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OMG WTF! LOL

Sorry about not posting yesterday.  I had some issues.  I made several videos on my bujo backpack.  I wanted to put the one I liked best in iMovie and edit it.  I didn't get anything into iMovie until tonight. lol  I was going out it all wrong.  It also didn't help that a lot of places said that sometimes the format I was using wouldn't work in iMovie.  I finally figured everything out and got it in there.  I put a little header and footer on the video to make it look more professional.  I watched it to make sure everything looked okay.  The title 0r header if you will was great. It went right into the video.  The video played fine, but at one point, I had a problem.  Seems when I was trying to set up titles and end caps, I actually put in a title title title in several seconds of video somewhere in the middle. LOL  I will re-do the video tomorrow and get it right and then upload it.  I want to learn more about iMovie so I can make nice videos for YouTube.  I might get my channel going!

It was after 4 am when I finally got to lay down and try to sleep last night.  I wasn't sleepy at all even then, but I made myself try.  I woke up so tired and out of sorts.  I'm surprised I was able to make my coffee!  My friend called and she was talking about the date and I told her I didn't know what day it was, I didn't get any sleep last night. It's the 17th btw! :P

I walked today and believe me, that took some doing.  I wanted to just go back to bed. It was sunny, but not really warm, so I decided to go.  It was in the mid 50's so it wasn't really cold.  I was nice enough out there in my hoodie.  I was glad to get the walk accomplished.  I did some more work on the puzzle.  I'm still not close to finishing, but it's starting to look like I will finish. I took a picture to share.  I moved some of the pieces to the chess board so I would have more room to work with.

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Still here!

I'm still at my table in Starbucks and I'm done with my penpal letters. Yay! I'll print them all out and get them ready to mail out on tomorrow's walk.  I will either walk further tomorrow and go check my post office box, or I'll drive down there after my walk tomorrow.  Either way, I will check my box tomorrow.  It's not really busy in here tonight.  It's come and gone in spells.  Right now, there are two other of the little tables taken and that is it.  It's weird.  I might try to make my weekly trips again if I can get it like this!  It's nice to get out of my house for a bit and when I don't walk, I really want to get out of the house for a while!

The weather app on my phone just popped up and said it was supposed to start raining after 8.  I hadn't planned to leave until after 8.  I'm not parked too far away, so I should be okay.  I meant to bring in my umbrella and totally forgot. D'oh!  Hopefully if it does rain it will be just a little drizzle.  I am still debating on whether to get food on the way home or not. I'm leaning toward yes, but I don't know what I want! lol It needs to be nearby and not too expensive.  Also, I don't want to turn my car off again until I get home, so once I leave here and start it up, it will have to be drive thru.  That doesn't give me many options. 


Letters and Lattes, finally!

Guess where I am? Starbucks!  Since I didn't walk today because of the weather, I wanted to get out of the house for a bit. I also wanted to get all the letters I have done before I go to the post office and pick up new ones.  I packed up my MacBook Pro, a Starbucks tumbler, and some other things and headed out.  I was a bit scared when I saw the parking lot, but I thought, it doesn't look too bad.  I went in and guess what?  My favorite table was FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! lol   I'm sitting at it now.  I got my beloved cascara latte and I also got a multi grain bagel. Yum!  The bagel is gone, but I still have coffee. :p . I am so happy to not only get a seat, buy my favorite one!   I am pretty sure this is the first time I've been in here with the MBP and I've had it since July!  It didn't do much in the way of bad weather.  We did get a little snow and a little ice, but it was all gone this morning.  It did rain and drizzle all day and it was pretty cold, so I just skipped my walk.  I hated missing another day, but I don't do well in rain.  Since the roads were okay, I decided to come over here.  I told myself if they were too busy for me to find a seat, I'd hit the drive thru.  I was happy to come in and see quite a few places available. I got here later than I usually do when I come but I think that might have been a good thing.  Right now, there are only six people in here.  I took a picture of my stuff when I sat down:

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That bagel was delicious.  You can't see my latte in this picture, but it's there.  I'm going to write letters and then relax a while and head home.  I might pick up a cheap dinner on the way so I don't have to worry with it when I get there.  I haven't decided yet.  It's quite a while before all that.


Oopsie

I didn't forget to post yesterday, I just didn't get around to it.  It rained yesterday and today, so no walks for me.  It's not supposed rain tomorrow, so I should be a go for walking!  I don't want to miss another day.  I didn't feel all that great yesterday or today, so the two days off were kind of nice.  My foot has been giving me some issues again so two days rest was probably a good thing.

