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I am working on NaNo for today and I only have 631 words so far. I'm so not feeling it today.  I ate something that didn't agree with me earlier and I don't even feel like drinking coffee at the moment!  Serious business, people!  I hope to at least write enough to get to 1667 for the day.  I am just not in the mood to write, I think.

I got in my walk and it was cooler today than it was yesterday but it was still pretty decent.  I came home and did my workouts.  It was stretch day and those are always nice.  I just wish I could get into splits!  I've been trying for such a long time.  I'm just going to have to do some kind of stretching everyday.  Maybe I can start doing that bedtime stretch routine of Cassey's that I used to do.  That or just get out my mat and stretch some everyday.

I guess I better get back to NaNo.  I started Strange Weather by Joe Hill last night and it's really good so far.  After that, I am not sure what will be next.  I finished listening to Cell on today's walk and started on Full Dark No Stars.  I love that one a lot!


Almost at 35,000!

Yes, I'm only about three hundred words away and I'll hit the thirty five thousand mark on NaNo!  I just finished my writing for today.  I am actually doing it earlier tonight.  I had so wanted to go to Starbucks and write tonight, but I didn't go.  They were having double star day, and that would have been nice, but I just never got up and went!  Oh well.  I did have a lot of delicious coffee at home. :p

I went on my walk today and then did my workouts.  It was ab day.  That was painful, but it was a reprieve from the burpees of yesterday! LOL!  I am glad I didn't have to do any with any of today's workouts.  Tomorrow is total body torture day, so who knows there may be burpees. Yikes!

I actually did go to bed earlier last night, but I still feel like I didn't sleep much at all!  I am sleepy now.  I might have dinner and then climb in bed with the Kindle and read until time for bed.  I am not sure yet.  I don't have anything else I need to do today.  I have to decide on dinner.  I have no clue what I want to fix!  Oh well, I'll figure it out!  For now, I'm going to read more on Not Always Right and then worry about dinner!


Guess where I am?

Yes, I'm a Starbucks. What a surprise, eh? :p  I came over to get my pen pal letters and NaNo done.  I have written two of my three letters and written over 2300 words for NaNo. I figured I would do my blog post while here, too.  I might write the other letter here and I might wait until I get home.  I'm not sure yet.  I was going pretty good on my writing when a friend kept interrupting me with texts!  That got me off track for a bit, but he finally stopped and I got back into it.  Over two thousands words means I got back on track! lol  I probably won't write anymore on NaNo tonight.  That is a good place to stop.

 I got in my walk today and it was cold, but not too bad.  I came home and did my workouts after that.  I had lunch and then packed up my messenger bag and headed over here.  When I got here, it was about 4:45.  They are doing a promotion from the 9th - 13th of bogof on the holiday drinks.  This place was ROLLING when I got here. I didn't even think about that crazy promo before I came.  I had to wait in a loooong line to buy my drink and a longer one to pick up my drink!  There was absolutely no where to sit either.  Luckily, I saw two girls sitting at a little table and they didn't have drinks. I was hoping they were just sitting waiting on their drinks.  They were!  When they got up to get them, I made sure they weren't going to sit back down and grabbed their table! :P

Not my favorite table, but hey, it was somewhere to sit.  It's cleared out  alot in here now, but there are still a lot of people at the tables.  I thought the guy who was sitting at my favorite table had left.  I saw him get up, put on his jacket and head away from his table.  I packed up to move to it and saw his stuff was still on it. Oops!  The end chair on the big table was open, so I just sat here.  I felt sort of silly.  Oh well.  This seat isn't too bad and it's close to my favorite spot in case he does leave. :p

By the way, my Starbucks got in their Holiday cards.  You should see the huge ass stack of them I got. I'll take a picture when I get home if I can get them all in the picture. LOL I stopped counting at thirty something.  Really!   was so happy because I was afraid our Starbucks wouldn't get the whole set.  I think I got them all except for the ones in the packaging.  I am pretty sure you can't get those without loading them.  Some of them are just multiples of the ones that are single but some are the shaped ones.  I would love to have some of those too, but I will have to check and see.  I'm pretty sure though, those are buy them only.  I must have looked like some kind of weirdo going to the gift card board and grabbing a handful. :p

Anyway.  I have done NaNo, I have written all but one letter.  All I need to do when I get home is my French lesson.  I'd do that here, but I don't think I have my earbuds with me.  I have my bed linen in the dryer at home so I should be able to go home and put it back on the bed, do my French and relax.  I want to read more on Sleeping Beauties. I finally made it past the half way point last night.  It's getting more interesting as I go!

