Yes, it's Sunday and I did my usual. I washed my hair and my bed linen so they would both be clean! :p I also paid all my bills, got lunch out while doing errands, and bought two cute sets of Halloween stickers from DPC Digitals. I love all over her stuff. It's all so cute! I am going to import them into GoodNotes after I get the linens back on the bed. That is next on today's to-do list. I would have liked to toss a nap in somewhere but I didn't! I also wrote a bunch today. I was on a roll. I love when that happens. I wrote 3712 words. Whoo hoo!
Hoo boy am I tired. I decided to walk to the Pavilion area today. It's been a LONG time since I walked that much. I was hurting coming back, let me tell you! LOL I walked to the beginning of the boardwalk and walked it down to the Pavilion area. I went in the Gay Dolphin and bought a cute shirt and a few stickers/decals. I then walked across the street to I love Sugar. I wanted bulk nerds. Guess what they didn't have? WAH!!!!!!!! lol, I wanted my damn Nerds! I did get some of the little Cotton candy-flavored candies that I like a few random things to try. I love bulk candy. Goodness, gracious! :p
I went to the first Starbucks that I came to, the one in the Bay View Resort. I got a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino and it was delicious! I was able to pick up a few cards I didn't have, too. I went to the Oceanfront Starbucks but I didn't get anything in there today. I just wanted to visit. I saw a water bottle that I adored at the Bay View and was going to buy it at the Ocean Front one, but they didn't have it. Oh well, I'll get one or something else I love. :P
I walked back along the Boardwalk and then when I got to the end, I took off my shoes and gave my poor feets a break, and walked in the surf back to the hotel. That was nice and my feet were much happier with me! It was nice to walk in the daytime as so far, I've only been on the beach at night. I still will go tonight, but you know how it is! :P I took a lot of pictures and I'll share some here. Maybe I'll do a complete Google photo album of the trip when I get home. For now, enjoy these pictures I took along the way.
I got some great things today! I found a Sak bag, a Fossil bag, two Starbucks mugs, and the cutest Starbucks ceramic tumbler EVER. It's so damn cute! It's from 2015 and you'll see it below. I got various other things, too! One of the neat finds was a Ziploc bag of vintage iron-on patches still in the original packaging! Very, very cool! Here are some of my finds and a cute tree at one of the Goodwill stores:
You can click on any picture to see the entire thing. I love my finds!
I went over to Starbucks to get my birthday drink. As I'm leaving the drive-thru, my friend texts me. I had been re-considering doing a thrifting trip today. I decided to go for it! We went to Reidsville, Walkertown, and Mayodan. I got a vintage General Electric tape recorder! :) I also two two Starbucks tumblers. One a sparkly hot or cold tumbler and one a venti cold cup. I was happy to find these as they were in wonderful condition. I also found a Kate Spade handbag! @_@; I'm not sure it's genuine, but I think it is, I'll have to research tomorrow. It looks just like a real one I found via a search. It's not really my style bag, but it was a Kate Spade! :p
Other things I got were a bag of scrunchies, an 'art' kit, a container with some various markers, a glittery jack o lantern, 2 pairs of fuzzy socks and one pair of striped knee-high socks (all new), an adulting note pad, and a pack of inserts for a Happy Planner. Oh, also two sets with a pen and a pad of matching notes. Not a bad haul. Here are the cups:
Nice, yes? Here is the Kate Spade bag:
We went out and went to a few places. We drove down to Pawley's Island! I've never been, so that was pretty cool. We went to a GW boutique (Goodwill only higher-end items), a Salvation Army, and a Tuesday Morning. I got stuff in all three. :p We ate in Murrell's Inlet on the way back up at a place called Judy Boone's kitchen. It was pretty good, too! We came back up to Myrtle and went to the Tuesday Morning here. We have been back to the room for some time now. I have sat down and paid bills, and now I'm typing this up. My phone is currently on charge. We went by a Starbucks in Pawley's Island and my friend stopped so I could go in! This was right before we were headed to eat, so I didn't get a drink, but I got more cards I needed and a new tumbler. :p Oops. Hee hee.
That is the Starbucks we stopped by. Very nice location and I have a new one to add to my list! Joy!
Hello there! We just got back to the room about an hour ago. We got a lot of thrifting done. We've been to five Goodwill stores, one Salvation Army, one beach store, and Tuesday Morning! I didn't get a lot at the Goodwill stores. I got a little metal sign and a pouch in the one at NMB. At the one off 501 I got a tote bag with a Corgi on it. I also got a clock radio in there for the room. The room doesn't have one and this one is small and cute so it works and I can bring it on trips since it's small.
