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Two walks today?

Yes, I did!  I went on my usual walk and then came home and relaxed a bit because I knew my friend was coming to pick me up for walk number two!  We went down to the Riverwalk trail and walked.  Afterwards, we got some food and then I came home and did my workouts.  I am tired! I am hoping to sleep really well tonight!  

I am going to post this and then play some Pocket Camp and read more on the book I'm currently on.  It's a true crime book about the 'Pizza bomber' It's pretty interesting.  It's funny, I haven't heard about this case before I found the ebook at the library.  After I finish it, I'm not sure what I'm going to read next.  I am still thinking of giving Kindle Unlimited a try.  I just need to see what books are available.  I guess since it's free for thirty days, now would be a good time. :P  I'll let you know how I like it.

 


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!

 


Friday fun

So, I walked today.  It was overcast and rainy when I got up, but when I went to walk, the sun came out!  It started to cloud up a bit while I walked, but it never rained on me.  I came home and was in relaxing for a while when it started to rain a lot and hard!  I was glad I missed all that!  I was going to do my workouts but a friend had said we'd go eat, so I put them off.

He finally came and we went to a local restaurant that we like.  We ate and then he dropped me home.  I came in and checked my bank account to see if I had enough to get my hair cut.  I did, so I went to the mall.  I got my hair cut finally and it looks so much better.  It was really getting on my nerves before.  It's short in back and longer in front just like I like it.  I bet I lost five pounds just from hair! LOL!  I left there and went by Starbucks.  It is right there at the mall! :P

So, I didn't get my beloved Cascara latte.  I wanted to try the new Blonde espresso.  I got a blonde vanilla latte and it was amazing!  I used to get vanilla lattes and would had a lot a caramel to them.  I didn't have to add anything to this.  I'm really liking the blonde espresso.  It's good.  I say that the blonde espresso is good.  Give it a try!

I came home from the mall and washed my hair.  I always have to wash my hair after getting a cut.  I did that and then did my workouts.  I have yet to eat dinner.  Oops.  I usually have lunch at 4 and dinner at 8 or 9.  I ate a little later than usual for lunch, so I'm not too far off on dinner.  I'm going to fix that after I finish typing this up.  I've already done my French lesson and the French guide I bought from Amazon came today.  It will be a help in my learning the language.  With just me glancing in it, I see some things I didn't know why were done and now I get it.  Cool!  It has a workbook feel to it with lessons and quizzes.  I am going to enjoy using it.


Changes...

So, I changed the background of the blog and I changed the banner a bit.  I love it!  I did not forget to post yesterday.  When I came to do it, Typepad was having issues.  You could see the blogs, but you couldn't log into accounts.  It wasn't fixed before I went to bed so I wasn't able to post  

I walked today and it tried to sprinkle on me a little bit towards the end, but it didn't do too much.  I only had to use the umbrella for a few minutes.  My prescription was ready and I could have picked it up on my walk, but I didn't know until I got home!  I ent a bit ago and picked it up.  It's so weird getting used to a new pharmacy.  They have a drive thru at this one, but it was pretty full so I went in.  Inside was full too!  It probably would have been less people earlier in the day.  I'll try to remember that next time!

Since I had to go out and wait forever at the pharmacy, I decided that I could use some Starbucks therapy. :p  I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  I went in because I wanted to see if they had the new Valentine's cards out.  They did! I got one of each of the six they have for Valentine's day this year.  Five are heart shaped with different phrases and one is a regular card with Happy Valentine's day on it.  I was happy to get them all.  

When I got home from my walk, I intended to do my workouts, but I got distracted by something else and didn't do them.  I will do them, it will just be later on this evening.  That way I can take my time and not have to worry about getting done before lunch.  

I'm loving the new look of the blog.  I think it's pretty. What do you think?


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!


Internet is back!

