Starbucks Feed's out again. ~_~;

Yes, the light in my yard is out again. It didn't come on tonight, so .... sigh 

I got a bit of writing down today, but not as much as I would have liked. My sleep was absolutely horrible last night. I could not get comfortable. It felt like it was way too hot in my bedroom although it really shouldn't have been. It took me putting my air conditioner on full blast AND having a fan on a chair pointing right at my bed to help me sleep and that even took a while. I don't know what that was about, but I am hoping to not have a repeat tonight!  I watched YouTube pretty much all day except for when I ran out to check my post office box. I paid my box this month and the payment hasn't hit the bank yet, so I wanted to make sure they had gotten it. The receipt was in my box, so it has been processed there. I guess it will show up in my bank account soon.

While I was out, I went to Starbucks and got a Peppermint white mocha. While in line, I saw they had a new bakery item. It's called lime frosted coconut (Frosted lime coconut bar I looked it up!) I LOVE coconut and lime and wanted to try it, but alas they were out. :(. Next time!  Now, I'm going to get dressed for bed and relax a bit. I have laundry in the dryer and I need to make sure it's dry. I will put it away tomorrow as I am really too tired to mess with it tonight.

Still tired, one thrift store

My friend wanted to go to one of our 'local' places to eat, so we did. We stopped by a Goodwill on the way and I found two Starbucks things, a metal tumbler with a handle, and a plastic tumbler. I also found a home binding kit (for notebooks) and a Sak bag. This is the exact same Sak bag that I have four of. Yes, four. I have a black one, a teal one, a purple one, and a yellow one. Now, I have a red one. LOL, It was in perfect condition, too!  So, now I have that bag in five colors. :p 

Wednesday morning post

Ahh, I went to bed later last night and woke up early. Boo!  I've been up a while too.  Oh well! I did get a few beach pictures to share. I totally meant to get some interesting pictures while we were out yesterday to share something with you other than just the beach, but I forgot. I'm not sure we are going out today. We probably will, but you never know. We have plenty of food in the room. I DO want to get Starbucks today since it's the first even though I got it yesterday! :P I forgot to mention that. Anyway, here are some pictures and I'll see you in the afternoon post!


Tuesday evening post

We are back in the room after a successful thrift trip.  We went to three Goodwills and he went to two pawn stores.  I found a Starbucks tumbler in one. It's a nice one from 2011.  I found another, complete Happy Planner, some other little things, and.... a snap-on case that fits my MacBook!  It is my color too!  $3 at a Goodwill and it has the keyboard skin with it. Nice! What are the odds that I would find one? I had ordered one from Amazon earlier before we left. I'm going to pick it up from an Amazon locker location while we are down here.  It will be nice to have an extra. That one is colorful and patterned. Here is the one I found tonight.


It's not so light blue in normal light. It's teal/turquoise. :D I love that shade of blue!  I was amazed to find this. Yay! I took a few night shots of the ocean from the balcony before I sat down to post this. Here they are.


Signing off for today, see you tomorrow! :) By the way, I also got Starbucks while we were out. :p

A list

Ha ha, love the title. :P  So, here is a complete (I think) list of the goodies:


The ten Starbucks items:

One black Starbucks mug

One large holiday Starbucks mug

Two ceramic tumblers (SC and Reserve)

A green tumbler with a handle

a holiday tumbler (I found this exact same one recently and there may be a picture of it on my blog further down)

A 'make your own' tumbler (this one you unscrew and put in a picture or whatever you want)

A stainless smaller tumbler with a cork bottom (no lid)

Really big stainless tumbler (this one has seen better days)

24oz cold cup (no lid)


Everything else: MacBook, Sherpani crossbody bag, Hello Pumpkin mug, Corgi mug, Fossil wallet, ceramic jack o lantern, metal jack o lantern, roll stickers, 'tul' disc notebook cover, rainbow pencil case for a binder, and a Narwhal plush.  What a haul, yes? Whew, glad I finally typed it all out. lol

I didn't mention it yesterday because I was so out of it, but we did go to one Goodwill yesterday.  I got two t-shirts (in the $1 bin), a small Nike backpack (in case I ever start walking again), a mini Myrtle Beach bag, some Sugar Daddys, and a mini Sak Roots bag.  We went to eat and decided to run by a nearby Goodwill that we don't get to very often.

