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Hoo boy, this puzzle was crazy hard.  The colors are so similar and it's so muted, it was something else finishing it.  I did finish it though and it's very pretty.  I will do the last of the 500 pieces ones tomorrow. It's got a lot of bright colors in it so it should be a lot easier.  I'm going to miss the nice think pieces of these puzzles, though!

Last night I was looking for something and I came across a puzzle in a box.  I have no idea when or where I bought this puzzle.  The box is open so I must have worked it before.  It's Encore brand and it's pretty.  I hope it's all there!  I'll probably do that after I do this next one.  I really have no idea where it came from. It's so weird!  Oh well, I'll enjoy working it anyway!

My friend wanted to eat, so we went to a local place we like.  It's a walk up and order and then wait in your car until your number is called.  You then go back up and pick up the food. It's delicious food and we love it.  We did that instead of bothering with going in anywhere.  Afterward, he went to get himself a shake and then asked if I'd like a Frappe from McD's.  I did, and we went, but the machine was down. ~_~;  He offered to run me to Starbucks, but I didn't want to make him do all that, so I just came home.

I was working on the puzzle before he picked me up and I finished it after I got home. It took longer than I had planned, too! LOL!

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My package finally arrived!

I was a bit wary about it.  I figured something else would happen.  I was sitting at my desk with the window open(blinds not the window) while doing my writing for NaNo today.  I saw the mail person drive up the street and stop across from me and deliver their mail.  She then went on up the street.  She pulled down the street and pulled up in front of my house.  I went to look and sure enough, I got my package. She laid it at the edge of the porch in full site of anyone going by. ~_~; I'm glad I was here to get it.  I don't understand why anyone would do that.  At least come up on the porch.  I have places where you can hide a package.  I guess I should be happy to get it!  It was a 'TN starter kit" . I needed a new plastic zipper pocket for my new TN because the pocket I had was broken.  The zipper part didn't stay closed anymore.  I looked for one on Amazon and found this one in a set.  It was the clear zipper pocket, a nice kraft pocket, a pen loop, two extra connector bands, and a nice binder clip.  It's a nice set and it was a good deal.  It was only a few dollars more than the clear pocket by itself.  I can use the kraft pocket too and already have! It's in my TN.  Very nice deal.  

I got my writing done this afternoon and it was pretty good.  I am now a bit over 13,000 words.  Last night, I treated myself to my pizza!  It wasn't the one I usually get, but it was pretty good.  I looked for deals and saw that Dominos had a large pizza for $7.99.  I ordered that and went and picked it up.  I really shouldn't have as I'm so low on funds, but it's been a tradition and I didn't want to stop!  I have three slices left for tonight.  It was really thin.  It wasn't as good as the ones I usually get, but it was tasty, so that is okay.

Today, my friend texted me and said we'd go eat.  I said, whoo hoo! lol. He came and picked me up and I had no idea where we were going. I just knew it would be hilarious if we went and got pizza.  We didn't.  We went to Ham's.  I haven't been in a long time, so that was nice.  The only bad thing is they don't have my favorite sandwich anymore! BOOOO!  They had this sandwich called the "Big Island chicken sandwich."  It was delicious.  They don't have it on the menu anymore.  PHOOEY!  I got a bacon cheeseburger in its place.  It was a good burger, but I really wanted the other sandwich.  Oh well!

After that, he had a few errands to run so I rode with him.  He stopped and got himself a milkshake and then carried me to McDonald's and bought me a frappe.  Yum!  He offered to take me to Starbucks, but I didn't want to get out and go in.  It was raining and messy.  Plus, I'm sure they were busy as all the holiday stuff hit today and they had that promo for a free cup with purchase.  Last year they sold out very quickly and it turned into a big mess. I didn't even try last year, so I didn't bother this year either!

 


Ouch ouch ouch

My poor head is killing me at the moment.  I have the headache from hell.  I didn't sleep well last night and then woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.  My friend wanted to go to South Boston today and go to a pawn shop, a Goodwill, and to eat.  He asked me a few days ago if I'd like to go.  He would buy lunch and get me some things at the thrift store.  I went.  I usually find a lot of things at that particular Goodwill, but I only found a little bag with various office supplies and a pair of black flats.  I have been needing a pair of nice black flats. These look pretty much brand new, too.  They are comfy and I like them a lot. 

