Happy Birthday to me!

Yes, it's my birthday.  My bestie texted me to come up really quick before she left!  Rude. Made plans out of town on my birthday.  I went up there and I got a gift card to Food Lion (grocery store), a gift card for Starbucks, and a Starbucks tote bag. ^_____^ I actually got what I asked for this year! Her mom gave me $20, too!

I went to the grocery store and got some much needed things.  I also went to Dollar Tree and got some stickers, some cute arrow shaped paper clips, a pen, and some popcorn kernels.  It was so hot I was afraid they'd pop on the way home!  I was right there near Starbucks so I went to the drive thru and got a Cascara latte.  I had a free drink on my card from a recent star dash so that was nice. 

I went by the post office before coming home and had three letters.  Two from newer pen pals that look to be good ones, and one from my favorite pen pal.  She sent some goodies. ^_^  I was glad I went by there. I hadn't planned to, but when I left Starbucks, I was coming back across this one bridge.  The traffic was such that I couldn't get in the lane to head towards home.  Since I was headed in the direction of the post office, I just decided to run down there and check my box. Yay!

So, now I'm home in my room with the air conditioner and the fan running.  My bed linen is in the dryer waiting for me to go and get it and put it back on the bed.  I just need to wash my hair and do my workouts and then I'm calling it a day.  OH!  When I was at the grocery store, I restocked several cans of the One Touch Latte stuff.  It's so good!  With plenty of that, I am hoping I can hold off until the end of the week to go back to Starbucks. I have my birthday gift card already transferred to my Gold card.

Oh! Here is a picture of the cool Starbucks tote bag.  I asked my bestie for this earlier this month and I actually got it!  The gift card was a really nice bonus.  Even better, it 's one I didn't already have in my collection! Yay!

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Oops, I did it again!

Today I did my regular routine.  I did my workouts and had lunch.  I didn't have anything planned after that.  I really didn't want to do anything today.  My friend asked if I wanted to go with her and her son to a event at his college.  It was a small ceremony to welcome the new students.  I decided to go with them.  When I got to her house, I found out it was over an hour before it even started!  I also found out that her mom had given her $20 for us to get Starbucks after the event! I was like, WHOO! LOL  

Since it was so early, I said, let's go to Starbucks first.  Hit the drive thru and go to the event.  That is what we did. :D  Yes, I had Starbucks again today. lol I really had no plans to.  It was an unexpected bonus.  I am not going to turn down free Starbucks! :D The event went a little longer than I thought it would.  Then, my friend, saw someone she knew and talked for over thirty minutes. ~_~;  I PoGo'd while I waited!  I finally got home and then decided to just crash for a bit. Another friend wanted to go get some food.  He asked if I'd like some too.  I did, so I got him to bring me some.  I just finished that a bit ago and now I'm doing my nightly routine before getting on my bed and watching television.  I found a Forensic show on Hulu called Forensic Factor.  It's only two seasons of it on there.  I like what I've seen so far.  I'm going to watch some more of that until bed time.  


Hmmm

It's been a long day and I don't really feel like posting.  I try to post everyday regardless of how I feel.  I got notification today that I got my free birthday drink on my Starbucks card.  I tried my best to get my friend to go, but she wouldn't.  I didn't want to drive over there as it was so damn hot and I have no air.  I never could convince her to go, so I went by myself.  Since it was so hot, I went in and got my drink and sat in there for awhile.  The air was feeling pretty good in there!  I had my free drink and I was naughty and got a chocolate chip cookie. :p  Oh well, I've been really good all week.  I deserved a treat.

It got really busy!  I am not a Friday night person, so I wasn't used to all that! I didn't mind though.  I got my favorite little table in the back corner. That is always nice.  When I left, I noticed a rainbow and took several pictures of it and then headed home.  I have been doing chores around the house and now I'm sitting down trying to cool off.  The only room in my house that has air is my bedroom so the rest of the house is hot!  I am looking so forward to fall!


Wednesday again.

So, today's workouts were hell! Lol  It's cardio day and the #100burpeeburnout was on there. I drank three bottles of water during my workouts! Lol

I ran out to go to the post office and mail my letters. While I was out, I somehow found myself in the Starbucks at Target! Lol I don't know how that happened. :p

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Starbucks!

 D'oh I started a post and it disappeared. Let's try again! So, I am sitting in Starbucks. I had a Cascara latte and resisted the urge to get a chocolate chip cookie! :p

I got my favorite table and I wrote pen pal letters. I had two with me when I left home. I went by the post office and had two more. I wrote all four. Now I am just relaxing until I leave to go home and fix dinner. 

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Sunday porch time.

I'm sitting on my front porch while typing this.  I went out earlier to run errands, and I was so tempted to get Starbucks, but I didn't!  I will go one day this week.  I have a free drink left on my card, and I'll get another one for my birthday. (August 20th). 

I wanted to share with you the coolness of my regular TN that I decorated with Starbucks stuff.  I may use this as a journal / bujo.  I am already using one insert for journaling when at Starbucks.  I might just have more inserts and use it as my bujo when I fill my Moleskine.  The current inserts requires Moleskine cashier notebooks cut down to size.  They are lines, and I prefer dotted for bullet journaling, but I have a while before I will use up my old bujo.  I can get or make some dotted inserts before then. 

Here is the first notebook and some for the 'add ons'  I used some of my duplicate Starbucks gift cards. 

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What do you think? Personally, I love it!  It makes me want to do a total Starbucks decorated bujo in the future.  I can get coffee paper clips, Starbucks ribbons/washi/charms etc!  


Starting fresh on Monday!

I have decided that on Monday, I'm going to start fresh on my eating. I'm going to limit my calories to the range of 1200 to no more than 1400.  I have been eating entirely too much junk!  I know I can do this as I have done it before.  I want to get back to the weight I was last year at this time and then down to my goal weight.  Does this mean no more Starbucks?  No, of course not!  I won't be getting cookies and extras, but I'll still be getting cascara lattes.  The one reason I loved the cascara lattes was that they were a lot lower in calories than the other lattes and it's perfectly sweet.  I make it even less calories because I always get mine with almond milk.  

So, this weekend, I'm trying to get rid of anything that will not be good for me starting on Monday.  I have a bag of chicken breasts in the fridge that I've had for a bit.  I can make one of those for dinner or lunch.  I know it's going to be hard, but I also know I can do it.  I have a head start this time as I don't drink soda anymore.  Back in the day, the calories included sodas.  With me drinking water, it is calorie free.  Also, my coffee isn't much on calories either.  The coffee itself is calorie free.  I use a little creamer cup (10 calories) and honey as my sweetener.  It's less than 100 a cup.  I may also just do the creamer and skip the honey.  I am determined to do this!

 


Starbucks on Friday!

Yes, I made it to Starbucks today.  I enjoyed a delicious free Venti cascara latte! I may or may not have also had a chocolate chip cookie. :p  I wrote two pen pal letters while there and took a picture of my Starbucks store tracker.  I thought taking a picture of it at Starbucks would be pretty epic.  It was. Here is a picture that I took.  I love my tracker!  I'll put the old location in first and then this new one.  I'll add more as I go to them.  I think it will be fun to track the different ones I go to.

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There you go!  I spent several hours in there as I was able to get my favorite table.  It was a good day!

I decided to use my big Traveler's notebook for my Starbucks info book, but I decorated the small one with Starbucks logos on all the inserts.  I thought it looked really cool, too!

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Cute, yes?  I'm going to carry it in my purse to always have a notebook with me.  I think the Starbucks logos make the inserts look cooler.