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Brrr!

Today's walk was rather chilly! It was only in the 40's today and the wind was blowing. It wasn't so bad when it wasn't windy, but when it was.  BRRR!  I got my walk in though and then came home and put on warm 'at home' clothes which include 'give up on life pants' (sweat pants) lol . I actually turned my heater on in my room for the first time today!  I had brought it in a while ago, but I hadn't turned it on yet.  I finally broke down today and turned it on.

Last night, my friend needed to go to Target to pick up some things and I rode with him.  I saw some gift cards at Starbucks as we were leaving that I'd missed the night before.  He was on a schedule so I didn't get to look at them.  I ran back over there tonight and got the ones they have that I didn't have.  I now have 11 of the holidays cards. I think there are about 50 this year. Yikes! LOL I took a picture of the ones I had so when I get to the regular Starbucks and go in, I will know which ones I already have.  My collection is really growing!

I was going to get a drink at the Starbucks in Target but there was a long line and it's usually only one person working the Starbucks in there.  I decided to hit the drive thru of the regular one. I did that and came home with my delicious caramel brulee latte!  It was so good.  I got home and realized that I needed a few staples at the grocery store, so I decided to go.  I figured wiht it being a little later in the day (after 7) it wouldn't be as crowded and I was right.  I got sugar, bananas, cheese, Coke, ketchup, bread, and 3 froxen dinners. My favorite ones.  They were 2/$5 and buy two, get one free. So technically, 3/$5.  i was lucky with my bread.  Sometimes they won't have any of it as I buy a kind that they don't stock a lot of. It's Heiner's 35 if you are interested.  Each slice is only 35 calories and it tastes like regular bread to me.  They had one loaf and I grabbed it!  

I came home and was sort of slacking off.  I finally opened Scrivener and wrote my NaNo words for today.  I'm now officially over 20000! Yay!  I've done my French and I'm blogging now, so the only thing I need to do is some work in my bullet journal and then I'm going to climb into bed and read.  I'm still reading the book about Marie Hilley.  I'm getting near the end.  I put it on hold for a few days early on in NaNo.  I hope one of my holds at the library show up soon so I'll have something to read when I'm done with it.

I'm almost done with IT, too. I've been listening to the audiobook on my daily walks.  I think I'm going to load the Dark Tower books on my iPod touch to listen to after IT.  I should be finished with IT tomorrow and then I'll re-start that epic journey to the Tower again. ^_^


Whoo!

I just hit 6538 at a word count!  Day three of NaNo and I'm already at 6500! Go me.  I actually could have written more tonight, but I have been gone and busy for most of the day so I have a few things I need to do before bed.  I figured where I stopped was a great place to stop for tonight.  I did that and then updated my count.  I got the email that I'd hit 5000 word badge. Yay!

I walked today and it was good to get back to it.  As I was coming back into my neighborhood, my friend pulled over and said, "Hop in, we are going to Starbucks!"   I told them I needed to go home first.  They told me to hop in and they'd carry me.  I said, nope, I'm going to finish my walk! LOL! I did and was able to use the bathroom and grab my purse.  I didn't really want to go to Starbucks right then, but I'm ALWAYS asking them to go so it would be hilarious if I said, nope! :P

We went and I got another caramel brulee.  So good!  My friend tried one too.  She said she liked it and then she didn't like it!  Sheesh!  Oh well, hers was a Venti and mine was a tall.  They were both holiday cups, so I got her to give me hers after she drank it. :p . I went to her house to see all her animals.  I had to love on Cocoa and I even got to see my favorite cat, the demon kitty! <3 . My friend I went to eat lunch together as we don't get to go do stuff together much.  She works until 6:30 on most days. When she has a day off, she is usually busy running errands for her mom, so today we were able to just go out and enjoy lunch.  We ate at one of the local Mexican restaurants.  It's one of my favorites.  I haven't been in ages.  My other friend, the one I go out and eat with all the time, doesn't like Mexican, Chinese, or other good ethnic food, so I was glad to go!  

I finally got home and then relaxed for a little bit.  Being around people stresses me out.  I got myself together and then wrote myself a list and went to the grocery store.  I got a lot of goodies, but not nearly as much as I wanted to.  My favorite frozen dinners were on sale.  Two for five dollars and if you buy two, you get one free.  So technically three for five.  I was planning on getting a LOT of them.  They had a total of three. ~_~; I got those though!  I also got creamer and then remembered I hadn't gotten coffee.  That wouldn't do!  The store went through a remodel a few months back and I still don't know where anything is. lol I totally missed the coffee on my first trip through.  It used to be on the very first aisle!  So, I got groceries, I brought them home and put them away.  I did a few things I needed to do.  I washed a ton of dishes and then ate some supper.  After that, I sat down to write.  I got over 2000 words written tonight so I was happy about that.  I just have my French to do online and then I will get off of here and get the other things done that need doing. ^_^


Sunday slump!

