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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!


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!


Prime failed me again!

I ordered an item on Monday with two day shipping.  It was scheduled to arrive today no later than 8pm.  Guess what didn't come today?  It is now in limbo as it's been for the past few days. ~_~; I wish that Amazon would use another service for Prime members.  I'm not going to re-new my membership, that is for sure!  I ordered my bullet journal earlier this month and did one day ship on that,  It didn't get here next day.  Then, I ordered two different items.  Neither got here on time.  This one is just the icing on the cake.  This package went from Texas to Kentucky to North Carolina!  WTF?

As for my Etsy order, it's supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can't wait to see my little charms.  I'll do a write up on them if they arrive tomorrow.  I'm hoping that my Amazon package will get back on track and get to me tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!

I went out today and cleaned the snow off of my car and drove it to the end of the driveway and backed it back in.  I decided that I'd better at least drive it out into the street so that if there was a snow bank at the end of the driveway, I'd flatten it.  I did just that.  I drove around the block and then came back and parked it.  Now there is a path to get out of my driveway if needed.  I noticed that off all my surrounding neighbors, I'm the only one that cleared my front walk.  I hope the mail man appreciated it!  He did deliver mail today but it was all junk mail.  

I just finished my workouts not too long ago.  I am going to play more Pocket Camp and then read more on my book.  I am not planning on being able to walk tomorrow.  My friend that takes me out sometimes came today and we went to eat.  The sidewalks that I could see on the main road were still snow covered and it was high because of the city workers scraping the streets.  I am not sure how bad it is all the way down, but for safety reasons, I'm going to wait until Saturday to try to walk. Also, the street that is above mine that I have to walk on to get the main road is still covered.  It looks like an ice skating rink! I'd have to walk very slowly and very carefully so I'm giving it another day.  I think it's supposed to get up in the forties tomorrow, so that will help.  The sun coming out today helped too! 


Friday fun

So, I walked today.  It was overcast and rainy when I got up, but when I went to walk, the sun came out!  It started to cloud up a bit while I walked, but it never rained on me.  I came home and was in relaxing for a while when it started to rain a lot and hard!  I was glad I missed all that!  I was going to do my workouts but a friend had said we'd go eat, so I put them off.

He finally came and we went to a local restaurant that we like.  We ate and then he dropped me home.  I came in and checked my bank account to see if I had enough to get my hair cut.  I did, so I went to the mall.  I got my hair cut finally and it looks so much better.  It was really getting on my nerves before.  It's short in back and longer in front just like I like it.  I bet I lost five pounds just from hair! LOL!  I left there and went by Starbucks.  It is right there at the mall! :P

So, I didn't get my beloved Cascara latte.  I wanted to try the new Blonde espresso.  I got a blonde vanilla latte and it was amazing!  I used to get vanilla lattes and would had a lot a caramel to them.  I didn't have to add anything to this.  I'm really liking the blonde espresso.  It's good.  I say that the blonde espresso is good.  Give it a try!

I came home from the mall and washed my hair.  I always have to wash my hair after getting a cut.  I did that and then did my workouts.  I have yet to eat dinner.  Oops.  I usually have lunch at 4 and dinner at 8 or 9.  I ate a little later than usual for lunch, so I'm not too far off on dinner.  I'm going to fix that after I finish typing this up.  I've already done my French lesson and the French guide I bought from Amazon came today.  It will be a help in my learning the language.  With just me glancing in it, I see some things I didn't know why were done and now I get it.  Cool!  It has a workbook feel to it with lessons and quizzes.  I am going to enjoy using it.


Happy day.... maybe, maybe not!

I walked today and it was ridiculously COLD.  I was thinking OMG what the hell was I thinking for most of it! It was so damn cold.  I was so happy when I got here.  I sat down, drank some coffee, and tried to get warmed up.  I dressed in a few more layers and went to my friend's house for dinner.  I had turkey, ham, green beans, corn pudding, potatoes, and mac and cheese.  They gave me my gifts.  I got a cute wallet, a gift card to the grocery store and a gift card for Starbucks! :D  Good thing too, I was down to less than a dollar on mine. :p  Yes, I have two free drinks on there, but I had no funds. 

I haven't done my workouts yet and as of now, I'm not sure I'm going to.  I don't like skipping them, but I've been on the go all day and I'm really tired and need a break.  I'm currently sitting with my laptop under my tree typing this up.  I need to eat something in a bit.  All that food I had was several hours ago.  I also had a nice cup of coffee while up there. :p  After we ate and sat around for awhile, we went to the park for the light display.  They have lights set up throughout the park every year and the proceeds go to a different charity each night.  It's $7 a vehicle.  We went through and it was pretty cool.  This is my third or fourth year of going through.  I like it. I didn't think I was going to make it this year and I'm glad I did!

After that, we rode down Riverside Drive and looked at all the closed businesses.  Tradition!  Then we headed up main street and looked at the nice houses decorated there on our way home.  They dropped me off at home so I didn't have to walk home in the cold.  I grabbed my laptop and came in here to type up my blog entry.  I am happy with my gifts.  The wallet is cute and I can surely use the gift cards!  $25 for groceries and $25 for Starbucks! YAY!


It feels like Sunday!

Yes, all day it's felt like it should be Sunday and not Saturday!  I went for my walk and stopped by the grocery store on the way back.  BIG MISTAKE.  They were packed.  I only got four things, but it took a long time to check out.  I should have known better this close to a holiday!  Oh well, I got what I needed and headed home.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then did today's workouts.  I got those done and had time to relax before fixing lunch.

