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Bullet journal and NaNoWriMo!

So, it was rainy, nasty and cold today. I didn't walk.  I did get a lot done on the set up of my 2019 bullet journal!  I have the beginnings of a wonderful bujo for 2019.  I have added a book tracker, order tracker, Starbucks store tracker, Coffee love page, board game tracker, and a lot more.  I love it so far.  Since it's a pretty blue, I've been using one of my blue Stabilo pens in it for the majority of things I've set up so far. It's looking great.  As soon as we get some decent weather, I'll film a video and take some pictures.  I would take pictures now, but not everything is completed yet.  I have trackers all the way done and some just need to have lines drawn.  I'll do that later. I have until December 31st after all! :P

So, as for NaNo.  I wrote over 2000 words tonight! Go me!  This book is "A Sea Of Zoms" . My two main characters went to the beach from their safe compound.  I realized that their trip was pretty short compared to the rest of the book, so I made a reason for them to go back for a week!  I started that part tonight.  They will actually arrive at the beach in tomorrow's writing.  This time, I plan to throw in some of my original ideas that I had for this book.  There will be more zoms than on the first trip! lol . 

Currently, my bed is a total mess.  I have my current bullet journal, next year's bujo, and the last two years bujos on it.  Not to mention about 2394302849032 pens. LOL . I was getting inspiration from my old bujos and I needed this years to see how i did a few trackers.  I love the boardgame tracker.  It's based on the one I made in the bujo before the current one. It's going to be even better than that one.  I did the whole Monopoly board again to be the tracker. I think it looks great so far.  I need to take my old tracker and look at my games. I know I've added at least one Monopoly set since I had that tracker and a card game or two, too!  

Here is my original tracker in my old bujo:

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Double Star Day and NaNo stickers!

So, it was double star day at Starbucks today.  I told myself yesterday that if I actually walked today, I could go to Starbucks. If I didn't go for my walk, no Starbucks for me!  I walked! It was overcast, but it didn't rain.  It was too terribly cold but it wasn't great either!  I got in my walk and came home.  When I was walking by my friend's house, there was a red balloon tied to the pole at the street.  My friend's hubby, (also a friend) was outside with their German Shepard.  I mentioned the balloon and realized he did it. lol I had mentioned that I had been listening to IT on my daily walks. We Geeks have to stick together! :P

I got home from my walk and relaxed a bit. I decided to run to the post office.  I only had one piece of mail, but it was an anticipated one.  It was a NaNo postcard and a NaNo sticker that my ML sent me for participating in a virtual write in! I scanned the sticker into my MBP and printed myself out a sheet of them to use in my Bujo and other places.  The original one will reside in the pocket in my bujo until I decide where it's going to be permanently. It's got a lot of blue in it and I was thinking of putting it on my 2019 bujo!  I'll see what I come up with.  

Before I went to the post office, I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  Yummmmmmm I swear it was the best one I've had in a long time.  They are always good, but this one was just extra delicious.  Of course today would be the day I got a tall instead of a venti! Sheesh! Lol

I might not be able to walk again tomorrow. BOOO.  It's supposed to be nasty here tomorrow.  There were plenty of places today where there was mud and junk from the earlier rain.  The river has flooded several places and part of the Riverwalk are under water yet again!  My route is pretty water free except for the muddy sidewalks.  Those are gross and I have to walk extremely slow on them so I don't slip and fall!

I ran to the grocery store this evening to pick up a few things. I got a thing of their deli chicken bites.  They were okay, but htey were a bit plain.  If I'd had some gravy to dip them in, it would have been better!  I've been wanting some fried chicken for awhile now. I still want some. LOL . Hopefully I'll get some good chicken soon!

I got 1825 words written for NaNo today! Go me!  If tomorrow is gross and rainy, and I can't walk, I have plans!  I have been meaning to set up my 2019 bullet journal. I finally decided to go with the Leuchtturm1917. It's ice blue and it just looks like a great one to start the year in. ^_^ I'll use my Lemome either for 2020 or for something else entirely.  I am anxious to set up the new bujo.  I just know once I set it up, I'll want to move to it.  :p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Changed again. :p

Yeah, I looked at it again today and I hated it.  Thus, I changed it again.  I think I like this background.  It's slightly orange so it's a bit fall-ish.  I might or might not keep it. LOL!  In other news, I got a Lemone journal in the mail today.  Now I'm torn.  I love my Leuchtturm1917 that I bought, but this Lemome is so smooth.  The pages that is.  I finally opened my Leuchtturm tonight and the inside is different.  They changed the pages at the front that you can mark as a table of contents.  The Lemome is more like the old LT than the LT is!  It's weird.  Also, my LT has a smell to it.  The Lemome has a smell too, but it's a GOOD smell.  I will be trying to decide which one I want to use.  I'm leaning towards the Lemome.  I'll still use the LT, of course, but I may not make it my next bullet journal. Here are some pictures:

 

 It came in the nice box which would make it good for gift giving.  It also came with the pen that you see in the loop.  Also included were stickers.  Very nice indeed! 


