Walking Feed

Oh my!

And I thought yesterday was bad.  Today was worse.  It was just way too hot out there.  It was in the 90's and the humidity was high.  It was not a good day to walk, but I did it.  I was extremely happy to get home!  I had to take off my clothes and completely change.  Everything I had on was soaked through.  So gross. :p

I relaxed and cooled off until time to do my workouts.  I did those and my French.  I was going to get my squat done, but I got distracted and didn't. I'll do them later.  Today's won't be so bad.  I finished the book I was reading last night.  It was pretty good.  Now I have to decide what to read next.  Either true crime or something else.  Who knows? I don't. :p        

At this point, I'm not sure if I'm going back out today or not.  I need to go get a case of water, but I may wait until tomorrow.  I need to check a few places that are close to see if there is any on sale.  I'm so broke that I need the cheapest price I can find.  I am also out of stamps, but I don't have the money to get any of those. :(  Phooey! I meant to get a book at the beginning of the month and then didn't.  Maybe I'll get lucky and find a ten dollar bill on tomorrow's walk! lol


UGH and it's not even summer yet!

Today's walk was HOT.  It was in the 90's today and believe me, I felt it!  I was so glad to get home to my air conditioned room!  I relaxed and cooled off as long as possible before doing today's workouts.  I got those done and my French and then relaxed before fixing lunch.  I didn't want to do my squats just then.

Later this evening, I did my squats.  I also went out and did some roadwork! At some point, some jackass parked half in the edge of my yard and it made parts of the yard go out in the street.  I went out with a shovel and got the majority of that out of the road.  I then got my hose and washed some more away.  It's made mowing at the edge a lot harder.  I wish I knew who did it so I can give them a kick in the teeth! 

I got that done and had to bury a bird. :(  I noticed a dead bird when getting the hose.  I've seen more than my fair share of dead birds lately on my walks.  Today there was one in my yard.  It's so weird!  Poor birds!

I'm pretty sure my bed linen is dry and ready to go back on the bed, but I'm being lazy and don't feel like messing with it at the moment.  I will have to do it eventually as I can't sleep tonight without linens on the bed. :p  I've felt so tired all day. I'd really like to just say phooey on it all and go to bed!  I did start on a book last night and it's good.  It is Friend Request.  I wasn't sure when I started it, but it's pretty good.  I want to read more of that.  I should re-make my bed and then put on pajamas and snuggle in my clean bed linen and read for the rest of the evening.  That sounds pretty good, actually! 


Saturday struggles!

So, I woke up this morning and I was so tired.  I truly wanted to go back to bed and skip my walk and everything else.  I texted a friend and he mentioned possibly going out of town to walk.  That perked me up a bit so I got up and did my usual morning prep.  Well, he didn't want to go until l or so.  I was motivated then, so I told him I'd walk until 1 and he could pick me up.  I walked and got past the half way mark and no messages.  I walked back to a place that is before his street and texted him.  He was asking if I still wanted to walk! LOL I was almost back home and I was roasting!  I walked to his house and told him that if he wanted to go to Reidsville and check out the thrift stores and the pawn shops there, that would be good with me.  With walking to his house, I got in the same about of distance as if I'd gone all the way home.  

He agreed to this new plan and we went to Reidsville.  I went with him in two thrift stores and he went in two pawn shops.  Afterwards, we went to Carmela's pizza and split a pizza.  Delicious!  I love their food. After that, we headed back here.  I came home and changed and then did my workouts, my French lesson, and today's squats.  It was so not fair because I think all five of the workout videos had squats in them. LOL  

I put a small load of clothes in to wash and I decided to get in a good bath.  That was quite nice.  I am going to relax until bedtime.  I'm really tired.  I haven't read since before the beach trip and I miss it.  Maybe I'll get the Kindle out and read tonight.  I had started a book before the trip, but I hadn't gotten into it very far.  I may just start another one and come back to that.  I need to get back into my reading.  I've been slacking on it since the beach!


New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


Sweltering Sunday

It was so hot on my walk today that I almost gave up and called for a ride!  I was sweating like crazy and I didn't think I'd make it far.  I figured I'd get to the park and sit on a bench there and cool off and see if I felt any better.  By the time I got to the park, I walked through it in the shade and that helped a lot.  I also found a five dollar bill on the ground!  That didn't hurt, either.  I decided it I would go on and see how I did.  I got to my turn around point and got a soda and a snack with the money and then headed back.  The snack and the sugar from the soda seemed to perk me up.

