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UGH and it's not even summer yet!

Today's walk was HOT.  It was in the 90's today and believe me, I felt it!  I was so glad to get home to my air conditioned room!  I relaxed and cooled off as long as possible before doing today's workouts.  I got those done and my French and then relaxed before fixing lunch.  I didn't want to do my squats just then.

Later this evening, I did my squats.  I also went out and did some roadwork! At some point, some jackass parked half in the edge of my yard and it made parts of the yard go out in the street.  I went out with a shovel and got the majority of that out of the road.  I then got my hose and washed some more away.  It's made mowing at the edge a lot harder.  I wish I knew who did it so I can give them a kick in the teeth! 

I got that done and had to bury a bird. :(  I noticed a dead bird when getting the hose.  I've seen more than my fair share of dead birds lately on my walks.  Today there was one in my yard.  It's so weird!  Poor birds!

I'm pretty sure my bed linen is dry and ready to go back on the bed, but I'm being lazy and don't feel like messing with it at the moment.  I will have to do it eventually as I can't sleep tonight without linens on the bed. :p  I've felt so tired all day. I'd really like to just say phooey on it all and go to bed!  I did start on a book last night and it's good.  It is Friend Request.  I wasn't sure when I started it, but it's pretty good.  I want to read more of that.  I should re-make my bed and then put on pajamas and snuggle in my clean bed linen and read for the rest of the evening.  That sounds pretty good, actually! 


Saturday struggles!

So, I woke up this morning and I was so tired.  I truly wanted to go back to bed and skip my walk and everything else.  I texted a friend and he mentioned possibly going out of town to walk.  That perked me up a bit so I got up and did my usual morning prep.  Well, he didn't want to go until l or so.  I was motivated then, so I told him I'd walk until 1 and he could pick me up.  I walked and got past the half way mark and no messages.  I walked back to a place that is before his street and texted him.  He was asking if I still wanted to walk! LOL I was almost back home and I was roasting!  I walked to his house and told him that if he wanted to go to Reidsville and check out the thrift stores and the pawn shops there, that would be good with me.  With walking to his house, I got in the same about of distance as if I'd gone all the way home.  

He agreed to this new plan and we went to Reidsville.  I went with him in two thrift stores and he went in two pawn shops.  Afterwards, we went to Carmela's pizza and split a pizza.  Delicious!  I love their food. After that, we headed back here.  I came home and changed and then did my workouts, my French lesson, and today's squats.  It was so not fair because I think all five of the workout videos had squats in them. LOL  

I put a small load of clothes in to wash and I decided to get in a good bath.  That was quite nice.  I am going to relax until bedtime.  I'm really tired.  I haven't read since before the beach trip and I miss it.  Maybe I'll get the Kindle out and read tonight.  I had started a book before the trip, but I hadn't gotten into it very far.  I may just start another one and come back to that.  I need to get back into my reading.  I've been slacking on it since the beach!


New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


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. 


Double star day!

Yes, it was double star day at Starbucks today. I asked my friend if she would like to go to Hobby Lobby and Starbucks.  She actually did!!! Yay!  She went to Starbucks first, so I was drinking my delicious cascara latte in HL. :P  Why did I go to Hobby Lobby?  Well, in one of the bullet journal groups I'm in, someone mentioned that they bought a big pack of Stabilo pens on clearance.  I was hoping our local HL would have them.  They did!!!! I got a set of 25 in a roll case for $7.49!  These are usually $29.99.  It had a bunch of colors that I didn't have as I only have the ten pack. I love the Stabilos and had wanted a bigger pack of them for more variety.  I was so glad to find this deal.  They are so nice and they come in the cool roll up pack.  Easy to take with.  I'll be using them a lot in my bullet journal.  I tend to use my Stabilos more than my Sharpie pens.  I use a black Micron as my main black pen because it's an 08 so the nib is larger.  I like that.

I am going to do a pen test page in my bujo even though I know these don't bleed.  It will really be a color swatch page.  I have two pages right at the front of my bujo that I never used.  This will be perfect! ^_^  I am so happy to have found them.  It's cool to have a big set and the included case just makes them even better!

It was overcast today before I walked, but I looked at the weather and the sun was supposed to come out while I was walking. It did!   It was sunny for the entire walk.  After I got home, it clouded up aq bit and it even rained a little earier.  I got in my workouts, my French, and my squats.  I swear they are killing me. LOL!

