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Slow Sunday

It's Sunday yet again and I'm currently washing my bed linens.  I was about to toss them in the wash when I realized that I washed a load of laundry last night and left it in the dryer after it dried so now I have to get that out to finish my bed linen. D'oh!  I was in the kitchen (where the washer and dryer are) and was about to start my bed linen drying when I realized.  I already had my pot of water on the stove to warm for washing my hair, so I just decided I'd wash it, dry it and then fold the laundry and dry the bed linen.

I started a new puzzle today.  It's a Puzzlebug one and I'm happy about that.  They just seem to be the best quality puzzles I've found that I can get at Dollar Tree.  The pieces are a decent size, they interlock well, and they are nice.  I'm currently working one with a lot of sky and a lighthouse.  I got a good portion done before stopping.

As soon as my hair is done drying, I will be working on putting away laundry.  Yes, I'm currently sitting under the hair bonnet dryer.  See my setup:

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That is the puzzle in the background. Here is what I've done so far:

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It's going to be another pretty one.  After I get the laundry put away and my bed linen in the dry, I'm going to relax for a bit.  I might read or work on more things to add to my Foxy Fix.  I love that thing so much.  The first time I ever saw a FF that was the Sugar Coconut, I fell in love.  I wanted a Foxy and I wanted a Sugar Coconut.  They aren't on the site anymore so I'm thinking it's a retired color.  I would see them from time to time on buy/sell sites but never a size I wanted of if it was the right size, it was too expensive.  When I saw this one, and the price with shipping being $20 I couldn't believe my luck.  It's b6 and that is just a bit smaller than A5.  I like A5 size and this is so close that it's perfect.  I am so happy I found the right size notebooks for it.  I just want to make another folder.  Since I have three inserts, I would like to have three folders.  I have the two folders I made in the Foxy.  One is behind notebook two and the other is at the back behind notebook 3.  I want to make one more and put it behind notebook one.  They are so easy to make with file folders that I already have on hand.  :)


NaNoWriMo and my Midori Traveler's Notebook

I didn't get as many words for NaNoWriMo today as I've been getting, but I still got over 1600.  I am getting there!  I am now on the down stretch.  I think. LOL. I noticed my writing seems to be slowing down.  I've been using my Midori TN that I got recently and I love it.  I'm seriously thinking of making it my TN for 2020!  We'll see how it goes closer to January. I try to get whatever I'm going to use set up in advance.  I'll decide soon.  For now, I wanted to share a picture of some of the goodies I put in there for decoration.  In the little clear pocket on the front, I have an Evernote sticker and a Starbucks hangtag from where I bought a gift card.  I thought they looked pretty good in there! Two obsessions together.  Evernote and Starbucks. :p   I have been using an undated daily planner insert in there and it's making me want to use it for my bujo for 2020.  I ordered the Midori weekly planner for it.  I might use it and then have two other notebooks in there for trackers and such.  I also might just use it for a on the go planner.  I haven't decided.  I have done a sample layout on a page from one of the blank TN inserts and it looks pretty cool.  I have a lot ot decide on!  For now, enjoy this my decorations.  The little thing in the middle is from the cool travel washi I got recently.

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Starbucks denied!

I had to run to Dollar Tree to pick up a few things I needed and decided while I was out, I would get some Starbucks and bring it home with me.  I hadn't written for NaNo yet today and I thought it would be good writing fuel.  I go over, get in line, and am the only one.  Yay!  I ask if they still have cascara because they are about to be out of it.  They DO have it. Yippee!  I order my usual.  A cascara latte.  Then, the dreaded words come.  We can't make hot drinks, the machine is not working correctly. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

It can be made over ice! The helpful barista suggests to me. I do not like iced coffee so I had to turn her down. lol . I was nice about it and she was nice, so it was all good, but I didn't get my latte. :(   Oh well!  I came home after that.  I opened up Scrivener to start my NaNo but so far I only wrote 67 words. LOL!  I might write some more in a little bit.  I'm a good deal ahead, so I very small word count day is not going to hurt much.

I went to Goodwill this afternoon and found two pair of jeans that I liked.  They both fit and I had to figure out which pair I wanted.  I got one and told my friend that takes me out to eat about them.  I had mentioned before that I desperately needed some pants for winter but I hadn't had a chance to go look for any.  He offered to buy me the other pair. Yay!  He came and got me and we went over there and I was able to go right to the pair I'd tried and grabbed them.  I also found a cute little stuff RCA dog Nipper.  :)

Oh, earlier when I went, I saw a nice padded laptop sleeve for $2 so I bought it. When I got home, I realized that it was brand new. Score!  It's bigger than my MBP but it will still work for it.  I can also use it for some of my Linux laptops if I want to carry them anywhere.  I found a little set of cute stationery for .59 while in there too.  

On my second trip to Goodwill with my friend, I only got the second pair of jeans and the little Nipper plush.  Afterward, we went to a local place we'd heard about but never tried.  We tried it and it was great!  The cheeseburger and fries were cooked to order and they were both delicious!  A definite spot to add to our list of places to eat. :)


Beautiful day!

