Tuesday seems to be a thrift day......

So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted.  I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing.  We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first.  I found a few things in there.  I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle,  a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it.  My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me.  We left there and went to Pete's to eat.  After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill.  At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags.  It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean.  We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville.  We went to the two Goodwill stores here.  We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern.  We went to the other one.  Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight.  Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too!  I got TWO Fossil bags!  I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too.  Very cute  It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't.  I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :)  It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it.  I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!

I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day.  I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today.  I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon.  I know Ill get those!  The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.


No post yesterday and I was about to do the same thing today!  Sorry about that.  It's just been one of those days!  I'll try to post a good one tomorrow.  I have pretty much stayed inside all day.  I did write almost 3000 words so there is that!

La la la

I didn't take a single picture today. :p  I have spent most of the day being lazy.  I did wash clothes and then pulled up a rug and toss it in to wash alone.  It needed it!  I used to wash small rugs all the time.  Of course, that was back when I had a washer with an agitator.  I have a HE one now that has the low water thing and no agitator.  I swear it doesn't now clean clothes like the old kind.  If I ever have to replace it, I'm getting an agitator or a better washer! 

I was supposed to get a small package from Amazon today.  I was at my desk in the window all day and never saw the mail truck or anyone delivering.  I checked my package tracking about 5:45 and it said it couldn't be delivered because of 'animal interference'.  I have no pets. I think they were just lazy and didn't bother to come to my street today. They must have realized that I had a package with tracking and put that to give a reason why they didn't deliver. So annoying. When I got those pen refills at Goodwill and ordered a pen to use them in, I ordered the wrong pen. I kept it anyway and looked up the correct pen. That is what I had coming today.  I have so many refills, I thought getting the correct pen would be a good idea! Now I have to wait until Monday. Boo!

I wrote today. I was glad to do it as I only wrote about 500 words last night. Today I edited that bit and then added 1500 more words. Much better word count!  I would have written more but it's getting late and I'm tired. Plus, I wanted to post here.  


My friend and I went on a thrifting trip today.  We hadn't planned to do this at all. We'd already said we were not going to go.  I was lying around relaxing when my friend asked if I would at least like to get food at Biscuitville.  I at first said no, but then jokingly said we could go to a different Goodwill after eating.  He suggested the one in Tightsqueeze, so that is what we did. I'd never been in that one before so that was nice.  I found a Ziploc with a complete set of the 50 count Crayola Supertips! YAY!  I now have a spare set as backup.  I have a few colors that I have used a lot so I can get replace them as needed. I also got some envelopes in there.  Then, we decided to go on to Altavista.  The Goodwill there was small, but we found a few things.  I found a puzzle, a pair of workout capris, a mug, and a Grumpy Cat plush! :D  I was so happy to find her.  My friend said, "Look" and held it out and I grabbed it and said, "Grumpy Cat!!!!"  I bought her, I now have my own Grumpy cat plush! ^_^ 

From there, we went to Lynchburg and went to three Goodwills we've never been to.  I am not going to list things by store.  I'll just post what I got.  I found two vintage puzzles still sealed in the box, a vintage Backgammon game, a DS game, a DS charger, a Planner's Anon planner, a paper punch, a small BOC handbag, a book, and I think that was all.  We left there and hit 501 and went to South Boston and went to the Goodwill there  I found a big Halloween box, a ceramic jack o lantern, a Relic bag, a mailbox (brand new in the box), and some Halloween taper candles.  They are orange and have a ghostie carrying a jack o lantern. Very cute! All in all, it was a great trip and I didn't spend a lot of money. I looked up this particular planner out of curiosity. It was a holiday one from this past December.  It retails for $140 AUD! That is about ! $110 USD! Wow, it's pretty cool too.  It's Yule/Holiday-themed, but I could use it for other things, too if I wanted. VERY nicely made and it had the strings, the little covers, a post-it pad with a countdown, and a little countdown insert.  Very neat!  All in all a very good trip.  I love all my finds and plan to play my 'new' DS game tonight.  It's Brain Age. It looks like it will have a lot of fun games on it. I love games like that so this was a no-brainer. :P

I didn't get to write today as I was gone from about noon until almost 9 pm!  I am very tired and I hope to get in my bed and relax soon. I thought about taking the 13" MBP to bed with me and write and I still might do that, but I'm not sure.  I am really tired and I might not write well in this condition, we'll see.  Maybe a few lines just so I can say I did write today!  

