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Day one with the Charge 2!

So, today was my first full day with my Charge 2.  I wore it on my walk and was a bit surprised when it didn't count as many steps as my One used to.  I am not sure if it's because I tracked my walk with it or not.  I will track my walk with an app tomorrow as I always did with my One and see if that makes a difference.  I was tracking with an app today and it gave me more distance.  I think the Fitbit probably just needs to get used to me. I did get my regular number of steps in eventually and it's not midnight yet, so I'll get more.  The difference of the steps was pretty big.  I usually get home from my walk and have right at 13,000 steps.  Today, I only had a little over 10,000!  Weird  We'll see how things go tomorrow.  I still love it and it's so pretty.  I hardly even feel like it's on most of the time.  If the regular band is this comfy, I can't wait to see how the others are. The reviews all said they were much more comfortable than the band that comes with it.  They should get here tomorrow, so I'll wear one and review it.

It was threatening rain and storms here today, but thankfully, it waited until after I walked. I got in a warm, partially sunny walk.  I didn't do my workouts at the usual time, because I wasn't feeling great. I did them just a little while ago.  It was butt day and my booty hurts! LOL!   It's rained and stormed here this evening.  We were under a tornado warning and one did go through one of the communities in my city, but it didn't hit here.  There are trees and branches down all over the city.  I ran out to run an errand and I had to back track because there was a tree down in a yard and they had the road near it blocked off.  Not sure if it knocked down a wire or what.  

My power blinked a few times, but it never went off.  I had my candles lit, so I was ready just in case.  Now, I need to go fix dinner.  It's way past the time I usually fix dinner, but I didn't get my workouts in until just a bit ago.  I would have done them during the storm, but that would have guaranteed I would have lost power. LOL  It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but I'm hoping that it doesn't during walk time!


BLEAH

Yeah, that is the day I've had. LOL  It was rainy and cold and just plain bleah. I decided to skip my walk today and so I did!  I stayed in my room in the bed reading. It was cold.  I wish it would make up it's mind. One day it's seventy, the next it's less than fifty and it was actually snowing here earlier.  Sheesh!

I did go out once this afternoon to hit a Pokestoyp since I didn't walk and couldn't pass any that way.  That is all I did.  I went to a Pokestop, spun the stop, caught a Pokemon and came home.  I did do my workouts, so it wasn't a totally wasted day.  I plan to get right back to everything tomorrow. It's supposed to be clear tomorrow.  I'm not sure if it will be warm, but as long as it's dry, I'll be walking!

I've been sleepy all day. I've had to fight the urge to not lay down and sleep!  Cold rainy weather will do that.  Let's hope that tomorrow really is clear.  I want to get back at it! :)


Wednesday catch up!

Since I didn't post a real post last night and I promised a real one today, I decided to do it early!  I am still very tired today.  I didn't sleep well again last night.  I am hoping to catch up on some tonight, but I probably won't.  Considering that my friend and I are leaving for the beach in the morning.  I never sleep well the night before a trip.  I sleep even less knowing I have to get up earlier than my usual time. :p  

So, yesterday I walked, but I didn't do my workouts.  I would have, but there were a lot of moves that would hurt my foot.  My foot still hurts a lot.  Walking is bad, but it isn't as bad as some of the workouts.  I skipped my workouts  I decided since I won't be able to do any until I get back, I'm just skipping them until Monday.  I plan to eat and enjoy everything possible this weekend, because Monday, I plan to finally get on track!  I want to reach my goal weight!  Since I'll be at the beach this weekend, I plan to enjoy the food. :p

I washed clothes last night and packed my suitcase.  My clothes are all ready, but my other suitcase is still empty. I carry two small suitcases to the beach.  One has my clothes, the other has my electronics, notebooks, bujo, etc.  I also carry my messenager bag, but I carry it up front in the car with me.  I carry my phone, wallet, trip journal, and other things in it.  I also carry a Starbucks tumbler for coffee!  I picked one of of my more recent ones that I haven't used much.  

I was thinking of leaving the laptop at home, but I got some electrical tape and was able to fix the cord.  It's not a permanent fix, but it is working fine at the moment.  I had some other tape on it and I could hear it sparking.  I put the electrical tape on and it's not sparking and it is charging well. ^_^  I really want to be able to use my Macbook!  I have to do nice blog posts at the beach, right?