We ate at Dini's brothers. It's a pizza / sub place in SoBo.  We split a pizza and it was good.  When we got back to Danville, we went to the Goodwill here.  I found more goodies.  A journal, a digital camera kit, a Spirograph with all the pieces but one, some cute stationery, and two Starbucks tumblers!! They are from 2007 and they are both grande size.  The lid on one of them wasn't the right lid, but the other one's lid fit on both, and I wouldn't be using both at the same time anyway!  I couldn't pass them up for .99 each!

Oh, I also got a caramel macchiato at the McDonald's as we were leaving SoBo.  It was pretty tasty, too! I was hoping to spot some extra cases for my iPad Mini at the thrift stores. I have seen them before.  I like having a variety of cases. lol 

My Fossil canvas purse came today and it's so cute.  I'll have to do another post after this and do a picture post of some of today's goodies. I would do it with this post, but I'm sitting under the hair bonnet hair dryer so it's not possible at the moment. I took several pictures of the Starbucks tumblers, but I haven't taken one of the purse yet.  It's khaki colored canvas and it has a cute yellow floral interior.  It's a small bag, but it holds everything I need.  The front zipper pocket can be used as a wallet if you want.  I like it.  I'll post my haul in a bit after my hair is dry.  The heat from the dryer is very soothing to my painful head!

Another thing I needed came in today's mail.  My closet light went out recently.  To turn it on and off, you pull a string from the light bulb adapter thingee.  My adapter thingee quit working so I ordered one from Amazon. It's nice to have light in my closet again. I had tried one of those tap lights, but it wasn't nearly enough light.  I am glad to have this fixed again.

Now, I just need to finish drying my hair and I'll post some of my goodies. :)


Late start, but wow! :P

I didn't get to sit down and write for NaNo until just a while ago.  I hadn't planned to start so late today.  Why so late?  Well, let's see.  I walked as I always do.  I stopped by one place to see about after Halloween candy. :p . I got four bags of Halloween candy for 50% off. WHOO! lol . I got two bags of individual Reese's. YUM I also got two bags of this 'nut lovers' collection.  It has Mr. Goodbar, Hershey with Almond, Take 5, Paydays, and Reeses.  I was so happy to find this collection.  I usually don't find a collection of stuff that I like everything in the bag.  This is one where I like them all.I have a lot of goodies to snack on during NaNo. Yay!  It's funny that I got so many Reese's my main character, Sophie, LOVES peanut butter cups.  :P

So, I got my candy.  They also had some fuzzy 'at home' socks at the register for $1 a pair. I adore fuzzy socks, so I got three pair. lol . I came and had to sample my candy. :p . My friend texted and said he was coming straight from work and we'd go eat.  He said we'd eat quickly. I thought, great.  That way I can get home and write.  Well, we ate and it wasn't as quick as he said. lol He also had to pick up a few things at the dollar store.  He got me some chips and vitamins though.  Then, he got himself a milkshake.  When we does, he usually asks if I want a Frappe.  I did! :P . I rode with him to the grocery store.  He ran in for a couple of things and then ran him by his mom's.  He was in there a lot longer than he planned, so I didn't get some until much later than I had planned.  Oh well, I sat changed into comfy clothes and sat down.  I wrote 1942 words so that is just fine!  I don't think I'm going to add anymore tonight.  I need to pack up and put away my Halloween decorations and that is going to take a while..  lol . I have sooo many!

So, NaNo is off to a great start, I have snacks and I actually got a good start.  When I got home from my walk today, I finished re-reading the send half of book two.  I was ready to go when I sat down.  Now, I'm going to get my Halloween decorations put away.  Well, the ones that I don't keep up year round!  I also need to do my French, and then I'm going to fix dinner and read.  I started another true crime book last night.  This one is about Marie Hilley.  I've seen her story on Unsolved Mysteries and some of the true crime shows.  I'm looking forward to reading the book. She was a piece of work!

I used Scrivener for day one and I love it!  Bean is a great program, and I am grateful to have had it these last two years, but I know I'm going to enjoy Scrivener a lot!