The Conway Goodwill I bought some shoes, and then at the one on Loyola, I got a Jack O' lantern and something else but I cannot remember what it was! Umm... yeah, no clue! I just remembered! It was a vintage radio/cassette player (knockoff Walkman) The last Goodwill we went to at Murrell's Inlet, I got a vintage Rook card game. I didn't buy anything at the Salvation Army. I passed up on a Fossil bag, too! It was one that I wouldn't carry, so I was easy to pass up.
At Tuesday morning, I got a little TN, a two-pack of notebooks, and a pack of neon/pastel fineliners. Everything was on clearance too! :) At the beachwear store (Beach Life) I got a shirt and a sticker. My friend got me another shirt so I got two. Yay! After we left the Loyola GW, we went to the Cookout that is down the road. While my friend went through the drive-thru line, I walked over to Starbucks! I got a pretty rainbow tumbler and some cards I didn't have. I also got a peppermint white mocha. Yummy! Here are some pictures that aren't just beach. :p
As you can see in the first picture, it got really dark in Conway. I took this picture. The second picture was of the waterfall at one of the miniature gofl places down here. I thought it was pretty.
So, I thought my friend and I were not going to thrift today. He had the day off and didn't mention it so I was settled in at my desk ready to spend the day on my Mac and write and just enjoy my day. He had texted me earlier this morning and didn't mention going, so I thought that was that. He texted around 2 this afternoon and mentioned going. I really wanted to just stay at home, but I agreed to go. I dressed and went out and washed off Goontz. It's pollen season and my Goontz had a layer of yellow/green pollen all over. I got that done and then waited for my friend. He came and we went to Reidsville. He ate at Bojangles and then went to the Salvation Army store. I found a Sony clock radio for $2, a pack of Post-it note page flags, (Well two packs), and a package of pretty napkins. Don't judge me! lol We went to the Goodwill and I only found one item. It's a Jack o lantern metal candle holder that originally came from Bath and Body Works. It was very cute and caught my eye so I got it.
We then went to the Goodwill in Walkertown NC. I found a little purple jack o lantern candle holder in there. I also found a very nice little cabinet/stand. Here is a picture. It still has the letter stickers from where it was assembled and the price sticker. It was only $8 and I am not sure where I'm going to put it, but it's in excellent condition. The drawer works well and the shelf is adjustable.
It will be a nice addition to my house. I just have to figure out where I'm going to use it! We went to Mayodan after that and I only found two things. A disk holder and a sleep mask. The disk holder is a Fellows brand and it was for computer disks back in the day. It will be perfect to hold my specialty Starbucks cards. I was going to search for one of these for that purpose and this one was there so I got it. It's in great shape, too! Speaking of Starbucks cards, several I ordered on eBay arrived today! I was happy to get them. I only have one thing that I'm waiting on now and that is a Starbucks tumbler. I saw it in-store when I went to the 'new' Starbucks in Greensboro and I knew I wanted it. I decided to look on eBay. I knew I'd have to pay more for it, but I found one that was only a few dollars more with free shipping so that saves me trying to find it at the local Starbucks. :)
I forgot to mention that I found a Fossil purse at the Walkertown store but I had to pass it up as it was priced pretty high. I was short on funds. My friend got the little cabinet for me. He would have gotten the purse too and let me pay him back for both, but I'm still doing monthly payments on the Docs! We went back to Reidsville before heading home and ate at Carmela's.
