Is this Tuesday? spoiler, it's not....

I haven't posted since Friday and I'm sorry about that!  I meant to every day, but you know how it goes.  I'll try to make up for it tonight.  I didn't go out on Saturday or Sunday.  I didn't go out yesterday either for that matter!  Wait... this is Wednesday? LOL Sheesh.  Hmm..... Okay, I didn't leave the house at all since Friday. I did go out today.  My friend and I walked a bit. Only a little over a mile, but we got a walk done.  It was drizzling a bit while we walked so we didn't walk as much as we would have.  It was too bad.  

I need sleep. I just realized I DID go out yesterday! LOL! My friend and I did our usual Tuesday thrifting. We went to Reidsville and Mayodan. I found some good things.  At the Reidsville Goodwill, I found two Fossil handbags and a Fossil wallet! Very cool.  I found some other things, too, but those were my favorites. I'm always happy to find Fossil bags.  Both of these had the keys still on them. Yay! The wallet needs a bit of cleaning, but I can definitely do that.

Here are two pictures I took on the trail to share. One of the river from the trail and one of the river from the old rail bridge that has been converted into a walking bridge to get across the river.

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Hopefully, I will remember to post tomorrow!  

 


Friday fun?

Yes, I realize I didn't post last night.  Sorry about that.  I only went out once yesterday and that was to pick up a gardening bucket at Lowe's.  They have a promotion going through the month of April where you can go each week and get some things for free.  This week was a bucket with a bag of potting soil, plant food, gardening gloves, and seeds! Very cool! You can use the bucket and do container gardening or plant the seeds elsewhere.  I am not sure what next week's 'kit' will be, but this was very cool. While I was out, I called my bestie to see if she would like STarbucks.  She is recovering from Covid, so she can't really go out right now.  I took her a peppermint white mocha (her favorite) and place it outside her back door and hurried away! :p  I felt a little treat would be nice for her.  I got myself one, too! :p

Today, my friend and did a thrifting trip.  He did not get off at noon like he sometimes does on Friday, so we had to wait until he got off at 2:30.  We went to Greensboro and ate at Herbie's place.  They have breakfast all day and it's good, too!  We ate and then went to five Goodwill stores over there and we didn't even get to all of them!  I found some goodies, too!  Remember the Sak bag that I found at the beach and didn't get and then bought on eBay? The one I found in teal later and then had two?  Well, one of the Goodwill stores had it in purple!  Now I have three versions of that bag. :p  I also picked up another Sak bag in there that is blue. It was very pretty and in excellent shape.  I found two Starbucks things.  One at two different Goodwill stores.  One is a plastic 16oz tumbler and one is a lidded ceramic tumbler from the holiday collection in 2011! Very cool.  Here are those finds:

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I have another green tumbler like this one that I bought in the store back in the early days of me going to Starbucks.  This one is just like it with a different design.  The ceramic was is nice and in perfect condition, not a nick or scratch on it!  Other finds today were a small paper cutter, some pens, a ream of printer paper for $2, a cute Mario Bros mushroom zipper case, three ceramic jack o lanterns and one big fabric 'bucket' jack o lantern, and a weather alert radio just like the one I found on the way home from the beach last year.  This is the same radio, only the newer model and it wax still in the box and had the manual. It will be nice to have backup or I could put it in another part of the house.  Speaking of weather alerts, it's storming here and the lightning was so intense I could see it through my blinds.  I was waiting for a loud BOOM!  I hope I don't lose power before I get this posted. Yikes! :P

In one Goodwill, I saw a pair of almost brand new Nike shoes and they were my color and they were in my size.  My friend bought them for me. Yay!  I love them and they'll probably replace my daily shoes. I even wore them for a bit after I got them to test them out.  Pretty comfy.  like Nike shoes so its was a nice thing to find.  I have one more picture to share.  I took a picture of the pretty little tree in the parking lot at Herbie's.  Here you go!

