Cascara latte Feed

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!


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. :)


Stuck!

Yeah, I'm in the process of my daily NaNo writing and I'm stuck at the moment.  I am not sure where to go with what I have at the moment.  I figured I would take a break from it and go back to it after a bit.  I'm not sure how to go about what is coming next.  A major thing just happened and now I have to work on the aftermath. HELP!!!!!!! lol  I'll figure it out.  I am going to take some laundry out of the dryer and put my bed linen in and then come back to it.  I thought I'd do my blog post before doing that.  I just wanted to get away from it for a bit.  I only have 1500 words so far today. I really want to get many more.  I'm pretty sure this will make me pass the 10,000 mark, but I want to do more!

I walked earlier today.  It was overcast again but it didn't rain.  Yay!  I came home and did my workouts.  I had lunch and then drove to the post office.  I had three new letters.  I mailed off several pen pal letters earlier today while walking.  I'm actually caught up for the moment.  I was so behind.  I sat down last night and wrote letters until I had them all done.  I plan to write one day a week to keep my letters caught up.  I might even go to Starbucks to do it. :P

Speaking of Starbucks!  I went to Office Max to get some plastic business card holder sheets.  I use these to keep my Starbucks cards in.  I found  package of 25 for 6.99 so I bought them. I was happy because I was figuring I would get like ten and they'd be ten dollars. lol  

The Office Max is really close to Starbucks, and I just happened to have one of my Starbucks tumblers with me, so I went and got a cascara latte and brought it home to drink while doing NaNo. :D  I also was able to get a new card that I didn't have.  I put all my cards into the sleeves and put them in the binder.  I had been using some trading card sheets, but the card kept falling out of those.  These are much better.  I love that the pack had 25.  That is enough for 250 cards!  I have plenty for more.

I am not too messed up from the time change last night.  It affects me more in the Spring that in does in the Fall.  I am going to get my laundry taken care of and while I do that, I'll be plotting where to go with my novel.  I've gotten to the part I was looking forward to writing and I'm not sure where to go! 


I am so broke!

I just sat down and paid all my monthly bills.  I also got groceries today and some household things I needed.  I am now broke until December.  I had to cancel PS Vue even though I've really enjoyed it.  If I had paid that, I would have been worse off this month than I already am.  I hope to re-subscribe to it in the future.  I'm going to miss it.  I got way more stuff at the grocery store than I should have, but I should have plenty to get me through the entire month.  I got two cans of coffee and one bag.  I wanted to try the Seattle's best coffee and I had a coupon, so I bought some of that.  I'm going to fix a cup after I finish this.  I need to get to Nano.  

I went for my usual walk today.  I came home and changed my shirt and shoes and headed to Family Dollar.  I got the things I needed there and headed for Food Lion.  I spent over $135 in there.  YIKES! LOL  I had a 10% off coupon which helped and I got a promo if you buy 5 of a certain product, you got $5.  The product?  Creamers. LOL!  My favorite creamers and the One touch latte were all in the deal, so I got three creamers and two of the one touch latte.  I won't be running out of creamer either. :p  

I had to renew my car tags and I wanted a change.  I've had many different personalized tags over the years,  here is what I've had:

NURIKO 

DK TWR 19

JODECO

PHOOEY

O GLOB

I've had O GLOB for the past two years.  I wanted something Starbucks related so I tried SBUX  It was taken, but STARBUX wasn't!  My new tags will say STARBUX  :D  I think they should give me a discount on my coffee. :p  

I brought my groceries home and was putting them away when a friend texted and wanted to meet for lunch.  I put my cold stuff away and met him.  I went by Starbucks while I was out and got a Cascara latte.  They have the red cups out and the red sleeves. ^_^  I totally forgot that I needed to pick up my prescription!  I came home and organized my groceries and then went back out to get my script.  Unfortunately, my Kmart is closing soon. It's where I get my prescriptions.  I am going to have to decide where else to go!  I love my peeps at the Kmart pharmacy.  I don't want to go somewhere else!


Starbucks again?!

Yeah, well... I went to Starbucks tonight and looked at the reusable cups and tumblers. They had all of their Anniversary stock on sale.  I bought this beauty.  It was 30% off and I love it!

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Isn't it pretty?  It's blue which is my favorite color.  It's only 10 oz, so I won't be using it at Starbucks, but I can use it at home.  It's so pretty!  And yes, I got a latte while there. :p

 


Delicious errands!

I needed to take my book back to the library today and I wanted Starbucks.  I went out and my car started up okay, so I figured I would risk it.  I went and dropped the book in the book drop at the library and then went to Starbucks.  I got myself a cascara latte and a chocolate chip cookie.  It was so good!  It was a nice treat.  I had my cookie warmed and it was delicious.  I came home and my car did okay.  I am happy to have gotten my errand done and I was definitely happy to get Starbucks!

I took my walk earlier today and then came home and did my workouts.  I was getting back from my walk and there was a train completely blocking the track leading into my neighborhood.  I didn't want to stand there for who knows how long, so I walked down to the next crossing.  Unfortunately, that meant I had to walk on the side of the road for a bit.  I get to the other crossing and I'm walking up to it when I hear the gates coming down!  I had to wait for another train and then I finally was able to get into the neighborhood and head home.  I was so frustrated, but I had coffee when I got here, so that helped. :P  I had a little time to relax before starting my workouts, so that was good.  There were two on there that are not my favorites.  I was not happy, but I did them! ^_^

I'm watching Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield on HLN and then I'm going to fix some dinner.  I enjoy this show.  I found it not long after it debuted on HLN.  I hope it sticks around!


Early deliveries FTW!

I actually got my Starbucks card order today!  It came a day earlier than the estimate.  That was cool.  I was happy with them.  There were some dupes in there, so I only got twenty new ones, but I'm still happy with the ones I got.  

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That is them.  I really like a lot of them.  They are a nice addition to my collection.  I went to Starbucks today and got a Cascara latte. :D  I also went by the post office.  I mailed four letters. Two regular pals and two potential new ones.  I received two letters and one that I could get because it's postage due and the pickup window isn't open after 3.  There was also a notice for something that was too big for my box.  I'll have to get back down there on Monday!  At this point, I'll probably have to walk.  I just hope it isn't raining!


Starbucks collection

I collect Starbucks cards as I've mentioned before. I went on ebay today to see if anyone had a good set of them for sale.  I found a lot of 38 that with shipping was 9.98.  I jumped on it.  There are a LOT of them that I don't have. At least 30 of the 38 are ones new to me.  I'm very happy!  I went around the house tonight trying to locate some of my old 'extras'.  I have a stack on my desk of extra ones, but I know I have more.  I just don't know where I stashed them.  I'd like to use the extras for trades or crafts.  I just want to round them all up.  I did find a few cool brochures and things from Starbucks. I also found several different cup sleeves and a few old gift card holders.  I'll share a picture of my cards when I get them.  I will try to do a photo album and keep it updated of all my cards.  

PS  I went to Starbucks tonight and got a cascara latte. :p