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January 2022

No thrift

We thought about going today and decided against it. We probably would have been okay as it's almost 7 and so far we've only gotten rain. Oh well. I was nice to not have to go out today.  I am going to play around with some new releases I bought from DPC Digitals on my Mini and I have more writing to do. I was in the zone writing earlier and was interrupted so I'm going to have to get back into it to write more. I should be able to, if not, I did get a bit over one thousand words. I have been writing a lot more than that daily, but that will be okay if I can't get back in the groove. 

I decided instead of sitting at my desk until bed, I just moved everything to my bed. LOL, I have my laptop here and my Mini and everything I need so that is good. See.


After I post this, I'm going to try to get back in my writing groove. I want to do that and I also hope to see some snow tonight! :)

Small thrift

There is a possibility of bad weather here again this weekend, so my friend asked if I wanted to do a small thrift today. I agreed and we went to three Goodwill stores. I didn't find anything exciting. I did get two more pairs of cotton shorts to wear as sleep shorts and a nice warm long sleeve shirt to wear around the house in winter. The one I wear almost every day is falling apart, literally! So, I got a few items of clothing, one pair of new gloves, and a little tin.  The gloves are the kind that you can use on tech screens when you are wearing them. I have a pair or two of these somewhere around the house but I have no idea where.  I needed a pair, so I grabbed these. New with tag at Goodwill, $2. It was a small haul, but at least I got a few things.  Oh, I did get two more things!  I got a little zipper case thing that I'm not sure what I"m going to use it for. I also got the DVD of the movie The NeverEnding Story. :)

Wednesday, right?

Yeah, it's been one of those weeks. lol, I didn't leave the house today. It wasn't as nice today as it was yesterday.  It almost got up to 60˚ yesterday. A heatwave! Today's high was 41˚ so yeah. Oh well, that's winter for you! I didn't do much today. I did write and I am starting a digital cookbook on my iPad Mini! :)  I bought a notebook from DPCDigitals and I am going to make it into a cookbook. She actually has cookbooks, but I wanted a bit of a different design, so I bought one of her notebooks and I'm creating my own. It only has two recipes as of now. I have many more that I want to add that I have saved in Evernote.  The recipe page looks so neat, I love it. I like that I can design it however I want.  

I copied the picture of the dish from the website that had the recipe. I then copied the text and pasted it into GoodNotes. It looks great. I love creating digitally because it saves paper and I can fix mistakes so easily.  Here is an example of one of the pages:


I zoomed in and cut out the actual notebook around the page.  I think this looks great and I can have a consistent look throughout.  The font is KG Seven Sixteen if you are interested. I got it at one of the free font sites. I think it's a cute font. The recipe is from the Taste of Home website. The tiny text at the bottom says Recipe from Taste of Home website. I hope to do that on recipes to show where I found them.

Thrift Tuesday

I have no idea how I forgot about yesterday, but here we are. I DID make two trips to recycle so that might have finished me off. :p  We went to Reidsville and only thrifted there. Salvation Army and Goodwill. We ate while there too at a local place. It was yummy!  At Salvation Army, I found two candles, a cool handmade soap, It's from a place called Joy Bunny Soap and the bar I got is Karma. It smells nice!  I found a German Coca Cola glass, too! I also found two pouches. One is a pencil/pen planner type pouch and the other is a make up fold up type deal.  Cute finds. I have another pencil/planner pouch exactly like this one that I bought on Amazon. This one is just another color. I couldn't pass it up for .99¢.  

At Goodwill I found a nice Starbucks mug, a cute jack o lantern 'bottle', a Life's a Beach hangee, and a cool Super Mario backpack! :D  All in all a good haul for the two stores.  Yes, I took pictures of everything to share.  Here we go!


Sunday again

Well, it's Sunday so that means bed linen day. it's always a joy to have clean bed linen on my bed. I also washed my hair. It's nice to have clean hair to go with the clean bed linen, but washing it in the winter is such a chore. :(  I got it done though and put away the laundry I washed yesterday. I meant to put it away yesterday, but I got caught up in other things and by then it was late and it's so damn cold in my kitchen (where the washer and dryer are), I just said phooey on it for the night.  I already have the bed linen back on the bed.  It usually ends up being later so I'm pretty proud of myself.  I wrote a bunch today but I thought of a few things I need to edit so I plan to do that before I get comfy and settle in for the night.  I am still dreaming of Spring!


