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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.


Hello from Myrtle Beach!

What a day!  Let me tell you all about it, okay?  Well, I had my Fitbit set to wake me a 7:30.  I got up and texted my friend.  He said he had a few things to do and then he'd be on.  He came and we loaded my stuff and then ate the breakfast he brought.  We headed out and got gas and went through the car wash.  After that we headed on.  We stopped right outside of Greensboro to use the restroom and then headed to Rockingham NC and stopped at the Sandwich hut where we always stop. I got a Dew and a Reeses. :D  We headed on down. 

We got here and went to check in and the lady says the computer is down so she can't check us in.  She suggested we go eat so we left for a bit.  We went to a Goodwill but they were so crowded, we didn't stay.  We left after that and headed back for the room.  We got here and she looked us up.  She said we didn't have a reservation!!!!  WHAT?!  Seems when he booked it, something happened with his credit card and it cancelled the reservation! WTF!?  So, she worked on it and was able to re-instate if for the amount he'd paid.  Thank goodness!  So we finally get checked in and go to our room.  What do we have? Upgrade!  We had booked a plain ocean front room, with just a microwave and a fridge.  She gave us a ocean front kitchen room.  Cool!  

So we parked and brought all our stuff up here.  We've been here a while.  We ordered pizza from Hungry Howie's.  I love Hungry Howie's!  We went down and got some sodas to have in the room.  I stopped by the front desk to ask the clerk for more coffee for the room. :p  They have a single cup coffee maker that is similar to a Keurig but has there own filter things.

The pizza was yummy!  We got a special.  Two large one topping pizzas with Howie bread for twenty.  I love their pizza a lot.  We took a walk on the beach for a bit later.  The ocean got us!  Yikes! LOL!  My friend gave up and headed back to the room. LOL  I kept going.  I played Pokemon Go and actually caught a new one. Yay!  I also hit a Pokestop.  That was fun.  I headed back and then came back here.  I have one picture to share. It's overcast down here so there is no sun to show. :p

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Better today

Yes, today was much better.  I got up and looked out and it was overcast but it was a little sunny.  I knew rain was in the forecast, but I was hoping it'd would be nice and not rain on me! lol  I was getting ready when my friend texted.  He asked if I'd like to go to the trail instead of my usual walk. I told him that if it would be soon, yes.  He said it would, so I said, yes.  I figured it would be a nice change.  We headed out and then decided to go to South Boston.  We went to the Goodwill we only got a few minutes in the other week.  I found a book for ten cents, a little ceramic plate from the Queen Mary, and a ZipIt brand orange pouch.  It's bright.  I won't lose it in my purse! LOL!  After we left there, we went to the pizza place we ate at before.  It was delicious again.  We knew there was a walking trail in South Boston so we looked up the directions.  It was less than a mile from where we were.  We went to it and parked.  It's a nice trail.  


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I took several pictures, but I'm just going to share this one.  It didn't rain on us at all while we were walking so that was nice.  It was hot and humid though.  That part wasn't great. :p  This is a nice trail.  I really enjoyed walking on it.  I definitely want to walk it again!

When I came home, I did my workouts and my French lesson.  I finished the Stephen King book last night. It was so good!  I am going to read another true crime book next.  I'm currently washing clothes.  I have to get everything ready as I'm packing tomorrow afternoon after my walk and workouts.  We leave early Monday morning. YAY!


Friday fun!

So, I did not want to walk today but I did.  It was overcast and the street was wet, but there was no rain.  Well, until I looked out the window right before I was leaving the house.  Guess what? RAIN!  AH!  I was not pleased, but I went ahead and got myself together and went.  It had stopped raining. Yay!  I walked most of the walk before it began raining.  It only rained on me about the last mile so that wasn't too bad.  It was sort of muggy and gross, but I made it home!  I didn't feel like doing my workouts right then even though it's stretch day, so I sat and relaxed for a bit.

My friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him a few places and we'd eat.  I said that sounded great as I was not in the mood to fix lunch!  He picked me up and we ate at a local restaurant that we haven't eaten at in a while.  They had hash brown casserole. YAY!  We ate and then went to the Goodwill.  I found a pair of shorts, a pretty sweater type shirt (brand new with the tags still on it!), a cute coffee mug with a fox on it and some sheet protectors.  My friend was nice and bought my stuff.  Oh and I had seen a Domo-kun t-shirt that I liked and he bought it for me too! Yay!  We left there and went to the other Goodwill in our city.  I only found one item there.. It's a lanyard that is made of recycled soda bottles and it's got Coca Cola on it.  I love Coke things and I love recycled things and it was only fifty cents. :D

After we left there, we headed home and he dropped me off.  I came in and put my things away.  I did a few things I needed to do around here.  I just finished my workouts a few minutes ago and my French lesson.  OH! I forgot one thing.  At the first Goodwill, I found a French learning book.  That was pretty cool and I thought it would be a nice addition to my growing French learning!

While we were on Riverside Drive at the restaurant, my friend said one of his friends posted a picture of part of Riverside under water.  As we were checking out, the guy at the register said that part of Riverside was closed due to flooding. I looked later and they had to actually bring a flat bed truck in at one spot to rescue the people in one of the businesses from the flash flooding.  Wow!  I heard it's all gone down now, but I bet the Riverwalk trail is under water in some parts.

The trail we go to in Martinsville flooded some too.  I saw a picture of one of the areas we have parked at to go on the trail completely under water.  Yikes!  It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, but I don't think it's supposed to be as heavy as it was today.  I hope it holds off until after I walk.  I was quite happy today that none of the really heavy rain came until after I got home!  

