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I'm not dead!

I am so sorry for not posting in so long. I don't know how the time got away from me. I was thinking it had only been about a week, it's been almost two! D'oh!  There have been a few thrift trips since I last posted.  I found some goodies as always.  I realized my Starbucks tumbler collection was growing at an incredible rate, so i decided to do something about it!  I have a china hutch in a room in my house that was full of miscellaneious dishes.  I cleared those out and it now holds the majority of my Starbucks tumbler collection. There are still about 10 that I didn't put in.  I also did put in mugs or ceramic tumblers.  It looks nice and there is plenty of room for more. I put the French press in there, too! (The Starbucks one of course)

I have been writing on my Camp NaNoWriMo work and have long since past the 50,000 mark.  I am trying to decide what I'm going to do for actual NaNoWriMo in November. I have been re-reading some of the last zombie book I wrote and I may right the next book in that series. I just have to figure out what happens next. 

Again, sorry for not posting in so long. I have been enjoying the heck out of digital planning and I adore eerything I have gotten from DPCDigitals. Either the freebies or the things I've bought.  I get to use my one month planner I bought from them on Sunday. Yay!  I will try to remember to put a link to them in my links on the sidebar.  If you are new to Digital planning, they are the best. You can get so many freebies and their stuff in their Etsy store is very reasonably priced. Check them out!


Thrift and Walk!

We went back over to Reidsville today and got in two thrift stores and then went to walk on the walking trail at the old Chinqua Penn estate.  I took quite a few pictures to share. I hope to upload them to a Google photo album tomorrow.  For now, here is a preview!

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It's a pretty trail. We enjoyed it and would like to go again, but I want to wait until it's a bit cooler out.  It was so hot.  The shady parts weren't too bad, though! I found another Starbucks mug in Goodwill and a nice whiteboard/corkboard too.


Quick thrift!

So, my friend and I went to Reidsville, we were going to thrift in Salvation Army, Goodwill, and then walk on a trail we found there. We get there and go to Bojangles to eat first.  They took a very long time and by the time we got our food and ate, it was too late to go to Salvation Army. They close at 5.  We went to Goodwill and I found some fuzzy socks (yay!), a light-up snowman (for the holidays), some candy, (new not used! LOL!), and a very cute SakRoots bag!  It has an Owl patch and the charm still on it. Very, very cute! Look:

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It's just so cute! I don't usually like the SakRoots bags because a lot of them have that slick coating, this one is just fabric. I love it! We didn't get to walk because it started raining and it was storming a bit so we will do that another day.


Friday Thrift

My friend and I went thrifting today. We went to Reidsville, Mayodan, and Walkertown.  I didn't get a lot, but I did get some goodies.  I got an old Hangman board game with Vincent Price on the box. Very cool!  I love adding 'new' board games to my collection. I found a Starbucks tumbler in two different stores.  That is four I've gotten this past week!  I'm always happy to find those. The ones today, one if from 2007 and one is from the past 2020 holiday collection!  I found a small pink Caboodle that I bought for $2. I still have two of my Caboodles from back in the day. They are great for storing things.  The biggest one that I already have is my sewing kit. It has spools of thread, buttons, needles, and all sorts of sewing supplies in it. Very handy, indeed.


Trail and thrift!

My friend texted me today and asked if I wanted to do our thrifting in Reidsville, NC only. I did, so we headed over there after he got off work.  We went to the Salvation Army store after eating at Bojangles (yummy).  I found some notecards, some tea lights, some little sequin Christmas patch thingees, Big Boggle (complete!) and I think that was all. At Goodwill, I found two Starbucks tumblers, some dishwashing gloves (hey they were cheap and brand new in the package), and, a Life board game. Not any Life board game, a Simpsons-based one! :D  It's complete except for one of the little cars. Everything else is there.  Very cool find! I snatched that right up and it definitely went home with me! :) It was a good haul.

