Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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LogicsHere
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Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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Good morning all.

Well it looks like it's going to be another rainy day at least until around 3:00 this afternoon. I don't have to run out for anything so that's not a problem. I did, however, glance at the weather tomorrow and we are having our first day of "winter". It's going to be in the high 30s to mid-40s . . . brisk.

My town's Historical Society has set up a Community History Project on how we were affected by the pandemic and how we have been surviving it. You can send a journal entry, story, poems, essays, pictures or audio clips. I found it interesting when it was first announced and have decided to contribute something towards this effort. When we first went into "pause", the Town put together a program of daily/weekly events and things to do ranging from art and photo submissions, trivia games, virtual tours and exercise classes. I think that to actually be able to have my name and story be a part of documented history an achievement I could never have imagined, even if that history is only local. I live in an area of NY that was highly documented during the Revolutionary War so why not be a part of this historic town.

Here's a link to that history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Westchester_County

Today will see me starting on the above project, do some more reading, and playing more computer games. I'll also be checking the TV schedules to see if there were any Christmas movies I want to see. I saw one yesterday on Lifetime that I really liked. I only wish they did dvds of them like Hallmark, I would definitely have bought it.

In addition to today's being known for "Mischief Night", the eve before Halloween, today's honor goes to two related Halloween subjects: Frankenstein Friday and National Candy Corn Day.

"Frankenstein Friday" celebrates the birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best known horror characters dating back to the 1800's. Can you imagine Halloween without the presence of Frankenstein lurking somewhere in the darkness.

Frankenstein was born in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, at the age of 21, wrote the story titled "Frankenstein".

The day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997. Ron's hometown of Westfield, NJ. is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family. So, Ron's interest in Frankenstein comes as no surprise. He chose Friday to celebrate this day for the "FR" connection, and because more people can party on Friday than on other nights of the week.

Today celebrates "National Candy Corn Day" as well. Candy corn is actually sold all year long and can be addictive. The vast majority of it, however, is consumed during the fall with both Halloween and Thanksgiving the most popular times to enjoy it.

A bit of Candy Corn Trivia:

- Candy corn was originally called "Chicken Feed". Aren't you glad they changed the name!?
- Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company in Philadelphia, Pa.
- The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century. - The original way to make candy corn, was to pour each color separately into molds, a very long time consuming process.
- Today the Jelly Belly factory has a machine that produces 1200 kernels per second!
- Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs(sugar), but it's fat free, at least until your body turns the unburned calories into body fat.
- 19 pieces of candy corn has 38 grams of sugar.
- Worldwide, over 35 million pounds or 9 billion pieces are consumed annually.

Have a great Friday.

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Re: Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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Logics,
That history project is so cool. Look how stories of the 1918 Flu epidemic have become an important part of the narrative for current times.

The rain ended for us. I thin my city broke a rainfall record mid-day.

So this evening I have my Covid test scheduled. I tried CVS and Walgreens, but they had no open appointments anywhere near here for the next three days. I did not meet the criteria for Kroger. This is through CVS.

Trying it decided if I will create a Kroger Click list order. I think I need to do it on general principles so I can report my experience back to Mom so she would be willing to use the service. I can survive on my larder for another week, I think.

So another day of work fun,
Have a great day,
Maggie

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Re: Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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Good morning beautiful people,

Today will be another very cold day but I still plan to go for a walk. There won’t be much Vitamin D exposure as I’ll be so bundled up, lol.

We discontinued our dental coverage and wouldn’t you know it! Dh’s heavily filled molar cracked off. He called our dentist and the closest appointment he could get is for Nov.24th. The dentists are working shorter hours and there is a backlog due to Covid. I’m not sure he’ll be able to last that long and he may have to see another dentist but that would involve additional expenses such as x rays, etc. The good thing is that he is not in discomfort.

I have been feeling very unmotivated and some days I feel I haven’t accomplished much. I really need to turn that around and start thinking about some potential inspiring gifts for Christmas. It will be so different this year without browsing in the stores for ideas.

Maggie I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Truly hope your results are negative.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

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Re: Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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Good morning fellow frugalites,

It looks to be really foggy here, still dark out, but it is very hard to see the lights on in the gas station just down in the valley. I hope it lifts before I head out for a walk.

Got a text from oldest DS (then I just had to call him). One of the crazy neo-Nazi people who have hinted for months about coming to his city to make his life miserable is actually there (mostly he has just had threats against him physically before this and one threat to actually come and harass his which didn't pan out). This crazy person is now putting up posters and handing out pamphlets calling our son a pedophile, a sex trafficker and a few other just lovely things. Nothing of which is true of course but those people do not care about truth, they just care about getting rid of someone who stands up to them. To make a long story short, I guess that they (him, friends, and police) are working on something to get rid of him. Like DS says you can't really sue someone for defamation of character when the person has no assets and is perhaps a bit mentally sick. He does have friends tearing down the posters, and as actual photographs and videos of this guy (same guy that was harassing politicians in Ottawa this summer, one in particular, a female MP). However this Momma Bear wishes she was there to just spend the day walking around and tearing off those stupid posters. Didn't sleep too well over all of this and one other fact which I will speak about in another thread.

