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Monday birthday times....

Just has I figured, I didn't hear from any of my friends wanting to do anything today. I expected no less.  I skipped my walk and my workouts since I felt like it.  I did walk on the treadmill for a little bit, but no where near what I needed to do to get my steps in for the day.  Oh well.

I went to Starbucks this afternoon and got a crazy sweet concoction.  I got a venti vanilla latte with 5 pumps caramel, whip, and caramel sauce drizzle.  WOWEEE was it sweet. @_@;  I'm so used to my Cascara latte. Oh well, it was good.  I saw Dookie the Corgi and his folks come in as I got there.  I had to park and go see Dookie and get Corgi kisses! ^______^ . That totally made my day!

I played with him a bit and then even got to give him his puppuccino! :D . I stayed a bit longer and then went on so I could drink my drink.  One of my prescriptions should have been ready yesterday, but they were out.  They were supposed to get some today, but they said it would be tomorrow! I was already a day late in taking them, so I asked if any of the other company stores had them.  They checked and said two of them did. I called the closest one and they said they didn't.  I called the one furthest away, and they had them! I had them fill them and drove to get them.  My car was acting up but I got there and back.

I did get something good for my birthday from myself! LOL I ordered a new Starbucks tumbler on eBay last week and two Starbucks gift cards to add to my collection.  They all came today.  Here is the tumbler and cards:

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I love the color of that tumbler and the two cards are cool. The second one is now one of my favorite Starbucks card designs ever. Books, snow, and Starbucks coffee? Yes!  


Hmmm

It has been a very long day.  I did get to sleep a little earlier last night, so that helped some.  I walked and the sun was out and it was hot.  BLEAH!  I came home and it got overcast. ~_~; I did my workouts and French and then had lunch. I relaxed a bit and then decided to go to Target for a bit.  I did and didn't buy anything in Target!  That is a first. :P I did stop by the Starbucks in there and get a drink to make day 4 and get my extra 25 stars.  I will go tomorrow to the regular Starbucks to get my birthday drink.  My birthday is tomorrow and I'm not really happy about it.  I've never been one to worry about age, but I'm turning 50 tomorrow and it SUCKS.  I still think I'm in my 20's with better sense!  Ugh.  How in the hell did I get this old.  I swore I wouldn't let myself get to 50.  Phooey. Phooey. Phooey.  


Meh

I'm just meh today.  I didn't get to sleep again until around 4am.  I was feeling pretty crappy this morning when my Fitbit alarm went off.  I got up anyway.  I considered skipping my walk, but I went anyway!  It was overcast so it wasn't has hot as it could have been. I'm so glad about that!  That heat is horrible.  I got home and cooled down and relaxed until I did my workouts.  I got those done and my French and then relaxed a bit.  I fixed lunch and then did some other things I needed to do.

I am on a Star Streak at Starbucks, so I went over there.  Today would be day 3 of 3 days in a row. I got a cookie for my purchase and a free drink (I had two free drinks on my card).  I got 25 bonus stars.  If I go tomorrow and make it 4 days in a row, I'll get an additional 25!  I may or may not do that.  I want to make sure I have the gas to get over there on Monday.  Monday is my birthday and they do a free drink for your birthday, but it's only on your birthday.  I plan to go and get either a Cascara latte or a caramel frappuccino, or maybe something completely different.  Who knows?  If I did go tomorrow and Monday, and went Tuesday, that would be 125 total bonus stars. LOL I'm probably not going to be able to make that, but that is okay.

 


Starbucks and GPS!

My old phone had a horrible issue with GPS.  It was readily apparent when I used my walking apps and Pokemon Go.  The new phone has no issues at all with GPS!  I was playing around with Google assistant and got it to give me directions to Starbucks yesterday.  It did okay, but it could have been more in depth.  I downloaded Waze last night to give it a try.  I loaded Starbucks in there and told it to take me there. Yes, I already know the way.  I could drive over there in my sleep.  I just wanted to test the app.  It did fine.  I got a drink while I was there. Of course. :P

