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More letters!

No, I didn't go to the post office and get more letters, yet!  I did sit down and write a stack of letters today.  I have one more to do and then I'll have them all done.  Since I had so many, I decided to type them.  I prefer handwriting, but with 12 letters, I knew my hand would give out.  I didn't want to just write some and type others.  To be fair to all my pals, I just typed them all!  I figured that would be the best way to do it.  I got a book of stamps today so I can mail the letters tomorrow.

I went to Starbucks to get a drink and bring it home to sip on while writing my letters.  Again, when I didn't plan to stay, one of my two favorite spots was open. Figures! Oh well!  I got my drink and came home and enjoyed it.  It lasted until after all the letters were done.  The last letter that I need to do is  a new pal.  I always send new pals a 'new pal' letter that is typed and include a small handwritten letter in it.  I'll do that later so that it can go out with the other letters.  This is a new international pen pal and I've used all my international stamps. Oops!  I'll probably just put regular stamps on it to make it go.

In other news, I ordered a cute little mini messenger bag.  I've been waiting all weekend for the tracking to update.  It finally did today and it's at the post office.  That means it should be delivered tomorrow! YAY!  I found it when looking at different things on Amazon. It was only $10 and I had just gotten a $5 gift card for Amazon so I bought it.  I can't wait to see it.  It's pretty small according to the description.  I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Okay, I'm out of here.  I need to do a few more things and then I need to write that last pen pal.  I also want to work on my bullet journal.  See you tomorrow! :)


As promised...

I totally missed out on posting a good post yesterday because I didn't have a lot of time.  So, here goes!  Yesterday, I did my workouts. After eating lunch, I went to Starbucks.  I carried my messenger bag with me and all my pen pal letters.  I got there and they were packed.  They didn't have anywhere to sit.  I got my latte and then left.  It took a while to get my latte, so I was hoping something would open up while I was waiting, but no luck. I left Starbucks and went to the park.  I sat in my car and wrote some of my pen pal letters.  I would have gotten out and done all this on a picnic table or a blanket, but it was overcast.  It's a good thing I stayed in my car.  It began raining!  I got all but two letters written and hit some Pokestops while there.  I parked near one so I could hit it every time it reloaded. :)

After the park, I came home and did some housework.  I had two loads of laundry that needed to be finished and put away.  I also had to do some other things.  I didn't even take  a bath.  I did wash my hair though.  I realized it was getting late and I hadn't posted to my blog so I did that quick post.

Today, I was supposed to go walking with my friend, but he couldn't go because of a family situation.  Hopefully we can go tomorrow.  I went to the post office today and mailed my stack of letters.  I had a full box!  It's so fun mailing off a lot of letter and then having a bunch waiting.  I brought those home and then put my air conditioner in my window! LOL  It was REALLY hot today.  Very unseasonably so!  I turned my air conditioner on long enough to make sure it was working okay. I probably won't need it for a while, but I wanted to go ahead and put it in.

I hope it continues to be warm here. Warm, though, not hot! :p  I am not a fan of cold weather or hot weather.  I am a spring and autumn girl!  

 


Letters, lattes, and bullet journals!

I replied to my latest batch of pen pal letters today.  I went by Starbucks and got a Cascara latte and brought it home and enjoyed it while writing letters.  It's a good thing I decided not to go in and write letters today.  The place was packed and there was no where to sit!  I brought my delicious latte home and wrote out the letters that I had.  I decided to run to the post office so that I wouldn't have to fight for a parking spot tomorrow.  I mailed off the letters and then checked my box to find six more!  I mailed off five and came home with six!  That is pretty cool.

I also worked on my bullet journals today.  Both my current one and the new one.  I added a pretty blue ribbon to the new one and I did next week's layout for the current one.  Wait... I did that yesterday?  Oh well, it was done this weekend! In any case, I'm ready for the new week and I also have my new bujo completely set up except for one two page spread.  I'm still trying to decide what I want that spread to be!


Letters and lattes!

I made it to Starbucks tonight.  My messenger bag got out again. :) I got there a bit before 5 and stayed until about 7.  I would have stayed longer, but I was done with my letters and it was a bit cold in there.  I wrote four letters.  Three 'old' pals and one brand new one.  I got the delicious Cascara latte.  Yum!  I also checked in on my Pokemon Go app while there.  The Starbucks is now a Pokestop! :)

After Starbucks, I headed to Home Depot.  I needed to get a quart of paint.  Last night around 11:45, I got it in my head to move my room around.  The way I fixed things, I needed to touch up my nightstand and I also needed to paint the back of it.  The back shows in my new room arrangement so I wanted to paint it to match the rest.  Plus there were places on it that needed touch ups. I had run out of the paint some time ago, but I remembered the name and the brand.  I got Glidden Violet Shimmer paint.  I painted the back of the nightstand and did the touch-ups.  It looks great! I'm happy to have another can of it as I have a trunk in my room, two little 'tables' and a rocking chair on my front porch with this color.  All need touch-ups.  I'll do that tomorrow.

