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Hello, late night post!

No, I didn't forget to post today.  I just haven't been home to do it!  I didn't walk today.  I felt gross when I got up so I skipped it.  I laid in bed a lot longer than I planned to!  After lunch, I finally got going a bit.  I finished my puzzle that I was working on.  I called my friend because I really wanted Starbucks. lol I'm doing a streak to get stars.  She took me. Yay!  After that, I went back to her house and hung out a bit.  They ordered Chinese for dinner and I went with them to pick it up and helped eat it, too! lol . We played a board game for a bit and then I came home.

I got here and was putting things together and realized I was missing my Starbucks card.  That would never do! lol I texted my friend to see if she was still up.  She was, so I went up and she opened her car and there it was.  Relief!  I walked back home and then pulled out the MBP to type up my blog post.  I did my French in between getting home and realizing my Starbucks card was missing.  I hope to try to start walking again soon.  I just seem to have lost the will and the motivation.  I wake up feeling horrible and just don't want to do anything.  It really sucks. :( . Here is the completed puzzle.  This was a hard one!

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Not too long.....

I am feeling pretty icky at the moment.  I woke up feeling bad and took another day off from walking.  I felt a little better this afternoon, but after eating lunch, having a frappuccino, and being in a stressful situation, I'm sick on my stomach. :( . I hope to feel better tomorrow and I plan to lie down after I post this and hope the nausea goes away.  I never ate supper and I don't think I'm going to!

I did get a new puzzle started today.  This one is going to be the hardest one yet, I think.  A lot of the pieces are similar in color and it's all in all an dark puzzle.  I'll get it done though.  I only go the outline and a little in the inside done today.  Here is what I have:

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Not a lot, but it's progress!  I didn't get to start on it until late, so I was glad to get done what I did.  I changed the banner picture at the top of my blog. It's a picture of the outside of the ocean front Starbucks at Myrtle Beach. ^_^ I'm loving it at the moment.


Weird day...

When my Fitbit went off to wake me up this morning, I was so out of it.  I felt horrible and I just didn't want to move.  I finally did get up and fix my coffee.  I didn't walk! I should have, but I've felt so gross lately.  I decided to skip today's walk and perhaps go later.  I ended up not going later.  It's sort of a good thing I didn't.

My sister called (which is a rare thing indeed) and said she'd left some bags of groceries on my front porch.  I couldn't hear a lot of what she was saying, so I don't know why she was dropping this stuff off.  It was some good stuff, too!  There were three bags of almonds, two jars of honey, some quinoa, flax sees, basmati rice, and more!  I can use most of the things she brought except for some spicy sauces and several boxes of tea.  I don't drink tea and I never have! lol I can give the tea and sauces to a friend that will use them. I do not like to waste food.  Some of the stuff she gave me was organic, too.  It was some good stuff.  I don't know if someone gave her a bunch of stuff and she had too much or what.  Oh well, I can put it all (well most of it) to use.  What I can't will go to someone who can.

I finished my puzzle today.  I really liked this one.  It was a bit hard, though.  It took longer to do than usual, but that is okay.  I'll post a picture at the end of this post.  Oh, remember how my MBP was acting up last night and i had to do updates?  Well, it was acting up today too.  I went through and deleted a bunch of stuff that I don't use to help it run better.  That seems to have helped. I hope so, anyway!  Here is the completed puzzle.

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Sunday Slowness.

Yeah, it's been a very slow day.  I did all my usual Sunday stuff yesterday, so I didn't have any of that to do.  I spent the day relaxing.  I am going to try to get back to walking tomorrow if it doesn't rain.  We'll see how it goes.  

I finished my puzzle.  It was hard to finish!  Pieces were so similarly shaped, that when I got done, I had two pieces left, two holes for pieces, and neither went with the other! lol I finally got the wrong pieces out and in the right places.It's a pretty puzzle.  I'm not sure which one I'll start next.  I only have a stack to choose from. :p

I did my weekly for next week in my bullet journal and I love the color coordination of the Mildliner and the washi.  This layout is my usual weekly.  I love it because I have plenty of room for stuff during the week and the right page is for anything I want to toss in.  Stickers I find, receipts from places I visit, etc.  It works out well.  If I end up not having anything to put on the right page, I'll do a text entry in it.  

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Yes, I am aware!

Yes, I know I didn't post yesterday. Sorry about that.  I didn't do much of anything yesterday!  I skipped my walk because I thought my friend and I might walk.  He was off from yesterday until Monday.  He didn't want to walk, so I missed out on my walk.  Oops!  It was made worse by the fact that I couldn't walk today because of rain and the threat of bad weather.  Oh well! I'll walk tomorrow and it will be okay.

To show you how lazy I was yesterday, I didn't even do anything for Camp NaNo!  I made up for it tonight.  I wrote over 1000 words.  I'm almost to 15,000 now and I only set the goal for myself of 20,000 so I'm doing quite well.