 


So chilly!

There was a freeze warning here last night and it actually did get down below freezing.  When I got up today, it was still pretty chilly. I wore an extra layer on today's walk and it came in handy!  I finished listening to The Stand on today's walk.  I'll start back on Cell tomorrow.    I am still reading on Sleeping Beauties.  It's good, but it seems to me that it's taking me a long time to finish it. I usually just breeze through his books.  I'll keep at it and finish it so I can start Strange Weather.  After that, I'll go for a search at the library and see what I can find.  Our library got rid of a LOT of books and they don't have as big of a selection as they used to. This makes me sad.  Hopefully, they will have some good book in the ebook section I can get.

I haven't gotten around to NaNo yet today, I'll do that later. It's really early yet.  I seem to write better in the evenings.  I want to go to Starbucks, but I just don't feel like driving over there today!  Maybe I'll go tomorrow or Monday.  I told a friend about the BOGOF on the holiday drinks thinking she'd suggest we go, but so far, she hasn't.  Oh well. I'd rather have a cascara latte anyway! :p

Dammit! I have a cause of the hiccups at the moment and it's really getting on my nerves.  Hopefully that will pass soon. I'm definitely not going to try to write while hiccuping! LOL  Maybe I'll get my pen pal letters written. I only have three to answer.  Hopefully when I got to the post office, I'll have a bunch more!  Mail has been so slow lately.  I have a few pals that I used to hear from regularly, and I haven't heard from either one in a long time.  I think I might send them both a little card to check in. I don't know if they just stopped writing, something happened, or they never got my last letter.  Hopefully I'll get a response! 


Weather woes

It was overcast again today and it was misting a bit, but I didn't have to use my umbrella for my walk.  I was glad of that.  It was cool out there and there were a lot of puddles I had to avoid.  I was glad when I got back to the house.  I got back in time to relax and drink a cup of coffee before my workouts.  I did those and was going to fix lunch, but a friend texted and wanted to go get pizza.  I don't say no to pizza, so I got ready and we went.  It wasn't as good as it usually is. I don't know what the difference was.  His was so bad, he didn't eat but one piece and a bite of the second!  They re-made his. Mine wasn't very good either, but I ate three slices of mine and didn't ask for a remake.  His really needed to be re-made as it was just gross.

I forgot to ask him to run me by Kmart to pick up my prescription, so I ran out and did it myself.  They are, unfortunately, one of the ones that are closing soon.  I'll have to get my prescriptions transferred somewhere else.  I hate that they are all going to lose their jobs and I hate the idea of starting over at a new pharmacy.  I really liked the staff there.  I also am going to miss the store itself. I love Kmart.  I wish they weren't closing.  Of course they are having sales and there were a ton of people in the store.  Fucking vultures.  If they'd shopped all the time, the store wouldn't be closing!

After I left there, I ran by Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  I had a free drink on my card, so I got a venti.  By the way, the next few days, the seasonal drinks are bogof from 2pm -5 pm!  I bet they will be busy!  If the weather hadn't been so nasty and I hadn't gone to dinner with my friend, I would have gone over there tonight and stayed awhile. Instead, I just hit the drivethru and headed home!

I came home and did a NaNo session.  I only wrote 1725 words today. That is the lowest of any day I've written!  Oh well, I'm still well ahead, so that isn't too bad.  I just wasn't feeling it tonight.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll get a burst of writing energy and I'll write like a crazy person!  I'm now over 20,000 words and it's only the 9th!  It was actually chilly enough today for me to get my heater out and put it in my room!  I was hoping I wouldn't have to use it until later.  Oh well!  It's on now and it's cozy in here.  After I finish this, I need to go put away a load of clothes that are in the dryer. I've already taken my walk, done my workouts, done my friend, done NaNo, and now I'm finishing my blog post.  I think I might retire to the bed with the Kindle and get some reading done. :)


5 cups and not enough!