I entered in the post office after that to see what it would do with that.  It kept trying to send me the wrong way!  I'm not sure if it was the app or me.  Probably me as I didn't pull over to start it.  After I left the post office, I told it to get me home and it tried to carry me quicker route home so that was okay.  I don't think I would depend on the Google directions or the Waze directions if I were out of town.  Of course, if I had been able to look at my phone, it would have been better.  I'll have to get a mount for my car.  I think if I could glance at the screen, it would be helpful.  If I get a mount, I'll try it again and see how it goes.  I think that would be good to use.  I can use it at the beach next month if I am walking and get turned around.   That actually happened one year.  I went walking and walked somewhere I'd never been.  It took awhile, but I got back to the ocean. LOL

I did NOT want to walk today.  I had made up my mind to skip it.  Then, I got my ass up and walked! It was so hot out there that I regretted it at first. I was happy when I got done and got home in the air conditioning!  I cooled off and relaxed and then did my workouts.  I wanted to skip those too, but I did them!  

 


Oops!

Sorry about yesterday.  I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute.  I was able to finish so that was good.  It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog.  Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.  

I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks!  I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in.  I did that and then got my stars.  I walked and did my workouts today, too.  I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out.  I came home and mowed the front lawn.  I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain.  Can't mow in those conditions!  I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine.  I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light.  I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level.  I had a migraine last night too.  I need to figure out what is triggering them.  I hate them.  I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach.  The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy!  Sitting in the partial dark does help.  

 


Treadmill... well... sort of!

My friend came today and helped me get the treadmill from my car and into my house.  We set it up where I want to use it and plugged it in.  Then, he realized that the 'key' that you have to connect to use it wasn't there!  He'll look for it tomorrow when he goes back to the house where he got it.  Hopefully he'll find it. If not, it should be easy enough to order a spare online.  I was able to get the model number from it so I could download a pdf of the manual.  It's pretty nice.  I has two cup holders and a book holder.  I think I'm going to like it.  I just wish I could have tested it out! It was too big for my room, so I put it in another room.  I will have to get a fan for that room!  In the winter, I have extra space heaters, so that won't be a problem.  Now, I just need to get the key so I can test it out.

It was so hot on my walk today.  I had just started out and I thought to myself, "I've made a mistake." LOL . I went ahead and did my whole walk though.  The machine was still out of soda! :( I had just enough with me and with the added 50ยข that someone left in the machine that was empty.  I was able to get a bottled one at the hospital.  Luckily, I didn't have to go into the hospital  They have the drink and snack machines in between the automatic doors.  I don't need germs with my soda. :p

Tomorrow is double star day at Starbucks, so I might go and write my pen pal letters.  No, I still didn't do them today. :( I would have gone over there tonight, but I knew my friend was coming to help me move in the treadmill, so I didn't go.  I would like to go tomorrow as they was always my regular day.  We'll see.  If nothing else, I'll go and get one to go and come home and drink it and write my letters. ^_^

 


Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, rain, rain!

This morning when I woke up, it was pouring rain.  It was insane.  I looked up the weather on my phone and it looked like it was going to rain pretty much all day.  I decided to skip my walk.  Then, when it was the time I'm usually leaving, the sun came out!  I was so irritated.  I decided to just get up, dress, and go!  I made it almost home when it began to sprinkle just a little bit. Not enough for my umbrella.  I got home and had changed into other clothes when I looked out the window.  It was pouring again.  Luckily I missed that!  I didn't do my workouts because my schedule was off by that point.

I was going to do them later, but I never got around to them. Oops!  With all the rain, I wanted to go look at the river.  I live in a river city and I knew it would be high with all the rain we've had lately.  I went and it was really high.  I am sure that parts of the Riverwalk trail are under water.  Since I was heading in the direction of Starbucks, I went. :p . It was happy hour after 3pm today on all Frappuccino beverages, so I got a a caramel one.  My favorite Barista was at the window. I hadn't seen her in a while. :) . She knows I'm the cascara latte girl. lol I told her I got the Frappuccino because of them being half price. ^_^ . It was pretty tasty, too!

I came back home in case it started raining again.  The sky was getting really dark when I was heading over there and back.  I haven't gone back out and the few times I've looked out since I got home, it wasn't raining.  I hope it's not raining tomorrow during my walk time.  I don't want to miss another day of walking. My friend is going to get me a treadmill soon!  His mom is going to be moving to assisted living soon and she has a treadmill.  He asked her if he could get it for me and she said yes.  That will be great.  Rainy or snowy days won't keep me from walking then. ^_^ . I'm not sure when I'm getting it, but I'm happy about it!


