It is Thursday morning

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’m up! I promise!

We overslept yesterday, oops. Still got my son to school on time though so yay me. I didn’t get to shower before The Godfather came over so I had to wait until he was done fixing my toilet paper holder to get in the shower and he didn’t do that until he did the chandelier on the stairs. 🙄 But I finally got to shower and he pulled the wreath for Forgetful out of the attic so I’m happy. He had to take this pull out drawer home with him to cut it so he’s coming back this morning to finish up. My mom wanted her printer to be on a pull out drawer so she could fit a shelf above the printer and still be able to open the scanner part. Not a bad idea. She also thought she had holes in her tv area and wanted the cords in them but there are no holes so he has to come bring tools to do that for her too.

I took said wreath to Forgetful and hung it on her door. I will have to take a picture of it later today. I think it’s ugly but she said she liked it. Okey dokey then! We had lunch (she ate, I drank water) and I left to go shopping for my mom again.

My mom wanted me to go to Dick’s and get her an World Series Astros shirt that says H-town on it. The shirts are already half price so I got her a blue one and an orange one. She’s happy with them so goody!

I don’t feel like I got enough exercise yesterday either. Don’t get me wrong, I pushed myself just enough and got my 10,000 steps. The back of my thighs were killing me all day and I was tired. I think it was going up and down all the stairs! I also forgot to eat breakfast so while I was out shopping for my mom, I stopped and got a taco. It was so good!!! Not good to miss breakfast, but worth saving a few extra calories to eat out. And it wasn’t a fast food taco, I went to a restaurant and sat at the bar for my taco. Yummy! I didn’t hit anywhere near my calorie goal either. Maybe I need to eat more. I had 560 calories left last night when I went to bed. I even took my time and ate some peanut butter crackers to add calories!

So today I am going to see Miss Priss! She called me on Sunday (I am off on Sundays people – please don’t call me!) and asked if I could take her today. Sure. She wants me to pick her up at 9am even though stores she wants to go to don’t open until 10. That’s fine with me. I will take that extra hour of pay!

I will see Forgetful at lunchtime. Then to visit Cranky. I am trying to check on her more because I believe the caregivers need an hour of talking to someone else and I do like checking on her and seeing what’s going on over there (plus I love her view).

That’s it! I hope you guys are enjoying my black and white photos in my other daily post. I bet you can guess what today’s is. It is my view of my downtown city from where I live. I gotta get moving so I can take my son to school on time today and get back here for The Godfather before work!

Hey y’all

I just had to say HI this morning because I love that I woke up to 22 notifications of likes and comments. It always makes my day start out great!

Today 2 jobs, checking on Forgetful this morning and taking Mr. 95 year old and Miss Priss to dinner. Tomorrow I don’t have anything booked yet! This is a great thing since I really need to move most everything today and tomorrow before the furniture goes!

Yesterday, cranky surprised me. She remembered the doctor, knew the way I was getting there, and wasn’t actually cranky! When we were waiting to be called back, I got us both some hot chocolate from the coffee machine because the office is always a little cold. She seemed happy about that too. So yesterday was a good day.

Mr. 95 year old lost his credit card last weekend and wasn’t sure where (although he cancelled it right away). So I looked and also asked the Valet and RC to feel under my back seat to see if maybe he had dropped it in my car and it went under there. 1. We all put our hands into the seats and didn’t find it. The Valet found some piece of trash from sun and ski sports (not from me either) but that was it. 2. Why doesn’t the Camry have a way to pull the back seats down??? Isn’t that a safety thing? I even crawled into my trunk to see if there was a way to push them in and couldn’t do it! I’m going to have to ask the Toyota dealership next time I’m there.

I did get my extra freezer stuff moved yesterday and am now concerned that she won’t have enough room because I still need to move my regular freezer stuff and I almost filled hers already. I’m going to work on that today. The less I have to take there the better furniture wise. I just got this freezer 2 months ago but I have nowhere to put it at her place so I need to try. Maybe take food out of boxes and just cut the directions or something!

