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Tuesday again...

Well, I didn't get to walk again today!  I had planned to, but there was bad weather.  We had some rain and some thunder storms with lots of lightning.  It wasn't really safe to walk, so we skipped it today.  I'm hoping we get to go tomorrow.  It's been too long!  I would have walked by myself a little later than our regular time, but I ended up cleaning my front porch.  It needed a good cleaning.  I went out to sit for a bit after the storms and realized how badly it needed a good scrub.  I got that done and then came in and put in a load of clothes to wash.  I just put those in the dryer.  Now I just have to wait until they are done and I can put them away.  I did my workouts at my regular time today and then I ran up to my local polling place to vote.  I got a sticker for my bullet journal. lol  :p  Is it sad that the best part of going to vote was getting a sticker? LOL  They were so slow. I was the only one there voting.  No one came in while I was voting and only one lady drove up as I was leaving.  I bet the workers were bored.  

My car did okay up there and back.  It's about half a mile up there.  I would have walked, but it was early afternoon and it was steamy hot out there.  I didn't want to walk as hot as it was.  I was glad that my car did fine.  The check engine light went off, but I know it's not fixed. lol

I may write some pen pal letters tonight.  I haven't decided yet.  I want to keep on top of them so I don't get behind and have to type all my letters!  I am sure most of my pals would prefer me typing since they've seen my handwriting. :P

 


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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So many letters!

Today I wrote the two letters that I had and went ahead and mailed them.  I  checked my box while at the post office and I had nine more! Yikes!  I plan to try to write some of them tomorrow and finish the rest on Monday. At least that is the plan!  We'll see how that goes.  The ones I got today are all from regular pals except one.  I got a letter from a new pal.  That is always nice!

I have been really tired all day today.  I got my workouts done and I wanted to walk, but it was raining and then storming, so I didn't get to do that.  Hopefully on Monday.  We'll see!  I need to get back into walking regularly.  I want to get down to my goal weight.  I'd love to be back to a good weight by the beach trip in late May! That would be awesome.

 


It's that time again....

What time you ask? Mowing time.  PHOOEY!  I had to mow for the first time this year.  I got most of my yard and I have more to finish tomorrow.  I hate mowing. It's so annoying to have to do it so early in the year.  I went and got some gas in my can to put in my mower.  That took longer than it should because the pump didn't want to work. THEN, the pump wouldn't give me my receipt so I had to go in to get it. I finally got back home and got my mower out.  It didn't want to start at first.  It finally starts and it cuts off three times before I got it going for good.  I swear, getting ready to mow is usually worse than the actual mowing. lol  I HATE when it won't start. I get worn out pulling the damn cord!

I went to the post office today to mail off the pen pal letters that I wrote yesterday. I checked my box and I had 12 letters.  Yes, TWELVE!!!  I've never gotten that many at once. That was pretty insane.  Most are my regular pals, but there are a few new ones!  I'll probably break them up into two days for writing.  Unless I decided to type them all, then I could probably do them all in one sitting.  My hand gets cramped up when I do 5 or 6 letters.  I can't imagine what it will feel like with handwriting 12!  Oh well, I'll get through.  I still can't get over the fact that I got 12 letters! Wowee!

Okay, I'm going to close for now.  I haven't slept well lately, so I'm going to try to settle down and relax so that I'll be able to fall asleep tonight and stay that way until my Fitbit alarm goes off tomorrow morning!


As promised...

I totally missed out on posting a good post yesterday because I didn't have a lot of time.  So, here goes!  Yesterday, I did my workouts. After eating lunch, I went to Starbucks.  I carried my messenger bag with me and all my pen pal letters.  I got there and they were packed.  They didn't have anywhere to sit.  I got my latte and then left.  It took a while to get my latte, so I was hoping something would open up while I was waiting, but no luck. I left Starbucks and went to the park.  I sat in my car and wrote some of my pen pal letters.  I would have gotten out and done all this on a picnic table or a blanket, but it was overcast.  It's a good thing I stayed in my car.  It began raining!  I got all but two letters written and hit some Pokestops while there.  I parked near one so I could hit it every time it reloaded. :)

After the park, I came home and did some housework.  I had two loads of laundry that needed to be finished and put away.  I also had to do some other things.  I didn't even take  a bath.  I did wash my hair though.  I realized it was getting late and I hadn't posted to my blog so I did that quick post.

Today, I was supposed to go walking with my friend, but he couldn't go because of a family situation.  Hopefully we can go tomorrow.  I went to the post office today and mailed my stack of letters.  I had a full box!  It's so fun mailing off a lot of letter and then having a bunch waiting.  I brought those home and then put my air conditioner in my window! LOL  It was REALLY hot today.  Very unseasonably so!  I turned my air conditioner on long enough to make sure it was working okay. I probably won't need it for a while, but I wanted to go ahead and put it in.