Afternoon post!

Sorry about no early morning post . I actually slept until my Fitbit alarm went off at 10:30.  That was nice for a change.  I did wake up a few times, but I didn't get up except to go to the bathroom.  I went for one last walk today.  I went to 17 and waked to the Dollar Tree.  I got some things there and headed back here.  I stopped at McDonald's and got myself a Frappe.  It was quite tasty!  Now, I'm back in the room and I'm cooling off before we go out.  We are going out in a while to go to the one Goodwill we haven't gone to, and a pawn shop he wants to go to.  I'm also hoping we can get to a Tuesday Morning.  I didn't get to look as long as I would have liked when we went the other night.

I want to go to Broadway at the Beach to see the Kwik-e Mart that they just opened recently.  Not sure if we will make it on this trip or not.  I just want to try to get in as much as possible since this is our last full day here!  I'm going to go out on the balcony and look at the ocean for awhile.  Hopefully pokey will get ready to go!


Too hot to live! ahhhhhhh

Yeah, it was another scorcher today. lol I almost talked myself out of walking but I got my booty up and went for my walk!  It was hard, but I did it.  My friend texted me this afternoon after I'd eaten lunch to ask if I wanted a "frappie". lol . I said, yes., so I rode with him to get himself a shake from Cookout and then to McDonald's to get a frappe for me.  It was delicious.  I had thought about going to Starbucks since it was happy hour, but I changed my mind when he offered to et me the frappe.  The whole 'frappie' thing is a joke we have.  

Once, my other friend, her son, and I went to McDonald's to get fries and a frappe.  The cashier asked if we wanted a Frappe.  My friend said, "NO I want a frappie and ..." Her son and I cracked up and have teased her about it since.  I told my friend that carried me today.  He said he was going to forget one day and order a frappie instead of a frappe. lol

 


No, I didn't forget...

I've just been gone most of the day!  I went on my walk earlier and then came home and did my workouts and French.  I had lunch and then a friend picked me up and I rode with her to Burke's Outlet.  We left there and went through the drive thru at Starbucks. ^_^  I finally used my free drink. :p

After we left Starbucks, we rode around a bit and then went to her house.  We picked up her son and rode around in his car for a while and then went back to see what her  mom wanted for dinner.  I rode with them to pick up their dinner.  Bentto for one and pizza for the other two.  They dropped me home and I sat down to read some of my zombie fiction I wrote for Nano.  I was doing that when my other friend texted and asked if I had eaten.  I hadn't so we went to Eden to go to the Circle drive-in.  They were closed for the week!  We went to another drive up place called Dick's that has the same kind of food.  We ate there and then headed back to Danville.  He wanted a shake so I rode with him through the drive thru at Cookout.  He was taking me to McDonald's for a frappe, but the machine was down for cleaning. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!  I really wanted something cold and delicious.  Oh well!

I came in my house and did my squats. I couldn't walk in a straight line after that. lol I then got my Macbook out and sat don to post.  I am going to read more of my zombie fiction.  I have an idea for book three for Novembers NANOWRIMO and I just might do it! I had thought I would be done with the series, but I have a good idea of something totally new to add so I will be writing notes and preparing for that.  

Now, I'm going to relax a bit.  I have a headache and my stomach doesn't feel too great. It's like I have a low grade migraine. Phooey on that!


Thursday post of doom....

Okay, so I am feeling just bleah and I don't really want to post, but I am going to.  I got up today and I felt like hell. I didn't sleep well and I surely didn't feel like walking.  I went anyway.  It did rain for a short while but it didn't last long and after that, I didn't have to use the umbrella at all.  I got home and decided to skip my workouts.  Then, I got up and did those too!  I put a load of clothes in to wash and my friend texted me that we'd go eat.  I didn't know where, but I am usually up for food!

We went to South Boston, Virginia.  It's about 25 miles or so away.  Maybe more, I'm not sure.  We ate a local pizza place. It was great!  The pizza was delicious.  The crust, the pepperoni, the cheese, yum.  Everything was delicious.  The only thing I'd change about the place is they serve pepsi products.  I prefer Coke when I have a soda.