I feel bad for the people who go to the Festival in the Park.  We have it every year in May. It started today and runs through Sunday.  Hopefully the people will get a respite from the rain before it's over.  Oh! One other thing,  the beach trip is NOT I repeat NOT cancelled. ^________________________^  Things worked out and we are going. YAY!!!! Of course, I'll carry the Macbook with me and post everyday!  I hope to create another photo album after this trip.


Nutty weather!

So, I went for my walk today and it was a bit cloudy, but the sun was out.  I was partially in my walk when it started raining.  it wasn't too bad, but I did have to use the umbrella.  It stopped a bit and the sun came out.  Then, it started to cloud up and it was pouring rain!  It stopped after a while, and the sun came out.  This went on for the entire walk.  Sun, rain, sun, etc!  Luckily, it never rained as hard as it did that one time.  I got home and I was glad to get here!  I relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It was ab day so that wasn't the most fun. :p

After workouts, I did my French lesson.  While I doing that, I heard a boom.  It was thundering!  It stormed for  a while and then stopped.  The sun came back out.  Now, it's overcast again and it looks like rain and it looks like we might have another storm.  I'm in for the night, so if it wants to storm, let it be!  I don't mind and I love to be home during a good thunderstorm.  I just had a cup of coffee. I really wanted to go to Starbucks since I haven't been this month.  I knew my friend that usually won't carry me over there sure wouldn't today.  There would be some excuse.  Probably the weather, but who knows.  Between her, and her mom, they have four, count them four vehicles.  Also, her husband has a vehicle, her son has one and her stepson has one.  My car  has been messed up for three years and she has never, not once, offered to carry me anywhere.  The few times I've gotten to carry me anywhere I needed to go, she acted like it was  huge hassle.  I really need new friends.  As an introvert, I don't make friends easily so getting new friends is out of the question. :( 

I finished watching all the episodes of Unusual Suspects on Hulu.  I watched those after finishing all the episodes of Nightmare Next Door on there.  I'm currently watching Cold Case Files (the new version) on Hulu.  I loved the original on A&E and was glad when they brought it back.  I was even happier when they got Bill Kurtis back to narrate! :D  Danny Glover did a great job, but the show was always narrated by Bill Kurtis. 

I just stood up and looked out the window. It's pouring rain again! I hope it clears off for my walk tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!  After I type this post, I guess I should get out my stationery and pen pal letters and try to get caught up on them.  I feel bad for letting them get behind.  I should have written the ones I had even when I didn't have stamps.  They would have been ready to go when I did get stamps.


Sunday is a busy day....

Well, it usually is.  I do my regular things and I wash my bed linen and my hair.  I also had to make next week's weekly in my bullet journal.  I also went to the grocery store today.  I had gotten an offer from the store where you get money back loaded to your loyalty card. Mine expired because it was given to me too late.  They were nice enough to send the amount on a gift card. I went and got some goodies today.

I got two packages of fresh strawberries, an orange, some frozen dinners that I'm particularly fond of, and some other things I needed. I also got a new kind of bar that I saw on the cereal aisle.  It was something with almonds and something else.  I can't remember right off and it's in the kitchen!  It looked good so I got some.  I also got some apple juice.  They have their store brand for .95.  I love their apple juice. It tastes just as good as the national brands.  I'm trying to have more healthy things in the house!

After the grocery store, I came home and put that stuff away and did a few things I needed to do.  I was tempted to go get fast food, but I didn't! I did have a bit of a snack though. ^^;  They had Stacy's pita chips on sale and I love those things.  They are so good.  I call them, "crack in a bag". lol  


Makeup post?

Well, I certainly do have to make up for last night's post.  I had sat down at the computer to post to Typepad.  I had a call from a friend that had an emergency and needed me to go with them.  After they picked me up, the emergency was over and they wanted to go get themselves some food.  The emergency was that my friend had been in a separate vehicle from her mom in Greensboro, NC and some how got back to Danville without her!  As soon as we headed out to look for her mother, she passed us! LOL!  We went and picked her up and I rode with them to get them some food.  They got me a frappe at McDonald's.  Yum.

So, I was out and couldn't get home in time to post about my day yesterday, so I did the quick post from my phone and posted the cute picture of Goldie and I from Animal Crossing Pocket Camp! ^_^  I had two walks yesterday.  The second one was a rainy one.  The first was sunny and hot!  My friend wanted to walk on the trail in Martinsville, so we went and did that.  It started raining as soon as we got out of the car!  We walked anyway. 

I am probably not going to get in two walks today.  I got in my regular one and I came home and did my workouts.  I also mowed the front yard. As of now, I'm in my room sitting with the air conditioning on and the fan! LOL!  It was in the nineties out there today and it felt like it, too!  I just want to sit in the cool air and enjoy the rest of my day.   


Two walks are better than one!

Yes, I got in two walks again today!  My Fitbit did pretty well.  It's not as many steps as my One had, but it's still pretty good.  I think I'm pretty much used to it by now.  Plus, this one does seem to do better so I'm happy with it.  I got in my regular walk today.  I came home and did my workouts.  I had lunch and then waited for my friend.  We walked down at the trail again.  We walked the same walk we did last night.  It was pretty nice.  I even got to pet and love on a Golden Doodle. ^_^ So cute!  

I only took one picture today on the trail. I thought I'd share it with you.  There are such pretty views along the trail.  I love seeing the river peeking through the trees!

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