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Done and done!

I had two big chores I needed to do today.  They were,

  1. Get Goontz inspected and get my sticker
  2. Get groceries.

I was able to accomplish both with no trouble. YAY I did run Goontz through the car wash before taking him to the inspection place. Of course, it rained this afternoon! Oh well. He is now doubly clean and has his sticker. I'm glad I got that done and I am very happy to have my groceries. I have been putting it of, but I checked and the sale for the one item I really needed was not carrying over so I went and got it done. I'm glad all that is behind me!

I didn't write until after all of that. I got in and had to cool off a bit as It's nasty out and I only have air in my room. I did turn on a fan in my kitchen while putting away groceries and that did help a bit.  I am probably not doing anything tomorrow except my writing! LOL


Hmmm

I'm still tired. I didn't sleep well last night. I didn't really do much today. I didn't even leave the house.  I hope to sleep better tonight. The only thing I did today was write for Camp.  I got some good words in and I have an idea for tomorrow's writing, so that is good. I need to go to the grocery store tomorrow. I would have gone today, but with it being a holiday, I was thinking they might be a lot more busy than usual. I'm not out of anything urgent. Tomorrow is soon enough. I would wait a bit longer, but one of the items I need is on sale. I will check the ads tomorrow. They do sales Wednesday-Tuesday. On Tuesday, they had the current ad and a preview of the next week. If the sale is still as good, I'll wait, if not, I'll go tomorrow!


Super tired

I did my usual Sunday stuff today. I also mowed the front lawn. That was a pain. I had to go get gas in the can first, though. That was the easy part even though I didn't want to go out to do it.  I knew I was low on fuel and the can was empty, so if I didn't go before, I'd run out in the middle and that would be worse! I'd have to go get the gas when I was hot and sweaty and irritated. I am glad I did it the way I did. It's done now and I won't have to worry about it for at least a week. 

I also wrote for Camp, got a great idea for a future story or storyline, and wrote notes for it in Evernote for later. All in all a good, but tiring day. I wanted to carry those branches to the street, but I was so wiped out after mowing, that I decided I better come in and cool off. I'll get those to the street next weekend. They pick up on Mondays, so I don't want them out there all week. Now, since I've gotten the linens back on the bed, I'm going to try to relax until bedtime. I need a nap! lol


Whew!

I got my writing for Camp done today. That was easy compared to what I did before that! I had started mowing parts of the backyard. I have been putting it off because it's a lot harder than the front. I had to pick up a ton of branches and sticks before I could even get started. I finally got those up and started mowing. Of course, I missed a bunch of sticks, but luckily, they were smaller ones and didn't make my mower stop working. There were a few bigger ones, but I was able to see those and avoid them. I was about to die when I was done. I was wiped out, I was hot, I was dripping with sweat. I came in and stripped down and saw that my package had been delivered. D'OH, So I had to put some clothes on and go out and get my package. Then I was able to wipe of with a cold wet washcloth and then sit at my desk with both the air conditioner and the fan blowing on me!  I finally got cooled off and breathed a sigh of relief!

I got my writing for Camp done after opening my package. What was in the package? Well, I was searching things in the Amazon Warehouse and found a pretty snap-on case for my M1 MBP. It was only $10 and it came with a keyboard cover AND a padded zipper sleeve! The 'brand new' one in this same design was $32 so I was happy to get all if it for $10. It came today and the snap-on case was brand new and still shrink-wrapped. The padded zipper case was brand new too, it was just re-packaged. No big deal. I got a great deal. 

Another cool thing is, that the pictures showed the case without a cut-out for the Apple logo. I noticed in people's reviews of this set (in this color and others) that they had an Apple logo cut out. I was hoping I'd get that too, and I did! Yay! So, I have another case for my M1 and it's so pretty and colorful. So much so that I put it on! lol. Here is the case/cover with the nice padded zipper sleeve:

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I love it! It's so pretty, the sleeve is perfect. The MBP fits in there perfectly. 

 


Day one done!

