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So tired and stuff!

I am so tired. I haven't been sleeping well and then today, I have been busy!   I went on a quick errand earlier so I could Munzee. I came back and washed my hair. I put away the dishes I washed yesterday and had my bed linen in to wash.  I need to go and get the laundry I washed yesterday out and put it away so I can dry the bed linen. I put away most of the dishes I washed yesterday too.  I thought I had remembered where I had put that yoga mat, so I looked. Nope! I did clean up as I made a mess looking for it! lol, I am just stumped on ideas.   I can't imagine where I put it! The two places I looked today, I was sure it would be.  Either in one or the other and it wasn't!  At least I got those areas nice and clean.  Um.... guess what I JUST found?  Yeah, the yoga mat!  I was sitting here typing that and I remembered one other place and there it was! :D  I just... wow. lol It WAS in one of the two places I looked today.  It was at the opposite end of where I was looking.  D'oh!  I cut it down and now it's one my desk. I like it!  It gives me some nice padding on the desk, too.

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I like it!  It's not cut perfectly, but it's not bad.  I then decided that I could put the mat I bought to good use.  My little metal organizer I have near my bed is now sporting it! I used the blue side and I think it looks nice. Here that is:

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It's almost a perfect fit.  I might trim the corners in the future but for now, it's okay.  I think it looks nice and I had been wanting to put some kind of topper on it and this works.


And so it goes...

I am suffering from cool notebook syndrome.  My little Moleskine Cahiers are so nice I don't know how to go about using them! LOL! I have this issue with a lot of my notebooks.  I really want to make my TN a TN for learning French.  I just have to decide how to go about it.  I was thinking of one notebook for notes while taking lessons.  (Words I have trouble with, things I didn't understand, etc.) and the other two for certain things.  I just haven't decided on those things yet!  I DID put an address label in one of the cahiers.  Progress, I guess? 

In other news, I have been writing on my fic every day.  I figure it's good practice for NaNo.  I do need to do some more prep for NaNo but not too much.  I have the idea of the book in my head.  I just need to decide on what the main thing will be.  If my male skater is hurt, I have to research that.  If I do the stalking story, that will be easy peasy.  I read and watch enough true crime to have that one in the bag. LOL!  I will probably do the stalking and the injury in another book.  Who knows with me?

I have been playing Munzee every day for the past couple of weeks.  They have a Zeeops event going on and I've been able to do everything so far.  Tomorrow is the last day of this week's tasks.  I hope I'm able to do it and get the bonus. If you complete every day you get an extra perk at the end.  It's been fun and I've had a lot of fun deploying Munzees.  


Set up complete... for now!

I thought I would use a Traveler's notebook to enhance my French language studies and this is what I came up with.  I love it!  I'm using my latest TN in an A5 size with three Moleskine cahiers inside.  I hope to have something in each and use this to advance my learning.  I made it all Paris/French themed throughout.  Check it out here:

 

French inspired Traveler's Notebook

7 new photos · Album by Ann Thornton (AnnDroidGirl)


Sunday

I got so much done today.  I washed a load of laundry yesterday and I put it away today.  I washed my bed linen and my hair.  I also washed a week's worth of dishes.  I swear I'm going to keep them washed as I go and it never happens. D'oh!  I've been playing special Zeeops in Munzee so I ran out today to do the daily 'mission'.  It's fun and I earn things to make playing more fun.  

Today, yes on Sunday, I got a package in the mail. It was a package from Amazon.  I decided that I wanted Moleskine cahiers in my new TN instead of the Moleskines volants.  The cahiers are pale yellow and so pretty.  I also printed some things to put in the 'dashboard' I made.  I'll take pictures in good lighting tomorrow.  I think it looks so pretty!


Traveler's Notebook in the park

I finally got to take some pictures of my new TN and I also took a few photos of the Foxy with the new 'dashboard' I created!  To get more info on each picture just click on it. It explains what is in each picture.  I hope you enjoy!

 

A5 TN and B6 Foxy Fix

9 new photos · Album by Ann Thornton (AnnDroidGirl)


Well then

Guess what I forgot all about today? Yup, to take pictures of my new TN stuff.  Oops.  I needed to go to Walgreens for something and found some Halloween goodies.  Look at these guys.  So cute.  The Reese's was a nice treat.

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I love that mug! It was the last one they had.  They were buy one get one 50% off.  I saw the cute 'potion' bottle and got it since it would be half off.  I love adding things to my ever growing Halloween collection.

