Pen pals Feed

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! :)


Saturday again... I think... ha ha

Yes, my days are a bit mixed up since my friend and I did our Friday trip on Thursday. Oh well, I did do my laundry today as I should have on a Saturday, so that is good. I even cleaned up a bit and washed the few dishes I had. I also FINALLY put away the ton of dishes I washed last Sunday. lol Oops!  Yeah, I kept putting it off, it's done now and I just hope to put away the few I washed today before next weekend. :p

I made more envelopes today. That is so much fun and they look great, too. I already addressed a stack of them and I hope to write my pen pals tomorrow or Monday and get a stack of mail out.  I need to run by the post office and check my box for any new letters. I know I have some, as I get Informed Delivery. I just need to run and get them. I had an unexpected errand today and should have gone by there then, but I didn't. What was the errand? I caught a tiny little mouse in my room today and I carried him to the park to release him. He was so cute!  Want to see him? I carried him down there in an old McDonald's cup. 

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Look at that little cutie pie!  I hope he likes his new home and lives a good long life there. :)


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

 


A small thrift

My friend and I went to Goodwill today. It's a bit far so we went to eat first at a place we like along the way.  I didn't get a lot, but I did get a few things. I got another small ceramic jack o' lantern, a cute retro mug, and a strap for an Apple pencil.  It is elastic with a 'pocket' to fit the pencil. I'm not sure I'll use it, but it was just $2 so I bought it just in case. Not a huge haul, but not bad.  He works tomorrow but will be off until after the New Year so we may go on a thrift trip or two between now and then, or not. Who knows? I didn't get to write today so I want to do that, but it's a bit late. I think I'll just get comfy and relax before bed.  hope to not have to leave the house again for a while. I do need to write and mail out pen pal letters. I hope to get those written soon so I can send my pen pals holiday cards.  There is one pen pal I haven't heard from in quite a while, so I'll send a card to them in hopes they are okay.   I also realized I hadn't put my winner banner in the sidebar for this year's NaNoWriMo so that is now up!


Dammit!

I meant to post here yesterday. I didn't realized I hadn't until after midnight.  I didn't do a lot yesterday so there wasn't a lot to talk about. lol Today I've been busy, busy.  I washed my hair, my bed linen, dishes, and I put away a huge load of clothes I washed yesterday. I ran to the post off ice and got my mail. It was stuffed in there. Oops! I was very happy, though, to see pen pal letters! YAY  I was afraid after not writng anyone for so long, I would lose a bunch of them. I got a good stack of letters so I'm happy. I plan to try and write everyone back this week. I'm going to keep up with my letters. I actually plan to do that from now on.  

Other things I did today were ..... Hmm.... I swear it seems like I did more but now I can't think of anything! Silly me.  OH well, I'm very tired, I went to bed early last night but I still didn't sleep well so I'm going to try to sleep better tonight. The little thing I mentioned I ordered recently that I've been wanting a while is supposed to be here tomorrow. If it is, I'll do a nice post on that.  It's going to be so fun to open that package. ^_^  

Another thing that happened today that I just remembered. I weighed myself. @_@ I don't want to talk about it. UGH.  I need to do something about that, too! Hopefully soon! In any case, I hope to have a fun post tomorrow about the goodie I ordered myself. 


Letters...

I just got a ton of letters taken care of! It's been almost a year since I last wrote any of my penpals. I'm so happy to actually be caught up. I got them all enveloped up too late to run to the post office today. I'll try to run and mail them tomorrow or Sunday. I have a huge stack. It's a bit crazy! I didn't work a puzzle today, I spent a lot of time on the letters. I also got some writing done. I still have no idea what I'm doing for NaNoWriMo. I really need to decide. I'm sort of leaning toward another book in the zombie series. I have an idea of an event to happen and I might go with that.  The ice skating story will have to wait a bit because I need to do more research on the Olympics part of it.   Hmm, I haven't written on the zombie series since 2019! I just checked. I think I could get right back into that. I just need to do some quick re-reads and go through my notes and sse if I can get another 50,000 words out of those characters. I'm pretty sure I can. I just have to decide what to name book five!  I think I'll take some time this weekend and look over the previous stuff and see if that is what I want to do for this year's NaNo. I think it will be good, but I need more than that one event isn't enough!


Post office visit!

I went out to the post office today and checked my box. Good thing, that poor thing needed to be emptied! LOL!  I had a couple of things from penpals.  I WILL be sitting down this weekend and getting my mail caught up.  I need a few more stamps as I'll have more letters than stamps, but I'm going to get them caught up and sent off. I've bought a lot of cute envelopes lately and I want to use them for my pals. I also printed a sheet of labels from the pack I got at Goodwill yesterday. They worked perfectly! :)

 


Power outage, again.

I was sitting at my desk last night on my laptop.  I was going to post to my blog and everything (except my MacBook Pro) went dark.  The power was out. Luckily the display on the Mac was bright enough for me to grab candles. I got my candles lit and arranged around the room.  I was just about to sit and get comfy when the power came back! That was a short outage! I'm glad it didn't stay out too long as it was quite cold last night. I should have posted to my blog via my phone, but I forgot all about it! Once the power was back on, I got comfy on my bed and didn't get back on the computer.