After my friend and I got back to her house, I stayed for a while to see her animals.  I had to hold my little Cocoa as I love her so!  She is such a little cutie pie.  Unfortunately, when I got home, I had a lot of dog and cat hairs, I smelled like dog, and I had a small poop stain on my pants! LOL!  The joys of animals. :p  I tossed the pants in the wash and changed into a dog free shirt. :p  As I'm typing this post, I'm charging my Fitbit.  It's life is usually 5 days.  It was only down to 35%, but I knew that if I didn't charge it today, it might get too low tomorrow.  Fitbit says the battery lasts 5 days and they are correct!  It's still doing great and I absolutely love it.

I totally meant to get my letters caught up tonight and didn't do any.  I suck! Hopefully tomorrow.  Well... I had planned to get Starbucks AFTER HL and then come home and do letters while sipping Starbucks and that just didn't happen.  Maybe another day.  I'm still very happy about my Stabilos! lol

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What do I know?

I don't know. lol  I guess it's Saturday since yesterday was Friday, but it's so hot lately, I don't know what day it is anymore. :P  Today's walk was soooo blooming hot.  Bleah!  One good thing about it being Saturday, there was no paving going on!  It was nice not having to deal with that!

I got home and I was dripping with sweat.  It took a while for me to cool down.  I did and then got in my workouts.  I did those, it was leg day, and then did my French lesson.  I also did my 100 squats for the day.  I usually do those later in the evening, but I decided to just get them done.  After all that, I had some lunch and then relaxed a little bit and then mowed some of the back yard.  I didn't do the whole thing because of the heat.  I was glad to get as much done as I did, though.

I had to cool off for a while again after that!  I will try to get the rest of the lawn done tomorrow.  If not, it's not that big of a deal.  It's the very back of the lawn and no one can see it unless they actually come in my yard.  I don't really want people in my yard, so that isn't a problem. LOL

I have been wanting to go to a local Japanese restaurant for a while now.  It's called Bentto and it's delicious.  I mentioned to my friend that I wanted to get Bentto for dinner, but I didn't want to risk driving my car that far.   He offered to carry me. Yay!  I ordered it on the way and it was ready when I got there.  When I go myself, I always wait until I get there and order then.  I didn't want to make my friend have to wait , so I ordered in advance.  It was delicious as always!  It was a nice change.

 


New look....

I changed the background and the colors of the blog.  I also changed the font throughout.  I really like this font.  It's called Funny Monkey. :p  I love fonts. I even loved them many years ago before I knew that is what they were.  I remember I had a book as a young person that I loved the font of the text the book was printed in.  It wasn't the generic font that you saw in so many books.  It wasn't until later with typewriters (courier Ftw!) and working on websites, that I learned about fonts.  There are so many of them out there.  I like the way it looks so I am using throughout the blog.

In other news, I got in my walk today.  It was another hot one.  They are still re-paving the streets and it's a mess out there.  I really hope they get done earlier than they planned, but like I said yesterday, it seems one guy works and the others just watch.  I saw two different guys on their smartphones!  

My workouts today were total body. My abs were so sore from yesterday.  Ouch! Since it was total body day, there were definitely ab moves on there.  Yikes! lol  I did all that and my French lesson before lunch.  I waited until after I ate lunch to do today's squats.  Those weren't as bad as some of the ones in the past few days.  I think tomorrow will be okay, but the day after that looks insane.  I'll do my best!

I need to go out and mow the back of my yard, but I really don't want to.  This heat is killing me.  I might wait and do it when it gets a little later.  I might just skip it altogether! lol  Who knows.


Wednesday post time!

Boy was it hot on today's walk! I swear it was a lot hotter than yesterday.  I made it home and had to cool off a while before I could do my workouts.  I got those in and my French lesson.  I need to do today's squat challenge.  After lunch, I went to the bank on a quick errand.  I didn't stay out because my car is still acting up badly.  I was able to make it there and back, so that was good.  They are re-paving the streets around the bank (and along my walking route) and it's a big mess!  I will be glad when they are done with that.  I think they might get it done quicker if everyone was working.  I'll see one or two guys actually working and five or six standing os sitting watching.  Really?  It's so annoying.  

