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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!  

 


More purse pics....

I was able to get out and take some pictures of my purse today.  Here are a couple: 20180804_154904
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It also has a clip on strap so it can be carried cross body.  It's so pretty.  I still can't seem to get a picture of the true color of it. lol . To me it's a deep rose color.  

It was sunny today as you can see in these pictures. I was able to walk without worrying about rain.  That was nice, but at the same time, it was really hot.  I came home and cooled off before doing my workouts.  I had to run out for a couple of errands and then came home and I've been here since.  I meant to go to the post office while I was out, but I never made it.  I am planning on writing letters tomorrow.  I might run those and drop them off tomorrow evening and pick up any new ones.  I think I have two or three waiting for me.

 

 


That was more like it!

I got in my walk today.  It was sunny and overcast during the walk.  It was like it couldn't make up it's mind. :p . I didn't get rained on, so that was good! It was extremely hot though.  That part wasn't great.  I got through though.  I came home and cooled down a bit and then did my workouts.  I just finished those a little bit ago and then did my French lesson.  I am now blogging before I do anything else today.  I may go to Starbucks tonight with my pen pal letters, an dI may not. I haven't decided as of yet.  I might just run over and get a latte through the drive thru and come home and write letters.  I need to run by the post office and pick up a few that have come in since I last checked it.

I use Informed Delivery at both my house and my post office box.  I like it at the post office because I don't waste a trip down there when there is nothing in my box.  I have two or three waiting.  I need to go get those so I can answer all my letters together.  Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to fix for lunch!  I can't wait to go to the grocery store on Friday.  I'm out of everything I like! lol


Back on track....

Yes, today I got back on track.  I got up and took my walk, I came home and slammed my poor toe into a bookcase. It's all swollen, bruised, and bloody. OUCH!  With all that, I still did my workouts and my squats!  It was nice to be back to normal for today.  I went out tonight and my toe didn't seem to bother me in my shoes, so hopefully it will be okay for walking tomorrow.

Where did I go, you ask?  Well, I went to Walgreens. I had points collected that equaled $20!  I went and I got two frozen dinners that I like, two bags of sesame sticks, two cheese snacks, two Cokes, and a bag of cashews.  I ended up paying .45 for the whole lot!  That was fun.  I came home and fixed one of the dinners since it was time to eat dinner!

Last night after I posted, I ordered a  blue snap on cover for the Macbook Pro that I ordered.  It shipped today.  Sadly, my MBP hasn't shipped yet. :(  I was so hoping it would ship out today.  Well, at least the cover/case will be here soon. lol


Well then!

This was a day for sure!  I didn't walk or do my workouts, but I did my squats.  I was going to walk, but it was raining and I just didn't want to deal with that today.  I ended up hanging out in bed until after 4!  I didn't sleep, but I played on the phone, watched tv, and got on the Macbook.  I went to ebay this evening.  I looked at the Macbook Pro I mentioned yesterday and some others.  I found another one that was newer with a larger hard drive and I bought it. ^^;;;;;  I will be paying on it for a while, but I really needed a new computer.  It's a 2012 version and it has a 500gb hard drive which is larger than the one I was looking for.  According to the listing, it's refurbished by Apple. I hope it's in good condition.  I am so anxious to get it.  It already has the latest version of Mac OS installed, so I won't have to worry about that when I get it. 

I found a few other ones that were older that including extra software, but this one is pretty nice.  I am hoping that since it's from a store that is familiar with Macs, it will be good.  I wish they could just teleport it to me. LOL1  It has free expedited shipping, but the delivery window on the listing says July 5!  I am hoping it's mailed out tomorrow and I get it Friday. :p  It's going to be so cool.  It's 13" just like my Macbook because I have a nice laptop case that fits that size.  After using this one for 8 years, I don't really want or need a larger screen.  I think I will be happy with my purchase.  Of course I'll do a post about it when I get it.  

I hope to get back to my regular schedule tomorrow.  I know it doesn't hurt to miss a day every now and then. It's a break I probably needed.  I hope to get to at least 5000 steps before midnight, but I'm not going to stress if I don't!


Sipping Starbucks and blogging...

Yes, I am! I tried to get my friend to carry me over there but she wouldn't. Phooey on her! :P  I drove to the post office and then went on to Starbucks while out.  I got two letters.  I have those and the two I got recently. Sadly, I only have five stamps! :(  I only have those because my friend bought a book and gave me a few! I was happy about that.

My walk was quite steamy today.  When I left Starbucks, the bank said it was 94˚!  Yes, I got hot coffee. LOL!  It was so funny.  I walk up to the counter and look at the gift cards.  I got a few of the new special ones. YAY1  The barista said, "You want your cascara?"  :P  I said, "Yes,"  She said, "Hot?" I said yes. LOL  I'm the cascara lady at Starbucks. :p  I got my goodie and then left to drive home. I made it home safely and now I'm drinking my latte and blogging.

