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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!


Monday post time!

So, I had to do some errands for my friends that are out of town.  I went up to their house and got their van.  Yeah, I had to drive a mom van. lol  I went to check their post office box to see if they had any checks for their business.  They had one, so I went to Starbucks.  It was really hot outside and the van has no air!  I got a Cascara latte and sat in Starbucks.  I filled out the deposit slip and got that ready to go.  I enjoyed sitting in there for a bit and I got my favorite table!  I also worked on my bullet journal. I left there and went to the bank at the mall.  They closed the drive thru.  I had no clue. I remembered that their bank also has a location downtown.  I went down there and deposited the check and then since I was near the post office, I stopped in there.  There was plenty of parking for once. Yay! I checked my box and I had three letters.  One from a regular pal and two from new ones.  One is from one that I sent out a letter to recently to potentially be a pen pal.  She wrote back and wants to be. Yay!  I had another letter from a potential new pal.  It's cool to get letters!

So, I went to two post offices, the bank, and Starbucks.  I got home a bit later than I usually start my workouts, so I decided to just wait until after lunch to do them.  I finished them a bit ago and now I'm done for the day.  Well, almost done.  I have to go back up to my friend's house to check their mail and that is pretty much it.  I already went up and brought their trash can in and checked everything out.  It was too early for the mailman, so I need to do that later.  I'll probably go after I post this. That way, after I do that, I can just relax for the rest of the evening. I slept a little better last night, so that was good.  Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight too.


Car troubles on a Sunday....

Well, technically I've been having car troubles for over two years now.  They are just worse today.  I had to run to the grocery store to pick up a few items that I needed.  It took awhile, but I finally got my car to start.  It's acting up worse than usual, so it didn't want to drive down to the grocery store. I got it there, though.  I debated on leaving it running, but I was afraid it would overheat. I turned it off and went in and got my groceries.  In line, I was freaking out beaause my keys weren't in my purse.  I thought I was going to have to call a friend to come get me, carry me home to get my spare keys and come back.  Scratch that.  The spare key was in my car as I had thought about leaving it running!  Luckily for me, I put my keys in the hand basket I was using so I was able to check out and got out to my car with no issues.  It started up fine and I was able to get home with no issues.  I was so happy!  I need to sit down and write pen pal lettters as I'm behind because of my beach trip.  I hope to get those done today and somehow get to the post office tomorrow to mail them and check my box for any new ones.  I might type up this batch.  I hate to send typed letters, but sometimes it's the easiest when I'm so behind!  Plus, I want to get them done so I can get them out. :)

OH! I have been using my Macbook since the beach trip and I noticed that my zero key doesn't work. Luckily there is a work around.  I can pull up an on screen keyboard and get it that way. Thank you Google! :D 

One more thing.  Did I mention that I got BACON at the store? I love me some bacon.  Bacon is life, bacon is good. lol


So many letters!

Today I wrote the two letters that I had and went ahead and mailed them.  I  checked my box while at the post office and I had nine more! Yikes!  I plan to try to write some of them tomorrow and finish the rest on Monday. At least that is the plan!  We'll see how that goes.  The ones I got today are all from regular pals except one.  I got a letter from a new pal.  That is always nice!

I have been really tired all day today.  I got my workouts done and I wanted to walk, but it was raining and then storming, so I didn't get to do that.  Hopefully on Monday.  We'll see!  I need to get back into walking regularly.  I want to get down to my goal weight.  I'd love to be back to a good weight by the beach trip in late May! That would be awesome.

 


It's that time again....

What time you ask? Mowing time.  PHOOEY!  I had to mow for the first time this year.  I got most of my yard and I have more to finish tomorrow.  I hate mowing. It's so annoying to have to do it so early in the year.  I went and got some gas in my can to put in my mower.  That took longer than it should because the pump didn't want to work. THEN, the pump wouldn't give me my receipt so I had to go in to get it. I finally got back home and got my mower out.  It didn't want to start at first.  It finally starts and it cuts off three times before I got it going for good.  I swear, getting ready to mow is usually worse than the actual mowing. lol  I HATE when it won't start. I get worn out pulling the damn cord!

I went to the post office today to mail off the pen pal letters that I wrote yesterday. I checked my box and I had 12 letters.  Yes, TWELVE!!!  I've never gotten that many at once. That was pretty insane.  Most are my regular pals, but there are a few new ones!  I'll probably break them up into two days for writing.  Unless I decided to type them all, then I could probably do them all in one sitting.  My hand gets cramped up when I do 5 or 6 letters.  I can't imagine what it will feel like with handwriting 12!  Oh well, I'll get through.  I still can't get over the fact that I got 12 letters! Wowee!

Okay, I'm going to close for now.  I haven't slept well lately, so I'm going to try to settle down and relax so that I'll be able to fall asleep tonight and stay that way until my Fitbit alarm goes off tomorrow morning!


Letters and lattes!

I made it to Starbucks tonight.  My messenger bag got out again. :) I got there a bit before 5 and stayed until about 7.  I would have stayed longer, but I was done with my letters and it was a bit cold in there.  I wrote four letters.  Three 'old' pals and one brand new one.  I got the delicious Cascara latte.  Yum!  I also checked in on my Pokemon Go app while there.  The Starbucks is now a Pokestop! :)

After Starbucks, I headed to Home Depot.  I needed to get a quart of paint.  Last night around 11:45, I got it in my head to move my room around.  The way I fixed things, I needed to touch up my nightstand and I also needed to paint the back of it.  The back shows in my new room arrangement so I wanted to paint it to match the rest.  Plus there were places on it that needed touch ups. I had run out of the paint some time ago, but I remembered the name and the brand.  I got Glidden Violet Shimmer paint.  I painted the back of the nightstand and did the touch-ups.  It looks great! I'm happy to have another can of it as I have a trunk in my room, two little 'tables' and a rocking chair on my front porch with this color.  All need touch-ups.  I'll do that tomorrow.

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get a parking spot at the post office so I can mail my letters and see if I have any new ones.  Wish me luck!