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Tuesday seems to be a thrift day......

So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted.  I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing.  We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first.  I found a few things in there.  I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle,  a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it.  My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me.  We left there and went to Pete's to eat.  After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill.  At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags.  It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean.  We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville.  We went to the two Goodwill stores here.  We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern.  We went to the other one.  Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight.  Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too!  I got TWO Fossil bags!  I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too.  Very cute  It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't.  I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :)  It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it.  I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!

I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day.  I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today.  I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon.  I know Ill get those!  The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.


Starbucks cards!

I got two orders of Starbucks cards today from the same seller.  They are the fall collection and one summer card.  When I got cards at the beach, I was only able to find two of the fall ones.  I had the "You're My Fave" and "Fall Sweet Fall" but not the other ones.  I am happy to add these to my collection!

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I think I forgot to mention that right when I got back from the beach, I got the set of Starbucks cards I ordered. I forgot to mention them or show them off.  It was the alphabet collection from 2014.  There are 26 cards. Each has a letter on it A-Z.  I love growing my collection!

While I was putting this latest batch in my binder, I went to organize the extra two cards and made a bit of a filing system for the extra cards I have.  So far, I've only done the old all plastic cards. I'll get to the paper ones next.  I did it like them by year from 2011 on.  I have any from 2004-2010 in the front (I don't have many) and then I have each year.  That way when I get cards, I can keep them organized by year. It will also help if I ever trade cards.  I can find them much quicker by just looking at that years cards!


Another Leuchtturm 1917? Yes!

I have my notebook for my 2021 bullet journal and it's a Leuchtturm1917!  This is my fourth one.  It's yellow and it's so pretty.  I will probably add a decal or sticker to the front at some point.  This years I had already planned the decal for it.  It was a Myrtle Beach one that matched the cover.  I will look to see if I can find a cute decal when we go to the beach next month. If not, I'll use a sticker.  I got a little packet of Adventure Time stickers in the mail yesterday.  They came in with the order where I ordered the Leuchtturm.  I also ordered a few more things that arrived yesterday.  The last item in that order was supposed to come today, but it didn't.  Hopefully, it will come tomorrow.  It's a passport size TN. ^^: Yes, I know I don't need any more TNs! ;p

An eBay item that I ordered last week came today, too.  My Note has all four of the Nissan hubcaps on it, but the front driver side one had broken pieces and it's cracked in places. I was able to find one on eBay and ordered it. It finally came today.  I was able to put it on after some fun of trying to get it on. LOL, The old one was easy to get off, the new one took me a bit but it's on.  Now my wheels all look good.  

The next thing I want to get for the Note is the cargo cover.  I don't know why they don't have that included when you buy the car. I've seen other people mention this, so I don't think this one is just missing one from a previous owner.  The cargo cover (Nissan branded) is a bit over $100 so I am going to keep looking. I'm hoping to find one for a much, much lower price!

Here is the newest Leuchtturm.  I can't wait to set it up and hope that 2021 is much better than this crazy year!

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Oops, impulse!

I just ordered another Fossil bag on eBay.  It was one I was looking at when I bought the cute little striped one.  I got an alert today that a bag on my watch list was about to end via auction. It was cheap and still at the opening bid, so I decided to bid on it. I won with the opening bid. Yay! It's another fabric one and a pattern I've wanted for a while now.  I'll take pictures when it gets here.

I ran to the grocery store today to get a few things I missed when I went earlier.  I participate in a program they have that when you buy x amount of something in different departments, you get some money back on a future trip. (Example, spend $30 in frozen, get $5 back.) I had enough rewards today that my total was free.  That was crazy! I didn't mind though! 

I got myself a treat at the store today. I bought a pint of ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but coffee ice cream. Yummy!  I used to get a coffee ice cream from Starbucks, it was in grocery stores. It was SO good.  I decided to give this a try.  I wish Starbucks still made it.  I haven't tried this yet, but I'm hoping it's good.  Coffee ice cream? How could it be bad? :P


Missed posts...

Yes, I know I didn't post yesterday. I planned to, but I did so much yesterday, it was hard to keep up! :P

I washed my bed linen, I fixed my bed (it fell again), I washed a TON of dishes, I washed my hair, I took out the trash, I carried branches to the street, and I put away the laundry I washed yesterday.  Phew. I'm tired just telling you about it. I also fixed my box fan.  It stopped working Saturday night and I was scared it was dead for good. It's really old. It's a metal box fan with controls.  They don't make them like this anymore!  

I took the back off yesterday and used a hand held vacuum to clean out the build up of dust and dirt from over the years.  I cleaned everything I could reach and then put it back together. It worked!  I was very happy that it works.  I love that thing!

