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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!


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....

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.

 


Nice day!

It was quite nice on today's walk.  It was actually warm enough for short sleeves.  That was wonderful.  It's supposed to be cooler from here on out, so it was good to have a nice day.  They are actually calling for snow again this weekend.  I don't know if it will, but we'll see!

I new insurance card finally came today! I drove down to the post office to pick it up and check my box.  I got it and I also had four letters.  I'm glad my card finally came.  I'll run it by the pharmacy tomorrow on my walk.  I just need to remember to do that!

My purse STILL has not shipped. UGH. Expedited shipping my ass!  When I sell on ebay, I sent off the item as quickly as possible after payment.  Usually the same day.  I wish all sellers would do that!

I finished the first of my jigsaw puzzles last night.  The last little part was the hardest.  It was mainly green leaves and a few flowers. It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but I got it done.  I like to keep my puzzles once I do them.  When I was trying to flip it over to tape the back, part of it fell apart and I had to re-do that part.  It's all together now and taped so it's ready to keep.  I'll start the other puzzle in a day or two.


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?

 


Double Star Day and NaNo stickers!

So, it was double star day at Starbucks today.  I told myself yesterday that if I actually walked today, I could go to Starbucks. If I didn't go for my walk, no Starbucks for me!  I walked! It was overcast, but it didn't rain.  It was too terribly cold but it wasn't great either!  I got in my walk and came home.  When I was walking by my friend's house, there was a red balloon tied to the pole at the street.  My friend's hubby, (also a friend) was outside with their German Shepard.  I mentioned the balloon and realized he did it. lol I had mentioned that I had been listening to IT on my daily walks. We Geeks have to stick together! :P

I got home from my walk and relaxed a bit. I decided to run to the post office.  I only had one piece of mail, but it was an anticipated one.  It was a NaNo postcard and a NaNo sticker that my ML sent me for participating in a virtual write in! I scanned the sticker into my MBP and printed myself out a sheet of them to use in my Bujo and other places.  The original one will reside in the pocket in my bujo until I decide where it's going to be permanently. It's got a lot of blue in it and I was thinking of putting it on my 2019 bujo!  I'll see what I come up with.  

Before I went to the post office, I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte.  Yummmmmmm I swear it was the best one I've had in a long time.  They are always good, but this one was just extra delicious.  Of course today would be the day I got a tall instead of a venti! Sheesh! Lol

I might not be able to walk again tomorrow. BOOO.  It's supposed to be nasty here tomorrow.  There were plenty of places today where there was mud and junk from the earlier rain.  The river has flooded several places and part of the Riverwalk are under water yet again!  My route is pretty water free except for the muddy sidewalks.  Those are gross and I have to walk extremely slow on them so I don't slip and fall!

I ran to the grocery store this evening to pick up a few things. I got a thing of their deli chicken bites.  They were okay, but htey were a bit plain.  If I'd had some gravy to dip them in, it would have been better!  I've been wanting some fried chicken for awhile now. I still want some. LOL . Hopefully I'll get some good chicken soon!

I got 1825 words written for NaNo today! Go me!  If tomorrow is gross and rainy, and I can't walk, I have plans!  I have been meaning to set up my 2019 bullet journal. I finally decided to go with the Leuchtturm1917. It's ice blue and it just looks like a great one to start the year in. ^_^ I'll use my Lemome either for 2020 or for something else entirely.  I am anxious to set up the new bujo.  I just know once I set it up, I'll want to move to it.  :p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lame Library?!

Please tell me why I can get ebooks and audiobooks online through my local library, but I can't renew my library card online.  What is this, 1995?!  LOL . I had to go down to the library today to renew my card.  It took all of 2 minutes. Why they can't do it online is beyond me.  Oh well!  It actually expired recently and I went to put a book on hold on Overdrive and it said the card was expired and I'd have to go to the library.  I didn't want to have to go all the way down there, so I asked online if it could be done online.  Sadly, no!  The lady from the library told me that she would extend my card until November 1 so i could use it and it would give me time to come in.  I was glad to get that done.  It used to be you had to renew it every year.  Now it's two years, so I won't have to worry about this until 2020!