For dinner, my friend carried us to Aunt Millie's in Milton, NC.  It was the first time we'd been since that time we went and both our pizzas were gross.  They more than made up for it this time.  It was delicious and I have a lot left over for tomorrow. ^__^  On the way back into town, he stopped at McDonald's and got me a caramel macchiato.  YAY!  I went with him to the dollar store to pick up a few things he needed.  He got me a couple of dollar items while we were in there.  I have left over pizza and goodies in the house. ^_^

Tomorrow is Christmas eve.  It seems like it was just the beginning of the month.  I'll be glad when all this holiday crap is over with!  I want things to get back to normal!  I'm not sure if I'll go to my friend's house tomorrow or on Christmas day to give them their gifts.  I called today but no one answered and I didn't get a call back.  Yes, the same friend from yesterday!  Phooey!  

I am going to get off the computer after posting this. I've already done my French lesson. I want to play more Pocket Camp.  Yes, I'm addicted, but it's so cute!  I love the animals, especially Goldie and Rosie.  They are my favorites. ^_^


Oh dear!

I needed to go to the post office and I wanted to go to Starbucks.  (free drink, three day streak).  My friend wouldn't answer texts, and the other friend wouldn't pick up the phone.  I truly need better friends!  Oh well, I chanced it and drove my poor old car.  It made it, but it acted up a few times.

I went to the post office first and checked my box.  I was glad I did.  A pal I haven't heard from in ages wrote.  I hadn't heard from him in a while and was a bit worried.  He is one I knew wouldn't just stop writing.  He HAD written, but the letter must have gotten lost in the mail.  I sent him a holiday card and said I hadn't heard from him in a while.  I was so happy to see his letter!  I had some other pen pals that I sent cards to hoping to re-start the letters.  One came back as address unknown.  I hate when that happens!  Oh well, I'm glad this one pal wrote me. I also got a card from a long time friend.  We go back to the Livejournal days!  I also got a bank statement and an ad.  I was glad I went.

After leaving there, I went to Starbucks.  I decided to go in because the drive thru was really long and there was no one at the counter to pick up drinks.  You know why no one was at the counter to pick up drinks?  They were all in line to order drinks! LOL!  I got in line and got my drink and a package of Peppermint cookie cremes.  I have never had them and they sounded yummy!  I got a venti because of my free drink, and the barista forgot to mark it as free.  Oh well, I'll have a free drink the next time so I'm not too upset.  I got my drink and headed home.  I still haven't heard from either friend!

I did walk today and it was nice again.  Right about sixty!  That is always nice.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It's stretch day on Friday's and that is always a nice break.  One of them I never have enough room in my bedroom to do it, so since it was a bit warmer today, I went into another room to do that one.  Ouch! LOL  For the rest of the evening, I'm probably going to relax and play Pocket Camp and read. I borrowed two ebooks from my library and I started on one the other night. It's a true crime and it's okay so far.  I want to read more and see how it goes.  

 


Is it Thursday already?

I walked today and it was warmer than it was yesterday which was nice.  It still isn't warm, but it's December!  I got my walk done and then came home and had enough time to relax a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then relaxed for a bit.  A friend had let me know earlier that we'd go for food.  I didn't eat lunch since we would be going not long after I usually have lunch.  We went to a local restaurant.  I didn't get what I really wanted, because they didn't have any, but I got something good.

Afterwards, I rode with him to the grocery store to pick up a few things he needed and then he dropped me home.  I came in and did a few things.  I played Pocket Camp. I also watched an episode of Unsolved Mysteries.  I also had more coffee. :p  I received a holiday card today.  I've sent out a huge stack, so this was one of the first I've gotten.  I usually send out WAY more than I get back.  That will probably be true this year too!  My Aunt, who lives out of town, send me a check for $25. Yay!  I am down to less than $5 in checking, so that will come in really handy!

I have to do a few more things before snuggling up in my bed for the night.  I have a few things to straighten up and after that I'm going to get in bed with my phone and play more Pocket Camp. :p  That is always fun! 


Phooey on yooey.....

Yeah, I'm not really wanting to post tonight either, but I didn't post yesterday, so I have to post at least a semi-decent post today.  I got in my walk.  It was a little colder, but not too bad, yet.  I got home and had time to relax a little bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then cooled off and got dressed for going back out.  A friend picked me up and we went to eat.  We haven't been to this place in a long time, so that was nice.  We ate and then he needed to run by one other place and then he dropped me home.

I haven't done much of anything since I got home.  I have read on Not Always Right, I watched an episode or two of Unsolved Mysteries, and I played some Pocket Camp.  I'm really wanting to just go to bed.  I still have my French lesson to do.  After that, I might just crash.  Oh, I just remembered I have a load of clothes in the washer.  I need to toss those in the dryer. I  may not worry about actually getting them out of the dryer tonight.  As long as I get them dry, I can always fluff them tomorrow before getting them out.

My new 2018 Moleskine daily journal came today. It's Peanuts themed again  It's orange this year with blue trim.  The printing on the front and the comics inside the front and back cover are blue.  The ribbon and the elastic band are both blue, too.  It's pretty.  Here is a picture from the Moleskine website:

Moleskine

I like it.  Last years was yellow and instead of the smooth cover like this one is, it was rough.  This one is like every other Moleskine notebook I've ever had.  I prefer the smooth cover.  I love the blue trim on it!