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Double Star Day and NaNo stickers!

So, it was double star day at Starbucks today.  I told myself yesterday that if I actually walked today, I could go to Starbucks. If I didn't go for my walk, no Starbucks for me!  I walked! It was overcast, but it didn't rain.  It was too terribly cold but it wasn't great either!  I got in my walk and came home.  When I was walking by my friend's house, there was a red balloon tied to the pole at the street.  My friend's hubby, (also a friend) was outside with their German Shepard.  I mentioned the balloon and realized he did it. lol I had mentioned that I had been listening to IT on my daily walks. We Geeks have to stick together! :P

I got home from my walk and relaxed a bit. I decided to run to the post office.  I only had one piece of mail, but it was an anticipated one.  It was a NaNo postcard and a NaNo sticker that my ML sent me for participating in a virtual write in! I scanned the sticker into my MBP and printed myself out a sheet of them to use in my Bujo and other places.  The original one will reside in the pocket in my bujo until I decide where it's going to be permanently. It's got a lot of blue in it and I was thinking of putting it on my 2019 bujo!  I'll see what I come up with.  

Before I went to the post office, I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  Yummmmmmm I swear it was the best one I've had in a long time.  They are always good, but this one was just extra delicious.  Of course today would be the day I got a tall instead of a venti! Sheesh! Lol

I might not be able to walk again tomorrow. BOOO.  It's supposed to be nasty here tomorrow.  There were plenty of places today where there was mud and junk from the earlier rain.  The river has flooded several places and part of the Riverwalk are under water yet again!  My route is pretty water free except for the muddy sidewalks.  Those are gross and I have to walk extremely slow on them so I don't slip and fall!

I ran to the grocery store this evening to pick up a few things. I got a thing of their deli chicken bites.  They were okay, but htey were a bit plain.  If I'd had some gravy to dip them in, it would have been better!  I've been wanting some fried chicken for awhile now. I still want some. LOL . Hopefully I'll get some good chicken soon!

I got 1825 words written for NaNo today! Go me!  If tomorrow is gross and rainy, and I can't walk, I have plans!  I have been meaning to set up my 2019 bullet journal. I finally decided to go with the Leuchtturm1917. It's ice blue and it just looks like a great one to start the year in. ^_^ I'll use my Lemome either for 2020 or for something else entirely.  I am anxious to set up the new bujo.  I just know once I set it up, I'll want to move to it.  :p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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!


Brrr!

Today's walk was rather chilly! It was only in the 40's today and the wind was blowing. It wasn't so bad when it wasn't windy, but when it was.  BRRR!  I got my walk in though and then came home and put on warm 'at home' clothes which include 'give up on life pants' (sweat pants) lol . I actually turned my heater on in my room for the first time today!  I had brought it in a while ago, but I hadn't turned it on yet.  I finally broke down today and turned it on.

Last night, my friend needed to go to Target to pick up some things and I rode with him.  I saw some gift cards at Starbucks as we were leaving that I'd missed the night before.  He was on a schedule so I didn't get to look at them.  I ran back over there tonight and got the ones they have that I didn't have.  I now have 11 of the holidays cards. I think there are about 50 this year. Yikes! LOL I took a picture of the ones I had so when I get to the regular Starbucks and go in, I will know which ones I already have.  My collection is really growing!

I was going to get a drink at the Starbucks in Target but there was a long line and it's usually only one person working the Starbucks in there.  I decided to hit the drive thru of the regular one. I did that and came home with my delicious caramel brulee latte!  It was so good.  I got home and realized that I needed a few staples at the grocery store, so I decided to go.  I figured wiht it being a little later in the day (after 7) it wouldn't be as crowded and I was right.  I got sugar, bananas, cheese, Coke, ketchup, bread, and 3 froxen dinners. My favorite ones.  They were 2/$5 and buy two, get one free. So technically, 3/$5.  i was lucky with my bread.  Sometimes they won't have any of it as I buy a kind that they don't stock a lot of. It's Heiner's 35 if you are interested.  Each slice is only 35 calories and it tastes like regular bread to me.  They had one loaf and I grabbed it!  

I came home and was sort of slacking off.  I finally opened Scrivener and wrote my NaNo words for today.  I'm now officially over 20000! Yay!  I've done my French and I'm blogging now, so the only thing I need to do is some work in my bullet journal and then I'm going to climb into bed and read.  I'm still reading the book about Marie Hilley.  I'm getting near the end.  I put it on hold for a few days early on in NaNo.  I hope one of my holds at the library show up soon so I'll have something to read when I'm done with it.

