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So crazy!

I mentioned several months ago that I ordered a pack of four styluses on eBay that never showed up.  I contacted the seller and they refunded the purchase.  Guess what came today over two months after it was shipped?  Yes, the package with four styluses in it!  I was shocked. I was unsure what to do as I had gotten a refund and the item.  I contacted the seller to let them know and ask what they wanted me to do.  They were very nice and said to just keep the item.  Very nice of them.  I put them on my saved seller lists so I will buy from them again since they were so accommodating.  I looked and they do have some things I could use, so I'll order something from them next month in thanks.

My friend and I did not do our usual Tuesday thrift trip. I was thinking he would want to, but he never mentioned it. He had things to do at home so I think that is why. He did text me later in the evening and mentioned going to a local place to eat.  We did.  It's a walk-up and order type place.  You order, pay, and then they call your number when the food is ready. It's a nice place with good food.  We did that and then I went and got $10 worth of gas. I would have gotten more but I was down to $12 and I like to leave at least a few dollars in there! 


Nothing much

It's Monday and there is nothing much to say.  I was supposed to go recycle today, but I didn't leave the house.  Well, I did bring the trash can in.  Guess what? The neighbors took theirs in too! it's only been out there since last week.  They had to mow so while they were doing that, they moved it to their backyard. YAY!  I need to mow my front lawn soon. It isn't too bad right now, but it will have to be done in a day or so.

I set up my May habit tracker in my bullet journal and got my weeklies for May done. I won't have to go back and do that later.  My friend and I are goign to the beach in May. Right now the dates are up in the air. He booked the wrong week. I don't mind going either week so we'll see how that plays out.  Heck, I wish we could go for two weeks! :P That isn't going to happen, but I can dream. I just need to know ahead of time so I can stop my mail for that week. Of course, I will be posting from there as always.  Sharing plenty of pretty beach pictures. :)

 


Sunday is not my fun day! :p

I got a lot done today as usual. I put away the laundry I washed yesterday, I washed my hair and my bed linen. The linens are clean and back on the bed. I washed a ridiculous amount of dishes.  I mean a ridiculous amount of dishes!   I was so glad to get that done.  I also put carried the trash out to the can and put the can on the street.   I only have one bag a week so I usually wait until the can is full before taking it to the street. It seems silly to take it every week with just one little bag in there so I just hold off.  After last week's bag, it was pretty full. I knew today's bag was going to make it totally stuffed so I took it out to the street.  Now I just need to remember to get it back in tomorrow.  My neighbors across the street can't seem to do that with theirs. ~_~; Theirs has been out since LAST week's trash collection. It's so annoying.  I get mine in on the same day they pick up.  I don't understand why they don't.  They are the only house on the street that does that. Of course, they have to live right across from me. I know, I know, there are bigger problems in the world, but it just irritates me. 

I didn't go out today. It was very nice not leaving the house.  (well, I did take the can to the street, but you know what I mean!).  I got a good amount of writing done, too. :)


Sorry, sorry.

I was going to post on Thursday evening but my Bluetooth was acting up.  I finally gave up! Yesterday it was still being wonky. I got it working today, finally.  I was going to post last night but when I looked at the clock, it was three minutes until midnight so I knew I wouldn't have time to post, so I just decided to wait and try again today! So, here we go. Thursday, my friend texted and wanted to go thrifting.  We usually go on Friday after he gets off at noon, but he asked if I wanted to go then.  I figured, why not!  So, we went to Reidsville and ate at Bojangles and then went to the Salvation Army store. I found a Fossil handbag! I actually found two, but I only got one. It's fabric and it's pretty nifty.  Here is the picture of that:

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It has a flap pocket on the front and a slide pocket on the back.  I like those to put my phone in. The front pocket is perfect to store my face masks in!   My Sak bag had these features.  I especially like the pocket on the back for my cell phone. I look for that now when I get a 'new' purse.  I'm already using this one.  I thought it was nice for summer. I got a few other little things in the Salvation Army store.  At the Goodwill in Reidsville, I found a Mickey Mouse mug that looks brand new. I can always use another mug and this one is sturdy. I'm not a huge Disney fan, but I do love Mickey! I also found a little radio for $1.00 and a little cactus ring holder.   We went to the Mayodan Goodwill too and I found a HUGE box of Avery address labels.  I got those. There are very few, if any, sheets missing. That will give me labels for a long time!

