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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

 


Welcome 2018

So, today was like a usual day for me.  I went for a walk and then came home and did my workouts.  It was COLD on my walk, but I found my compression pants and I wore those under another layer and that helped a lot!  I wanted to walk to the post office while on my walk, but I just didn't feel like going that far today.  Luckily, a friend of mine offered to run me on two errands this evening. One was to the post office, and one was to Starbucks! :D  I had another free drink, and I got a Cascara latter, a Venti since it was free. I also got the coffee press ornament.  It's cute!  Now I have two from this year's ornament collection.  It was marked down to $3.99.  Today was an extra chance to get plays on #Starbucksforlife  I got the ornament so I'd actually have a purchase today since the free drink wouldn't count.  At least I don't think it would count.

I came home and played.  I didn't win, yet. :p  I have gotten several instant wins of bonus stars and I did win the fifty bonus stars spot.  I really want to win the grand prize.  I could go every single day if I wanted! :D :D :D  That would be amazing!  

So far, 2018 hasn't been too bad. I got Starbucks and I got to check my post office box. Yes, I had mail!  I had several pen pal letters.  Some from pen pals I haven't heard from in a while Yay!  I love getting letters.  I hope to be able to sit down tomorrow and get a bunch written.  I have a good stack since I got a few before the holidays.  I'd like to get at least half of them done and ready to mail.

Okay, I'm off to do my French lesson and then I'm going to play more Pocket Camp! :D  I'm waiting on my tree house to be built and it's taking forever! AHHHH!


Oh dear!

I needed to go to the post office and I wanted to go to Starbucks.  (free drink, three day streak).  My friend wouldn't answer texts, and the other friend wouldn't pick up the phone.  I truly need better friends!  Oh well, I chanced it and drove my poor old car.  It made it, but it acted up a few times.

I went to the post office first and checked my box.  I was glad I did.  A pal I haven't heard from in ages wrote.  I hadn't heard from him in a while and was a bit worried.  He is one I knew wouldn't just stop writing.  He HAD written, but the letter must have gotten lost in the mail.  I sent him a holiday card and said I hadn't heard from him in a while.  I was so happy to see his letter!  I had some other pen pals that I sent cards to hoping to re-start the letters.  One came back as address unknown.  I hate when that happens!  Oh well, I'm glad this one pal wrote me. I also got a card from a long time friend.  We go back to the Livejournal days!  I also got a bank statement and an ad.  I was glad I went.

After leaving there, I went to Starbucks.  I decided to go in because the drive thru was really long and there was no one at the counter to pick up drinks.  You know why no one was at the counter to pick up drinks?  They were all in line to order drinks! LOL!  I got in line and got my drink and a package of Peppermint cookie cremes.  I have never had them and they sounded yummy!  I got a venti because of my free drink, and the barista forgot to mark it as free.  Oh well, I'll have a free drink the next time so I'm not too upset.  I got my drink and headed home.  I still haven't heard from either friend!

I did walk today and it was nice again.  Right about sixty!  That is always nice.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It's stretch day on Friday's and that is always a nice break.  One of them I never have enough room in my bedroom to do it, so since it was a bit warmer today, I went into another room to do that one.  Ouch! LOL  For the rest of the evening, I'm probably going to relax and play Pocket Camp and read. I borrowed two ebooks from my library and I started on one the other night. It's a true crime and it's okay so far.  I want to read more and see how it goes.  

 


Oops!

Yeah, I guess you can tell that I didn't come back yesterday and add anymore to my post.  Oh well!  I'm really tired tonight too, so I'm not sure how much of a post this will be.  I should be fixing dinner, but I don't want anything I have and I don't feel like going to the kitchen at the moment in any case!

I did walk and do my workouts today.  It was warmer today.  Around 70ยบ!  It was nice.  It was in the sixties yesterday.  Sadly, tomorrow it's going to be cold again.  The brief warm spell was nice while it lasted.  I went to the post office this evening and checked my box.  I had a lot of mail.  Yay!  I had wanted to go from there to Starbucks, but my car acted up a bit on the way to the post office, so I decided to just come home.  Maybe another night this week.  

Now, I just have to figure out what the heck I want to fix for dinner.  It's not anything I have in the house, that is for sure.  Sadly, that is all I have to choose from! Phooey!


Friday is stretch day!

Yeah, it was stretch day on the calendar.  Those are good, but they can also be painful! :p  I walked and it was a bit colder than I thought it was going to be.  I was a bit chilled when I got back home.  I had one thick fitness pants, but the front of my legs were red from the cold when I got home and changed.  Ouch!  Hopefully it won't be so cold tomorrow.  It probably will be though. I just looked up the forecast, it's going to be a little warmer tomorrow. YAY!