I'm almost done with IT, too. I've been listening to the audiobook on my daily walks.  I think I'm going to load the Dark Tower books on my iPod touch to listen to after IT.  I should be finished with IT tomorrow and then I'll re-start that epic journey to the Tower again. ^_^


Hello!

Yeah, I didn't forget to post last night.  I had some crazy house issues!  Let me tell you about my day yesterday and then we'll get to today, okay?  Well, I got in a good walk yesterday.  I came home and did some things around the house.  I decided to take a hot bath since I hadn't had a good soak in a while.  This was the start of my misery! Lol . The bath itself was lovely.  I got out and went to do other things. I went back and noticed that the tub hadn't drained any.  Also, my faucet leaks so it wasn't draining and the faucet was just making things worse!  I took a bucket and got out as much water as I could and then put a towel down to catch the rest.  I put a bucket in to catch the drips and then went to do something else.  I come back and the drip isn't all going into the bucket and the tub is starting to get water again.  UGH!  I was in there plunging like nobody's business! LOL!  I worked on it so long I was sweating and getting more frustrated. My friend texted me and I gave a terse, "ok" reply.  He asked if anything was wrong. I told him what was going on and that I was just frustrated.  He offered to come and try to fix it.  I didn't want him to since it was already after 11pm and he works early in the mornings.  He came anyway! He was able to get it to drain. YAY!  By the time he did that and left, it was after midnight!  

I had been working on NaNo before all the water issues happened and didn't get to finish.  I had the lowest word count I've had since I started.  I only had 1525 words last night.  I updated my count at NaNo and just decided that since I've been going over every day, that wasn't going to hurt.  I was right as I wrote 2358 tonight! Whoo!  I have now hit 16,000 words! WHEE!  I happened to notice that the Pizza Hut site had a deal on a large two topping pizza.  Guess what I had for dinner?  I had my NaNo pizza after all! I had already hit my goal of 10,000.  I have to hit that before I treat myself to the pizza.  I shouldn't have gotten it, but it was a lot cheaper than I was expecting so I got it! It was delicious and I have leftovers for tomorrow!

So, I had to run an errand to Target right before my writing session tonight. I went to the Starbucks in there and asked if they honored the happy hour special that the regular Starbucks did.  They do, so I got my grande Cascara latte. Half price Starbucks? I'm there!  I also got several of the holiday gift cards to add to my collection AND a cup.  I had the red cup and green cup already. I wanted the white cup with the green leaves and red coffee cherries on it.  The cup I got wasn't that one and I mentioned to the Barista that I'd been hoping for the other one.  She gave me one. ^___^ So, I got my errands done, got some new cards for my collection and got the cup I wanted to add to my collection. :)

I did walk today too.  I have done my French lesson too.  The new colors and banner have been up for a few days here on the blog. I'm still not sure if I love them yet. LOL . I don't hate them, so that is good. I guess they'll stay for a bit.  Of course, knowing me, I might change them tomorrow! LOL!

 


Whoo!

I just hit 6538 at a word count!  Day three of NaNo and I'm already at 6500! Go me.  I actually could have written more tonight, but I have been gone and busy for most of the day so I have a few things I need to do before bed.  I figured where I stopped was a great place to stop for tonight.  I did that and then updated my count.  I got the email that I'd hit 5000 word badge. Yay!

I walked today and it was good to get back to it.  As I was coming back into my neighborhood, my friend pulled over and said, "Hop in, we are going to Starbucks!"   I told them I needed to go home first.  They told me to hop in and they'd carry me.  I said, nope, I'm going to finish my walk! LOL! I did and was able to use the bathroom and grab my purse.  I didn't really want to go to Starbucks right then, but I'm ALWAYS asking them to go so it would be hilarious if I said, nope! :P

We went and I got another caramel brulee.  So good!  My friend tried one too.  She said she liked it and then she didn't like it!  Sheesh!  Oh well, hers was a Venti and mine was a tall.  They were both holiday cups, so I got her to give me hers after she drank it. :p . I went to her house to see all her animals.  I had to love on Cocoa and I even got to see my favorite cat, the demon kitty! <3 . My friend I went to eat lunch together as we don't get to go do stuff together much.  She works until 6:30 on most days. When she has a day off, she is usually busy running errands for her mom, so today we were able to just go out and enjoy lunch.  We ate at one of the local Mexican restaurants.  It's one of my favorites.  I haven't been in ages.  My other friend, the one I go out and eat with all the time, doesn't like Mexican, Chinese, or other good ethnic food, so I was glad to go!  

