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A little snow

It was snowing when I got up today. It didn't snow long and it didn't stick to much of anything but at least it did snow briefly.  I wish we would get one really nice snow.  It's been cold and bleah all day. Bleah all day except for the snow part. :p  I have been .... I don't even know what I've been doing. Seriously. It's been a long day.  I did remember to take a picture of the case on my MacBook Pro.  I was about to forget that, but I remember and here it is:

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I love the colors, it's what attracted me in the first place.  In the pictures, it looked like there was a cut out at the Apple. In the ad pictures, it shows a bright white apple so I thought it was cut out.  I realized when looking back at the add after it had shipped that it does not have the cutout. D'oh!  It's still gorgeous.  I wanted to write today and I haven't. I might do that after posting this.  I've had a migraine for several days. This is day three, so I might not be able to come up with a good day's work.  We'll see.  I need to do my French too as I've forgotten all about it.  I got the last of the Starubkcs holiday cards I ordered. I now have the complete set of 2020 holiday cards! ^_^ 

By the way, this is the picture on the listing. Do you see why I thought it had the cutout? :|

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Computer woes!

So Saturday, I was using my computer just fine.  I had to restart it and then that was when the problems started.  It did the exact same thing it did in November. It was showing no bootable volumes.  I thought, at least I have my Time Machine backup.  Guess what didn't work?  YUP.  The backup did not work at all and it erased the drive to do the backup so I was left with a clean drive and no backup. AHHHHHHHH!  I tried everything I could think of and worked on it all day Saturday.  I borrowed a drive from a friend and tried a few more things and nothing. I had to just stop and give it up for the night. I was tired and frustrated and nothing was being accomplished.  I didn't sleep well as you might imagine.

I woke up around 7 and decided to re-install my OS.  I knew I would have to install the long-ago version and then start updating until I could get back to Catalina.  I got that on and then tried to clone the drive and put it on the empty internal drive.  That worked fine! So, I have no idea why it died in the first place but I had Cataline. I installed a few things I needed and did the patch to get Big Sur back because by now, I was used to it by now.  That took all day on Sunday.  So, today, I got the old drive and the backup drive to get files off. The backup drive is now just null.  It lights up when I plug it into the computer but it isn't recognized.  I contacted support as it is under warranty. I'm hoping they know of some trick to make it work. I need the information that was on there. I'm still very upset that I did my backups weekly for no reason. :(

Today, I was able to get some things from my old drive, but a lot of stuff is on the 2TB drive I got in November that I can't access.  It's driving me nuts that it's just 'dead'. If my stuff can't be recovered (please let me recover it!!!) I hope they will replace the drive.  I spend the day running recovery on that old drive. It took over 5 hours and I didn't get everything I needed, but I got a lot.  The newer stuff was in the Time machine backups. It's driving me crazy to have this happen again so soon after the last incident. So, now I wait for tech support on my drive and hope I can get things going again.  This time, I think I'm going to clone the drive weekly on an external drive.  That way I know it will be backed up.  At least I truly hope so! This whole situation has been so frustraing!

I did get to write a little tonight and that was great. I haven't written in several days because of this mess.  It was nice to get those words down! 2178 words is not bad after not writing in a few days! :) I am again grateful to Evernote for being my daily writing backup site. I didn't lose any writing because of it. Thank you, Evernote!


The Monkees, again!

So, I watched all but one episode of the Monkees. AH!  I was looking through some information and heard about the television special they did in 1969.  33 and 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee.  That was trippy as hell.  That lead me to more information and there was an 'episode' of the Monkees in the 90's!  Mike Nesmith(MY FAVORITE MONKEE!!!!) wrote and directed it.  It was very cute and I loved watching it. I have no idea how I missed it when it aired!  I also found another clip of them talking about different things.  It was very cool!  I will have to go look for more weird things like that.  

I didn't do much today. I was waiting on a package to be delivered that was supposed to be delivered yesterday. My friend had it re-directed to be delivered here as he suspects me has porch pirates.  It came and he came to pick it up.  I only went out for a short time today to Munzee.  I couldn't find a special Munzee for the daily Zeeops on either choice.  If you deleted one thing, another will pop up.  Sadly, I couldn't do that one because there were no Munzee types that I needed in the area.  This has only happened to me once since I started Zeeops.  Luckily, it just skips the day and gives you a chance of a new option the next day and in the Ops, it's like you didn't miss a day.  I hope tomorrow's mission is one I can actually do!

