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Saturday shenanigans....

So, I was dressed and ready to go for my walk. My friend had asked me early if I wanted to ride with him to Reidsville.  I said, no, I better walk.  He texted me again and asked just as I was leaving.  I caved. :P  I rode with him to Reidsville.  We went to a couple of thrift stores.  We ate over there and went to Eden to a Goodwill and then Martinsville to another Goodwill! LOL!  I ended the day with three new coffee cups, another zipper case, a spiralizer, an adorable little ceramic jack o lantern, a pair of shorts, and a Dell crossword puzzle book.  My friend got it all for me. Yay!  The coffee cups are cool.  One is a mug that has the word cappucino all over it.  There is a taller polka dot cup, and a big Starbucks mug. Whee!  

We came back to town and he dropped me off so he could go home and change. I changed shoes and put on my belt bag and got my backpack.  We headed to the Riverwalk trail.  Parts of it were under water!  I took a few pictures to show how it was.  We did walk some, but not as much as we usually do because of the water.

 

Yes, I did my workouts today, too! I'm going to relax with my Kindle until bedtime. I haven't slept well lately and I want to change that tonight! 


Friday fun!

So, I did not want to walk today but I did.  It was overcast and the street was wet, but there was no rain.  Well, until I looked out the window right before I was leaving the house.  Guess what? RAIN!  AH!  I was not pleased, but I went ahead and got myself together and went.  It had stopped raining. Yay!  I walked most of the walk before it began raining.  It only rained on me about the last mile so that wasn't too bad.  It was sort of muggy and gross, but I made it home!  I didn't feel like doing my workouts right then even though it's stretch day, so I sat and relaxed for a bit.

My friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him a few places and we'd eat.  I said that sounded great as I was not in the mood to fix lunch!  He picked me up and we ate at a local restaurant that we haven't eaten at in a while.  They had hash brown casserole. YAY!  We ate and then went to the Goodwill.  I found a pair of shorts, a pretty sweater type shirt (brand new with the tags still on it!), a cute coffee mug with a fox on it and some sheet protectors.  My friend was nice and bought my stuff.  Oh and I had seen a Domo-kun t-shirt that I liked and he bought it for me too! Yay!  We left there and went to the other Goodwill in our city.  I only found one item there.. It's a lanyard that is made of recycled soda bottles and it's got Coca Cola on it.  I love Coke things and I love recycled things and it was only fifty cents. :D

After we left there, we headed home and he dropped me off.  I came in and put my things away.  I did a few things I needed to do around here.  I just finished my workouts a few minutes ago and my French lesson.  OH! I forgot one thing.  At the first Goodwill, I found a French learning book.  That was pretty cool and I thought it would be a nice addition to my growing French learning!

While we were on Riverside Drive at the restaurant, my friend said one of his friends posted a picture of part of Riverside under water.  As we were checking out, the guy at the register said that part of Riverside was closed due to flooding. I looked later and they had to actually bring a flat bed truck in at one spot to rescue the people in one of the businesses from the flash flooding.  Wow!  I heard it's all gone down now, but I bet the Riverwalk trail is under water in some parts.

The trail we go to in Martinsville flooded some too.  I saw a picture of one of the areas we have parked at to go on the trail completely under water.  Yikes!  It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, but I don't think it's supposed to be as heavy as it was today.  I hope it holds off until after I walk.  I was quite happy today that none of the really heavy rain came until after I got home!  

I feel bad for the people who go to the Festival in the Park.  We have it every year in May. It started today and runs through Sunday.  Hopefully the people will get a respite from the rain before it's over.  Oh! One other thing,  the beach trip is NOT I repeat NOT cancelled. ^________________________^  Things worked out and we are going. YAY!!!! Of course, I'll carry the Macbook with me and post everyday!  I hope to create another photo album after this trip.


Two walks are better than one!

Yes, I got in two walks again today!  My Fitbit did pretty well.  It's not as many steps as my One had, but it's still pretty good.  I think I'm pretty much used to it by now.  Plus, this one does seem to do better so I'm happy with it.  I got in my regular walk today.  I came home and did my workouts.  I had lunch and then waited for my friend.  We walked down at the trail again.  We walked the same walk we did last night.  It was pretty nice.  I even got to pet and love on a Golden Doodle. ^_^ So cute!  

I only took one picture today on the trail. I thought I'd share it with you.  There are such pretty views along the trail.  I love seeing the river peeking through the trees!

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Update perhaps?

Well, I walked tonight with the new Fitbit Charge 2 and I am pretty sure it's working a lot better than the old one.  I think my steps were pretty accurate.  I'll see tomorrow on my regular walk.  That is the truest test.  I think it's going to work out well. It seems to keep up with my steps and I didn't see it stopping at all.  I am anxious to go on tomorrow's walk and see how the steps / accuracy is! ^_^  I took a couple of pictures on the trail, enjoy!

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No rain today... well...

It's actually raining at the moment!  What I meant was there was no rain when I walked today.  It was sunny and nice.  Sadly as the day went on, it started clouding up. My friend and I went to eat and then we went for a walk. I got in two walks today. ^_^  That was nice.  It started raining when he was driving me home.  It's supposed to rain tomorrow. BOO I hope it's not raining when I walk tomorrow, but I have a feeling it will be.  I will walk anyway unless it's really hard driving rain and then I'll skip.  I hate to skip a walk, but it's a pain to walk when it's like that.

