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Monday again?!

Well, when I got up today, I did not want to get out of bed.  When my Fitbit alarm went off, I didn't move.  I probably would have fallen back to sleep if I hadn't gotten a notification on my phone. I thought that was weird as I turn my phone off at night.  I forgot to do that last night. lol Sort of glad I did.  I was up longer last night than I should have because I made the mistake of opening Fallout Shelter and playing it.  It had been such a long time since I'd played and it was just as fun as I remembered it.  I don't know why I stopped playing.  I will probably put it on my phone since that will be faster.  I like the bigger screen of the tablet, but my tablet is old and slow.

Today it was quite warm again and I got a little hot on my walk.  Not too bd though.  I came home and relaxed for a bit before lunch.  I needed to mow the front lawn, so I did that after eating.  I hope I won't have to mow it again this season.  That would b nice.  My friend that takes me out to eat and helps me out a lot, needed a favor tonight.  He wanted to know if I could go to Lowe's and get a couple of florescent bulbs.  I went and got those and took them by his mom's house.  He stays at her house on Monday and Wednesday.  She is elderly and the he family can only get sitters part time so the other times he or his brother or other family members stay with her.  He was over there tonight and see needed a bulb so I went and got it.  I was thinking of getting something to eat while i was out, but my car was trying it's best to overheat so I came straight home!

Lowe's is very close to Starbucks but I didn't go! lol . I thought about it and then said, no, I've been the last two days in a row, I'll give it a rest.  I'm glad I didn't because the way my car was acting on the way to drop the bulbs off and on the way home, it would have probably been bad.  

I'm sitting here really wanting a snack, but I don't have anything to snack on. Wah!  LOL  Oh how I wish I had some candy bars or some McDonald's fries!


Sunday Starbucks. :p

It was dreary and overcast when I got up today.  It was supposed to rain when I would be walking, so I decided to skip.  We don't need any more rain for sure!  It was also pretty chilly!  I went to my friend's house. It was her birthday.  I went with her and her son to pick up food.  When we went back to her house, we walked over to her mom's and they had cupcakes. Yay!  I had a cupcake and it was delicious.  After that, my friend and I went to Starbucks.  She had a free birthday drink so she was going to get that.  I got a maple pecan latte. I had forgotten how good they were.  

After we got back, I came home and decided to get my walk in.  It was overcast, but it wasn't raining.  I got in my walk.  It was weird to go at a different time, but it was nice, too.  I was glad to get it in.  I think the weather is supposed to be okay tomorrow so I won't have to worry about rain.  

Speaking of rain, my basement is flooded.  I noticed when I washed dishes yesterday that the water in my sink didn't get hot.  I knew that meant that all the rain we had flooded the basement.  I decided to go down this evening right before dark to get it back on.  Nope! It was higher than I've ever seen it.  It was still higher than where the flame is, so there is no way I could have lit it.  I'll have to wait until it goes down. I've seen it several inches down there before, but this was a lot more than that.  There are cement steps going down into the basement.  The bottom step had water up to it's top.  

I always wash my hair on Sunday since it's bed linen day.  That way my hair and bed linen are both clean. :p . Unfortunately, I din't have any hot water for washing. I had to wash my hair in cold water. BRRR!  It wasn't as bad as it could be.  I got it done and was glad to have it done and over with.  Hopefully the water will go down in the basement quickly and I'll be able to get the pilot light lit. I'd like to take a hot bath!

 


Hello again!

I bet you thought I forgot to post yesterday, didn't you?  Well, I didn't!  I had power issues.  My power went out around 2:30 pm yesterday and it didn't come back until 5:15 pm today!  Believe me was I glad to see it back.  Yesterday was one crazy thing after another.  I went out at my regular lunch time and nothing was open.  The power was out all over the city.  We had a LOT of rain in a very short time and some extremely high winds.  It was nuts.  I think a tornado touched down here but I don't know if that has been confirmed.  The first time I went out to try and find something open so I could get food, it was insane.  It was still raining and nasty.  There were roads under water, trees across roads, waterfalls where there are no waterfalls, etc.  It was very exciting, but very scary!  I actually had to drive UNDER two trees that were across the road and then drive around another tree on the same road.  Luckily that was back near my neighborhood so my happy ass went home!