I went out this evening to hit a Pokestop as I was on a streak and I didn't want to break it.  I went out yesterday long enough to do that too.  While I was out today, it had started clearing off, so I headed to Starbucks. :P . I went through the drive-thru and got my favorite, a cascara latte.  It was delicious as usual and I had a nice convo with the barista at the drive-thru about he new award program. (No one was behind me and we were waiting on my drink!)

My puzzle is not going very well.  I got ONE piece in yesterday and today? Two. ^^; Seriously.  It's so frustrating!  When I get one, it takes so long to get it that I get tired of looking and give up. lolI told my friend tonight that I was tempted to toss it back in the box again! :P

I've been looking up old puzzles on eBay. I've found a bunch I really like but with shipping, the price is too high!  Just about every puzzle I see that like has a price tag of at least $8 and the shipping is usually $10 or more.  Plus, I am always looking for sealed boxes.  I don't want to do one and find a piece missing!  That is so frustrating.   I love that people have some really cool older puzzles on there that are still sealed.  I see many I want, but with shipping, I just can't afford it.  It's funny, I saw one puzzle that I bought at Dollar General for $5.  They only wanted $3 for theirs but the shipping was at least $10.  Oh well, I'll keep looking.  I prefer puzzles with actual pictures instead of illustrations.  There are some gorgeous ones in the Big Ben brand on eBay.  Big Ben is the brand of the puzzle I did earlier this month with the white bark trees.  I know they make good quality puzzles.

I'm sort of down in the dumps this weekend.  Why?  Well, for the past two years, my friend and I have gone to North Myrtle Beach on Easter weekend.  We didn't go this year.  I would so love to be there!  Well, the trip at the end of May, beginning of June isn't too far off.  It just seems like forever!  I am working on a packing list for the trip in my bujo and I already have the majority of my beach fun bingo set up. I just need to pick three more things to add to the board for it to be complete.

 


Journals....

As if I need more journals!  I got two today.  My friend and I went to Ollie's.  I was hoping to find a puzzle or two.  I didn't get any puzzles, but I got a lot of other stuff including two journals.  One is a small one that says Coffee Makes Everything Possible.  I only got it because of that. lol  The other is something I had heard about and never expecting to find in a discount store.  It's a Novel Journal.  It's a 'lined' journal.  The lines are actual words from an actual classic novel!  Mine is The Wizard of Oz.  I adore that book so I had to have this.  This same thing is on Amazon for around $15!  I love it.  I got those journals and some cute A post it notes.  I also got some leggings, socks, tech gloves, a hat, a Scooby Doo activity book, and some other things.  The Scooby Doo activity book included two rubber stamps and an ink pad.  One stamp is Scooby and one is Shaggy.  I couldn't resist. :P . Here is a picture of the journals and the sticky notes:

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I didn't even get the puzzle out today.  I had one of those days.  I totally planned to walk, too.  I didn't.  I did finally get out of the house this evening when my friend came to take us to eat.  We went to a new restaurant that opened not too long ago. It's in the location of a place we used to go to a lot.  They moved to a bigger location and someone else moved into this old place.  We both really liked it.  I loved being able to go back to that building.  I think it will be on of our new favorite places.

 


So lazy

After two days of going thrift shopping, I took the day off today. I didn’t even walk! Lol. I hope to get back to it tomorrow. I really need to get back to it before I get out of the habit!  It’s been too long already.  

I haven’t done anything today. I laid in bed most of the day.  I read on my Kindle and played games on my iPad. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get back to normal!  I need to get a few things and I figured I can pick them up on my walk.  I might walk to the post office. I need to check my box. 

 


Booo!

So, I didn't walk today either.  I woke up with a horrible headache.  The idea of going out in the cold and wet was not very appealing.  I decided to lay back down after eating breakfast and taking some Advil.  I actually napped on and off for several hours.  Luckily, when I got up, my headache was gone.  So glad for that!  I only ran out once this afternoon to hit a Pokestop so I wouldn't lose my streak.  I did that and came right back home. 

I spend the day not doing much. I watched some true crime shows on Prime and I watched Sunday's episode of The Simpsons.  I didn't even think about it yesterday!  I decided that updating my Mac would be a great idea tonight and started it and then I was stuck.  I had nothing to review for writing on NaNo tonight.  I just opened the old MacBook and opened Bean and wrote.  I got some of my writing done and then the update was done on the MacBook Pro.  I connected them over the network and transferred over what I had written.  I put it in Scrivener and finished my writing for the day.  After I type this out, I'm going to relax and read before bed.  I plan to walk tomorrow.  It's supposed to be overcast, but I don't think it's supposed to rain.  It's also double star day at Starbucks, so I might just go over there and do NaNo tomorrow night and write some pen pals letters.  We'll see how that goes!


25,000 words!

