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Saturday shenanigans....

So, I was dressed and ready to go for my walk. My friend had asked me early if I wanted to ride with him to Reidsville.  I said, no, I better walk.  He texted me again and asked just as I was leaving.  I caved. :P  I rode with him to Reidsville.  We went to a couple of thrift stores.  We ate over there and went to Eden to a Goodwill and then Martinsville to another Goodwill! LOL!  I ended the day with three new coffee cups, another zipper case, a spiralizer, an adorable little ceramic jack o lantern, a pair of shorts, and a Dell crossword puzzle book.  My friend got it all for me. Yay!  The coffee cups are cool.  One is a mug that has the word cappucino all over it.  There is a taller polka dot cup, and a big Starbucks mug. Whee!  

We came back to town and he dropped me off so he could go home and change. I changed shoes and put on my belt bag and got my backpack.  We headed to the Riverwalk trail.  Parts of it were under water!  I took a few pictures to show how it was.  We did walk some, but not as much as we usually do because of the water.

 

Yes, I did my workouts today, too! I'm going to relax with my Kindle until bedtime. I haven't slept well lately and I want to change that tonight! 


Friday fun!

So, I did not want to walk today but I did.  It was overcast and the street was wet, but there was no rain.  Well, until I looked out the window right before I was leaving the house.  Guess what? RAIN!  AH!  I was not pleased, but I went ahead and got myself together and went.  It had stopped raining. Yay!  I walked most of the walk before it began raining.  It only rained on me about the last mile so that wasn't too bad.  It was sort of muggy and gross, but I made it home!  I didn't feel like doing my workouts right then even though it's stretch day, so I sat and relaxed for a bit.

My friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him a few places and we'd eat.  I said that sounded great as I was not in the mood to fix lunch!  He picked me up and we ate at a local restaurant that we haven't eaten at in a while.  They had hash brown casserole. YAY!  We ate and then went to the Goodwill.  I found a pair of shorts, a pretty sweater type shirt (brand new with the tags still on it!), a cute coffee mug with a fox on it and some sheet protectors.  My friend was nice and bought my stuff.  Oh and I had seen a Domo-kun t-shirt that I liked and he bought it for me too! Yay!  We left there and went to the other Goodwill in our city.  I only found one item there.. It's a lanyard that is made of recycled soda bottles and it's got Coca Cola on it.  I love Coke things and I love recycled things and it was only fifty cents. :D

After we left there, we headed home and he dropped me off.  I came in and put my things away.  I did a few things I needed to do around here.  I just finished my workouts a few minutes ago and my French lesson.  OH! I forgot one thing.  At the first Goodwill, I found a French learning book.  That was pretty cool and I thought it would be a nice addition to my growing French learning!

While we were on Riverside Drive at the restaurant, my friend said one of his friends posted a picture of part of Riverside under water.  As we were checking out, the guy at the register said that part of Riverside was closed due to flooding. I looked later and they had to actually bring a flat bed truck in at one spot to rescue the people in one of the businesses from the flash flooding.  Wow!  I heard it's all gone down now, but I bet the Riverwalk trail is under water in some parts.

The trail we go to in Martinsville flooded some too.  I saw a picture of one of the areas we have parked at to go on the trail completely under water.  Yikes!  It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, but I don't think it's supposed to be as heavy as it was today.  I hope it holds off until after I walk.  I was quite happy today that none of the really heavy rain came until after I got home!  

I feel bad for the people who go to the Festival in the Park.  We have it every year in May. It started today and runs through Sunday.  Hopefully the people will get a respite from the rain before it's over.  Oh! One other thing,  the beach trip is NOT I repeat NOT cancelled. ^________________________^  Things worked out and we are going. YAY!!!! Of course, I'll carry the Macbook with me and post everyday!  I hope to create another photo album after this trip.


Thrifting and walking and food, oh my!

So, I got in my regular walk today. I stopped at CVS and got a book of stamps before heading home.  I didn't do my workouts after I got home as usual.  Instead, I went to the grocery store.  I spent more than I planned, but I got a lot of goodies.  I came home and put those away.  My friend wanted to eat and walk again!  I was surprised because he was pretty tired last night. :p

We rode to Eden NC to a trail over there.  First we ate at a little pizza place called Stella's pizza. It was quite good.  They are really just take out/delivery, but they had one booth inside and we ate in.  It was some damn good pizza!  After that, we headed to Goodwill so we wouldn't miss it before they closed.  I found a brand new pack of Staedler colored pencils for .49!  I also found a restaurant notebook, some assorted stationery, and a few other things.  The notebook is cool. You can keep track of restaurants you visit.  The stationery was some envelopes, some cute little cards and various other things.  Perfect for a pen pal person!  I also found a Fossil brand black leather purse. It's so nice and I paid a whole 1.49 for it! Yes, ONE DOLLAR and forty nine cents! WHOO!  I love a good bargain.  I also go a vintage candle trimmer thing.  You use it on the bottom of a candle so it will fit in a candle holder.  I also got a nice new wallet with the $35 price tag will on it for $2.  And, I found a Weight Watchers kit.  It's got two books on the point system and a little journal.  It's pretty cool.  Those things are really expensive brand new and I didn't have to join WW! LOL

All in all, it was a good trip to Goodwill.  After that, we went to the trail.  Almost this time last year, a tornado went through that trail and there was a lot of damage to trees.  They have a plaque about it.  The trail was re-directed at one point from the original trail!  We got through walking and headed back.

