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Hello from the MacBook Pro!

Yes, it finally came and I love it to pieces.  I filmed myself opening the box just in case there was any issues or problmes.  There were none!  I got it turned on and it was already 'setup' with a admin user.  I wanted my own stuff, so I looked at how to do that.  Just go into the command line in the startup.  Since I've used Linux, command line is not a problem!  I got it set up for me and and it's so cool!  I have all the programs on it that I wanted to move over.  The only thing left is PhotoShop Elements and it's installing now.  I'm very happy with this MBP!  It's super fast and all the things that were so slow on my Macbook are not on here.  It's so nice!

So, I did walk today.  The laptop hadn't gotten here before I left, so I decided I should go ahead and walk.  I knew if I didn't walk and it didn't come during the time I could have walked, I would have been so upset!  I walked and was cooling down with a snack on my bed and listening for the FedEx man! lol I didn't hear him, but I got a notification on my phone from an app called Slice that said it had been delivered! I jumped up from the bed and ran to the porch. lol . It was sitting there waiting for me.  I finished my snack and then unboxed it.  Hearing that Mac startup sound was music to my ears.  It's so nice.  I'm in love.

My friend knew it was coming today, but he wanted to go eat.  He said if I could pull myself away from it long enough to eat we'd go. LOL . I told him I could and I did!  I also got him to run me by Food Lion.  Today was the last day of the sale, and I wanted to get some more of my favorite frozen dinners.  They had them for $2.50 and if you buy 5, they take $1 off each.  So I got 10 for fifteen dollars. SCORE!!!!!!  They are so good, they remind me of a restaurant quality pasta dish. 

So, he dropped me home and I came right back to the MBP and started installing PSE.  I am going to write letters tonight or tomorrow.  I finally got some stamps today. YAY!  I have so many letters.  I never meant to get this far behind.  Shame on me!


Well then!

This was a day for sure!  I didn't walk or do my workouts, but I did my squats.  I was going to walk, but it was raining and I just didn't want to deal with that today.  I ended up hanging out in bed until after 4!  I didn't sleep, but I played on the phone, watched tv, and got on the Macbook.  I went to ebay this evening.  I looked at the Macbook Pro I mentioned yesterday and some others.  I found another one that was newer with a larger hard drive and I bought it. ^^;;;;;  I will be paying on it for a while, but I really needed a new computer.  It's a 2012 version and it has a 500gb hard drive which is larger than the one I was looking for.  According to the listing, it's refurbished by Apple. I hope it's in good condition.  I am so anxious to get it.  It already has the latest version of Mac OS installed, so I won't have to worry about that when I get it. 

I found a few other ones that were older that including extra software, but this one is pretty nice.  I am hoping that since it's from a store that is familiar with Macs, it will be good.  I wish they could just teleport it to me. LOL1  It has free expedited shipping, but the delivery window on the listing says July 5!  I am hoping it's mailed out tomorrow and I get it Friday. :p  It's going to be so cool.  It's 13" just like my Macbook because I have a nice laptop case that fits that size.  After using this one for 8 years, I don't really want or need a larger screen.  I think I will be happy with my purchase.  Of course I'll do a post about it when I get it.  

I hope to get back to my regular schedule tomorrow.  I know it doesn't hurt to miss a day every now and then. It's a break I probably needed.  I hope to get to at least 5000 steps before midnight, but I'm not going to stress if I don't!


Sipping Starbucks and blogging...

Yes, I am! I tried to get my friend to carry me over there but she wouldn't. Phooey on her! :P  I drove to the post office and then went on to Starbucks while out.  I got two letters.  I have those and the two I got recently. Sadly, I only have five stamps! :(  I only have those because my friend bought a book and gave me a few! I was happy about that.

My walk was quite steamy today.  When I left Starbucks, the bank said it was 94˚!  Yes, I got hot coffee. LOL!  It was so funny.  I walk up to the counter and look at the gift cards.  I got a few of the new special ones. YAY1  The barista said, "You want your cascara?"  :P  I said, "Yes,"  She said, "Hot?" I said yes. LOL  I'm the cascara lady at Starbucks. :p  I got my goodie and then left to drive home. I made it home safely and now I'm drinking my latte and blogging.

Last night right at midnight, I decided it would be a good time to move my room around.  I did it, too!  I like to change it up every so often.  The way it is now, I have more room on both sides of my yoga mat when I'm doing workouts, but I have less room long ways.  The only thing this will make trouble with is roll overs and they aren't in the videos a lot.  If they are, I can move my mat to a different spot.  

