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I was considering skipping my blog post today because I didn't feel like getting up and getting the laptop or the keyboard.  Then, I realized I had already gotten both and they were right at the end of the bed. lol  I'm a silly!  So, here I am posting.  I walked today and it was nicer than yesterday weather wise. Hopefully it will be as nice or nicer tomorrow.  At least I hope so!

I didn't do much today after my walk.  I did wash a load of clothes that I need to put away, but other than that, I mainly just sat around and watched The Simpsons all day.  I had leftover pizza for lunch and dinner and I still have some left for tomorrow.  Tomorrow I plan to go grocery shopping after my walk.  I also might go to Starbucks.  They might be slow because of the Superbowl but then again, people like me that go to Starbucks don't watch football, so they might be as busy as usual. lol . It depends on when I get my groceries.  I might just wait and go in the evening.  I worked grocery years ago and the stores are DEAD on the evening of the game.  That is a great time to shop!

I have gotten some gift cards for Amazon from some of my survey sites.  I'm now closed to having enough for the smart stylus I want.  I might just get it!  Who knows?  The disk one I bought came and I like it okay.  It works well, but I really wanted a smart stylus with palm rejection so I can rest my hand on the iPad mini when I'm writing.  It's awkward for me to hold my hand up in the air to write!  I downloaded Keynote to my iPad and my Mac. I'm going to work on creating myself a planner.  If I get proficient in it, I might do some sales on Etsy.  I think I could do a basic planner from tutorials I've watched online.  It doesn't look too hard, but it looks like a lot of time and effort. I want to try in any case.


Goodbye February!

It's the last day of February and that means that tomorrow is March.  Spring is definitely coming soon!  It's been really nice here lately.  Today it was quite warm and nice.  It's been in the 60's and 70's here lately.  Very unseasonable, but I'm not complaining!  I am so ready for the warm weather.  I am not a fan of winter!

I see when checking my stats, that only this blog gets visitors.  My bullet journal blog and my pen pal blog haven't been visited.  I am thinking of consolidating those blogs into this one and just have it all in one place.  At least here, someone might see those posts! :)  I wonder if there is a simple way to do that?  I'd like to just have them all move over for me.  That would make life easier!

Tomorrow, I start a new stretch project with Blogilates!  Cassey has a #stretchrevolution event for March. I've been working on my stretching on my own for the past several weeks.  I'd like to be able to get into splits.  I'm very happy to begin this program tomorrow.  I'll keep on working on my flexibility until I can do the splits!  I still have quite a bit of space between myself and the floor when trying, but I can see improvement.  I am definitely getting more flexible!

I went to the post office yesterday and I had two letters.  One from a brand new pen pal and one from one that I sent out a new pal letter to recently.  It's always great to get new pals.  I'm going to write letters either tonight or tomorrow.  I am not sure which, yet.  

I guess that is all for now.  I hope to continue to post here more often.  If I can get my other blogs merged into this one, you'll see that soon! 

Letters and Lattes

It's Wednesday, so that means I went to Starbucks to write my pen pal letters!  I only had four to write.  Mail has been really slow lately.  I enjoyed my time at Starbucks.  I got all my letters done and then relaxed for a bit.  I also had one of my favorite treats from there.  A Michigan Cherry oat bar.  So good!  I got my favorite seat immediately, too!  I took some pictures and made a little collage to share:

BeFunky Collage

All I have to do now is get all the letters in envelopes, get those addressed, and put them in my bag for tomorrow's walk!  Hopefully I'll actually have mail in my box tomorrow.

My Pen pal planner!

I use a downloadable version of #PassionPlanner for my pen pal planner.  I put it in my A5 purple planner.  That is it in the first picture on the right of this blog.  I carry it when I do my weekly letters.  I keep track of everything.  I have it color coded.  Example:

Pink: Received letter

Blue: Wrote letter

Purple: Mailed letter

Other colors for other stuff.  I also keep track of how many letters I get a day.  Since it was  slow week, I took a picture of a week when there was actually some activity:


I also have my pen roll that I carry all my highlighters in and many different pens to choose from when writing:



So, I got in my walk today.  I stopped by the post office and had a letter from a pal.  I didn't have anything to mail off today.  I stopped by another store on my way home, but they were out of what I needed, so I just headed home.

I did the stretches on today's workout calendar and then ate lunch.  A little after that, a friend called and wanted me to come to their house for a bit.  I did and stayed up there for a while.  I'm back home now.  I have a few things to write in my pen pal planner and the I think I'm either going to take a bath and crash, or just crash and read until bed time!

Pen pal planner?

I decided it would be cool to have a planner just for mail and especially pen pal related things.  I looked up free printable journals and came across Passion Planner.  I downloaded the A5 version for a old planner binder I had.  I LOVE it.  If they offer free downloads every year, I'll probably have one for pen palling and one for regular planning.  You can download it in several different sizes.  If you want to learn more, check them out:

Passion Planner

They also have pre-made ones you can purchase.  I am in love with the blue undated one that they have.  It's SO pretty!  Check out their site.  I love the layout of the planner.  It's perfect for anything you need a planner for. :)

Four days strong!

Yes, I'm posting again today.  I almost didn't and then remembered that I was trying to stay on track.  I got in a good walk today.  It was a little cooler than it's been being, but it was still a lot better than it was!  I stopped at the post office and mailed off two letters and got 0 in my box.  Phooey!  Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

I came home and did four of the workouts, ate lunch, and did one more.  I didn't get to drive my car today.  My front tire was totally flat.  The friend that helped me with the other stuff is going to come over and check that out for me.  I'll probably just replace it next month.  It's annoying to only be able to use my car for two days before more issues arise! ~_~;  Oh well, hopefully I can get a tire in March and I'll be back in business.  

I have to pick up my prescription tomorrow.  I guess I'll be walking my longer walk. There are a few places that I really wanted to go too.  I haven't been able to go hang out in Starbucks for ages.  I thought it would be cool to go in there and write pen pal letters and just relax with a latte. As soon as my tire is fixed, I'm going to get out and do some things!

Today, I went to a friend's house to pick up some things they had for me.  I ended up staying for dinner. ^^; Oops.  They had tortellini.  They KNOW I cannot say no to that. :P  I swear they did it on purpose!  Oh well, I will get to my goal weight, and I'm not going to stress over a cheat meal every time I have one!  I eat well 80% of the time, so a few little 'slips' don't hurt!

Did I mention that I joined the Letters Writers Alliance?  I joined last week.  I should be getting my membership information in the mail soon.  I'll let you know about that.  I think it's cool that they send your information snail mail.  They also have a service for matching up pen pals.  Maybe I'll get some more great pals.  I also want to join the League of Extraordinary pen pals.  I'll probably do that next month. Okay, talk to you tomorrow. :)


I got in my walk today and then came home and did my workouts.  It was ab day. OUCH!  I did every one of them though.  Ialso ordered this beauty:




It's the new #Blogilatesfitplanner2016  It's even prettier than last years fit planner and that is saying something! I can't wait to get it.  It's my one indulgence for the year.  I will use this beauty every single day.  I want to see it in person. The 2015 one was great and It helped a lot.  Yes, I use apps too, but with a paper planner, you can go back to any day or date quickly.  I love being able to go back and see how far I've come. If you want to order your own, go here: Shop Blogilates