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March 2020

I'm not dead.

I haven't felt well for the last two days.  I felt like I had a slight cold or something the last few days. I feel better from that today, but I have a migraine. D'oh!  So, I don't feel like I have a cold anymore, but I'm constantly sick on my stomach because of the migraine.  I didn't start a puzzle yesterday or today!  Why?  Well, one reason was me feeling so bleah.  The other is my puzzles are running out and I am not sure when I'll be able to re-stock.  I have some 1000 piece ones and some old 500 or so ones, but I am trying to make them last.  Hopefully, I can get to the Dollar store next week.

My friend brought me some delicious food on his way home from work.  He got me a cheesesteak, fries, and a coke.  Lots of the local restaurants are doing takeout specials since they are all closed for dine-in.  It was a delicious lunch and I enjoyed it very much.  It was nice to not have to worry about fixing anything!

I hope I'm feeling a bit better tomorrow. If so, I'll run out to the post office, but that is the extent of my plans for going out tomorrow. I need to check my box and after I do, I hope to write letters.  I have two waiting for me unless any more came that didn't show up on informed delivery.

I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo! I declared my book/novella today. I am only going to put a 20,000 word count on this project, but I might go more.  I have a basic outline in my head and I've gotten pictures and information in Scrivener for tomorrow's start.

Another busy day

I got a lot done today, too! I put away a ton of dishes that I washed yesterday.  I also folded and put away the laundry I washed last night.  I have my bed linen in the dryer I'm just waiting to put it back on the bed.  It's going to be so nice.  I love clean bed linen! 

I washed my hair today and it was nice enough for me to let it dry naturally.  That was a nice change!  No sitting under the hair bonnet for a while.  That will be nice.  It was also warm enough that I didn't need to heat up water to do it.  I'm going to fix some dinner soon and then I'm going to relax until I put the linens back on the bed. I'm feeling a bit blah so I am hoping to crash early tonight and sleep it off.  

By the way, I finished the puzzle today.  Here it is:


Whoo boy!

So, let's get this day done please!  I had a hard time sleeping because it was too warm in my room.  I turned on my fan and that helped.  This afternoon, I was sitting in my room and I was hot.  I looked up the weather on Google and it was in the 80's.  Well no wonder I felt warm!  I decided it was time to put my air conditioner in the window for the season.  It will make sleeping so much easier tonight.

I was thinking about putting that in the window while I was working a puzzle.  My friend texted and wanted to walk around 5 pm.  I agreed, so I got my lunch and then got the air conditioner in the window and had a little time to relax before he came.  We went to our new regular part of the trail and walked.  The sky got a little overcast and that helped make the walk a little cooler.  After we walked, he wanted a milkshake so we went to get that.  I got a soda and then we rode around a bit.  He asked if it were too early for me to eat.  I said, Nope! LOL. It's never too early. :p

We were going to Sonic, but they have now taped up all the drive-up bays and you can only go through the drive-thru and it was backed up a lot.  He decided to go to the barbeque place we recently tried.  They have a drive-thru and we got food there.  Delicious!  He ate here and then headed home.  After he left, I took my bed apart and then tightened everything back up and put the bed back together.  DOH!!!!!!  I just realized I forgot to measure the frame while I had it apart. ~_~;;; AHHHHHH. Hopefully this time my tightening will last for a while.  We'll hope so anyway.

So, let's share a picture of the puzzle in progress and one picture from the trail. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!  


Friday follies!

Well, I was trying to figure out how when I take the bed apart again that I can fix it for the last time!  I was thinking if I could find something to run across the bottom of the frame so that the box springs won't fall through.  I was thinking wooden slats or something of that sort. I was hoping I could find something to use on m property.  Well, I was working that out when my friend called.

He lives up the street. (His mom is my bestie). He wanted to bring back a book he borrowed back in the dark ages (lol) and I told him we could sit on the porch and for him to bring Cocoa!  He agreed and I got to spoil and love on Cocoa and see my little stinky too! lol

He stayed until well after my usual lunchtime, so I just skipped lunch and went right to dinner.  I had a snack in the afternoon, so it wasn't too bad.  I ate my last two pieces of pizza for my dinner. I'm sad it's gone, but it sure was good while it lasted!  

I received a package from Amazon today.  I ordered some washi and some pens. The pens are blue ballpoints and they have a very nice size tip and the ink it dark and beautiful.  It flows soooo well.  I love them.  They are Zebra Z grip Flight pens.  Very nice and a definite new favorite!  Now, let me tell you about the washi.  This is a brand I have bought before. I have bought a LOT of washi from this brand. It's some damn good quality washi.  It's usually a good value for the money, too.  Well..... I opened the envelope my stuff came in today and I thought there had to be a mistake.  The box that my washi came in was small enough to fit in my hand and it was a multi roll pack!  I took a few pictures to share:


This picture does not show how small these are.  I will now share another two pictures to give you an idea!


The roll on the left is a regular size roll of washi from the same brand.  Look at the one on the right!


Here is the picture of the whole box of wash with two regular rolls on the outside.  

