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Well then!

I totally forgot to post yesterday.  It was one of those days! Let me tell you about it.  First of all, it rained, it rained a lot.  I did not get to walk because of the rain.  I decided in the evening to go to Starbucks and get that tumbler that I wanted before it was gone.  I got over there and got my tumbler and a drink and headed to my car.  By then, luckily, the rain had stopped.  Good thing too.  My car wouldn't start!  I went back in Starbucks and asked one of my favorite Baristas if she or anyone had jumper cables.  No one did, but she went with me to ask at the little restaurant next door.  One of the guys there had them. Yay!  It took quite a while, but my car finally started up so I could drive it home.  Many thanks were given!  I got home and parked my car and I haven't tried to start it since then.  

I got to walk today to make up for yesterday.  It was overcast and the street was still wet when I left today, but it didn't rain and the sun came out.  Unfortunately, I didn't know there was a wind advisory!  As I was on my way back, the wind was nuts.  I had to put my hoodie up and tie it under my chin to keep it on. Seriously!  I pushed my way through the wind and got home.  I was so glad to get here, let me tell you!  The wind and the soaked ground led to power outages in the city and surrounding areas.  Luckily, so far, I still have power.  I made sure to get everything I needed done early in case the power went out.

When I went over to Starbucks last night, I noticed how high the river was.  It was really, really high.  We can't seem to dry out from one rain event before another hits. It's crazy!  Hopefully we'll dry out soon.  I am sick to death of the rain.  Especially since I woke up to a pond in my kitchen!  I found a new leak in there.  It is about a foot away from the sink, too. ~_~;  It couldn't have happened over the sink, could it?  I cleaned up the water and put down something to catch the drip.  It's weird because the parts that usually leak haven't in a while.  It's like the drips move around. So weird!

Anyway!  If you are interested, here is the tumbler.  I really like this one and I think it's probably going to be my favorite.  I love the design on the outside, it makes gripping it so easy and I love the silver color.  It will be my beach bound tumbler this year. lol

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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!


Goodies!

Here are my goodies:

Spirograph, journal, stationery:

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The old light thingee.  It's just like the new one except the new one is black.
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These cute black flats


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My purse.  That is showing the inside of the front flap and the front of the bag itself.
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The two Starbucks tumblers.  I almost didn't even look in this section. Yay!

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Ouch ouch ouch

My poor head is killing me at the moment.  I have the headache from hell.  I didn't sleep well last night and then woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.  My friend wanted to go to South Boston today and go to a pawn shop, a Goodwill, and to eat.  He asked me a few days ago if I'd like to go.  He would buy lunch and get me some things at the thrift store.  I went.  I usually find a lot of things at that particular Goodwill, but I only found a little bag with various office supplies and a pair of black flats.  I have been needing a pair of nice black flats. These look pretty much brand new, too.  They are comfy and I like them a lot. 

We ate at Dini's brothers. It's a pizza / sub place in SoBo.  We split a pizza and it was good.  When we got back to Danville, we went to the Goodwill here.  I found more goodies.  A journal, a digital camera kit, a Spirograph with all the pieces but one, some cute stationery, and two Starbucks tumblers!! They are from 2007 and they are both grande size.  The lid on one of them wasn't the right lid, but the other one's lid fit on both, and I wouldn't be using both at the same time anyway!  I couldn't pass them up for .99 each!

Oh, I also got a caramel macchiato at the McDonald's as we were leaving SoBo.  It was pretty tasty, too! I was hoping to spot some extra cases for my iPad Mini at the thrift stores. I have seen them before.  I like having a variety of cases. lol 

My Fossil canvas purse came today and it's so cute.  I'll have to do another post after this and do a picture post of some of today's goodies. I would do it with this post, but I'm sitting under the hair bonnet hair dryer so it's not possible at the moment. I took several pictures of the Starbucks tumblers, but I haven't taken one of the purse yet.  It's khaki colored canvas and it has a cute yellow floral interior.  It's a small bag, but it holds everything I need.  The front zipper pocket can be used as a wallet if you want.  I like it.  I'll post my haul in a bit after my hair is dry.  The heat from the dryer is very soothing to my painful head!

Another thing I needed came in today's mail.  My closet light went out recently.  To turn it on and off, you pull a string from the light bulb adapter thingee.  My adapter thingee quit working so I ordered one from Amazon. It's nice to have light in my closet again. I had tried one of those tap lights, but it wasn't nearly enough light.  I am glad to have this fixed again.

Now, I just need to finish drying my hair and I'll post some of my goodies. :)


Monday birthday times....

Just has I figured, I didn't hear from any of my friends wanting to do anything today. I expected no less.  I skipped my walk and my workouts since I felt like it.  I did walk on the treadmill for a little bit, but no where near what I needed to do to get my steps in for the day.  Oh well.

