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I'm just meh today.  I didn't get to sleep again until around 4am.  I was feeling pretty crappy this morning when my Fitbit alarm went off.  I got up anyway.  I considered skipping my walk, but I went anyway!  It was overcast so it wasn't has hot as it could have been. I'm so glad about that!  That heat is horrible.  I got home and cooled down and relaxed until I did my workouts.  I got those done and my French and then relaxed a bit.  I fixed lunch and then did some other things I needed to do.

I am on a Star Streak at Starbucks, so I went over there.  Today would be day 3 of 3 days in a row. I got a cookie for my purchase and a free drink (I had two free drinks on my card).  I got 25 bonus stars.  If I go tomorrow and make it 4 days in a row, I'll get an additional 25!  I may or may not do that.  I want to make sure I have the gas to get over there on Monday.  Monday is my birthday and they do a free drink for your birthday, but it's only on your birthday.  I plan to go and get either a Cascara latte or a caramel frappuccino, or maybe something completely different.  Who knows?  If I did go tomorrow and Monday, and went Tuesday, that would be 125 total bonus stars. LOL I'm probably not going to be able to make that, but that is okay.

 


What is life?

So, it was almost sometime around 4 am last night when I finally got to bed.  I was not feeling it today at all!  I got up at my regular time and did my regular routine though.  It's ridiculously hot.  We had a few days where it wasn't too bad and I was thinking, good, fall weather is coming.  Nope, it's still full summer here. UGH!  I hate to come home soaked to the skin with sweat.  It's gross.  

I took a rest and cooled off after I got home and then did my workouts.  I was working on my French when my friend texted and said we were going to eat.  I figured I could do my French later. :P . We at at a local Italian restaurant that we really like.  It's great food and it's not expensive.  We usually share a pizza.  My half is alway pepperoni. YUM!  After that, we swung by his house.  He had some frozen sandwiches to give me and he ordered a key for my treadmill and it came today.  He also had a houseplant on his porch! 

His stepdad died a week or so ago and his place of work sent a plant.  He let me take it home. Yay!  It's got Pothos, Peace Lily and three other plants in it.  It's very pretty.  I just have to find the perfect spot to put it in.  He came in with me to make sure the treadmill worked.  It did! Yay! I only got on it for a few minutes for a test run.  I don't have any fans in there yet and it was stifling hot in there.  I hope to get some fans next month on end of the season sales!  I really need some anyway.  It would be nice to have some for other parts of the house so I'm not dying in them.

I hope it's is a little cooler tomorrow for my walk.  It's just brutal out there.  It makes me want to just stay home in my air conditioned room and never leave!


Starbucks and GPS!

My old phone had a horrible issue with GPS.  It was readily apparent when I used my walking apps and Pokemon Go.  The new phone has no issues at all with GPS!  I was playing around with Google assistant and got it to give me directions to Starbucks yesterday.  It did okay, but it could have been more in depth.  I downloaded Waze last night to give it a try.  I loaded Starbucks in there and told it to take me there. Yes, I already know the way.  I could drive over there in my sleep.  I just wanted to test the app.  It did fine.  I got a drink while I was there. Of course. :P

I entered in the post office after that to see what it would do with that.  It kept trying to send me the wrong way!  I'm not sure if it was the app or me.  Probably me as I didn't pull over to start it.  After I left the post office, I told it to get me home and it tried to carry me quicker route home so that was okay.  I don't think I would depend on the Google directions or the Waze directions if I were out of town.  Of course, if I had been able to look at my phone, it would have been better.  I'll have to get a mount for my car.  I think if I could glance at the screen, it would be helpful.  If I get a mount, I'll try it again and see how it goes.  I think that would be good to use.  I can use it at the beach next month if I am walking and get turned around.   That actually happened one year.  I went walking and walked somewhere I'd never been.  It took awhile, but I got back to the ocean. LOL

I did NOT want to walk today.  I had made up my mind to skip it.  Then, I got my ass up and walked! It was so hot out there that I regretted it at first. I was happy when I got done and got home in the air conditioning!  I cooled off and relaxed and then did my workouts.  I wanted to skip those too, but I did them!  

 


Oops!

Sorry about yesterday.  I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute.  I was able to finish so that was good.  It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog.  Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.  

