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D'oh!!!!

So, I went to Starbucks yesterday as I mentioned and then I get the text message that today is double star day.  Oh well!  I could have gone again today, but I just didn't make it over there. I got my walk in and it was nice out there.  70˚ when I was walking!  It was very nice!

My stylus came today and I loved it.  The color was gorgeous and it had a nice fine tip.  It didn't want to pair with my iPad though.  I decided to return it.  If I use a note app in the future, I'll either get an iPad that can use an Apple Pencil (and get one of those) or just use the retractable stylus I have.  

That first stylus I got that scratched my screen is back in the mix.  The company contacted me about my review and offered to replace it.  I'm going to give it another try.  I am thinking that I just got a bad one.  We'll see.  I liked the way it looked and the weight of it.  We'll see how it goes.


D'oh!

I was considering skipping my blog post today because I didn't feel like getting up and getting the laptop or the keyboard.  Then, I realized I had already gotten both and they were right at the end of the bed. lol  I'm a silly!  So, here I am posting.  I walked today and it was nicer than yesterday weather wise. Hopefully it will be as nice or nicer tomorrow.  At least I hope so!

I didn't do much today after my walk.  I did wash a load of clothes that I need to put away, but other than that, I mainly just sat around and watched The Simpsons all day.  I had leftover pizza for lunch and dinner and I still have some left for tomorrow.  Tomorrow I plan to go grocery shopping after my walk.  I also might go to Starbucks.  They might be slow because of the Superbowl but then again, people like me that go to Starbucks don't watch football, so they might be as busy as usual. lol . It depends on when I get my groceries.  I might just wait and go in the evening.  I worked grocery years ago and the stores are DEAD on the evening of the game.  That is a great time to shop!

I have gotten some gift cards for Amazon from some of my survey sites.  I'm now closed to having enough for the smart stylus I want.  I might just get it!  Who knows?  The disk one I bought came and I like it okay.  It works well, but I really wanted a smart stylus with palm rejection so I can rest my hand on the iPad mini when I'm writing.  It's awkward for me to hold my hand up in the air to write!  I downloaded Keynote to my iPad and my Mac. I'm going to work on creating myself a planner.  If I get proficient in it, I might do some sales on Etsy.  I think I could do a basic planner from tutorials I've watched online.  It doesn't look too hard, but it looks like a lot of time and effort. I want to try in any case.

 


Rain? Snow? Who knows?

It was supposed to be all rainy and snowy and gross today.  It did rain a little, but it wasn't that bad.  I had already planned to skip my walk because I thought it was going to be nasty outside.  It turned out that it wasn't that bad.  I didn't walk though.  I really should have. Oh well!

I'll walk tomorrow and get back on track.  I ran out this evening to run an errand and to just get out of the house for a few minutes.  If I had some money, I would have gone and had fun, but I'm broke. lol . Oh well.  I looked up some tutorials and found out that I can create a digital planner in Keynote either on my iPad or on my Mac.  I'm going to play around with that and see what I can come up with.  I think it would be fun to create a planner.  Of course, most people that do the planners have the larger iPad and the Apple pencil.  Maybe someday, but I just can't afford that now.  

My stylus that I ordered from Amazon is supposed to get here tomorrow.  Technically, it should have come today.  When I ordered it, it said if I ordered in the next 1 hour and 17 minutes, it would be here Tuesday.  When I got it ordered, it said Wednesday. Phooey!  

I ordered some Starbucks cards on eBay a few days ago.  I'm hoping they come tomorrow.  They are some holiday ones.  I totally missed out on going in and getting the entire collection this year like I did last year.  I got some of the holiday cards, but no where near all of them.  This is a set of holiday cards.  I'm not sure if it's the whole set, but it's got some of the multipacks and I wouldn't have been able to get them in any other case, so that is cool!

I found a black version of that nice smart stylus that I want on eBay for $25.  I really love the light blue one, but I could save quite a bit with the black one.  I will keep an eye on the one on eBay.  It might come down in price or I could get a gift card from there.  Who knows? :)

I guess I'll close for now.  I want to play around with keynote for a bit and I also want to play some Board Kings.  I'm so addicted to that game. It's fun!

