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Saturday early evening post

My friend order IHOP for us and we went to get it. We ate and then I spent some balcony time and then he sat to relax a bit. While he did that, I changed and walked to 17. I only went to two beachwear stores and then came back.  Since I haven't been walking lately and it's really hot here, I figured a small walk would be okay and it was.  I got a keychain and a can koozie in one store. A bracelet and some decals in another. I'm sending one of the decals to my favorite pen pal! :)

I took a few pictures while I was out in case you wanted to see something other than the beach! :p Enjoy the randomness:

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From top to bottom, a look back to 17 from the road I was on, I forgot the name, sorry. The next is a view ahead on that same road.  The third is a giant concrete seashell that is at a hotel on Ocean Boulevard.  The fourth picture is a pretty flower I stopped to take a photo of and look up in Google Lens. it's a West Indian Lantana.  I thought it was pretty so I stopped and checked it out. :)  Now I am going to relax a bit, probably eat a little something sit's been quite a while since we at IHOP, and relax. 


Friday evening post

We went out to eat at Victoria's this afternoon just as I was sitting down to write a post!  We ate at Victoria's and then went to the Goodwill on Loyola. I found another cute zipper pouch and a rechargeable radio and flashlight set.  It started storming while we are out. Lots of thunder, lightning and rain.  We went from there to the Goodwill in Murrel's Inlet. I found a sea-themed stamper set there for .99¢!  We went to the Tuesday Morning we had missed down there.  I got more stuff. :p We then headed back up and stopped at the Tuesday Morning in Myrtle. I sat that one out.  We went on to North Myrtle to the Tuesday Morning there. I got a couple of packs of notebooks and then we went by the Starbucks! :) I got a Peppermint white mocha. Yum!  After that, we went to Goodwill in NMB and I found a 12 pack of Staedtler fineliners for .99¢!  I also found a Starbucks tumbler from 2004 with Hawaii on it! @_@! Very, very, cool. I almost missed it, too!

After we left there, we ordered from Hungry Howies and drove back down to Myrtle and picked it up and brought it back to the room.  I ate two pieces already. :p It was good.  Now I just need to get in my beach walk.  I'm very tired so it's going to be a quick walk out to the ocean. I will put my feet in the water, and then come back in! lol Here are a few pictures I took while out of the sky at different points.


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And one last picture for today:

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Friday evening post

We went out to eat at Victoria's this afternoon just as I was sitting down to write a post!  We ate at Victoria's and then went to the Goodwill on Loyola. I found another cute zipper pouch and a rechargeable radio and flashlight set.  It started storming while we are out. Lots of thunder, lightning and rain.  We went from there to the Goodwill in Murrel's Inlet. I found a sea-themed stamper set there for .99¢!  We went to the Tuesday Morning we had missed down there.  I got more stuff. :p We then headed back up and stopped at the Tuesday Morning in Myrtle. I sat that one out.  We went on to North Myrtle to the Tuesday Morning there. I got a couple of packs of notebooks and then we went by the Starbucks! :) I got a Peppermint white mocha. Yum!  After that, we went to Goodwill in NMB and I found a 12 pack of Staedtler fineliners for .99¢!  I also found a Starbucks tumbler from 2004 with Hawaii on it! @_@! Very, very, cool. I almost missed it, too!

After we left there, we ordered from Hungry Howies and drove back down to Myrtle and picked it up and brought it back to the room.  I ate two pieces already. :p It was good.  Now I just need to get in my beach walk.  I'm very tired so it's going to be a quick walk out to the ocean. I will put my feet in the water, and then come back in! lol Here are a few pictures I took while out of the sky at different points.


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And one last picture for today:

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Thursday Afternoon post

It was getting to look a bit ominous earlier. I took these pictures:

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I thought it might rain, but here is what it looks like now:

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The sun is trying to peek out again. Yay!  I spend quite a lot of balcony time and now I'm back in to cool off a bit before heading back out.  I had an odyssey earlier.  My friend went into the bathroom and as soon as I got up, I realized that I needed to go. I grabbed my keycard and went down to the bathroom on the first floor. It wouldn't let me in!  Luckily a lady was coming out and I was able to go. I went to get my key card reactivated and came up to the room.  It wouldn't let me in the room, either! LOL! So, I had to go back down and she got another card and activated it and I was able to come up and come right in. Phew! :p  


Thursday Morning Post!