I've had five cups of coffee today and it still doesn't feel like enough! It's been a really long day.  I got up today and looked out and it was overcast.  The street was wet where it had rained earlier. I was hoping that the rain would hold off for me while I walked, but that was just wishful thinking! It rained for my entire walk.  Phooey!  I hate to walk and have to hold an umbrella.  It always makes my back ache.  I got home and I was so glad to get here. It not only was raining, but it was pretty cool out there too. I think it was upper 40's or mid 50's.  I got home and had to take off my clothes.  My jacket, my shirt and my workout capris were wet. I changed into warm and dry clothes and had some coffee!

I did my workouts, it was ab day.  I was really tempted to skip them today because I was so out of sorts because of the weather, but I didn't.  I did them and then had a few minutes to relax a bit before fixing lunch.  I did that and was going to start NaNo. I ended up watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries on Hulu!  They added more of the original episodes.  After that, I fell into the rabbit hole that is "Not Always Right"  I also did my French.  I finally said, okay, time to Nano and sat down to write.  Yesterday after I posted here, I ended up with 1856 words.  Tonight I wrote 2116!  I could write more, but I'm at a good point to stop for now.  I downloaded Schrivener as a trial.  If you win NaNo, you can get it for 50% off after NaNo.  I downloaded the manual for it as a pdf and sent it to my Kindle.  I want to see if I like it and if I can figure out how to use it.  If I like it, I might purchase it after Nano.

I had seriously thought about going to Starbucks today.  As you know, Wednesday was always my day to go.  With it being so icky outside, I just decided to stay here.  I may go tomorrow or later this weekend depending on the weather.  Who knows?  I wanted to go and see if they have the new holiday gift cards out so I can add to my collection. I found a set of the 2016 ones on ebay and ordered those yesterday.  I hope our Starbucks has a complete set.  I wish I had known all these years that you didn't have to load them to collect them!

Anyway!  I have rambled on enough. I am going to figure out what I want for dinner after this.  I have everything else that I had on my to do list in my bullet journal done for today.  I have the rest of the evening to do anything I want. I'll probably end up either reading or watching more Unsolved Mysteries! :p


Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

It's my absolute favorite day of the year!  It was pretty nice today, too.  Not really cold, but cool.  I enjoyed my walk.  I went to an old cemetery. It's tradition.  I always go to a cemetery on Halloween.  This is one that hasn't been used since the early 1900's.  I took a few pictures.  Here are a few:

 

 I didn't take a lot of pictures, because I've been here many times.  It's a nice old cemetery.  

Last night, I didn't get around to reading until much later.  Why?  I was going Nano prep!  I got a notebook to do keep my notes in for Nano.  I put all my characters and some info from the previous book.  I have everything ready to go for tomorrow.  I wanted to get that done so I could start writing tomorrow.  I'm ready.  I already have an idea of something that is going to happen and I have two new characters to introduce too.


Rainy Sunday

It was a bit rainy earlier today.  It was overcast when I left for my walk, but it wasn't raining.  I had gotten to the half way point, turned around and headed back before it began to sprinkle a little bit.  It began raining pretty well there for a bit so I had to walk with my umbrella.  Luckily, it was near the end of my walk, and it also stopped before I got home.  I only had to use the umbrella for a bit.  I got home and had some coffee and then relaxed a bit.  I did my workouts, had lunch, and then made another cup of coffee and settled in with my Kindle.  I finished The Fireman last night and I started on Sleeping Beauties today.  