After the worst of the storms were over and it was only raining a little, I went back out to go to two different areas of the city that I didn't get to last trip.  One area was completely without power and the other area was blocked due to water in the road.  I had to go a crazy round about way, but I finally got back home.  That time, I decided I should just stay in!  I wrote a stack of pen pal letters on the MBP but of course, I couldn't mail them!  I also couldn't charge the MBP or my phone.  Oh and my data that I usually can use in a power outage decided to not work too!  I couldn't even get on to post that I couldn't post! Lol

So later, my friend texted and asked if I had power yet.  No, I said, what about you?  He didn't either.  He asked if I wanted to ride somewhere and try to find something open to get food. I agreed immediately!  We found two fast food places that were open but they were backed up like crazy.  We found another one that had people inside eating, but when we got to the drive thru, they said they were closed. BOO!  He mentioned a gas station / convenience store that usually had deli sandwiches and stuff.  We went there.  They were busy busy, but they had sandwiches!  I got two bacon, egg, and cheese croissants.  They were so delicious.  After not eating all day, they were ambrosial!  I got a bag of chips and a Mountain Dew.  I also got a bag of mini chocolate chip cookies and a bag of Funyuns to have for today.

So, I had to sleep with no air conditioning last night.  Luckily it wasn't too hot.  I am a person who likes to have my bedroom as an arctic climate when I sleep because I like to snuggle under covers.  I can't sleep unless I have some kind of cover on me.  I toss most of my bedding to the bottom of the bed and only used a light sheet and a blanket.  I finally got to sleep. One good thing about the power being out was that it was totally dark. I like it to be as dark as possible when I sleep.  I got my wish for sure last night.  I couldn't see anything.  

So, today, I get up when my Fitbit alarm goes off, actually I was awake a bit before it did.  The power was still off, so that meant no coffee. OH NOES!  I drank a room temperature Mountain Dew. BLEAH!  I love cold soda. I DO NOT like warm soda.  I had to have the caffeine though!

I decided to walk since I missed the last two days and there was nothing to do here anyway!  I got in a good walk.  I had to walk carefully in some areas because of downed lines and downed trees, but it was mainly okay.  The whole business section I pass when I'm walking was without power and still is as of about 20 minutes ago.  I had to run out to mail a package.  

I was able to get a cold Coke (Thank the Goddess) at my turn around point. I came home and my power was still out.  Boo.  I noticed last night when I went out with my friend that my other friend that lives at the top of my street had power! WHAT?!  UGH.  Her street is on another transformer or something.  So, today, when I walked by there, I noticed that her son was home.  He is 21 and in college to be a doctor and I love him to pieces.  I called and asked if it would be okay for me to come up and charge my phone and my laptop.  He said sure so I went.  I charged my Macbook to about 80% and my phone to almost 100 and headed home.  They have power and they have a coffee maker.  I made myself a cup. LOL . 

So, I had a nicely charge phone and MBP.  I came home and was trying to decide what to do about food.  I checked my phone and my data was working again so I was looking to see if I could find out what was open today.  A lot of city was / still is out.  My friend texted me and said if I could wait a bit, he'd pick me up and we'd go eat.  I did, and he did.  We ate and then he dropped me home.  While I was waiting for him to show, my power came back. YAY!  His didn't, though.  Sorry, friend!  

So, when we got back and he dropped me off, his power was still off.  I went out just a few minutes ago to mail off a package from one of my ebay auctions and a business that is a few streets over from his house had power when they didn't earlier and it looked like several houses on his street had power.  He had gone out to a friend's house since they had power.  I guess he'll head home soon.  I know I'm glad to have mine back!

