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Letters and Lattes, finally!

Guess where I am? Starbucks!  Since I didn't walk today because of the weather, I wanted to get out of the house for a bit. I also wanted to get all the letters I have done before I go to the post office and pick up new ones.  I packed up my MacBook Pro, a Starbucks tumbler, and some other things and headed out.  I was a bit scared when I saw the parking lot, but I thought, it doesn't look too bad.  I went in and guess what?  My favorite table was FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! lol   I'm sitting at it now.  I got my beloved cascara latte and I also got a multi grain bagel. Yum!  The bagel is gone, but I still have coffee. :p . I am so happy to not only get a seat, buy my favorite one!   I am pretty sure this is the first time I've been in here with the MBP and I've had it since July!  It didn't do much in the way of bad weather.  We did get a little snow and a little ice, but it was all gone this morning.  It did rain and drizzle all day and it was pretty cold, so I just skipped my walk.  I hated missing another day, but I don't do well in rain.  Since the roads were okay, I decided to come over here.  I told myself if they were too busy for me to find a seat, I'd hit the drive thru.  I was happy to come in and see quite a few places available. I got here later than I usually do when I come but I think that might have been a good thing.  Right now, there are only six people in here.  I took a picture of my stuff when I sat down:

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That bagel was delicious.  You can't see my latte in this picture, but it's there.  I'm going to write letters and then relax a while and head home.  I might pick up a cheap dinner on the way so I don't have to worry with it when I get there.  I haven't decided yet.  It's quite a while before all that.


Walk today, not tomorrow.

My walk today was nice, but it was a bit cooler than yesterday.  I got home and relaxed for a bit. I had thought I'd go to Starbucks, but my friend texted about going to Roma and getting pizza.  I am not going to turn down free pizza. lol We went and I have two slices for tomorrow.  (We split a pizza)   It's supposed to be nasty tomorrow, so I'm not planning on walking.  We are under a winter storm warning.  It's actually doing something outside right now, but I think it's only rain.  It's supposed to turn to snow and freezing rain and sleet and all that other good stuff overnight.  In any case, tomorrow will not be a walk day.

I'm still sore from moving my room around, but it's much better today.  It would have been even better if I had been able to take a hot bath.  Soaking in a hot bath is blessed relief when I'm sore.  It's also just nice.  Oh well.  I guess I'll get my water heater fixed by the summer. ~_~;   

I did a little more straightening in my room.  Just moving things around and organizing things better.  I like it.  Everything is so neat and in it's place.  I love it when everything is organized.  In moving my room around and cleaning under the bed, I found my light up Kindle case.  I found it at Goodwill some time ago and I couldn't figure out where the heck I put it.  It was stored in a box under my bed.  The case is pink leather and it has a built in light that you pull out when you need it.  My Kindle is one of the older ones and it has no backlight.  I like that about it.  The light will be handy if I want to read in low light. It's a nice case and it's pretty too. :p

 


When you REALLY want a hot bath.....

I rented a hotel room for the night just so I could have a hot bath. lol! Seriously.  I found a great deal on a local place and I also got 10% back with ebates, so I booked it.  I am in the room now.  It's not a huge room, but it's the perfect size for me.  My silly but forgot to bring a few things I needed so I ran back home to get them.  Easy to do when you are in the same town. lol . I got my supper early so I wouldn't have to go back out again.  I just picked up some food and brought it back.  The room has a mini fridge and a microwave, so I brought some drinks from home.  I also brought one of my Starbucks tumblers for in room coffee.... Wait.... I don't remember seeing a coffee maker. DOH! Double D'oh! lol . There is no coffee maker in here. Ahhhhh!!!!!!!  That just means I will have to stop at Starbucks on my way home tomorrow morning. :p

This is a nice room for the price.  I have a small bathroom, a desk, a sofa, and a bed.  It's pretty nice.  I had already planned to skip tomorrow's walk because it's supposed to rain all day.  This was the perfect night to do this.  I already took a bath, but I might take another since it's paid for until morning. LOL!  I'm considering this a mini vacation for myself!  It's pretty nice to get away from home for a night.  It's back to normal living tomorrow. :p . I just wish I had some change so I could raid the snack machines!