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Such a pretty little tree! :)  I forgot to mention that after we left one Goodwill and were headed to another, we passed a Starbucks that I'd never been to.  My friend asked if I wanted to stop, I said YES!!!!!!!!! lol, I got a peppermint white mocha again and was able to grab a stack of cards to add to my collection.  I also saw a Tumber I want. :p  I didn't get it, but it's on my 'want list' now. 


Hmm, hmm....

Yeah, today was supposed to be a nice relaxing one. No going anywhere or doing anything.  That got blown out of the water this afternoon! I was sitting at my desk watching a YouTube video of  Yuzuru Hanyu.  He is amazing!  Those jumps, wow.  He is also very kawaii and that doesn't hurt.  Anyway! I was watching one of his performances and my phone beeped. My friend was texting me. I wasn't expecting to hear from him today since we walked on Monday and thrifted yesterday.  He wanted to walk a bit and then go to this pizza place we like. I really did not want to go but I agreed.  I got dressed and met him at the trail.  We walked a short walk. Just a mile this time, and then got in my car and went to Milton, NC where this pizza place is.  We both got a pizza. I have a lot of leftovers for tomorrow and that is after eating some for dinner!  

Last night, I was looking everywhere for my Fitbit charger and I could NOT find it. I looked for hours and finally found it after 1 am I immediately charged the darn thing.  While I was doing that, I was afraid I'd not find it before bed, so I opened the Inspire HR one that I won some time back. I had looked at it, but never really taken it out of the packaging. I charged it up in case I had to use it.  Well, since I found my charger, I wore my regular Fitbit today.  I decided to add the Inspire to my account tonight.  It is water-resistant, and I figured it would be great for the beach.  I could get it in the ocean or the pool with no issues.  It came with a plain black band which is nice and I ordered a cloth-type colorful one back when I first got it. I ordered a couple of bands for it tonight on Amazon.  One a cloth band in blue and one a stainless steel band.  That will be good if I need to be a bit dressy. I like it. It seems to have all the features of my Charge, too!  I just wish there were more clock faces to pick from. Now that I downloaded the manual and see that you can swipe on the screen for stuff, it's even better!  It does the text notifications just like my old one.  I think I'll like it.  It's nice to have a choice. I can wear either one as long as I sync whichever one I'm wearing before switching! The inspire is a lot lighter than the Charge and it's got a smaller display too.  

 


Tuesday is thrifting day.

I wasn't sure if my friend wanted to go thrifting today or not. He didn't mention it when we went walking yesterday. He texted me when he got off work today and said if we were going he was going to go straight home from work and then come right on.  He did and we headed out.  We went to Reidsville to Salvation Army first.  I got a pair of shoes for the beach. I'm not a fan of sandals or flip-flops, but I had told myself if I found a nice pair I'd buy them for the beach. I did. They are pretty nice, too.  We went and ate at Bojangles and then went to the Goodwill in Reidsville. I found a blank journal, a wooden snowman thingee, and a Starbucks Bodin french press. ^___^ I am always happy to add things to my Starbucks collection so I was very happy to find this!  We went to Mayodan and I found a cute nurse's clipboard. It's metal and it folds in half to save space, pretty neat, I got some candles in there, a net laundry bag, a disk planner (it's academic for '20-'21 but I can redate it or buy another set to go in it. I have a mini-disk one but I didn't have a full-size one! :) I found one more thing in there.  On the top shelf in one section was a Keurig box.  I pulled it down to look and it was heavy! I thought it was a Keurig at first but then I saw a lot of divider boxes in it.  I thought it might be beads or jewelry-making supplies and it was $10 so I bought it. It IS jewelry-making supplies and beads! It's very organized too, a dream for me as I love things organized. It even has a couple of little bed design mat/boards in there!  Very cool and it has a lot of stuff in that box.  Worth well over the $10 I spend.  I already have a lot of beads and a little bit of jewelry making stuff, now I have tons. I might even try my hand at making some and opening an Etsy shop! ^_^ We'll see.  When I say it's a lot of stuff, it's a LOT of stuff!  Look:]

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On the top row, you see the two bead design boards