Never satisfied.

I changed the background and colors of the blog again.  I just can't seem to stick with one thing.  I like this for now. I'm not sure how I'll feel about it tomorrow, though. LOL!  Who knows. :P . 

I walked today and it wasn't as hot as it's been.  It was a bit overcast at times, but it didn't rain.  I hope it stays like it is. It's warm, but not too bad and it makes walking so much nicer.  I came home and had time to relax and cool down before doing my workouts.  It was leg day.  That wasn't too bad.  I did those and then my French lesson and then did a few things on the MBP and then fixed lunch.  It's almost time to fix dinner and I'm ready now! LOL!  I will fix something after I post this.  I try to eat my supper after 8pm each night.  Since I stay up so late, that keeps me from getting so hungry later in the evening and snacking.

I may go to Starbucks tomorrow and spend some time, and I may not.  I haven't decided yet.  I just hope that if I do decide to go I can get a table.  That is always a struggle.  I haven't been in such a long time.  I'm hoping to go time it and go at the right time to get a place to sit that I like and stay awhile.  It also won't hurt to have a latte. :p . I can always use a Cascara latte. :D


Charging my Fitbit Charge 2

So I can't move until it's done. LOL No, really. I'll move if I have to. :p . I am sitting at my desk on the MBP and I just had a delicious Venti Cascara latte! ^____^  I went to the grocery store and got a few things earlier and then I came back and realized that I wanted Starbucks.  Since I could actually drive my car, I went! I went through the drive thru and got my favorite drink.  Cascara latte with almond milk FTW!  Also, as I was driving out of the drive thru, I saw Dookie the Corgi. <3 . He is so cute!  It was nice to see him. 

I left Starbucks and came straight home.  I am not going to over do it on my car.  I want it to be able to take me to the places I need to go.  I went by the recycle center while on my grocery trip and noticed that the bins are pretty full.  I'll just wait and take my recycling on Monday when I know they'll be empty.  It makes it so much easier!  Plus, there were some construction vehicles parked close to them.  They are working on the road a little ways up.  I've seen them doing it on my daily walk.  I'll try to hit the recycle center Monday while they are still working so their vehicles won't be in the way!

It was very nice to get back to my normal routine today.  I walked and then came home and relaxed and cooled off.  I then did my workouts and my French.  I had time to relax for a bit after that before fixing lunch.  I decided instead of waiting so late to make my blog post, that I'd do it now.  I had thought about packing up the MBP and going to Starbucks for several hours, but I decided to just run over and get my drink via the drive thru.  I am going to go at some point and sit in for a while.  It's been way too long!


Day two with the MBP

So it's my second day with my 'new' MBP.  I'm still loving it.  It's so much faster than my Macbook.  Programs that ran way too slow work fine on this! I'm so happy with it.  I realized that it only had Photos and not iPhoto.  I really prefer iPhoto even though it's older and not supported anymore.  Luckily, when I upgraded my Macbook to a newer version of Mac recently, I was able to get the latest version of iPhoto.  Since it was in my 'purchased' apps in the Appstore, I was able to get it. Yay!

Another thing that happened last night.  You remember I mentioned that I was installing Photoshop Elements when I was posting.  Well, I kept getting error messages.  It said it wasn't compatible with my version of Mac and blah blah blah.  I Googled it and found people saying I'd have to get the newest version of PSE. I didn't want to spend money since I had the Power PC  version of PSE and I bought PSE 9 when I got my first intel Mac.  I decided to contact Adobe and see what could be done.  They were able to get it installed and running fine!  Great support from Adobe!  I am comfortable with PSE 9 and I didn't want to change.  I also didn't have $79 to upgrade to the latest version!

Today, I got up and went for my walk.  I came home and cooled down and then did my workouts and my French.  I had lunch and then I've pretty much been on the MBP since. LOL . It's so cool and fast.  I'm so happy with it.  Now, if I could just get the brakes on my car fixed, I could go to Starbucks with it or just go to Starbucks and bring some goodies home!  I always felt 'different' when I went to Starbucks with my white Macbook. Now I'll have a MBP like everyone else. LOL!  Yeah, I'm a weirdo!  Of course my Macbook did have a lot of cool decals and stickers on it.