Arizona - on tap for January.
What else is planned? I have a convention in New Orleans in early February, reservations have been made. There will be a bit of work, and a bit of free time. But no real plans beyond work. I am going solo.
How is the computer? Big Mac is doing just fine. He found the external hard drive and resumed time capsule back ups. One unintended victim, is a 10 year old large format photo printer, I lost the print driver, and Canon no longer supports this model. I use it so little, I can hardly justify the cost of another one.
What has the weather been like? COLD! Lows of about 10 degrees a couple of nights, days when I really don't leave the house. It should warm up nicely by the weekend.
What am I waiting to arrive? I used Shutterfly to do a book on the trip to Spain, it should be here around New Years. The cost has gone up, the quality is okay, not super great, but they are easy to use. I have used them for a decade.
What have I read? A book on Polaroid. In college I took an art class using Polaroid cameras - The Art of The Instant Image. I still have one, I should use it. Film packs are available, if rather expensive. There is a new battery for the camera bouncing around my desktop, it rolled out when I took Big Mac to the Apple hospital.
Who deserve an atta-boy? The geniuses at the Apple Store. They knew the magic buttons to push, they had all of the needed cables, I was in and out in a little over an hour. They were honest about what the issue was. And No Charge. I hope Big Mac lasts a few more years, they don't make this size anymore. I like em big.
Where am I headed? The grocery store, probably Trader Joe's.
What are we planning? An eve of New Years Eve, neighborhood LGBTQ drop in for nibbles and dinks party. Jay has taken on organizing happy hours for LGBTQ residents in our Condo community, this is our first time opening our doors.
What other good news? The kitchen contractor replaced the missing and damaged cabinet doors and made a few adjustments. One door took 3 months to come in. I was getting close to making myself very difficult. I am a trained complainer. I know where their showroom is, and what the busiest day is for them. They have asked the counter top supplier to come look into a finish issue.
What are my plans for the coming year? My goals will post soon, my reading list for 2022, I will start the 2023 reading list. I may morph Mondays into something new. Music and YouTube, but what else? Beyond that I will keep the same themes, Travel Tuesday, Ws, Thursday Rambles, Fun/fabulous/foodie Fridays, Saturday Morning Post, Sunday Five. The Sunday Five has become one of my most popular posts. I will keep coming up with questions to learn more about you, while revealing little bits of me.
Wishing you a restful week!
Right now, I feel a calm and quiet feeling for the ending of the year. That has got to be a good sign. I have dinner out followed by a intimate cock-a-tail party with friends for New Year's Eve.ReplyDelete
New Years Eve we will be home as usualDelete
I remember on one ship cruise we took there was a LGBTQ night organised at a bar. We went but there were few people there and it felt quite insular. Maybe it needed a host. I hope Jay's event goes well.ReplyDelete
If a couple of neighbors show up, it will be a success.Delete
How great that J is organizing LGBTQ happy hours for the neighbors. With my new iMac, my old printer is no longer compatible. San Geraldo’s died at the same time, so he has a new one. I might just buy a scanner.ReplyDelete
I have a standard size printer scanner copier (PSC), on wifi, we can use it from both Macs, my chrome book, our i-Pads, I had it set from one of my phones at one time. The wifi connection is really amazing. The 11 by 17 printer died, Canon sells a PSC in A-2 (16 1/2 by 23 3/8.) Tempting but the PSC was new last summer. And I'd sooner spend the money on another adventure.Delete
New years Eve out is for amateurs. We'll have a nice day and night in, and the cock-a-tales with some neighbors on 1/1/23.ReplyDelete
And I like the idea of a slow drive cross-country. I may have to put that on the list!
Four or five hours a day, is plenty of driving, crossing the country in 4 days by car, is making work of it.Delete
I hope you get a good turnout for your New Years Eve Eve party!ReplyDelete
We will see how it goes - we have some nice neighborsDelete
I hope your New Year's Eve, Eve turns out fun. A trip across country sounds fun to me. I did it years ago but was meeting people so it was all about getting to a destination. I'd love to do it with no schedule and just explore wherever I want.ReplyDelete
A nice long rambling drive,Delete
I doubt you meant it this way, but I was 'first' in that list, top of the heap as it were. Gratis.ReplyDelete
You are on the top of many lists.Delete