Here are a few morning beach pictures to start your day. :p. It's gorgeous again here and it's HOT. I'm not sure what we are doing today beyond one errand. I ordered a case for this similar to the one I found in Goodwill and it's being delivered to an Amazon locker down here. We will be picking that up at some point. I think we might be eating at Victoria's, too. We'll see. I'll check in later. Here are the pictures.
Guess who got a new case for her phone today? Did you guess me? Well you guessed right! :p I love the case I had, but it got ink stains on it and I cannot get them out. I was going to order another one just like the one I had, but I thought I'd look and see what else I found. I haven't looked up cases since I first got the phone. I found some with the movable sparkly stuff and it was my color! It's a teal blue and clear and it's so pretty! It was pretty inexpensive, so I ordered it and it came today. I love getting Sunday deliveries from Amazon! :D
So, it came today and I opened it and I fell in love. It's so pretty! I tried to take a good picture of it, but I had to use things other than my Pixel and it has the best camera. I took about 49028493284902 pictures and came up with two that I'll share. lol Here we are:
Neither picture does it justice. You get the idea, though, right? :p I am glad I did get the white Pixel since the top part of the case is clear. It looks so nice with the blue at the bottom of the case. I am extra, so I went in and changed the keyboard in Swiftkey from a pink one to a blue one. :p I'm silly, I know, but it looks nice. The first picture was taken with my iPod touch and the second one was with my camera. Neither would be as good as if I could take it with my Pixel's camera. It's hard to take a picture of your phone in a case with the case on! :P Maybe I'll do a bathroom selfie with it tomorrow! lol
My friend and I went on a midweek thrift trip. We went to Reidsville. We ate at Camela's. It was delicious. We were going to Salvation Army as we had enough time, but they are closed on Wednesday. D'oh! We went to Goodwill and I found a few things. An old Tupperware divided plate (I have the plate but it's broken, so I was happy to find another one), a Halloween mug, a Seattle mug, a green plastic box (vintage check box), and a little souvenir 'horse' made of wood. The head is a clothespin! lol, It says "Straight from the horse's mouth" on it. It's cute! Since we didn't find a lot in there, we went to Mayodan to that Goodwill we just discovered last week. I found a lot of stuff in here. Two ceramic jack o lanterns (one small, one large), a pink zipper pouch (for small electronics, two grab bags of pencil and pens, (one had two Tombow brush pens in it! I didn't even see them when I picked it up), a SakRoots wallet, three desk bins (one long, one shorter, and a pencil cup), a pack of refills for a Zebra pen and a broken pen (I ordered a replacement pen on Amazon.), some Halloween string lights, and a secret message writing set. It had two invisible ink pens in it. Very cute. I think that is all. It was a good haul! We enjoyed this Goodwill much more this time. On the last trip, they were very busy, and it was hard to even look at stuff. This time, they weren't that busy and we were able to take our time.
That is basically what this is! I wanted to protect my desk to keep it from any issues so I looked up desk mats. I found one that would fit my desk. The writing surface isn't huge, so I had to measure it to get the right size. The only thing is, the smallest one height-wise is also the smallest one lengthwise! I wish I could get one that covered the majority of my desk. For now this will do.
It's nice, it's pink on one side and blue on the other. When I was looking these up and had ordered this one, I remembered I had an old Yoga mat that I didn't use anymore. It wasn't a real thick one and it was blue on one side and green on the other. I was thinking, I could cut this and make my own custom mat for my desk. There is only one problem. I can't find the Yoga mat! I moved it from the container I keep my other mats in. It only holds four and I took this one out to fit those in. Now, I can't remember what I did with the other mat. D'oh! I was thinking it would look pretty good on my desk and it would get used, but I can't find it. It's around here somewhere! :p
So, that came yesterday. Today I got another two packages from Amazon. I ordered a set of washi that has been on my wish list forever and I also ordered some coffee stickers! They had a set of 40 some (45 I think?) for $4 and some change. I looked and they had the same display box but it had twice as many stickers for $5 and change. I ordered that and I'm glad I did. It was two of the first one. So, an extra set of stickers for just a few dollars more. Good deal! Here are the stickers and the washi:
The stickers are neat. There are two of each design in the box so I have four of each with the two boxes. The washi is pretty and it's one of my favorite brands I've found on Amazon, it's Moleshine brand. Always nice quality and very pretty! As you can see on the bottom left of the washi box, they added a skinny roll, too!