So, after we left there, we decided to go look for a trail that we have been meaning to go look for.  We went to find it and did! Since we were there, we walked on it just a little bit.  It looks pretty nice from what we saw of it. I picked up a brochure and the entire trail is only 1.7 miles. It's a loop.  I want to go back and walk the entire thing. I just want to go in the correct clothes and shoes for walking. Speaking of shoes, I forgot that I found a nice pair of New Balance in Goodwill. I knew I was forgetting something! They are a size bigger than my usual size, but they fit fine and they are comfy!  They are going to replace my daily shoes that are getting so worn out. 

Here are a couple of pictures I took on the trail:

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D'oh!

I went to get my car inspected today. I got it inspected, but it needed front brakes. D'oh. I got them and the inspection sticker but I'm now pretty broke.  Thrifting trips will have to be very thrifty! :p  The place I went to has this cool old Pepsi bottle return rack. It's from way back in the day when soda all came in glass bottles and you returned them for the deposit. They had some old bottles in it, but most of them were newer ones. I thought it was cool in any case, so I took a picture to share. 

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They even had some old soda crates next to it as you can see in the second picture. I love vintage things. Of course, it would have been cooler had it been Coca Cola. :p


Sunday thrifting?

Yes. We did. We only were able to make it to two Goodwill stores. The one in Reidsville and the one in Mayodan. i did find some goodies.  I got a nice Starbucks mug in Reidsville and a unique purse in Mayodan.  I've seen people post pictures before of recycled purses or 'gumwrapper' purses. I found one and I bought it just because I've never seen one.  It's pretty cool.  Want to see it?

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Fossil bag!

I remembered today to take a picture of the Fossil bag I got at the Reidsville Goodwill the day we drove back from the beach.  That is the only picture I took, though.  Here it is, It's very comfy to carry and so roomy.

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The little colorful dangle on the side is a keychain I got at the beach. It's plastic shells.  I thought it looked cute on there.  I have enjoyed carrying the 'new' bag. ^_^


Wowee

I got on a writing roll today and wrote 3550 words!  I was type, type, typing! :p I did my usual Sunday stuff, washed my hair, my bed linen, took out the trash, and put away the laundry I washed yesterday.  So, a bit of aftermath from the beach. On the way home on Wednesday, we stopped in Reidsville on our way back to go to the Goodwill.  I had not found a single Fossil handbag on the entire beach trip. Guess what I found at the Goodwill in Reidsville? Yes, a Fossil bag! lol, I love it. It's fabric and I am using it at the moment.  It's more of a summer bag. the yellow Sak bag will be back again later this year, for now, I'm using this.  I will take some pictures soon. I want to do a post-beach picture post.

Friday of this week, we went on our little thrift trip. I didn't get a lot, but I did find Fossil-branded canvas jewelry/pen roll-up.  You know I love Fossil stuff. I am not sure what I'll use it for yet. We also went on a thrift trip last week after the beach trip and I found a very cool item. It's a Brother P-touch label maker that works!  I bought some batteries to test it out and it works. I can get replacement tapes pretty cheaply so I'm very happy. I paid a whole $4.00! YAY! I love bargains like that. OH! At the same Goodwill this weekend that I found the Fossil roll up thing, I found a brand new Anker USB C to USB C cable for $1.00! It works well and it's the braided fabric kind. It's 6ft long and I love it.  I love finding bargains.

Now, for the other thing.  Yesterday I heard from my sister, nothing bad, just every time she calls I get so nervous it's bad news about the house i live in. My stomach is in knots when I hear from her. I certainly miss the days of being glad to hear from her! Anyway, I have been dying to get a newer iPad Mini as my iPad Mini 3 only has iOS 12.  It's getting slower too.  I have tried everything I could think of to get credit to get one.  Well, after talking with her, i thought of something and tried it thinking it wouldn't work. It did! I  was able to get one on the spot. BUT I knew I would have to wait for it to come. It had, 'set up your account online now' thing. So I did and got the card number and info.  I go look at the local Target and of course they have none in stock.  The Best Buy in Lynchburg VA has the one I want.  I go on there and put it in my cart thinking the car won't go through, I'll need to wait until I get the physical card. Nope, it worked and I had purchased it! @_@  I was ecstatic but also a bit concerned as I'll have to pay it each month.  

