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No thrift

We thought about going today and decided against it. We probably would have been okay as it's almost 7 and so far we've only gotten rain. Oh well. I was nice to not have to go out today.  I am going to play around with some new releases I bought from DPC Digitals on my Mini and I have more writing to do. I was in the zone writing earlier and was interrupted so I'm going to have to get back into it to write more. I should be able to, if not, I did get a bit over one thousand words. I have been writing a lot more than that daily, but that will be okay if I can't get back in the groove. 

I decided instead of sitting at my desk until bed, I just moved everything to my bed. LOL, I have my laptop here and my Mini and everything I need so that is good. See.

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After I post this, I'm going to try to get back in my writing groove. I want to do that and I also hope to see some snow tonight! :)


Sunday again

Well, it's Sunday so that means bed linen day. it's always a joy to have clean bed linen on my bed. I also washed my hair. It's nice to have clean hair to go with the clean bed linen, but washing it in the winter is such a chore. :(  I got it done though and put away the laundry I washed yesterday. I meant to put it away yesterday, but I got caught up in other things and by then it was late and it's so damn cold in my kitchen (where the washer and dryer are), I just said phooey on it for the night.  I already have the bed linen back on the bed.  It usually ends up being later so I'm pretty proud of myself.  I wrote a bunch today but I thought of a few things I need to edit so I plan to do that before I get comfy and settle in for the night.  I am still dreaming of Spring!


BRRRR!

The snow was mainly gone this morning as I thought it would be, but it's still cold.  The sun came out today so that is where the snow went, it sure didn't get very warm out.  I'm desperately waiting on spring. I'm so cold and I am getting tired of freezing almost to death in my own house. UGH, I sorely need to wash dishes, but it's way too cold in my kitchen to do so. If I had hot water, it wouldn't be so bad, but damn, trying to wash dishes in cold water in my cold kitchen is just brutal.  Hopefully, we'll get a warmer day soon so I can at least do that.  Heating up that pot of water to wash my hair tomorrow is going to be SO fun. ~_~; Okay, I'm done bitching now. ^^;


Snow again.....

Sorry for the lack of posting again.  I was almost ready to skip tonight too, and then realized I haven't posted in a few days. I looked at the weather app on my phone earlier and it said it was snowing. I looked out and sure enough, it is! It's very light, and it's not supposed to last long, but the ground, streets, and buildings are covered with a  light layer. It's so pretty! :)  Here are a couple of pictures. Nothing exciting as I didn't go outside, but you will get the idea. :P

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I love to watch it fall. I;m currently sitting in my bedroom window looking out at it for a bit.


Messy Monday

The city came and scraped the street last night but the driveway is still full of snow and ice. I did not leave the house today. I did go out and partially scrape the front walkway. It was a lot harder than I thought. I'm hoping that I can do a better job tomorrow. It's supposed to be sunny and in the 40s, so maybe that will help loosen it up so I can finish shoveling.  Other than that, I just stayed in today. I wrote, I relaxed, and I watched Buzzr since it's Betty White's birthday and they were on day two of tribute to her. I watched most of yesterday too! :)


Snow and ice, so nice :p

We had some weather today. It wasn't as bad as they were saying it was going to be.  At first, it was supposed to be up to afoot. We only got maybe a couple of inches, but it's snow and ice so it's more dangerous on the roads.  My street was a mess all day. People went by a few times, but nothing like usual. The city did come this evening and plowed the street, so that is good. :)  I took a few snow pictures to share.

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Not very exciting as I didn't get outside to take more, but there you go. It was a great day to stay in and drink coffee. :p


Trip recap!

I'm actually going to do one. Yay! I also hope to put a picture I pick at random from my beach pictures. Let's see, so, like I said, I only found out on Tuesday that we were going down that Thursday.  I spent Wednesday washing clothes and packing.  I didn't sleep worth a damn on Wednesday night so I was extremely tired Thursday when we got there.  We found our room very nice and clean. As I mentioned, it was a bit small, but it was perfectly fine.  10/10 we would both stay again.  That first night, we went to Victoria's to eat and then got a few groceries. We'd brought soda with us so we only had to buy a bit of food for the room.  We did that and then settled in.

