Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SHOPPING FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH 98% DONE








Fancy Sauce is Dijon Mustard Sauce.

Got everything at the Moose Jaw Co-op Food Store. The thing with the till tape is the lady rang it all in one at a time when there where a great deal of duplicate items. Normally they tend to type in how many then scan just 1 item to save time. The till does the math for them you see. Good example is 26 of the same kind of tomatoes in there. This should have bee way shorter LOL. But I think she is new. At least I don't remember seeing here there before. But can't trust my memory much.

After it was off to coffee. I need to get Coffee by the way but at $15.99 I really don't think it's much of a "sale price" so I'm going on Friday to the Safeway to get it with air miles instead. Even if it is at the same price I don't care as I get $10 off from airmiles. Also then the toilet paper will be on sale for $5.99 so I can get some to top off the supply. I'm kind of sure I have enough for the month but I literally have an irrational fear of running out.

Sunday it's off to a brunch that will more than likely be $20 for it, but I'll enjoy it a lot - so it's worth it. This will leave me with about $80 for anything else that might come up and for going out for coffee funds.

The hemp oil I ordered with the money I saved today will last me 6 months, so this is a bonus for 2 different "extra money months". I won't have to order them then. So next month when the sales tax rebate comes in (4 times a year this happens) I can set aside all of it for a new TV when this one finally craps out.

Have a good one and keep smiling.

Monday, May 28, 2018

OVER PRICED DON'T YOU THINK?

OK for the price you would think these are the size of a house cat, but NOPE just the plain Jumbo Sized ones. In the store they go from $9 to $12 depending on where you go. It is a family sized bag, but not that big a family LOL.

Got to love how many of these things slip into the market place on Amazon. The normally $7 to $10 supplements I order once ever 3 months I found on for $140 one day. Kind of a markup at that hay.

Also got to love when they have a low price about 10% or 15% lower than normal on a small item that is not much but also want to charge you $45 for shipping. I saw this on a skull ring that I got - one of the sellers was $4 less but wanted $35 for shipping.

Yup you got to watch it. As well there seems to be a lot of knock offs out there. I was looking for memory cards last night and found one for 1/3 the normal price (name brand) and "free shipping". The delivery date range made me realize it was from China and there is a 99% chance you are getting ripped off.

There are a LOT of people who fall for the $20 1TB and 2TB USB Jump Drives you see online. If you read the fine print it says "actual size may range from 8GB and up". Well what you are getting is literally a 8GB stick for more than it's worth that has been hacked to show 1TB when you open it. Reading the reviews shows a lot of people saying it said full at 7.2GB. LOL

Anyway, have a good one and these better be the best smores I ever had at this price. Now to fine $100 bar of chocolate and a $95 box of graham crackers.

YOUTUBE WANTS ME TO BE ON FACEBOOK

So I'm watching this vlog and had to hit screen cap - The ad is for Facebook and has Pusheen on it. Well everyone I know, knows I LOVE Pusheen and am addicted to Facebook. So I thought it fitting that my friends vlog had this ad on it LOL. PUSHEEN! BTW Pusheen and Stormy are eating Corn Chips and Salsa in the cartoon. It's sad that I know this, but I do... Also the WFP on the bowl stand for World Food Program. I actually don't know much about the organization and have only heard of it through the Pusheen community.

P.S. Check out my friends channel HERE.

MAY 28, 2017 - MY DAY IN PHOTOS











LEXAR 633x 64GB MICRO SD CARD FAILED AT 11 MONTHS OLD

This is an ex-SD card... Sigh it died. See I got this thing (order date) on June 30, 2017. It is now May 28, 2018. It died yesterday.

See on Google Play Music you have to option to save (download) to the device so you can play music offline. I was in the process of doing this and half way along, the card stopped functioning.

It said on the phone that the card was not inserted. Knowing it was, I took the bother of opening the case and taking out the card and putting it back in. No go - it was still saying there was no card.

Well I tried to format it on the PC but it said it could not be formatted. So it's a dead card.

I put in a claim with Lexar and will see what the say. I included a screen shot of the order (with order number) from Amazon. I do hope they will replace the card 15gb that is left on the phone is not really that much and if you do a few hours of video it will be full in no time flat.

I'm very glad that my photos go to the cloud as soon as I take them or they would have all been lost as well. Photo roll backup is a VERY good idea.