While I was at the post office mailing that package, I also mailed off the letters I wrote last night. I was able to print them off today. I had to type them because it was the only way I could see to write them. LOL . OH!  After today's walk, something was hurting me on my chest right below my shoulder. It's way dark in the house without lights even in the daytime, so I couldn't see what it was.  I reached and a felt what felt like a flying stinging insect. I still don't know what it was or if it's still in my house.  It put a nice sized hole in me and it HURT.  Oh man, did it hurt. I'm pretty sure it was a wasp or a yellow jacket or something of the sort.  It's actually feels hot right now.  Not good! 

Ah, well, I just wrote my book for Nano in this post. LOL Well, I didn't get to post yesterday so there you go.  I should be able to sleep well tonight with the air going. Yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bleah! LOL

So, I bought a frozen dinner at the grocery store yesterday that I thought would be really good.  It wasn't!  I LOVE PF Chang's.  They have hat 'at home' meals for several years now, but they just started making an at home version of my favorite thing in their restaurant.  Their chicken lo mein is the BEST ever!  I saw that my grocery store had a frozen dinner version of that a week or so ago.  I finally got one last night.  The picture of the food on the box didn't look like it does at the restaurant, but I figured if it tasted like it, yay!  So, I decided to make it for dinner tonight.  Big mistake. It's horrible.  It tastes exactly like EVER OTHER frozen Asian dish I've ever tried.  GROSS.  I've tried every teriyaki chicken and every fried rice I can find and they all taste the same.  They are not good.  I was very disappointed in this and I'm so glad I only bought one!

I actually have had one dish that was an Asian inspired dish that was pretty good. It was from Lean Cuisine of all people!  Their sesame chicken is delicious.  It's a really small portion though.  Still, it's the only frozen Asian meal I've ever had that was good. I'll stick with my local Chinese and Japanese restaurants for good food.  I so wanted this dinner from PF Chang's to be good.  We don't have a PF Chang's here, so I'm only able to eat there out of town.

Oh well! Live and learn! I didn't walk today. I decided to take a rare day off and just relax.  I did just that.  After lunch though, I felt the need to get out for a little bit.  I drove to Target and hit the Dollar Spot.  I got seven cute Halloween items!  I got a notepad, a caution tape, pumpkin washi, a little Hallloween sign, a wooden? jack o lantern, a jack light up necklace, and a jack bucket.  All cute things.  I then noticed that the Starbucks in Target HAD the acorn / fall gift cards. WHEE!  I went and got what I thought were two sets.  I got home and realized I had one complete set and I was missing one from the other. Boo!  I was going to wait and go back tomorrow but the power in my house went out!  My friend who lives less than a mile away said his was out too.  It was an big outage from what I learned later. 

I decided to run back to Target Starbucks and get the card I missed. I'm glad I did, because I saw some other cards that I didn't have so I was able to grab a few of those. I was going to get a drink in there, but they were out of an ingredient, so I just went to my regular Starbucks and hit the drive thru.  I got a Frappuccino since I was hot and I didn't have air at home!  I came home and the power was still out.  It was starting to get dark outside, so I lit some candles and just drank my Frappuccino and relaxed.  The power came on not too long after that.  

Still no word on my Nano shirt being shipped. Boo! lol I want to see it.  Oh! I did run a milkshake by a friend's house on my way home from the first trip to Target. He is the one that does a lot for me and carries me out to eat all the time.  He tried to give me the money for his shake and I wouldn't let him.  I like to treat when I can.  

I have my notebook out that I used to NanoWriMo last year and I plan to write some ideas and notes for this years book. I have a idea of the majority of the book, but I want to have other stuff to lead up to that point. I want to get my notes down.   I also want to re-read the first two books before this year's so I can make notes and remember things I might have forgotten.  This one is going to be mainly centered around my two main characters and their Corgis on a dangerous road trip, but the other characters will be there in the beginning.  I want to re-familiarize myself with everyone. 


Coffee!

Yesterday was National Coffee day and I didn't even mention it in my blog post.  Oops!  I did have coffee yesterday, of course.  I went to Starbucks in the afternoon to get a latte.  It's not National Coffee day unless I go to Starbucks. :p . I went in for a change and got my drink.  I wanted to see if I could get any new gift cards.  I got the cute Halloween one and a couple of the eletronic load onces.  They didn't have the cut out fall ones.  The Barista said they didn't get any.  I'll keep an eye out at other places.  I found the cut out summer ones after the season at a Starbucks, so hopefully, I can still get a set of these.

