At least I'm pretty sure that is what is going on. I am in the middle of a huge update for my phone. I heard that my phone would get Pie during January. I didn't know it would be the last day of the month before the update would be available. This has to be the Pie update because the download was huge and it it taking forever! Okay, it's done. It's Pie. Everything looks so weird. I'll have to get used to it, I think. It's doing the last minute stuff. When it's completely done, I'll play with it.
So, it was nice an sunny when I got up today. I nice change from yesterday. I went for my walk and it was quite nice. It was in the low 60's so it wasn't cold and it wasn't hot. Just perfect! I came home and relaxed a bit. I saw where my new glasses were to be delivered today. Yay! I didn't think they were coming until Monday. Back earlier this year when I bought new glasses to replace the ones I broke, I wanted a pair just like the ones I had. They are just about my favorite glasses ever. I tried several times and they were always out of stock. I was afraid they'd been discontinued, but I still had hope. The other day on a whim, I checked my old orders on Zenni and instead of 'reorder' by that pair being greyed out, it was clickable. I clicked on it and I was able to order a pair of my favorites. Yay! I can't wait until tomorrow to wear them. I always(even when it's the same prescription) save a new pair of glasses until I wake up the next day so that my eyes are not having the adjust from the old pair to the new pair. The ones I have now will be kept as a backup pair. It will be good to have a backup pair. As I'm writing this, I feel as if I've posted about this earlier in my blog. If so, sorry!
I finished another book today and started on yet another. LOL . I am on a roll. I read a book about Zodiac. I've always been fascinated by the Zodiac killings. It's about a guy who thinks his dad was Zodiac. Pretty compelling and interesting read. I read it pretty damn quick! I started on another true crime book. I discovered Hoopla through my local library and there are so many true crime books available! I can't use my Kindle for them, but I can read on my phone or my tablet. I don't really like the way the books load on the tablet, but hey, it's free books to read! The library has books on Overdrive . which I can use with my Kindle, but they have a very limited selection of true crime. I was amazed at how much stuff popped up on Hoopla. If I ever get an Amazon Fire, I can read on that. I think I would like that. I had a Fire for a few days before I realized I couldn't load Google Play on it. The screen was nice. I wouldn't mine having one for reading on Hoopla. I prefer reading ebooks on my Kindle because the screen looks more like the page of an actual book.
So, after my walk, I've mainly spent my Saturday reading. I am currently cooking dinner. I decided I wanted something different tonight, so I put the last few frozen chicken breasts in the oven to cook. I should have put them in earlier, but oh well! They are marinated in honey teriyaki sauce. Yum! I can't wait to dig in. I'll cook some rice to go with them and have a delicious meal!
I re-read the end of my book two today. I sort of left it hanging. It seems like there could have been more. I'm trying to decide if I want to add a few lines to it and then start fresh with book three. The end of book two has given me the idea for the main part of book three. I think I could leave book two where I did, but I am not sure. Decisions, decisions! I need to hurry up with them. NaNo starts in 5 days. AHHHHH!
Well, when I got up today, I did not want to get out of bed. When my Fitbit alarm went off, I didn't move. I probably would have fallen back to sleep if I hadn't gotten a notification on my phone. I thought that was weird as I turn my phone off at night. I forgot to do that last night. lol Sort of glad I did. I was up longer last night than I should have because I made the mistake of opening Fallout Shelter and playing it. It had been such a long time since I'd played and it was just as fun as I remembered it. I don't know why I stopped playing. I will probably put it on my phone since that will be faster. I like the bigger screen of the tablet, but my tablet is old and slow.
Today it was quite warm again and I got a little hot on my walk. Not too bd though. I came home and relaxed for a bit before lunch. I needed to mow the front lawn, so I did that after eating. I hope I won't have to mow it again this season. That would b nice. My friend that takes me out to eat and helps me out a lot, needed a favor tonight. He wanted to know if I could go to Lowe's and get a couple of florescent bulbs. I went and got those and took them by his mom's house. He stays at her house on Monday and Wednesday. She is elderly and the he family can only get sitters part time so the other times he or his brother or other family members stay with her. He was over there tonight and see needed a bulb so I went and got it. I was thinking of getting something to eat while i was out, but my car was trying it's best to overheat so I came straight home!
Lowe's is very close to Starbucks but I didn't go! lol . I thought about it and then said, no, I've been the last two days in a row, I'll give it a rest. I'm glad I didn't because the way my car was acting on the way to drop the bulbs off and on the way home, it would have probably been bad.
I'm sitting here really wanting a snack, but I don't have anything to snack on. Wah! LOL Oh how I wish I had some candy bars or some McDonald's fries!