 


Monday Madness!!!!

Well, not really. lol  I walked today and it was pretty nice.  I saw where the weather tonight and tomorrow is sort of iffy.  We might get rain and snow.  With our weather, who knows?  I figured that I would be sure to walk today just in case I didn't get to tomorrow.  It wasn't too bad weather wise out there.  It wasn't warm, but it wasn't cold either.  I was layered quite nicely!

I finally called eBay.  I contacted the seller yesterday to give her another chance to respond and she never did.  I reported everything to eBay.  They said they would refund the original money I paid to her for the item.  I didn't get the money back for sending it back, though.  I left negative feedback for her.  I really wanted this whole situation to work out.  Oh well.  

I downloaded the 2019 Passion Planner PDF to my iPad mini today.  I put it in GoodNotes.  It's very cool.  I can use it as a planner.  I still want to learn to design a bullet journal in GoodNotes.  I'm going to be watching tutorials and such.  I really enjoy GoodNotes.  I just want a fine tip stylus. I found out that I can't use an Apple pencil after all!  I found the stylus I want but it's a bit expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KXVVW8Y/?coliid=IP2HST484D7W2&colid=3DDLKGJZ0R6N5&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I'm hoping to keep an eye on it and get it for less.  I ordered a cheap stylus in the meantime to try.  It's one with the little plastic disc on it.  I got suggestions on how good they are.  I didn't think I'd like one of these, but I found one cheap on Amazon and thought I'd give it a try. We will see how it goes.


Sunday yet again.

My walk today was quite interesting.  Why? It was crazy windy out there.  It was cooler too, so that made it worse.  I was very glad to get home and out of that wind!  I did stop while on my walk at CVS.  I needed stamps, and I knew I could get a book of them there.  I got those and four boxes of clearance mini candy canes.  I love peppermint!  

I didn't go out again after I came home as the temperature was supposed to drop and the wind was still pretty bad.  It's supposed to get down in the teens tonight.  Yikes!  I hope it's warmer than that tomorrow when I walk! lol . 

My friend didn't get over here this weekend at all, so I still don't have hot water.  I had soooo many dishes to wash and I was trying to wait for the hot water.  I don't feel they get as clean in cold water.  I finally gave in and washed them today.  I couldn't wait any longer to wash them.  I was almost out of plates and I was totally out of forks. lol . I also washed my bed linen.  I just need to put that back on the bed and I'll be done for the day. 

I am trying to find an Apple pencil (1st generation) online for a low price, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen!  Apple has refurbished ones for $85.  I can't afford that either.  Maybe one day I can get one for less than $40 but I'm not holding my breath. lol . I would like one to use with my iPad mini.  

 


Stylus fail! :(

My stylus came today and when I opened it, I was in love.  It's pretty, it's easy to hold and it's got the perfect weight.  The problem? It scratched my iPad screen!!!!!!!!  My screen was pristine and now it has a scratch.  I'm so disappointed!  They need to make the stylus tip better.  I have already repackaged it and dropped it off at a UPS drop box!  I guess I'll have to make do with a regular old stylus.  The tip on those is so big.  Oh well!  I'd rather have that than have a scratched up screen!

I got in my walk today and I was happy to have done that! My friend is supposed to come tomorrow and work in the basement again.  This time I get to walk. lol I'll just leave the basement open for him.  I don't think he'll really need me to help at first anyway, so it will work out well.  I hope he gets it fixed!

Update on the purse situation.  It arrived at the address that the seller had on file at ebay today and it said it had to be forwarded!!!!! UGH She must have moved and not updated her address at ebay.  I'm getting more and more upset with her as we go.  She still hasn't bothered to message me once!  I don't understand how she has so much good feedback.

 


Phooey!

