Oh my!

And I thought yesterday was bad.  Today was worse.  It was just way too hot out there.  It was in the 90's and the humidity was high.  It was not a good day to walk, but I did it.  I was extremely happy to get home!  I had to take off my clothes and completely change.  Everything I had on was soaked through.  So gross. :p

I relaxed and cooled off until time to do my workouts.  I did those and my French.  I was going to get my squat done, but I got distracted and didn't. I'll do them later.  Today's won't be so bad.  I finished the book I was reading last night.  It was pretty good.  Now I have to decide what to read next.  Either true crime or something else.  Who knows? I don't. :p        

At this point, I'm not sure if I'm going back out today or not.  I need to go get a case of water, but I may wait until tomorrow.  I need to check a few places that are close to see if there is any on sale.  I'm so broke that I need the cheapest price I can find.  I am also out of stamps, but I don't have the money to get any of those. :(  Phooey! I meant to get a book at the beginning of the month and then didn't.  Maybe I'll get lucky and find a ten dollar bill on tomorrow's walk! lol


UGH and it's not even summer yet!

Today's walk was HOT.  It was in the 90's today and believe me, I felt it!  I was so glad to get home to my air conditioned room!  I relaxed and cooled off as long as possible before doing today's workouts.  I got those done and my French and then relaxed before fixing lunch.  I didn't want to do my squats just then.

Later this evening, I did my squats.  I also went out and did some roadwork! At some point, some jackass parked half in the edge of my yard and it made parts of the yard go out in the street.  I went out with a shovel and got the majority of that out of the road.  I then got my hose and washed some more away.  It's made mowing at the edge a lot harder.  I wish I knew who did it so I can give them a kick in the teeth! 

I got that done and had to bury a bird. :(  I noticed a dead bird when getting the hose.  I've seen more than my fair share of dead birds lately on my walks.  Today there was one in my yard.  It's so weird!  Poor birds!

I'm pretty sure my bed linen is dry and ready to go back on the bed, but I'm being lazy and don't feel like messing with it at the moment.  I will have to do it eventually as I can't sleep tonight without linens on the bed. :p  I've felt so tired all day. I'd really like to just say phooey on it all and go to bed!  I did start on a book last night and it's good.  It is Friend Request.  I wasn't sure when I started it, but it's pretty good.  I want to read more of that.  I should re-make my bed and then put on pajamas and snuggle in my clean bed linen and read for the rest of the evening.  That sounds pretty good, actually! 


Saturday struggles!

So, I woke up this morning and I was so tired.  I truly wanted to go back to bed and skip my walk and everything else.  I texted a friend and he mentioned possibly going out of town to walk.  That perked me up a bit so I got up and did my usual morning prep.  Well, he didn't want to go until l or so.  I was motivated then, so I told him I'd walk until 1 and he could pick me up.  I walked and got past the half way mark and no messages.  I walked back to a place that is before his street and texted him.  He was asking if I still wanted to walk! LOL I was almost back home and I was roasting!  I walked to his house and told him that if he wanted to go to Reidsville and check out the thrift stores and the pawn shops there, that would be good with me.  With walking to his house, I got in the same about of distance as if I'd gone all the way home.  

He agreed to this new plan and we went to Reidsville.  I went with him in two thrift stores and he went in two pawn shops.  Afterwards, we went to Carmela's pizza and split a pizza.  Delicious!  I love their food. After that, we headed back here.  I came home and changed and then did my workouts, my French lesson, and today's squats.  It was so not fair because I think all five of the workout videos had squats in them. LOL  

I put a small load of clothes in to wash and I decided to get in a good bath.  That was quite nice.  I am going to relax until bedtime.  I'm really tired.  I haven't read since before the beach trip and I miss it.  Maybe I'll get the Kindle out and read tonight.  I had started a book before the trip, but I hadn't gotten into it very far.  I may just start another one and come back to that.  I need to get back into my reading.  I've been slacking on it since the beach!


New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


Photo shoot for a purse?

