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Printer problems?

Yes!  I sat down 42 minutes ago to write up this blog post.  At the time I was going to do that, I decided to print out a pdf that I had downloaded a few days ago.  I have been fighting with the printer this whole time!  It's finally printing, so I decided to get my post done.  Hopefully it will print the entire document!  

When I got up this morning, the street was wet and it was pretty overcast.  I was worried it would rain during my walk.  My friend said that he had heard it was sleeting in a little community not far from us!  I wasn't really happy to hear that, but I decided that I was going to try to walk anyway.  I'm glad I did! It cleared off and it was around sixty!  It was a nice walk.  I got done earlier than I thought I would and had time to relax a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then did my French and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.

Since then I've washed a load of clothes, washed a sink full of dishes, took a bath, went on an errand for a friend, and played Pocket Camp! :p  My document is printing fairly quickly.  As soon as it's done, I'm going to get it and get on my bed and read it and then play more Pocket Camp! ^_^

Friday again...

Yes, it's Friday again.  I went for my walk today.  It was warm again and pretty nice.  The only bad thing was the wind.  It was blowing pretty fiercely again!  I got home and then had quite a while to relax before my workouts.  I did those, did my French, and then got ready to fix some lunch.  I did so and then pondered if I wanted to go to Starbucks.  I did want to go, but I didn't feel like going either!  I ended up not going.

Later, I did run to the post office.  I had two letters and considered going to Starbucks while I was out, but I didn't.  If they would just bring back the cascara syrup. I miss it so much. It was my favorite thing at Starbucks ever. ;_;  I still can't believe they discontinued it... again!

So, no Starbucks for me today from Starbucks, but I did have several cups of Pike Place roast at home.  I don't think I mentioned that one night last week, I wanted to check out a local convenience store to see what coffees they offered.  I went in and they had Cinnabon coffee.  They had little cups for samples so I tried it. I had tried something similar one year when we were leaving the beach.  This tasted like that did, so I got a 20oz cup and filled it up.  I looked EVERYWHERE for a lid and there were none!  I finally just had to put a soft drink cup lid over it until I could check out.  The lady said the lids were over next to the coffee, but they were not! I got it home, somehow, and I had some Starbucks venti/grande lids.  That fit so I put it on and enjoyed my coffee.  The coffee was pretty tasty, but it was so awkward trying to carry it and not spill it!  Sheesh!

Since I know they have other varieties, I'll go and try those on another occasion and I'll be sure to carry a lid with me just in case. :p  OH!  LOL Speaking of coffee, my friend and I went to Martinsville a few weeks ago. I mentioned this in a previous blog post.  I mentioned that after we ate, I got us both McDonald's macchiatos.  Well, I also told you that they were sort of bleh.  While we were driving home, she mentioned that they needed some more milk or something.  

I piped up and said, "I have creamer and honey in my purse!"  She cracked up.  I told her I loved coffee and always wanted to be prepared! LOL!  I have the honey packets in an Altoids tin and the creamers, they are powdered ones, in a little random mint tin.  I don't really use sweetener in my coffee anymore, but they are there if I need them!  I even have a little straw in there as a stirrer!  Yes, I love my coffee. :p  If I had the right container, I'd carry some of the little creamer cups! LOL!

Anyway!  Now that I've proven I'm a total nut job, I'll end this post for now.  I want to play some Pocket Camp and read more on my coffee book.  Mmmm, coffee!

Cold today.

It was pretty cold today on my walk.  Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 60's!  Two days ago, it snowed.  I think the weather is confused. :p  Who knows what two days from now might be like. 

I finished all the episodes of Who The Bleep Did I Marry? on Hulu..  Now to find something else.  At the moment, I am watching an episode of The FBI Files.  I have probably seen all of these, but this one isn't familiar yet.  I'm sure it will be.  I am almost positive I've seen all the episodes.  

I'm currently reading a book called I Know Coffee: Harvesting, Blending, Roasting, Brewing, Grinding & Tasting Coffee. It's pretty good so far.  After I finish it, I'll probably read another true crime book.  Not sure yet.  

In Pocket Camp, there is currently a campaign going that is a Mario crossover.  I've gotten all the items in the first set, and I'm looking forward to the next set.  I also see that the fishing event is supposed to start tomorrow.  They are doing a lot of events right together.  It's pretty cool.  

Well, this post sucks. LOL  I am totally just typing random stuff to share.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll have more lucid things to share!

Before I go, Happy PI day!

Back at it....