I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks!  I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in.  I did that and then got my stars.  I walked and did my workouts today, too.  I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out.  I came home and mowed the front lawn.  I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain.  Can't mow in those conditions!  I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine.  I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light.  I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level.  I had a migraine last night too.  I need to figure out what is triggering them.  I hate them.  I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach.  The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy!  Sitting in the partial dark does help.  

 


Good grief....

Well, I got in my walk and workouts today.  I also got my new phone.  I got .... a ... Samsung Galaxy S9. LOL!  Yeah, I said I didn't want a Samsung, but it was available, I was able to get it today, and it's pretty nice.  I think I really like it.  I'll know for sure in a few days.  I already have all my stuff transferred over.  It's pretty cool so far.  We'll see how I feel in a few days.

I didn't get to my letters today.  I meant to, but after everything else, I didn't get a chance. It's a bit too late to start them now.  I'll try my best to get them done tomorrow. I've felt kind of bleh all day.  I SO did NOT want to walk today but I went anyway.  I wanted to skip my workouts too, but I didn't.  I haven't done my French yet, but I'll do that after I finish this post.  I've spent the majority of the day setting up my phone and getting it like I want it.  I was lucky to save the APK of a few apps that are no longer in the Play store.  They are now on my new phone. ^_^ . The screen is bigger than my old phone, but the phone is the same size.  I like that.  I did not want a huge phone!  The camera is pretty damn nice.  I've only taken pictures inside because of how late I got everything set up, but those are nice!  I'll take one to show:

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The colors and lighting are better than any of my old phones.  I think I'll like the camera.  I'll definitely take some pictures outside tomorrow.  So far, so good.


Wednesday again.

At least I think its Wednesday.  I didn't sleep well last night and I've been sort of out of it today. lol . My walk was horribly hot.  I forgot to carry a wash cloth with me.  I usually carry one on really hot days to wipe sweat off.  I was dripping.  It was pretty gross.  I got home and rested for a bit.  I noticed that it started to cloud up some.  When I was getting ready to do my workouts, it started pouring rain and a storm came up.  The lights blinked once, but they didn't go out.  I was able to get my workouts in and done without any issues.  Well, except for being hot! LOL! 

I didn't go to Starbucks today .... well... I did... sort of!  I went to Target to pick up a few things I needed.  Of course it was Target and  spent a lot more than I planned!  I went to the Starbucks in there and looked to see if they had any giftcards I didn't have.  They did!  They have the 'welcome back' cards for back to school. I picked up a few to add to my collection.  I went to Target to get a set of Mildliners as they carry them now.  Well, some Target stores carry them, mine doesn't. I'll find them eventually.  I looked at a Target when I was at the beach and they didn't have them either.  

I looked at the phone selection while I was in there.  They have a lot of iPhones and a lot of Samsungs.  I still don't want either. lol . The Samsung Galaxy S9 wasn't bad looking, I just am not a huge fan of Samsung.  I came REALLY close to ordering a LG V30 last night from AT&T until it said that the taxes and upgrade charge would both be on my next bill.  That would almost make my bill twice as much as usual!  I'm still looking at the LGV30 and I'm also considering the Moto Z2 Force.  I had the Moto X and Moto X second edition and I loved them both.  Now I just have to decide if I want the Moto or the Lg or if I want to wait and see what else comes along.


Treadmill... well... sort of!

My friend came today and helped me get the treadmill from my car and into my house.  We set it up where I want to use it and plugged it in.  Then, he realized that the 'key' that you have to connect to use it wasn't there!  He'll look for it tomorrow when he goes back to the house where he got it.  Hopefully he'll find it. If not, it should be easy enough to order a spare online.  I was able to get the model number from it so I could download a pdf of the manual.  It's pretty nice.  I has two cup holders and a book holder.  I think I'm going to like it.  I just wish I could have tested it out! It was too big for my room, so I put it in another room.  I will have to get a fan for that room!  In the winter, I have extra space heaters, so that won't be a problem.  Now, I just need to get the key so I can test it out.

It was so hot on my walk today.  I had just started out and I thought to myself, "I've made a mistake." LOL . I went ahead and did my whole walk though.  The machine was still out of soda! :( I had just enough with me and with the added 50¢ that someone left in the machine that was empty.  I was able to get a bottled one at the hospital.  Luckily, I didn't have to go into the hospital  They have the drink and snack machines in between the automatic doors.  I don't need germs with my soda. :p

Tomorrow is double star day at Starbucks, so I might go and write my pen pal letters.  No, I still didn't do them today. :( I would have gone over there tonight, but I knew my friend was coming to help me move in the treadmill, so I didn't go.  I would like to go tomorrow as they was always my regular day.  We'll see.  If nothing else, I'll go and get one to go and come home and drink it and write my letters. ^_^

 


Desperation

I just downloaded the audiobook of Desperation from my local library!  I am so glad they have audiobooks along with ebooks.  I am going to start on it on tomorrow's walk.  I've already read it several times. It will be nice to listen to it as it's read by King himself!  It is pretty long so it should last for many days of walking. ^____^ . That is always good!

