Mowing grass Feed

Oops!

Sorry about yesterday.  I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute.  I was able to finish so that was good.  It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog.  Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.  

I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks!  I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in.  I did that and then got my stars.  I walked and did my workouts today, too.  I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out.  I came home and mowed the front lawn.  I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain.  Can't mow in those conditions!  I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine.  I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light.  I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level.  I had a migraine last night too.  I need to figure out what is triggering them.  I hate them.  I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach.  The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy!  Sitting in the partial dark does help.  

 


First full day back on my routine.

I got in  my walk today and luckily, it wasn't as hot as my walks were at the beach.  I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up two things I needed so I didn't have to go for a big trip later.  I got home and relaxed and cooled off.  I got up and did my workouts.  I did those and then my French lesson.  I had time after that to relax a bit, so I did until lunch time.

I fixed myself some lunch.  I ate and then got up to go mow.  The front lawn had gotten pretty high while I was gone, so that needed doing.  I got it done and came in to cool off and relax.  I washed another load of laundry.  This was the things I didn't get around to yesterday.  I sat down and paid all my bills.  I'll have to be frugal at the grocery store this month.  I had two extra bills that I don't usually have.  I didn't spend as much as I usually do at the beach, so that helped out a lot!

I eventually want to do a recap post of the trip.  I also want to share pictures of some of the goodies I got.  I'll try to do that later this week.  I'm back on track for my usual stuff today, so that is good.  I am really sleepy, though. I never sleep well at the beach, and I tend to get up a lot earlier than I do at home.  I slept pretty well last night and I'm hoping to sleep just as well tonight! I need it.

I don't know if I mentioned it while at the beach, I got quite a stack of Starbucks cards that I didn't have.  I just put them in my binder that I keep them in.  I always love getting new ones.  I now need to add the four Starbucks stores that I visited to my tracker. ^_^  That will be awesome.  


Saturday storm?

Well, I was all dressed and heading out my door today for my walk when I heard thunder.  Well, I thought it was thunder! I heard it again and really thought it was thunder, so I decided to put my walk off.  I came in, took off my earbuds, and sat down on the sofa.  I kept waiting for the storm that didn't happen!  I am guessing some of the neighbors were doing something that was really loud and I just mistook it for thunder.  I have no clue.  By the time I realized it wasn't thunder, it was too late to go on my walk and stay on schedule.  What did I do instead?  Well, I mowed part of the lawn that needed it and planted two trees!  On my walk yesterday, a guy stopped me and asked if I liked flowers and plants.  He said someone gave him the two little saplings and he didn't have anywhere to put them.  I took them home with me.  One is an Oak, but I am not sure what the other is.  It didn't have an id tag on it.  I have an app that you can snap a picture of the leaf and it'll id the tree.  I plan to do that tomorrow.  I was going to do it today, but I never got around to it.

I did my workouts at the usual time and my French lesson also.  I had my lunch and then headed out for my walk.  It was a lot later than usual, but it was pretty nice.  It was cooler than it would have been earlier in the day.  I got in my regular route.  I came home and sat down to cool off.  Even though it was later and cooler, it was still rather warm!  It's been overcast all day and I think it's supposed to rain tomorrow.  I just hope it will be nice and hold off until after my walk! 


Fitbit fun?

Well, it's better than woes, right?  Today, I got an alert from a panel that I had forgotten about.  It said my account had been deactivated and for me to cash out any rewards I had.  I figured I'd have none, but I actually had $20 that could be used at Amazon!  I ordered myself two bands for my Fitbit.  I wanted to have backup bands, plus I'd like to have some in different colors.  I ordered a plain black and a teal. Yes, my Fitbit is already teal, but I love the color.  I wanted a couple of other bands, but with shipping, the money I had didn't cover it.  I added those to my wish list and I'll get them later.  These two will be nice to have.

I got in my walk today and then did my workouts.  After those, I did my French lesson and fixed some lunch.  After fixing lunch and eating it, I went to a nearby gas station and got three dollars worth of gas in my gas can.  I came home, filled my mower, and mowed the front and part of the back lawn.  The rest of the lawn isn't really too bad.  I might not even have to mow it until I mow the front again.  We'll see!  I hate having to mow this early, but it needed it.

The bands I ordered have holes in the band and the description said they made the band more breathable.  The reviews on these particular bands are really favorable.  The bands I picked were only 5.99 each. The shipping was over six. lol  That is why I didn't get the two I liked the best.  These look like they will be comfy.  It's going to be weird getting used to sleeping in my Fitbit.  I do sleep with the One, but it has a soft band for sleep.  