I woke up to a cold, but sunny day!  I looked out and there was still snow on the grass, but the street looked mainly  clear.  By the time I left for my walk, the street was completely clear!  I went for my walk.  There were only a few places where I had to walk slowly and carefully.  I got in my walk and then came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I did my French and then had a bit of time to relax before fixing lunch.  I decided on something simple today.  I had a delicious sammich! :p  

I thought about going to Starbucks, but after getting in from my walk and settling in, I didn't want to go back out.  I might go one night this week.  I'd like to go and stay awhile and write my letters.  We'll see.  Speaking of coffee, I've had four cups here at home today. :p  

I'm currently watching Who The Bleep Did I Marry on Hulu.  I can't believe what some of these people believe of these people in their lives and then act shocked when everything goes bad.  A lot of times, there are signs.  Crazy!  People shouldn't wonder why I'm single and plan to stay that way! LOL!  


No more cascara syrup!!!!!!!!!!

So, I decided to go to Starbucks tonight and hit the drive thru and get a latte.  It's a good thing I did!  The barista told me that their bottles of cascara were running out of date in March.  She thought it was around the 14th, but then she checked and it was the 2nd! :(  This means no more cascara lattes for me unless they bring back the syrup.  I hope they do, but I'm not holding my breath.  I'll have to find something I like that is just as good.  I don't want to find something else. lol  Oh well.

So, I'm glad I did that.  Speaking of Starbucks, my pretty blue ceramic tumbler that I bought some time ago is broken! I don't know how it got broken as the break is in the INSIDE of the tumbler at the bottom.  I was rinsing it in the sick and heard a weird noise coming from it. I though maybe something had dropped down in there.  Nope, it was broken! I loved that tumbler.  I'm so upset.  I won't be able to get another one as I got this one on clearance. I've seen them on ebay, but people ask two or three times more than they cost brand new.  I am not going to toss it.  I'll keep it and use it for decoration or something.  This is only the second Starbucks tumbler I've ever had break.  The first one was a white ceramic one from 2009.  I actually dropped that one, so that was my fault!  This one is a mystery.  

I walked today and the weather app on my phone said it was just going to be overcast.  I walked out the door to start my walk and it started raining. ~_~;  It rained for the majority of my walk and I was not a happy camper!  I got my walk in and came home and then did my workouts.  It was ab day.  Those weren't too bad.  I got that done and then had lunch.  I finished the book I was reading last night so I went to Amazon to see if I could find any more interesting true crime books.   I did and I 'borrowed' those to my Kindle.  I'll download them in a bit and then decide which one I am going to read next. I just finished Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones.  I love her books and her show on ID!  I think my next book will be the other one of hers I found on Amazon.

My friend didn't want to walk tonight because it was dreary.  It may have been dreary but it was dry!  It stopped raining AFTER my walk. ~_~; Figures!


Yeah, this post has nothing to do with Starbucks.  I really wanted to go over there today but I didn't.  Okay, on to the post. :p  I am drinking coffee as I post this, though. It's coffee made at home and it's good, but it's not a latte and it isn't Starbucks.

Today was cool and overcast.  It rained some too.  When did it rain the most?  When I was walking, of course!  I had to hold my umbrella during my whole walk. It was so annoying.  It hurts my back to hold the umbrella when I walk.  If I hadn't skipped my walk yesterday, I would have skipped this one.  I got home and had some coffee and a chocolate chip cookie as a treat before doing my workouts.  There was six on today's calendar.  Yikes!  I did those and then did my French and then had a few minutes to relax before fixing lunch. 

I loaded my car up after that and headed to the recycle center.  I've been meaning to do it for the past few weeks.  I always go on Monday's because they have emptied them on Monday and I can put my stuff in without a lot of trouble.  It wasn't raining when I recycled!  I got that done and thought about going to Starbucks, but then decided to just head home.  I might go later this week with my letters.  

I didn't sleep well at all last night.  I didn't have enough coffee yesterday.  I know what you are thinking.  Coffee is supposed to wake you up.  Well, I'm totally backwards.  Things that are supposed to put you to sleep wake me up.  Things that are supposed to wake you up put me to sleep! LOL  I am going to sleep well tonight.  I just had my fifth cup of coffee. :p  


Sunday was lazy!

Well, the day wasn't, but I was!  I didn't walk today.  I decided to give my foot a break.  It's still bothering me, but it's not as bad.  I figured missing a day of walking wouldn't hurt.  I didn't skip anything else though.  I got in my workouts, I washed my bed linen, (although I haven't put it back on the bed yet), and I washed my hair.  I feel bad about not walking, but my steps for the week won't suffer.  I try to get a minimum of 15,000 a day.  The two days I got in two walks, I hit 25,000 both of those days, so I won't be missing out on anything step wise this week!