Bullet Journal goodies!

So, while I was at the beach, I ordered a couple of things from Amazon to arrive today.  That way I would have something to look forward to when I came back.  What did I get?  Well, I got a new Leuchtturm1917 for my 2019 bullet journal.  It's Ice blue and gorgeous!  I also bought a cool pack of brush pens that included their own case!  Look at my goodies:

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The last picture is of the new Leuchtturm and the current one. Look at how fat my current one is! LOL!  I can't wait to set up the new one for 2019!  It's going to be pretty cool.  In other cool news, I went to a really neat place at Myrtle Beach....

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This was seriously cool!  I have to share the top of my receipt with you.  Yes, I bought stuff. LOL Two Homer pins, a Maggie pin, a Lisa pin, and a Marge pin.  Also a Homer keychain.  I didn't see a Bart pin with the others.  Here is the top of my receipt!

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I didn't walk or do my workouts today. I took a day off to recover from the beach trip. I did mow and do my shopping.  I also went to Starbucks because I was one trip away from a star dash.  I made it! That gave me enough stars for another free drink.  I now have three on my card. LOL!  I also checked the Starbucks at Target while out and was glad I did.  They had some summer die cut gift cards that I didn't have. YAY!


Starbucks time denied!

So, I decided to load up my messenger bag and go to Starbucks this afternoon.  I wanted to work on pen pal letters and spend the afternoon relaxing in Starbucks.  I got there and they were completely full.  There was no where for me to sit! :(  I got my cascara latte and a multi grain bagel and left.  I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to staying quite a while.  I came home and crashed on my sofa and I have been here ever since.  

I finished the zombie book I was reading and found the second one in the series was a free to borrow on on Amazon Prime.  I downloaded it to my Kindle, but I haven't started it yet.  I got in my walk today.  It was overcast and a bit drizzly at times.  It didn't really rain though so that was okay.  I did get damp and I had to use my umbrella a bit, but it wasn't too bad.  I came home and relaxed a bit.  I planned to do m workouts at the usual time but then didn't.  I will do those later. 

I packed up and headed to Starbucks, but like I said, there was no where for me to sit.  I miss the old location.  There was more seating there.  I like the new locations drive thru and how nice it is, but it's just not big enough.  They really need more seating.  

I created my habit tracker in bujo for February.  I am doing color themes for the months this year.  January's theme was blue, February's is going to be pink.  I have my habit tracker done and I plan to put something on the other page, I just am not sure what.  Probably a February calendar.  

I need to be thinking about what I'm going to fix for dinner.  So far, I have no idea what I want!  I'll eat dinner and then do my workouts.  I'll only have to put my bed linen back on my bed and I'll have everything I needed to do done for today.  I took a bath earlier and washed my hair, so that is done.  I also already did my French lesson.  I just need to finish this post and then put the linens back on the bed.  Oh, and do my workouts!  Those won't be bad as it's arm day.  Those are usually not too bad!


Etsy, glasses, bujo, and more!

I made my first order to Etsy today.  There is a shop that I've had on my favorites for a while because she has cute Starbucks handmade items.  Tonight I ordered two little charms from her.  They look so cute.  I'll talk about them and the shop when I receive them.  Speaking of Starbucks, I got a big sticker from the Starbucks at Tanger Outlet in Myrtle Beach.  I put it on the front of my new bullet journal today. ^___^  I like it!

Glasses, what about them, you ask.  Well, several nights ago I broke my glasses. OH NO!  I love these glasses and went to Zenni Optical to order the same exact pair.  They were sold out of my frames. WAH!!! They DID have them in pink, but I'm not wearing pink glasses. lol I might order a pair for fun, but not for everyday.  I found a plain pair that are similar to the ones I had and I've ordered them.  I just wish they would get here.  I'm wearing the broken ones with some black duct tape on them.  They broke on the part around one of the lenses.  It's not the best fix, but I can wear them if I'm careful until my new ones come.  I plan to buy another pair next month so I'll always have a backup if this happens again.  I have the pair I wore before these, but the lenses are scratched up pretty badly and it gives me a headache to wear them.

