Wednesday is Starbucks time.

Well, it was double star day today so, of course, I went to Starbucks. I'm all about those extra stars! :p  I went to the drive thru since I was over there later than usual.  I looked in as I drove by the front and there were plenty of seats. ~_~; Figures!  If I had gone to stay, I wouldn't have found a seat.  Oh well, I got my latte and it was pretty good.  I tried the blonde caramel latte.  It was pretty good, but nothing is as good as my cascara latte. :(  I miss that stuff.  Starbucks, if you are listening, BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!  

In other news, I walked today.  It was a bit overcast when I started, but the sun came out.  It's a good thing too.  I forgot my umbrella!  It rained during yesterday's walk and I went out with a friend yesterday evening, so I had my umbrella drying.  I forgot to put it in my backpack.  I was so happy when it didn't rain! :p

I did my workouts yesterday and today, I have been on schedule for everything.  A few days ago, I ordered the matching wallet to my new purse.  I can't wait to get it.  I've never had a  purse with a matching wallet.  I'll be so fancy. lol  I also ordered a Japanese Starbucks card yesterday on ebay.  It's a Sakara card and it's gorgeous!  I can't wait to get it.  Something cool to add to my collection. ^_^  I've always wanted some Sakura related from Starbucks so this was a no brainer.  I, of course, will share pictures when I get it.

Sorry about that post yesterday.  I was tired, frustrated, and just plain grumpy! It was just not a good idea to post to my blog when I was in that mood.  The rain yesterday was just depressing.  My friend wanted to go to one of our favorite local restaurants, so we did.  After I got home, I called another friend and she asked if I'd ride with her somewhere.  I did.  Her mom was in a car wreck yesterday.  Her truck is totaled.  They had to cut her out of it!  She is walking around today!  Amazing.  The woman is almost 70!  

I've been playing Pocket Camp.  I need TWO more of the navy ladybugs to get the Spring background.  Since I have until Saturday, I should be able to get it.  I just got the flower swing today.  There is one more thing to earn after the background, but if I get that, I'll be happy!  They also introduced new animals today! :)  The game is so fun.  Goldie is and always will be my favorite!

Monday mumbles...

Yeah, I didn't have an idea for a good title today! :p  I got in my walk today and came home and relaxed a bit.  I had some time between walking and doing my workouts.  I did those and it was hard!  My poor butt! It was booty day on the workout calendar! lol  

After I did those, I did my French and relaxed a bit more before fixing lunch.  I hadn't had a good tub soak in a while, so I did that after eating.  I am now typing this up and trying to decide what I want to do now.  I'm not sure if I want to read, play Pocket Camp, take a nap, or write letters!  Knowing me, I'll end up doing, nothing at all. :P  It's been one of those days.

I'm one tired puppy!

So, I got in my walk and came home and relaxed for a bit before doing my workouts.  I was almost done with them when a friend called and wanted me to go somewhere with her.  I wanted to finish my workouts, so I said no.  I got my workout done and then my French and called her back.  She still wanted to go, so I decided to go too.  We went to Martinsville, Virginia which is not very far away for her to go to Belk and look at purses.  She didn't get the one she went for, but she got two others!  I on the other hand didn't go to look at purses and ended up with one.  I absolutely LOVE it.  It's a Lily Bloom.  I've never had one or even seen one before.  They are made from recycled plastic bottles and they have adorable designs.  Mine has cupcakes and coffee! :D  It's brown with colorful cupcakes and coffee cups on it.  The inside is bright green and it's gorgeous.  I'll share a few pictures:


Did I mention that I got it on sale?  Two discounts. Whee! So, after we finally got out of Belk, it took her forever to decide!  We went to Jerry's pizza.  It's a place in Martinsville that I've been to once before a long time ago.  They have remodeled since I went and it's pretty nice.  We shared a pizza and then went by McDonald's for caramel macchiatos.  We were in the drive thru for twenty minutes AFTER we ordered!  We finally got our coffees and headed home.  They were not very good. :(  I was disappointed!

We got back to town and I went to her house for a bit to see Cocoa, her mini Doxie whom I love!  Her son wanted something from Burger King so we rode down there.  While we were out, I got her to run me by Starbucks. LOL I had to get some good coffee to cancel out the bad coffee. :p  I got a tall blonde vanilla latte.  Delicious!  I came home and washed my hair. I'm drying it now and then I'll put my bed linen back on the bed.  I need to play some Pocket Camp as I haven't had a chance since this morning.  