I wrote a good idea last night and I added some and edited that part and then wrote another portion tonight.  I'm enjoying my story and it's got...79,197 words! Whoo!  That is more than my work during NaNoWriMo!  Of course this was an old story and I had some of it already.  A lot of that changed and things got added in.  I'm still enjoying writing on it so I will continue to do so. It's mainly for me and I am loving it.

 


Thrifting!

So, I went thrifting yesterday with my friend.  We did our usual circuit. Reidsville, Eden, and Martinsville.  I didn't get a lot of stuff, but I got a few fun things.  I found three different jack o' lanterns, (one was a stack and it was still in the box!), I got a cute Hallmark branded snowman dish, a snowman soap, he was so strange looking I felt sorry for him and felt he needed a home. I got a coupon organizer pouch thing, a pouch with a galaxy print (an Ipsy pouch), a cupcake mug, a wireless keyboard, etc.  I found a vintage puzzle still in the box sealed!  I also got this little snowman thing.  It's a snowman that sits in a glass and it's supposed to have a floating thing that you float on top after filling it with water and a layer of oil and light a wick. The floaty thing and the winks are missing, but the snowman in the glass is cute and it came in its original box from 1979. Nifty!  I think that is everything except a little organizer box for Zip disks. Now that is a blast from the past!  It was new with the plastic still on it. I didn't need it, but I got it anyway.  I feel like I'm forgetting something.

When I got home, I checked online to see if I could get some blue lights somewhere while they are having after the holiday sales.  Target was out as I had already seen.  I checked Lowes and they had some and they were half price!  They weren't available to pick up in-store, but they were available for shipping.  I went ahead and got six strands.  I'll have an extra just in case.  Also, these are a different brand than the ones I always get at Target.  I hope they last longer, but we'll see!

As of now, I've done all my regular Sunday things.  The only thing left is to put the bed linen back on the bed.  I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things that they were out of when I went last week.  I also needed a few other things. I got the other things, but they were still out of the two things I needed. D'oh!  That is so weird.  They are either not getting stock because of Covid, or the stockers just aren't filling the shelves.  Hopefully I'll get the things I need soon.

For now, I am going to put the linens back on the bed and then write. I wrote a good bit two days ago. I didn't write last night and I am really wanting to get some writing done tonight.  Bed linen and then writing!  One more thing.  I took a picture of my 'new' Fossil bag in my car the other day.  It's so pretty in natural light.  My Fossil bag sitting in my Goontz. :p

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Starbucks on a Sunday!

Yes, you know where I went today! :p. I went to Starbucks and I went inside to see if I could get a few more cards. I got some and then found a mug I liked.  There was a tumbler the other day that I wanted, but of course, it was long gone! The other one like it that I was considering was gone too!  Their stuff is 30% off so people probably bought them for gifts. I did pick out a cute mug (no handle) with a lid.  It says it's 8oz, but it looks like it would hold more. I think it will without the lid.  I'll test it out by brewing some coffee later!  I got a grande peppermint mocha.  I ordered a grande peppermint white mocha.  This is the third time I've gotten a PW instead of a PWM. :(. They were BUSY and there were a lot of people waiting to order and a lot of people waiting on their drinks, so I wasn't going to mess that up by asking for a re-do. I drank it. I didn't enjoy it as I should have, but I wasn't going to inconvenience a whole store of people!  Oh well, hopefully, next time it will be right! The mug is very cute and I love it.  Here is a picture I took:

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I should have put the mug up there too. Oh well!  I am currently sitting under the hair bonnet dryer.  I got my dishes washed, my hair washed, my bed linen washed, and I'm now relaxing for a few minutes.  My bed linen is currently in the dryer.  It was too cold for me to sit with a wet head even in my turby thingee.  I decided to get out the dryer.  I already did my weekly backup too.  Oh! I ran by Office Max while I was out and picked up a package of the card sleeves that I use to keep my cards in.  I also did my daily Zeeops mission for Munzee while out.  Now, I'm just going to sit and relax for a while.  I just put the bed linen in to dry before I came to start drying my hair, so that is going to be awhile.  I want to get a few more things done in my 2021 bujo and I want to write some on my story. I did write a few words before posting this. 411 words to be exact. I'd like to get more done.  


