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New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


HELP!!!!!!!!!!

So, I got all but one of my pen pal letters written.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'm so tired after all those letters, I don't want to get them ready to mail. LOL!  I also have one more to write.  I am glad I finally got that stack done.  I truly hate being behind on letters.  My friend and I hope to walk tomorrow evening, so if we do, I'll get him to run me by the post office to see if I have any new letters.  I'll drop these in a box on my walk tomorrow.  I would run out and mail them tonight and check my box, but my car is very low on gas and I don't want to risk it!  

I walked today and it was so blooming hot! I came home and had to relax and cool down a while before I could do my workouts. I did those and my French and then relaxed a bit before lunch.  I was relaxing when my friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him on his errands.  I did, so he came and picked me up.  We didn't get to walk today because he had too much to do.  Hopefully we will tomorrow.

When he dropped me home, I had planned to go out and mow the lawn.  It started thundering and it kept up for a while.  Then, it rained.  Mowing will have to be done on another day!  I am going to get my letters all done and enveloped up and then I'm going to write the last letter.  Ten down, one to go! Whee!


Tuesday thoughts...

So, I'm posting early today so I don't do like I did last night!  I walked further today on my walk since I needed to go to the post office.  I picked up my piece of mail. It was a pen pal letter that needed postage.  They considered it a package and not a letter because it felt like it was too thick to be just a letter.  It  WAS just a letter.  UGH.  I paid the $2.50 to get it and I also got five international stamps.  I then headed on my way back home.  I didn't do my workouts when I got here as I was extremely hot and very tired.  I'll either do them later tonight or I may skip them today.  Why?  Well, I am going for another walk later, so I might not get a chance to do them.  I am not sure exactly when we are going to walk, but we will sometime.

I got my replacement piece for my Fitbit Charge 2 today.  I charged the battery to full and I'm wearing it now.  I already have a good feeling about this one. It's going to count steps, distance, and everything else correctly!  It charged easily and it's syncing well, too.  I'm quite pleased.  I will see how it tracks on tonights walk and tomorrow's too.  My usual daily walk is the best test for it.

When I went to the post office, luckily, the nice lady was working.  There is a guy that works the counter sometimes and I DO NOT like him.  I was so happy to see her and not him.  He is a pain in the butt and acts like an ass!  The lady that waited on me today is always sweet as she can be.  Her name is Queen and she is certainly as nice as one!  I also had to stop to get my prescription.  The guy at the pharmacy kept putting my birthdate in wrong and he was cracking us both up.  He tried to put in that I was born in the twenties at one point! LOL!  It was hilarious.  I got my script and headed home.  It was the first good experience I've had at this pharmacy since having to switch to it after Kmart closed.

I am not sure when my friend will come for us to walk.  I hope it's not too long.  I have to put my socks and shoes on.  I also have to put my bra back on and I'm not doing that until I absolutely have to! LOL!  I finished the first Oz book on my walk today and I'm just getting started on the second one.  The second one has Jack Pumpkinhead in it so I'm quite happy! ^_^


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.


Puppy Breath!!!!!

My friend recently got a puppy.  I hadn't seen it until today.  I was coming back from my walk and I saw her in the yard. I thought she was walking Cocoa the mini wiener dog that I love so much, but it was the puppy.  Since I haven't met him yet, I had to go see.  He has puppy breath and he is adorable!  He is a Boxer pup and so cute.  He whined when I left. Awww! I told her I was going to steal him. lol

I drove down to the post office this evening after going to McDonald's.  I had an alert on my phone that through the McDonald's app, you could get any medium McCafe beverage for FREE with a $1 order!  I decided to treat myself to a fry. :P  I used mobile payment for the first time there. It was pretty cool.  I ordered and paid.  I typed which 'bay' I was in and they brought my order out to me.  Pretty neat.

Since I was out, I went to the post office.  I had seven letters. YIKES!  I already have four to write and I have exactly 8 stamps.  HELP!!!!! lol  I am going to write the four I already have tonight or tomorrow and then I'll get to the others.  I hope to get some stamps asap!

I am STILL waiting on my payment to clear at Fingerhut so they will ship my Fitbit.  I'm getting so impatient.  I wish I had the money to order one from Fitbit themselves. I would probably already have it. I hate waiting.  I swear I've had other things clear the bank that have come out after that transaction.  So annoying!  If I had anything to sell, I would certainly do it.  I thought at one time of opening an Etsy shop, but I need a sewing machine if I want to do anything with fabric.  I can do repairs on my stuff, but to create something, I'd want a sewing machine!