Today, it rained and it actually cooled down a bit outside.  That was a nice change.  It cooled down so much that when I ran out in the car this evening, I didn't even have to turn the air on!  That was nice. IT won't last long, but I'll take it while I can get it.

I recently bought a very cute Fossil bag on eBay and it came today. It's a bit smaller than I was thinking it would be, but it fits everything just fine, so that is okay. It's also crossbody and I love those.  Here it is:

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It's very cute. It has a lot of pockets.  There are two on the outside under the front flap, three inside the bag itself, a pocket on the back (that fits my phone perfectly), and a zipper pocket on the flap. (Easy access to my lip balm!) Of course, as usual, the picture does not do it justice.  

 


Evernote love!

If you have read my blog for a while, you know I love Evernote. I have Moleskine Evernote notebooks, en Evernote Jot stylus, and even some cool Evernote stickers.  I added one more thing to my collection today.  This awesome Evernote triangle messenger/laptop bag.  It was originally sold via Evernote Marketplace.  Sadly, they closed shop so it's hard to find anything except via eBay or other second hand methods.  Well, I found my holy grail of Evernote items.  (well, one of two.  There is still a shirt I must have!) Anyway!  I found two sellers with the Evernote commuter bag on eBay recently and I was able to snag one.  It's so cool!  It is very awesome. It takes up a small amount of space, but it has a lot of room inside!  It is made to sit upright on the desk or surface you are using.  I love it.  I can't wait for things to get back to normal so I can take it to Starbucks. :)

I took a few pictures to share. I couldn't do outside pictures because of the rain, but I tried my best to use the best lighting. I swear the lighting in my house SUCKS!  I should have filled the bag for one shot, but I didn't.  Here is the outside and two shots of inside:

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That little divider in the last picture can be moved.  It originally came with two more of those, but I'm not complaining. I'm going to move that one down to the end and have it big enough to hold my laptop charger. I'll have the rest of the room for other stuff.  That is the one thing about most laptop bags, they aren't really designed for chargers! This has room for it and so much more.  I love that the front flap folds down so you can get to everything.  

The seller also tossed in an unexpected bonus.  A Moleskine travel journal!  Awesome sauce!  You know I love Moleskines!  Such a nice surprise. ^_^. 


Oh my Glob!

I got a late start on writing tonight but I still got in over 1700 words. I'm now less than 3000 from 50,000! Whoo-hoo!  I could have gone on tonight, but I was at a good point to stop, so I did. It's going well.

I got my bed linen washed today and it's ready to go back on the bed.  I just need to get up and do that!  I put away another load of laundry today that I washed yesterday, I washed my hair, and I washed my bed linens. I meant to go spend some time in the yard as it was nice today, but it rained overnight, so the ground would be wet.  I ended up staying in all day. D'oh!

I did read a lot in my current book. It's pretty good.  Depending on how it turns out, I'll decide if I am going to continue with the series or start something else. I'm thinking I'm going on, but we'll see.  I like a lot of characters in the book.  

Speaking of my current book (the one I'm writing) I am considering killing off one of my main characters!  I am undecided at the moment.  It would make it so damn sad.  I was just going to have the character have some serious health issues, but I'm still unsure. I love him, I don't want to kill him! 


Monday again...

Here it is, Monday again.  I swear I don't know what day it is half the time anymore. Thanks, COVID- 19!  I woke up a lot earlier than my alarm this morning. I got up to go to the bathroom and I was totally awake so there was no going back to bed. D'oh!  Oh well, hopefully tonight I'll get to sleep early and crash until my alarm tomorrow.  

I just finished writing for CampNaNoWriMo.  I got a little over 1700 words today.  It's going along pretty well!  I was feeling sort of meh earlier and was going to just type a few words but I kept at it and got in what I did.  That made me happy!  I also had no nose bleeds today or overnight and that made me happy too!  I was afraid I'd wake up with a mess but I didn't.  I'm being very careful!  I think the air purifier that my friend suggested it helping.  

Oh! I mentioned yesterday that I was watching one of the earliest Starbucks cards on eBay.  The seller offered me a deal today on it so I got it! :). I will be so happy to have that in my collection! It's in excellent condition and the pin is covered. Yay!  The three that I won yesterday were shipped out today.  

As for my Kindle, it is now saying it will be here Wednesday.  Better than Friday!  The only thing is the case for it hasn't shipped! lol. This is the reverse of last time.  I got the case and then the Kindle.  This time it looks like I'll get the Kindle and then the case. :p

I have something to keep it in for a few days so it will be okay.  The case was supposed to be delivered on Wednesday so it may come the same day.  I keep hoping that UPS will update and show the Kindle being delivered tomorrow.  I can hope, right?!

 

 


Yay for the rain stopping!