YES! LOL  I got my purse today and I moved my stuff over to it and then took it out in the yard for a photo shoot. :P  The lighting in my house isn't the best, so I figured that would be better.  I have to share some of the photo shoot with you. :p

 

 So, there you go.  Some outside and some inside.  LOL  I'm in love with this purse.  I switched from my current wallet back to my Kate Spade one. May she RIP. 


Double star day!

Yes, it was double star day at Starbucks today. I asked my friend if she would like to go to Hobby Lobby and Starbucks.  She actually did!!! Yay!  She went to Starbucks first, so I was drinking my delicious cascara latte in HL. :P  Why did I go to Hobby Lobby?  Well, in one of the bullet journal groups I'm in, someone mentioned that they bought a big pack of Stabilo pens on clearance.  I was hoping our local HL would have them.  They did!!!! I got a set of 25 in a roll case for $7.49!  These are usually $29.99.  It had a bunch of colors that I didn't have as I only have the ten pack. I love the Stabilos and had wanted a bigger pack of them for more variety.  I was so glad to find this deal.  They are so nice and they come in the cool roll up pack.  Easy to take with.  I'll be using them a lot in my bullet journal.  I tend to use my Stabilos more than my Sharpie pens.  I use a black Micron as my main black pen because it's an 08 so the nib is larger.  I like that.

I am going to do a pen test page in my bujo even though I know these don't bleed.  It will really be a color swatch page.  I have two pages right at the front of my bujo that I never used.  This will be perfect! ^_^  I am so happy to have found them.  It's cool to have a big set and the included case just makes them even better!

It was overcast today before I walked, but I looked at the weather and the sun was supposed to come out while I was walking. It did!   It was sunny for the entire walk.  After I got home, it clouded up aq bit and it even rained a little earier.  I got in my workouts, my French, and my squats.  I swear they are killing me. LOL!

After my friend and I got back to her house, I stayed for a while to see her animals.  I had to hold my little Cocoa as I love her so!  She is such a little cutie pie.  Unfortunately, when I got home, I had a lot of dog and cat hairs, I smelled like dog, and I had a small poop stain on my pants! LOL!  The joys of animals. :p  I tossed the pants in the wash and changed into a dog free shirt. :p  As I'm typing this post, I'm charging my Fitbit.  It's life is usually 5 days.  It was only down to 35%, but I knew that if I didn't charge it today, it might get too low tomorrow.  Fitbit says the battery lasts 5 days and they are correct!  It's still doing great and I absolutely love it.

I totally meant to get my letters caught up tonight and didn't do any.  I suck! Hopefully tomorrow.  Well... I had planned to get Starbucks AFTER HL and then come home and do letters while sipping Starbucks and that just didn't happen.  Maybe another day.  I'm still very happy about my Stabilos! lol

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Ouch!

So, as I've mentioned, I've been doing the #100SquatChallenge with Blogilates.  Today's was intense.  I had already gotten in my walk and then did my cardio workouts.  After all that, I did the squats.  OMG When I got done my legs were so wobbly that I could hardly walk. LOL!  It was insane.  Hopefully I'll be better by tomorrow when I go for my walk. :p

My purse shipped today. Yay!  I kept checking my email all day to see if it had shipped. lol I finally got notification in the afternoon.  I put the tracking in my package tracking app and it's estimated to be here Friday.  That would be awesome!  You know I'll do a post with pictures when it gets here. But if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you already knew that. :D

 


OMG My dream bag!

Ever since I saw a Fossil bag on Pinterest some time ago, I have wanted that purse.  I loved everything about it.  I can't afford Fossil bags brand new, so I was hoping to some day find a used one.  I recently searched ebay and I found one in another color.  It was a nice peach color.  I thought it was pretty, but I really wanted the mint one that I first saw.  It's even in my bag board on Pinterest  Well, after finding the peach one and watching it on ebay, I continued to search. I found the bag in dark blue, multi colored, yellow, and brown.  I then saw a listing for the mint one. ^________________^  Guess what auction I won tonight?  It was less than $40 shipped!  I'm so excited.  The only thing that isn't great about the whole thing is that the key fob is missing from the bag. Other than that, it looks to be in excellent condition. I was so happy to find it.  I will keep an eye on ebay to see if I can find a key fob to go on it.  I was so happy to find this bag!  Here is the picture of it from the Fossil site that I pinned to Pinterest:

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Isn't it gorgeous?!  I love it so much.  I don't care that it's a spring/summer color. I'll probably carry it all year long! LOL! Whee!