Yes, I hit the half way mark with tonight's writing.  I was not looking forward to writing either.  I belong to a regional group at NaNo.  My area doesn't have any write ins within driving distance, so I was able to join NaNo Virginia elsewhere.  Last Monday there was a Facebook live event.  I was late to it because the reminders on my phone didn't alert me fast enough. I still participated.  Then, there was one tonight.  I got in on that one from the start and got writing.  We did three sprints.  One five minute, one fifteen minutes, and one thirty minutes.  I ended up with a few less than what I wrote today. I had to add a few more words as I was in the middle of a sentence when the sprint ended. :P . All in all, it brought my count to 25,000! Yay! Go me!

I had planned to walk todaqy but the weather had other ideas!  It was only 32˚ when I got up.  I noticed it was overcast.  Not bad I thought, that doesn't mean it's going to rain.  It rained.  LOL It rained a lot.  I decided to skip my walk since it was going to be both cold and wet out there.  I should have gotten on the treadmill, but I ended up being a lazy butt! :P

I wouldn't have left the house at all today, but I had to pick up my prescriptions.  They couldn't wait until tomorrow.  It was cold, and nasty out when I went to pick them up.  I do not like to drive in the rain at night.  It's hard for me to see at night in good weather, rainy weather makes it worse.  Bleah!  Oh well, I got my scripts and came home.  

I spent the day trying to get the iPod touch to load to the MBP.  It's done it plenty of times before. It's my old, old iPod touch and I use it for loading audiobooks to listen to on my walk.  It would not load.  I tried it with my old Macbook and it recognized it right away.  Weird. I was able to load something on it so I'll have that, but I need to get the MBP to recognize the iPod.  It worked fine just a few days ago.  Weird.   I reset the touch to factory and it still wouldn't work.  Luckily, I had backed it up in July on the Macbook so I was able to put sync it back to the way it was then.  The only thing is, I have Cell and it was on the old touch.  It didn't sync back to it and I can't find it.  I'll have to go and see if I can re-download it from Audible. I got it during a trial on Audible.  I just found it and was able to re-download it. Yay!


Bleah! LOL

So, I bought a frozen dinner at the grocery store yesterday that I thought would be really good.  It wasn't!  I LOVE PF Chang's.  They have hat 'at home' meals for several years now, but they just started making an at home version of my favorite thing in their restaurant.  Their chicken lo mein is the BEST ever!  I saw that my grocery store had a frozen dinner version of that a week or so ago.  I finally got one last night.  The picture of the food on the box didn't look like it does at the restaurant, but I figured if it tasted like it, yay!  So, I decided to make it for dinner tonight.  Big mistake. It's horrible.  It tastes exactly like EVER OTHER frozen Asian dish I've ever tried.  GROSS.  I've tried every teriyaki chicken and every fried rice I can find and they all taste the same.  They are not good.  I was very disappointed in this and I'm so glad I only bought one!

I actually have had one dish that was an Asian inspired dish that was pretty good. It was from Lean Cuisine of all people!  Their sesame chicken is delicious.  It's a really small portion though.  Still, it's the only frozen Asian meal I've ever had that was good. I'll stick with my local Chinese and Japanese restaurants for good food.  I so wanted this dinner from PF Chang's to be good.  We don't have a PF Chang's here, so I'm only able to eat there out of town.

Oh well! Live and learn! I didn't walk today. I decided to take a rare day off and just relax.  I did just that.  After lunch though, I felt the need to get out for a little bit.  I drove to Target and hit the Dollar Spot.  I got seven cute Halloween items!  I got a notepad, a caution tape, pumpkin washi, a little Hallloween sign, a wooden? jack o lantern, a jack light up necklace, and a jack bucket.  All cute things.  I then noticed that the Starbucks in Target HAD the acorn / fall gift cards. WHEE!  I went and got what I thought were two sets.  I got home and realized I had one complete set and I was missing one from the other. Boo!  I was going to wait and go back tomorrow but the power in my house went out!  My friend who lives less than a mile away said his was out too.  It was an big outage from what I learned later. 

I decided to run back to Target Starbucks and get the card I missed. I'm glad I did, because I saw some other cards that I didn't have so I was able to grab a few of those. I was going to get a drink in there, but they were out of an ingredient, so I just went to my regular Starbucks and hit the drive thru.  I got a Frappuccino since I was hot and I didn't have air at home!  I came home and the power was still out.  It was starting to get dark outside, so I lit some candles and just drank my Frappuccino and relaxed.  The power came on not too long after that.  

Still no word on my Nano shirt being shipped. Boo! lol I want to see it.  Oh! I did run a milkshake by a friend's house on my way home from the first trip to Target. He is the one that does a lot for me and carries me out to eat all the time.  He tried to give me the money for his shake and I wouldn't let him.  I like to treat when I can.  

I have my notebook out that I used to NanoWriMo last year and I plan to write some ideas and notes for this years book. I have a idea of the majority of the book, but I want to have other stuff to lead up to that point. I want to get my notes down.   I also want to re-read the first two books before this year's so I can make notes and remember things I might have forgotten.  This one is going to be mainly centered around my two main characters and their Corgis on a dangerous road trip, but the other characters will be there in the beginning.  I want to re-familiarize myself with everyone.