It was supposed to rain all day today, but luckily when I got up today there was sunshine.  It did get overcast later, but it never rained.  I live in a river city as I've mentioned before and we had a LOT of flooding here in the city.  There are roads closed and underwater.  I was glad it stopped raining because I had to run to the bank today.  I wanted to get out a few dollars since my friend and I were doing our thrift store run tomorrow.  I probably won't get my new debit card until Monday or later, so I just wrote a check for cash and got $20.  I am sure if I run out of cash, my friend will front me until I can get my debit card and pay him back.

That crazy puzzle is driving me nuts!  I got a lot more done of it today, but I think some of the parts are not done correctly.  The raspberries are the hardest part and I'm working on them.  I finally just gave up for the evening and I thought I'd leave it until tomorrow.  I was just getting frustrating! I might take parts out and do it over.  I know the blueberries are right.  It's just those darn raspberries.

Here is the progress:

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I am going to take out the majority of the raspberries tomorrow and start over on that part.  The puzzle wouldn't be so bad if the pieces were cut almost in exactly the same shapes.  Pieces fit where they don't do.  It's frustrating, but I'm determined to finish it!

I got a new wallet in the mail today from eBay. It's a Relic brand. I'm pretty sure they are also a Fossil brand, just the cheaper version of their stuff.  I had a Relic wallet a long time ago that I adored. I wore it just about out.  I looked recently to see if I could find a version of it and did. It's smaller than the one I had, but it's pretty similar.  It's blue and I love it.  Here is the new wallet:

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It's a smaller wallet than my usual ones. It's a good size for my smaller purse.  I liked my Pink Fossil wallet, but it's really too tiny.  This is perfect. I can put my most used cards in it and my coupons and other things without it being overstuffed.  I don't like to overstuff my wallets.  This little wallet has a removable wrist strap and a shoulder strap that can be used.  I am not using either, but I have them stored in case I want to use them. The best thing? This is brand new and it still had the tags. I got it for a lot less than the list price. :)

I put a load of clothes in to wash last night and then forgot to move them to the dryer because I got caught up in my current read. I had to make myself stop reading so I could go to bed!  I am sure my clothes would have been okay to just toss in the dryer today, but just to be on the safe side, I rinsed them and spun them and then tossed them in the dryer.  I just need to get those out and put them away. I plan to do that after posting here.  


Yikes!

So I had to run to the store and swap out my out of date hot dogs and pick up a few things I needed.  They are calling for bad weather tomorrow.  Nothing major, just a little ice and rain in the morning.  It won't amount to anything, but that doesn't mean everyone in the city doesn't panic and rush to the grocery store.  I really should have waited to go tomorrow, but I just ran down and got what I needed. It wasn't too bad and I got through and came back home.  

I finished the puzzle I started yesterday. It's missing a piece. ~_~;  Seriously!  I am hoping I just dropped it and it will turn up.  It's so frustrating to have a brand new puzzle with missing pieces!  Ahh!

Now, for the fun stuff!  I have had a mouse pad since the 90's. It is my favorite mouse pad ever, but it had gotten old and worn out. I didn't toss it, but I put it aside.  I starting searching eBay for another one.  Well, I found one a few days ago.  They had it for $20 with $5 shipping.  I wanted it, but that was more than I wanted to pay.  They did have 'make an offer' so I figures, why not?  I send an offer of $15 so it would be $20 shipped.  The seller accepted and said if I paid he'd ship that day.  This was Saturday. I paid and he shipped.  It came today.  It's brand new still in the package and I love it.  What is the hollowed mouse pad you ask? Homer Simpson!  This was always my favorite mouse pad and I was very sad when mine got so dirty and worn out.  Now I have a new one to replace it. ^_^   I'll post the puzzle and my Homie below! :p

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Two more cards, yay!

I got the last two Starbucks cards I bought recently.  The lollipop one is totally new to me and the one with the two espresso shots is a duplicate, but it's still got the sticker and it has the pin covered so, yay!

I went through today and got my list of this year's holiday cards that I haven't gotten. I hope to be able to get the ones I'm missing. It's not a lot, but I still need several to finish the set for this year. I can get any of the multiple packs on eBay afterward. It's just a few single ones I need.  The only bad thing is, it's really close to Christmas and I'm not sure I want to go anywhere near the mall.  Starbucks is in a small strip of stores in the mall parking lot, doh!

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I have a secret!

I've been using Inbox ever since they did away with it.  How?  I used the last version before the update that killed it.  Sadly, today, it died.  Now I'm desperately looking for a decent alternative.  I've tried quite a few and I like some things about a few of them, some things about others, but in general, I hate them all! :(  I just want Inbox back.  Right now I'm giving Edison, Spark, and Gmail a try.  I am not a happy camper at all!

