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What a good day!

Why?  Well, I got in a good walk.  My Fitbit still doesn't count as many steps as my old one, but that is okay.  I'll just have to work harder to get in my steps!  I came home and did my workouts.  After those, I did my French lessons.  I had lunch and waited for the mail man. He dropped off my Fitbit bands.  The teal is gorgeous. I'm pretty sure it's the exact same shade as the Fitbit branded band.  The black is nice too.  I installed the Teal to see how well it fit.  It went on easily.  It looks good and feels good too.  I didn't even mind the regular band. I thought it was comfy.  I took a few pictures to share of the new bands and then what the back looks like on my arm:

 

They are really soft and flexible.  I like them.  I'll order more.   It will be nice to have bands in all colors for different outfits. :p

In other news, I went to the recycle center tonight. I've waited way too long to do that.  While I was out, I got some gas in my car and put some air in my tires.  They were all lower than I thought they were. I'm glad I did it.  After getting the gas, I decided to head to Starbucks.  I got in the drive-thru and asked if they had the cascara syrup.  They did! :D  I guess you know what I got.  I was so happy.  The barista said they'd had it for a little while now.  I'm so glad. I just love the cascara lattes. Yummy!

I left Starbucks and headed home.   I didn't have anywhere else to go, and I didn't get a lot of gas and it has to last until next month.  I don't have a lot, so hopefully it will get me through. I remembered that when I went to the grocery store that they had given me a coupon for up to 3 lbs of bananas.  I got those on my walk today.  I will be eating banana sammiches soon. The bananas are almost ripe.  I love it when they give me coupons for free goodies.

 


Day one with the Charge 2!

So, today was my first full day with my Charge 2.  I wore it on my walk and was a bit surprised when it didn't count as many steps as my One used to.  I am not sure if it's because I tracked my walk with it or not.  I will track my walk with an app tomorrow as I always did with my One and see if that makes a difference.  I was tracking with an app today and it gave me more distance.  I think the Fitbit probably just needs to get used to me. I did get my regular number of steps in eventually and it's not midnight yet, so I'll get more.  The difference of the steps was pretty big.  I usually get home from my walk and have right at 13,000 steps.  Today, I only had a little over 10,000!  Weird  We'll see how things go tomorrow.  I still love it and it's so pretty.  I hardly even feel like it's on most of the time.  If the regular band is this comfy, I can't wait to see how the others are. The reviews all said they were much more comfortable than the band that comes with it.  They should get here tomorrow, so I'll wear one and review it.

It was threatening rain and storms here today, but thankfully, it waited until after I walked. I got in a warm, partially sunny walk.  I didn't do my workouts at the usual time, because I wasn't feeling great. I did them just a little while ago.  It was butt day and my booty hurts! LOL!   It's rained and stormed here this evening.  We were under a tornado warning and one did go through one of the communities in my city, but it didn't hit here.  There are trees and branches down all over the city.  I ran out to run an errand and I had to back track because there was a tree down in a yard and they had the road near it blocked off.  Not sure if it knocked down a wire or what.  

My power blinked a few times, but it never went off.  I had my candles lit, so I was ready just in case.  Now, I need to go fix dinner.  It's way past the time I usually fix dinner, but I didn't get my workouts in until just a bit ago.  I would have done them during the storm, but that would have guaranteed I would have lost power. LOL  It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but I'm hoping that it doesn't during walk time!


Monday Madness!

So, I didn't go for my walk at the usual time today.  I wanted to!  I  had an appointment at my doctor's office at 1:30, so I didn't have time to get in my walk.  I went to my appointment and then ran by a box to mail my letters.  After that, I came home and relaxed until time to fix lunch.  I had lunch and did a few things and then I decided to get my walk in.  I had almost made up my mind to skip everything, but I didn't! 

I got in my normal walk and came home.  I saw more dogs than I usually do on my earlier walk.  That was cool!  I came home and relaxed for a just a bit and then did my workouts for today.  I then did my French lesson.  

I worked on my bullet journal.  I got my habit tracker ready for April and I went ahead and did next week's layout so it will be ready.  I have the habit tracker on one page and the other page is going to either be a calendar, or something else.  I haven't decided yet.  Back in February, I tried to draw a calendar and it was so bad that I printed one out and covered it up! LOL!  I'm not sure if I'm ready to try another calendar. :p

I didn't sleep well last night as I usually don't when I have an appointment or anything that interferes with my regular schedule.  I'm hoping tonight will be better.  I want to play some more Pocket Camp before bed, too!  I'm enjoying the fishing event.  It's lots of fun!  I love it when I catch two at once.  

