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I didn't take a single picture today. :p  I have spent most of the day being lazy.  I did wash clothes and then pulled up a rug and toss it in to wash alone.  It needed it!  I used to wash small rugs all the time.  Of course, that was back when I had a washer with an agitator.  I have a HE one now that has the low water thing and no agitator.  I swear it doesn't now clean clothes like the old kind.  If I ever have to replace it, I'm getting an agitator or a better washer! 

I was supposed to get a small package from Amazon today.  I was at my desk in the window all day and never saw the mail truck or anyone delivering.  I checked my package tracking about 5:45 and it said it couldn't be delivered because of 'animal interference'.  I have no pets. I think they were just lazy and didn't bother to come to my street today. They must have realized that I had a package with tracking and put that to give a reason why they didn't deliver. So annoying. When I got those pen refills at Goodwill and ordered a pen to use them in, I ordered the wrong pen. I kept it anyway and looked up the correct pen. That is what I had coming today.  I have so many refills, I thought getting the correct pen would be a good idea! Now I have to wait until Monday. Boo!

I wrote today. I was glad to do it as I only wrote about 500 words last night. Today I edited that bit and then added 1500 more words. Much better word count!  I would have written more but it's getting late and I'm tired. Plus, I wanted to post here.  


And I did it again.....

This time I knew I was going to do it, though!  Last night it was getting late and I had to put the linens back on the bed, so I skipped posting here. Sorry about that.  I got all my usual Sunday things done yesterday and also went to the grocery store.  I started the month off right today by going to Starbucks! I got a peppermint white mocha and it was delicious! It was extra delicious today, actually.  Yum!  I didn't go anywhere else while I was out. I just went to Starbucks and then came home.

I wrote a lot yesterday (3813 words!) and I'm already a bit past 2500 for today.  I am going to try to add a little more to what I wrote today but I'm pretty happy with what I wrote.  I might go through and edit the last two days. It was two good writing sessions for those almost 7500 words!  If I wrote like this during NaNoWriMo I could do two books! I was on a roll yesterday. I had a big thing happen and it turned out well. I will go back and make sure I don't need to edit anything.  Today's writing was good too. I am going to see if I can't get a few more words as I mentioned.

My DS charger finally updated on the tracking.  It's been over a week since it updated at all!  It now says it is in Roanoke. This is usually the last stop before it gets to Danville. Normally, I would say with it being in Roanoke today, I will get my charger tomorrow, but with the way things are, I am scared to say it! The set of styluses that I got has been sitting in Raleigh NC since Wednesday of last week. Raleigh is only about 2 hours from my house. I know the USPS is slow lately, but come on!  Sheesh!  Anyway, I hope to get the charger and the I'll get to really play with it. I still haven't ordered a game.  I should have done that already. It will be April before I get one at this rate. :p

 


D'oh!

Guess who was about to forget to post today? Me!  Sorry about that.  I got some good writing done today.  I wrote 2,777 words on my story! Yay! That makes up for not writing anything yesterday.  I went to the post office as I planned. I picked up my mail, I got a book of stamps, and I paid for my post office box.  After that, I headed back home where I've been since then.  It is raining here again. ~_~; I hope it isn't too bad this time.  I am not ready for cold and rain. Boo on that! I got a few penpal letters.  Now I just need to sit down and write my letters. I hope to do that tomorrow or Sunday at the latest!  I so wish I could do it at Starbucks. I miss my favorite 'third place'. 


I'll be ready to go out and I can't go!

What am I babbling about?  Well, I ordered a laptop bag today for the MBP since my laptop bag was too small, yes, I could use the sleeve and I might use that too at times, but I wanted an actual bag. I ordered one on Amazon and I also ordered a clear snap-on case for the MBP.  It's blue and clear. This MBP is in such great shape so it will look so nice in that case.  I looked at a lot of cases.  The ones I really wanted were $20 and up. This one was $10 and it looked nice.  I hope I like it. I am not a fan of the 'frosted' look and that is the case that is on it now.  I could have gotten a pink one but my new laptop bag is pink.  That is too much pink! :p. The laptop bag came in black (too basic), blue (not a good shade) and grey (I think). I liked the pink the best.  It's pretty cool. It opens completely. If you pulled the zipper down, you can lay the bag out flat.  The laptop goes in the big sleeve side and there are two smaller pockets on the other side and it has an outside pocket.  I like it.  I hope I picked right by getting the pink.  I like pink in limited doses. :p

