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Good news for a change!

So, the Visa gift cards came through today and I added them to my Paypal account.  I find that I can't move the money from them into my account. DOH!  So, I go online and look for solutions.  I took them off my Paypal account and then invoice myself at a different email address from my Paypal account.  I was able to use them as Visa and send myself the money.  I lost some in the fees, but I now have enough in my Paypal account to cover the bill when it hits.  Thank goodness.  I am so relieved.  That takes a lot off of me.  I can pay it back in payments and get it paid.  I'm just so relieved, you just don't know!

I walked today.  When I first got up, it was overcast and I thought, uh oh! I'm going to be walking in the rain.  Luckily, the sun came out by the time I left for my walk.  No rain for today's walk. Yay!  I am glad to get back in my routine.  Now, I just need to get back into doing my workouts! :p

I checked Informed Delivery for my post office box snd there is a letter in there from someone I haven't written before.  I'm thinking it's probably from a new pal. Yay!  I may run down there later and pick it up. I have a few more things in my box.  I think that is the only letter, though.  I think I should go get my mail and stop at Starbucks to get a treat for myself.  I have several freebies on my Starbucks card. ^_^


Tired!

I got out there and took my walk today. It was so hot and humid that I was literally dripping sweat when I got home. Ugh!  I was glad to get back to walking though.  I came home and cooled off and did a few things that needed doing. I also ran to the recycle center.  I've been needing to do that for a while now.  I was glad to get it done.

I also got a stack of letters written.  I only have two more of the original pile.  I went to the post office this weekend and I had several new letters.  I may get some of those done and I may wait.  I still have to write these last two and they are going to be longer ones.  

I finished The Mist on my walk today and went to the library and borrowed Doctor Sleep. I've read it once before so this will be my second, 'read'.  I don't think I liked it a lot, but we'll see how I like it by listening to it.  The funny thing is, it's narrated by the same guy that did The Mist and I didn't really like his voice.  It wasn't horrible, but he isn't my favorite narrator.  Oh well, I'll get through!

I now have to write two more letters and do my French lesson. It's nice to be back on track for a little bit.  Hopefully the whole taxes situation will come out okay, too.  I talked to the place today and they didn't think my trying to pay and using the wrong account should mess anything up so I'm hopeful. I'm also hopeful that my sister will pay it so I won't have this hanging over my head.  Wish me luck, please!


OH MY!

So, I walked today and did my workouts.  I did other things too.  I went to the post office.  My box was stuffed!  Look at this pile!

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The majority of that was letters or things from pen pals.  There were only three things in there that weren't pen pal related! lol I kept puling stuff out of my box and it just kept coming! :P  I will have to get to work on those asap.  I only have four stamps though and I have three letters from an earlier trip to the post office.  I need stamps! :(


Whoo!

I have written eleven letters and I only have one more to go!  I'll be mailing them all off tomorrow on my walk.  I can't believe I got so far behind.  I'm caught up now and I'm very happy!  I have two new pen pals in this batch.  Yay!  Oh boy, a moth just attacked me while I was typing. Help! It's still attacking meeeeeeeee LOL Seriously, this moth is nuts. :p

Anyway!  I am worn out from walking, working out, and writing letters!  I'll type up a good post tomorrow.  I did take a picture on my walk today to share:

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Variety, please!

I went on Amazon and looked at different bands for the Fitbit Charge 2.  I wanted some different colors, especially a blue color.  Well, I found a cool set of them that has 12 bands.  It has black, purple, pink, blue, lime, and more.  There are several different blue colors, two pinks, a red, a grey, a white.  They look pretty cool. They were less than $20 for the entire set.  I wanted to do the $25 order with free shipping, so I went to my wish list and tossed in some washi that was on my wish list.  It's the Molshine brand and they make great washi.  I will get all this for $15, because I have a ten dollar gift card. Yay!

