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Tuesday seems to be a thrift day......

So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted.  I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing.  We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first.  I found a few things in there.  I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle,  a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it.  My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me.  We left there and went to Pete's to eat.  After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill.  At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags.  It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean.  We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville.  We went to the two Goodwill stores here.  We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern.  We went to the other one.  Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight.  Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too!  I got TWO Fossil bags!  I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too.  Very cute  It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't.  I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :)  It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it.  I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!

I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day.  I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today.  I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon.  I know Ill get those!  The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.


Sigh

No post yesterday and I was about to do the same thing today!  Sorry about that.  It's just been one of those days!  I'll try to post a good one tomorrow.  I have pretty much stayed inside all day.  I did write almost 3000 words so there is that!


Sunday slow...... day

So, we turned the clock ahead here last night. UGH I hate the time change.  I woke up today all out of sorts and did NOT want to get up. I finally did and then after I ate my breakfast, I laid back down for a little bit.  I don't think I slept, but I was cozy comfy and did not want to get up. I finally made myself get up and get on with my day.  This delayed everything else I did.  One thing I did that helped speed up things a little? I washed my hair without heating up the water first.  I also put it up in a turby twist to dry so I didn't have use time sitting under the dryer when I could be doing other things.  I got dishes washed and my laundry from yesterday put away.  Then, I started drying my bed linen.  I waited way too late and now I'm just hoping it's dry before midnight.  It's not looking good at this point. Ahh!

I did get some writing done today, though.  I should have done more, but I got 1784 words, so I don't know why I think it wasn't much! LOL I just looked and saw the word count.  As for the rest of the evening, I'm going to relax and hope the bed linen is dry soon so I can put it back on the bed. Then, I'm going to crash on the bed and relax until bedtime.  I hope to shake off this stupid lethargy from the time change.  Did I mention I hate the time change?


Walking on a Wednesday!

So, my friend wanted to walk today. I did not! lol, I went anyway.  We went to the Riverwalk trail.  We didn't walk as far as we did last time, but we did get in a nice walk.  I only took one picture to share!

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I like the colors in this.  No filters, that is just the way it looked.  I would have taken a few more pictures, but I wasn't feeling great as we were heading back.  I just did make it to my car! Sheesh.  After I dropped him off, I went and got food. I think that was the problem. I usually eat before we walk, but I didn't because I thought he was coming right from work and of course he didn't. ~_~; Oh well, I got something yummy and got a little extra goodie to heat up and eat later.  I went to Burger King and got a combo and saw that their cheesy tots are back. I LOVE those things so I got some and I have them for later. Well, minus one, I had to have one.  So delicious! Just as good as I remember them, too!

I did my French and wrote some before I went. I plan on writing more.  It's great that I got the 13" MBP going.  I was doing updates to the 15" last night and I knew it might take awhile, so I wrote on the 13" in a new Scrivener file and was able to copy it to my regular Scrivener file.  I did some editing on it earlier and then added it to it.  I have more to write tonight so I'm going to do that.  At least that is the plan!

I want to wish my favorite anime character of all time a very Happy Birthday today! I'll do a separate post for that after this one, but Happy Birthday Nuriko! ^_^.


Thrifting again....

So, we went thrifting again today.  We went to Pete's to eat and to the Salvation Army store and two Goodwill stores.  I found a few goodies.  In the Goodwill in Reidsville, my friend bought me a sewing machine!   I have wanted one forever. This was a Singer and it was only $15!  It works, too!  I found a manual online and downloaded the PDF of it to learn how to use it.  I'm quite happy with it as now I can mend things a lot easier. I may even be able to make some things to sell on Etsy! :) 