The snow was mainly gone this morning as I thought it would be, but it's still cold.  The sun came out today so that is where the snow went, it sure didn't get very warm out.  I'm desperately waiting on spring. I'm so cold and I am getting tired of freezing almost to death in my own house. UGH, I sorely need to wash dishes, but it's way too cold in my kitchen to do so. If I had hot water, it wouldn't be so bad, but damn, trying to wash dishes in cold water in my cold kitchen is just brutal.  Hopefully, we'll get a warmer day soon so I can at least do that.  Heating up that pot of water to wash my hair tomorrow is going to be SO fun. ~_~; Okay, I'm done bitching now. ^^;

Snow again.....

Sorry for the lack of posting again.  I was almost ready to skip tonight too, and then realized I haven't posted in a few days. I looked at the weather app on my phone earlier and it said it was snowing. I looked out and sure enough, it is! It's very light, and it's not supposed to last long, but the ground, streets, and buildings are covered with a  light layer. It's so pretty! :)  Here are a couple of pictures. Nothing exciting as I didn't go outside, but you will get the idea. :P


I love to watch it fall. I;m currently sitting in my bedroom window looking out at it for a bit.

Messy Monday

The city came and scraped the street last night but the driveway is still full of snow and ice. I did not leave the house today. I did go out and partially scrape the front walkway. It was a lot harder than I thought. I'm hoping that I can do a better job tomorrow. It's supposed to be sunny and in the 40s, so maybe that will help loosen it up so I can finish shoveling.  Other than that, I just stayed in today. I wrote, I relaxed, and I watched Buzzr since it's Betty White's birthday and they were on day two of tribute to her. I watched most of yesterday too! :)

Snow and ice, so nice :p

We had some weather today. It wasn't as bad as they were saying it was going to be.  At first, it was supposed to be up to afoot. We only got maybe a couple of inches, but it's snow and ice so it's more dangerous on the roads.  My street was a mess all day. People went by a few times, but nothing like usual. The city did come this evening and plowed the street, so that is good. :)  I took a few snow pictures to share.


Not very exciting as I didn't get outside to take more, but there you go. It was a great day to stay in and drink coffee. :p


I never meant to stop posting. I actually meant to try to post more regularly this year. D'oh!  I was going to post this last night, but I was extremely tired, felt like crap, and just wanted to relax. I even went to be early!  I'm feeling a lot better today, so I thought I would try to get a blog post out so maybe I could get back in the habit of it! My city and area is under a winter storm advisory. It's gone from a dusting to up to 12 inches, to 3 inches, to 6 inches, etc. Who knows what we'll actually get? :p  I am prepared in case. I have my power box thing ready and I'm charging another one I have too. I also have candles set aside, Sterno, and my little Sterno stoves. I'm ready in case we do have a power outage. My one power thingee is almost fully charged, but I cannot figure out where in the heck I put its charging cord. ARGH!  I'll look again later. I was getting frustrated looking earlier. I'm going to relax until lunch, eat that and then look again.

Yesterday, my friend and I went on a thrift trip yesterday. It has been a while! We went to Reidsville and then to Walkertown and Mayodan.  We ate at a little restaurant in Reidsville and then went to Goodwill. We'd already visited the Salvation Army store.  I only got a little green dish, a Starbucks mug, and a little hook thing in there. Of these items, only the green dish will be in the picture below!  After eating, we went to Goodwill. I found a nice Fossil wallet for $1.99 so I got it.  We then headed to Walkertown. They usually have a LOT of stuff in certain areas, but they were very limited on items in those areas. My friend and I figured either someone came in and bought a ton of stuff or they tossed a bunch of stuff out.  It was a big difference. Weird.  I only got three pouches there, two identical ones with cute cacti and a glittery one from Seattle. I also got a little case that had Mtn. Dew on it and it had a pair of earbuds in it and a car charger. Neat!! All but one of the Cactus pouches are in the picture below!

We went to Mayodan last and I was finding things left and right. lol I found two brand new lamps still in the box.  I also found a selfie ring light. I had been looking at them on Amazon to use for filming unboxing, and taking pictures of things I buy to make a brighter picture since the lighting in my house sucks. It was $3 and it had the phone holder, tripod, and power cord/usb charger. Nice! It's not pictured in the photo below but it was used to take all the pictures. :p  I also got a set of two cute Penquin Starbucks mugs, 2020 The year of the Introvert mug, a cute SakRoots wallet (brand new with the strap still with it), a cute candle, and a vintage Jeopardy board game. Great haul. It was a fun trip and we ate in Reidsville on our way back through at Pete's Burgers and More one of my favorite places!  I made a cute spread in my DPC journal as a memory page of the finds.  As I said before, not everything is shown, but it is the majority of my items.


Cute, yes? I love my DPC planner and all my thrift goodies!

