I can't seem to find design peace with my blog. I have changed the colors yet again. I even tried a different banner, but I didn't like it. I will probably change everything again tomorrow. I'm so damn picky! I want it to be perfect. At the moment, I like it. Tomorrow, I will probably hate it! ^_^;;;;;;;;;
Well, the day was going okay at first! I got in a good walk and came home and did my workouts. I was going to relax for a bit after those and then fix lunch, but a friend called. She wanted me to ride with her to look for someone. She thought her mom was out drinking. She wasn't! I rode with her and it was time for lunch as we were going by Starbucks. I got her to take me through the drive thru. I got a cascara latte and a sandwich. I think it was called the Double Smokey bacon sandwich. It was good, I know that much! That was my lunch. We rode around and never found her mom. We go back to her house and in just a few minutes, her mom shows up! Then, my friend, has words with her husband and her mom! I don't drink or smoke, but I felt like I needed one then. I finally got the hell out of there and came home to my nice quiet house. I love being single!
So, I jumped in the tub. My friend's mom has a Boxer puppy and he is crazy fun. He is also crazy. He jumped all over me and got me dirty! I took a bath and washed my hair and then got out of the tub. I did my French lesson and now I'm sitting under the hair bonnet dryer drying my hair. I'm trying to decide what I want to fix for dinner, but I don't have a clue to what I want! I might fix what I'd normally fix for lunch since I didn't get to eat at home today. Thank goodness for me always putting some funds on my Starbucks card at the beginning of the month. I didn't have any money otherwise. That sandwich was pretty damn delicious. I've had the Bacon, Egg, and Gouda before, but this was soooooo much better. Yummy!
OH! While we were out, I got my friend to carry me by the post office. I had two pen pal letters. Yay! I had actually thought of going to Starbucks today after lunch, but going out with her messed up that idea. Maybe I'll go one night this week. I mean, I DID go, but that was because I had to eat and well, I wanted some coffee. :p
I think my hair is probably dry already. It takes so much less time since I got it cut. I wish I had gotten the back cut shorter. It's too long already! :P I'm going to play more Pocket Camp and watch more of The New Detectives on Hulu. I've seen most of them many times, but the last two days, I actually watched two episodes that I'd never seen! Either that, or they were first run and I'd forgotten them. The show was from the early two thousands, so it's possible I forgot an episode. Finding one new one was amazing, two was down right weird. My friend told me I should have played the lottery! LOL
I was about to go for my walk today and I kept hearing a weird noise. I thought it was my upright freezer. I went outside and found out that no, it wasn't my freezer. One of the pipes under my house burst! I had to get the city to come out and turn the water off. I have a friend who says he'll come tomorrow and look at it. I hope he does. I filled the bathtub before they turned the water off, but even though I had it plugged, it drained all the water out. ~_~; I was going to use that to flush the toliet. Now I have to rely on the bottles I was able to fill. I am so frustrated. I really hope my friend can do something to fix it so I can get it back on. The bad thing is, if he comes after work, it's probably going to be another day before the city will come out and turn it back on. This sucks! :(
I was working on doing some layout changes on the blog earlier, but it was being difficult. I'm back to the old layout for the moment. I am going to try to work on it again another day. It was just being so annoying. I already had a stressful day. I didn't need any extra!
Right now, I'm going to finish up my business on the computer and then play some Pocket Camp to de-stress! It's so fun and I haven't gotten to play as much as usual today. Plus, my tree house should be pretty close to being built. ^___^
So, I was sitting at home minding my own business when I got a text that stressed me the hell out. I decided that I couldn't sit at home anymore so I got in my car (it was acting up on the way) and went to the post office to check my box. Two letters! I then came to Starbucks. Tonight's experience was much better than last nights! I got my latte and a chocolate chip cookie. They were both delicious. I was able to get a seat right away, but then I moved to a little table. The place I was sitting was invaded by a noisy kid and that wasn't going to improve my mood one bit!
So, I am sitting here blogging and I've written two letters. One that I already had and one of the two I got on the way over here. I'll write the other one before I go or I might just save it as I just got it today! Who knows? The other one was unusual. I never write back on the day I get letters. LOL OH well.
I walked today and got in my workouts. It was ab day. Ouch. I did those, and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch. I am not sure what I'll fix for dinner. That is some time away, so I guess I'll figure that out. Anyway, my stress levels have come down some since I got here, but I'm still a bit on the stressed side. I still have to get home with my crazy car.