Sunny Saturday

Yes, it was sunny today and it was nice.  It wasn't cold, but it wasn't really warm either.  It was in the low fifties.  Not bad at all for walking.  I got in a good walk.  It was not windy like it was yesterday.  I stopped at the pharmacy on my walk but my prescription wasn't ready, so I had to go back later.  I came home from my walk and did my workouts, I had lunch, and then headed to the pharmacy.  I got my prescriptions and then went to the post office.  I had planned to write pen pal letters tonight, so I wanted to check my box and see if I had any new ones.  I did!  

I came home and then realized I wanted some coffee. I wanted a latte, and I didn't want to drive all the way over to Starbucks, so I thought I'd give the coffee drinks at Sheetz a try.  I went and ordered a caramel latte. It was pretty tasty. Not as good as Starbucks by a long shot, but not bad.  I got home and put away some laundry that I washed yesterday.  I then realized I needed a few things from the grocery store.  I had gone to the store last night and got my groceries, but I forgot to pick up a few things.  I went and got those and then came back home.  I wrote quite a few pen pal letters and I'll get those in envelopes and ready to go tomorrow. I'll drop them in a box along my walk.  I don't usually walk as far as the post office anymore, so I figured I'd check my box today.  I'll mail the ones I wrote tonight and I may go to Starbucks tomorrow to write the ones that came today or I may wait and go one day with week.  I may just go get a latte and come home and do them.  Who knows!?

I need to get up and fix dinner, I'm just being lazy and not wanting to move at the moment.  I have plenty of goodies to choose from since I've been grocery shopping. I just have to decide what I want to fix!  I have lots of good frozen dinners, sandwich stuff, and other things.  I have almost too much to choose from! :p  I'll figure out something and then fix that.  I'll then get my letters ready to go for tomorrow. I don't have any other plans for tonight except to read and play some Pocket Camp!  I finished the first half of the event that is going on, so I'm glad of that.  I am not sure when the second half starts, but it's probably soon!  

Morning Starbucks!

So, we are under a severe wind advisory until tomorrow at about 11 am.  When I first woke up this morning, the power was out.  It was still out when I actually got up.  No power means my Keurig won't work.  OH NO!!!!!!!  I needed a boost, and I waited awhile and still no power.  I dressed and went to Starbucks!  I had a free drink on my card, so I got a venti blonde vanilla latte.  Delicious.  Not as good as my beloved Cascara, but it was good.  I also got a multigrain bagel for my breakfast.  It was a good breakfast.  

I came back home and noticed a utility worker in the neighborhood working on the pole.  I was home a little while and then the power came back.  Yay!  I am hoping it doesn't go out again, but the wind is still crazy, so it might.  The wind was so powerful that when I was driving back from Starbucks, my car actually MOVED to the right a bit.  I decided that even though the sky was  clear and beautiful, I was not walking today!  Too many chances to get hit my falling tree branches or flying debris.  I hate to miss a walk on a pretty day like that, but I'd rather be safe!

I just had my afternoon coffee.  The cup I usually have after getting home from my walk.  I am going to do my workouts at some point.  Not sure exactly when.  It's stretch day, so they don't take as long as there are less of them.  I am sitting at my desk looking out my window as I'm posting.  My neighbors wind chimes are going nuts across the street.  I bet it sounds pretty nice out there.  I bet my own wind chimes are moving around on my porch too.

Yeah, this post is all over the place. lol  Sorry.  I woke up tired and with a headache, so I'm seriously considering taking a quick nap!  I probably won't be able to sleep though.  Plus, if I get in a good nap, I won't sleep well tonight.  I guess I'll just watch more episodes of Forensic Factor on Hulu.  I'm almost done with the episodes they have.  

What a day!

So, I mentioned that it rained on my walk yesterday.  Well, that was nothing compared to today!  It rained a lot on today's walk and I had to use the umbrella for the entire walk.  It wasn't the kind of rain that fell straight either! lol  My arm, my belt bag, my back pack, and my shoes were wet when I got home.  I was so tired and my right knee was really hurting when I got here so I didn't do my workouts.  I was lying on the bed trying to get  comfy and take a nap.  My knee was against this idea!  I read and just played some Pocket Camp.  My friend had mentioned us going to eat, so I agreed to that.

We went to a place we haven't tried before.  It's a local restaurant that was very good.  They have 'country cooking'.  I got a pork tenderloin with gravy and mashed potatoes.  Delicious!  My friend got spaghetti and he said it was great, too.  They have good coffee. :p  I rode with him after that to get a hard drive.  We went to Office Max and then to Target at my suggestion.  He found what he needed and then ran to get himself a shake.  He took me by McDonald's and got me a Frappe.  I haven't had one in forever.  It was good!

