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What a good day!

Why?  Well, I got in a good walk.  My Fitbit still doesn't count as many steps as my old one, but that is okay.  I'll just have to work harder to get in my steps!  I came home and did my workouts.  After those, I did my French lessons.  I had lunch and waited for the mail man. He dropped off my Fitbit bands.  The teal is gorgeous. I'm pretty sure it's the exact same shade as the Fitbit branded band.  The black is nice too.  I installed the Teal to see how well it fit.  It went on easily.  It looks good and feels good too.  I didn't even mind the regular band. I thought it was comfy.  I took a few pictures to share of the new bands and then what the back looks like on my arm:

 

They are really soft and flexible.  I like them.  I'll order more.   It will be nice to have bands in all colors for different outfits. :p

In other news, I went to the recycle center tonight. I've waited way too long to do that.  While I was out, I got some gas in my car and put some air in my tires.  They were all lower than I thought they were. I'm glad I did it.  After getting the gas, I decided to head to Starbucks.  I got in the drive-thru and asked if they had the cascara syrup.  They did! :D  I guess you know what I got.  I was so happy.  The barista said they'd had it for a little while now.  I'm so glad. I just love the cascara lattes. Yummy!

I left Starbucks and headed home.   I didn't have anywhere else to go, and I didn't get a lot of gas and it has to last until next month.  I don't have a lot, so hopefully it will get me through. I remembered that when I went to the grocery store that they had given me a coupon for up to 3 lbs of bananas.  I got those on my walk today.  I will be eating banana sammiches soon. The bananas are almost ripe.  I love it when they give me coupons for free goodies.

 


Puppy Breath!!!!!

My friend recently got a puppy.  I hadn't seen it until today.  I was coming back from my walk and I saw her in the yard. I thought she was walking Cocoa the mini wiener dog that I love so much, but it was the puppy.  Since I haven't met him yet, I had to go see.  He has puppy breath and he is adorable!  He is a Boxer pup and so cute.  He whined when I left. Awww! I told her I was going to steal him. lol

I drove down to the post office this evening after going to McDonald's.  I had an alert on my phone that through the McDonald's app, you could get any medium McCafe beverage for FREE with a $1 order!  I decided to treat myself to a fry. :P  I used mobile payment for the first time there. It was pretty cool.  I ordered and paid.  I typed which 'bay' I was in and they brought my order out to me.  Pretty neat.

Since I was out, I went to the post office.  I had seven letters. YIKES!  I already have four to write and I have exactly 8 stamps.  HELP!!!!! lol  I am going to write the four I already have tonight or tomorrow and then I'll get to the others.  I hope to get some stamps asap!

I am STILL waiting on my payment to clear at Fingerhut so they will ship my Fitbit.  I'm getting so impatient.  I wish I had the money to order one from Fitbit themselves. I would probably already have it. I hate waiting.  I swear I've had other things clear the bank that have come out after that transaction.  So annoying!  If I had anything to sell, I would certainly do it.  I thought at one time of opening an Etsy shop, but I need a sewing machine if I want to do anything with fabric.  I can do repairs on my stuff, but to create something, I'd want a sewing machine!

I wish I still had some stuff to sell on Ebay.  Any extra money would help me a lot.  I shouldn't have gotten anything today from McDonald's, but the free coffee was too tempting! :p  I have money on my Starbucks card, so I'm covered there.  I hope to get over there soon.  I haven't had any since the beach trip.  I am hoping they have cascara syrup.  I want a cascara latte!

I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. I'm glad it was arm day, because my poor butt is still sore from yesterday's butt workouts. lol  OUCH!  I finished the book I was reading last night and started on a book about Ted Bundy. I've read many books about him, but not this one.  It's good so far.  

OH! I forgot to mention.  Sometime ago, I found a cute double pencil / pen case on Amazon that I loved.  It was an Adventure Time pen case with Finn and Jake on it.  I loved it but it was over twenty dollars and that didn't include shipping!  I recently found it on ebay by accident and I ordered it. I came today and it's so cute!  Here is a couple of pictures:

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Sunshine and cold.

Well, the sun was out today, but it was cold.  I actually had to turn my heater on in my room!  My walk wasn't too bad because once I got walking, I got warmed up.  I got in my walk and I stopped at the pharmacy to pick up my prescription.  It's conveniently located on my walk route!  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  It was butt day and my butt is not happy! LOL!  After doing those, I did my French lesson and then it was almost time for lunch.  I had lunch and then did a few things that I needed to do. I just finished taking a bath and washing my hair.  I'm sitting in my room under the hair bonnet hair dryer.  It's too cold to let it dry naturally today!

