So I did my workouts today after almost talking myself out of them. I then went out and mowed the entire back lawn. I was ready for the day to be over at that point. My friend wanted to go to the trail and ride bikes. He carried his since you can only rent one bike from the Bike share at a time. There were two bikes there so I was happy. Unfortunately, they both said they were 'unavailable'. I didn't get to ride. I didn't have on my good walking shoes either. :( I walked around the parking lot hitting Pokestops while we rode his bike. I would really like to try out one of the bike share bikes, but I'm beginning to think I never will! :(
So, today was busy! After I got out of bed, I put my bed linen in to wash. I did my workouts in the afternoon and then had lunch. I ran out after that to mail my pen pal letters. I had three more waiting on me. I stopped by the park and hit a few Pokestops and then headed home. I relaxed for a bit and then decided I was going to mow the front lawn. I had just filled the mower and was about to start when I got a text. My friend wanted to know if I wanted to walk. I didn't, really, but I said, okay.
I went in and changed my shoes and waited for him. We walked a little over 4 miles and then got something to eat. I rode with him to the bank and then I came home and mowed the front lawn. It was getting dark as I was finishing. I had originally planned to do the front and part of the back, but since it was so late, and dark, I just got the front done. That looks good. I will have to check tomorrow to make sure that I didn't miss any spots. lol
I washed my hair and now I'm sitting here with it up in a towel. My bed linen is in the dryer and hopefully it will be dry soon so I can put it back on the bed. I am looking forward to clean bed linen. ^_^
I decided today that I should take my pen pal letters to Starbucks this afternoon. I was hoping they wouldn't be too busy and I'd be able to get a seat. They weren't, and I did! I sat at one of the little tables. My favorite table was taken. I wrote all but one of my letters and was on the last one when I decided to move to the comfy chairs for a bit. I had gotten there and saw my favorite table open up. I went and got it and spent the rest of the time there. ^_^ I was happy to get to sit in my favorite spot one last time. Last time? You ask. Well, this particular location is moving a short distance away into a larger location. They will be closing at 2pm on the 31st and won't re-open in the new location until August 4th. I'm glad I went as I didn't know they were moving so soon. I got to sit in my favorite comfy chair once more and at my favorite table. That was nice!
Also, while I was there, I got an extra drink for free! One of the regulars ordered his drinks and they were wrong somehow. I don't know the details. He gave one to a lady that was at the counter and asked around if anyone wanted the other. It was a caramel frappuccino. I said, yes! LOL! I had long since finished my cascara latte, so this was a nice surprise! I enjoyed it immensely. I shouldn't have had it as I had had a chocolate chip cookie, but free Starbucks! LOL
I got all my letters written. I hand wrote all of them. I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail. I'll do that after I finish typing this. I did take quite a lot of pictures of Starbucks while I was there. I'm going to miss this location. It was my first Starbucks! I've grown so fond of it. I'm sure I'll learn to love the new location too, but it won't be the same! Yes, I took my bullet journal with me. :)
Today's workouts were intense. It was arm day so that part wasn't so bad. The cardio video to open the workouts? The #100burpeeburnout YIKES! I survived. I think that was the main reason I figured Starbucks would be a good idea! After all the stress lately and then that, Starbucks was necessary. :P
I hope to get down to the post office tomorrow to mail these letters and check my box. I hope I have more letters. That would be cool. Of course if there are more than 9 that might be a bad thing! LOL!
I probably should post right now as I'm stressed out. My friend is still not well and I dressed and drove to his house to carry him to the hospital and he wouldn't go. I am tired of being stressed and worried when he won't do anything. He did tell me that the hospital scheduled an MRI on Sunday, so I told him, okay, I'll go home. I didn't sleep well last night. I left my phone on in case he had an emergency. I HATE to leave my phone on when I sleep. I have enough trouble sleeping without worrying about the phone ringing and waking me up. Luckily, it didn't, but I still didn't sleep because I kept expecting it to ring. UGH. I'm glad it's stretch day on the workout calendar. I definitely need a day of rest!
In other news, I actually wanted to update my feelings about my layout. I just got off track there for a bit. So, after sleeping (barely) on it, I looked at it again today. I think I really like it. I might change the background and colors, but everything will stay the same. I'm loving the fonts. I will probably play around with it today with different backgrounds just to see how I like those. Hopefully, I will lose some of my stress. Starbucks would be great, but I don't think even Starbucks would help today!
Well, since I was already stressed, I decided to work on my Typepad layout. LOL! I used the Nimble base and re-did the colors, background, fonts, etc. I think I like it. I will keep it for a few days and see. I like that I can change the background at any time. So, say around Halloween, I could do a Halloween background or something of the sort. We'll see how it goes. For now, I like it. I wish I could make the header a bit smaller. I keep playing with it, but so far, I still think it's too big. I'm going to leave it be for now and look at it tomorrow with fresh eyes.
What a day. Everything was going as normal until I got to doing my workouts. I was done with two and had started the third when my neighbor knocked on my window. I went to see what the issue was and she told me my friend (the one that I walk with) had a medical issue at work and had been taken to the hospital. I changed clothes and headed to the hospital. Of course my car was acting up horribly. I finally got there, parked, and went in. I talked to the admissions lady and she said he wasn't there and there was no ambulances on the way in! I didn't know what to think then. I called his place of work and found out that they had taken him to one of the urgent care places in our city. I called there and was put on hold and then disconnected. ~_~; I just headed over there. I get there and ask and the lady goes to check. She says, yes, he is there and is about to come out.
