So, I'm playing around with themes for my blog here at Typepad. They haven't added any new ones in a long time. I am experimenting with several, but when I got to preview them, they display all wonky. I don't know what is going on. It's very annoying. I've put in a support ticket with them and hopefully they can advise me. It's just so frustrating to want to change my layout and I can't because the preview won't work. I did this a few weeks ago and it was doing the same thing! I gave up then. I even applied the theme to see if that helped, but it displayed wonky. Phooey!
Yes! My Pop Pilates shirt came in today's mail. It's pretty cool. It didn't smell either. Yay! lol It's so nice to get something in the mail that doesn't smell. :p . My NaNo shirt is in the washer at the moment. I hate to wash a new shirt before wearing it, but the smell was too much for me! Here is the Pop shirt:
Typepad has great tech support by the way. My blog was having issues when I first posted this. It wouldn't upload my picture and I had a blog that looked like a 90's website. All text, plain background. I talked to them on Twitter and it's already fixed. Way to go Typepad!
I created a new banner for the blog tonight. It's from a picture I took one year on a trip to Myrtle Beach. I was able to find the Happy Monkey font online and downloaded it to the Macbook. I used to to create the banner. I like it. ^_^ I wish I had had it yesterday when I was typing pen pal letters!
Speaking of pen pal letters, I wrote seven yesterday and mailed them today. After my walk, workouts, French, etc, I went to the post office. I had already mailed my letters off, so I was just checking my box. I'm glad I did as I had five new letters! I also had the receipt for my post office box payment that I paid earlier this month. After I left the post office, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks since I was out and about. I was going to get a tall caramel Frappuccino and then I remembered that I had a coupon loaded to my Gold card that would give me a grande size for $3. I got a grande. :p As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I got to see the Corgi. <3 He is so cute!
So, I changed the background of the blog and I changed the banner a bit. I love it! I did not forget to post yesterday. When I came to do it, Typepad was having issues. You could see the blogs, but you couldn't log into accounts. It wasn't fixed before I went to bed so I wasn't able to post
I walked today and it tried to sprinkle on me a little bit towards the end, but it didn't do too much. I only had to use the umbrella for a few minutes. My prescription was ready and I could have picked it up on my walk, but I didn't know until I got home! I ent a bit ago and picked it up. It's so weird getting used to a new pharmacy. They have a drive thru at this one, but it was pretty full so I went in. Inside was full too! It probably would have been less people earlier in the day. I'll try to remember that next time!
Since I had to go out and wait forever at the pharmacy, I decided that I could use some Starbucks therapy. :p I went to Starbucks and got a cascara latte. I went in because I wanted to see if they had the new Valentine's cards out. They did! I got one of each of the six they have for Valentine's day this year. Five are heart shaped with different phrases and one is a regular card with Happy Valentine's day on it. I was happy to get them all.
When I got home from my walk, I intended to do my workouts, but I got distracted by something else and didn't do them. I will do them, it will just be later on this evening. That way I can take my time and not have to worry about getting done before lunch.
I'm loving the new look of the blog. I think it's pretty. What do you think?
Well, it's basically the same layout, I just added a banner and a background. I see that the background isn't completely seamless. I've tried a lot of different ones and this is my favorite thus far. I had tons of seamless backgrounds in a folder on my computer from my Tumblr days. I still have a Tumblr, I just haven't changed the layouts there in a while. It's so hard to find good free seamless tiled backgrounds!
I like this at the moment, but I might not like it tomorrow. We'll see. As for today, I've been busy. I got in my walk and then I changed into my jeans and headed to do my first of the month errands. I went to Family Dollar and then got gas, I went to Starbucks and got a latte and then to Food Lion to get groceries. I stopped at CVS since that is where my prescriptions will be since Kmart closed and then came home and put everything away. I realized when I got here that I got everything I needed to make sandwiches except for the bread! I ran back to the store and got some bread. I was lazy and picked up my lunch at McDonald's. I haven't eaten there in a while so that wasn't bad at all. The fries were FRESH! :D
I came home and I've been doing things around the house. I just finished my workouts a while ago and I've been working on the layout of my blog ever since. I like it so far. I'm probably going to try to find a more seamless background. I really like this one and wish I could remember where the heck I got it! I still have my French lessons to do.. OH! I finally ordered a Leuchtturm dotted notebook today! :D I also signed up for Amazon Prime since they now have it where you can pay monthly. I paid an extra $4 for overnight delivery. I can't wait to set up my new bullet journal. This is going to be my 2018 one. I was going to continue with my Moleskine, but I decided to start doing a bujo a year. I can't wait to see if all the hype about Leuchtturm is legit! :D
I found this pretty background on google images tonight and I absolutely love it. I thought it would be perfect for a background to my blog. If I can find the owner, I'd love to give credit. I changed the colors of the links, the color of the header, and I changed some of the fonts. I think it's so pretty!
I probably should post right now as I'm stressed out. My friend is still not well and I dressed and drove to his house to carry him to the hospital and he wouldn't go. I am tired of being stressed and worried when he won't do anything. He did tell me that the hospital scheduled an MRI on Sunday, so I told him, okay, I'll go home. I didn't sleep well last night. I left my phone on in case he had an emergency. I HATE to leave my phone on when I sleep. I have enough trouble sleeping without worrying about the phone ringing and waking me up. Luckily, it didn't, but I still didn't sleep because I kept expecting it to ring. UGH. I'm glad it's stretch day on the workout calendar. I definitely need a day of rest!