I was going to write this all up tomorrow but thought I would go ahead and do it tonight.  I will try to get a few photos of some of my goodies up tomorrow! Until then, have a great day!



I totally forgot to post last night. I thought of it after the fact.  Oh well, yesterday was all out of whack for me anyway! I usually get up with my Fitbit alarm at 10:30 every day. Yesterday, I woke up and looked at the clock to see how much time I had left to sleep and it was afternoon. I said, oh, I have time and then it hit me, NOON.  I was so tired because I had been having a stressful dream right before I woke up.  I was all out of sorts and my day was totally off after that.  I usually relax from 10:30 - 12 and get myself together and ready for the day. That didn't happen yesterday. The day just seemed so off-kilter.  Luckily, today, I woke up at the right time!

I didn't leave the house today. It was raining off and on all day.  We had a small thunderstorm here, too.  It wasn't bad, though.  No power outages or anything.  The power didn't even blink.  I sat in my window and watched the rain.  It was coming down fast and hard at one point.  I stayed inside and stayed dry! :p

I tried something new today.  I few grocery visits ago, I bought two of the Coca-Cola with coffee cans.  One was dark and one was caramel. I tried the caramel today and it was surprisingly good. I was all set to hate it, but it was pretty tasty. It had the bite of Coca-Cola, the taste of coffee, and there was the subtle hint of caramel.  Pretty good.  I would buy it again.  This is what the can looks like:

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I will try the dark one later. I found out that there is a vanilla one too. I'd like to try it, also.  I just looked at my can for the caffeine content. It's only 69 mg. That is less than a 16.9 oz Moutain Dew!  I just looked at an old empty Coke can in my room and a regular 12ox Coke only has 36 mg.  So this is lmost twice as much as a normal Coke.  

Thrifting, yes, big haul, no.

We did a thrift trip today. We went to Reidsville to Salvation Army and Goodwill. I didn't buy anything in SA, but I found a cool Starbucks tumbler from 2006 in Goodwill! :) I add pictures at the end of this post.  From there, we went to the little restaurant we found on Friday in Stokesdale and ate.  When then went to the Goodwill in Mayodan. I found a box of Rolodex cards that fit the little Rolodex I bought Friday. It has 1000 in it, so I should not run out anytime soon! :p That was a whole dollar, too! We left there and headed to Eden.  Since we were in Eden, we stopped by the Goodwill there. There were two Sak bags and a Fossil wallet. I didn't get any of those though as I was already low on cash and I couldn't see spending that much.  The bags were nice but not really my style. The wallet I would have gotten just because it was Fossil. It really wasn't one I would use.  The only thing I bought in there was a set of whiteboard markers.  I never seem to have a working whiteboard marker when I need it.  This was a pack of ten with some cool colors other than the usual blue, green, red, and black. :) It was a decent little trip and my friend was nice enough to fill my car up when we got back since we've taken two thrifting trips since I filled it up recently. :)


I just realized that you can see Homer going, "Whoo Hoo!" in the background. He must like my tumbler. :p


I went to the grocery store today. I didn't really want to go out at all, but I needed some things in the house.  One of the things on my list was some milk and that is the one thing I forgot to get. D'oh! I went right up the aisle too! I got coffee creamer, but no milk  They actually had my favorite creamer in stock so I bought two! :p  I also got a few boxes of K-cups since they were on sale.  

I got in and out pretty easily, I picked the right time to go, that is for sure. They weren't very busy at all. I like to go when it's like that.  It's so much easier and less stressful!  I am very happy to have that done. I still need to get milk, but I'll get it another time.  My friend texted tonight and he wants to go to Reidsville again tomorrow! That means a thrift trip. I hope I don't find a lot of things because I'm about to be broke.  We've thrifted a lot lately and it's catching up to me!

I wrote a little over 2000 words today!  Whoo-hoo!  I hope to write tomorrow too. Days where we thrift sometimes feel like they go by too fast.  I should be able to write some before he gets off work. He has to work to the regular time tomorrow and not get off at noon, so that will give me a little time. I plan to use it! 

