Well hell

Guess who forgot to take pictures today? Me!  It totally slipped my mind. Sorry about that. My friend had a package coming today and he had it sent to my house in case it came on a workday. Of course, it was delivered today when he would have been home. It had to sign for tool ~_~; I was not amused on that part. I prefer to get my packages after they have been dropped off! 

My drive cable came today and I installed I and I now have the 13" MacBook Pro back working with the internal drive. Yay!  That was great.  It wasn't too difficult to get it done.  I'll work on it more tomorrow (Getting all the files on it, and stuff) I'll be using the 15" for most everything, but it will be great to have that backup in case anything happens.  Removing and installing the new cable wasn't too bad.  I have everything disassembled and ready to go when it got here.  I had watched a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions and played it while was doing it so I didn't forget anything. It's nice to know I know have both MBPs working with internal drives!

I didn't sleep well at all last night, so I'm hoping to crash hard tonight.  I did get a good deal of writing done and I'm happy about that. I also got notification from the library that my hold for the new Stephen King book was ready to download. YAY!  I had the Kindle book sent to my Kindle and I plan to start on that tonight. I may wait until tomorrow because I know with his books, I sometimes can't put them down! 

 

 


Hoo Boy!

What a thrifting trip that was! We started in Reidsville and went to the Salvation Army store and Goodwill. I found an Apple-branded cover for my iPad mini in there. It's light blue and I love it.  At Salvation Army, I got some cards, a snowman pin, a wallet, a CD, a cheese grater, and two packs of those cute little animal cable protectors.  We went from there to Wentworth NC and ate at a place called Mom's Kitchen.  We were looking forward to it. It was not great.  It was just.... I don't want to be mean, but it wasn't good. We won't be going back there.  We went from there to the Mayodan Goodwill that we recently discovered and I found a few things there.  A small Keurig k-cup holder (It fits under the little brewer in my room! LOL), a case (that will fit an external HD), a set of Tetris magnets, and a cute little Halloween ceramic thingee with a ghost, a tree, and little jack o lanterns.  We went on to a 'new' Goodwill in Walkertown NC.  I found a Sak bag exactly like the one I wanted at Myrtle that I bought on eBay. This one is the same bag but instead of being black, it's teal. I absolutely LOVE it.  I got that, a bit metal jack o lantern, a S'well bottle with donut design, a purple zipper pouch, a box of Ticonderoga pencils, and a Homer Simpson shirt! I can't wear it, it's way too small, but I had to have it! Lol

We left there and were heading to the Goodwill in Eden but we ended up going right past the one in Mayodan. They are constantly putting stuff out there so we stopped back in. I found some stampers and a cute crab plush.  I love crabs! He is red is so cute!  We then went to the Goodwill in Eden and I found a DS game! They had quite a few, but there was one that I was pretty sure I'd love. It was Crafting Mama!  I always adored the Cooking Mama games so I got this. It was still in the original case, too. That was $4. I was so happy to finally see some DS games and one I actually wanted! I'll try it later as I haven't been home long and I've been working on my writing.  I'm too tired to do it justice tonight so I've just been editing.

After Eden, we headed to our last stop, Martinsville, VA, and to the Goodwill there.  We ate again in Eden at a drive-up place.  That was much better than our lunch!  At the Martinsville Goodwill, I didn't find anything!  That was okay because I had already spent plenty.  I love all my finds. I'm so happy that I found that purse! I adore the black one so much and this is the same purse only in a cooler color. This once still has the Sak dangle thingee on it, too!

The CD I found in the Salvation Army in Reidsville is from the Vince Guaraldi Trio. It's all the music from the 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas special  I just happened to see it while I was in line and snatched it up!  I've already ripped it to my MacBook Pro so I can enjoy it on here and on my iPod. I love the music from it.  

I just looked up the cover I got for the iPad Mini. It sells new on the Apple store for $39.99! @_@; I got it for $4.99. SCORE!!!! lol  I am pretty sure this will also fit any iPad Mini so if I get a newer one, I should be able to use it with those too. :) It was a good thrifting trip. I'll try to remember to take pictures tomorrow.  I need to move everything off my bed so I can actually sleep in it tonight. Plus, I want to try Crafting Mama!

 


Thursday again.

I actually know it's Thursday this week!  I got the hard drive returned today with my data.  They said they would put it on a drive the size of my data recovered.  I figured they would send a 1 GB drive as the stuff on it was a little less than that.  They send me a 4 GB drive with my files!  That was more than generous and I was extremely happy!  I finally cloned the drive my friend lent me and erased it to return it to him tomorrow.

As for tomorrow, we are doing a thrifting trip.  He sometimes gets off at noon on Friday and we are hoping he will tomorrow so we can do a few different places.  I'd love to make it to the Salvation Army since they were closed yesterday.  I'm also hoping to find some DS games and other goodies!  I wrote tonight and it was an emotional scene, so I only wrote a little over 1000 words. I'll probably edit it tomorrow and then write more. It was pretty good! 

I remembered that today I had an offer from Starbucks that if you did order ahead, you would get a free drink loaded onto your card for a future purchase. It was for a Grande or Venti.  Guess what my dumb ass bought? Tall. ~_~; I realized my mistake when I got home.  Oh well.  I tried another new drink.  This was the Oatmilk honey latte.  I don't think I like it.  It wasn't horrible by any means, it just isn't something I would enjoy.  It's weird though, the more I drank it, the better it got? It was weird.  I don't know. I am desperately trying to find something to fill the void left by my cascara syrup being discontinued!

