Snow Feed


Well, the snow didn't last long.  We got rain and some sleet too.  It was pretty much a bust.  Oh well.  Maybe we will get one nice snow this year.  I didn't go out today just in case the roads were icy.  I got all my usual Sunday stuff done.  I got a good deal of writing done too! :)  I was happy with that and I can't wait to re-read it.  I am sure I'll add a few things to it and edit it some tomorrow.  I love writing in Scrivener and being able to edit as I need. It's so much easier than writing in a basic word program!  I also want to give props to Evernote for always being there to back up my work!


It's snowing here right now! :D  It's so pretty It's already stuck to the grass, but not the street.  I went and watched it from the back door for a bit.  It was too cold to watch any longer. Hopefully, it will continue through out the night.  It probably won't as the forecast keeps changing, but we'll see!  I might turn off everything in my room and look out and enjoy it if I can actually see anything.

I ran out today and got a few snacks to have for tomorrow just in case.  They had said 1-6 inches, then they said a lot less and then it was starting at rain, but it actually started as snow, so I don't know how it's going to play out.  I want to watch it, so I hope it continues to snow well into tomorrow! I have plenty of stuff to eat and I also have a bunch of snacks so I'm set.  I wrote a good bit today, too! :)

Snow? Yes!

It actually DID snow last night!  I didn't look out until almost 3 am and was surprised.  It was pouring snow and it was sticking to the road and the grass. I knew it would be mostly gone by the time I got up, so I went and took pictures. lol  Yes, I took snow pictures at 3 am. :P Here are a few I'll share:


Sorry, just one, for some reason, the other ones are not uploading correctly. It was so pretty last night.  There was still some snow on grassy places today, but most of it was gone. It was very cold, but the sun was shining.  It was very nice while I lasted.  According to the forecast, we might get more wintery weather on Sunday! We'll see how that goes.  I'm happy that I did get to see the snow last night. I wish it had happened during the day when I could sit and watch it, but at least it snowed. :)



Snow? Maybe...

So I kept seeing people mention snow and I hadn't heard anything about it.  I then went and looked at the forecast here. They are saying that we might get up to 3 inches of snow after midnight!  It is supposed to start as rain and change to snow.  Well, it is raining.  I will be surprised if it actually does snow. I would love to see it.  Of course, it is supposed to do it tonight when I won't be able to sit and watch it.  Maybe if we get enough it will hang around until tomorrow? :)

A little snow

It was snowing when I got up today. It didn't snow long and it didn't stick to much of anything but at least it did snow briefly.  I wish we would get one really nice snow.  It's been cold and bleah all day. Bleah all day except for the snow part. :p  I have been .... I don't even know what I've been doing. Seriously. It's been a long day.  I did remember to take a picture of the case on my MacBook Pro.  I was about to forget that, but I remember and here it is:


I love the colors, it's what attracted me in the first place.  In the pictures, it looked like there was a cut out at the Apple. In the ad pictures, it shows a bright white apple so I thought it was cut out.  I realized when looking back at the add after it had shipped that it does not have the cutout. D'oh!  It's still gorgeous.  I wanted to write today and I haven't. I might do that after posting this.  I've had a migraine for several days. This is day three, so I might not be able to come up with a good day's work.  We'll see.  I need to do my French too as I've forgotten all about it.  I got the last of the Starubkcs holiday cards I ordered. I now have the complete set of 2020 holiday cards! ^_^ 

By the way, this is the picture on the listing. Do you see why I thought it had the cutout? :|

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Thrifting trip!

So, my friend texted today and was going to head home early for work as he had a package coming to his house and there was the one coming to my house.  He was able to get the one that was coming to my house at the hub.  He wanted to know if I wanted to go eat, I did!  I am glad I did because if not, I would not have seen much snow.  We did our full thrift trip. Reidsville, Eden, and Martinsville.  I got a lot of stuff. I actually wrote a list. lol Here it is:

Thrift trip goodies
  • Canon Selphy Printer
  • French coffee press
  • milk frother
  • backpack
  • stainless water bottle
  • candle
  • jack o lantern that is a lantern lol
  • three coffee themed mugs
  • stainless steel straws
  • jack o lantern votive holder with candle
  • iPad Mini case
  • Relic wallet with a dime in it. :p
  • Envelopes
  • burger stack salt and pepper shakers
  • 1 snowman shaker
  • colorful jingle bell wreath with snowmen
  • metal colorful decorative tree
  • A book on aromatherapy
  • phone case looks like Gameboy
  • metal tape measure
  • brass looking little tree with colorful bells as ornaments
  • Halloween stickers
It was a good haul!  The Canon Selphy is a photo printer and it looks like it has everything except the CD to install the drivers to the computer.  I am pretty sure you can print straight from the printer as it has slots of SD cards and such.  I am not going to try to use it tonight as I'm very tired. I was going to install it on the MacBook Pro, but the software that I was able to find online was too old.  I'll see tomorrow if I can print from the actual printer.  The box included photo paper and cartridges.
The French coffee press was brand new in the box. I have wanted one for a while now.  The milk frother was a whole.25¢!  The backpack was sturdy and nice, the water bottle was brand new, too.  I looked up a few of the things I got and found that I made some damn good deals!  It was a nice haul for sure. :)   Here are a few snow pictures I took in Martinsville. They got a lot more snow than we did!