I didn't make it to Starbucks this weekend like I planned.  I might go one night this week and carry my laptop and letters.  We'll see how that goes.  I haven't been inside to stay in so long. I'm going to be so disappointed if I go over there and can't find anywhere to sit!  I am hoping it will be like when I went over Wednesday night.  


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.

 


35,000 words are a go!

Yes, I hit the 35,000 word mark tonight for NaNo!  It was a good writing day.  I actually wrote almost 2500 today.  Today was a lot less stressful than yesterday! I got in a good walk.  It wasn't too cold but it wasn't really warm either.  It was nice for walking, though.  I got in my walk and then came home and relaxed for a bit. I didn't go back out.  I thought about it, but I didn't want to risk my car doing what it did yesterday.  I might try to go to Starbucks tomorrow afternoon, but I haven't decided yet. We'll see how I'm feeling.

I went down in my basement today because i don't have hot water again.  There was a lot of water down there, so there will be no hot water again for a few days.  I'll try to be patient and go down there again in four or five days.  It needs to go down a lot before I'll be able to do anything. I am trying to think of more trackers to put in my 2019 bullet journal.  If you have any idea, leave me a comment below!  I thought of a tracker / list today.  I'll put down major purchases and when I got them and where.  So say, a dryer, what date I got it and what store. It will be a good reference.  I also add some small appliances to it too.  Just to keep a list of things and when they were purchased. Of course the MacBook Pro will go on there!  Now, I just need to think up some other trackers to add!


Good Grief!

What a day.  I actually got to walk today and that was nice.  I came home and did some things around the house while waiting on a package.  The package was a Logitech wireless keyboard that I've wanted since last year's NaNo!  I ordered it two days ago on Amazon and it came today.  It's nice and I'm actually typing on it now.  I will use it mainly for my phone and tablet, but it's working grewat with my MacBook Pro.  it isn't working at all with my tablet at the moment.  I am going to work on that and see if I can't get it to work later.

When I was at Target the other week, I saw some laptop sleeves.  They were marked down to less than $5 and they were for a 11" size laptop. My MBP is 13 inch, so it wouldn't do me any good.  The keyboard is about that size though and I thought it would make a good case to keep it in when I'm not using it.  It's a snug fit, but it fits.  It will be good to have protection for it when not in use.  So, I go back to my car and try to start it to drive home.  No go.  I try a few more times and still nothing.  I waited awhile and tried again.  Nope.  Also, all of my attempts at trying to start it ran the battery down. ~_~;  Luckily, I had a friend come and give me a jump.  It started right up and I was able to get home.  While I was waiting for all this, I went back in Target and got a Cascara latte!  I was going to get one when I was in there but there was a line.  I decided I'd stop at the regular one on my way home.  I knew I wasn't going to stop again or not go straight home after I got my car started, so I just went in Target and got my latte.  They were out of almond milk and it wasn't as good as it usually is.  Oh well, it was something good and hot to drink. It was a bit chilly outside sitting in a car that wouldn't start!

So, I'm home now.  I have to do NaNo. I haven't done that yet.  I will work on that after I eat dinner.  I have no idea what I'm going to fix for dinner.  I guess I'll find out when I fix it. LOL . I did some more on my 2019 bullet journal.  I drew in lines on the rest of the trackers that needed them.  I also filled in my board game tracker. It looks so good! I love it! I hope to do a video and take some pictures of all the work I did on it soon.  Oh, I also fell in love with the blue Stabilo pen that I used to set up a lot of it.  It was also the pen I used to set up this year's NaNo tracker.  I looked online to see if I could order some of just this color of pens.  I found a site that had them for .60 each! I got five. LOL . I plan to use that color throughout the year in 2019 in that bujo.  I'll keep using the pen I have and put one of the new ones in my Stabilo roll that I got earlier this year.  The other three are backups. :P

Now, I need to start thinking about dinner and then getting prepared for NaNo.  I am really liking the feel of this keyboard. I might be using it tonight!–


Booo!

So, I didn't walk today either.  I woke up with a horrible headache.  The idea of going out in the cold and wet was not very appealing.  I decided to lay back down after eating breakfast and taking some Advil.  I actually napped on and off for several hours.  Luckily, when I got up, my headache was gone.  So glad for that!  I only ran out once this afternoon to hit a Pokestop so I wouldn't lose my streak.  I did that and came right back home. 