I came home and did my workouts, finally.  I finished those and relaxed a bit before fixing dinner.  I am now typing this up and getting ready to get on my bed and read and play more Pocket Camp.  I started on one of the true crime books last night and it's very good.  I was up until after 3am reading. Oops!  

No more cascara syrup!!!!!!!!!!

So, I decided to go to Starbucks tonight and hit the drive thru and get a latte.  It's a good thing I did!  The barista told me that their bottles of cascara were running out of date in March.  She thought it was around the 14th, but then she checked and it was the 2nd! :(  This means no more cascara lattes for me unless they bring back the syrup.  I hope they do, but I'm not holding my breath.  I'll have to find something I like that is just as good.  I don't want to find something else. lol  Oh well.

So, I'm glad I did that.  Speaking of Starbucks, my pretty blue ceramic tumbler that I bought some time ago is broken! I don't know how it got broken as the break is in the INSIDE of the tumbler at the bottom.  I was rinsing it in the sick and heard a weird noise coming from it. I though maybe something had dropped down in there.  Nope, it was broken! I loved that tumbler.  I'm so upset.  I won't be able to get another one as I got this one on clearance. I've seen them on ebay, but people ask two or three times more than they cost brand new.  I am not going to toss it.  I'll keep it and use it for decoration or something.  This is only the second Starbucks tumbler I've ever had break.  The first one was a white ceramic one from 2009.  I actually dropped that one, so that was my fault!  This one is a mystery.  

I walked today and the weather app on my phone said it was just going to be overcast.  I walked out the door to start my walk and it started raining. ~_~;  It rained for the majority of my walk and I was not a happy camper!  I got my walk in and came home and then did my workouts.  It was ab day.  Those weren't too bad.  I got that done and then had lunch.  I finished the book I was reading last night so I went to Amazon to see if I could find any more interesting true crime books.   I did and I 'borrowed' those to my Kindle.  I'll download them in a bit and then decide which one I am going to read next. I just finished Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones.  I love her books and her show on ID!  I think my next book will be the other one of hers I found on Amazon.

My friend didn't want to walk tonight because it was dreary.  It may have been dreary but it was dry!  It stopped raining AFTER my walk. ~_~; Figures!

Walks are good.

So, today, it was sunny and much nicer weather wise than yesterday.  It was a bit warmer too.  I think it got up to 60!  I got in my regular walk and came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts. I did those and then did my French lesson and then fixed lunch.  I relaxed a bit and then my friend came to pick me up.  We went to the Riverwalk trail and walked.  We got a later start and it was getting quite dark as were heading back to the car.  After we left there, we went to a local restaurant for dinner.  I wasn't expecting that, so that was a nice surprise.

After eating, he dropped me home and I've been doing things around the house.  I worked on one room that needed a bit of straightening up.  I got that done.  I don't have any other things that I need to do tonight. I'm going to get off of my computer and play some Pocket Camp and then finish my current read.  I'm probably going to finish it tonight and then I'll start on the other one I borrowed from the Kindle store.

I'm extremely tired at the moment, so I might not get anything else done except crashing.  Zzzzz


Yeah, this post has nothing to do with Starbucks.  I really wanted to go over there today but I didn't.  Okay, on to the post. :p  I am drinking coffee as I post this, though. It's coffee made at home and it's good, but it's not a latte and it isn't Starbucks.

Today was cool and overcast.  It rained some too.  When did it rain the most?  When I was walking, of course!  I had to hold my umbrella during my whole walk. It was so annoying.  It hurts my back to hold the umbrella when I walk.  If I hadn't skipped my walk yesterday, I would have skipped this one.  I got home and had some coffee and a chocolate chip cookie as a treat before doing my workouts.  There was six on today's calendar.  Yikes!  I did those and then did my French and then had a few minutes to relax before fixing lunch. 

I loaded my car up after that and headed to the recycle center.  I've been meaning to do it for the past few weeks.  I always go on Monday's because they have emptied them on Monday and I can put my stuff in without a lot of trouble.  It wasn't raining when I recycled!  I got that done and thought about going to Starbucks, but then decided to just head home.  I might go later this week with my letters.  

I didn't sleep well at all last night.  I didn't have enough coffee yesterday.  I know what you are thinking.  Coffee is supposed to wake you up.  Well, I'm totally backwards.  Things that are supposed to put you to sleep wake me up.  Things that are supposed to wake you up put me to sleep! LOL  I am going to sleep well tonight.  I just had my fifth cup of coffee. :p