My friend texted me today and asked if I had eaten yet. I hadn't as I was still trying to decide what I wanted to fix! He asked if I wanted to go to a local restaurant. I immediately texted YES! We haven't been to this particular restaurant in a while. It's been at least since before Covid, so a bit over two years. It was delicious as always, but the prices were a bit higher. All in all, though, I enjoyed it. I got the grilled chicken with teriyaki. They have really good chicken and the teriyaki sauce is delicious! I was happy to have it again. I knew I loved it, but I had forgotten just how good it is. Yum!
I finally put together the ingredients to make a hash brown casserole. It's in the oven right now and I'm anxiously awaiting it being done so I can devour it. They are so delicious. This one looked really good going in the oven. I actually was able to make two dishes. I have another one in the fridge and I can cook it tomorrow. That way it's fresh. Yum. (insert Homer drooling sounds here)
I'm down to the last 14 minutes. I kept getting distracted. I started this post about ten minutes ago! I will get this finished and then I'll have to wait just a little longer and then I can eat some delicious hash brown casserole. Boy, this is the most boring post ever. Hopefully, I'll have some interesting things to show you tomorrow. I have a few packages headed my way. Sorry for rambling along about hbc, but that stuff is so good!
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I just got back from a long walk. I walked to the Pavilion area. We are a lot further down here than we were in June. It was a hike! lol . I got down there and walked all over the Gay Dolphin. I found a smooshed penny machine that I've never seen before. YAY!!!!! I got two different designs. I love them. I also found something I looked for several years ago and could never find. A iron on patch! That was so weird. I looked and realized what it was and grabbed it up! lol
I got a few more small things and then went across the street to I Love Sugar. I got a small bag of assorted goodness. lol . They have bulk candy. I got a bit from this bin and that. It was an eclectic mix! I left there and headed back across the street and walked down a bit to an arcade/game center. I went in and got a Coke and then I saw the little snack bar. I went and got some fries and went back in and ate them. Yummy! It was a nice break. After that, I started back. I stopped at a Bargain Beachwear on my way back. After that, I stopped once to sit on a bench on the Boardwalk before leaving the Boardwalk and getitng back on Ocean Blvd to come the rest of the way home.
I got here and I was going sloooooow. My poor feet are hurting. I have blisters and I'm raw in several places! LOL . I came in and took a cool shower (bliss) and put on clean clothes. I'm feeling a bit better now, but my poor feet are not happy with me!
Here are some pictures I took while out.
So, I woke up this morning and I was so tired. I truly wanted to go back to bed and skip my walk and everything else. I texted a friend and he mentioned possibly going out of town to walk. That perked me up a bit so I got up and did my usual morning prep. Well, he didn't want to go until l or so. I was motivated then, so I told him I'd walk until 1 and he could pick me up. I walked and got past the half way mark and no messages. I walked back to a place that is before his street and texted him. He was asking if I still wanted to walk! LOL I was almost back home and I was roasting! I walked to his house and told him that if he wanted to go to Reidsville and check out the thrift stores and the pawn shops there, that would be good with me. With walking to his house, I got in the same about of distance as if I'd gone all the way home.
He agreed to this new plan and we went to Reidsville. I went with him in two thrift stores and he went in two pawn shops. Afterwards, we went to Carmela's pizza and split a pizza. Delicious! I love their food. After that, we headed back here. I came home and changed and then did my workouts, my French lesson, and today's squats. It was so not fair because I think all five of the workout videos had squats in them. LOL
I put a small load of clothes in to wash and I decided to get in a good bath. That was quite nice. I am going to relax until bedtime. I'm really tired. I haven't read since before the beach trip and I miss it. Maybe I'll get the Kindle out and read tonight. I had started a book before the trip, but I hadn't gotten into it very far. I may just start another one and come back to that. I need to get back into my reading. I've been slacking on it since the beach!
