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Brrr!

Today's walk was rather chilly! It was only in the 40's today and the wind was blowing. It wasn't so bad when it wasn't windy, but when it was.  BRRR!  I got my walk in though and then came home and put on warm 'at home' clothes which include 'give up on life pants' (sweat pants) lol . I actually turned my heater on in my room for the first time today!  I had brought it in a while ago, but I hadn't turned it on yet.  I finally broke down today and turned it on.

Last night, my friend needed to go to Target to pick up some things and I rode with him.  I saw some gift cards at Starbucks as we were leaving that I'd missed the night before.  He was on a schedule so I didn't get to look at them.  I ran back over there tonight and got the ones they have that I didn't have.  I now have 11 of the holidays cards. I think there are about 50 this year. Yikes! LOL I took a picture of the ones I had so when I get to the regular Starbucks and go in, I will know which ones I already have.  My collection is really growing!

I was going to get a drink at the Starbucks in Target but there was a long line and it's usually only one person working the Starbucks in there.  I decided to hit the drive thru of the regular one. I did that and came home with my delicious caramel brulee latte!  It was so good.  I got home and realized that I needed a few staples at the grocery store, so I decided to go.  I figured wiht it being a little later in the day (after 7) it wouldn't be as crowded and I was right.  I got sugar, bananas, cheese, Coke, ketchup, bread, and 3 froxen dinners. My favorite ones.  They were 2/$5 and buy two, get one free. So technically, 3/$5.  i was lucky with my bread.  Sometimes they won't have any of it as I buy a kind that they don't stock a lot of. It's Heiner's 35 if you are interested.  Each slice is only 35 calories and it tastes like regular bread to me.  They had one loaf and I grabbed it!  

I came home and was sort of slacking off.  I finally opened Scrivener and wrote my NaNo words for today.  I'm now officially over 20000! Yay!  I've done my French and I'm blogging now, so the only thing I need to do is some work in my bullet journal and then I'm going to climb into bed and read.  I'm still reading the book about Marie Hilley.  I'm getting near the end.  I put it on hold for a few days early on in NaNo.  I hope one of my holds at the library show up soon so I'll have something to read when I'm done with it.

I'm almost done with IT, too. I've been listening to the audiobook on my daily walks.  I think I'm going to load the Dark Tower books on my iPod touch to listen to after IT.  I should be finished with IT tomorrow and then I'll re-start that epic journey to the Tower again. ^_^


What day is this again?

I think it's Thursday, but I'm not really sure at this point. lol  It's been a long hot day.  My walk was pretty brutal heat wise. It's scary that it's this hot and it's only May. Ugh!  When I got home, it took a while to cool off.  I did it by lying on my bed in my room with the air conditioning!  I did my workouts and my French lesson and then had lunch.  My friend had prep work to do for the trip, so we didn't walk today.  I don't know if I would have wanted to. I did want to go to the post office, but since we didn't walk, I didn't get to go. I'm hoping to go before I leave for the trip!  

I wrote out a list of things to carry on the trip. Of course this Macbook will be going so I can do daily beachy blog posts. ^_^  I also plan to carry my Fitbit charger and my extra bands. Who knows what I might want to wear while there.  Since it has to be charged every five days, I'll have to charge it during the trip!  I don't want my Fitbit to die while on vacation.

I'm over half way done with The Outsider and it's good!  I am not sure if I'll finish it tonight, but I'll probably get close if I don't.  It draws you in from the very beginning.  It's so good.  Classic King for sure!

I mentioned sometime ago that my replacement Fitbit Charge 2 had acted up and wouldn't sync. I've been using the first one.  I sent the other one back and they sent me a replacement again.  I fully charged it up and I'm wearing it now.  I hope this one will be with me for  long time.  Just in case anything goes crazy, I'm going to keep the first one so I'll have it as a backup if anything happens. I have faith that this one is going to work well for me and last for many years to come!  

 


Phooey

I am in the midst of a migraine and it's not fun.  It came out of nowhere, too.  I hate migraines.  I want it to go away so I can read more on The Outsider.  I started it last night and it's good!

I walked today and it was hot.  I was so glad to get home and get to the air conditioning!  I did my workouts at the usual time today and then my French lesson.  I was a bit late fixing lunch because I got distracted online.  I really haven't done much else today.  I did do a sink full of dishes. The majority of the dishes were coffee cups. :p

Speaking of coffee.  I bought a bag of Eight O'Clock coffee beans at the beginning of the month.  I just finished up the other bag of coffee I had and opened it.  It's so good! I'd never had this brand before, but it was on sale, they sell it whole bean, and it smelled delicious!  It was!  I like it quite well.  It's definitely a keeper.  I would like to get to Starbucks and get a bag of whole bean Pike Place roast.  I haven't been over there still! The grocery store sells Starbucks coffee, but it's ground. I want the beans.  I'm addicted to grinding my own. It makes the kitchen smell so good!