Yes, I realize I didn't post last night. Sorry about that. I only went out once yesterday and that was to pick up a gardening bucket at Lowe's. They have a promotion going through the month of April where you can go each week and get some things for free. This week was a bucket with a bag of potting soil, plant food, gardening gloves, and seeds! Very cool! You can use the bucket and do container gardening or plant the seeds elsewhere. I am not sure what next week's 'kit' will be, but this was very cool. While I was out, I called my bestie to see if she would like STarbucks. She is recovering from Covid, so she can't really go out right now. I took her a peppermint white mocha (her favorite) and place it outside her back door and hurried away! :p I felt a little treat would be nice for her. I got myself one, too! :p
Today, my friend and did a thrifting trip. He did not get off at noon like he sometimes does on Friday, so we had to wait until he got off at 2:30. We went to Greensboro and ate at Herbie's place. They have breakfast all day and it's good, too! We ate and then went to five Goodwill stores over there and we didn't even get to all of them! I found some goodies, too! Remember the Sak bag that I found at the beach and didn't get and then bought on eBay? The one I found in teal later and then had two? Well, one of the Goodwill stores had it in purple! Now I have three versions of that bag. :p I also picked up another Sak bag in there that is blue. It was very pretty and in excellent shape. I found two Starbucks things. One at two different Goodwill stores. One is a plastic 16oz tumbler and one is a lidded ceramic tumbler from the holiday collection in 2011! Very cool. Here are those finds:
I have another green tumbler like this one that I bought in the store back in the early days of me going to Starbucks. This one is just like it with a different design. The ceramic was is nice and in perfect condition, not a nick or scratch on it! Other finds today were a small paper cutter, some pens, a ream of printer paper for $2, a cute Mario Bros mushroom zipper case, three ceramic jack o lanterns and one big fabric 'bucket' jack o lantern, and a weather alert radio just like the one I found on the way home from the beach last year. This is the same radio, only the newer model and it wax still in the box and had the manual. It will be nice to have backup or I could put it in another part of the house. Speaking of weather alerts, it's storming here and the lightning was so intense I could see it through my blinds. I was waiting for a loud BOOM! I hope I don't lose power before I get this posted. Yikes! :P
In one Goodwill, I saw a pair of almost brand new Nike shoes and they were my color and they were in my size. My friend bought them for me. Yay! I love them and they'll probably replace my daily shoes. I even wore them for a bit after I got them to test them out. Pretty comfy. like Nike shoes so its was a nice thing to find. I have one more picture to share. I took a picture of the pretty little tree in the parking lot at Herbie's. Here you go!
Such a pretty little tree! :) I forgot to mention that after we left one Goodwill and were headed to another, we passed a Starbucks that I'd never been to. My friend asked if I wanted to stop, I said YES!!!!!!!!! lol, I got a peppermint white mocha again and was able to grab a stack of cards to add to my collection. I also saw a Tumber I want. :p I didn't get it, but it's on my 'want list' now.
So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted. I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing. We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first. I found a few things in there. I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle, a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it. My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me. We left there and went to Pete's to eat. After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill. At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags. It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean. We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville. We went to the two Goodwill stores here. We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern. We went to the other one. Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight. Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too! I got TWO Fossil bags! I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too. Very cute It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't. I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :) It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it. I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!
I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day. I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today. I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon. I know Ill get those! The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.
I went to the grocery store today. I didn't really want to go out at all, but I needed some things in the house. One of the things on my list was some milk and that is the one thing I forgot to get. D'oh! I went right up the aisle too! I got coffee creamer, but no milk They actually had my favorite creamer in stock so I bought two! :p I also got a few boxes of K-cups since they were on sale.
I got in and out pretty easily, I picked the right time to go, that is for sure. They weren't very busy at all. I like to go when it's like that. It's so much easier and less stressful! I am very happy to have that done. I still need to get milk, but I'll get it another time. My friend texted tonight and he wants to go to Reidsville again tomorrow! That means a thrift trip. I hope I don't find a lot of things because I'm about to be broke. We've thrifted a lot lately and it's catching up to me!
I wrote a little over 2000 words today! Whoo-hoo! I hope to write tomorrow too. Days where we thrift sometimes feel like they go by too fast. I should be able to write some before he gets off work. He has to work to the regular time tomorrow and not get off at noon, so that will give me a little time. I plan to use it!
What a thrifting trip that was! We started in Reidsville and went to the Salvation Army store and Goodwill. I found an Apple-branded cover for my iPad mini in there. It's light blue and I love it. At Salvation Army, I got some cards, a snowman pin, a wallet, a CD, a cheese grater, and two packs of those cute little animal cable protectors. We went from there to Wentworth NC and ate at a place called Mom's Kitchen. We were looking forward to it. It was not great. It was just.... I don't want to be mean, but it wasn't good. We won't be going back there. We went from there to the Mayodan Goodwill that we recently discovered and I found a few things there. A small Keurig k-cup holder (It fits under the little brewer in my room! LOL), a case (that will fit an external HD), a set of Tetris magnets, and a cute little Halloween ceramic thingee with a ghost, a tree, and little jack o lanterns. We went on to a 'new' Goodwill in Walkertown NC. I found a Sak bag exactly like the one I wanted at Myrtle that I bought on eBay. This one is the same bag but instead of being black, it's teal. I absolutely LOVE it. I got that, a bit metal jack o lantern, a S'well bottle with donut design, a purple zipper pouch, a box of Ticonderoga pencils, and a Homer Simpson shirt! I can't wear it, it's way too small, but I had to have it! Lol
We left there and were heading to the Goodwill in Eden but we ended up going right past the one in Mayodan. They are constantly putting stuff out there so we stopped back in. I found some stampers and a cute crab plush. I love crabs! He is red is so cute! We then went to the Goodwill in Eden and I found a DS game! They had quite a few, but there was one that I was pretty sure I'd love. It was Crafting Mama! I always adored the Cooking Mama games so I got this. It was still in the original case, too. That was $4. I was so happy to finally see some DS games and one I actually wanted! I'll try it later as I haven't been home long and I've been working on my writing. I'm too tired to do it justice tonight so I've just been editing.