I've done my workouts and my French lesson.  I just need to do my squats for today.  I've been doing them everyday.  I've been loading the video that Cassey does and do them along with her.  I am walking at the time she goes live, so I watch it later in the day. That is the only thing I need to do for today.  I do need to hang a couple of beach wind chimes that I took down when I moved the room around.  They go in another spot when the room is this way. I need to do that and straighten the stuff under my bed and I'll be done.  I might get to my letters and write some tonight.  Who knows?! ^_^


Photo shoot for a purse?

YES! LOL  I got my purse today and I moved my stuff over to it and then took it out in the yard for a photo shoot. :P  The lighting in my house isn't the best, so I figured that would be better.  I have to share some of the photo shoot with you. :p

 

 So, there you go.  Some outside and some inside.  LOL  I'm in love with this purse.  I switched from my current wallet back to my Kate Spade one. May she RIP. 


OMG My dream bag!

Ever since I saw a Fossil bag on Pinterest some time ago, I have wanted that purse.  I loved everything about it.  I can't afford Fossil bags brand new, so I was hoping to some day find a used one.  I recently searched ebay and I found one in another color.  It was a nice peach color.  I thought it was pretty, but I really wanted the mint one that I first saw.  It's even in my bag board on Pinterest  Well, after finding the peach one and watching it on ebay, I continued to search. I found the bag in dark blue, multi colored, yellow, and brown.  I then saw a listing for the mint one. ^________________^  Guess what auction I won tonight?  It was less than $40 shipped!  I'm so excited.  The only thing that isn't great about the whole thing is that the key fob is missing from the bag. Other than that, it looks to be in excellent condition. I was so happy to find it.  I will keep an eye on ebay to see if I can find a key fob to go on it.  I was so happy to find this bag!  Here is the picture of it from the Fossil site that I pinned to Pinterest:

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Isn't it gorgeous?!  I love it so much.  I don't care that it's a spring/summer color. I'll probably carry it all year long! LOL! Whee!


Last night at the beach....

Good grief. I just typed up a post and it disappeared when I tried to publish it. I’m going to type this one up in a note app so that if that happens again, I don’t lose all my work! UGH! So, let me see if I can remember what I posted…

So, I am sitting on the balcony and I just finished some delicious Hungry Howie’s pizza. We just got back to the room a little while ago. Where did we go? Well, when we left, we went to Dairy Queen and got some food. We then headed to North Myrtle Beach to go to Tuesday Morning. I absolutely LOVE Tuesday Morning! I got a lot of rolls of individual washi, a plastic jar of craft stuff, and a cool journal with the Eiffel Tower on it and Paris. I really didn’t need another journal, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It was on sale and it was cool! It’s a pretty good size, too.

As I’m sitting here typing this, some dudes on the beach and setting off fireworks and it’s great1 They did it last night too, but they have more tonight! lol I just saw them go running in, the police might be coming. I hope they come back and set off some more!

Okay, so we went to Tuesday Morning and I got goodies. Then we went by a pawn shop that my friend likes and he found a vintage album. After that, we headed to Broadway at the Beach. It’s got shops, rides, restaurants, and all kinds of stuff. It’s huge. We went to a couple of stores that we like and I got Starbucks! ;p There is a Starbucks in there that I’ve never been to. That makes four new ones this trip for my Starbucks tracker. Yay!

I got a caramel Frappuccino since it was so hot. Broadway is all open air with each shop with a separate entrance. After we got in the car at Broaday, I ordered the pizza from Hungry Howie’s. I signed up for their rewards several years back on a trip here, and I had a free medium, two topping pizza. I ordered that and we picked it up on our way back to the room. My half was delicious!

It’s been lightning here since I’ve been writing this. I felt a drop of rain a minute ago and it smells like rain. Maybe that is why the guys went in. I hope they’ll come back out later and shoot off more fireworks! We leave in the morning. We usually don’t get out of the hotel until right at check out time. I might post in the morning before we leave, and I may not. I will probably pack up tonight. We’ll see.

Okay, this actually turned out longer than the post I had already done! :p I’ll leave you with three pictures I took. Two inside and one outside of the Starbucks at Broadway. Nevermind.  I've tried four times.  The wifi here sucks!

 


Posting again? Yes.

So, I spent some time on the balcony and I relaxed a bit and then, I went back out. LOL  I went to a beachwear store and got a cute keychain that I'm going to convert into a bullet journal charm. :D  I went to another store that I went to earlier.  I had a coupon that had S'well type bottles for $4.99.  I didn't see any earlier. I had seen them in other stores and they were 12.99 and up! I went back in there tonight and decided to ask. They did have them behind the counter. I saw a light yellow one in other stores and I was hoping they had one of those.  They did. I got what is basically a S'well bottle and it was only $5! Yay!  I love it.