I wish I still had some stuff to sell on Ebay.  Any extra money would help me a lot.  I shouldn't have gotten anything today from McDonald's, but the free coffee was too tempting! :p  I have money on my Starbucks card, so I'm covered there.  I hope to get over there soon.  I haven't had any since the beach trip.  I am hoping they have cascara syrup.  I want a cascara latte!

I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. I'm glad it was arm day, because my poor butt is still sore from yesterday's butt workouts. lol  OUCH!  I finished the book I was reading last night and started on a book about Ted Bundy. I've read many books about him, but not this one.  It's good so far.  

OH! I forgot to mention.  Sometime ago, I found a cute double pencil / pen case on Amazon that I loved.  It was an Adventure Time pen case with Finn and Jake on it.  I loved it but it was over twenty dollars and that didn't include shipping!  I recently found it on ebay by accident and I ordered it. I came today and it's so cute!  Here is a couple of pictures:

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Friday again...

Yes, it's Friday again.  I went for my walk today.  It was warm again and pretty nice.  The only bad thing was the wind.  It was blowing pretty fiercely again!  I got home and then had quite a while to relax before my workouts.  I did those, did my French, and then got ready to fix some lunch.  I did so and then pondered if I wanted to go to Starbucks.  I did want to go, but I didn't feel like going either!  I ended up not going.

Later, I did run to the post office.  I had two letters and considered going to Starbucks while I was out, but I didn't.  If they would just bring back the cascara syrup. I miss it so much. It was my favorite thing at Starbucks ever. ;_;  I still can't believe they discontinued it... again!

So, no Starbucks for me today from Starbucks, but I did have several cups of Pike Place roast at home.  I don't think I mentioned that one night last week, I wanted to check out a local convenience store to see what coffees they offered.  I went in and they had Cinnabon coffee.  They had little cups for samples so I tried it. I had tried something similar one year when we were leaving the beach.  This tasted like that did, so I got a 20oz cup and filled it up.  I looked EVERYWHERE for a lid and there were none!  I finally just had to put a soft drink cup lid over it until I could check out.  The lady said the lids were over next to the coffee, but they were not! I got it home, somehow, and I had some Starbucks venti/grande lids.  That fit so I put it on and enjoyed my coffee.  The coffee was pretty tasty, but it was so awkward trying to carry it and not spill it!  Sheesh!

Since I know they have other varieties, I'll go and try those on another occasion and I'll be sure to carry a lid with me just in case. :p  OH!  LOL Speaking of coffee, my friend and I went to Martinsville a few weeks ago. I mentioned this in a previous blog post.  I mentioned that after we ate, I got us both McDonald's macchiatos.  Well, I also told you that they were sort of bleh.  While we were driving home, she mentioned that they needed some more milk or something.  

I piped up and said, "I have creamer and honey in my purse!"  She cracked up.  I told her I loved coffee and always wanted to be prepared! LOL!  I have the honey packets in an Altoids tin and the creamers, they are powdered ones, in a little random mint tin.  I don't really use sweetener in my coffee anymore, but they are there if I need them!  I even have a little straw in there as a stirrer!  Yes, I love my coffee. :p  If I had the right container, I'd carry some of the little creamer cups! LOL!

Anyway!  Now that I've proven I'm a total nut job, I'll end this post for now.  I want to play some Pocket Camp and read more on my coffee book.  Mmmm, coffee!


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!  


What a day!

So, I woke up today to warm weather!  The high today was 72!  It was really nice.  The sun even came out for a bit.  It's been so cloudy and overcast for so long.  It was nice to see the sun.  I got in a nice walk and came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I got those done and then did my French lesson and had a few minutes to relax before fixing lunch.  After lunch, I was just hanging out and then I thought about going to Starbucks.  I wanted to go, but I didn't want to get there and not have a place to sit.  I decided that I'd go and if there was nowhere to sit, I'd get a drink and bring it home with me.

I got there and one of the little tables was free!!!!  I put my messenger bag down to hold that table and went to get in line.  I got my cascara latte, a venti!  I also got two new gift cards that I didn't have.  They were just putting them out! I had my pen pal letters with me.  I wrote to all my pen pals and drank my latte.  While I was writing, I noticed that the couple that has the Corgi.  I had to go see him.  I got lots of Corgi kisses!!!!!! He is such a sweet pup.  The pair are regulars like myself.  I was telling her about this being my fourth time coming and trying to get a place to sit.  She said they'd been having the same issues.  I really wish the place was bigger.  We both miss the old location.

