Thrifting trip!

So, my friend texted today and was going to head home early for work as he had a package coming to his house and there was the one coming to my house.  He was able to get the one that was coming to my house at the hub.  He wanted to know if I wanted to go eat, I did!  I am glad I did because if not, I would not have seen much snow.  We did our full thrift trip. Reidsville, Eden, and Martinsville.  I got a lot of stuff. I actually wrote a list. lol Here it is:

Thrift trip goodies
 
  • Canon Selphy Printer
  • French coffee press
  • milk frother
  • backpack
  • stainless water bottle
  • candle
  • jack o lantern that is a lantern lol
  • three coffee themed mugs
  • stainless steel straws
  • jack o lantern votive holder with candle
  • iPad Mini case
  • Relic wallet with a dime in it. :p
  • Envelopes
  • burger stack salt and pepper shakers
  • 1 snowman shaker
  • colorful jingle bell wreath with snowmen
  • metal colorful decorative tree
  • A book on aromatherapy
  • phone case looks like Gameboy
  • metal tape measure
  • brass looking little tree with colorful bells as ornaments
  • Halloween stickers
It was a good haul!  The Canon Selphy is a photo printer and it looks like it has everything except the CD to install the drivers to the computer.  I am pretty sure you can print straight from the printer as it has slots of SD cards and such.  I am not going to try to use it tonight as I'm very tired. I was going to install it on the MacBook Pro, but the software that I was able to find online was too old.  I'll see tomorrow if I can print from the actual printer.  The box included photo paper and cartridges.
 
The French coffee press was brand new in the box. I have wanted one for a while now.  The milk frother was a whole.25ยข!  The backpack was sturdy and nice, the water bottle was brand new, too.  I looked up a few of the things I got and found that I made some damn good deals!  It was a nice haul for sure. :)   Here are a few snow pictures I took in Martinsville. They got a lot more snow than we did!

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Mmmmm....

Guess where I went to tonight?  If you guessed Starbucks, you win! I sat waiting on another package for my friend all day and couldn't go out.  Well, the package never came, but it did. What the hell you say?  Well, the driver stopped here.  He got out, went in the back of his truck, scanned something, looked around in there and then got back in his truck, and left. D'OH. I was not amused. So now it will be delivered tomorrow (maybe) who knows at this point?

After I realized that it was not coming, I ran out just to get out and went to Starbucks. I decided to try a new drink. It's the pistachio latte.  It was pretty good.  It was sweet without being overly sweet.  Just like my beloved cascara latte. If it tasted just like my cascara latte, I'd be in love.  Sadly, it doesn't, but it's still a pretty good drink.  I'd probably get it again. I got a tall  just in case I didn't care for it.  They still have the holiday cups! I am not complaining at all. I love them.  I hope they bring the smoked butterscotch latte back this year. That is sooooooo good.  I want one so badly!  Here is hoping!

We are under a winter weather advisory here. They are calling for snow tomorrow! YAY!!!!!!!!  As you know, if you've read this blog in the past, I LOVE snow. I am going to enjoy sitting in the window watching it fall. I'll have on fuzzy socks, drink some coffee, and enjoy! Now watch it just rain and spoil everything. :p


Crazy Munzee!

So, as I told you yesterday, I wasn't able to get my Daily Zeeops mission in Munzee. I was determined to get today's and I went to a park where there were supposed to be a bunch of Munzees.  The problem is, the map was showing them all like this one type and it wasn't showing ones I'd gotten or hadn't gotten. It was weird.  I couldn't find any and I walked all over looking for once. I finally gave up and then went to one that I had deployed. Today was capture five physical Munzees.  I magnetized one of mine that is at a picnic shelter in the park and caught the three specials that came to it. (It brings three in an hour's time.) I magnetized it again and got 3 more which put me over what I needed.  I was glad to accomplish my goal and I'll have to remember that.  If it's a Munzee you have already gotten, it doesn't count.  Your own Miunzees don't count either, but when you magnetize one it brings three random ones to the Munzee for an hour.  You can do it on virtual ones and physical ones. I've done it lots of times on virtual ones, but this was the first with a physical one. It was pretty fun!  I went to Dollar General while I was out to get a few things I needed. I found hand sanitizer!  I was trying to find one that was not stinky.  The brand they had was pretty stinky and then I noticed some bottles behind those that looked different.  I pulled a bottle out and it was the Germ-X brand. It wasn't stinky so I got a bottle of that. I'm not completely out of hand sanitizer, but I am getting low and I wanted to have some on hand in case we go into another lockdown and everything starts being hard to find again.  Another thing I found while browsing the store was a two-pack of fuzzy socks.  I live in fuzzy socks in the winter in my house.  I bought a two-pack of them before Christmas at Family Dollar and today, I got these.  One pair is my favorite blue shade and the other is polka dot. I adore things with polka dots! One of the pairs I got before Christmas was polka-dotted too! :p

 


The Monkees, again!

