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Starbucks and shoes?

Yes, that is what this post is about!  First of all, I wore my new shoes today.  My foot is still hurting, but not as much as it has been.  I think the shoes are going to help.  They are Saucony Cohesion 11.  I have had Saucony shoes before and I really like them.  These are in Fog Blue color and they are gorgeous.  Here is a stock photo:

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I love blue. My friend was nice enough to get these for me and I will pay him back soon.  They are comfy and pretty!

 

Now, on to the Starbucks part of this post.  I got the item that I mentioned earlier this month.  It's a card and case from China!  It came today all the way from Beijing China.  I did a little collage of it.  It's so cool!  It has the card, the case, a little notepad, and a little booklet about the Gold program in Chinese. :D

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I love it! The case has the siren tail embossed on it and Starbucks embossed on it. I am in love. ^__^  After walking and doing my workouts, I spend some time outside. It's warm and nice today.  I then went to Starbucks and treated myself to a free venti cascara latte.  I had three free drinks on my card. :p  I have two now! :D


Double stars!

It was double star day at Starbucks today.  I found this out after I went last night! lol  I saw a mug that I really wanted at the Target Starbucks when I went earlier and I decided that today was a great day to buy it.  Double star days are great.  Normally they give you two stars for every dollar you spend. On double star days, you get 4.  I try to buy any drinkware on double star days.  If there isn't any drinkware I need or want, I just get something to drink or eat. ^__^

I didn't get anything to drink today since I had a latte from the regular location yesterday.  I love my new mug. It's now my current favorite coffee mug. lol  It's very spring like.  Here are a few pictures:

 

 The lighting in my house sucks!  I did the best I could with these.  I love this mug.  It's so pretty! Just what I needed, another item for my massive Starbucks collection! LOL!


Oh boy did it snow!

I was so not expecting the snow that we got today.  Yes, I knew  they were calling for snow but they are saying around 3 inches total.  Last official count I heard, we were almost to 7 inches!  It's probably going to be awhile before I can get back out to walk!  I went out and walked in the yard in it a bit this afternoon and it was crazy deep.  It was all powdery this afternoon.  After it finally stopped snowing, I went out to the front walk with a cutting board and cleared the walk!  The snow was so light, it was easy.  The only bad thing was that I couldn't find any of my gloves.  My poor hands were numb and then hurting when I came in!  I need to find my gloves!

I did my workouts this evening.  I was glad to do those since I couldn't walk.  I used the day to sit at my desk and look out at the snow. I also drank a lot of coffee!  I put three 'new' trackers in my bullet journal.  I put the Pokemon Go trackers of Generation 1-3 in there.  That took a while, so I it was a good day to do it when I couldn't really go anywhere! :p  Tomorrow I plan to write pen pal letters.  Hopefully I can get out before too many more days and get them mailed.  The mail didn't even run here today!  I hope it does tomorrow.  I'm expected some things.  One is supposed to be here tomorrow, but who knows with this crazy weather. :P

Here is one of the pictures I took today:

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The building on the left is an old chicken house that has been on my property since forever.  You can see a outdoor table and chairs on the right.  There is a swing near the back of the yard.  It was so lovely out there, but it's going to be crazy trying to go anywhere anytime soon!

 


Water, water, water!

My friend was able to fix the pipe today.  He did a temporary fix.  I won't be able to use the outside water spigot, but I don't have leaks right now. ^___^  I was able to wash dishes and take a bath. Bliss!  I'm so relived to have that fixed.  It was horrible not having running water.

I got in a great walk today.  It was so nice outside.  I actually was able to take my jacket off and walk in a short sleeve shirt!  Seriously!  It was so nice out there.  It's much nicer to walk when it's not freezing outside.  I came home and would have done my workouts, but I knew my friend was coming at some point to look at the water problem.  I had plenty of time, but I didn't know that!  He came, looked at the problem and then the two of us went to Lowe's to get things to fix it.  He was able to fix it and we got the water turned back on and everything seems great!  I was so relieved.  It will be inconvenient not having that outside spigot, but I do have one in the front yard.  It's harder to get to, but the important thing is, I have water in the house!

I'm in a much better mood than I was yesterday!


Sunday Starbucks

I got in my walk today. It's still very cold here. It hasn't gotten above freezing in over a week!  Hopefully it will warm up soon.  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I had lunch and then did a few things around here.  I decided that I wanted to go to Starbucks and write pen pal letters.  That is exactly what I did!  I went over and wrote out all my letters.  My poor hand was so sore!  I still need to get them in envelopes and stamped, but they are written.  

