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Starbucks and more!

So, I walked today and it was sunny and warm enough for short sleeves. Tomorrow it's only supposed to be in the 40's.  Nutty weather. :p  I got in a good walk since it was nice out there.  I am still pup sitting.  Cocoa is asleep under a blanket beside me at the moment.  She is such a little sweetie.  She likes to sleep under the covers.  Last night, I 'lost' her!  I had turned down the bed and was doing some thing to get ready for bed.  I had gotten her to come with me so I could take her outside.  I got distracted and then couldn't find her.  I looked all over including my room.  I came back to my room and looked at the covers.  It didn't look like anything was under them, but I flipped them up and there she was. lol Silly pup!  I got her and took outside so she could go once more before bed.  

I went up to my friend's house tonight to check on everything and make sure everything looked okay.  I took the van out to the post office and checked my box.  I had a stack of mail again!  Five penpal letters and three other pieces of mail.  I left there and decided that since I was out, I'd run to Starbucks and go through the drive thru.  That is exactly what I did, too!  I didn't carry Cocoa with me because I didn't bring the van here to load her up.  Oh well. Perhaps another time. :) . She is a bit on the portly side as it is, so she really didn't need the treat. :p  I always give her goodies from my plate when I eat up there and my friend's mom does too.  She loves to eat!  

I sat down tonight and paid my bills.  I will try to go to the grocery store tomorrow after I take Cocoa home after my walk.  I am hoping my car will do okay.  I did take it out for a little bit tonight again to charge the battery.  I'd like to get some groceries as I'm out of almost everything that is remotely good!  I need some variety in this house.  I will get that done tomorrow and do my other errands on another day.  I don't want to do a lot of starting and stopping my car in one day as it likes to mess up.  Better safe than sorry!  I think I'll get my groceries tomorrow and then go to the dollar store on Monday.  Unless one my friends will run me to the dollar store tomorrow which I doubt!  If I didn't have to get toilet paper, I would just walk to the dollar store.  Everything that I need but the tp would probably fit in my backpack easily.  I usually get a huge pack of tp so that it lasts a few months.  I'll decide what to do with that tomorrow.  Walking isn't a bad idea if it's dry, but the forecast is calling for rain AGAIN tomorrow evening.  I'm am so totally tired of rain. I do not live in Seattle.  I should not have to have so much rain. Booo!


Pup sitting!

My friend called my last night and asked if I would pup sit her mini Doxie, Cocoa, and her mom's terrier, Roxy.  I said, yes, since I love both of the pups.  Well, today, I went to go and pick them up and their supplies and what not.  I only was to keep one.  I love them both, but it is easier with just one at a time. lol  I have Cocoa, the mini Doxie.  She is curled up on the bed next to me at the moment sleeping.  She is such an old sweetheart.  Here are a couple of pictures I took earlier:

 

Isn't she adorable! When she visits, I put my trunk and a step stool next to my bed so it's easy for her to get up and down from it. ^_^  It's hard to jump on my bed with those cute little stubby legs!  Back before I got the frame bed, I would put the mattress and box springs on the floor.  This is much easier to do and a lot simpler to put back in order after she goes home.

I walked today and it was pretty nasty.  It was colder, which I was expecting.  It was also overcast, BUT it drizzled a bit off and on.  I never used my umbrella, but I did get damp. It was just a sullen drizzle.  It was annoying, but I didn't feel like holding my umbrella, so I didn't!  When I went up to my friends to pick up Cocoa, it was raining a lot.  I used an umbrella then!  They sent me home with some cans of food for her, some treats, and her leash.  They also gave me the leftover barbecue that my friend's husband makes. It's soooooooooooo good!  I had a couple of sammiches of it for my dinner!

I have use of their van while they are gone, so I might just have to go to Starbucks tomorrow for a bit. :p  I don't want to pass up the opportunity to go and not worry about my vehicle.  I also will probably take Cocoa with me and get her a Puppaccino! ^__^  I know she'll love that, and she likes to ride, too!  I will try to remember to go to the post office while I'm out tomorrow and check my box.  I need to reply to the letters I got when I went to the post office last week.  According to Informed delivery, I have a few more letters waiting for me.  I'd like to pick them up.  Perhaps I'll answer them all tomorrow or Sunday and send them out. I'm trying to keep up and not get behind on them this year.


Letters, letters, and more letters!

I walked today and it was pretty nice.  It wasn't too cool out there.  Unfortunately, it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow. Boo!  I mailed my letters that I wrote yesterday.  I didn't walk to the post office as my back was hurting early on in my walk.  I did drive down there later today, though.  I had a full box.  I got five pen pal letters and some other stuff.  Four of the letters were from regular pen pals and one was from a potential new one. Yay!  I love getting new pen pals.  That is always a great thing.  Especially if they share interests with me.

