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Starbucks Sunday...

Yeah, here it is Sunday again and here I am at Starbucks.  I decided at the last minute to come and bring my laptop and one pen pal letter.  I had to wait to get a little table with an outlet, but I didn't have to wait long. I'm not at my favorite table, but this one is not bad.  I have already started on today's NaNo.  I only have 483 words so far.  I will probably keep going until I hit 2000  that is what I like to get a day if possible.  We'll see if I can do it today!

I'm sitting here with a caramel machiatto.  I had a promo where any caramel macchiato gets you ten bonus stars.  I'm all about the bonus stars! LOL!  I got that and  I'm blogging.  After I write this, I'll get back to NaNo.  I got more of the holiday Starbucks cards today.  I got four or the die cut ones.  The Barista said that you can get any of them without loading them except the multipacks.  Since the cards in the multi packs are the same ones as the individual ones, I don't mind that one bit. I think there is one that I didn't get last time, but I looked for it today and didn't see it.  I will have to check again when I get home to see what I'm missing.  They do have some that have greeting cards with them. I wonder if they are okay to get without a load?  That would be cool.  One of the giftcards in that is pretty cool looking and I want it! LOL!

It was really busy when I got here, but it's cleared out a lot since then.  I thought they were having another promotion when I pulled up and saw all the cars! LOL  It was insanity.  I'm thinking it will clear out even more as the evening progresses.  Right now, It's not too bad.  I just wish I could get my table. :p Oh well!  At least I have a good one, right?  Okay, I'm going back to NaNo now.  I need to get the rest done and then I'll write that one single pen pal letter!


Dodge had a good time, too.

I am working on NaNo for today and I only have 631 words so far. I'm so not feeling it today.  I ate something that didn't agree with me earlier and I don't even feel like drinking coffee at the moment!  Serious business, people!  I hope to at least write enough to get to 1667 for the day.  I am just not in the mood to write, I think.

I got in my walk and it was cooler today than it was yesterday but it was still pretty decent.  I came home and did my workouts.  It was stretch day and those are always nice.  I just wish I could get into splits!  I've been trying for such a long time.  I'm just going to have to do some kind of stretching everyday.  Maybe I can start doing that bedtime stretch routine of Cassey's that I used to do.  That or just get out my mat and stretch some everyday.

I guess I better get back to NaNo.  I started Strange Weather by Joe Hill last night and it's really good so far.  After that, I am not sure what will be next.  I finished listening to Cell on today's walk and started on Full Dark No Stars.  I love that one a lot!


Guess where I am?

Yes, I'm a Starbucks. What a surprise, eh? :p  I came over to get my pen pal letters and NaNo done.  I have written two of my three letters and written over 2300 words for NaNo. I figured I would do my blog post while here, too.  I might write the other letter here and I might wait until I get home.  I'm not sure yet.  I was going pretty good on my writing when a friend kept interrupting me with texts!  That got me off track for a bit, but he finally stopped and I got back into it.  Over two thousands words means I got back on track! lol  I probably won't write anymore on NaNo tonight.  That is a good place to stop.

 I got in my walk today and it was cold, but not too bad.  I came home and did my workouts after that.  I had lunch and then packed up my messenger bag and headed over here.  When I got here, it was about 4:45.  They are doing a promotion from the 9th - 13th of bogof on the holiday drinks.  This place was ROLLING when I got here. I didn't even think about that crazy promo before I came.  I had to wait in a loooong line to buy my drink and a longer one to pick up my drink!  There was absolutely no where to sit either.  Luckily, I saw two girls sitting at a little table and they didn't have drinks. I was hoping they were just sitting waiting on their drinks.  They were!  When they got up to get them, I made sure they weren't going to sit back down and grabbed their table! :P

Not my favorite table, but hey, it was somewhere to sit.  It's cleared out  alot in here now, but there are still a lot of people at the tables.  I thought the guy who was sitting at my favorite table had left.  I saw him get up, put on his jacket and head away from his table.  I packed up to move to it and saw his stuff was still on it. Oops!  The end chair on the big table was open, so I just sat here.  I felt sort of silly.  Oh well.  This seat isn't too bad and it's close to my favorite spot in case he does leave. :p

