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I'm not dead!

I am so sorry for not posting in so long. I don't know how the time got away from me. I was thinking it had only been about a week, it's been almost two! D'oh!  There have been a few thrift trips since I last posted.  I found some goodies as always.  I realized my Starbucks tumbler collection was growing at an incredible rate, so i decided to do something about it!  I have a china hutch in a room in my house that was full of miscellaneious dishes.  I cleared those out and it now holds the majority of my Starbucks tumbler collection. There are still about 10 that I didn't put in.  I also did put in mugs or ceramic tumblers.  It looks nice and there is plenty of room for more. I put the French press in there, too! (The Starbucks one of course)

I have been writing on my Camp NaNoWriMo work and have long since past the 50,000 mark.  I am trying to decide what I'm going to do for actual NaNoWriMo in November. I have been re-reading some of the last zombie book I wrote and I may right the next book in that series. I just have to figure out what happens next. 

Again, sorry for not posting in so long. I have been enjoying the heck out of digital planning and I adore eerything I have gotten from DPCDigitals. Either the freebies or the things I've bought.  I get to use my one month planner I bought from them on Sunday. Yay!  I will try to remember to put a link to them in my links on the sidebar.  If you are new to Digital planning, they are the best. You can get so many freebies and their stuff in their Etsy store is very reasonably priced. Check them out!


Monday Evening post

I'm on the balcony with the MacBook Pro and I am typing up this blog post to share with you.  I took a few more pictures to share with you at the end of this post.  We are in the room for the night.  Well, I am going to hit the beach with my feet, but we are in.  No going out in the car.  We ordered pizza for dinner from Hungry Howie's and it was excellent as always!  I tried their stuffed crust pizza and it was delicious! Yummy yum yum! lol

Tomorrow we'll get some groceries for the room. For now we have leftover pizza.  We got a few drinks each from the drink machines and we ordered a 2 liter each for us.  We will be okay for the time being.  The coffee maker is in my half of the room and ready to brew in the morning. :p I brought coffee with me because I remembered that this particular hotel gives you a coffee pot, but no coffee!  Crazy.  I almost brought my little Keurig knock off but I didn't want to bring more things. I had enough to carry as it is!  

I will post again tomorrow morning. It's 9:08 now so there will be no more posts tonight.  I have done my daily French lesson, but I haven't written today.  I am extremely tired, so I am going to write, but I may just write a small portion.  I'm really tired and want to do my writing justice so I'll just write a few lines tonight to say that I did write!  Here are a few pictures from this evening.

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Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, we are heading to Myrtle Beach tomorrow! :D  I just finished packing! LOL, I am usually done way before this. I have my things all ready. I only have to put a few things from the kitchen in a bag (coffee, creamer, etc.) I'm ready to leave now! :p  I wrote a bunch today and yesterday and I plan to write some more before putting my laptop in the bag to carry it. I always put my laptop in my suitcase with the electronics, but this laptop is too big so I'm going to use the laptop backpack that I bought at Office Max.  I think I got everything I need for the trip ready to go. I still can't decide on which bag to carry. I want to carry one of my cute little Fossil bags but I want to make sure it's the right size.  I don't like carrying my regular bag with me to the beach.  I usually pick one big enough for my trip journal to fit, but I am thinking if we are going into a restaurant, I can just carry it in with me.  I wouldn't carry it in a store.  The little Fossil bag I got last summer is so cute and I've not been able to use it because it was smaller than I thought it would be. I think I'll probably use that and just carry the trip journal.  Ah, I wish we could go tonight! I'm ready. I wasn't this morning, but nows that everything is packed, It's a go! I will try to post several times a day from the beach as I usually do.  The room we have is a two-room, room.  In other words, there is a bed, desk, dresser, tv, closet, and SINK! in the first part, then a kitchen and bathroom in the middle, and a two-bed bedroom with all the things in the first room (except the sink) and a table and chairs.  I can set my MacBook up at the desk.  I will try to do at least two posts a day and possibly three.  I will be sharing beach pictures and I'll try to take pictures of some other interesting things as I go. I'll also be posted to Insta. :) I have not used any money on my Starbucks card all month and I have several freebies so I'm set on that too.  I just finished the kitchen stuff, I've laid out my clothes, I just need to load this laptop in it's bag and load my friend's car.  No Goontz this trip. I drove him for a bit tonight so he wouldn't feel left out. :p


No thrifting today!

