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Chilly Willy!

So, it was cooler here today.  I actually wore my jacket at the beginning of my walk.  I didn't have to keep it on very long though.  I got in a good walk and came home.  It was cool in my house.  I'm considering taking the air conditioner out of the window, but I'm a bit afraid to.  It could get hot again.  Our weather is so weird.  I'll probably just keep it in a little longer although I really want to just take it out!  It's dark here now, so I wouldn't do it tonight.  It would be hard to see and I don't want to trap any spiders or anything in there when I shut it up for the season.

I went under my house today and looked to see if the water had gone down. It went down a lot, but it's still too deep for me to light the pilot light on my water heater.  Hopefully by Sunday I can do it.  I went down in flip flops since I knew I'd be in standing water. It came up above my ankles and it was COLD. Brrrr!  I came in, rinsed off my feet, dried them, and put on fuzzy socks. :p

I  checked my email and saw that I had a few pen pal letters at the post office, so I thought I'd run down there and check my box.  It was pretty full.   I had three pen pal letters, a catalog, a bank statement, and some advertisements.  Afterwards, I ran by Starbucks and went through the drive thru and got a latte.  I got another Maple pecan latte.  I like them, but I still don't like them as much as my cascara latte. I should have gotten one of both.  It was bogof today.  I could have put the extra in one of my tumblers and it would have been okay for a few hours.  I know when I used to go and stay at Starbucks for hours, I would get a drink in one of my insulated tumblers and it was hot or at least nice and warm the whole time I was in there.  

Last week before the hurricane /tropical storm came through I had to run the air conditioning.  Tonight, I'm sitting here in a hoodie!  I like the cooler weather, but I don't care for cold weather.   Why can't it get cooler gradually instead of just getting cold all at once. Bleah!

 


OH MY!

So, I walked today and did my workouts.  I did other things too.  I went to the post office.  My box was stuffed!  Look at this pile!

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The majority of that was letters or things from pen pals.  There were only three things in there that weren't pen pal related! lol I kept puling stuff out of my box and it just kept coming! :P  I will have to get to work on those asap.  I only have four stamps though and I have three letters from an earlier trip to the post office.  I need stamps! :(


More purse pics....

I was able to get out and take some pictures of my purse today.  Here are a couple: 20180804_154904
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It also has a clip on strap so it can be carried cross body.  It's so pretty.  I still can't seem to get a picture of the true color of it. lol . To me it's a deep rose color.  

It was sunny today as you can see in these pictures. I was able to walk without worrying about rain.  That was nice, but at the same time, it was really hot.  I came home and cooled off before doing my workouts.  I had to run out for a couple of errands and then came home and I've been here since.  I meant to go to the post office while I was out, but I never made it.  I am planning on writing letters tomorrow.  I might run those and drop them off tomorrow evening and pick up any new ones.  I think I have two or three waiting for me.

 

 


No stamps, no mail!

I went to the post office tonight to mail a letter and to check my box.  I had my bank statement and a very familiar looking letter. It was one of the ones I sent out last week!  I forgot to put a stamp on it. LOL . Oops!  I brought it home, opened it, added a note to my pen pal and then put a stamp on it.  I'll mail it on tomorrow walk.  

Today's walk was pretty nice.  It was overcast so it wasn't as hot as it usually is.  That was a nice change!  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I got those and my French done and then had a little time before fixing lunch.  The weather app on my phone said it was an 80% chance of rain on my walk, but it never did rain.  It even got sunny after I came home.  The sky was still mainly clear when I went to the post office, but I noticed it was dark off in the distance.  It's been storming off and on for a while now.  The rain was really coming down, too!  One clap of thunder was so loud, it sounded like someone was outside my window fired a gun. I jumped!  It was extremely loud.  I love storms, but that was crazy!

I am not sure what it is going to be like tomorrow when it's time for me to walk.  Hopefully if it's going to rain, it will wait until later like it did today!  We'll see.  I want to at least get my pen pal letter out since it's been so long since I originally sent it. :p


Hello from the MacBook Pro!