By the way, my Starbucks got in their Holiday cards.  You should see the huge ass stack of them I got. I'll take a picture when I get home if I can get them all in the picture. LOL I stopped counting at thirty something.  Really!   was so happy because I was afraid our Starbucks wouldn't get the whole set.  I think I got them all except for the ones in the packaging.  I am pretty sure you can't get those without loading them.  Some of them are just multiples of the ones that are single but some are the shaped ones.  I would love to have some of those too, but I will have to check and see.  I'm pretty sure though, those are buy them only.  I must have looked like some kind of weirdo going to the gift card board and grabbing a handful. :p

Anyway.  I have done NaNo, I have written all but one letter.  All I need to do when I get home is my French lesson.  I'd do that here, but I don't think I have my earbuds with me.  I have my bed linen in the dryer at home so I should be able to go home and put it back on the bed, do my French and relax.  I want to read more on Sleeping Beauties. I finally made it past the half way point last night.  It's getting more interesting as I go!

 


So chilly!

There was a freeze warning here last night and it actually did get down below freezing.  When I got up today, it was still pretty chilly. I wore an extra layer on today's walk and it came in handy!  I finished listening to The Stand on today's walk.  I'll start back on Cell tomorrow.    I am still reading on Sleeping Beauties.  It's good, but it seems to me that it's taking me a long time to finish it. I usually just breeze through his books.  I'll keep at it and finish it so I can start Strange Weather.  After that, I'll go for a search at the library and see what I can find.  Our library got rid of a LOT of books and they don't have as big of a selection as they used to. This makes me sad.  Hopefully, they will have some good book in the ebook section I can get.

I haven't gotten around to NaNo yet today, I'll do that later. It's really early yet.  I seem to write better in the evenings.  I want to go to Starbucks, but I just don't feel like driving over there today!  Maybe I'll go tomorrow or Monday.  I told a friend about the BOGOF on the holiday drinks thinking she'd suggest we go, but so far, she hasn't.  Oh well. I'd rather have a cascara latte anyway! :p

Dammit! I have a cause of the hiccups at the moment and it's really getting on my nerves.  Hopefully that will pass soon. I'm definitely not going to try to write while hiccuping! LOL  Maybe I'll get my pen pal letters written. I only have three to answer.  Hopefully when I got to the post office, I'll have a bunch more!  Mail has been so slow lately.  I have a few pals that I used to hear from regularly, and I haven't heard from either one in a long time.  I think I might send them both a little card to check in. I don't know if they just stopped writing, something happened, or they never got my last letter.  Hopefully I'll get a response! 


Wow....

So, I kept putting off writing today. I just couldn't get in the right frame of mind to write.  I also was at a loss of anything to write.  I finally sat down and started and ended up with almost 2500 words! Not bad considering I didn't really feel like writing and it is still more than I wrote yesterday!

I should have fixed myself some dinner by now, but I'm feeling sick on my stomach and nothing I had seems to appeal to me.  I think I'm just going to skip dinner.  I'll have a cup of coffee and maybe a granola bar.  I just can't think of anything at all I want.  Even if I had the funds, I can't think of anything out I want either.  Oh well, missing one meal won't hurt me.  I'll get back to normal tomorrow.  I hope!

I had thought about going to Starbucks to write tonight, but since I got Starbucks last night, I decided to pass on it. Maybe Sunday.  I don't know.  I got in a nice dry walk today!  The sun was out and I didn't have to worry about any rain.  That was nice!  I came home and relaxed and then did my workouts.  Friday is stretch day and that was nice.  I did those and then relaxed before fixing lunch.  I heated up the leftover pizza from yesterday.  I had three slices left and ate them.  They weren't much better than they were fresh.  I think that is one of the reasons I just don't want anything tonight!

I told my friend that I was skipping dinner and he suggested I make a Totionos (frozen pizza).  I told him that there was no way I wanted pizza tonight. lol  Normally I would not mind pizza, but not after those leftovers. BLEAH!

