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It was like this....

I actually had the blog posting option open on my laptop last night to post.  I was working along on some of my writing.  I had gotten my days NaNo session done and had worked on the other story I've been writing.  I got on a roll on that one and when I finally took a breath and looked at the clock, it was after midnight. D'oh!  So, I didn't post here last night as I planned, but here I am tonight.

I have been gone all day on a thrift run.  My friend got off at noon and he and I went on our thrift run, Reidsville, Eden, and then Martinsville.  I got a lot of goodies and some useful things, too! I found a wireless mouse almost exactly like the one I have brand new for $2.99.  I don't need one now, but it never hurts to have a spare.  It is Logitech just like the one I use every day with my MacBook Pro.  I like the wireless ones a lot.  I got four candles, a lot of crafting stuff (card stock, scrapbook papers, a whole bag of assorted stampers, and some envelopes and notepads.  I also got other assorted things. It was a good run. In the last Goodwill, there was one of those metal pencil/pen holders that had pencils in it.  Brand new, Ticonderoga pencils just chilling in it.  I picked it up and got the pencils and the container for .99ยข!   I love Ticonderoga pencils so 24 brand new ones in a pencil cup? Yes, please!  One of the useful things I got was a George Foreman grill in the Salvation Army store in Eden. The inside looked brand new.  Mine has gotten where the coating is starting to come off (the non-stick stuff). I saw this one for $7.99. I plugged it in and the light came on so I figured I would take a chance with it working.  I was going to replace mine with a new one but this was a lot cheaper!  If it works, that will be great.  It was a fun trip and I came home and unloaded all my goodies, looked through them, and then got to work on today's NaNo session.  I hit my 10,000-word mark yesterday! Yay!

I may write a little on my other work.  I am running another disk recovery app on the Mac. I'm hoping it will let me recover at least my old Scrivener files and THIS time, I'd definitely going to back them up on Dropbox and the MBP! I started the lately scan today before I left and it's still running.  That is over ten hours so far! Sheesh! The bad thing with this one is there is no progress bar.  I hope it's still scanning away.  Who knows?

Busy day!

It was looking to be a regular day until right at noon.  My friend texted and said that he was getting off work at noon and did I want to go to Greensboro to Herbie's to eat.  I did, so we did!  We went to Herbie's and ate and then headed back.  We ended up stopping in Reidsville NC to go to the Salvation Army store and the Goodwill.  Then,  we went to Eden and went to Goodwill there.  Then, on to Martinsville. LOL!  Yes, Goodwill there too! I ended up with a Sak purse, a Fossil purse, some sleep pants, a few odds and ends, and a very cool brand new wallet. It's Kipling brand. I looked it up and it seems to be based overseas.  I love it. It's got tons of sections in it but it's not bulky.  Very nifty! I had never heard of Kipling before.  I love finding things like that!

I found two little tech pouches, a Starbucks tumbler from 1997, a Carpe Diem six-ring planner binder, a heavy stuffed Snowman, a little snowman figure, a glass Jack o lantern, some Halloween button covers, a Scooby Doo backpack, and this:


It's a vintage desk organizer and I LOVE it.  The little flags say, Letters, Memos, and Misc.  It's complete except for whatever little magnet was applied to the calendar to mark the day.  I am going to clear off a spot on my desk just for it! I will make a little arrow magnet if I want to use the little calendar.  I wish I know some more about it as it has no markings at all. The only thing on the box is "Made In Japan", no UPC or anything.  This right here is why I love thrifting!

Monday evening post

Sorry, we were out most of the day.  We left for Conway and went to the Goodwill over there and my friend went to two pawn shops.  We ate at a Sonic in Conway and it was pretty tasty.  After eating, we headed back this way.  We came back here and he went to one pawn and then we went to two Goodwills.  I found more goodies.  After that we headed back here.  I'm tired but I still want to walk on the beach and spend some time on the balcony.  I need to pack and I don't want to. :(. Here are two pictures I took while we were out.



Both of these were taken in Conway.  There are some pretty places there.  I noticed several walking rails too!


Friday evening post

We went out and visited three Goodwill stores, a Salvation Army store, Tuesday Morning and we ate at King's Famous Pizza in North Myrtle Beach.  It was delicious as always.  I got some cool things.  I found a Sak roots handbag at the Salvation Army store, three pair of shoes at the Goodwill in NMB plus an amazing pen/pencil zip-up case that hold over 100 pens!  It's awesome and it's my favorite color, too!  It was a good day of thrifting for sure.  I found some really cute stuff at Tuesday Morning.  Two packs of washi (like I needed more!), a odd sized TN, some Halloween stampers, and a little book with notes in it.  Very cute! I love everything.  The little TN has two inserts that are regular size TN ones so I can use them in something else if I want.

I took a few pictures while out, too.  Here are some to share:


The first picture is some military plane (I think).  We saw it quite a few places unless there were more of them.  


Friday afternoon post

My friend is currently getting ready and we are going out to North Myrtle Beach today.  He ordered something to be delivered up there and we are heading that way.  We should be going to Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores up that way. I'm hoping for us to eat at King's Famous Pizza, but I'm not sure yet.  I would also like to go to Tuesday Morning.  It's dangerous but it's so much fun to shop! lol

I was watching the ocean a bit ago and saw a banana boat that kept stopping.  The people on the banana boat kept falling and jumping into the water. I've never seen that before.  Drama at the beach. :p. I took some pictures of the sky just a moment ago because it was so pretty.  Enjoy.  