Right now, I'm getting my blog post in so I'm not rushing later to do it.  I am also watching Homicide Hunter.  I am thinking of working on my pen pal letters tonight although I'm not sure.  As long as i get them all written by the weekend like I said before, I should be good.  I don't want to get behind again!  All the letters I got yesterday are from regular pals except one.  I got a letter from a potential new one! I sent her full friendship book back and she wants to be pals. Yay!

I'm still listening to the Oz books on my walk.  They are so good. I love these series.  I am not sure what I'm going to listen to after these are done. I'll search Librivox and see what else I can find.  I think at one time, I got Dracula on there.  I'd like to listen to that again.  They also used to have, and may still have, A Houseboat on the River Styx.  That one is excellent.  It's been a long time since I listened to or read it.  I'll have to look that up!

 


Missing that view!

Yes, I'm missing that beautiful view of the ocean.  I also miss being able to walk outside and walk on the beach!  I hope to get back there soon.  I still haven't uploaded the majority of my trip pics to the Macbook.  The reason being is I'm running out of room on it!  I did clear off a bunch of stuff to make more room, but I really need a new computer.  I'm looking at different used/refurbished ones online.  I hop;e to get one that is newer, but not so new that it's expensive.  I've found some really decent ones in the four hundred range.  I have to pay off my Fitbit and then I'll have $500 worth of credit at Paypal.  I would love to have a brand new Macbook Pro, but that isn't going to happen!

I got in my walk today and it wasn't too hot.  I didn't have any stops on the way back, so that was good.  I came home and did my workouts, did my French, had lunch, and then got some things together.  I went to the grocery store and got my monthly groceries.  They are in a remodel and they were actually taking things out of the freezer to put in the back so they can take out the old freezers and put in new ones. ~_~;  I couldn't even get all the things I needed.  That was frustrating!  Another thing that made me frustrated was the fact that I earned $5 in rewards last month that should have come off of my groceries today.  I didn't get any discount at all. :(  I was not happy!

I did make it to the post office.  I had a stack of letters.  I'm going to write everyone by Sunday at the latest.  I'm not going to allow myself to get behind again.  I have two letters from before the beach trip. One, from my favorite pal, I actually took with me to the beach and still didn't write! I'll definitely be sending her some goodies to make up for it!  If by chance she is reading this, the initials are AB and she is from New York state. I promise to write soon!

In other news, I actually mentioned this in the post that disappeared at the beach.  I forgot to add it to the repost! I'm following along with Cassey from @blogilates and I'm going her #100SquatChallenge I missed day one, but doubled up on day two and I've been doing every day since.  OUCH!  LOL I love squats, but I'm so feeling it!

I ran out of episodes of a another true crime show on Hulu! lol Today, I started watching episodes of Homicide Hunter.  I used to watch it on ID, but got behind on the episodes some time ago.  I'm watching them on Hulu.  It starts at season 4 and I'm pretty sure I was in or done with season 3 before I got behind.  I'll watch all of the episodes they have and go from there. I just looked and I have 49 more episodes after the one I'm about to watch.  I'll be good for a while! ^_^


First full day back on my routine.

I got in  my walk today and luckily, it wasn't as hot as my walks were at the beach.  I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up two things I needed so I didn't have to go for a big trip later.  I got home and relaxed and cooled off.  I got up and did my workouts.  I did those and then my French lesson.  I had time after that to relax a bit, so I did until lunch time.

I fixed myself some lunch.  I ate and then got up to go mow.  The front lawn had gotten pretty high while I was gone, so that needed doing.  I got it done and came in to cool off and relax.  I washed another load of laundry.  This was the things I didn't get around to yesterday.  I sat down and paid all my bills.  I'll have to be frugal at the grocery store this month.  I had two extra bills that I don't usually have.  I didn't spend as much as I usually do at the beach, so that helped out a lot!

I eventually want to do a recap post of the trip.  I also want to share pictures of some of the goodies I got.  I'll try to do that later this week.  I'm back on track for my usual stuff today, so that is good.  I am really sleepy, though. I never sleep well at the beach, and I tend to get up a lot earlier than I do at home.  I slept pretty well last night and I'm hoping to sleep just as well tonight! I need it.

I don't know if I mentioned it while at the beach, I got quite a stack of Starbucks cards that I didn't have.  I just put them in my binder that I keep them in.  I always love getting new ones.  I now need to add the four Starbucks stores that I visited to my tracker. ^_^  That will be awesome.