I also looked up protective glass for the Fitbit.  It's the same thing you put on cell phones to keep the phone from getting scratched.  Unfortunately, I thought about looking for these after I bought the bands. :p  I'll be very careful with the face of the Fitbit until I can get a set of these.

The Fitbit itself is currently in Kentucky.  It says it will be here in 3 days. I'm hoping it gets here Friday.  It would be cool to get it a day early. It is possible. It would be hilarious if I got the bands first! :P  They haven't even shipped yet.  Speaking of shipping, I mailed all my letters today.  It was such a site to see all those letters going into the box.  I hope to get to the post office before too  much longer and check my box again.  I don't like to let too much time go between checks.


Goodness, is it Friday?

Yeah, I guess it is.  I had the stretch videos on today's calendar.  That was nice.  I did those and ate and then I cooled down for a bit before going out and mowing my front lawn.  It's in the 90's here and it's extremely hot. I should have waited until later in the day to mow, but I wanted to get it done.  Plus, it looks like there is a storm coming up now.  So, if I had waited, the grass would have been too wet to mow.  I'm glad it's done.  The neighbor across the street lets his go for weeks without mowing it.  He finally did it yesterday and I swear there were about five inches of grass clippings in the damn street.  He really needs to mow more often.  It's so annoying!

So, I'm sitting in my room with the air conditioner and the fan going.  I've cooled down quite a bit from being outside.  When I came in, I had to take off every piece of clothing I had on as I was soaked to the skin.  I'm now in nice dry clothes and I just heard thunder! I love storms, so that makes me happy.  As long as the power doesn't go out when I need to fix dinner. lol  I might go out and sit on the porch and enjoy the storm.  I love to sit out there and see the lightning and rain.  It also smells so nice when it rains in the summer!

I am pretty comfy here in my room at the moment, so I might not make it out there :P  I really wanted to go to Starbucks earlier, but my friend didn't want to go. It was way too hot for me to drive my car over there as I didn't plan to stay.  I was just going to get a cascara latte and come back.  In her car with air, this would have been fine.  In my car without air, it would have not! :P


What day is this again?

So, I was sitting in my room relaxing and thought about the fact that I needed to mow the back lawn.  I didn't really want to mow, but I needed to.  I went out and did the entire backyard.  I was happy to have that done.  I enjoyed listening to Welcome to Night Vale while mowing.  That at least made it more fun!  I came in and relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.

I am not sure what the rest of the evening holds in store for me.   I might run out to the park for a bit, and I might not.  I'm really tired.  A friend of mine got a jeep and she picked me up in it yesterday.  I still have a headache and backache from riding in that damn thing.  I don't see the appeal of them at all.  She says "they are fun!"  I say, they suck and are painful! LOL  

 


Goodness!

So, I loaded my lawn mower up in my car today.  That was not fun.  It's not too horribly heavy, but it's awkward.  I filled it with gas before I did so I didn't run out.  I went over to my friend's house.  The one that has been sick.  I mowed his lawn for him.  I know he still isn't feeling well, so I wanted to help him out.  I did his entire lawn.  I then came home and did my front lawn and the driveway around where my car usually sits.  I parked it elsewhere and moved it back afterwards.  I came in and cooled down and then did my workouts. It was ab day so that was fun.  Yikes! LOL!  I got those done and then relaxed a bit before fixing some lunch.  Lunch was delicious.  

I went out and spent some time on my front porch.  It was feeling nice outside today.  A friend called later and asked if I wanted to ride with her to have some keys made.  I did.  She just got a jeep and she drove that.  I did NOT like it. So uncomfortable.  Ugh!  I got a serious headache from the bumpiness and the smell from the exhaust.  BLEAH!  I was happy to get home!

Now, I'm going to finish this and then do my French lesson at Duolingo and then probably play Scrabble on my iPod touch.  I love word games! 


Friday

So, it's Friday and that means it's stretch day on the workout calendar.  That was a nice break.  I had planned to walk today, but that didn't work out.  The weather was perfect for it too.  My friend was afraid we'd get storms.  We didn't.  I decided to use the opportunity to mow my front lawn.  I got that done and then came in to try to breath!  The stuff it kicked up while mowing was horrible.  Stupid pollen and stupid airborne crap this time of year! 

I am glad to get that done.  I'll do the backyard later.  It isn't so bad.  The front is the important part, because that is what people see!  I probably wouldn't have had to mow again already, but we got a few days of rain.  It's supposed to rain tomorrow and Sunday, so if it does, that will give me an excuse not to mow. :P


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!