I finally got home and then relaxed for a little bit.  Being around people stresses me out.  I got myself together and then wrote myself a list and went to the grocery store.  I got a lot of goodies, but not nearly as much as I wanted to.  My favorite frozen dinners were on sale.  Two for five dollars and if you buy two, you get one free.  So technically three for five.  I was planning on getting a LOT of them.  They had a total of three. ~_~; I got those though!  I also got creamer and then remembered I hadn't gotten coffee.  That wouldn't do!  The store went through a remodel a few months back and I still don't know where anything is. lol I totally missed the coffee on my first trip through.  It used to be on the very first aisle!  So, I got groceries, I brought them home and put them away.  I did a few things I needed to do.  I washed a ton of dishes and then ate some supper.  After that, I sat down to write.  I got over 2000 words written tonight so I was happy about that.  I just have my French to do online and then I will get off of here and get the other things done that need doing. ^_^


NaNoWriMo Day 2!

I am doing well with NaNo today.  At first, I was dragging and just sort of bleh, but then I got with it and I wrote a total of 2255 words today! That brings my total up to 4000+. ^_^ I'm happy about that.  I didn't walk today.  I didn't feel well when I got up because I was up way too late last night.  I spend the time I would usually be walking just relaxing and enjoying some quiet time at home.  I could have gone walking later, but it rained, so I just skipped it.

I did run out and to Starbucks.  I went later in the day, so I was certain they would be out of the free red cups that they had a promo for today.  I was correct! LOL Oh well, I got a Caramel Brulee for the first time and it was amazing.  After my first sip, I said, "Why have you never tried this before?!?!" lol . It was pretty damn delicious. 

I hope to get right back to walking tomorrow . I am going to enjoy the rest of my rest day and try to get to bed early tonight!


Late start, but wow! :P

I didn't get to sit down and write for NaNo until just a while ago.  I hadn't planned to start so late today.  Why so late?  Well, let's see.  I walked as I always do.  I stopped by one place to see about after Halloween candy. :p . I got four bags of Halloween candy for 50% off. WHOO! lol . I got two bags of individual Reese's. YUM I also got two bags of this 'nut lovers' collection.  It has Mr. Goodbar, Hershey with Almond, Take 5, Paydays, and Reeses.  I was so happy to find this collection.  I usually don't find a collection of stuff that I like everything in the bag.  This is one where I like them all.I have a lot of goodies to snack on during NaNo. Yay!  It's funny that I got so many Reese's my main character, Sophie, LOVES peanut butter cups.  :P

So, I got my candy.  They also had some fuzzy 'at home' socks at the register for $1 a pair. I adore fuzzy socks, so I got three pair. lol . I came and had to sample my candy. :p . My friend texted and said he was coming straight from work and we'd go eat.  He said we'd eat quickly. I thought, great.  That way I can get home and write.  Well, we ate and it wasn't as quick as he said. lol He also had to pick up a few things at the dollar store.  He got me some chips and vitamins though.  Then, he got himself a milkshake.  When we does, he usually asks if I want a Frappe.  I did! :P . I rode with him to the grocery store.  He ran in for a couple of things and then ran him by his mom's.  He was in there a lot longer than he planned, so I didn't get some until much later than I had planned.  Oh well, I sat changed into comfy clothes and sat down.  I wrote 1942 words so that is just fine!  I don't think I'm going to add anymore tonight.  I need to pack up and put away my Halloween decorations and that is going to take a while..  lol . I have sooo many!

So, NaNo is off to a great start, I have snacks and I actually got a good start.  When I got home from my walk today, I finished re-reading the send half of book two.  I was ready to go when I sat down.  Now, I'm going to get my Halloween decorations put away.  Well, the ones that I don't keep up year round!  I also need to do my French, and then I'm going to fix dinner and read.  I started another true crime book last night.  This one is about Marie Hilley.  I've seen her story on Unsolved Mysteries and some of the true crime shows.  I'm looking forward to reading the book. She was a piece of work!

I used Scrivener for day one and I love it!  Bean is a great program, and I am grateful to have had it these last two years, but I know I'm going to enjoy Scrivener a lot!


Prep? Nope!