I know cards don't live forever, but I do expect 2 years out of one at the very least for the money you pay for these things. I'm trying hard to save money for a new TV and a reconditioned PC some time down the road and this is putting a cramp on that. If they say no I will never be ordering their stuff again. I'll replace it with a Samsung one instead (better reviews).

Speaking of reviews I LOVE to see the people saying that they can't get a card to match the upload and download speeds that the company claims. Well here is the deal, if your device is not capable of tossing files at that speed it won't. I tested this one out on a friends rather a LOT faster computer and well, it matched the speed that the company claimed. So there is at least that.

The one I had in my last phone dropped dead as well, but that was at the 3 year mark and it was the cheapest card I could find at the time, so I had no expectation of it living a long life. When you buy from a company that claims reliability you kind of think it should live 4 or 5 years at the least. That being said I tend to get a new one with each phone.

The only reason I have the old phone is that the selfie camera is way better and I take photos with it. As well the older OS on it seems to take up a lot less room and there is 26GB free on it - so more room for video and photos.

Sure I can toss to the cloud as I have 1TB of space and only used 68GB of it, but it takes a long time to toss video to the cloud and so on. I do however have a dongle to plug into the phone and I can use a USB Jump Drive to store files on it - this is way faster and you can edit the video from the Jump Drive on the phone - it just looks silly with this thing hanging off the phone.

In any event, lets hope that Lexar will replace this card - it would save me $30.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Unfortunate Story of Mr. J

Well this is the story of a person a few of us in town know. Some of us for a long time. I actually went to school with him from K to 8. At that time the school was a bit rough but no worse that any other school in town. The problem was that Mr. J though that he was the only good person in the school and that everyone was out to harm him. Sure enough there where a couple of people that did pick on Mr. J. Those people being the victims of a bad family situation and it made them lash out. This is no justification however, just the reason.

But in the mind of Mr. K. All others around him where out to cause him problems and where talking about him behind his back. You can see the problem here, as in reality he was unremarkable to the rest of the student body. In fact he blended into the wood work so well that I and many others where barely aware of him and most of us did not even know his name. Mr. J was a loner you see and unwilling to make friends. Personally several of us tried and where met with a frightened person who did not even speak to us; so we left him to himself.

Cut to many years later and Mr. J comes into my life and now wants to be friends. Well I don't think that is the word, more like a one way relationship of him spilling his problems (most outlandish) on me at all hours of the day and night. This went on for about a year until I had had my fill my him.

You see it was not just that I was tired of listening to how bad his life was and that everyone was picking on him - but  he in fact had called me up in the middle of the knight and woke me several times with a rather disturbing crank call. See where I'm going here? Yes the one who claims everyone is being so bad to him in fact was the one being bad to others.

It by far did not end at this. Several others in my circle ended up with the knowledge that we ALL knew Mr. J. In fact one of my friends had been harassed harshly by Mr. J. See he had called the cops telling them all manner of evils that my friend was up to. I am sad to say this happened more than one time. My friend on the other hand wanted nothing to do with this man at all and just wanted to be left alone.

Mr. J has a life long history of mental issues that are rather deep rooted and rather hard to control with medication. His is in fact in the unfortunate group of mentally ill people who find little help from medication. I for one had experienced his manic phases where he was out of his mind literally. It was the he would do things like call me up at 3am and harass me. It was also in these states that he insisted that we where all out to get him some how.

I remember being blindly duped into going to Regina with him to tell some former professor of his how my friend has been going there to tell his students all manner of things about Mr. J. It was at that moment I realized just how out of his mind he was and a lot of things from the past made sense to me.

I would like to say this ended with me telling him to never contact me again. The fact of the mater is I am 100% sure this will be seen by Mr. J. You see he makes it his life's work to monitor the comings and goings of a good number of people he thinks are "judging him".

He has gone on many occasions to the work place of another friend and confronted him trying to prove how intelligent he was and how accomplished he was. He would then accuse my friend of looking down on him and having a false sense of wisdom that made him think he is above Mr J. Sigh.

See the point here is not to look down on this unfortunate person. The point here is that we ALL and many more, have tried to help him in the past. Until the time he started to phone me and the realization he thought my other friend was the devil, I was there for him any time he needed to talk. I tried my best to be his friend and his illness tainted it.

I'm a strong person when I need to be but I'm unwilling to let someone use his illness as an excuse to abuse my or anyone. This is why I turned my back.

So what is my point? The point is some people can't be helped as they are just too sick. But there is always room in my heart for the suffering the go threw, even if I can't be around them for my own sake and safety. As well some times when you try to help you end up being a victim.