His nephew was there with him so he had a ride to his next stop. The hospital. He had to go to have out patient tests done. I made sure he didn't need anything and came home. My nerves were shot at this point. I saw the neighbor and gave her an update and then came in and fixed lunch. I did my other workouts and then was going to relax. My friend texted me that he was home, so I figured he was in for the night and I didn't have to worry.
Not so much! He texted later and asked if I wanted to ride a few places!? NO. I told him I would come and get him and pick him up and carry him to the places. He was still not right and confused. I took him the places he needed to go and he made my stress level go right back up. I carried him home and came back here. Now I'm home and hopefully I won't have to leave again tonight. I was headed to take a long hot bath when he texted. I may or may not take one now. I am so stressed!
Okay, sorry for the long stress post! Hopefully tomorrow's post will be more fun. All this after not being able to get to sleep until after 4 am. ~_~;
The pups went home today. The little sweeties. I'll miss them, but having my bed free will be bliss! No sharing the bed for me tonight! My friends gave me $50 when they got back. I used it to buy much needed groceries. I spent $42 at the grocery store. I took the groceries home, unloaded them, and then headed to Target. I am looking for a new wallet. I didn't find any under $8 that I liked. I will probably get one next month when I have more funds. I found some adorable washi tape. I got two rolls of washi and three Sharpie pens. I use this particular blue color in my bujo all the time. I love being able to buy individual ones. They were 3 for $3 if you bought three, so I did! Here is the new washi and the pens. The washi is so cute! One roll is Dachshunds and the other has a rainbow and a smiling cloud. :)
Of course since I was in Target, I went to the Starbucks in there and got a Cascara latte. :p
So, today is the last full day I'll have the pups. They go home tomorrow. Yay! LOL I will have my bed back. Also, I want to straighten up my room! I did my workouts today. When I woke up, my abs were sore. Guess what day it was on the calendar? Yep, abs and obliques. OUCH! I got through though. I had a nice lunch and relaxed for a bit I went to my friend's house to make sure everything was still okay. Everything was, so I came back here. My friend who likes to walk said if it didn't rain, he wanted to walk tonight. I am pretty sure it isn't going to rain, so we should be able to walk. Well, he said walk or ride. The city now has a bike share program and you can rent bikes down at the trail. Cool, yes? I want to do that. It's too hot to walk.
My friend just texted me that it's only supposed to get to be 83 or so this week. It's 89 right now! ~_~; I think he is in denial! LOL! I will still go with him though. It will be nice to get out for a bit. Hopefully he won't want to go tomorrow. I'd like to go to Starbucks with my pen pal letters.
So, I had to do some errands for my friends that are out of town. I went up to their house and got their van. Yeah, I had to drive a mom van. lol I went to check their post office box to see if they had any checks for their business. They had one, so I went to Starbucks. It was really hot outside and the van has no air! I got a Cascara latte and sat in Starbucks. I filled out the deposit slip and got that ready to go. I enjoyed sitting in there for a bit and I got my favorite table! I also worked on my bullet journal. I left there and went to the bank at the mall. They closed the drive thru. I had no clue. I remembered that their bank also has a location downtown. I went down there and deposited the check and then since I was near the post office, I stopped in there. There was plenty of parking for once. Yay! I checked my box and I had three letters. One from a regular pal and two from new ones. One is from one that I sent out a letter to recently to potentially be a pen pal. She wrote back and wants to be. Yay! I had another letter from a potential new pal. It's cool to get letters!
So, I went to two post offices, the bank, and Starbucks. I got home a bit later than I usually start my workouts, so I decided to just wait until after lunch to do them. I finished them a bit ago and now I'm done for the day. Well, almost done. I have to go back up to my friend's house to check their mail and that is pretty much it. I already went up and brought their trash can in and checked everything out. It was too early for the mailman, so I need to do that later. I'll probably go after I post this. That way, after I do that, I can just relax for the rest of the evening. I slept a little better last night, so that was good. Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight too.
Yeah, I totally changed the layout today. I like this one a lot better. For some reason the links at the top will only let me show four, so I put the Typepad about page and the feed link in the sidebar. I really like this layout. The banner picture is from Murrells Inlet South Carolina along the Marshwalk. My friend and I usually walk along it when we visit the Dead Dog Saloon. I liked this picture that I took in the evening after our visit.
I hope to keep this layout for a while. I can either do a dark background or a light one. I prefer the light one, I think. What do you think?
In other news, I'm pup sitting. Wait.... I told you this yesterday! :P These are two very small dogs, so WHY did I not have any room on my bed last night?! lol Seriously! Crazy little pups. They are good dogs though so that is nice. I hate to tell their peeps that they are going to be uber spoiled when they get home. :P
I crated them when I did today's workouts. I didn't want to have to worry about them being underfoot! They watched me for a bit like I was crazy and then went to sleep. lol It was kind of hilarious. I got my workouts done and then took them outside. I had a delicious lunch with delicious coffee. Now I'm going to relax in my room with the air conditioner. I need to run up to my friend's house later and check on the house. Make sure it's locked tight and everything looks okay. I'll probably wait until a bit later to do that. For now, I want to relax. Well, what I really want is to go to Starbucks and get a cascara latte. lol I did a Star dash recently with the Starbucks app and I have a free drink on my app. :D I love star dash times because you can earn a free drink quickly!
Okay, I'm going to relax for a bit. I didn't sleep well at all last night because one, it was too hot, and two, I had two heaters on my bed... I mean two dogs on my bed lol Hopefully we can all get situated tonight and I'll sleep well. Wish me luck!
PS I added my Pinterest feed to the sidebar but it's not showing up. Well... if I choose just ONE picture, that will show up, but if I want to show more, nope. I'll try to get it worked out. I'll leave it for now.