The two plastic divider cases on the left are jewelry-making supplies, the three plastic handle boxes on the right are beads. Each different kind of bead is in its own little case inside the big case. So organized. and so very neat.  The little bag has a few odds and ends including some beading 'thread' for bracelets. It was a great haul!  We also went to the Walkertown Goodwill. I found a wallet, an old version of Password, another pair of beach shoes, and a black zip-up bag full of ink pads! This was a nice find as I have a lot of stampers and I can always use more ink pads. It was a pretty decent trip. I think I am broke now, though! Lol


*CLUNK*

That is the noise I'm going to make in a bit!  I'm a tired pup!  What did I do? Why didn't I post yesterday? Well, let me tell you.  First of all, I fully planned to post yesterday.  It got late and I was behind and it was almost midnight before I got my clean bed linen back on my bed, so I didn't get to post here. Sorry about that.  I'll make up for it because I have things to share.

Yesterday, I did my usual things, I washed my hair, my bed linen, and put away the laundry I had washed the day before.  It was a lot. I also decided to order some Chinese from one of my favorite local places on DoorDash.  I had to wait almost an hour before an actual Dasher went to get my order, but once they got a Dasher on the case, it went pretty quickly.  She brought it and it was delicious! They have a section of their menu that has a 'combination dinner'. They have three. I get a certain one every time.  It's beef pepper steak, fried rice, and an egg roll. You also get a choice of wonton or egg drop soup.  I ADORE their wonton soup, so that is what I picked.  I asked for the egg roll to be left off just as I always do in the restaurant unless I'm with friends that want it.  They delivered!  The wonton soup was twice as much as you'd get eating in and the steak and rice were too. It was delicious and I didn't feel as bad paying the extra to have it delivered since I got so much food.  I enjoyed every bite! I haven't been in over a year because the friend I do stuff with all the time doesn't like Chinese food so I have to go with a different friend. Unfortunately, she is the one that is currently suffering from Covid, so she couldn't go!

Today, I wanted to just relax and do nothing, but that was not to be.  I really needed a few things at the grocery store. I was completely out of several things and I was about to be out of a few more.  I went ahead and got my groceries.  I got a ton of stuff so I should be set for a while.  I spent more than I planned, but I got a lot.  I also got some paper goods. (TP, paper towels, and tissues)  I am pretty set for the month. I do need to get some windshield wiper fluid but other than that, I think I'm set.  I ran over to the touchless car wash to give Goontz a bath.  After the wash, I went to the grocery tore and home.  I planned to stay in after that and recover. (LOL)  My friend texted and wanted to walk, so I gave in and said, ok.  We walked and it was nice, but I was tired and really didn't want to! :p  I took a  few pretty pictures to share, though.

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D'oh what a bad food day!

Yeah, you read that right! So, I had to mow my front lawn today. BOO! I needed gas for my mower, so I had to go out and get some.  I got a happy meal at McDonald's while I was out.  I paid extra for the six-piece one and they gave me a cheeseburger. ~_~; They were very busy and lined up around the building so I just ate it.  That was bad enough, but then, later, I was going to get UberEats from the local Mexican restaurant that I like.  They were on there last week and today they weren't listed. So, I went looking for something else. I decided to do an online order at Firehouse Subs and just go get it myself.  I ordered the steak and cheese which is delicious.  I get it without the peppers, onions, and condiments. I only get steak and cheese and add extra provolone.  Well, I picked it up, brought it home, opened it up and it had onions and peppers. BOOOOO!  I had to pick them out. Luckily there was no mustard or mayo on there. That would have totally ruined the whole experience.  I don't like mustard and I actively HATE mayo. UGH!  

At least I had some leftover pizza for dinner.  At the end of our thrifting trip last night, we stopped back in Reidsville and ate at Carmela's and split a pizza. I had three slices left of mine and that was dinner.  It was yummy!  In other news, a friend of mine has Covid and has been having a bad reaction to something she is taking and broke out in hives and had to go to the hospital.  Luckily, they medicated her and sent her home. That was a relief. Another horrible thing happened.  One of my longtime online friends lost their son in a car crash.  I feel so bad for the family and my friend.  I wish I could do something for them.  It's a very sad situation. It's been on my mind all day.  