As for I'll be ready to go and I can't go.  I can pack up my laptop to go out, but that is really not an option now.  I miss going out and sitting in Starbucks on my laptop. I am getting the bag and case with the hope that a future time will be back to normal and I can go sit in Starbucks!  I shouldn't have bought them both this month, I'm low on money because my personal property taxes were due and my post office box was due.  I plan to go to the post office tomorrow and check my box, pay for my po box, and get any letters.  Then I hope to write all my letters.  Any that are at the post office and any at home.  I need to buy stamps too. I haven't had any in a while.  I want to get my letters caught up and sent out asap!

Here is the bag as shown on Amazon:

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Letters and lattes...

Well, letters, no lattes. Phooey!  I got all of my pen pal letters written today and mailed!  Whoo hoo! I'm so glad to have them done.  I got only one at the post office, so I'm now all caught up and have a new one.  It was a good thing to get them all done.  I went to the car wash while out and washed my car.  It needed a fresh wash.  I was going to do it here, but since I was already out, I went ahead and got it done.  I was tempted to go to Starbucks, but I was good and didn't go.  

When I was in the car wash, I took a picture of the pretty rainbow foam.  I always call it unicorn pee. :p. It's pretty, but this time it didn't go on very thick.  

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Exciting, isn't it? :p


It's my birthday!

What did I do to celebrate?  I went to mail back my old phone.  I checked my box and had some letters.  I washed my car because it needed it and I was too lazy to do it at home! I left there and went to Starbucks.  I got my birthday drink.  I sipped on it and went to the park to sit by my favorite tree for a bit. I hung out in the park a bit and then went and got gas for my car.  I filled it up / topped it off and it was only $8 so that was nice.  I did take some pictures.  Two in the post office and one of the darkening sky when I was sitting in the park.

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I thought it was going to rain, but it never did. The sky was pretty though!  My friend texted me from work and said he was bringing by a hoagie from a local place.  Steak and cheese. It was delicious!  It was a good birthday lunch.  What's for dinner?  My favorite, hash brown casserole! :D. Yum.  That is too delicious meals today.  The Starbucks was pretty darn good, too! :p


Hmmm

Well, I didn't get my inspection sticker today.  I went but he was really busy and said if I came back tomorrow he'd work me in.  I will head back up there tomorrow and get it done.  I did get by the post office while I was out though.  I picked up a stack of mail and was able to get a 'book' of stamps.  It was actually a sheet of stamps, but there you go!  Now I can get my letters written and mail them out.

I should have worked on them today, but I didn't get around to it.  I had to go back out for a quick errand this weekend and ended up riding around a bit. I couldn't help myself. :) It's nice to not worry about the car cutting off, overheating, etc!

In other news, I need to get one of my mowers going so I can get the front lawn mown.  The back doesn't really need it and even if it did, I'm not worried about it as no one can see it.  The front is still not horrible, but it's getting shaggy and I don't like that! I'll see what I can do tomorrow after I get my sticker.  


Monday...right?

Yes, it's Monday.  I got my pen pal letters done today! Yay!  I also got them all mailed off.  I had three new ones in my box.  Not new pals, but new letters from old pals.  lol

I was thinking of Starbucks while out, but it was rainy and bleah out, so I just came home after the post office.  I came home to a bit of a mess. The new container I had in the closet to catch the drips was working well.  The old one tipped and fell out on the floor. UGH!  I cleaned that all up and put it back.  I put another heavy item in there to keep it from tipping again.  I hope that helps.  It's supposed to rain for days.  BOO!  

I did take a picture while I was in the post office.  I love the old boxes they have.  There are little windows on most of the boxes so you can see if you have mail or not.  I love this old building.  It's very vintage. I just wish they had lockers.  At my old post office location, if you go something too big for your box, you got a key.  It would open a locker and you could just pick up whatever it was that didn't fit in the box.  It was quite convenient.  

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Wednesday afternoon post later...

So, it's cleared off quite a bit here.  The sky is still somewhat cloudy, but the sun has come out.  People are back on the beach all up and down it.  I took a few pictures to share.  It is pleasant out here and I'm debating on if I want to walk on the beach now or not.  I am not sure if it will rain again tonight.  I don't want to miss a walk on the beach today because of rain. We'll see how it goes.  Right now I'm going to sit here and enjoy this lovely breeze.

