Thursday, November 15, 2012

Donkey Zen

Sometimes it's all they/I need for a few minutes a day.

Last night I was dreaming about taking photos.   I'm thinking that might be a sign that I need to get out with my camera.   It might be feeling neglected or something and is creeping into my subconscious.

Did I tell you I finally got an iPhone?   I went back and forth several times on a new Samsung or the iPhone.   I finally made that decision and I'm enjoying the phone.   My previous Samsung had an okay camera but I didn't use it a lot.   This one has a REALLY NICE camera and I'm finding that I enjoy using it a lot more.   I haven't used my Canon point and shoot at all since I got this.   It might be unnecessary and I should sell it.   I haven't figured out how to zoom in the video mode on the iPhone so  that doesn't work so well for me.   Maybe it's an easy setting, maybe not.   Could be I will need that Canon after all:-)   

Anyway, I am hoping to have a more Zen kinda day today after a very busy (and expensive) day yesterday.   I bought a new refrigerator.   Gah!!!!    I've been looking for a while and finally got tired of LOOKING at so many different models and manufacturers.   So I bit the bullet and bought the dang thing.   It will be delivered tomorrow.   I do not like buying appliances at all, especially a new refrigerator when ours works fine except for the constant loud ghost noise from the fan.   Seriously, it's been driving me a little more nuts every single day.   And so I will start going back to normal after the new one arrives tomorrow.   

I also bought two pairs of glasses last week and I'm waiting for them.   My prescription had barely changed so my glasses are fine, but I've had them two years and just want another pair.   And my sunglasses hadn't been updated in 4-5 years so I wanted those too.   I have dry eyes and also a prescription that makes contacts a little sketchy for me, so I wear my glasses full time.   Not ideal, but that's the way it is.   And really, there are far worse things to deal with in life.   My eyes are healthy, I am otherwise pretty healthy, so it's not something I worry about.   

I bought a few groceries at Trader Joe's yesterday, getting ready for a small Thanksgiving dinner with just the two of us and one of Erik's daughters.   Yay!   We have never had the girls here for a holiday.   She is a vegetarian so we will just have a simple meal with a roast chicken for the two of us.   We don't need a huge meal, don't really care much about turkey, and so a 5-pound chicken is a good option.   And goes really well with the fresh and DELICIOUS cranberry and orange sauce from Trader Joe's.   Oh man, I eat it by the spoonful as a little treat.   Have you tried it?   You should.

Okay, thanks for sharing my first early morning cup of coffee with me.   The neighbor's dog is barking so I'm sure mine will want to go out soon and get involved in whatever is going on (probably a deer).   Have a very nice Thursday....make it Zen if you can.


Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What are you scratching him with? Gloved hand or do you have something else in your hand? Was that him I heard or a chicken making a small noise? I turned up the volume but still couldn't tell. Nice video though. Was it cold outside?

Good to hear you got a new fridge too! Noisy appliances can really spoil an otherwise 'zen' household.

Daryl said...

oh now you've given me the incentive to schlep t TJs ... and lets see those new frames!!

Lynne said...

Do you give back scratches in Michigan?

Have a zen kind of a day with no refrigerator hum, I hope you like your new one . . . dreadful in the cost department though, aren't they?

Happy Thanksgiving . . .
Love, Lynne

Mark said...

An Iphone? Nice. I'm still in the dark ages with my flip phone, some day I'll take the plunge.

Have a great Thanksgiving, and on that subject of veggie daughter, all 3 of my girls and my wife strick Veggies. Always have been. Our Veggie Thanksgivings are awesome, hope yours is too.

Lin said...

Wow, you have lots going on there!

Happy new refrigerator and phone. Isn't it funny how new gadgets and appliances can make us so happy?

Nancy Claeys said...

Keep your point and shoot... you never know, you might drop your phone in a jar of water like I did. Idiot!

And I know what you mean about your fridge -- no fun spending that much money on something we can's wear or feed. Lol.

CountryDew said...

I hope your new fridge does what you expect. I hate buying new appliances, too.

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