Yes, this is a short post, but like I said, I have a migraine and I really need to relax a bit before getting the Kindle out to read more of the new Stephen King book.  


What a day!

I got in my regular walk today and it was hot.  I was sweating like crazy when I got home.  I cooled down and then decided to mow the lawn!  I was dripping with sweat when I was done with that.  I only did the front and part of the back.  I was glad to have it done.  I had to cool off again and I didn't do my workouts right then!  I did relax and do my French lesson and then it was time to fix lunch.

After lunch, I relaxed a while.  I thought my friend and I would walk, but we didn't.  I sort of wanted to, but at the same time I didn't since I'd done so much earlier.  I finished the true crime book I was reading and went to the library website hoping to find The Outsider.  It's the new novel by Stephen King.  They actually had it and it was available to borrow as an ebook. YES!  I am going to start it tonight.  

When I came here tonight, my blog was missing!  I thought maybe Typepad was having issues.  I checked, and no.  So then I went to the blog via Typepad and there it was.  My domain had expired and I didn't realize it!  I went and renewed it and it took a few minutes for it to show back up.  If you visited today and couldn't find the blog via the domain name, forgive me!  I'm glad it's back.

I mailed my huge stack of mail on my walk.  I had all my letters plus I had two friendship books I was returning to people.  Hopefully they'll both become new pen pals. ^_^  That would be nice.  I also finally did my workouts.  I am going to finish up this post and get into that book!


Almost there!

I'm now less than 5000 words from completely NaNo for my second year in a row!  I didn't write as much tonight as I usually do. It was my lowest word count of the month, but I got some done.  I have been so tired all day.  I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.  I finally did get back to sleep and it was time to get up.  I've been cranky and out of sorts all day!

I walked to the post office and mailed my one pen pal letter.  I had just one in my box!  At least I did have one, right?  I walked home, but with the longer walk, I got back later than usual.  I could have done my workouts, but I was really tired and sore so I decided I'd do them later.  I relaxed and then had lunch. I rested a bit after lunch and then did my workouts.  I was glad to get those done. I had almost been tempted to skip them.  I did those and had some dinner.  I fixed some coffee and sat down to do today's NaNo.  Like I said, it was a short day's write, but I got some written.  I only wrote 1164 words today.  I'm just over 45,000 though, so that is good!

I finished the first short story in Strange Weather a few nights ago but haven't started on the second one. I may do that tonight.  I"m currently listening to Full Dark, No Stars on my walk.  I finished 1922 today and started on Big Driver.  Full Dark, No Stars is excellent.  All four stories are good ones.  My favorite being 1922.

 


Guess where I am?

Yes, I'm a Starbucks. What a surprise, eh? :p  I came over to get my pen pal letters and NaNo done.  I have written two of my three letters and written over 2300 words for NaNo. I figured I would do my blog post while here, too.  I might write the other letter here and I might wait until I get home.  I'm not sure yet.  I was going pretty good on my writing when a friend kept interrupting me with texts!  That got me off track for a bit, but he finally stopped and I got back into it.  Over two thousands words means I got back on track! lol  I probably won't write anymore on NaNo tonight.  That is a good place to stop.

 I got in my walk today and it was cold, but not too bad.  I came home and did my workouts after that.  I had lunch and then packed up my messenger bag and headed over here.  When I got here, it was about 4:45.  They are doing a promotion from the 9th - 13th of bogof on the holiday drinks.  This place was ROLLING when I got here. I didn't even think about that crazy promo before I came.  I had to wait in a loooong line to buy my drink and a longer one to pick up my drink!  There was absolutely no where to sit either.  Luckily, I saw two girls sitting at a little table and they didn't have drinks. I was hoping they were just sitting waiting on their drinks.  They were!  When they got up to get them, I made sure they weren't going to sit back down and grabbed their table! :P

Not my favorite table, but hey, it was somewhere to sit.  It's cleared out  alot in here now, but there are still a lot of people at the tables.  I thought the guy who was sitting at my favorite table had left.  I saw him get up, put on his jacket and head away from his table.  I packed up to move to it and saw his stuff was still on it. Oops!  The end chair on the big table was open, so I just sat here.  I felt sort of silly.  Oh well.  This seat isn't too bad and it's close to my favorite spot in case he does leave. :p

By the way, my Starbucks got in their Holiday cards.  You should see the huge ass stack of them I got. I'll take a picture when I get home if I can get them all in the picture. LOL I stopped counting at thirty something.  Really!   was so happy because I was afraid our Starbucks wouldn't get the whole set.  I think I got them all except for the ones in the packaging.  I am pretty sure you can't get those without loading them.  Some of them are just multiples of the ones that are single but some are the shaped ones.  I would love to have some of those too, but I will have to check and see.  I'm pretty sure though, those are buy them only.  I must have looked like some kind of weirdo going to the gift card board and grabbing a handful. :p

Anyway.  I have done NaNo, I have written all but one letter.  All I need to do when I get home is my French lesson.  I'd do that here, but I don't think I have my earbuds with me.  I have my bed linen in the dryer at home so I should be able to go home and put it back on the bed, do my French and relax.  I want to read more on Sleeping Beauties. I finally made it past the half way point last night.  It's getting more interesting as I go!

