Caramel Macchiato Feed

It feels like Sunday!

Yes, all day it's felt like it should be Sunday and not Saturday!  I went for my walk and stopped by the grocery store on the way back.  BIG MISTAKE.  They were packed.  I only got four things, but it took a long time to check out.  I should have known better this close to a holiday!  Oh well, I got what I needed and headed home.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then did today's workouts.  I got those done and had time to relax before fixing lunch.

For dinner, my friend carried us to Aunt Millie's in Milton, NC.  It was the first time we'd been since that time we went and both our pizzas were gross.  They more than made up for it this time.  It was delicious and I have a lot left over for tomorrow. ^__^  On the way back into town, he stopped at McDonald's and got me a caramel macchiato.  YAY!  I went with him to the dollar store to pick up a few things he needed.  He got me a couple of dollar items while we were in there.  I have left over pizza and goodies in the house. ^_^

Tomorrow is Christmas eve.  It seems like it was just the beginning of the month.  I'll be glad when all this holiday crap is over with!  I want things to get back to normal!  I'm not sure if I'll go to my friend's house tomorrow or on Christmas day to give them their gifts.  I called today but no one answered and I didn't get a call back.  Yes, the same friend from yesterday!  Phooey!  

I am going to get off the computer after posting this. I've already done my French lesson. I want to play more Pocket Camp.  Yes, I'm addicted, but it's so cute!  I love the animals, especially Goldie and Rosie.  They are my favorites. ^_^


Coffee, coffee, and more coffee!

I started out the day with coffee.  I had breakfast and then went for my walk.  I didn't do my usual today.  Where I would usually turn around and head back, I kept going.  I stopped by the post office but I didn't have any letters.  I walked down to the Crossing and then walked around there for a bit until my friend came and picked me up.  He wanted to run to Reidsville today and I told him I'd go if I got in my walk first.  He went to a couple of pawn shops and we both went into a thrift store.  I didn't find anything I wanted.  We ate at Carmela's pizza and it was delicious as usual.

After eating, we headed to McDonald's and I got a Caramel macchiato and drank it on the way home.  I came home and did my workouts.  I am currently drying a load of clothes.  I've already done my French lesson for today.  I just have a few more things I need to do online, and then I am going to relax and play Pocket Camp on my Android.  It's a cute and fun game and I forgot to log in yesterday so I'm pretty sure I lost my streak.  Phooey!


More Starbucks?!

Yes, more!  I was sitting here and I had finished my Macchiato.  I remembered that I had a free drink on my card so I decided to get my favorite Cascara latte.  I got it in venti and I had them add the caramel sprinkles from a caramel brulee! LOL  I am not sure if that is how to spell it as I can't see the sign from here! :P  I was at the register, minding my own business when this package of Starbucks peppermint bark called my name!  I had to buy that, too. :P  I absolutely LOVE peppermint.  I just had to have it.  I get the Hershey peppermint kisses at this time of year and they are so good!  I also love the Ghiardelli peppermint bark.  You would think we my love to peppermint, I'd get a peppermint white mocha every time I come in here.  Well, I used to!  I am trying to cut back on calories. That is why I get the cascara latte.  I also get it with almond milk which reduces the calories even more!

I wrote a pen pal letter just a bit ago and I've done some on NaNo.  I only got 1459 words done.  I am not sure if I'm going to do any more.  That will probably be my lowest daily word count.  I am not sure if I want to do more or not.  I'm getting close to being complete on word count, but I'm running out of things to write about!  I was thinking of making this into a trilogy, but I think next years Nano will be something entirely different.  I don't know what else to add to this particular story!

I can always add new characters, but I already have a LOT of them.  Oh well, I am going to get back to Nano and try to get a few more words in before I give up for the night. Wish me luck on driving home as my car was being a total bitch getting here!

PS I got a few more of the gift cards too.  They have a ceramic Virginia tumbler that I want SO much but it's over twenty dollars.  They do have a ceramic ornament that looks just like it for ten.  I might have to get one before the season is over if they still have them!

 


Starbucks Sunday...

Yeah, here it is Sunday again and here I am at Starbucks.  I decided at the last minute to come and bring my laptop and one pen pal letter.  I had to wait to get a little table with an outlet, but I didn't have to wait long. I'm not at my favorite table, but this one is not bad.  I have already started on today's NaNo.  I only have 483 words so far.  I will probably keep going until I hit 2000  that is what I like to get a day if possible.  We'll see if I can do it today!