The washi is absolutely gorgeous, I just wish there were more of it!  There are ten rolls in all.  Two really wide ones, four regular widths, two smaller widths, and two of the mini width.

In case you want to see the pens, here is the box with one of these smooth writing bois!



Oh boy! Guess what?  Well, today I realized my debit card wasn't in my purse.  Uh oh! I looked through every pocket and place that I never put anything into and still no card.  Oh dear.  So, I go look in my car and didn't see it.  I thought back and realized the last time I used it I was at the drive-thru at CVS.  I went back by there when I ran out for groceries and stopped.  They didn't have it.  I had an idea where it might be at home, so I went and got my groceries. I lucked out and was able to get almost everything I wanted! Only a couple of things I wanted were out of stock so I was lucky!

I came home and looked in the place I thought of, no card.  Then I said to myself, it HAS to be in my car, It's fallen under the seat or in between the seats.  I go out and look in the front and look, nothing.  I have a little drawer under the passenger seat, I pull it out and look in it, nothing,  Then I look through and see it on the floor in the back. YAY!!!!!!!  I got it and carried it in and felt a whole lot of relief.  

So happy to get some groceries. Now if we have a stay in place order here, I'll be okay.  I have enough food to get me through.  I'm quite happy about that.  Well, in between all the debit card stuff, I am looking under my bed.  I was thinking it might have fallen off the bed and slipped under there.  Guess what?  Remember me taking it apart to fix it when it didn't need to be fixed the other night?  Well, it needed to be fixed today! LOL. I did that, cooled down, and then sat down to finish my puzzle. I finally finished that damn thing.  I'm glad it is done. :p


Sleep is great!

I went to bed early last night since I wasn't feeling great.  That helped a bit.  What helped, even more, is when I took a nap this afternoon! LOL I don't think I'm sick, I think I just have allergies. It's so much going on that I am paranoid.  I don't feel bad at all tonight.  It's not like I've been around a lot of people!  Before all the social isolation stuff, I was a total social isolator! :P

I worked on the puzzle today but I didn't finish. It's a little intense.  I didn't get a lot more done but it felt like a lot. I should finish it off tomorrow.  Here is the progress, it's going to be interesting to finish, that is for sure!


It doesn't look like I got a lot done today, but I actually did. Really. :P I mowed the front lawn today. Ahhhhhhh! It's too early for that! While typing up this post, I was watching a YouTube video by Matthew Santoro.  He was showing weird foods people eat. BLEAH! LOL!  I love his videos, he is so funny and they are always fun to watch.  I loved it when he was talking about the deep-fried tarantulas and had to leave the room.   Off to watch one more of his vids and then I'm going to turn the television off and relax.  See you tomorrow!

Pizza and more pizza!

I got one of the puzzles out today to work. I decide on a puzzle with a pizza on it. I was working on it when my friend texted and said he'd bring by some pizza. LOL!  I now have almost a whole pizza for leftovers for a few days.  I only eight two pieces when I got it so I'd have lots for later.  I'm going to enjoy it, too!

I have been staying up way too late for the last several nights, so I'm going to try my best to get to bed early tonight.  I feel a bit off.  I feel like I might have a bit of a cold, but I also know it's probably just paranoia with everything going on right now.  I'm going to try to sleep it off. I have been using my hand sanitizer religiously and I've been very cautious on anywhere I've gone.  I know I'm just being paranoid, but a good long sleep sure won't hurt!


Monday again?

Yes, it's Monday.  I was up way too late last night.  Why?  Well, I went to put my bed linen back on the bed.  I was struggling with the fitted sheet. It likes to come undone all the time so I was working at getting it on their more securely when I fell on the bed and heard a thump.  I thought I'd knocked the box springs through again.  I pulled everything off and realized I hadn't. ~_~;;  My bed doesn't have a lot of space under it, so I have two little mini bricks under each leg.  That raises I up enough to use under the bed boxes and such.  One of those had fallen.  Ahhhhhh!  So, I took the bed apart for nothing!  

This is how it went.  I started at 11:45 pm to put my bed linen back on the bed.  It was 12:30 am before I got everything back together and the bedlinen on. Sheesh!  Of course by that time I was tired, irked, and out of breath! It took a while to cool off and get myself back to normal.  I'm hoping tonight is an easy night for sleep!

I finished my puzzle today.  That bottom part was intense.  All the pieces looked a lot alike.  I'm happy to say that all the pieces were included and no extras this time! ;p



Slow Sunday

It's Sunday yet again and I'm currently washing my bed linens.  I was about to toss them in the wash when I realized that I washed a load of laundry last night and left it in the dryer after it dried so now I have to get that out to finish my bed linen. D'oh!  I was in the kitchen (where the washer and dryer are) and was about to start my bed linen drying when I realized.  I already had my pot of water on the stove to warm for washing my hair, so I just decided I'd wash it, dry it and then fold the laundry and dry the bed linen.

I started a new puzzle today.  It's a Puzzlebug one and I'm happy about that.  They just seem to be the best quality puzzles I've found that I can get at Dollar Tree.  The pieces are a decent size, they interlock well, and they are nice.  I'm currently working one with a lot of sky and a lighthouse.  I got a good portion done before stopping.