Frugally speaking today will be the usual Friday. I will take my walk (perhaps bring a flashlight with me as it really is that foggy out), do the usual Friday cleaning, make a project list for the up coming month, and an extra cleaning list, work on a Christmas card project (going to try my hand at making a few simple ones) and of course continue to use up what I can around the house. Hopefully today it will be small bits of cardstock.

I may do some extra cleaning, and I also may do some entries into my monthly budget sheets. I know that spending is finished for the month.

While social distancing doesn't usually get to me over all, the fact that some people aren't listening or following the rules does. Just like other areas of my country and the rest of the world numbers are rising, and they aren't rising slowly. There are still far too many people out there that still think this is a government plot and a fake pandemic....Until it affects them personally, I don't think they will ever change. God help us all.

Supper tonight is or was going to be French toast...but I think I will change that and make some fish fillets.

Today I am grateful that my teachers and professors taught me critical thinking. It sure comes in handy at times like these.

Everybody have a great day. Take care.

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Re: Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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Jackielou wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:12 am

Got a text from oldest DS (then I just had to call him). One of the crazy neo-Nazi people who have hinted for months about coming to his city to make his life miserable is actually there (mostly he has just had threats against him physically before this and one threat to actually come and harass his which didn't pan out). This crazy person is now putting up posters and handing out pamphlets calling our son a pedophile, a sex trafficker and a few other just lovely things. Nothing of which is true of course but those people do not care about truth, they just care about getting rid of someone who stands up to them. To make a long story short, I guess that they (him, friends, and police) are working on something to get rid of him. Like DS says you can't really sue someone for defamation of character when the person has no assets and is perhaps a bit mentally sick. He does have friends tearing down the posters, and as actual photographs and videos of this guy (same guy that was harassing politicians in Ottawa this summer, one in particular, a female MP). However this Momma Bear wishes she was there to just spend the day walking around and tearing off those stupid posters. Didn't sleep too well over all of this and one other fact which I will speak about in another thread.
This certainly has to be hard on all of you; one needs to have the strength of steel. Will send a prayer your family's way asking God for that strength for you all.

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Re: Daily Check-in October 30, 2020

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Jackielou wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:12 am
Good morning fellow frugalites,

It looks to be really foggy here, still dark out, but it is very hard to see the lights on in the gas station just down in the valley. I hope it lifts before I head out for a walk.

Got a text from oldest DS (then I just had to call him). One of the crazy neo-Nazi people who have hinted for months about coming to his city to make his life miserable is actually there (mostly he has just had threats against him physically before this and one threat to actually come and harass his which didn't pan out). This crazy person is now putting up posters and handing out pamphlets calling our son a pedophile, a sex trafficker and a few other just lovely things. Nothing of which is true of course but those people do not care about truth, they just care about getting rid of someone who stands up to them. To make a long story short, I guess that they (him, friends, and police) are working on something to get rid of him. Like DS says you can't really sue someone for defamation of character when the person has no assets and is perhaps a bit mentally sick. He does have friends tearing down the posters, and as actual photographs and videos of this guy (same guy that was harassing politicians in Ottawa this summer, one in particular, a female MP). However this Momma Bear wishes she was there to just spend the day walking around and tearing off those stupid posters. Didn't sleep too well over all of this and one other fact which I will speak about in another thread.

Frugally speaking today will be the usual Friday. I will take my walk (perhaps bring a flashlight with me as it really is that foggy out), do the usual Friday cleaning, make a project list for the up coming month, and an extra cleaning list, work on a Christmas card project (going to try my hand at making a few simple ones) and of course continue to use up what I can around the house. Hopefully today it will be small bits of cardstock.

I may do some extra cleaning, and I also may do some entries into my monthly budget sheets. I know that spending is finished for the month.

While social distancing doesn't usually get to me over all, the fact that some people aren't listening or following the rules does. Just like other areas of my country and the rest of the world numbers are rising, and they aren't rising slowly. There are still far too many people out there that still think this is a government plot and a fake pandemic....Until it affects them personally, I don't think they will ever change. God help us all.

Supper tonight is or was going to be French toast...but I think I will change that and make some fish fillets.

Today I am grateful that my teachers and professors taught me critical thinking. It sure comes in handy at times like these.

Everybody have a great day. Take care.
Jackie, I admire your son tremendously but that is very scary. I’m glad that the police are aware of the situation. With the sex trafficking and pedophilia, it sounds like the extreme QAnon people. I will keep your DS and your family in my prayers.

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