Yes, that was me today! I walked and then came home and let myself rest for just a little bit and cool off before heading to the grocery store. I spent WAY too much there, but have a lot of good food in the house. I came home and put that away and then ate lunch. I relaxed a little bit and then headed back out. I went to Family Dollar to get my first of the month essentials and a few goodies. I got another one of the $5 candles. I still have some of my old one left but I wanted to get a new one so I'd have it ready to go! It smells so good!
I left Family Dollar and was going to get gas at a local station that is nearby. They were closed but the pumps are usually on so you can use them after hours. The pump I pulled up to said it was off, so I just headed out and went somewhere else to get gas. I did that and headed towards home. My car was starting to overheat a bit when I had to sit at stop lights, but it wasn't too bad ... well... until... I get back to the neighborhood and had to wait for a train to go by before I could go into the neighborhood. My car started to overheat and even went in the red. I couldn't move because of the train in front of me and the car behind me was so close I didn't have room to back up. I turned my heater on full blast. I finally was able to move and it went down some, but as I was trying to park it, it started again. I turned it off and got out of there! LOL!
I washed a huge load of clothes and I need to go get those out and put them away. I also washed a sink full of dishes. I bought some pork tenderloins at the store. I used to make my own frozen dinners with a piece of pork, some peas, and some potatoes. I made eight of those tonight. I have nice divided dishes with lids that are perfect for this. I grilled the pork chops two or three at a time in my George Foreman grill and then put them in with some peas and some potatoes. I used canned peas and I got a couple of packs of those already made potatoes you see in the meat case. It makes a tasty little meal and it's a lot better than regular frozen dinners.
I also got some ground beef and I will make it into patties tomorrow. I will probably freeze those until I'm ready to make them. I got sandwich meat (ham) but I forgot to get sliced cheese. D'oh! I like my ham sammich with some cheese. I'll get some tomorrow either when I walk, or I'll drive down there afterward and get some. I got several coupons from the store fro what I purchased, so I should be able to pick up the cheese for free.
I even sat down tonight and got three pen pal letters done! I still have about seven to go, but I got those done and I'll mail them tomorrow. I was glad to have all that done. Now, I'm going to get off of here and relax until bedtime. I want to play some Pocket Camp. The Halloween event is such fun. I love Halloween and I MUST have all the Halloween goodies! LOL!
Yesterday was National Coffee day and I didn't even mention it in my blog post. Oops! I did have coffee yesterday, of course. I went to Starbucks in the afternoon to get a latte. It's not National Coffee day unless I go to Starbucks. :p . I went in for a change and got my drink. I wanted to see if I could get any new gift cards. I got the cute Halloween one and a couple of the eletronic load onces. They didn't have the cut out fall ones. The Barista said they didn't get any. I'll keep an eye out at other places. I found the cut out summer ones after the season at a Starbucks, so hopefully, I can still get a set of these.
I went on ebay today and listed some more anime cels. These are all a lot less than my Nuriko cel. I hope to sell some of them, but if not, that is okay too. I just want to get some money to help cover the bill that I had that I shouldn't have had to worry with! I should list some of my extra Starbucks cards. I could have some small listings or a huge lot. I might do that. I have the rest of the day to list some more things. I had some free listings and they end tomorrow. I figured now was the perfect time to list things!
I walked today even though I really didn't want to . I came home and relaxed a bit and then mowed the front lawn. I also carried branches to the street for tomorrow's pick up. I have already washed my bed linen and it's in the dryer. I haven't checked on it in a while. I already washed my hair today, too. The only thing that I have to do is put the bed linen back on the bed. I'm thinking of changing to my fall/winter comforter. I might do that. I need to go check and make sure it's okay. It's in a room that sometimes gets musty. I'll have to see if it smells fresh. If not, I'll have to air it out before I put it on the bed!
I'm going to do that after posting this and then check to see if the bed linen is ready to go back on the bed. I am already into book six and will probably finish it sometime today. I'm also checking in on Pocket Camp a lot because there is an event going on. It's a Halloween one and I adore Halloween. I want ALL the Halloween goodies!
Oh, if you are interested, here is a link to my ebay seller page:
So, I love being able to use themes on my phone. I've download SO many different themes looking for the best one. There are some that are almost perfect but there will be one little thing I'd like to change. So, I downloaded ThemeGalaxy and it's so cool! I can create my theme and set it up the way I want it. I love it. I'm using my own theme at the moment and it's so cool. There is one thing I need to change, and I'm trying to figure out where to go in the app to do that. Once I get that worked out, it's going to be awesome!
Okay, I went back in and I think I figured it out. I'm creating the theme now and when it's done, I'll apply it and see if that does the trick. This is so cool! The one thing that I had the biggest issue with on the premade themes you can get was that the messaging app colors were not customizable. That was usually where I didn't like the themes. Now, I can do my own.
Okay, I'm applying it now. I'll let you know if I did find the correct the option to change the notification drop down colors. It worked! I love it! ^______^ . So cool!
