Oh boy did it snow!

I was so not expecting the snow that we got today.  Yes, I knew  they were calling for snow but they are saying around 3 inches total.  Last official count I heard, we were almost to 7 inches!  It's probably going to be awhile before I can get back out to walk!  I went out and walked in the yard in it a bit this afternoon and it was crazy deep.  It was all powdery this afternoon.  After it finally stopped snowing, I went out to the front walk with a cutting board and cleared the walk!  The snow was so light, it was easy.  The only bad thing was that I couldn't find any of my gloves.  My poor hands were numb and then hurting when I came in!  I need to find my gloves!

I did my workouts this evening.  I was glad to do those since I couldn't walk.  I used the day to sit at my desk and look out at the snow. I also drank a lot of coffee!  I put three 'new' trackers in my bullet journal.  I put the Pokemon Go trackers of Generation 1-3 in there.  That took a while, so I it was a good day to do it when I couldn't really go anywhere! :p  Tomorrow I plan to write pen pal letters.  Hopefully I can get out before too many more days and get them mailed.  The mail didn't even run here today!  I hope it does tomorrow.  I'm expected some things.  One is supposed to be here tomorrow, but who knows with this crazy weather. :P

Here is one of the pictures I took today:

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The building on the left is an old chicken house that has been on my property since forever.  You can see a outdoor table and chairs on the right.  There is a swing near the back of the yard.  It was so lovely out there, but it's going to be crazy trying to go anywhere anytime soon!

 


Snow is possible!

Yes, we may get some snow here overnight and into tomorrow.  I almost skipped my walk today but then I figured if it snowed a lot tomorrow, I'd miss that day of walking so I went.  I wanted to walk to the post office but I didn't.  I did run out later and drove to the post office.  I only had one pen pal letter.  I got that and headed to Starbucks. I figured if I was going to be stuck in the house tomorrow, I'd at least have Starbucks tonight. :p  It was good, too!  I came home and did my workouts.

I am going to get off of the computer shortly and play some Pocket Camp.  I haven't played much today.  I want to relax a bit before bed.  I also want to read more on my current book. It's good so far, but I'm not very far into it.  I'm just waiting to see if we are going to have snow.  One local college has already cancelled classes for tomorrow and nothing has happened yet!  Weird.  I guess they are being extra careful.

I like to watch it snow from my window.  If it does snow tomorrow, I'm going to sit in at my desk in front of my window and watch it snow.  I plan on having a nice big cup of coffee with me and I also hope to write all my pen pal letters.  I only have four to write including the one that came today.  Oh and I found another potential one and I'm going to write a letter to her too.


New colors again?!

Yes, I changed the background and colors of the blog again.  I guess one day I'll be satisfied and quit changing it so much.  I am liking these colors.  I love the blue and the background is pretty.  I hope to keep this one for a while!  Who knows with me though.  I might change it all again tomorrow!

I got in my walk and did my workouts today.  I hadn't posted my workouts to Insta in days so I caught up with that.  I finished my book last night and went to check on Gwendy's Button Box to find out that the file (I checked it out from the library) was an audio book not an ebook.  Phooey!  I will keep looking for a ebook copy I can borrow.  For now, I'm going to the true crime book next.  

I want to do some things in my bujo.  I'm going to have a coffee tracker where I rate different brands of coffee that I try.  I have only tried a few so far, but I plan to try new ones more often.  At the moment, the only ones that can go in there are: Maxwell House medium roast, Starbucks Pike Place Roast, Seattle's Best Henry's blend, and Dunks.  I just got a bag of Dunks but I haven't opened it yet so I can add it in there but I can't rate it just yet.  I have quite a lot of my Pike left before I open it.  I want to try many different coffees.  I recently found a free sample online and I've sent for that. If you know of any place that gives out coffee samples, let me know!  If you are Starbucks, send me all the coffee! :P

I want to look for inspiration of things to add to my Bujo.  I am going to Pineteriest after posting this and wee what I can find.  I want to add more fun things to it!  There are a lot of bujo ideas on there.  Hopefully I can find some things that I'd like to add to my bullet journal.  Wish me luck!

