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Samsung Galaxy S9

So, tomorrow will be one week that I have had my new phone.  I really love it.  It's the perfect size and has plenty of features.  The battery life is amazing.  I was charging my old phone several times a day.  I have only charged this one more than once a day a few times.  That probably wasn't necessary for it to last all day, but I did do it a few times.

I have been using the fingerprint security and it's great.  I have it set up for unlocking the phone, along with other things.  I have several apps that instead of having to type my password in every time, I just use my print.  That is so convenient and I love it.  Some of my passwords are really long!  I love that feature. 

With m old phone, the power button was on the back.  That was awkward when I first got the phone, but I got used to it very quickly.  With this phone, the power button is on the side.  The fingerprint scanner is right where the power button was on the old phone.  It makes the transition on that matter easier too.

The camera is pretty nice.  I think the pictures in low light are better quality.  I love that I can theme out the phone and change things around.  I use a launcher, but I can still change the theme on the phone.  It's pretty cool and there are so many great free themes.  I want to learn to make my own themes, so that is on my to do list. ^_^

 


Oops!

Sorry about yesterday.  I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute.  I was able to finish so that was good.  It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog.  Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.  

I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks!  I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in.  I did that and then got my stars.  I walked and did my workouts today, too.  I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out.  I came home and mowed the front lawn.  I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain.  Can't mow in those conditions!  I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine.  I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light.  I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level.  I had a migraine last night too.  I need to figure out what is triggering them.  I hate them.  I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach.  The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy!  Sitting in the partial dark does help.  

 


Good grief....

Well, I got in my walk and workouts today.  I also got my new phone.  I got .... a ... Samsung Galaxy S9. LOL!  Yeah, I said I didn't want a Samsung, but it was available, I was able to get it today, and it's pretty nice.  I think I really like it.  I'll know for sure in a few days.  I already have all my stuff transferred over.  It's pretty cool so far.  We'll see how I feel in a few days.

I didn't get to my letters today.  I meant to, but after everything else, I didn't get a chance. It's a bit too late to start them now.  I'll try my best to get them done tomorrow. I've felt kind of bleh all day.  I SO did NOT want to walk today but I went anyway.  I wanted to skip my workouts too, but I didn't.  I haven't done my French yet, but I'll do that after I finish this post.  I've spent the majority of the day setting up my phone and getting it like I want it.  I was lucky to save the APK of a few apps that are no longer in the Play store.  They are now on my new phone. ^_^ . The screen is bigger than my old phone, but the phone is the same size.  I like that.  I did not want a huge phone!  The camera is pretty damn nice.  I've only taken pictures inside because of how late I got everything set up, but those are nice!  I'll take one to show:

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The colors and lighting are better than any of my old phones.  I think I'll like the camera.  I'll definitely take some pictures outside tomorrow.  So far, so good.


Desperation

I just downloaded the audiobook of Desperation from my local library!  I am so glad they have audiobooks along with ebooks.  I am going to start on it on tomorrow's walk.  I've already read it several times. It will be nice to listen to it as it's read by King himself!  It is pretty long so it should last for many days of walking. ^____^ . That is always good!

Yes, I walked today and did my workouts.  No, I didn't write pen pal letters.  I was going to Starbucks but it started to cloud up and we were under storm watches.  It never did anything! Phooey!  I did go out though. My friend asked me to come and pick up the treadmill he had for me.  I got it home and it's still in my car.  I can't move it in myself, so I'll have to wait until he can come and help me get it in.  I've got to clear a spot for it when I am not using it.

It will be nice to have on days where it's super hot, or icy, or raining.  I would always rather actually walk, but it will be nice to have this just in case.  It was extremely hot today and the drink machine I usually get a an of Coke from was sold out of everything! :( . The Pepsi machine next to it was out too!  I couldn't get anything and it was annoying.  We used to have a Coke plant here in the city, but they moved out not too long ago.  Since then, Coke hasn't been being filled in places like it should . It's a shame.  I really enjoy my daily can of Coke when I'm walking.  The hospital across the street from the machine I usually use has a bottle machine that usually has Cokes in it, but it's $1.65 whereas the cans are only 50ยข!  

I still haven't decided on a phone yet.  They do have the LG V30 and the LG V35, but neither are in stores for me to go and look at.  I like my LG G5, and wouldn't mind another LG, but I like to actually look at the phone in person.  They also have a Moto that looks intriguing.  I've had two Motos before and I loved them both.  I will keep looking.  Maybe if I wait, something great will come out that I can get!