I found a Starbucks tumbler in the Goodwill in Mayodan NC, I also found a Wii Animal Crossing game! I don't have a Wii, but I couldn't pass up an AN game!  I also found a cute Sak bag in there and a shirt (Zombie Hunter), some candles, and a few other little goodies. It was a good haul.  I can't wait to try out my sewing machine. It seems to be all there. I just need to learn to thread it and what setting to use for what stitch. This will come in handy as I buy sleep pants and cut them off to make sleep shorts, now they will actually have a hem! :p At the Goodwill in Reidsville, I found a Simpsons Christmas DVD with four episodes on it.  It was a whole .99ยข! It was a fun trip.  I took a few pictures of the sunset at different spots. Here are two of those:

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I am going to post this and write a bit and then I'm going to crash.  I'm tired and I want to relax a bit.  I am not in the mood to write, but I'm going to write at least a paragraph. I'm trying to write every day. Its good practice for NaNoWriMo and CampNaNo is next month! I still don't know what I'm doing for that yet.


Meh

Nothing much to say today. I didn't leave the house again.  Oh well.  I also didn't take any pictures either.  It's just been one of those days. I wasn't going to post here either, but I felt that would just be too much! So, here is this small post.  I did write today.  I only wrote a little over 1400 words but I wrote. That is what matters, right? :) I'll try to write a better post tomorrow and hopefully actually get out of the house! :p


Well hell

Guess who forgot to take pictures today? Me!  It totally slipped my mind. Sorry about that. My friend had a package coming today and he had it sent to my house in case it came on a workday. Of course, it was delivered today when he would have been home. It had to sign for tool ~_~; I was not amused on that part. I prefer to get my packages after they have been dropped off! 

My drive cable came today and I installed I and I now have the 13" MacBook Pro back working with the internal drive. Yay!  That was great.  It wasn't too difficult to get it done.  I'll work on it more tomorrow (Getting all the files on it, and stuff) I'll be using the 15" for most everything, but it will be great to have that backup in case anything happens.  Removing and installing the new cable wasn't too bad.  I have everything disassembled and ready to go when it got here.  I had watched a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions and played it while was doing it so I didn't forget anything. It's nice to know I know have both MBPs working with internal drives!

I didn't sleep well at all last night, so I'm hoping to crash hard tonight.  I did get a good deal of writing done and I'm happy about that. I also got notification from the library that my hold for the new Stephen King book was ready to download. YAY!  I had the Kindle book sent to my Kindle and I plan to start on that tonight. I may wait until tomorrow because I know with his books, I sometimes can't put them down! 

 

 


Hoo Boy!

What a thrifting trip that was! We started in Reidsville and went to the Salvation Army store and Goodwill. I found an Apple-branded cover for my iPad mini in there. It's light blue and I love it.  At Salvation Army, I got some cards, a snowman pin, a wallet, a CD, a cheese grater, and two packs of those cute little animal cable protectors.  We went from there to Wentworth NC and ate at a place called Mom's Kitchen.  We were looking forward to it. It was not great.  It was just.... I don't want to be mean, but it wasn't good. We won't be going back there.  We went from there to the Mayodan Goodwill that we recently discovered and I found a few things there.  A small Keurig k-cup holder (It fits under the little brewer in my room! LOL), a case (that will fit an external HD), a set of Tetris magnets, and a cute little Halloween ceramic thingee with a ghost, a tree, and little jack o lanterns.  We went on to a 'new' Goodwill in Walkertown NC.  I found a Sak bag exactly like the one I wanted at Myrtle that I bought on eBay. This one is the same bag but instead of being black, it's teal. I absolutely LOVE it.  I got that, a bit metal jack o lantern, a S'well bottle with donut design, a purple zipper pouch, a box of Ticonderoga pencils, and a Homer Simpson shirt! I can't wear it, it's way too small, but I had to have it! Lol

We left there and were heading to the Goodwill in Eden but we ended up going right past the one in Mayodan. They are constantly putting stuff out there so we stopped back in. I found some stampers and a cute crab plush.  I love crabs! He is red is so cute!  We then went to the Goodwill in Eden and I found a DS game! They had quite a few, but there was one that I was pretty sure I'd love. It was Crafting Mama!  I always adored the Cooking Mama games so I got this. It was still in the original case, too. That was $4. I was so happy to finally see some DS games and one I actually wanted! I'll try it later as I haven't been home long and I've been working on my writing.  I'm too tired to do it justice tonight so I've just been editing.