In other news, Hulu FINALLY had a new episode of The Simpsons on today. I don't know why the show has been on hiatus for so long.  Just as I thought they would, they had a dedication to Stephen Hawking at the end. <3


Monday mumbles...

Yeah, I didn't have an idea for a good title today! :p  I got in my walk today and came home and relaxed a bit.  I had some time between walking and doing my workouts.  I did those and it was hard!  My poor butt! It was booty day on the workout calendar! lol  

After I did those, I did my French and relaxed a bit more before fixing lunch.  I hadn't had a good tub soak in a while, so I did that after eating.  I am now typing this up and trying to decide what I want to do now.  I'm not sure if I want to read, play Pocket Camp, take a nap, or write letters!  Knowing me, I'll end up doing, nothing at all. :P  It's been one of those days.


What a day!

So, I mentioned that it rained on my walk yesterday.  Well, that was nothing compared to today!  It rained a lot on today's walk and I had to use the umbrella for the entire walk.  It wasn't the kind of rain that fell straight either! lol  My arm, my belt bag, my back pack, and my shoes were wet when I got home.  I was so tired and my right knee was really hurting when I got here so I didn't do my workouts.  I was lying on the bed trying to get  comfy and take a nap.  My knee was against this idea!  I read and just played some Pocket Camp.  My friend had mentioned us going to eat, so I agreed to that.

We went to a place we haven't tried before.  It's a local restaurant that was very good.  They have 'country cooking'.  I got a pork tenderloin with gravy and mashed potatoes.  Delicious!  My friend got spaghetti and he said it was great, too.  They have good coffee. :p  I rode with him after that to get a hard drive.  We went to Office Max and then to Target at my suggestion.  He found what he needed and then ran to get himself a shake.  He took me by McDonald's and got me a Frappe.  I haven't had one in forever.  It was good!

I came home and did my workouts, finally.  I finished those and relaxed a bit before fixing dinner.  I am now typing this up and getting ready to get on my bed and read and play more Pocket Camp.  I started on one of the true crime books last night and it's very good.  I was up until after 3am reading. Oops!  


No more cascara syrup!!!!!!!!!!

So, I decided to go to Starbucks tonight and hit the drive thru and get a latte.  It's a good thing I did!  The barista told me that their bottles of cascara were running out of date in March.  She thought it was around the 14th, but then she checked and it was the 2nd! :(  This means no more cascara lattes for me unless they bring back the syrup.  I hope they do, but I'm not holding my breath.  I'll have to find something I like that is just as good.  I don't want to find something else. lol  Oh well.

So, I'm glad I did that.  Speaking of Starbucks, my pretty blue ceramic tumbler that I bought some time ago is broken! I don't know how it got broken as the break is in the INSIDE of the tumbler at the bottom.  I was rinsing it in the sick and heard a weird noise coming from it. I though maybe something had dropped down in there.  Nope, it was broken! I loved that tumbler.  I'm so upset.  I won't be able to get another one as I got this one on clearance. I've seen them on ebay, but people ask two or three times more than they cost brand new.  I am not going to toss it.  I'll keep it and use it for decoration or something.  This is only the second Starbucks tumbler I've ever had break.  The first one was a white ceramic one from 2009.  I actually dropped that one, so that was my fault!  This one is a mystery.  

I walked today and the weather app on my phone said it was just going to be overcast.  I walked out the door to start my walk and it started raining. ~_~;  It rained for the majority of my walk and I was not a happy camper!  I got my walk in and came home and then did my workouts.  It was ab day.  Those weren't too bad.  I got that done and then had lunch.  I finished the book I was reading last night so I went to Amazon to see if I could find any more interesting true crime books.   I did and I 'borrowed' those to my Kindle.  I'll download them in a bit and then decide which one I am going to read next. I just finished Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones.  I love her books and her show on ID!  I think my next book will be the other one of hers I found on Amazon.

My friend didn't want to walk tonight because it was dreary.  It may have been dreary but it was dry!  It stopped raining AFTER my walk. ~_~; Figures!


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?