Guess where I went to tonight?  If you guessed Starbucks, you win! I sat waiting on another package for my friend all day and couldn't go out.  Well, the package never came, but it did. What the hell you say?  Well, the driver stopped here.  He got out, went in the back of his truck, scanned something, looked around in there and then got back in his truck, and left. D'OH. I was not amused. So now it will be delivered tomorrow (maybe) who knows at this point?

After I realized that it was not coming, I ran out just to get out and went to Starbucks. I decided to try a new drink. It's the pistachio latte.  It was pretty good.  It was sweet without being overly sweet.  Just like my beloved cascara latte. If it tasted just like my cascara latte, I'd be in love.  Sadly, it doesn't, but it's still a pretty good drink.  I'd probably get it again. I got a tall  just in case I didn't care for it.  They still have the holiday cups! I am not complaining at all. I love them.  I hope they bring the smoked butterscotch latte back this year. That is sooooooo good.  I want one so badly!  Here is hoping!

We are under a winter weather advisory here. They are calling for snow tomorrow! YAY!!!!!!!!  As you know, if you've read this blog in the past, I LOVE snow. I am going to enjoy sitting in the window watching it fall. I'll have on fuzzy socks, drink some coffee, and enjoy! Now watch it just rain and spoil everything. :p


It actually snowed here today for a little bit.  It was mainly snow flurries, but it was pretty.  I enjoyed watching it for the short time it happened.  I hope we actually get a decent snow event this year.  We probably won't, but it would be nice!  I had to run an errand today and it was pretty darn chilly out there. I found out that the heater on my car works great!  I had never really had to use it before. The air worked well all summer, so I was hoping the heat would too and it does. Yay! One bright spot in my dreary life. 

I got a little writing done today but it was sort of meh. I want to try to work on it some more before bedtime so after posting this, I'll go and do that.  I want to get to the exciting part! I could write it ahead of time since I'm working in Scrivener, but I'm trying to write in order.  We'll see how well that goes. :p


It's another one of those days where it doesn't feel like the day it is. LOL The snow was mostly gone today when I got up. I knew it would be like that, but it was still disappointing.  There is still some left in shady areas, but as soon as it warms up, it will be gone too.  It was so pretty while it lasted.

I drove down to the post office today and mailed a huge stack of mail.  After mailing it, I checked my box.  I got a letter from a friend, a new potential penpal, and some junk mail.  The potential new pal is iffy. It's a guy, and I have several male penpals, so that isn't an issue.  The verbiage of his letter is troubling.  When a guy describes himself and says he hopes we become 'good friends' sends warning bells off in my head.  I post in my pen pal ads that I am looking for friends ONLY but guys seem to overlook that.  The few guys I do write are cool and we are good friends and they know I am not interested in all the junk! LOL!

While I was out, I ran by the grocery store and picked up a few things I needed and they were busy as hell! I was lucky and they opened another register and I followed another lady over to it.  She had a buggy full and I had three items and she told me to go ahead.  That was nice!  I was joking with her and the cashier that with how busy they were I was scared they were calling for snow again! 

I started a new puzzle today and it's pretty. It's going to be intense tomorrow.  I got the sky, tree line, and the water finished, but now I have to do the boats and the buildings.  It's very busy and colorful.  I'm enjoying working it though.  

Before I share the picture of the puzzle progress, I'd like to do an update on "What I'm Using Evernote for Today."  Well, I made a simple tracker in Evernote to keep track of all of my Fossil bags!  I have three columns, the bag, where purchased, and notes.  I can keep track of my bags easily this way and it's a great reference.  I know I've said it before but I love my Evernote!



Snow is so nice!

It did snow today! It snowed for several hours and it never covered the streets, but it did coat the houses, cars, and yards.  It was lovely and I enjoyed sitting in my window watching it fall.  At first, I didn't think it was going to stick at all, but after about an hour, I noticed that the ground started looking white.  It started sticking. Yay!  I took a bunch of pictures and I uploaded a few to share.  It was so nice to sit and watch the snow.  I didn't just sit idly while I was watching the snow!  I got my pen pal letters caught up!  It took forever and I mean, forever, but I got them done.  I will head out tomorrow to mail them off and check my box.  I am pretty sure I only have one letter there now.  It's from an unknown person so it could be a new penpal inquiry.  We'll see when I check my box.