I did my workouts when I came home from my first walk.  It was total body day.  There were five good, but hard workouts on the calendar.  I did that and then did my French.  I knew my friend would be coming for a walk and food so I didn't eat lunch at my regular time. We ended up eating and then walking.  We had planned to walk and then eat.  I'm glad we did it the way we did as I was hungry!  I have a little over 20,000 steps for today.  I swear my Fitbit seems to do better on the Riverwalk trail counting steps and miles than it does on my regular walk! It's so weird.  I am still hoping it all works out.

 


Busy Sunday

So, I got up today and decided that I would go to the Riverwalk trail to get my walk in.  I did just that and it was nice.  Of course with it being nice, there were too many people down there. ~_~;  I had my earbuds in and I just paid attention to where I was going!  I got my walk done and then got in my car to head out. I decided to run to Starbucks on my way home.  I did and they were having a deal for morning buns or something chocolate related (I don't remember what it was) for $1.  I added the morning bun to my order.  OMG It was delicious!  I'd never had one before so I was glad to try it.  I am not sure how much it normally is, but it was definitely delicious for a dollar!  I also got something different.  I almost always get hot coffee at Starbucks, but today, I got a caramel frappuccino!  Yum!  I used to get them alot, but I'm more of a hot coffee girl.  A frappuccino every now and then is a good change.

I left there and came home.  I didn't have much time to relax before it was time to do my workouts.  I got those done and did my French lesson.  I had put my bed linen in to wash before I left for my walk and I had put it in to dry when I got back.  By the time I was done with my workouts, French, and lunch, my bed linen was ready to go back on the bed.  I took a bath and washed my hair after putting the linens back on the bed.  Since it was such a nice day, I went out in the yard and sat in the swing at the back of my lot for a bit.

I didn't go back out after that.  I stayed in and did other things that needed to be done around the house.  Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment so I won't be walking at my regular time.  I plan to walk afterwards.  Probably after I get done there and come home and have lunch.  We'll see how the time goes.

Tonight, I sat down and wrote pen pal letters.  I have a small stack to go out in tomorrow's mail.  I'll carry them with me when I go to the doctor's and mail them while I am out.  My gas is getting low, so I will need to do everything in one trip.  My gas light came on last night, but I had run an errand for a friend and he gave me $5.  I got that much gas in my car.  What I have should last for a few more trips.  I hope!

 


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


Two walks today?

Yes, I did!  I went on my usual walk and then came home and relaxed a bit because I knew my friend was coming to pick me up for walk number two!  We went down to the Riverwalk trail and walked.  Afterwards, we got some food and then I came home and did my workouts.  I am tired! I am hoping to sleep really well tonight!  

I am going to post this and then play some Pocket Camp and read more on the book I'm currently on.  It's a true crime book about the 'Pizza bomber' It's pretty interesting.  It's funny, I haven't heard about this case before I found the ebook at the library.  After I finish it, I'm not sure what I'm going to read next.  I am still thinking of giving Kindle Unlimited a try.  I just need to see what books are available.  I guess since it's free for thirty days, now would be a good time. :P  I'll let you know how I like it.

 


Snowy day?

Oh boy, yes, it is!  I was so not expecting this.  So, yesterday, I noticed that they had put down some stuff on the ramps and things.  I thought, hmm, is it supposed to be bad weather?  I looked it up and saw a warm today forecast for today and possible light snow on Saturday.  Well, I get up today and it's overcast, but no weather.  I go about my morning things and then check my phone and it says it's snowing.  I get up and look out and sure enough, it is!  I decided that since it was light and  not really sticking, I would go for my walk.  I did, but it was COLD.  I also had to use my umbrella because the snow picked up quite a bit!  By the time I got back home, the snow was starting to stick on the grassy areas.  Right now it's on the grassy areas and the road!  It's also still snowing and it's supposed to continue until tomorrow!  I was totally surprised.  One, we don't get snow very often if at all here, and two, it's early for snow.  I love to sit in my room at my desk and look out at it.  I'm doing that now while typing up this post.  I also have a cup of coffee. :D

Nothing like sitting in your room with a wonderful cup of coffee while watching it snow outside.  If it continues all night and into tomorrow, I'll have all day to enjoy it.  I won't be walking tomorrow as the sidewalks will be covered and that is what I mainly walk on.  If I was still able to go to the walking trail, it would be okay. They usually scrape the trail.  Oh well, hopefully I won't miss very many days.  I've just gotten back into walking everyday and I don't want to stop again!

In other news, I might just have to go out and play in it tomorrow!  I adore snow, I love to watch it fall and I love to look at it.  I also like it to clear off the roads and sidewalks asap! ;P  I am good on food and supplies, so I didn't have to go to the store, thank goodness.  Around here, if they mention a snow FLURRY people go insane and stock up like it's a forty day snow storm and they are going to starve.

I also have chocolate chip cookies! :D  My friend stopped by on his way home from work and brought me a package of them.  They go well with coffee, you know. :p  I told him that after my walk, I had come home and drank some coffee to warm up and ate my last two cookies.  He was nice and brought me more.  Yay!  Of course if we get 3-6 inches like they are predicting, I'm going to need more cookies! lol