Well, it usually is. I do my regular things and I wash my bed linen and my hair. I also had to make next week's weekly in my bullet journal. I also went to the grocery store today. I had gotten an offer from the store where you get money back loaded to your loyalty card. Mine expired because it was given to me too late. They were nice enough to send the amount on a gift card. I went and got some goodies today.
I got two packages of fresh strawberries, an orange, some frozen dinners that I'm particularly fond of, and some other things I needed. I also got a new kind of bar that I saw on the cereal aisle. It was something with almonds and something else. I can't remember right off and it's in the kitchen! It looked good so I got some. I also got some apple juice. They have their store brand for .95. I love their apple juice. It tastes just as good as the national brands. I'm trying to have more healthy things in the house!
After the grocery store, I came home and put that stuff away and did a few things I needed to do. I was tempted to go get fast food, but I didn't! I did have a bit of a snack though. ^^; They had Stacy's pita chips on sale and I love those things. They are so good. I call them, "crack in a bag". lol
So, today, I got up and got in my regular walk. I was hoping my friend would want to walk again, but he didn't. I went to Target and got some money! How you ask? Well, the Fitbit that I bought earlier went on sale and was $30 less. I got the difference. I had to go twice because I thought they would just be able to do the price difference, and I didn't take the box. I only took the receipts. I had to come home and get the box and go back. This was stressful as my car is acting up horribly. I got it done though. Good thing too, today was the last day to get the difference! Twenty of that will go to bill for this Fitbit. The other ten was for fun! I have been eating very well lately and I'm seeing progress. I decided to treat myself to some comfort food. I went to McDonald's. I shouldn't have gotten it, but it was so delicious! :P
I ate in the park and PoGo'd while I was there. I had almost hatched a 10k egg on today's walk and I finished the rest in the park. I got a Snorlax. :D It's been a loooong time since I have gotten one! I also hit a few Pokestops. There were some people that took over a Valor gym. They were Instinct and I was tempted to go take it for Mystic, but I was nice and didn't. :p
We had local elections today so I went to vote. I got an I voted sticker. It is already in my bullet journal. ^_^ I meant to ask the ladies at Target for a Spot the dog sticker but didn't. I know they give them out to kids, but I wanted one myself. lol I'm such a silly!
After all the Target stuff and before McDonald's, I went out and mowed the front lawn. It was starting to look shabby again. The back is okay. I did a big portion of it a few days ago. The other part should be okay for a few days.
I am tired! I got in my regular walk today. I came home and did my workouts and my French lessons. I am trying at another site to add to my French learning. My friend texted and said he'd pick me up at 5 and we'd eat and go for an adventure. He also told me to wear my walking shoes! I did. He picked me up and we went to a local restaurant and then went to Martinsville, Virginia to a walking trail. It's called the "Dick and Willie Passage" No, I'm not making that up! :P It is a nice little trail. We only walked about 1.5 miles of it and turned around and came back so our walk was a little over 3 miles. It's a nice little trail and definitely something different!
We did that and then came back to Danville. He dropped me off a few minutes ago. My poor feet are so tired and they hurt. I am trying to decide it I want to go soak in the tub or just plop on the bed with my Kindle! I haven't decided yet. My Fitbit has left Roanoke Virginia. It's UPS smartpost, so UPS won't deliver, USPS will. That makes it take an extra day. As of now, it says that it should be delivered on Saturday. I am hoping it updates and comes tomorrow. I tried to get the delivery changed to the local UPS office, but it wouldn't let me change it. Oh well. I just want it to get here. I want to try it on and see how I like it! AHH!
I'm so totally sleepy. I had four cups of coffee today. Two at home and two at the restaurant. They have good coffee. I would have had three cups, but we didn't stay long. We wanted to get to the trail. We stopped at a Goodwill in Martinsville and I got a ceramic Jack o lantern, a bowl, and a vintage book from Southern Living magazine books. It still has all the cards in the back to give to your friends so they can buy the book. It's from 1984! It's pretty cool. It's called: Marcia McAlister's with house in hand...I love old stuff like that. It originally was 9.95 plus shipping. I paid a whole .49!