Other than walk and do my workouts, I haven't done a lot today.  I did run to the post office and check my box.  I had three letters and a holiday card.  Those are always nice to get. ^_^  Any mail that isn't a bill is always nice to get!  I am going to get off of the computer and get in my bed and snuggle under the covers and play more Pocket Camp. ^_^ It's so cute and so fun.


Fading Roses. This Garden's Over.

I got in a good walk today.  I didn't walk as far as usual, because I was just not feeling it today.  I did walk a good ways though.  I came home and had time to rest a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then I read on Not Always Right until time to fix lunch.  I used the last of my cheese.  OH NO!  

Later, my friend needed to go pay a bill and wanted to know if I wanted to ride with him.  I said, sure, and rode with.  After he paid his bill, he stopped and got us some food.  We ate and then he took me to Food Lion and gave me $5.  I got two bags of cheese and he let me keep the $1.33 change. Yay!  I put it in my bag that I use on my walks.  I might get a treat for myself on the way home, who knows?

I didn't go to Starbucks today, sadly.  I was hoping to get there, but it never happened.  My friend didn't want to go over that way and the other friend I called made excuses.  She is really good at that! :P  I had lots of coffee at home though, so that was okay.  I got my bed linen washed and back on my bed. I can't wait to hop in there and enjoy that nice fresh bed linen!  I also washed my hair so it would be nice and clean on my clean pillowcase. lol

I think I'm crashing soon as I'm really tired and it was extra late (or early!) when I got to sleep.  I hope to make up for that some tonight.  I also need to go to the post office.  I meant to ask my friend to carry me by there while we were out as we were really close, but I forgot.  Phooey!


Stuck!

Yeah, I'm in the process of my daily NaNo writing and I'm stuck at the moment.  I am not sure where to go with what I have at the moment.  I figured I would take a break from it and go back to it after a bit.  I'm not sure how to go about what is coming next.  A major thing just happened and now I have to work on the aftermath. HELP!!!!!!! lol  I'll figure it out.  I am going to take some laundry out of the dryer and put my bed linen in and then come back to it.  I thought I'd do my blog post before doing that.  I just wanted to get away from it for a bit.  I only have 1500 words so far today. I really want to get many more.  I'm pretty sure this will make me pass the 10,000 mark, but I want to do more!

I walked earlier today.  It was overcast again but it didn't rain.  Yay!  I came home and did my workouts.  I had lunch and then drove to the post office.  I had three new letters.  I mailed off several pen pal letters earlier today while walking.  I'm actually caught up for the moment.  I was so behind.  I sat down last night and wrote letters until I had them all done.  I plan to write one day a week to keep my letters caught up.  I might even go to Starbucks to do it. :P

Speaking of Starbucks!  I went to Office Max to get some plastic business card holder sheets.  I use these to keep my Starbucks cards in.  I found  package of 25 for 6.99 so I bought them. I was happy because I was figuring I would get like ten and they'd be ten dollars. lol  

The Office Max is really close to Starbucks, and I just happened to have one of my Starbucks tumblers with me, so I went and got a cascara latte and brought it home to drink while doing NaNo. :D  I also was able to get a new card that I didn't have.  I put all my cards into the sleeves and put them in the binder.  I had been using some trading card sheets, but the card kept falling out of those.  These are much better.  I love that the pack had 25.  That is enough for 250 cards!  I have plenty for more.

I am not too messed up from the time change last night.  It affects me more in the Spring that in does in the Fall.  I am going to get my laundry taken care of and while I do that, I'll be plotting where to go with my novel.  I've gotten to the part I was looking forward to writing and I'm not sure where to go! 


Early post!

I needed to go to the post office and the library today, so I walked.  It was nice outside.  Not really too warm and it was sunny.  I got to the post office and got my letters.  I had to go to the counter because I had a postage due one. This is why I walked so I could get it while they were open.  I did that and then checked my box.  I had more letters, yay!

I left there and headed to the library.  I needed to update my card so I could use the ebook service.  I checked out three books while I was there.  Two French books and Dangerous Ground by M. William Phelps.  I already started on it. :p  The French books are for language learning.  I thought it would be nice to have some backup to Duolingo.  One is a 'workbook' of sorts and the other is French and English grammar.  They are presented side by side for comparison.

I got back in time to do my workouts, but I decided to wait until later this evening to do them.  It's a HIIT routine, so it will only take me thirty minutes.  I can do that later.  I am glad I got to the post office and the library.  I hadn't walked that far in a while, so it was a bit tiring.  I came back and sat on my bed with a cup of coffee and my book.  I'm going to finish typing this up and then ge ready to fix my lunch.  After that, I'll probably just relax for a while and then do my workouts.  I slept a lot better last night than I have for the past week, so that made my walk a bit better.  I also got to meet an adorable Lab and that helped too! :P I played Pokemon Go on the way down, but running that and my fitness app was making the battery go down quickly, so I stopped before I got to my turn around point.