I have written a bit for the last two days.  It's been fun.  I really should write some more tonight, but I still need to put my linens back on the bed.  I have them in the dryer now.  I got all my other usual Sunday stuff done and a few more things.  I tried something tonight that I had never done before.  I was playing around in Pages the other day and went back tonight to look at all the templates in there. I noticed one for envelopes.  I figured, what the heck, I'll try to print one.  I've never printed one and I wasn't sure where to put the envelope to make it print correctly.  I actually got it in the right spot on my first try! The only thing is, I had it reversed so the address would be upside down if you opened the envelope the way you are supposed to.  I then ran another one and it was fine. It looks so nifty! I used one of my favorite pen pal's address for the outgoing line and I will use it when I write her. I REALLY need to write letters. I don't think I've ever been this far behind before.  I feel bad and every day I wait makes me feel worse, but I just can't seem to get myself to write. AHH!  If only I could go sit in Starbucks. :(


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!


Meh

It's been one of those days. I haven't done much of anything.  I didn't work on my story. Wait, I take that back, I did put a few words in one part where it needed it, but for the big overhaul, I haven't done that yet.  I don't think I will be doing it tonight as it's almost 11 pm!  I meant to work on my 2021 bullet journal today and get the few Yule cards ready to mail that I send each year, but I haven't done either!  I always send out a few Yule cards each year to some family and a couple of long time family friends.  I have still not written any pen pal letters. I am not sure why.  Well, I do, I just haven't had the energy to want to do that.  Hopefully, I can get those done and out. I didn't buy any cards this year so I won't be sending any cards to penpals.  Well, I found some cards, but I have no clue if I have sent these before or not so I am not sure I should send them.  I always try to write down what card I sent each year and these are not shown as what I sent to penpals last year, but I still don't know where these came from and if they are part of the ones I've sent. UGH!  I hate being old and forgetful! LOL!


D'oh!

Guess who was about to forget to post today? Me!  Sorry about that.  I got some good writing done today.  I wrote 2,777 words on my story! Yay! That makes up for not writing anything yesterday.  I went to the post office as I planned. I picked up my mail, I got a book of stamps, and I paid for my post office box.  After that, I headed back home where I've been since then.  It is raining here again. ~_~; I hope it isn't too bad this time.  I am not ready for cold and rain. Boo on that! I got a few penpal letters.  Now I just need to sit down and write my letters. I hope to do that tomorrow or Sunday at the latest!  I so wish I could do it at Starbucks. I miss my favorite 'third place'. 


Letters and lattes...

Well, letters, no lattes. Phooey!  I got all of my pen pal letters written today and mailed!  Whoo hoo! I'm so glad to have them done.  I got only one at the post office, so I'm now all caught up and have a new one.  It was a good thing to get them all done.  I went to the car wash while out and washed my car.  It needed a fresh wash.  I was going to do it here, but since I was already out, I went ahead and got it done.  I was tempted to go to Starbucks, but I was good and didn't go.  

When I was in the car wash, I took a picture of the pretty rainbow foam.  I always call it unicorn pee. :p. It's pretty, but this time it didn't go on very thick.  

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Exciting, isn't it? :p


Post office trip.

I had planned to go to the post office this evening and check my box and then swing by Starbucks as it's double star day.  I was able to go to the post office, but not Starbucks.  My friend texted that he was coming over after he ate to work on my air conditioner in my room.  I had enough time to go to the post office because I asked him.  I had enough time for Starbucks too, but I didn't know that at the time. I don't like to make people wait for me.  I missed out on my chance at double stars. :( Oh well, maybe next month!

The post office trip was a success. I received five letters. Four from regular pals and one from a new one.  It's always fun to get new penpals.  For once, I didn't have any mail in my box except pen pal letters!  I am glad I went.  I have informed delivery, but I didn't know about several of the letters.  I don't know if I just overlooked those days emails or what. 

I hope what my friend did to my air conditioner will help tonight.  Last night I had a really hard time sleeping.  It was right at 5 am the last time I looked at the clock.  I couldn't get cool or comfortable.  I'm hoping the air will be cooler tonight. 


All caught up!

I sat down tonight and got all of my letters written and mailed them out.  I checked my box while there and had no new letters. I'm actually completely caught up for once.  Yay!  My box wasn't empty, though.  I had my latest bank statement.  It was nice to not have a completely empty box.

I'm glad to have them all done and mailed.  I hope to keep them on track.  I got a bit behind the last few months, I hope to stay caught up.  We'll see how that goes.  


Monday...right?

Yes, it's Monday.  I got my pen pal letters done today! Yay!  I also got them all mailed off.  I had three new ones in my box.  Not new pals, but new letters from old pals.  lol

I was thinking of Starbucks while out, but it was rainy and bleah out, so I just came home after the post office.  I came home to a bit of a mess. The new container I had in the closet to catch the drips was working well.  The old one tipped and fell out on the floor. UGH!  I cleaned that all up and put it back.  I put another heavy item in there to keep it from tipping again.  I hope that helps.  It's supposed to rain for days.  BOO!  

I did take a picture while I was in the post office.  I love the old boxes they have.  There are little windows on most of the boxes so you can see if you have mail or not.  I love this old building.  It's very vintage. I just wish they had lockers.  At my old post office location, if you go something too big for your box, you got a key.  It would open a locker and you could just pick up whatever it was that didn't fit in the box.  It was quite convenient.  

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