Yes! I got my word count tracker done in my bullet journal. I did the right page last night before bed and I did the left page today. On the left page, I put a graphic from NaNo and I put my winner certificated from the last two years. ^_^ . The word tracker on the right is just like the one I used last year. I really like it and find it useful. Here is my tracker:
I changed my background and colors again. It's now Halloween themed. :p . Since I love Halloween, it's going to stay for a while. At least until November 1st. (^_^) Of course, the way I am, I'll look at it tomorrow and hate it and change it. lol
I walked today and it was hot. It's October, dammit! I want some cooler weather. It would be nice to NEED a hoodie. It was in the 80's today and it eertainly felt like it! I was so hot when I got back home. I want some cooler weather. It's not asking for too much! Ahhh!
I had to run an errand this afternoon that I didn't get to run yesterday. I got that done and meant to go by the post office and forgot. I did everything else I needed to do while out though. I still need to sit down and write letters. I did more Nano prep last night. I will be making a Nano tracker in my bujo so that will be ready for November 1! Now, if I could just get my Nano shirt.
I have a killer headache, so this post might not make much sense at all. If that is the case, sorry. I'll do better tomorrow. I hope! I have my bed linen in the dryer. I just need to get it out and put it back on my bed. I also have another load of laundry in the wash. I need to get the bed linen out so I can dry that load. I'll do that after I post this. I have already done my French lesson for today and I washed my hair earlier. I still need a haircut so badly. I am probably not going to be able to get one this month. My funds are way too low. I didn't even get to refill money on my Starbucks cards! OH NO!!!!!!!! I did claim a small card as a reward from one of my places I get gift cards from. Sadly, it wasn't a virtual one, I will actually have to wait for it to ship. Oh well, at least I'll have something. I spent my last free drink a few days back so I need to reload my card. :p
Yeah, I looked at it again today and I hated it. Thus, I changed it again. I think I like this background. It's slightly orange so it's a bit fall-ish. I might or might not keep it. LOL! In other news, I got a Lemone journal in the mail today. Now I'm torn. I love my Leuchtturm1917 that I bought, but this Lemome is so smooth. The pages that is. I finally opened my Leuchtturm tonight and the inside is different. They changed the pages at the front that you can mark as a table of contents. The Lemome is more like the old LT than the LT is! It's weird. Also, my LT has a smell to it. The Lemome has a smell too, but it's a GOOD smell. I will be trying to decide which one I want to use. I'm leaning towards the Lemome. I'll still use the LT, of course, but I may not make it my next bullet journal. Here are some pictures:
It came in the nice box which would make it good for gift giving. It also came with the pen that you see in the loop. Also included were stickers. Very nice indeed!
My walk today was HOT. Fall is here and it was close to 90°. I was roasting! lol I got my walk in though. I came home and cooled off. It was nice to sit in front of the air conditioning and the fan! I didn't do much else today except watch a bunch of episodes of Deadly Women on Hulu! lol . I also watched one of my favorite movies that I haven't seen in years. Girls Just Want To Have Fun. So good! I watched it on Hulu too!
It rained here tonight. I was sitting here and kept hearing something weird. I realized it was rain! lol . I hope it stops before tomorrow. I don't want to walk in the rain. I did a repair job on the door that goes under my house. It's where I keep the lawn mower. I broke it the other day and I fixed it today. I had it situated so that it looked like it was still secure. Luckily, it stayed that way until I could get it fixed.
I also did some work in my bujo. I did my October tracker. I set up next week and realized that the month of October starts on a Monday. I do my weeks from Monday-Sunday, so I did next week, skipped two pages for my October tracker and did my first week of October weekly. I went ahead and put my habit tracker in. It's so Halloween focused. October is Halloween month after all! Hey, my hosue has been decorated for Halloween since Septemer 1st. :p
Yes, it was double star day at Starbucks today. I asked my friend if she would like to go to Hobby Lobby and Starbucks. She actually did!!! Yay! She went to Starbucks first, so I was drinking my delicious cascara latte in HL. :P Why did I go to Hobby Lobby? Well, in one of the bullet journal groups I'm in, someone mentioned that they bought a big pack of Stabilo pens on clearance. I was hoping our local HL would have them. They did!!!! I got a set of 25 in a roll case for $7.49! These are usually $29.99. It had a bunch of colors that I didn't have as I only have the ten pack. I love the Stabilos and had wanted a bigger pack of them for more variety. I was so glad to find this deal. They are so nice and they come in the cool roll up pack. Easy to take with. I'll be using them a lot in my bullet journal. I tend to use my Stabilos more than my Sharpie pens. I use a black Micron as my main black pen because it's an 08 so the nib is larger. I like that.
