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Two whole pieces!

Yes, that is how many pieces I was able to get into my puzzle today. lol . It was the two at the top that was bothering me, so I'm glad I got those.  I want to give up on it, but I won't.  I'm going to work on it again after posting this.  There is so much of the trees and they all look alike. Ahh!  I have most of the big trunk trees done.  I just need to get the part in the middle. 

My walk today wasn't too bad. It wasn't too cold. I only had a wear a t-shirt and a hoodie.  It was sunny, so that was nice.  I ran out tonight on an errand and I went right by Starbucks and I didn't go!  I don't know why I didn't go.  I guess I was worried about my car overheating in line.  I usually don't have to sit in the line there long unless I get behind somebody getting a bunch of Frappuccinos.  Then, it takes forever!  I wish when they would get those they would go inside!  It's like when you go to KFC and you are getting a single meal and you get behind a person buying a whole family meal.  So annoying! 


More puzzles

Yesterday, I finished the puzzle as you can see in the picture I posted.  I also stopped by the dollar store on my walk and picked up two more puzzles.  One is a dollar one and one is a $5 one.  They are waiting for me to work them.  Why?  Well, I had another old puzzle that had been sitting for many years.  It's very difficult and it's going to take me a while to do it.  I got the outline done tonight and that alone took me several hours!  The puzzle is going to be so pretty when I'm done though.  I got the outline done and a little section in too.  Here is the puzzle so far and the box so you can see the puzzle itself:

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This one is not going to be finished in two days like that last one. The pieces are a good size, but they are cut weird.  I prefer puzzles with a standard cut.  This one is not standard. Also, the trees and the colors are very similar throughout, so it's going to be hard.  I'll get it done though!  I love the white board as a puzzle board.  It's perfect.  With this puzzle being so large, I won't be able to put all the pieces out at once, but when I do a smaller one, I should be able to.  That helps make a puzzle go faster when I can glance around and find the pieces I'm looking for.  Right now, I have the pieces that I've taken out so far of the patch of white in the sky. I'll get that done and then move to another portion.  Working it that way will make it a little easier.  That last puzzle spoiled me because of the colors.  I just separated the colors out and was able to do it fairly quickly!


Pup sitting!

My friend called my last night and asked if I would pup sit her mini Doxie, Cocoa, and her mom's terrier, Roxy.  I said, yes, since I love both of the pups.  Well, today, I went to go and pick them up and their supplies and what not.  I only was to keep one.  I love them both, but it is easier with just one at a time. lol  I have Cocoa, the mini Doxie.  She is curled up on the bed next to me at the moment sleeping.  She is such an old sweetheart.  Here are a couple of pictures I took earlier:

 

Isn't she adorable! When she visits, I put my trunk and a step stool next to my bed so it's easy for her to get up and down from it. ^_^  It's hard to jump on my bed with those cute little stubby legs!  Back before I got the frame bed, I would put the mattress and box springs on the floor.  This is much easier to do and a lot simpler to put back in order after she goes home.

I walked today and it was pretty nasty.  It was colder, which I was expecting.  It was also overcast, BUT it drizzled a bit off and on.  I never used my umbrella, but I did get damp. It was just a sullen drizzle.  It was annoying, but I didn't feel like holding my umbrella, so I didn't!  When I went up to my friends to pick up Cocoa, it was raining a lot.  I used an umbrella then!  They sent me home with some cans of food for her, some treats, and her leash.  They also gave me the leftover barbecue that my friend's husband makes. It's soooooooooooo good!  I had a couple of sammiches of it for my dinner!

I have use of their van while they are gone, so I might just have to go to Starbucks tomorrow for a bit. :p  I don't want to pass up the opportunity to go and not worry about my vehicle.  I also will probably take Cocoa with me and get her a Puppaccino! ^__^  I know she'll love that, and she likes to ride, too!  I will try to remember to go to the post office while I'm out tomorrow and check my box.  I need to reply to the letters I got when I went to the post office last week.  According to Informed delivery, I have a few more letters waiting for me.  I'd like to pick them up.  Perhaps I'll answer them all tomorrow or Sunday and send them out. I'm trying to keep up and not get behind on them this year.


Well then!

I totally forgot to post yesterday.  It was one of those days! Let me tell you about it.  First of all, it rained, it rained a lot.  I did not get to walk because of the rain.  I decided in the evening to go to Starbucks and get that tumbler that I wanted before it was gone.  I got over there and got my tumbler and a drink and headed to my car.  By then, luckily, the rain had stopped.  Good thing too.  My car wouldn't start!  I went back in Starbucks and asked one of my favorite Baristas if she or anyone had jumper cables.  No one did, but she went with me to ask at the little restaurant next door.  One of the guys there had them. Yay!  It took quite a while, but my car finally started up so I could drive it home.  Many thanks were given!  I got home and parked my car and I haven't tried to start it since then.  

I got to walk today to make up for yesterday.  It was overcast and the street was still wet when I left today, but it didn't rain and the sun came out.  Unfortunately, I didn't know there was a wind advisory!  As I was on my way back, the wind was nuts.  I had to put my hoodie up and tie it under my chin to keep it on. Seriously!  I pushed my way through the wind and got home.  I was so glad to get here, let me tell you!  The wind and the soaked ground led to power outages in the city and surrounding areas.  Luckily, so far, I still have power.  I made sure to get everything I needed done early in case the power went out.

When I went over to Starbucks last night, I noticed how high the river was.  It was really, really high.  We can't seem to dry out from one rain event before another hits. It's crazy!  Hopefully we'll dry out soon.  I am sick to death of the rain.  Especially since I woke up to a pond in my kitchen!  I found a new leak in there.  It is about a foot away from the sink, too. ~_~;  It couldn't have happened over the sink, could it?  I cleaned up the water and put down something to catch the drip.  It's weird because the parts that usually leak haven't in a while.  It's like the drips move around. So weird!