I'm sitting here with a caramel machiatto.  I had a promo where any caramel macchiato gets you ten bonus stars.  I'm all about the bonus stars! LOL!  I got that and  I'm blogging.  After I write this, I'll get back to NaNo.  I got more of the holiday Starbucks cards today.  I got four or the die cut ones.  The Barista said that you can get any of them without loading them except the multipacks.  Since the cards in the multi packs are the same ones as the individual ones, I don't mind that one bit. I think there is one that I didn't get last time, but I looked for it today and didn't see it.  I will have to check again when I get home to see what I'm missing.  They do have some that have greeting cards with them. I wonder if they are okay to get without a load?  That would be cool.  One of the giftcards in that is pretty cool looking and I want it! LOL!

It was really busy when I got here, but it's cleared out a lot since then.  I thought they were having another promotion when I pulled up and saw all the cars! LOL  It was insanity.  I'm thinking it will clear out even more as the evening progresses.  Right now, It's not too bad.  I just wish I could get my table. :p Oh well!  At least I have a good one, right?  Okay, I'm going back to NaNo now.  I need to get the rest done and then I'll write that one single pen pal letter!


Saturday sabotage!

Okay, so maybe not that serious.  I got up and got ready for my walk today.  I heard a loud noise outside and thought to myself, what the heck was that!?  I looked out and didn't see anything so I turned around and then I noticed that the light was off.  I thought I had turned it on.  I looked around and noticed that none of my displays were lit.  Yup, something knocked the power out!

I went for my walk and hoped that it would be on when I got back. I wanted to get home, drink a cup of coffee and relax before doing my workouts.  The power was still out!  I texted a friend and he suggested we go eat since my power was out.  I couldn't fix coffee or do my workouts without power, so I said, yes!  We went to Reidsville, NC to a pizza place called Carmela's.  They have delicious pizza.  Afterwards, we wanted ice cream and I wanted coffee! LOL!  We went to the McDonald's.  He got ice cream and he got me one of their caramel macchiatos.  It wasn't bad!  

We came back to town and I came in and the lights were back. Yay!  I put my leftover pizza in the fridge and came to my room and did my workouts.  I got those done and then read some on Not Always Right.  I ate my leftovers for dinner and then did my NaNo for today. I got over 2000 words today and I am now past the 40,000 mark!  Yay!  All I have left to do is my French lesson on Duolingo and then I'm going to read with my Kindle until bed. ^_^


New tags!

My new tags came today and I had to put them on the car.  I washed my car and then put them on.  I drove to dry the car and ended up at the drive thru at Starbucks. :p  Well, I had Starbux tags, I had to go to Starbucks with them, right?! :D  So, I took a couple of pictures. One a close up of the tag, one of the car with the tag with Starbucks in the background, and one of my drink.  It was a grande Cascara latte.  Sadly, it seems they are fazing out my beloved Cascara syrup. NOOOOO! :(  I'll just have to switch to caramel macciattos when they do!  Here are the pictures I took:

 

 So, there you go.  What do you think?  I love them. ^_^

I got my walk in and my workouts done. I just need to do NaNo.  I am really ahead on NaNo, so I don't mind waiting a little later to get started.  I hope to get at least 2000 words tonight, if not, it's okay.  Like I said, I'm way ahead.  I went to the grocery store and found a some Starbucks coffee that was K-cups with flavor packets. IT's Caffe Latte in caramel.  I am going to fix a cup to drink during NaNo.  I hope it's delicious as it sounds!


Finally!

I can sit and write a blog post for today.  It's been a long and busy one!  This morning, I got up and took the dogs out and then brought them in and had some glorious coffee.  I really needed it as I slept horribly last night.  I enjoyed every sip!  I did a few of my morning things and then had breakfast and more coffee! :P  I called my friend around 1:30 to check on their progress home.  They had just walked in their door!  I was surprised!  I jumped up, dressed, and walked the two dogs up.  Then, she drove me back down to get the crate and food that was left.  I rode with her to take that back and then I headed home.  I was going to do my workouts right then as it was almost time to do them, but I was tired and hot so I decided I'd get them in later.

