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Almost there!

I'm now less than 5000 words from completely NaNo for my second year in a row!  I didn't write as much tonight as I usually do. It was my lowest word count of the month, but I got some done.  I have been so tired all day.  I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.  I finally did get back to sleep and it was time to get up.  I've been cranky and out of sorts all day!

I walked to the post office and mailed my one pen pal letter.  I had just one in my box!  At least I did have one, right?  I walked home, but with the longer walk, I got back later than usual.  I could have done my workouts, but I was really tired and sore so I decided I'd do them later.  I relaxed and then had lunch. I rested a bit after lunch and then did my workouts.  I was glad to get those done. I had almost been tempted to skip them.  I did those and had some dinner.  I fixed some coffee and sat down to do today's NaNo.  Like I said, it was a short day's write, but I got some written.  I only wrote 1164 words today.  I'm just over 45,000 though, so that is good!

I finished the first short story in Strange Weather a few nights ago but haven't started on the second one. I may do that tonight.  I"m currently listening to Full Dark, No Stars on my walk.  I finished 1922 today and started on Big Driver.  Full Dark, No Stars is excellent.  All four stories are good ones.  My favorite being 1922.

 


Guess where I am?

Yes, I'm a Starbucks. What a surprise, eh? :p  I came over to get my pen pal letters and NaNo done.  I have written two of my three letters and written over 2300 words for NaNo. I figured I would do my blog post while here, too.  I might write the other letter here and I might wait until I get home.  I'm not sure yet.  I was going pretty good on my writing when a friend kept interrupting me with texts!  That got me off track for a bit, but he finally stopped and I got back into it.  Over two thousands words means I got back on track! lol  I probably won't write anymore on NaNo tonight.  That is a good place to stop.

 I got in my walk today and it was cold, but not too bad.  I came home and did my workouts after that.  I had lunch and then packed up my messenger bag and headed over here.  When I got here, it was about 4:45.  They are doing a promotion from the 9th - 13th of bogof on the holiday drinks.  This place was ROLLING when I got here. I didn't even think about that crazy promo before I came.  I had to wait in a loooong line to buy my drink and a longer one to pick up my drink!  There was absolutely no where to sit either.  Luckily, I saw two girls sitting at a little table and they didn't have drinks. I was hoping they were just sitting waiting on their drinks.  They were!  When they got up to get them, I made sure they weren't going to sit back down and grabbed their table! :P

Not my favorite table, but hey, it was somewhere to sit.  It's cleared out  alot in here now, but there are still a lot of people at the tables.  I thought the guy who was sitting at my favorite table had left.  I saw him get up, put on his jacket and head away from his table.  I packed up to move to it and saw his stuff was still on it. Oops!  The end chair on the big table was open, so I just sat here.  I felt sort of silly.  Oh well.  This seat isn't too bad and it's close to my favorite spot in case he does leave. :p

By the way, my Starbucks got in their Holiday cards.  You should see the huge ass stack of them I got. I'll take a picture when I get home if I can get them all in the picture. LOL I stopped counting at thirty something.  Really!   was so happy because I was afraid our Starbucks wouldn't get the whole set.  I think I got them all except for the ones in the packaging.  I am pretty sure you can't get those without loading them.  Some of them are just multiples of the ones that are single but some are the shaped ones.  I would love to have some of those too, but I will have to check and see.  I'm pretty sure though, those are buy them only.  I must have looked like some kind of weirdo going to the gift card board and grabbing a handful. :p

Anyway.  I have done NaNo, I have written all but one letter.  All I need to do when I get home is my French lesson.  I'd do that here, but I don't think I have my earbuds with me.  I have my bed linen in the dryer at home so I should be able to go home and put it back on the bed, do my French and relax.  I want to read more on Sleeping Beauties. I finally made it past the half way point last night.  It's getting more interesting as I go!

 


Monday musings.

I went for my walk today and it was sunny and nice.  Well, it was a bit chilly, but I took care of that by wearing my hoodie.  I walked a bit further than I have been doing since I knew today's workout was a PIIT routine and it wouldn't take but half an hour to do.  They were only half an hour long, but they were HARD! I made it through though, so that was good.  After I finished my workouts, I took a small break and then washed dishes so I could fix lunch.  