So, I was doing my regular stuff today.  My friend texted me and said it was really nice outside and I should go out and enjoy it.  I had checked the weather on my phone when I woke up and it said it was 41˚.  I looked again and this time the better weather app and it was in the mid-sixties.  I needed to go vote, so I got dressed and headed out.  I did that and then went to pick up a few things I forgot to get yesterday and headed home.  It was so nice out there, that I carried my laptop and a blanket to the yard and did today's NaNoWriMo writing out there! It was a nice change and it was just lovely out there.

I got 1873 words done.  I'm a little under 800 words from 10,000!  I will hit and pass 10,000 tomorrow.  Whoo hoo! I usually buy myself a pizza for hitting 10,000 words, but I'm a bit more broke than usual this month.  I might have to treat myself to something cheaper.  I might go to the grocery store and get a cupcake. :P  My local store has these individual cupcakes that are about twice the size of a regular cupcake and they sell them like that.  That is something I love and it would be a good substitute.  I have frozen pizza, so I can still have pizza if I want it.  I might do that.  I'll update tomorrow and say what my 10,000 word treat was!

Oh, by the way, I found this cute little flag clips at Dollar General for $1.  They are cute, functional, and cheap!

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Midori Traveler's Notebook

If you read my blog a few days ago, I said I got an unexpected payment to Paypal and wanted something specific.  Well, it came today!  What is it?  The title of this post should give you an idea.  I've had fauxdori tns before, but this is my . first real Midori Traveler's Notebook! I found a cool starter kit on JetPens.  I am on their mailing list and they sent out an email last week that said if you bought a Midori TN starter set, you'd get a free set of bands.  I have wanted a Midori for a long time and went and looked.  I was sad that I wouldn't be able to get it.  Then, the payment came.  I went to Jetpens and bought the kit!  I also added an additional Midori insert to add to it.  These all came today.

The Midori is  blue, my favorite color!  It smells SO GOOD.  I am using the two inserts I got from them and an additional one I already had to make the TN look nice.  I also added some charms to it and a few Starbucks things. :)   I'll share some pictures below:

 

The pictures don't do it justice.  The little sticker in the photo on the bottom left is the Jetpens mascot, they sent it with my order.  They packaged everything very nicely and shipping was pretty quick too.  I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to use my new Midori for.  It might be a journal, a bullet journal, a trip journal, a language journal.  I haven't decided.  I just love it.  If you are wondering about the Starbucks stuff in there, I kept some packaging from old Starbucks gift card hang tags.  I cut out the parts I want to keep for journaling/scrapbooking etc. The plastic envelope/pocket insert was from my other TN.  I want to order a new one as mine is messed up.  The zipper is not working correctly.  I'll order a replacement and I am thinking of a few of the stick on pockets I've seen in some people's TN videos on YouTube.    

I didn't start a puzzle today because I knew my TN was coming and I wanted to be able to set it up.  The one day I'm wanting the mailman to come early, he comes late! lol Figures! :P If you are wondering about my charms, they are as follows:  The little hearts and bottle on the front are actually from a keychain that I bought at Myrtle Beach a few years ago.  I bought it thinking it would be a great TN charm!  It is!  The other charms hanging out the bottom are a crystal heart, a metal key, and two little crystal dangle charms I got in a set on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  The heart and key are attached to a satin ribbon that is tied into the TN on the inside.  I love the way it look and I adore the way it smells.  

The only thing is I need to figure out what pen I want to use with it.  I am not sure if I want to use a Fountain pen, a fineliner, or a ballpoint.  Decisions, decisions! Ahh!


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I just realized that I never mentioned that I found a 'new' Fossil purse at the beach!  Well, I found it at the Goodwill in Longs SC on the way down, but close enough!  I'll post a picture of it further down in this post.

I also picked up one puzzle while we were there. :p . I will work that one after I finish the one I'm currently doing.  I didn't have time to find anything else.  I did get a pack of Avery pockets for a mini binder at one Goodwill for $1.  They are plastic and various colors.  I can use them in my mini binder or my refillable planner that is the same size.  I actually did see a few Starbucks tumblers at the Goodwill in Myrtle (the one we got to) but I didn't get it because it was damaged. If it's still there when we go back, I'll buy it!

I rode with my friends to pick up kitty food tonight.  They have to get special prescription food for the demon kitty. :P  I stayed at there house for a few minutes to see and love on all the dogs and then came home.  I went to the grocery store after I got home and picked up a few things I needed.  Of course when I went to the store the other day to get my regular groceries, I forgot stuff!  

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I didn't get a lot more done on the puzzle, but I got some done! I'm trying not to rush too much since I'm low on puzzles!

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This is the handbag.  Isn't it cute?  I was sad it was a summer bag and I found it on labor day!  Oh well, I can use it next summer.  I love finding Fossil bags.  It's funny, I went over to the bags and just glanced at them and saw this.  I looked at the little silver studs on them and saw "Fossil" and snatched it right up! :)


I have a secret!

