Well then.....

I changed things around AGAIN on the blog.  I have a new background and have changed things around to match.  I think I like it?  I got rid of the banner.  I didn't really like it.  I might create a better one in the future.  For now, I guess I'll leave the layout as it is.  Of course, after I post this, I'm going to look through my background archive and see if I like anything better. LOL

I walked today and got in my workouts.  I got some money on my paypal account, so I went to Ebay.  I found a seller that had a lot of cool Starbucks cards so I bought three from him.  They were all $2 each with free shipping.  One is one from Mexico. Yay! I have a Canada card, but none from any other countries yet.  I also got one from France. ^__^  The last one is a cool one made from recycled coffee bags. I am happy with all three and can't wait to get them.  Of course I'll do a post on them when they get here. I will now have a Canada card, a France card, and a Mexico card.  ^________^


Stressful Sunday!

Well, the day was going okay at first!  I got in a good walk and came home and did my workouts.  I was going to relax for a bit after those and then fix lunch, but a friend called.  She wanted me to ride with her to look for someone.  She thought her mom was out drinking.  She wasn't!  I rode with her and it was time for lunch as we were going by Starbucks.  I got her to take me through the drive thru.  I got a cascara latte and a sandwich.  I think it was called the Double Smokey bacon sandwich.  It was good, I know that much!  That was my lunch.  We rode around and never found her mom.  We go back to her house and in just a few minutes, her mom shows up!  Then, my friend, has words with her husband and her mom!  I don't drink or smoke, but I felt like I needed one then. I finally got the hell out of there and came home to my nice quiet house.  I love being single!  

So, I jumped in the tub.  My friend's mom has a Boxer puppy and he is crazy fun.  He is also crazy.  He jumped all over me and got me dirty!  I took a bath and washed my hair and then got out of the tub.  I did my French lesson and now I'm sitting under the hair bonnet dryer drying my hair.  I'm trying to decide what I want to fix for dinner, but I don't have a clue to what I want!  I might fix what I'd normally fix for lunch since I didn't get to eat at home today.  Thank goodness for me always putting some funds on my Starbucks card at the beginning of the month.  I didn't have any money otherwise.  That sandwich was pretty damn delicious.  I've had the Bacon, Egg, and Gouda before, but this was soooooo much better.  Yummy!

OH! While we were out, I got my friend to carry me by the post office.  I had two pen pal letters.  Yay!  I had actually thought of going to Starbucks today after lunch, but going out with her messed up that idea.  Maybe I'll go one night this week.  I mean, I DID go, but that was because I had to eat and well, I wanted some coffee. :p

I think my hair is probably dry already.  It takes so much less time since I got it cut.  I wish I had gotten the back cut shorter.  It's too long already! :P  I'm going to play more Pocket Camp and watch more of The New Detectives on Hulu.  I've seen most of them many times, but the last two days, I actually watched two episodes that I'd never seen!  Either that, or they were first run and I'd forgotten them.  The show was from the early two thousands, so it's possible I forgot an episode. Finding one new one was amazing, two was down right weird.  My friend told me I should have played the lottery! LOL

 


First Etsy order has arrived!

My Etsy order came today and everything is so cute!  I ordered two Starbucks charms.  I got those and a cute little page marker freebie.  Everything is adorable.  The charms are really well made. I love them.  I am not sure where I'm going to use them yet.  I know they looked cute on my travellers notebook!  Here is my order and some other pictures I took:

 


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If you want to check out her Etsy shop, here is the link:

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My items were carefully packaged and came through fine.  I would recommend this Etsy shop! ^_^

 


Surprises!

Well, my Etsy order did NOT arrive today.  It says it's in Roanoke and has been since early this morning with no updates.  So frustrating!  Guess what did come?  Yes, my Amazon order!  I had this item on my wish list for a long time.  I had gone back and forth with getting it to be a carrying case for my bullet journal.  I finally decided to order it and see how well it would work.  It's great!  It's actually a travel make up bag, but it fits my bujo and my pen case perfectly with room to spare.  It's pretty, too!


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It has a piece that you can velcro in the middle, but I'm not using it.  The little net pockets in the front cover are perfect for small items like post it notes or other things.  The green thing is the top of the cardboard that a candle came in.  Free stencil! :p  I like the bag, it's the perfect size.  I could put the middle piece in and put my pens in that.  It's meant to hold make up brushes so it would work well with pens.  I really like my pencil case though because it stands upright and folds down to become a pencil 'cup'.  This little makeup bag is great.  It's the perfect bujo bag. ^_^


Prime failed me again!

I ordered an item on Monday with two day shipping.  It was scheduled to arrive today no later than 8pm.  Guess what didn't come today?  It is now in limbo as it's been for the past few days. ~_~; I wish that Amazon would use another service for Prime members.  I'm not going to re-new my membership, that is for sure!  I ordered my bullet journal earlier this month and did one day ship on that,  It didn't get here next day.  Then, I ordered two different items.  Neither got here on time.  This one is just the icing on the cake.  This package went from Texas to Kentucky to North Carolina!  WTF?

As for my Etsy order, it's supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can't wait to see my little charms.  I'll do a write up on them if they arrive tomorrow.  I'm hoping that my Amazon package will get back on track and get to me tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!

I went out today and cleaned the snow off of my car and drove it to the end of the driveway and backed it back in.  I decided that I'd better at least drive it out into the street so that if there was a snow bank at the end of the driveway, I'd flatten it.  I did just that.  I drove around the block and then came back and parked it.  Now there is a path to get out of my driveway if needed.  I noticed that off all my surrounding neighbors, I'm the only one that cleared my front walk.  I hope the mail man appreciated it!  He did deliver mail today but it was all junk mail.  

I just finished my workouts not too long ago.  I am going to play more Pocket Camp and then read more on my book.  I am not planning on being able to walk tomorrow.  My friend that takes me out sometimes came today and we went to eat.  The sidewalks that I could see on the main road were still snow covered and it was high because of the city workers scraping the streets.  I am not sure how bad it is all the way down, but for safety reasons, I'm going to wait until Saturday to try to walk. Also, the street that is above mine that I have to walk on to get the main road is still covered.  It looks like an ice skating rink! I'd have to walk very slowly and very carefully so I'm giving it another day.  I think it's supposed to get up in the forties tomorrow, so that will help.  The sun coming out today helped too! 


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.