Yeah, I didn't get any prep done today.  I meant to re-read my books, but I downloaded a book on my Kindle and I got to reading it and now I'm almost done with it. LOL . It just drew me right in.  I only have a little bit left, but I needed to post to my blog and to do my French lesson, so I took a quick break.  

It was rainy and cold all day so I did skip my walk.  I went out briefly in my car this afternoon to hit a Pokestop and catch a Pokemon.  It was day six of a streak, so I didn't want to lost out on that.  I just stayed out long enough to do that and then headed back.  It was pretty yucky out there.  I have spent the day either in, on, or near my bed.  I also took an extremely long hot bath the afternoon.  I loaded the book to the Kindle app on my phone and was going to read a little of it.  Well, that didn't end so well.  Several hours later, the water was getting cold and I was still reading. lol . I finally got out of the tub and then got my Kindle and synced the book to where I'd left off in the app.  Technology is such a cool thing! I picked up where I left off and even read through dinner.  I can't wait to get back to it as it's near the end and exciting things are going on.  

I am hoping to get back to walking tomorrow.  I don't like to miss too many days in a row.  I only got 6000 steps today.  I try for 15,000 every day.  If it hadn't been for the book, I had planned to do some time on the treadmill.  Oh well! LOL . It was a nice day for a book and some coffee. ^_^


OOPS!

I totally forgot to post here yesterday.  Sorry about that!  I was distracted by Roku!  When I started using the new remote that my friend got with the 'new' Roku he got me, the same issues I had with the old one were there.  That meant it was never the remote, it was the Roku itself.  I knew it had been wonky on other issues too.  I decided to give the 'new' one a try.  I factory reset it and logged in to my account.  Luckily it downloaded all my stuff from the old box so I didn't have to re-add channels.  I did have to log in to everything, but that was okay.  I got it all set up.  The only problem with the 'new' box is that the power cord did NOT want to stay connected.  Whoever had it before me was not careful with it and the power cord wouldn't stay connected.  I fixed it with a rubber band and I haven't had a bit of trouble since.  I have even been able to move it around without the cord coming unhooked.  The 'new' box is nice, but it gave me the new Hulu interface and I absolutely HATE it.  I am not the only one it seems after doing a Google search!  I wish there was a way to change it back.  It's not intuitive at ALL.  

I've gotten in my walk every day this week.  I did some more NaNo prep today.  I went through the tutorial in Scrivener so I would know it better. I'm glad I did because I understand some things more clearly now.  I also learned how to covert my files into an ebook format!  I put my last two years books in their own separate files in Scrivener and imported them as Kindle ebooks.  I loaded them to my Kindle with Calibre.  Now I can read them anytime.  This is also good so I can re-read them and take notes before NaNo.  Plus, it's cool to have my own ebook on my Kindle. :^)

The weather app on my phone said that it is a 100% chance of rain tomorrow. D'oh!  If it is raining, I will skip my walk because it will be rainy and cold.  Not a good combination.  As Sweet Brown would say, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"  If it does rain, I'll take the day off to re-read my first two books and take notes for this years.  I still have a little research to do on things that I'll have in this book.  I need to do that also.  I also have three letters I need to write.  I'll probably do all that tomorrow while drinking lots of coffee!

 


So HOT!

Guess who got her water heater lit today?  That's right, me!  My friend came to dry and drain the rest of the water.  The equipment he had didn't work, but I decided that since I was already under the house, I'd try to light it.  The pilot did come one and I held it about a minute and then turned it to on.  It stayed on, YAY!  I am going to have a really nice hot bath tonight.  I really need to wash dishes too, but I am more in need of a bath.  I can wash dishes either tomorrow, or later.  I want to make sure every bit of hot water is in the tub with me! LOL!

After I got that lit, I came back up, cleaned off and put on some warm at home clothes.  My friend called me and asked if I would ride with her to get gas in her car.  I said sure if she'd run us by Starbucks. LOL!  She agreed so we did.  I got my beloved cascara latte. Yum!  It was so delicious.  It was nice to be able to go to Starbucks and not worry about my car!  Plus, it's cool out and my friend has heated seats in her car.  My booty was nice and warm. I wish my car had heated seats.  They are so nice.  

Anyway! lol I am going to do my French lesson, fix some dinner, and then hit the tub.  It's going to be so nice to just soak.  My entire lower body is so sore from the contortions I had to get into to try and light that damn pilot light! LOL!