Hey! Happy Wednesday!
Just stopping by really quick this morning. My little early morning “helpers” are off to school
and I’m on a “race” of my own to see what I can get done around the house before I have to pick them up.
I’m treating this week as a bit of a recovery week. Lots of sleep, resting, etc. Not too much working out or running since I’ll be starting to focus on the Carlsbad Marathon (and possibly a few other races) soon.
Right now I’m just busy spending a fortune at Costco and Trader Joe’s because I’m overly excited to be home for awhile and cook our own meals, etc. I’ve been stocking up of all the goods.
Speaking of, I found some fun new things at Costco yesterday.
Unsweetened Silk Pure Almond vanilla almond milk. Awesome.
Organic kale. Awesome.
A new wine that was on sale for less than $10. Fine. Twist my arm.
I mean it pretty much called my name with the whole “twins”, right? Ha.
Oh and even though I’m resting and not really in need to be carbing up, I sure did yesterday with a massive amount of cassava “fries” along with some spicy chicken lettuce wraps I threw together.
We’ve been digging Trader Joe’s guacamole and this Serrano Salsa lately. Good stuff.
Okay, so really quick.
I totally forgot to tell you about this phone scam that happened to me a couple weeks ago.
I got a phone call on the landline. They guy told me that my computer was sending messages over the server that there was a virus or something. He wanted me to press a few buttons (control, Windows, R) to get a pop up window so we could “run a safety scan”.
I was very confused. I just kept asking who he was and telling him I didn’t understand.
Luckily I was smart and after a couple minutes I told him I had to go. I got off the phone and texted my brother-in-law who knows everything about computers and he told me that it was 100% a scam.
Crazy. I bet those scammers get a lot of people. The guy on the phone was pretty pushy and kept telling me that it wasn’t going to take very long to check the status on my computer.
Here’s an article that goes into a little more detail about the scam.
Do NOT fall for it. They will steal all your information and can copy all your files once you press a couple buttons and give them remote access.
Here is also a little video that explains it in more detail that my brother-in-law sent me. It’s pretty much exactly what happened.
Last night, we had a little scare of our own here.
I’m going to blame the Costco rotisserie chicken. I used to buy them all the time, but haven’t for awhile since I’ve been trying to buy only organic chicken. I gave in yesterday.
Long story short, Joaquin started choking on a chicken wing bone.
It was freaky.
I heard him coughing and saw the panic in his face.
Then he stopped coughing (huge red flag), couldn’t breathe and started running away.
It was just the boys and I at home. I grabbed him, did exactly what you’re not supposed to do and put my finger down his throat. I felt the bone, but couldn’t get it out.
Then I turned him over and gave him a huge swat to the back with the heal of my hand and got that darn bone out. It totally flew on the floor like in the movies.
We were all a bit shaken up about it. Poor guy. It took awhile for him to catch his breath and he got mad at me for scratching his throat. I couldn’t stop hugging him and I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be eating chicken anytime soon.
I’m first aid certified and have been through multiple classes on how to do the Heimlich maneuver, etc. but when it actually happened it was hard to think straight.
I found a few things that might be helpful to review in case you have anything similar happen. Just passing it along.
Here’s a short little article on what to do.
And here’s a short video. He shows the back blows which is what I ended up doing and what worked.
scary stuff friends.
Okay, I’m off. I’ll be back later with a race recap from this past weekend.
Have you ever seen anyone choking or had to do the Heimlich?
Any new favorite Costco finds?
Have you heard of the computer phone scam before or know anyone it’s happened to?