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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


French book and a pen.

Yesterday, I received a book that I ordered from Amazon. It's Easy French Step by Step.  I think I mentioned this yesterday but didn't mention the name of the book.  It's pretty cool.  I'm going to get one of my many notebooks and keep it with it to write notes.  I just have decide if I want to use a one subject notebook or a bigger one.

Today, I got a dual tip pen that I ordered.  The color of the cap is blueish and the color is teal, but the color of the actual pen when you write with it is more green.  I'm not really happy about that.  I wanted the ink to look like the cap.  Oh well.  It's got a calligraphy tip on one end, and a brush tip on the other.  I wanted a blue calligraphy marker.  This is too green.  It's nicely made though.  It's made my ZIG memory system.  I will look and see if they have the color I really wanted.  

My favorite calligraphy makers are the Faber-Castell ones but I can only find them in the three colors I have.  Black, brown, and burgandy.  I really want a blue one!  I'll keep my eye out for what I'm looking for.  The tips on the Faber-Castell ones are so nice.  I use my black one a lot. Maybe I'll find one in another brand. 

 


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.


Yay for the holiday being done!

Now, hopefully things can get back to normal. I walked today and thankfully it wasn't anywhere as near a cold as yesterday. That was a relief.  I didn't want to come home a popsicle again!  It was cold, but not as bad.  I got home and had time to relax a bit before doing my workouts.  They were all cardio.  I did those and then had a bit of time to relax before fixing lunch.  

I stopped at the grocery store on my way back from my walk and picked up a few things with my gift card. I actually have a couple of dollars left on it. I got right at $25 but I forgot I had a coupon for 10% off my order and that brought it down a little bit.  I'll have that if I need it later this week or whenever.

I didn't really do much else today.  Just walked, did my workouts, and then stayed in.  I washed several days worth of dishes.  It consisted mainly of plates and coffee cups! :p  I've already done my French lesson, and I took a bath earlier because I was cold and it helped warm me up.  I'm going to get off the computer and crash on my bed with my phone and play Pocket Camp. ^_^


Holiday time

So, I walked today and I came home and instead of doing my workouts, I went on a few errands.  I came back here and then took gifts to my friend's house.  I stayed for a little bit and then headed back here.  I played a lot of Pocket Camp. :p  I just now finished my workouts.  I have my bed linen washed and back on the bed.  I've done my French lesson.  I just need to wash my hair and I'm totally done with my to do list for the day.

I got myself a few $1 items and wrapped them up and put them under my tree.  I got a puzzle, a box of candy canes, and a cute pen.  I wanted to have something under there.  It's not much, but there you go!  I really don't have a lot to say tonight as you can tell.  It's been a long day and it's only a few minutes after 9!


Well hell!

I needed to go to Family Dollar tonight to get a bag of popcorn. I air pop some and put it in a Tupperware container and eat on it for several days.  I just make fresh when that is gone.  Well, I meant to go to Family Dollar and just get popcorn and perhaps some hair ties.  I ended up getting ten dollars worth of stuff!  Sheesh!  I got two shirt boxes for gifts, a set of three gift bags, a roll of snowman wrapping paper, a set of gift labels, a cute little metal tin, and a bag of Cheez Doodles! LOL  Shame on me! :p

I did walk today and get my workouts done.  I have my bed linen in the dryer. It's ready to go back on the bed, but I keep forgetting to go in there and get it!  I did get my hair washed and dried.  I planned to put the linens on after that, but I did my French lesson and then decided to post to my blog.  I was tempted to run over to Starbucks while I was out going to Family Dollar today, but I decided to just come back home. I'm sure I'll go one day this week.  The last time I was in there, there was another tumbler that I liked.  Like I need another tumbler! LOL!  It's a cute one, though!

 


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.