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Power outage in the city!

This afternoon, my lights blinked.  They didn't do it again and I thought nothing of it.  My friend that lives nearby texted me that his power was out.  Someone hit a pole and knocked it down and knocked out power for parts of the city. Luckily my power never went out.  I planned to go to the grocery store.  I heard that the power was out up to the place where it is.  I wasn't sure if they had power or not.  I drove down there and was getting disappointed.  The lights were all out all along the way and I noticed that the Subway and McDonald's just before you get to the shopping center were dark.  I drove on and saw that Food Lion was open!  It was so weird.  Part of the shopping center had power, and the other part did not!  I was able to go and get my groceries.  I was glad to get that done.  I now have plenty of goodies in the house.  Luckily they weren't too busy either.  They were when I got there, but by the time I got through and went to the checkout, it had cleared out a lot.

I came home and put away all the groceries. I spent way more than I meant to.  Oops! Oh well, I'll have plenty to eat for a while.  I went ahead and paid all my bills.  I also went ahead and ordered the stylus I've been wanting.  I hope I love it.  I do love the color. I got the light blue!  I have been researching these styluses and everything I see for them, the one I'm getting on Amazon is a good price.  I just hope I love it!


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. :)


Lame Library?!

Please tell me why I can get ebooks and audiobooks online through my local library, but I can't renew my library card online.  What is this, 1995?!  LOL . I had to go down to the library today to renew my card.  It took all of 2 minutes. Why they can't do it online is beyond me.  Oh well!  It actually expired recently and I went to put a book on hold on Overdrive and it said the card was expired and I'd have to go to the library.  I didn't want to have to go all the way down there, so I asked online if it could be done online.  Sadly, no!  The lady from the library told me that she would extend my card until November 1 so i could use it and it would give me time to come in.  I was glad to get that done.  It used to be you had to renew it every year.  Now it's two years, so I won't have to worry about this until 2020!

While I was downtown, I went by the post office.  Good thing I did.  My box was stuffed!  I had eight pen pal letters! Yikes! LOL!  I thought I had about four, I was not expecting eight.  I also had an ad or two.  I got all that and then swung by McDonald's.  I had a game piece for a free snack sized McFlurry.  Yummy!  I got that and came home.

I walked today and afterwards, I ran to get my car inspected.  I, for some reason, thought my inspection was in February.  That was my old car from eight years ago! LOL!  I looked in my journal at the beginning of February this year and didn't see anything about inspection.  I got out last's years journal and there is was, in October. Oops! LOL!  The place I usually go only does cash for inspections. No checks/credit.  I went to another place I've been before and asked if he had time to do one and if they took credit cards.  He said yes to both so I was able to get it done.  I felt bad going at the end of the month.  I am not one to wait until the last minute!  I was so glad to get that done and not have to worry about it.  One less worry on me is a good thing!


Rain, yeah.... boy...

It was overcast when I went for my walk today.  It wasn't raining though.  That certainly changed! LOL I was on my way back and I noticed it was starting to sprinkle a little.  I got my umbrella out.  It started raining a little so I used the umbrella.  Good thing I did!  It started to POUR rain and it was the kind that isn't coming straight down.  My butt and back were soaked through quickly.  My shoes, socks, and feet were soaked.  My shoes are still wet!  It stopped raining as hard, but it kept raining until I got home.  After I was in and dried off and changed, it stopped raining. ~_~;  I needed to dry my clothes, but I just tossed them in the washer with some other things that needed washing and did that instead.  It was not fun walking like that.  It rained so hard and so quick that there were a lot of puddles.  I kept stepping in them by accident.  Believe me, I was glad to get home!

I laid down on the bed to relax a bit after I got home.  My friend texted and said to not eat.  That means we would go out.  We went to another of our favorite local restaurants.  It  was so delicious.  I got a bacon burger and it was the best burger I've had in a long time.  He needed to run a few errands, so I rode with. He got me a Frappe at McD's while we were out.  I had my Kindle with me, so when we were stopped at the places he needed to go, I read on my current read.  It's book four in the series I'm reading.  It's pretty good so far.  I'll read more later.  

Right now, I'm feeling sort of bleh.  My friend got onion rings with his dinner and let me have some.  I love onion rings, but onions don't like me. LOL . My mom was the same way.  She loved onions but they didn't like her back.  The crazy thing is, I only had a tiny bit of onion.  I usually just peel the breading off and eat that so it isn't so bad.  It was so good though! :( Oh well, I knew what would happen and did it anyway! lol

 

 


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.   


Goodness!

So, today, I got up and got in my regular walk.  I was hoping my friend would want to walk again, but he didn't.  I went to Target and got some money!  How you ask?  Well, the Fitbit that I bought earlier went on sale and was $30 less.  I got the difference.  I had to go twice because I thought they would just be able to do the price difference, and I didn't take the box.  I only took the receipts.  I had to come home and get the  box and go back.  This was stressful as my car is acting up horribly.  I got it done though. Good thing too, today was the last day to get the difference!  Twenty of that will go to bill for this Fitbit.  The other ten was for fun!  I have been eating very well lately and I'm seeing progress.  I decided to treat myself to some comfort food.  I went to McDonald's.  I shouldn't have gotten it, but it was so delicious! :P

I ate in the park and PoGo'd while I was there.  I had almost hatched a 10k egg on today's walk and I finished the rest in the park.  I got a Snorlax. :D It's been a loooong time since I have gotten one!  I also hit a few Pokestops. There were some people that took over a Valor gym.  They were Instinct and I was tempted to go take it for Mystic, but I was nice and didn't. :p  

We had local elections today so I went to vote.  I got an I voted sticker.  It is already in my bullet journal. ^_^  I meant to ask the ladies at Target for a Spot the dog sticker but didn't.  I know they give them out to kids, but I wanted one myself. lol  I'm such a silly!

After all the Target stuff and before McDonald's, I went out and mowed the front lawn.  It was starting to look shabby again.  The back is okay.  I did a big portion of it a few days ago.  The other part should be okay for a few days.