I hope it continues to be warm here. Warm, though, not hot! :p  I am not a fan of cold weather or hot weather.  I am a spring and autumn girl!  

 


Letters, lattes, and bullet journals!

I replied to my latest batch of pen pal letters today.  I went by Starbucks and got a Cascara latte and brought it home and enjoyed it while writing letters.  It's a good thing I decided not to go in and write letters today.  The place was packed and there was no where to sit!  I brought my delicious latte home and wrote out the letters that I had.  I decided to run to the post office so that I wouldn't have to fight for a parking spot tomorrow.  I mailed off the letters and then checked my box to find six more!  I mailed off five and came home with six!  That is pretty cool.

I also worked on my bullet journals today.  Both my current one and the new one.  I added a pretty blue ribbon to the new one and I did next week's layout for the current one.  Wait... I did that yesterday?  Oh well, it was done this weekend! In any case, I'm ready for the new week and I also have my new bujo completely set up except for one two page spread.  I'm still trying to decide what I want that spread to be!


Letters and lattes!

I made it to Starbucks tonight.  My messenger bag got out again. :) I got there a bit before 5 and stayed until about 7.  I would have stayed longer, but I was done with my letters and it was a bit cold in there.  I wrote four letters.  Three 'old' pals and one brand new one.  I got the delicious Cascara latte.  Yum!  I also checked in on my Pokemon Go app while there.  The Starbucks is now a Pokestop! :)

After Starbucks, I headed to Home Depot.  I needed to get a quart of paint.  Last night around 11:45, I got it in my head to move my room around.  The way I fixed things, I needed to touch up my nightstand and I also needed to paint the back of it.  The back shows in my new room arrangement so I wanted to paint it to match the rest.  Plus there were places on it that needed touch ups. I had run out of the paint some time ago, but I remembered the name and the brand.  I got Glidden Violet Shimmer paint.  I painted the back of the nightstand and did the touch-ups.  It looks great! I'm happy to have another can of it as I have a trunk in my room, two little 'tables' and a rocking chair on my front porch with this color.  All need touch-ups.  I'll do that tomorrow.

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get a parking spot at the post office so I can mail my letters and see if I have any new ones.  Wish me luck!  


Letters!

I have a stack of letters ready to go out to my pen pals.  Look at this beautiful stack of outgoing mail:

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I got three new letters in today's mail and I have one more to write.  I'm thinking of taking all four to Starbucks on Wednesday evening to get back into my regular schedule.  Letters and lattes, here I come! :)


Sunday funday

It's been a long day and it's not even 6 yet!  I actually haven't done a lot today.  It has been a lazy Sunday.  I actually even took a nap before my workouts! :P  I got those in and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  I had my bed linen in to wash.  That is my Sunday routine.  I got it out and back on the bed.  I also carried the trash can to the street for pickup tomorrow.  While out there, I carried some branches to the street.  I came back in and called a friend.  Now I'm just posting to my blog.  I'm probably going to write some pen pal letters after this.  I am caught up, but I did get four new letters yesterday so I need to get the few that came before them done so that I don't get behind.  I was thinking of waiting until Wednesday to get back into my weekly Starbucks trip, but I might not wait that long.  If I get all these done and mail them off tomorrow, maybe I'll get some to write on Wednesday.  I do need stamps, so I will have to get those tomorrow.  I just hope the post office isn't crowded.  It seems that when I go in and don't need to go to the window, they are empty.  When I need to go, there is always a line and the people in front of me take forever. AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 


Welcome back!

Please forgive my long delay in posting.  I haven't posted here since September.  I was sick during August and September and got very behind on everything.  I even got behind on my pen pal letters and this blog (and my main blog) too!  I plan to get back into posting at my blogs more often.

I am now caught up with pen pal letters.  I have recently sent out some letters to potential new pals.  I have heard back from one and I'm writing her back soon.  I also got matched up at LWA and I have a new pal from Germany to write.  Yay!  I hope to write letters either tomorrow on Wednesday. If Wednesday, I'll probably go to Starbucks.  

Since I posted last, I have purchased a new desk.  I love it and I've been writing all my letters from here.  I miss my Starbucks visits though, so I hope to get back to those soon. I'll be sitting in Starbucks, writing letters and sipping on a Cascara latte.  I tried these recently and they are GOOD!

I also hope to get back to posting ideas here for people who like to pen pal.  Writing letters is great fun.  I have updated my pen pal ad at a few of the sites I'm listed at and hope to get some new pen pals from that.  I have several great pen pals that I got last year, but I've also lost some.  I hate to start writing to a great pal and then lost them.  A few of my favorites changed their address and my letters were sent back. I'm hoping that they will send an updated address as I miss hearing from them.

I still would like to have more pen pals.  It's such fun to hand write letters!  Okay, I've actually done an update.  Go me!  I want to make another post with some cool stamps I got a few months ago. Look for that up next!