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Monday birthday times....

Just has I figured, I didn't hear from any of my friends wanting to do anything today. I expected no less.  I skipped my walk and my workouts since I felt like it.  I did walk on the treadmill for a little bit, but no where near what I needed to do to get my steps in for the day.  Oh well.

I went to Starbucks this afternoon and got a crazy sweet concoction.  I got a venti vanilla latte with 5 pumps caramel, whip, and caramel sauce drizzle.  WOWEEE was it sweet. @_@;  I'm so used to my Cascara latte. Oh well, it was good.  I saw Dookie the Corgi and his folks come in as I got there.  I had to park and go see Dookie and get Corgi kisses! ^______^ . That totally made my day!

I played with him a bit and then even got to give him his puppuccino! :D . I stayed a bit longer and then went on so I could drink my drink.  One of my prescriptions should have been ready yesterday, but they were out.  They were supposed to get some today, but they said it would be tomorrow! I was already a day late in taking them, so I asked if any of the other company stores had them.  They checked and said two of them did. I called the closest one and they said they didn't.  I called the one furthest away, and they had them! I had them fill them and drove to get them.  My car was acting up but I got there and back.

I did get something good for my birthday from myself! LOL I ordered a new Starbucks tumbler on eBay last week and two Starbucks gift cards to add to my collection.  They all came today.  Here is the tumbler and cards:

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I love the color of that tumbler and the two cards are cool. The second one is now one of my favorite Starbucks card designs ever. Books, snow, and Starbucks coffee? Yes!  


What is life?

So, it was almost sometime around 4 am last night when I finally got to bed.  I was not feeling it today at all!  I got up at my regular time and did my regular routine though.  It's ridiculously hot.  We had a few days where it wasn't too bad and I was thinking, good, fall weather is coming.  Nope, it's still full summer here. UGH!  I hate to come home soaked to the skin with sweat.  It's gross.  

I took a rest and cooled off after I got home and then did my workouts.  I was working on my French when my friend texted and said we were going to eat.  I figured I could do my French later. :P . We at at a local Italian restaurant that we really like.  It's great food and it's not expensive.  We usually share a pizza.  My half is alway pepperoni. YUM!  After that, we swung by his house.  He had some frozen sandwiches to give me and he ordered a key for my treadmill and it came today.  He also had a houseplant on his porch! 

His stepdad died a week or so ago and his place of work sent a plant.  He let me take it home. Yay!  It's got Pothos, Peace Lily and three other plants in it.  It's very pretty.  I just have to find the perfect spot to put it in.  He came in with me to make sure the treadmill worked.  It did! Yay! I only got on it for a few minutes for a test run.  I don't have any fans in there yet and it was stifling hot in there.  I hope to get some fans next month on end of the season sales!  I really need some anyway.  It would be nice to have some for other parts of the house so I'm not dying in them.

I hope it's is a little cooler tomorrow for my walk.  It's just brutal out there.  It makes me want to just stay home in my air conditioned room and never leave!


Starbucks and GPS!

My old phone had a horrible issue with GPS.  It was readily apparent when I used my walking apps and Pokemon Go.  The new phone has no issues at all with GPS!  I was playing around with Google assistant and got it to give me directions to Starbucks yesterday.  It did okay, but it could have been more in depth.  I downloaded Waze last night to give it a try.  I loaded Starbucks in there and told it to take me there. Yes, I already know the way.  I could drive over there in my sleep.  I just wanted to test the app.  It did fine.  I got a drink while I was there. Of course. :P

I entered in the post office after that to see what it would do with that.  It kept trying to send me the wrong way!  I'm not sure if it was the app or me.  Probably me as I didn't pull over to start it.  After I left the post office, I told it to get me home and it tried to carry me quicker route home so that was okay.  I don't think I would depend on the Google directions or the Waze directions if I were out of town.  Of course, if I had been able to look at my phone, it would have been better.  I'll have to get a mount for my car.  I think if I could glance at the screen, it would be helpful.  If I get a mount, I'll try it again and see how it goes.  I think that would be good to use.  I can use it at the beach next month if I am walking and get turned around.   That actually happened one year.  I went walking and walked somewhere I'd never been.  It took awhile, but I got back to the ocean. LOL

I did NOT want to walk today.  I had made up my mind to skip it.  Then, I got my ass up and walked! It was so hot out there that I regretted it at first. I was happy when I got done and got home in the air conditioning!  I cooled off and relaxed and then did my workouts.  I wanted to skip those too, but I did them!  

