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Weekend whimsy

So, today has been a regular day.  I got up and did my usual morning things.  Coffee was involved. :p  After breakfast, I started watching more Sailor Moon.  I'm now more than half way through season 1.  I just finished episode 26.  Makoto has arrived and Minako isn't too far behind!  I've been enjoying it.  I even mowed some on the lawn and did my workouts.  I watched an episode of Cold Case Files on Youtube too.  I didn't go anywhere today.  I decided after going out yesterday, I would just spend the day here today.  Plus, I had plenty to watch.  I'm so ready to get to season 2.  Everything really starts rolling then.  I just hope Hulu keeps it on until I can get through all 200 episodes!  I still have all my fansubs, but like I said, the quality on some of them is horrible.  Plus it's VHS! :P

I am going to do my French lesson on Duolingo, and then I think I'll settle in and relax a bit before bedtime.  I think I'll save watching more episodes until tomorrow.  I really need to write pen pal letters.  I planned to do that tonight, but I got so wrapped up in Sailor Moon, I sort of let it slip.  Oops!  Well, I'll try to get them written tomorrow and then get them mailed. I need to check my box for new ones.  I sent myself a post card while at the beach and I sent it to my po box and not my home address, so I should have at least that waiting for me. ^_^


So tired!

So, we finally got out of the room around noon.  We went to Checker's to eat lunch.  I got the Baconzilla. It was GOOD.  For both of us to eat, it was less than twenty and it was delcious.  We left there and hit a few pawn stores that my friend wanted to go to.  We tried to go to the Starbucks on 501, but they were closed because of the impending hurricane.  We went to another pawn shop and then he ran me by Tanger so I could go to the Starbucks there.  I was able to get my cascara latte and a sticker! YAY! :D  They actually had some.  She only gave me one, though.  Phooey! LOL  OH well, it's going on my laptop asap! :D

We left there and went to the mini golf we tried to go to last night.  They had 36 holes for $12 a person so we did that.  That was fun.  I took pictures there, but my phone is charging.  I'll share some pictures later. I'll probably do a big picture post after I get home.  It may be Monday though, because I have a lot to do when I get home tomorrow.  Grocery shopping, laundry, and mowing the lawn.  Unless my friend did it for me while I was gone which I doubt greatly!

Tonight, I'm going to stick around the room.  I'll pack up everything tonight so I'm ready to go tomorrow.  I'll take at least one more beach walk.  Actually, I think I'll take one now and then one after dark. I'll post again later. ^_^  If my phone is charged enough, I'm going walking.  I need beach therapy, NOW!


Monday!

So, I pulled the zero key off my Macbook today and cleaned under it.  It still doesn't work.  If I had some compressed air, I'd try that, but I don't have any at the moment.  I will just continue to use my Mac without the zero key.  If I need it, I have the onscreen keyboard I can pull up or I can use my bluetooth keyboard.

I got my workouts in today and then ran to the recycle center.  My car did okay.  It actually started right up too!  I got my recycling done and headed home.  I fixed lunch and then did a few things I needed to do.  I mowed my front lawn.  Now my entire yard is done.  It was really hot out there.  I was glad to get  it finished.  I wrote pen pal letters and drove my car yet again.  It did okay this time too.  I shouldn't have driven it twice today, but I wanted to get my letters mailed and I really wanted to check my box!  I had four new letters, a postcard from a pen pal, a envelope with two post cards from another pal, and some junk mail. It was great to have letters.  I will get those written in a few days.  

I finally got my printer re-connected to my Macbook.  I had some issues with it for a while and it wouldn't work at all.  I had to transfer everything to my Windows laptop to print. I got that fixed today after some work.  I'm glad I got that done.  It's much better to be able to print off of all my computer.  Now if I could just get my Linux laptop to print!

By the way, getting the key back on the Mac was interesting!  The key itself was easy, but there is a little scissor like contraption under it.  That was the hard part.  I got it back together and if I get some compressed air, I won't have to pull up that part. At least I hope not. lol  It was getting ridiculous and then I just pulled up another key and looked to see how the little scissor thing was under that one. That did the trick.  Sometimes it's fun being a geek and sometimes it's just frustrating! :)

In case you wanted to see it, here is a picture of all the mail in my post office box:

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Android Nougat!

My phone finally got the Nougat update!  I was so excited when my phone said there was an update.  I was hoping it was the Nougat one and it was!  I really like it so far.  I wish I could change the font on the drop down notifications.  That is the only thing that I would change.  My favorite thing is that it had the actual Android emojis!  I like the little Android blob emojis.  With the Samsung that I took back and the LG G5 that I currently have and love have their own emojis for Android.  That is the one thing that drove me crazy about both phones.  With the Nougat upgrade, I can have my beloved little blobs! :P

I had been using sms apps that let me change them in those apps, but that didn't really do anything for the rest of the phone.  Speaking of SMS. I have been trying out many different ones.  I like several but I don't really love any of them.  Recently I tried Mood SMS.  It's pretty nice, but I want  more customization.  I used GOSMS way back in the day, and I recently re-installed it.  I was able to do offers to get rid of the stupid ads.  I like it, but again, I would like to customize it more!  Someday I'll find the perfect sms app!  I like Hangouts, and Allo is cool, but it can't be used as a default sms. If it could, I would probably use that.

So, Nougat is doing well for me so far.  I really like it.  I wonder what will be next? Oreo, perhaps?


A week passes so slowly...

