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Wednesday post time!

Boy was it hot on today's walk! I swear it was a lot hotter than yesterday.  I made it home and had to cool off a while before I could do my workouts.  I got those in and my French lesson.  I need to do today's squat challenge.  After lunch, I went to the bank on a quick errand.  I didn't stay out because my car is still acting up badly.  I was able to make it there and back, so that was good.  They are re-paving the streets around the bank (and along my walking route) and it's a big mess!  I will be glad when they are done with that.  I think they might get it done quicker if everyone was working.  I'll see one or two guys actually working and five or six standing os sitting watching.  Really?  It's so annoying.  

Right now, I'm getting my blog post in so I'm not rushing later to do it.  I am also watching Homicide Hunter.  I am thinking of working on my pen pal letters tonight although I'm not sure.  As long as i get them all written by the weekend like I said before, I should be good.  I don't want to get behind again!  All the letters I got yesterday are from regular pals except one.  I got a letter from a potential new one! I sent her full friendship book back and she wants to be pals. Yay!

I'm still listening to the Oz books on my walk.  They are so good. I love these series.  I am not sure what I'm going to listen to after these are done. I'll search Librivox and see what else I can find.  I think at one time, I got Dracula on there.  I'd like to listen to that again.  They also used to have, and may still have, A Houseboat on the River Styx.  That one is excellent.  It's been a long time since I listened to or read it.  I'll have to look that up!

 


Missing that view!

Yes, I'm missing that beautiful view of the ocean.  I also miss being able to walk outside and walk on the beach!  I hope to get back there soon.  I still haven't uploaded the majority of my trip pics to the Macbook.  The reason being is I'm running out of room on it!  I did clear off a bunch of stuff to make more room, but I really need a new computer.  I'm looking at different used/refurbished ones online.  I hop;e to get one that is newer, but not so new that it's expensive.  I've found some really decent ones in the four hundred range.  I have to pay off my Fitbit and then I'll have $500 worth of credit at Paypal.  I would love to have a brand new Macbook Pro, but that isn't going to happen!

I got in my walk today and it wasn't too hot.  I didn't have any stops on the way back, so that was good.  I came home and did my workouts, did my French, had lunch, and then got some things together.  I went to the grocery store and got my monthly groceries.  They are in a remodel and they were actually taking things out of the freezer to put in the back so they can take out the old freezers and put in new ones. ~_~;  I couldn't even get all the things I needed.  That was frustrating!  Another thing that made me frustrated was the fact that I earned $5 in rewards last month that should have come off of my groceries today.  I didn't get any discount at all. :(  I was not happy!

I did make it to the post office.  I had a stack of letters.  I'm going to write everyone by Sunday at the latest.  I'm not going to allow myself to get behind again.  I have two letters from before the beach trip. One, from my favorite pal, I actually took with me to the beach and still didn't write! I'll definitely be sending her some goodies to make up for it!  If by chance she is reading this, the initials are AB and she is from New York state. I promise to write soon!

In other news, I actually mentioned this in the post that disappeared at the beach.  I forgot to add it to the repost! I'm following along with Cassey from @blogilates and I'm going her #100SquatChallenge I missed day one, but doubled up on day two and I've been doing every day since.  OUCH!  LOL I love squats, but I'm so feeling it!

I ran out of episodes of a another true crime show on Hulu! lol Today, I started watching episodes of Homicide Hunter.  I used to watch it on ID, but got behind on the episodes some time ago.  I'm watching them on Hulu.  It starts at season 4 and I'm pretty sure I was in or done with season 3 before I got behind.  I'll watch all of the episodes they have and go from there. I just looked and I have 49 more episodes after the one I'm about to watch.  I'll be good for a while! ^_^


Skipping days.

Yesterday was pretty much skipped all around!  I didn't walk, I didn't do my workouts, and I didn't post to my blog!  What did I do?  Well, I laid in bed part of it.  I read, I relaxed, and just did nothing.  I have been feeling run down and like I am trying to get sick, so I decided that yesterday I'd just skip my walk and workouts and just rest.  I feel better today.  I am not 100%, but I do feel better.  The only thing that I usually do everyday, my French lesson, is the only thing I did!

I was going to post in my blog, but then I figured, I give it a day off too.  Today, I walked and it was sunny.  The first time it's been sunny and nice all day in ages.  It was cold and rainy yesterday, so not walking was not a big disappointment!  Today it got up around sixty and it was so nice!