I am sort of undecided about the rest of my evening.  I want to go out for a bit, but I don't really have anywhere I need to go!  I'm not sure what I'll do.  I might end up just staying here.  I could go to Starbucks, but I don't really feel like driving over there.  If my friend wanted to take me, that would be great, but she never wants to carry me anywhere I need to go!  Phooey on her.  My other friend isn't planning on going out today, so I can't ask him.  I could go hit the drivethru, but I am not sure if my local Starbucks got cascara syrup back yet.  I really would love a cascara latte! Yum!


Beach trip recap...

So, I'm finally getting around to doing a recap of the trip. I'm pretty sure I told you everything as I was going along, but I was really tired on that trip so maybe not!  I went through my trip journal and pictures and took notes. :P

So, Thursday morning, my friend came.  We loaded my things in the car and then had breakfast.  He'd picked up biscuits from Hardee's on the way.  We ate and then headed out.  We stopped in Greensboro.  We don't usually stop until Rockingham, but he wanted a soda and I figured it would be a good chance to use the bathroom.  I did and I got a coffee! ^_^  We headed on and when we got to Rockingham, we topped off the tank and then went in the Sandwich Hut to use the restrooms and get snacks.  I usually get a drink and a Reese's, but I only got a Mountain Dew.  We drove on and when we were close to the beach, we stopped in Long's SC at a Goodwill there.  We found it on our last trip and stopped in.  I found a cute little purse/pouch.  It's fabric and it has two straps.  One to make it a wristlet and one to wear it around the neck.  The little purse is about the size of two decks of cards side by side.  It was only a dollar and I really liked it.

We left there and then headed on down to North Myrtle Beach.  We arrived at the Red Tree Inn and checked in.  We were able to get the same room we had last year. ^_^  That is always cool.  We put our things away and I had to go on the balcony some.  We were both hungry, so we headed out after a bit to eat.  We were going to Steak and Shake, but my friend decided to Golden Corral instead.  That was a good meal. I tried their honey sesame chicken and it was delicious.  I had put various things on my first plate and one piece of that.  I liked it so much, I went back and ate a plate of it.  We left there and went to a Dollar Tree and then back to the room.  We stayed in awhile and then headed out to a few places.  We went to the Goodwill and Dollar General.  We got some food, drinks, and snacks for the room in Dollar General.  My friend got a milkshake and then we went back to the room.  We ordered a pizza later in the evening from Hungry Howie's. I took a nice walk on the beach.  I was so tired, I forgot to look to see what the hotel looked like from the beach! LOL  Luckily, I did recognize it and I had my friend come to the window so I'd be sure.  I finally got back to the room.  I was exhausted, so I crashed a little bit after midnight.

I woke up at 6am on Friday. Yikes! My friend was up and he put on the Scoobynatural episode of Supernatural.  I watched it to the end and was fully awake, he was asleep! LOL!  I decided to get in my walk so I did.  I went to Starbucks and got my first cascara latte in a while.  BLISS.  I went in a few beachwear stores but didn't buy anything.  I went back to the room and ate some leftover pizza.  I was wanting to get out again but my friend was asleep so I decided to walk again.  I ended up walking about 3 miles from the hotel.  Keep in mind my first walk that morning was a total of six miles!  At the 3 mile walk on the second walk, I spotted a McDonald's.  I decided to go in and use the bathroom and then I got a frappe and a small fry to give myself a break from walking. I did that and then headed back.  I was one tired person that night!  I did go down and walk on the beach just a tiny bit. I have to have feet on sand everyday during the trip!

So the next day was our last full day.  My friend was going to hang out around the hotel for awhile, so I decided to head out.  He gave me some money so I could grab breakfast while I was out.  I stopped in at a pretty cool McDonald's and had biscuits.  After I finished there, I headed to the Starbucks and had another cascara latte. :D  On the way back to the room, I stopped in Tuesday Morning.  I got 2 rolls of washi, a card case, some stickers, and candy.  I walked to Ocean Blvd. and walked back to the hotel that way.  I went in three beachwear stores on my way back. 