I watched Sailor Moon until time for lunch.  I'm less than ten episodes from finishing! WAH!  I had a delicious lunch and then I went for a walk.  I walked down to Ballou Park.  I went in the park and then across the street into the shopping center.  I went in Dollar General to look around and then headed back.  I got a cute reusable drink cup in there that looks like a cola can.  It has  pink lid and there are gumballs on it.  I didn't really need it, but I bought it.  I thought it was on sale for 70% off, but it only rang up as 25% off.  I declined at first, but she tossed it in a hand basket to take back later and I felt bad for it so I bought it! LOL  Yeah, I'm weird.  In any case, it's now sitting here on my desk until I decide if I'm going to use it for drinks or for something else!

I ran out of the creamer that I really like today.  It's International Delight brand and the flavor is Caramel Macchiato.  When I bought it this month, I had a coupon for two of their products.  I got one of those and one of the one touch latte cans.  I also saw the store brand of the caramel creamer and decided to try it.  I did and it's almost exactly the same at the ID one. It's good and a bit cheaper.  That is always a good thing!

I came back from my walk and relaxed a bit.  It was really hot as I walked pretty fast.  I had my dinner and then watched some shows on HLN.  I did my workouts.  I washed two loads of clothes today and both are put away.  I also took a bath and washed my hair.  I'm all caught up on everything I needed to do today.  Go me!  Now, I'm just going to grab the Kindle and read until bedtime.  I hope to sleep well tonight.  I'll have the bed to myself, so that might help. You wouldn't think two little dogs would take up SO MUCH space! LOL!


Hmmm.....

So, I finally got my pen pal letters written today! I'll try to mail them out tomorrow. I went by Starbucks and brought home a drink.  I asked for a Cascara latte as I usually get it.  It wasn't right.  I'm not sure what I got, but it had a cinnamon flavor to it.  It was very strange!  The receipt doesn't say cascara latte either.  It has "cacmlatte" I thought maybe a caramel macchiato, but they don't taste like cinnamon!  I still don't know what I got. lol

 


Hoo boy!

So, I decided I wanted to do something totally different with my bedroom.  I wanted to move my bed to a different spot.  I moved a bunch of stuff in my room, and then moved my bed.  I didn't like how it fit in the spot I had picked.  It was a bit too big for the spot and it hung out a little bit in front of the window.  I didn't like that, so I moved it back!  It took a lot longer than it should have.  I did get the areas behind some of the furniture cleaned up though!  These pieces are hardly ever moved, so it was nice to get back there and clean those up.  I dusted and swept the entire corner.  Everything is back in place now and I'm tired!  I usually eat dinner at 8pm.  I just finished it about five minutes ago!  

Earlier today, I went with a couple of friends to Starbucks to get the bogof on the Caramel Macchiato deal.  I used my new tumbler and I love it!  It was BUSY in there.  I saw two of the regulars that I know from the old location.  My friend had an errand to run and we went and did that and then went back to Starbucks to the drive thru.  My friend's mom and son wanted Starbucks too! LOL  We got them theirs and took it to them.

I went home and fixed lunch as it was time to eat.  I relaxed and did some stuff around the house and then did my workouts.  It was later than usual, but they got done!  I was just watching television and trying to figure out how I wanted to move my room around.  I did that and as I said before, I moved it back! LOL

I am going to watch some Unsolved Mysteries and relax until bedtime.  I hope to get a good night's sleep!


Why am I awake?

Yeah, it's 7:36 am and I'm awake.  I didn't get to bed until almost 3 am too.  Oh well, it's a beautiful day and I can sit here and type a blog post and look at the beautiful ocean.  It's absolutely gorgeous again today.  Yesterday was pretty too.  We got out in the afternoon and went to eat.  Then we hit a bunch of thrift stores.  I found something in several of them.  I also was able to get to a Starbucks and get a caramel macchiato.  Yum!  Sadly, they didn't have the cascara latte.  

I had a free pizza from Hungry Howies, so we stopped by there on the way back to the room.  I ate half last night and I'm going to finish the rest in a little bit.  I forgot to order pepperoni. Oh NO!  I got a plain old cheese pizza.  Oh well, it's still good.  Oh! I forgot, we did go to a Dollar General and got some food, snacks, and water to have in the room.  We definitely needed some snacks. :p

We took a late night walk on the beach last night.  We didn't get started until after midnight. It was nice and peaceful.  I collected fifty more pounds of shells.  LOL  Not that many, but a lot! 

So, I'm going to sit here and enjoy this beautiful view and relax.  I wish I hadn't woken up so early, but I am at the beach.  No need to sleep my day away!