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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. 


Colors are fun!

I found a pretty colorful polka dot background so I change the colors of the blog again. I love it for the moment.  I'll probably be ready to change it in a few days. :p  For now, it's pretty and I like it!

I got in my walk, it was hot out there!  I got home and did my workouts.  I ate lunch and then did a few things I needed.  A friend brought me a nice 'new' television.  It's got a nice picture and the sound is great.  I was on my way to another friend's house when he came, so after he left, I headed out.

It was supposed to be a birthday dinner for my friend's mom.  The lady that usually comes with her was sick, so she wanted to wait until she could come too.  We'll just have the dinner another day.  I ended up staying for dinner.  There was grilled chicken and it was delicious.  There may have been cupcakes too. ^^;

So, I'm home now.  I have a few things to do and then I'm going to relax before bedtime.  I am so tired tonight.  I didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked last night.  I hope to make up for that tonight!


Monday's mail

I actually had some letters today. Yay!  I got two letters from my pen pals.  Now I have three for my trip to Starbucks on Wednesday evening.  Hopefully I'll get a few more before then.  I actually did go to Starbucks tonight.  I needed to pick up a gift card for my sister's birthday this week.  I was tempted to stay, but I didn't have any of my supplies with me.

I got in my walk, workouts, and then I went got my recycling together.  I went by the recycle center and dropped off all my stuff.  I left there and went to Starbucks to get the gift card.  I got it and headed home.  I have been playing with my current Typepad theme.  I'm keeping the theme, I just changed the colors a bit.  It's now blue. My favorite color!  What do you think?  I like it!


Tired again on a Tuesday!

I got in my regular walk today.  It was quite warm out there too!  I got home and did my workouts.  I got to relax for a little while and then my friend picked me up and we went to the tra3il in Eden North Carolina.  When I got home, I was at 27,500 steps.  That was too close to 30,000!   I immediately started running around the house to get in the rest of the steps.  I am now at 30,028.  I'm not going to try to get many more in!  I like these days of a lot of steps because it makes me feel better on the days I miss a walk!

I need to mow my lawn again. I should have done that today, but I went walking instead.  I won't get to do it tomorrow either because tomorrow is my Starbucks night.  I have a lot of letters to write while there.  I wonder if I'll get any tomorrow? I didn't get any today. :(  

I did get matched up with another new pal at Geek Girl pen pals! YAY!  I wrote her an e-mail tonight.  Hopefully I'll hear from her soon.  I asked if she wanted me to write first of if she wanted to write first. The other pal I was matched up with from Geek Girls hasn't replied to my letter yet.  She is from South Africa though, so I am sure it takes a long time for my letter to get there and for her to send one back.  I hope to hear from her soon! :)