I didn't get to walk today.  Why? Well, my friend got off earlier and was coming to try and get my water heater fixed.  Sadly, I could have walked because he didn't get here until after I would have gotten back.  Oh well.  He didn't get the water heater fixed.  There is still water down there.  He did get the pump set up down there so it will always be ready to go.  It should now come on and keep the basement from flooding.  Hopefully he'll be able to get down there and get the whole thing fixed when the water goes down.  It's so frustrating!

I still have not heard one word from the seller on ebay about her sending me the wrong purse.  If she doesn't respond soon, I'm going to leave negative feedback and report her to ebay.  I do not like to be treated like that.  I'm hoping she makes it right, but at this point, I seriously doubt it.

I got an unexpected treat today of $30 to spend at Amazon.  Just after I bought the stylus. lol . So, I bought some ink for my printer, a three pack of Mildliners, and some blue ball point pens. (Just to round out the amount.) . I've wanted some Mildliners for a long time.  They have been on my wishlist forever.  I decided to treat myself to some. ^_^ . They and the other things should come Saturday.  Everything I got was Prime eligible.  The pens are a brand I've never heard of, but I figured I'd give them a try.  I love pens so it's always fun to try new ones.

I'm off to play with GoodNotes.  I found a bunch of templates and things online that I want to import in and play with. I'll do a GoodNotes review soon.  Also, I'll be talking about my latest game obsession, Board Kings!

 


Water, water, but not hot! :p

I still don't have any hot water. My friend came today and didn't have his boats again so he didn't get to try to fix my water heater.  Phooey!  He did bring a pizza from one of our favorite local places to split, so it wasn't a wasted visit. :P . He is planning on coming back tomorrow and working on it. Hopefully he can get it fixed.  I would really like to have hot water again!

I had planned to go to Starbucks tonight with my letters and work on them, but with him coming, I postponed it to tomorrow.  Well, if he is coming tomorrow, I can't go then either.  Oh well! I'll just run over there tomorrow night, grab a drink, and bring it back here to write letters. I need to buy stamps again as I have more letters to write than I have stamps.

I bought a really cool app for my iPad Mini that I am playing with.  It is best used with a stylus.  I wanted an Apple pencil, but I don't have $100!  The newer version is even more and it's not compatible with my iPad.  I looked at alternatives and found one that looks similar that has good reviews on Amazon.  It is supposed to be here on Friday.  I'm hoping I like it.  I will do a post on the app in a few days.  It's GoodNotes if you are wondering. I've already put some templates in it.  Dotted paper, a journal that I found for free, and more.  So far I'm loving the app.  I have old styluses that have the big tip, but I wanted a smaller tipped one.  The pencil type are more like the styluses from the old days.  If you ever had a Palm Pilot, you know what I'm talking about. I loved those things!  I wanted the narrow tip. I may do some digital bullet journaling in the future. I will never give up paper permanently, but it will be fun to experiment!


Oops!

Yeah, I almost forgot to post to my blog today.  Sorry, it’s just been one of those days.  I left for my walk today and my friend was  outside with Cocoa, her mini Doxie.  I adore Cocoa and don’t get to see her enough, so I stopped!  I got to love on my little Cocoa for quite a while.  I also got to see my favorite German Shepard, Daisy!  I decided to just skip my walk and came back home.  I’ve been a lazy slug all day. I’ve played bingo on the iPad and watched The Addam’s Family. Lol


Bingo crazy?

Well, just a little. I have four different bingo apps on my iPad mini. lol . I started with Bingo Bash on my iPod touch a long time ago.  I found that they had the version for the iPad and I started playing it again.  I had also tried Bingo Blitz some time back because an in app thing in another app . (You download the app and play to a certain level and then get stuff in the other app.) . So, I played both of these on my iPad and liked them.  I wanted another to try since I played so much I ran out of the 'tokens' to play! lol 

I now  have Monopoly Bingo which is really fun.  I love Monopoly and I love bingo so it was a good choice.  I also have Bingo Win.  They are all pretty fun!  I will probably try a few more before it's all over.  Each app had it's good points and bad points.  I love the bigger screen for playing too.  When I played on the iPod touch, I could play four cards at a time, but I had to scroll.  On the iPad, I can see all four at once.  It's easier to play more cards at once.