My friend and I have decided to postpone our thrifting trips until after the beach trip. Well, we'll be thrifting at the beach, but we always do that! I want to save what little money I have left for the trip.  He has the trip, taxes, and the possibility of a car purchase before the trip.  He wants to get a larger vehicle than the one he has for trips and such.  I love being able to take mine, but if he gets one, I won't have to worry about so many miles being added to Goontz!  

I wrote a LOT today.  I finally stopped at 4567 words! @_@; Yes, I was on a roll! I am now going to relax a bit until bedtime. I want to re-read what I wrote, too! :)


Long day

It was a long day and I didn't really do anything.  I did write a ton though! I wrote over 4400 words! That makes up for a few lower word count days for sure. :)  I pulled out the beads and jewelry-making stuff I had before I got the box of jewelry-making stuff at Goodwill.  I combined them and got them organized. After I did that, I was looking for something else and found a Ziploc bag of bead I found at another Goodwill some time back! lol I put those in with all the stuff I had organized earlier and now I have all my beads and jewelry stuff together. :) Everything is nicely organized and I hope to start making things. There are a LOT of supplies.  I'm thinking if I didn't make jewelry, I could make some charms and things for planners and sell them on Etsy! ^_^ 


Sunday is not my fun day! :p

I got a lot done today as usual. I put away the laundry I washed yesterday, I washed my hair and my bed linen. The linens are clean and back on the bed. I washed a ridiculous amount of dishes.  I mean a ridiculous amount of dishes!   I was so glad to get that done.  I also put carried the trash out to the can and put the can on the street.   I only have one bag a week so I usually wait until the can is full before taking it to the street. It seems silly to take it every week with just one little bag in there so I just hold off.  After last week's bag, it was pretty full. I knew today's bag was going to make it totally stuffed so I took it out to the street.  Now I just need to remember to get it back in tomorrow.  My neighbors across the street can't seem to do that with theirs. ~_~; Theirs has been out since LAST week's trash collection. It's so annoying.  I get mine in on the same day they pick up.  I don't understand why they don't.  They are the only house on the street that does that. Of course, they have to live right across from me. I know, I know, there are bigger problems in the world, but it just irritates me. 

I didn't go out today. It was very nice not leaving the house.  (well, I did take the can to the street, but you know what I mean!).  I got a good amount of writing done, too. :)


Goal met, again.

Yes, I just hit 50,000 words for CampNaNo!  Yes, I plan to go on.   I actually wrote like crazy today and got over 4000 words!  I was on a roll.  I wrote earlier today. I wasn't going to leave the house today, so I had plenty of time to write. I could write more, but I'm going to give myself a break until tomorrow.  I didn't do a lot more than writing today.  It's been a slow day. I've been at my desk on the MBP since I ate breakfast.  I need to run out and turn off the water. I turned it on to wash off Goontz yesterday and forgot to turn it off. We are under a freeze warning tonight! I don't want my hose to break.

I took another picture of my 'new' Fossil bag. It's not a great shot, but it's much better than he one I took last night! Here it is:

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I have plastic bags in it to give it shape while it's not being used. It's so supple and nice. I'll probably save it for fall/winter time.   I just checked the weather on my MBP and it's currently 48˚!   It is pretty chilly inside, too. I am going to have to put on a sweater or a hoodie in a bit. I already put away my heater for the year and I'm not getting it back out.  I could just be lazy and get on my pajamas and snuggle under the covers in my bed.  That sounds pretty nice, actually! I think I'm going to organize my Starbucks cards and then crash on my bed and relax.  I have the cards that aren't the regular size ones in two disk boxes.   I would like to have them sorted by year like I do the other ones.  Here are the two file boxes and the cards:

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These work great! The little one is for the smaller ones that are on a single card, the bigger box is for the weird-sized ones. It works out well! They stay organized and dust-free, too! I just finished organizing them. They look better and they are all in order.   

 


Wow!

