Fish Food: 5/17/2020 to 5/23/2020

This is an archive of my log posts from for the week of 5/17/2020 to 5/23/2020.

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Saturday 5/23/2020
About to record the In Your Earholes podcast for Monday - I typically just edit but this time will speak and edit.
The Buick transported me down to my father’s house today. I brought pot pies and two cycle engine oil. We ate at a socially distancing restaurant. His iPad just finished updating so now I can head back home. 
Up with dogs again on the only day I can sleep in. Now I must decide between trying to go back to sleep or brewing coffee and heading to the deck. 
Still winding down after one of the dogs woke me up at 3am and then I discovered a dog mess that I won’t describe but had to be cleaned up. Ugh. Not the best start for the three day weekend.

Friday 5/22/2020
I mowed after work because it wasn’t raining finally but it was like mowing a swamp and the humidity was nuts. It’s hard to believe it’s Memorial Day weekend. This crazy year is flying by. 
I made a slideshow of recent photos from my phone at the bottom of my page. Since I was too lazy to use a special site for this, I made a private page on my Blogger blog and used the insane URL's Blogger assigned to the pictures to make this work.
The rain arrived early so no deck time this morning. I am settling for staying at the kitchen table to drink my coffee and read a bit. It looks like it will be a quiet day at work but I don’t want to say that out loud as I might jinx it. 
One of the dogs woke me up and I’m having the toughest time getting back to sleep. Also thinking the cup of decaf I had at supper wasn’t as decaf as I was hoping for. ☕️ 

Thursday 5/21/2020
It was another busy day at work as people get ready for the long weekend. I am hoping tomorrow will be a bit quieter. It was also a busy day chore-wise with clothes to wash and I just remembered that there is a load that didn’t make it out of the dryer. Oh, and it rained again. I got in from the deck this morning just as the first drops started falling. 
Last news of the day: I checked out another book. I couldn’t wait for my holds. If I’m not reading something, I just feel out of whack. It’s always been like that for me. Hope you are well, you being whoever has dropped by to read this. 
I’m outside spending time on the deck before the next round of rain arrives. I can see it in the distance now which stinks. I know, I would complain if we were in a drought also but this is just about nuts. I think it started raining in October of 2018 and hasn’t stopped much since. 
I wish all sites were like I enjoy checking in from time to time during the day to see who updated. I know most people only update once a day. I’m not sure why I’ve decided to write multiple times a day. I guess I have a lot of words to get out (Worms, Roxanne. Worms!!).
If I see someone has their Instagram link here, I typically follow them. Twitter sort of stinks, especially compared to this site, but I think Instagram is OK.
One dog had to go out at 2:22am and then the other two had to go out also so here it is 2:41am and I am going to try to go back to sleep.

Wednesday 5/20/2020
In line at the Dairy Queen. 🍦 
Today was nuts at work. NUTS. 
And it rained most of the day. 
I really need to get out of the house more but can’t do that too much just yet. 😷 
I hope things are going well where you are. I know it’s tough for some of you that I read on here. 
Guess what? It's raining. Again. It's been crazy busy today to make up for yesterday's calm. :-(
Moved a folding chair out to the deck so I could get a bit of outside time before I go nuts inside. Without a book to read, I’m mindlessly looking at apps on my phone and I have the scanner on listening to planes take off and land plus EMS crews dealing with this morning’s local nonsense. 
I had to go to sleep early last night. Being up so early each morning was/is finally catching up to me. It’s crazy foggy out there this morning and unfortunately once again too wet from all the rain to sit out there with a cup of coffee and enjoy it until the fog burns off. 
Goal for today: be a delightful bag of garbage.