I got to the room and then got my tumbler and went to the lobby to fill it with coffee.  I went on the balcony for a bit and then decided I wanted to go down on the beach.  I took my trip journal, my bujo, my coffee, and a beach towel.  I sat on the beach for a while and then went in.  My friend was ready to go to dinner soon after that.  We headed to King's Famous pizza. One of our favorite spots to eat while at the beach.  Later, after we'd gotten back to the room, he decided he wanted a Milkshake at Cookout and I wanted some Starbucks.   Yes, I had Starbucks twice in one day. :p  I packed up most everything to be ready for the ride home.

On Sunday, I got up and packed the last few things that I couldn't the night before.  I went to the lobby and got coffee and I also walked on the beach a little bit.  I took lots of pictures.  We loaded up the car and then checked out of the hotel.  We went to Myrtle for the first time since the trip began.  Our destination was Lenny's Country Kitchen in Myrtle.  We've eaten here many times while in Myrtle.  They have a nice breakfast buffet.  We got that and it was good.  We left there and were heading out  I needed to use the bathroom and forgot to go in Lenny's, so I told my friend if he saw an easily accessible McDonald's to stop and i'd use the bathroom and get a frappe.  We passed one and I got a frappe for me and a soda for him.  We got on the road again and didn't stop until we got to Rockingham.  We stopped at the Sandwich hut again and then headed home.  We got here a bit before 5.  It was a good trip, but way too short.  I'll post some pictures soon.


Last full day. :(

Today is our last full day here.  We check out and head out in the morning unfortunately.  I slept a little longer today than yesterday.  I got up and walked.  I stopped at a McDonald's and got a couple of biscuits for my breakfast and then walked to Starbucks to get a cascara latte.  ^_^  It was delicious.  I was able to get a spot to sit too, so that was great.  I stayed there long enough to drink my coffee and then walked on.  I went to Tuesday Morning.  I got two rolls of cute washi, some stickers, and metal card case holder with JFK on it.  As in JFK airport.  They also had LHA for London's Heathrow airport.  I thought they looked cool.  I got the JFK one because I'm a Kennedy fan.

I left there and headed back towards the hotel.  I found the perfect coffee mug in a King's beachwear store.  I had been looking at coffee cups in every beach store I went in.  This one was cheaper than the others I'd liked and so cute.  Unfortunately it had a chip and a crack. :(  I didn't get it.  It was the only one they had, too.  I was so sad.  I went in several other beachwear stores around there, but none of them had it either.

I finally got back to the room and relaxed a bit.  I went to the lobby and filled my tumbler with coffee.  I went to sit on the balcony for a bit, but then decided to go out on the beach.  I carried my beach towel, my coffee, and my backpack.  I had my trip journal and my bujo in my backpack.  I sat on the beach for a while and just enjoyed it.  I took pictures.  I'll share a few with you here:

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It's been a nice little trip, but it's gone by way too fast.  We are heading out for dinner in a bit.  Not sure where we are going to eat yet.  


OMG OMG OMG

I am sitting on my balcony of the room with my Starbucks tumbler filled with delicious hotel lobby coffee. lol  I woke up at 6 am this morning.  Yikes! My friend was up too, and he pulled up the #ScoobyNatural episode of Supernatural. I've never watched the show before, but I'm a long time Scooby fan so I had to see it.  It was hilarious.  I loved it.  After watching that, I was totally awake and he was asleep!  I said phooey on this.  I'm not going to sit in the room and be quiet until he gets up.  I decided I'd take an early walk.  That is exactly what I did.  A six mile walk baby! I walked to the Starbucks and back.  Let me tell you about that.

So, I get to the Starbucks. I've been to this one once before.  Nice location, busy.  I get up to the counter and I ask the barista if they happened to still have any cascara sryup left.  i figured he'd say, no.  Well, he says, "We just got that back in."  I goggled at him and said, "Are you SERIOUS"!?!?!?!?!"  lol  He said he was, so I ordered my beloved cascara latte with almond milk.  I got a venti since I had free drinks.  OMG was it delicious.  I was so happy.  That first sip just soothed my soul.  Ive been smiling ever since.  I sat in there while i drank my deliciousness.  I wrote in my trip journal and posted to Insta.  I then headed back.  I did stop in one Bargain Beachwear store but i didn't see anything I wanted... well... I saw a lot of things I wanted, but i only have twenty dollars on this trip. lol  I got baqck to the hotel and stopped in the lobby to fill my Starbucks tumbler with coffee.  The coffee here is just as good as I remember it from last year.  