I got home and I was glad to have gotten my walk in.  I had to rest and cool off a long time before I could do my workouts.  I did those, my squats and my French lesson.  I washed my bed linen and my hair.  My bed linen just needs to be put  back on the bed.  I decided to bring my pen pal letters, bullet journal, and laptop into the living room and crash on the sofa.  I've written one whole letter. ^^:  I might just type up the rest.  I am still sort of feeling blah from that heat earlier.

It stormed briefly here today and they are calling for storms all week.  Hopefully they can all wait until later in the day so I can walk without any problems.  Hopefully it will cool down a bit.  That would be lovely!  

By the way, I used an app on my iPod touch called Day One.  I loved this app a lot on there. I waited for YEARS for an Android version.  Well, before they made an Android version, they released a newer version of it for iOS.  I didn't care for it as much as the original but it was still a decent app.  Well, they now have an Android version.  I exported all my entries for Journey app and put them in Day One.  I found that the Android version is the newer version that I don't like as well.  Also, they make you pay a premium price to sync your journal? No thanks!  So, I realized that all of this if available with Journey and it's much better!

So, no more Day One.  I found that Journey is available for iOS but my iPod isn't supported. It's an older one, so I guess that is why.  I love Journey. I have the Android app, the Mac desktop version, and you can also use it online!  It's an amazing journal app and I love it.  It also has a premium subscription service, but you don't need it for basic things like syncing.  The Android app is $4.99 I think?  The Mac desktop app was less than $15 if I remember right.  I didn't even have to buy the Mac desktop app as I can use it online and via a Chrome extension, but I love the app so much, I want to support the developers.  Give Journey a try.  You will not be disappointed!

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What do I know?

I don't know. lol  I guess it's Saturday since yesterday was Friday, but it's so hot lately, I don't know what day it is anymore. :P  Today's walk was soooo blooming hot.  Bleah!  One good thing about it being Saturday, there was no paving going on!  It was nice not having to deal with that!

I got home and I was dripping with sweat.  It took a while for me to cool down.  I did and then got in my workouts.  I did those, it was leg day, and then did my French lesson.  I also did my 100 squats for the day.  I usually do those later in the evening, but I decided to just get them done.  After all that, I had some lunch and then relaxed a little bit and then mowed some of the back yard.  I didn't do the whole thing because of the heat.  I was glad to get as much done as I did, though.

I had to cool off for a while again after that!  I will try to get the rest of the lawn done tomorrow.  If not, it's not that big of a deal.  It's the very back of the lawn and no one can see it unless they actually come in my yard.  I don't really want people in my yard, so that isn't a problem. LOL

I have been wanting to go to a local Japanese restaurant for a while now.  It's called Bentto and it's delicious.  I mentioned to my friend that I wanted to get Bentto for dinner, but I didn't want to risk driving my car that far.   He offered to carry me. Yay!  I ordered it on the way and it was ready when I got there.  When I go myself, I always wait until I get there and order then.  I didn't want to make my friend have to wait , so I ordered in advance.  It was delicious as always!  It was a nice change.

 


New look....

I changed the background and the colors of the blog.  I also changed the font throughout.  I really like this font.  It's called Funny Monkey. :p  I love fonts. I even loved them many years ago before I knew that is what they were.  I remember I had a book as a young person that I loved the font of the text the book was printed in.  It wasn't the generic font that you saw in so many books.  It wasn't until later with typewriters (courier Ftw!) and working on websites, that I learned about fonts.  There are so many of them out there.  I like the way it looks so I am using throughout the blog.

In other news, I got in my walk today.  It was another hot one.  They are still re-paving the streets and it's a mess out there.  I really hope they get done earlier than they planned, but like I said yesterday, it seems one guy works and the others just watch.  I saw two different guys on their smartphones!  

My workouts today were total body. My abs were so sore from yesterday.  Ouch! Since it was total body day, there were definitely ab moves on there.  Yikes! lol  I did all that and my French lesson before lunch.  I waited until after I ate lunch to do today's squats.  Those weren't as bad as some of the ones in the past few days.  I think tomorrow will be okay, but the day after that looks insane.  I'll do my best!

I need to go out and mow the back of my yard, but I really don't want to.  This heat is killing me.  I might wait and do it when it gets a little later.  I might just skip it altogether! lol  Who knows.


Wednesday post time!

Boy was it hot on today's walk! I swear it was a lot hotter than yesterday.  I made it home and had to cool off a while before I could do my workouts.  I got those in and my French lesson.  I need to do today's squat challenge.  After lunch, I went to the bank on a quick errand.  I didn't stay out because my car is still acting up badly.  I was able to make it there and back, so that was good.  They are re-paving the streets around the bank (and along my walking route) and it's a big mess!  I will be glad when they are done with that.  I think they might get it done quicker if everyone was working.  I'll see one or two guys actually working and five or six standing os sitting watching.  Really?  It's so annoying.  

