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NaNo I don't want to WritMo!

I'm in the home stretch, but I am not sure what to do to finish. I am actually at a good point for the book to end, but I'm several thousand words short.  What I think I'm going to do is finish it tomorrow and then go back and add a few scenes to early days to make it to 50,000 words.  I think that would be best.  I know there are a few parts that I need more things added.  I wrote 1667 today.  I am going to look over the earlier stuff and write myself some notes tonight to add content to the previous days.  I will get to my goal and win again this year!

My walk today was okay. I didn't have to go all the way to the post office, so that was nice. I'm glad I didn't because today was cardio on the workout calendar.  Yikes! LOL  That was hard and it got me all tired and sweaty.  It was good though.  

I did start on the second story in Strange Weather last night.  It's really good.  After I post this and do my French lesson, I'm going to read more of that.  I'm yawning my head off at the moment, so let me get my French done and get my Kindle before I fall asleep!


Saturday sabotage!

Okay, so maybe not that serious.  I got up and got ready for my walk today.  I heard a loud noise outside and thought to myself, what the heck was that!?  I looked out and didn't see anything so I turned around and then I noticed that the light was off.  I thought I had turned it on.  I looked around and noticed that none of my displays were lit.  Yup, something knocked the power out!

I went for my walk and hoped that it would be on when I got back. I wanted to get home, drink a cup of coffee and relax before doing my workouts.  The power was still out!  I texted a friend and he suggested we go eat since my power was out.  I couldn't fix coffee or do my workouts without power, so I said, yes!  We went to Reidsville, NC to a pizza place called Carmela's.  They have delicious pizza.  Afterwards, we wanted ice cream and I wanted coffee! LOL!  We went to the McDonald's.  He got ice cream and he got me one of their caramel macchiatos.  It wasn't bad!  

We came back to town and I came in and the lights were back. Yay!  I put my leftover pizza in the fridge and came to my room and did my workouts.  I got those done and then read some on Not Always Right.  I ate my leftovers for dinner and then did my NaNo for today. I got over 2000 words today and I am now past the 40,000 mark!  Yay!  All I have left to do is my French lesson on Duolingo and then I'm going to read with my Kindle until bed. ^_^


Guess where I am?

Yes, I'm a Starbucks. What a surprise, eh? :p  I came over to get my pen pal letters and NaNo done.  I have written two of my three letters and written over 2300 words for NaNo. I figured I would do my blog post while here, too.  I might write the other letter here and I might wait until I get home.  I'm not sure yet.  I was going pretty good on my writing when a friend kept interrupting me with texts!  That got me off track for a bit, but he finally stopped and I got back into it.  Over two thousands words means I got back on track! lol  I probably won't write anymore on NaNo tonight.  That is a good place to stop.

 I got in my walk today and it was cold, but not too bad.  I came home and did my workouts after that.  I had lunch and then packed up my messenger bag and headed over here.  When I got here, it was about 4:45.  They are doing a promotion from the 9th - 13th of bogof on the holiday drinks.  This place was ROLLING when I got here. I didn't even think about that crazy promo before I came.  I had to wait in a loooong line to buy my drink and a longer one to pick up my drink!  There was absolutely no where to sit either.  Luckily, I saw two girls sitting at a little table and they didn't have drinks. I was hoping they were just sitting waiting on their drinks.  They were!  When they got up to get them, I made sure they weren't going to sit back down and grabbed their table! :P

Not my favorite table, but hey, it was somewhere to sit.  It's cleared out  alot in here now, but there are still a lot of people at the tables.  I thought the guy who was sitting at my favorite table had left.  I saw him get up, put on his jacket and head away from his table.  I packed up to move to it and saw his stuff was still on it. Oops!  The end chair on the big table was open, so I just sat here.  I felt sort of silly.  Oh well.  This seat isn't too bad and it's close to my favorite spot in case he does leave. :p

By the way, my Starbucks got in their Holiday cards.  You should see the huge ass stack of them I got. I'll take a picture when I get home if I can get them all in the picture. LOL I stopped counting at thirty something.  Really!   was so happy because I was afraid our Starbucks wouldn't get the whole set.  I think I got them all except for the ones in the packaging.  I am pretty sure you can't get those without loading them.  Some of them are just multiples of the ones that are single but some are the shaped ones.  I would love to have some of those too, but I will have to check and see.  I'm pretty sure though, those are buy them only.  I must have looked like some kind of weirdo going to the gift card board and grabbing a handful. :p

Anyway.  I have done NaNo, I have written all but one letter.  All I need to do when I get home is my French lesson.  I'd do that here, but I don't think I have my earbuds with me.  I have my bed linen in the dryer at home so I should be able to go home and put it back on the bed, do my French and relax.  I want to read more on Sleeping Beauties. I finally made it past the half way point last night.  It's getting more interesting as I go!

 


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.


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!


No Starbucks today. :p

No, I didn't make it four days in a row at Starbucks. lol  I will get back over there eventually.  I have two free drinks loaded to my card at the moment. I love Star Dashes!  I also will get a free birthday drink this month as it's my birthday month. Yay!  Today I was so totally sleepy. I DID NOT want to get out of bed! I also didn't want to do my workouts.  I did both!  I got out of bed and took the linens off to wash them.  I always do this on Sunday, but it also kept me from climbing back in! :P

I got my workouts done.  I usually open Youtube on my tablet and then cast the videos to my Roku box.  It was being snarky today and I had to do the first three videos on my laptop.  The tablet screen is just too small!  I finally got the casting to work and did the last two on the television screen.  That is much easier as it's much easier to see and the sound is a lot better!  After doing those, I rested for a few minutes and then was working on my bullet journal.  I got up to fix lunch and then came back to my bujo.  I spent some time on the porch this afternoon with some coffee.  That was nice!

I was one day seven of a Pokemon Go streak.  If you have a seven day streak of hitting Pokestops, you get extra goodies.  I went out long enough to do that and I went to Dollar General while out and picked up a few things I needed.  I was enjoying Unsolved Mysteries and went to watch yet another episode when I found out that I was done! :(  All the original ones with Robert Stack have been watched.  Hopefully they'll add more soon.  I was really loving watching it.  

In other news, my bed linen is freshly laundered and back on the bed.  My hair is washed and drying at the moment.  All I have to do now is relax until bedtime.  I may do some more work on my bujo after typing this.  I did my French lesson while on the porch. :)


More views

Okay, so here is the notebook with the pen in the front and a view of one of the inside pages.  I think this will be perfect for my French learning.  I looked up the info inside and the codes are for  http://www.stkrit.com  It's probably something I won't use for this notebook, but I might use for something else.  It looks pretty neat!  Here is the notebook cover and the inside:

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More about French

I am wanting to start a notebook for my French studies.  I can't decide if I want to do a bullet journal type notebook or just a plain notebook.  I think it would be good to write down words and their translations that I have problems with when I do my lessons.  Writing them down would also let me review things when I'm not online.  I just think it would be helpful to have the extra notes.  I am down to several different notebooks.  Which do I choose?

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I'm thinking the orange ring bound one on the bottom left would be the best.  I could lay it either way and it also has a rubber thing around the front where I could store a pen.  It's actually a "Markings" notebook by C.R. Gibson and it came with three codes to use to transfer a page to the web.  I probably would really use that for French, though.  I got in some time back at Target because I thought it was cool.  I tend to buy a lot of notebooks and then never use them. :P  You should see my box of regular full size page notebooks that I have.