I had to drive to Lynchburg to get it. I got dressed and jumped in Goontz and left.  I got up there and it was ready so I went to the curbside pickup, got it and then pulled to the side to look to make sure it was the right one. It was and I was very happy but a bit angry at myself for buying it when I couldn't afford it.  I had seen a McDonald's and a Bojangles right outside of the city on the way up so I headed back there and got Bojangles and ate it before heading home.  I got home and backed up the old one and put all the things from it on the new one. I love it and i know I'm going to enjoy using it for years. I'm still sick on my stomach for spending so much, but I made a promise to myself to pay more than the minimum each month and not put anything else on it.

I did put one more thing on there though. After I got back to town, I went to Target's site to see if they had any First-gen Apple Pencils. I have wanted one forever.  They had one so I took the plunge and got it. I LOVE it. It's better than any of the ones I've bought in the past. Works fast and very responsive. I'm in total love.  Now, I plan to try and pay all this back as quickly as possible. I also plan to look into shipping costs and try to sell some of the Fossil bags that I've bought that I won't carry. I bought several because they were Fossil, not because I particularly liked them. I hope to sell some and make some money to put towards this bill!

Speaking of Fossil bags, I found a small yellow leather one in the Salvation Army store Friday. It's so soft and one I actually would use!  I have so many that I am hoping I can sell some and make enough each month to just pay the bill on this and have it paid off soon.  I know I can do it if I put my mind to it! 

Best Buy offered six months of Apple News for free and six months of Apple Music for free for buying it. Apple has a promotion for a year of Apple TV+! Cool beans. That made me feel a bit better about spending so much.  I already signed up for Apple TV+ and watched an episode of the Peanuts show on there! :) I hope to enjoy my free Apple TV for the year.  I will probably use the other two trials too.  I love freebies with purchases. Too bad I couldn't get two years of Apple TV. One for the iPad and one for the pencil! :p Oh well, I'm not greedy. I'm happy with what they gave me.

Wow, I think I made up for not posting in a while!  I hope to do some picture posts soon.  I'd like to share the Fossil bag and some more beach photos. OH! Some time back I picked up a case for my old iPad Mini and it didn't fit, it is for the one I just got. So, I even have a case for it without having to order one. Yay!


Sunday evening post

So, we went out and were going to eat at Red Robin, but there was a wait because of low staffing.  Cracker Barrel is right across the lot, so we went there, still a wait but a shorter one and plenty of staff.  We looked in the gift shop while waiting and I found something to buy! :D  This is Stumpers:

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Look at the wittle Corgo! <3 We went to a Goodwill and my friend went to a Pawnshop.  We also got Krispy Kreme donuts. YUM!!!!  I took a nice beach walk and now I'm back in the room trying to cool off. I'm roasting. It's rather humid out. I only planned to walk to the water and back, but I ended up walking down to the hotel we have stayed at before and came back.  I took a picture of a cute little Palm tree to share too!

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This was in between the Krispy Kreme and the Cook out.  Baby Palm! :)


Thursday Evening Post

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.

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That is the Starbucks we stopped by. Very nice location and I have a new one to add to my list! Joy!


Wednesday evening post

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

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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. 


A week ago....