It's so pretty. Let me take a picture of the bottle and the keychain....

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A random Scoob decided to pose with them! :p 


Tuesday at the lovely beach!

Well, the sun decided to peep out today!  I'll share some pictures at the end of this post.  I'm up and blogging.  I need to dress.  I think I'm going to go for a walk.  I am not sure exactly where I'm going, but I'm going somewhere.  Probably out to 17 to a few beachwear stores and then back to Ocean Boulevard to go to a Starbucks before they close for the day.

After my post last night, we went out to drive around a bit.  We went to Dairy Queen and got chicken strip baskets.  Yum!  After that, we drove up for a while.  We stopped in my favorite Bargain Beachwear and then headed back to the room.  I went for another short walk, but I didn't stay out long as it began to drizzle rain.  I actually caught a new Pokemon while out and hit a couple of Pokestops. LOL  

I am heading out.  I will try to post again later and update my day. For now, enjoy a few pictures:

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Hello from Myrtle Beach!

What a day!  Let me tell you all about it, okay?  Well, I had my Fitbit set to wake me a 7:30.  I got up and texted my friend.  He said he had a few things to do and then he'd be on.  He came and we loaded my stuff and then ate the breakfast he brought.  We headed out and got gas and went through the car wash.  After that we headed on.  We stopped right outside of Greensboro to use the restroom and then headed to Rockingham NC and stopped at the Sandwich hut where we always stop. I got a Dew and a Reeses. :D  We headed on down. 

We got here and went to check in and the lady says the computer is down so she can't check us in.  She suggested we go eat so we left for a bit.  We went to a Goodwill but they were so crowded, we didn't stay.  We left after that and headed back for the room.  We got here and she looked us up.  She said we didn't have a reservation!!!!  WHAT?!  Seems when he booked it, something happened with his credit card and it cancelled the reservation! WTF!?  So, she worked on it and was able to re-instate if for the amount he'd paid.  Thank goodness!  So we finally get checked in and go to our room.  What do we have? Upgrade!  We had booked a plain ocean front room, with just a microwave and a fridge.  She gave us a ocean front kitchen room.  Cool!  

So we parked and brought all our stuff up here.  We've been here a while.  We ordered pizza from Hungry Howie's.  I love Hungry Howie's!  We went down and got some sodas to have in the room.  I stopped by the front desk to ask the clerk for more coffee for the room. :p  They have a single cup coffee maker that is similar to a Keurig but has there own filter things.

The pizza was yummy!  We got a special.  Two large one topping pizzas with Howie bread for twenty.  I love their pizza a lot.  We took a walk on the beach for a bit later.  The ocean got us!  Yikes! LOL!  My friend gave up and headed back to the room. LOL  I kept going.  I played Pokemon Go and actually caught a new one. Yay!  I also hit a Pokestop.  That was fun.  I headed back and then came back here.  I have one picture to share. It's overcast down here so there is no sun to show. :p

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Sunday madness!

So, I got in my regular walk today and it was hot.  I got home from it and cooled off until it was time to do my workouts.  I did those and then my French lesson and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  I had to wash some last minute things so I did that.  After my clothes were done, I packed my clothes.  They are all packed and ready to go.  I have my bag o' electronics partially packed.  This Macbook will go in there with the charger and a few other things I haven't packed yet.  I have been so busy that I'm just now sitting down to post.

My friend came by to clean out his car.  He did that and then I rode with him on a few errands.  He dropped me home and I had supper and washed dishes and then my hair.  I want everything to be done in the morning so I'll just have to get up, get dressed, and go!  I just have a few more things to pack.  I meant to post earlier, but things got in the way!  I am pretty sure I have packed everything or I have everything ready to go in last minute.  I am always afraid I'll forget something.  I hope I don't, but you never know.

I am carrying way more shirts than I'll need, but it will be good to have extras.  If it's really hot down there, I can change after a walk.  I'm carrying one of my Starbucks tumblers for coffee and my water bottle.  My messenger bag has pockets on each side that are perfect for these!  I have my travel toothbrush and toothpaste packed, but I still have to pack my deodorant.  I don't want to forget that! LOL!  Hopefully we can get an early start tomorrow and get to the hotel early.  I'll do a post tomorrow night from the beach. ^_^  I hope to take some pictures to share too. 

Now, I'm going to relax for a bit. Well, first, I need to pack this Mac and my bullet journal and a few other things.  My power strip will be packed in the morning as it's the one I use to charge my phone at night.  I always carry a power strip, because you never know how many outlets you'll have.  With it between the two beds, my friend can use it for his phone, too, if he needs it.

I am ready to be at the beautiful beach! Myrtle Beach, here I come!!!!!!! ^________________________^