Yes, it finally came and I love it to pieces.  I filmed myself opening the box just in case there was any issues or problmes.  There were none!  I got it turned on and it was already 'setup' with a admin user.  I wanted my own stuff, so I looked at how to do that.  Just go into the command line in the startup.  Since I've used Linux, command line is not a problem!  I got it set up for me and and it's so cool!  I have all the programs on it that I wanted to move over.  The only thing left is PhotoShop Elements and it's installing now.  I'm very happy with this MBP!  It's super fast and all the things that were so slow on my Macbook are not on here.  It's so nice!

So, I did walk today.  The laptop hadn't gotten here before I left, so I decided I should go ahead and walk.  I knew if I didn't walk and it didn't come during the time I could have walked, I would have been so upset!  I walked and was cooling down with a snack on my bed and listening for the FedEx man! lol I didn't hear him, but I got a notification on my phone from an app called Slice that said it had been delivered! I jumped up from the bed and ran to the porch. lol . It was sitting there waiting for me.  I finished my snack and then unboxed it.  Hearing that Mac startup sound was music to my ears.  It's so nice.  I'm in love.

My friend knew it was coming today, but he wanted to go eat.  He said if I could pull myself away from it long enough to eat we'd go. LOL . I told him I could and I did!  I also got him to run me by Food Lion.  Today was the last day of the sale, and I wanted to get some more of my favorite frozen dinners.  They had them for $2.50 and if you buy 5, they take $1 off each.  So I got 10 for fifteen dollars. SCORE!!!!!!  They are so good, they remind me of a restaurant quality pasta dish. 

So, he dropped me home and I came right back to the MBP and started installing PSE.  I am going to write letters tonight or tomorrow.  I finally got some stamps today. YAY!  I have so many letters.  I never meant to get this far behind.  Shame on me!


Monday Madness FTW! :p

Sorry about that short post yesterday.  I wasn't near the Mac and I posted with my phone.  I really didn't want to post a lot that way but I wanted to get my post in.  So, today I went for my usual walk and came back and cooled off.  I then went back out to walk to the post office!  I had a stack of pen pal letters.  My friend picked me up at the post office and I rode with him on an errand and then he dropped me home.  When I got home, my packages were here.  No, not the MBP. :(  I did get the pretty Fossil wallet, my 12 Fitbit bands, and my washi.  Everything is so pretty!  The Fossil wallet is perfect for my needs.  It holds everything I need and it takes up less space!

The bands are all so pretty.  I have tried on the lime green, the blue, and now I'm wear the hot pink one. LOL  I was able to store them in some roll up pencil cases I got on Amazon some time ago.  They are all nice quality.  The washi is gorgeous!  It's even prettier in person than it was on the site.  A bonus item?  Yes! One of the regular rolls had a slim roll with it. Yay!  I love this particular brand of washi. It's great quality and it's always pretty!  It was a good mail day.  Tomorrow, my MBP should be here.  I am so ready for it!  I'll do a whole post about it tomorrow, I'm sure!

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Sipping Starbucks and blogging...

Yes, I am! I tried to get my friend to carry me over there but she wouldn't. Phooey on her! :P  I drove to the post office and then went on to Starbucks while out.  I got two letters.  I have those and the two I got recently. Sadly, I only have five stamps! :(  I only have those because my friend bought a book and gave me a few! I was happy about that.

My walk was quite steamy today.  When I left Starbucks, the bank said it was 94˚!  Yes, I got hot coffee. LOL!  It was so funny.  I walk up to the counter and look at the gift cards.  I got a few of the new special ones. YAY1  The barista said, "You want your cascara?"  :P  I said, "Yes,"  She said, "Hot?" I said yes. LOL  I'm the cascara lady at Starbucks. :p  I got my goodie and then left to drive home. I made it home safely and now I'm drinking my latte and blogging.