The reason for my stress? I've lived in the house I grew up in since I was 3 years old. My sister actually owns it. I may be out on the street. Considering that I'm on disability, I can't very well get a place to rent. I hardly get by as it is. I just don't know what to do at this point. I'm just going to try to think of other things. The coffee will help some. It's a good thing I don't smoke or drink! I'd been up to five packs a day and drinking straight out of the bottle. Did I mention that my sister who works full time wants ME to send HER money to help with the taxes on the house?! UGH
So, I went to Starbucks tonight. I didn't plan to stay, so I went through the drive thru. I asked for a cascara latte and a chocolate chip cookie. They were out of chocolate chip cookies. Phooey! I get up to the window, and I was expecting one of the new red cups that they are having for a limited time. They only had the regular holiday cups. I asked, but the Barista didn't know about it. Oh well. So I head home, my car was doing fine, I was driving along and reached to get a sip of my coffee and the lid popped off! I put it back on and sat it down. I go to take another sip a bit later and the lid fell completely off and I got a nice splash of coffee down my hoodie. :( Luckily, I didn't lose too much of my latte. It was the weirdest Starbucks experience ever!
Okay, so maybe not that serious. I got up and got ready for my walk today. I heard a loud noise outside and thought to myself, what the heck was that!? I looked out and didn't see anything so I turned around and then I noticed that the light was off. I thought I had turned it on. I looked around and noticed that none of my displays were lit. Yup, something knocked the power out!
I went for my walk and hoped that it would be on when I got back. I wanted to get home, drink a cup of coffee and relax before doing my workouts. The power was still out! I texted a friend and he suggested we go eat since my power was out. I couldn't fix coffee or do my workouts without power, so I said, yes! We went to Reidsville, NC to a pizza place called Carmela's. They have delicious pizza. Afterwards, we wanted ice cream and I wanted coffee! LOL! We went to the McDonald's. He got ice cream and he got me one of their caramel macchiatos. It wasn't bad!
We came back to town and I came in and the lights were back. Yay! I put my leftover pizza in the fridge and came to my room and did my workouts. I got those done and then read some on Not Always Right. I ate my leftovers for dinner and then did my NaNo for today. I got over 2000 words today and I am now past the 40,000 mark! Yay! All I have left to do is my French lesson on Duolingo and then I'm going to read with my Kindle until bed. ^_^
I've had five cups of coffee today and it still doesn't feel like enough! It's been a really long day. I got up today and looked out and it was overcast. The street was wet where it had rained earlier. I was hoping that the rain would hold off for me while I walked, but that was just wishful thinking! It rained for my entire walk. Phooey! I hate to walk and have to hold an umbrella. It always makes my back ache. I got home and I was so glad to get here. It not only was raining, but it was pretty cool out there too. I think it was upper 40's or mid 50's. I got home and had to take off my clothes. My jacket, my shirt and my workout capris were wet. I changed into warm and dry clothes and had some coffee!
I did my workouts, it was ab day. I was really tempted to skip them today because I was so out of sorts because of the weather, but I didn't. I did them and then had a few minutes to relax a bit before fixing lunch. I did that and was going to start NaNo. I ended up watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries on Hulu! They added more of the original episodes. After that, I fell into the rabbit hole that is "Not Always Right" I also did my French. I finally said, okay, time to Nano and sat down to write. Yesterday after I posted here, I ended up with 1856 words. Tonight I wrote 2116! I could write more, but I'm at a good point to stop for now. I downloaded Schrivener as a trial. If you win NaNo, you can get it for 50% off after NaNo. I downloaded the manual for it as a pdf and sent it to my Kindle. I want to see if I like it and if I can figure out how to use it. If I like it, I might purchase it after Nano.
I had seriously thought about going to Starbucks today. As you know, Wednesday was always my day to go. With it being so icky outside, I just decided to stay here. I may go tomorrow or later this weekend depending on the weather. Who knows? I wanted to go and see if they have the new holiday gift cards out so I can add to my collection. I found a set of the 2016 ones on ebay and ordered those yesterday. I hope our Starbucks has a complete set. I wish I had known all these years that you didn't have to load them to collect them!
Anyway! I have rambled on enough. I am going to figure out what I want for dinner after this. I have everything else that I had on my to do list in my bullet journal done for today. I have the rest of the evening to do anything I want. I'll probably end up either reading or watching more Unsolved Mysteries! :p
So, today was going pretty well until this evening. I needed to go to Kmart and pick up a prescription. It was too late to walk down there and get back before dark, so I chanced it and drove. My car has been acting up even worse lately. I got down there and got my prescription. I get back in my car and it won't start. I was there for a long time trying to get it to start. I was getting more upset and hot by the minute! It is still warm here and I was in my car with the windows all rolled up. I only had them cracked a bit since it was night time and I was in a parking lot.
I finally got the car to start. I didn't know if it was going to get me home as it acted up as I was driving home. Luckily, it did. I parked it and there it will stay. I guess I'll be walking everywhere again. So frustrating! :( I should have access to a vehicle for the weekend. My friends are going out of town and I'm pup sitting. When they go away, they usually leave me the key to their van in case I need to use it.
That describes my day! It's been a long one. I have had various house issues and then I tried to log into a site I haven't been on in awhile. It wouldn't let me log in. I had the password saved in the browser, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't let me log in. I tried to do a reset password, but I have no clue what email address I used for these. I checked as many e-mail accounts as I could, but I couldn't find anything from them. I'm so frustrated.