 


Sweltering Sunday

It was so hot on my walk today that I almost gave up and called for a ride!  I was sweating like crazy and I didn't think I'd make it far.  I figured I'd get to the park and sit on a bench there and cool off and see if I felt any better.  By the time I got to the park, I walked through it in the shade and that helped a lot.  I also found a five dollar bill on the ground!  That didn't hurt, either.  I decided it I would go on and see how I did.  I got to my turn around point and got a soda and a snack with the money and then headed back.  The snack and the sugar from the soda seemed to perk me up.

I got home and I was glad to have gotten my walk in.  I had to rest and cool off a long time before I could do my workouts.  I did those, my squats and my French lesson.  I washed my bed linen and my hair.  My bed linen just needs to be put  back on the bed.  I decided to bring my pen pal letters, bullet journal, and laptop into the living room and crash on the sofa.  I've written one whole letter. ^^:  I might just type up the rest.  I am still sort of feeling blah from that heat earlier.

It stormed briefly here today and they are calling for storms all week.  Hopefully they can all wait until later in the day so I can walk without any problems.  Hopefully it will cool down a bit.  That would be lovely!  

By the way, I used an app on my iPod touch called Day One.  I loved this app a lot on there. I waited for YEARS for an Android version.  Well, before they made an Android version, they released a newer version of it for iOS.  I didn't care for it as much as the original but it was still a decent app.  Well, they now have an Android version.  I exported all my entries for Journey app and put them in Day One.  I found that the Android version is the newer version that I don't like as well.  Also, they make you pay a premium price to sync your journal? No thanks!  So, I realized that all of this if available with Journey and it's much better!

So, no more Day One.  I found that Journey is available for iOS but my iPod isn't supported. It's an older one, so I guess that is why.  I love Journey. I have the Android app, the Mac desktop version, and you can also use it online!  It's an amazing journal app and I love it.  It also has a premium subscription service, but you don't need it for basic things like syncing.  The Android app is $4.99 I think?  The Mac desktop app was less than $15 if I remember right.  I didn't even have to buy the Mac desktop app as I can use it online and via a Chrome extension, but I love the app so much, I want to support the developers.  Give Journey a try.  You will not be disappointed!

Download Journey Here!


Makeup post?

Well, I certainly do have to make up for last night's post.  I had sat down at the computer to post to Typepad.  I had a call from a friend that had an emergency and needed me to go with them.  After they picked me up, the emergency was over and they wanted to go get themselves some food.  The emergency was that my friend had been in a separate vehicle from her mom in Greensboro, NC and some how got back to Danville without her!  As soon as we headed out to look for her mother, she passed us! LOL!  We went and picked her up and I rode with them to get them some food.  They got me a frappe at McDonald's.  Yum.

So, I was out and couldn't get home in time to post about my day yesterday, so I did the quick post from my phone and posted the cute picture of Goldie and I from Animal Crossing Pocket Camp! ^_^  I had two walks yesterday.  The second one was a rainy one.  The first was sunny and hot!  My friend wanted to walk on the trail in Martinsville, so we went and did that.  It started raining as soon as we got out of the car!  We walked anyway. 

I am probably not going to get in two walks today.  I got in my regular one and I came home and did my workouts.  I also mowed the front yard. As of now, I'm in my room sitting with the air conditioning on and the fan! LOL!  It was in the nineties out there today and it felt like it, too!  I just want to sit in the cool air and enjoy the rest of my day.   


What a difference a few hours make!

So, this day started horribly.  I had a really bad night's sleep and I woke up all out of sorts.  I was missing my Charge 2 something awful.  According to Fingerhut, it could take up to ten days for a return to go through.  That is not including the time for it to get to them and to get back to me!  I said, this is insane.  I also wanted to buy from a dealer that Fitbit supports so if another tracker messes up, they'll fix it.  I went to Paypal and applied for credit. I never thought I'd get it, but I got it!  I was able to ordered a Charge 2 from Target and go pick it up in store today!  It wasn't ready yet when I got there, so I got some Starbucks to help ease the wait.  I am now home and I'm charging the Fitbit.

I wasn't able to get the Teal band, but I have an aftermarket band that is teal and I can always order a teal one from Fitbit.  I got the new one in plum.  Blue and purple are my favorite colors, so that works out well! :P  I am anxious to see if this one is more accurate.  I can't wait to put it on and wear it.  I thought I'd love going back to my One, but I had already gotten used to my Charge being on my arm.  So much so that I forgot to wear my watch on my walk today! LOL!  I did walk though, I did all that before I got the new Fitbit.  Wish me luck that this one is perfect.  I am so happy that I was able to get it this way.  Now, I won't be paying twice as much for it.  It makes me feel a lot better, to be sure!

Wow, this is a cheerful post, yes? :P  I might come back later tonight and do a short update post when I see how the Fitbit is doing.  I am happy now that if it isn't okay, I can take care of it via Fitbit and not another place! 


Monday Madness!

