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Changes...

So, I changed the background of the blog and I changed the banner a bit.  I love it!  I did not forget to post yesterday.  When I came to do it, Typepad was having issues.  You could see the blogs, but you couldn't log into accounts.  It wasn't fixed before I went to bed so I wasn't able to post  

I walked today and it tried to sprinkle on me a little bit towards the end, but it didn't do too much.  I only had to use the umbrella for a few minutes.  My prescription was ready and I could have picked it up on my walk, but I didn't know until I got home!  I ent a bit ago and picked it up.  It's so weird getting used to a new pharmacy.  They have a drive thru at this one, but it was pretty full so I went in.  Inside was full too!  It probably would have been less people earlier in the day.  I'll try to remember that next time!

Since I had to go out and wait forever at the pharmacy, I decided that I could use some Starbucks therapy. :p  I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  I went in because I wanted to see if they had the new Valentine's cards out.  They did! I got one of each of the six they have for Valentine's day this year.  Five are heart shaped with different phrases and one is a regular card with Happy Valentine's day on it.  I was happy to get them all.  

When I got home from my walk, I intended to do my workouts, but I got distracted by something else and didn't do them.  I will do them, it will just be later on this evening.  That way I can take my time and not have to worry about getting done before lunch.  

I'm loving the new look of the blog.  I think it's pretty. What do you think?


Layout change....

Well, it's basically the same layout, I just added a banner and a background.  I see that the background isn't completely seamless.  I've tried a lot of different ones and this is my favorite thus far.  I had tons of seamless backgrounds in a folder on my computer from my Tumblr days.  I still have a Tumblr, I just haven't changed the layouts there in a while.  It's so hard to find good free seamless tiled backgrounds!

I like this at the moment, but I might not like it tomorrow.  We'll see.  As for today, I've been busy.  I got in my walk and then I changed into my jeans and headed to do my first of the month errands.  I went to Family Dollar and then got gas, I went to Starbucks and got a latte and then to Food Lion to get groceries.  I stopped at CVS since that is where my prescriptions will be since Kmart closed and then came home and put everything away.  I realized when I got here that I got everything I needed to make sandwiches except for the bread!  I ran back to the store and got some bread.  I was lazy and picked up my lunch at McDonald's.  I haven't eaten there in a while so that wasn't bad at all. The fries were FRESH! :D

I came home and I've been doing things around the house.  I just finished my workouts a while ago and I've been working on the layout of my blog ever since.  I like it so far.  I'm probably going to try to find a more seamless background.  I really like this one and wish I could remember where the heck I got it!  I still have my French lessons to do..  OH! I finally ordered a Leuchtturm dotted notebook today! :D  I also signed up for Amazon Prime since they now have it where you can pay monthly.  I paid an extra $4 for overnight delivery.  I can't wait to set up my new bullet journal.  This is going to be my 2018 one.  I was going to continue with my Moleskine, but I decided to start doing a bujo a year.  I can't wait to see if all the hype about Leuchtturm is legit! :D


Friday reflections

I probably should post right now as I'm stressed out.  My friend is still not well and I dressed and drove to his house to carry him to the hospital and he wouldn't go.  I am tired of being stressed and worried when he won't do anything.  He did tell me that the hospital scheduled an MRI on Sunday, so I told him, okay, I'll go home.  I didn't sleep well last night.  I left my phone on in case he had an emergency.  I HATE to leave my phone on when I sleep.  I have enough trouble sleeping without worrying about the phone ringing and waking me up.  Luckily, it didn't, but I still didn't sleep because I kept expecting it to ring. UGH.  I'm glad it's stretch day on the workout calendar.  I definitely need a day of  rest!

In other news, I actually wanted to update my feelings about my layout.  I just got off track there for a bit.  So, after sleeping (barely) on it, I looked at it again today.  I think I really like it.  I might change the background and colors, but everything will stay the same. I'm loving the fonts.  I will probably play around with it today with different backgrounds just to see how I like those.  Hopefully, I will lose some of my stress.  Starbucks would be great, but I don't think even Starbucks would help today!


Hmmm....

Well, since I was already stressed, I decided to work on my Typepad layout. LOL!  I used the Nimble base and re-did the colors, background, fonts, etc.  I think I like it.  I will keep it for a few days and see.  I like that I can change the background at any time. So, say around Halloween, I could do a Halloween background or something of the sort.  We'll see how it goes.  For now, I like it. I wish I could make the header a bit smaller.  I keep playing with it, but so far, I still think it's too big.  I'm going to leave it be for now and look at it tomorrow with fresh eyes.


Letters!

I have a stack of letters ready to go out to my pen pals.  Look at this beautiful stack of outgoing mail:

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I got three new letters in today's mail and I have one more to write.  I'm thinking of taking all four to Starbucks on Wednesday evening to get back into my regular schedule.  Letters and lattes, here I come! :)


Something new?

When I was in Starbucks last night writing letters, I said to one of my pen pals something about, "Letters and Lattes".  I then mentioned that this would be a good name for a blog.  I created that exact blog tonight.  So far I only have an intro post and I'm not sure how soon it will be ready for business, so to speak.  I think it would be cool to have a blog on snail mail / pen pals.  If you want to see what I have so far, go here:

Letters and Lattes

Remember it's just one post so far.  I hope to have links to pen pal sites and other pen pal / snail mail related goodies.  I'll still have this personal blog.  I'll be sure to let you know when there is a new post there.  I think it will be a fun blog.  Having two blogs to maintain will be fun! :)


New post and a new layout

I have been meaning to make a good post for days.  I keep waiting until the last minute to get on here and by then, I'm too tired to post!  I am going to post now, though.  I got in my walk today.  It was overcast when I started.  It actually rained for a bit.  It stopped within about 20 minutes.  The sun came out and it got humid.  BLEAH!  I hate humidity!  I got my walk finished and did my workouts.  I ate lunch and then relaxed for a bit.  I had totally forgotten I had a manual push mower.  I got it out and used it on the part of the lawn I couldn't get to with the weed eater.  Unfortunately, it's VERY HARD to use the push mower as it's an old one that is very heavy. It also stops on any twig it hits.  It almost throws me over the push bars!  It took forever and I was only able to get a very small part.  My friend still didn't come to help. ~_~:

I did change my layout AGAIN.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  I love the banner picture.  It's one of the pictures I took this year on my beach trip.  I love the little walkways to the beach.  I took many pictures of several of them.  This was one of my favorite pictures.  I like this layout.  Hopefully I'll stick with it awhile.  I wish I could have customized it a bit more.  Oh well!

Yeah, this wasn't the most interesting post.  I will get myself to post earlier.  Of course tomorrow is Starbucks day, so it will be a little later.  I only have two letters as of now.  I surely hope there are some letters in my mailbox tomorrow!  I want to have more than two to write.  If I don't get any more, I guess I'll just carry one of my journals and write in it.