I did some more work on my bujo today.  I still haven't added my Pokemon Go trackers and I'm trying to decide if I'm going to.  I can still keep track with the ones in the old bujo.  Plus, if they keep adding more Pokemon to the game, I'll just have to add more and more.  We'll see.  I'm looking for ideas on Pinterest and Google for spreads for the bujo.  I want to add stuff.  

I am doing my current weekly with the day of the week on the left page and the right page mostly blank. I will use it to decorate with souvenirs of my week.  If I don't have any souvenirs to add or stickers or what have you, I'll just do a 'week in review' written narrative.  I think that will be cool.  Here is next week's layout before the ink:

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I like this layout because I can add something to the left page on the bottom right and I can put lots of things on the right page.  I think it will work out well for me. ^_^


It finally came today!!!!

It was delayed a day, but it finally got here.  What you ask? Well, my Leuchttrum1917!  I love it.  It's a different from my Moleskine in several ways.  First, the pages are wider, the dots aren't all the way across and down the page, and it's got an index.  I really like it.  I have already set up my current weekly.  I also have my January habit tracker.  I've moved over my Starbucks store tracker, and a few others.  I've added a books read and a order tracker.  I had both of these in the old one but these are for January 1 on.  I still have to move my Pokemon Go trackers.  I left the first fifty pages for trackers.  I started the actual monthlies and weeklies on page 51.  I think that will give me plenty of room for the year and plenty of trackers.  I can also add things in between the monthlies if I want to.

So far I'm really liking it.  The color is so pretty!  I like having the index and the numbered pages.  I have put my key in there and I have my gratitute log, my Munzee tracker, and coffee tracker. :p  I want to add a spread for places my friend and I have stayed in Myrtle Beach.  I had a restaurant tracker in my old bujo, I might add one to this one.  I'm not sure yet.  I'm looking for ideas for new trackers.  I want to track everything. lol

I already love my new bujo.  I took a picture of the front and back of it.  Here is my precious:

 

 

 


ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess what did NOT come in today's mail?  That's right! My Leuchttrum!  It was delayed.  Overnight shipping, my ass! :(  I contacted Amazon and they are on the case.  It seems that the carrier (USPS) screwed everything up and now it's supposed to get here tomorrow.  I'm glad she told me that because at the Amazon site, it said if I hadn't gotten it by the tenth!!!! to let them know.  UGH!  It went from upper Virginia to Durham North Carolina.  That means they had to drive it right past my city. ~_~; I don't know what it the world they are doing.  I'm so frustrated.  I was so ready to get it all set up today.  Hopefully it will come tomorrow.

I also ordered a phone case for my LG G5 that is supposed to get here Saturday, but I'm skeptical about that at the moment.  We'll see if I get it.  I'm just so annoyed.  I hate anticipating something and then it not happening.  Amazon is refunding me the money I paid to upgrade to over night shipping for the journal.  If it does come tomorrow, I'll do a post about it.  Wish me luck!

OH! I changed the background of the page to one that is seamless.  I like it, what do you think?


Layout change....

Well, it's basically the same layout, I just added a banner and a background.  I see that the background isn't completely seamless.  I've tried a lot of different ones and this is my favorite thus far.  I had tons of seamless backgrounds in a folder on my computer from my Tumblr days.  I still have a Tumblr, I just haven't changed the layouts there in a while.  It's so hard to find good free seamless tiled backgrounds!

I like this at the moment, but I might not like it tomorrow.  We'll see.  As for today, I've been busy.  I got in my walk and then I changed into my jeans and headed to do my first of the month errands.  I went to Family Dollar and then got gas, I went to Starbucks and got a latte and then to Food Lion to get groceries.  I stopped at CVS since that is where my prescriptions will be since Kmart closed and then came home and put everything away.  I realized when I got here that I got everything I needed to make sandwiches except for the bread!  I ran back to the store and got some bread.  I was lazy and picked up my lunch at McDonald's.  I haven't eaten there in a while so that wasn't bad at all. The fries were FRESH! :D

I came home and I've been doing things around the house.  I just finished my workouts a while ago and I've been working on the layout of my blog ever since.  I like it so far.  I'm probably going to try to find a more seamless background.  I really like this one and wish I could remember where the heck I got it!  I still have my French lessons to do..  OH! I finally ordered a Leuchtturm dotted notebook today! :D  I also signed up for Amazon Prime since they now have it where you can pay monthly.  I paid an extra $4 for overnight delivery.  I can't wait to set up my new bullet journal.  This is going to be my 2018 one.  I was going to continue with my Moleskine, but I decided to start doing a bujo a year.  I can't wait to see if all the hype about Leuchtturm is legit! :D