 

 


Brrrr

It was around 70 the other day, today, it was below freezing.  Phooey!  It was pretty chilly when I walked today.   It took a while before I got warmed up.  I almost gave up and turned around and came back!  I didn't though and got my walk in.  I didn't do my workouts after I got home as I usually do.  I spend some time relaxing before lunch.  I ate and then read a while on the current book on my Kindle.  I have more lined up ready to go!  This one is the Jekyll Revelation and it's really good.  I'm enjoying it.  I'm over have way done with it now.  After I finish it, I am going to read Gwendy's Button Box and then a true crime book I just got yesterday.  After that, I have several zombie books and other things on my Kindle so I'm full up on things to read.  I'm on Goodreads if you want to see what I'm reading at any time.  The link is in the sidebar.  I didn't read much in '17 and I plan to make up for that this year!

I did do my workouts this evening.  I got them done a bit ago.  My bed linen is in the dryer waiting for me to put it back on the bed.  I only have one more thing to do after that and then I'm going to relax with my Kindle and I'm also going to play more Pocket Camp.  I haven't played as much today as usual, so I want to get some playing in.  


French book and a pen.

Yesterday, I received a book that I ordered from Amazon. It's Easy French Step by Step.  I think I mentioned this yesterday but didn't mention the name of the book.  It's pretty cool.  I'm going to get one of my many notebooks and keep it with it to write notes.  I just have decide if I want to use a one subject notebook or a bigger one.

Today, I got a dual tip pen that I ordered.  The color of the cap is blueish and the color is teal, but the color of the actual pen when you write with it is more green.  I'm not really happy about that.  I wanted the ink to look like the cap.  Oh well.  It's got a calligraphy tip on one end, and a brush tip on the other.  I wanted a blue calligraphy marker.  This is too green.  It's nicely made though.  It's made my ZIG memory system.  I will look and see if they have the color I really wanted.  

My favorite calligraphy makers are the Faber-Castell ones but I can only find them in the three colors I have.  Black, brown, and burgandy.  I really want a blue one!  I'll keep my eye out for what I'm looking for.  The tips on the Faber-Castell ones are so nice.  I use my black one a lot. Maybe I'll find one in another brand. 

 


Friday fun

So, I walked today.  It was overcast and rainy when I got up, but when I went to walk, the sun came out!  It started to cloud up a bit while I walked, but it never rained on me.  I came home and was in relaxing for a while when it started to rain a lot and hard!  I was glad I missed all that!  I was going to do my workouts but a friend had said we'd go eat, so I put them off.

He finally came and we went to a local restaurant that we like.  We ate and then he dropped me home.  I came in and checked my bank account to see if I had enough to get my hair cut.  I did, so I went to the mall.  I got my hair cut finally and it looks so much better.  It was really getting on my nerves before.  It's short in back and longer in front just like I like it.  I bet I lost five pounds just from hair! LOL!  I left there and went by Starbucks.  It is right there at the mall! :P

So, I didn't get my beloved Cascara latte.  I wanted to try the new Blonde espresso.  I got a blonde vanilla latte and it was amazing!  I used to get vanilla lattes and would had a lot a caramel to them.  I didn't have to add anything to this.  I'm really liking the blonde espresso.  It's good.  I say that the blonde espresso is good.  Give it a try!

I came home from the mall and washed my hair.  I always have to wash my hair after getting a cut.  I did that and then did my workouts.  I have yet to eat dinner.  Oops.  I usually have lunch at 4 and dinner at 8 or 9.  I ate a little later than usual for lunch, so I'm not too far off on dinner.  I'm going to fix that after I finish typing this up.  I've already done my French lesson and the French guide I bought from Amazon came today.  It will be a help in my learning the language.  With just me glancing in it, I see some things I didn't know why were done and now I get it.  Cool!  It has a workbook feel to it with lessons and quizzes.  I am going to enjoy using it.


Changes...