I got my first day's worth of words in for Camp. I could have gone on, too.  I have some exciting stuff coming up, but right now. two of my characters are on a bit of a vacation.  They are at the beach. Myrtle Beach, of course. I know the area, so that was easy. I did pick a hotel I've never stayed at before because of the type of room I picked out for my characters. It's a nice suite! I wish I could stay there! :p


Down to the wire! :p

I finally decided on my plans of Camp NaNoWriMo for July. I'm going to add words to my work in progress. I'm not ready to put it aside for my skater fic right now. I have some intereseting things coming up and it's going to give me plenty to write! I added a goal to add 35,000 words to it, but I may go over. I like to go low on Camp just in case. I still have no idea what I'm doing in November, but I have plenty of time between now and then to figure that one out! It's hard to believe that tomorrow is July!

 


Boring midweek

Yeah, nothing exciting to report today. Just a lazy day at home. I really should have mowed the front lawn today, but it was pretty nasty out there. I was going to wait until the evening when it cooled off and then forgot. lol. Maybe tomorrow.  Oh well, it's not horrible yet.

I stayed in my room with the air conditioning! I did write a good bit on my current work. July is not that far away and that means Camp NaNoWriMo. I am undecided if I am participating. I WILL be doing NaNoWriMo in November, but I haven't decided on Camp.  I could just add words to my current work, but I could also get part two of the book I did for April's camp. I'll decide later.  If I do the second part of book three of my Olympic skater story, I need something new for NaNo in November. I am pretty much written out on my zombie epic. Plus, I wrapped that up pretty well last year.  Of course, every book in the series has had a complete ending, so..... I really need a new idea!  I'll ponder it and decide later.


Sunday is for Starbucks

Well, when the Sunday falls on the first of the month it is!  I went to Starbucks to get my first of the month jolt start. I got a nice Peppermint white mocha and yes, it was delicious!  I finished Camp yesterday. The story has a lot more to it, so I'll pick it back up in July for that Camp. As for now, I'm back to the work I was doing before Camp. It wasn't as hard to get back into it as I was thinking. I meant to do a review of a lot of it last night and got caught up in another old story I wrote. Oops! Oh well, it didn't affect my writing today, so that was good. I actually got a bit over 1800 words done on it, so I am pleased!

My regular Sunday chores are moving along nicely. I have my hair washed, my bed linen is in the washing machine. I need to get the laundry out from yesterday from the dryer so I can move the linens over.  I took the trash out and took the can to the street as it's stuffed.  It's a huge can, so I only have to actually put the can on the street once a month or so.  I am going to be putting away the laundry after I finish this post and get the bed linen in to dry. I want to do some work on my digital planner in GoodNotes.  DPCDigitals, my favorite shop for digital goodies dropped some cool things in the newsletter so I want to import them into GoodNotes and play a bit.  I just need to get the laundry sorted first and then I'm free to play a bit until I have to put the bed linens back on the bed. I'm trying to get things done earlier today so I'm not putting the linens back on the bed after 10 pm! :P


Yum!

I tried the spaghetti today that I fixed yesterday. It's delicious!  I will definitely do it like this again. It was so easy and it was all done in one pot! I love my Instant Pot!  I don't know how my friend liked his portion yet. He was supposed to eat when he got home from work this afternoon and got involved in working on something.  I'm still waiting to hear what he thought. As for me, I like it. I had my portion for lunch and dinner. I gave him a lot more than I saved out for myself, so I really hope he likes it!

I finally got my butt out of the house today to do my recycling. I've been meaning to do it for weeks.  I did that and then ran Goontz to the car wash. I really need a car cover. The pollen and bird dropping are getting out of hand! :p  In other news did write for Camp today. I'm doing well to write every day and I'm consistent with my word count. The only thing is, I'm not sure I'm going to finish the book by the end of April. I WILL have 50,000 words, but I will not be at the end of my work. I think I might just get to my 50,000 words and continue until April 30. Then, I'll pick the story back up in July for the second Camp. Then, I have to find something totally new for November. We'll see how it goes.

 

 


Saturday again

Yeah, boring title, boring post!  I didn't do much today. I did my writing for Camp NaNoWriMo of course. I went out and got the front lawn mown so that is done. I also did a load of laundry. I've been tired all day and I am so sleepy. I haven't been sleeping well lately, so I'm hoping to break that cycle tonight. The other thing I did today was finally put away a bunch of my thrift finds that have been stacking up. I need more room or that craft cart I mentioned. :p


Monday.. how exciting.

