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So, I didn’t get around to working on the snail mail site today.  I got in my walk and came home and did my two stretch videos.  I watched the snack one and then ate lunch.  I then ended up going to a friend’s house.  We rode to Gretna, Virginia to the Dairy Queen.  We have one, but they are in the process of re-building it.  We got ice cream (me too!) and then headed back to town.  I came home and went looking for a few more pen pals.  I haven’t been getting a lot of mail and I am worried that I’m going to have a few pals that just write once and never again.  I have a few really good pals that write often, so that is good.

I found three potential pals tonight from two of the pen pal sites I’m a member of.  One from Georgia, here in the US, and one from The UK and one from Spain.  Hopefully they’ll all write back.  In the beginning of February, I wrote to several potential pals and only heard back from one of those.  At my box today, I did receive a return letter from the pal I was matched up with via Letter Writers Alliance.  That was cool!

I am going to finish this post and then relax for a bit.I have been tired all day.  I was so tempted to skip my walk today and go back to bed!  I didn’t do it, but it was hard not to.  I just checked tomorrow’s weather.  It’s supposed to rain and be in the 50’s.  That will be a change.  It’s been so warm here lately.  Oh well, hopefully it won’t rain on me while I am walking!

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I got in today’s walk and came home and did my workouts.  It was all cardio today. Yikes!  I got that done and ate some lunch.  I had a errand I needed to run, so I drove out.  Unfortunately, my car isn’t fixed.  It did the same thing it’s been doing.  I was almost at the place I was going, so I went ahead.  The car did fine going back home. I wish I could get it fixed.  It’s so frustrating.  It also tears up my nerves driving and thinking it’s going to overheat.

I mailed all the letters I wrote today. I didn’t have any letters in my box. 😦  I did have my bank statement, though.  At least there was something in there.  Maybe I’ll have something tomorrow.  I did get two magazines in my box at home.

Oh! I’m working on a site for penpals.  I have only started setting it up, but I hope to get it going soon. It will be here on WordPress.  You c an see the ‘set up’ page if you want:

I need to get the form for submitting set up, a page for information, and other things.  I hope to be able to get some pals from it myself, too!  I might work on it tomorrow as it’s my shorter day on the workout calendar.  Friday’s are ‘rest’ days.  There is usually only two stretch videos and a clean eating video.

If anyone has any suggestions for things to add to my penpal site, let me know.  I’d like to have a really nice site set up.

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So, today it was actually 85 outside! It’s still winter here people! lol  It was interesting to say the least!  I got in my walk and then came and did my workouts.  I ate lunch and then my friend was here working on my car again.  He drove it a bit and it seemed okay.  I decided that I wanted to go to Starbucks.  I didn’t have much money on my card, but I had enough to get a little something.

I got in there about 5:35 or so and didn’t leave until 8:35! I never meant to stay in there three hours.  It was nice though.  I worked on pen pals letters while I was in there and texted back and worth with a few friends.  I tried to get one of my friends to join me, but she was not having it. 😛  Oh well, it was a nice evening.  I headed home and fixed dinner.  I had a frozen teriyaki chicken dinner.  It was pretty BLEAH.  I didn’t care of it.  It wasn’t horrible, but it is not something I would buy again!  I hate when I eat something that I don’t like.  It seems to me that those calories should be void! 😛

I’m now all caught up on my letters.  I’m hoping to get a  bunch tomorrow.  My box was empty today.  I also hope to be able to get a few more dollars on my Starbucks card before next week so I can make writing letters at Starbucks my weekly Wednesday thing.I am not going in there and taking up space if I don’t buy anything!


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Random subject line is random. 😛  So, yeah, I didn’t post yesterday.  I had a REALLY long day.  Shall I tell you about it?  I shall!  So, I had a doctor’s appointment during the time I am usually on my walk.  I went and my blood pressure was up.  I figured it would be because,

  1. I was stressed over missing my walk
  2. I hate to go to the doctor!
  3. I was worried my car would overheat or die.

Luckily, I got there okay.  My doctor was quite pleased that I’ve lost more weight and I’m keeping it off.  Funny fact, she used to be a lot skinnier than me, now I’m skinnier than her. 😛  I am down 13 pounds since my last visit. YAY!