I found it on Amazon if you want to see! It's listed for a lot more than I got it for. :P HERE
I got up today and noticed it was overcast. The street was wet so it had rained at least a little. I seriously thought about not walking today and just taking the day off. I got up and walked anyway! I'm glad I did. There was no rain. I may take a day off tomorrow, though. My foot is still giving me issues, and I figured a day off wouldn't hurt. I could lay around and read and play Pocket Camp all day. :p We'll see!
So, I came home from my walk and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts. It's stretch day so that is always good. It's also painful! LOL! After doing my workouts, I did my French lesson and then was about to fix lunch. My friend texted me and said we were eating at 5. I didn't know this, but I figured, why not. :P We ate at one of our favorite local restaurants. I had 3 1/2 cups of coffee with lunch. They have such good coffee! Yum! I had baked ham, creamed potatoes, and corn pudding. They have really good corn pudding! My friend needed to go to Walmart. I don't shop there at all, but I told him I wouldn't mind waiting in the car. I had my Kindle with me so I wasn't bored. He brought me home and I took a bath and then fixed dinner. I'm watching the Olympics again. Sunday is the closing ceremonies. What will I watch next week?! lol
After I post this, I'm going to Amazon to see if I can find more good true crime books to borrow with Kindle Unlimited. I finished the one I was reading just a bit ago. Hopefully I'll be able to find something good!
It has been an incredibly busy day for me. I've been gone almost all day! I went for my walk and it was COLD. Well, the temperature was around forty, but when the wind blew it was freezing! I got my walk in and came home and had a cup of coffee and a quick snack and then went to Family Dollar. I got my essentials for the month and then headed to the grocery store. I spend WAY too much in there and I forgot a couple of items. I brought those home and put them away. That was a job in itself! I then went by my friend's house to see something he got in the mail. He and I went to eat and then hit Goodwill. I found a brand new hoodie that has Myrtle Beach on it. ^___^ It is the same brand as the hoodies I buy at the beachwear stores. I swear it looks like it's never been worn. I got it for $5! My friend found a fleece pullover half zip hoodie with Myrtle Beach on it and he got that for me. I got two cool MB shirts and I didn't even leave town. :P I also found a cute set of Halloween stampers for .99. They were originally a $3 item at the Target dollar spot. I love stamps and I love halloween!
I dropped him off and then came home. My other friend had wanted to do something earlier, so I called her to see if she wanted to go to Starbucks. She drove us to Target where I spent too much money! I got a better bag for my bujo. This one is perfect. It's actually a make up bag like the one I bought on Amazon, but this one is a little bigger, with better handles, and it's just great. I love it. I can use the one I got on Amazon for something else. I'll do a picture of the bag perhaps tomorrow. I also got two cute rolls of washi in the dollar spot, a set of adorbs sticky notes, also from the dollar spot! I got a little draw string bag.... yes, dollar spot. :P I also got a four pack of the rolling wite out. The two pack is 2.99 and they had the four pack on sale for 4.99 so I grabbed it. I use it a lot! I correct things in my checkbook and I also use it for envelopes when I make a mistake on the address. It's also good for fixing goof in the bullet journal! I got all that and I found a compact of pressed powder that didn't cost ten dollars! I only use powder every now and then because my face gets really red. I haven't used make up in years!
After we left Target, we went by Starbucks. I ran in and got a Venti cascara latte and grabbed two of the Blonde sleeves to add to my collection. I came home and did my workouts. I still have a lot to do before bed and it's almost 11. Yikes! I need a few more hours to add to this day! Wow, I didn't plan to write this much today. Good for me! ^__^
So, I'm up. I actually slept okay last night. Not great, but a lot better than the last two nights! I had a hard time getting comfortable on the bed. I hate beds away from home. I finally did get to sleep. I got woken up a few times throughout the night, but luckily, I was able to go right back to sleep. I know I was really tired!
