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I didn't really feel like posting tonight, but I don't want to get into that attitude of not posting. It was rainy and messy again today so I didn't go out and do anything.  I wish it would clear off already! I currently have a killer headache that I wish would go away.  I just took some ibuprofen a bit ago so hopefully, it will kick in.

I was looking at my Munzee app today and realized there are a LOT of Munzees that I haven't captured in my city.  I am hoping for a clear, cool day soon!  I want to go capture some.  I also want to deploy more at the beach in September and perhaps some other places too.  If my friend and I go on a hiking trail this summer, I'll try to deploy some then and look for ones to capture.  It's fun.  I just wish I had a local friend that was into it too.

My friend's son and stepson got into it about one day a few years back. It didn't last though.  It would be fun to have someone else to go around with and do it.  Even better if that friend had working air conditioning in their car! LOL!

I finished my zombie book last night and today I started another book. Not a zombie one, though. It was a collection of short stories.  It was a fast read and I finished it already!  Some of the stories were pretty good and some were just meh.  I am not sure which of the ones I have on my Kindle I'll read next.  I probably won't start one tonight as it will keep me up too late like the one did last night. lol


Another messy day

It was rainy and bleah again today.  It's supposed to be like this tomorrow to. Boo on that!  I wouldn't mind the rain so much if my roof was in great condition.  With it like it is, it is just frustrating.  

My friend texted after work today and asked if I wanted to go eat and then go a few places. I said, sure!  We ate at a local place in the car and then went to Big Lots.  I was able to get some things I needed and three packs of Softlips.  They had two packs of Peppermint stick flavor and I got three of those!  I got other things I needed.  We also went to Ollies.  I ended up with yet another notebook/journal. :P

I also got some glue and some binder dividers for my Smash Journal.  The journal/notebook is based on Harry Potter. It's leather-like and sort of reddish colored.  It has Stupidfy! on the cover.  Pretty neat.  I didn't need a new notebook, but it was Harry Potter based, so...

Anyway!  I am over halfway through a new zombie book I picked up from Kindle Unlimited.  I have two more on to read later.  This one is pretty good.  It is the first in the series. I'm not sure if I'd continue the series of not.  We'll see.  I'd like to give some of the other ones.a try first.


Not much to say...

It's been an ordinary day so there isn't much to share. I did go and get the one thing I forgot to get when I went to the grocery store last month. I also picked up a few more things I needed to make the trip count.  I got in and out pretty quickly. I was able to get everything I was after, well, except one thing they were out of and that wasn't important. It was just something I'd thought about.

I was able to get a nice bag of frozen chicken breast tenders.  They only had two bags of those left.  I grabbed one and left the other for someone else.  They are always great to have on hand.  I can toss them on my grill or put them in the oven with some marinade.  Very versatile and delicious!

That was about all I did today.  I started a new book.  I found it on my library ebook site.  I also found several more books on Kindle Unlimited.  Always good to find something to read.  I am going to read more on that as I only got a small start earlier.  

I had seriously considered going to Starbucks today, but I ended up passing on it.  I felt that going to the grocery store and back was enough interacting with the public!  I might go tomorrow or over the weekend, we'll see.  I'm trying to decide what drink I want to give a try.  I need to find a new favorite since mine is gone and my new seasonal favorite is gone, too!

 


More RAM? Yes!

My RAM came today and I installed it very quickly and easily.  I DO notice a difference.  My computer is working better.  Things that took forever to load before open right up. It was money well spent!  I'm very happy with the faster laptop!  It woke from sleep quite quickly when I just opened it to post here.  Very satisfied!  Now I don't have to wait forever for things to load.  While I was here, I did a quick test and opened Pages.  I use it to write penpal letters when I type them.  It usually takes a while to open. Not now!  Yay!

I did not sleep well at all last night and I've felt it all day.  I'm hoping to crash hard tonight and sleep well.  My lack of sleep lead to a nasty headache and I've been dealing with that all day too.  Boo on that! I finished my current read last night and I've started another.  I'm on book two of the ones I got from Kindle Unlimited.  The one I finished last night (or this morning) was a zombie book.  This one is a true crime book.  I have to explore more at Kindle Unlimited and see what else I can find!


Kindle Unlimited

I finished my current read today and decided to give Kindle Unlimited a try. I already have four books downloaded from it.  Two true crime, a new zombie book, and the second book of a series I read the first book of a week or so ago.  Sadly the book I just finished and the one series before that are not on Kindle unlimited, but there seem to be a lot of interesting books.  I might find some new authors and that is always a good thing.  For now, I'm going to enjoy my free three month access to books!


45,000 words and getting close!

I have just hit the 45,000 mark. Actually, I've gone over it by 604 words.  Go me!  Guess what else I did today? I wrote pen pal letters!  I got seven written and sent off.  I went to the post office to mail them and found nine more!  Three are from people I haven't heard from before so potential new pals. I haven't opened them yet.  I was going to and go ahead and write to them and get them ready to mail, but I'm out of stamps!  I ordered some and hopefully, they'll come quickly.  

