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New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


Double star day!

Yes, it was double star day at Starbucks today. I asked my friend if she would like to go to Hobby Lobby and Starbucks.  She actually did!!! Yay!  She went to Starbucks first, so I was drinking my delicious cascara latte in HL. :P  Why did I go to Hobby Lobby?  Well, in one of the bullet journal groups I'm in, someone mentioned that they bought a big pack of Stabilo pens on clearance.  I was hoping our local HL would have them.  They did!!!! I got a set of 25 in a roll case for $7.49!  These are usually $29.99.  It had a bunch of colors that I didn't have as I only have the ten pack. I love the Stabilos and had wanted a bigger pack of them for more variety.  I was so glad to find this deal.  They are so nice and they come in the cool roll up pack.  Easy to take with.  I'll be using them a lot in my bullet journal.  I tend to use my Stabilos more than my Sharpie pens.  I use a black Micron as my main black pen because it's an 08 so the nib is larger.  I like that.

I am going to do a pen test page in my bujo even though I know these don't bleed.  It will really be a color swatch page.  I have two pages right at the front of my bujo that I never used.  This will be perfect! ^_^  I am so happy to have found them.  It's cool to have a big set and the included case just makes them even better!

It was overcast today before I walked, but I looked at the weather and the sun was supposed to come out while I was walking. It did!   It was sunny for the entire walk.  After I got home, it clouded up aq bit and it even rained a little earier.  I got in my workouts, my French, and my squats.  I swear they are killing me. LOL!

After my friend and I got back to her house, I stayed for a while to see her animals.  I had to hold my little Cocoa as I love her so!  She is such a little cutie pie.  Unfortunately, when I got home, I had a lot of dog and cat hairs, I smelled like dog, and I had a small poop stain on my pants! LOL!  The joys of animals. :p  I tossed the pants in the wash and changed into a dog free shirt. :p  As I'm typing this post, I'm charging my Fitbit.  It's life is usually 5 days.  It was only down to 35%, but I knew that if I didn't charge it today, it might get too low tomorrow.  Fitbit says the battery lasts 5 days and they are correct!  It's still doing great and I absolutely love it.

I totally meant to get my letters caught up tonight and didn't do any.  I suck! Hopefully tomorrow.  Well... I had planned to get Starbucks AFTER HL and then come home and do letters while sipping Starbucks and that just didn't happen.  Maybe another day.  I'm still very happy about my Stabilos! lol

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First full day back on my routine.

I got in  my walk today and luckily, it wasn't as hot as my walks were at the beach.  I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up two things I needed so I didn't have to go for a big trip later.  I got home and relaxed and cooled off.  I got up and did my workouts.  I did those and then my French lesson.  I had time after that to relax a bit, so I did until lunch time.

I fixed myself some lunch.  I ate and then got up to go mow.  The front lawn had gotten pretty high while I was gone, so that needed doing.  I got it done and came in to cool off and relax.  I washed another load of laundry.  This was the things I didn't get around to yesterday.  I sat down and paid all my bills.  I'll have to be frugal at the grocery store this month.  I had two extra bills that I don't usually have.  I didn't spend as much as I usually do at the beach, so that helped out a lot!

I eventually want to do a recap post of the trip.  I also want to share pictures of some of the goodies I got.  I'll try to do that later this week.  I'm back on track for my usual stuff today, so that is good.  I am really sleepy, though. I never sleep well at the beach, and I tend to get up a lot earlier than I do at home.  I slept pretty well last night and I'm hoping to sleep just as well tonight! I need it.

I don't know if I mentioned it while at the beach, I got quite a stack of Starbucks cards that I didn't have.  I just put them in my binder that I keep them in.  I always love getting new ones.  I now need to add the four Starbucks stores that I visited to my tracker. ^_^  That will be awesome.  


Last night at the beach....

Good grief. I just typed up a post and it disappeared when I tried to publish it. I’m going to type this one up in a note app so that if that happens again, I don’t lose all my work! UGH! So, let me see if I can remember what I posted…

So, I am sitting on the balcony and I just finished some delicious Hungry Howie’s pizza. We just got back to the room a little while ago. Where did we go? Well, when we left, we went to Dairy Queen and got some food. We then headed to North Myrtle Beach to go to Tuesday Morning. I absolutely LOVE Tuesday Morning! I got a lot of rolls of individual washi, a plastic jar of craft stuff, and a cool journal with the Eiffel Tower on it and Paris. I really didn’t need another journal, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It was on sale and it was cool! It’s a pretty good size, too.

As I’m sitting here typing this, some dudes on the beach and setting off fireworks and it’s great1 They did it last night too, but they have more tonight! lol I just saw them go running in, the police might be coming. I hope they come back and set off some more!