Yesterday, my friend and I went to Reidsville and ate at Pete's and then went thrifting. At the Goodwill, he found a TomTom GPS and bought it and said it was for me! Yay! It's an older one, but it works well and it's got a nice size screen. He had bought me a tiny TomTom at the Goodwill in Longs SC on the way home from the last beach trip and I liked it, but it was hard to push the screen as it was so small. He saw this one and bought it. We set it up and it works fine. The maps may be a bit out of date, but they should be okay. It will still get us where we need to go, just maybe not to a specific restaurant or whatnot if we don't have the address. It will be nice to have a GPS in my car so I don't have to use my phone and Google Maps. I love my Google, but I don't want to run down my phone battery!
The day before that, when I forgot to post again, I went and got my car washed, filled up with gas, and got my oil changed They charged $10 more than last time and I wasn't very happy about that but I needed the oil change so I went ahead and got it. I like keeping on top of any maintenance on my Goontz!
What am I babbling about? Well, I ordered a laptop bag today for the MBP since my laptop bag was too small, yes, I could use the sleeve and I might use that too at times, but I wanted an actual bag. I ordered one on Amazon and I also ordered a clear snap-on case for the MBP. It's blue and clear. This MBP is in such great shape so it will look so nice in that case. I looked at a lot of cases. The ones I really wanted were $20 and up. This one was $10 and it looked nice. I hope I like it. I am not a fan of the 'frosted' look and that is the case that is on it now. I could have gotten a pink one but my new laptop bag is pink. That is too much pink! :p. The laptop bag came in black (too basic), blue (not a good shade) and grey (I think). I liked the pink the best. It's pretty cool. It opens completely. If you pulled the zipper down, you can lay the bag out flat. The laptop goes in the big sleeve side and there are two smaller pockets on the other side and it has an outside pocket. I like it. I hope I picked right by getting the pink. I like pink in limited doses. :p
As for I'll be ready to go and I can't go. I can pack up my laptop to go out, but that is really not an option now. I miss going out and sitting in Starbucks on my laptop. I am getting the bag and case with the hope that a future time will be back to normal and I can go sit in Starbucks! I shouldn't have bought them both this month, I'm low on money because my personal property taxes were due and my post office box was due. I plan to go to the post office tomorrow and check my box, pay for my po box, and get any letters. Then I hope to write all my letters. Any that are at the post office and any at home. I need to buy stamps too. I haven't had any in a while. I want to get my letters caught up and sent out asap!
Here is the bag as shown on Amazon:
So, I got up today and even though UPS doesn't usually get here until later in the day, I went and peeked out and saw a package! I went and got it and it was this small flat box. I thought that cannot be my Kindle! It was from Amazon though so I opened it. It was my Kindle! YAY! I like the.enviroental packaging. The Kindle comes in a slim box. It has the Kindle itself, a quick start guide, and a cord. I opened everything and turned the Kindle on. It turned on. YAY! I got to set it up and play with it today. I really like it. I sideloaded the books I have on my computer in Calibre and Amazon automatically downloaded the books I had on the old Kindle that I had purchased from them. I love that I can created collections like I did on my Kindle keyboard. I don't want just a bunch of book covers as organization. I put it on list view and then created a few collections. I still have several to go, but for now, I've already started a book!
As I was looking around on the Amazon site, I saw a true crime book that looked good and it was borrowable via Prime reads. I am seriously considering doing Kindle Unlimited again. I knew when I was looking up a lot of zombie fiction, some of the titles I wanted were available to read on Kindle Unlimited, so I might just do that. With the new Kindle, I got an offer for a three-month free trial, so I'm probably going to do that. I can decide at that time if I can find enough to read to warrant the expense. I'm thinking I probably will, but we'll see!
I got done writing just a few minutes ago and I was eight words from 25,000. I fixed that immediately! I added eight words and I hit the 25,000 mark. I'm very happy with myself! Go me!
In other news, I went to the recycle bins today, finally! I get to the parking lot where they are and there were THREE people there in THREE different cars recycling. I waited until they all left and was able to go to the bins and get mine done without anyone being there. People are so stupid! Not one of them had on a mask and they were all up on top of each other. UGH!
While I already out, I went to get some gas. It's so cheap now, I only got $12 worth but I should have just filled it as it was almost full when I got in the car! I like cheap gas. It should last me a while since I'm not really going anywhere.
When I got home, I realized that I needed to mow the back. The front was looking just a bit shaggy, but not too bad. I went ahead and did it anyway. I got a good part of the back yard done too. I still have a section that needs to be done, but it can wait. It's not visible from the street and it's not too bad back there just yet. It is supposed to rain tomorrow so that will give me an excuse to wait an extra day! lol!