Yay for Starbucks!

Guess who got Starbucks today?  Yes, that would be me!  I had to run out for an errand this evening and I decided to run over to Starbucks.  I went to the drive thru and got my favorite. A Cascara latte.  It was delicious!  It has been way too long since I went to Starbucks.  

I noticed that there were plenty of seats inside, too! Figures.  If I had gone and planned to stay, there would have been no where at all to sit.  Oh well.  I still need to get over there and go in before Christmas is over so I can get the rest of the cards to add to my collection.  

 


Il Neige! (It’s snowing)

Oh boy is it snowing here.  When I went to bed last night, it hadn’t started.  I was thinking it wasn’t going to be that big of a deal. I was wrong. LOL!  It is crazy out there.  Here is a picture I took on my iPad.  The camera on it isn’t as good as on my phone, but it’s not too bad.  I have pictures on my phone, too, but I’m typing this up on the iPad. Here is a picture of the backyard.

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It’s pretty deep out there and it’s still steadily snowing!  I am watching it from my bedroom window as I type this. So pretty.  I love snow so much.  I may go out in the yard later and see how that is. I might not though. It’s so deep, I might get lost. :p

I just finished my second cup of coffee for the day and I’m ready for another. :)
 


Hello from my iPad Mini 3!

My iPad Mini 3 replacement came today and I’m in total love with it.  I have upgraded to the latest iOS and transferred all but that one app over. I still haven’t figured out how to transfer it, but I’m not giving up! I’m typing this with my wireless keyboard.  The iPad linked to it easily.  I love all the goodies I’ve installed.  I am going to do my French lesson and then play with all the features of my iPad.  It’s so cool to play games with the larger screen.  I also like using this keyboard. When I’m on the go, I installed SwiftKey keyboard. I use it on my Android and I love it.

I also received another package today. It’s a sports backpack for walking. Mine is starting to wear out and I wanted a backup. I haven’t even opened the envelope yet. LOL I’ll do that after French and then I’ll play on this for the rest of the evening. Yay!


We're here!

We got here around 3 and checked in.  An hour after that we were in the room and unpacked.  We had to go on a crazy hunt for drink machines.  We kept trying to get Mountain Dew and it kept giving us Pepsi! :(  Once it gave us Dr. Pepper and then a Sunkist Orange! LOL!  We have a lot of Pepsi now.  Phooey.  I so wanted a Dew.  I'll get one if we go out later!

It's beautiful here.  I haven't taken a lot of pictures because of there being so many people on the beach.  I will take a lot more pictures during the week.  I will share one with you now, though:

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I want to get some great shots for phone wallpaper.  We are going to order a pizza and eat that and then see what we are going to do after that.  I'm so ready.  I might post again later tonight, We'll see!  Oh! We stopped in Longs SC and went to the Goodwill there.  I got a cute pair of brand new shorts with the tags still on them and a little notebook.  You know how I am with notebooks. LOL 

My new little crossbody purse was perfect.  I carry a trip journal with me on trips and it fits in there perfectly.  I could probably get my Bujo in there too if I wanted.  We are probably going to order pizza from Pizza Hut as they are having a special deal of a 2 topping pizza for $7.99!  Whoo hoo baby! LOL!


Hello from the MacBook Pro!

Yes, it finally came and I love it to pieces.  I filmed myself opening the box just in case there was any issues or problmes.  There were none!  I got it turned on and it was already 'setup' with a admin user.  I wanted my own stuff, so I looked at how to do that.  Just go into the command line in the startup.  Since I've used Linux, command line is not a problem!  I got it set up for me and and it's so cool!  I have all the programs on it that I wanted to move over.  The only thing left is PhotoShop Elements and it's installing now.  I'm very happy with this MBP!  It's super fast and all the things that were so slow on my Macbook are not on here.  It's so nice!

So, I did walk today.  The laptop hadn't gotten here before I left, so I decided I should go ahead and walk.  I knew if I didn't walk and it didn't come during the time I could have walked, I would have been so upset!  I walked and was cooling down with a snack on my bed and listening for the FedEx man! lol I didn't hear him, but I got a notification on my phone from an app called Slice that said it had been delivered! I jumped up from the bed and ran to the porch. lol . It was sitting there waiting for me.  I finished my snack and then unboxed it.  Hearing that Mac startup sound was music to my ears.  It's so nice.  I'm in love.

My friend knew it was coming today, but he wanted to go eat.  He said if I could pull myself away from it long enough to eat we'd go. LOL . I told him I could and I did!  I also got him to run me by Food Lion.  Today was the last day of the sale, and I wanted to get some more of my favorite frozen dinners.  They had them for $2.50 and if you buy 5, they take $1 off each.  So I got 10 for fifteen dollars. SCORE!!!!!!  They are so good, they remind me of a restaurant quality pasta dish. 

So, he dropped me home and I came right back to the MBP and started installing PSE.  I am going to write letters tonight or tomorrow.  I finally got some stamps today. YAY!  I have so many letters.  I never meant to get this far behind.  Shame on me!


Well then!

This was a day for sure!  I didn't walk or do my workouts, but I did my squats.  I was going to walk, but it was raining and I just didn't want to deal with that today.  I ended up hanging out in bed until after 4!  I didn't sleep, but I played on the phone, watched tv, and got on the Macbook.  I went to ebay this evening.  I looked at the Macbook Pro I mentioned yesterday and some others.  I found another one that was newer with a larger hard drive and I bought it. ^^;;;;;  I will be paying on it for a while, but I really needed a new computer.  It's a 2012 version and it has a 500gb hard drive which is larger than the one I was looking for.  According to the listing, it's refurbished by Apple. I hope it's in good condition.  I am so anxious to get it.  It already has the latest version of Mac OS installed, so I won't have to worry about that when I get it. 

I found a few other ones that were older that including extra software, but this one is pretty nice.  I am hoping that since it's from a store that is familiar with Macs, it will be good.  I wish they could just teleport it to me. LOL1  It has free expedited shipping, but the delivery window on the listing says July 5!  I am hoping it's mailed out tomorrow and I get it Friday. :p  It's going to be so cool.  It's 13" just like my Macbook because I have a nice laptop case that fits that size.  After using this one for 8 years, I don't really want or need a larger screen.  I think I will be happy with my purchase.  Of course I'll do a post about it when I get it.  

I hope to get back to my regular schedule tomorrow.  I know it doesn't hurt to miss a day every now and then. It's a break I probably needed.  I hope to get to at least 5000 steps before midnight, but I'm not going to stress if I don't!


Sipping Starbucks and blogging...

Yes, I am! I tried to get my friend to carry me over there but she wouldn't. Phooey on her! :P  I drove to the post office and then went on to Starbucks while out.  I got two letters.  I have those and the two I got recently. Sadly, I only have five stamps! :(  I only have those because my friend bought a book and gave me a few! I was happy about that.

My walk was quite steamy today.  When I left Starbucks, the bank said it was 94˚!  Yes, I got hot coffee. LOL!  It was so funny.  I walk up to the counter and look at the gift cards.  I got a few of the new special ones. YAY1  The barista said, "You want your cascara?"  :P  I said, "Yes,"  She said, "Hot?" I said yes. LOL  I'm the cascara lady at Starbucks. :p  I got my goodie and then left to drive home. I made it home safely and now I'm drinking my latte and blogging.

Last night right at midnight, I decided it would be a good time to move my room around.  I did it, too!  I like to change it up every so often.  The way it is now, I have more room on both sides of my yoga mat when I'm doing workouts, but I have less room long ways.  The only thing this will make trouble with is roll overs and they aren't in the videos a lot.  If they are, I can move my mat to a different spot.  

I've done my workouts and my French lesson.  I just need to do my squats for today.  I've been doing them everyday.  I've been loading the video that Cassey does and do them along with her.  I am walking at the time she goes live, so I watch it later in the day. That is the only thing I need to do for today.  I do need to hang a couple of beach wind chimes that I took down when I moved the room around.  They go in another spot when the room is this way. I need to do that and straighten the stuff under my bed and I'll be done.  I might get to my letters and write some tonight.  Who knows?! ^_^