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Pup sitting!

My friend called my last night and asked if I would pup sit her mini Doxie, Cocoa, and her mom's terrier, Roxy.  I said, yes, since I love both of the pups.  Well, today, I went to go and pick them up and their supplies and what not.  I only was to keep one.  I love them both, but it is easier with just one at a time. lol  I have Cocoa, the mini Doxie.  She is curled up on the bed next to me at the moment sleeping.  She is such an old sweetheart.  Here are a couple of pictures I took earlier:

 

Isn't she adorable! When she visits, I put my trunk and a step stool next to my bed so it's easy for her to get up and down from it. ^_^  It's hard to jump on my bed with those cute little stubby legs!  Back before I got the frame bed, I would put the mattress and box springs on the floor.  This is much easier to do and a lot simpler to put back in order after she goes home.

I walked today and it was pretty nasty.  It was colder, which I was expecting.  It was also overcast, BUT it drizzled a bit off and on.  I never used my umbrella, but I did get damp. It was just a sullen drizzle.  It was annoying, but I didn't feel like holding my umbrella, so I didn't!  When I went up to my friends to pick up Cocoa, it was raining a lot.  I used an umbrella then!  They sent me home with some cans of food for her, some treats, and her leash.  They also gave me the leftover barbecue that my friend's husband makes. It's soooooooooooo good!  I had a couple of sammiches of it for my dinner!

I have use of their van while they are gone, so I might just have to go to Starbucks tomorrow for a bit. :p  I don't want to pass up the opportunity to go and not worry about my vehicle.  I also will probably take Cocoa with me and get her a Puppaccino! ^__^  I know she'll love that, and she likes to ride, too!  I will try to remember to go to the post office while I'm out tomorrow and check my box.  I need to reply to the letters I got when I went to the post office last week.  According to Informed delivery, I have a few more letters waiting for me.  I'd like to pick them up.  Perhaps I'll answer them all tomorrow or Sunday and send them out. I'm trying to keep up and not get behind on them this year.


Well hello again!

Yes, I realize that I didn't post for the past two days. Sorry about that.  I just didn't get around to it or feel like it.  I'm going to try to make up for it today.  I walked all three days, so that is good.  The first day, it was around 60 and it was nice.  Yesterday, it was in the 40's and cold.  Today, it was in the 60's while I walked today.  That was nice.  Tomorrow is supposed to be around 40 again.  I swear the weather cannot make up it's mind! Oh well!

My friend came today and we went to eat at one of our local places.  Afterwards, he put some new spark plug wires on my car.  I started it up and drove it for a bit.  I didn't stop anywhere or turn it off.  It did fine.  It wanted to overheat, but it didn't, so that was good.  I am not going to totally trust it, but at least it was okay for a short time today.  My friend lent me his jump box.  I've been looking at them on Amazon.  It would be something that would be nice to have in my car.  I think it would also be a good idea to get a set of jumper cables to keep in my car.  That way I won't have to find someone that has some, I'll already have them.  I'll just have to find someone to help me by using their vehicle.

While I was out tonight driving to charge my battery, I thought about going to Starbucks to the drive thru, but I was good and didn't.  I will probably do that at some point this weekend.  That is if my car continues to do okay.  Wish me luck!

 


Well then!

I totally forgot to post yesterday.  It was one of those days! Let me tell you about it.  First of all, it rained, it rained a lot.  I did not get to walk because of the rain.  I decided in the evening to go to Starbucks and get that tumbler that I wanted before it was gone.  I got over there and got my tumbler and a drink and headed to my car.  By then, luckily, the rain had stopped.  Good thing too.  My car wouldn't start!  I went back in Starbucks and asked one of my favorite Baristas if she or anyone had jumper cables.  No one did, but she went with me to ask at the little restaurant next door.  One of the guys there had them. Yay!  It took quite a while, but my car finally started up so I could drive it home.  Many thanks were given!  I got home and parked my car and I haven't tried to start it since then.  

I got to walk today to make up for yesterday.  It was overcast and the street was still wet when I left today, but it didn't rain and the sun came out.  Unfortunately, I didn't know there was a wind advisory!  As I was on my way back, the wind was nuts.  I had to put my hoodie up and tie it under my chin to keep it on. Seriously!  I pushed my way through the wind and got home.  I was so glad to get here, let me tell you!  The wind and the soaked ground led to power outages in the city and surrounding areas.  Luckily, so far, I still have power.  I made sure to get everything I needed done early in case the power went out.