I got a Cascara latte while they still have the cascara syrup.  I'm going to be so sad when it's gone.  I'll have to figure out what I want to take it's place.  They are supposed to be introducing a new drink on the 9th.  I wonder what it will be?  Maybe it will be my new favorite! We'll see. I was able to get a new gift card tonight.  They had the new Year of the Dog cards and I picked up a few for my collection. ^_^

I have my bed linen in the dryer and it should be ready to put back on the bed.  I only have to wash my hair and my total to do list is done for today.  I took lots of pictures of my bujo at Starbucks.  Their lighting is so much better than mine!  I took pictures of my two weeklies, and some of my trackers.  It looks good!  I wish I had lighting like that at home.

 


It finally came today!!!!

It was delayed a day, but it finally got here.  What you ask? Well, my Leuchttrum1917!  I love it.  It's a different from my Moleskine in several ways.  First, the pages are wider, the dots aren't all the way across and down the page, and it's got an index.  I really like it.  I have already set up my current weekly.  I also have my January habit tracker.  I've moved over my Starbucks store tracker, and a few others.  I've added a books read and a order tracker.  I had both of these in the old one but these are for January 1 on.  I still have to move my Pokemon Go trackers.  I left the first fifty pages for trackers.  I started the actual monthlies and weeklies on page 51.  I think that will give me plenty of room for the year and plenty of trackers.  I can also add things in between the monthlies if I want to.

So far I'm really liking it.  The color is so pretty!  I like having the index and the numbered pages.  I have put my key in there and I have my gratitute log, my Munzee tracker, and coffee tracker. :p  I want to add a spread for places my friend and I have stayed in Myrtle Beach.  I had a restaurant tracker in my old bujo, I might add one to this one.  I'm not sure yet.  I'm looking for ideas for new trackers.  I want to track everything. lol

I already love my new bujo.  I took a picture of the front and back of it.  Here is my precious:

 

 

 


Layout change....

Well, it's basically the same layout, I just added a banner and a background.  I see that the background isn't completely seamless.  I've tried a lot of different ones and this is my favorite thus far.  I had tons of seamless backgrounds in a folder on my computer from my Tumblr days.  I still have a Tumblr, I just haven't changed the layouts there in a while.  It's so hard to find good free seamless tiled backgrounds!

I like this at the moment, but I might not like it tomorrow.  We'll see.  As for today, I've been busy.  I got in my walk and then I changed into my jeans and headed to do my first of the month errands.  I went to Family Dollar and then got gas, I went to Starbucks and got a latte and then to Food Lion to get groceries.  I stopped at CVS since that is where my prescriptions will be since Kmart closed and then came home and put everything away.  I realized when I got here that I got everything I needed to make sandwiches except for the bread!  I ran back to the store and got some bread.  I was lazy and picked up my lunch at McDonald's.  I haven't eaten there in a while so that wasn't bad at all. The fries were FRESH! :D

I came home and I've been doing things around the house.  I just finished my workouts a while ago and I've been working on the layout of my blog ever since.  I like it so far.  I'm probably going to try to find a more seamless background.  I really like this one and wish I could remember where the heck I got it!  I still have my French lessons to do..  OH! I finally ordered a Leuchtturm dotted notebook today! :D  I also signed up for Amazon Prime since they now have it where you can pay monthly.  I paid an extra $4 for overnight delivery.  I can't wait to set up my new bullet journal.  This is going to be my 2018 one.  I was going to continue with my Moleskine, but I decided to start doing a bujo a year.  I can't wait to see if all the hype about Leuchtturm is legit! :D


Welcome 2018

So, today was like a usual day for me.  I went for a walk and then came home and did my workouts.  It was COLD on my walk, but I found my compression pants and I wore those under another layer and that helped a lot!  I wanted to walk to the post office while on my walk, but I just didn't feel like going that far today.  Luckily, a friend of mine offered to run me on two errands this evening. One was to the post office, and one was to Starbucks! :D  I had another free drink, and I got a Cascara latter, a Venti since it was free. I also got the coffee press ornament.  It's cute!  Now I have two from this year's ornament collection.  It was marked down to $3.99.  Today was an extra chance to get plays on #Starbucksforlife  I got the ornament so I'd actually have a purchase today since the free drink wouldn't count.  At least I don't think it would count.