Anyway!  If you are interested, here is the tumbler.  I really like this one and I think it's probably going to be my favorite.  I love the design on the outside, it makes gripping it so easy and I love the silver color.  It will be my beach bound tumbler this year. lol

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Letters, letters, and more letters!

I walked today and it was pretty nice.  It wasn't too cool out there.  Unfortunately, it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow. Boo!  I mailed my letters that I wrote yesterday.  I didn't walk to the post office as my back was hurting early on in my walk.  I did drive down there later today, though.  I had a full box.  I got five pen pal letters and some other stuff.  Four of the letters were from regular pen pals and one was from a potential new one. Yay!  I love getting new pen pals.  That is always a great thing.  Especially if they share interests with me.

I forgot to mention in my posts last night, that I found a tumbler that I really want in Starbucks.  This one is so cool.  I wish they would do a double star day so I could get it and get extra stars.  I don't really need a new tumbler, but I really like this one.  I have a feeling it would be my favorite one.  Of course, by the time I get back over there to buy it, they may have sold it.  It was the only one I saw.  Not sure if it was the only one, or if they had others elsewhere.  If they don't have it, maybe the Starbucks in Target will.  Who knows?

I needed a few items from the grocery store tonight and I ran down and got them.  I should have done that on my trip when I went to the post office, but I didn't even think about it then.  I don't want to tempt fate.  My car has been starting and stopping okay when I go places, but I am not going to go crazy and think it won't have problems starting again.

As for tomorrow, if it does rain as they are calling for, I am not sure what I'm going to do.  I really hate to miss another walk.  I'm hoping it isn't too bad and I can walk, but the city is under a flood warning, so it's probably going to rain a lot.  Phooey on that, I say! Phooey, indeed!


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!


Why me?

My friend, the one that does so much for me, mentioned he would like a shake.  Well, I decided to go and get him one.  I was in line almost 30 minutes! The line did not want to move and the two in front of me where being asses.  I finally got through the line and dropped it off.  I'm home now and I'm watching the episode of the Simpsons where Homer gets addicted to Stranded (aka LOST) . Such a funny episode.  Especially since I loved the hell out of LOST and watched it religiously.  I love the way Homer gets hooked on the show and doesn't want to do anything but watch it. 

Today's walk was nice, but it was a lot cooler out there.  I went from walking in the 60's and 70's to 40ish and it had a 'feel like' temperature of lower.  It wasn't too bad, though.  I bundled up appropriately so I wasn't cold.  I came home and watched for the mailman.  Why? My 'new' Fossil bag came.  I love it. It's soooooooo soft and it's the perfect size.  I took a few pictures inside, but the lighting sucks in my house and it didn't come out right. I'll try to take outside pictures tomorrow. 


Power outage in the city!

This afternoon, my lights blinked.  They didn't do it again and I thought nothing of it.  My friend that lives nearby texted me that his power was out.  Someone hit a pole and knocked it down and knocked out power for parts of the city. Luckily my power never went out.  I planned to go to the grocery store.  I heard that the power was out up to the place where it is.  I wasn't sure if they had power or not.  I drove down there and was getting disappointed.  The lights were all out all along the way and I noticed that the Subway and McDonald's just before you get to the shopping center were dark.  I drove on and saw that Food Lion was open!  It was so weird.  Part of the shopping center had power, and the other part did not!  I was able to go and get my groceries.  I was glad to get that done.  I now have plenty of goodies in the house.  Luckily they weren't too busy either.  They were when I got there, but by the time I got through and went to the checkout, it had cleared out a lot.

I came home and put away all the groceries. I spent way more than I meant to.  Oops! Oh well, I'll have plenty to eat for a while.  I went ahead and paid all my bills.  I also went ahead and ordered the stylus I've been wanting.  I hope I love it.  I do love the color. I got the light blue!  I have been researching these styluses and everything I see for them, the one I'm getting on Amazon is a good price.  I just hope I love it!


Starbucks on a Sunday!

I tried to talk my friend into going to Starbucks tonight, but she was a big meanie as usual. :p . I went and got a few dollars worth of gas and went over there myself.  I got my drink free and I also got a chocolate chip cookie.  Unfortunately, I didn't get my cascara latte.  They gave me a caramel latte instead of a cascara latte. :(  It was good, but it wasn't what I wanted.  I didn't realize it until I got home.  Oh well!

I got in a nice walk today.  It wasn't too bad out there.  I got a lot done at home today, too.  I washed a huge sink full of dishes, washed my hair, and washed my bed linen!  I need to put those back on the bed and I'm done.  

I created a new page in my bullet journal.  I decided to do a spread for ids in various games I play.  I only have four listed so far, but I'll be adding them as I play.  It's for games where you can add friend by a code.  I thought that would be a good thing to track.  That way, if I am on a site to share my code from a game, I can just check my bullet journal.  ^_^

 


Cold.... sooo cold.

So, today I checked my weather app as I always do in the mornings.  The temperature was 22 and it said it felt like half that!  I decided that today would be a good day to not walk. lol . I skipped my walk entirely.  It isn't supposed to be a lot warmer tomorrow, but at least it will be in the 30's! Hopefully it won't be too bad.  I plan to walk unless it rains.  I don't want to miss another day.

So far I haven't gotten anything from the seller on ebay.  They have the wrong purse back. They have never even sent a message.  If I don't hear anything by tomorrow afternoon, I will contact ebay again.  I went and investigated a little.  She had some listings when I first tried to contact her about the wrong item and now all of a sudden she has none. I don't understand why someone would build up great feedback for a long time and then just try to start screwing people over.