I stayed at Starbucks after I finished my letters for a bit and then headed out.  I went by the post office to check my box.  I couldn't mail my letters as I didn't take any envelopes or stamps with me.  I'll mail them on tomorrow's walk.  I only had one letter at my box.  I'm totally caught up except for the new one that just came.  I have the names of two potential pals and I'm going to write a couple of  small intro letters to sent to them with my 'new pal' letter.  I'll do that and then I'll read and play more Pocket Camp.  I'm watching the Olympics again.  More Skeleton tonight.  This stuff is nuts!  The male figure skaters are on tonight too.  


Another day almost done...

It rained last night and the street was wet this morning, but I didn't see any rain falling.  I was happy because I do not like to walk in the rain. It's such a pain to hold my umbrella.  Literally! It makes my back hurt horribly.  I got in my entire walk and no rain. Yay!  I actually got a few minutes start, so I got back a little earlier than usual.  I came in and relaxed a bit until I did my workouts.  After doing those, I was sore.  I soaked in a tub of very hot water.  I stayed in there a while and then got out and got dressed for going out.  I went to Hobby Lobby and got six new rolls of washi.  One two pack was marked down to $1.  The other two were on sale.  One 50% off and the other 40% off!  Everything else I got was a markdown item.  I got a Webster's Pages traveler's notebook. It's pink and cream striped and it's lovely.  It was $29.95 originally.  I got it for $7.49!  I also got some cute mini stampers, a little planner envelope, some page clips, a magnetic pencil holder, and some pretty feather designed paper.  It's on a roll but it's paper.  It's pretty.

I was leaving there and heading to Starbucks.  I got a text, so when I was at the stop light, I looked.  My friend wanted to go to eat dinner, so I texted him that I was on my way home.  I switched lanes and headed home. He picked me up a bit after that and we went to eat.  He ran me by the post office too.  I had two letters.  One from a pal that I haven't heard from in a long time and I was worried about her.  I'm so glad she wrote!  

I'm going to get off of here and read my book and then play some Animal Camp and then crash.  I'm yawning myself silly as I am typing this!


Stressful Sunday!

Well, the day was going okay at first!  I got in a good walk and came home and did my workouts.  I was going to relax for a bit after those and then fix lunch, but a friend called.  She wanted me to ride with her to look for someone.  She thought her mom was out drinking.  She wasn't!  I rode with her and it was time for lunch as we were going by Starbucks.  I got her to take me through the drive thru.  I got a cascara latte and a sandwich.  I think it was called the Double Smokey bacon sandwich.  It was good, I know that much!  That was my lunch.  We rode around and never found her mom.  We go back to her house and in just a few minutes, her mom shows up!  Then, my friend, has words with her husband and her mom!  I don't drink or smoke, but I felt like I needed one then. I finally got the hell out of there and came home to my nice quiet house.  I love being single!  

So, I jumped in the tub.  My friend's mom has a Boxer puppy and he is crazy fun.  He is also crazy.  He jumped all over me and got me dirty!  I took a bath and washed my hair and then got out of the tub.  I did my French lesson and now I'm sitting under the hair bonnet dryer drying my hair.  I'm trying to decide what I want to fix for dinner, but I don't have a clue to what I want!  I might fix what I'd normally fix for lunch since I didn't get to eat at home today.  Thank goodness for me always putting some funds on my Starbucks card at the beginning of the month.  I didn't have any money otherwise.  That sandwich was pretty damn delicious.  I've had the Bacon, Egg, and Gouda before, but this was soooooo much better.  Yummy!

OH! While we were out, I got my friend to carry me by the post office.  I had two pen pal letters.  Yay!  I had actually thought of going to Starbucks today after lunch, but going out with her messed up that idea.  Maybe I'll go one night this week.  I mean, I DID go, but that was because I had to eat and well, I wanted some coffee. :p

I think my hair is probably dry already.  It takes so much less time since I got it cut.  I wish I had gotten the back cut shorter.  It's too long already! :P  I'm going to play more Pocket Camp and watch more of The New Detectives on Hulu.  I've seen most of them many times, but the last two days, I actually watched two episodes that I'd never seen!  Either that, or they were first run and I'd forgotten them.  The show was from the early two thousands, so it's possible I forgot an episode. Finding one new one was amazing, two was down right weird.  My friend told me I should have played the lottery! LOL