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Bleah! LOL

So, I bought a frozen dinner at the grocery store yesterday that I thought would be really good.  It wasn't!  I LOVE PF Chang's.  They have hat 'at home' meals for several years now, but they just started making an at home version of my favorite thing in their restaurant.  Their chicken lo mein is the BEST ever!  I saw that my grocery store had a frozen dinner version of that a week or so ago.  I finally got one last night.  The picture of the food on the box didn't look like it does at the restaurant, but I figured if it tasted like it, yay!  So, I decided to make it for dinner tonight.  Big mistake. It's horrible.  It tastes exactly like EVER OTHER frozen Asian dish I've ever tried.  GROSS.  I've tried every teriyaki chicken and every fried rice I can find and they all taste the same.  They are not good.  I was very disappointed in this and I'm so glad I only bought one!

I actually have had one dish that was an Asian inspired dish that was pretty good. It was from Lean Cuisine of all people!  Their sesame chicken is delicious.  It's a really small portion though.  Still, it's the only frozen Asian meal I've ever had that was good. I'll stick with my local Chinese and Japanese restaurants for good food.  I so wanted this dinner from PF Chang's to be good.  We don't have a PF Chang's here, so I'm only able to eat there out of town.

Oh well! Live and learn! I didn't walk today. I decided to take a rare day off and just relax.  I did just that.  After lunch though, I felt the need to get out for a little bit.  I drove to Target and hit the Dollar Spot.  I got seven cute Halloween items!  I got a notepad, a caution tape, pumpkin washi, a little Hallloween sign, a wooden? jack o lantern, a jack light up necklace, and a jack bucket.  All cute things.  I then noticed that the Starbucks in Target HAD the acorn / fall gift cards. WHEE!  I went and got what I thought were two sets.  I got home and realized I had one complete set and I was missing one from the other. Boo!  I was going to wait and go back tomorrow but the power in my house went out!  My friend who lives less than a mile away said his was out too.  It was an big outage from what I learned later. 

I decided to run back to Target Starbucks and get the card I missed. I'm glad I did, because I saw some other cards that I didn't have so I was able to grab a few of those. I was going to get a drink in there, but they were out of an ingredient, so I just went to my regular Starbucks and hit the drive thru.  I got a Frappuccino since I was hot and I didn't have air at home!  I came home and the power was still out.  It was starting to get dark outside, so I lit some candles and just drank my Frappuccino and relaxed.  The power came on not too long after that.  

Still no word on my Nano shirt being shipped. Boo! lol I want to see it.  Oh! I did run a milkshake by a friend's house on my way home from the first trip to Target. He is the one that does a lot for me and carries me out to eat all the time.  He tried to give me the money for his shake and I wouldn't let him.  I like to treat when I can.  

I have my notebook out that I used to NanoWriMo last year and I plan to write some ideas and notes for this years book. I have a idea of the majority of the book, but I want to have other stuff to lead up to that point. I want to get my notes down.   I also want to re-read the first two books before this year's so I can make notes and remember things I might have forgotten.  This one is going to be mainly centered around my two main characters and their Corgis on a dangerous road trip, but the other characters will be there in the beginning.  I want to re-familiarize myself with everyone. 


Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, rain, rain!

This morning when I woke up, it was pouring rain.  It was insane.  I looked up the weather on my phone and it looked like it was going to rain pretty much all day.  I decided to skip my walk.  Then, when it was the time I'm usually leaving, the sun came out!  I was so irritated.  I decided to just get up, dress, and go!  I made it almost home when it began to sprinkle just a little bit. Not enough for my umbrella.  I got home and had changed into other clothes when I looked out the window.  It was pouring again.  Luckily I missed that!  I didn't do my workouts because my schedule was off by that point.

I was going to do them later, but I never got around to them. Oops!  With all the rain, I wanted to go look at the river.  I live in a river city and I knew it would be high with all the rain we've had lately.  I went and it was really high.  I am sure that parts of the Riverwalk trail are under water.  Since I was heading in the direction of Starbucks, I went. :p . It was happy hour after 3pm today on all Frappuccino beverages, so I got a a caramel one.  My favorite Barista was at the window. I hadn't seen her in a while. :) . She knows I'm the cascara latte girl. lol I told her I got the Frappuccino because of them being half price. ^_^ . It was pretty tasty, too!

I came back home in case it started raining again.  The sky was getting really dark when I was heading over there and back.  I haven't gone back out and the few times I've looked out since I got home, it wasn't raining.  I hope it's not raining tomorrow during my walk time.  I don't want to miss another day of walking. My friend is going to get me a treadmill soon!  His mom is going to be moving to assisted living soon and she has a treadmill.  He asked her if he could get it for me and she said yes.  That will be great.  Rainy or snowy days won't keep me from walking then. ^_^ . I'm not sure when I'm getting it, but I'm happy about it!


New banner, new colors....

I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach.  I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook.  I used to to create the banner.  I like it. ^_^  I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!  

Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today.  After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office.  I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box.  I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month.  After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about.  I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3.  I got a grande. :p  As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3  He is so cute!

 


Macbook chargers

I am on the third charger since I got this Macbook in 2010!  This one is now acting up and I'm going to have to replace it, too.  At the moment, I was able to get it to charge, but I don't know how long that is going to last.  It's crazy that I've had to buy so many chargers.  They really need to make them better!  I'd like to just get a brand new Macbook, but I don't have the money.  I don't have the money at the moment for a charger either.  UGH!