Yes, I walked today and did my workouts.  No, I didn't write pen pal letters.  I was going to Starbucks but it started to cloud up and we were under storm watches.  It never did anything! Phooey!  I did go out though. My friend asked me to come and pick up the treadmill he had for me.  I got it home and it's still in my car.  I can't move it in myself, so I'll have to wait until he can come and help me get it in.  I've got to clear a spot for it when I am not using it.

It will be nice to have on days where it's super hot, or icy, or raining.  I would always rather actually walk, but it will be nice to have this just in case.  It was extremely hot today and the drink machine I usually get a an of Coke from was sold out of everything! :( . The Pepsi machine next to it was out too!  I couldn't get anything and it was annoying.  We used to have a Coke plant here in the city, but they moved out not too long ago.  Since then, Coke hasn't been being filled in places like it should . It's a shame.  I really enjoy my daily can of Coke when I'm walking.  The hospital across the street from the machine I usually use has a bottle machine that usually has Cokes in it, but it's $1.65 whereas the cans are only 50¢!  

I still haven't decided on a phone yet.  They do have the LG V30 and the LG V35, but neither are in stores for me to go and look at.  I like my LG G5, and wouldn't mind another LG, but I like to actually look at the phone in person.  They also have a Moto that looks intriguing.  I've had two Motos before and I loved them both.  I will keep looking.  Maybe if I wait, something great will come out that I can get!

 


More purse pics....

I was able to get out and take some pictures of my purse today.  Here are a couple: 20180804_154904
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It also has a clip on strap so it can be carried cross body.  It's so pretty.  I still can't seem to get a picture of the true color of it. lol . To me it's a deep rose color.  

It was sunny today as you can see in these pictures. I was able to walk without worrying about rain.  That was nice, but at the same time, it was really hot.  I came home and cooled off before doing my workouts.  I had to run out for a couple of errands and then came home and I've been here since.  I meant to go to the post office while I was out, but I never made it.  I am planning on writing letters tomorrow.  I might run those and drop them off tomorrow evening and pick up any new ones.  I think I have two or three waiting for me.

 

 


Full Friday...

The street was wet when I got up today and it had rained, but it wasn't raining at the time I usually go for my walk, so I decided to go.  I made it without getting wet.  It did rain for a few minutes but it wasn't hard and it wasn't very long.  I only had to use my umbrella about 3 minutes.  I got home and cooled off.  I then went to the grocery store to get my monthly groceries.  It got really overcast while I was in there and I was just hoping I could get home and get my groceries in before it rained again.  I made it!  I got all my things and put away.  I rested for a bit and then my friend picked me up.  We went to South Boston to the Goodwill and to Dini's Brother's pizza.  I tried their philly cheesesteak.  It was pretty good, but their pizza is better!

At Goodwill, I got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for $2!  I also got a Under Armour fitness backpack.  I use a fitness backpack every time I walk and they wear out eventually.  This looked brand new so I got it to have on hand when mine dies.  My current one is Everlast and I got it at Kmart.  We don't have a Kmart anymore. :(

I also got a binder, a coffee mug, and a cute stencil set.  It's a 'kiddie' type, but there are some good stencils in the set that I can use in my bujo!  I love stencils.  After we got back to the city and he dropped me off, I went to get gas for my car and get a few things I needed.  My first of the month necessities.  The Family Dollar I went in had these big jar candles that were $5.  The eucalyptus mint one smells JUST LIKE the $20 ones that Bath and Body Works used to sell! I had to buy one.  I'm burning it now and it smells amazing!

One last thing to add about the day.  I didn't mention this earlier, but I won another Fossil purse on ebay last week.  I got it today.  It's gorgeous!  It's one I saw in 2011 in a Fossil catalog.  It's a satchel bag and it's coral  and it's gorgeous.  The picture does not do it justice!

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The second one is closest to the actual color.  If it is sunny tomorrow, I'll take some pictures outside.