I am going to do a pen test page in my bujo even though I know these don't bleed. It will really be a color swatch page. I have two pages right at the front of my bujo that I never used. This will be perfect! ^_^ I am so happy to have found them. It's cool to have a big set and the included case just makes them even better!
It was overcast today before I walked, but I looked at the weather and the sun was supposed to come out while I was walking. It did! It was sunny for the entire walk. After I got home, it clouded up aq bit and it even rained a little earier. I got in my workouts, my French, and my squats. I swear they are killing me. LOL!
After my friend and I got back to her house, I stayed for a while to see her animals. I had to hold my little Cocoa as I love her so! She is such a little cutie pie. Unfortunately, when I got home, I had a lot of dog and cat hairs, I smelled like dog, and I had a small poop stain on my pants! LOL! The joys of animals. :p I tossed the pants in the wash and changed into a dog free shirt. :p As I'm typing this post, I'm charging my Fitbit. It's life is usually 5 days. It was only down to 35%, but I knew that if I didn't charge it today, it might get too low tomorrow. Fitbit says the battery lasts 5 days and they are correct! It's still doing great and I absolutely love it.
I totally meant to get my letters caught up tonight and didn't do any. I suck! Hopefully tomorrow. Well... I had planned to get Starbucks AFTER HL and then come home and do letters while sipping Starbucks and that just didn't happen. Maybe another day. I'm still very happy about my Stabilos! lol
Well, it usually is. I do my regular things and I wash my bed linen and my hair. I also had to make next week's weekly in my bullet journal. I also went to the grocery store today. I had gotten an offer from the store where you get money back loaded to your loyalty card. Mine expired because it was given to me too late. They were nice enough to send the amount on a gift card. I went and got some goodies today.
I got two packages of fresh strawberries, an orange, some frozen dinners that I'm particularly fond of, and some other things I needed. I also got a new kind of bar that I saw on the cereal aisle. It was something with almonds and something else. I can't remember right off and it's in the kitchen! It looked good so I got some. I also got some apple juice. They have their store brand for .95. I love their apple juice. It tastes just as good as the national brands. I'm trying to have more healthy things in the house!
After the grocery store, I came home and put that stuff away and did a few things I needed to do. I was tempted to go get fast food, but I didn't! I did have a bit of a snack though. ^^; They had Stacy's pita chips on sale and I love those things. They are so good. I call them, "crack in a bag". lol
My friend recently got a puppy. I hadn't seen it until today. I was coming back from my walk and I saw her in the yard. I thought she was walking Cocoa the mini wiener dog that I love so much, but it was the puppy. Since I haven't met him yet, I had to go see. He has puppy breath and he is adorable! He is a Boxer pup and so cute. He whined when I left. Awww! I told her I was going to steal him. lol
I drove down to the post office this evening after going to McDonald's. I had an alert on my phone that through the McDonald's app, you could get any medium McCafe beverage for FREE with a $1 order! I decided to treat myself to a fry. :P I used mobile payment for the first time there. It was pretty cool. I ordered and paid. I typed which 'bay' I was in and they brought my order out to me. Pretty neat.
Since I was out, I went to the post office. I had seven letters. YIKES! I already have four to write and I have exactly 8 stamps. HELP!!!!! lol I am going to write the four I already have tonight or tomorrow and then I'll get to the others. I hope to get some stamps asap!
I am STILL waiting on my payment to clear at Fingerhut so they will ship my Fitbit. I'm getting so impatient. I wish I had the money to order one from Fitbit themselves. I would probably already have it. I hate waiting. I swear I've had other things clear the bank that have come out after that transaction. So annoying! If I had anything to sell, I would certainly do it. I thought at one time of opening an Etsy shop, but I need a sewing machine if I want to do anything with fabric. I can do repairs on my stuff, but to create something, I'd want a sewing machine!