In other news, I actually wanted to update my feelings about my layout. I just got off track there for a bit. So, after sleeping (barely) on it, I looked at it again today. I think I really like it. I might change the background and colors, but everything will stay the same. I'm loving the fonts. I will probably play around with it today with different backgrounds just to see how I like those. Hopefully, I will lose some of my stress. Starbucks would be great, but I don't think even Starbucks would help today!
Well, since I was already stressed, I decided to work on my Typepad layout. LOL! I used the Nimble base and re-did the colors, background, fonts, etc. I think I like it. I will keep it for a few days and see. I like that I can change the background at any time. So, say around Halloween, I could do a Halloween background or something of the sort. We'll see how it goes. For now, I like it. I wish I could make the header a bit smaller. I keep playing with it, but so far, I still think it's too big. I'm going to leave it be for now and look at it tomorrow with fresh eyes.
So much for going to bed. I decided to change my layout again. I'm not sure about this. We'll see how long it lasts. lol I like the purple flower banner, but I really wish I could tweak the layout itself more. Let's see if this one lasts until tomorrow's post. I'm not betting on it :p
I have a stack of letters ready to go out to my pen pals. Look at this beautiful stack of outgoing mail:
I got three new letters in today's mail and I have one more to write. I'm thinking of taking all four to Starbucks on Wednesday evening to get back into my regular schedule. Letters and lattes, here I come! :)
That was way easy! I just imported all my posts from my Bullet Journal blog and my Pen pal blog. Everything is now here. I will keep them for now, but I'll have everything link back here. Thanks to Typepad for making that extremely easy!
When I was in Starbucks last night writing letters, I said to one of my pen pals something about, "Letters and Lattes". I then mentioned that this would be a good name for a blog. I created that exact blog tonight. So far I only have an intro post and I'm not sure how soon it will be ready for business, so to speak. I think it would be cool to have a blog on snail mail / pen pals. If you want to see what I have so far, go here:
Remember it's just one post so far. I hope to have links to pen pal sites and other pen pal / snail mail related goodies. I'll still have this personal blog. I'll be sure to let you know when there is a new post there. I think it will be a fun blog. Having two blogs to maintain will be fun! :)
I have been meaning to make a good post for days. I keep waiting until the last minute to get on here and by then, I'm too tired to post! I am going to post now, though. I got in my walk today. It was overcast when I started. It actually rained for a bit. It stopped within about 20 minutes. The sun came out and it got humid. BLEAH! I hate humidity! I got my walk finished and did my workouts. I ate lunch and then relaxed for a bit. I had totally forgotten I had a manual push mower. I got it out and used it on the part of the lawn I couldn't get to with the weed eater. Unfortunately, it's VERY HARD to use the push mower as it's an old one that is very heavy. It also stops on any twig it hits. It almost throws me over the push bars! It took forever and I was only able to get a very small part. My friend still didn't come to help. ~_~:
I did change my layout AGAIN. Check it out and let me know what you think. I love the banner picture. It's one of the pictures I took this year on my beach trip. I love the little walkways to the beach. I took many pictures of several of them. This was one of my favorite pictures. I like this layout. Hopefully I'll stick with it awhile. I wish I could have customized it a bit more. Oh well!
Yeah, this wasn't the most interesting post. I will get myself to post earlier. Of course tomorrow is Starbucks day, so it will be a little later. I only have two letters as of now. I surely hope there are some letters in my mailbox tomorrow! I want to have more than two to write. If I don't get any more, I guess I'll just carry one of my journals and write in it.
I found a pretty colorful polka dot background so I change the colors of the blog again. I love it for the moment. I'll probably be ready to change it in a few days. :p For now, it's pretty and I like it!
I got in my walk, it was hot out there! I got home and did my workouts. I ate lunch and then did a few things I needed. A friend brought me a nice 'new' television. It's got a nice picture and the sound is great. I was on my way to another friend's house when he came, so after he left, I headed out.
It was supposed to be a birthday dinner for my friend's mom. The lady that usually comes with her was sick, so she wanted to wait until she could come too. We'll just have the dinner another day. I ended up staying for dinner. There was grilled chicken and it was delicious. There may have been cupcakes too. ^^;
So, I'm home now. I have a few things to do and then I'm going to relax before bedtime. I am so tired tonight. I didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked last night. I hope to make up for that tonight!
I actually had some letters today. Yay! I got two letters from my pen pals. Now I have three for my trip to Starbucks on Wednesday evening. Hopefully I'll get a few more before then. I actually did go to Starbucks tonight. I needed to pick up a gift card for my sister's birthday this week. I was tempted to stay, but I didn't have any of my supplies with me.
I got in my walk, workouts, and then I went got my recycling together. I went by the recycle center and dropped off all my stuff. I left there and went to Starbucks to get the gift card. I got it and headed home. I have been playing with my current Typepad theme. I'm keeping the theme, I just changed the colors a bit. It's now blue. My favorite color! What do you think? I like it!