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Sunday and Starbucks?

Well, it snowed like mad last night as I mentioned when I was posting.  It was still all over the grass and things when I got up today so I decided to not walk.  It got warmer as the day went on and the sun came out so it started melting.  I needed to run to Starbucks today because it was the last day of another star streak.  If I got over there and made a purchase today, I'd get thirty bonus stars.  I called one friend and she wouldn't take me.  In fact, she never wants to take me anywhere when I need to go.  I've been dealing with a messed up car for three years and NOT ONCE has she asked if I needed her to take me anywhere.  Lifelong friend.  Some friend, eh?  I decided to just go myself.  My gas light was on and I don't like to drive the car when it is.  I usually don't drive it again when it comes on until I can go to the gas station and fill up.  I made it over there and there was a line in the drive thru.  Considering I was low on gas, I decided to park and go in!  I did and they were busy.  Luckily I hadn't planned to go and stay because there was no where to sit! I got my drink and headed home.

I asked another friend if he'd like to walk.  I noticed when I was driving over to Starbucks that it was quite nice outside.  He said he'd think about it.  I went ahead and did my workouts and my French lesson and got ready to fix lunch.  I asked him again and he decided not to go.  I decided I'd just take my regular walk.  It would just be at a different time.  I did just that and it was pretty nice outside, but I was really tired and I felt like I was dying at the time I got home.  I didn't sleep well last night and I haven't slept well lately as I'm mentioned and it's catching up with me!  

I have my bed linen in the dryer and it's ready to go back on the bed.  I just need to get up and do that.  It took many tries to get it out of the washer!  Sometimes when I have a heavy load, it doesn't drain and spin correctly.  I had to run the drain and spin cycle at least three times before it actually spun all the water out.  It drives me crazy when it does that!  It doesn't do it every time I wash my bed linens, but it does happen sometimes.  


Snow.....

So, I woke up today and it was sunny!  I thought, what the hell?  I thought it was supposed to snow and rain! I texted my friend and he said that the sun had just come out and it had been overcast all day.  Well, since it wasn't snowing or raining, but decided to walk and I did.  It was overcast and cold during my walk but it was dry!  Later, after I got home and started on my workouts, it rained a little.  Then, it snowed a little.  Then it sleeted a little! LOL!  I figured it would just be rain and no snow sticking at all.  Imagine my surprise when I looked out the window a few hours ago and saw snow sticking to the grass, the trees and the road!  I am sure it will be gone tomorrow, but it's really coming down tonight!  I was surprised because I went out earlier on a errand and it was mainly rain and a little snow.  Since I was out, I went by Starbucks. :p

I wonder if this will be completely gone tomorrow, actually.  I might not get to walk tomorrow if the majority of it on the road isn't gone. If it is still on the road, it will be on the sidewalks.  We'll see how it goes tomorrow.  I just looked out a bit ago and it's still coming down.  It's actually very pretty!  I'm sort of sad that it didn't happen earlier today so I could sit and watch it!  I just turned off all my lights and opened my blinds. LOL  I can watch it for a bit.  The street looks totally covered and the neighbors car parked on the stree is mostly covered too!  I just took a closer look and it's still coming down!  What is so weird about all this late in the year snow, is that in this area, we don't usually have a lot of snow.  We've had several snow events this year.  Thost are unusual but for it to snow this late in the season is even more unusual!  It's weird to be sitting looking out at snow knowing that in less than a week, I'll be at the beach!  Hopefully there will be no snow there! :p


Il neige!

That means, it's snowing in French!  Yes, it's snowing here!  They said we'd get a little snow and then it would be all rain.  So far, it's been all snow! lol  I didn't walk today because I was afraid the snow would stop and it would be rainy and gross.  Well, it didn't rain, but the snow is falling fast and furious.  The sidewalks would have been covered.  I went out a little bit ago to mail the pen pal letters I wrote last night since I didn't go for my walk.  The streets aren't too bad, but the sidewalks are pretty nuts.  It's a good thing I didn't walk!  I hit a few Pokestops while I was out since I was on a streak and today was day 7.  

I stopped at Hardee's on my way back and got myself a coffee.  I should have waited until I got home and just fixed another cup here, but oh well!  It's nice to get some on the go.  Besides, I had to go out in this mess.  I deserved a treat.  I would have gone to Starbucks, but I didn't want to go across town!

So, I'm in for the day now.  I hope it will be clear enough for me to walk tomorrow.  I don't like to miss too many days in a row.  I still have my workouts to do.  I'll do those later this evening.  Right now, I'm just going to sit at my deck and look out at the pretty snow.  It's still falling and it's very nice.  I took a few pictures to share with you:

 

 


Prime failed me again!

I ordered an item on Monday with two day shipping.  It was scheduled to arrive today no later than 8pm.  Guess what didn't come today?  It is now in limbo as it's been for the past few days. ~_~; I wish that Amazon would use another service for Prime members.  I'm not going to re-new my membership, that is for sure!  I ordered my bullet journal earlier this month and did one day ship on that,  It didn't get here next day.  Then, I ordered two different items.  Neither got here on time.  This one is just the icing on the cake.  This package went from Texas to Kentucky to North Carolina!  WTF?