Anyway! I've done my NaNo and I'm skipping dinner.  I just need to do my French and then I think I'm just going to settle in and relax. I don't feel like doing anything else!


Weather woes

It was overcast again today and it was misting a bit, but I didn't have to use my umbrella for my walk.  I was glad of that.  It was cool out there and there were a lot of puddles I had to avoid.  I was glad when I got back to the house.  I got back in time to relax and drink a cup of coffee before my workouts.  I did those and was going to fix lunch, but a friend texted and wanted to go get pizza.  I don't say no to pizza, so I got ready and we went.  It wasn't as good as it usually is. I don't know what the difference was.  His was so bad, he didn't eat but one piece and a bite of the second!  They re-made his. Mine wasn't very good either, but I ate three slices of mine and didn't ask for a remake.  His really needed to be re-made as it was just gross.

I forgot to ask him to run me by Kmart to pick up my prescription, so I ran out and did it myself.  They are, unfortunately, one of the ones that are closing soon.  I'll have to get my prescriptions transferred somewhere else.  I hate that they are all going to lose their jobs and I hate the idea of starting over at a new pharmacy.  I really liked the staff there.  I also am going to miss the store itself. I love Kmart.  I wish they weren't closing.  Of course they are having sales and there were a ton of people in the store.  Fucking vultures.  If they'd shopped all the time, the store wouldn't be closing!

After I left there, I ran by Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  I had a free drink on my card, so I got a venti.  By the way, the next few days, the seasonal drinks are bogof from 2pm -5 pm!  I bet they will be busy!  If the weather hadn't been so nasty and I hadn't gone to dinner with my friend, I would have gone over there tonight and stayed awhile. Instead, I just hit the drivethru and headed home!

I came home and did a NaNo session.  I only wrote 1725 words today. That is the lowest of any day I've written!  Oh well, I'm still well ahead, so that isn't too bad.  I just wasn't feeling it tonight.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll get a burst of writing energy and I'll write like a crazy person!  I'm now over 20,000 words and it's only the 9th!  It was actually chilly enough today for me to get my heater out and put it in my room!  I was hoping I wouldn't have to use it until later.  Oh well!  It's on now and it's cozy in here.  After I finish this, I need to go put away a load of clothes that are in the dryer. I've already taken my walk, done my workouts, done my friend, done NaNo, and now I'm finishing my blog post.  I think I might retire to the bed with the Kindle and get some reading done. :)


5 cups and not enough!

I've had five cups of coffee today and it still doesn't feel like enough! It's been a really long day.  I got up today and looked out and it was overcast.  The street was wet where it had rained earlier. I was hoping that the rain would hold off for me while I walked, but that was just wishful thinking! It rained for my entire walk.  Phooey!  I hate to walk and have to hold an umbrella.  It always makes my back ache.  I got home and I was so glad to get here. It not only was raining, but it was pretty cool out there too. I think it was upper 40's or mid 50's.  I got home and had to take off my clothes.  My jacket, my shirt and my workout capris were wet. I changed into warm and dry clothes and had some coffee!

I did my workouts, it was ab day.  I was really tempted to skip them today because I was so out of sorts because of the weather, but I didn't.  I did them and then had a few minutes to relax a bit before fixing lunch.  I did that and was going to start NaNo. I ended up watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries on Hulu!  They added more of the original episodes.  After that, I fell into the rabbit hole that is "Not Always Right"  I also did my French.  I finally said, okay, time to Nano and sat down to write.  Yesterday after I posted here, I ended up with 1856 words.  Tonight I wrote 2116!  I could write more, but I'm at a good point to stop for now.  I downloaded Schrivener as a trial.  If you win NaNo, you can get it for 50% off after NaNo.  I downloaded the manual for it as a pdf and sent it to my Kindle.  I want to see if I like it and if I can figure out how to use it.  If I like it, I might purchase it after Nano.