I'm now sitting at my desk looking out the window and watching a show about the Heaven's Gate cult on HLN.  It actually aired last night, but I saved it to my 'DVR' and I'm watching it now.  I can't believe these people actually believed this stuff.  It's sad what some people believe!  

I read more of Sleeping Beauties last night.  I'm about 11% in and so far it's really good.  I think I'm going to like it.  It's got a lot going on.  After I finish posting here, I'll probably grab the Kindle and read some more on it.  I am in the mood to take a nap, but if I do, I won't sleep tonight.  I would take a bath, but I don't want to fall asleep in there. lol  I take really hot baths and they are sooooo relaxing!


Reading with coffee is life!

So last night, I went to the ebook section of my library on the laptop.   I wanted to see if I could get Stephen King's new book with his son Owen. I was also looking for the new Joe Hill book. (King's other son)  I found The Fireman available.  It's been out a while and I haven't read it yet.  I checked it out and then put a hold on Sleeping Beauties and Strange Weather.  It said I was on the wait list. One of them even said I was number 16 of 16 waiting.  Today, I get an email saying that both my books are available!  Weird.  So, I went ahead and sent them to my Kindle.  I'm almost midway through The Fireman. It's good so far.  It drew me in right away last night.  So much so that I was late going to bed! :P  After I finish it, I'll read Sleeping Beauties and then Strange Weather.  I still can't get over how they were both not available last night and now they are on my Kindle.  Weird!  Oh well!

I got in a bit of a longer walk today.  That was pretty nice.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then my workouts. It was stretch day on the calendar and it was much needed.  I love stretching.  I should start adding one of my her stretch videos to my regular workouts everyday.  I used to do one each night, but for some reason, I got out of the habit.  Maybe I should get back into that habit!  

Right now, though, I'm going to fix a cup of coffee and grab my Kindle. I want to read more of The Fireman.  I also need to write some notes for Nano.  I can't believe that it's less than a week away!  I'm still wavering between last years books continuation or something entirely different. 


Sunday....

So, it's Sunday and it's my regular day to do my bed linen.  I have that in the dryer now.  I'm pretty sure it's ready to go back on the bed, I just need to get it out and do that.  I got in a smaller walk today.  I didn't go as far as yesterday as I didn't want to be walking after dark again.  I could have actually stayed out longer, but oh well! Tomorrow, I plan to walk earlier in the day as I need to go by the bank.  I got a small check and I want to cash it.  It's a whole $3.42! LOL  Not too exciting, but  was totally  broke before this, so at least I can get a few things while I'm out.

I got in my workouts on time and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  After that, I waited just a little bit and then went for my walk.  I played Pokemon Go for some of my walk.  I caught a new one and I also caught a Pikachu in a witch hat.  So cute! :) I was hoping to catch more new ones, but I was happy for what I got!  I will probably play tomorrow when I walk to the bank.

Oh yesterday's walk, I started listening to the audiobook of The Stand.  I tried to pick up where I left off yesterday, but it didn't want to play correctly.  It would be going along just fine, and then just skip way ahead in the recording.  Weird. I didn't want to have to mess with that while walking, so I just switched to Cell.  I have the Audible audiobook of it, and it's all one long recording.  It wanted to be bitchy too!  It started part of the way in the recording.  I finally got it to behave and listened to that on my walk.  Crazy iPod issues! :p

 


What's in my purse....

So, for something totally different.  Here is my purse and all the stuff inside dumped out.

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Exciting, isn't it? LOL!  I have a Finn and Jake pin and a Corgi pin as you can see.  I also have a Myrtle Beach charm keychain and an Adventure Time charm keychain.  The bag itself has Police Line Do Not Cross on it so that is already decorated. :P  The contents are my wallet, earbuds, Starbucks coffee sleeve, pen pouch, lip balm pouch, altoids tin with honey packets in in,  owl case with with reusable shopping bag, black card holder, wet naps, small Altoids tin with bulb that I need to replace in it, and a mini sewing kit.