As for my Etsy order, it's supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can't wait to see my little charms.  I'll do a write up on them if they arrive tomorrow.  I'm hoping that my Amazon package will get back on track and get to me tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!

I went out today and cleaned the snow off of my car and drove it to the end of the driveway and backed it back in.  I decided that I'd better at least drive it out into the street so that if there was a snow bank at the end of the driveway, I'd flatten it.  I did just that.  I drove around the block and then came back and parked it.  Now there is a path to get out of my driveway if needed.  I noticed that off all my surrounding neighbors, I'm the only one that cleared my front walk.  I hope the mail man appreciated it!  He did deliver mail today but it was all junk mail.  

I just finished my workouts not too long ago.  I am going to play more Pocket Camp and then read more on my book.  I am not planning on being able to walk tomorrow.  My friend that takes me out sometimes came today and we went to eat.  The sidewalks that I could see on the main road were still snow covered and it was high because of the city workers scraping the streets.  I am not sure how bad it is all the way down, but for safety reasons, I'm going to wait until Saturday to try to walk. Also, the street that is above mine that I have to walk on to get the main road is still covered.  It looks like an ice skating rink! I'd have to walk very slowly and very carefully so I'm giving it another day.  I think it's supposed to get up in the forties tomorrow, so that will help.  The sun coming out today helped too! 


Oh boy did it snow!

I was so not expecting the snow that we got today.  Yes, I knew  they were calling for snow but they are saying around 3 inches total.  Last official count I heard, we were almost to 7 inches!  It's probably going to be awhile before I can get back out to walk!  I went out and walked in the yard in it a bit this afternoon and it was crazy deep.  It was all powdery this afternoon.  After it finally stopped snowing, I went out to the front walk with a cutting board and cleared the walk!  The snow was so light, it was easy.  The only bad thing was that I couldn't find any of my gloves.  My poor hands were numb and then hurting when I came in!  I need to find my gloves!

I did my workouts this evening.  I was glad to do those since I couldn't walk.  I used the day to sit at my desk and look out at the snow. I also drank a lot of coffee!  I put three 'new' trackers in my bullet journal.  I put the Pokemon Go trackers of Generation 1-3 in there.  That took a while, so I it was a good day to do it when I couldn't really go anywhere! :p  Tomorrow I plan to write pen pal letters.  Hopefully I can get out before too many more days and get them mailed.  The mail didn't even run here today!  I hope it does tomorrow.  I'm expected some things.  One is supposed to be here tomorrow, but who knows with this crazy weather. :P

Here is one of the pictures I took today:

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The building on the left is an old chicken house that has been on my property since forever.  You can see a outdoor table and chairs on the right.  There is a swing near the back of the yard.  It was so lovely out there, but it's going to be crazy trying to go anywhere anytime soon!

 


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.


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

 


Yeah!

I walked yesterday and today!  There was snow on some of the sidewalks, but I was able to walk without a lot of trouble.  I had to walk a lot slower in the places with snow, but other than that, I was fine.  I actually did a little dance on my back steps as I got home yesterday. :P

I was able to check my post office box and I had five letters from new pen pals! :)  Today I had one more.  That was awesome. Both walks felt great.  I really missed being out there! I stopped at the bank to cash in some pennies.  I also stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things I needed.  

Today I just stopped at the post office.  I came home and did a few things and then ate lunch.  I did my workouts. It was ab and cardio day.  I am tired!  I am going to relax for a bit and then get more things done. Sorry I didn't post yesterday.  I totally meant to, and then didn't.


Walk... well...

Today I said, I have to get out there.  Even if it's just walking in circles in my yard.  I did this for a bit and realized that walking on uneven snow in my yard is not fun.  I stuck with it anyway and walked for a while.  Then I walked around front and decided to walk up my street and out in the neighborhood to see how the other streets looked.  I went to the top street and then across the train tracks to the main road.  It looked okay until I got to the sidewalk I usually start on.  There was a snowy mountain on it! :p  All the snow they scraped from the streets is now on the sidewalks in piles. I turned around and headed back to the house and walked around the yard enough to get in 1.5 miles.  Keep in mind I usually walk 8.5 miles a day!  

My feet were soaked and freezing.  If it hadn't been for that, I would have stayed out a bit longer and tried to get in more miles.  Maybe the snow will be melted more tomorrow.  I hope by walking all over the yard, I'm wearing down the snow. So, I came in and got my poor feet warm.  I did a few things online and then did my Blogilates workouts.  It was upper body day.  I got to use my new heavier weights I bought at the beginning of the month! YAY!  My poor arms felt it, too!  I did the daily calendar workouts, the #30daywaisttrainer challenge and the #callmemaybesquatchallenge.  I've done it every day this month! :)

I have been running around my house doing stuff and then I realized that my Fitbit was in the charger. ~_~; Luckily I didn't miss too many steps.  I usually get 21,000 + a day.  With the snow, I've been lucky to get 5000.  Today I am 10,000 + so I'm satisfied.  I hope to top that tomorrow.  As soon as I can walk safely again, I'll be right back to my normal step count.  I'm SO glad to have Cassey's workouts to keep me moving during this walk down time!