I'm dealing with a lot of stuff right now with my current living situation being taken away. I'm so stressed, I'm not eating well, and I'm hardly sleeping. I might miss some days posting here. If so, please forgive me. I'm just barely hanging on at this point. I did have one good thing happen today. I had to carry another carload of stuff to the storage place. I stopped at Starbucks on the way back hoping to get a nice treat for myself and get a red cup. I was able to do both. This is the first year I've managed to nab a red cup. Last year the car in front of me in line got the last one. Such is my life.
Yup, still running on fumes. I hope to get some sleep tonight. I have some things in the works for me to move (I hope!). I took another load to the storage unit today and just about killed myself. My poor back. Ah! But another load out of the house. I just finished up today's NaNo writing. I had done most of it earlier and then had to leave to go out, so I came home and wrote the rest of the words to meet my goal. I've been doing no less than 2000 words a day every day through it all and I wasn't going to stop today! Go me! Now, if I can just get some sleep tonight, please!
My sleep was a bit better last night, but still not great. I'm hoping to sleep better tonight. I may have an option for a place to stay. I am not going to say more until I know everything is working out with that. It may fall through, I want to be positive though! I took several totes full of stuff out to my friend's storage locker today. We went thrifting to get my mind off of things. I didn't really want to buy anything, but I saw two nice plastic totes in the Salvation Army store and bought those. $5 each! They are a lot more than that new and they make a perfect thing to store stuff in. I have another one full and ready to go tomorrow and I'll fill these two tomorrow and carry those three and perhaps a few more things out to the storage unit. I am still upset, but I'm also hopeful so there you go. Also, I spent some time with my friends whom I haven't seen much at all since before Covid. It was nice to spend a little time with them. :)
I hope to sleep tonight. My house worries are over / just starting. What do I mean by that? I got a certified letter today that my house is going up for auction in January. I have no idea how I'll be able to get anything else as I'm on disability. I will be looking into section 8 and my options. I am glad it's finally over (the worry about losing the house) but I'm SO DAMN UPSET about losing it. NEVER trust family. EVER. It's going to be hard to move the ridiculous amount of stuff I have in my house. I am just so upset. I didn't sleep a wink last night because I knew something bad was coming in the mail today about the house I just didn't know it was going to be that bad. I will survive, though. I hope. I have a friend who will help me move and said he'd rent a truck to help me, so that is a relief. He is the one I go thrifting with and that I go to the beach with. I still can't believe this is happening. Now that I know the worse, maybe I can sleep tonight. We'll see. :(
I went to bed early last night, but it was hot in my room. I got up and turned on the fan since I'd long since taken my air conditioner out of the window. It didn't help much. It was frustrating when I really needed sleep as I'm stressed and I wanted to sleep and try to not be stressed! When I woke up (a million times) and finally got up this morning, it was cool in my room. Ugh. I was hot under the covers, but it was cool in my room. So frustrating! At least it's not supposed to get really warm today, hopefully, my room will be cool enough to sleep tonight. I really need some sleep. I have my writing done, but I still have my other Sunday chores to do. Boo!
I did not sleep well at all last night. It was rough. I am going to get off the computer and try to relax a bit. I'm not going to nap because that will just make it harder to sleep tonight. Wish me luck! So tired. Ah!
My friend and I went on the Greensboro thrift trip today because he was off for the holiday. We ate a place we found on a previous trip. They were sooooooooo slooooooow. We finally got our food, ate, and then got to thrift. We went to all the Goodwill stores over there. I got a good amount of things. I found seasons 2-6 of LOST. I have the first season and I think a few more, but I couldn't remember when I was in there. They were $4 each, so I just got them. I also found some Starbucks tumblers (older ones) and a few nice reusable cold cups. One with the original price tag on it AND it still has the Starbucks branded straw. Nice! I also got some odds and ends, a few books, a little pouch just for the cute Eiffel Tower charm on it, and a cool vintage board game called Aggravation It has marbles! I love old board games and especially ones that I don't have or have never seen before! I got a cool Monopoly-themed mug in one Goodwill. I collect Monopoly sets and I also collect Monopoly-themed merchandise when I find it. It was a decent trip, but I spent too much! LOL
Oh and YES I did write today! I wrote the majority of my word count while I was waiting for him to get ready this morning and wrote the rest when I got home to get my word count to where I wanted it for the day. I've been doing a bit over 2000 words each day for NaNo and I wanted to keep the momentum going. I'm glad I wrote before because I'm so tired after the trip, my writing would have been pretty bleah tonight. I'm posting this and then I'm going to relax and listen to the shortwave!