I went on ebay today and listed some more anime cels.  These are all a lot less than my Nuriko cel.  I hope to sell some of them, but if not, that is okay too.  I just want to get some money to help cover the bill that I had that I shouldn't have had to worry with!  I should list some of my extra Starbucks cards.  I could have some small listings or a huge lot.  I might do that.  I have the rest of the day to list some more things.  I had some free listings and they end tomorrow.  I figured now was the perfect time to list things!

I walked today even though I really didn't want to . I came home and relaxed a bit and then mowed the front lawn.  I also carried branches to the street for tomorrow's pick up.  I have already washed my bed linen and it's in the dryer.  I haven't checked on it in a while. I already washed my hair today, too.  The only thing that I have to do is put the bed linen back on the bed.  I'm thinking of changing to my fall/winter comforter.  I might do that.  I need to go check and make sure it's okay. It's in a room that sometimes gets musty.  I'll have to see if it smells fresh.  If not, I'll have to air it out before I put it on the bed!

I'm going to do that after posting this and then check to see if the bed linen is ready to go back on the bed.  I am already into book six and will probably finish it sometime today.  I'm also checking in on Pocket Camp a lot because there is an event going on.  It's a Halloween one and I adore Halloween. I want ALL the Halloween goodies!

Oh, if you are interested, here is a link to my ebay seller page:

AnnDroidGirl's Ebay Page


Rain, yeah.... boy...

It was overcast when I went for my walk today.  It wasn't raining though.  That certainly changed! LOL I was on my way back and I noticed it was starting to sprinkle a little.  I got my umbrella out.  It started raining a little so I used the umbrella.  Good thing I did!  It started to POUR rain and it was the kind that isn't coming straight down.  My butt and back were soaked through quickly.  My shoes, socks, and feet were soaked.  My shoes are still wet!  It stopped raining as hard, but it kept raining until I got home.  After I was in and dried off and changed, it stopped raining. ~_~;  I needed to dry my clothes, but I just tossed them in the washer with some other things that needed washing and did that instead.  It was not fun walking like that.  It rained so hard and so quick that there were a lot of puddles.  I kept stepping in them by accident.  Believe me, I was glad to get home!

I laid down on the bed to relax a bit after I got home.  My friend texted and said to not eat.  That means we would go out.  We went to another of our favorite local restaurants.  It  was so delicious.  I got a bacon burger and it was the best burger I've had in a long time.  He needed to run a few errands, so I rode with. He got me a Frappe at McD's while we were out.  I had my Kindle with me, so when we were stopped at the places he needed to go, I read on my current read.  It's book four in the series I'm reading.  It's pretty good so far.  I'll read more later.  

Right now, I'm feeling sort of bleh.  My friend got onion rings with his dinner and let me have some.  I love onion rings, but onions don't like me. LOL . My mom was the same way.  She loved onions but they didn't like her back.  The crazy thing is, I only had a tiny bit of onion.  I usually just peel the breading off and eat that so it isn't so bad.  It was so good though! :( Oh well, I knew what would happen and did it anyway! lol

 

 


Good news for a change!

So, the Visa gift cards came through today and I added them to my Paypal account.  I find that I can't move the money from them into my account. DOH!  So, I go online and look for solutions.  I took them off my Paypal account and then invoice myself at a different email address from my Paypal account.  I was able to use them as Visa and send myself the money.  I lost some in the fees, but I now have enough in my Paypal account to cover the bill when it hits.  Thank goodness.  I am so relieved.  That takes a lot off of me.  I can pay it back in payments and get it paid.  I'm just so relieved, you just don't know!