I went to Starbucks this afternoon and got a crazy sweet concoction.  I got a venti vanilla latte with 5 pumps caramel, whip, and caramel sauce drizzle.  WOWEEE was it sweet. @_@;  I'm so used to my Cascara latte. Oh well, it was good.  I saw Dookie the Corgi and his folks come in as I got there.  I had to park and go see Dookie and get Corgi kisses! ^______^ . That totally made my day!

I played with him a bit and then even got to give him his puppuccino! :D . I stayed a bit longer and then went on so I could drink my drink.  One of my prescriptions should have been ready yesterday, but they were out.  They were supposed to get some today, but they said it would be tomorrow! I was already a day late in taking them, so I asked if any of the other company stores had them.  They checked and said two of them did. I called the closest one and they said they didn't.  I called the one furthest away, and they had them! I had them fill them and drove to get them.  My car was acting up but I got there and back.

I did get something good for my birthday from myself! LOL I ordered a new Starbucks tumbler on eBay last week and two Starbucks gift cards to add to my collection.  They all came today.  Here is the tumbler and cards:

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I love the color of that tumbler and the two cards are cool. The second one is now one of my favorite Starbucks card designs ever. Books, snow, and Starbucks coffee? Yes!  


Cardio day!

So it was cardio day on the workout calendar.  I didn't do my workouts today.  I did walk though.  I also cleaned and did a lot of other stuff that could be considered cardio so I'm good lol . I had a lot of things to do today that certainly got me moving. I have been organizing things and moving things around in my room.  My bed has an issue where sometimes the box spring falls through the frame.  I had to take the mattress off the bed and get the box spring back in place and then tighten the bolts on the bed so hopefully it won't do it again.  That is an entire cardio workout on it's own! LOL!  I also went to Target today and got a few of those under the bed boxes to organize more stuff and keep it out of the way and clean!

I did a bit of painting in my closet and also touched up a few things in my room that needed it. I have a trunk and my nightstand painted the same color, so I fixed a few spots on those while I had the paint out.  I got so much done today!  I was good, too.  I went to Target and didn't go in the Starbucks there.  Well, I did go over there but it was to look at a pretty blue tumbler. I didn't get anything.  I even drove by the regular Starbucks and didn't go.  Now I'm wishing I had. LOL Oh well.

I am probably going to go back for that tumbler.  I haven't seen one in a while that I like so much.  Since it's something I collect, and it's my favorite color, it's got to be added to my collection. ^_^ . I'm pretty sure it's grande size as it looks like my white one that I got last year.  

DOH! I just got a notification from Duolingo about my French.  I usually do my lesson after my workouts in the afternoon, but since I didn't do my workouts today, I didn't do my French. I'll go do that as soon as I finish typing this up!  I'll do a post tomorrow about my new phone and how I'm liking it. I would do that tonight, but this is already a long post and I want to do a post just to it.  Look for that tomorrow! ^_^


Beach trip recap...

So, I'm finally getting around to doing a recap of the trip. I'm pretty sure I told you everything as I was going along, but I was really tired on that trip so maybe not!  I went through my trip journal and pictures and took notes. :P

So, Thursday morning, my friend came.  We loaded my things in the car and then had breakfast.  He'd picked up biscuits from Hardee's on the way.  We ate and then headed out.  We stopped in Greensboro.  We don't usually stop until Rockingham, but he wanted a soda and I figured it would be a good chance to use the bathroom.  I did and I got a coffee! ^_^  We headed on and when we got to Rockingham, we topped off the tank and then went in the Sandwich Hut to use the restrooms and get snacks.  I usually get a drink and a Reese's, but I only got a Mountain Dew.  We drove on and when we were close to the beach, we stopped in Long's SC at a Goodwill there.  We found it on our last trip and stopped in.  I found a cute little purse/pouch.  It's fabric and it has two straps.  One to make it a wristlet and one to wear it around the neck.  The little purse is about the size of two decks of cards side by side.  It was only a dollar and I really liked it.

We left there and then headed on down to North Myrtle Beach.  We arrived at the Red Tree Inn and checked in.  We were able to get the same room we had last year. ^_^  That is always cool.  We put our things away and I had to go on the balcony some.  We were both hungry, so we headed out after a bit to eat.  We were going to Steak and Shake, but my friend decided to Golden Corral instead.  That was a good meal. I tried their honey sesame chicken and it was delicious.  I had put various things on my first plate and one piece of that.  I liked it so much, I went back and ate a plate of it.  We left there and went to a Dollar Tree and then back to the room.  We stayed in awhile and then headed out to a few places.  We went to the Goodwill and Dollar General.  We got some food, drinks, and snacks for the room in Dollar General.  My friend got a milkshake and then we went back to the room.  We ordered a pizza later in the evening from Hungry Howie's. I took a nice walk on the beach.  I was so tired, I forgot to look to see what the hotel looked like from the beach! LOL  Luckily, I did recognize it and I had my friend come to the window so I'd be sure.  I finally got back to the room.  I was exhausted, so I crashed a little bit after midnight.