I noticed earlier that even though it was plugged in, it was not charging.  I wasn't able to get it to charge.  I worked on it and finally got it to charge.  I'm not sure if it will work for long, but I'm hoping it will hang on until I can get a new charger.  I really want a new Macbook! :(  If I thought it would work, I'd start a GoFundMe to get funds to get a Macbook!  I really, really need one.  When the Mac wouldn't charge, I tried to use both the Windows laptop and the Linux one.  They both just made me want to use my Mac!

In other news, I got in a good walk today.  It was warmer, but not really warm.  It was mostly sunny though, so that was nice.  I came home from my walk and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I got those done and did my French.  My friend wanted to go eat today, so I went with him.  We went to one of our favorite local restaurants.  I had some delicious coffee.  Afterwards, I came home and called a friend.  She was outside walking the dog, so I walked up to see the pooch.  She is a miniature  Doxie and she is adorable!  I also needed to return a dish to them.  I tried my best to talk her into taking me to Starbucks, but it was a no go.  Phooey on her!

I did go myself a bit later.  I thought about getting one of the limited time Frappuccinos, but I ended up with a blonde flat white.  I've wanted to try a flat white for some time.  It was pretty good.  I usually like some flavor with my latte type drinks.  I probably would get this again, but I'd much rather have a flavored latte.  Still, it wasn't bad and the calorie count is only140 for a tall.  Not bad!  I still miss my cascara syrup. ;_;

 


Busy Sunday

So, I got up today and decided that I would go to the Riverwalk trail to get my walk in.  I did just that and it was nice.  Of course with it being nice, there were too many people down there. ~_~;  I had my earbuds in and I just paid attention to where I was going!  I got my walk done and then got in my car to head out. I decided to run to Starbucks on my way home.  I did and they were having a deal for morning buns or something chocolate related (I don't remember what it was) for $1.  I added the morning bun to my order.  OMG It was delicious!  I'd never had one before so I was glad to try it.  I am not sure how much it normally is, but it was definitely delicious for a dollar!  I also got something different.  I almost always get hot coffee at Starbucks, but today, I got a caramel frappuccino!  Yum!  I used to get them alot, but I'm more of a hot coffee girl.  A frappuccino every now and then is a good change.

I left there and came home.  I didn't have much time to relax before it was time to do my workouts.  I got those done and did my French lesson.  I had put my bed linen in to wash before I left for my walk and I had put it in to dry when I got back.  By the time I was done with my workouts, French, and lunch, my bed linen was ready to go back on the bed.  I took a bath and washed my hair after putting the linens back on the bed.  Since it was such a nice day, I went out in the yard and sat in the swing at the back of my lot for a bit.

I didn't go back out after that.  I stayed in and did other things that needed to be done around the house.  Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment so I won't be walking at my regular time.  I plan to walk afterwards.  Probably after I get done there and come home and have lunch.  We'll see how the time goes.

Tonight, I sat down and wrote pen pal letters.  I have a small stack to go out in tomorrow's mail.  I'll carry them with me when I go to the doctor's and mail them while I am out.  My gas is getting low, so I will need to do everything in one trip.  My gas light came on last night, but I had run an errand for a friend and he gave me $5.  I got that much gas in my car.  What I have should last for a few more trips.  I hope!

 


Saturday and Starbucks!

I decided today that I should take my pen pal letters to Starbucks this afternoon.   I was hoping they wouldn't be too busy and I'd be able to get a seat.  They weren't, and I did!  I sat at one of the little tables.  My favorite table was taken.  I wrote all but one of my letters and was on the last one when I decided to move to the comfy chairs for a bit.  I had gotten there and saw my favorite table open up.  I went and got it and spent the rest of the time there. ^_^  I was happy to get to sit in my favorite spot one last time.  Last time? You ask.  Well, this particular location is moving a short distance away into a larger location.  They will be closing at 2pm on the 31st and won't re-open in the new location until August 4th.  I'm glad I went as I didn't know they were moving so soon.  I got to sit in my favorite comfy chair once more and at my favorite table. That was nice!

Also, while I was there, I got an extra drink for free!  One of the regulars ordered his drinks and they were wrong somehow.  I don't know the details.  He gave one to a lady that was at the counter and asked around if anyone wanted the other.  It was a caramel frappuccino.  I said, yes! LOL!  I had long since finished my cascara latte, so this was a nice surprise!  I enjoyed it immensely.  I shouldn't have had it as I had had a chocolate chip cookie, but free Starbucks! LOL

I got all my letters written.  I hand wrote all of them.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'll do that after I finish typing this.  I did take quite a lot of pictures of Starbucks while I was there.  I'm going to miss this location.  It was my first Starbucks!  I've grown so fond of it.  I'm sure I'll learn to love the new location too, but it won't be the same!  Yes, I took my bullet journal with me. :)

Today's workouts were intense.  It was arm day so that part wasn't so bad. The cardio video to open the workouts?  The #100burpeeburnout YIKES!  I survived.  I think that was the main reason I figured Starbucks would be a good idea!  After all the stress lately and then that, Starbucks was necessary. :P  

I hope to get down to the post office tomorrow to mail these letters and check my box.  I hope I have more letters. That would be cool.  Of course if there are more than 9 that might be a bad thing! LOL!