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Letters but no lattes!

I sat down today and got my letters written and then went to mail them off. It's quite hot outside today.  I should have known when I was trying to sleep last night and it was so warm that I had to turn the air conditioning on!  It's been on all day today, too!  I was walking out the door to mail my letters and realized that one of them didn't have a stamp.  I ran back into the house and got a stamp and then went back to my car.  I drove down to the post office and ran in. I dropped my letters off and then checked my box.  I had five more letters waiting.  Well, four that I'll actually answer.  The fifth was from an inmate. ~_~;  I used to write a few of them, but they always get the idea that we are in a relationship and that is not going to happen. I don't want to date anyone on the outside either. LOL!

I had thought about going by Starbucks while I was out because I have a bunch of stars and I could have gotten a free drink, but I figured with it being Saturday, they would be really busy so I skipped it!  Plus it was hot and I have no air. I prefer hot coffee and today was not the day. If I had air, yes, but I don't.  Oh well! My stars don't run out anytime soon, so I'm good!

 


Just a few more

I added a few words to my book today.  I had a day where I forgot to add something and I went back and did that today and updated my word count.  Now, if I could just get my 50,000 badge! AHHHH! 

I hope to get to my new stack of letters in the next few days. I ordered some stamps online and they came today! Yay!  I was going to order from USPS which I usually do, but it would have taken longer. I went on eBay and there are a lot of people selling stamps on there!  I got two 10 stamp books for the regular retail price with free shipping, so I did that.  When I don't get them online, I get them at the drug store as they sell them.  I really didn't want to go to CVS just for stamps, so I got them online.  Easy peasy!

 


No puzzle today

Yes, I didn't start a puzzle today.  I meant to, but I was working on my Linux laptop longer than I planned.  Last night, I was going to see bout getting out my Linux laptop and putting Journey on it. It's the journal app I used on my Android phone, my MacBook Pro, and online.  I saw where it said you could download a Linux version.  I was excited so I got the laptop out last night, plugged it in and booted it.  It booted and then I got an error message about missing packages.  What?  ARGH! I used my Google Foo to look up a solution.  I went through the steps and it started loading. Yay!  But, it just kept loading. For over an hour.  I knew I wasn't going to fix it last night as it was late and I was tired, so I left it alone.

I got on it around 1:30 today and worked on it.  I went into recovery mode (something I had done last night) but I did a few more things in there, installed a few things via the terminal and rebooted.  Success!  I had to play with it a bit and then went to download Journey.  Sadly, since my Linux runs on i386 and not 64 (Bit? I forget the specs but I know the 64) it won't work.  At least I can use the cloud version!  Oh well.

So, I got my Linux laptop up and running without losing any of my stuff.  I don't have anything on there that is not backed up somewhere else, but I didn't want to install fresh and have to download all my apps and set up my personal settings again. I was happy to get this going!  As I was still playing around on it and hoping to find a way to make Journey work (I never did!) my friend texted and asked if I'd like to meet him at a restaurant that is near to his workplace. I said, sure! I went and we ate and then I drove home. I stopped by the post office and checked my box.  I got two penpal letters from regular pals and a letter from a potential new pal. Yay!

As I was leaving my house to go meet my friend, I had been waiting on a package. I checked my package tracking app before I went to my car and it wasn't delivered yet. I go out, get in my car and notice the mail truck drive down the street.  I drove out and noticed my package.  He had come right after I checked the app! lol . I turned around and went back to my house (I had pulled out of the driveway and was heading up the street before I saw the package) . I grabbed it and carried it with me.  I knew it was swag from Twitter Insiders but I didn't know exactly what it was.  I was so excited to get home and open it up!

I joined Twitter Insiders well over a year ago and I join in on discussions there and they send out surveys every so often. I got picked to win some Twitter Insiders swag!  YAY! I love swag.  I got four really nice items.  A tote bag, a water bottle, a notebook, and a pen.  I love it all and I took a picture of my goodies to share:

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Nifty, eh?  I love swag!  I love that it is all useful things, too!  If you've read this blog for a while, you'll know how much I love notebooks and pens! It was a good day for mail.  Swag and penpal letters. :)

 

 


Weird and tired.

So, this morning, I was in a dream so intense that when my Fitbit alarm went off, I noticed it but it was in the dream so it didn't wake me up! LOL It went off again ten minutes later and that woke me up, sort of.  I was still so out of it and tired.  It took me another ten minutes to get up! Sheesh!  I finally did though.