Okay, so we went to Tuesday Morning and I got goodies. Then we went by a pawn shop that my friend likes and he found a vintage album. After that, we headed to Broadway at the Beach. It’s got shops, rides, restaurants, and all kinds of stuff. It’s huge. We went to a couple of stores that we like and I got Starbucks! ;p There is a Starbucks in there that I’ve never been to. That makes four new ones this trip for my Starbucks tracker. Yay!

I got a caramel Frappuccino since it was so hot. Broadway is all open air with each shop with a separate entrance. After we got in the car at Broaday, I ordered the pizza from Hungry Howie’s. I signed up for their rewards several years back on a trip here, and I had a free medium, two topping pizza. I ordered that and we picked it up on our way back to the room. My half was delicious!

It’s been lightning here since I’ve been writing this. I felt a drop of rain a minute ago and it smells like rain. Maybe that is why the guys went in. I hope they’ll come back out later and shoot off more fireworks! We leave in the morning. We usually don’t get out of the hotel until right at check out time. I might post in the morning before we leave, and I may not. I will probably pack up tonight. We’ll see.

Okay, this actually turned out longer than the post I had already done! :p I’ll leave you with three pictures I took. Two inside and one outside of the Starbucks at Broadway. Nevermind.  I've tried four times.  The wifi here sucks!

 


Saturday at the beach!

It is either our last day here or our last full day.  Not sure yet.  My friend may need to go back early.  Hopefully not, but we'll see.  I want to stay.  Actually, I want to stay forever!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do today.  I might walk somewhere.  I'm sort of up in the air with not knowing one way are  the other.  

Last night, we went to dinner at Victoria's Country Cookin' again.  It was a good as the first time.  I got pork chops these time.  So yummy!  The micro sd card on my phone is full, so we went to find me another.  We went to an Office Max, but they were closed.  We got there a bit after 8 and they close at 8.  We passed a Target going there, so we went to Target.  I found one and a cool case in the clearance section.  It's a cord case to keep all your cords organized.  I needed one so I'm glad I found this.  It could also be used as a pencil case. LOL

There was a Starbucks in there, but I didn't go.  I did get to go to another one that I haven't been to.  I got my usual and it was delicious.  Another new Starbucks to add to my store tracker! ^_^  

I guess I'll decide on what to do here in a few minutes. I'll do an update post later.  Hopefully it will be from the beach and not at home! ^___^


Not even Starbucks helped this day!

So, I did my usual today.  I walked, I came home and cooled off and then did my workouts.  I did my French and then relaxed a bit.  I had lunch and then did a few things that I needed to do.  I went to take a bath.  I was in there enjoying the nice, hot, steamy water. My friend called and wanted to know what I was doing. I said I was in the tub!  She said, "Nevermind, I wanted you to go with me somewhere."  I told her if she'd drive me to Starbucks I'd get out of the tub. LOL  She said okay if we hit the drive thru.  I agreed and we did!  I got a cascara latte.  Big surprise there, eh?

We drove her son to get him something to eat and since we were near the post office, I asked if she'd run me by there.  She agreed.  I had an ad, my bank statement, and one pen pal letter.  I went back to her house for a while to see all the dogs.  I also got to see the kitties. :p  I stayed until a little after 9 and came home.  I needed to fix dinner, but I really didn't want to.  I did it anyway after a while.  

I answered questions on Quora and did a small blog post there and then came here to do my daily blog post.  I'm having a hard time today.  I got stressed at my friend's house for reasons I won't go into.  I am so tired of being broke and having to depend on people to take me places I need to go.  I would have only gotten to go to the places I did today because my friend was already going out for something else.  She has never once in the three years my car has been messed up, offered to carry me anywhere. ~_~;  

Also, one of my friend's pets passed and she posted the Rainbow Bridge poem. I cannot read that without breaking down.  I still miss my precious JoJo that I lost in July of 2011.  He was my best friend and truly the love of my life. <3


Sunday and no Starbucks. :(

I still haven't been to Starbucks this month! I would drive over there, but my car is acting up and it's low on gas.  My gas light came on when I drove a short distance the other day.  I'll have to wait until I get gas to go anywhere.  I DO plan to get Starbucks this month though.  I can walk to several from where we are staying at the beach.  Hopefully my friend will drive me by a few.  I'd like to visit a few new locations while there!

I got in my walk today and it was so hot.  I felt I was going to die. I got home and and even my underwear were damp from sweat.  Gross!  It's only May, too.  I came home from my walk and took off my wet clothes, cleaned up, and powered myself. I sat and let myself cool down and that helped a lot.  I gave myself time to cool completely down and then did my workouts.  I got those done and did my French lesson.

I relaxed a while and then fixed lunch.  I am washing clothes.  I have my bed linen in the dryer and another load in the washer.  I need to get the bed linen out so I can move the other to the dryer.  I also need to wash dishes.  I already washed my hair. It's plenty warm enough, so I'm letting it dry naturally!  I need to mow, but we've had a lot of rain lately, so I'm going to let the ground dry a bit more before attempting that. I'll have to at least get the front yard done this week.  I want it looking nice before the beach trip.  We leave on Monday, May 28th.  I wish it was tomorrow!  I'm so ready to go.  

