Welcome to the most boring blog post I have written in some time.

The good news for today is that other than a very sore shoulder and arm I am not suffering much from yesterday’s Pfizer COVID booster shot. I am tired this morning but that may be due to the fact that I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night.

The bad news is that after returning home from Aldi I relaxed, and relaxed, and relaxed. I didn’t want to push myself since I didn’t know how I would feel.

I watched another part of documentary “Get Back” yesterday. I am finding interesting, as well as disappointing but not unexpected, to see a lot of people cutting up portions of this documentary and uploading the to YouTube as their own content. I don’t know if they are making ad revenue from this, because I refuse to click and watch.

I now wish I had tried to push myself a bit since I have plant seedlings that really didn’t need to be exposed to more rain, but that’s exactly what happens with the rain that happened overnight. By the time I discovered that it was going to rain it was already dark and chilly, so there was little I could do. Oh well, when the rain stops and I get into the mood I will go out to WLF to see if they are salvageable.

This being Wednesday means that I will be headed over to Betsy’s tonight for Top Chef night. It’s her turn to cook, and I have already been given a warning that it will be a meat meal.

Hope you are happy and remaining healthy.

Aldi Beer Advent Calendar

Day 1: Kristoffel Belgian White from Brouwerij Martens
Day 2: Kristoffel Blonde from Brouwerij Martens
Day 3: Deadly Brewing Hazy India Pale Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 4: Key Lime Sour from Prestige Beer Group
Day 5: O’Shea’s India Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
Day 6: Deadly Brewing East Coast Style India Pale Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 7: Deadly Brewing Amber Ale from ALDI Stores US

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19 Responses to 2021-12-08

  1. $50 compensation from Monday’s survey converted to a $30 Lowes gift card, and a $20 Amazon gift card. Neither will remain unspent for very long…

    • Barb says:

      I just loaded my $50 to Amazon. It’s already spent.

      We also went & got Allan a new Samsung Galaxy phone yesterday. It should show up tomorrow or Friday.

  2. Steve says:

    A very long day yesterday:
    Leave the house at 06:30
    Arrive Birmingham
    Inspect, clean, and test both ends of 36 strands of fiber for runs long out of use
    Depart Birmingham in “rush hour traffic”
    Stop at Chic-fil-A in Oxford and pick up dinner
    Arrive home at 20:30
    That’s a 14 hour day.

    The literal bright spot was driving over during a beautiful sunrise. The return trip I stuck to the more travelled route through Carrolton and Newnan, as I knew the roads better in the dark.

    And I just read of a massive outage on AWS yesterday… anyone have problems on the web?


  3. Bonnie says:

    Yesterday I did some Christmas shopping at the Edgewood Retail Center. Ross seemed to be the busiest store I hit, and lucky me, I get to go back today to hopefully exchange a pair of boots I bought. 🙁

    But first, I will be getting an hour-long massage at Utopia (in Grant Park by the fire station and The T). My neighbor owns it so I bought a gift card before they opened, riiiiiight before the pandemic. I’m finally going to be brave enough to use it.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden lights were nice and included a stop at Sublime Doughnuts on the way home. I had a Kit Kat doughnut, because there was lots of topping. 😁 There was still flour around the ABG from Monday’s hash so I annoyed the husband by pointing it out and calling “on on”. 😂 If all goes as planned, I will be going back to the gardens tonight for some kind of event with a friend.

    • Bummer about the boots.

      Lol to embarrassing your hubby. And Sublime? 😋

      Enjoy tonight.

    • David says:

      I’ll be curious to hear how your massage goes. I’ve been considering trying Utopia.

      • Bonnie says:

        I thought it was good, but I’m not a person that pays for massages and don’t have a lot to compare it to, except I used to get free ones at Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons, etc. because of my job. It was an hour-long shoulder and foot massage for the current rate of $60. Would I pay that again? Probably not but that’s really because I don’t typically spend money on stuff like this. But it’s a local small business owned by my neighbor so who knows, perhaps I will someday. I see they have a current special on Mondays where you get nearly 2-for-1 if you bring a friend. I think I’d be down for that. I’m sure my review is not helpful to you LOL. The service was given in kind of a big recliner. There were lots of nice touches like they soaked your feet in some kind of salt while they did your shoulders, they used lots of different nicely-scented lotions, put aromatherapy warming pads around your neck, covered your eyes, had soothing spa music playing, etc. You aren’t in a private room per se, it’s more like little stalls separated with curtains. There was no one else there while I was there. All staff were nice and pleasant.

        • David says:

          This is helpful, thanks! I used to be a person that never paid for massages, but I am all in on that action now. Especially for my shoulders. $60 isn’t bad, particularly a couple block walk from my house. I’ll check it out! I’m happy to join in on the bring a friend option, just holler if you’re planning to go on a Monday some time.

        • Barb says:

          This sounds good on a Monday, maybe Allan & I might check this out someday. I do love a good foot massage

  4. Barb says:

    Yesterday I got a call from my uncle that lives in Crossville, TN. Since I rarely talk to him, I was concerned. Nothing bad has happened, but my cousin (his daughter) lives in Australia & he’s finally figuring out a way to go visit the grandkids. Get this, he has to get a physical from a list of approved doctors to get the visa. (They have crazy covid hoops to jump thru). The closest doctor is here in Atlanta. So, we are having a late lunch today. He had 8-9 hours of driving, to get a physical. Can’t wait to hear all the other hoops.
    And, people here in the USA think our covid rules are crazy.

    • Australia is just a huge island, so I get their precautions. This is not the first I have heard of weird rules/restrictions there.

      Enjoy lunch. Speaking of lunches, I propose next Thursday 12/16 at Hankook.

      • Barb says:

        12/16 lunch at Hankook. It’s on the calendar.

        Working on tickets to Barcelona in April. Gotta actually talk to Delta about Allan’s eCredit, so in 1 hour 33 minutes, they will call me back.

        And, need to go confirm the church across the street is open on 1/1 for Cheddarhead parking. Such a busy day. 😜

      • Steve says:

        I’ve put that on my calendar. I’ll be in the orifice with wheels- now if I had an idea where this place was…

        And one of my cycling instructors is now living in AUS and complains frequently about the restrictions. International travel is a particular problem with him.

        • Barb says:

          Steve – 1341 Collier Rd NW
          Take 75 to Howell Mill, go to Collier, should take you 10-15 minutes. Upper west side, or is it just west side?

  5. Well, the new raised bed that I was going to let sit for the winter is now planted with all of the seedlings that were soaked, and apparently had started to get eaten by GD squirrels.

    Baby it’s cold outside. Well, not really but my hands started to get very cold so I quite for the day.

    • Steve says:

      You need some hardware cloth to keep the squirrels at bay. And I have a solar powered fence charger to light the little MF’s up, if you like.

  6. Barb says:

    Newest iPhone iOS update. Changed a few things around. It’s confusing me a little.

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