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Posting between events!

Yes, I'm watching the Olympics again.  I figured I'd post between events.  I've seen the Super G and now it's the men's figure skating.  Everyone has done well so far.  Nathan Chen really made come back.  I hope he medals!  His short program had so many issues, but he really did great in the long program.  Six quads landed!  Whoo! It was great! 

Okay, they just announced that the lady that they thought had won the Super G is actually in second place!  Another skier beat her by a tiny margin.  I guess we'll see if she hangs on to the lead, but I'm thinking she will.  This has been a good Olympics!  

I checked my weather app today before walking as I always do and it said there would be no rain until at least 2 or after.  They lied! LOL  It started raining on me not very long after my turn around point.  I had to hold my umbrella for most of the walk home.  I was not really happy about that, but what could I do?  I got home and was a bit damp, but not too badly.  I had a snack and relaxed a while.  It was stretch day so it always takes a lot less time to do workouts on Friday.  I did those and then was going to fix lunch, but my friend said we'd go eat.  We went to Westside diner which is a local place that is really good.  I had breakfast food and coffee.  They had some damn good coffee! I even got a cup to go! :p

I'm not sure what the weather is supposed to be like tomorrow.  I heard possible rain, but that doesn't mean it will.  I hope it won't.  If it's really rainy, I may just skip tomorrow's walk.  I hate to do that, but it really hurts my back to walk while holding an umbrella and I'm having some feet issues.  My shoes are worn out and the ball of my left foot is giving me a lot of problems.  I have ordered a new pair of shoes but they won't be here until tomorrow.  I'm hoping they will help.  I've never tried this brand for walking, so I hope I like them.  They are Sketchers.  I have only had one pair before that were just regular sneakers and I didn't like those.  I'm hoping I like these.  They look like they'd be really comfy and they had great reviews.  I just hope I like them!


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!

 


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!

 


Here we go again! :P

I created a new banner today that I really like  It has Starbucks on it, so how could I not like it!? :p  I also changed the colors and the background.  The banner will stay, I'm not sure about the colors at background just yet.  We'll see.  

As for today, I got in my walk, I came home and relaxed a little bit and then did my workouts.  After those, I had lunch.  Since then I've been pretty lazy.  I took a bath, I read, I watched TV... well, shows on the Roku.  I've already done my French lesson, so after I post this, I'm probably just going to get in my bed with the Kindle. I finished the true crime book last night and started a zombie book.  So far, so good.  I also want to play some more Pocket Camp.  It's just so cute!

I also drank a lot of coffee today! :p


Early post!

I needed to go to the post office and the library today, so I walked.  It was nice outside.  Not really too warm and it was sunny.  I got to the post office and got my letters.  I had to go to the counter because I had a postage due one. This is why I walked so I could get it while they were open.  I did that and then checked my box.  I had more letters, yay!

I left there and headed to the library.  I needed to update my card so I could use the ebook service.  I checked out three books while I was there.  Two French books and Dangerous Ground by M. William Phelps.  I already started on it. :p  The French books are for language learning.  I thought it would be nice to have some backup to Duolingo.  One is a 'workbook' of sorts and the other is French and English grammar.  They are presented side by side for comparison.

I got back in time to do my workouts, but I decided to wait until later this evening to do them.  It's a HIIT routine, so it will only take me thirty minutes.  I can do that later.  I am glad I got to the post office and the library.  I hadn't walked that far in a while, so it was a bit tiring.  I came back and sat on my bed with a cup of coffee and my book.  I'm going to finish typing this up and then ge ready to fix my lunch.  After that, I'll probably just relax for a while and then do my workouts.  I slept a lot better last night than I have for the past week, so that made my walk a bit better.  I also got to meet an adorable Lab and that helped too! :P I played Pokemon Go on the way down, but running that and my fitness app was making the battery go down quickly, so I stopped before I got to my turn around point.


First full day so far....

So, I told you in my earlier post that I might post again today.  Well, I'm posting!  I wanted to tell you about my day up until now.  I ate leftover pizza this morning and had three cups of coffee!  My friend and I sat on the balcony for a while just enjoying the view.  I decided after a bit to go out.  He wasn't ready to go yet, so I went out and walked.  I went to Big Lots, Dollar General, and several different beachwear stores.  All are having good end of the season sales.  I got two NICE t-shirts in the Bargain Beachwear (My favorite beachwear shops) for $10!  I thought that was a great deal.  One is the an exact match to one I got in June but in a different color.  It's red.  The other shirt I got today is blue.  Both are pretty.  