My Kindle is supposed to be here tomorrow! Yay! The case JUST shipped today! LOL. I had a NookColor back in the day and I have a pink leather sleeve case for it, so I can use it for the Kindle until my hard case comes in. :)
Here it is, Monday again. I swear I don't know what day it is half the time anymore. Thanks, COVID- 19! I woke up a lot earlier than my alarm this morning. I got up to go to the bathroom and I was totally awake so there was no going back to bed. D'oh! Oh well, hopefully tonight I'll get to sleep early and crash until my alarm tomorrow.
I just finished writing for CampNaNoWriMo. I got a little over 1700 words today. It's going along pretty well! I was feeling sort of meh earlier and was going to just type a few words but I kept at it and got in what I did. That made me happy! I also had no nose bleeds today or overnight and that made me happy too! I was afraid I'd wake up with a mess but I didn't. I'm being very careful! I think the air purifier that my friend suggested it helping.
Oh! I mentioned yesterday that I was watching one of the earliest Starbucks cards on eBay. The seller offered me a deal today on it so I got it! :). I will be so happy to have that in my collection! It's in excellent condition and the pin is covered. Yay! The three that I won yesterday were shipped out today.
As for my Kindle, it is now saying it will be here Wednesday. Better than Friday! The only thing is the case for it hasn't shipped! lol. This is the reverse of last time. I got the case and then the Kindle. This time it looks like I'll get the Kindle and then the case. :p
I have something to keep it in for a few days so it will be okay. The case was supposed to be delivered on Wednesday so it may come the same day. I keep hoping that UPS will update and show the Kindle being delivered tomorrow. I can hope, right?!
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!
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!
I put that in the title because I had to keep reminding myself today that it was Tuesday. LOL! Yeah, it's been that kind of day. My friend had stuff to do today, so he didn't want to walk. That was okay with me as I'm still recovering. No, seriously! I was supposed to get a new pair of shoes today but they just shipped today. WTF? I don't usually have this issue. You are slipping Amazon Prime! I am looking forward to giving these a try. They are a 'no name' brand but they had great reviews and they were only $10! I had a pair of Ryka shoes on my wishlist and they were listed as $25 or so but when I went to look at them this month, they were up to $50. D'oh! I should have bought them earlier. Since that was what I was looking at, I did several searches and these came up. I am ready to try them!
I finished my puzzle today. The puzzle is very pretty and colorful all put together. I am going to switch to a picture of something other than colors for the next one. One of the 300 piece puzzles I have is of a pile of candy. I think I'll wait a day or two to start that one. It's going to be interesting to do!
Sorry about not posting yesterday. I planned to, but you know how that goes! lol I didn't do much of anything yesterday except lay around and try to keep warm. I finally broke down and dragged my heater out and turned it on! Of course today, I got back into the 60's. That was nice because I had a few errands I needed to run and it was much nicer doing them in the warmer temperatures! I got the things done I needed and then headed back. I got an order today from Amazon! It just feels so weird to get a package on Sunday. I ordered a few things for my TN. A three-pack of inserts and a shitajiki. That is a pencil board if you didn't know! You put it behind the paper you are writing on to give you a smooth surface and so the impression of the pen doesn't come through. It also has a grid pattern on it and it's easy to see through the paper to draw lines and such.
I kept putting off today's NaNo writing session. I finally sat down this evening and I made it to 20,000 words! I had under that and then realized that I only needed about 800 to make it to 20,000 so I kept writing!
I was a bit wary about it. I figured something else would happen. I was sitting at my desk with the window open(blinds not the window) while doing my writing for NaNo today. I saw the mail person drive up the street and stop across from me and deliver their mail. She then went on up the street. She pulled down the street and pulled up in front of my house. I went to look and sure enough, I got my package. She laid it at the edge of the porch in full site of anyone going by. ~_~; I'm glad I was here to get it. I don't understand why anyone would do that. At least come up on the porch. I have places where you can hide a package. I guess I should be happy to get it! It was a 'TN starter kit" . I needed a new plastic zipper pocket for my new TN because the pocket I had was broken. The zipper part didn't stay closed anymore. I looked for one on Amazon and found this one in a set. It was the clear zipper pocket, a nice kraft pocket, a pen loop, two extra connector bands, and a nice binder clip. It's a nice set and it was a good deal. It was only a few dollars more than the clear pocket by itself. I can use the kraft pocket too and already have! It's in my TN. Very nice deal.