When I went over to Starbucks last night, I noticed how high the river was.  It was really, really high.  We can't seem to dry out from one rain event before another hits. It's crazy!  Hopefully we'll dry out soon.  I am sick to death of the rain.  Especially since I woke up to a pond in my kitchen!  I found a new leak in there.  It is about a foot away from the sink, too. ~_~;  It couldn't have happened over the sink, could it?  I cleaned up the water and put down something to catch the drip.  It's weird because the parts that usually leak haven't in a while.  It's like the drips move around. So weird!

Anyway!  If you are interested, here is the tumbler.  I really like this one and I think it's probably going to be my favorite.  I love the design on the outside, it makes gripping it so easy and I love the silver color.  It will be my beach bound tumbler this year. lol

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Friday

When I got up today, it was raining.  I was thinking that my walk was out.  I checked my weather app and it said there was only a small chance of it raining during the time I actually walk.  I decided to try to walk and take the chance. I'm glad I did. It didn't rain on me at all.  The forecast for tomorrow is rain all day and we are under a flood watch.  I don't know if it will be like today or not.  I'll see how it goes.  I was determined to try and walk today since tomorrow and possibly Sunday were looking like no gos.  

After I got home from my walk, I didn't go back out.  It was raining and colder by then.  I thought about going out to Starbucks to the drive thru, but I just didn't want to go back out.  I've pretty much been laying around doing nothing since my walk.  I haven't slept well lately and I'm tired.  I would have taken a nap, but when I take naps, I don't sleep well in the evening.  I'm hoping to get to bed a little early tonight and make up for some lost sleep!


Letters, letters, and more letters!

I walked today and it was pretty nice.  It wasn't too cool out there.  Unfortunately, it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow. Boo!  I mailed my letters that I wrote yesterday.  I didn't walk to the post office as my back was hurting early on in my walk.  I did drive down there later today, though.  I had a full box.  I got five pen pal letters and some other stuff.  Four of the letters were from regular pen pals and one was from a potential new one. Yay!  I love getting new pen pals.  That is always a great thing.  Especially if they share interests with me.

I forgot to mention in my posts last night, that I found a tumbler that I really want in Starbucks.  This one is so cool.  I wish they would do a double star day so I could get it and get extra stars.  I don't really need a new tumbler, but I really like this one.  I have a feeling it would be my favorite one.  Of course, by the time I get back over there to buy it, they may have sold it.  It was the only one I saw.  Not sure if it was the only one, or if they had others elsewhere.  If they don't have it, maybe the Starbucks in Target will.  Who knows?

I needed a few items from the grocery store tonight and I ran down and got them.  I should have done that on my trip when I went to the post office, but I didn't even think about it then.  I don't want to tempt fate.  My car has been starting and stopping okay when I go places, but I am not going to go crazy and think it won't have problems starting again.

As for tomorrow, if it does rain as they are calling for, I am not sure what I'm going to do.  I really hate to miss another walk.  I'm hoping it isn't too bad and I can walk, but the city is under a flood warning, so it's probably going to rain a lot.  Phooey on that, I say! Phooey, indeed!


Letters and Lattes, finally!

Guess where I am? Starbucks!  Since I didn't walk today because of the weather, I wanted to get out of the house for a bit. I also wanted to get all the letters I have done before I go to the post office and pick up new ones.  I packed up my MacBook Pro, a Starbucks tumbler, and some other things and headed out.  I was a bit scared when I saw the parking lot, but I thought, it doesn't look too bad.  I went in and guess what?  My favorite table was FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! lol   I'm sitting at it now.  I got my beloved cascara latte and I also got a multi grain bagel. Yum!  The bagel is gone, but I still have coffee. :p . I am so happy to not only get a seat, buy my favorite one!   I am pretty sure this is the first time I've been in here with the MBP and I've had it since July!  It didn't do much in the way of bad weather.  We did get a little snow and a little ice, but it was all gone this morning.  It did rain and drizzle all day and it was pretty cold, so I just skipped my walk.  I hated missing another day, but I don't do well in rain.  Since the roads were okay, I decided to come over here.  I told myself if they were too busy for me to find a seat, I'd hit the drive thru.  I was happy to come in and see quite a few places available. I got here later than I usually do when I come but I think that might have been a good thing.  Right now, there are only six people in here.  I took a picture of my stuff when I sat down:

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That bagel was delicious.  You can't see my latte in this picture, but it's there.  I'm going to write letters and then relax a while and head home.  I might pick up a cheap dinner on the way so I don't have to worry with it when I get there.  I haven't decided yet.  It's quite a while before all that.