So, tomorrow will be one week that I have had my new phone. I really love it. It's the perfect size and has plenty of features. The battery life is amazing. I was charging my old phone several times a day. I have only charged this one more than once a day a few times. That probably wasn't necessary for it to last all day, but I did do it a few times.
I have been using the fingerprint security and it's great. I have it set up for unlocking the phone, along with other things. I have several apps that instead of having to type my password in every time, I just use my print. That is so convenient and I love it. Some of my passwords are really long! I love that feature.
With m old phone, the power button was on the back. That was awkward when I first got the phone, but I got used to it very quickly. With this phone, the power button is on the side. The fingerprint scanner is right where the power button was on the old phone. It makes the transition on that matter easier too.
The camera is pretty nice. I think the pictures in low light are better quality. I love that I can theme out the phone and change things around. I use a launcher, but I can still change the theme on the phone. It's pretty cool and there are so many great free themes. I want to learn to make my own themes, so that is on my to do list. ^_^
Sorry about yesterday. I fully meant to post to to my blog and then Pocket Camp happened. lol . It was the last day of the gardening event and I was busy trying to finish it up at the last minute. I was able to finish so that was good. It wasn't until after midnight last night that I realized I had never posted to my blog. Oops! I even had the Macbook Pro on my bed so I could do my post.
I walked and did my workouts yesterday and I also went to Starbucks! I had to get two things to finish a star dash I was in. I did that and then got my stars. I walked and did my workouts today, too. I also went to the recycle center and got myself a frappe at McDonald's while I was out. I came home and mowed the front lawn. I planned to do it yesterday, but a storm came up and it was pouring rain. Can't mow in those conditions! I got the front done today and I need to do part of the back, but I have a migraine. I'm in my room with only the lights that are strung on my bed frame and a candle for light. I have the brightness on the MBP at the lowest level. I had a migraine last night too. I need to figure out what is triggering them. I hate them. I get them a lot where it's more being sick on my stomach. The last two days it's been the sick on my stomach and my head is very unhappy! Sitting in the partial dark does help.
Well, I got in my walk and workouts today. I also got my new phone. I got .... a ... Samsung Galaxy S9. LOL! Yeah, I said I didn't want a Samsung, but it was available, I was able to get it today, and it's pretty nice. I think I really like it. I'll know for sure in a few days. I already have all my stuff transferred over. It's pretty cool so far. We'll see how I feel in a few days.
I didn't get to my letters today. I meant to, but after everything else, I didn't get a chance. It's a bit too late to start them now. I'll try my best to get them done tomorrow. I've felt kind of bleh all day. I SO did NOT want to walk today but I went anyway. I wanted to skip my workouts too, but I didn't. I haven't done my French yet, but I'll do that after I finish this post. I've spent the majority of the day setting up my phone and getting it like I want it. I was lucky to save the APK of a few apps that are no longer in the Play store. They are now on my new phone. ^_^ . The screen is bigger than my old phone, but the phone is the same size. I like that. I did not want a huge phone! The camera is pretty damn nice. I've only taken pictures inside because of how late I got everything set up, but those are nice! I'll take one to show:
The colors and lighting are better than any of my old phones. I think I'll like the camera. I'll definitely take some pictures outside tomorrow. So far, so good.
I just downloaded the audiobook of Desperation from my local library! I am so glad they have audiobooks along with ebooks. I am going to start on it on tomorrow's walk. I've already read it several times. It will be nice to listen to it as it's read by King himself! It is pretty long so it should last for many days of walking. ^____^ . That is always good!
Yes, I walked today and did my workouts. No, I didn't write pen pal letters. I was going to Starbucks but it started to cloud up and we were under storm watches. It never did anything! Phooey! I did go out though. My friend asked me to come and pick up the treadmill he had for me. I got it home and it's still in my car. I can't move it in myself, so I'll have to wait until he can come and help me get it in. I've got to clear a spot for it when I am not using it.
It will be nice to have on days where it's super hot, or icy, or raining. I would always rather actually walk, but it will be nice to have this just in case. It was extremely hot today and the drink machine I usually get a an of Coke from was sold out of everything! :( . The Pepsi machine next to it was out too! I couldn't get anything and it was annoying. We used to have a Coke plant here in the city, but they moved out not too long ago. Since then, Coke hasn't been being filled in places like it should . It's a shame. I really enjoy my daily can of Coke when I'm walking. The hospital across the street from the machine I usually use has a bottle machine that usually has Cokes in it, but it's $1.65 whereas the cans are only 50¢!
I still haven't decided on a phone yet. They do have the LG V30 and the LG V35, but neither are in stores for me to go and look at. I like my LG G5, and wouldn't mind another LG, but I like to actually look at the phone in person. They also have a Moto that looks intriguing. I've had two Motos before and I loved them both. I will keep looking. Maybe if I wait, something great will come out that I can get!