I also got a little notebook in there.  It was a little graph paper notebook originally from Staples.  Neither my friend nor I got to really look as much as we'd like to as there was some idiot woman with her kids running rampant through the store. They were screaming and slamming things and we were both about to drop kick some brats.  So annoying. I was glad I did find the labels though. I already made a sheet of them and they look great. :) It was a good thrifting trip.

Yesterday, we didn't plan to do anything but he had mentioned a local place after we thrifted but they were closed. He texted me yesterday to see if I wanted to go since we couldn't on Thursday.  I agreed and we did.  That was all I did yesterday. I spent the rest of the day at home relaxing.  Today, I planned to not even leave the house.  Plans changed, though.  I was very low on good stuff to eat! I had a voucher for a free combo meal at McDonald's, so I went to get that. I ate at the park. The park is right across the road from the grocery store, so since I was right there, I decided to go and get that done.  I did!  I now have a lot of goodies in the house to eat so I won't have to worry about running out of anything. So glad to have that done! :p

 

 


Sorry, sorry.

I was going to post on Thursday evening but my Bluetooth was acting up.  I finally gave up! Yesterday it was still being wonky. I got it working today, finally.  I was going to post last night but when I looked at the clock, it was three minutes until midnight so I knew I wouldn't have time to post, so I just decided to wait and try again today! So, here we go. Thursday, my friend texted and wanted to go thrifting.  We usually go on Friday after he gets off at noon, but he asked if I wanted to go then.  I figured, why not!  So, we went to Reidsville and ate at Bojangles and then went to the Salvation Army store. I found a Fossil handbag! I actually found two, but I only got one. It's fabric and it's pretty nifty.  Here is the picture of that:

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It has a flap pocket on the front and a slide pocket on the back.  I like those to put my phone in. The front pocket is perfect to store my face masks in!   My Sak bag had these features.  I especially like the pocket on the back for my cell phone. I look for that now when I get a 'new' purse.  I'm already using this one.  I thought it was nice for summer. I got a few other little things in the Salvation Army store.  At the Goodwill in Reidsville, I found a Mickey Mouse mug that looks brand new. I can always use another mug and this one is sturdy. I'm not a huge Disney fan, but I do love Mickey! I also found a little radio for $1.00 and a little cactus ring holder.   We went to the Mayodan Goodwill too and I found a HUGE box of Avery address labels.  I got those. There are very few, if any, sheets missing. That will give me labels for a long time!

I also got a little notebook in there.  It was a little graph paper notebook originally from Staples.  Neither my friend nor I got to really look as much as we'd like to as there was some idiot woman with her kids running rampant through the store. They were screaming and slamming things and we were both about to drop kick some brats.  So annoying. I was glad I did find the labels though. I already made a sheet of them and they look great. :) It was a good thrifting trip.

Yesterday, we didn't plan to do anything but he had mentioned a local place after we thrifted but they were closed. He texted me yesterday to see if I wanted to go since we couldn't on Thursday.  I agreed and we did.  That was all I did yesterday. I spent the rest of the day at home relaxing.  Today, I planned to not even leave the house.  Plans changed, though.  I was very low on good stuff to eat! I had a voucher for a free combo meal at McDonald's, so I went to get that. I ate at the park. The park is right across the road from the grocery store, so since I was right there, I decided to go and get that done.  I did!  I now have a lot of goodies in the house to eat so I won't have to worry about running out of anything. So glad to have that done! :p

 

 


Goal met, again.

Yes, I just hit 50,000 words for CampNaNo!  Yes, I plan to go on.   I actually wrote like crazy today and got over 4000 words!  I was on a roll.  I wrote earlier today. I wasn't going to leave the house today, so I had plenty of time to write. I could write more, but I'm going to give myself a break until tomorrow.  I didn't do a lot more than writing today.  It's been a slow day. I've been at my desk on the MBP since I ate breakfast.  I need to run out and turn off the water. I turned it on to wash off Goontz yesterday and forgot to turn it off. We are under a freeze warning tonight! I don't want my hose to break.

