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Yippee!

Guess what finally came in today's mail?  I'll give you a hint:

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I fully charged it before putting it on and that was torture, let me tell you!  The band is the small size and it's the perfect fit. I'm so glad I didn't go with a larger band! The color is gorgeous and the picture doesn't do it justice.  I think I'm going to love it. I just have to get used to having it on my wrist all the time. I love that I won't have to wear a watch and a Fitbit.  I can just wear this.  The extra bands I ordered should be here on Monday.  I'll share pictures and give a review of them then.  I can't wait until tomorrow to track my walk with this.  I am curious to how close it is in counting as my One.  I'll update and let you know as I go.  It feel comfy on the wrist as I write this.  I love that it tracks my heart rate.  I already set my daily alarm that I use on my One.  I use it to wake up everyday.  I'm curious to how the alarm feels.  I need to go set one for a few minutes and see. lol

Okay, I just set it.  I'm waiting to see how the alarm feels. I'm hoping it's like my alarm on my One.  Less than a minute to find out!  I'll finish this post after the alarm....   Okay, it went off.  I don't think it's as noticeable as  the One, but I'm sure it will wake me up.  I hope! :P

 PS My wrist is not broken although it looks it in that picture. LOL!


Beach trip recap...

So, I'm finally getting around to doing a recap of the trip. I'm pretty sure I told you everything as I was going along, but I was really tired on that trip so maybe not!  I went through my trip journal and pictures and took notes. :P

So, Thursday morning, my friend came.  We loaded my things in the car and then had breakfast.  He'd picked up biscuits from Hardee's on the way.  We ate and then headed out.  We stopped in Greensboro.  We don't usually stop until Rockingham, but he wanted a soda and I figured it would be a good chance to use the bathroom.  I did and I got a coffee! ^_^  We headed on and when we got to Rockingham, we topped off the tank and then went in the Sandwich Hut to use the restrooms and get snacks.  I usually get a drink and a Reese's, but I only got a Mountain Dew.  We drove on and when we were close to the beach, we stopped in Long's SC at a Goodwill there.  We found it on our last trip and stopped in.  I found a cute little purse/pouch.  It's fabric and it has two straps.  One to make it a wristlet and one to wear it around the neck.  The little purse is about the size of two decks of cards side by side.  It was only a dollar and I really liked it.

We left there and then headed on down to North Myrtle Beach.  We arrived at the Red Tree Inn and checked in.  We were able to get the same room we had last year. ^_^  That is always cool.  We put our things away and I had to go on the balcony some.  We were both hungry, so we headed out after a bit to eat.  We were going to Steak and Shake, but my friend decided to Golden Corral instead.  That was a good meal. I tried their honey sesame chicken and it was delicious.  I had put various things on my first plate and one piece of that.  I liked it so much, I went back and ate a plate of it.  We left there and went to a Dollar Tree and then back to the room.  We stayed in awhile and then headed out to a few places.  We went to the Goodwill and Dollar General.  We got some food, drinks, and snacks for the room in Dollar General.  My friend got a milkshake and then we went back to the room.  We ordered a pizza later in the evening from Hungry Howie's. I took a nice walk on the beach.  I was so tired, I forgot to look to see what the hotel looked like from the beach! LOL  Luckily, I did recognize it and I had my friend come to the window so I'd be sure.  I finally got back to the room.  I was exhausted, so I crashed a little bit after midnight.

I woke up at 6am on Friday. Yikes! My friend was up and he put on the Scoobynatural episode of Supernatural.  I watched it to the end and was fully awake, he was asleep! LOL!  I decided to get in my walk so I did.  I went to Starbucks and got my first cascara latte in a while.  BLISS.  I went in a few beachwear stores but didn't buy anything.  I went back to the room and ate some leftover pizza.  I was wanting to get out again but my friend was asleep so I decided to walk again.  I ended up walking about 3 miles from the hotel.  Keep in mind my first walk that morning was a total of six miles!  At the 3 mile walk on the second walk, I spotted a McDonald's.  I decided to go in and use the bathroom and then I got a frappe and a small fry to give myself a break from walking. I did that and then headed back.  I was one tired person that night!  I did go down and walk on the beach just a tiny bit. I have to have feet on sand everyday during the trip!

So the next day was our last full day.  My friend was going to hang out around the hotel for awhile, so I decided to head out.  He gave me some money so I could grab breakfast while I was out.  I stopped in at a pretty cool McDonald's and had biscuits.  After I finished there, I headed to the Starbucks and had another cascara latte. :D  On the way back to the room, I stopped in Tuesday Morning.  I got 2 rolls of washi, a card case, some stickers, and candy.  I walked to Ocean Blvd. and walked back to the hotel that way.  I went in three beachwear stores on my way back. 