I wrote a little today but not too much.  Only 1118 words, but that isn't too bad.  It was just not a good day for writing.  I had so much on me with worrying about my friends and then the food fails that happened to me.  It was just not the best day. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better! One good thing did happen today.  I received an order from eBay of some Starbucks cards and I ordered several more that I need for my collection. Now I'm going to post this and then re-read what I wrote for today and then relax until bedtime.  Goodnight from me!


Quick post!

It's been a very long day and It's late.  I wanted to post quickly and say I'll post a better post tomorrow.  My friend and I went thrifting today. We got a late start and went to several places.  We've only been back for a little over an hour.  I wrote and did my French lesson and now I'm writing this up. I'll do a post tomorrow to mention all the goodies I got today. I didn't get a ton of stuff, but I did get some good things. One certain thing that I was hoping was still at the Mayodan store and it was. Yay!


Oi, sorry!

Yeah, I didn't post yesterday. I totally meant to! My friend and I went on our Tuesday thrift trip.  We went to Reidsville and to Mayodan.  I didn't get a lot of stuff, but I got a few things.  My computer chair is slowly dying and I've been looking for a new one.  My friend saw one in the Goodwill in Reidsville NC and he bought it for me. It was only $5! It's very similar to the one I'm using now so I'm happy with it.  My thrifting finds were two mugs (a snowman one and a Halloween one), a roll of caution tape, a flashlight, some Jack o lantern string lights, and several other little things.  Not a huge haul, but a fun one.  I went tonight to Target and got a few things I have been needing.  I was able to pick up some Starbucks cards that I didn't have.  That was nice.  I am always happy to get those.  In Target, I found some Post-It brand stuff on markdown.  They have a new line called Noted.  They had a little notebook on clearance and a pad of Post-It notes that were graph paper.  I bought those and the thing I had gone for. I actually had gone over there to get some of the pop-up PostIts.  I have three different PostIt brand popup dispensers I've found while thrifting but I only have the regular notes.  I found a six-pack in Target so now I have these.  I just have to go around and fill my dispensers. 

For now I'm going to close.  I'll try to post more tomorrow.  Sorry again for no post yesterday.  Time just got away from me!  I'm trying to keep the 13" Macbook Pro charged so if I want to move on my bed with it, I can.  I like keeping the 15" on my desk. :)


So weary!

My friend and I walked today. I didn't really feel like going, but I went. I didn't sleep well last night and I'm just sort of bleh today.  I hope to feel better tomorrow.  We are going to do our Tuesday thrifting. Well, that is the plan at the present time!  I am hoping to sleep very well tonight and make up for last night.  Here is a picture I took along the trail of the river.

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Hello from Sunday

I did write more after I posted last night.  I also put away the laundry. That made for an easier day today.  I only had to wash and dry my bed linen and my hair.  I put away the dishes I washed yesterday too. I am so glad I didn't have to wash them today.  I have been at my desk most of the day on the laptop.  I have been watching YouTube vids all day and I'm currently obsessed with Pierogi's channel for taking down scammers and wasting their time and deleting their files. His channel is great. Just search Scammer Payback on YouTube.

I wrote today and I wrote a lot. I wrote 2890 words! I was on a roll. :p. I am now going to relax until bedtime. I'm very tired and I just feel bleh. I'm hoping to sleep well tonight and feel more like myself tomorrow.  Here is hoping!


No alarm? What?

This morning I was awake before my Fitbit would usually go off and wake me up. I waited for it to go off and it never did! I thought it might be broken or something.  Well, I look at my arm and it's not there!  I took it off to charge it last night and forgot to put it back on!  LOL!  I am glad I woke up anyway!  Sheesh! I got a few things done today that needed doing. I washed a load of laundry and I wash two weeks' worth of dishes. That was pretty insane and I'm glad to have them done. I do have two dishes that I didn't finish because they need to soak Once they do, they'll be easy to finish cleaning and I'll have all the dishes done.  I never mean to let them get so backed up.  I didn't do them last week because I didn't use that sink to wash my hair, so I didn't have to wash them to use it!  It will be all clean and ready for me to use tomorrow.