I took another picture of my 'new' Fossil bag. It's not a great shot, but it's much better than he one I took last night! Here it is:

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I have plastic bags in it to give it shape while it's not being used. It's so supple and nice. I'll probably save it for fall/winter time.   I just checked the weather on my MBP and it's currently 48˚!   It is pretty chilly inside, too. I am going to have to put on a sweater or a hoodie in a bit. I already put away my heater for the year and I'm not getting it back out.  I could just be lazy and get on my pajamas and snuggle under the covers in my bed.  That sounds pretty nice, actually! I think I'm going to organize my Starbucks cards and then crash on my bed and relax.  I have the cards that aren't the regular size ones in two disk boxes.   I would like to have them sorted by year like I do the other ones.  Here are the two file boxes and the cards:

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These work great! The little one is for the smaller ones that are on a single card, the bigger box is for the weird-sized ones. It works out well! They stay organized and dust-free, too! I just finished organizing them. They look better and they are all in order.   

 


Wow!

So, my friend and thrifted today as we usually do on Tuesday. We did it a bit differently though. We ate at a place here for the first time and it was delicious.  I got a Philly steak and cheese and it was delicious!   The only way it could have been better is if it had been bigger.  We went to Martinsville VA first.  I only found one thing at the Goodwill there.  A belt bag with flying / in space tacos! LOL It was too cute not to buy.  We then went to Eden NC to the Goodwill there.  I found a glass turtle candle holder. It's heavy.  I also found an old holiday Starbucks tumbler (back when they still had the short size (8oz) tumblers. My friend got me a Monopoly game in there too. It's Monopoly city which I don't have.  I'm adding it to my Monopoly collection! :)

We left there and went to Reidsville. The Salvation Army store closes at 5 pm, so we missed that today.  We did to the Goodwill and I found another nice Fossil bag.  This is s brown satchel with leather embossed with designs. Very nice. I also found a Starbucks thermos from 2006. I look it up and it was part of a camping/travel set.  The next time I go, I'll look and see if the cups are there. I don't think so, but I'll look.  I have always wanted a Starbucks thermos, so I was glad to find this.  I also got a little metal note holder, a metal sign with the Eiffel tower on it, and Paris. It was originally from Hobby Lobby and was $12 new.  I got it for $1.49. :)  I also got a Hello Kitty game for the DS lite.  I saw it last time and didn't get it, I said if it were there when I went back, I would get it and I did. I haven't played it yet, but I will. It's got Kerroppi in it. YAY!!!!!! :D

OH! I also got a little yellow candle/lantern thingee from World Market. I got a green one in there a few trips back and I was hoping the yellow one just like it was still there. It was and now it's mine.   I was happy to get it and I'll display them together. I came home and got my writing done. I didn't have anything written before I left and I was able to get down 24017 words! Whoo-hoo! Now I just have a few more things to do and I'm going to crash. OH! I did mow some in the backyard when I got home. I forgot all about that.  It was getting really bad in one area, so I got it while I was still dressed from going out. I'm so glad to have that done.

This isn't the best picture ever, but here is the bag. It's so soft and supple and I love it.

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Sunday silliness.....

There isn't really any silliness, it just made a good title for this blog post! :p  I did my usual Sunday things.  I washed my hair and my bed linen, I put my laundry away that I washed yesterday, and I wrote. I was supposed to wash dishes but somehow that didn't happen. Oops. Oh well, there is always tomorrow! I have been smiling all day every time I look around my room. It looks so much better. I even did a bit more today. I got my stack of puzzles straightened up.   I just need to start doing puzzles again.  It's hard to believe that I haven't done one since March of 2020!  I have a huge pile just waiting for me.  I even got a pack of five on a recent thrift trip.  These are small ones (200 pieces each) so they won't take much time. I also have quite a few vintage ones. Some are even sealed. I need to get back into working on my puzzles. I miss it. It's very relaxing.  Well, except when I'm missing a piece! LOL!

I have my linens back on the bed so I'm pretty much done for today!  I got my word count uploaded at CampNaNoWriMo. I bypassed 40,000 words today! Yay! I will definitely be going over 50,000 for the month.  I am enjoying this story so much.  It's gotten extremely long, too.  Let me see the current word count. It's 252,634.  Wowee!

 

 


Hoo boy am I tired.