So, what is in your purse?


The Dark Tower

I am a total Stephen King fan.  I've read everything of his in print.  My favorite book by him being The Stand.  I'm also a Dark Tower junkie.  I have read and re-read the series many times.  Tonight, I remembered the face of my father and went to see the movie adaptation.  Truly the writers have remembered the face of their fathers.  It was wonderful.  If you have never read the Dark Tower books, it is still a good action movie.  If you have read the books, GO SEE IT!  There are other worlds than these.....


Wednesday post time!

I got in my walk today and it was a little bit cooler.  Not much, but enough to help.  I actually slept until my silent alarm on my Fitbit went off.  I went on my walk about an hour earlier than my usual time.  I came home and took my time doing my workouts.  I was able to take a few minutes between them.  That was nice.  I like having the time to relax a bit and not be in a rush.  Sometimes the internet is spotty and the videos don't want to load.  I did that a few times today, but I had the extra time, so I didn't mind.

I got those done. It was core and cardio day. OUCH!  I ate lunch and then got my things together for Starbucks.  I relaxed a little while and then headed over there.  I was able to get my favorite chair immediately.  I had six letters to write and I got them all done.  I was looking forward to playing Pokemon Go while there too, but the servers were down for most of my visit.  They didn't come up until near the end.  I ended up staying a bit longer than I planned.  I almost forgot that I needed to go pick up my prescription at Kmart.  I would have walked there on one of my walks, but they are doing road construction in front of it and it's a mess.  I didn't want to get run over!

I got my prescription and headed home.  I posted to Letters and Lattes and then came here to post.  Now, I'm going to relax for a while before getting in bed and relaxing for the night.  I am hoping to get some reading done tonight. 


It's Thursday, right?

Yeah, my week has been all messed up because of the 4th being on Monday.  I was like having two Sundays! :P  So, yes, it's Thursday.  I got in my walk.  It was hot, and even though it was the same temperature when I walked on Tuesday, it didn't feel as hot.  I am very glad of that!  That heat is horrible!

I came home and did four of my workouts.  I ate lunch and did one more.  I had a friend ask last night if I'd drive him to pick up his car.  I did that and then went to the grocery store and got a few things.  Hopefully I'm set for the month on food.  I'm broke, so I'll have to be!  I came home and relaxed for a while.  The reason my friend needed to pick up his car?  He bought a motorcycle!  He drove it home from where he bought it and then I drove him to pick up his vehicle.  He asked if I'd like to ride on it later.  I agreed.  I have only been on a motorcycle about three times in my entire life.  It's just not for me.  I kept feeling like I was either going to fall off the side, or side into my friend. lol  It was interesting, to say the least!

I came back here and had a late dinner.  I decided to post here before I crash on my bed.  I finished The Drawing of Three last night and started briefly on The Wastelands.  It only gets better and better from here! I love The Dark Tower.  Plus, we meet Oy in this one. :D  I love Oy.


Goodbye June!

It's hard to believe that it's the end of June already!  That means tomorrow is a whole new month.  I got in a good walk today, but I was so hot when I got home I felt like dying.  Today was cardio day on the calendar. YIKES! lol So, I get home and only relax for a few before getting into my workouts.  Did I mention the #100burpeeburnout was on today's calendar? Yeah, I made it through!

So I got my workouts done, ate lunch, and then went out with the weed eater.  My friend got to come and get most of the front lawn done. Yay!  I only had the parts where it's unsafe / impossible to use the riding mower.  I got those done after what seemed like forever.  My weed eater was being bitchy!  I finally got that done and came in to cool off for a little bit.

I went up to my friend's house to pick up a dog crate. I'm dog sitting their pups tomorrow.  I spend a little time up there since they'll be gone all weekend.  I came home, ate dinner, and then just did a little straightening up.  I am now relaxing a bit.  I realized I hadn't posted to either of my blogs today, so I'm doing that now.  I need to post to Letters and Lattes and then I'm going to read.  I started The Drawing of Three last night.  I was up way past my bedtime, too! Oops!