I got to the room and then got my tumbler and went to the lobby to fill it with coffee.  I went on the balcony for a bit and then decided I wanted to go down on the beach.  I took my trip journal, my bujo, my coffee, and a beach towel.  I sat on the beach for a while and then went in.  My friend was ready to go to dinner soon after that.  We headed to King's Famous pizza. One of our favorite spots to eat while at the beach.  Later, after we'd gotten back to the room, he decided he wanted a Milkshake at Cookout and I wanted some Starbucks.   Yes, I had Starbucks twice in one day. :p  I packed up most everything to be ready for the ride home.

On Sunday, I got up and packed the last few things that I couldn't the night before.  I went to the lobby and got coffee and I also walked on the beach a little bit.  I took lots of pictures.  We loaded up the car and then checked out of the hotel.  We went to Myrtle for the first time since the trip began.  Our destination was Lenny's Country Kitchen in Myrtle.  We've eaten here many times while in Myrtle.  They have a nice breakfast buffet.  We got that and it was good.  We left there and were heading out  I needed to use the bathroom and forgot to go in Lenny's, so I told my friend if he saw an easily accessible McDonald's to stop and i'd use the bathroom and get a frappe.  We passed one and I got a frappe for me and a soda for him.  We got on the road again and didn't stop until we got to Rockingham.  We stopped at the Sandwich hut again and then headed home.  We got here a bit before 5.  It was a good trip, but way too short.  I'll post some pictures soon.


Last full day. :(

Today is our last full day here.  We check out and head out in the morning unfortunately.  I slept a little longer today than yesterday.  I got up and walked.  I stopped at a McDonald's and got a couple of biscuits for my breakfast and then walked to Starbucks to get a cascara latte.  ^_^  It was delicious.  I was able to get a spot to sit too, so that was great.  I stayed there long enough to drink my coffee and then walked on.  I went to Tuesday Morning.  I got two rolls of cute washi, some stickers, and metal card case holder with JFK on it.  As in JFK airport.  They also had LHA for London's Heathrow airport.  I thought they looked cool.  I got the JFK one because I'm a Kennedy fan.

I left there and headed back towards the hotel.  I found the perfect coffee mug in a King's beachwear store.  I had been looking at coffee cups in every beach store I went in.  This one was cheaper than the others I'd liked and so cute.  Unfortunately it had a chip and a crack. :(  I didn't get it.  It was the only one they had, too.  I was so sad.  I went in several other beachwear stores around there, but none of them had it either.

I finally got back to the room and relaxed a bit.  I went to the lobby and filled my tumbler with coffee.  I went to sit on the balcony for a bit, but then decided to go out on the beach.  I carried my beach towel, my coffee, and my backpack.  I had my trip journal and my bujo in my backpack.  I sat on the beach for a while and just enjoyed it.  I took pictures.  I'll share a few with you here:

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It's been a nice little trip, but it's gone by way too fast.  We are heading out for dinner in a bit.  Not sure where we are going to eat yet.  


Snow.....

So, I woke up today and it was sunny!  I thought, what the hell?  I thought it was supposed to snow and rain! I texted my friend and he said that the sun had just come out and it had been overcast all day.  Well, since it wasn't snowing or raining, but decided to walk and I did.  It was overcast and cold during my walk but it was dry!  Later, after I got home and started on my workouts, it rained a little.  Then, it snowed a little.  Then it sleeted a little! LOL!  I figured it would just be rain and no snow sticking at all.  Imagine my surprise when I looked out the window a few hours ago and saw snow sticking to the grass, the trees and the road!  I am sure it will be gone tomorrow, but it's really coming down tonight!  I was surprised because I went out earlier on a errand and it was mainly rain and a little snow.  Since I was out, I went by Starbucks. :p

I wonder if this will be completely gone tomorrow, actually.  I might not get to walk tomorrow if the majority of it on the road isn't gone. If it is still on the road, it will be on the sidewalks.  We'll see how it goes tomorrow.  I just looked out a bit ago and it's still coming down.  It's actually very pretty!  I'm sort of sad that it didn't happen earlier today so I could sit and watch it!  I just turned off all my lights and opened my blinds. LOL  I can watch it for a bit.  The street looks totally covered and the neighbors car parked on the stree is mostly covered too!  I just took a closer look and it's still coming down!  What is so weird about all this late in the year snow, is that in this area, we don't usually have a lot of snow.  We've had several snow events this year.  Thost are unusual but for it to snow this late in the season is even more unusual!  It's weird to be sitting looking out at snow knowing that in less than a week, I'll be at the beach!  Hopefully there will be no snow there! :p


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: