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Thursday again.

I actually know it's Thursday this week!  I got the hard drive returned today with my data.  They said they would put it on a drive the size of my data recovered.  I figured they would send a 1 GB drive as the stuff on it was a little less than that.  They send me a 4 GB drive with my files!  That was more than generous and I was extremely happy!  I finally cloned the drive my friend lent me and erased it to return it to him tomorrow.

As for tomorrow, we are doing a thrifting trip.  He sometimes gets off at noon on Friday and we are hoping he will tomorrow so we can do a few different places.  I'd love to make it to the Salvation Army since they were closed yesterday.  I'm also hoping to find some DS games and other goodies!  I wrote tonight and it was an emotional scene, so I only wrote a little over 1000 words. I'll probably edit it tomorrow and then write more. It was pretty good! 

I remembered that today I had an offer from Starbucks that if you did order ahead, you would get a free drink loaded onto your card for a future purchase. It was for a Grande or Venti.  Guess what my dumb ass bought? Tall. ~_~; I realized my mistake when I got home.  Oh well.  I tried another new drink.  This was the Oatmilk honey latte.  I don't think I like it.  It wasn't horrible by any means, it just isn't something I would enjoy.  It's weird though, the more I drank it, the better it got? It was weird.  I don't know. I am desperately trying to find something to fill the void left by my cascara syrup being discontinued!

I hope to do a post tomorrow night about thrifting, but I might be too tired if we go to a bunch of places. I'll try to check in any way even if I have to do a write up of all the goodies I get on Saturday.  I am planning on staying home the entire weekend, so I can get writing, chores, and other things done!


UGH!

I went to print something tonight and my printer wasn't working.  I went in to try and fix it and now it won't connect to my network. ~_~;;;;;  I have done troubleshooting and nothing. I CAN print if I have the printer connected via USB but that defeats the purpose of a wireless printer. I will mess with it again tomorrow. I've spent far too much time on it tonight when I had other things I wanted to be doing!  Let's hope I can clear it up.  It is so frustrating when stuff like this happens.

I didn't do a lot today since I'm still under the weather.  I did go to the car wash and then to the gas station to fill up Goontz!  I went by Starbucks while I was out ad had a Blonde honey almond milk flat white! lol That is fun to order, let me tell you! :P I'm going to write for a bit and then relax.  I wrote earlier, so I just want to add more words. I'm going to try one more thing that was suggested and that was to re-start my router. I wanted to post this before I did that!  Wish me luck!

 

SPOILER: IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P


Nice and warm!

It was in the sixties today and it was nice.  My friend and I went to the trail to take a walk.  I didn't really want to go as I'm a bit under the weather, but I went.  It was nice down there.  We got to see the two bridges they have finally repaired and put back.  We walked a total of 3 miles. This, back in the day, would be nothing, but since neither of us has walked in a while, it was rough.  It didn't help that I'm sick.  The scenery was pretty as always and I got to love on a cute little puppy! <3 

I am going to try to crash a little early tonight and hopefully knock out whatever this is that I have.  I've been so careful.  I haven't been sick in over a year so this really sucks.  My DS charger is supposed to come tomorrow so I can play with it a little more. I haven't done anything with it since I got it since the battery was low.  I hope to be able to get some games for it. I'll keep my eyes out when we thrift shop.  We see them sometimes but I've never really looked into them since I didn't have a DS.  

As for now, I think I'm going to share a few pictures I took along the trail and then close the MBP for the evening and relax.  Hopefully, I can go to bed early.  I could use the extra sleep!

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Another thrift trip! :p

My friend texted me today and said he wanted to go to Pete's in Reidsville, so we did.  I found some vintage Hallmark boxed cards at the Salvation Army store.  We made it in time to go this time! :)  At Goodwill, I got a sleep mask, a small Starbucks tumbler, and a cute pink desk lamp.  The lamp is very cute and it's very bright!  I  love it.  It's a nice size too.  It takes up less space on my desk than my old desk lamp.  Look at how cute it is:

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It has a USB port on the side, too!  I like all of my finds.  The sun actually came out today. After days of rain and ice and just general yuck, that was nice! Of course, we are supposed to have more winter weather this week.  I am going to put together a kit tomorrow in case I lose power.  I have some Sterno on the way, I have my Sterno 'stoves' out and ready.  I am going to put together that with candles, various foods that don't need to be cooked, extra blankets, etc.  I also have the jump box that has ports on it to charge things.  This way I can at least have my phone and laptop charged if need be. I also am making some ice cubes to fill a cooler. I probably won't have enough to fill a cooler by the time I need it, but I'll have some ice, so I'll be good. I would go to the store tomorrow and get a few more things but I heard that the stores here insane today from two different people.  I have enough! lol

 


Thrifting and an apology

I meant to write in here last night and it wasn't until right after midnight that I remembered I hadn't done it.  Oops!  The whole day was weird yesterday. First I thought it was Wednesday. I had to look at my phone to confirm that it was, in fact, Tuesday!  Then, later, I thought it was the weekend. I really need to start getting more sleep! Ah!  

My friend texted me today and mentioned going to Reidsville to eat at Pete's.  We went later than usual, so we only got to go to the Goodwill and not the Salvation Army store.  I found several great things tonight.  I got a Starbucks VIA mixer tumbler, a metal jack o lantern sign thing, a pink over the door thing with hooks for hanging things, a little plastic storage container, a nice pencil bag (new with tags!), and an ice towel. I was new too.  Oh, I also got a clock radio.  It's a GE brand and it's in pretty nice condition, with only a few scratches.  It works well and that is the important thing.  The display is green like my bedside radio.  It also picks up my favorite Classical music station and it sounds great. Very nice!  

My friend found another GPS! This one was cheaper than the one he gave me and it's newer! He was pleased because all of his are older ones.  This was a nice find for him.  I am still hoping to be able to do an update on mine.  I'll try again later.  Since we took my car this time and the last time we went to Reidsville, he topped off my gas tank for me when we got back in town.  That was nice. 

My replacement hard drive is being shipped soon!  I hope to get it so I can backup stuff again. I'd like to be able to give my friend his drive back.  They haven't started to try to recover my old drive yet. They could take a while. I'm happy they are sending the replacement in the meantime!

 

 


Desktop yoga mat?

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.

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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:

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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!


Whoops!

I meant to post last night. I got into a pretty intense writing spell and forgot. Sorry! I got my writing done and meant to post to my blog and then I left the computer and didn't post.  Oops.  I didn't have much to say yesterday anyway as I didn't even leave the house!  Today, my friend got off of work early and wanted me to ride with him to look at houses for sale. We did and he got us food at Biscuitville. I hadn't eaten there in ages and it was so good!  We looked at several houses before heading home.  

I had been home for a bit when I realized that I had an offer for 25 bonus stars for today only at Starbucks. I ran over there and got a peppermint white mocha and it was so good!  While I was out, I ordered a couple of the medium $5.99 pizzas from Dominos for pickup. Those were not 'so good'. They were actually pretty disappointing.  The last two times I got this exact same order, it was delicious.  They must have had an off night. Oh well! :(

While my friend and I were out earlier, we went to a local thrift store that I always forget about and never go to  We have a Salvation Army thrift store here.  I found a pair of new or at least they looked brand new capris. (All clothes half off today!)  I also found three ceramic jack o lanterns, some card stock for scrapbooks, a little mini backpack, and two packages of washi tape!  It's the brand that is only sold at Walmart and I will not shop at Walmart, so I was happy to see this. It's the washi that is actually individual flower petals.  It's so pretty!  I wanted to try some but not if I had to go to Walmart.  The little mini backpack is from the same line at Walmart.  Oh, I also got some adorable vinyl stickers too!  I also found something absolutely amazing.  My 'new' MacBook Pro that my friend got me had the original Apple charger, but not the extension cord.  I had been watching a few on eBay and was going to buy one eventually.  I looked over in this one bin with assorted electronics in the store and saw a white cord.  It had black paper/cardboard around it.  It was the extension cord I wanted! It was a whopping $2!  It retails at the Apple store for right at $20.  This is a legit Apple one too, I looked.  It must have come in someone's laptop box and they didn't use the extender.  I got a deal!  :)  I usually just plug the MBP in with the regular plug because I use it at my desk.  I like the extension cord if I want to move it around further. It will come in handy on beach trips as the power strip might not be as close as it is at home!  I love finds like that. It would also come in handy if I can ever go to Starbucks and sit inside again.  ^_^ Oh how I miss going to Starbucks, sitting, and staying for a few hours.  I looked in wistfully tonight as I drove out of the drive-thru.  

I hope to write a bit tonight.  I changed my blog layout back to the macaroons. I'll probably change it again tomorrow.  There is a new layout that Typepad has introduced and I'd like to use it but it's not customizable.  If I could change some things around, I'd love it.  Oh well! :)


Meh

Well, the snow didn't last long.  We got rain and some sleet too.  It was pretty much a bust.  Oh well.  Maybe we will get one nice snow this year.  I didn't go out today just in case the roads were icy.  I got all my usual Sunday stuff done.  I got a good deal of writing done too! :)  I was happy with that and I can't wait to re-read it.  I am sure I'll add a few things to it and edit it some tomorrow.  I love writing in Scrivener and being able to edit as I need. It's so much easier than writing in a basic word program!  I also want to give props to Evernote for always being there to back up my work!


Power outage, again.

I was sitting at my desk last night on my laptop.  I was going to post to my blog and everything (except my MacBook Pro) went dark.  The power was out. Luckily the display on the Mac was bright enough for me to grab candles. I got my candles lit and arranged around the room.  I was just about to sit and get comfy when the power came back! That was a short outage! I'm glad it didn't stay out too long as it was quite cold last night. I should have posted to my blog via my phone, but I forgot all about it! Once the power was back on, I got comfy on my bed and didn't get back on the computer.

I have written a bit for the last two days.  It's been fun.  I really should write some more tonight, but I still need to put my linens back on the bed.  I have them in the dryer now.  I got all my other usual Sunday stuff done and a few more things.  I tried something tonight that I had never done before.  I was playing around in Pages the other day and went back tonight to look at all the templates in there. I noticed one for envelopes.  I figured, what the heck, I'll try to print one.  I've never printed one and I wasn't sure where to put the envelope to make it print correctly.  I actually got it in the right spot on my first try! The only thing is, I had it reversed so the address would be upside down if you opened the envelope the way you are supposed to.  I then ran another one and it was fine. It looks so nifty! I used one of my favorite pen pal's address for the outgoing line and I will use it when I write her. I REALLY need to write letters. I don't think I've ever been this far behind before.  I feel bad and every day I wait makes me feel worse, but I just can't seem to get myself to write. AHH!  If only I could go sit in Starbucks. :(


Pretty, pretty!

This picture does not do justice to my new keyboard cover.  I have wanted one of these multi-colored ones for a while now. I found this one Monday evening on Amazon and it was delivered today. Isn't it pretty? I like these because they add a pop of color to my MBP but they also provide protection from crumbs and things getting into the keyboard.  

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I love it!  My friend texted me today and said he was getting off early today and did I want to go eat at Pete's in Reidsville. I did!  We went and ate and then went to the Salvation Army thrift store and the Goodwill.  I found some neat things.  A light-up jack o lantern, a light-up snowman, a skirt measuring tool (for sewing), a Darth Vader mug, a twig star (it's actually a pentagram), and a pair of Homer Simpson sleep pants D'oh!).  My friend found a pair of New Balance sneakers and bought them for me. They were a half size bigger than I wear and I didn't try them on.  I just did and they fit fine. I think they might run a little small, so being a half size larger makes them perfect!  It was a fun and unexpected thrift trip.

The funny thing is that today's Zeeops was to get 2500 points on Munzee by either capturing or deploying Munzees. I was capping them all over the place in Reidsville! lol I made my daily Zeeops goal. It's been a pretty good day! ^___^