I needed to run out and mail a card and I wanted to get some milk.  The one month I go grocery shopping and don't get milk with my groceries is, of course, going to be when I need some! I went to a local store that is old fashioned and pretty much like a step back in time.  It's a neat store.  They have a butcher on-site and they have great meats.  I was able to get a couple of slice of country ham.  They sell the big smoked hams and they sell small packs of one or two or sometimes three slices.  I can't eat a whole ham myself. Well, I could, but... LOL!   Anyway!  I like to get the ham slices.  I got those and a few other things I needed and there is a post office drop box at the edge of their parking lot, so I was able to mail my card too! 

I wanted to go to the post office downtown today and check my box, but when I realized I had planned to go get milk and ham at the store, I knew I could mail my card so I just did that instead.  Sometimes this store has Little Debbie Devil squares. (MY FAVORITE!!!!!) but they didn't have any today. Phooey!

I finished my puzzle today and I'm sad to say that one of the pieces was missing! :(  I am hoping that I just dropped it and I will spot it, but I don't think so.  It's a cute puzzle. It makes me sad to be missing a piece!  Anyway, here is the 'completed' puzzle:

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Moving spiders.....

How about that for a title!  I don't think I mentioned it, but the Lily Bloom purse I posted yesterday came on Monday.  I had to chase the mail carrier down to get it!  It was due to arrive along with a week's worth of accumulated mail.  I got notification that my package had been delivered, so I went out and looked.  Nothing.  No package, no mail, nothing.  I go and check the back door just in case.  Once the UPS guy left stuff there.  I didn't figure this would happen with USPS but who knows?  Nope, nothing.

I dress and get in my car and go looking for the mail carrier.  I find the mail truck on the next street and pull up across from it. The carrier comes from the house back to her truck and I tell her that I am from 'my street' and I had a package that said 'delivered' but I didn't get anything.  She said that there was a spider so she didn't deliver my mail.  REALLY!?  It took everything in me not to roll my eyes at her.  I just took my mail.  I told her that I saw it when I went out to look for my mail and as soon as I got near it, it ran away and would probably have done the same with her. 

So, I got my mail.  I didn't get any mail yesterday, but I wasn't expecting any.  Today, I got an email from Informed Delivery so I knew I was going to get mail today.  I went out and captured the spider and moved him to another part of the porch.  His web was a bit tattered, so I didn't feel as bad as I would have.  I tore it the rest of the way down and apologized to the spider! lol  If the mail carrier can't deal with spiders, they need another line of work!

Anyway!  I got my mail today with no issues.  I hope my spider builds another web somewhere else. It was cool to watch him.  He was a pretty good size one, too.  I started a new puzzle today. I didn't get a lot done, but I got a good portion.  The last one was a  location in Italy and this one is too! :) So pretty!  Enjoy my progress.

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Whee!

I got everything on my list done today!  I was able to get two of my books and my DVD back to the library.  I recycled my plastic and paper, too.  I then came back home and did some things around here.  I finished the puzzle.  I also sat down and wrote fourteen letters!  That took several hours, but I did it.  After I finished those, I got them all stamped and ready to mail and headed to the gas station.  My gas light came on as I was coming back from the library today.

I got some gas and then headed to the post office.  I mailed that huge stack of letters and then checked my box.  I had some ads, some junk mail, and six letters! Yay!  I am going to set aside a day of the week to answer any letters I get that way I won't get behind again.  I'm go glad to get that huge stack answered.  Whew!  I felt so bad for letting them get so behind.

Now I just need to get my but up and walking again! Hopefully soon.  I need to get back to it before the beach trip in September or I am going to be so out of shape.  I walk a lot of places in Myrtle, so I really need to get back to that.  We are either staying at Myrtle at a new place or a North Myrtle at a place we've stayed before. My friend hasn't decided on which yet.  Both are in decent walking distance of a Starbucks. :p

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Isn't this puzzle pretty?  It had all the pieces, too! Yay! Thank you to whomever donated this puzzle.  They put the pieces in a Ziploc bag inside the box.  I was so glad to have all the pieces. Whee!

How I am using Evernote today:  I am making templates to use!  I made a template for my word count for NaNoWriMo the other day and today, I made a penpal letter tracker.  Cool, yes? :) I love my Evernote!