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Monday again

It was overcast today, but we didn't get any rain.  Well none that I saw.  I was able to walk without any rain falling on me.  Sadly, I was out of change and I wasn't able to get a soda at my turn around spot. WAH!!!!!! lol . Oh well, at least it wasn't hot hot hot!  I got my walk done and then came home.  I cooled off and then put a load of clothes in to wash.  It was mainly heavy stuff and I've had to do the drain and spin twice since I washed them.  My crazy washer sometimes clumps everything up and i have to do a cycle of 'drain and spin' to get it to actually drain so I can dry them.  I haven't been back to check to see if they are ready for the dryer. Hopefully they are!

I'll go check those after I post this.  I also need to do my French lesson as I haven't done that yet.  I laid down for a bit this afternoon after my walk.  I was and still am extremely sleepy.  I didn't get to bed until late last night because I was reading. A friend gave me a trilogy for my birthday and I read the first book last night.  I didn't finish it until close to 3.  Oops!  It was good though!  I've already started on book two.  It's an author I've never read before.  Dan Wells.  It's a good series so far.  I liked the first book and the second looks to be just as good.  The first book is called, "I Am Not A Serial Killer."  My friend couldn't resist that and neither could I! LOL . 


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!  


Desperation

I just downloaded the audiobook of Desperation from my local library!  I am so glad they have audiobooks along with ebooks.  I am going to start on it on tomorrow's walk.  I've already read it several times. It will be nice to listen to it as it's read by King himself!  It is pretty long so it should last for many days of walking. ^____^ . That is always good!

Yes, I walked today and did my workouts.  No, I didn't write pen pal letters.  I was going to Starbucks but it started to cloud up and we were under storm watches.  It never did anything! Phooey!  I did go out though. My friend asked me to come and pick up the treadmill he had for me.  I got it home and it's still in my car.  I can't move it in myself, so I'll have to wait until he can come and help me get it in.  I've got to clear a spot for it when I am not using it.

It will be nice to have on days where it's super hot, or icy, or raining.  I would always rather actually walk, but it will be nice to have this just in case.  It was extremely hot today and the drink machine I usually get a an of Coke from was sold out of everything! :( . The Pepsi machine next to it was out too!  I couldn't get anything and it was annoying.  We used to have a Coke plant here in the city, but they moved out not too long ago.  Since then, Coke hasn't been being filled in places like it should . It's a shame.  I really enjoy my daily can of Coke when I'm walking.  The hospital across the street from the machine I usually use has a bottle machine that usually has Cokes in it, but it's $1.65 whereas the cans are only 50ยข!  

I still haven't decided on a phone yet.  They do have the LG V30 and the LG V35, but neither are in stores for me to go and look at.  I like my LG G5, and wouldn't mind another LG, but I like to actually look at the phone in person.  They also have a Moto that looks intriguing.  I've had two Motos before and I loved them both.  I will keep looking.  Maybe if I wait, something great will come out that I can get!

 


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!


What day is this again?

I think it's Thursday, but I'm not really sure at this point. lol  It's been a long hot day.  My walk was pretty brutal heat wise. It's scary that it's this hot and it's only May. Ugh!  When I got home, it took a while to cool off.  I did it by lying on my bed in my room with the air conditioning!  I did my workouts and my French lesson and then had lunch.  My friend had prep work to do for the trip, so we didn't walk today.  I don't know if I would have wanted to. I did want to go to the post office, but since we didn't walk, I didn't get to go. I'm hoping to go before I leave for the trip!  

I wrote out a list of things to carry on the trip. Of course this Macbook will be going so I can do daily beachy blog posts. ^_^  I also plan to carry my Fitbit charger and my extra bands. Who knows what I might want to wear while there.  Since it has to be charged every five days, I'll have to charge it during the trip!  I don't want my Fitbit to die while on vacation.

I'm over half way done with The Outsider and it's good!  I am not sure if I'll finish it tonight, but I'll probably get close if I don't.  It draws you in from the very beginning.  It's so good.  Classic King for sure!

I mentioned sometime ago that my replacement Fitbit Charge 2 had acted up and wouldn't sync. I've been using the first one.  I sent the other one back and they sent me a replacement again.  I fully charged it up and I'm wearing it now.  I hope this one will be with me for  long time.  Just in case anything goes crazy, I'm going to keep the first one so I'll have it as a backup if anything happens. I have faith that this one is going to work well for me and last for many years to come!  

 


What a day!

I got in my regular walk today and it was hot.  I was sweating like crazy when I got home.  I cooled down and then decided to mow the lawn!  I was dripping with sweat when I was done with that.  I only did the front and part of the back.  I was glad to have it done.  I had to cool off again and I didn't do my workouts right then!  I did relax and do my French lesson and then it was time to fix lunch.