I came home and played.  I didn't win, yet. :p  I have gotten several instant wins of bonus stars and I did win the fifty bonus stars spot.  I really want to win the grand prize.  I could go every single day if I wanted! :D :D :D  That would be amazing!  

So far, 2018 hasn't been too bad. I got Starbucks and I got to check my post office box. Yes, I had mail!  I had several pen pal letters.  Some from pen pals I haven't heard from in a while Yay!  I love getting letters.  I hope to be able to sit down tomorrow and get a bunch written.  I have a good stack since I got a few before the holidays.  I'd like to get at least half of them done and ready to mail.

Okay, I'm off to do my French lesson and then I'm going to play more Pocket Camp! :D  I'm waiting on my tree house to be built and it's taking forever! AHHHH!


Happy day.... maybe, maybe not!

I walked today and it was ridiculously COLD.  I was thinking OMG what the hell was I thinking for most of it! It was so damn cold.  I was so happy when I got here.  I sat down, drank some coffee, and tried to get warmed up.  I dressed in a few more layers and went to my friend's house for dinner.  I had turkey, ham, green beans, corn pudding, potatoes, and mac and cheese.  They gave me my gifts.  I got a cute wallet, a gift card to the grocery store and a gift card for Starbucks! :D  Good thing too, I was down to less than a dollar on mine. :p  Yes, I have two free drinks on there, but I had no funds. 

I haven't done my workouts yet and as of now, I'm not sure I'm going to.  I don't like skipping them, but I've been on the go all day and I'm really tired and need a break.  I'm currently sitting with my laptop under my tree typing this up.  I need to eat something in a bit.  All that food I had was several hours ago.  I also had a nice cup of coffee while up there. :p  After we ate and sat around for awhile, we went to the park for the light display.  They have lights set up throughout the park every year and the proceeds go to a different charity each night.  It's $7 a vehicle.  We went through and it was pretty cool.  This is my third or fourth year of going through.  I like it. I didn't think I was going to make it this year and I'm glad I did!

After that, we rode down Riverside Drive and looked at all the closed businesses.  Tradition!  Then we headed up main street and looked at the nice houses decorated there on our way home.  They dropped me off at home so I didn't have to walk home in the cold.  I grabbed my laptop and came in here to type up my blog entry.  I am happy with my gifts.  The wallet is cute and I can surely use the gift cards!  $25 for groceries and $25 for Starbucks! YAY!


Oh dear!

I needed to go to the post office and I wanted to go to Starbucks.  (free drink, three day streak).  My friend wouldn't answer texts, and the other friend wouldn't pick up the phone.  I truly need better friends!  Oh well, I chanced it and drove my poor old car.  It made it, but it acted up a few times.

I went to the post office first and checked my box.  I was glad I did.  A pal I haven't heard from in ages wrote.  I hadn't heard from him in a while and was a bit worried.  He is one I knew wouldn't just stop writing.  He HAD written, but the letter must have gotten lost in the mail.  I sent him a holiday card and said I hadn't heard from him in a while.  I was so happy to see his letter!  I had some other pen pals that I sent cards to hoping to re-start the letters.  One came back as address unknown.  I hate when that happens!  Oh well, I'm glad this one pal wrote me. I also got a card from a long time friend.  We go back to the Livejournal days!  I also got a bank statement and an ad.  I was glad I went.

After leaving there, I went to Starbucks.  I decided to go in because the drive thru was really long and there was no one at the counter to pick up drinks.  You know why no one was at the counter to pick up drinks?  They were all in line to order drinks! LOL!  I got in line and got my drink and a package of Peppermint cookie cremes.  I have never had them and they sounded yummy!  I got a venti because of my free drink, and the barista forgot to mark it as free.  Oh well, I'll have a free drink the next time so I'm not too upset.  I got my drink and headed home.  I still haven't heard from either friend!

I did walk today and it was nice again.  Right about sixty!  That is always nice.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It's stretch day on Friday's and that is always a nice break.  One of them I never have enough room in my bedroom to do it, so since it was a bit warmer today, I went into another room to do that one.  Ouch! LOL  For the rest of the evening, I'm probably going to relax and play Pocket Camp and read. I borrowed two ebooks from my library and I started on one the other night. It's a true crime and it's okay so far.  I want to read more and see how it goes.