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get a parking spot at the post office so I can mail my letters and see if I have any new ones.  Wish me luck!  


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! :)


Wednesday post time!

I got in my walk today and it was a little bit cooler.  Not much, but enough to help.  I actually slept until my silent alarm on my Fitbit went off.  I went on my walk about an hour earlier than my usual time.  I came home and took my time doing my workouts.  I was able to take a few minutes between them.  That was nice.  I like having the time to relax a bit and not be in a rush.  Sometimes the internet is spotty and the videos don't want to load.  I did that a few times today, but I had the extra time, so I didn't mind.

I got those done. It was core and cardio day. OUCH!  I ate lunch and then got my things together for Starbucks.  I relaxed a little while and then headed over there.  I was able to get my favorite chair immediately.  I had six letters to write and I got them all done.  I was looking forward to playing Pokemon Go while there too, but the servers were down for most of my visit.  They didn't come up until near the end.  I ended up staying a bit longer than I planned.  I almost forgot that I needed to go pick up my prescription at Kmart.  I would have walked there on one of my walks, but they are doing road construction in front of it and it's a mess.  I didn't want to get run over!

I got my prescription and headed home.  I posted to Letters and Lattes and then came here to post.  Now, I'm going to relax for a while before getting in bed and relaxing for the night.  I am hoping to get some reading done tonight. 


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! :)


Starbucks on Wednesday FTW!

It was extremely hot on my walk today. My clothes were literally dripping when I came home.  BLEH!  I cooled off and did my workouts.  I ate lunch and then a storm came up!  Luckily it only lasted a little bit.  It also washed off my car so I didn't have to before I left for Starbucks. :p

I got over there a bit before 5.  I didn't get any new letters today, so I only had the two to write.  I wrote a friend a letter while there and then just relaxed and played with my phone.  It was a bit busier in there than usual!  I stayed longer than usual and then headed out.  I had a huge stack of library books I needed to take by the book drop.  I did that and headed home.

I fixed myself a Smart Ones frozen dinner.  It was pretty decent, but it didn't have enough chicken in it!  It was a Teriyaki chicken dish with brown rice, carrots, and other veggies.  It had about 2394038942034 carrots, and about 1 and 1/2 piece of chicken. LOL!  Seriously.  It was only 250 calories, so I know I'll be hungry again soon.  Actually, I already am!  It wasn't a bad meal, but it just wasn't enough food.

I got all the letters I wrote ready for mailing tomorrow on my walk.  I just need to put them in my backpack.  I have one more book from the library that I need to finish reading.  I can take it on a walk and drop it in the box.  One won't be that bad to tote.  I took  back about 10 books, maybe 12?  Yeah, not lugging those on my walk!  Now I just need to finish that last one so it can get back before the due date.  I start on it every night and read a bit, but I get so tired, I have to go to bed. I just checked and it doesn't have to be back until the 3oth.  I should be finished with it by then!

 


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. 


Monday, Monday....

I got in my walk today.  It wasn't too hot, so that was nice.  It still was too hot to be walking. I did it anyway!  I came home and did all but one of my workouts.  I ate lunch and did one more.  I would have gotten out the weed eater and gotten some more done, but the cord won't go any further than it did yesterday.  Phooey!  Oh well.  A friend said she'd come down and get that part with her riding lawn mower.  She didn't make it today, though.  Hopefully tomorrow. 

I did give my bathroom a good cleaning.  It looks so much better!  I scrubbed everything.  I changed the rug and swept the floor.  I should have mopped, but I never got around to it.  It looks great in there.  I've been needing to do it for a while now.  

I hadn't posted my last four days workouts to Insta.  I finally did that today.  I did Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and today's. I just never post them.  I did that in a single post today.  I also posted a few pictures of other stuff.  I really need to post more things to Insta than just my workouts!  It's mainly a fitness account though.  Most of my followers are fellow Popsters. :)

I didn't get any mail today.  That was disappointing.  I only have two letters for Wednesday.  Hopefully I'll get a few more between now and then.  I feel like everyone has stopped writing.  I think I'm just impatient and want letters NOW! lol   Hopefully some letters will come soon.  I'd love to get a few new pals, too.  It seems like every time I get a new pal, it's an inmate. I don't mind writing inmates, it's just that we usually don't have a lot in common!  They do write a lot faster than everyone else though.  Oh well, I guess I'll close this post.  I think I'm going to one of my pen pal sites and see if anyone interesting has been added recently.