I walked today.  When I first got up, it was overcast and I thought, uh oh! I'm going to be walking in the rain.  Luckily, the sun came out by the time I left for my walk.  No rain for today's walk. Yay!  I am glad to get back in my routine.  Now, I just need to get back into doing my workouts! :p

I checked Informed Delivery for my post office box snd there is a letter in there from someone I haven't written before.  I'm thinking it's probably from a new pal. Yay!  I may run down there later and pick it up. I have a few more things in my box.  I think that is the only letter, though.  I think I should go get my mail and stop at Starbucks to get a treat for myself.  I have several freebies on my Starbucks card. ^_^


Bullet Journal goodies!

So, while I was at the beach, I ordered a couple of things from Amazon to arrive today.  That way I would have something to look forward to when I came back.  What did I get?  Well, I got a new Leuchtturm1917 for my 2019 bullet journal.  It's Ice blue and gorgeous!  I also bought a cool pack of brush pens that included their own case!  Look at my goodies:

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The last picture is of the new Leuchtturm and the current one. Look at how fat my current one is! LOL!  I can't wait to set up the new one for 2019!  It's going to be pretty cool.  In other cool news, I went to a really neat place at Myrtle Beach....

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This was seriously cool!  I have to share the top of my receipt with you.  Yes, I bought stuff. LOL Two Homer pins, a Maggie pin, a Lisa pin, and a Marge pin.  Also a Homer keychain.  I didn't see a Bart pin with the others.  Here is the top of my receipt!

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I didn't walk or do my workouts today. I took a day off to recover from the beach trip. I did mow and do my shopping.  I also went to Starbucks because I was one trip away from a star dash.  I made it! That gave me enough stars for another free drink.  I now have three on my card. LOL!  I also checked the Starbucks at Target while out and was glad I did.  They had some summer die cut gift cards that I didn't have. YAY!


Evening post!

So, I spent some balcony time this afternoon after getting back to the room.  My friend and I went out after that.  We went to North Myrtle Beach.  I wanted to go to Tuesday Morning and I got to go!  I got a planner and some inserts from a different kind of planner.  I also got some washi. :p We went to the Goodwill while we were up there.  I usually find stuff I want at that one, but this time I didn't. Oh well.  

We went to Sonic for dinner and it was good.  We hit the grocery store to pick up a few things we needed after that.  Now, I'm sitting in the room on my bed relaxing.  I like my planner.  I am going to see if I can't get some more stuff for it.  I'm hoping the inserts that I got will work for a planner I have at home.  The planner I bought was one I've never seen. It's got weird rings.  It's pretty though . It's green and has Hello on the cover.  The receipt says "Planner Hell" LOL!

I am going to take a beach walk later, I am not sure when.  Sometime between now and midnight.  I still need to do my French lesson.  I guess I can do that after I finish posting this.  I might go out on the balcony for a bit.  My friend is watching tv and it's way too loud.  I already have a headache and it's not helping at all. 

Oh, I forgot to mention I got to go to the Starbucks at NMB.  It's one of my favorite stores.  I was able to get a stack of gift cards that I didn't have.  Yay! ^___^


Sunday, or a week from now I'll be at the beach! :D

Yes, that is right.  We are leaving for the beach next Sunday.  I'm ready to go now. lol One more week to wait.  Ahh!  So, as for today, I got my walk in.  I really did not want to walk today, but I did it anyway.  I got home and did my workouts and then my French.  I had lunch and thought about going out for a bit, but I didn't.  I stayed in the rest of the day.  Now that it is evening, I'm tempted to go out for a bit! lol . I don't have any money to go anywhere and buy anything, but I could ride around a bit.  I may or may not do that.  Who know with me?

It's too late to go to Starbucks or I would go there. :p . Also, I want to save what money I have on my card for the trip.  I have a free drink and I'm close to another.  I'd like to save the money I have so I can have it during my trip.  I have a lot of bills this month so it's going to be difficult financially.  I'll have to watch my spending at the beach for sure.  I can't go crazy buying goodies!  

I do have one thing planned.  I want to get a cute whale sticker for my phone.  They are only a few bucks.  I also hope to find some Starbucks cards.  Those are free, so that won't be a problem.  I remember last year I was able to get six new cards while at the beach.  That was also when I found out that you could get them without loading them! Thanks Starbucks barista at North Myrtle Beach!  She was also the one that got me a coffee passport. ^__^