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Tired!

I got out there and took my walk today. It was so hot and humid that I was literally dripping sweat when I got home. Ugh!  I was glad to get back to walking though.  I came home and cooled off and did a few things that needed doing. I also ran to the recycle center.  I've been needing to do that for a while now.  I was glad to get it done.

I also got a stack of letters written.  I only have two more of the original pile.  I went to the post office this weekend and I had several new letters.  I may get some of those done and I may wait.  I still have to write these last two and they are going to be longer ones.  

I finished The Mist on my walk today and went to the library and borrowed Doctor Sleep. I've read it once before so this will be my second, 'read'.  I don't think I liked it a lot, but we'll see how I like it by listening to it.  The funny thing is, it's narrated by the same guy that did The Mist and I didn't really like his voice.  It wasn't horrible, but he isn't my favorite narrator.  Oh well, I'll get through!

I now have to write two more letters and do my French lesson. It's nice to be back on track for a little bit.  Hopefully the whole taxes situation will come out okay, too.  I talked to the place today and they didn't think my trying to pay and using the wrong account should mess anything up so I'm hopeful. I'm also hopeful that my sister will pay it so I won't have this hanging over my head.  Wish me luck, please!


What is life?

So, it was almost sometime around 4 am last night when I finally got to bed.  I was not feeling it today at all!  I got up at my regular time and did my regular routine though.  It's ridiculously hot.  We had a few days where it wasn't too bad and I was thinking, good, fall weather is coming.  Nope, it's still full summer here. UGH!  I hate to come home soaked to the skin with sweat.  It's gross.  

I took a rest and cooled off after I got home and then did my workouts.  I was working on my French when my friend texted and said we were going to eat.  I figured I could do my French later. :P . We at at a local Italian restaurant that we really like.  It's great food and it's not expensive.  We usually share a pizza.  My half is alway pepperoni. YUM!  After that, we swung by his house.  He had some frozen sandwiches to give me and he ordered a key for my treadmill and it came today.  He also had a houseplant on his porch! 

His stepdad died a week or so ago and his place of work sent a plant.  He let me take it home. Yay!  It's got Pothos, Peace Lily and three other plants in it.  It's very pretty.  I just have to find the perfect spot to put it in.  He came in with me to make sure the treadmill worked.  It did! Yay! I only got on it for a few minutes for a test run.  I don't have any fans in there yet and it was stifling hot in there.  I hope to get some fans next month on end of the season sales!  I really need some anyway.  It would be nice to have some for other parts of the house so I'm not dying in them.

I hope it's is a little cooler tomorrow for my walk.  It's just brutal out there.  It makes me want to just stay home in my air conditioned room and never leave!


Oh my!

And I thought yesterday was bad.  Today was worse.  It was just way too hot out there.  It was in the 90's and the humidity was high.  It was not a good day to walk, but I did it.  I was extremely happy to get home!  I had to take off my clothes and completely change.  Everything I had on was soaked through.  So gross. :p

I relaxed and cooled off until time to do my workouts.  I did those and my French.  I was going to get my squat done, but I got distracted and didn't. I'll do them later.  Today's won't be so bad.  I finished the book I was reading last night.  It was pretty good.  Now I have to decide what to read next.  Either true crime or something else.  Who knows? I don't. :p        

At this point, I'm not sure if I'm going back out today or not.  I need to go get a case of water, but I may wait until tomorrow.  I need to check a few places that are close to see if there is any on sale.  I'm so broke that I need the cheapest price I can find.  I am also out of stamps, but I don't have the money to get any of those. :(  Phooey! I meant to get a book at the beginning of the month and then didn't.  Maybe I'll get lucky and find a ten dollar bill on tomorrow's walk! lol


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.


Saturday storm?

Well, I was all dressed and heading out my door today for my walk when I heard thunder.  Well, I thought it was thunder! I heard it again and really thought it was thunder, so I decided to put my walk off.  I came in, took off my earbuds, and sat down on the sofa.  I kept waiting for the storm that didn't happen!  I am guessing some of the neighbors were doing something that was really loud and I just mistook it for thunder.  I have no clue.  By the time I realized it wasn't thunder, it was too late to go on my walk and stay on schedule.  What did I do instead?  Well, I mowed part of the lawn that needed it and planted two trees!  On my walk yesterday, a guy stopped me and asked if I liked flowers and plants.  He said someone gave him the two little saplings and he didn't have anywhere to put them.  I took them home with me.  One is an Oak, but I am not sure what the other is.  It didn't have an id tag on it.  I have an app that you can snap a picture of the leaf and it'll id the tree.  I plan to do that tomorrow.  I was going to do it today, but I never got around to it.

I did my workouts at the usual time and my French lesson also.  I had my lunch and then headed out for my walk.  It was a lot later than usual, but it was pretty nice.  It was cooler than it would have been earlier in the day.  I got in my regular route.  I came home and sat down to cool off.  Even though it was later and cooler, it was still rather warm!  It's been overcast all day and I think it's supposed to rain tomorrow.  I just hope it will be nice and hold off until after my walk! 