The ex boyfriend text me this morning to ask when he should come finish my closet. Even the exterminator that came said he did a shitty job and “why didn’t he clean up after himself?” My son’s godfather said he will come tomorrow and told me that it’s good I called him and not let ex boyfriend do what I need done, especially after the closet fiasco.

So while I was at my mom’s yesterday, I saw that the cats had found my dogs toys. Oh boy! So I took a picture of course. My dog will NOT be happy!

Oh! One more thing this morning! I got a cash offer last night on my place! Too low so we are counter offering but it may be sold! So it’s perfect timing that we are out of here this weekend! Y’all have a great day!

Last Saturday

Since we are moving next Saturday, this is the last Saturday in our own place. I talked to my son’s school and found that because I don’t own the house we are moving to, I have to have a letter from my mom saying we live with her and a tax bill from her showing she’s the owner plus another bill. That’s a lot of work to do so my son can stay at his same school! And we are zoned to that school and he’s a good student so you would think they would want him there no matter where we live. I wish I could get him in a better school, like a private one, but oh well. So I have to work on that after I move. I’m too busy to deal with that at the moment!

Anyway, my son is going to our new place today and I told him to do whatever his grandmother wants him to do. He will get community service hours and my Mom will have help. I really want her place ready next weekend!

Me, on the other hand, am busy as hell today! I have stinky for a couple hours this morning to take her to get her hair done. She said that’s all she needs so I’m driving a long way for very little money. I hate that. It’s just getting her hair washed and dried. Why can’t she do that closer to where she lives now? Why does she have to go all the way back to where she used to live? It’s a bit irritating.

Then to see Forgetful. Yesterday evening when I went to check on her, I brushed her fat cat and she and the cat loved it. Forgetful asked where the brush came from so I told her (again). She said her cats loved it and thank you! I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her step daughter-in-law gave me the money to go get it for her. But she’s very sweet and I do love animals so I just said you’re welcome 😊. Today I am going over there around lunchtime as that is the only time I have available. She liked that idea last night but when I go today, she will ask what I’m doing there. That’s a daily thing. She’s very sweet though!

At 1:30, I have to drive to Galveston to pick up Miss Priss and bring her back home. That’s going to take a few hours! She wants to pay me for the week today via credit card. Thank goodness for the square! It pretty much kills any tip I get with the 2.75% charge to use it but it is convenient to have the money go directly into my account and I don’t have to carry cash and neither do they.

Then Mr. 95 year old and Miss Priss are going to a new restaurant tonight for dinner. So that will take a few hours. So yeah, a long day today.

Tomorrow, I will be working at my moms some more. I ordered my blinds and asked my sons godfather to install them when they get here because ex boyfriend may break them. He actually laughed, agreed, and said he will be there and take care of it. Whew! I also told the ex boyfriend that he can finish my closet, get the rest of my moms stuff out of our rooms, and then go help her. I don’t want him ruining anything else. The top of my brand new mini fridge is disgusting from him doing the closet and he tried to blame my mother! There’s something stuck on the side of it now too. And my closet that looked decent the last time I posted? He screwed that up. He caked on more stuff and now it’s flaking off. He said “Oh. I just have to sand that.” When he sees how much, he will realize he can’t just “sand” it down. Wow dude. So I have to, at some point today, go get wall hangers so I can hang my art up in my room tomorrow. I don’t want ex boyfriend touching anything. I will take care of it.

Oh! I got a new client again yesterday. According to her son and daughter-in-law, she is an equal opportunity offender. She just hates everyone. She’s 93 and needs me 2-3 times a week to take her out of her nursing home to Whole Foods, the ymca, anywhere she wants to go for 4 hours at a time. Thank goodness I don’t have to take Mr. 95 year old to work anymore. I’m not sure I could take this job if I had to do that! So let me know suggestions on a name for this woman. I will start with her this next week or the one after which is good since my calendar is not too full at the moment! You guys know it will get full pretty quick though!

So I guess I should get up and get moving. It’s going to be a LONG day! Go ‘Stros tonight!!! Hugs!