The thing I find most impressive in this entire thing is the person who has gone out of his way for many many years to harass others and to try and get them in trouble is the one who claims to be a constant victim of bullying. This is a very sad situation as people like Mr. J cause his victims to look at people who are being bullied in a different light - a not so supportive light sadly in most cases.

This being said, you can trust me when I say my friends and I have nothing but pity for this sad man. We know he can't help himself and he is the victim of his own mind.

I know first hand what it is to be betrayed by your own mind and the fear and paranoia it can cause. I also am lucky that medication has helped me to the point I can be a functional person and not in fear of things that are not real. It is also the number one reason I don't despise Mr. J and in fact pity him.

I am a man who believes in a God and I pray to that God. I know that sounds stupid to many who will read this but it is who I am. I pray for this poor man that he may find peace of mind some day and not be tormented any more. This is the way of my friends as well and we all think the trouble he has made for many people will be forgiven one day as we forgive him now.

Yes we need to be protected from people like this some times and those who are much worse, but we can have room in our hearts for their suffering. As those couple of kids who picked on Mr. J, he has reasons for lashing out that are not in his control. Don't judge people harsh and try to see there might be a reason for their actions.

Peace and love be with you. I pray you have a blessed day or night after reading this. Hugs.

AND COFFEE WENT WELL AS ALWAYS

Well, coffee went well today. See on Saturday a group of us (at least 3 sometimes more) go and have a good time out at coffee. There are really no off limit topics and we some times have people looking at us as if to say "WTF"? But most of the time it's just fun. We do however (some more than others) get a bit excited and start to make some comments that most others would tend not to tolerate. We know this is not meant to harm, just in the heat of the moment - so we pass it off.

It's nice because the staff there knows us by name and treats us friendly. The also don't tell us to shut up LOL. But anyway - here is to many more years of going for coffee.

4 DAYS WORTH OF VEGETARIAN FOOD.

So more beans and veggies. This time I managed to make 4 days worth. On top is 2 days worth (large and small containers). Middle and bottom is 1 day worth on each. The bottom only has 2 containers as I had eaten one by this point in time. So now I'm good till pay day. Then I'm going to have to shop as although I will have 10 days of beans left I have no more veggies and no more caned tomatoes to use with the beans. Can't call this vegan as the spice mix has a small amount of feta cheese in it. So any way most of next month will be the same as this. I intend on not getting any chicken at all. I will however, get a different mix of beans and not JUST chick peas net time. If the price of beans is low enough I will also get canned mushrooms to put in with the bean. I know the mushrooms are on sale at least. P.S. Spelling mistake left in the image to freak some people out, after all - it's the end of life as we know it if you have a typo HA.

Friday, May 25, 2018

JIGSAWS GALORE

This is really the only game I ever play with. I think it was $19.95 US when I got it a while back. I have done all the puzzles on it and made a great deal of my own, but since the fail of my last PC this reinstall has me playing the puzzles again. Just google the name and you will find the site to get it. BTW I'm out of practice as this is a slow time for so little pieces for me.

WOUND DAY 76

So here it is day 76 and still not all the way healed. Sigh. There is just the one spot now instead of 2, but it's 76 freaking days now. I'm kind of wondering what the actual hell? It should have healed a long time ago. The spot does not seem to be getting any smaller as well it seems. I have to see my G.P. next month after some tests and I'm going to mention this dang thing. See what he has to say.

Weight Loss Week 8

DATE 

Mar 23, 2018 
Mar 30, 2018 
Apr 06, 2018 
Apr 13, 2018 
Apr 20, 2018 
Apr 27, 2018 
May 04, 2018 
May 11, 2018 
May 18, 2018 
May 25, 2018 
KG 

162.6 
161.5 
158.9 
162.9 
161.1 
160.0 
161.2 
159.2 
159.1 
358.2 
LBS 

357.8 
355.4 
349.6 
358.4 
354.4 
352.0 
354.8 
350.4 
350.0 
348.0 
Change (lbs) 

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-2.4 
-5.8 
+8.8  P. / P.F. / J.F. 
-4.0 
-2.4 
+2.8  J.F. 
-4.4 
-0.4 
-2.0 
Week 

0 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8
From heaviest of 498: -150.0 
This term: -9.8 
 
P.F.     Processed Foods 
J.F.      Junk Food 
P.        Pizza 
B.        Burgers 

Weeks UP 
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