I came home from my walk and did a few things before getting in my workouts and doing my French lesson.  After that, I had a few minutes to relax before I was off to fix lunch.  I had lunch and then watched the Olympics for a few minutes before going to wash my hair.  I dried it and then ran to the post office to mail off the shoes I received yesterday.  They were extremely uncomfortable.  As much as they cost, I couldn't see keeping them!  I'll buy something else next month.  In the meantime, I found an old pair of shoes a friend gave me.  I tried them on and they felt better than my worn out pair and much better than the new pair!  I tend to hit hard on the ball of my foot and my heel.  That is where my shoes wear out the quickest.  The ball of my foot has been giving me a LOT of trouble lately, so I needed new shoes.  

I have gotten everything done that I needed to do today except  but the bed linen back on my bed.  It's in the dryer, so when it's done, I'll do that and then I'm going to settle in and watch more of the Olympics.  Ice Dancing is on tonight!  

OH!  When I went to the post office to mail the shoes back, I checked my box and I had three letters from pen pals. Yay! Now I have four to write this week.  It's nice to have some.  They have been slow in coming lately!  


Snow is possible!

Yes, we may get some snow here overnight and into tomorrow.  I almost skipped my walk today but then I figured if it snowed a lot tomorrow, I'd miss that day of walking so I went.  I wanted to walk to the post office but I didn't.  I did run out later and drove to the post office.  I only had one pen pal letter.  I got that and headed to Starbucks. I figured if I was going to be stuck in the house tomorrow, I'd at least have Starbucks tonight. :p  It was good, too!  I came home and did my workouts.

I am going to get off of the computer shortly and play some Pocket Camp.  I haven't played much today.  I want to relax a bit before bed.  I also want to read more on my current book. It's good so far, but I'm not very far into it.  I'm just waiting to see if we are going to have snow.  One local college has already cancelled classes for tomorrow and nothing has happened yet!  Weird.  I guess they are being extra careful.

I like to watch it snow from my window.  If it does snow tomorrow, I'm going to sit in at my desk in front of my window and watch it snow.  I plan on having a nice big cup of coffee with me and I also hope to write all my pen pal letters.  I only have four to write including the one that came today.  Oh and I found another potential one and I'm going to write a letter to her too.


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.  

 


So chilly!

There was a freeze warning here last night and it actually did get down below freezing.  When I got up today, it was still pretty chilly. I wore an extra layer on today's walk and it came in handy!  I finished listening to The Stand on today's walk.  I'll start back on Cell tomorrow.    I am still reading on Sleeping Beauties.  It's good, but it seems to me that it's taking me a long time to finish it. I usually just breeze through his books.  I'll keep at it and finish it so I can start Strange Weather.  After that, I'll go for a search at the library and see what I can find.  Our library got rid of a LOT of books and they don't have as big of a selection as they used to. This makes me sad.  Hopefully, they will have some good book in the ebook section I can get.

I haven't gotten around to NaNo yet today, I'll do that later. It's really early yet.  I seem to write better in the evenings.  I want to go to Starbucks, but I just don't feel like driving over there today!  Maybe I'll go tomorrow or Monday.  I told a friend about the BOGOF on the holiday drinks thinking she'd suggest we go, but so far, she hasn't.  Oh well. I'd rather have a cascara latte anyway! :p

Dammit! I have a cause of the hiccups at the moment and it's really getting on my nerves.  Hopefully that will pass soon. I'm definitely not going to try to write while hiccuping! LOL  Maybe I'll get my pen pal letters written. I only have three to answer.  Hopefully when I got to the post office, I'll have a bunch more!  Mail has been so slow lately.  I have a few pals that I used to hear from regularly, and I haven't heard from either one in a long time.  I think I might send them both a little card to check in. I don't know if they just stopped writing, something happened, or they never got my last letter.  Hopefully I'll get a response! 


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! 


Wednesday and post time!

So, I am actually posting today!  I have been on track today with everything, so I thought I'd post to my blog early.  I have done my workouts, too!  I was thinking of going to Starbucks tonight, but I don't think I'm going to.  Maybe tomorrow night.  I want to get my four pen pal letters written.  I need to go out and pick up a prescription before the pharmacy closes at 8 tonight.  I might do that or wait until tomorrow.  I'm not sure.  I was hoping it would be ready when I was out yesterday, but I didn't get the text that it was available until after I had gotten home.  I had to run a few errands yesterday and was hoping to get it while out.