I hope to do a post tomorrow night about thrifting, but I might be too tired if we go to a bunch of places. I'll try to check in any way even if I have to do a write up of all the goodies I get on Saturday.  I am planning on staying home the entire weekend, so I can get writing, chores, and other things done!


Midweek thrift trip

My friend and I went on a midweek thrift trip.  We went to Reidsville. We ate at Camela's. It was delicious.  We were going to Salvation Army as we had enough time, but they are closed on Wednesday. D'oh!  We went to Goodwill and I found a few things. An old Tupperware divided plate (I have the plate but it's broken, so I was happy to find another one), a Halloween mug, a Seattle mug, a green plastic box (vintage check box), and a little souvenir 'horse' made of wood. The head is a clothespin! lol, It says "Straight from the horse's mouth" on it. It's cute! Since we didn't find a lot in there, we went to Mayodan to that Goodwill we just discovered last week.  I found a lot of stuff in here.  Two ceramic jack o lanterns (one small, one large), a pink zipper pouch (for small electronics, two grab bags of pencil and pens, (one had two Tombow brush pens in it! I didn't even see them when I picked it up), a SakRoots wallet, three desk bins (one long, one shorter, and a pencil cup), a pack of refills for a Zebra pen and a broken pen (I ordered a replacement pen on Amazon.), some Halloween string lights, and a secret message writing set. It had two invisible ink pens in it.  Very cute. I think that is all. It was a good haul!  We enjoyed this Goodwill much more this time. On the last trip, they were very busy, and it was hard to even look at stuff. This time, they weren't that busy and we were able to take our time.  


It came!

My charger finally came! Whee!  I have charged the DS and I'll play with it a little later.  I have been doing other stuff that needed my attention first.  I am hoping to find a few games for the DS on the next thrifting trip.  My friend texted about possibly going tomorrow, so that will be great. I'll try to find a game or two. At this point, if I can find any game for a few bucks, I might get it just to keep the slot from getting dusty. :p

The styluses are still in Raleigh with no update on them. Phooey!  I don't know what is up with that.  My hard drive is finally on its way.  It was saying, 'shipping label printed, not received by UPS' but now it's on its way. I'm happy! I am glad they were able to get my stuff, too!  I will be able to figure out everything and give the borrowed drive back to my friend.

I only wrote a little tonight. I might go back and write some more.  It has just been an off day.  I have a part coming up that is going to be fun to write, I'm looking forward to that and not wanting to do the pages in between! :p I found an Adventure Time game on eBay for the DS the other day. I put it in my watch list. I might get it as it's not expensive.  I love Adventure Time, so it would be nice to have an AT game. I also want a Mario game or two. I'm an old-school Mario girl from way back.  Well, I prefer Luigi, but there you go! :p

 


And I did it again.....

This time I knew I was going to do it, though!  Last night it was getting late and I had to put the linens back on the bed, so I skipped posting here. Sorry about that.  I got all my usual Sunday things done yesterday and also went to the grocery store.  I started the month off right today by going to Starbucks! I got a peppermint white mocha and it was delicious! It was extra delicious today, actually.  Yum!  I didn't go anywhere else while I was out. I just went to Starbucks and then came home.

I wrote a lot yesterday (3813 words!) and I'm already a bit past 2500 for today.  I am going to try to add a little more to what I wrote today but I'm pretty happy with what I wrote.  I might go through and edit the last two days. It was two good writing sessions for those almost 7500 words!  If I wrote like this during NaNoWriMo I could do two books! I was on a roll yesterday. I had a big thing happen and it turned out well. I will go back and make sure I don't need to edit anything.  Today's writing was good too. I am going to see if I can't get a few more words as I mentioned.

My DS charger finally updated on the tracking.  It's been over a week since it updated at all!  It now says it is in Roanoke. This is usually the last stop before it gets to Danville. Normally, I would say with it being in Roanoke today, I will get my charger tomorrow, but with the way things are, I am scared to say it! The set of styluses that I got has been sitting in Raleigh NC since Wednesday of last week. Raleigh is only about 2 hours from my house. I know the USPS is slow lately, but come on!  Sheesh!  Anyway, I hope to get the charger and the I'll get to really play with it. I still haven't ordered a game.  I should have done that already. It will be April before I get one at this rate. :p

 


Coffee anytime? Yes, please.

The coffee maker works well! It is a bit slow to heat up the water, but I'm not complaining.  It's so neat to have a coffee maker in my room. I've had two cups from it today. :p Look at how cool this set up is:

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I like that it's tall enough for my 12oz Starbucks tumbler I purchased this year at the beach. I'm loving having it literally at my fingertips as I'm at my desk!  What fun I can have.  Now, if we'd get a nice snowy day, I could just sit here and watch the snow all day and have fresh coffee in minutes.  No need to leave my room. Ahhh!

I wrote some today, but I didn't write a lot. I have more to write and I plan on doing that after posting this.  I have a bit coming up and I'm trying to figure out how to go about it.  I am not sure if I'm going to do it immediately and lead up to it more.  It will all depend on how I'm feeling when I get to writing. This tumler of coffee I just made will definitely help! :p