So, I watched all but one episode of the Monkees. AH!  I was looking through some information and heard about the television special they did in 1969.  33 and 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee.  That was trippy as hell.  That lead me to more information and there was an 'episode' of the Monkees in the 90's!  Mike Nesmith(MY FAVORITE MONKEE!!!!) wrote and directed it.  It was very cute and I loved watching it. I have no idea how I missed it when it aired!  I also found another clip of them talking about different things.  It was very cool!  I will have to go look for more weird things like that.  

I didn't do much today. I was waiting on a package to be delivered that was supposed to be delivered yesterday. My friend had it re-directed to be delivered here as he suspects me has porch pirates.  It came and he came to pick it up.  I only went out for a short time today to Munzee.  I couldn't find a special Munzee for the daily Zeeops on either choice.  If you deleted one thing, another will pop up.  Sadly, I couldn't do that one because there were no Munzee types that I needed in the area.  This has only happened to me once since I started Zeeops.  Luckily, it just skips the day and gives you a chance of a new option the next day and in the Ops, it's like you didn't miss a day.  I hope tomorrow's mission is one I can actually do!

I wrote a good idea last night and I added some and edited that part and then wrote another portion tonight.  I'm enjoying my story and it's got...79,197 words! Whoo!  That is more than my work during NaNoWriMo!  Of course this was an old story and I had some of it already.  A lot of that changed and things got added in.  I'm still enjoying writing on it so I will continue to do so. It's mainly for me and I am loving it.

 


Ahh!

I'm so tired! It has been a very long day and I am going to be glad to crash in my bed asap!  I remembered the things I forgot that I bought at the thrift store.  I found two pairs of pajama bottoms.  I love sleep shorts and I wear mine until they completely wear out. It's hard to find sleep shorts in the thrift store, but you can find pajama bottoms easily. I just cut the legs off any bottoms I find and make them into sleep shorts. It works for me!

I didn't do much of anything today because I was waiting on a package for my friend.  He had the shipment re-directed to come here and I waited on it all day. It never came. ~_~; Now it says they'll deliver tomorrow. D'oh!  I got an envelope in my mailbox today.  It was four of the holiday Starbucks cards that I ordered. Yay! I am happy to add them to my collection! ^_^


Thrifting!

So, I went thrifting yesterday with my friend.  We did our usual circuit. Reidsville, Eden, and Martinsville.  I didn't get a lot of stuff, but I got a few fun things.  I found three different jack o' lanterns, (one was a stack and it was still in the box!), I got a cute Hallmark branded snowman dish, a snowman soap, he was so strange looking I felt sorry for him and felt he needed a home. I got a coupon organizer pouch thing, a pouch with a galaxy print (an Ipsy pouch), a cupcake mug, a wireless keyboard, etc.  I found a vintage puzzle still in the box sealed!  I also got this little snowman thing.  It's a snowman that sits in a glass and it's supposed to have a floating thing that you float on top after filling it with water and a layer of oil and light a wick. The floaty thing and the winks are missing, but the snowman in the glass is cute and it came in its original box from 1979. Nifty!  I think that is everything except a little organizer box for Zip disks. Now that is a blast from the past!  It was new with the plastic still on it. I didn't need it, but I got it anyway.  I feel like I'm forgetting something.

When I got home, I checked online to see if I could get some blue lights somewhere while they are having after the holiday sales.  Target was out as I had already seen.  I checked Lowes and they had some and they were half price!  They weren't available to pick up in-store, but they were available for shipping.  I went ahead and got six strands.  I'll have an extra just in case.  Also, these are a different brand than the ones I always get at Target.  I hope they last longer, but we'll see!

As of now, I've done all my regular Sunday things.  The only thing left is to put the bed linen back on the bed.  I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things that they were out of when I went last week.  I also needed a few other things. I got the other things, but they were still out of the two things I needed. D'oh!  That is so weird.  They are either not getting stock because of Covid, or the stockers just aren't filling the shelves.  Hopefully I'll get the things I need soon.