After Eden, we headed to our last stop, Martinsville, VA, and to the Goodwill there.  We ate again in Eden at a drive-up place.  That was much better than our lunch!  At the Martinsville Goodwill, I didn't find anything!  That was okay because I had already spent plenty.  I love all my finds. I'm so happy that I found that purse! I adore the black one so much and this is the same purse only in a cooler color. This once still has the Sak dangle thingee on it, too!

The CD I found in the Salvation Army in Reidsville is from the Vince Guaraldi Trio. It's all the music from the 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas special  I just happened to see it while I was in line and snatched it up!  I've already ripped it to my MacBook Pro so I can enjoy it on here and on my iPod. I love the music from it.  

I just looked up the cover I got for the iPad Mini. It sells new on the Apple store for $39.99! @_@; I got it for $4.99. SCORE!!!! lol  I am pretty sure this will also fit any iPad Mini so if I get a newer one, I should be able to use it with those too. :) It was a good thrifting trip. I'll try to remember to take pictures tomorrow.  I need to move everything off my bed so I can actually sleep in it tonight. Plus, I want to try Crafting Mama!

 


Thursday again.

I actually know it's Thursday this week!  I got the hard drive returned today with my data.  They said they would put it on a drive the size of my data recovered.  I figured they would send a 1 GB drive as the stuff on it was a little less than that.  They send me a 4 GB drive with my files!  That was more than generous and I was extremely happy!  I finally cloned the drive my friend lent me and erased it to return it to him tomorrow.

As for tomorrow, we are doing a thrifting trip.  He sometimes gets off at noon on Friday and we are hoping he will tomorrow so we can do a few different places.  I'd love to make it to the Salvation Army since they were closed yesterday.  I'm also hoping to find some DS games and other goodies!  I wrote tonight and it was an emotional scene, so I only wrote a little over 1000 words. I'll probably edit it tomorrow and then write more. It was pretty good! 

I remembered that today I had an offer from Starbucks that if you did order ahead, you would get a free drink loaded onto your card for a future purchase. It was for a Grande or Venti.  Guess what my dumb ass bought? Tall. ~_~; I realized my mistake when I got home.  Oh well.  I tried another new drink.  This was the Oatmilk honey latte.  I don't think I like it.  It wasn't horrible by any means, it just isn't something I would enjoy.  It's weird though, the more I drank it, the better it got? It was weird.  I don't know. I am desperately trying to find something to fill the void left by my cascara syrup being discontinued!

I hope to do a post tomorrow night about thrifting, but I might be too tired if we go to a bunch of places. I'll try to check in any way even if I have to do a write up of all the goodies I get on Saturday.  I am planning on staying home the entire weekend, so I can get writing, chores, and other things done!


It came!

My charger finally came! Whee!  I have charged the DS and I'll play with it a little later.  I have been doing other stuff that needed my attention first.  I am hoping to find a few games for the DS on the next thrifting trip.  My friend texted about possibly going tomorrow, so that will be great. I'll try to find a game or two. At this point, if I can find any game for a few bucks, I might get it just to keep the slot from getting dusty. :p

The styluses are still in Raleigh with no update on them. Phooey!  I don't know what is up with that.  My hard drive is finally on its way.  It was saying, 'shipping label printed, not received by UPS' but now it's on its way. I'm happy! I am glad they were able to get my stuff, too!  I will be able to figure out everything and give the borrowed drive back to my friend.

I only wrote a little tonight. I might go back and write some more.  It has just been an off day.  I have a part coming up that is going to be fun to write, I'm looking forward to that and not wanting to do the pages in between! :p I found an Adventure Time game on eBay for the DS the other day. I put it in my watch list. I might get it as it's not expensive.  I love Adventure Time, so it would be nice to have an AT game. I also want a Mario game or two. I'm an old-school Mario girl from way back.  Well, I prefer Luigi, but there you go! :p

 


And I did it again.....