My MBP is now in Kentucky.  It still says estimated delivery on Tuesday.  I hope it gets here before, but at this point, I'm just happy to know it's really on the way!  I also ordered a Fossil wallet on ebay last week.  It's used, but it still looks nice and it was really cheap.  I got it for less than 12 shipped!  The outside is rosy pink and the inside is colorful.  It's pretty.  I'll probably post it when I get it. :p  

I walked today and it was so much cooler than it has been and it was amazing.  It was overcast for part of my walk, but sunny for the rest.  It was so nice to walk when I wasn't dying. lol  I didn't even sweat too much.  I wish it could be like this everyday I walk.  Oh well, I'm sure it will get back to normal soon!  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and my French and then rested a while before having lunch.  I was hoping to get to the post office today.  My friend had said he'd come and try to fix my brakes today, but he didn't.  My other friend 'was busy' so she couldn't carry me to the post office.

Speaking of the post office, I'm SO behind on writing letters. I'm going to have to sit down tomorrow and write letters until my hand falls off. LOL  I'm so behind.   I wanted to go to the post office and get every letter there and then get all my letters caugh up at the same time.  Maybe I'll get there tomorrow.

Here is the picture of the bands:

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Nutty weather!

So, I went for my walk today and it was a bit cloudy, but the sun was out.  I was partially in my walk when it started raining.  it wasn't too bad, but I did have to use the umbrella.  It stopped a bit and the sun came out.  Then, it started to cloud up and it was pouring rain!  It stopped after a while, and the sun came out.  This went on for the entire walk.  Sun, rain, sun, etc!  Luckily, it never rained as hard as it did that one time.  I got home and I was glad to get here!  I relaxed a bit and then did my workouts.  It was ab day so that wasn't the most fun. :p

After workouts, I did my French lesson.  While I doing that, I heard a boom.  It was thundering!  It stormed for  a while and then stopped.  The sun came back out.  Now, it's overcast again and it looks like rain and it looks like we might have another storm.  I'm in for the night, so if it wants to storm, let it be!  I don't mind and I love to be home during a good thunderstorm.  I just had a cup of coffee. I really wanted to go to Starbucks since I haven't been this month.  I knew my friend that usually won't carry me over there sure wouldn't today.  There would be some excuse.  Probably the weather, but who knows.  Between her, and her mom, they have four, count them four vehicles.  Also, her husband has a vehicle, her son has one and her stepson has one.  My car  has been messed up for three years and she has never, not once, offered to carry me anywhere.  The few times I've gotten to carry me anywhere I needed to go, she acted like it was  huge hassle.  I really need new friends.  As an introvert, I don't make friends easily so getting new friends is out of the question. :( 

I finished watching all the episodes of Unusual Suspects on Hulu.  I watched those after finishing all the episodes of Nightmare Next Door on there.  I'm currently watching Cold Case Files (the new version) on Hulu.  I loved the original on A&E and was glad when they brought it back.  I was even happier when they got Bill Kurtis back to narrate! :D  Danny Glover did a great job, but the show was always narrated by Bill Kurtis. 

I just stood up and looked out the window. It's pouring rain again! I hope it clears off for my walk tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath!  After I type this post, I guess I should get out my stationery and pen pal letters and try to get caught up on them.  I feel bad for letting them get behind.  I should have written the ones I had even when I didn't have stamps.  They would have been ready to go when I did get stamps.


Tuesday thoughts...

So, I'm posting early today so I don't do like I did last night!  I walked further today on my walk since I needed to go to the post office.  I picked up my piece of mail. It was a pen pal letter that needed postage.  They considered it a package and not a letter because it felt like it was too thick to be just a letter.  It  WAS just a letter.  UGH.  I paid the $2.50 to get it and I also got five international stamps.  I then headed on my way back home.  I didn't do my workouts when I got here as I was extremely hot and very tired.  I'll either do them later tonight or I may skip them today.  Why?  Well, I am going for another walk later, so I might not get a chance to do them.  I am not sure exactly when we are going to walk, but we will sometime.