Well, food wise it was. lol . I got in my walk.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then carried branches to the street.  The pickup for yard debris and trash is on Monday.  I had a bunch of branches that I carried to the street. I don't like to take them out until right before they are due to be picked up.  I think it looks messy if they are out there all week!  I got that done and I also washed my hair and my bed linen.  Both Sunday staples.  I just need to put the bed linen back on the bed.  

My slump comes from food.  Lunch wasn't too bad, but dinner. BLEAH.  I wanted something different.  I thought I'd make some spaghetti.  I had some pasta and some spaghetti sauce.  The pasta was sort of meh and the sauce was meh, too!  The best part of it was the slices of butter bread I made to go with it. Phooey! I tried a cheap can of spaghetti sauce.  It wasn't all that great.  Meat flavored my ass! lol . Oh well, live and learn.  I'll get Ragu or Prego next time.  

I can't believe it's only 3 days until Halloween and 4 days until NaNo. I'm so read for both.  ^__^


Monday again?!

Well, when I got up today, I did not want to get out of bed.  When my Fitbit alarm went off, I didn't move.  I probably would have fallen back to sleep if I hadn't gotten a notification on my phone. I thought that was weird as I turn my phone off at night.  I forgot to do that last night. lol Sort of glad I did.  I was up longer last night than I should have because I made the mistake of opening Fallout Shelter and playing it.  It had been such a long time since I'd played and it was just as fun as I remembered it.  I don't know why I stopped playing.  I will probably put it on my phone since that will be faster.  I like the bigger screen of the tablet, but my tablet is old and slow.

Today it was quite warm again and I got a little hot on my walk.  Not too bd though.  I came home and relaxed for a bit before lunch.  I needed to mow the front lawn, so I did that after eating.  I hope I won't have to mow it again this season.  That would b nice.  My friend that takes me out to eat and helps me out a lot, needed a favor tonight.  He wanted to know if I could go to Lowe's and get a couple of florescent bulbs.  I went and got those and took them by his mom's house.  He stays at her house on Monday and Wednesday.  She is elderly and the he family can only get sitters part time so the other times he or his brother or other family members stay with her.  He was over there tonight and see needed a bulb so I went and got it.  I was thinking of getting something to eat while i was out, but my car was trying it's best to overheat so I came straight home!

Lowe's is very close to Starbucks but I didn't go! lol . I thought about it and then said, no, I've been the last two days in a row, I'll give it a rest.  I'm glad I didn't because the way my car was acting on the way to drop the bulbs off and on the way home, it would have probably been bad.  

I'm sitting here really wanting a snack, but I don't have anything to snack on. Wah!  LOL  Oh how I wish I had some candy bars or some McDonald's fries!


Busy busy busy!

Yes, that was me today!  I walked and then came home and let myself rest for just a little bit and cool off before heading to the grocery store.  I spent WAY too much there, but have a lot of good food in the house.  I came home and put that away and then ate lunch.  I relaxed a little bit and then headed back out. I went to Family Dollar to get my first of the month essentials and a few goodies.  I got another one of the $5 candles.  I still have some of my old one left but I wanted to get a new one so I'd have it ready to go!  It smells so good!

I left Family Dollar and was going to get gas at a local station that is nearby.  They were closed but the pumps are usually on so you can use them after hours.  The pump I pulled up to said it was off, so I just headed out and went somewhere else to get gas.  I did that and headed towards home.  My car was starting to overheat a bit when I had to sit at stop lights, but it wasn't too bad ... well... until... I get back to the neighborhood and had to wait for a train to go by before I could go into the neighborhood.  My car started to overheat and even went in the red.  I couldn't move because of the train in front of me and the car behind me was so close I didn't have room to back up.  I turned my heater on full blast.  I finally was able to move and it went down some, but as I was trying to park it, it started again.  I turned it off and got out of there! LOL!

I washed a huge load of clothes and I need to go get those out and put them away.  I also washed a sink full of dishes.  I bought some pork tenderloins at the store.  I used to make my own frozen dinners with a piece of pork, some peas, and some potatoes.  I made eight of those tonight. I have nice divided dishes with lids that are perfect for this.  I grilled the pork chops two or three at a time in my George Foreman grill and then put them in with some peas and some potatoes.  I used canned peas and I got a couple of packs of those already made potatoes you see in the meat case. It makes a tasty little meal and it's a lot better than regular frozen dinners.

I also got some ground beef and I will make it into patties tomorrow.  I will probably freeze those until I'm ready to make them.  I got sandwich meat (ham) but I forgot to get sliced cheese. D'oh! I like my ham sammich with some cheese. I'll get some tomorrow either when I walk, or I'll drive down there afterward and get some.  I got several coupons from the  store fro what I purchased, so I should be able to pick up the cheese for free.