After lunch, I relaxed a while.  I thought my friend and I would walk, but we didn't.  I sort of wanted to, but at the same time I didn't since I'd done so much earlier.  I finished the true crime book I was reading and went to the library website hoping to find The Outsider.  It's the new novel by Stephen King.  They actually had it and it was available to borrow as an ebook. YES!  I am going to start it tonight.  

When I came here tonight, my blog was missing!  I thought maybe Typepad was having issues.  I checked, and no.  So then I went to the blog via Typepad and there it was.  My domain had expired and I didn't realize it!  I went and renewed it and it took a few minutes for it to show back up.  If you visited today and couldn't find the blog via the domain name, forgive me!  I'm glad it's back.

I mailed my huge stack of mail on my walk.  I had all my letters plus I had two friendship books I was returning to people.  Hopefully they'll both become new pen pals. ^_^  That would be nice.  I also finally did my workouts.  I am going to finish up this post and get into that book!


Wednesday walks and things

So, it was overcast but not raining when I got up today.  Guess what it was doing when I started walking?  Yup, you guessed it, raining!  Luckily it didn't last too long and I was able to walk without using my umbrella after a bit.  There was a big power outage along my trail.  Seems a tree fell over last night and took out a couple of power poles!  The businesses along my route were all dark and closed.  I walked past the Hardee's and there were people in the drive thru all the way around the building.  There were no lights or people inside.  I don't know how they thought they would get any service. I just shook my head and walked on!

They had the tree and the poles mostly cleared up when I got to that point.  I had to cross the street because the sidewalk was blocked on the side I usually go down, but that was it.  I noticed that at the busy intersections, they had generators hooked up to the street lights to keep traffic moving.  I was an interesting walk!

As for my Fitbit, I guess I'm going to have to learn to deal with the fact that it's just not going to give me as many steps as my One did.  It's really frustrating.  I feel like I'm working so much harder just to get to 15,000 which is what I set for myself in a day.  I used to get home from a walk and have either right under or right over 13,000.  Now, I get home with 11,000 if I am lucky!  I have done all the fixes I can think of.  I changed my stride length, I wear the Fitbit in the right place.  I don't know what else to do!  I did see that someone said they had the same issues and after a couple of weeks, it seemed to work itself out.  I'm hoping this will happen for me, too!  I love the Charge 2 and I don't want to have to start over again.

I got a teal Fitbit branded band today.  I like the after market bands I have, and I will order more, but I wanted a Fitbit branded teal one since that is the color I wanted for my Charge 2.  I just wish Target had had the teal ones!  I do love purple and the plum is so nice, but teal is my color. ^_^

It cleared off after I got home, of course! lol  I did my workouts.  Abs today.  Not too bad, but the cardio workout was modified because some of the moves and my foot pain are not compatible!  I decided that I would mow a bit more of the lawn.  I probably should have waited until tomorrow to let it dry, but it cut fine.  I have one more section to go and I'll get it another day.  I wanted to mow to get in more steps! lol  I am at 18,047 at the moment.  I probably won't get a lot more tonight as it's already after 11.

Oh!  After my walk, when I'm at my most tired and my feet are killing me, my friend called.  She said her mom had a gas line leak earlier and the police and fire department and all kinds of other people were up at her house and she couldn't get her on the phone and would I go check on her.  I knew her mom was okay since I walked right by there and didn't see anything when I came home.  I walked up there and her mom was on the phone.... to her. ~_~;;;  I got to see and love on her mom's dog Roxie though so it wasn't a wasted trip. I love me some Roxie.  She is a little cutie and one of the pups I dog sit for sometimes.

I  finished the true crime book I was reading last night and I've started on another.  This one is another by M. William Phelps.  I love his books!  Speaking of true crime, did you see that they caught the Golden State killer today?  I remember that case from Unsolved Mysteries and I saw a show about it on HLN while at the beach.


Wednesday catch up!

Since I didn't post a real post last night and I promised a real one today, I decided to do it early!  I am still very tired today.  I didn't sleep well again last night.  I am hoping to catch up on some tonight, but I probably won't.  Considering that my friend and I are leaving for the beach in the morning.  I never sleep well the night before a trip.  I sleep even less knowing I have to get up earlier than my usual time. :p  

So, yesterday I walked, but I didn't do my workouts.  I would have, but there were a lot of moves that would hurt my foot.  My foot still hurts a lot.  Walking is bad, but it isn't as bad as some of the workouts.  I skipped my workouts  I decided since I won't be able to do any until I get back, I'm just skipping them until Monday.  I plan to eat and enjoy everything possible this weekend, because Monday, I plan to finally get on track!  I want to reach my goal weight!  Since I'll be at the beach this weekend, I plan to enjoy the food. :p

I washed clothes last night and packed my suitcase.  My clothes are all ready, but my other suitcase is still empty. I carry two small suitcases to the beach.  One has my clothes, the other has my electronics, notebooks, bujo, etc.  I also carry my messenager bag, but I carry it up front in the car with me.  I carry my phone, wallet, trip journal, and other things in it.  I also carry a Starbucks tumbler for coffee!  I picked one of of my more recent ones that I haven't used much.  