I got home and did my workouts. It was stretch day and it felt so good to stretch!  I am now going to relax until bed time as I'm extremely tired.  I need to catch up my receipts from today in my checkbook and see how much damage I did! :P  OH! I also received in the mail today my very first coffee grinder.  I got some whole bean coffee at the grocery store.  I am still working on making the perfect cup.  I made my first cup tonight and it was pretty good, but I want to experiment and see what I can come up with.  The grinder is easy to use and makes the kitchen smell good!


Busy Friday...

So, I got in my walk today and it was nice out there.  It was really windy, but other than that, it was warm and nice.  I came home from my walk and had some coffee and was thinking of taking a nap.  Then, I realized that I had planned to run to the mall to pick up a wallet I'd seen over there before.  It was on sale for half price, so I went over and got it.  It's  BOC brand.  I'd never seen this brand before I saw it last month in Belk.  They have some cute stuff. It's a cell phone wristlet, but the pocket for the is way too small for my phone, so I am using it for my re-usable Starbucks sleeve.  The sleeve is grey and it matches the wallet. See:

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By the way, I removed the strap so it isn't a wristlet now. :p I quite like it.  The white polka dotted thing in the background is a cool zip up binder I found at a local Goodwill. This is the inside:

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I can't find any evidence of tags, so I'm thinking it might have been handmade. I absolutely love it.  It's so pretty!  I got one other goodie at the Goodwill, well... I got more goodies, but these are the ones I wanted to show you.  I got this cool stencil:

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I thought it would be cool to use in my bullet journal! It was a mere fifty cents, so I bought it.  The other things I got were a plastic snowman, a tin with Jack o lanterns on it, some blank business card sheets, a mini coffee cup, and a Myrtle Beach t-shirt. LOL  I get back from the beach and buy a MB shirt at Goodwill!

My friend and I went to Eden, N.C. today to eat and walk.  We ended up eating and then going to Goodwill.  Walking wasn't done. lol  It's okay. I'd already gotten in my regular walk.  I also did my workouts so I'm all good.  Now, I plan to relax a bit before bed. I am still waiting on Fingerhut to ship my Fitbit!  They have a down payment for first time people and I did that yesterday, but they wait until it clears before shipping.  I understand why they do that, but I wish they could just send mine on.  I can't wait to see how I like it.


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.


OMG am I tired!

I decided to walk to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area today.  It was overcast so I knew it wouldn't be horribly hot.  Unfortunately, it started to rain!  I got wet, too!  I went in the Gay Dolphin and looked around a bit. I meant to go to I Love Sugar, but I forgot! I went to the Starbucks past the Sky Wheel area and sat down for a bit.  I found two Starbucks gift cards that I didn't have so I got those. :p  I texted my friend and asked if he wanted to come get me on the way to shop.  He did.  I walked to 17 so I could get a good spot for him to pick me up.  I did that and he did.  We went to a couple of Dollar Tree stores, we also went to Tuesday Morning.   I found too much stuff in there!  We ate at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  Yummy!  

We went to the Goodwill at North Myrtle Beach too.  I got him to carry me by the Starbucks at North Myrtle too.  I was able to get four of the fall leaf gift cards.  She let me have them without loading them. Yay!  I also was able to get a coffee passport. YAY! :D  I was so happy.  I haven't found any stickers down here, but I have my passport. ^___^

We are back at the room and my phone is charging.  It got down to abou 44% while we were out there.  I am so tired.  I still have to do my workouts tonight, too.  Plus, talk my daily or nightly, beach walk.  I might have to rest a while before that.  It's not raining anymore.  It's still overcast, but it's not too bad.  It feels pretty nice out here on the balcony.  I am going to relax here for a while and then go in and have some coffee. 


Hello again from Myrtle Beach.

Yay, I actually slept well last night.  This would be a first night I've slept well in a long time, too.  It was nice.  I probably could have slept longer, but I'm at the beach.  I can sleep more at home! Plus, it's fun doing early morning blog posts.  I certainly don't do that at home. :P

I'm waiting for the coffee maker to brew my coffee.  I dearly miss my Keurig! I would already be drinking a cup by now! It's almost done, so I will have it shortly.  The forecast for today was for 80% rain. I expected to look out this morning and see an overcast sky.  Nope, it's sunny.  Yes, there are some clouds, but it's certainly not raining!

Coffee is now done and delicious. I went and looked out and now it's a lot more overcast, but the sun is still trying to peek through.  I was thinking of walking to the Pavilion area today, but I think I'll do it tomorrow when there is no chance of rain.  I don't want to get stuck in a downpour.

I'd like to fix a snack, but my friend is still asleep.  The microwave might wake him up.  I have a few things in my room I can eat.  I have some granola bars which is what I usually eat at home for breakfast.  They are the Nature Valley Sweet and Salty nut bars in almond.  Delicious!

I'm not sure what our plans are for today.  I think we were going to try and get to the thrift stores we missed yesterday.  My favorite Goodwill down here is the one at North Myrtle and we haven't made it there yet.  I always find something good in that one.  I love that particular one.  I'd love to hit Broadway at the Beach too, but if it's raining, he probably won't want to! I guess I'll update later on what we do end up doing!