We left there and went to the Goodwill.  Sadly, it was almost closing time, so we were only in there a few minutes.  We didn't want to hold them up.  After that, we stopped at a McDonald's.  He got some ice cream and I got a caramel macchiato. :P  I ordered and he paid for a small.  I didn't realize until we were down the road a bit that they gave me a medium!  

I came back here and watched an episode of Cold Case Files and read the new Stephen King short story that he has for free on his website: Stephen King .com

It was good as most of his works are.  Now, I'm waiting on a load of clothes in the dryer and I'm going back to the true crime book I started last night. It's really good so far!

 

 


Makeup post?

Well, I certainly do have to make up for last night's post.  I had sat down at the computer to post to Typepad.  I had a call from a friend that had an emergency and needed me to go with them.  After they picked me up, the emergency was over and they wanted to go get themselves some food.  The emergency was that my friend had been in a separate vehicle from her mom in Greensboro, NC and some how got back to Danville without her!  As soon as we headed out to look for her mother, she passed us! LOL!  We went and picked her up and I rode with them to get them some food.  They got me a frappe at McDonald's.  Yum.

So, I was out and couldn't get home in time to post about my day yesterday, so I did the quick post from my phone and posted the cute picture of Goldie and I from Animal Crossing Pocket Camp! ^_^  I had two walks yesterday.  The second one was a rainy one.  The first was sunny and hot!  My friend wanted to walk on the trail in Martinsville, so we went and did that.  It started raining as soon as we got out of the car!  We walked anyway. 

I am probably not going to get in two walks today.  I got in my regular one and I came home and did my workouts.  I also mowed the front yard. As of now, I'm in my room sitting with the air conditioning on and the fan! LOL!  It was in the nineties out there today and it felt like it, too!  I just want to sit in the cool air and enjoy the rest of my day.   


Puppy Breath!!!!!

My friend recently got a puppy.  I hadn't seen it until today.  I was coming back from my walk and I saw her in the yard. I thought she was walking Cocoa the mini wiener dog that I love so much, but it was the puppy.  Since I haven't met him yet, I had to go see.  He has puppy breath and he is adorable!  He is a Boxer pup and so cute.  He whined when I left. Awww! I told her I was going to steal him. lol

I drove down to the post office this evening after going to McDonald's.  I had an alert on my phone that through the McDonald's app, you could get any medium McCafe beverage for FREE with a $1 order!  I decided to treat myself to a fry. :P  I used mobile payment for the first time there. It was pretty cool.  I ordered and paid.  I typed which 'bay' I was in and they brought my order out to me.  Pretty neat.

Since I was out, I went to the post office.  I had seven letters. YIKES!  I already have four to write and I have exactly 8 stamps.  HELP!!!!! lol  I am going to write the four I already have tonight or tomorrow and then I'll get to the others.  I hope to get some stamps asap!

I am STILL waiting on my payment to clear at Fingerhut so they will ship my Fitbit.  I'm getting so impatient.  I wish I had the money to order one from Fitbit themselves. I would probably already have it. I hate waiting.  I swear I've had other things clear the bank that have come out after that transaction.  So annoying!  If I had anything to sell, I would certainly do it.  I thought at one time of opening an Etsy shop, but I need a sewing machine if I want to do anything with fabric.  I can do repairs on my stuff, but to create something, I'd want a sewing machine!

I wish I still had some stuff to sell on Ebay.  Any extra money would help me a lot.  I shouldn't have gotten anything today from McDonald's, but the free coffee was too tempting! :p  I have money on my Starbucks card, so I'm covered there.  I hope to get over there soon.  I haven't had any since the beach trip.  I am hoping they have cascara syrup.  I want a cascara latte!

I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. I'm glad it was arm day, because my poor butt is still sore from yesterday's butt workouts. lol  OUCH!  I finished the book I was reading last night and started on a book about Ted Bundy. I've read many books about him, but not this one.  It's good so far.  

OH! I forgot to mention.  Sometime ago, I found a cute double pencil / pen case on Amazon that I loved.  It was an Adventure Time pen case with Finn and Jake on it.  I loved it but it was over twenty dollars and that didn't include shipping!  I recently found it on ebay by accident and I ordered it. I came today and it's so cute!  Here is a couple of pictures:

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