 


Cardio day!

So it was cardio day on the workout calendar.  I didn't do my workouts today.  I did walk though.  I also cleaned and did a lot of other stuff that could be considered cardio so I'm good lol . I had a lot of things to do today that certainly got me moving. I have been organizing things and moving things around in my room.  My bed has an issue where sometimes the box spring falls through the frame.  I had to take the mattress off the bed and get the box spring back in place and then tighten the bolts on the bed so hopefully it won't do it again.  That is an entire cardio workout on it's own! LOL!  I also went to Target today and got a few of those under the bed boxes to organize more stuff and keep it out of the way and clean!

I did a bit of painting in my closet and also touched up a few things in my room that needed it. I have a trunk and my nightstand painted the same color, so I fixed a few spots on those while I had the paint out.  I got so much done today!  I was good, too.  I went to Target and didn't go in the Starbucks there.  Well, I did go over there but it was to look at a pretty blue tumbler. I didn't get anything.  I even drove by the regular Starbucks and didn't go.  Now I'm wishing I had. LOL Oh well.

I am probably going to go back for that tumbler.  I haven't seen one in a while that I like so much.  Since it's something I collect, and it's my favorite color, it's got to be added to my collection. ^_^ . I'm pretty sure it's grande size as it looks like my white one that I got last year.  

DOH! I just got a notification from Duolingo about my French.  I usually do my lesson after my workouts in the afternoon, but since I didn't do my workouts today, I didn't do my French. I'll go do that as soon as I finish typing this up!  I'll do a post tomorrow about my new phone and how I'm liking it. I would do that tonight, but this is already a long post and I want to do a post just to it.  Look for that tomorrow! ^_^


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.  

 


Treadmill... well... sort of!

My friend came today and helped me get the treadmill from my car and into my house.  We set it up where I want to use it and plugged it in.  Then, he realized that the 'key' that you have to connect to use it wasn't there!  He'll look for it tomorrow when he goes back to the house where he got it.  Hopefully he'll find it. If not, it should be easy enough to order a spare online.  I was able to get the model number from it so I could download a pdf of the manual.  It's pretty nice.  I has two cup holders and a book holder.  I think I'm going to like it.  I just wish I could have tested it out! It was too big for my room, so I put it in another room.  I will have to get a fan for that room!  In the winter, I have extra space heaters, so that won't be a problem.  Now, I just need to get the key so I can test it out.

It was so hot on my walk today.  I had just started out and I thought to myself, "I've made a mistake." LOL . I went ahead and did my whole walk though.  The machine was still out of soda! :( I had just enough with me and with the added 50ยข that someone left in the machine that was empty.  I was able to get a bottled one at the hospital.  Luckily, I didn't have to go into the hospital  They have the drink and snack machines in between the automatic doors.  I don't need germs with my soda. :p

Tomorrow is double star day at Starbucks, so I might go and write my pen pal letters.  No, I still didn't do them today. :( I would have gone over there tonight, but I knew my friend was coming to help me move in the treadmill, so I didn't go.  I would like to go tomorrow as they was always my regular day.  We'll see.  If nothing else, I'll go and get one to go and come home and drink it and write my letters. ^_^

 


More purse pics....

I was able to get out and take some pictures of my purse today.  Here are a couple: 20180804_154904
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It also has a clip on strap so it can be carried cross body.  It's so pretty.  I still can't seem to get a picture of the true color of it. lol . To me it's a deep rose color.  

It was sunny today as you can see in these pictures. I was able to walk without worrying about rain.  That was nice, but at the same time, it was really hot.  I came home and cooled off before doing my workouts.  I had to run out for a couple of errands and then came home and I've been here since.  I meant to go to the post office while I was out, but I never made it.  I am planning on writing letters tomorrow.  I might run those and drop them off tomorrow evening and pick up any new ones.  I think I have two or three waiting for me.

 

 


Full Friday...

The street was wet when I got up today and it had rained, but it wasn't raining at the time I usually go for my walk, so I decided to go.  I made it without getting wet.  It did rain for a few minutes but it wasn't hard and it wasn't very long.  I only had to use my umbrella about 3 minutes.  I got home and cooled off.  I then went to the grocery store to get my monthly groceries.  It got really overcast while I was in there and I was just hoping I could get home and get my groceries in before it rained again.  I made it!  I got all my things and put away.  I rested for a bit and then my friend picked me up.  We went to South Boston to the Goodwill and to Dini's Brother's pizza.  I tried their philly cheesesteak.  It was pretty good, but their pizza is better!