So, last night I was installing a variation of Linux on my laptop.  I liked the version I installed, but there were things about it I didn't like.  I went back and looked again.  I've always used different variations of Ubuntu.  I figured, why not install Ubuntu itself for a change.  I did and I love it.  I'm actually posting my blog post today on my laptop that has Ubuntu loaded on it. ^_^

I'm currently posting this and watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.  I can't believe it's almost over.  It's been fun watching every night.  I'm going to miss it.  


I, like a crazy person, went for TWO walks today.  I really should have just stuck with one!  My poor foot is still hurting.  It's also swollen.  I hope the new shoes I have coming help out.  I've had this issue before and when I got new shoes, it helped a lot.  I'm hoping that this will do the same.  

Today, I wore a old pair of my shoes that still feel okay.  The ball of the foot area isn't as worn down as the pair I've been wearing.  This particular pair was replaced because the heel area inside the back wall of the shoes was worn out.  They will do for me until the new ones come.  I hope they hurry up!  

As for my workouts, today was a PIIT workout and it was supposed to be done four times.  I didn't make it. I did it two times, though.  There were some moves that really hurt my foot, so I got through two rounds and that was it.  I figured since I got in two walks, I was good!

I'm currently watching the Olympics.  I am waiting to see the women's short program of figure skating.  They showed one skater and then went to other things.  I'm wanting to see more skating, but I'm enjoying the rest of the events too.  I'm going to continue watching the Olympics and then I'm going to read a bit before bed.  The current true crime book I'm reading is good.  I should finish it tonight or tomorrow.  After that, I'll either go back to the zombie series, or read something else.  I haven't decided yet.  ^_^

What a day!

So, I woke up today to warm weather!  The high today was 72!  It was really nice.  The sun even came out for a bit.  It's been so cloudy and overcast for so long.  It was nice to see the sun.  I got in a nice walk and came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I got those done and then did my French lesson and had a few minutes to relax before fixing lunch.  After lunch, I was just hanging out and then I thought about going to Starbucks.  I wanted to go, but I didn't want to get there and not have a place to sit.  I decided that I'd go and if there was nowhere to sit, I'd get a drink and bring it home with me.

I got there and one of the little tables was free!!!!  I put my messenger bag down to hold that table and went to get in line.  I got my cascara latte, a venti!  I also got two new gift cards that I didn't have.  They were just putting them out! I had my pen pal letters with me.  I wrote to all my pen pals and drank my latte.  While I was writing, I noticed that the couple that has the Corgi.  I had to go see him.  I got lots of Corgi kisses!!!!!! He is such a sweet pup.  The pair are regulars like myself.  I was telling her about this being my fourth time coming and trying to get a place to sit.  She said they'd been having the same issues.  I really wish the place was bigger.  We both miss the old location.

I stayed at Starbucks after I finished my letters for a bit and then headed out.  I went by the post office to check my box.  I couldn't mail my letters as I didn't take any envelopes or stamps with me.  I'll mail them on tomorrow's walk.  I only had one letter at my box.  I'm totally caught up except for the new one that just came.  I have the names of two potential pals and I'm going to write a couple of  small intro letters to sent to them with my 'new pal' letter.  I'll do that and then I'll read and play more Pocket Camp.  I'm watching the Olympics again.  More Skeleton tonight.  This stuff is nuts!  The male figure skaters are on tonight too.  

Well then!

I walked and worked out at the regular times today.  I really wanted to go to Starbucks today, but I never got over there!  I was a bit hesitant since the last several times I've gone, I haven't been able to find a seat.  I knew if I went and couldn't find a seat, I'd be pissed, so I just stayed at home!

I am now on book five of the Zombie series I'm reading.  I am loving that all the books were available on Kindle Unlimited!  I finished book four today and started book five.  The books are really good and they are quick reads.  I am really loving this series!  It's the Killing The Dead series by Richard Murray.  I'm really enjoying it.  This author likes to leave books on cliff hangers! I'm glad I'm able to borrow them all from Kindle.  I'll read these and then look for more books to try on my Kindle Unlimited trial.  As fast as I'm reading these, I'm definitely going to get my trial's worth!

I'm watching the Olympics again.  I'm waiting on the Pairs free skate, but I'm enjoying the other events  That skeleton event is CRAZY! LOL  It's scary just watching.  How in the hell do they steer with their arms back?!  Yikes!