Thursday, I think.

I kept thinking yesterday was Tuesday and not Wednesday so I am still not sure it's Thursday today! :p. Yeah, it's been that kind of a week.  Hell, it's been that kind of year.  I need to nap until mid-2021!  I did write a bit today. Not as much as I wanted to, but I got some done.  I might write some more after I post this and I may just wait until tomorrow.  I am happy just to have gotten some writing done today. :)


Meh

It's been one of those days. I haven't done much of anything.  I didn't work on my story. Wait, I take that back, I did put a few words in one part where it needed it, but for the big overhaul, I haven't done that yet.  I don't think I will be doing it tonight as it's almost 11 pm!  I meant to work on my 2021 bullet journal today and get the few Yule cards ready to mail that I send each year, but I haven't done either!  I always send out a few Yule cards each year to some family and a couple of long time family friends.  I have still not written any pen pal letters. I am not sure why.  Well, I do, I just haven't had the energy to want to do that.  Hopefully, I can get those done and out. I didn't buy any cards this year so I won't be sending any cards to penpals.  Well, I found some cards, but I have no clue if I have sent these before or not so I am not sure I should send them.  I always try to write down what card I sent each year and these are not shown as what I sent to penpals last year, but I still don't know where these came from and if they are part of the ones I've sent. UGH!  I hate being old and forgetful! LOL!


Oopsie

I have been reading some old stories tonight.  Actually, the short stories I did of my characters in my Zombie books.  I did different point of view stories for Camp one year.  I think it was 2019?  Anyway, I was re-reading those and forgot about the time and almost didn't post. I was about to close the laptop and then I realized. D'oh! I haven't blogged yet!  It seems I had something to post about but I'm not coming up with anything so I think I'll close for tonight. It's been a long day and I'm quite sleepy. I want to read some on book four of the zombie series and I plan to do that after getting off here and getting in my warm, cozy, bed.  It will be a lot warmer there than here at my desk! :p


Snow!

It actually snowed here today for a little bit.  It was mainly snow flurries, but it was pretty.  I enjoyed watching it for the short time it happened.  I hope we actually get a decent snow event this year.  We probably won't, but it would be nice!  I had to run an errand today and it was pretty darn chilly out there. I found out that the heater on my car works great!  I had never really had to use it before. The air worked well all summer, so I was hoping the heat would too and it does. Yay! One bright spot in my dreary life. 

I got a little writing done today but it was sort of meh. I want to try to work on it some more before bedtime so after posting this, I'll go and do that.  I want to get to the exciting part! I could write it ahead of time since I'm working in Scrivener, but I'm trying to write in order.  We'll see how well that goes. :p


Another busy Sunday!

I got all my things done today.  I went to a UPS dropbox and mailed back the laptop bag, I went by the park and got a Pokestop while out and then headed home.  I washed my hair, the bed linen, and my dishes.  I washed clothes last night and forgot to dry them until bedtime!  I went in to check on them and realized that I had never started them to dry in the first place. D'oh!  I had to put those away before drying my bed linen. It's in the dryer now and I just need to put it back on the bed and I'm done.

I pulled out my external hard drive and updated my backup to Time Machine.  I'm going to do that every Sunday.  It took a bit of time but nowhere near what it took to do the first backup.  I let it run while I did other things. It worked well.  I didn't write today.  The last few days, I have been re-reading my zombie books.  I had forgotten some things along the way.  I should have been taking notes because I think there are a few continuity errors that need to be fixed.  It's fun to re-visit my characters.

As for the writing I'm currently doing, I have a big event coming up.  It's going to be good, but I have to get in the mindset to write it.  I'll probably write a little bit tonight, not the exciting stuff yet, though! I don't want to get started on something like that this late.  That is how I end up looking up and realizing it's almost 1 am! It's happened before. :p