At Goodwill, I got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for $2!  I also got a Under Armour fitness backpack.  I use a fitness backpack every time I walk and they wear out eventually.  This looked brand new so I got it to have on hand when mine dies.  My current one is Everlast and I got it at Kmart.  We don't have a Kmart anymore. :(

I also got a binder, a coffee mug, and a cute stencil set.  It's a 'kiddie' type, but there are some good stencils in the set that I can use in my bujo!  I love stencils.  After we got back to the city and he dropped me off, I went to get gas for my car and get a few things I needed.  My first of the month necessities.  The Family Dollar I went in had these big jar candles that were $5.  The eucalyptus mint one smells JUST LIKE the $20 ones that Bath and Body Works used to sell! I had to buy one.  I'm burning it now and it smells amazing!

One last thing to add about the day.  I didn't mention this earlier, but I won another Fossil purse on ebay last week.  I got it today.  It's gorgeous!  It's one I saw in 2011 in a Fossil catalog.  It's a satchel bag and it's coral  and it's gorgeous.  The picture does not do it justice!

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The second one is closest to the actual color.  If it is sunny tomorrow, I'll take some pictures outside.


Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, rain, rain!

This morning when I woke up, it was pouring rain.  It was insane.  I looked up the weather on my phone and it looked like it was going to rain pretty much all day.  I decided to skip my walk.  Then, when it was the time I'm usually leaving, the sun came out!  I was so irritated.  I decided to just get up, dress, and go!  I made it almost home when it began to sprinkle just a little bit. Not enough for my umbrella.  I got home and had changed into other clothes when I looked out the window.  It was pouring again.  Luckily I missed that!  I didn't do my workouts because my schedule was off by that point.

I was going to do them later, but I never got around to them. Oops!  With all the rain, I wanted to go look at the river.  I live in a river city and I knew it would be high with all the rain we've had lately.  I went and it was really high.  I am sure that parts of the Riverwalk trail are under water.  Since I was heading in the direction of Starbucks, I went. :p . It was happy hour after 3pm today on all Frappuccino beverages, so I got a a caramel one.  My favorite Barista was at the window. I hadn't seen her in a while. :) . She knows I'm the cascara latte girl. lol I told her I got the Frappuccino because of them being half price. ^_^ . It was pretty tasty, too!

I came back home in case it started raining again.  The sky was getting really dark when I was heading over there and back.  I haven't gone back out and the few times I've looked out since I got home, it wasn't raining.  I hope it's not raining tomorrow during my walk time.  I don't want to miss another day of walking. My friend is going to get me a treadmill soon!  His mom is going to be moving to assisted living soon and she has a treadmill.  He asked her if he could get it for me and she said yes.  That will be great.  Rainy or snowy days won't keep me from walking then. ^_^ . I'm not sure when I'm getting it, but I'm happy about it!


Where did my background go!?

It's showing when I'm looking in the settings, but when I load my blog, the background is missing. Weird.  Hopefully it will turn up eventually.  In other news, I walked today and it was too hot!  LOL . It was overcast when I looked out today and I thought, good, it will be cooler.  Nope, as soon as I got out, the sun came out and stayed out during my entire walk.  When I got home and got in my room and looked out the window, it was overcast again!  

I relaxed and cooled off and then did my workouts and my French.  I had to run a few errands and then I came back and mowed the front yard.  I will need to do the rest tomorrow.  There is a big part under the branches I put out.  They usually pick those up on Monday's. If they do, I'll go mow the part where they were.  I hope they get them and don't wait a week!

My friend and I went to eat tonight to a place we haven't been in a long time.  It was nice to go.  They have delicious grilled chicken and that is what I got.  Yum!  We don't usually go eat on Sunday, but he had to go somewhere today and had to dress up a little, so he figured why not.  I dressed up too.  I hate dressing up. I was so glad to get home and put on my regular clothes. :P

I'm so much more comfortable now!  I have to put the bed linen back on the bed, wash my hair, and then I'm done for today.  I just remembered I needed to wash my hair. Phooey! lol