Trip recap!

I'm actually going to do one. Yay! I also hope to put a picture I pick at random from my beach pictures. Let's see, so, like I said, I only found out on Tuesday that we were going down that Thursday.  I spent Wednesday washing clothes and packing.  I didn't sleep worth a damn on Wednesday night so I was extremely tired Thursday when we got there.  We found our room very nice and clean. As I mentioned, it was a bit small, but it was perfectly fine.  10/10 we would both stay again.  That first night, we went to Victoria's to eat and then got a few groceries. We'd brought soda with us so we only had to buy a bit of food for the room.  We did that and then settled in.

That night I had a hard time sleeping again because of the pillows on my bed. They sucked. I always carry my feather pillow with me when I travel, so at least I had that. I had to double over my pillow on top of one of the ones they had to finally get comfortable. Their pillows were weird! I was tired on Friday too but luckily, we didn't leave the room.  I spend a lot of balcony time as I did on the September trip. I had my beach chair out there and just camped out. That was nice. I was out there when I heard about Betty White and was so upset. I went in to tell my friend. It was so sad to hear. She was such a sweetheart and will be sorely missed by so many people.  The rest of the day, I spend either on the balcony or in the room relaxing.  I was able to watch the ball drop on ABC and did that.  People were shooting off fireworks on the beach for a long time after that. The bad thing was, the fog had rolled in THICK that night and if the fireworks were not right next to the hotel or really close by there was no use to look. You couldn't see anything! lol We ordered two meals from DoorDash. One from Hungry Howie's and one from Charlie's Cheeseteaks. 

So, Saturday, we went out to do our thrift and pawn shops.  We found a new Goodwill we'd never been to, so that was nice. Sadly, the pawnshops he likes were closed.  We did make it to four more Goodwills. Two in Myrtle, one in Surfside / Murrell's, and one in North Myrtle beach. I didn't get a lot, but I did get a few things. I found a Fossil bag in one Goodwill that had the key still on it and a bonus! Someone had bought one of the key and lock Fossil keychains and attached it to the bag too. Score! :D  I was very happy to have that and the bag rang up a whole $2.00! Nice!  We at that night at King's Famous Pizza in NMB and I got baklava to carry back to the room. YUM!  I packed up that night and had everything ready for an easier day on Sunday.

Sunday we got up and ate some of the last of our leftover pizza and get our things together and checked out. We drove up to NMB and went back to Goodwill. We were looking for something my friend had seen the day before and told me about that I wanted, but sadly, it was gone. :(  We headed on and went to Long's to the Goodwill there and then on.  We stopped in Tabor City and got some fries and drinks at McDonald's there.  We also stopped at the Sandwich hut in Rockingham NC.

We at in Reidsville, NC, and went to the Goodwill there. I found a black leather Fossil bag! :) Atter that, we headed home. All in all a nice trip. I got several fun thrifting items. My favorites are the Fossil keychain that I found on that one purse, and a nice Speck case for my iPad Mini!  So, I finally did a Myrtle Beach trip recap. Yay!  Now, let's share a random picture and hope it isn't one I've already shared. lol Ah, the fog. I never did show a good picture of that. It was much more ominous in person, btw!


Neat, yes? I like the way the hotel next door is the only light you can see.


Goodbye Myrtle Beach

Home again and I'm at my desk. We had a long and convoluted trip home. We stopped in North Myrtle Beach at Goodwill, Longs SC at Goodwill. We stopped in Tabor City and got cokes and fries at McDonald's to tide us over. We stopped in Rockingham NC as usual, too.  I got watermelon Now and Laters! YAY, We also stopped briefly in Greensboro for him to go to one store and then we stopped in Reidsville to eat and then we went to the Goowill there.  A lot of stops and I'm so glad to be home.  I need a nice, long, quiet evening.  I want to write too. I did write on the trip, but nowhere near what I usually do in a day. I'm going to be very happy to get back into that! I know I always say I'll do a trip recap and never do. I will try my best to do that tomorrow. A good night's sleep in my own bed is going to be absolute BLISS. I never sleep well on these trips unless I have my own part of the room. My friend can't sleep without a television going, I can't sleep with one going, so... ~_~;


I was going to share more pictures from this morning, but the uploading is being wonky and I'm too tired to fight with it right now. Enjoy those that look a lot alike. :p


Saturday evening post

Sorry about no post this afternoon. The wife was acting up again and I couldn't get anything to work. As it is, this might not even let me post. We'll see.  I am going to share one beach picture from the afternoon and a few pictures I took while we were out today. We went to all the Goodwills down here and even found a new one! :D