I had some clothes in my dryer that I had washed yesterday and never got around to taking out.  I took those out and put them away and then dried my bed linen.  I always wash it on Sunday.  I put up the last valence on my bed and now I have a 'canopy' bed. :P  It looks pretty cute.  I would like to get something to go over the top to make an actual 'top' to it.  Here is the bed:

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Cool, yes?  I like it.  I think it looks pretty neat.  I have a bed sheet that matches the bed skirt, so I might use it as a topper.  I attempted that today, but it didn't look great.  I needed more supplies than I had to make it work.  I'm thinking of trying again in a few days.  I'm thinking I'll take down the valences, get the sheet up correctly and then put the valences back up. I think that would probably work better.  The things around the top are a string of Christmas lights that I strung around the frame some years back.  They were a pain to put up, so I didn't bother to take them down! 

I am sitting under my hair bonnet hair dryer waiting for my hair to dry.  After that, I'm going to put the linens back on my bed and get in there with the Kindle.  I want to read more of Sleeping Beauties.  So far, I haven't read a lot, but I'm hoping to change that later.  I just need to do my French lesson via Duolingo and then I'll go get my linens. ^_^


Reading with coffee is life!

So last night, I went to the ebook section of my library on the laptop.   I wanted to see if I could get Stephen King's new book with his son Owen. I was also looking for the new Joe Hill book. (King's other son)  I found The Fireman available.  It's been out a while and I haven't read it yet.  I checked it out and then put a hold on Sleeping Beauties and Strange Weather.  It said I was on the wait list. One of them even said I was number 16 of 16 waiting.  Today, I get an email saying that both my books are available!  Weird.  So, I went ahead and sent them to my Kindle.  I'm almost midway through The Fireman. It's good so far.  It drew me in right away last night.  So much so that I was late going to bed! :P  After I finish it, I'll read Sleeping Beauties and then Strange Weather.  I still can't get over how they were both not available last night and now they are on my Kindle.  Weird!  Oh well!

I got in a bit of a longer walk today.  That was pretty nice.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then my workouts. It was stretch day on the calendar and it was much needed.  I love stretching.  I should start adding one of my her stretch videos to my regular workouts everyday.  I used to do one each night, but for some reason, I got out of the habit.  Maybe I should get back into that habit!  

Right now, though, I'm going to fix a cup of coffee and grab my Kindle. I want to read more of The Fireman.  I also need to write some notes for Nano.  I can't believe that it's less than a week away!  I'm still wavering between last years books continuation or something entirely different. 


Well then....

This hasn't been the most efficient day!  So, I get up and do my regular routine.  After breakfast, I settle in to watch a few episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal. Still, so good!  I decide to take a break for a bit and re-read my book from last year and write some notes.  I wanted to have everything ready when November gets here.  I was working on that when my friend called.  She said that her pup was having issues and needed to take her to the vet.  I said I'd go with and got dressed and went up there.  We took Cocoa out there and there was no cars.  Weird for that place.  They are usually packed!  We went in and found out that Friday is the day they do surgeries and things so it would be after 4 before they could see Cocoa.  The vet's office is a bit out of town, so we didn't want to drive back here and go back later.  We left her and then went up the road a bit to a place where we love to eat.  We got lunch and then headed back.  We had to wait a while when we got back, but we finally got called back.  The vet thinks she has an ulcer and gave her the stuff to treat it. We took the little sweetie home.

I planned to just drop her off and stay at their house for just a few minutes.  I ended up staying several hours!  I finally headed home.  I had eaten lunch a lot earlier than usual. I didn't even have dinner!  It's almost 11pm and I haven't had dinner and at this point, I don't think I'm going to bother.  I haven't done my workouts either!   It's stretch day, so that isn't too bad to miss, but I love stretches.  I'll either do them after this or just do them tomorrow.  I also need to do my French lesson.  The reason I haven't done much since I came home, is that I got my book out and finished reading it and taking notes.  I got a few ideas for potential things for the new book, so I put those in my notes.  I want to have everything ready to go!  I also marked up my copy pretty good.  I found several typos that I missed last year on the edit. Oops! Gotta fix those.  Plus I saw a few things I wanted to change.  I'm really looking forward to continuing on with this story!

I set up a word count tracker in my bujo last night.  I'll share a picture of it later!