Phooey

I am in the midst of a migraine and it's not fun.  It came out of nowhere, too.  I hate migraines.  I want it to go away so I can read more on The Outsider.  I started it last night and it's good!

I walked today and it was hot.  I was so glad to get home and get to the air conditioning!  I did my workouts at the usual time today and then my French lesson.  I was a bit late fixing lunch because I got distracted online.  I really haven't done much else today.  I did do a sink full of dishes. The majority of the dishes were coffee cups. :p

Speaking of coffee.  I bought a bag of Eight O'Clock coffee beans at the beginning of the month.  I just finished up the other bag of coffee I had and opened it.  It's so good! I'd never had this brand before, but it was on sale, they sell it whole bean, and it smelled delicious!  It was!  I like it quite well.  It's definitely a keeper.  I would like to get to Starbucks and get a bag of whole bean Pike Place roast.  I haven't been over there still! The grocery store sells Starbucks coffee, but it's ground. I want the beans.  I'm addicted to grinding my own. It makes the kitchen smell so good!

Yes, this is a short post, but like I said, I have a migraine and I really need to relax a bit before getting the Kindle out to read more of the new Stephen King book.  


What a day!

I got in my regular walk today and it was hot.  I was sweating like crazy when I got home.  I cooled down and then decided to mow the lawn!  I was dripping with sweat when I was done with that.  I only did the front and part of the back.  I was glad to have it done.  I had to cool off again and I didn't do my workouts right then!  I did relax and do my French lesson and then it was time to fix lunch.

After lunch, I relaxed a while.  I thought my friend and I would walk, but we didn't.  I sort of wanted to, but at the same time I didn't since I'd done so much earlier.  I finished the true crime book I was reading and went to the library website hoping to find The Outsider.  It's the new novel by Stephen King.  They actually had it and it was available to borrow as an ebook. YES!  I am going to start it tonight.  

When I came here tonight, my blog was missing!  I thought maybe Typepad was having issues.  I checked, and no.  So then I went to the blog via Typepad and there it was.  My domain had expired and I didn't realize it!  I went and renewed it and it took a few minutes for it to show back up.  If you visited today and couldn't find the blog via the domain name, forgive me!  I'm glad it's back.

I mailed my huge stack of mail on my walk.  I had all my letters plus I had two friendship books I was returning to people.  Hopefully they'll both become new pen pals. ^_^  That would be nice.  I also finally did my workouts.  I am going to finish up this post and get into that book!


HELP!!!!!!!!!!

So, I got all but one of my pen pal letters written.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'm so tired after all those letters, I don't want to get them ready to mail. LOL!  I also have one more to write.  I am glad I finally got that stack done.  I truly hate being behind on letters.  My friend and I hope to walk tomorrow evening, so if we do, I'll get him to run me by the post office to see if I have any new letters.  I'll drop these in a box on my walk tomorrow.  I would run out and mail them tonight and check my box, but my car is very low on gas and I don't want to risk it!  

I walked today and it was so blooming hot! I came home and had to relax and cool down a while before I could do my workouts. I did those and my French and then relaxed a bit before lunch.  I was relaxing when my friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him on his errands.  I did, so he came and picked me up.  We didn't get to walk today because he had too much to do.  Hopefully we will tomorrow.

When he dropped me home, I had planned to go out and mow the lawn.  It started thundering and it kept up for a while.  Then, it rained.  Mowing will have to be done on another day!  I am going to get my letters all done and enveloped up and then I'm going to write the last letter.  Ten down, one to go! Whee!


Sunday and no Starbucks. :(

I still haven't been to Starbucks this month! I would drive over there, but my car is acting up and it's low on gas.  My gas light came on when I drove a short distance the other day.  I'll have to wait until I get gas to go anywhere.  I DO plan to get Starbucks this month though.  I can walk to several from where we are staying at the beach.  Hopefully my friend will drive me by a few.  I'd like to visit a few new locations while there!

I got in my walk today and it was so hot.  I felt I was going to die. I got home and and even my underwear were damp from sweat.  Gross!  It's only May, too.  I came home from my walk and took off my wet clothes, cleaned up, and powered myself. I sat and let myself cool down and that helped a lot.  I gave myself time to cool completely down and then did my workouts.  I got those done and did my French lesson.