After Eden, we headed to our last stop, Martinsville, VA, and to the Goodwill there. We ate again in Eden at a drive-up place. That was much better than our lunch! At the Martinsville Goodwill, I didn't find anything! That was okay because I had already spent plenty. I love all my finds. I'm so happy that I found that purse! I adore the black one so much and this is the same purse only in a cooler color. This once still has the Sak dangle thingee on it, too!
The CD I found in the Salvation Army in Reidsville is from the Vince Guaraldi Trio. It's all the music from the 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas special I just happened to see it while I was in line and snatched it up! I've already ripped it to my MacBook Pro so I can enjoy it on here and on my iPod. I love the music from it.
I just looked up the cover I got for the iPad Mini. It sells new on the Apple store for $39.99! @_@; I got it for $4.99. SCORE!!!! lol I am pretty sure this will also fit any iPad Mini so if I get a newer one, I should be able to use it with those too. :) It was a good thrifting trip. I'll try to remember to take pictures tomorrow. I need to move everything off my bed so I can actually sleep in it tonight. Plus, I want to try Crafting Mama!
I actually know it's Thursday this week! I got the hard drive returned today with my data. They said they would put it on a drive the size of my data recovered. I figured they would send a 1 GB drive as the stuff on it was a little less than that. They send me a 4 GB drive with my files! That was more than generous and I was extremely happy! I finally cloned the drive my friend lent me and erased it to return it to him tomorrow.
As for tomorrow, we are doing a thrifting trip. He sometimes gets off at noon on Friday and we are hoping he will tomorrow so we can do a few different places. I'd love to make it to the Salvation Army since they were closed yesterday. I'm also hoping to find some DS games and other goodies! I wrote tonight and it was an emotional scene, so I only wrote a little over 1000 words. I'll probably edit it tomorrow and then write more. It was pretty good!
I remembered that today I had an offer from Starbucks that if you did order ahead, you would get a free drink loaded onto your card for a future purchase. It was for a Grande or Venti. Guess what my dumb ass bought? Tall. ~_~; I realized my mistake when I got home. Oh well. I tried another new drink. This was the Oatmilk honey latte. I don't think I like it. It wasn't horrible by any means, it just isn't something I would enjoy. It's weird though, the more I drank it, the better it got? It was weird. I don't know. I am desperately trying to find something to fill the void left by my cascara syrup being discontinued!
I hope to do a post tomorrow night about thrifting, but I might be too tired if we go to a bunch of places. I'll try to check in any way even if I have to do a write up of all the goodies I get on Saturday. I am planning on staying home the entire weekend, so I can get writing, chores, and other things done!
You won't believe this but guess what we did tonight? We went back to Reidsville! No, seriously! We went and ate at Carmela's. I got the fettuccine alfredo and it was sooooo good. They had a special on pizzas so he bought us both one to go! Why? Well, we are under a bad winter storm warning. Lots of ice is expected. The last storm over the weekend caused many people to be without power here in the city. Luckily, we both got through that with no outages, but we are probably going to have them this time. I have put supplies in my room and I'm ready! I have everything I need except a can opener. LOL! I forgot to add that to my stash. I figured it would be warmer to just stay in here and put a towel under the door and try to keep warm in here. (If there is no power) I brought supplies and stuff and I'm about to charge up my jump box so it will be fully charged to charge my phone and my MacBook Pro! I have candles set aside, snacks, Sterno, and everything I need. I remembered something after I posted last night. I don't need a lot of ice cubes, I have a bunch of those ice 'bricks' I can put them in a cooler and keep things cool is need be! I wish I had been able to go out and hunt down one of my hard-sided coolers, but I never got around to it. I think I'm prepared.