I got a good way into my newest read last night. It's pretty good.  I am hoping to see if there are more of this series.  It's a different post-apocalyptic fiction than my usual. This one has aliens trying to kill everyone on earth.  Something different and so far it's a good read.  I still haven't signed up for Kindle Unlimited, but I plan to.  I figure why not?  I get three months free.  I'm sure in that time I can find out if it's worth it for me! I need to check to see if my library has more of my current series. I know Kindle Unlimited has some from ones I've read in the past that I wanted to continue with.

I just checked and my library has all three of the books from this series. I went ahead and borrowed books two and three! :) Might as well.  That way I can jump into the next book when I finish this one!

Oh! One more thing.  Remember how during the month of actual NaNoWriMo I award myself a pizza?  Well, I had forgotten all about it because of COVID and everything else.  Plus me not planning on writing 50,000 words and all.  Since I AM writing 50,000 + words, I treated myself to a pizza tonight! :p

 


If It Bleeds

I finished If It Bleeds today and it was great!  I just searched at the e-library and found a new book to try. It's post-apocalyptic and it looks interesting. It will be a possible new series as this is the first of several.  We'll see how I like it! It's got good reviews and the blurb looked interesting so we'll see.

I just realized that I was posting this and got distracted! lol. I was watching a video about the best and worst MacBooks of the past decade.  This little guy was on the best five list. Yay!  I then looked up RAM and found that I can upgrade the RAM in this guy to 4x what it is now.  That should make it run so much better.  I'm definitely going to look into upgrading my RAM!


40k badge!

I just hit the 40,000 mark on Camp NaNo. I have now written twice as much as I planned. I think I'm just going to change it to a goal of 50,000. I am surely going to hit it.  Let me do that now. Okay done!  It's now going to be at least 50,000 words!  Go me!

I didn't do a lot today. I've had a nasty headache.  It's one of those that feels like someone is shoving an ice pick in my forehead. Not good!  I hope to sleep it off tonight.  I read the second story in the new Stephen King book.  It was good, too! I'm going to read the third tonight and possibly start on the last.  It's supposed to be book-length and it's a Holy Gibney story, so that will be cool! She was in the Mr. Mecedes trilogy and The Outsider.  She is a good character and it will be fun to see her again.

For now, I'm signing off.  I want to get a few things done before settling in with my Kindle.  I know I have mentioned it before, but I LOVE my Kindle! :)


Is this Friday?

Yeah, I don't know.  I finished the true crime book I was reading today.  I immediately was looking for something else to read on my Kindle.  You can search the Kindle store on it. You could on my Kindle keyboard but it was a much longer process!  I found a zombie book that looked pretty good for free. It's the first of a series, so I downloaded it.  I have read a little over half of it already! :P

Have I mentioned I love my new Kindle?  I love my new Kindle.  It's so small, even with the case and it fits nicely right into my purse.  I can carry it with me when I can go back in public again! Yay!  If the other books in this series are on Kindle Unlimited, I might just give it a go.  Three free months is a good deal!  I have noticed a lot of times when I find a zombie book that I like that I get the first in a series for free the rest are available to borrow with Kindle unlimited.  

I hit the 30,000 mark in Camp NaNo today!  It's going well.  I sit to write and it's just flowing. It's great. It's fun writing new characters. I love my zombie fiction characters, but these guys are pretty cool too.

In the mail today, I got the oldest Starbucks card in my collection.  It's actually the second one released in the US.  I was so happy to get it for a good price.  My dream card is the first one of course, but I was extremely happy to get this one!

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Isn't it nice?  I loved adding this to my collection.   It's in great condition, too! Yay! I am only waiting on one package now and that is the other Kindle case I ordered.  

I haven't added one of these in a while, so!  How I'm using Evernote today:  I am copying the text of each day's Camp NaNo writing into Evernote.  That way I have a backup and I can read over it on my phone.  I find more things I need to fix this way! ;p


Good news and bad news

Yes, as the title says, I have good news and bad news.  My Kindle came today.  I was so excited. I love the size of it, the feel of it in my hand.  I charged it all up and ... it won't turn on. Noooooooo!  I did all the troubleshooting and got on with Amazon support.  It was a refurbished one so it might just have issues.  I'm getting a refund for it and I've ordered a replacement.  I had to get another version of this same Kindle as they had no more of this one.  I also had to return the little case that I had for it and order a different one. Sadly, the new Kindle isn't supposed to be here until Friday. No, not tomorrow, next Friday. Oh well, as I said, everything has come quicker than they have said, so hopefully this will too!  

Support was amazing.  I got the Kindle and case both packaged up and printed out the labels and ran them to the UPS dropbox. I didn't even have to get out of my car. Yay!  I am so anxious to set up the new Kindle and play with it. I was so disappointed when I couldn't even turn this one on.  The one I am replacing it with is a newer model and brand new so I'll have support on it if anything happens.  My old Kindle keyboard still works, but it's slowing down considerably.  This will be a nice zippy upgrade!

After not feeling like writing at all tonight, I got 1729 words and I am now over the 15,000 mark. I am now going to go back to the book I started on my Kindle earlier.  (the Kindle keyboard) It's good and I'm over half way done with it.  I couldn't put it down!

OH! I forgot to mention my NaNoWriMo shirt came today. I'll post pictures tomorrow as my Starbucks card order is supposed to be here tomorrow so I'll just do pictures then.