So, my friend and thrifted today as we usually do on Tuesday. We did it a bit differently though. We ate at a place here for the first time and it was delicious.  I got a Philly steak and cheese and it was delicious!   The only way it could have been better is if it had been bigger.  We went to Martinsville VA first.  I only found one thing at the Goodwill there.  A belt bag with flying / in space tacos! LOL It was too cute not to buy.  We then went to Eden NC to the Goodwill there.  I found a glass turtle candle holder. It's heavy.  I also found an old holiday Starbucks tumbler (back when they still had the short size (8oz) tumblers. My friend got me a Monopoly game in there too. It's Monopoly city which I don't have.  I'm adding it to my Monopoly collection! :)

We left there and went to Reidsville. The Salvation Army store closes at 5 pm, so we missed that today.  We did to the Goodwill and I found another nice Fossil bag.  This is s brown satchel with leather embossed with designs. Very nice. I also found a Starbucks thermos from 2006. I look it up and it was part of a camping/travel set.  The next time I go, I'll look and see if the cups are there. I don't think so, but I'll look.  I have always wanted a Starbucks thermos, so I was glad to find this.  I also got a little metal note holder, a metal sign with the Eiffel tower on it, and Paris. It was originally from Hobby Lobby and was $12 new.  I got it for $1.49. :)  I also got a Hello Kitty game for the DS lite.  I saw it last time and didn't get it, I said if it were there when I went back, I would get it and I did. I haven't played it yet, but I will. It's got Kerroppi in it. YAY!!!!!! :D

OH! I also got a little yellow candle/lantern thingee from World Market. I got a green one in there a few trips back and I was hoping the yellow one just like it was still there. It was and now it's mine.   I was happy to get it and I'll display them together. I came home and got my writing done. I didn't have anything written before I left and I was able to get down 24017 words! Whoo-hoo! Now I just have a few more things to do and I'm going to crash. OH! I did mow some in the backyard when I got home. I forgot all about that.  It was getting really bad in one area, so I got it while I was still dressed from going out. I'm so glad to have that done.

This isn't the best picture ever, but here is the bag. It's so soft and supple and I love it.

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Hoo boy am I tired.

All the thrift trips lately have made my bedroom look like a thrift shop!  I got to work today and got the room all cleaned and cleared.  I have everything put away neatly and I'm so happy. It looks so much better in here!  I put the little cabinet that I got yesterday next to my nightstand.  It fits in the spot well and I can organize a lot of things in it and on it! I love it.  I have all my thrift finds to put away except for that box of jewelry-making stuff. I did organize the beads and things in the containers. I just have to figure out where I'm going to store all of these things and I want to add the stuff I already had with it.  I just need to figure out where all that is going to go!  

I didn't do a lot else today.  That wore me out! lol I did write a bit portion for Camp today. I am now about 2000 words from 40,000 so I just revised my goal to 50,000.  I know I'll hit it easily. :). I was on a roll and I had to make myself stop writing as I was starting to get tired and my writing wasn't as good there at the end.  I stopped so I could pick up tomorrow when I'm fresh and write much better.  I'm actually typing this post up on the 13" MacBook Pro.  I have a place for it in the new little cabinet, so I can use it when I'm not at my desk. Very convenient. I am going to try to crash a little early tonight as I'm really tired.  I didn't sleep well last night and then I did all that cleaning. I'm hoping to sleep like a log tonight. :p

 


Thursday... it actualy is! :p

Yes, I know the correct day today. Especially after that debacle yesterday! I didn't do a lot today. I did get my front lawn mown as it needed it badly. I meant to go back out and wash my car and totally forgot.  Once I got in and got at my desk, I didn't go back out.  I did write today and got a nice portion done.  I had my goal for 30,000 words for CampNaNoWriMo and I surpassed that last night, so I decided to change it to 40,000 and I'll probably change it to 50,000 since I'm rolling right along on it. I will probably end up with more than 50,000 words as I'm halfway through and already have 33,808!  Go me!   I slept very poorly last night and I am hoping to make up for that tonight.  I just couldn't get comfortable, I had aches that were keeping me awake.  It was not a nice night. I hope by getting the lawn mown today, it will help with my sleep tonight.  We'll see!

 


D'oh what a bad food day!