I am sitting here squinting in the sun typing this.  i see people walking two cute weiner dogs on the beach. I love those weiners!  I got to pet and love on an adorable Golden Retriever at Starbucks.  She was a sweet old girl.   I'm not sure when my friend will wake up.  I'm starving as I've only had my latte, this coffee I'm drinking now and a granola bar that I carried with me.  I have leftover pizza from a late night order, but we have no plates to heat it up on. lol


Wednesday catch up!

Since I didn't post a real post last night and I promised a real one today, I decided to do it early!  I am still very tired today.  I didn't sleep well again last night.  I am hoping to catch up on some tonight, but I probably won't.  Considering that my friend and I are leaving for the beach in the morning.  I never sleep well the night before a trip.  I sleep even less knowing I have to get up earlier than my usual time. :p  

So, yesterday I walked, but I didn't do my workouts.  I would have, but there were a lot of moves that would hurt my foot.  My foot still hurts a lot.  Walking is bad, but it isn't as bad as some of the workouts.  I skipped my workouts  I decided since I won't be able to do any until I get back, I'm just skipping them until Monday.  I plan to eat and enjoy everything possible this weekend, because Monday, I plan to finally get on track!  I want to reach my goal weight!  Since I'll be at the beach this weekend, I plan to enjoy the food. :p

I washed clothes last night and packed my suitcase.  My clothes are all ready, but my other suitcase is still empty. I carry two small suitcases to the beach.  One has my clothes, the other has my electronics, notebooks, bujo, etc.  I also carry my messenager bag, but I carry it up front in the car with me.  I carry my phone, wallet, trip journal, and other things in it.  I also carry a Starbucks tumbler for coffee!  I picked one of of my more recent ones that I haven't used much.  

I was thinking of leaving the laptop at home, but I got some electrical tape and was able to fix the cord.  It's not a permanent fix, but it is working fine at the moment.  I had some other tape on it and I could hear it sparking.  I put the electrical tape on and it's not sparking and it is charging well. ^_^  I really want to be able to use my Macbook!  I have to do nice blog posts at the beach, right?

Today I walked and it was sunny and in the seventies!  Yesterday it was around fifty.  I was able to walk in short sleeves today.  That was weird.  I am ready for this same weather but with an ocean view.  I hope to take a lot of pictures and you know I'll share some after I get home.  I'll also try to share one a day while there.  I plan to get to the Starbucks at North Myrtle.  I have three free drinks on there and I got my notification today that I'm gold for another year.  I already knew that. :p It's nice to see it though. :D

I have such a weird tan line from winter walking!  I wear a pair of long fitness capris so I have a nice tan on my calves but from half way up and past my knee, I have none. LOL  It looks so weird and makes me self conscious.  I plan to get some just above the knee shorts to wear on my walks.  I hope to get grey ones as all the black ones I've worn in the past all get bleached out from the sun.  Grey ones would too, but it wouldn't be so noticeable. I have never tanned in my life until I started walking!  It's so weird.

Ah, I think I totally made up for that short post last night.  I was just so tired.  I am also currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule that I hadn't read before.  It's so good!  I am carrying my Kindle with me to the beach, and I will probably finish it there.  I'm also still reading the book on coffee.


Letters but no lattes!

I wrote all my pen pals tonight. I actually typed up the letters as I have so many and I knew that I'd not be able to get any written later this week.  I leave Thursday for my favorite place on earth.   Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!  Well, we are actually staying at North Myrtle Beach this time, but I'll be in the area! 

I hope to get to the post office before I leave to check my box, but I may not get to.  I'll mail these letters off tomorrow.  I just need to get them in envelopes and addressed and ready.  I am hoping my friend will want to go out tomorrow and if so, I'll get him to run me by the post office. If not, it will be April before I get to go.  My gas light is still on and I can't get mail until the 3rd.  At least I have a stack going out!

I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. It was booty day and my booty is hurting for certain! LOL!  I need some Starbucks so badly, but sadly, I won't get any for at least a few days.  I have several free drinks on my card that Ive been saving for this trip. I also have bonus points hitting my card in a few days which will give me one more freebie.  Yay! There is a Starbucks in walking distance from our hotel.  I hope to visit it on the trip. I'd also like to get to one of the other ones down there that I haven't visited yet to add them to my Starbucks store tracker in my bullet journal! There are two in Myrtle that I want to visit and add.  One is at Broadway at the Beach and the other is on 501.  If I don't make it to one of them this trip, I should be able to next one. With the easter trip last year, we mainly stayed around North Myrtle and didn't do all the running we usually do on a full trip.  I wish it were Thursday already!


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