I've been using Inbox ever since they did away with it.  How?  I used the last version before the update that killed it.  Sadly, today, it died.  Now I'm desperately looking for a decent alternative.  I've tried quite a few and I like some things about a few of them, some things about others, but in general, I hate them all! :(  I just want Inbox back.  Right now I'm giving Edison, Spark, and Gmail a try.  I am not a happy camper at all!

I do have some good things to share today!  I started another puzzle and got a little bit done on it and I got a package in today's mail.  What was it?  Well, I'll tell you! I have been looking at mini printers for a while now.  I thought it would be fun to have one for putting pictures in my bullet journal.  I found a deal on Amazon for a Canon Ivy, a case, and a package of the zink paper that it uses.  The items all together were right at $140.  More with tax.  I had a $100 visa card that I got recently and wondered if there were anyway to get these three items with that.  I found someone with an Ivy on eBay for $60!  It was brand new in the package.  I was happy since it retails for $129. You can usually get it for about $100 if you look for a deal.  This was a really great deal!

So, I found that I could get that.  I then went on Amazon to see if I could get a pack of the zink paper and a case for the remainder of the Visa card.  I was able to do just that!  I got the Canon Ivy printer, a 50 pack of paper, and a case.  All for just under $100!  Score!  The case and paper came from Amazon yesterday and you know it was annoying not having the printer!  It had an estimated / guaranteed delivery date on Saturday.  This would work because I wanted to carry with me to the beach.  Instead of it coming Saturday, it came today. Whee!

So, it gets here.  I anxiously 'unbox' it and find that it is, in fact, a Canon Ivy and it's brand new.  It's white and mint which is the one I wanted from the first time I saw them.  I tried it out immediately!  It works great.  The pictures aren't  the highest quality, but they are pretty good! I am going to enjoy being able to add pictures to my bujo as I go along.  I also hope to add some cool beach pictures in there, too!

So, I got my Canon Ivy today and I love it.  I took some pictures of it and the puzzle to share so let's get to that, shall we?

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Lazy day for sure!

I didn't do much of anything today.  I didn't even start on any of my puzzles.  It stormed quite a bit this afternoon.  The rain is insane.  The power went off in several sections of the city, but not here, so that was good.  It was too hot for a power outage. lol  

I created a QR code for Evernote referrals and I also created a Bitly link so that I could share the link with friends without a loooooong url.  I put the QR code up in the sidebar. You can go to the link by using your smartphones tag reader, or click on the link and go to the sign up page.  You get a free month of Premium if you are a new Evernote user.  Pretty nifty.  I love my Evernote and I love it even more now that I have Premium!  It's so handy to organize and keep everything.

I had leftover tortellini for lunch today and it was awesome.  I wish I had more. Oh well!  Oh, I have decided that when I buy my groceries next month, I'm going to try to get back into eating healthier.  I have got to lost weight.  It's depressing to know how much weight I lost and then I just put it back on by being lazy and overeating.  I can get back on track.  I also hope to start my daily walks again in September. It should be cooler by then, at least I hope so!  I'll be walking at the beach, so I'm hoping to work up to being able to just start walking when I get home.  I'll eat and enjoy myself food wise that week, but I'm going to try to do better here at home in the coming months. I'd like to start out next summer in some of my smaller clothes that I bought when I lost all that weight. I know I can do it, I just need to get dedicated!

How I'm using Evernote today: Well, I'm saving important emails and copies of receipts in there. I'm also setting up easy ways to refer people to Evernote! I love Evernote, I use it daily and it's keeping me organized and happy!

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Good mail day!

I used to have a page at Tumbler that was just to show what you received in the day's mail.  I got the idea from an old group at Livejournal.  I could do that here.  I have an extra blog I can use.  I may do it, I may not, who knows. lol

I did have a good mail day!  I got two of the cards I ordered.  One I got two of the same card to have an extra in my collection.  What I didn't realize when I bought this particular card, that the seller said they would send an extra card from their collection!  I got two extra cards and one of them I didn't have. Yay!  Also, the one I did have was from where I used to have to buy them to load them not knowing you didn't have to do that!  I now have a 'clean' card with the pin intact. Yay!  The other card that I didn't have for a Florida one. ^___^ . I have very few of the state/city cards so you can be sure I was happy with that one!

The other card that I ordered was on from 2013.  It's a keychain card celebrating the 10 years of PSL.  I thought that one was pretty cool.  Now I'm just waiting on a green set (again I got two of the same card) that were partner exclusives, and the one from Korea.  I love building my collection.  A little bit at a time and someday I will have a full set.  Well, I full set of US cards in any case!  

I finished the puzzle today.  It was fun.  I am not sure which of the others I'm going to start next.  I also need to re-stock soon.  I am pretty sure I got all the ones that Dollar Tree has at the moment.  Well, all the Puzzle Bug brand puzzles.  They do have some more of those crazy 1000 piece ones. I don't mind a puzzle with that many pieces, it's just hard to work when they are so darn tiny!

Here are the cards and the puzzle. Enjoy!

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