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Saturday and Starbucks!

I decided today that I should take my pen pal letters to Starbucks this afternoon.   I was hoping they wouldn't be too busy and I'd be able to get a seat.  They weren't, and I did!  I sat at one of the little tables.  My favorite table was taken.  I wrote all but one of my letters and was on the last one when I decided to move to the comfy chairs for a bit.  I had gotten there and saw my favorite table open up.  I went and got it and spent the rest of the time there. ^_^  I was happy to get to sit in my favorite spot one last time.  Last time? You ask.  Well, this particular location is moving a short distance away into a larger location.  They will be closing at 2pm on the 31st and won't re-open in the new location until August 4th.  I'm glad I went as I didn't know they were moving so soon.  I got to sit in my favorite comfy chair once more and at my favorite table. That was nice!

Also, while I was there, I got an extra drink for free!  One of the regulars ordered his drinks and they were wrong somehow.  I don't know the details.  He gave one to a lady that was at the counter and asked around if anyone wanted the other.  It was a caramel frappuccino.  I said, yes! LOL!  I had long since finished my cascara latte, so this was a nice surprise!  I enjoyed it immensely.  I shouldn't have had it as I had had a chocolate chip cookie, but free Starbucks! LOL

I got all my letters written.  I hand wrote all of them.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'll do that after I finish typing this.  I did take quite a lot of pictures of Starbucks while I was there.  I'm going to miss this location.  It was my first Starbucks!  I've grown so fond of it.  I'm sure I'll learn to love the new location too, but it won't be the same!  Yes, I took my bullet journal with me. :)

Today's workouts were intense.  It was arm day so that part wasn't so bad. The cardio video to open the workouts?  The #100burpeeburnout YIKES!  I survived.  I think that was the main reason I figured Starbucks would be a good idea!  After all the stress lately and then that, Starbucks was necessary. :P  

I hope to get down to the post office tomorrow to mail these letters and check my box.  I hope I have more letters. That would be cool.  Of course if there are more than 9 that might be a bad thing! LOL!


More letters!

No, I didn't go to the post office and get more letters, yet!  I did sit down and write a stack of letters today.  I have one more to do and then I'll have them all done.  Since I had so many, I decided to type them.  I prefer handwriting, but with 12 letters, I knew my hand would give out.  I didn't want to just write some and type others.  To be fair to all my pals, I just typed them all!  I figured that would be the best way to do it.  I got a book of stamps today so I can mail the letters tomorrow.

I went to Starbucks to get a drink and bring it home to sip on while writing my letters.  Again, when I didn't plan to stay, one of my two favorite spots was open. Figures! Oh well!  I got my drink and came home and enjoyed it.  It lasted until after all the letters were done.  The last letter that I need to do is  a new pal.  I always send new pals a 'new pal' letter that is typed and include a small handwritten letter in it.  I'll do that later so that it can go out with the other letters.  This is a new international pen pal and I've used all my international stamps. Oops!  I'll probably just put regular stamps on it to make it go.

In other news, I ordered a cute little mini messenger bag.  I've been waiting all weekend for the tracking to update.  It finally did today and it's at the post office.  That means it should be delivered tomorrow! YAY!  I found it when looking at different things on Amazon. It was only $10 and I had just gotten a $5 gift card for Amazon so I bought it.  I can't wait to see it.  It's pretty small according to the description.  I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Okay, I'm out of here.  I need to do a few more things and then I need to write that last pen pal.  I also want to work on my bullet journal.  See you tomorrow! :)


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 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!  


Pen pal bag update

I recently got a few new patches for my Pen pal bag.  I rearranged some of the patches last night.  I put on the new ones and moved around some that were on there.  I got it all fixed up last night, including sewing the patches to secure them  in case the iron on stuff wears off.  Here is the bag now:

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I'm really liking it.  I may put more patches on it in the future.  I would like a Jack o' lantern patch and perhaps a envelope patch or something mail wise.  The Myrtle Beach patch in the middle was a lot bigger than I thought it would be, but it's pretty cool!  


Well then....

Yeah, I know.  I haven't posted in days.  Today's walk was so extremely hot.  I came home and did my workouts, ate lunch, and then rested.  Well, only for a few minutes!  A friend came down and got the majority of the front lawn done with their riding lawn mower.  I got out there with the weeder and got the parts they couldn't do.  It took me a lot longer than it should have and when I came in, I looked like I had been in a sprinkler.  I was soaked to the skin with sweat. Yuck!  I needed to do more of the yard, but I was so tired and hot, that I knew I needed to stop and rest.  Plus, it looked like a storm was coming up.  It's getting darker out there now as I type this.  I keep hearing rumbles of thunder.  If I don't get the rest done tonight, I'm not going to worry about it too much.  The front is done and that is what matters.

While I was doing the front, a vehicle pulled up and this guy got out and started talking to me.  I gave him a look!  Turns out, he was a police officer. LOL~  I told him, "I was wondering why weirdos were pulling up in front of my yard." He was really nice and asked a few questions about some things in the neighborhood.  After he left, I finished my weeding.  I thought when they pulled up that they were visiting my stupid neighbors next door.  People go visit them all the time and park in front of my house instead of theirs.  

Anyway!  I am sorry I haven't posted in days.  I just haven't had the energy to get on the computer.  I mean to post everyday.  Sometimes that doesn't happen.  I got two more patches for my messenger bag.  I rearranged the patches on there last night and put on the new ones.  It looks pretty cool.  I posted a picture of it at Letter and Lattes but I'll share it here too:

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I'm really loving all the patches.  I might add more in the future.  We'll see how that goes.


Letters and Lattes

It's Wednesday, so that means I went to Starbucks to write my pen pal letters!  I only had four to write.  Mail has been really slow lately.  I enjoyed my time at Starbucks.  I got all my letters done and then relaxed for a bit.  I also had one of my favorite treats from there.  A Michigan Cherry oat bar.  So good!  I got my favorite seat immediately, too!  I took some pictures and made a little collage to share:

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All I have to do now is get all the letters in envelopes, get those addressed, and put them in my bag for tomorrow's walk!  Hopefully I'll actually have mail in my box tomorrow.


Pen pal bag!

Here is my cool messenger bag that I use for toting my supplies to Starbucks.  I have several patches on it including two of the Letter Writer's Alliance which I am a member of!  Visit them by clicking on their link in my sidebar.  It's a great organization.  I love being a part of it.  They send the triangular patch with your membership.  I saw that they had the larger patches too.  That is what gave me the idea of having a cool messenger bag with patches. :)  Here is my bag:

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It's not complete yet.  I want to get a few more patches for it.  It's a good size bag and it's perfect for carrying my stuff.  It also makes an excellent overnight bag if needed.  It has two outside pockets that are large enough for a bottle of soda or water.  They are also perfect for carrying my reusable Starbucks tumbler.  There is one large inside pocket, a small zipper pocket and one divided pocket in the front.  I made it into one pocket.  I absolutely LOVE this bag!  I highly recommend it.  I got it at Amazon.  If you are interested, here is the link:

My Messenger bag of awesomeness!

 


Accordion folders

I use two accordion folders.  One for stationary, and one for labels/stamps/fbs/misc  It helps keep everything neat and organized.  These are my two folders:

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I keep these in my desk at home, they are easily portable.  I can pop them in my pen pal messenger bag and head out or just put some stationary or other necessaries in my bag and go.  I love being organized.  It makes pen palling a lot easier!