It has been a very long day. I did get to sleep a little earlier last night, so that helped some. I walked and the sun was out and it was hot. BLEAH! I came home and it got overcast. ~_~; I did my workouts and French and then had lunch. I relaxed a bit and then decided to go to Target for a bit. I did and didn't buy anything in Target! That is a first. :P I did stop by the Starbucks in there and get a drink to make day 4 and get my extra 25 stars. I will go tomorrow to the regular Starbucks to get my birthday drink. My birthday is tomorrow and I'm not really happy about it. I've never been one to worry about age, but I'm turning 50 tomorrow and it SUCKS. I still think I'm in my 20's with better sense! Ugh. How in the hell did I get this old. I swore I wouldn't let myself get to 50. Phooey. Phooey. Phooey.
I'm just meh today. I didn't get to sleep again until around 4am. I was feeling pretty crappy this morning when my Fitbit alarm went off. I got up anyway. I considered skipping my walk, but I went anyway! It was overcast so it wasn't has hot as it could have been. I'm so glad about that! That heat is horrible. I got home and cooled down and relaxed until I did my workouts. I got those done and my French and then relaxed a bit. I fixed lunch and then did some other things I needed to do.
I am on a Star Streak at Starbucks, so I went over there. Today would be day 3 of 3 days in a row. I got a cookie for my purchase and a free drink (I had two free drinks on my card). I got 25 bonus stars. If I go tomorrow and make it 4 days in a row, I'll get an additional 25! I may or may not do that. I want to make sure I have the gas to get over there on Monday. Monday is my birthday and they do a free drink for your birthday, but it's only on your birthday. I plan to go and get either a Cascara latte or a caramel frappuccino, or maybe something completely different. Who knows? If I did go tomorrow and Monday, and went Tuesday, that would be 125 total bonus stars. LOL I'm probably not going to be able to make that, but that is okay.
So, it was almost sometime around 4 am last night when I finally got to bed. I was not feeling it today at all! I got up at my regular time and did my regular routine though. It's ridiculously hot. We had a few days where it wasn't too bad and I was thinking, good, fall weather is coming. Nope, it's still full summer here. UGH! I hate to come home soaked to the skin with sweat. It's gross.
I took a rest and cooled off after I got home and then did my workouts. I was working on my French when my friend texted and said we were going to eat. I figured I could do my French later. :P . We at at a local Italian restaurant that we really like. It's great food and it's not expensive. We usually share a pizza. My half is alway pepperoni. YUM! After that, we swung by his house. He had some frozen sandwiches to give me and he ordered a key for my treadmill and it came today. He also had a houseplant on his porch!
His stepdad died a week or so ago and his place of work sent a plant. He let me take it home. Yay! It's got Pothos, Peace Lily and three other plants in it. It's very pretty. I just have to find the perfect spot to put it in. He came in with me to make sure the treadmill worked. It did! Yay! I only got on it for a few minutes for a test run. I don't have any fans in there yet and it was stifling hot in there. I hope to get some fans next month on end of the season sales! I really need some anyway. It would be nice to have some for other parts of the house so I'm not dying in them.
I hope it's is a little cooler tomorrow for my walk. It's just brutal out there. It makes me want to just stay home in my air conditioned room and never leave!
My old phone had a horrible issue with GPS. It was readily apparent when I used my walking apps and Pokemon Go. The new phone has no issues at all with GPS! I was playing around with Google assistant and got it to give me directions to Starbucks yesterday. It did okay, but it could have been more in depth. I downloaded Waze last night to give it a try. I loaded Starbucks in there and told it to take me there. Yes, I already know the way. I could drive over there in my sleep. I just wanted to test the app. It did fine. I got a drink while I was there. Of course. :P
I entered in the post office after that to see what it would do with that. It kept trying to send me the wrong way! I'm not sure if it was the app or me. Probably me as I didn't pull over to start it. After I left the post office, I told it to get me home and it tried to carry me quicker route home so that was okay. I don't think I would depend on the Google directions or the Waze directions if I were out of town. Of course, if I had been able to look at my phone, it would have been better. I'll have to get a mount for my car. I think if I could glance at the screen, it would be helpful. If I get a mount, I'll try it again and see how it goes. I think that would be good to use. I can use it at the beach next month if I am walking and get turned around. That actually happened one year. I went walking and walked somewhere I'd never been. It took awhile, but I got back to the ocean. LOL
I did NOT want to walk today. I had made up my mind to skip it. Then, I got my ass up and walked! It was so hot out there that I regretted it at first. I was happy when I got done and got home in the air conditioning! I cooled off and relaxed and then did my workouts. I wanted to skip those too, but I did them!
So, tomorrow will be one week that I have had my new phone. I really love it. It's the perfect size and has plenty of features. The battery life is amazing. I was charging my old phone several times a day. I have only charged this one more than once a day a few times. That probably wasn't necessary for it to last all day, but I did do it a few times.
I have been using the fingerprint security and it's great. I have it set up for unlocking the phone, along with other things. I have several apps that instead of having to type my password in every time, I just use my print. That is so convenient and I love it. Some of my passwords are really long! I love that feature.