I also found myself a really nice heavy duty coffee mug in another beachwear store.  I can't remember which one at the moment. I always bring my bestie a present from the beach that is something to do with turtles.  It's getting harder and harder to find something different to carry her.  I found something though.  I won't mention it in case she reads this. :p

In that store, I found a pink long tank that I bought half off of the sale price, I think I paid $4 for it  I will use it as a beach cover up and it can also be a good workout shirt for at home.  I went in soooo many beachwear shops.  It's a nice diversion and it's usually nice and cool in them!

I came back here and I have my phone charging.  It went down to 11% while I was out. Oops!  I forgot that it wasn't fully charged when I left the room.  It's charging now and hopefully it will be pretty close to full when we go out tonight.  I am not sure where exactly we are going.  He mentioned perhaps the Dead Dog Saloon as we both love it.  We had planned to do that tomorrow night, but neither of us like the guy who is performing tomorrow night.  They have live music at the restaurant.

So, I may update again later tonight and I may just do it tomorrow. We'll see.  OH! I did my workouts this afternoon.  It was cardio.  WAH!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL  I did them though.  After I post this, I'm going to do my French lesson with Duolingo and then wait to see what we are going to do tonight.  I took a picture with Photobooth of the ocean. I don't think it will look as good as a picture from my phone, but I'll share it here:

Photo on 9-4-17 at 6.27 PM #2

Okay, not great, but it will do for now. :p


D'oh

I opened the tab on Chrome to post this and then went and did something else.  I guess I'll post now!  I did my workouts at the usual time today.  No Starbucks trip today.  I am trying to wait until at least the weekend. lol  I had a good lunch and I have already done my French lesson. I want to make a Starbucks tracker in my bujo. I want to track stores visited. I have decided to do it like this:

  Store  |  Location  |  Something here

I can't decide what to include in the third area.  I had a suggestion to include what I orders, any special things that happened, how they spelled my name. lol I just can't decide what I want that last bit to be.  As soon as I figure it out, I'll be making the spread.  I already have the page marked for it.  I think it's going to be pretty neat!

 In other news, I am waiting on a package from Amazon.  I ordered it on July 31st and I waited for days for it to ship.  It finally did and now I'm just waiting on it.  It still says it won't be here until Thursday.  Ten days to get a package is too long! :(  Makes me sad.  I had a $25 gift card and I got a passport size traveler's notebook, a set of purple washi tapes, and a pen.  I got the pen to make it $25 so I could get free shipping. lol  I guess I should have gone with paid shipping and maybe I'd have it by now!  I hate waiting on packages.  It's that stupid UPS - USPS shipping too.  I wish they could just sent it one or the other.  Oh well, it's in Roanoke now.  Hopefully it will be in Danville tonight and they'll transfer it to the post office early enough so I'll get it tomorrow.  I can hope!


Busy Thursday!

I went and did all my first of the month shopping.  I got groceries, and some other things I needed.  I went to Target and got some things from the Dollar spot and I found a new wallet.  It's really cute and it's funtional.  I love it.  Here is a link to the same one on Target's site:

Wallet  

They had the black, the bronze, and the blue in stock at the store.  I kept going back and forth between the black and the blue.  I finally decided on the blue.  I really like it.  It's very well made and it was a good price too!  In the Dollar spot, I found a cute little 5 page sticker book and three rolls of washi.  One is colorful paperclips and two (the same) are polka dots.  Of course, since I was in Target and they have a Starbucks, I went to Starbucks. :P  I should have waited as I plan to go to the new Starbucks location when it's open tomorrow.  Oh well, you can never have too much Starbucks. :P

I went to Family Dollar to get a few essentials, and I found some cute sticky notes and a magnetic graph notepad in the back to school section.  The sticky notes are a two pack.  One is polka dots and one is blue with rainbow and the words Dream Big.  Both are cute!  The little graph lined notepad has "Notes" on it.