Yes, the last time I posted was a week ago. Sorry about that! I have NOT found my Golla pouch! I have looked several times but so far, it's nowhere to be found. It will show up eventually. I thought I'd check on eBay to see if I could find one.  I found someone selling the exact same pouch in a different color scheme.  Mine is dark grey on the outside and purple on the inside. The one I found on ebay is light grey on the outside and orange on the inside. It's brand new, too!  I ordered it and the estimate was from May 28 - June 2. I was hoping earlier since I bought it for the beach!  Luckily, it came on Wednesday!  I have it and it's ready to go to the beach.  Wednesday was also a busy day. My friend purchased a new car that for himself. It's a 2018 and it's very nice. He has been wanting to get a newer car so we don't put so many miles on Goontz. It will be a thrift trip and beach trip vehicle. He'll keep his old vehicle for work and other stuff.  It's very nice and it's comfy to ride in.  He got it Wednesday and we rode up to Nathalie where I got my title transfer and tags for Goontz back in July. We had to wait a long time then, Wednesday we didn't have to wait at all! It was crazy, but nice!

We came back to Danville and then he wanted to drive the car a bit more so he suggested driving to Reidsville. Since we had been holding off on thrift trips because of the upcoming beach trip, this was a great idea! We ate at Pete's and went to the Goodwill.  I got the cutest little Starbucks cup. It's 3 oz and adorable. I am very happy to add it to my collection.  Here is that and the new pouch. The color is so pretty and bright. I think it's very beachy! :)

I love my new pouch!  It's so pretty! The little Starbucks cup is adorable.  So tiny.  Sorry again for such a long time between posts. I'm sure I'll make up for it during the beach trip! I'll try my best to post again tomorrow and Sunday, too.  We leave for the beach on Monday.


No thrifting today!

My friend and I have decided to postpone our thrifting trips until after the beach trip. Well, we'll be thrifting at the beach, but we always do that! I want to save what little money I have left for the trip.  He has the trip, taxes, and the possibility of a car purchase before the trip.  He wants to get a larger vehicle than the one he has for trips and such.  I love being able to take mine, but if he gets one, I won't have to worry about so many miles being added to Goontz!  

I wrote a LOT today.  I finally stopped at 4567 words! @_@; Yes, I was on a roll! I am now going to relax a bit until bedtime. I want to re-read what I wrote, too! :)


Tuesday thrifting!

My friend and I went thrifting today. I didn't think we were because he said we shouldn't because of the possible gas shortage, but I told him I wanted to go one more time and we could just put on hold future trips until our beach trip.  We went and I didn't get a lot of stuff, but I did get a  few fun things. At Salvation Army, I got a vintage photo album, a little sign, and a book. The book is The Little Seagull Handbook it's a handbook for writing that I thought would be very handy. It's still sealed in the shrink wrap. I looked it up and it retails for over $20 for this edition and I paid a whole one dollar! Whoo-hoo!

We went to the Reidsville Goodwill and I bought a case and keyboard cover for a random Macbook. I wasn't sure if it would even fit. The case does not, but the keyboard cover does.  For $3 it was worth it!   I also found a little zipper purse/passport thing.  I saw this several trips ago to this Goodwill and was going to buy it last time we were in. I didn't see it so I thought it was already gone.  I looked on the first trip in there today and didn't see it.  We went back in there after going to Mayodan and I found it.  It was meant to be mine!  The reason we went back is I passed on the Macbook cover thing because I thought it was $1.49 and it was $3.00 I decided I DID want it and I'm glad I did since the keyboard part does work!

At Mayodan, I found a cute little unicorn notebook, a Ziploc with a pack of Papermate Mirado pencils, 21 loose Ticonderoga pencils (MY FAV!), some cap erasers, a few used bigger erasers, a small one in the plastic wrap, and a box of pink big erasers. It's a 12 pack and ten are still there.  A good amount of goodies for $2.  I also got some Fiskars cutting stencils. I can use them as regular stencils for my bullet journal. I also got a little travel kit with rose-scented things.  A nice little haul. :) OH, I almost forgot! I found another pair of Homer pajama bottoms! LOL These are him with Christmas lights and it says D'oh all over them. :P