After I left her office, I figured while I had the car out, I would stop by the groceries store and pick up a few things I needed that are too heavy to haul home on a walk.  I did that and headed home.  My car did okay.  It acted like it was going to overheat as I was headed to the doctor, but it never went into the red and dropped back down.

I came home and did my workouts.  Those were fun and then I ate. It occurred to me then that it would be light longer since we started Daylight savings time.  I decided to take my walk.  It was weird going so late, and it was harder because I was really tired from everything else, but I got in my walk! 🙂  I came home and relaxed until dinner time and then I soaked in a very hot bath.  BLISS!

Today, I walked as usual.  It was quite warm today.  I’m already getting a tan! :p  The funny thing is, I’m a ginger.  We don’t tan, we burn.  Since I walk everyday, I get a tan every summer now.  So weird, but it looks nice when I wear shorts! Plus I don’t blind people with my whiteness! 😛

I stopped by the post office.  I got two letters.  One from a service that links up people wanting pen pals with prisoners, and one about an inspirational newsletter where you can also get pals.I have several inmate pen pals from my online pen pal ads.  I really don’t mind writing to inmates, but I don’t think I want to write to a lot more.  I have four or five that I write now.  I love getting letters though, so who knows!

I am not sure about the inspirational one.  She sends out a newsletter and puts ads for pals.  I don’t know if the people who are subscribed to her newsletter and myself would be compatible as pals.

I need more GEEK pals! LOL!  I have the one that I was matched with via Geek Girl pen pals and I can’t wait to get her letter.  I already can tell she is going to be a fun pal.  If I could just get some more pals like her!

Okay, enough penpal stuff!  I did my workouts when I came home from my walk.  I did four of them and then ate lunch.  I did more one and then I sat down to relax a while.  I thought I’d type up today’s post since I didn’t yesterday.  I also didn’t want to get too comfortable and not post! 🙂

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I need witty subject lines.  Oh well!

So, I got in my walk today.  I didn’t feel like walking, but I did it anyway.  When I was done, I was happy to be finished! 🙂  I came in and did my workouts.  I had lunch and then relaxed for a bit.  A friend invited me up for dinner.  There was grilled chicken again, so I had to go! 😛  I stayed at their house for a while and then headed home.

I washed my hair in between workouts and going to their house.  Since I’ve been home, I’ve been relaxing in front of the computer and watching Forensic Files on Hulu. I found some old address labels that I can’t use anymore.  They had cute pictures on them, so I just snipped off the address part.  I can use the picture part for stickers on my pen pal letters. I didn’t get any mail today at the post office, but I did get some at home.  I told you about my Passion Planner that I download the A5 version of recently.  Well, a few days ago, they had a sale of their academic year Passion Planners for $1.00 each.  They are only good through August of this year.  I wanted to see what the quality was of the actual Passion Planners themselves, so I figured this would be an easy and cheap way to do it.  They are actually really nice.  I will probably order one in 2017.  Not the academic one, but the regular year calendar.  There stuff seems to be of good quality and I love it.


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Yes, I know!

I didn’t post yesterday.  I thought about it after midnight.  I have good reason though!  I got in a great walk and came home and did my workouts.  I kept sitting here thinking that it would be great to go out and drive my car since I’d been cooped up for so long.