I was on the balcony late last night and flipped my chair around in case it rained.  I go to the balcony this morning and it's sunny and hot. There is still a forecast saying maybe some rain and thunderstorms today but as of now, it's sunny and HOT! I stayed out there a bit and then had to come in and cool off.  I couldn't see when I got back in the darkened room. :p I took one picture of the beach and one picture of my pigeon friends that came back for a visit. They were already there when I went out but I didn't see them because they were hiding behind my chair! :p

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As you can see, I added a bonus Eevee shot. I was playing Pokemon Go on the balcony. There is a Pokestop nearby that I can hit.  I got my Eevee George out to play for a bit. :)


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. 


Is this Tuesday? spoiler, it's not....

I haven't posted since Friday and I'm sorry about that!  I meant to every day, but you know how it goes.  I'll try to make up for it tonight.  I didn't go out on Saturday or Sunday.  I didn't go out yesterday either for that matter!  Wait... this is Wednesday? LOL Sheesh.  Hmm..... Okay, I didn't leave the house at all since Friday. I did go out today.  My friend and I walked a bit. Only a little over a mile, but we got a walk done.  It was drizzling a bit while we walked so we didn't walk as much as we would have.  It was too bad.  

I need sleep. I just realized I DID go out yesterday! LOL! My friend and I did our usual Tuesday thrifting. We went to Reidsville and Mayodan. I found some good things.  At the Reidsville Goodwill, I found two Fossil handbags and a Fossil wallet! Very cool.  I found some other things, too, but those were my favorites. I'm always happy to find Fossil bags.  Both of these had the keys still on them. Yay! The wallet needs a bit of cleaning, but I can definitely do that.

Here are two pictures I took on the trail to share. One of the river from the trail and one of the river from the old rail bridge that has been converted into a walking bridge to get across the river.

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Hopefully, I will remember to post tomorrow!  

 


Friday fun?

Yes, I realize I didn't post last night.  Sorry about that.  I only went out once yesterday and that was to pick up a gardening bucket at Lowe's.  They have a promotion going through the month of April where you can go each week and get some things for free.  This week was a bucket with a bag of potting soil, plant food, gardening gloves, and seeds! Very cool! You can use the bucket and do container gardening or plant the seeds elsewhere.  I am not sure what next week's 'kit' will be, but this was very cool. While I was out, I called my bestie to see if she would like STarbucks.  She is recovering from Covid, so she can't really go out right now.  I took her a peppermint white mocha (her favorite) and place it outside her back door and hurried away! :p  I felt a little treat would be nice for her.  I got myself one, too! :p

Today, my friend and did a thrifting trip.  He did not get off at noon like he sometimes does on Friday, so we had to wait until he got off at 2:30.  We went to Greensboro and ate at Herbie's place.  They have breakfast all day and it's good, too!  We ate and then went to five Goodwill stores over there and we didn't even get to all of them!  I found some goodies, too!  Remember the Sak bag that I found at the beach and didn't get and then bought on eBay? The one I found in teal later and then had two?  Well, one of the Goodwill stores had it in purple!  Now I have three versions of that bag. :p  I also picked up another Sak bag in there that is blue. It was very pretty and in excellent shape.  I found two Starbucks things.  One at two different Goodwill stores.  One is a plastic 16oz tumbler and one is a lidded ceramic tumbler from the holiday collection in 2011! Very cool.  Here are those finds:

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I have another green tumbler like this one that I bought in the store back in the early days of me going to Starbucks.  This one is just like it with a different design.  The ceramic was is nice and in perfect condition, not a nick or scratch on it!  Other finds today were a small paper cutter, some pens, a ream of printer paper for $2, a cute Mario Bros mushroom zipper case, three ceramic jack o lanterns and one big fabric 'bucket' jack o lantern, and a weather alert radio just like the one I found on the way home from the beach last year.  This is the same radio, only the newer model and it wax still in the box and had the manual. It will be nice to have backup or I could put it in another part of the house.  Speaking of weather alerts, it's storming here and the lightning was so intense I could see it through my blinds.  I was waiting for a loud BOOM!  I hope I don't lose power before I get this posted. Yikes! :P

In one Goodwill, I saw a pair of almost brand new Nike shoes and they were my color and they were in my size.  My friend bought them for me. Yay!  I love them and they'll probably replace my daily shoes. I even wore them for a bit after I got them to test them out.  Pretty comfy.  like Nike shoes so its was a nice thing to find.  I have one more picture to share.  I took a picture of the pretty little tree in the parking lot at Herbie's.  Here you go!