I went out on the balcony to take a picture to share. I'll share more in other posts as I'm more awake and with it. lol I'm not sure what I'm doing today. I might be walking to the Pavilion area, or I may save it for another day. Since it's a holiday, I'll probably hold off on that! :P
A gorgeous day here! I will tell you how tired I was this morning. OH! Back story! LOL So, I find that the room has coffee makers. Great! I also see no coffee. Umm... so, I go ask at the desk. They don't provide coffee. WHAT????? If you know me, that won't do! I look up groceries stores nearby on Google maps. I see that there is a Food Lion one mile away. My friend that drove all the way down here doesn't want to drive back out. In fact, he was going to order us pizza for dinner! So, I told him what I wanted and said I'd walk to the Food Lion. I got there and got some of these Maxwell House things that are already in a filter. I figured if there were any I didn't use, I'd just tear open the filters and put it in with my coffee at home. I use a re-usable filter with my Keurig, so I just usually buy ground coffee at home. So,, I walked two miles round trip just to get coffee! LOL! The pizza arrived while I was on the way back, but it was still warm when I got here. I crashed with it on the balcony and ate a few slices. I then waited a bit ot have more. I wanted them all then, but I was so hot.
So, that is the backstory of the coffee! So, this morning, I get ready to make coffee! I had filled it with water last night so that would be ready to go. I turn it on and nothing happens. Me:???? OH! I helps if you plug it in! :P I do that and it starts going and I realize that it's clear. Yes, I forgot to put the filter pack in. LOL I had to turn it off, waiti until it finished a few drips and refill with water and put the filter in. I finally have my coffee now so I should be okay for a while! :D Since I had to walk all that way to Food Lion to get coffee, I grabbed a bottle of that one touch latte while I was in there. It makes it so yum!
I may post again tonight about my day. We'll see. I'm not even sure what I'm doing yet. I want to get out my bullet journal and work on it a bit. I'm not sure when my friend will wake up He may want to go have breakfast. We ate at a place on our last day here in June and it has a really good breakfast buffet.. It's Lenny's Country Kitchen. I told him that we needed to go early so we could see Carl and Homer, too! :p
Today I did my regular routine. I did my workouts and had lunch. I didn't have anything planned after that. I really didn't want to do anything today. My friend asked if I wanted to go with her and her son to a event at his college. It was a small ceremony to welcome the new students. I decided to go with them. When I got to her house, I found out it was over an hour before it even started! I also found out that her mom had given her $20 for us to get Starbucks after the event! I was like, WHOO! LOL
Since it was so early, I said, let's go to Starbucks first. Hit the drive thru and go to the event. That is what we did. :D Yes, I had Starbucks again today. lol I really had no plans to. It was an unexpected bonus. I am not going to turn down free Starbucks! :D The event went a little longer than I thought it would. Then, my friend, saw someone she knew and talked for over thirty minutes. ~_~; I PoGo'd while I waited! I finally got home and then decided to just crash for a bit. Another friend wanted to go get some food. He asked if I'd like some too. I did, so I got him to bring me some. I just finished that a bit ago and now I'm doing my nightly routine before getting on my bed and watching television. I found a Forensic show on Hulu called Forensic Factor. It's only two seasons of it on there. I like what I've seen so far. I'm going to watch some more of that until bed time.
It's been one of those days! I finally got notification that the post office had my package. It got there too late to be delivered today. I went over there twice trying to get it and I couldn't either time. The first lady was really helpful and tried her best. The second time, the guy was an ass. He is the same one that I can't stand when he works the counter at the other location. I really want to punch him in the face. UGH. He is such an ass!