I went to carry my recyclables to the recycle center yesterday.  I then went to Food Lion to get some of the One Touch latte stuff.  It was on sale and they were out of the caramel.  They had plenty of the mocha and the vanilla.  I decided to run to another Food Lion that isn't too far away from my main one.  They had two cans left of the caramel, so I bought them both! LOL!  

I'm trying to decide how to share more of my beach trip pictures.  I am not sure if I want to make an album like I did for the Spring trip, so go to a photo sharing site.  I wish that Flickr was more polished.  I'd use that.  The sites that I really like are pay sites and I can't afford that!  I'll keep looking into it and see what I can find.  If you have any suggestions of great photo sharing sites where I can post albums, that would be great!


Happy Birthday to me!

Yes, it's my birthday.  My bestie texted me to come up really quick before she left!  Rude. Made plans out of town on my birthday.  I went up there and I got a gift card to Food Lion (grocery store), a gift card for Starbucks, and a Starbucks tote bag. ^_____^ I actually got what I asked for this year! Her mom gave me $20, too!

I went to the grocery store and got some much needed things.  I also went to Dollar Tree and got some stickers, some cute arrow shaped paper clips, a pen, and some popcorn kernels.  It was so hot I was afraid they'd pop on the way home!  I was right there near Starbucks so I went to the drive thru and got a Cascara latte.  I had a free drink on my card from a recent star dash so that was nice. 

I went by the post office before coming home and had three letters.  Two from newer pen pals that look to be good ones, and one from my favorite pen pal.  She sent some goodies. ^_^  I was glad I went by there. I hadn't planned to, but when I left Starbucks, I was coming back across this one bridge.  The traffic was such that I couldn't get in the lane to head towards home.  Since I was headed in the direction of the post office, I just decided to run down there and check my box. Yay!

So, now I'm home in my room with the air conditioner and the fan running.  My bed linen is in the dryer waiting for me to go and get it and put it back on the bed.  I just need to wash my hair and do my workouts and then I'm calling it a day.  OH!  When I was at the grocery store, I restocked several cans of the One Touch Latte stuff.  It's so good!  With plenty of that, I am hoping I can hold off until the end of the week to go back to Starbucks. I have my birthday gift card already transferred to my Gold card.

Oh! Here is a picture of the cool Starbucks tote bag.  I asked my bestie for this earlier this month and I actually got it!  The gift card was a really nice bonus.  Even better, it 's one I didn't already have in my collection! Yay!

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Saturday and Starbucks!

I decided today that I should take my pen pal letters to Starbucks this afternoon.   I was hoping they wouldn't be too busy and I'd be able to get a seat.  They weren't, and I did!  I sat at one of the little tables.  My favorite table was taken.  I wrote all but one of my letters and was on the last one when I decided to move to the comfy chairs for a bit.  I had gotten there and saw my favorite table open up.  I went and got it and spent the rest of the time there. ^_^  I was happy to get to sit in my favorite spot one last time.  Last time? You ask.  Well, this particular location is moving a short distance away into a larger location.  They will be closing at 2pm on the 31st and won't re-open in the new location until August 4th.  I'm glad I went as I didn't know they were moving so soon.  I got to sit in my favorite comfy chair once more and at my favorite table. That was nice!

Also, while I was there, I got an extra drink for free!  One of the regulars ordered his drinks and they were wrong somehow.  I don't know the details.  He gave one to a lady that was at the counter and asked around if anyone wanted the other.  It was a caramel frappuccino.  I said, yes! LOL!  I had long since finished my cascara latte, so this was a nice surprise!  I enjoyed it immensely.  I shouldn't have had it as I had had a chocolate chip cookie, but free Starbucks! LOL

I got all my letters written.  I hand wrote all of them.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'll do that after I finish typing this.  I did take quite a lot of pictures of Starbucks while I was there.  I'm going to miss this location.  It was my first Starbucks!  I've grown so fond of it.  I'm sure I'll learn to love the new location too, but it won't be the same!  Yes, I took my bullet journal with me. :)

Today's workouts were intense.  It was arm day so that part wasn't so bad. The cardio video to open the workouts?  The #100burpeeburnout YIKES!  I survived.  I think that was the main reason I figured Starbucks would be a good idea!  After all the stress lately and then that, Starbucks was necessary. :P  

I hope to get down to the post office tomorrow to mail these letters and check my box.  I hope I have more letters. That would be cool.  Of course if there are more than 9 that might be a bad thing! LOL!