I was messing around at home later on my phone and was looking in the Munzee app. There was a little thing in there to earn points for the mobile store so I did that, then I saw I could get more points for deploying or capturing a Munzee.  I haven't played in a while, so I went out and deployed three physical ones at Dan Daniel's park.  There is a little area at DD that I didn't even know existed!  That was cool.  I took a few sky pictures and a picture of a cute little tree.

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I enjoyed my quick trip there and hope to go back and explore soon.  I didn't know that part was even there!  It was good to get out and Munzee again.  Maybe I can go out tomorrow and carry my TNs and Munzee, explore and take pictures of my TNs.  We'll see. I don't feel great at the moment, but I'm hoping to sleep off anything that I may have.  


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:

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

 


Oops I did it again!

Well, I DID plan to post last night.  I just ran out of time. Why?  Well, my crazy bed did it's thing again and the boxspring fell through the frame.  I pulled the bed out, took everything out from under it, cleaned all around it, and then got down to business.  I tightened everything and anything I could to make sure it didn't do it again. I hope I was successful this time, but I hope that every time!  Hopefully, if I didn't get it perfect, it will last a while.

After I got it back together, I put the clean linens back on.  By that point, I was sore, injured, and dripping sweat.  I had to cool off before I died.  It took a while, but I finally got cooled down and was able to relax for a bit.  It was midnight before I finished getting everything back together so it was too late to post to my blog. I figured I would just wait until today.  

I ran out for a quick errand earlier today before the rain came.  I took a picture of my little TN in the car.  It's a better representation of the actual color.  It's so pretty.  I want another one just like it! LOL. Here it is resting on my steering wheel:

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It's so pretty! I'm thinking of using it not only for Munzee but for journaling on the go.  I have the Munzee notebook in there and I had another notebook in there.  I can use it for journaling or notes.  I also stuck a little stack of Post-it notes in for quick notes.  It's so nifty.  I could also but the insert to make it into a wallet if I wanted. 

I took a picture of a couple of my latest Jack o' lantern finds at Goodwill.  I mentioned each of these as I got them, but I don't think I ever showed a picture of them.  Here they are together.  Such cuties!

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I love jack o' lanterns, but I particularly love ceramic ones.  They are fun to display with or without a tealight in them.  I might take pictures of my entire collection at one point and share them.  I will be decorating for Halloween very, very soon. I have boxes and boxes and boxes of Halloween stuff and the majority of it is .... yes, jack o' lanterns!


Munzee and more!

I received a new traveler's notebook in the mail today. :P. This one is bigger than a passport size.  It will hold small Moleskine cahiers and Field Note notebooks.  I made mine into a Munzee kit!  I can use it as that and if I want to change it up, carry it as a smaller tn in the future! I like the way I set it up.  I want to get another pocket type insert.  The one I'm using cam in another thing I got and I saved it. It fits perfectly in this little TN and I can store Munzees in there.  All the extras I have in an old Altoid tin.  I can add more to the TN as needed.  Neat, yes?

Of course, I had to give it a test run!  First I drove to a place where there was a virtual Munzee and captured it, then I rode to Ballou park and drove around trying to decide where to deploy a couple of Munzees.  I have deployed several in the park.  You can deploy one within 50 feet of someone else's and at least 150 feet from your own. (Or the other way around, I forget! LOL!) Anyway!  I was able to deploy two and that was fun.  I took pictures of the TN while there since I was outside is beautiful natural light.  Here are the pictures:

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This is the TN itself.  I put it in the bag my Foxy came in to carry it in my purse.  It's such a cute size!


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The inside.  I have a Moleskine Evernote notebook in there.  I am using it to keep track k of the Munzees as I deploy them to keep a record. (I also have a tracker in my bujo)


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The little plastic guy that I'm using for now to hold my Munzees.  I used washi tape to secure everything since it's easy to remove and re-stick.  The blue post it has a list of ones that I need to repair that I've deployed in the past.

I think this will be a neat system and I can easily toss this TN in another bag if I go out without my  purse.  I think I'm going to love it.  I found this TN on Amazon for a very good price. It comes in brown, black, and dark brown (what I have).  Very nice quality. It came with one notebook and an extra band. Highly recommended!