Last night right at midnight, I decided it would be a good time to move my room around.  I did it, too!  I like to change it up every so often.  The way it is now, I have more room on both sides of my yoga mat when I'm doing workouts, but I have less room long ways.  The only thing this will make trouble with is roll overs and they aren't in the videos a lot.  If they are, I can move my mat to a different spot.  

I've done my workouts and my French lesson.  I just need to do my squats for today.  I've been doing them everyday.  I've been loading the video that Cassey does and do them along with her.  I am walking at the time she goes live, so I watch it later in the day. That is the only thing I need to do for today.  I do need to hang a couple of beach wind chimes that I took down when I moved the room around.  They go in another spot when the room is this way. I need to do that and straighten the stuff under my bed and I'll be done.  I might get to my letters and write some tonight.  Who knows?! ^_^


Well phooey!

I keep getting weather alerts on my phone and via email, but I haven't seen or heard any thunderstorms.  It did rain a bit though.  I was hoping for a good storm.  Oh well.  My luck, it will wait until I'm ready to go to bed and it will keep me awake. lol  I got back to my regular schedule today.  I walked and did my workouts and French before lunch.  I didn't eat lunch at the regular time because my friend and I went to South Boston.  We planned to go the Goodwill, eat, and then walk.  We went to Goodwill and ate, but after that it was later than we planned so we didn't walk. I'm glad I didn't skip my walk today planning on that!

I found a cool pink Pier 14 mug rom Myrtle Beach in the Goodwill for .49!  It was one that has the little spoon on the side. It was with it and un broken.  Coolness! I also found a nice little notebook.  We ate at Dini's Brothers and it was delicious as always.  They have really good food.  I had pizza and my friend had lasagna.  I'm going to eat as much pizza and pasta and stuff as I can, because I'm seriously thinking of starting Keto.  I am not sure I can give up bread and pasta, but I know I can eat as much bacon as is physically possible. LOL!  I'm still reading up and doing research.  I can have coffee,  yes, I checked that out first thing. LOL  I was going, no coffee is not an option.  I can have it on Keto so that is good. :P  If I do it, it will be next month before I start.  I have way too many carb laden things in my house! :p

 


Saturday struggles!

So, I woke up this morning and I was so tired.  I truly wanted to go back to bed and skip my walk and everything else.  I texted a friend and he mentioned possibly going out of town to walk.  That perked me up a bit so I got up and did my usual morning prep.  Well, he didn't want to go until l or so.  I was motivated then, so I told him I'd walk until 1 and he could pick me up.  I walked and got past the half way mark and no messages.  I walked back to a place that is before his street and texted him.  He was asking if I still wanted to walk! LOL I was almost back home and I was roasting!  I walked to his house and told him that if he wanted to go to Reidsville and check out the thrift stores and the pawn shops there, that would be good with me.  With walking to his house, I got in the same about of distance as if I'd gone all the way home.  

He agreed to this new plan and we went to Reidsville.  I went with him in two thrift stores and he went in two pawn shops.  Afterwards, we went to Carmela's pizza and split a pizza.  Delicious!  I love their food. After that, we headed back here.  I came home and changed and then did my workouts, my French lesson, and today's squats.  It was so not fair because I think all five of the workout videos had squats in them. LOL  

I put a small load of clothes in to wash and I decided to get in a good bath.  That was quite nice.  I am going to relax until bedtime.  I'm really tired.  I haven't read since before the beach trip and I miss it.  Maybe I'll get the Kindle out and read tonight.  I had started a book before the trip, but I hadn't gotten into it very far.  I may just start another one and come back to that.  I need to get back into my reading.  I've been slacking on it since the beach!


New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


New look....

I changed the background and the colors of the blog.  I also changed the font throughout.  I really like this font.  It's called Funny Monkey. :p  I love fonts. I even loved them many years ago before I knew that is what they were.  I remember I had a book as a young person that I loved the font of the text the book was printed in.  It wasn't the generic font that you saw in so many books.  It wasn't until later with typewriters (courier Ftw!) and working on websites, that I learned about fonts.  There are so many of them out there.  I like the way it looks so I am using throughout the blog.

In other news, I got in my walk today.  It was another hot one.  They are still re-paving the streets and it's a mess out there.  I really hope they get done earlier than they planned, but like I said yesterday, it seems one guy works and the others just watch.  I saw two different guys on their smartphones!  

My workouts today were total body. My abs were so sore from yesterday.  Ouch! Since it was total body day, there were definitely ab moves on there.  Yikes! lol  I did all that and my French lesson before lunch.  I waited until after I ate lunch to do today's squats.  Those weren't as bad as some of the ones in the past few days.  I think tomorrow will be okay, but the day after that looks insane.  I'll do my best!

I need to go out and mow the back of my yard, but I really don't want to.  This heat is killing me.  I might wait and do it when it gets a little later.  I might just skip it altogether! lol  Who knows.