Haha, I didn't know what to use for a title, so there you go! Sorry I didn't get to post in time yesterday. I was busy, busy! I washed my bed linen, washed my hair, put away laundry from the day before, did a bit of cleaning, and also went out to the post office to check my box.  I got a few new letters so now I have them all. I hope to sit down and write everyone this week.  I"m behind again, but I'm hoping with being able to create cute envelopes it will encourage me to write more often!

As for Camp, I'm plugging along. I am now at 32,202 words! :D I'm very happy.  I have ways to go, but I'm over the halfway mark and I'm pacing myself well, so that is great. My skaters have been to their first competition of the year and they won, they are due for several more AND they have the Olympics! The series is called Olympic  Dreams after all! This is book three The Olympic Games  It's going well.  I have my other story to get back to when it's done and a couple more in the works. One is a story I mentioned that I want to re-write and the other is one that I only did a bit of a start on years ago. I'd like to explore that one too. As for the current one, I edited the last day's work on that yesterday. I last wrote on it on March 31 as I put it aside for Camp. I think I'll be ready to go back into it fresh on May 1st. I needed to edit that last day and I figured why not go ahead?

So, there is a decent update. I'm plugging along on my writing and I hope to get my pen pal letters written and out this week!  OH! One other thing. My crazy dryer needed some repair yesterday. I wasn't able to fix what I needed as I didn't have the things I needed. I ran out this afternoon and got those and I am pretty sure I fixed it. Go me! :)


Thursday Thrift

My friend is off tomorrow, so he texted me today and asked if I wanted to do our usual Friday thrift, today. I did, so we did! Yes, I wrote for Camp first! So, we went to our usual, Reidsville, Walkertown, and Mayodan. I found a small leather wallet in Salvation Army and nothing in Goodwill Reidsville.  At Walkertown, I found several nice things!  Some time back, I found a nice, working Brother label maker. I saw two refills in there tonight. I wasn't sure they'd fit as I didn't know the number of the refills I needed. For $3 for the two of them, I figured I would take a chance. They are the ones I need. Yay!   I was happy to find that. Last week when we were in there, I found a little mini notebook that I really liked. They had another so I got it too. They had a HUGE pencil/pen zipper case and I got it and it was $2. Nice!  I also found a cool kit that scores and cuts paper to make envelopes. I am so happy with that find. Price? $3! Yes!  

At Mayodan, I found a small brown leather Fossil bag, a S'ip bottle with Doxies on it. A couple of t-shirts, a green Starbucks mug, and a ceramic North Carolina Starbucks tumbler. Nice!  Here are a few of the mentioned items: PXL_20220415_031727239.MP
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In the picture of the envelope maker, you can see a cute little mini envelope I made to test it out. It works so well and it's going to be great to use. No more boring envelopes for my pen pals! LOL

 


Almost halfway!

In Camp word count that is. Today I hit 23,081 words. Not bad when I was waffling right up to the day of deciding what I was going to do!  It's going okay so far.  I just need some drama. :p  I have some coming, but I am not sure how to work it in.  Hopefully, I'll be able to do that soon.  I didn't really do much today. I wrote and then just hung around the house. I did run out for a quick lunch, but that was all. I just got a chicken strip meal at Hardee's and came right back home to eat it. It was nice outside today, too. I should have stayed out longer, oh well, maybe another day.  For now, I'm going to relax a bit. I want to re-read today's writing and see if I need to fix any typos. 


Small thrift

My friend and I did our usual Tuesday thrift. We did the two usual stores, Salvation Army and Goodwill. I found three things in Salvation Army. A two-pack of bulbs for the "Itty Bitty Booklight", a package of snowcone cups/straws, and a vintage beaded clutch bag. I don't have that book light, but I think the bulbs will fit something else I do have. The little beaded bag is very nice. It's a Richere Bag by Walsons Japan. Here it is:

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It's gorgeous and in excellent shape. I'm not sure what I'll use it for, but I just couldn't leave it. I only found one item in Goodwill.  I found a nice Farberware waffle maker for $5.00. Nice! Not a huge haul, but a few great items so I'm satisfied. I also went over 21,000 words for today's Camp NaNo was that is good, too!