I even sat down tonight and got three pen pal letters done! I still have about seven to go, but I got those done and I'll mail them tomorrow.  I was glad to have all that done. Now, I'm going to get off of here and relax until bedtime. I want to play some Pocket Camp. The Halloween event is such fun. I love Halloween and I MUST have all the Halloween goodies! LOL!


Book two done. lol

I finished book two of the series that my friend got me.  When I went to put that I'm currently reading book three, I find that there are more books about the main character! I'm guessing that people wanted more.  There are several more books.  So, when I get this one finished, I'll have a few more.  I was able to grab ebooks so when I finish book three, I can go on.

My walk today was interesting.  I was able to find .45 around the house and I carried that with me.  I found a nickel as I was walking. Yay!  That meant I could get a soda at my turn around point!  First, one machine kept tossing my dimes back at me.  I finally got the other machine to take my money.  It said VEND and nothing.  It took my money and didn't give me .soda. :( . I was very disappointed.  The sun came out on my walk today and it was a bit warmer than it has been for the last two days, so I really wanted that cold drink.  Boo!  

This afternoon, my friend texted that we'd go eat at one of our favorite local places.  We went and I ordered a Coke, she said, "We have Dr. Pepper!" UGH I said, "Pepsi?"  They were out so I got coffee. lol . The food took FOREVER to come out. We've eaten there lots of times and it's never been like this.  I got breakfast food and the bacon was cooked WAY more than I like it. It was like eating bacon jerky. YUCK.  I was disappointed and so was my friend.  This place is really usually great, too.  They are in the midst of moving to a bigger location, so they could be short on help since the move it soon. I don't know.  Oh well, I'll give them a try again when they get settled in the new location.  The funny thing is, they are moving to another restaurant that my friend and I used to go to quite often.  We'd stopped because the last few time we went the food and service were not very great.  

Okay, I'm now off to start book three!  The first two were really good, let's hope this one is too!


There's a Hurricane a Comin'

In the words of Sophia Petrillo, there is indeed "A hurricane a comin'".  It's headed for the east coast.  Myrtle Beach, which I just left on Sunday has already 'shut down' so to speak.  A lot of things are closed.  The Gay Dolphin closed at 1:30 today and plans to be closed until after the storm.  They dismantled the Sky Wheel.  I saw some pictures of the Boardwalk area that a local MB photographer posted and it is utterly deserted.  Places that are always open are boarded up.  It's sad.  I hope everything down there comes through safely.  It was SO weird seeing those places that usually have a ton of people around being totally deserted.

The hurricane is also supposed to affect my area even though I'm way inland.  The city is already preparing and sending out alerts ahead of time.  I have some bread and stuff to make sandwiches in case we lose power.  I also went tonight to the dollar store and got some snacks to have on hand. I got an extra package of tea lights, some batteries, and some ibuprofen.  I just needed that on general principles, not because of the hurricane! I finished my last bottle at the beach.

I plan to walk as long as I can.  If we get the heavy rains and winds later this week, I will not be walking.  It will be dangerous out there.  If we still have power, I can always use the treadmill.  I also have some bottled water and other things if I need them.  The stores here are crazy.  I am glad I got my stuff yesterday because they said today was worse.  I was lucky to get two cases of water yesterday.  From what I've heard, it's sold out all over the city.  I always buy bottled water.  I almost didn't get any because the shelf was empty yesterday.  Luckily, they had a pallet of it that they were putting out and I got two cases.  I could have gotten more, but two will get me through the hurricane time and I can get more later when there are more supplies.

I walked today and it was pretty toasty!  I was hoping it would be cooler, but no.  I was glad to get back to it.  I didn't do my workouts, though. ^^;  I'll get back to that soon, too.   A friend came by to do some patching work on my roof.  My roof leaks a lot when it rains and with all the rain we are expected to get, it might get crazy in my house!  Hopefully what he did will help.  I have containers ready just in case.

I would like to go to the grocery store and get some bananas and some almond butter, but I am scared of how crazy it will be in there.  I should have gotten the almond butter when i was in there yesterday, but I didn't.  I will look and see how crazy it is when I walk tomorrow.  If it doesn't look too bad, I'll try to slip in and get those two things.  If not, I do have a lot of other things I can fix.  

Those snacks that I bought today are in a container and they are tempting, but they are going to stay in that container until this weekend.  I got some good stuff, too.  Nabs, cookies, candy, etc.  Yum!


Goodness!