Here are all my finds:
I am currently suffering from a nasty migraine. I didn't write until this evening as I had a virtual write-in to go to as part of NaNoWriMo (my area). I was able to participate and write even with a migraine. My writing may suck, but I got my word count for today. Now, I will take a break from screens and hope my head feels better!
My friend and I went out of town to one of our favorite restaurants. They have great pizza. I got a small one while in the restaurant. Their small is pretty much a bit larger than a personal pizza so easy to eat in one go. He got baked spaghetti which also looked great. He even went back and ordered us both a small pizza to go. :) Now I have lunch and dinner tomorrow. Yay! We also went to the Goodwill there. I got a few small things there. :)
Before we went, I got my daily NaNoWriMo writing done. I am at 18,686 words! :) Tomorrow I am participating in the weekly write-in, so that will be fun. I like doing those. It's fun to participate in a virtual write-in!
My friend and I went on our usual Tuesday thrift trip. I found a few goodies. Not a huge haul, though. I also went out earlier before we did that to get a few errands run. I had to recycle, grab some essentials, and vote. I also washed Goontz while out and it was. good thing because we took Goontz on our thrifting trip! :p
Ha ha, how is that for a title? So, it's Monday. I was supposed to go to the recycling center today and get that done, but I haven't left the house. Oops. I did realize that I was going out tomorrow to vote, so I figured why not just wait and go do that and recycle? I wrote for NaNo, and that is going well. It's a slow build right now, but it's the way I think it should go.
If you are wondering about the food incident yesterday, I'll tell you! I always get a pizza when I hit 10,000 words during NaNoWriMo. I decided this year to change it up and order myself some delicious Chinese. So, I get on Grubhub and make an order. Over an HOUR after I placed the order there was still no driver! I had to contact GrubHub. I got two different credits for future orders. I do appreciate that, but I was still upset as I still didn't have a driver. They must have alerted one because as I chatted with them, they said one was assigned to me. It wasn't showing that on my end! Soon after, one did show up that they were near the restaurant and they brought the food. It took waaaay too long, but I did eventually get my food. So frustrating!
The most frustrating thing is, I always order well in advance in case there are delays, but I didn't yesterday! Ugh! The food was good and mostly still warm. It threw my day off and I didn't get a few things done I had planned. At least the food was tasty!
Yeah, It's been a day. I'll post tomorrow! Today's NaNoWriMo writing is done! I had a stressful time with a food order. It took up more time than I wanted, so I'm going to grab a fan and try to relax. It got warm again here and of course, I took my air out of the window last month. I will be using a fan for the next few days for sure!
I am glad I posted early yesterday because I wouldn't have had time last night! Why? Well, my friend and I did our Friday thrift trip, but with a twist! At the second to last Goodwill, we looked to see if there was Goodwill in the city we weren't far from. There was, so we decided to go. We found a new one. Well, new to us. We headed from there to the last Goodwill we go to on this trip and drove past another. We turned back and went to that one too. So, we went to five Goodwill stores on this trip. The 'new' stores were a nice change. I might do a list of items tomorrow. For now, I'm going to relax a bit. I also want to tune in a bit early on the Shortwave as there are more broadcasts to find on Saturday.
Did I write today for NaNoWriMo? Yes, indeed! I went over the 10,000 mark today, too! You know what that means, I treat myself to a pizza. It won't be tonight, but I will do it in the next few days. I thought about going out tonight to Starbucks, but I just don't feel like leaving the house.
Sorry about yesterday. My friend had a package delivered here yesterday. He came by with food for both of us. We ate and he ended up staying for several hours. After he left, I had to get ready for a NaNoWriMo virtual write-in. I did that and got my day's writing done. I only added a couple of words after that. Then, I got caught up in watching a Livestream from Hawaii. After that, I listened to the Shortwave. By that time, it was well after eleven. I figured today I would go ahead and blog since I'm finished with today's writing. I'm at 8190 words on day four! :D
I just finished writing for today's NaNoWriMo and it's much better than day one! The two main characters had their first conversation and they are getting along great. It's going to be fun to develop them more as I go along. I need to add my word count to the NaNo site and then I might run to the grocery store. I've been putting off doing forever now. I am out of a lot of things. I also would like to see if they have any leftover Halloween candy for me to snatch up at a discount! lol