While I was downtown, I went by the post office.  Good thing I did.  My box was stuffed!  I had eight pen pal letters! Yikes! LOL!  I thought I had about four, I was not expecting eight.  I also had an ad or two.  I got all that and then swung by McDonald's.  I had a game piece for a free snack sized McFlurry.  Yummy!  I got that and came home.

I walked today and afterwards, I ran to get my car inspected.  I, for some reason, thought my inspection was in February.  That was my old car from eight years ago! LOL!  I looked in my journal at the beginning of February this year and didn't see anything about inspection.  I got out last's years journal and there is was, in October. Oops! LOL!  The place I usually go only does cash for inspections. No checks/credit.  I went to another place I've been before and asked if he had time to do one and if they took credit cards.  He said yes to both so I was able to get it done.  I felt bad going at the end of the month.  I am not one to wait until the last minute!  I was so glad to get that done and not have to worry about it.  One less worry on me is a good thing!


Chilly Willy!

So, it was cooler here today.  I actually wore my jacket at the beginning of my walk.  I didn't have to keep it on very long though.  I got in a good walk and came home.  It was cool in my house.  I'm considering taking the air conditioner out of the window, but I'm a bit afraid to.  It could get hot again.  Our weather is so weird.  I'll probably just keep it in a little longer although I really want to just take it out!  It's dark here now, so I wouldn't do it tonight.  It would be hard to see and I don't want to trap any spiders or anything in there when I shut it up for the season.

I went under my house today and looked to see if the water had gone down. It went down a lot, but it's still too deep for me to light the pilot light on my water heater.  Hopefully by Sunday I can do it.  I went down in flip flops since I knew I'd be in standing water. It came up above my ankles and it was COLD. Brrrr!  I came in, rinsed off my feet, dried them, and put on fuzzy socks. :p

I  checked my email and saw that I had a few pen pal letters at the post office, so I thought I'd run down there and check my box.  It was pretty full.   I had three pen pal letters, a catalog, a bank statement, and some advertisements.  Afterwards, I ran by Starbucks and went through the drive thru and got a latte.  I got another Maple pecan latte.  I like them, but I still don't like them as much as my cascara latte. I should have gotten one of both.  It was bogof today.  I could have put the extra in one of my tumblers and it would have been okay for a few hours.  I know when I used to go and stay at Starbucks for hours, I would get a drink in one of my insulated tumblers and it was hot or at least nice and warm the whole time I was in there.  

Last week before the hurricane /tropical storm came through I had to run the air conditioning.  Tonight, I'm sitting here in a hoodie!  I like the cooler weather, but I don't care for cold weather.   Why can't it get cooler gradually instead of just getting cold all at once. Bleah!

 


Good news for a change!

So, the Visa gift cards came through today and I added them to my Paypal account.  I find that I can't move the money from them into my account. DOH!  So, I go online and look for solutions.  I took them off my Paypal account and then invoice myself at a different email address from my Paypal account.  I was able to use them as Visa and send myself the money.  I lost some in the fees, but I now have enough in my Paypal account to cover the bill when it hits.  Thank goodness.  I am so relieved.  That takes a lot off of me.  I can pay it back in payments and get it paid.  I'm just so relieved, you just don't know!

I walked today.  When I first got up, it was overcast and I thought, uh oh! I'm going to be walking in the rain.  Luckily, the sun came out by the time I left for my walk.  No rain for today's walk. Yay!  I am glad to get back in my routine.  Now, I just need to get back into doing my workouts! :p

I checked Informed Delivery for my post office box snd there is a letter in there from someone I haven't written before.  I'm thinking it's probably from a new pal. Yay!  I may run down there later and pick it up. I have a few more things in my box.  I think that is the only letter, though.  I think I should go get my mail and stop at Starbucks to get a treat for myself.  I have several freebies on my Starbucks card. ^_^