I was thinking of leaving the laptop at home, but I got some electrical tape and was able to fix the cord.  It's not a permanent fix, but it is working fine at the moment.  I had some other tape on it and I could hear it sparking.  I put the electrical tape on and it's not sparking and it is charging well. ^_^  I really want to be able to use my Macbook!  I have to do nice blog posts at the beach, right?

Today I walked and it was sunny and in the seventies!  Yesterday it was around fifty.  I was able to walk in short sleeves today.  That was weird.  I am ready for this same weather but with an ocean view.  I hope to take a lot of pictures and you know I'll share some after I get home.  I'll also try to share one a day while there.  I plan to get to the Starbucks at North Myrtle.  I have three free drinks on there and I got my notification today that I'm gold for another year.  I already knew that. :p It's nice to see it though. :D

I have such a weird tan line from winter walking!  I wear a pair of long fitness capris so I have a nice tan on my calves but from half way up and past my knee, I have none. LOL  It looks so weird and makes me self conscious.  I plan to get some just above the knee shorts to wear on my walks.  I hope to get grey ones as all the black ones I've worn in the past all get bleached out from the sun.  Grey ones would too, but it wouldn't be so noticeable. I have never tanned in my life until I started walking!  It's so weird.

Ah, I think I totally made up for that short post last night.  I was just so tired.  I am also currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule that I hadn't read before.  It's so good!  I am carrying my Kindle with me to the beach, and I will probably finish it there.  I'm also still reading the book on coffee.


Friday feelings....

I got up today and noticed it was overcast.  The street was wet so it had rained at least a little.  I seriously thought about not walking today and just taking the day off.  I got up and walked anyway!  I'm glad I did.  There was no rain.  I may take a day off tomorrow, though.  My foot is still giving me issues, and I figured a day off wouldn't hurt.  I could lay around and read and play Pocket Camp all day. :p  We'll see!

So, I came home from my walk and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  It's stretch day so that is always good.  It's also painful! LOL!  After doing my workouts, I did my French lesson and then was about to fix lunch.  My friend texted me and said we were eating at 5.  I didn't know this, but I figured, why not. :P  We ate at one of our favorite local restaurants.  I had 3 1/2 cups of coffee with lunch.  They have such good coffee! Yum!  I had baked ham, creamed potatoes, and corn pudding.  They have really good corn pudding!  My friend needed to go to Walmart.  I don't shop there at all, but I told him I wouldn't mind waiting in the car.  I had my Kindle with me so I wasn't bored.  He brought me home and I took a bath and then fixed dinner. I'm watching the Olympics again.  Sunday is the closing ceremonies. What will I watch next week?! lol

After I post this, I'm going to Amazon to see if I can find more good true crime books to borrow with Kindle Unlimited.  I finished the one I was reading just a bit ago.  Hopefully I'll be able to find something good!


Friday, again.

So, it's Friday again.  What did I do today?  Well, my usual routine.  I got up and went for my walk.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  I felt like I was coming down with something this morning and I didn't feel too great, but I went for my walk anyway.  I hope I can sleep off whatever it is.  I don't feel too bad this evening, but I still don't feel right.

I haven't done much today, I've just been resting.  I want to quickly shake off whatever this is and get back to normal.  I took a hot bath that was so nice.  I also put away a load of laundry.  I was going out after my walk, but I never got out of the house again.  Well, once, but that was just to the front porch to get my mail in!  I ordered something on ebay earlier this week.  Two different orders.  This one was a offbeat one.  What is it, you ask?  Well, it's a set of five Monopoly irons! LOL  The iron is my playing piece and they discontinued it.  I still have sets with irons in them, but if I get newer sets, I'll have some irons to add to them.  I am also thinking of making a charm bracelet and I thought I'd use one of the irons on it. ^_^

The other item I got on ebay was something Starbucks related!  It's coming from China, so it may be a while before it gets here.  The estimated shipping is mid March to the 24th of April!  I am hoping it comes a lot quicker.  It probably will.  I will do a post of it when I get it.  I think I'm going to love it!

I signed up for Kindle Unlimited last night.  So far, so good.  I was able to borrow the rest of the Zombie series that I was reading.  As soon as I finish my current read, I'll get to those.  After that, I'll look to see what other books are offered.  So far it's good, but I am not sure that a lot of the stuff I like will be available.  I love Zombie fiction, so there will probably get a lot of that.  OOH! That reminds me.  I read the first book in a set a few years back and I loved it. I wonder if they have the second book for borrowing?  I'll have to check.  I just checked.  It's there! Yay!