Right now, I'm getting my blog post in so I'm not rushing later to do it.  I am also watching Homicide Hunter.  I am thinking of working on my pen pal letters tonight although I'm not sure.  As long as i get them all written by the weekend like I said before, I should be good.  I don't want to get behind again!  All the letters I got yesterday are from regular pals except one.  I got a letter from a potential new one! I sent her full friendship book back and she wants to be pals. Yay!

I'm still listening to the Oz books on my walk.  They are so good. I love these series.  I am not sure what I'm going to listen to after these are done. I'll search Librivox and see what else I can find.  I think at one time, I got Dracula on there.  I'd like to listen to that again.  They also used to have, and may still have, A Houseboat on the River Styx.  That one is excellent.  It's been a long time since I listened to or read it.  I'll have to look that up!

 


First full day back on my routine.

I got in  my walk today and luckily, it wasn't as hot as my walks were at the beach.  I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up two things I needed so I didn't have to go for a big trip later.  I got home and relaxed and cooled off.  I got up and did my workouts.  I did those and then my French lesson.  I had time after that to relax a bit, so I did until lunch time.

I fixed myself some lunch.  I ate and then got up to go mow.  The front lawn had gotten pretty high while I was gone, so that needed doing.  I got it done and came in to cool off and relax.  I washed another load of laundry.  This was the things I didn't get around to yesterday.  I sat down and paid all my bills.  I'll have to be frugal at the grocery store this month.  I had two extra bills that I don't usually have.  I didn't spend as much as I usually do at the beach, so that helped out a lot!

I eventually want to do a recap post of the trip.  I also want to share pictures of some of the goodies I got.  I'll try to do that later this week.  I'm back on track for my usual stuff today, so that is good.  I am really sleepy, though. I never sleep well at the beach, and I tend to get up a lot earlier than I do at home.  I slept pretty well last night and I'm hoping to sleep just as well tonight! I need it.

I don't know if I mentioned it while at the beach, I got quite a stack of Starbucks cards that I didn't have.  I just put them in my binder that I keep them in.  I always love getting new ones.  I now need to add the four Starbucks stores that I visited to my tracker. ^_^  That will be awesome.  


Last night at the beach....

Good grief. I just typed up a post and it disappeared when I tried to publish it. I’m going to type this one up in a note app so that if that happens again, I don’t lose all my work! UGH! So, let me see if I can remember what I posted…

So, I am sitting on the balcony and I just finished some delicious Hungry Howie’s pizza. We just got back to the room a little while ago. Where did we go? Well, when we left, we went to Dairy Queen and got some food. We then headed to North Myrtle Beach to go to Tuesday Morning. I absolutely LOVE Tuesday Morning! I got a lot of rolls of individual washi, a plastic jar of craft stuff, and a cool journal with the Eiffel Tower on it and Paris. I really didn’t need another journal, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It was on sale and it was cool! It’s a pretty good size, too.

As I’m sitting here typing this, some dudes on the beach and setting off fireworks and it’s great1 They did it last night too, but they have more tonight! lol I just saw them go running in, the police might be coming. I hope they come back and set off some more!

Okay, so we went to Tuesday Morning and I got goodies. Then we went by a pawn shop that my friend likes and he found a vintage album. After that, we headed to Broadway at the Beach. It’s got shops, rides, restaurants, and all kinds of stuff. It’s huge. We went to a couple of stores that we like and I got Starbucks! ;p There is a Starbucks in there that I’ve never been to. That makes four new ones this trip for my Starbucks tracker. Yay!

I got a caramel Frappuccino since it was so hot. Broadway is all open air with each shop with a separate entrance. After we got in the car at Broaday, I ordered the pizza from Hungry Howie’s. I signed up for their rewards several years back on a trip here, and I had a free medium, two topping pizza. I ordered that and we picked it up on our way back to the room. My half was delicious!

It’s been lightning here since I’ve been writing this. I felt a drop of rain a minute ago and it smells like rain. Maybe that is why the guys went in. I hope they’ll come back out later and shoot off more fireworks! We leave in the morning. We usually don’t get out of the hotel until right at check out time. I might post in the morning before we leave, and I may not. I will probably pack up tonight. We’ll see.

Okay, this actually turned out longer than the post I had already done! :p I’ll leave you with three pictures I took. Two inside and one outside of the Starbucks at Broadway. Nevermind.  I've tried four times.  The wifi here sucks!