I did it!

I did what I said I would do! The issue I have now is I gained 2 pounds. How did that happen? Hopefully it’s like a gain before you lose thing because I had dropped 4 and now gained 2. Not cool.

I believe my mother is getting sick of us now. Yesterday I asked her to pick up my son at school since it was 36 degrees. She did. When she picked him up, she told him “we are going to discount tire”. He asked if she would drop him off on the way and not even having to turn down our street, he would walk from the main road. She refused and drove on. He called me and asked when I was getting off work. Since I just had left the couple, I said I can come get you since the couple lives 3 minutes from discount tire. I start driving there because who knows how long it will take her. It took me 3 hours when I went! I get there and pick up my son with no grandma in sight. I asked him where she was and he said, “Oh. She left.” HUH? She left my child at a store by himself on a busy street???? Thankfully she had only left a minute before I picked him up and we passed her on our way home and we even beat her here (I know shortcuts). You do not leave a child, he may be 12 and 5’8 but still a child, alone! So I’m pissed at her and she’s pissed at his attitude and pissed that I was willing to pick him up. Oh my GOD mother! So my son told me last night that no matter what the weather, if I can’t pick him up due to work, he’s going to walk with other kids from school. I don’t blame him! She asked me why I picked him up and I asked her in return why did you just leave him there. No answer to that one! He did get to see the gun range where I got the membership and he’s happy it’s close by and now can’t wait to go.

Yesterday I went to my appointment at the breast examination place. I was there in July for my mammogram and got sent a letter stating they need more tests. No specifics, just that. So after being scared and nervous (I mentioned it in a post way back then I think), I finally went back. They did different pictures yesterday and then an ultrasound. I was there almost 2 hours. After the ultrasound, they had me sit and wait for the doctor. He walks in, sits down, looks at me, and says, “You do not have breast cancer. You have a mole under your skin that confused the test reader and required you to have these extra tests.” THANK YOU GOD! I’m safe for another year. He told me since I was here this month, I don’t need another test until next December. Woo hoo!

Then I took Forgetful to pick up cat food and go to Whole Foods for lunch. We all ate at their salad bar. I guess she and her caregiver didn’t understand what I meant by the cost goes by the weight of your container because their lunch was so stuffed full, they both took half home and their meals were $11 and $13! Crazy! My little salad was $5.70. Oh well. I know I will get paid back from her kid, I just hate spending like that. I always watch what I get at places like salad bars because I know they will weigh it and charge. Whatever. šŸ™„

Then I took the husband from the couple out on errands. I’m glad I did him last because I had a feeling he wanted to go multiple places. First the pharmacy. Drive through, that’s fine. Then the fresh food place. $320 spent there on foods that you probably already have at home but whatever, he bought me a chocolate walnut cookie so I was excited. Then by the bank and then the grocery store where you had 4 things on your list but you spent over $300 including 6 bottles of wine. Okay. That was 3 hours total but since he had overpaid me last time, he only paid me for 2 yesterday. I hate when he does that. I deal with it though, like usual. No tip from them lately either, I guess the cookie was my tip. šŸ˜‚

Today I have Styled to go get her hair and nails done and then Forgetful. That’s it today for work. I will come home to meet Xfinity because our internet went out last night and never came back. I called them last night and they said according to their system, it has been acting up going off on its own for 2 months and they would come out and get it fixed today. That’s amazing. The next day??? Usually it’s a week! AND the lady on the phone gave my mom a $25 credit for the hassle. I’m amazed. At my old place, I could never get a technician to come out before a week had gone by and then they would charge me. Maybe it’s because my mom is “elderly?” She’s not but her age sounds like it plus the fact that I called it in for her. Who knows but I’m happy with their service for once!

That’s my day in a nutshell. Not too bad. I just hope it goes to plan. For once in my life. So probably not. Have a great day!

