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Pup sitting!

My friend called my last night and asked if I would pup sit her mini Doxie, Cocoa, and her mom's terrier, Roxy.  I said, yes, since I love both of the pups.  Well, today, I went to go and pick them up and their supplies and what not.  I only was to keep one.  I love them both, but it is easier with just one at a time. lol  I have Cocoa, the mini Doxie.  She is curled up on the bed next to me at the moment sleeping.  She is such an old sweetheart.  Here are a couple of pictures I took earlier:

 

Isn't she adorable! When she visits, I put my trunk and a step stool next to my bed so it's easy for her to get up and down from it. ^_^  It's hard to jump on my bed with those cute little stubby legs!  Back before I got the frame bed, I would put the mattress and box springs on the floor.  This is much easier to do and a lot simpler to put back in order after she goes home.

I walked today and it was pretty nasty.  It was colder, which I was expecting.  It was also overcast, BUT it drizzled a bit off and on.  I never used my umbrella, but I did get damp. It was just a sullen drizzle.  It was annoying, but I didn't feel like holding my umbrella, so I didn't!  When I went up to my friends to pick up Cocoa, it was raining a lot.  I used an umbrella then!  They sent me home with some cans of food for her, some treats, and her leash.  They also gave me the leftover barbecue that my friend's husband makes. It's soooooooooooo good!  I had a couple of sammiches of it for my dinner!

I have use of their van while they are gone, so I might just have to go to Starbucks tomorrow for a bit. :p  I don't want to pass up the opportunity to go and not worry about my vehicle.  I also will probably take Cocoa with me and get her a Puppaccino! ^__^  I know she'll love that, and she likes to ride, too!  I will try to remember to go to the post office while I'm out tomorrow and check my box.  I need to reply to the letters I got when I went to the post office last week.  According to Informed delivery, I have a few more letters waiting for me.  I'd like to pick them up.  Perhaps I'll answer them all tomorrow or Sunday and send them out. I'm trying to keep up and not get behind on them this year.


Last warm day....

Yes, this will be the last warm day for awhile.  It was nice on my walk and I tried to take it all in!  I noticed as it got later in the day, it cooled down.  I went out for a bit and took my hoodie with me.  Good thing too, because I needed to wear it.  I'll be wearing it tomorrow on my walk, too.  Oh well, the week of warm weather was nice and it's not supposed to be too cold during the day for the next week.  At night it's supposed to be cold, but I have plenty of blankets!

I had thought about going to Starbucks tonight, but my friend mentioned going to one of the local restaurants we haven't been to in a while, so we went there.  It was good, too.  I enjoyed the meal and then I came home and got my packages in.  I got the replacement stylus for the one that gave me issues.  This one is nice, but it doesn't work in every program!  It works as a stylus, but not as a pen in some of the note apps.  I was disappointed, but the company was so nice to send a replacement, that I gave them a good review anyway.  The stylus is nice and it feels good in my hand, but I want it to work on all my note apps.  Oh well!


Ouch ouch ouch

My poor head is killing me at the moment.  I have the headache from hell.  I didn't sleep well last night and then woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.  My friend wanted to go to South Boston today and go to a pawn shop, a Goodwill, and to eat.  He asked me a few days ago if I'd like to go.  He would buy lunch and get me some things at the thrift store.  I went.  I usually find a lot of things at that particular Goodwill, but I only found a little bag with various office supplies and a pair of black flats.  I have been needing a pair of nice black flats. These look pretty much brand new, too.  They are comfy and I like them a lot. 

We ate at Dini's brothers. It's a pizza / sub place in SoBo.  We split a pizza and it was good.  When we got back to Danville, we went to the Goodwill here.  I found more goodies.  A journal, a digital camera kit, a Spirograph with all the pieces but one, some cute stationery, and two Starbucks tumblers!! They are from 2007 and they are both grande size.  The lid on one of them wasn't the right lid, but the other one's lid fit on both, and I wouldn't be using both at the same time anyway!  I couldn't pass them up for .99 each!

Oh, I also got a caramel macchiato at the McDonald's as we were leaving SoBo.  It was pretty tasty, too! I was hoping to spot some extra cases for my iPad Mini at the thrift stores. I have seen them before.  I like having a variety of cases. lol 

My Fossil canvas purse came today and it's so cute.  I'll have to do another post after this and do a picture post of some of today's goodies. I would do it with this post, but I'm sitting under the hair bonnet hair dryer so it's not possible at the moment. I took several pictures of the Starbucks tumblers, but I haven't taken one of the purse yet.  It's khaki colored canvas and it has a cute yellow floral interior.  It's a small bag, but it holds everything I need.  The front zipper pocket can be used as a wallet if you want.  I like it.  I'll post my haul in a bit after my hair is dry.  The heat from the dryer is very soothing to my painful head!

Another thing I needed came in today's mail.  My closet light went out recently.  To turn it on and off, you pull a string from the light bulb adapter thingee.  My adapter thingee quit working so I ordered one from Amazon. It's nice to have light in my closet again. I had tried one of those tap lights, but it wasn't nearly enough light.  I am glad to have this fixed again.

Now, I just need to finish drying my hair and I'll post some of my goodies. :)


Not what I expected!

So, I got up and took my walk today. It was a little colder than it has been being on my walks, but it wasn't too bad.  It was fun to see places closed that are usually open. There were less people and cars out too.  I came home and relaxed for a bit.  I was supposed to go to my friend's for dinner.  I kept expecting to hear from her and never did, so I called her.  She had a fight last night with her husband (the one that cooks all the goodies) and she was next door at her mom's house.  She said her mom had food and they were about ready to eat.  I still don't know if i would have been invited if I hadn't called!  I went up and had turkey, ham, potatoes, mac and cheese, and green beans.  Sadly, no corn pudding, the one thing i was the most looking forward too.  I also wanted to have it at my friend's house since her hubby was attemping NaNo this year and I was curious about his progress.  Oh well.  The food was good, but I didn't get to carry a plate home.  I stayed a little while. I had to love on her mom's dog Roxy.  I dog sit her sometimes with Cocoa my friend's dog.  I got to see Cocoa while I was there, too! <3

I came home and did a few things around here.  I couldn't decide what I wanted for dinner. I decided to put it off a bit and drive down the main drag here in the city and see what was open and what was closed.  Most everything was closed, but I was surprised to see the McDonald's was open!  The one that walk past everyday on my walks certainly wasn't open.  I'm guessing they opened this one for the black Friday shoppers since some of the sales started today. I have never gone out on BF and I never plan to! lol

I got my French lesson done when I got home my friend's house and I just finished today's NaNo.  I got over 1700 words today!  I haven't updated my word count at NaNo yet. I'll do that as soon as I post this.  Another holiday down.  Now if I could just fast forward to New Years and pass all the other crap!


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!