I do have some good things to share today!  I started another puzzle and got a little bit done on it and I got a package in today's mail.  What was it?  Well, I'll tell you! I have been looking at mini printers for a while now.  I thought it would be fun to have one for putting pictures in my bullet journal.  I found a deal on Amazon for a Canon Ivy, a case, and a package of the zink paper that it uses.  The items all together were right at $140.  More with tax.  I had a $100 visa card that I got recently and wondered if there were anyway to get these three items with that.  I found someone with an Ivy on eBay for $60!  It was brand new in the package.  I was happy since it retails for $129. You can usually get it for about $100 if you look for a deal.  This was a really great deal!

So, I found that I could get that.  I then went on Amazon to see if I could get a pack of the zink paper and a case for the remainder of the Visa card.  I was able to do just that!  I got the Canon Ivy printer, a 50 pack of paper, and a case.  All for just under $100!  Score!  The case and paper came from Amazon yesterday and you know it was annoying not having the printer!  It had an estimated / guaranteed delivery date on Saturday.  This would work because I wanted to carry with me to the beach.  Instead of it coming Saturday, it came today. Whee!

So, it gets here.  I anxiously 'unbox' it and find that it is, in fact, a Canon Ivy and it's brand new.  It's white and mint which is the one I wanted from the first time I saw them.  I tried it out immediately!  It works great.  The pictures aren't  the highest quality, but they are pretty good! I am going to enjoy being able to add pictures to my bujo as I go along.  I also hope to add some cool beach pictures in there, too!

So, I got my Canon Ivy today and I love it.  I took some pictures of it and the puzzle to share so let's get to that, shall we?

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Good mail day!

I used to have a page at Tumbler that was just to show what you received in the day's mail.  I got the idea from an old group at Livejournal.  I could do that here.  I have an extra blog I can use.  I may do it, I may not, who knows. lol

I did have a good mail day!  I got two of the cards I ordered.  One I got two of the same card to have an extra in my collection.  What I didn't realize when I bought this particular card, that the seller said they would send an extra card from their collection!  I got two extra cards and one of them I didn't have. Yay!  Also, the one I did have was from where I used to have to buy them to load them not knowing you didn't have to do that!  I now have a 'clean' card with the pin intact. Yay!  The other card that I didn't have for a Florida one. ^___^ . I have very few of the state/city cards so you can be sure I was happy with that one!

The other card that I ordered was on from 2013.  It's a keychain card celebrating the 10 years of PSL.  I thought that one was pretty cool.  Now I'm just waiting on a green set (again I got two of the same card) that were partner exclusives, and the one from Korea.  I love building my collection.  A little bit at a time and someday I will have a full set.  Well, I full set of US cards in any case!  

I finished the puzzle today.  It was fun.  I am not sure which of the others I'm going to start next.  I also need to re-stock soon.  I am pretty sure I got all the ones that Dollar Tree has at the moment.  Well, all the Puzzle Bug brand puzzles.  They do have some more of those crazy 1000 piece ones. I don't mind a puzzle with that many pieces, it's just hard to work when they are so darn tiny!

Here are the cards and the puzzle. Enjoy!

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Starbucks and puzzles....

So, I finished my puzzle today.  It was pretty intense but I enjoyed doing it.  I was on eBay last night and I ordered a new Starbucks card from Korea.  I had ordered another Starbucks card back in July and it came today.  The seller told me there would be a delay in sending it out due to a family emergency, so that was okay.  It's pretty! I'll post a picture of it and the puzzle below. I totally forgot to take a picture of the new bujo in natural light. Oops!

Speaking of Starbucks, I wanted to go tonight, but I didn't get to.  My friend's asked me up so I went for a bit.  I mentioned Starbucks and we were going, but it never happened. Boo!  Don't tease me with Starbucks and then don't deliver!  In other news, my friend's son has ended his relationship again.  I hope it's permanent this time, but I've gotten my hopes up way too many times already!

I was going to eat up there or bring home a plate, but I didn't do that either. I did get a small stack of blue post-it notes. My friend got a four pack and I got the blue ones. Yay! I keep meaning to buy a big pack of them and forget.  I've learned my lesson on buying the cheap ones!

Another great thing about Post-it notes?  You can take a picture of one with Evernote and it will put it in a special notebook or tag it.  I just have mine to go into a Post-it note notebook at the moment.  So cool!  So, I guess that is how I'm using Evernote today. But wait, there is more!

How I'm using Evernote today:  I have listed (with the pictures) of all US Starbucks cards in a notebook in my Evernote. I'm going through my collection tonight and check the ones I have.  This way when looking for new ones, I'll know which ones I have and which ones I don't.  I usually know wen it's one I have, but sometimes I can forget. This way I'll have the 'list' always with me1

Go Evernote! And now the puzzle and Starbucks card for your viewing pleasure!

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Yes, I am aware!

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.