I got my internet back today.  It was an interesting process. When I woke up, I turned on my phone and had three voice mails!  All from my IP.  They scheduled an appointment today from ten to twelve, but I didn't know anything about it!  The guy yesterday didn't put in the correct notes.  I called them and the guy was nice enough to come back even though the order had been cancelled.  He was able to get me up and running.  I was grateful for that.  Two days without internet is two days too many!  I got my network set up and I had been texting a friend back and forth.  He needed to run some errands and I had mentioned some things I needed.  He said he'd take me to get what I needed if I ran errands with him.  I did and I was gone most of the day.  I didn't get to walk today, but I'll make up for it tomorrow!  I did do my workouts since I could use the internet freely again.  

I haven't done much else.  I was with the techs almost right after I got up and then I left with my friend after that.  I came home and did a few things I needed doing here.  I took a bath and did my workouts.  I worked a puzzle in the past two days and I was able to flip it over so I could tape it together to keep it.  It fell partially apart TWICE when I was trying to flip it.  I had to re-do parts of it twice, but I finally got it over and now it's together and on my wall.

While we were out, my friend went by Starbucks and I ran in and got one of my free drinks.  I also got a mug that I've been wanting since the Fall when they first put it out.  I'll post a picture of it at the end of this post.  I am going to go get in bed and play Pocket Camp.  I didn't play a lot the last few days since I didn't want to use up my data. I'm going to play a LOT to catch up! :D

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Yay for the holiday being done!

Now, hopefully things can get back to normal. I walked today and thankfully it wasn't anywhere as near a cold as yesterday. That was a relief.  I didn't want to come home a popsicle again!  It was cold, but not as bad.  I got home and had time to relax a bit before doing my workouts.  They were all cardio.  I did those and then had a bit of time to relax before fixing lunch.  

I stopped at the grocery store on my way back from my walk and picked up a few things with my gift card. I actually have a couple of dollars left on it. I got right at $25 but I forgot I had a coupon for 10% off my order and that brought it down a little bit.  I'll have that if I need it later this week or whenever.

I didn't really do much else today.  Just walked, did my workouts, and then stayed in.  I washed several days worth of dishes.  It consisted mainly of plates and coffee cups! :p  I've already done my French lesson, and I took a bath earlier because I was cold and it helped warm me up.  I'm going to get off the computer and crash on my bed with my phone and play Pocket Camp. ^_^


Holiday time

So, I walked today and I came home and instead of doing my workouts, I went on a few errands.  I came back here and then took gifts to my friend's house.  I stayed for a little bit and then headed back here.  I played a lot of Pocket Camp. :p  I just now finished my workouts.  I have my bed linen washed and back on the bed.  I've done my French lesson.  I just need to wash my hair and I'm totally done with my to do list for the day.

I got myself a few $1 items and wrapped them up and put them under my tree.  I got a puzzle, a box of candy canes, and a cute pen.  I wanted to have something under there.  It's not much, but there you go!  I really don't have a lot to say tonight as you can tell.  It's been a long day and it's only a few minutes after 9!


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.  

 


Phooey on yooey.....

Yeah, I'm not really wanting to post tonight either, but I didn't post yesterday, so I have to post at least a semi-decent post today.  I got in my walk.  It was a little colder, but not too bad, yet.  I got home and had time to relax a little bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then cooled off and got dressed for going back out.  A friend picked me up and we went to eat.  We haven't been to this place in a long time, so that was nice.  We ate and then he needed to run by one other place and then he dropped me home.

I haven't done much of anything since I got home.  I have read on Not Always Right, I watched an episode or two of Unsolved Mysteries, and I played some Pocket Camp.  I'm really wanting to just go to bed.  I still have my French lesson to do.  After that, I might just crash.  Oh, I just remembered I have a load of clothes in the washer.  I need to toss those in the dryer. I  may not worry about actually getting them out of the dryer tonight.  As long as I get them dry, I can always fluff them tomorrow before getting them out.

My new 2018 Moleskine daily journal came today. It's Peanuts themed again  It's orange this year with blue trim.  The printing on the front and the comics inside the front and back cover are blue.  The ribbon and the elastic band are both blue, too.  It's pretty.  Here is a picture from the Moleskine website:

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I like it.  Last years was yellow and instead of the smooth cover like this one is, it was rough.  This one is like every other Moleskine notebook I've ever had.  I prefer the smooth cover.  I love the blue trim on it!