I relaxed a while and then fixed lunch.  I am washing clothes.  I have my bed linen in the dryer and another load in the washer.  I need to get the bed linen out so I can move the other to the dryer.  I also need to wash dishes.  I already washed my hair. It's plenty warm enough, so I'm letting it dry naturally!  I need to mow, but we've had a lot of rain lately, so I'm going to let the ground dry a bit more before attempting that. I'll have to at least get the front yard done this week.  I want it looking nice before the beach trip.  We leave on Monday, May 28th.  I wish it was tomorrow!  I'm so ready to go.  

 


Saturday shenanigans....

So, I was dressed and ready to go for my walk. My friend had asked me early if I wanted to ride with him to Reidsville.  I said, no, I better walk.  He texted me again and asked just as I was leaving.  I caved. :P  I rode with him to Reidsville.  We went to a couple of thrift stores.  We ate over there and went to Eden to a Goodwill and then Martinsville to another Goodwill! LOL!  I ended the day with three new coffee cups, another zipper case, a spiralizer, an adorable little ceramic jack o lantern, a pair of shorts, and a Dell crossword puzzle book.  My friend got it all for me. Yay!  The coffee cups are cool.  One is a mug that has the word cappucino all over it.  There is a taller polka dot cup, and a big Starbucks mug. Whee!  

We came back to town and he dropped me off so he could go home and change. I changed shoes and put on my belt bag and got my backpack.  We headed to the Riverwalk trail.  Parts of it were under water!  I took a few pictures to show how it was.  We did walk some, but not as much as we usually do because of the water.

 

Yes, I did my workouts today, too! I'm going to relax with my Kindle until bedtime. I haven't slept well lately and I want to change that tonight! 


Friday fun!

So, I did not want to walk today but I did.  It was overcast and the street was wet, but there was no rain.  Well, until I looked out the window right before I was leaving the house.  Guess what? RAIN!  AH!  I was not pleased, but I went ahead and got myself together and went.  It had stopped raining. Yay!  I walked most of the walk before it began raining.  It only rained on me about the last mile so that wasn't too bad.  It was sort of muggy and gross, but I made it home!  I didn't feel like doing my workouts right then even though it's stretch day, so I sat and relaxed for a bit.

My friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him a few places and we'd eat.  I said that sounded great as I was not in the mood to fix lunch!  He picked me up and we ate at a local restaurant that we haven't eaten at in a while.  They had hash brown casserole. YAY!  We ate and then went to the Goodwill.  I found a pair of shorts, a pretty sweater type shirt (brand new with the tags still on it!), a cute coffee mug with a fox on it and some sheet protectors.  My friend was nice and bought my stuff.  Oh and I had seen a Domo-kun t-shirt that I liked and he bought it for me too! Yay!  We left there and went to the other Goodwill in our city.  I only found one item there.. It's a lanyard that is made of recycled soda bottles and it's got Coca Cola on it.  I love Coke things and I love recycled things and it was only fifty cents. :D

After we left there, we headed home and he dropped me off.  I came in and put my things away.  I did a few things I needed to do around here.  I just finished my workouts a few minutes ago and my French lesson.  OH! I forgot one thing.  At the first Goodwill, I found a French learning book.  That was pretty cool and I thought it would be a nice addition to my growing French learning!

While we were on Riverside Drive at the restaurant, my friend said one of his friends posted a picture of part of Riverside under water.  As we were checking out, the guy at the register said that part of Riverside was closed due to flooding. I looked later and they had to actually bring a flat bed truck in at one spot to rescue the people in one of the businesses from the flash flooding.  Wow!  I heard it's all gone down now, but I bet the Riverwalk trail is under water in some parts.

The trail we go to in Martinsville flooded some too.  I saw a picture of one of the areas we have parked at to go on the trail completely under water.  Yikes!  It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, but I don't think it's supposed to be as heavy as it was today.  I hope it holds off until after I walk.  I was quite happy today that none of the really heavy rain came until after I got home!  

I feel bad for the people who go to the Festival in the Park.  We have it every year in May. It started today and runs through Sunday.  Hopefully the people will get a respite from the rain before it's over.  Oh! One other thing,  the beach trip is NOT I repeat NOT cancelled. ^________________________^  Things worked out and we are going. YAY!!!! Of course, I'll carry the Macbook with me and post everyday!  I hope to create another photo album after this trip.


Thursday post of doom....

Okay, so I am feeling just bleah and I don't really want to post, but I am going to.  I got up today and I felt like hell. I didn't sleep well and I surely didn't feel like walking.  I went anyway.  It did rain for a short while but it didn't last long and after that, I didn't have to use the umbrella at all.  I got home and decided to skip my workouts.  Then, I got up and did those too!  I put a load of clothes in to wash and my friend texted me that we'd go eat.  I didn't know where, but I am usually up for food!