So, I changed the background of the blog and I changed the banner a bit.  I love it!  I did not forget to post yesterday.  When I came to do it, Typepad was having issues.  You could see the blogs, but you couldn't log into accounts.  It wasn't fixed before I went to bed so I wasn't able to post  

I walked today and it tried to sprinkle on me a little bit towards the end, but it didn't do too much.  I only had to use the umbrella for a few minutes.  My prescription was ready and I could have picked it up on my walk, but I didn't know until I got home!  I ent a bit ago and picked it up.  It's so weird getting used to a new pharmacy.  They have a drive thru at this one, but it was pretty full so I went in.  Inside was full too!  It probably would have been less people earlier in the day.  I'll try to remember that next time!

Since I had to go out and wait forever at the pharmacy, I decided that I could use some Starbucks therapy. :p  I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  I went in because I wanted to see if they had the new Valentine's cards out.  They did! I got one of each of the six they have for Valentine's day this year.  Five are heart shaped with different phrases and one is a regular card with Happy Valentine's day on it.  I was happy to get them all.  

When I got home from my walk, I intended to do my workouts, but I got distracted by something else and didn't do them.  I will do them, it will just be later on this evening.  That way I can take my time and not have to worry about getting done before lunch.  

I'm loving the new look of the blog.  I think it's pretty. What do you think?


Water, water, water!

My friend was able to fix the pipe today.  He did a temporary fix.  I won't be able to use the outside water spigot, but I don't have leaks right now. ^___^  I was able to wash dishes and take a bath. Bliss!  I'm so relived to have that fixed.  It was horrible not having running water.

I got in a great walk today.  It was so nice outside.  I actually was able to take my jacket off and walk in a short sleeve shirt!  Seriously!  It was so nice out there.  It's much nicer to walk when it's not freezing outside.  I came home and would have done my workouts, but I knew my friend was coming at some point to look at the water problem.  I had plenty of time, but I didn't know that!  He came, looked at the problem and then the two of us went to Lowe's to get things to fix it.  He was able to fix it and we got the water turned back on and everything seems great!  I was so relieved.  It will be inconvenient not having that outside spigot, but I do have one in the front yard.  It's harder to get to, but the important thing is, I have water in the house!

I'm in a much better mood than I was yesterday!


Not my day at ALL

I was about to go for my walk today and I kept hearing a weird noise.  I thought it was my upright freezer.  I went outside and found out that no, it wasn't my freezer.  One of the pipes under my house burst!  I had to get the city to come out and turn the water off.  I have a friend who says he'll come tomorrow and look at it.  I hope he does.  I filled the bathtub before they turned the water off, but even though I had it plugged, it drained all the water out. ~_~;  I was going to use that to flush the toliet.  Now I have to rely on the bottles I was able to fill.  I am so frustrated.  I really hope my friend can do something to fix it so I can get it back on.  The bad thing is, if he comes after work, it's probably going to be another day before the city will come out and turn it back on.  This sucks! :(


Sunday Starbucks

I got in my walk today. It's still very cold here. It hasn't gotten above freezing in over a week!  Hopefully it will warm up soon.  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I had lunch and then did a few things around here.  I decided that I wanted to go to Starbucks and write pen pal letters.  That is exactly what I did!  I went over and wrote out all my letters.  My poor hand was so sore!  I still need to get them in envelopes and stamped, but they are written.  

I got a Cascara latte while they still have the cascara syrup.  I'm going to be so sad when it's gone.  I'll have to figure out what I want to take it's place.  They are supposed to be introducing a new drink on the 9th.  I wonder what it will be?  Maybe it will be my new favorite! We'll see. I was able to get a new gift card tonight.  They had the new Year of the Dog cards and I picked up a few for my collection. ^_^

I have my bed linen in the dryer and it should be ready to put back on the bed.  I only have to wash my hair and my total to do list is done for today.  I took lots of pictures of my bujo at Starbucks.  Their lighting is so much better than mine!  I took pictures of my two weeklies, and some of my trackers.  It looks good!  I wish I had lighting like that at home.