I woke up at 4:20. And no, I don’t smoke the good stuff so why was I up at exactly that time??? I haven’t gone back to sleep. I caught up on my reading on WordPress and waiting for my mother to wake up to see if she’s actually going today. It would be nice!
Yesterday was good. You guys saw I got my nails done and I took Forgetful to her hair guy. He rolled his eyes so much at me whenever she repeated a question that I thought he would stay like that. And poor guy has shingles! He had it covered with some kind of cream, I hope that keeps anyone else from getting it. I don’t know if shingles is catching anyway. But she was in a good mood and we are going shopping for Christmas presents for her family tomorrow and lunch at her suggestion. Her step daughter in law told me what the grandkids (her kids) wanted although didn’t say what she wanted! Oh well. I told Forgetful that she should probably go with gift cards so people can get their own stuff and won’t be disappointed. She told me she got them this huge thing of different kinds of dinner rolls last year and it didn’t go over well. Umm, yeah, I’d feel the same! NO, I didn’t actually tell her that!
So I tried to fix my commode by myself yesterday. It’s just the arm that broke. That should be easy. NOT. I took out the old bar and handle but the nut in the tank is so corroded that I was actually trying to saw it off with a handsaw. I couldn’t do it. My son couldn’t do it. I couldn’t pull out the little pieces. I even chipped my damn toilet trying! So I called The Godfather and he’s coming this morning to fix it. I feel bad. I was trying to do it myself without having to call for help. I should have been able to. And I’m trying to save money too! At least The Godfather won’t be as expensive as calling a plumber! Maybe I should have him check the drip on the washer while he’s here. Hmmm…
Also, some guys are coming over here today to connect cable all over the house since Xfinity said they can’t do it for liability reasons. So it’s a day filled with strange men in the house! Then I have to go see Forgetful and then try to make cookies if I feel up to it. I hope so!
Exercise yesterday was really good. When I got home around 4, I went out for a 30 minute walk. 20 fast walking and 10 at a slower pace. So I had my exercise done before 5pm. That was nice. And my mother was happy because I wasn’t walking outside wearing my black sweater at night. She thinks nobody can see me and I think I’m so damn pasty that everyone can see me! I would probably be a bit more noticeable if I still dyed my hair blond but I’m not going back to that! Too much time and money that’s just not me anymore. Plus my son and I walked around the block after dinner to just have a chat and for me to finish off my 10,000 steps for the day. So I was thinking that today I will try and get my walk in before my son gets home from school. Wouldn’t that be nice? Be able to just hang out with him? I hope he’s willing to walk with me again this evening too. I enjoyed that and I think he needs to go out more too. He may just be doing it because Christmas is 11 days away and he wants presents but he’s going to have to keep it up after Christmas too!
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Some of you are about to go to sleep and some are like me just waking up. It’s 5:41am and I’m going to get my day started!
I forgot to give my daily update on exercise. I didn’t quite hit 10,000 steps but I did get my 30 minutes of fast walking in.
Not too bad. I’m doing harder today. I really want to hit all the goals from my watch plus 10,000 steps daily.
I went outside at 10pm thinking I would get my last 1,000 steps in but I wasn’t dressed warmly enough to do anything but walk in place and smoke as fast as I could. I didn’t want to go outside the gate into the wind!
I just ate lunch of cheese and crackers (my favorite easy lunch) and headed out. I was going to stop at this one convenience store for a drink and there were NO parking spaces! So I went to the gas station because I really need a drink while I wait on Forgetful to get her hair done. I walked in and they have my FAVORITE candy, peanut butter Twix!!!! I can’t seem to find it anywhere! I was so excited I had to buy one even though I don’t want it right now. They also had my energy drinks, Full Throttle original, so I got one of those and my favorite water, Smart Water.
I think I’m ready for whatever this day can throw at me. I don’t want to jinx myself. I’m a happy camper and ready to get this day on.
I got my nails done too. The color is called Santa’s Snow. Let me know what you think!
Chat later! See ya!