Sunday slow...... day

So, we turned the clock ahead here last night. UGH I hate the time change.  I woke up today all out of sorts and did NOT want to get up. I finally did and then after I ate my breakfast, I laid back down for a little bit.  I don't think I slept, but I was cozy comfy and did not want to get up. I finally made myself get up and get on with my day.  This delayed everything else I did.  One thing I did that helped speed up things a little? I washed my hair without heating up the water first.  I also put it up in a turby twist to dry so I didn't have use time sitting under the dryer when I could be doing other things.  I got dishes washed and my laundry from yesterday put away.  Then, I started drying my bed linen.  I waited way too late and now I'm just hoping it's dry before midnight.  It's not looking good at this point. Ahh!

I did get some writing done today, though.  I should have done more, but I got 1784 words, so I don't know why I think it wasn't much! LOL I just looked and saw the word count.  As for the rest of the evening, I'm going to relax and hope the bed linen is dry soon so I can put it back on the bed. Then, I'm going to crash on the bed and relax until bedtime.  I hope to shake off this stupid lethargy from the time change.  Did I mention I hate the time change?

Fossil journal?

So I was looking up something on Facebook and this Fossil notebook came up.  I watched it but I was outbid which made me decide to look up Fossil notebooks.  Boy was I surprised! I didn't know it was a thing. The one I missed out on was a simple spiral-bound notebook, nothing I couldn't live without.  I found one that is a leather cover with a pen holder and pockets and a notebook.  I bought it and it came today! I also ordered a two-pack of Bic four-color pens.  These are exactly like the four-color pens from years ago (they do still make them) but these have nice pastel colors!  Aqua, Lime, Violet, and Pink!  Very nice.  I took a picture of the new notebook with the pack of pens and then a picture inside with the pen test sheet I did.  The cover of the inside notebook was plain with a little Fossil page inside. I made a color copy of that page and glued it to the plain front of the notebook and then decorated it with washi. I really like the way it turned out.   Look at this:


Of course, the colors are not exact.  The first picture I took in natural light at my desk, the second later tonight after dark.  I love it.  I can refill the little cover with notebooks in the future.  it's very cute and I love that it has a pen holder. (It is absolutely big enough for the Bic multi-pen, too!" It's a weird size, but I found a notebook that I have that will fit it.  I am going to cut out a piece of paper the size of the notebook so when I'm out and I see a notebook I think will fit I can check and make sure.  That is what I did when getting notebooks for my A5 TN!  I am so glad I found it.  It has a bit of pen marking on the front as you can see in the first picture. I'm hoping to get that off, but it not, it's not too bad. It might wear off with time.  The seller did mention it in the listing, so I knew about it.  This guy is going to have a nice home now. ^_^

Thrifting again....

So soon? Yes! I wasn't expecting it, but my friend wanted to thrift today, so we did.  We ate Biscuitville food before leaving for Reidsville. We went to the Salvation Army store and I found a Fossil bag, a Lily Bloom bag, four Coca-Cola magnets, and a little Lisa Frank stationery thingee. We went on to the Goodwill and I found a fitted sheet for my bed. (I like to buy older sheets because they are soft. They don't make them like this anymore!) I also got a little box that has a bacon imprint all over it and it came with free bacon stickers! lol, I also found a DS game for 99¢ It is called Purrpals and you raise a kitty.  I thought it would be cute and it was cheap, so I got it. It had the original case and booklet too!

We went to the Goodwill in Mayodan but neither of us found anything. Well, I found a few things but I didn't buy anything.  We then went to the one in Walkertown.  I found a pair of spandex capris for walking and a little petite Rolodex.  I looked and I can get refills for it! I was thinking it would make a great penpal database.  The cards can be pulled out and moved around.  It's small so it doesn't take up a lot of space, either. I like it!

After that, we headed back to Reidsville, and on the way, we found a diner called Parker's Home Cookin' restaurant.  We decided to stop and give them a try. I'm glad we did. It was delicious!  He got spaghetti and I got fried chicken.  Everything was delicious!  This will definitely be a place to go back to.  It's in Stokesdale, NC.  When we got back to Reidsville, we were going to Pete's to get ice cream, but they were extremely busy, so we went to Mayberry to get ice cream.  We did that and headed home.  I'm extremely tired and I just want to go to bed!  I wrote a little over 1400 words tonight, so I have my writing done.  I like my two purses.  The Lily Bloom is a backpack purse and the Fossil is a small hobo (at least I think that is what this style is) It's black with silver grommets on it and it has grey stitching, it's pretty cute.  It was a pretty decent thrifting trip.  We didn't make it to Eden or Martinsville, but that is okay. There is always another time.  