Tuesday 5/19/2020
I finished reading "The Memory Police" today and I don't know where to begin on that. If you need an uplifter, this is not your book so reading it at a time like this is probably not great. But is there really a great time anymore? I just expected to really love the book and I came away feeling that it was good but not as good as I was hoping it would be. Maybe my expectations are unrealistic. Anyway, I will now wait for another library hold to come in so I may be taking a few days off of reading which is fine since that was book 29 I have read this year so far so something good has come from staying home so much. For the rest of the evening, I have no big plans. At 5PM eastern, the work laptop gets closed and I am going to zone out for a bit. 
Typically, I have read while out on the deck with a radio playing but lately I find more enjoyment from having nothing but the sounds of the outdoors, especially the birds singing and/talking back and forth and the radio stays inside on the shelf most of the time. 
Another morning that it is too wet to sit outside and read to start the day. I am settling for the window being open as I sit at the kitchen table. I have ideas for blog posts and other creative thoughts but I am not sure how much I will be able to get done before the energy to do those things either slips away or ends up being allocated to something else. I reordered my lists this morning.
I’ve been up for about 20 minutes. At first, I was goofing around on my iPad but then I started cleaning up my Twitter lists so I can take quick glances at what I want to see a couple of times a day and that’s it. I want to spend as little time there as possible but still keep up with people I care to keep up with.
I like being up this early. My preference would be to get up around 3am and go to bed around 7:30pm. The first few quiet hours would be wonderful. I would use most of the early time to read, I bet. But then all of my meals would be off. Breakfast around 3:30, lunch around 9:30, supper around 4? No, that would not work.  Back to bed!

Monday 5/18/2020
We are venturing out to eat 😷. The spring clean out continued today with school supplies and office supplies resulting in a big box for the help center and two extra bags of trash. 
Lunch by DiGiorno because I was too lazy to leave the house. Going through and cleaning out odds and ends today.
I just finished writing about last night's weird dream on the blog:
I usually don't share stuff like that but it seemed like the plot of a NaNoWriMo novel although I have stopped doing that also. 
I pulled out my Logitech K520 keyboard that I found a few years back at Goodwill so I could type it up faster on my Asus Transformer. Writing on a full-sized keyboard made me feel like a real writer until I went back and read over what I wrote and whew, oh, brother. My 11th grade English teacher is probably whirling in her grave. 
All of a sudden, it just got very dreary outside followed by pouring rain almost immediately and just as quickly, the wind picked up and the rain stopped for a few seconds before resuming again. 
I’m up, I’m up. I was too tired to write something when the dogs had to go out at 4am. I’ve already done some stuff at work and fed and pilled the corgi. Next, a quick shower before fully jumping into the rainy day that awaits. 

Sunday 5/17/2020
Too tired. Must sleep. Tomorrow I am hoping to freshen up/rearrange my lists here. 
Posting over on Gossip's Cafe as uitb. I posted The Weight by The Band under tunes earlier and then someone contributed a link to Up On Cripple Creek which I am listening to right now, of course. Timeless.
Last week's log has been moved to an archive post on my blog. Links are below.
The help center here is going to be closed another week so I've been accumulating donations since all of this closed the help center in mid-March and now I find myself retrieving items out of the donation boxes. First, it was some track pants which I bought a while back when I was walking several miles a day. Now, I have retrieved a radio I thought I didn't need any more (really, I don't) plus a bag I thought I was done with which I bought on an impulse and never used but then used today and I was like, wow, what a great bag. Why have I not been using this? As part of a dream last night, I recall someone in dreamland asked me if I had any extra t-shirts around the house. This was perplexing when I woke up but now I remember that there are several t-shirts out in those boxes so that has to be connected somehow, right?
Now it’s lunch time and I was just at McDonald’s three hours ago. This is slightly embarrassing. 
Destination: McDonald’s
It’s archive day. At some point, I’ll archive off log entries for last week and post a link to where that ends up. I’m out here on the deck since one of the dogs needed to go out. The weather is perfect. Birds are chirping but the sounds are a bit different this late/early. No biting bugs are out so this is a great time to be outside.