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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


Back on track, today!

Yes, everything was normal today.  I did my usual routine and it was nice!  I decided to get a walk in, too! I went about 5 and walked to the post office and then back home.  It got dark a lot quicker than I had planned!  It was almost complete dark when I got back to the house.  I will have to either go earlier or not go as far from now on.  It's only going to get worse when the time change happens!  Oh well, at least I got in a nice walk. 

I wanted to share a picture I took as I was heading home. I thought the sky was beautiful.  Here is the picture I took:

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Of course it was much prettier in person!  I also have a picture of my Nano Bujo word count tracker page:

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Last year, I had a printable on the right and I wrote my characters on the left.   I'm going to do the same this year.  I'll put my characters that are already there, and then I'll have a spot to add any new ones that I put in book two. ^_^

In case you were wondering about last night, yes, I did my workouts! 


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!


Not enough coffee!

Yes, it's been one of those days! This morning, I'm doing my usual routine.  I get up, have coffee, and then relax in  bed with my phone until breakfast.  A bit before time for breakfast, my phone rings.  My bff's son has lost his keys and needs to get in the house.  I have a spare key to their house for when they go out of town and emergencies like this!  I get up, get dressed, and walk up there.  I did get to see Cocoa, one of the two little pups I was keeping this weekend.  I wasn't there five minutes and his grandma came home. (She lives next door.) So, I talk to her a bit and head home.  Her dog is the other one I kept this weekend!

So I go home and have more coffee. :P  I then did my regular routine.  I did my workouts, I had lunch, and I relaxed a bit.  Bff's son calls again. lol  He wants to go get a journal to begin bullet journaling.  He was going to start before, but the journal he got the first time had thin pages and it bled, a lot.  I helped him get one like my first one.  It's an art sketch book, so the pages are really thick and nice. We did that and then we went to Starbucks. LOL!  Yes, I had Starbucks.  With me not being able to drive my car and not knowing when I'll be able to get there, I wasn't going to pass up that opportunity! :P I got a Maple pecan latte.  Yum!

I didn't walk today, but I hope to be able to tomorrow.  I need to get back into the habit.  I will enjoy getting out and I'll definitely enjoy losing weight!


Monday again?!

Yes, it's Monday again.  I did my usual today.  I did my workouts, watched Sailor Moon, and went to the post office.  I actually had two letters from pen pals.  Yay! I might just have to go to Starbucks on Wednesday night and write letters. We'll see.  Right now I'm going to watch more Sailor Moon S and then do some work in my bujo!


Sailor Moon, Starbucks, and stuff....

So, I rode with a friend of mine to Greensboro today for her doctor's appointment.  Her son went too.  He has been watching Sailor Moon and it made me want to re-watch it.  I saw that it was on Hulu, so I have started over from the beginning.  The quality is so good.  I'm an old time fan from the fan sub days.  The quality of some of those tapes was SO BAD.  This is such a treat being able to watch it like this!  I am up to the episode before Ami-chan shows up.  I'm waiting on Rei because she is and always has been my favorite.  I'm enjoying watching it.  I had to figure out how to make the subtitles show on Hulu, but I did and now I'm good!

As for Starbucks, my friend who had to go to Greensboro asked me yesterday if I'd go.  I said yes, if I got to go to a Starbucks. LOL  I went to one I've been to before but it's been a long time.  I will be able to add it to my tracker.  They also had stickers!  The barista give me eight of them. :D  These are a lot smaller than the one I got at the beach and they are clear around the Siren.  I put four on my Macbook. :P  I'll use the others for bullet journalling.  Speaking of my bujo, I didn't get around to making my beach trip page last night.  I think I'm going to wait until I get some ink for my printer so I can put some of the pictures I took on my trip in there.  I think that would be cool.

While in Greensboro, we went to P.F. Chang's for lunch.  I had an email that had, 'buy one entree, get one free' so we did that.  I was broke, so that was the only way I could have eaten.  Well, she was going to get my lunch for going with her, but I told her about the deal I had to save her some money. ^_^ I told her since I saved her money on lunch she should have bought my Starbucks! LOL!

It was a full day.  I came home and watched some Night Court and then I looked for Sailor Moon and found it on Hulu.  They have all 200 episodes. I just hope they don't take them off before I can re-watch the entire show.  It's been a lot of years since I've seen it all.  It's still good, but there are some things that annoy me.  They translate Mamo saying "bun head" instead of "dumpling head".  Dumpling head just sounds better! LOL  Other than that, it's been great.  I know the translations are going to be different as the ones I watched were all fan done.  The quality of the episodes makes up for it.  After I finish the original Sailor Moon, I'll watch Crystal!