I forgot to mention in my posts last night, that I found a tumbler that I really want in Starbucks.  This one is so cool.  I wish they would do a double star day so I could get it and get extra stars.  I don't really need a new tumbler, but I really like this one.  I have a feeling it would be my favorite one.  Of course, by the time I get back over there to buy it, they may have sold it.  It was the only one I saw.  Not sure if it was the only one, or if they had others elsewhere.  If they don't have it, maybe the Starbucks in Target will.  Who knows?

I needed a few items from the grocery store tonight and I ran down and got them.  I should have done that on my trip when I went to the post office, but I didn't even think about it then.  I don't want to tempt fate.  My car has been starting and stopping okay when I go places, but I am not going to go crazy and think it won't have problems starting again.

As for tomorrow, if it does rain as they are calling for, I am not sure what I'm going to do.  I really hate to miss another walk.  I'm hoping it isn't too bad and I can walk, but the city is under a flood warning, so it's probably going to rain a lot.  Phooey on that, I say! Phooey, indeed!


Letters and Lattes, finally!

Guess where I am? Starbucks!  Since I didn't walk today because of the weather, I wanted to get out of the house for a bit. I also wanted to get all the letters I have done before I go to the post office and pick up new ones.  I packed up my MacBook Pro, a Starbucks tumbler, and some other things and headed out.  I was a bit scared when I saw the parking lot, but I thought, it doesn't look too bad.  I went in and guess what?  My favorite table was FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! lol   I'm sitting at it now.  I got my beloved cascara latte and I also got a multi grain bagel. Yum!  The bagel is gone, but I still have coffee. :p . I am so happy to not only get a seat, buy my favorite one!   I am pretty sure this is the first time I've been in here with the MBP and I've had it since July!  It didn't do much in the way of bad weather.  We did get a little snow and a little ice, but it was all gone this morning.  It did rain and drizzle all day and it was pretty cold, so I just skipped my walk.  I hated missing another day, but I don't do well in rain.  Since the roads were okay, I decided to come over here.  I told myself if they were too busy for me to find a seat, I'd hit the drive thru.  I was happy to come in and see quite a few places available. I got here later than I usually do when I come but I think that might have been a good thing.  Right now, there are only six people in here.  I took a picture of my stuff when I sat down:

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That bagel was delicious.  You can't see my latte in this picture, but it's there.  I'm going to write letters and then relax a while and head home.  I might pick up a cheap dinner on the way so I don't have to worry with it when I get there.  I haven't decided yet.  It's quite a while before all that.


Letters and lattes....

I went to the post office tonight. I needed to check my box so I could see how many letters I have.  I got six new ones.  I also wrote nine letters.  I'm all caught up on the ones I got and now I just have the new ones.  While I was out, I went to Starbucks.  Luckily, they still had some cascara syrup.  The last time I was there, the barista said she thought they were almost out.  When I went tonight, I asked if they still had some.  They said, yes! I got my cascara latte.  When I got to the window, he told me that they had to go in the back and look.  I think I got some syrup from the last bottle.  I'll try to get over there and get more before they run out!

I brought my latte home and wrote my letters.  I have a nice stack of them to mail out on tomorrow's walk.  I'll get to the new ones in a few days. I'm trying to get this year off right and keep up with my letters and answer them quickly.  Of the six I got today, one is from my favorite penpal and one is another new letter from an inmate. ~_~;  I probably will pass on that one.  I have written (and do) write to a few inmates, but it's really not that great.  We don't have anything in common.  Plus, even though I mention in my welcome letter that I'm single and like it that way, they all seem to think I want a boyfriend.  NO THANK YOU!  If I did want a relationship, it sure wouldn't be with someone in jail.

 


Goodbye 2018

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over.  Just a few more hours and we get to start anew.  It was overcast when I left for my walk today.  The weather apps said it would not rain during my walk.  Well, my weather apps, LIED.  As soon as my feet hit the street and I started up my street, it began raining. It rained for almost my entire walk.  I was not amused!  I was quite happy when I got home.  I had to put my clothes in the dryer.  I also put my shoes on either side of the heater to dry them out, too.  

I mailed off letters during today's walk and then I had one more I needed to mail after I got home.  I decided to mail that and went to Starbucks while I was out. Yay! It was delicious, of course. :p  I wanted to end the year right.