I had seriously thought about going to Starbucks today.  As you know, Wednesday was always my day to go.  With it being so icky outside, I just decided to stay here.  I may go tomorrow or later this weekend depending on the weather.  Who knows?  I wanted to go and see if they have the new holiday gift cards out so I can add to my collection. I found a set of the 2016 ones on ebay and ordered those yesterday.  I hope our Starbucks has a complete set.  I wish I had known all these years that you didn't have to load them to collect them!

Anyway!  I have rambled on enough. I am going to figure out what I want for dinner after this.  I have everything else that I had on my to do list in my bullet journal done for today.  I have the rest of the evening to do anything I want. I'll probably end up either reading or watching more Unsolved Mysteries! :p


No NaNoWriMo yet

Yeah, I haven't gotten started on today's session.  I don't know what is wrong with me. I've been kind of bleah all day.  I went for my walk and it was overcast and drizzly off and on.  Guess who forgot to put on her backpack with the umbrella in it?  Yes, me!  I stopped at Dollar General and bought an umbrella.  I wish I wouldn't have had to do it.  I still can't believe that I forgot my backpack.  I laid it on the table and went to use the bathroom before leaving for my walk.  I walked right past it and went out and started my walk.  Rain was in the forecast today, too!  Sheesh!  Oh well, the umbrella I bought is really light weight, so I put it in my backpack for future walks.  Being low on funds and having to buy something I already had really irritated me, but I needed it.  

As for NaNo, I know exactly where I'm going with tonight's writing.  I just need to get myself settled in and do it.  I have a good bit planned so I should be able to get in some words.  I just need to start.  Hopefully after I post this, I can settle in and write!


No NaNoWriMo yet

Yeah, I haven't gotten started on today's session.  I don't know what is wrong with me. I've been kind of bleah all day.  I went for my walk and it was overcast and drizzly off and on.  Guess who forgot to put on her backpack with the umbrella in it?  Yes, me!  I stopped at Dollar General and bought an umbrella.  I wish I wouldn't have had to do it.  I still can't believe that I forgot my backpack.  I laid it on the table and went to use the bathroom before leaving for my walk.  I walked right past it and went out and started my walk.  Rain was in the forecast today, too!  Sheesh!  Oh well, the umbrella I bought is really light weight, so I put it in my backpack for future walks.  Being low on funds and having to buy something I already had really irritated me, but I needed it.  

As for NaNo, I know exactly where I'm going with tonight's writing.  I just need to get myself settled in and do it.  I have a good bit planned so I should be able to get in some words.  I just need to start.  Hopefully after I post this, I can settle in and write!


Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I sat down to work on NaNo and I'm just not feeling it today.  I am in serious need of some writing time.  I did go back last night and wrote a lot more to what I had.  I'm over 11,000 words now.  I just don't know how to start today. I'm sort of at an impasse.  I will eventually get to it and get my word count for today done.  I'm just going to make myself.  I made myself a cup of coffee and drank it while re-reading yesterday's stuff.  I needed to read it to be able to continue today.  Today's writing will be part of that scene.  I just need to figure out how to start.

I was doing okay and about ready to start when a friend texted me.  Luckily, that didn't take too long.  He has something he needs to do tonight and wanted me to text him at a certain time so he could do it.  I set the alarm on my phone for that.  That will give me plenty of time to write.  Now, I just need to do that.  Ahh, can you tell I'm procrastinating?

I walked today and did my workouts.  It was warmer today than it's been the last few days.  Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 50's again.  Today it was in the 70's!  The sun came out while I was walking too.  They are calling for rain tomorrow. I just hope it decides to wait until before or after my walk!  I can hope, right? :p

Anyway, I guess I better wrap this up.  I need to get to NaNo.  I just need a kick in the pants to get going.  If I hadn't gone to Starbucks yesterday, I would SO go tonight.  I am planning on going and writing at least one night during NaNo.  OH! Since I knew I would hit 10,000 words last night, I treated myself to a pizza from Pizza Hut.  I got a hand tossed pizza with white sauce and pepperoni.  I have half of it left for tonight's dinner and I've been resisting the temptation of it all day! LOL!  I should tell myself if I don't write at least 1700 words tonight, no pizza! :P