Sweltering Sunday

It was so hot on my walk today that I almost gave up and called for a ride!  I was sweating like crazy and I didn't think I'd make it far.  I figured I'd get to the park and sit on a bench there and cool off and see if I felt any better.  By the time I got to the park, I walked through it in the shade and that helped a lot.  I also found a five dollar bill on the ground!  That didn't hurt, either.  I decided it I would go on and see how I did.  I got to my turn around point and got a soda and a snack with the money and then headed back.  The snack and the sugar from the soda seemed to perk me up.

I got home and I was glad to have gotten my walk in.  I had to rest and cool off a long time before I could do my workouts.  I did those, my squats and my French lesson.  I washed my bed linen and my hair.  My bed linen just needs to be put  back on the bed.  I decided to bring my pen pal letters, bullet journal, and laptop into the living room and crash on the sofa.  I've written one whole letter. ^^:  I might just type up the rest.  I am still sort of feeling blah from that heat earlier.

It stormed briefly here today and they are calling for storms all week.  Hopefully they can all wait until later in the day so I can walk without any problems.  Hopefully it will cool down a bit.  That would be lovely!  

By the way, I used an app on my iPod touch called Day One.  I loved this app a lot on there. I waited for YEARS for an Android version.  Well, before they made an Android version, they released a newer version of it for iOS.  I didn't care for it as much as the original but it was still a decent app.  Well, they now have an Android version.  I exported all my entries for Journey app and put them in Day One.  I found that the Android version is the newer version that I don't like as well.  Also, they make you pay a premium price to sync your journal? No thanks!  So, I realized that all of this if available with Journey and it's much better!

So, no more Day One.  I found that Journey is available for iOS but my iPod isn't supported. It's an older one, so I guess that is why.  I love Journey. I have the Android app, the Mac desktop version, and you can also use it online!  It's an amazing journal app and I love it.  It also has a premium subscription service, but you don't need it for basic things like syncing.  The Android app is $4.99 I think?  The Mac desktop app was less than $15 if I remember right.  I didn't even have to buy the Mac desktop app as I can use it online and via a Chrome extension, but I love the app so much, I want to support the developers.  Give Journey a try.  You will not be disappointed!

Download Journey Here!


What do I know?

I don't know. lol  I guess it's Saturday since yesterday was Friday, but it's so hot lately, I don't know what day it is anymore. :P  Today's walk was soooo blooming hot.  Bleah!  One good thing about it being Saturday, there was no paving going on!  It was nice not having to deal with that!

I got home and I was dripping with sweat.  It took a while for me to cool down.  I did and then got in my workouts.  I did those, it was leg day, and then did my French lesson.  I also did my 100 squats for the day.  I usually do those later in the evening, but I decided to just get them done.  After all that, I had some lunch and then relaxed a little bit and then mowed some of the back yard.  I didn't do the whole thing because of the heat.  I was glad to get as much done as I did, though.

I had to cool off for a while again after that!  I will try to get the rest of the lawn done tomorrow.  If not, it's not that big of a deal.  It's the very back of the lawn and no one can see it unless they actually come in my yard.  I don't really want people in my yard, so that isn't a problem. LOL

I have been wanting to go to a local Japanese restaurant for a while now.  It's called Bentto and it's delicious.  I mentioned to my friend that I wanted to get Bentto for dinner, but I didn't want to risk driving my car that far.   He offered to carry me. Yay!  I ordered it on the way and it was ready when I got there.  When I go myself, I always wait until I get there and order then.  I didn't want to make my friend have to wait , so I ordered in advance.  It was delicious as always!  It was a nice change.