Slow Sunday

It's Sunday yet again and I'm currently washing my bed linens.  I was about to toss them in the wash when I realized that I washed a load of laundry last night and left it in the dryer after it dried so now I have to get that out to finish my bed linen. D'oh!  I was in the kitchen (where the washer and dryer are) and was about to start my bed linen drying when I realized.  I already had my pot of water on the stove to warm for washing my hair, so I just decided I'd wash it, dry it and then fold the laundry and dry the bed linen.

I started a new puzzle today.  It's a Puzzlebug one and I'm happy about that.  They just seem to be the best quality puzzles I've found that I can get at Dollar Tree.  The pieces are a decent size, they interlock well, and they are nice.  I'm currently working one with a lot of sky and a lighthouse.  I got a good portion done before stopping.

As soon as my hair is done drying, I will be working on putting away laundry.  Yes, I'm currently sitting under the hair bonnet dryer.  See my setup:

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That is the puzzle in the background. Here is what I've done so far:

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It's going to be another pretty one.  After I get the laundry put away and my bed linen in the dry, I'm going to relax for a bit.  I might read or work on more things to add to my Foxy Fix.  I love that thing so much.  The first time I ever saw a FF that was the Sugar Coconut, I fell in love.  I wanted a Foxy and I wanted a Sugar Coconut.  They aren't on the site anymore so I'm thinking it's a retired color.  I would see them from time to time on buy/sell sites but never a size I wanted of if it was the right size, it was too expensive.  When I saw this one, and the price with shipping being $20 I couldn't believe my luck.  It's b6 and that is just a bit smaller than A5.  I like A5 size and this is so close that it's perfect.  I am so happy I found the right size notebooks for it.  I just want to make another folder.  Since I have three inserts, I would like to have three folders.  I have the two folders I made in the Foxy.  One is behind notebook two and the other is at the back behind notebook 3.  I want to make one more and put it behind notebook one.  They are so easy to make with file folders that I already have on hand.  :)


Saturday again...

Well, my friend said we might walk today and I was looking forward to that.  We didn't walk.  D'oh!  Oh well!  I did some crafting.  I made a folder for my Foxy Fix and I modified the one I made last night.  I now have two cute handmade folders.  Both were made from file folders.  I used washi on both and some scrapbook sheets on the other.  I think they turned out quite nicely.

 


Puzzle and a walk

I started a new puzzle today and it's the same brand as the last two so it has the tiny pieces. Ah!  I got a bit done and then my friend and I went for a walk on the Riverwalk trail.  We ate while we were out, too.  After I got home, I did more of the puzzle.  It's not bad at all.  I should finish it tomorrow easily.

My replacement notebooks for my Foxy Fix came in today and they are absolutely perfect! They are the perfect size and they are nice quality too!  The paper is thick and it's lined nicely, too.  It had eight inserts so I'll have plenty for a while.  I now get to decorate the covers.  That will be fun to do. I already have some ideas.  I am glad I found these notebooks. I put them back on my wishlist so I can re-order them in the future. Here are some pictures.

Here is the first notebook inside the Foxy.  The little card in the pocket came with my order from Paper Issues. It's so cute!

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Here is one of notebooks open.
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Here us the outside of my beautiful Foxy with the adorable Starbucks charm from Berry Sweet Plans

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And finally, here is the current puzzle in progess.
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Stay safe out there and remember to wash your hands!


Candy explosion

That is the name they gave the puzzle that I worked today.  It was intense. I worked it in parts.  I got the outline first as usual.  Then, I did the peppermint candies.  After that, I did the bigger speckled jelly beans and then just worked until I got it done.  I did take a break in the middle as I had to run out for a bit, but I came back and finished. I start on the 500 piece ones tomorrow.  This was the last of the 300 piece ones I got.  I'll miss those sturdy bigger pieces, but it will be nice to get back to my normal size puzzles.

I played around with some inserts for my new TN today.  I wanted to see how well three inserts would fit and they fit well.  I had extra bands from having other TNs.  I would like to get some pink ones to match but I'll use what I have for now.  I will set it up for real when I get my notebooks on Monday.   I put one of the cute little Starbucks charms on the outside band. It looks so cute!  That came from Berry Sweet Plans on Etsy.  I bought two from her.  The other one is just waiting for its chance to go on something. :p

 I really like the size of this TN.  I think it's going to be awesome when I get it all set up with notebooks. I will be looking for some tutorials on YouTube to make some dashboards and things to put in it. 

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