I wish I still had some stuff to sell on Ebay. Any extra money would help me a lot. I shouldn't have gotten anything today from McDonald's, but the free coffee was too tempting! :p I have money on my Starbucks card, so I'm covered there. I hope to get over there soon. I haven't had any since the beach trip. I am hoping they have cascara syrup. I want a cascara latte!
I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. I'm glad it was arm day, because my poor butt is still sore from yesterday's butt workouts. lol OUCH! I finished the book I was reading last night and started on a book about Ted Bundy. I've read many books about him, but not this one. It's good so far.
OH! I forgot to mention. Sometime ago, I found a cute double pencil / pen case on Amazon that I loved. It was an Adventure Time pen case with Finn and Jake on it. I loved it but it was over twenty dollars and that didn't include shipping! I recently found it on ebay by accident and I ordered it. I came today and it's so cute! Here is a couple of pictures:
So, I got in my walk today and it was nice out there. It was really windy, but other than that, it was warm and nice. I came home from my walk and had some coffee and was thinking of taking a nap. Then, I realized that I had planned to run to the mall to pick up a wallet I'd seen over there before. It was on sale for half price, so I went over and got it. It's BOC brand. I'd never seen this brand before I saw it last month in Belk. They have some cute stuff. It's a cell phone wristlet, but the pocket for the is way too small for my phone, so I am using it for my re-usable Starbucks sleeve. The sleeve is grey and it matches the wallet. See:
By the way, I removed the strap so it isn't a wristlet now. :p I quite like it. The white polka dotted thing in the background is a cool zip up binder I found at a local Goodwill. This is the inside:
I can't find any evidence of tags, so I'm thinking it might have been handmade. I absolutely love it. It's so pretty! I got one other goodie at the Goodwill, well... I got more goodies, but these are the ones I wanted to show you. I got this cool stencil:
I thought it would be cool to use in my bullet journal! It was a mere fifty cents, so I bought it. The other things I got were a plastic snowman, a tin with Jack o lanterns on it, some blank business card sheets, a mini coffee cup, and a Myrtle Beach t-shirt. LOL I get back from the beach and buy a MB shirt at Goodwill!
My friend and I went to Eden, N.C. today to eat and walk. We ended up eating and then going to Goodwill. Walking wasn't done. lol It's okay. I'd already gotten in my regular walk. I also did my workouts so I'm all good. Now, I plan to relax a bit before bed. I am still waiting on Fingerhut to ship my Fitbit! They have a down payment for first time people and I did that yesterday, but they wait until it clears before shipping. I understand why they do that, but I wish they could just send mine on. I can't wait to see how I like it.
So, I'm finally getting around to doing a recap of the trip. I'm pretty sure I told you everything as I was going along, but I was really tired on that trip so maybe not! I went through my trip journal and pictures and took notes. :P
So, Thursday morning, my friend came. We loaded my things in the car and then had breakfast. He'd picked up biscuits from Hardee's on the way. We ate and then headed out. We stopped in Greensboro. We don't usually stop until Rockingham, but he wanted a soda and I figured it would be a good chance to use the bathroom. I did and I got a coffee! ^_^ We headed on and when we got to Rockingham, we topped off the tank and then went in the Sandwich Hut to use the restrooms and get snacks. I usually get a drink and a Reese's, but I only got a Mountain Dew. We drove on and when we were close to the beach, we stopped in Long's SC at a Goodwill there. We found it on our last trip and stopped in. I found a cute little purse/pouch. It's fabric and it has two straps. One to make it a wristlet and one to wear it around the neck. The little purse is about the size of two decks of cards side by side. It was only a dollar and I really liked it.
We left there and then headed on down to North Myrtle Beach. We arrived at the Red Tree Inn and checked in. We were able to get the same room we had last year. ^_^ That is always cool. We put our things away and I had to go on the balcony some. We were both hungry, so we headed out after a bit to eat. We were going to Steak and Shake, but my friend decided to Golden Corral instead. That was a good meal. I tried their honey sesame chicken and it was delicious. I had put various things on my first plate and one piece of that. I liked it so much, I went back and ate a plate of it. We left there and went to a Dollar Tree and then back to the room. We stayed in awhile and then headed out to a few places. We went to the Goodwill and Dollar General. We got some food, drinks, and snacks for the room in Dollar General. My friend got a milkshake and then we went back to the room. We ordered a pizza later in the evening from Hungry Howie's. I took a nice walk on the beach. I was so tired, I forgot to look to see what the hotel looked like from the beach! LOL Luckily, I did recognize it and I had my friend come to the window so I'd be sure. I finally got back to the room. I was exhausted, so I crashed a little bit after midnight.