Isn't the sky in that first picture just gorgeous!  The clouds in the last one are cool too. It's a beautiful day here for sure. ^_^

Wednesday night post

We went out and were going to Sonic but we passed by Red Robin and they weren't busy so we went there.  It was delicious!  I got the sandwich I got the other night from Denny's.  Grilled chicken, cheese, bacon, and bbq. Delicious!  After that, we drove back to the Goodwill on 501.  I saw a purse there yesterday and didn't buy it and wanted to go back and get it. Sadly, it was gone. :(  We went to one fo the other Goodwill stores we went to yesterday and I got some colorful envelopes (for pen pal letters). It was a little Hallmark note set, most of the notes were used, but it looks like the majority of the envelopes are there. Yay! I like to send cute envelopes with my letters.

I took a picture of the pretty sky and my food at Red Robin.  Here you go!



I am going to take a nice beach walk later and then I'm not sure what is after that.  I hope to sleep well tonight.  I am tired.

Tuesday evening post

So, we went out and ate at Victoria's Country Cookin'.  It's one of our favorite places to eat down here.  We went to three Goodwills after that.  I found some goodies at all three!  My friend got a shake at Cookout and while he was in line, I walked over to Starbucks and got some Starbucks. I also was able to pick up a bunch of cards. Yay! :)  It's always nice to get new cards.

I found a Fossil wristlet at one of the Goodwill stores, I found a Starbucks tumbler at another.  It is missing its lid, but it was in good condition.  I got various other things at each place. It was a pretty good haul!  


We also went to Food Lion while out and go some drinks and some food and snacks for the room.  We are set for a while. We are going to order pizza later from Hungry Howie's. Yum!

Small road trip!

I decided to take a quick road trip today.  I drove over to Reidsville, NC and went to the Salvation Army thrift store and bought a few goodies.  I was going to the Goodwill over there too, but it started raining pretty hard. I DID go eat at Pete's Burgers and More.  It's my favorite place in Reidsville, so I had to get some before heading home.  I thought I'd eat and see if the rain lessened a bit. It didn't, so I decided to head back home.  It was a quick trip, but it was fun.  It is nice to know that I have a dependable car to be able to do things like that!  I wish it hadn't been such a dreary day to do it on, though!

One of the things I bought at the Salvation Army store was a purse.  It's not a Fossil, but it caught my eye and I liked it a lot.  It's Chaps brand and it's ivory in color. It feels like leather but it's not.  It's in excellent condition.  It looks like it's never been carried or if it had, it was taken care of.  Check it out:



Surprise thrifting!

My friend and I went out of town to a new place to try today.  It was in Eden, NC so not too far away.  We ate there and then went to the Goodwill in Eden. I found a few cool things and bought them.  We then came back to Danville and decided to go to the Goodwill here too.  I found this neat guy:


He is actually a wax melt warmer that is missing his lid, but I didn't know that.  I just thought he was cute so I bought him! :). The mugs on either side were two of the items I found at Goodwill in Eden.  A coffee mug with coffee all over it and a mug that has a 1986 calendar. Very cool!

I received an item in the mail today that i ordered recently on eBay.  It's a Loot Crate exclusive Ice King statue with Goontz and several other penguins.  It's so cute! Here that is:


I want to get another one so I can keep one in the box and display one!  I'll probably do that because it's just too cute not to display. I found it when looking up Gunter stuff on eBay.  I love Ice King and I don't have any merchandise with him featured. I have a shirt he is on, but the other characters are there too. I've been wanting something Ice King so this gave me Simon and Goontz! :)

Starbucks and a recap!

I had to run out and do an errand today so I went to Starbucks on my way home and it was delicious.  I had a free drink, so I used that and i bought a cake pop, too! :P. As for my recap, well, let's do it!

On Saturday while at the beach, I walked to 17. Well, I had walked all the way across the resort to the little coffee shop they had to get some coffee. It was closed by the time I got there. BOO! So, I decided to walk to 17 and go to a beachwear store or two.  I went to I <3 MB and got a sticker for my car and a decal for a future cell phone and a cute change purse. I walked to Eagles beachwear and looked in the 'everything is 5.99 or less' section. I thought I might find a shirt I liked.  I don't usually find really nice shirts in this section, so I was surprised when I found several I liked in my size!  They had them $5.99 each or three for $12! Since I found three I liked (actually four!) I got three.  Two purple and one blue. I love purple but I didn't have any purple t-shirts. I do now! It's funny because two of the shirts are almost the same.  The blue one has the same little design on the front and a bigger one on the back.  The only difference is the color of the shirt and the color of the iron-on / decal on the shirt.  

We didn't got to any of the Goodwills while down there. We planned to do it on Sunday but didn't.  We did stop at the one in Longs SC though since we missed it coming down. (It was raining hard and we wanted to get to the beach!) I found some cute things.  I got a nice ceramic tumbler from Hallmark with pine needle branches on it.  I also got a handmade wallet, a pack of A5 ring binder address book pages, a little A5 size folio for a notepad with a pen holder, a Hallmark snowman ornament still in the packages, and a Radio Shack weather alert radio.  It works!  I was able to get a PDF of the manual online. It's in great condition and the information comes in clearly.  Very cool!

We stopped in Reidsville NC on our way back and ate at Pete's Burgers and More.  It's a favorite of mine.  After that, we went to the Reidsville Goodwill before heading home.   I found a big ceramic jack o lantern.  He has a 'lid' that is the top of the pumpkin so you can open him to put a candle in. I also found a coffee mug with Myrtle Beach on it. LOL!  Yes, I got it. My friend was nice and let me ring up my stuff with his. :) I love my Jack o' lantern.  He is a cutie!  He has a small chip in his lid, but it's hidden so it's not a big deal.W

We went to his house and he unloaded his stuff from my car and then I headed home to unload myself.  All in all it was nice trip.  Way too short, but I'd do it again anytime!  In case you are wondering, my car did great!  It's had it's first beach trip and it is soon going to have a Gunter decal and a MB sticker. :)