I had a lot of things to share with you today. I was gone most of the day. It wasn't until I got home that I found out that Mike Nesmith of The Monkees died today. Mike was and always has been my favorite Monkee. He was so talented and his songs were always the best. I loved all of the guys, but Mike was always top on my list followed closely by Micky. Now, Micky is the only one left. I am very sad. I will do a post tomorrow about the things from today. Oh, and my package still hasn't been updated or come. ~_~;
Sorry about not posting yesterday. I was tired, busy, and very depressed being home from the beautiful beach. I put away all the things I bought and washed a huge load of clothes I wore on the trip. I still need to fold and put those away. I had to mow the front lawn when I got here as it was looking pretty shaggy. It looks much better now. I spent a lot of my time after getting home getting things done. I was going to post a quick post before midnight and then didn't.
Today, I got up at my regular time. It was nice to wake up in my own bed. I woke up several times during the night, but I was able to fall back to sleep so that was okay! I wanted to wash my bed linen today, but I have another load of clothes that needing washing. I also need to wash the dishes. AHHHH! I tried to take a picture of my two Starbucks tumblers that I got, but the pictures are dark. I meant to go out and take the picture in natural light today, but I went to the grocery store and I was so tired, hot, and irritated when I got home I needed to cool down and cool off! :p
Here is the picture of the tumblers. I'll try to get a better picture soon. I want to do a trip recap soon, too!
Here are photos of the tumblers I found on eBay:
The lighting on those is a bit better. The peach colored one is 120z or Tall and the White with the rainbow is 16oz or Grande.
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.
Yes, I realize that I didn't post for the past two days. Sorry about that. I just didn't get around to it or feel like it. I'm going to try to make up for it today. I walked all three days, so that is good. The first day, it was around 60 and it was nice. Yesterday, it was in the 40's and cold. Today, it was in the 60's while I walked today. That was nice. Tomorrow is supposed to be around 40 again. I swear the weather cannot make up it's mind! Oh well!
My friend came today and we went to eat at one of our local places. Afterwards, he put some new spark plug wires on my car. I started it up and drove it for a bit. I didn't stop anywhere or turn it off. It did fine. It wanted to overheat, but it didn't, so that was good. I am not going to totally trust it, but at least it was okay for a short time today. My friend lent me his jump box. I've been looking at them on Amazon. It would be something that would be nice to have in my car. I think it would also be a good idea to get a set of jumper cables to keep in my car. That way I won't have to find someone that has some, I'll already have them. I'll just have to find someone to help me by using their vehicle.
While I was out tonight driving to charge my battery, I thought about going to Starbucks to the drive thru, but I was good and didn't. I will probably do that at some point this weekend. That is if my car continues to do okay. Wish me luck!
So, I did my usual today. I walked, I came home and cooled off and then did my workouts. I did my French and then relaxed a bit. I had lunch and then did a few things that I needed to do. I went to take a bath. I was in there enjoying the nice, hot, steamy water. My friend called and wanted to know what I was doing. I said I was in the tub! She said, "Nevermind, I wanted you to go with me somewhere." I told her if she'd drive me to Starbucks I'd get out of the tub. LOL She said okay if we hit the drive thru. I agreed and we did! I got a cascara latte. Big surprise there, eh?
We drove her son to get him something to eat and since we were near the post office, I asked if she'd run me by there. She agreed. I had an ad, my bank statement, and one pen pal letter. I went back to her house for a while to see all the dogs. I also got to see the kitties. :p I stayed until a little after 9 and came home. I needed to fix dinner, but I really didn't want to. I did it anyway after a while.
I answered questions on Quora and did a small blog post there and then came here to do my daily blog post. I'm having a hard time today. I got stressed at my friend's house for reasons I won't go into. I am so tired of being broke and having to depend on people to take me places I need to go. I would have only gotten to go to the places I did today because my friend was already going out for something else. She has never once in the three years my car has been messed up, offered to carry me anywhere. ~_~;
Also, one of my friend's pets passed and she posted the Rainbow Bridge poem. I cannot read that without breaking down. I still miss my precious JoJo that I lost in July of 2011. He was my best friend and truly the love of my life. <3
Tonight I went to my local Kmart to pick up my prescriptions for the last time. The pharmacy is closing on the 14th of this month. I'm not happy about that. The store is closing after the beginning of the year. The pharmacy is going to be closed a lot sooner. I will miss them. The people at this location were all really nice. I liked going there. I will have to get used to another pharmacy and I don't really want to have to do that. They are sending all their files over to the CVS that is near them. I asked them to send mine to the CVS that is closer to my house. It's an easy walk to get there, so even if I'm having car issues, I can go and pick up my prescriptions.
After leaving Kmart, I was going to Starbucks but then I just ended up coming home. I might go later this week. I'm sort of waiting for a double star day. I might get that tumbler if they still have it, but I want to wait until they are doing the double star day! That will give a me a lot of stars. ^_^
So, I was sitting at home minding my own business when I got a text that stressed me the hell out. I decided that I couldn't sit at home anymore so I got in my car (it was acting up on the way) and went to the post office to check my box. Two letters! I then came to Starbucks. Tonight's experience was much better than last nights! I got my latte and a chocolate chip cookie. They were both delicious. I was able to get a seat right away, but then I moved to a little table. The place I was sitting was invaded by a noisy kid and that wasn't going to improve my mood one bit!
So, I am sitting here blogging and I've written two letters. One that I already had and one of the two I got on the way over here. I'll write the other one before I go or I might just save it as I just got it today! Who knows? The other one was unusual. I never write back on the day I get letters. LOL OH well.
I walked today and got in my workouts. It was ab day. Ouch. I did those, and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch. I am not sure what I'll fix for dinner. That is some time away, so I guess I'll figure that out. Anyway, my stress levels have come down some since I got here, but I'm still a bit on the stressed side. I still have to get home with my crazy car.
The reason for my stress? I've lived in the house I grew up in since I was 3 years old. My sister actually owns it. I may be out on the street. Considering that I'm on disability, I can't very well get a place to rent. I hardly get by as it is. I just don't know what to do at this point. I'm just going to try to think of other things. The coffee will help some. It's a good thing I don't smoke or drink! I'd been up to five packs a day and drinking straight out of the bottle. Did I mention that my sister who works full time wants ME to send HER money to help with the taxes on the house?! UGH
It's just been a very long day. I didn't even leave the house. I am just tired of everything it seems. I was going through my bullet journal today and realized that I had absolutely NOTHING to put on my birthday memories page that I created some time back. I covered the things I had written and then glued in a fresh page. I thought I'd have something to put in there. I didn't get to really do anything for my birthday. I went through the drive thru at Starbucks. That was the highlight of my day.
So, yeah, not having a good time. I also have depleted almost all the money on my Starbucks card. I can't even go to Starbucks to make myself feel better. :(