I am not sure if we'll do our regular thrift run tomorrow. To be honest, I'd be just as glad to stay home and skip it! Ad for today, I had to run out and mail something and I also mowed the front lawn.  It took longer to get the stupid mower started than it did to mow. That made mowing more frustrating, Yay! ~_~  I'm going to try to relax the rest of the evening and then see how tomorrow goes. I've written a good bit in my current story, and I may write a bit more. I'm not sure yet.I am very happy that it's back on track and I'm also happy the front lawn is mown! :p


Still tired

I am extremely tired as I didn't sleep well at all last night. I also had to get my air conditioner in my window today as it's starting to get hot enough for it.  I was already tired and now I'm tired and sore.  I did take some pictures of the haul to share. I hope to do a complete list soon. Here is a little sample of some of my goodies:


You can click on any image to see it larger.  These are a few of my finds. I hope to post a list tomorrow.

Oh dear, there is so much stuff.

My friend got off work early today so we started in Reidsville and then went to Greensboro. I found SO. MUCH. STUFF. I'm extremely tired from all the crowds and the long hours, so I am not going to do a picture post tonight. I hope to get a bunch of pictures tomorrow.  As for the things, I found TEN Starbucks items.  Mostly tumblers, but there were a few mugs.  I found a rolling drawer cart (something I've been hoping to find on a thrift trip) and a MacBook from 2007! LOL, It boots, but the screen is cracked BUMMER! :(  I couldn't see that when I bought it. It was also missing the charger and battery, but I was able to test its booting up with my charger.  I am sad it's broken, but it was only $15.00. I have never seen a MacBook of any kind when thrifting so I had to have it. It's in a good home, now. There are a bunch of other miscellaneous things, A Corgi mug, a random mug,  a couple of jack o lanterns, and more. I'll do a legit full post tomorrow and post a list. It was a fruitful trip and now I hope to not go thrifting again for years. 

I'm seriously tired af! I haven't written yet and i promised myself that I would not miss a day of writing even if I just write a few lines, so as soon as I post this, I'm going to try to write a few paragraphs and call it good. I'm too tired to get into a lot of serious writing tonight. :)


Sunday is for Starbucks

Well, when the Sunday falls on the first of the month it is!  I went to Starbucks to get my first of the month jolt start. I got a nice Peppermint white mocha and yes, it was delicious!  I finished Camp yesterday. The story has a lot more to it, so I'll pick it back up in July for that Camp. As for now, I'm back to the work I was doing before Camp. It wasn't as hard to get back into it as I was thinking. I meant to do a review of a lot of it last night and got caught up in another old story I wrote. Oops! Oh well, it didn't affect my writing today, so that was good. I actually got a bit over 1800 words done on it, so I am pleased!

My regular Sunday chores are moving along nicely. I have my hair washed, my bed linen is in the washing machine. I need to get the laundry out from yesterday from the dryer so I can move the linens over.  I took the trash out and took the can to the street as it's stuffed.  It's a huge can, so I only have to actually put the can on the street once a month or so.  I am going to be putting away the laundry after I finish this post and get the bed linen in to dry. I want to do some work on my digital planner in GoodNotes.  DPCDigitals, my favorite shop for digital goodies dropped some cool things in the newsletter so I want to import them into GoodNotes and play a bit.  I just need to get the laundry sorted first and then I'm free to play a bit until I have to put the bed linens back on the bed. I'm trying to get things done earlier today so I'm not putting the linens back on the bed after 10 pm! :P

Fun finds today!

I didn't find a lot of things today, but I did find two ceramic Starbucks tumblers, a Pusheen up, and a Bath and Body Works candle. I found other things too, but these are the ones I took pictures of to share! :P


The first Starbucks tumbler was from 2012 and looks quilted. The second one is from 2016. The Pusheen cup was a great find! I love Pusheeen so I had to have that.  The B&BW candle smells AMAZING. 