With my walk and my trip to Starbucks, I also took down my Yule tree.  It took longer than it should because all the lights decided they wanted to get tangled up. lol . I was finally able to get them all off and packed away.  Everything is back in the boxes for next year.  I am going to relax the rest of the evening and get ready to watch the ball drop on TV.  I  was able to stream that last year, so I'm hoping I'll be able to again this year. It won't feel like New Year's Eve without that!


Goodbye 2018

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over.  Just a few more hours and we get to start anew.  It was overcast when I left for my walk today.  The weather apps said it would not rain during my walk.  Well, my weather apps, LIED.  As soon as my feet hit the street and I started up my street, it began raining. It rained for almost my entire walk.  I was not amused!  I was quite happy when I got home.  I had to put my clothes in the dryer.  I also put my shoes on either side of the heater to dry them out, too.  

I mailed off letters during today's walk and then I had one more I needed to mail after I got home.  I decided to mail that and went to Starbucks while I was out. Yay! It was delicious, of course. :p  I wanted to end the year right.

With my walk and my trip to Starbucks, I also took down my Yule tree.  It took longer than it should because all the lights decided they wanted to get tangled up. lol . I was finally able to get them all off and packed away.  Everything is back in the boxes for next year.  I am going to relax the rest of the evening and get ready to watch the ball drop on TV.  I  was able to stream that last year, so I'm hoping I'll be able to again this year. It won't feel like New Year's Eve without that!


Letters letters letters!

No walk again today, but I got a stack of letters caught up.  I'm so relieved to do that.  I have put them off way too long.  I'm so glad to have a stack to mail.  I still don't have enough stamps for them all.  I hope to be able to walk in a few days and I'll get the stamps I need then and mail the stack.

I was able to get my car unstuck today.  I went out and shoveled some snow around my car.  I got in and drove forward and backward. I was able to get it dislodged. I backed out and went to the gas station and got some gas so I didn't have to worry about that anymore.  I was able to get home and get my car back in and in it's usual spot.  I was so happy to get that done!

I will try to drive it again tomorrow in the afternoon to help keep the driveway clear.  I thought about going out tonight but it was freezing out there and I knew there would be ice on the roads so I decided to just stay here.   

I ordered an additional case for my iPad Mini and it was supposed to be delivered today.  It wasn't. It was out for delivery and I kept waiting for it. I finally saw where it couldn't be delivered because there was no access to the house.  I think he just posted that and didn't even try. I have my front walk shoveled all the way to the street. Hopefully he'll bring it tomorrow.  


Saturday again

I walked today and I actually walked a bit further than usual because I needed to go to the post office.  I had a stack of mail again.  I am writing all my letters tomorrow.  I stopped one more time on my walk to look for an item I needed, but I couldn’t find it.  I’ll try somewhere else after the snow.

It’s supposed to start snowing tonight at 3 or so and snow al the way into Monday morning!  They are saying 6-12 and then I heard 12-18. Yikes! Lol. I am not sure how much we will be getting, but I’m definitely not walking tomorrow. The streets are salted and some of the sidewalks, but it will still be a few days before I’m able to walk again.  

I totally forgot to pick up stamps today. I have a lot less stamps than I have letters at the moment.  I’ll still write my letters. I never meant to get this far behind and then today I got anotther stack of them. Oops!  My new year’s resoluation is to not get behind on pen pal letters!

 


Stuffed Sunday

I finally got to the post office today to check my post office box. It's a good thing I did, because it was totally stuffed.  I had nine, count them, nine letters.  I also had an ad and my bank statement.  Yikes! lol . I will have to sit down and write letters. I've gotten behind as I already had four or five here that haven't been written.  I will write everyone either tonight, or tomorrow.  I need to get them all caught up and sent off!  

In other news, I walked today.  It was warm enough that I was actually able to take off my jacket!  I walked in short sleeves and didn't get cold at all.  I came home and put the bed linen in the dryer.  Ihad put it in to wash before I left.  That should be dry now as when I checked it earlier, it wasn't quite done so I put it back for a bit.

I ran out to get the mail and totally forgot to turn the lights on the tree so I could see how they look from the street. D'oh!  Oh well, I'm sure I'll see it before I take it back down. :p . I am less than 3000 words from winning NaNo!  I am not sure if I'll write a lot tonight or not.  Tomorrow will be the last virtual write in and I'd like to participate in that.  Even if I get the words up to 50,000, I might not be done with the story.  I'm sure I'll have things to finish up.  I am going to miss these characters.  I have lived with them for the past three years of NaNo.  I guess I"ll be thinking up new ideas for next year's NaNo.  I don't think I want more than three books of this series.  Who knows, though?