As for thrifting, we did! We got a late start, so no Salvation Army store, but we did hit Goodwill and I got some great stuff! I found a Starbucks tumbler (cold cup 16oz) and it still has the straw! I found two Cricut items, one is a package of cutting pads/mats. I can use those in regular crafting. They also had a Cricut accessories kit. It had a lot of items AND a paper cutter. My old paper cutter's blade needs replacing and the blade for it coats more than this entire set! This Cricut accessory set retails for $50! I got it for $2.99. SCORE! I mainly wanted it for the cutter, but I would like to get a Cricut one day, so the rest will be kept safe in case I do! I also found a wallet I liked and a laptop bag that is big enough for my MacBook Pro 15". It's a Victorinox brand and it's sturdy! I was going to pass on it but it was only $1.99 and I couldn't beat that deal. It had the padded section for the laptop and it has an organizer section, too. It's pretty nice. It has been well used, but it's in great shape. I love all the compartments. Now I have a choice between it and my backpack laptop bag! I just looked at it again and I keep finding compartments I didn't know it had! :p
Oh! I forgot one more thing. I found some Corelle dinner plates. I love these things as they are very difficult to break and I had wanted to buy a set of them or just some plates to add my set. I am missing a few. The individual plates are pretty expensive. They had eight plates cellophaned together for $3.99! The pattern is very cute, too and I love them. I love Corelle because they are sturdy, almost unbreakable, and they last FOREVER. It was a great thrifting trip! I will have an entire set of these and the other set of mine. They had the matching saucers, too but I didn't get them. If they still have the when we get back, I'll get those too. I was not leaving without those plates! I love thrifting!
After we left Goodwill, we ran by Pete's so my friend could get ice cream. I had noticed last night that the menu said coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino. Well, I got a cappuccino and it was delicious! :p After that, we headed back here. I finished getting my supplies together and now I'm writing this. I need to do my French lesson and I want to write a little more. I may not as it's so late. I wrote a little over 1300 words, so that isn't too bad! Even if I don't have power tomorrow, hopefully, I'll still have data on my phone so I'll try to post. That year that the hurricane came through and I was out of power for over 24 hours, my data went screwy too! Boo on that!
Here are the pictures of the cup, bag, and plates.
I'm glad we went, we might not get to go again for awhile!
I went to Starbucks today and tried another new drink. The new one is an almond milk honey flat white. How is that for a mouthful! It wasn't bad at all. I think I might like it better than the pistachio latte. The more I drank, the more I liked it. At first, I wasn't sure, but it grew on me. I would probably try this one again. I went to Dan Daniel's park to sit for a bit since it was a little warmer today and I wanted to capture a few Munzees there. I took three pictures to share:
Nice, yes? It was a good little respite in my day. I finally heard from my hard drive support team! They are going to try to retrieve my data and they are going to replace the drive. That is wonderful! I hope they can replace the data. I am anxious to get the replacement drive so I can back up my current stuff. I also want to be able to give the borrowed drive back to my friend! Speaking of my friend, he had given me a nicer heater than the one I was using but it stopped working. He came a week or so ago and looked at it and it was working fine. It worked well for a few days and then did the same thing as before. So I was back to the original heater that isn't very effective. It heats, but it's not as powerful as I need for those really cold days considering it's the only heat in the house! (I keep my door closed at all times). He brought me another little heater tonight. It's about 1/4 of the size of the heater I usually use and it's warm! I plugged it in and then rode with him on an errand. I could tell a difference when I got back. This is going to be good! I'm quite happy with it and hope it lasts. I'm actually pretty toasty for a change. That is nice!
Yes, you know where I went today! :p. I went to Starbucks and I went inside to see if I could get a few more cards. I got some and then found a mug I liked. There was a tumbler the other day that I wanted, but of course, it was long gone! The other one like it that I was considering was gone too! Their stuff is 30% off so people probably bought them for gifts. I did pick out a cute mug (no handle) with a lid. It says it's 8oz, but it looks like it would hold more. I think it will without the lid. I'll test it out by brewing some coffee later! I got a grande peppermint mocha. I ordered a grande peppermint white mocha. This is the third time I've gotten a PW instead of a PWM. :(. They were BUSY and there were a lot of people waiting to order and a lot of people waiting on their drinks, so I wasn't going to mess that up by asking for a re-do. I drank it. I didn't enjoy it as I should have, but I wasn't going to inconvenience a whole store of people! Oh well, hopefully, next time it will be right! The mug is very cute and I love it. Here is a picture I took:
I should have put the mug up there too. Oh well! I am currently sitting under the hair bonnet dryer. I got my dishes washed, my hair washed, my bed linen washed, and I'm now relaxing for a few minutes. My bed linen is currently in the dryer. It was too cold for me to sit with a wet head even in my turby thingee. I decided to get out the dryer. I already did my weekly backup too. Oh! I ran by Office Max while I was out and picked up a package of the card sleeves that I use to keep my cards in. I also did my daily Zeeops mission for Munzee while out. Now, I'm just going to sit and relax for a while. I just put the bed linen in to dry before I came to start drying my hair, so that is going to be awhile. I want to get a few more things done in my 2021 bujo and I want to write some on my story. I did write a few words before posting this. 411 words to be exact. I'd like to get more done.