Especially when I don't post! Yeah, I got a week behind again.  I meant to post to this blog everyday when I got it.  I found out something interesting when I'm not visiting it or posting.  It gets no hits.  So, yeah, no one actually reads my blog. :(  Hopefully I can change that.  I actually had readers when I was at Wordpress.  I don't want to move back there, but at least people were reading my blog posts!

Today was the first of August.  I got in a good walk today even though it was really hot out there.  I came in and did the day's workouts.  I didn't get Saturday's or Sunday's workouts done then.  I did them today.  I wanted August to get off to a good start.  I'm all caught up on my workouts.  I'm tired, but satisfied.  I needed to get that done.  It made me feel good.

Yes, I'm still playing Pokemon Go.  I actually played today while walking.  It makes my walk fun.  I actually caught several and hatched four 2K eggs.  I wanted to get all the 2K ones hatched.  All I have now are 5K ones.  I also leveled up today to Level 18! Yay! :)  It's so much fun.  I have hatched a few 10K eggs. One was a Eevee and one was a Snorlax.  I know there were one or two more, but I can't remember what they were.  I have all three Eevee evolutions, too. :)  

Anyway, I guess I'll close.  I hope to post more often.  Hopefully someone will start reading the posts!


Wednesday post time!

I got in my walk today and it was a little bit cooler.  Not much, but enough to help.  I actually slept until my silent alarm on my Fitbit went off.  I went on my walk about an hour earlier than my usual time.  I came home and took my time doing my workouts.  I was able to take a few minutes between them.  That was nice.  I like having the time to relax a bit and not be in a rush.  Sometimes the internet is spotty and the videos don't want to load.  I did that a few times today, but I had the extra time, so I didn't mind.

I got those done. It was core and cardio day. OUCH!  I ate lunch and then got my things together for Starbucks.  I relaxed a little while and then headed over there.  I was able to get my favorite chair immediately.  I had six letters to write and I got them all done.  I was looking forward to playing Pokemon Go while there too, but the servers were down for most of my visit.  They didn't come up until near the end.  I ended up staying a bit longer than I planned.  I almost forgot that I needed to go pick up my prescription at Kmart.  I would have walked there on one of my walks, but they are doing road construction in front of it and it's a mess.  I didn't want to get run over!

I got my prescription and headed home.  I posted to Letters and Lattes and then came here to post.  Now, I'm going to relax for a while before getting in bed and relaxing for the night.  I am hoping to get some reading done tonight. 


Mail time!

Tomorrow is my regular visit to Starbucks with my pen pal letters.  I actually have a nice stack of letters to carry with me!  My box has been lonely too long. :)

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That is the current stack.  I have a letter from my pal Heidi in there.  I also have a letter from a new pal that I got via LWA from Scotland!  So cool and we both love Adventure Time. Yay!


Sleep and Pokemon Go!

I am still not sleeping all the way through the night.  I am sleeping a bit later each day, so hopefully I'll be back to normal soon!  I have been going on my walk earlier than usual too.  It's just as hot earlier as it is later. I really should go later in the evening.  The heat is killing me!  Today I couldn't wait to get home to my room and air conditioning.  When I got here, I had to sit down and cool off awhile before doing my workouts.  With me going on my walks earlier, it gives me more time to do my workouts and not be in a hurry.  I get them done and then I can relax a few minutes before eating lunch.

So, on today's walk, I found quite a few new Pokemon.  I also found several of the ones I had.  I got enough Eevee candy to evolve one of my Eevees too! :)  I love finding 'new' ones.  I was in the process of capturing one Eevee today when I got this screenshot:

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It was too cute not to share!  Here are my top Pokemon at the moment.  I'm leveling up slower than I would like, but I'm getting there!

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Last night, I drove to the park to pick up some 'supplies' at the Pokestops there.  Someone had set a lure at one of the stops, so I sat there for about 10 minutes catching.  That was fun.  I was just going to go through, grab some stuff and go home, but I saw the lure and thought, why not?  I noticed a lot of other people walking around the park.

I love seeing people out and about playing the game.  It's so cool that is getting people out of their houses and active.  One of my friends is a total couch potato/room dweller and I've gotten him out twice to go on the hunt. :)  I use my daily walk as an opportunity to catch and to hatch! :P


Sleep, it alludes me!

This is day three of waking up way too early!  Each day this happens, I have just gotten up and gone on a earlier walk. It's a little bit cooler, but not too much.  Today, I used Pokemon Go during the walk.  I used it for most of the walk.  My battery was at 22% when I got home. LOL!  It's okay, I charged it while doing my workouts and relaxing.  I was able to hatch several eggs and picked up some 'new' Pokemon along with some extra of others.  I also tried to hit all the Pokestops along my walk.  It was fun!  I have gotten where walking was a chore.  I do it because I want to continue to be fit, but it's such a pain sometimes.  Playing Pokemon Go while I walk makes it more fun.  I don't want to skip a walk. I want to go and play! :)  

I am hoping to get back to my regular sleep schedule.  I'm going to try to go out and walk earlier.  My normal routine is to get up, check out things on my phone for a while, get up, eat, and watch a couple of episodes of Judge Judy and then head out for my walk.  I may just get up, relax a bit and then eat and go.  This way I will get done in time to do my workouts before lunch.  I also won't have to worry about hurrying if I feel like I'm getting behind.  It will give me extra time.  This is important as it's so darn hot!  Hopefully I will sleep right through tonight and not wake up until the silent alarm on my Fitbit goes off!  Wish me luck.