Walk today, not tomorrow.

My walk today was nice, but it was a bit cooler than yesterday.  I got home and relaxed for a bit. I had thought I'd go to Starbucks, but my friend texted about going to Roma and getting pizza.  I am not going to turn down free pizza. lol We went and I have two slices for tomorrow.  (We split a pizza)   It's supposed to be nasty tomorrow, so I'm not planning on walking.  We are under a winter storm warning.  It's actually doing something outside right now, but I think it's only rain.  It's supposed to turn to snow and freezing rain and sleet and all that other good stuff overnight.  In any case, tomorrow will not be a walk day.

I'm still sore from moving my room around, but it's much better today.  It would have been even better if I had been able to take a hot bath.  Soaking in a hot bath is blessed relief when I'm sore.  It's also just nice.  Oh well.  I guess I'll get my water heater fixed by the summer. ~_~;   

I did a little more straightening in my room.  Just moving things around and organizing things better.  I like it.  Everything is so neat and in it's place.  I love it when everything is organized.  In moving my room around and cleaning under the bed, I found my light up Kindle case.  I found it at Goodwill some time ago and I couldn't figure out where the heck I put it.  It was stored in a box under my bed.  The case is pink leather and it has a built in light that you pull out when you need it.  My Kindle is one of the older ones and it has no backlight.  I like that about it.  The light will be handy if I want to read in low light. It's a nice case and it's pretty too. :p

 


It's done!

What is done, you ask?  Well, my room.  I decided to change it around and I did that this afternoon.  It took longer than I planned, but it's done.  I am so sore from moving the heavy furniture.  Also, the dust under things was horrible.  I cleaned the heck out of everything.  Everything gets so dusty when the furniture stays in one place for too long.  I cleaned all that out and it was nuts.  I'm glad it's done.  I hate all that dust, but it's all cleaned up now. My arms and back are so sore.

  I got in my walk today.  It was sunny and not too cold.  It was in the mid 50's and I actually walked without my jacket.  It's supposed to be in the 40's tomorrow, so no short sleeves!  The day after that, we are under a winter weather watch.  I think it's only supposed to be freezing rain. If that is the case, I'll miss another day walking.  Maybe I can convince myself to use the treadmill.  

I am almost done re-watching the Simpsons episodes.  I just watched one where Homer made me laugh out loud, literally.  He said, "Why would I want to go to a strip club? I'm married to a naked lady."  Homer is hilarious.  When I get through all the episodes, I am not sure what I'll watch next.  Maybe I'll watch LOST again.  


Oopsie

I didn't forget to post yesterday, I just didn't get around to it.  It rained yesterday and today, so no walks for me.  It's not supposed rain tomorrow, so I should be a go for walking!  I don't want to miss another day.  I didn't feel all that great yesterday or today, so the two days off were kind of nice.  My foot has been giving me some issues again so two days rest was probably a good thing.

I didn't make it to Starbucks this weekend like I planned.  I might go one night this week and carry my laptop and letters.  We'll see how that goes.  I haven't been inside to stay in so long. I'm going to be so disappointed if I go over there and can't find anywhere to sit!  I am hoping it will be like when I went over Wednesday night.  


Warm days are so nice.

It was really nice for today's walk.  I started out in a t-shirt and hoodie, but I took my hoodie off before too long into the walk.  It was much more fun to walk when it's warm.  I had enough change to pick up a Coke at the drink machine at my turn around point and planned to get a Coke.  The machine was sold out again. Phooey!

I got home and relaxed. I had thought about going to Starbucks tonight and staying awhile.  Then, I realized that it was happy hour and they are usually busy on those days.  It is also Valentine's day.  I figured they might be slow because of that, but who knows.  I might go tomorrow.  I wish I had know last night that it was going to be that slow.  There were literally only two people in there! My favorite table was free. :(  I can almost guarantee that when I go again to stay awhile, I won't find a single table open. That is just the way it goes.