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Bullet journal and NaNoWriMo!

So, it was rainy, nasty and cold today. I didn't walk.  I did get a lot done on the set up of my 2019 bullet journal!  I have the beginnings of a wonderful bujo for 2019.  I have added a book tracker, order tracker, Starbucks store tracker, Coffee love page, board game tracker, and a lot more.  I love it so far.  Since it's a pretty blue, I've been using one of my blue Stabilo pens in it for the majority of things I've set up so far. It's looking great.  As soon as we get some decent weather, I'll film a video and take some pictures.  I would take pictures now, but not everything is completed yet.  I have trackers all the way done and some just need to have lines drawn.  I'll do that later. I have until December 31st after all! :P

So, as for NaNo.  I wrote over 2000 words tonight! Go me!  This book is "A Sea Of Zoms" . My two main characters went to the beach from their safe compound.  I realized that their trip was pretty short compared to the rest of the book, so I made a reason for them to go back for a week!  I started that part tonight.  They will actually arrive at the beach in tomorrow's writing.  This time, I plan to throw in some of my original ideas that I had for this book.  There will be more zoms than on the first trip! lol . 

Currently, my bed is a total mess.  I have my current bullet journal, next year's bujo, and the last two years bujos on it.  Not to mention about 2394302849032 pens. LOL . I was getting inspiration from my old bujos and I needed this years to see how i did a few trackers.  I love the boardgame tracker.  It's based on the one I made in the bujo before the current one. It's going to be even better than that one.  I did the whole Monopoly board again to be the tracker. I think it looks great so far.  I need to take my old tracker and look at my games. I know I've added at least one Monopoly set since I had that tracker and a card game or two, too!  

Here is my original tracker in my old bujo:

Gametracker


Issues, issues!

So, I came to do some editing to my blog. I wanted to change my banner and my program wasn't working.  I finally got it open and working and i still haven't gotten around to getting the banner created.  Hopefully I'll get it done before midnight. :P  I didn't want to let the day pass without posting.  I didn't walk today, but I did go vote, I mailed 11 letters and picked up three more at the post office!  I also got my NaNo in.  I am off to do my French and work on this banner. If it works out well, I'll have a new banner and colors on the blog tonight or tomorrow.

 

UPDATE:  I created a new banner and changed the colors of the layout.  I am not sure if I love it or hate it!


New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


New look....

I changed the background and the colors of the blog.  I also changed the font throughout.  I really like this font.  It's called Funny Monkey. :p  I love fonts. I even loved them many years ago before I knew that is what they were.  I remember I had a book as a young person that I loved the font of the text the book was printed in.  It wasn't the generic font that you saw in so many books.  It wasn't until later with typewriters (courier Ftw!) and working on websites, that I learned about fonts.  There are so many of them out there.  I like the way it looks so I am using throughout the blog.

In other news, I got in my walk today.  It was another hot one.  They are still re-paving the streets and it's a mess out there.  I really hope they get done earlier than they planned, but like I said yesterday, it seems one guy works and the others just watch.  I saw two different guys on their smartphones!  

My workouts today were total body. My abs were so sore from yesterday.  Ouch! Since it was total body day, there were definitely ab moves on there.  Yikes! lol  I did all that and my French lesson before lunch.  I waited until after I ate lunch to do today's squats.  Those weren't as bad as some of the ones in the past few days.  I think tomorrow will be okay, but the day after that looks insane.  I'll do my best!

I need to go out and mow the back of my yard, but I really don't want to.  This heat is killing me.  I might wait and do it when it gets a little later.  I might just skip it altogether! lol  Who knows.


Changes...

So, I changed the background of the blog and I changed the banner a bit.  I love it!  I did not forget to post yesterday.  When I came to do it, Typepad was having issues.  You could see the blogs, but you couldn't log into accounts.  It wasn't fixed before I went to bed so I wasn't able to post  

I walked today and it tried to sprinkle on me a little bit towards the end, but it didn't do too much.  I only had to use the umbrella for a few minutes.  My prescription was ready and I could have picked it up on my walk, but I didn't know until I got home!  I ent a bit ago and picked it up.  It's so weird getting used to a new pharmacy.  They have a drive thru at this one, but it was pretty full so I went in.  Inside was full too!  It probably would have been less people earlier in the day.  I'll try to remember that next time!

Since I had to go out and wait forever at the pharmacy, I decided that I could use some Starbucks therapy. :p  I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  I went in because I wanted to see if they had the new Valentine's cards out.  They did! I got one of each of the six they have for Valentine's day this year.  Five are heart shaped with different phrases and one is a regular card with Happy Valentine's day on it.  I was happy to get them all.  

When I got home from my walk, I intended to do my workouts, but I got distracted by something else and didn't do them.  I will do them, it will just be later on this evening.  That way I can take my time and not have to worry about getting done before lunch.  

I'm loving the new look of the blog.  I think it's pretty. What do you think?


Layout change....

Well, it's basically the same layout, I just added a banner and a background.  I see that the background isn't completely seamless.  I've tried a lot of different ones and this is my favorite thus far.  I had tons of seamless backgrounds in a folder on my computer from my Tumblr days.  I still have a Tumblr, I just haven't changed the layouts there in a while.  It's so hard to find good free seamless tiled backgrounds!

I like this at the moment, but I might not like it tomorrow.  We'll see.  As for today, I've been busy.  I got in my walk and then I changed into my jeans and headed to do my first of the month errands.  I went to Family Dollar and then got gas, I went to Starbucks and got a latte and then to Food Lion to get groceries.  I stopped at CVS since that is where my prescriptions will be since Kmart closed and then came home and put everything away.  I realized when I got here that I got everything I needed to make sandwiches except for the bread!  I ran back to the store and got some bread.  I was lazy and picked up my lunch at McDonald's.  I haven't eaten there in a while so that wasn't bad at all. The fries were FRESH! :D

I came home and I've been doing things around the house.  I just finished my workouts a while ago and I've been working on the layout of my blog ever since.  I like it so far.  I'm probably going to try to find a more seamless background.  I really like this one and wish I could remember where the heck I got it!  I still have my French lessons to do..  OH! I finally ordered a Leuchtturm dotted notebook today! :D  I also signed up for Amazon Prime since they now have it where you can pay monthly.  I paid an extra $4 for overnight delivery.  I can't wait to set up my new bullet journal.  This is going to be my 2018 one.  I was going to continue with my Moleskine, but I decided to start doing a bujo a year.  I can't wait to see if all the hype about Leuchtturm is legit! :D


Hmmm....

Well, since I was already stressed, I decided to work on my Typepad layout. LOL!  I used the Nimble base and re-did the colors, background, fonts, etc.  I think I like it.  I will keep it for a few days and see.  I like that I can change the background at any time. So, say around Halloween, I could do a Halloween background or something of the sort.  We'll see how it goes.  For now, I like it. I wish I could make the header a bit smaller.  I keep playing with it, but so far, I still think it's too big.  I'm going to leave it be for now and look at it tomorrow with fresh eyes.