Today I walked and it was sunny and in the seventies!  Yesterday it was around fifty.  I was able to walk in short sleeves today.  That was weird.  I am ready for this same weather but with an ocean view.  I hope to take a lot of pictures and you know I'll share some after I get home.  I'll also try to share one a day while there.  I plan to get to the Starbucks at North Myrtle.  I have three free drinks on there and I got my notification today that I'm gold for another year.  I already knew that. :p It's nice to see it though. :D

I have such a weird tan line from winter walking!  I wear a pair of long fitness capris so I have a nice tan on my calves but from half way up and past my knee, I have none. LOL  It looks so weird and makes me self conscious.  I plan to get some just above the knee shorts to wear on my walks.  I hope to get grey ones as all the black ones I've worn in the past all get bleached out from the sun.  Grey ones would too, but it wouldn't be so noticeable. I have never tanned in my life until I started walking!  It's so weird.

Ah, I think I totally made up for that short post last night.  I was just so tired.  I am also currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule that I hadn't read before.  It's so good!  I am carrying my Kindle with me to the beach, and I will probably finish it there.  I'm also still reading the book on coffee.


Sunny Saturday

Yes, it was sunny today and it was nice.  It wasn't cold, but it wasn't really warm either.  It was in the low fifties.  Not bad at all for walking.  I got in a good walk.  It was not windy like it was yesterday.  I stopped at the pharmacy on my walk but my prescription wasn't ready, so I had to go back later.  I came home from my walk and did my workouts, I had lunch, and then headed to the pharmacy.  I got my prescriptions and then went to the post office.  I had planned to write pen pal letters tonight, so I wanted to check my box and see if I had any new ones.  I did!  

I came home and then realized I wanted some coffee. I wanted a latte, and I didn't want to drive all the way over to Starbucks, so I thought I'd give the coffee drinks at Sheetz a try.  I went and ordered a caramel latte. It was pretty tasty. Not as good as Starbucks by a long shot, but not bad.  I got home and put away some laundry that I washed yesterday.  I then realized I needed a few things from the grocery store.  I had gone to the store last night and got my groceries, but I forgot to pick up a few things.  I went and got those and then came back home.  I wrote quite a few pen pal letters and I'll get those in envelopes and ready to go tomorrow. I'll drop them in a box along my walk.  I don't usually walk as far as the post office anymore, so I figured I'd check my box today.  I'll mail the ones I wrote tonight and I may go to Starbucks tomorrow to write the ones that came today or I may wait and go one day with week.  I may just go get a latte and come home and do them.  Who knows!?

I need to get up and fix dinner, I'm just being lazy and not wanting to move at the moment.  I have plenty of goodies to choose from since I've been grocery shopping. I just have to decide what I want to fix!  I have lots of good frozen dinners, sandwich stuff, and other things.  I have almost too much to choose from! :p  I'll figure out something and then fix that.  I'll then get my letters ready to go for tomorrow. I don't have any other plans for tonight except to read and play some Pocket Camp!  I finished the first half of the event that is going on, so I'm glad of that.  I am not sure when the second half starts, but it's probably soon!  


Walks are good.

So, today, it was sunny and much nicer weather wise than yesterday.  It was a bit warmer too.  I think it got up to 60!  I got in my regular walk and came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts. I did those and then did my French lesson and then fixed lunch.  I relaxed a bit and then my friend came to pick me up.  We went to the Riverwalk trail and walked.  We got a later start and it was getting quite dark as were heading back to the car.  After we left there, we went to a local restaurant for dinner.  I wasn't expecting that, so that was a nice surprise.

After eating, he dropped me home and I've been doing things around the house.  I worked on one room that needed a bit of straightening up.  I got that done.  I don't have any other things that I need to do tonight. I'm going to get off of my computer and play some Pocket Camp and then finish my current read.  I'm probably going to finish it tonight and then I'll start on the other one I borrowed from the Kindle store.

I'm extremely tired at the moment, so I might not get anything else done except crashing.  Zzzzz


Walking, yes or no.