Anyway! I didn't get my package. Hopefully it will be delivered tomorrow. We'll see. I think that taking 11 days to get here is pretty ridiculous. The best part? UPS transferred it to to USPS last night. It then went to Roanoke and back to Danville for no apparent reason. ~_~; So annoying. I hope all my goodies will be worth it!
The first trip out, I went and hit the Starbucks drive thru. I got a tall cascara latte. I needed it! Later, my friend asked if I wanted to go to lunch. I did, so we met at a local restaurant. I've never been to this restaurant before. It was pretty good. I had breakfast food. After I left there, I went to the Food Lion at Ballou Park and was going to buy some of the one touch latte stuff. They were out of caramel. I went to the Food Lion on Westover and was able to find some there. I got in the 12 or fewer line and some woman with 16 items was in front of me. If that wasn't enough, when I went out to get in my car, she was parked next to me and she was loading her car on the passenger side. ~_~; I wanted to smack her, too!
I finally got in my car and headed home. There was no way I was going anywhere else! Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I wouldn't have gotten Starbucks today, but I really needed it and it was double star day! :p
Well, technically I've been having car troubles for over two years now. They are just worse today. I had to run to the grocery store to pick up a few items that I needed. It took awhile, but I finally got my car to start. It's acting up worse than usual, so it didn't want to drive down to the grocery store. I got it there, though. I debated on leaving it running, but I was afraid it would overheat. I turned it off and went in and got my groceries. In line, I was freaking out beaause my keys weren't in my purse. I thought I was going to have to call a friend to come get me, carry me home to get my spare keys and come back. Scratch that. The spare key was in my car as I had thought about leaving it running! Luckily for me, I put my keys in the hand basket I was using so I was able to check out and got out to my car with no issues. It started up fine and I was able to get home with no issues. I was so happy! I need to sit down and write pen pal lettters as I'm behind because of my beach trip. I hope to get those done today and somehow get to the post office tomorrow to mail them and check my box for any new ones. I might type up this batch. I hate to send typed letters, but sometimes it's the easiest when I'm so behind! Plus, I want to get them done so I can get them out. :)
OH! I have been using my Macbook since the beach trip and I noticed that my zero key doesn't work. Luckily there is a work around. I can pull up an on screen keyboard and get it that way. Thank you Google! :D
One more thing. Did I mention that I got BACON at the store? I love me some bacon. Bacon is life, bacon is good. lol
Today I got in my workouts and I went for a walk. That was nice. Afterward, my friend decided to go to dinner at Western Sizzlin. We went and I overate, but it was good! I considered it my cheat meal because I haven't had one in a while. The meal itself wasn't that bad. Grilled chicken and a baked potato.l It was the extras that did me in! They have this cheesy bread things that are amazing. I had too many of those, I also had a small cone of ice cream and a roll. Oh! Also, three chocolate chip cookies. LOL! Yeah, totally overdid it, but a cheat meal IS a cheat meal! It was good. Did I mention that I had sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits on my potato?
Anyway! The workouts today were mainly abs. That wasn't too bad, but at the same time it was! Tomorrow is a new month and the calendar is way different that usual. That will be interesting, but I think I'll like it. We'll see! I can't believe that April is over and May is finally almost here. The end of May is another beach trip! :D We go at the end of May and come back in early June. I can't wait!
Okay, so on Thursday morning, I got up at 6:30. Our plan was to be on the road by 7. My friend was running behind so it was about 8:30 when we finally got going. We had breakfast from Hardee's. He picked it up on the way and we ate in the car at my house before heading out.
We didn't stop until we got to Rockingham North Carolina. There is a Shell gas station there that also has a convenience store. We always stop here to get gas, use the restroom, and get a snack. I got a water and a Reese's. Yum! We headed on and got to our hotel at North Myrtle Beach around 1 pm. We were able to check it immediately and went to our room. I was a nice little room on the fifth floor. We unpacked and then decided to order pizza. An hour later, no pizza. We called and then said, "It was just coming out of the oven." After several other excuses. We cancelled it and ordered from somewhere else. That actually came and we ate. I had mine on the balcony so I could enjoy the ocean while eating.