Good grief!

I decided to flatten boxes today to recycle.  When my friend gets me to pick up guitars or has them sent here, he leaves the boxes here sometimes.  I had a bunch and they were taking up a lot of room. I had to empty all the packing in them and flatten them.  That took a lot longer than I would have thought.  It took many trips to get them all out to my car. I had to put the back seat down to fit them all then there.  I piled all the paper packing on top.  I went to the recycle center and luckily it wasn't full. I dumped all of that and then went back to get the plastic packing.  I went back to the recycle center an had to wait for one guy who, I swear, looked like he was putting the recycling in one thing at a time. ~_~;;;; He finally left and I found out that the plastic bin was pretty full. I was lucky enough to be able to get my plastic in there and then headed out.

I went to the car wash and gave Goontz a much-needed wash!  I also went and got gas while out.  Now I have a clean car and a full tank of gas. :) I thought about getting Starbucks while out, but I ended up not going by there.  Maybe this weekend.  Who knows?  I might get crazy this weekend and clean more at home.  Stranger things have happened. :p

Walking on a Wednesday!

So, my friend wanted to walk today. I did not! lol, I went anyway.  We went to the Riverwalk trail.  We didn't walk as far as we did last time, but we did get in a nice walk.  I only took one picture to share!


I like the colors in this.  No filters, that is just the way it looked.  I would have taken a few more pictures, but I wasn't feeling great as we were heading back.  I just did make it to my car! Sheesh.  After I dropped him off, I went and got food. I think that was the problem. I usually eat before we walk, but I didn't because I thought he was coming right from work and of course he didn't. ~_~; Oh well, I got something yummy and got a little extra goodie to heat up and eat later.  I went to Burger King and got a combo and saw that their cheesy tots are back. I LOVE those things so I got some and I have them for later. Well, minus one, I had to have one.  So delicious! Just as good as I remember them, too!

I did my French and wrote some before I went. I plan on writing more.  It's great that I got the 13" MBP going.  I was doing updates to the 15" last night and I knew it might take awhile, so I wrote on the 13" in a new Scrivener file and was able to copy it to my regular Scrivener file.  I did some editing on it earlier and then added it to it.  I have more to write tonight so I'm going to do that.  At least that is the plan!

I want to wish my favorite anime character of all time a very Happy Birthday today! I'll do a separate post for that after this one, but Happy Birthday Nuriko! ^_^.

Thrifting again....

So, we went thrifting again today.  We went to Pete's to eat and to the Salvation Army store and two Goodwill stores.  I found a few goodies.  In the Goodwill in Reidsville, my friend bought me a sewing machine!   I have wanted one forever. This was a Singer and it was only $15!  It works, too!  I found a manual online and downloaded the PDF of it to learn how to use it.  I'm quite happy with it as now I can mend things a lot easier. I may even be able to make some things to sell on Etsy! :) 

I found a Starbucks tumbler in the Goodwill in Mayodan NC, I also found a Wii Animal Crossing game! I don't have a Wii, but I couldn't pass up an AN game!  I also found a cute Sak bag in there and a shirt (Zombie Hunter), some candles, and a few other little goodies. It was a good haul.  I can't wait to try out my sewing machine. It seems to be all there. I just need to learn to thread it and what setting to use for what stitch. This will come in handy as I buy sleep pants and cut them off to make sleep shorts, now they will actually have a hem! :p At the Goodwill in Reidsville, I found a Simpsons Christmas DVD with four episodes on it.  It was a whole .99¢! It was a fun trip.  I took a few pictures of the sunset at different spots. Here are two of those:



I am going to post this and write a bit and then I'm going to crash.  I'm tired and I want to relax a bit.  I am not in the mood to write, but I'm going to write at least a paragraph. I'm trying to write every day. Its good practice for NaNoWriMo and CampNaNo is next month! I still don't know what I'm doing for that yet.


Nothing much to say today. I didn't leave the house again.  Oh well.  I also didn't take any pictures either.  It's just been one of those days. I wasn't going to post here either, but I felt that would just be too much! So, here is this small post.  I did write today.  I only wrote a little over 1400 words but I wrote. That is what matters, right? :) I'll try to write a better post tomorrow and hopefully actually get out of the house! :p