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

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 bit of a disappointment...

I received an order today that was a bit of a disappointment.  I ordered a 24 oz stainless cold cup tumbler on eBay. I've wanted a Starbucks 24oz one for a while and saw this one and it was a great price. Looked brand new and was cheaper than it sold for new. If you collect or buy Starbucks drinkware, you know that if it's on eBay it's usually more than the actual selling price.  This one in the pictures looked pink and green and that was what I was expecting. It was the lighting. It's actually peach and green. That isn't a bad combo and it's pretty, but it isn't what I was thinking it was going to be.  I'll still keep it and use it, but I'm disappointed. It doesn't help that the listing itself said 'pink and green'. Oh well. :( It's still pretty. I'll share a few shots with a flash and without so you can see it.

You can click on any of those and see them bigger. It's a pretty cup, but not exactly what I envisioned. Oh well. 

Regular Friday Thrift

My friend and I did our regular Friday thrift. I found a few goodies, too!  The highlight is a Fossil handbag and a Starbucks stainless tumbler.  The Fossil bag is actually listed on their site currently. It retailed for $198.00. I paid $4.99. SCORE! there was also a black leather Coach bag that I bought. I'm not sure if it's legit, but it's nice and it was the same price as the Fossil. There was another Fossil, but i have similar ones to it so I passed on it.  The one I did buy is pretty cool. I love finding things like that.  I wonder if the Coach is legit? It IS real leather and it great shape.  I don't really know how to find out. 

I did my day's Camp NaNo writing before we went.  I'm now not for from 15000 words! Pretty good when I wasn't sure I wanted to slip back into this story.  I hope to get a nice relaxing day in tomorrow and of course, I'll write. I may go get my pizza tomorrow, we'll see. It all depends on how I feel then. For now, I'm going to relax until bedtime. I'm so sleepy, but as soon as I lie down tonight for sleep, I'll be wide awake. Boo!

I hit 10,000 words today!

Yes, I did it, I got to the 10,000 mark with today's writing. That usually means I treat myself to a pizza. I didn't get one today, but I will get one in the next day or so. I did go out for a few errands. I was driving past Starbucks and saw ONE car in the drive-thru. This is very unusual as they are usually lined waaay back. I made a split-second decision that I needed some Starbucks today! I got my Starbucks, got one more errand done, and headed home. Day complete. :p

The Holy Grail!

What does that subject line mean? Well, I found a Holy Grail item while thrifting today.  It's a ceramic Starbucks 14 oz tumbler from 2009. Why is it one of my grail items? Because this particular tumbler was the very first one I ever purchased when I first started going to Starbucks over 12 years ago.  Don't I still have mine, you ask? No, it was broken not long after I got it. I was so upset and at the time, I couldn't get another as I had bought it on clearance from our local store. Many years later, I found plenty online but they were ranging from $15 - $40+ and that didn't include shipping.  We went to Salvation Army in Reidsville today and I spotted it. I thought, "Hey, that looks like my old tumbler that got broken. It's probably a look alike." I picked it up and turned it over and sure enough, it was the exact same tumbler. YAY!!!!! I am so happy to add it to my collection! Here it is:


Isn't it pretty? I'm so glad to have found it. It was my thrift find of the day! All the other thrift finds paled in comparison. :)  I also wrote today adn day five of Camp is done! I will hit 10,000 words tomorrow.  Go me!

Camp NaNoWriMo is a GO!

I was pondering things last night after I posted here and decided to go with the third book about my skaters. They were calling me to pick up their story so I obliged.  I got my first day's worth of words down. Only 1722 but it's a good start.  It was a bit awkward getting back into in a few days I'll be in my stride. I have a lot planned for these characters in this book.  I'm glad to have gotten started.  I went to Starbucks since it was the first and brought my Peppermint white mocha and Cake Pop (I was naughty!) home and enjoyed them while writing.  Camp is a go!