Monday Monologue #269

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The Wife has the flu so we may not be follow our normal posting schedule for the next few days.
  • This weekend was a not the best of times if you are a college or pro football fan around here.
  • Corel VideoStudio X10 has some great features. It may become the video editor of choice in 2018.
  • One more warm day and then we’re forecast to have colder than normal temperatures for December. Is it Spring yet?

Monday Monologue #267

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I cleaned the oven on Saturday since I probably won’t be able to do it for a long time. It was actually a “good” day for it. It was so windy I only needed to open a couple of windows to get enough ventilation.
  • The weather men were not wrong about the weather this weekend. It rained a LOT on Saturday. And Sunday was cold and windy. It took quite a while for us to warm up after being outside for so long.
  • I scheduled some regular maintenance on my car on Friday. I’m hoping for a shorter wait than usual. Hopefully not too many other people had the same idea. The shop I use is not near a mall or any big shopping centers.
  • We haven’t rowed in two weeks and it already seems like an eternity. Its going to be a long winter.

Monday Monologue #234

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I think that the photos last week were grainy because the camera’s sensors got confused and though that her was more light than there actually was. Probably due to a reflection from something or other. In the future, I’ll ensure that it’s got a more direct line of sight to he intended subjects and that there’s nothing else prominent in the foreground.
  • I’ve given up on the WordPress app for my phone. More and more functionality has been moved to the cloud (i.e. wordpress.com). If their Jetpack plugin is installed, the latest development version won’t even connect to a blog without connection to wordpress.com. We self-host for many reasons, one of which is privacy. We’ve been extra careful regarding the plugins we install here and don’t use anything that “phones home”. Still; it’s pointless to have an app that only works with some of our blogs. Plus, it was becoming more and more of a nuisance to periodically build the app just to sanitize it.
  • Today is the first day of spring. So, of course, it rained and rained and rained. I definitely need to cut the grass as soon as its warm enough and dry enough. Thankfully, we had a lot fewer “big” snowfalls than normal even though it was a cold dark dreary winter.  I’m kinda looking forward to lawn mowing season.
  • I’m still very slightly congested; but I feel mostly normal. Hopefully, I haven’t spoken too soon. I’ve been sick enough this winter to last for the rest of the decade. I almost can’t remember what it not being sick feels like.

Monday Monologue #233

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The way the weather in March is going, we may end up having rowed more in February. Like much of the country, a BIG snowstorm is on the way. We know it’s going to snow. The only question is how much.
  • We usually keep our boat inside over the winter; but, because of the unusual weather, we’ve already moved it outside and prepared it for the season. It will be fine; but, it will be strange seeing it covered in snow.
  • I’m not fully recovered yet; but I feel better than I have in weeks. I’m not sure why I’ve been unable to completely regenerate. I’m really looking forward to the day when I have my normal/full complement of energy. Hopefully it will be soon.
  • If it wasn’t covered with snow, I would probably need to cut the grass. Partly because I like to keep it long over the winter; and partly because its already started to grow again. It’s not growing like it does in May. But it’s not brown and dormant any more either.

Monday Monologue #230

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I was/am still sick; but The Wife and I rowed on Saturday. It’s not very often that we would be able to row in February, so we wanted to make the most of the most of the warm weather.
  • We had a few customizations done to our boat over the winter and it looks amazing. We row it all the time so it gets used; but it’s still a sharp looking piece of equipment.
  • It wasn’t quite warm enough today so we went to the park and ran. It was fabulous wearing shorts and a T-shirt during an outdoor workout this time of year.
  • The weather was so nice that even cleaning the oven over the weekend didn’t seem like much of a chore. We could certainly get used to 60-degree weather in February.

Monday Monologue #229

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The weather is starting to get colder again. But. This weekend was divine. Temperatures on Saturday were in the 60’s. A rare treat for February.
  • I had to work three hours late today. I’ve certainly worked later; but that’s not the way to start the week. Hopefully the rest of the week will be better.
  • The Wife and I do not have any big plans for St. Valentine’s Day. For us it is just a regular Tuesday. We focus more on individual “holidays” like birthdays and anniversaries.
  • I’m starting to get sick again. Not like I was back in January. But, I’m still not quite my usual self. Hopefully it’ll recover much quicker this time.

Monday Monologue #228

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • The game yesterday was “interesting”. It was a great comeback and an even bigger choke. This has been the year of teams blowing huge leads in the championship game/series of American professional sports.
  • It was 60-degrees this afternoon. It’s supposed to be warm tomorrow and then possibly snow on Wednesday. Wacky weather seems to be normal this year.
  • The Wife and I will probably be watching a lot more videos now that football is over and we’re into the doldrums of winter. The regular season just isn’t as interesting; especially for sports that play a lot of games. Hard for a single game to be “big” when there are still so many left to play.
  • It’s still months away; but we hope to have our pool opening date scheduled soon. Having a specific date makes the winter seem a bit shorter.

Monday Monologue #226

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We got out and ran in the park on Saturday in shorts and spring-weight shirts. We don’t often have the opportunity to do that in January. Usually we’re stuck working out inside.
  • Since the NFL games weren’t very entertaining on Sunday, we watched some Blu-Rays instead. It’s always having a few movies in our library that we haven’t watched.
  • Since I started buying musing from Amazon, iTunes updates are starting to be really annoying. Especially since they require a reboot to install features and functions that we never use.
  • I am tired of all the rain that we’ve been having. It’s much better than snow. But I would really like to see the sun.

Monday Monologue #223

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Happy New Year! We hope that 2017 is the best ever for everyone.
  • I’m still sick with whatever I got on Friday. In the good news/bad news category I’m going back to work tomorrow so being sick won’t spoil my vacation.
  • I was kinda droopy today (since I’m sick); but still went to the park and ran with The Wife since it was 50-degrees outside which is very rare for January. Of course, it’s supposed to be single digits again before the end of the week. And snow is on the way.
  • Since I hand write few things these days, I wasn’t conditioned to always date things 2016 and didn’t accidentally write the wrong date on anything today.

Monday Monologue #222

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Merry Christmas! We know it’s a day late; but, since we’re having our Christmas celebration today, it seems fitting to wish everyone merry Christmas.
  • For us, it wasn’t a problem; but the datacenter our server is in was offline due to network issues (again) over the weekend. This blog is just a fun hobby for us. So, the lost uptime isn’t catastrophic.
  • It was almost 70-degrees today. I’m sure that winter will return shortly; but it was nice to run outside in shorts and a lightweight shirt.
  • The Wife and I went out for dinner on Christmas since it was just us. Not something that we would want to do every year; but it was still a good evening. It was definitely more crowded that we expected.