That night I had a hard time sleeping again because of the pillows on my bed. They sucked. I always carry my feather pillow with me when I travel, so at least I had that. I had to double over my pillow on top of one of the ones they had to finally get comfortable. Their pillows were weird! I was tired on Friday too but luckily, we didn't leave the room.  I spend a lot of balcony time as I did on the September trip. I had my beach chair out there and just camped out. That was nice. I was out there when I heard about Betty White and was so upset. I went in to tell my friend. It was so sad to hear. She was such a sweetheart and will be sorely missed by so many people.  The rest of the day, I spend either on the balcony or in the room relaxing.  I was able to watch the ball drop on ABC and did that.  People were shooting off fireworks on the beach for a long time after that. The bad thing was, the fog had rolled in THICK that night and if the fireworks were not right next to the hotel or really close by there was no use to look. You couldn't see anything! lol We ordered two meals from DoorDash. One from Hungry Howie's and one from Charlie's Cheeseteaks. 

So, Saturday, we went out to do our thrift and pawn shops.  We found a new Goodwill we'd never been to, so that was nice. Sadly, the pawnshops he likes were closed.  We did make it to four more Goodwills. Two in Myrtle, one in Surfside / Murrell's, and one in North Myrtle beach. I didn't get a lot, but I did get a few things. I found a Fossil bag in one Goodwill that had the key still on it and a bonus! Someone had bought one of the key and lock Fossil keychains and attached it to the bag too. Score! :D  I was very happy to have that and the bag rang up a whole $2.00! Nice!  We at that night at King's Famous Pizza in NMB and I got baklava to carry back to the room. YUM!  I packed up that night and had everything ready for an easier day on Sunday.

Sunday we got up and ate some of the last of our leftover pizza and get our things together and checked out. We drove up to NMB and went back to Goodwill. We were looking for something my friend had seen the day before and told me about that I wanted, but sadly, it was gone. :(  We headed on and went to Long's to the Goodwill there and then on.  We stopped in Tabor City and got some fries and drinks at McDonald's there.  We also stopped at the Sandwich hut in Rockingham NC.

We at in Reidsville, NC, and went to the Goodwill there. I found a black leather Fossil bag! :) Atter that, we headed home. All in all a nice trip. I got several fun thrifting items. My favorites are the Fossil keychain that I found on that one purse, and a nice Speck case for my iPad Mini!  So, I finally did a Myrtle Beach trip recap. Yay!  Now, let's share a random picture and hope it isn't one I've already shared. lol Ah, the fog. I never did show a good picture of that. It was much more ominous in person, btw!

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Neat, yes? I like the way the hotel next door is the only light you can see.

 


Well, day five is done, too!

I actually finished earlier this afternoon. I meant to post then and got distracted.  I have my two main characters in a situation at the moment. They have to work out how to get out of it tomorrow! :p  I have a few complications to toss their way, but they'll get out eventually!  Tomorrow wil also be when I hit 10,000 words. It's tradition now to buy myself a pizza when I hit 10,000 words and I hope that this year will be no exception. I just have to figure out where to get it.  I usually get Pizza Hut, but I don't want to go in and I don't want delivery. I'll probably go with Dominos since they have curbside pickup.  It works the best for me as I don't have to deal with anyone! I just say thanks as they hand me the pizza. Introverts dream! I'll let you know tomorrow if I do hit 10,000 words and what pizza I got! lol

My friend and I did not thrift today, it's been several weeks since we did our usual Friday thrift run. He had a package that he had delivered here today, so when he got off work, he stopped at KFC and got us both one of their chicken sandwiches and some fries. I love the chicken sandwich at KFC. I've now tried theirs, Bojangles, McDonald's, Hardee's, and Sonics.  KFC still rules as the best tasting to me.  I appreciated the treat for sure!  He ate and then got his package and headed out.  I had already written before he came in case he wanted to go thrift or do something.  It was nice to just relax.  

It's gotten cooler here lately and it was pretty darn cold last night. Today, I swtichend out my quilts. I have a summer quilt that is very lightweight that i use from Spring to early fall and a heavy weight quilt that I used from fall to spring. I am definitely going to need it!  Brr!  I have my heater ready to go, but I want to hold out as long as I can before I have to use it. I'm stubborn like that! :p


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. :)