As soon as my hair is done drying, I will be working on putting away laundry.  Yes, I'm currently sitting under the hair bonnet dryer.  See my setup:


That is the puzzle in the background. Here is what I've done so far:


It's going to be another pretty one.  After I get the laundry put away and my bed linen in the dry, I'm going to relax for a bit.  I might read or work on more things to add to my Foxy Fix.  I love that thing so much.  The first time I ever saw a FF that was the Sugar Coconut, I fell in love.  I wanted a Foxy and I wanted a Sugar Coconut.  They aren't on the site anymore so I'm thinking it's a retired color.  I would see them from time to time on buy/sell sites but never a size I wanted of if it was the right size, it was too expensive.  When I saw this one, and the price with shipping being $20 I couldn't believe my luck.  It's b6 and that is just a bit smaller than A5.  I like A5 size and this is so close that it's perfect.  I am so happy I found the right size notebooks for it.  I just want to make another folder.  Since I have three inserts, I would like to have three folders.  I have the two folders I made in the Foxy.  One is behind notebook two and the other is at the back behind notebook 3.  I want to make one more and put it behind notebook one.  They are so easy to make with file folders that I already have on hand.  :)

Saturday again...

Well, my friend said we might walk today and I was looking forward to that.  We didn't walk.  D'oh!  Oh well!  I did some crafting.  I made a folder for my Foxy Fix and I modified the one I made last night.  I now have two cute handmade folders.  Both were made from file folders.  I used washi on both and some scrapbook sheets on the other.  I think they turned out quite nicely.


Puzzle and a walk

I started a new puzzle today and it's the same brand as the last two so it has the tiny pieces. Ah!  I got a bit done and then my friend and I went for a walk on the Riverwalk trail.  We ate while we were out, too.  After I got home, I did more of the puzzle.  It's not bad at all.  I should finish it tomorrow easily.

My replacement notebooks for my Foxy Fix came in today and they are absolutely perfect! They are the perfect size and they are nice quality too!  The paper is thick and it's lined nicely, too.  It had eight inserts so I'll have plenty for a while.  I now get to decorate the covers.  That will be fun to do. I already have some ideas.  I am glad I found these notebooks. I put them back on my wishlist so I can re-order them in the future. Here are some pictures.

Here is the first notebook inside the Foxy.  The little card in the pocket came with my order from Paper Issues. It's so cute!



Here is one of notebooks open.

Here us the outside of my beautiful Foxy with the adorable Starbucks charm from Berry Sweet Plans


And finally, here is the current puzzle in progess.

Stay safe out there and remember to wash your hands!


That puzzle was crazy. It took longer to finish than I thought it would.  It's very pretty though.  I was glad to get that done.  When I got done, there was one missing piece and I was getting irked.  Luckily, I found it so it is complete.  I went out for a bit. I thought I'd ride by Starbucks but wouldn't be able to go because I figured they'd be lined up around the building.  I go and no one is at the speaker!  I thought... hmm... So, yes, I got myself a latte.  It was so sad to look in as I was driving out and seeing all the tables and chairs all stacked up. I hope everything can get back to normal soon.  I totally understand the precautions going on an hopefully they will help. It's just so strange seeing so many places closed!

While I was out, I got a little bit of gas in my car.  I wasn't out or too low, but I figured I'd better get some just in case.  I did that and then headed home.  I didn't want to stay out too long. It was nice to get out for a bit.  I'm hoping my friend will want to walk again tomorrow.  The fresh air on the trail was so nice yesterday.  I figured he would need a day or two to recover. :p


Warm weather ...

Yes, the weather is warm here and it's nice. It got chilly a bit this weekend, but it's back up to being in the 60's. It's nice outside.  With most every restaurant going to take out/drive-thru only, having nice weather helps.  My friend and I walked on the Riverwalk trail today.  There were a few people down there, but not a lot.  There were more than I actually expected.   It felt good to get out in the fresh air.  I wore my new shoes and they did fine.  Certainly can't beat $10 for brand new shoes!

I started a new puzzle today. It's the same brand as the one I finished yesterday and it's got those tiny puzzle pieces. Ahh!  It's also mainly water and rocks.  I got the water done and part of the greenery above the water on the rocks.  I will finish it tomorrow. It's going to be interesting for sure!

Enjoy a picture of the puzzle and a few of the river from the walk:



So, the inserts I purchased on Amazon came today.  Sadly, they are too small for my Foxy Fix.  I was disappointed.  I didn't even open the plastic on them.  I bundled them up and packaged them to mail back.  They gave me a UPS slip so I ran out to drop it in the closest UPS box.  Guess what? it's not there anymore!  I remembered that there was one downtown in the parking lot of a law office.  I drove down there and it was still there. Yay!  I dropped in my return and headed home.

This box was located where I didn't even have to get out, so that was even better. Ha ha.  I finished my puzzle today and there is a piece missing. AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Since the pieces are so small, I'm hoping it just dropped near my bed and I'll find it soon. This is the first puzzle in a while that had a missing piece.  I hate when that happens!  This one isn't too noticeable, but it is noticeable. Oh well!