I went back out later to pick up a few things I needed at the grocery store.  I stopped by CVS and found some of the Softlips cube marked down to .99 each.  I also found some orange flavored louzenges.  They were marked down to .52 and then were in cute little reusable plastic containers.  I'll reuse those for office supplies. I was about to go to check out when I checked this one aisle where they something sell random things.  They had some fitness leggings!  They were only $9.99 a pair.  I found a pair that are predominately grey with blue accents.  They are pretty nice.  I figured for the price, they couldn't be too bad.  I tried them on when I got home and they fit fine.  I can also use more workout clothes!

Speaking of working out.  I got home a little bit after I usually start to do my workouts.  I decided to do them when I got home.  I was done before time to fix my lunch.  I did that and then that is when I went to CVS, Food Lion, and Family Dollar. Oh.. and I got gas in my car too!

So, tomorrow, my only plan is to do my workouts and go to the new Starbucks. :D  I want to see how they have it set up.  I also want to see how much more seating there is.  Did I mention this new Starbucks has a drive thru? Whee! :P


Monday post time!

So, I had to do some errands for my friends that are out of town.  I went up to their house and got their van.  Yeah, I had to drive a mom van. lol  I went to check their post office box to see if they had any checks for their business.  They had one, so I went to Starbucks.  It was really hot outside and the van has no air!  I got a Cascara latte and sat in Starbucks.  I filled out the deposit slip and got that ready to go.  I enjoyed sitting in there for a bit and I got my favorite table!  I also worked on my bullet journal. I left there and went to the bank at the mall.  They closed the drive thru.  I had no clue. I remembered that their bank also has a location downtown.  I went down there and deposited the check and then since I was near the post office, I stopped in there.  There was plenty of parking for once. Yay! I checked my box and I had three letters.  One from a regular pal and two from new ones.  One is from one that I sent out a letter to recently to potentially be a pen pal.  She wrote back and wants to be. Yay!  I had another letter from a potential new pal.  It's cool to get letters!

So, I went to two post offices, the bank, and Starbucks.  I got home a bit later than I usually start my workouts, so I decided to just wait until after lunch to do them.  I finished them a bit ago and now I'm done for the day.  Well, almost done.  I have to go back up to my friend's house to check their mail and that is pretty much it.  I already went up and brought their trash can in and checked everything out.  It was too early for the mailman, so I need to do that later.  I'll probably go after I post this. That way, after I do that, I can just relax for the rest of the evening. I slept a little better last night, so that was good.  Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight too.


I knew that wouldn't last. :P

Yeah, I totally changed the layout today. I like this one a lot better.  For some reason the links at the top will only let me show four, so I put the Typepad about page and the feed link in the sidebar.  I really like this layout.  The banner picture is from Murrells Inlet South Carolina along the Marshwalk.  My friend and I usually walk along it when we visit the Dead Dog Saloon.  I liked this picture that I took in the evening after our visit.  

I hope to keep this layout for a while.  I can either do a dark background or a light one. I prefer the light one, I think.  What do you think?

In other news, I'm pup sitting.  Wait.... I told you this yesterday! :P  These are two very small dogs, so WHY did I not have any room on my bed last night?! lol  Seriously!  Crazy little pups.  They are good dogs though so that is nice.  I hate to tell their peeps that they are going to be uber spoiled when they get home. :P

I crated them when I did today's workouts.  I didn't want to have to worry about them being underfoot!  They watched me for a bit like I was crazy and then went to sleep. lol  It was kind of hilarious.  I got my workouts done and then took them outside.  I had a delicious lunch with delicious coffee.  Now I'm going to relax in my room with the air conditioner.  I need to run up to my friend's house later and check on the house.  Make sure it's locked tight and everything looks okay.  I'll probably wait until a bit later to do that.  For now, I want to relax.  Well, what I really want is to go to Starbucks and get a cascara latte. lol  I did a Star dash recently with the Starbucks app and I have a free drink on my app. :D  I love star dash times because you can earn a free drink quickly!  

Okay, I'm going to relax for a bit.  I didn't sleep well at all last night because one, it was too hot, and two, I had two heaters on my bed... I mean two dogs on my bed lol  Hopefully we can all get situated tonight and I'll sleep well.  Wish me luck!

PS I added my Pinterest feed to the sidebar but it's not showing up.  Well... if I choose just ONE picture, that will show up, but if I want to show more, nope.  I'll try to get it worked out.  I'll leave it for now.