I drove around quite a bit and then headed to Starbucks.  I got a latte and sat in the comfy chair and wrote a letter and just enjoyed being there.  I used to hang out at Starbucks a lot.  So, I stayed in there for about two hours.  I decided to grab something to eat on the way home.  A friend sent me a gift card from McDonald’s.  I haven’t had any in a long time, so I thought, why not?  I got a combo (the fries were fresh BLISS) and ate it in their parking lot.  Then, I started home.  My car overheated. 😦  I was right near a car lot, so I pulled in there.   As soon as I pulled in, the needle dropped back to the half way mark.  I decided to just continue on and come home. I got stopped at the longest light ever and the car was fine.  It didn’t even try to overheat.  I got it home and parked it.  A friend bought a thermostat for the car recently.  He is the one that worked on it and thought he’d gotten it fixed, so he didn’t put on the thermostat.  Hopefully he can put it on this weekend.  I’m thinking it’s just getting stuck. I looked online and everyone suggestion thermostat.  I hope that is all it is!

So, today, I got in a good walk.  It has been in the 70’s here all week and it’s been so nice!  I stopped by the post office and checked my box. (Empty 😦 ) and mailed a letter.  I came home and did my workouts.  It was all cardio today.  YIKES! LOL  I did that and then put in a load of clothes to wash.  A friend called and asked if I’d go with her to Wal-mart.  She knows I DO NOT go to Wal-mart, so I don’t know why she thought I would.  I told her I’d ride with her, but I was staying in the car.  That is exactly what I did, too! 😛

We went back to her house. (She is the friend that lives a few houses away) so I could see Cocoa her mini Wiener dog.  I love that pooch!  I stayed for a little bit and then came home.  I kept feeling like there was someone behind me.  It was freaky.  I turned around but there was no one.  It was just weird.  I got home safely, so that is okay.  I think I could hear the neighbors down the street and the sound was just carrying and it sounded like it was behind me instead of in front.

So, now I’m typing this up because I didn’t want to miss today.  I got a letter from a new pal yesterday, so I’m going to write her tomorrow.  If I don’t get any letters tomorrow, I will be sad.

OH! One other thing.  I went ahead and put my air conditioner in my bedroom window.  I haven’t turned it on, but I thought I’d go ahead and get it in there while I had the chance.  I wish I had it in before doing cardio today! 😛

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I had a full day.  I got in my walk and then came home and washed my car.  I put air in the tire and then drove to Goodyear.  My sister met me there and bought two tires for my car.  I can pay her back in payments.  Now I have good tires on my car and hopefully I’ll be able to get out and do things again!  I stopped and got gas on my way back.  It had been so long since I got gas, I forgot what side the tank was on! LOL I had to pull over and look before going to the gas station.  I filled up so that I would be ready for anything!

I came home and did my workouts.  The #1000abchallenge was on today’s calendar.  I was done with that and went into the app for the workout that comes with the monthly subscription to the calendar.  I saw that there was another workout I hadn’t done.  My abs and body were crying, but I did it! 🙂  I wondered why the printout didn’t have cardio.  Usually she has a cardio video and then other videos… unless it’s cardio day and then it’s all cardio!  I was happy to get all my workouts done.  I went ahead and ate dinner a bit early.

I then sat down and wrote to all my penpals.  I only have one more letter to write and that is my friend that I have been writing for several years.  I need to get a few things to go with her letter, so I’ll probably just write it tomorrow. It’s so nice to know I’ll be able to drive where I need to go tomorrow! YAY!

I didn’t get any letters at the post office today. Watch, now that I’m caught up, I’ll get about 2394309284309 tomorrow! lol  It would be funny to see my box completely stuffed.  I think I mentioned it, but I was matched up with a pal from Geek Girl penpals and I can’t wait until she gets my letter so she can write me back.  I think we are going to be good pals.  She is in South Africa, so it may be awhile before I get a letter!

I found two free true crime books in the Kindle store last night and downloaded them to my Kindle.  I started on one of them last night.  I can’t remember the title exactly, but it’s about 12 serial killers.  Ted Bundy is in there along with Son of Sam, and others.  There are a few in there that I’ve never read about, so that will be awesome.

Okay! This has been a long post!  I will go for now.  I want to finish watching this episode of FBI Files on Hulu and then I’m going to take and bath and get in bed with my latest book. ^_^