So, I didn't go for my walk at the usual time today.  I wanted to!  I  had an appointment at my doctor's office at 1:30, so I didn't have time to get in my walk.  I went to my appointment and then ran by a box to mail my letters.  After that, I came home and relaxed until time to fix lunch.  I had lunch and did a few things and then I decided to get my walk in.  I had almost made up my mind to skip everything, but I didn't! 

I got in my normal walk and came home.  I saw more dogs than I usually do on my earlier walk.  That was cool!  I came home and relaxed for a just a bit and then did my workouts for today.  I then did my French lesson.  

I worked on my bullet journal.  I got my habit tracker ready for April and I went ahead and did next week's layout so it will be ready.  I have the habit tracker on one page and the other page is going to either be a calendar, or something else.  I haven't decided yet.  Back in February, I tried to draw a calendar and it was so bad that I printed one out and covered it up! LOL!  I'm not sure if I'm ready to try another calendar. :p

I didn't sleep well last night as I usually don't when I have an appointment or anything that interferes with my regular schedule.  I'm hoping tonight will be better.  I want to play some more Pocket Camp before bed, too!  I'm enjoying the fishing event.  It's lots of fun!  I love it when I catch two at once.  

In other news, Hulu FINALLY had a new episode of The Simpsons on today. I don't know why the show has been on hiatus for so long.  Just as I thought they would, they had a dedication to Stephen Hawking at the end. <3


Printer problems?

Yes!  I sat down 42 minutes ago to write up this blog post.  At the time I was going to do that, I decided to print out a pdf that I had downloaded a few days ago.  I have been fighting with the printer this whole time!  It's finally printing, so I decided to get my post done.  Hopefully it will print the entire document!  

When I got up this morning, the street was wet and it was pretty overcast.  I was worried it would rain during my walk.  My friend said that he had heard it was sleeting in a little community not far from us!  I wasn't really happy to hear that, but I decided that I was going to try to walk anyway.  I'm glad I did! It cleared off and it was around sixty!  It was a nice walk.  I got done earlier than I thought I would and had time to relax a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then did my French and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.

Since then I've washed a load of clothes, washed a sink full of dishes, took a bath, went on an errand for a friend, and played Pocket Camp! :p  My document is printing fairly quickly.  As soon as it's done, I'm going to get it and get on my bed and read it and then play more Pocket Camp! ^_^


Friday again...

Yes, it's Friday again.  I went for my walk today.  It was warm again and pretty nice.  The only bad thing was the wind.  It was blowing pretty fiercely again!  I got home and then had quite a while to relax before my workouts.  I did those, did my French, and then got ready to fix some lunch.  I did so and then pondered if I wanted to go to Starbucks.  I did want to go, but I didn't feel like going either!  I ended up not going.

Later, I did run to the post office.  I had two letters and considered going to Starbucks while I was out, but I didn't.  If they would just bring back the cascara syrup. I miss it so much. It was my favorite thing at Starbucks ever. ;_;  I still can't believe they discontinued it... again!

So, no Starbucks for me today from Starbucks, but I did have several cups of Pike Place roast at home.  I don't think I mentioned that one night last week, I wanted to check out a local convenience store to see what coffees they offered.  I went in and they had Cinnabon coffee.  They had little cups for samples so I tried it. I had tried something similar one year when we were leaving the beach.  This tasted like that did, so I got a 20oz cup and filled it up.  I looked EVERYWHERE for a lid and there were none!  I finally just had to put a soft drink cup lid over it until I could check out.  The lady said the lids were over next to the coffee, but they were not! I got it home, somehow, and I had some Starbucks venti/grande lids.  That fit so I put it on and enjoyed my coffee.  The coffee was pretty tasty, but it was so awkward trying to carry it and not spill it!  Sheesh!

Since I know they have other varieties, I'll go and try those on another occasion and I'll be sure to carry a lid with me just in case. :p  OH!  LOL Speaking of coffee, my friend and I went to Martinsville a few weeks ago. I mentioned this in a previous blog post.  I mentioned that after we ate, I got us both McDonald's macchiatos.  Well, I also told you that they were sort of bleh.  While we were driving home, she mentioned that they needed some more milk or something.  

I piped up and said, "I have creamer and honey in my purse!"  She cracked up.  I told her I loved coffee and always wanted to be prepared! LOL!  I have the honey packets in an Altoids tin and the creamers, they are powdered ones, in a little random mint tin.  I don't really use sweetener in my coffee anymore, but they are there if I need them!  I even have a little straw in there as a stirrer!  Yes, I love my coffee. :p  If I had the right container, I'd carry some of the little creamer cups! LOL!

Anyway!  Now that I've proven I'm a total nut job, I'll end this post for now.  I want to play some Pocket Camp and read more on my coffee book.  Mmmm, coffee!