Last night right at midnight, I decided it would be a good time to move my room around.  I did it, too!  I like to change it up every so often.  The way it is now, I have more room on both sides of my yoga mat when I'm doing workouts, but I have less room long ways.  The only thing this will make trouble with is roll overs and they aren't in the videos a lot.  If they are, I can move my mat to a different spot.  

I've done my workouts and my French lesson.  I just need to do my squats for today.  I've been doing them everyday.  I've been loading the video that Cassey does and do them along with her.  I am walking at the time she goes live, so I watch it later in the day. That is the only thing I need to do for today.  I do need to hang a couple of beach wind chimes that I took down when I moved the room around.  They go in another spot when the room is this way. I need to do that and straighten the stuff under my bed and I'll be done.  I might get to my letters and write some tonight.  Who knows?! ^_^


New banner, new colors....

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!

 


HELP!!!!!!!!!!

So, I got all but one of my pen pal letters written.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'm so tired after all those letters, I don't want to get them ready to mail. LOL!  I also have one more to write.  I am glad I finally got that stack done.  I truly hate being behind on letters.  My friend and I hope to walk tomorrow evening, so if we do, I'll get him to run me by the post office to see if I have any new letters.  I'll drop these in a box on my walk tomorrow.  I would run out and mail them tonight and check my box, but my car is very low on gas and I don't want to risk it!  

I walked today and it was so blooming hot! I came home and had to relax and cool down a while before I could do my workouts. I did those and my French and then relaxed a bit before lunch.  I was relaxing when my friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him on his errands.  I did, so he came and picked me up.  We didn't get to walk today because he had too much to do.  Hopefully we will tomorrow.

When he dropped me home, I had planned to go out and mow the lawn.  It started thundering and it kept up for a while.  Then, it rained.  Mowing will have to be done on another day!  I am going to get my letters all done and enveloped up and then I'm going to write the last letter.  Ten down, one to go! Whee!


Thrifting and walking and food, oh my!

So, I got in my regular walk today. I stopped at CVS and got a book of stamps before heading home.  I didn't do my workouts after I got home as usual.  Instead, I went to the grocery store.  I spent more than I planned, but I got a lot of goodies.  I came home and put those away.  My friend wanted to eat and walk again!  I was surprised because he was pretty tired last night. :p

We rode to Eden NC to a trail over there.  First we ate at a little pizza place called Stella's pizza. It was quite good.  They are really just take out/delivery, but they had one booth inside and we ate in.  It was some damn good pizza!  After that, we headed to Goodwill so we wouldn't miss it before they closed.  I found a brand new pack of Staedler colored pencils for .49!  I also found a restaurant notebook, some assorted stationery, and a few other things.  The notebook is cool. You can keep track of restaurants you visit.  The stationery was some envelopes, some cute little cards and various other things.  Perfect for a pen pal person!  I also found a Fossil brand black leather purse. It's so nice and I paid a whole 1.49 for it! Yes, ONE DOLLAR and forty nine cents! WHOO!  I love a good bargain.  I also got a vintage candle trimmer thing.  You use it on the bottom of a candle so it will fit in a candle holder.  I also got a nice new wallet with the $35 price tag still on it for $2.  And, I found a Weight Watchers kit.  It's got two books on the point system and a little journal.  It's pretty cool.  Those things are really expensive brand new and I didn't have to join WW! LOL

All in all, it was a good trip to Goodwill.  After that, we went to the trail.  Almost this time last year, a tornado went through that trail and there was a lot of damage to trees.  They have a plaque about it.  The trail was re-directed at one point from the original trail!  We got through walking and headed back.

I got home and did my workouts. It was stretch day and it felt so good to stretch!  I am now going to relax until bed time as I'm extremely tired.  I need to catch up my receipts from today in my checkbook and see how much damage I did! :P  OH! I also received in the mail today my very first coffee grinder.  I got some whole bean coffee at the grocery store.  I am still working on making the perfect cup.  I made my first cup tonight and it was pretty good, but I want to experiment and see what I can come up with.  The grinder is easy to use and makes the kitchen smell good!