After it started to get dark, I finally closed the window and started work on my puzzle.  I finished it right before fixing dinner. It's a pretty puzzle and it was fun to do although it did get a bit intense in spots.  It's a picture of a location in the Czech Republic.  It's buildings along a road and has some body of water in it. Very pretty!  Here are the snow pictures and the picture of the completed puzzle.


Not the most exciting snow pictures, but at least I was able to get some before winter is done. It will all be gone tomorrow I'm sure.  


Possible snow tomorrow?

Yes, we might actually get some snow tomorrow! It isn't supposed to amount to much, but I hope we do get some. We have only had a few flurries here and there all winter.  I would like to at least see one nice snowfall this winter. 

I am glad I got the items I needed at the grocery store the other day. Why? Because people lose their minds here when snow is mentioned.   Even though it's not even supposed to be an inch, people still go nuts.  I am so glad I didn't need to go to the store! 

I wash a ton of dishes to wash and I finally got them done today. I'm so glad to have that done! OMG I had so many of them.  I had so many that I had to double stack them on the two dish drainer trays I have.  Yeah, I should have washed earlier, but there you go!

I started a new puzzle today and so far it's pretty neat.  I did it a little differently this time.  Instead of doing the sky or buildings, I went with the bushes and trees.  I got a good deal done too.  Check it out:



Yes, snow! It snowed here today.  There wasn't a lot and it didn't last very long, but it snowed.  Considering it was in the 60's yesterday and almost up to 70, that was nuts!  It's 36˚ right now with a 'feels like' 27˚!  I had thought about going to Starbucks today but then I saw the temperature outside and changed my mind. LOL!  I've only left the house two times today.  Once to get in the little weekly free paper that sometimes has coupons in it and once to get the mail.  Other than that, I've been in the house staying warm! The sky has cleared off and it's a beautiful shade of pink.  I can see it through my window where I'm sitting typing this up.  Last night when I was sitting here, I kept seeing a light and looked and realized it was the moon peeping in at me!  It was full and pretty.

I got my NaNoWriMo writing done not long before I sat down to type this up. I got another 2000 words today. I am only 703 words from 25,000! I am almost halfway there and it's only the 12th!  My MC has been on the road trying to get home for most of it.  It's been pretty easy on her even with the threat of zoms.  I'm about to shake it up and give her some problems.  I shouldn't say it's been easy on her.  She has had a hard time, but she has been safe all along.  I'm working on throwing a wrench in that and making her travels more difficult.  I just need to get to that point.  I got so much done today and thought about doing the extra words to get to 25,000 but then decided I'd done enough for today and I could pick up tomorrow.  Plus, I haven't fully formed what is going to befall her.  I have a few ideas, but I need to figure out which will work the best.  Hopefully, I can get an idea and be ready to go with it tomorrow!

Windy weather

Today's walk was quite a bit cooler than yesterday's.  It was also crazy windy too.  When I was coming back, it felt like it would have been faster and to turn around and let the wind blow me the other way. lol   I got through though and came home.

My friend came to try to get my pilot light lit on my water heater.  There was still some water down there and he didn't have his rubber boots, so he couldn't go down there.  Hopefully it will be fixed eventually.  I would like to have hot water for my dishes, at least!

 I was able to stop at the pharmacy and drop off my new insurance card.  I'm glad to have that done.  I think there should be a way to do all this online. It's 2019, not 1995! Sheesh!  Oh well.  I have been using this pharmacy for a year now since Kmart closed. I still don't like it.  If my car was always dependable, I'd transfer it somewhere else!

The temperature tomorrow isn't supposed to get up to 40 all day.  I hope it's not windy, too.  I'll walk, but I'll have to bundle up more. I'm trying not to miss any walks this week in case it does snow this weekend.  That could possibly keep me from walking for a few days.


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.  

Snow day two

So, according to the reports I hear, we got over a foot of snow!  I looked out today and the street was cleared off, but there is snow piled up high on both sides from where they scraped it.  I went out last night and cleared off my front walk, and today, I went out and cleared off my back steps. I thought I would drive my car down to the end of the driveway and back in to clear path. I got stuck. Lol. I finally got unstuck and got out into the road. I went to turn around and got back in the driveway, but my car got stuck half way up the driveway. LOL Oops!  Hopefully I’ll be able to move it tomorrow.  My gas light it on, so I didn’t want to keep trying to move iit any more. I am hoping that  with the sun today and it’s supposed to get in the 40’s tomorrow, some more snow will melt.  I don’t like leaving my car half way down my driveway. Lol

I haven’t done anything today. Well, I did read, but other than that, I haven’t done anything.  I don’t know when I’ll be able to get back to walking again. It’s going to take a while for this snow to go away.  Right now, it was hard for me to walk out there to get to my car. I even fell down when I was out there. Luckily I fell in the snow, so I didn’t hurt anything. :p