 


Monday musings.

I went for my walk today and it was sunny and nice.  Well, it was a bit chilly, but I took care of that by wearing my hoodie.  I walked a bit further than I have been doing since I knew today's workout was a PIIT routine and it wouldn't take but half an hour to do.  They were only half an hour long, but they were HARD! I made it through though, so that was good.  After I finished my workouts, I took a small break and then washed dishes so I could fix lunch.  

I'm now sitting at my desk looking out the window and watching a show about the Heaven's Gate cult on HLN.  It actually aired last night, but I saved it to my 'DVR' and I'm watching it now.  I can't believe these people actually believed this stuff.  It's sad what some people believe!  

I read more of Sleeping Beauties last night.  I'm about 11% in and so far it's really good.  I think I'm going to like it.  It's got a lot going on.  After I finish posting here, I'll probably grab the Kindle and read some more on it.  I am in the mood to take a nap, but if I do, I won't sleep tonight.  I would take a bath, but I don't want to fall asleep in there. lol  I take really hot baths and they are sooooo relaxing!


Reading with coffee is life!

So last night, I went to the ebook section of my library on the laptop.   I wanted to see if I could get Stephen King's new book with his son Owen. I was also looking for the new Joe Hill book. (King's other son)  I found The Fireman available.  It's been out a while and I haven't read it yet.  I checked it out and then put a hold on Sleeping Beauties and Strange Weather.  It said I was on the wait list. One of them even said I was number 16 of 16 waiting.  Today, I get an email saying that both my books are available!  Weird.  So, I went ahead and sent them to my Kindle.  I'm almost midway through The Fireman. It's good so far.  It drew me in right away last night.  So much so that I was late going to bed! :P  After I finish it, I'll read Sleeping Beauties and then Strange Weather.  I still can't get over how they were both not available last night and now they are on my Kindle.  Weird!  Oh well!

I got in a bit of a longer walk today.  That was pretty nice.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then my workouts. It was stretch day on the calendar and it was much needed.  I love stretching.  I should start adding one of my her stretch videos to my regular workouts everyday.  I used to do one each night, but for some reason, I got out of the habit.  Maybe I should get back into that habit!  

Right now, though, I'm going to fix a cup of coffee and grab my Kindle. I want to read more of The Fireman.  I also need to write some notes for Nano.  I can't believe that it's less than a week away!  I'm still wavering between last years books continuation or something entirely different. 


Sunday....

So, it's Sunday and it's my regular day to do my bed linen.  I have that in the dryer now.  I'm pretty sure it's ready to go back on the bed, I just need to get it out and do that.  I got in a smaller walk today.  I didn't go as far as yesterday as I didn't want to be walking after dark again.  I could have actually stayed out longer, but oh well! Tomorrow, I plan to walk earlier in the day as I need to go by the bank.  I got a small check and I want to cash it.  It's a whole $3.42! LOL  Not too exciting, but  was totally  broke before this, so at least I can get a few things while I'm out.

I got in my workouts on time and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  After that, I waited just a little bit and then went for my walk.  I played Pokemon Go for some of my walk.  I caught a new one and I also caught a Pikachu in a witch hat.  So cute! :) I was hoping to catch more new ones, but I was happy for what I got!  I will probably play tomorrow when I walk to the bank.

Oh yesterday's walk, I started listening to the audiobook of The Stand.  I tried to pick up where I left off yesterday, but it didn't want to play correctly.  It would be going along just fine, and then just skip way ahead in the recording.  Weird. I didn't want to have to mess with that while walking, so I just switched to Cell.  I have the Audible audiobook of it, and it's all one long recording.  It wanted to be bitchy too!  It started part of the way in the recording.  I finally got it to behave and listened to that on my walk.  Crazy iPod issues! :p

 


What's in my purse....

So, for something totally different.  Here is my purse and all the stuff inside dumped out.

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Exciting, isn't it? LOL!  I have a Finn and Jake pin and a Corgi pin as you can see.  I also have a Myrtle Beach charm keychain and an Adventure Time charm keychain.  The bag itself has Police Line Do Not Cross on it so that is already decorated. :P  The contents are my wallet, earbuds, Starbucks coffee sleeve, pen pouch, lip balm pouch, altoids tin with honey packets in in,  owl case with with reusable shopping bag, black card holder, wet naps, small Altoids tin with bulb that I need to replace in it, and a mini sewing kit.

So, what is in your purse?