I did not want to walk today as it was so extremely hot. I did though because I needed to get a few groceries to make it through for a few days.  Since my brakes are shot, I certainly couldn't drive to the grocery store!  I picked up several things and some of them were frozen. I carried a cold bag with me so they made it home safely.  I got home and it took a while to cool off and get rested.  I called a friend to see if she wanted to go eat.  She is the one that usaually won't go anywhere. lol  She said she needed to go to the grocery store for her mom and if I'd go with her to the store, she'd go with me to eat.  Deal!  We went to eat and then I went with her to the grocery store.  I would have gotten my groceries while we were out, but she didn't go to my store.  Oh well, I am okay for a few days like I said.  Oh, we also went to the Starbucks drive thru. :p  I got a caramel frappuccino instead of a latte today.  

I helped her put away the groceries at her mom's and then she took me to Family Dollar so I could get a few things I needed.  After that she dropped me home.  I haven't done my workouts and I still need to do those.  I may skip them, but I really shouldn't!  It's cardio day, so I am going to be hot. lol  I sat down and wrote out all my bills. I am broke and I haven't gotten my regular groceries.  Oh well.  Hopefully my Macbook Pro will come before August!  I swear, I'm beginning to wonder!  It still hasn't updated.  It still says, "Info sent to FedEx."  Expedited shipping MY ASS! UGH


What do I know?

I don't know. lol  I guess it's Saturday since yesterday was Friday, but it's so hot lately, I don't know what day it is anymore. :P  Today's walk was soooo blooming hot.  Bleah!  One good thing about it being Saturday, there was no paving going on!  It was nice not having to deal with that!

I got home and I was dripping with sweat.  It took a while for me to cool down.  I did and then got in my workouts.  I did those, it was leg day, and then did my French lesson.  I also did my 100 squats for the day.  I usually do those later in the evening, but I decided to just get them done.  After all that, I had some lunch and then relaxed a little bit and then mowed some of the back yard.  I didn't do the whole thing because of the heat.  I was glad to get as much done as I did, though.

I had to cool off for a while again after that!  I will try to get the rest of the lawn done tomorrow.  If not, it's not that big of a deal.  It's the very back of the lawn and no one can see it unless they actually come in my yard.  I don't really want people in my yard, so that isn't a problem. LOL

I have been wanting to go to a local Japanese restaurant for a while now.  It's called Bentto and it's delicious.  I mentioned to my friend that I wanted to get Bentto for dinner, but I didn't want to risk driving my car that far.   He offered to carry me. Yay!  I ordered it on the way and it was ready when I got there.  When I go myself, I always wait until I get there and order then.  I didn't want to make my friend have to wait , so I ordered in advance.  It was delicious as always!  It was a nice change.

 


Last night at the beach....

Good grief. I just typed up a post and it disappeared when I tried to publish it. I’m going to type this one up in a note app so that if that happens again, I don’t lose all my work! UGH! So, let me see if I can remember what I posted…

So, I am sitting on the balcony and I just finished some delicious Hungry Howie’s pizza. We just got back to the room a little while ago. Where did we go? Well, when we left, we went to Dairy Queen and got some food. We then headed to North Myrtle Beach to go to Tuesday Morning. I absolutely LOVE Tuesday Morning! I got a lot of rolls of individual washi, a plastic jar of craft stuff, and a cool journal with the Eiffel Tower on it and Paris. I really didn’t need another journal, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It was on sale and it was cool! It’s a pretty good size, too.

As I’m sitting here typing this, some dudes on the beach and setting off fireworks and it’s great1 They did it last night too, but they have more tonight! lol I just saw them go running in, the police might be coming. I hope they come back and set off some more!

Okay, so we went to Tuesday Morning and I got goodies. Then we went by a pawn shop that my friend likes and he found a vintage album. After that, we headed to Broadway at the Beach. It’s got shops, rides, restaurants, and all kinds of stuff. It’s huge. We went to a couple of stores that we like and I got Starbucks! ;p There is a Starbucks in there that I’ve never been to. That makes four new ones this trip for my Starbucks tracker. Yay!

I got a caramel Frappuccino since it was so hot. Broadway is all open air with each shop with a separate entrance. After we got in the car at Broaday, I ordered the pizza from Hungry Howie’s. I signed up for their rewards several years back on a trip here, and I had a free medium, two topping pizza. I ordered that and we picked it up on our way back to the room. My half was delicious!

It’s been lightning here since I’ve been writing this. I felt a drop of rain a minute ago and it smells like rain. Maybe that is why the guys went in. I hope they’ll come back out later and shoot off more fireworks! We leave in the morning. We usually don’t get out of the hotel until right at check out time. I might post in the morning before we leave, and I may not. I will probably pack up tonight. We’ll see.

Okay, this actually turned out longer than the post I had already done! :p I’ll leave you with three pictures I took. Two inside and one outside of the Starbucks at Broadway. Nevermind.  I've tried four times.  The wifi here sucks!