Well, it was a yes!  It was warm again today and although it was overcast, there was a very minimal chance of rain, so I decided to walk.  It was a pretty good one and I must have been moving pretty fast, because I got back home a bit earlier than I usually do!  I relaxed a few minutes with coffee and then did my workouts.  Those weren't too bad.  After those, I did my French lesson and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  I also washed and dried a load of clothes today, but I haven't gotten those out of the dryer yet!

I decided to go to Target just to walk around for a bit.  I did, but they were so crowded, it got on my nerves so I left!  I had thought about getting Starbucks, but my friend had texted and asked if I'd bring him a shake.  I did that and then I drove around a little more and then headed home.  I watched more Olympic coverage today.  I saw some the the Curling event and I have to say that is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.  How is that even considered a sport?!  So weird!

Anyway!  I did find two true crime books last night on Amazon and loaded them to my Kindle.  One is a book about Ted Bundy that I haven't read.  I am fascinated with Ted Bundy and I've read all the books I could get on him.  The reviews say this one is good.  My favorite will always be The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.  Not only did she write about him, she actually KNEW him personally.  I loved all her books.  It was sad when she died.  Her writing style was excellent.

I decided to try a different version of Linux on one of my old Win laptops.  The laptop that I was trying to burn the iso to a usb drive was being snarky, so I restarted it and now I'm waiting for 15342432234 updates. ~_~; Stupid windows and their stupid updates.  I wish it would hurry.  At this point, I am probably not going to be installing Linux tonight!  I've always (well mainly) used version of Linux Mint, but I wanted to try something different.  We'll see how it goes!


Monday, Monday...

Okay, so I didn't post much yesterday, so I'll make up for it to my readers.  Do I even have readers?  My stats say so, so I am hoping I do! ^_^  I got up today and it was overcast again.  I thought it was supposed to clear off.  Sadly, it wasn't clear today.   did notice that it wasn't raining though.  I went for my walk and it didn't walk at all.  I was glad of that.  It didn't rain the entire time I walked.  It tried to sprinkle a bit  but it didn't amount to anything.

I stopped at the pharmacy and got a couple of bags of Luden's Honey Lemon cough drops.  My favorites.  It's hard to find them these days.  They are the only place that carries them around here.  I got those and then headed back home.  The pharmacy is near one of my half way points.  I got back home and relaxed for a bit before doing my workouts.  There were six today instead of five.  It was butt day and my butt was already sore before I started.  It was really sore afterwards! LOL!  After doing those, I did my French lesson and relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  I had a good lunch and then took a bath to soak my poor sore body. 

My friend's mom had a birthday today so I was invited up to their house to dinner.  I got some delicious homemade tortellini.  Yummy!  I stayed a while after eating and then came home.  Now, I'm posting to my blog and watching The Flinstones.  I had a nice warm cup of coffee when I got home from dinner!  I thought about going to Starbucks, but I didn't.  I actually got to go yesterday in all the craziness.

I went to Target last night to see if I could find some Moleskine cahiers or something similar to use in my A5 Webster's TN.  Target now carries some Blue Sky brand TNs and they have some things to put in them.  They had a two pack of notebooks.  They are the perfect size for my new TN.  They are pink and white just like the TN I got.  They looks great in there and they fit perfectly.  

The other items I got at Target was a three pack of Brit and Co. washi that was $1.74. I also got four of the cute colorful heart washi from the dollar spot.  I got a roll of it earlier and liked it a lot.  I got four more rolls last night.  I love the colors of it and at $1 a roll, I couldn't pass it up.  The dollar spot washi rolls are small, so it will be nice to have extras.

I didn't go to the Starbucks while I was in there!  I actually had gone to the regular one earlier in the day.  My friend's asked me to ride with them somewhere and I agreed.  We went by Starbucks so I could get a Cascara latte. If I hadn't already had one earlier, I probably would have gotten one when I went to Target.  I also went to the grocery store while I was out and got a few things I forgot to get earlier.  I then ran by the dollar store because I forgot to get milk and I wanted to get a couple of Wise snack packs.  They are $2 and they have eight small bags of Wise snacks. (regular chips, popcorn, crunchy cheez doodles, and puffed cheez doodles.) There are two of each variety in the pack.  It's good for a quick snack and it's portion control too!

 


Another day almost done...