We went to South Boston, Virginia.  It's about 25 miles or so away.  Maybe more, I'm not sure.  We ate a local pizza place. It was great!  The pizza was delicious.  The crust, the pepperoni, the cheese, yum.  Everything was delicious.  The only thing I'd change about the place is they serve pepsi products.  I prefer Coke when I have a soda.

We left there and went to the Goodwill.  Sadly, it was almost closing time, so we were only in there a few minutes.  We didn't want to hold them up.  After that, we stopped at a McDonald's.  He got some ice cream and I got a caramel macchiato. :P  I ordered and he paid for a small.  I didn't realize until we were down the road a bit that they gave me a medium!  

I came back here and watched an episode of Cold Case Files and read the new Stephen King short story that he has for free on his website: Stephen King .com

It was good as most of his works are.  Now, I'm waiting on a load of clothes in the dryer and I'm going back to the true crime book I started last night. It's really good so far!

 

 


Nutty weather!

So, I went for my walk today and it was a bit cloudy, but the sun was out.  I was partially in my walk when it started raining.  it wasn't too bad, but I did have to use the umbrella.  It stopped a bit and the sun came out.  Then, it started to cloud up and it was pouring rain!  It stopped after a while, and the sun came out.  This went on for the entire walk.  Sun, rain, sun, etc!  Luckily, it never rained as hard as it did that one time.  I got home and I was glad to get here!  I relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It was ab day so that wasn't the most fun. :p

After workouts, I did my French lesson.  While I doing that, I heard a boom.  It was thundering!  It stormed for  a while and then stopped.  The sun came back out.  Now, it's overcast again and it looks like rain and it looks like we might have another storm.  I'm in for the night, so if it wants to storm, let it be!  I don't mind and I love to be home during a good thunderstorm.  I just had a cup of coffee. I really wanted to go to Starbucks since I haven't been this month.  I knew my friend that usually won't carry me over there sure wouldn't today.  There would be some excuse.  Probably the weather, but who knows.  Between her, and her mom, they have four, count them four vehicles.  Also, her husband has a vehicle, her son has one and her stepson has one.  My car  has been messed up for three years and she has never, not once, offered to carry me anywhere.  The few times I've gotten to carry me anywhere I needed to go, she acted like it was  huge hassle.  I really need new friends.  As an introvert, I don't make friends easily so getting new friends is out of the question. :( 

I finished watching all the episodes of Unusual Suspects on Hulu.  I watched those after finishing all the episodes of Nightmare Next Door on there.  I'm currently watching Cold Case Files (the new version) on Hulu.  I loved the original on A&E and was glad when they brought it back.  I was even happier when they got Bill Kurtis back to narrate! :D  Danny Glover did a great job, but the show was always narrated by Bill Kurtis. 

I just stood up and looked out the window. It's pouring rain again! I hope it clears off for my walk tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!  After I type this post, I guess I should get out my stationery and pen pal letters and try to get caught up on them.  I feel bad for letting them get behind.  I should have written the ones I had even when I didn't have stamps.  They would have been ready to go when I did get stamps.


Beach trip denied?

Well, it's possible!  My friend told me today that our trip to Myrtle Beach later this month may have to be cancelled.  I'm not really very happy about that.  Hopefully things will work out.  

In other news, I'm so behind on writing pen pal letters, but I am really not in the mood tonight to write them.  I hope to get them all done tomorrow.  All eleven of them. @_@; 


Monday Monday

Well, I had to go to the post office today, so I walked to it during my walk.  It was SO hot outside today too.  I had to mail a package and I decided to get it done while walking.  I did that and then came home.  I was dripping with sweat when I got here and I had to toss my shirt and other things in the wash.  BLEAH 

I sat down and cooled off and then did my workouts. I had thought about doing them later, but I went ahead and did them.  Ouch! Butt day was hard. :p  So, I did those, did my French lesson, and did rested a bit before fixing lunch.  I haven't done a lot since then.  It's just so hot and I didn't want to go back out!  I have been working on a project.  I have a blue plastic chair outside that has gotten filthy from years of being outside.  I worked on it two different times.  I only used brillo style soap pads and water.  The chair looks completely different.  I still have some more to do, but there is already a world of difference.  I took one picture before, one during, and one after:

 

 Looks good, yes?  I still need to get a few spots on the front and work on the back. I think it looks a lot nicer.