I woke up at 6am on Friday. Yikes! My friend was up and he put on the Scoobynatural episode of Supernatural.  I watched it to the end and was fully awake, he was asleep! LOL!  I decided to get in my walk so I did.  I went to Starbucks and got my first cascara latte in a while.  BLISS.  I went in a few beachwear stores but didn't buy anything.  I went back to the room and ate some leftover pizza.  I was wanting to get out again but my friend was asleep so I decided to walk again.  I ended up walking about 3 miles from the hotel.  Keep in mind my first walk that morning was a total of six miles!  At the 3 mile walk on the second walk, I spotted a McDonald's.  I decided to go in and use the bathroom and then I got a frappe and a small fry to give myself a break from walking. I did that and then headed back.  I was one tired person that night!  I did go down and walk on the beach just a tiny bit. I have to have feet on sand everyday during the trip!

So the next day was our last full day.  My friend was going to hang out around the hotel for awhile, so I decided to head out.  He gave me some money so I could grab breakfast while I was out.  I stopped in at a pretty cool McDonald's and had biscuits.  After I finished there, I headed to the Starbucks and had another cascara latte. :D  On the way back to the room, I stopped in Tuesday Morning.  I got 2 rolls of washi, a card case, some stickers, and candy.  I walked to Ocean Blvd. and walked back to the hotel that way.  I went in three beachwear stores on my way back. 

I got to the room and then got my tumbler and went to the lobby to fill it with coffee.  I went on the balcony for a bit and then decided I wanted to go down on the beach.  I took my trip journal, my bujo, my coffee, and a beach towel.  I sat on the beach for a while and then went in.  My friend was ready to go to dinner soon after that.  We headed to King's Famous pizza. One of our favorite spots to eat while at the beach.  Later, after we'd gotten back to the room, he decided he wanted a Milkshake at Cookout and I wanted some Starbucks.   Yes, I had Starbucks twice in one day. :p  I packed up most everything to be ready for the ride home.

On Sunday, I got up and packed the last few things that I couldn't the night before.  I went to the lobby and got coffee and I also walked on the beach a little bit.  I took lots of pictures.  We loaded up the car and then checked out of the hotel.  We went to Myrtle for the first time since the trip began.  Our destination was Lenny's Country Kitchen in Myrtle.  We've eaten here many times while in Myrtle.  They have a nice breakfast buffet.  We got that and it was good.  We left there and were heading out  I needed to use the bathroom and forgot to go in Lenny's, so I told my friend if he saw an easily accessible McDonald's to stop and i'd use the bathroom and get a frappe.  We passed one and I got a frappe for me and a soda for him.  We got on the road again and didn't stop until we got to Rockingham.  We stopped at the Sandwich hut again and then headed home.  We got here a bit before 5.  It was a good trip, but way too short.  I'll post some pictures soon.


Last full day. :(

Today is our last full day here.  We check out and head out in the morning unfortunately.  I slept a little longer today than yesterday.  I got up and walked.  I stopped at a McDonald's and got a couple of biscuits for my breakfast and then walked to Starbucks to get a cascara latte.  ^_^  It was delicious.  I was able to get a spot to sit too, so that was great.  I stayed there long enough to drink my coffee and then walked on.  I went to Tuesday Morning.  I got two rolls of cute washi, some stickers, and metal card case holder with JFK on it.  As in JFK airport.  They also had LHA for London's Heathrow airport.  I thought they looked cool.  I got the JFK one because I'm a Kennedy fan.

I left there and headed back towards the hotel.  I found the perfect coffee mug in a King's beachwear store.  I had been looking at coffee cups in every beach store I went in.  This one was cheaper than the others I'd liked and so cute.  Unfortunately it had a chip and a crack. :(  I didn't get it.  It was the only one they had, too.  I was so sad.  I went in several other beachwear stores around there, but none of them had it either.

I finally got back to the room and relaxed a bit.  I went to the lobby and filled my tumbler with coffee.  I went to sit on the balcony for a bit, but then decided to go out on the beach.  I carried my beach towel, my coffee, and my backpack.  I had my trip journal and my bujo in my backpack.  I sat on the beach for a while and just enjoyed it.  I took pictures.  I'll share a few with you here:

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It's been a nice little trip, but it's gone by way too fast.  We are heading out for dinner in a bit.  Not sure where we are going to eat yet.  