It rained last night and the street was wet this morning, but I didn't see any rain falling.  I was happy because I do not like to walk in the rain. It's such a pain to hold my umbrella.  Literally! It makes my back hurt horribly.  I got in my entire walk and no rain. Yay!  I actually got a few minutes start, so I got back a little earlier than usual.  I came in and relaxed a bit until I did my workouts.  After doing those, I was sore.  I soaked in a tub of very hot water.  I stayed in there a while and then got out and got dressed for going out.  I went to Hobby Lobby and got six new rolls of washi.  One two pack was marked down to $1.  The other two were on sale.  One 50% off and the other 40% off!  Everything else I got was a markdown item.  I got a Webster's Pages traveler's notebook. It's pink and cream striped and it's lovely.  It was $29.95 originally.  I got it for $7.49!  I also got some cute mini stampers, a little planner envelope, some page clips, a magnetic pencil holder, and some pretty feather designed paper.  It's on a roll but it's paper.  It's pretty.

I was leaving there and heading to Starbucks.  I got a text, so when I was at the stop light, I looked.  My friend wanted to go to eat dinner, so I texted him that I was on my way home.  I switched lanes and headed home. He picked me up a bit after that and we went to eat.  He ran me by the post office too.  I had two letters.  One from a pal that I haven't heard from in a long time and I was worried about her.  I'm so glad she wrote!  

I'm going to get off of here and read my book and then play some Animal Camp and then crash.  I'm yawning myself silly as I am typing this!


Well then.

I guess I should do a real post today since I didn't yesterday.  I got in my walk today and it was a little warmer than yesterday, but not a lot.  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  It was ab day.  It was insane, but I did it!  I was happy when I was done! LOL!  

I was surprised when my friend wanted to go out and eat.  Usually Wednesday is not the day for that.  We did go, though, and then I came back here and did some things.  Later, I rode with him to the dollar store and he gave me some money to pick up a few things I needed.  I was going to print the February calendar for my workouts, but it isn't out yet.  Hopefully she'll release that soon.  If not, I can always use the app.  I have her app and it has each day's workouts listed.  

So far I'm enjoying the book on the Borden murders.  It's quite good.  I do want to go back to that zombie series I was reading.  I looked on Amazon and there are a lot of books in the series and it looks like most of them are available to borrow via Kindle Unlimited.  I'm going to have to give it a try!  I can read that whole series in a month's time and that is the length of the trial.  I'll know by the end of the month if it's worth it to me and if there are enough of the books I want to read.  I'll do a review of it after  I've given it a go!

 


Starbucks time denied!

So, I decided to load up my messenger bag and go to Starbucks this afternoon.  I wanted to work on pen pal letters and spend the afternoon relaxing in Starbucks.  I got there and they were completely full.  There was no where for me to sit! :(  I got my cascara latte and a multi grain bagel and left.  I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to staying quite a while.  I came home and crashed on my sofa and I have been here ever since.  

I finished the zombie book I was reading and found the second one in the series was a free to borrow on on Amazon Prime.  I downloaded it to my Kindle, but I haven't started it yet.  I got in my walk today.  It was overcast and a bit drizzly at times.  It didn't really rain though so that was okay.  I did get damp and I had to use my umbrella a bit, but it wasn't too bad.  I came home and relaxed a bit.  I planned to do m workouts at the usual time but then didn't.  I will do those later. 

I packed up and headed to Starbucks, but like I said, there was no where for me to sit.  I miss the old location.  There was more seating there.  I like the new locations drive thru and how nice it is, but it's just not big enough.  They really need more seating.  

I created my habit tracker in bujo for February.  I am doing color themes for the months this year.  January's theme was blue, February's is going to be pink.  I have my habit tracker done and I plan to put something on the other page, I just am not sure what.  Probably a February calendar.  

I need to be thinking about what I'm going to fix for dinner.  So far, I have no idea what I want!  I'll eat dinner and then do my workouts.  I'll only have to put my bed linen back on my bed and I'll have everything I needed to do done for today.  I took a bath earlier and washed my hair, so that is done.  I also already did my French lesson.  I just need to finish this post and then put the linens back on the bed.  Oh, and do my workouts!  Those won't be bad as it's arm day.  Those are usually not too bad!