This time I knew I was going to do it, though!  Last night it was getting late and I had to put the linens back on the bed, so I skipped posting here. Sorry about that.  I got all my usual Sunday things done yesterday and also went to the grocery store.  I started the month off right today by going to Starbucks! I got a peppermint white mocha and it was delicious! It was extra delicious today, actually.  Yum!  I didn't go anywhere else while I was out. I just went to Starbucks and then came home.

I wrote a lot yesterday (3813 words!) and I'm already a bit past 2500 for today.  I am going to try to add a little more to what I wrote today but I'm pretty happy with what I wrote.  I might go through and edit the last two days. It was two good writing sessions for those almost 7500 words!  If I wrote like this during NaNoWriMo I could do two books! I was on a roll yesterday. I had a big thing happen and it turned out well. I will go back and make sure I don't need to edit anything.  Today's writing was good too. I am going to see if I can't get a few more words as I mentioned.

My DS charger finally updated on the tracking.  It's been over a week since it updated at all!  It now says it is in Roanoke. This is usually the last stop before it gets to Danville. Normally, I would say with it being in Roanoke today, I will get my charger tomorrow, but with the way things are, I am scared to say it! The set of styluses that I got has been sitting in Raleigh NC since Wednesday of last week. Raleigh is only about 2 hours from my house. I know the USPS is slow lately, but come on!  Sheesh!  Anyway, I hope to get the charger and the I'll get to really play with it. I still haven't ordered a game.  I should have done that already. It will be April before I get one at this rate. :p

 


Coffee anytime? Yes, please.

The coffee maker works well! It is a bit slow to heat up the water, but I'm not complaining.  It's so neat to have a coffee maker in my room. I've had two cups from it today. :p Look at how cool this set up is:

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I like that it's tall enough for my 12oz Starbucks tumbler I purchased this year at the beach. I'm loving having it literally at my fingertips as I'm at my desk!  What fun I can have.  Now, if we'd get a nice snowy day, I could just sit here and watch the snow all day and have fresh coffee in minutes.  No need to leave my room. Ahhh!

I wrote some today, but I didn't write a lot. I have more to write and I plan on doing that after posting this.  I have a bit coming up and I'm trying to figure out how to go about it.  I am not sure if I'm going to do it immediately and lead up to it more.  It will all depend on how I'm feeling when I get to writing. This tumler of coffee I just made will definitely help! :p

 


Is this Thursday?

It sure doesn't feel like a Thursday!  I had to check my computer to make sure it was Thursday! LOL!  I didn't sleep well last night and even with a nap this afternoon I'm still sleepy.  I didn't leave the house today but I did get some writing done. :)  I've been writing pretty much every day on my story.  I re-read the book I wrote for Camp NaNoWriMo over the last two nights.  It is the first book in a trilogy.  I wrote book two for this past NaNoWriMo.  I had forgotten some things I had written and I see some more things I need to fix.  I'll get around to that eventually.  I am not sure if I'll do book three for Camp this year or save it until November. I'm having a blast writing this other story, so I'll see how it goes. 

 


UGH!

I went to print something tonight and my printer wasn't working.  I went in to try and fix it and now it won't connect to my network. ~_~;;;;;  I have done troubleshooting and nothing. I CAN print if I have the printer connected via USB but that defeats the purpose of a wireless printer. I will mess with it again tomorrow. I've spent far too much time on it tonight when I had other things I wanted to be doing!  Let's hope I can clear it up.  It is so frustrating when stuff like this happens.

I didn't do a lot today since I'm still under the weather.  I did go to the car wash and then to the gas station to fill up Goontz!  I went by Starbucks while I was out ad had a Blonde honey almond milk flat white! lol That is fun to order, let me tell you! :P I'm going to write for a bit and then relax.  I wrote earlier, so I just want to add more words. I'm going to try one more thing that was suggested and that was to re-start my router. I wanted to post this before I did that!  Wish me luck!

 

SPOILER: IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P


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