I got my replacement piece for my Fitbit Charge 2 today.  I charged the battery to full and I'm wearing it now.  I already have a good feeling about this one. It's going to count steps, distance, and everything else correctly!  It charged easily and it's syncing well, too.  I'm quite pleased.  I will see how it tracks on tonights walk and tomorrow's too.  My usual daily walk is the best test for it.

When I went to the post office, luckily, the nice lady was working.  There is a guy that works the counter sometimes and I DO NOT like him.  I was so happy to see her and not him.  He is a pain in the butt and acts like an ass!  The lady that waited on me today is always sweet as she can be.  Her name is Queen and she is certainly as nice as one!  I also had to stop to get my prescription.  The guy at the pharmacy kept putting my birthdate in wrong and he was cracking us both up.  He tried to put in that I was born in the twenties at one point! LOL!  It was hilarious.  I got my script and headed home.  It was the first good experience I've had at this pharmacy since having to switch to it after Kmart closed.

I am not sure when my friend will come for us to walk.  I hope it's not too long.  I have to put my socks and shoes on.  I also have to put my bra back on and I'm not doing that until I absolutely have to! LOL!  I finished the first Oz book on my walk today and I'm just getting started on the second one.  The second one has Jack Pumpkinhead in it so I'm quite happy! ^_^


Hmmm

Well, it was cool today when I started my walk and it didn't get much warmer as I went along!  It did get warmer after I got home from my walk though.  I got hot after my walk too. I did my workouts and they were all cardio! LOL!  I got through that and then did my French lesson.  I noticed that my Fitbit today seemed to be more in tune with my steps.  I did walk a bit further today and got more steps.  I think it's starting to adjust to me. I decided to try sleep mode last night in sensitive instead of normal. That was insanity! LOL!  My sleep patterns were horrid.  I put it back to normal for tonight. :p

I ran to the post office today. I had one letter.  I only have one other already.  I only have one stamp left though.  I wished I'd gotten some stamps this month.  Maybe I'll get a windfall and I can get some stamps. If not, my letters will be delayed on sending.  I hate that, but I can't mail them without stamps!

 


Fitbit fun?

Well, it's better than woes, right?  Today, I got an alert from a panel that I had forgotten about.  It said my account had been deactivated and for me to cash out any rewards I had.  I figured I'd have none, but I actually had $20 that could be used at Amazon!  I ordered myself two bands for my Fitbit.  I wanted to have backup bands, plus I'd like to have some in different colors.  I ordered a plain black and a teal. Yes, my Fitbit is already teal, but I love the color.  I wanted a couple of other bands, but with shipping, the money I had didn't cover it.  I added those to my wish list and I'll get them later.  These two will be nice to have.

I got in my walk today and then did my workouts.  After those, I did my French lesson and fixed some lunch.  After fixing lunch and eating it, I went to a nearby gas station and got three dollars worth of gas in my gas can.  I came home, filled my mower, and mowed the front and part of the back lawn.  The rest of the lawn isn't really too bad.  I might not even have to mow it until I mow the front again.  We'll see!  I hate having to mow this early, but it needed it.

The bands I ordered have holes in the band and the description said they made the band more breathable.  The reviews on these particular bands are really favorable.  The bands I picked were only 5.99 each. The shipping was over six. lol  That is why I didn't get the two I liked the best.  These look like they will be comfy.  It's going to be weird getting used to sleeping in my Fitbit.  I do sleep with the One, but it has a soft band for sleep.  

I also looked up protective glass for the Fitbit.  It's the same thing you put on cell phones to keep the phone from getting scratched.  Unfortunately, I thought about looking for these after I bought the bands. :p  I'll be very careful with the face of the Fitbit until I can get a set of these.

The Fitbit itself is currently in Kentucky.  It says it will be here in 3 days. I'm hoping it gets here Friday.  It would be cool to get it a day early. It is possible. It would be hilarious if I got the bands first! :P  They haven't even shipped yet.  Speaking of shipping, I mailed all my letters today.  It was such a site to see all those letters going into the box.  I hope to get to the post office before too  much longer and check my box again.  I don't like to let too much time go between checks.


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!