I usually wait and put away the laundry on Sunday, but I just may go get those things out and put them away tonight to save myself some time tomorrow.  That way I can wash my bed linen and dry it without having to wait to put away the laundry to toss it in the dryer. I only wrote a little today.  That is okay as I've been writing a lot more most days.  A day of less writing is okay.  Only 527 words. I might write a few more after posting this, but I doubt it. I really would like to put away the laundry tonight.  I haven't slept well lately, so maybe I  can convince my brain to let me go to bed early tonight!  I can certainly try! I am sitting here yawning my head off but as soon as I get in bed to sleep, I'll be wide awake. It never fails!


Book two.....

I just printed a copy of book two of my ice skating trilogy. I'm seriously thinking about writing the final book for CampNaNoWriMo in April. I haven't completed decided, but I think it's what I'm going to do. That means November and NaNoWriMo will be book five of my Zombie series or a brand new book.  I'll worry about that later!  I am still working on the story I started before NaNo that I'm writing for myself. I have written on it almost every single day. I will want to continue through Camp, but I might not write as much on it each day. I also have a bit of research to do for one part of book three so I need to get that done. April is going to be here before you know it!


Post office visit!

I went out to the post office today and checked my box. Good thing, that poor thing needed to be emptied! LOL!  I had a couple of things from penpals.  I WILL be sitting down this weekend and getting my mail caught up.  I need a few more stamps as I'll have more letters than stamps, but I'm going to get them caught up and sent off. I've bought a lot of cute envelopes lately and I want to use them for my pals. I also printed a sheet of labels from the pack I got at Goodwill yesterday. They worked perfectly! :)

 


Impromtu Thrift!

Yeah, there were absolutely no plans to thrift today.  My friend has been saying he'd put new tires on Goontz since we've driven it so much and it was needed new tires when he got it.  He took it today and got tires.  He then wanted me to drive it to see how it felt with the new tires.  That was nice.  I switched spots with him and we went by Wendy's for me to grab a bite to eat as it was past my lunchtime.  After that, we went to Cookout so he could get a shake.  He mentioned drying on the highway and said something about Eden, NC.  I said, how about Martinsville instead.  That is what we did.  We went to the Goodwill in Martinsville and the one in Bassett (just up the road about 10 minutes).  At the first GW, I found some Avery address labels new in the package, three packs of business card binder pages, (I use these for my Starbucks cards), a purple binder with some divider inserts already in there, a cute little canvas bag, and a plastic kitchen spoon!  That was a nice little haul.  We went to the Bassett one and I found a pair of Dr. Martens in my size that looked almost brand new.  They were $40 and I didn't have that much, so my friend got them and I'm going to pay him back $10 a month for the next four months. Cool!  They are pretty cool, they are a bit shiny and look either purple or burgundy.  Just depends on the lighting.  They are very cool and I've never had a pair of Docs.  Here they are:

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Cool, yes? My size, in great condition for a good price, and they are comfy!  I was very pleased to get them.  The only other thing I found in there was a puzzle.  I got it for .69¢. I really need to start working on puzzles again!  While we were out, we went by the car wash and washed Goontz.  Later, we took it by another car wash and I vacuumed it well.  My Goontz has new tires, is clean inside and out and I'm pleased! ^_^

Here is the cute little bag. It has blueberries on it! It has a tag that says, "Stonewall Kitchen" in it.  I just thought it adorable and had to have it. It rang up a whole .99¢!

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Impromptu thrift trips are fun!  In other news, my set of Styluses that I ordered from Amazon came today.  I also received my order from eBay of two DS games. One is Scribblenauts and one is an Adventure Time game! YAY! The AT game is, "Hey Ice King! Why Did You Steal Our Garbage??!" :p