For now, I am going to put the linens back on the bed and then write. I wrote a good bit two days ago. I didn't write last night and I am really wanting to get some writing done tonight.  Bed linen and then writing!  One more thing.  I took a picture of my 'new' Fossil bag in my car the other day.  It's so pretty in natural light.  My Fossil bag sitting in my Goontz. :p

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Hello 2021

Here we are in a brand new year.  Who knew that 2020 could drag on for so long?  Here is hoping that 2021 is much better.  I started the month and the year off right.  How? I went to Starbucks of course! :p  That was nice.  I put another spread in my 2021 bullet journal!  I did a 21 in 2021.  I did a 20 in 2020. Sadly, I only got sixteen of those done. I'm hoping to do all 21 this year!

I took down my Yule tree earlier this evening.  I got all five strands of blue lights off easily.  I went to string them to store them for next year and 2 & 1/2 of them aren't working now. ~_~; WTF?  I had put them in five different piles to keep them from tangling.  I don't know how they stopped working so quickly. I checked on the Target website to see if there were any blue lights in stock at Target and they are all gone.  Boo!  I will have to wait to replace them next year.  Phooey!

Here is my Starbucks cup. I finally got the last of the four cups for the season. :)

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Goodbye 2020!

I crashed early and hard last night and I needed it.  I was thinking about things before bed and realized that I had stopped setting up my 2021 bullet journal some time back. D'oh!!!!!!  Today, I looked and the things I would use immediately are there.  I still need to add a "21 in 2021" tracker, my NaNoWriMo tracker(s), beach bingo, and some other things I wanted to add. I went ahead and got the first two months done, though!  I have my January habit tracker,  February habit tracker, and I have the weeklies for those months.  I'm adding something new this year.  On the page after the last week of the month, I'm doing a monthly recap page to add anything I want to remember. I can write stuff or glue in things for memories.  I think it will be a nice addition.  I decided to go with a printed habit tracker to save time this year. I found the one I had downloaded several years ago and looked it over.  It didn't have enough lines for all the things I track, so I made a copy of it and then cut part of the bottom off and taped it to the tracker.  This way I added a few lines. Then, I made a copy of that. I went ahead and printed out a year's worth of them and I have the taped one I made to use if I want to make more, or I can just use a blank one I printed. I printed an extra just in case.  I always loved this habit tracker and I really wanted to use it but I track more things than I did when I started.  This way, I can still use this cute tracker and track more. This is going to save me SO much time going forward!

I started my actual pages further into the Leuchtturm too.  I hope to use up all my pages this time!  I always have some pages left. I don't want to have that this time.  I'm sorry I didn't post the last two days. I just got to doing things and never got around to it.  I'm going to try my best to post to my blog every day in 2021!  I don't know if I can do it, but I'm going to try my best. I also plan to get my pen pal letters written and stay caught up with them.  Yes, I STILL haven't written any.  2020 has just not been the best year.  Yes, some good things have happened to me, my friend got me Goontz and my 15" MacBook Pro, but the rest of the year was pretty nasty.  My hope is that 2021 is a wonderful year.  Let's hope that we are able to defeat Covid-19 and try to get our lives back to normal!


AHH!!!!!!!!

So I was going to write some more today. I wrote a nice little bit yesterday and all.  So, I have been meaning to clean this one area of my room. It's the corner where the trash can is and it gets a little messy.  I decided to pull everything out, sweep, dust, and toss any garbage.  There was so much stuff back there that missed the trash can! lol. I got all that up and everything looks so much better.  I thought it would take me about half an hour.  It was several hours of work. D'oh!  It's done now and it looks so much better, so I'm happy to have it done.  I'll try to write more tomorrow to make up since it is too late to start on any writing tonight.  I have to clean off my bed and get settled in and relax a bit so I can sleep tonight.

I went out today to get my Zeeops mission on Munzee and since it was a little over 50หš, I went to the car wash! My Goontz needed it badly.  I did that and then did my Munzee and came home. I wasn't even tempted by Starbucks.  Go me! :p. Now I just have to sweep up the area where I moved everything to when I moved the stuff and I'll be ready to relax.  Oh, forgot to mention, while I was on the floor cleaning, a big spider came walking by.  I captured him and released him safely outside. He wasn't paying rent, after all! :p