I woke up at 6am on Friday. Yikes! My friend was up and he put on the Scoobynatural episode of Supernatural. I watched it to the end and was fully awake, he was asleep! LOL! I decided to get in my walk so I did. I went to Starbucks and got my first cascara latte in a while. BLISS. I went in a few beachwear stores but didn't buy anything. I went back to the room and ate some leftover pizza. I was wanting to get out again but my friend was asleep so I decided to walk again. I ended up walking about 3 miles from the hotel. Keep in mind my first walk that morning was a total of six miles! At the 3 mile walk on the second walk, I spotted a McDonald's. I decided to go in and use the bathroom and then I got a frappe and a small fry to give myself a break from walking. I did that and then headed back. I was one tired person that night! I did go down and walk on the beach just a tiny bit. I have to have feet on sand everyday during the trip!
So the next day was our last full day. My friend was going to hang out around the hotel for awhile, so I decided to head out. He gave me some money so I could grab breakfast while I was out. I stopped in at a pretty cool McDonald's and had biscuits. After I finished there, I headed to the Starbucks and had another cascara latte. :D On the way back to the room, I stopped in Tuesday Morning. I got 2 rolls of washi, a card case, some stickers, and candy. I walked to Ocean Blvd. and walked back to the hotel that way. I went in three beachwear stores on my way back.
I got to the room and then got my tumbler and went to the lobby to fill it with coffee. I went on the balcony for a bit and then decided I wanted to go down on the beach. I took my trip journal, my bujo, my coffee, and a beach towel. I sat on the beach for a while and then went in. My friend was ready to go to dinner soon after that. We headed to King's Famous pizza. One of our favorite spots to eat while at the beach. Later, after we'd gotten back to the room, he decided he wanted a Milkshake at Cookout and I wanted some Starbucks. Yes, I had Starbucks twice in one day. :p I packed up most everything to be ready for the ride home.
On Sunday, I got up and packed the last few things that I couldn't the night before. I went to the lobby and got coffee and I also walked on the beach a little bit. I took lots of pictures. We loaded up the car and then checked out of the hotel. We went to Myrtle for the first time since the trip began. Our destination was Lenny's Country Kitchen in Myrtle. We've eaten here many times while in Myrtle. They have a nice breakfast buffet. We got that and it was good. We left there and were heading out I needed to use the bathroom and forgot to go in Lenny's, so I told my friend if he saw an easily accessible McDonald's to stop and i'd use the bathroom and get a frappe. We passed one and I got a frappe for me and a soda for him. We got on the road again and didn't stop until we got to Rockingham. We stopped at the Sandwich hut again and then headed home. We got here a bit before 5. It was a good trip, but way too short. I'll post some pictures soon.
Today is our last full day here. We check out and head out in the morning unfortunately. I slept a little longer today than yesterday. I got up and walked. I stopped at a McDonald's and got a couple of biscuits for my breakfast and then walked to Starbucks to get a cascara latte. ^_^ It was delicious. I was able to get a spot to sit too, so that was great. I stayed there long enough to drink my coffee and then walked on. I went to Tuesday Morning. I got two rolls of cute washi, some stickers, and metal card case holder with JFK on it. As in JFK airport. They also had LHA for London's Heathrow airport. I thought they looked cool. I got the JFK one because I'm a Kennedy fan.
I left there and headed back towards the hotel. I found the perfect coffee mug in a King's beachwear store. I had been looking at coffee cups in every beach store I went in. This one was cheaper than the others I'd liked and so cute. Unfortunately it had a chip and a crack. :( I didn't get it. It was the only one they had, too. I was so sad. I went in several other beachwear stores around there, but none of them had it either.
I finally got back to the room and relaxed a bit. I went to the lobby and filled my tumbler with coffee. I went to sit on the balcony for a bit, but then decided to go out on the beach. I carried my beach towel, my coffee, and my backpack. I had my trip journal and my bujo in my backpack. I sat on the beach for a while and just enjoyed it. I took pictures. I'll share a few with you here:
It's been a nice little trip, but it's gone by way too fast. We are heading out for dinner in a bit. Not sure where we are going to eat yet.