Wednesday catch up!

Since I didn't post a real post last night and I promised a real one today, I decided to do it early!  I am still very tired today.  I didn't sleep well again last night.  I am hoping to catch up on some tonight, but I probably won't.  Considering that my friend and I are leaving for the beach in the morning.  I never sleep well the night before a trip.  I sleep even less knowing I have to get up earlier than my usual time. :p  

So, yesterday I walked, but I didn't do my workouts.  I would have, but there were a lot of moves that would hurt my foot.  My foot still hurts a lot.  Walking is bad, but it isn't as bad as some of the workouts.  I skipped my workouts  I decided since I won't be able to do any until I get back, I'm just skipping them until Monday.  I plan to eat and enjoy everything possible this weekend, because Monday, I plan to finally get on track!  I want to reach my goal weight!  Since I'll be at the beach this weekend, I plan to enjoy the food. :p

I washed clothes last night and packed my suitcase.  My clothes are all ready, but my other suitcase is still empty. I carry two small suitcases to the beach.  One has my clothes, the other has my electronics, notebooks, bujo, etc.  I also carry my messenager bag, but I carry it up front in the car with me.  I carry my phone, wallet, trip journal, and other things in it.  I also carry a Starbucks tumbler for coffee!  I picked one of of my more recent ones that I haven't used much.  

I was thinking of leaving the laptop at home, but I got some electrical tape and was able to fix the cord.  It's not a permanent fix, but it is working fine at the moment.  I had some other tape on it and I could hear it sparking.  I put the electrical tape on and it's not sparking and it is charging well. ^_^  I really want to be able to use my Macbook!  I have to do nice blog posts at the beach, right?

Today I walked and it was sunny and in the seventies!  Yesterday it was around fifty.  I was able to walk in short sleeves today.  That was weird.  I am ready for this same weather but with an ocean view.  I hope to take a lot of pictures and you know I'll share some after I get home.  I'll also try to share one a day while there.  I plan to get to the Starbucks at North Myrtle.  I have three free drinks on there and I got my notification today that I'm gold for another year.  I already knew that. :p It's nice to see it though. :D

I have such a weird tan line from winter walking!  I wear a pair of long fitness capris so I have a nice tan on my calves but from half way up and past my knee, I have none. LOL  It looks so weird and makes me self conscious.  I plan to get some just above the knee shorts to wear on my walks.  I hope to get grey ones as all the black ones I've worn in the past all get bleached out from the sun.  Grey ones would too, but it wouldn't be so noticeable. I have never tanned in my life until I started walking!  It's so weird.

Ah, I think I totally made up for that short post last night.  I was just so tired.  I am also currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule that I hadn't read before.  It's so good!  I am carrying my Kindle with me to the beach, and I will probably finish it there.  I'm also still reading the book on coffee.


No more cascara syrup!!!!!!!!!!

So, I decided to go to Starbucks tonight and hit the drive thru and get a latte.  It's a good thing I did!  The barista told me that their bottles of cascara were running out of date in March.  She thought it was around the 14th, but then she checked and it was the 2nd! :(  This means no more cascara lattes for me unless they bring back the syrup.  I hope they do, but I'm not holding my breath.  I'll have to find something I like that is just as good.  I don't want to find something else. lol  Oh well.

So, I'm glad I did that.  Speaking of Starbucks, my pretty blue ceramic tumbler that I bought some time ago is broken! I don't know how it got broken as the break is in the INSIDE of the tumbler at the bottom.  I was rinsing it in the sick and heard a weird noise coming from it. I though maybe something had dropped down in there.  Nope, it was broken! I loved that tumbler.  I'm so upset.  I won't be able to get another one as I got this one on clearance. I've seen them on ebay, but people ask two or three times more than they cost brand new.  I am not going to toss it.  I'll keep it and use it for decoration or something.  This is only the second Starbucks tumbler I've ever had break.  The first one was a white ceramic one from 2009.  I actually dropped that one, so that was my fault!  This one is a mystery.  

I walked today and the weather app on my phone said it was just going to be overcast.  I walked out the door to start my walk and it started raining. ~_~;  It rained for the majority of my walk and I was not a happy camper!  I got my walk in and came home and then did my workouts.  It was ab day.  Those weren't too bad.  I got that done and then had lunch.  I finished the book I was reading last night so I went to Amazon to see if I could find any more interesting true crime books.   I did and I 'borrowed' those to my Kindle.  I'll download them in a bit and then decide which one I am going to read next. I just finished Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones.  I love her books and her show on ID!  I think my next book will be the other one of hers I found on Amazon.

My friend didn't want to walk tonight because it was dreary.  It may have been dreary but it was dry!  It stopped raining AFTER my walk. ~_~; Figures!