BTW, here is a picture of my Macbook with all it's goodies!

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Bullet Journal time!

I plan to do some work on my bullet journal tonight.  I want to add a beach memories page for this last trip.  I have a page ready, I just need to add some things.  I caught some cute beach ball washi at the beach, so I'll be using that.  I am not sure exactly what I'm going to put on the page yet.  

I also want to do a spread of places we've stayed.  I think it would be pretty neat to have info on different places.  I am always thinking of new ideas to add to my bullet journal.  I want more spreads / collections.  I have filled in all the Starbucks locations I visited at the beach in my Starbucks store tracker.  It looks pretty good so far.  

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Early mornings at the beach!

So, I'm up.  I actually slept okay last night. Not great, but a lot better than the last two nights!  I had a hard time getting comfortable on the bed.  I hate beds away from home. I finally did get to sleep.  I got woken up a few times throughout the night, but luckily, I was able to go right back to sleep.  I know I was really tired!

I went out on the balcony to take a picture to share.  I'll share more in other posts as I'm more awake and with it. lol  I'm not sure what I'm doing today.  I might be walking to the Pavilion area, or I may save it for another day.  Since it's a holiday, I'll probably hold off on that! :P

Here is a picture I took of the beach this morning 20170904_094506

A gorgeous day here!  I will tell you how tired I was this morning.  OH! Back story! LOL  So, I find that the room has coffee makers.  Great!  I also see no coffee.  Umm... so, I go ask at the desk.  They don't provide coffee.  WHAT?????  If you know me, that won't do!  I look up groceries stores nearby on Google maps.  I see that there is a Food Lion one mile away.  My friend that drove all the way down here doesn't want to drive back out.  In fact, he was going to order us pizza for dinner!  So, I told him what I wanted and said I'd walk to the Food Lion.  I got there and got some of these Maxwell House things that are already in a filter.  I figured if there were any I didn't use, I'd just tear open the filters and put it in with my coffee at home.  I use a re-usable filter with my Keurig, so I just usually buy ground coffee at home.  So,, I walked two miles round trip just to get coffee! LOL!  The pizza arrived while I was on the way back, but it was still warm when I got here.  I crashed with it on the balcony and ate a few slices.  I then waited a bit ot have more. I wanted them all then, but I was so hot.

So, that is the backstory of the coffee! So, this morning, I get ready to make coffee!  I had filled it with water last night so that would be ready to go.  I turn it on and nothing happens.  Me:????  OH! I helps if you plug it in! :P  I do that and it starts going and I realize that it's clear.  Yes, I forgot to put the filter pack in. LOL  I had to turn it off, waiti until it finished a few drips and refill with water and put the filter in.  I finally have my coffee now so I should be okay for a while! :D Since I had to walk all that way to Food Lion to get coffee, I grabbed a bottle of that one touch latte while I was in there.  It makes it so yum!

I may post again tonight about my day.  We'll see.  I'm not even sure what I'm doing yet.  I want to get out my bullet journal and work on it a bit.  I'm not sure when my friend will wake up  He may want to go have breakfast.  We ate at a place on our last day here in June and it has a really good breakfast buffet..  It's Lenny's Country Kitchen.  I told him that we needed to go early so we could see Carl and Homer, too! :p


D'oh

I opened the tab on Chrome to post this and then went and did something else.  I guess I'll post now!  I did my workouts at the usual time today.  No Starbucks trip today.  I am trying to wait until at least the weekend. lol  I had a good lunch and I have already done my French lesson. I want to make a Starbucks tracker in my bujo. I want to track stores visited. I have decided to do it like this:

  Store  |  Location  |  Something here

I can't decide what to include in the third area.  I had a suggestion to include what I orders, any special things that happened, how they spelled my name. lol I just can't decide what I want that last bit to be.  As soon as I figure it out, I'll be making the spread.  I already have the page marked for it.  I think it's going to be pretty neat!

 In other news, I am waiting on a package from Amazon.  I ordered it on July 31st and I waited for days for it to ship.  It finally did and now I'm just waiting on it.  It still says it won't be here until Thursday.  Ten days to get a package is too long! :(  Makes me sad.  I had a $25 gift card and I got a passport size traveler's notebook, a set of purple washi tapes, and a pen.  I got the pen to make it $25 so I could get free shipping. lol  I guess I should have gone with paid shipping and maybe I'd have it by now!  I hate waiting on packages.  It's that stupid UPS - USPS shipping too.  I wish they could just sent it one or the other.  Oh well, it's in Roanoke now.  Hopefully it will be in Danville tonight and they'll transfer it to the post office early enough so I'll get it tomorrow.  I can hope!