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Such a pretty little tree! :)  I forgot to mention that after we left one Goodwill and were headed to another, we passed a Starbucks that I'd never been to.  My friend asked if I wanted to stop, I said YES!!!!!!!!! lol, I got a peppermint white mocha again and was able to grab a stack of cards to add to my collection.  I also saw a Tumber I want. :p  I didn't get it, but it's on my 'want list' now. 


Nice and warm!

It was in the sixties today and it was nice.  My friend and I went to the trail to take a walk.  I didn't really want to go as I'm a bit under the weather, but I went.  It was nice down there.  We got to see the two bridges they have finally repaired and put back.  We walked a total of 3 miles. This, back in the day, would be nothing, but since neither of us has walked in a while, it was rough.  It didn't help that I'm sick.  The scenery was pretty as always and I got to love on a cute little puppy! <3 

I am going to try to crash a little early tonight and hopefully knock out whatever this is that I have.  I've been so careful.  I haven't been sick in over a year so this really sucks.  My DS charger is supposed to come tomorrow so I can play with it a little more. I haven't done anything with it since I got it since the battery was low.  I hope to be able to get some games for it. I'll keep my eyes out when we thrift shop.  We see them sometimes but I've never really looked into them since I didn't have a DS.  

As for now, I think I'm going to share a few pictures I took along the trail and then close the MBP for the evening and relax.  Hopefully, I can go to bed early.  I could use the extra sleep!

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I have power!

The storm wasn't as bad as they were predicting. I never lost power this time either!  My friends went out for a few hours this morning, but mine didn't.  Figures, the one time I prepared for it and it doesn't happen. Oh well, I'm going to put the Sterno stoves and the generic stereo in my heavy-duty Dew / Oakley backpack and make a bug-out bag with it. I had thought about doing this some time ago.  It will be good for a BOB or just an emergency kit for at-home during outages. 

I didn't do much today, I stayed in.  I was tired most of the day so that had a lot to do with nothing much getting done! I did write though, so that is good.  After I post this, I'm going to get in my sleep clothes and get comfy and relax and re-read what I wrote.  I did a lot of work on yesterday's writing. I added stuff to it to make it flow better. I also wrote another 1100 words in addition to the edits.  It's coming along great.  I only ate half of my pizza today, so I'll have the rest of that for tomorrow. It was pretty tasty!  Of course, it's pepperoni pizza so it pretty much has to be tasty! ;p


Yet another....

You won't believe this but guess what we did tonight?  We went back to Reidsville! No, seriously!  We went and ate at Carmela's. I got the fettuccine alfredo and it was sooooo good.  They had a special on pizzas so he bought us both one to go!  Why? Well, we are under a bad winter storm warning.  Lots of ice is expected. The last storm over the weekend caused many people to be without power here in the city.  Luckily, we both got through that with no outages, but we are probably going to have them this time.  I have put supplies in my room and I'm ready!  I have everything I need except a can opener. LOL! I forgot to add that to my stash. I figured it would be warmer to just stay in here and put a towel under the door and try to keep warm in here.  (If there is no power)  I brought supplies and stuff and I'm about to charge up my jump box so it will be fully charged to charge my phone and my MacBook Pro!  I have candles set aside, snacks, Sterno, and everything I need.  I remembered something after I posted last night.  I don't need a lot of ice cubes, I have a bunch of those ice 'bricks' I  can put them in a cooler and keep things cool is need be!  I wish I had been able to go out and hunt down one of my hard-sided coolers, but I never got around to it.  I think I'm prepared.

As for thrifting, we did! We got a late start, so no Salvation Army store, but we did hit Goodwill and I got some great stuff! I found a Starbucks tumbler (cold cup 16oz) and it still has the straw!  I found two Cricut items, one is a package of cutting pads/mats.  I can use those in regular crafting.  They also had a Cricut accessories kit.  It had a lot of items AND a paper cutter.  My old paper cutter's blade needs replacing and the blade for it coats more than this entire set!  This Cricut accessory set retails for $50! I got it for $2.99. SCORE!  I mainly wanted it for the cutter, but I would like to get a Cricut one day, so the rest will be kept safe in case I do!  I also found a wallet I liked and a laptop bag that is big enough for my MacBook Pro 15".  It's a Victorinox brand and it's sturdy! I was going to pass on it but it was only $1.99 and I couldn't beat that deal. It had the padded section for the laptop and it has an organizer section, too.  It's pretty nice.  It has been well used, but it's in great shape.  I love all the compartments.  Now I have a choice between it and my backpack laptop bag!  I just looked at it again and I keep finding compartments I didn't know it had! :p 