That evening, we went to Dollar Tree. I was able to get three packs of mini washi. :) Also, there was a Starbucks across the street from the shopping center we were at, so I got myself a caramel macchiato. :D We also went to a Goodwill and I got a really cool package of stickers and rub ons. There were a LOT of them in there and I paid 6.99 for them. There was some great stuff in there. I'll do a picture post tomorrow and show all the goodies.
We walked on the beach for a bit that night and then crashed not long after. Friday morning, we got a late start and we wanted breakfast, so we went to a restaurant called Eggs Up Grill. It was pretty good! We went and got some snacks for the room at a Dollar General and then went back to the room. We took ourselves out to the beach and set up an umbrella on the beach. We spent about two hours on the beach. I took a lot of pictures!
That evening, we went to go to a Sonic that we had enjoyed last year. Unfortunately it was closed. Torn completely down and a car wash was in it's place! We then decided to check out Red Robin but they were packed. Golden Corral was the same way, so we looked up another Sonic on the GPS and went there. We ordered and about 45 minutes later, we had no food! We tracked down one of the car hops and she went to check. It was 'wrong' and they had to re-make part of it but the other part had been sitting. We asked to just cancel the order and get a refund. They came out with the refund and the food. They had re-made everything fresh. We ate and then went to the Dairy Queen at Myrtle to get some ice cream. We got that and then headed back to the room for the night. We walked on the beach too.
Saturday, we got up in time to make it to Golden Corral while they still had breakfast out. It was right at the time they were switching to lunch, but I was still able to get eggs, bacon, and hash browns. Yay! I also had a couple of their delicious yeast rolls and some cotton candy. LOL! What a combo, eh? After breakfast, we went by the Goodwill again. I was able to get a nice water bottle (stainless and insulated!) for .99! We got back to the room and I decided to walk. My friend stayed at the room as he planned to go on the beach.
I walked out to 17 and walked across the highway to a Bargain Beachwear. I got a shirt, a key chain, a shell bracelet and a little present for my friend back home. I walked down 17 and went into a Tuesday Morning. I got a lot of discounted Smash journal stuff for less than $10! I'll include that in tomorrow's picture post. I then walked on to the Dollar Tree and got three more packs of that thin washi. I also got a water. I was going to get Starbucks, but I decided to just head back to the room.
I went back onto Ocean Boulevard and walked back to the hotel that way. I spent balcony time and relaxed a bit. When my friend was ready to go to dinner, we headed out and decided on King's Famous pizza. We've eaten here on a previous trip. The food and the service were terrific! He got spaghetti and I got my own little pepperoni pizza. Dinner was delicious. We drove up 17 all the way to Little River and then headed back. We got some ice cream at the Sonic at NMB and then went to the room.
I walked on the beach by myself. I didn't stay out long though as I was really tired from my walk earlier and I wanted to get most everything packed up since we would be leaving the next day.
Sunday started with me waking up way too early! I finished my packing and then waited for my friend to get going. We finally got checked out and then went to Bojangles for breakfast. We stopped once more before leaving the beach. We stopped at a gas station in Myrtle that we usually hit going out. After filling up, we went in to use the restroom and he got a soda and a candy bar. I got a coffee and a candy bar.
Speaking of coffee! The hotel didn't have a coffee maker in the room, but luckily, the lobby had a nice coffee maker and fresh coffee brewed all the time. I had some delicious coffee at the beach! I also got to play Pokemon Go every day, too!
We stopped in Rockingham on the way home at the Sandwich Hut. He got more gas, snacks, and took a bathroom break. We then headed home. It was too short of a trip, but it was nice. I'll do a picture post of some of my goodies tomorrow!