 


Nutty weather!

So, I went for my walk today and it was a bit cloudy, but the sun was out.  I was partially in my walk when it started raining.  it wasn't too bad, but I did have to use the umbrella.  It stopped a bit and the sun came out.  Then, it started to cloud up and it was pouring rain!  It stopped after a while, and the sun came out.  This went on for the entire walk.  Sun, rain, sun, etc!  Luckily, it never rained as hard as it did that one time.  I got home and I was glad to get here!  I relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It was ab day so that wasn't the most fun. :p

After workouts, I did my French lesson.  While I doing that, I heard a boom.  It was thundering!  It stormed for  a while and then stopped.  The sun came back out.  Now, it's overcast again and it looks like rain and it looks like we might have another storm.  I'm in for the night, so if it wants to storm, let it be!  I don't mind and I love to be home during a good thunderstorm.  I just had a cup of coffee. I really wanted to go to Starbucks since I haven't been this month.  I knew my friend that usually won't carry me over there sure wouldn't today.  There would be some excuse.  Probably the weather, but who knows.  Between her, and her mom, they have four, count them four vehicles.  Also, her husband has a vehicle, her son has one and her stepson has one.  My car  has been messed up for three years and she has never, not once, offered to carry me anywhere.  The few times I've gotten to carry me anywhere I needed to go, she acted like it was  huge hassle.  I really need new friends.  As an introvert, I don't make friends easily so getting new friends is out of the question. :( 

I finished watching all the episodes of Unusual Suspects on Hulu.  I watched those after finishing all the episodes of Nightmare Next Door on there.  I'm currently watching Cold Case Files (the new version) on Hulu.  I loved the original on A&E and was glad when they brought it back.  I was even happier when they got Bill Kurtis back to narrate! :D  Danny Glover did a great job, but the show was always narrated by Bill Kurtis. 

I just stood up and looked out the window. It's pouring rain again! I hope it clears off for my walk tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!  After I type this post, I guess I should get out my stationery and pen pal letters and try to get caught up on them.  I feel bad for letting them get behind.  I should have written the ones I had even when I didn't have stamps.  They would have been ready to go when I did get stamps.


Fitbit failures and a few other things!

So, today, all was well. I was wearing my new Fitbit and things were fine.  I had synced when I was at a certain point and went to sync again and nothing.  I reset my Fitbit, I did everything.  It didn't recognize it at all.  Luckily, I hadn't recycled the old Charge 2 so I set it up at a 'new' Fitbit.  I lost about two hundred steps, but it could have been worse!  After I got the old one set up and synced, I tried to do the new one and it wouldn't find it at all.  SO WEIRD. So, I'm back to my second one and I guess that is where I'll stay.  I did let Fitbit support know via Twitter.  I swear they are going to think I'm a nut.  I keep getting defective devices.  Oh well, the old one works good enough and I'm happy that I didn't lose a whole days steps as they would have sucked!

My Macbook charger came today. YAY! I can now charge my Macbook without worrying about burning the house down. LOL  I tried it and it worked just fine.  I also got a cool new strap for my Fitbit. It's pink with teal in the holes.  It isn't as dark pink as I thought it would be, but it's still pretty. I'm going to wear it tonight and see how I like it.  The material is nice and comfy!  Now if I can just keep this Fitbit Charge 2 running and syncing! :p

I just synced it and at first it wasn't doing it and I was about to cry on you. lol Luckily it synced and all is well!  My friend and I were going to walk tonight, but it's been storming here for a while.  I'm not sure if he'll still want to walk  If it clears off, perhaps.  I don't mind either way.  I did pretty well on my regular walk today and I got my workouts in.  If I don't want tonight, I won't be too disappointed.  I WOULD love to go to Starbucks though.  I haven't been at all this month. !!!!!


BLEAH

Today's walk was just bleah! lol  It rained a bit when I was starting off and I had to use my umbrella.  I was able to stop using it later, but as I was heading back, it started to rain even more and it was the kind that doesn't care if you have an umbrella or not. It's going to get you wet! LOL!  I was so happy when I got home and was able to peel off my damp clothes and put on dry ones!

I sat and relaxed for a bit and then did my workout.  I saw that the 100 burpee burnout was on today's calendar.  I was going to skip that completely, but I decided I'd try a few of them.  I did them all!  I modified the heck out of most of them because of my foot, but I did them!  I was proud of myself and very sweaty and out of breath! I am glad they are done!

I went to the post office after lunch and mailed one pen pal letter.  I only had one stamp left!  I received five new letters! I decided to treat myself to Starbucks while I was out. :p Yes, I got a cascara latte. :D