My mom was supposed to leave today. She’s not going now. Her coworker that was going with her is sick so now she’s not going. 😫
I only have one job today and I was going to bake cookies. I don’t want to bake with her sitting there. I can’t do what I want (listen to music and watch movies) while her tv is going too. I’m taking Forgetful to get her hair done. Fun fun. Driving around with her telling me I don’t know where I’m going and such.
I started watching cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix. Right now I have nothing else to do. I am charging the rest of my electronics so I’m laying in bed which is nice. I already took my son to school and it’s nice and quiet.
Oh! I have to fix my commode today. The lift bar decided to crap out last night. It can’t be that hard to fix. My moms washer is dripping and I’m not sure if it’s from me stopping it a few minutes early or there’s a leak. I need to do some laundry and find out. So I have stuff to do, I’m just not ready to get up yet.
Y’all have a great day!
Well good morning! I woke up at 5am and got up, went potty, drank 8 ounces of water, and then got back in bed to play games on my phone. I took my son to school, came home and had an unhealthy breakfast of an energy drink and 3 small sugar cookies (I made them last night), and now am ready to get moving. Smaller plates really does look like bigger portions.
I think I did well yesterday. I hit my step goal, exercise goal, even food goal!
Today I will do it again. Maybe I need to up my numbers because I’ve been doing this for 2 weeks and I gained those 2 pounds last week and am afraid to get on my scale yet!
Today I take Styled to the dentist and visit Forgetful for lunch. That’s it! It’s my slow time of year when I don’t make much but still have bills to pay plus presents for the kiddo and mother. It’s not easy! Well, this year my son is getting what he asked for because it’s the first time I actually can. Next year, he probably won’t get much of anything since I’ll be broke again. The bills will be paid though so I am not complaining!
I only made the sugar cookies yesterday but I got out my moms mixer so I can do the rest of the cookies. Holiday time and making all these cookies makes me want to eat them so I’ve either got to resist the temptation or exercise more. I haven’t figured out which one I want to do yet. I’m definitely making the cookies though. I have some friends that have told me it’s not Christmas until I bring them cookies. Isn’t that sweet? I stopped giving them out to everyone when my kitchen started to look like it had been taken over by said cookies a few years ago but I still give them to a select few.
That’s it for now, I forgot to tell my mom about a call for her I got! See ya!
I decided that yesterday would be MY day. I didn’t exercise much. I didn’t even cook anything but the burgers (which are REALLY tasty too). Hell, I didn’t even shower. Gross, right? It was my day. I did wash the dishes, make the burgers on the George Foreman grill, then washed everything I used again. I also got rid of all the crap on the kitchen counters. Why does anyone need 3 huge unused containers just sitting there??? I asked my mom this and she says, I could fill them. With what exactly? They don’t close well, they are metal, and they are huge! What would you put in there? So she said she will find a place for them and having the counter space is nice.
Today I am going to shower first including shaving. Then I have to take a clients car to be washed (special request from the couple), and then stop by to see Forgetful. That’s it. My mother is off today and tomorrow so she is continuing to clean out all the crap in her bedroom. She leaves for Dallas at some point this week. Is it wrong that I’m a bit excited about having 2 full days where I don’t have to worry about anything and can just be me? I don’t even mind having to clean the litter box! I’m going to have a couple friends stop by to see where I am now. I need to make some snacks for them. One couple I’d like to have over is vegan so I really have to think! They would say don’t do anything but this is me, I always have something!
I found some cookie recipes on Allrecipes and I’m thinking I might make some. They sound really good!
Not sure if I will do all of them but they look like a new challenge for me, especially the macaroons! I’ve seen bakers on The Great British Baking Show even have issues with them. I just want to try. Why not?
And who doesn’t want gingerbread at Christmas? The princess cookies and cyclops (is that really the name of these?) look delicious too!
Now to find a vegan cookie recipe! You guys have seen me. Do I look like I would eat vegan? 😂 These look pretty easy to make and good too! Guess I’ll find out! It’s cookie making time! Well, not right at this instant, but this week!
That’s it for today. I have a couple of jobs each day this week so in my spare time, I’ll go to the store for ingredients, bake, and post what I make. I am definitely making those lemon squares too!
When we get winter, this is normal. NOT the snow we had yesterday! I already scraped my windshield and back window off, otherwise you would see how much frost there is.