I got my writing done this afternoon and it was pretty good. I am now a bit over 13,000 words. Last night, I treated myself to my pizza! It wasn't the one I usually get, but it was pretty good. I looked for deals and saw that Dominos had a large pizza for $7.99. I ordered that and went and picked it up. I really shouldn't have as I'm so low on funds, but it's been a tradition and I didn't want to stop! I have three slices left for tonight. It was really thin. It wasn't as good as the ones I usually get, but it was tasty, so that is okay.
Today, my friend texted me and said we'd go eat. I said, whoo hoo! lol. He came and picked me up and I had no idea where we were going. I just knew it would be hilarious if we went and got pizza. We didn't. We went to Ham's. I haven't been in a long time, so that was nice. The only bad thing is they don't have my favorite sandwich anymore! BOOOO! They had this sandwich called the "Big Island chicken sandwich." It was delicious. They don't have it on the menu anymore. PHOOEY! I got a bacon cheeseburger in its place. It was a good burger, but I really wanted the other sandwich. Oh well!
After that, he had a few errands to run so I rode with him. He stopped and got himself a milkshake and then carried me to McDonald's and bought me a frappe. Yum! He offered to take me to Starbucks, but I didn't want to get out and go in. It was raining and messy. Plus, I'm sure they were busy as all the holiday stuff hit today and they had that promo for a free cup with purchase. Last year they sold out very quickly and it turned into a big mess. I didn't even try last year, so I didn't bother this year either!
So, I had some gift cards on Amazon and last night I went looking for something on my wish list to buy. I also went looking at journals and stuff. I found the prettiest white leather journal on there. It's not set up as a TN, but I think I can convert it into one after I use the paper that is in it. It's so pretty!
I did buy something that was on my wish list. It's a Monopoly themed Moleskine journal! I love Monopoly and Moleskine, so it was a win/win. I have another Monopoly Moleskine on my wish list AND a Simpsons one! I could have gotten those too, but I saw this white leather journal and it was just so pretty. I'll share pictures tomorrow, of course!
Today has been pretty slow. I didn't really do much of anything. I didn't even leave the house! I didn't start a puzzle either. I am not sure why I didn't really do anything today. Oh well. Maybe I just needed a lazy day! Hopefully, tomorrow I'll get more done!
I didn't walk today. It was sunny, but it was also pretty cold. I just did not feel like going out and walking in the cold, so I skipped my walk. I went out in my car in the late afternoon to Target. I got the whiteboard and it's perfect! I had written down the exact one I wanted from the Target website and even the aisle they were on. :P . I got that and then went to the toy section to look at puzzles. I found a few I liked and picked out a 500 piece one that has vintage stamps on it. It's pretty cool. I've already started on it. The pieces are huge! It's so much easier to work when I can see the pieces. The puzzle, has the stamps in order by color. I've done the green stamps and I'm working on the blue ones. I went through the box and pulled out all the green pieces and filled those in and then I got out the blue ones. I have done part of that, but I'm done for the night. I took a picture of the board, the puzzle, and the puzzle in progress. (I've done more since I took that picture.) Here are those pictures:
This puzzle is an unusual size. It's 20x20. I like it though. When I had checked out at Target, I looked over at Starbucks and saw the spring mug on display. I had to have it. LOL . I love mugs and this one is so pretty! It's all pretty pastels colors. It was double star day, so that made it even better! Luckily, my car did fine and started right up when I left. My gas light came on, so I stopped on the way home and got gas. I did not turn it off for that. I don't like running the engine when I'm pumping gas, but I didn't want to have it not start. I was happy to get out and get the things done. I was almost about to come home when I realized that I meant to go by a Pokestop while out as I was on a streak and this was day seven. I did that and came home. I worked on the puzzle and it's pretty cool. I really love the bigger pieces. Also, the puzzle is pretty thick. I don't have any other puzzle that is this thick. Puzzles are so expensive now, though! I am able to get the ones at the dollar store sometimes and they are pretty nice for $1.00. Next time I go, I'm going to see if they have any. I like to do puzzles of actual pictures. I am not fond of illustration puzzles. The ones I usually get at the dollar store are pictures. I prefer those. I just think they are nicer to look at.
Oh! In case you wanted to see the mug, here is a picture of that:
The lighting in my house sucks. It looks much better in person. :P Let me see if I can find a picture online....Nope! lol I guess my poorly lit picture will have to do!