With m old phone, the power button was on the back. That was awkward when I first got the phone, but I got used to it very quickly. With this phone, the power button is on the side. The fingerprint scanner is right where the power button was on the old phone. It makes the transition on that matter easier too.
The camera is pretty nice. I think the pictures in low light are better quality. I love that I can theme out the phone and change things around. I use a launcher, but I can still change the theme on the phone. It's pretty cool and there are so many great free themes. I want to learn to make my own themes, so that is on my to do list. ^_^
So it was cardio day on the workout calendar. I didn't do my workouts today. I did walk though. I also cleaned and did a lot of other stuff that could be considered cardio so I'm good lol . I had a lot of things to do today that certainly got me moving. I have been organizing things and moving things around in my room. My bed has an issue where sometimes the box spring falls through the frame. I had to take the mattress off the bed and get the box spring back in place and then tighten the bolts on the bed so hopefully it won't do it again. That is an entire cardio workout on it's own! LOL! I also went to Target today and got a few of those under the bed boxes to organize more stuff and keep it out of the way and clean!
I did a bit of painting in my closet and also touched up a few things in my room that needed it. I have a trunk and my nightstand painted the same color, so I fixed a few spots on those while I had the paint out. I got so much done today! I was good, too. I went to Target and didn't go in the Starbucks there. Well, I did go over there but it was to look at a pretty blue tumbler. I didn't get anything. I even drove by the regular Starbucks and didn't go. Now I'm wishing I had. LOL Oh well.
I am probably going to go back for that tumbler. I haven't seen one in a while that I like so much. Since it's something I collect, and it's my favorite color, it's got to be added to my collection. ^_^ . I'm pretty sure it's grande size as it looks like my white one that I got last year.
DOH! I just got a notification from Duolingo about my French. I usually do my lesson after my workouts in the afternoon, but since I didn't do my workouts today, I didn't do my French. I'll go do that as soon as I finish typing this up! I'll do a post tomorrow about my new phone and how I'm liking it. I would do that tonight, but this is already a long post and I want to do a post just to it. Look for that tomorrow! ^_^
Sorry about yesterday. I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute. I was able to finish so that was good. It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog. Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.
I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks! I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in. I did that and then got my stars. I walked and did my workouts today, too. I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out. I came home and mowed the front lawn. I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain. Can't mow in those conditions! I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine. I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light. I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level. I had a migraine last night too. I need to figure out what is triggering them. I hate them. I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach. The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy! Sitting in the partial dark does help.
Yeah, I didn't walk or do my workouts today. I would use the treadmill and get my steps in, but my friend still hasn't gotten the key that makes it start. I would have gone later this afternoon, but I had to run out in my car and do errands and it's ridiculously hot out there. I didn't want to walk and get even hotter. I needed to mow the front lawn, but I put it off too. If had only had to go out once in this heat, I might have done the lawn. Oh well.
I didn't walk today, but I did write 8 letters! I got them all ready to go and drove to the post office and mailed them. I checked my box and I had two more. ^_^ . At home, my Otterbox case for my phone came. I had a case that I bought the day I got the phone at Target, but it didn't completely protect it. I took it back and used a wallet type case until this came. The wallet case fit my LG but it worked for the Samsung. I just used to to protect it until I could get a better case. The Otterbox is two toned blue. I had a two tones pink Otterbox on the LG. I liked that case and it protected my phone several times when I dropped it. I found this one on Amazon and I had a $10 gift card so I only paid $16 for it shipped. Since the case is blue, I wish more than ever I could have gotten the blue Galaxy instead of the purple. Oh well! I love purple, but blue is my favorite color.
I plan to walk and do my workouts tomorrow and go right back to my normal routine. I should have walked today, but it was nice to take a break. It was so hot out there that I'm sort of glad I didn't go!
I had a bad night last night. I couldn't get sleepy and when I finally did lie down and try to sleep it took a long time. I woke up cranky and out of sorts today. I still walked and did all my other things I usually do. I took a couple of pictures to share. One was during my walk and one was later this evening when I went to the grocery store to get a few things I needed. The camera is pretty darn nice!
Well, I got in my walk and workouts today. I also got my new phone. I got .... a ... Samsung Galaxy S9. LOL! Yeah, I said I didn't want a Samsung, but it was available, I was able to get it today, and it's pretty nice. I think I really like it. I'll know for sure in a few days. I already have all my stuff transferred over. It's pretty cool so far. We'll see how I feel in a few days.
I didn't get to my letters today. I meant to, but after everything else, I didn't get a chance. It's a bit too late to start them now. I'll try my best to get them done tomorrow. I've felt kind of bleh all day. I SO did NOT want to walk today but I went anyway. I wanted to skip my workouts too, but I didn't. I haven't done my French yet, but I'll do that after I finish this post. I've spent the majority of the day setting up my phone and getting it like I want it. I was lucky to save the APK of a few apps that are no longer in the Play store. They are now on my new phone. ^_^ . The screen is bigger than my old phone, but the phone is the same size. I like that. I did not want a huge phone! The camera is pretty damn nice. I've only taken pictures inside because of how late I got everything set up, but those are nice! I'll take one to show:
The colors and lighting are better than any of my old phones. I think I'll like the camera. I'll definitely take some pictures outside tomorrow. So far, so good.