I spend the day not doing much. I watched some true crime shows on Prime and I watched Sunday's episode of The Simpsons.  I didn't even think about it yesterday!  I decided that updating my Mac would be a great idea tonight and started it and then I was stuck.  I had nothing to review for writing on NaNo tonight.  I just opened the old MacBook and opened Bean and wrote.  I got some of my writing done and then the update was done on the MacBook Pro.  I connected them over the network and transferred over what I had written.  I put it in Scrivener and finished my writing for the day.  After I type this out, I'm going to relax and read before bed.  I plan to walk tomorrow.  It's supposed to be overcast, but I don't think it's supposed to rain.  It's also double star day at Starbucks, so I might just go over there and do NaNo tomorrow night and write some pen pals letters.  We'll see how that goes!


25,000 words!

Yes, I hit the half way mark with tonight's writing.  I was not looking forward to writing either.  I belong to a regional group at NaNo.  My area doesn't have any write ins within driving distance, so I was able to join NaNo Virginia elsewhere.  Last Monday there was a Facebook live event.  I was late to it because the reminders on my phone didn't alert me fast enough. I still participated.  Then, there was one tonight.  I got in on that one from the start and got writing.  We did three sprints.  One five minute, one fifteen minutes, and one thirty minutes.  I ended up with a few less than what I wrote today. I had to add a few more words as I was in the middle of a sentence when the sprint ended. :P . All in all, it brought my count to 25,000! Yay! Go me!

I had planned to walk todaqy but the weather had other ideas!  It was only 32˚ when I got up.  I noticed it was overcast.  Not bad I thought, that doesn't mean it's going to rain.  It rained.  LOL It rained a lot.  I decided to skip my walk since it was going to be both cold and wet out there.  I should have gotten on the treadmill, but I ended up being a lazy butt! :P

I wouldn't have left the house at all today, but I had to pick up my prescriptions.  They couldn't wait until tomorrow.  It was cold, and nasty out when I went to pick them up.  I do not like to drive in the rain at night.  It's hard for me to see at night in good weather, rainy weather makes it worse.  Bleah!  Oh well, I got my scripts and came home.  

I spent the day trying to get the iPod touch to load to the MBP.  It's done it plenty of times before. It's my old, old iPod touch and I use it for loading audiobooks to listen to on my walk.  It would not load.  I tried it with my old Macbook and it recognized it right away.  Weird. I was able to load something on it so I'll have that, but I need to get the MBP to recognize the iPod.  It worked fine just a few days ago.  Weird.   I reset the touch to factory and it still wouldn't work.  Luckily, I had backed it up in July on the Macbook so I was able to put sync it back to the way it was then.  The only thing is, I have Cell and it was on the old touch.  It didn't sync back to it and I can't find it.  I'll have to go and see if I can re-download it from Audible. I got it during a trial on Audible.  I just found it and was able to re-download it. Yay!


Back to it and more!

I got back to my regular routine today.  I got in a good walk.  It was quite chilly out there.  I had to wear my hoodie for the whole walk.  I came home and put my bed linen in the dryer. I had popped it in the wash before going for my walk.  I relaxed a bit and then decided to try to get the pilot lit.  I got down there and the water had gone down a little more.  It was still deep enough that I got quite wet. :( . My hair, my jacket, and my feet and legs.  I had to lean down to be able to see the pilot light.  I got it lit, but it wouldn't stay lit.  I'll give it a few days and try again.  The water was so COLD. UGH!

I was down there a long time trying to get it started, but no go.  I came out and rinsed my feet and legs off and then washed my hair.  Who know what was floating around down there. Yikes!  I dried it under the bonnet hair dryer and then had lunch.  After lunch, I decided to go and get my hair cut.  I've needed to get it cut forever now.  It's so much shorter and easier to manage.  I got a reversed bob which is my favorite.  The only thing is, the front is a bit shorter than I wanted it to be.  I am not too upset because it will grow out, but I wish she hadn't cut it so short.  The back is perfect though.  I wanted it really short.  When I got there and I told her what I wanted, I said, "I want a reversed bob, but I don't want the  'can I speak to your manager' haircut. LOL!  

I downloaded and installed Mojave on the MacBook Pro tonight.  So far I don't see a lot of difference, but I haven't really gone into it yet.  I'll play around with it later.  I hope it doesn't slow down the MBP since it is an old one.  So far, it doesn't see to be slowing it down, so that is great. I just need to play with it.  I checked out a few of my programs and they run fine on it.  I'll go check it out as soon as I do my French lesson for today.