All the thrift trips lately have made my bedroom look like a thrift shop!  I got to work today and got the room all cleaned and cleared.  I have everything put away neatly and I'm so happy. It looks so much better in here!  I put the little cabinet that I got yesterday next to my nightstand.  It fits in the spot well and I can organize a lot of things in it and on it! I love it.  I have all my thrift finds to put away except for that box of jewelry-making stuff. I did organize the beads and things in the containers. I just have to figure out where I'm going to store all of these things and I want to add the stuff I already had with it.  I just need to figure out where all that is going to go!  

I didn't do a lot else today.  That wore me out! lol I did write a bit portion for Camp today. I am now about 2000 words from 40,000 so I just revised my goal to 50,000.  I know I'll hit it easily. :). I was on a roll and I had to make myself stop writing as I was starting to get tired and my writing wasn't as good there at the end.  I stopped so I could pick up tomorrow when I'm fresh and write much better.  I'm actually typing this post up on the 13" MacBook Pro.  I have a place for it in the new little cabinet, so I can use it when I'm not at my desk. Very convenient. I am going to try to crash a little early tonight as I'm really tired.  I didn't sleep well last night and then I did all that cleaning. I'm hoping to sleep like a log tonight. :p

 


Friday fun with thrifting.....

So, I thought my friend and I were not going to thrift today. He had the day off and didn't mention it so I was settled in at my desk ready to spend the day on my Mac and write and just enjoy my day.  He had texted me earlier this morning and didn't mention going, so I thought that was that. He texted around 2 this afternoon and mentioned going. I really wanted to just stay at home, but I agreed to go.  I dressed and went out and washed off Goontz.  It's pollen season and my Goontz had a layer of yellow/green pollen all over.  I got that done and then waited for my friend.  He came and we went to Reidsville. He ate at Bojangles and then went to the Salvation Army store.  I found a Sony clock radio for $2, a pack of Post-it note page flags, (Well two packs), and a package of pretty napkins. Don't judge me! lol  We went to the Goodwill and I only found one item. It's a Jack o lantern metal candle holder that originally came from Bath and Body Works. It was very cute and caught my eye so I got it.

We then went to the Goodwill in Walkertown NC. I found a little purple jack o lantern candle holder in there.  I also found a very nice little cabinet/stand. Here is a picture.  It still has the letter stickers from where it was assembled and the price sticker.  It was only $8 and I am not sure where I'm going to put it, but it's in excellent condition. The drawer works well and the shelf is adjustable.

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It will be a nice addition to my house.  I just have to figure out where I'm going to use it!  We went to Mayodan after that and I only found two things.  A disk holder and a sleep mask.  The disk holder is a Fellows brand and it was for computer disks back in the day. It will be perfect to hold my specialty Starbucks cards.  I was going to search for one of these for that purpose and this one was there so I got it. It's in great shape, too! Speaking of Starbucks cards, several I ordered on eBay arrived today!  I was happy to get them. I only have one thing that I'm waiting on now and that is a Starbucks tumbler.  I saw it in-store when I went to the 'new' Starbucks in Greensboro and I knew I wanted it.  I decided to look on eBay. I knew I'd have to pay more for it, but I found one that was only a few dollars more with free shipping so that saves me trying to find it at the local Starbucks. :)

I forgot to mention that I found a Fossil purse at the Walkertown store but I had to pass it up as it was priced pretty high.  I was short on funds. My friend got the little cabinet for me. He would have gotten the purse too and let me pay him back for both, but I'm still doing monthly payments on the Docs! We went back to Reidsville before heading home and ate at Carmela's. 

 


Thursday... it actualy is! :p

Yes, I know the correct day today. Especially after that debacle yesterday! I didn't do a lot today. I did get my front lawn mown as it needed it badly. I meant to go back out and wash my car and totally forgot.  Once I got in and got at my desk, I didn't go back out.  I did write today and got a nice portion done.  I had my goal for 30,000 words for CampNaNoWriMo and I surpassed that last night, so I decided to change it to 40,000 and I'll probably change it to 50,000 since I'm rolling right along on it. I will probably end up with more than 50,000 words as I'm halfway through and already have 33,808!  Go me!   I slept very poorly last night and I am hoping to make up for that tonight.  I just couldn't get comfortable, I had aches that were keeping me awake.  It was not a nice night. I hope by getting the lawn mown today, it will help with my sleep tonight.  We'll see!

 


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.