Yeah, you read that right! So, I had to mow my front lawn today. BOO! I needed gas for my mower, so I had to go out and get some.  I got a happy meal at McDonald's while I was out.  I paid extra for the six-piece one and they gave me a cheeseburger. ~_~; They were very busy and lined up around the building so I just ate it.  That was bad enough, but then, later, I was going to get UberEats from the local Mexican restaurant that I like.  They were on there last week and today they weren't listed. So, I went looking for something else. I decided to do an online order at Firehouse Subs and just go get it myself.  I ordered the steak and cheese which is delicious.  I get it without the peppers, onions, and condiments. I only get steak and cheese and add extra provolone.  Well, I picked it up, brought it home, opened it up and it had onions and peppers. BOOOOO!  I had to pick them out. Luckily there was no mustard or mayo on there. That would have totally ruined the whole experience.  I don't like mustard and I actively HATE mayo. UGH!  

At least I had some leftover pizza for dinner.  At the end of our thrifting trip last night, we stopped back in Reidsville and ate at Carmela's and split a pizza. I had three slices left of mine and that was dinner.  It was yummy!  In other news, a friend of mine has Covid and has been having a bad reaction to something she is taking and broke out in hives and had to go to the hospital.  Luckily, they medicated her and sent her home. That was a relief. Another horrible thing happened.  One of my longtime online friends lost their son in a car crash.  I feel so bad for the family and my friend.  I wish I could do something for them.  It's a very sad situation. It's been on my mind all day.  

I wrote a little today but not too much.  Only 1118 words, but that isn't too bad.  It was just not a good day for writing.  I had so much on me with worrying about my friends and then the food fails that happened to me.  It was just not the best day. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better! One good thing did happen today.  I received an order from eBay of some Starbucks cards and I ordered several more that I need for my collection. Now I'm going to post this and then re-read what I wrote for today and then relax until bedtime.  Goodnight from me!


Hello from Sunday

I did write more after I posted last night.  I also put away the laundry. That made for an easier day today.  I only had to wash and dry my bed linen and my hair.  I put away the dishes I washed yesterday too. I am so glad I didn't have to wash them today.  I have been at my desk most of the day on the laptop.  I have been watching YouTube vids all day and I'm currently obsessed with Pierogi's channel for taking down scammers and wasting their time and deleting their files. His channel is great. Just search Scammer Payback on YouTube.

I wrote today and I wrote a lot. I wrote 2890 words! I was on a roll. :p. I am now going to relax until bedtime. I'm very tired and I just feel bleh. I'm hoping to sleep well tonight and feel more like myself tomorrow.  Here is hoping!


No alarm? What?

This morning I was awake before my Fitbit would usually go off and wake me up. I waited for it to go off and it never did! I thought it might be broken or something.  Well, I look at my arm and it's not there!  I took it off to charge it last night and forgot to put it back on!  LOL!  I am glad I woke up anyway!  Sheesh! I got a few things done today that needed doing. I washed a load of laundry and I wash two weeks' worth of dishes. That was pretty insane and I'm glad to have them done. I do have two dishes that I didn't finish because they need to soak Once they do, they'll be easy to finish cleaning and I'll have all the dishes done.  I never mean to let them get so backed up.  I didn't do them last week because I didn't use that sink to wash my hair, so I didn't have to wash them to use it!  It will be all clean and ready for me to use tomorrow.

I usually wait and put away the laundry on Sunday, but I just may go get those things out and put them away tonight to save myself some time tomorrow.  That way I can wash my bed linen and dry it without having to wait to put away the laundry to toss it in the dryer. I only wrote a little today.  That is okay as I've been writing a lot more most days.  A day of less writing is okay.  Only 527 words. I might write a few more after posting this, but I doubt it. I really would like to put away the laundry tonight.  I haven't slept well lately, so maybe I  can convince my brain to let me go to bed early tonight!  I can certainly try! I am sitting here yawning my head off but as soon as I get in bed to sleep, I'll be wide awake. It never fails!


Book two.....

I just printed a copy of book two of my ice skating trilogy. I'm seriously thinking about writing the final book for CampNaNoWriMo in April. I haven't completed decided, but I think it's what I'm going to do. That means November and NaNoWriMo will be book five of my Zombie series or a brand new book.  I'll worry about that later!  I am still working on the story I started before NaNo that I'm writing for myself. I have written on it almost every single day. I will want to continue through Camp, but I might not write as much on it each day. I also have a bit of research to do for one part of book three so I need to get that done. April is going to be here before you know it!