Hmmm

Well, it was cool today when I started my walk and it didn't get much warmer as I went along!  It did get warmer after I got home from my walk though.  I got hot after my walk too. I did my workouts and they were all cardio! LOL!  I got through that and then did my French lesson.  I noticed that my Fitbit today seemed to be more in tune with my steps.  I did walk a bit further today and got more steps.  I think it's starting to adjust to me. I decided to try sleep mode last night in sensitive instead of normal. That was insanity! LOL!  My sleep patterns were horrid.  I put it back to normal for tonight. :p

I ran to the post office today. I had one letter.  I only have one other already.  I only have one stamp left though.  I wished I'd gotten some stamps this month.  Maybe I'll get a windfall and I can get some stamps. If not, my letters will be delayed on sending.  I hate that, but I can't mail them without stamps!

 


Fitbit fun?

Well, it's better than woes, right?  Today, I got an alert from a panel that I had forgotten about.  It said my account had been deactivated and for me to cash out any rewards I had.  I figured I'd have none, but I actually had $20 that could be used at Amazon!  I ordered myself two bands for my Fitbit.  I wanted to have backup bands, plus I'd like to have some in different colors.  I ordered a plain black and a teal. Yes, my Fitbit is already teal, but I love the color.  I wanted a couple of other bands, but with shipping, the money I had didn't cover it.  I added those to my wish list and I'll get them later.  These two will be nice to have.

I got in my walk today and then did my workouts.  After those, I did my French lesson and fixed some lunch.  After fixing lunch and eating it, I went to a nearby gas station and got three dollars worth of gas in my gas can.  I came home, filled my mower, and mowed the front and part of the back lawn.  The rest of the lawn isn't really too bad.  I might not even have to mow it until I mow the front again.  We'll see!  I hate having to mow this early, but it needed it.

The bands I ordered have holes in the band and the description said they made the band more breathable.  The reviews on these particular bands are really favorable.  The bands I picked were only 5.99 each. The shipping was over six. lol  That is why I didn't get the two I liked the best.  These look like they will be comfy.  It's going to be weird getting used to sleeping in my Fitbit.  I do sleep with the One, but it has a soft band for sleep.  

I also looked up protective glass for the Fitbit.  It's the same thing you put on cell phones to keep the phone from getting scratched.  Unfortunately, I thought about looking for these after I bought the bands. :p  I'll be very careful with the face of the Fitbit until I can get a set of these.

The Fitbit itself is currently in Kentucky.  It says it will be here in 3 days. I'm hoping it gets here Friday.  It would be cool to get it a day early. It is possible. It would be hilarious if I got the bands first! :P  They haven't even shipped yet.  Speaking of shipping, I mailed all my letters today.  It was such a site to see all those letters going into the box.  I hope to get to the post office before too  much longer and check my box again.  I don't like to let too much time go between checks.


Monday Madness!

So, I didn't go for my walk at the usual time today.  I wanted to!  I  had an appointment at my doctor's office at 1:30, so I didn't have time to get in my walk.  I went to my appointment and then ran by a box to mail my letters.  After that, I came home and relaxed until time to fix lunch.  I had lunch and did a few things and then I decided to get my walk in.  I had almost made up my mind to skip everything, but I didn't! 

I got in my normal walk and came home.  I saw more dogs than I usually do on my earlier walk.  That was cool!  I came home and relaxed for a just a bit and then did my workouts for today.  I then did my French lesson.  

I worked on my bullet journal.  I got my habit tracker ready for April and I went ahead and did next week's layout so it will be ready.  I have the habit tracker on one page and the other page is going to either be a calendar, or something else.  I haven't decided yet.  Back in February, I tried to draw a calendar and it was so bad that I printed one out and covered it up! LOL!  I'm not sure if I'm ready to try another calendar. :p

I didn't sleep well last night as I usually don't when I have an appointment or anything that interferes with my regular schedule.  I'm hoping tonight will be better.  I want to play some more Pocket Camp before bed, too!  I'm enjoying the fishing event.  It's lots of fun!  I love it when I catch two at once.  

In other news, Hulu FINALLY had a new episode of The Simpsons on today. I don't know why the show has been on hiatus for so long.  Just as I thought they would, they had a dedication to Stephen Hawking at the end. <3


Printer problems?

Yes!  I sat down 42 minutes ago to write up this blog post.  At the time I was going to do that, I decided to print out a pdf that I had downloaded a few days ago.  I have been fighting with the printer this whole time!  It's finally printing, so I decided to get my post done.  Hopefully it will print the entire document!  

When I got up this morning, the street was wet and it was pretty overcast.  I was worried it would rain during my walk.  My friend said that he had heard it was sleeting in a little community not far from us!  I wasn't really happy to hear that, but I decided that I was going to try to walk anyway.  I'm glad I did! It cleared off and it was around sixty!  It was a nice walk.  I got done earlier than I thought I would and had time to relax a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then did my French and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.

Since then I've washed a load of clothes, washed a sink full of dishes, took a bath, went on an errand for a friend, and played Pocket Camp! :p  My document is printing fairly quickly.  As soon as it's done, I'm going to get it and get on my bed and read it and then play more Pocket Camp! ^_^