Oh! I forgot one more thing.  I found some Corelle dinner plates. I love these things as they are very difficult to break and I had wanted to buy a set of them or just some plates to add my set.  I am missing a few.  The individual plates are pretty expensive.  They had eight plates cellophaned together for $3.99! The pattern is very cute, too and I love them.  I love Corelle because they are sturdy, almost unbreakable, and they last FOREVER. It was a great thrifting trip! I will have an entire set of these and the other set of mine.  They had the matching saucers, too but I didn't get them.  If they still have the when we get back, I'll get those too.  I was not leaving without those plates!  I love thrifting!

After we left Goodwill, we ran by Pete's so my friend could get ice cream.  I had noticed last night that the menu said coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino.  Well, I got a cappuccino and it was delicious! :p After that, we headed back here.  I finished getting my supplies together and now I'm writing this.  I need to do my French lesson and I want to write a little more.  I may not as it's so late. I wrote a little over 1300 words, so that isn't too bad!  Even if I don't have power tomorrow, hopefully, I'll still have data on my phone so I'll try to post.  That year that the hurricane came through and I was out of power for over 24 hours, my data went screwy too! Boo on that! 

Here are the pictures of the cup, bag, and plates. 

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I'm glad we went, we might not get to go again for awhile!


BLEAH!!!!!!!

That is what I think of today's weather! It was cold, icy, and rainy all day.  A lot of the city was without power.  Luckily I wasn't one of the houses without power.  The city near us, Martinsville, VA where we do our thrift runs to was completely out.  The power was out for the entire city! That had to suck for them.  It is back now there and they are still working on the outages here. I hope for everyone's sake that the power comes back on for them.

We are still under a winter weather advisory so there may be more power outages. Hopefully, if my neighborhood gets an outage, it will be when I'm ready for bed! I an add extra blankets and be snuggly warm!  I wrote a LOT today.  I had a part from yesterday that I added a lot of dialogue to and then I wrote another long scene. I'm very happy with it.  I can't wait to re-read it and see if it's as good as I think. 

I didn't do much today except to stay in and try to stay warm and dry. I didn't go out because there were trees down all over the city (thus the power outages!).  I didn't want to risk my Goontz! It's supposed to be rainy tomorrow too, I'll decide I plan to go out or not then.  I probably won't as I would have to put air in the tire and it is messy out there!  I have all my usual Sunday things to do tomorrow, too.  I meant to wash dishes today so I'd have a clear spot to wash my hair tomorrow, but it's so cold in my kitchen that I just didn't feel like messing with it.  

I think I am going to get off the computer for the night and get on some comfy pajamas and get in my bed and relax until bedtime.  I am hoping to be able to sleep well tonight. I've been sleeping very poorly lately and I need a good night's sleep!

 


Friday frozen follies!

My friend texted me today. He was trying to buy a house and made an offer but his offer didn't get accepted, so he was a bit bummed. He texted me and asked if I'd like to 'go somewhere, anywhere.'  I said, yes even though it was cold and overcast and we had rain/freezing rain. Luckily it didn't start up again until we were almost done with our adventure.  We went to Yanceyville, NC to the Goodwill there.  We then went to Roxboro NC and on to South Boston Virginia.  We went to the Goodwill there, too.  I didn't get anything major, but I did find some fun things.  Our favorite place to eat in South Boston was closed.  I looked on Google and it said it was 'temporarily closed' I hope it's not permanent.  We went looking for something else and found a place called Italian Delight.  It was right near the Goodwill we'd gone to so we had to backtrack.  We gave them a go and they were great. It was an order at the counter and fill your own drink type place.  He got spaghetti and I got a small pepperoni pizza.  It was delicious! Definitely a place we'll go to again.  

It was very cold out there today.  My car had ice on it when I got in it!  I noticed a lot of ice-covered trees in one area where we were. When we got home, he noticed that something was falling but it was very light.  We are under a winter weather advisory for the weekend, but sadly it's ice and freezing rain and no snow. Boo! I have no plans to go out this weekend and be in this mess!  I hope to get some writing done. I did write some earlier but I have a feeling tomorrow I'm going to want to edit it.  I have the entire weekend to just chill, write, and drink coffee! :p