Not good yesterday šŸ˜

I ate too much and didn’t get any exercise at all! I meant to. It was really cold and wet though and I couldn’t go out to walk. The news said we had a possibility of snow overnight. Yeah right. 1. It’s not even close to 32 degrees. 2. Houston? Snow? šŸ˜‚šŸ¤£ Yeah right! 3. I was WRONG!!!! It snowed! I actually went out in it to take a picture and video to prove it actually was snowing in Houston!!!

On the plus side, I did make 200 posts already! Woo hoo! Over 300 follows and 200 posts? Wow. Seriously guys, I never thought I would keep up with a blog and really never thought anyone would want to read it! Thank you so much! I love your thoughts and the likes. You guys are awesome!

So I took my son in to the dentist. He had 1 cavity. The dentist pulled his remaining 4 baby teeth too using laughing gas. He didn’t like the numbing shot but didn’t complain much at all until the orthodontist took forever to get in to us. So come to find out, his jaw is too small and they have to expand it before they can put braces on him. They took an impression of his top teeth and we have to go back next month to have the expander thing put in his mouth. I will have to turn it daily for 2 weeks and then we go in and get his braces on. This does not sound like fun! Plus not only does he have an overbite, his bite is sideways. They are going to have to fix all of that! In order to write it all off on my taxes, I paid for it so I don’t have to deal with that anymore. All we have to do now is go in and get it all done. So I’m WAY broke now but as long as he takes care of his teeth, he will have great teeth as he gets older which is good.

I tell my mom all this last night and she tells me about her family and how they all had small jaws and it made me laugh since I’M ADOPTED and her family has nothing to do with my kids mouth! šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚

I swear I will be back on track today. I have to. If it’s still cold and wet, I will have to go to the gym. Yuck but if I have to, I have to. I kind of missed my walk last night.

I have my breast ultrasound at 8:45 this morning, then 2 jobs if the roads are safe. The snow wasn’t sticking to the ground when I went out but that doesn’t mean it won’t be like that this morning. Sleepy’s son text me tonight asking if I was available tomorrow for a final Friday. Really??? I told you last Friday that I had to give you notice and you never answered me! So I booked other clients. So I actually told him that “since I never heard back from you, I booked other people”. He never answered. What a dumb ass. I’m glad to be done with him. I like her though! It’s not her fault he can’t do anything right! If you don’t communicate, I can’t help you though.

I watched Tropic Thunder last night too as well as Sing and Mauna. I still love kids movies even though my son doesn’t. Tropic Thunder was a bit stupid. That didn’t surprise me though. That’s why I never saw it before.

Y’all have a good day!

Iā€™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. šŸ™„ 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!

Wow

Yesterday was interesting. While I waited for Styled, I decided to walk some. I ended up walking 30 minutes and got my move goal for the day at 10am. The rest of the day, I didn’t think I walked much but I ended up with my 12,000 steps so I’m happy!

I saw Forgetful and then went to Home Depot for my mom. The boy cat was running around and jumped on her side lamp where she sits on the couch and totally broke it. So she needed a new one to replace it. Since it wasn’t brass, she asked me to get 2 so they match (she has one on each side of her couch).

I came home a bit tired. My son gave me a hug, told me to sit and eat something (a good idea since it was 1:30pm and I ate breakfast at 7:30am). Then he asks me if I had gone to Costco for his hotdogs and string cheese. Ah crap! I forgot!!! So I made him get in the shower (I think it had been 3 days!) and I left. I ended up getting gas there too (Costco gas in Houston is $2.05). So I came home after and got to finally relax. I had 8,000 steps by 4pm. I didn’t think I would even make 10,000 today because I was so tired. I walked the dog, I walked to my neighbors at the end of our street where my son was twice, and walked the dog again and yep, I got those steps!

I asked my neighbor what she does at the ymca. How the next thing happened I have little to no memory. Somehow I am now going to a body pump class this afternoon! I just mentioned that I needed upper body strength and now I’m going. Oh goody! You guys will have to wish me luck with this. I’m a bit nervous! I have no clue what this class does other than the fact that it uses weights. She also wants to teach me the elliptical machine before the class. Eek! Pray hard for me! šŸ˜‚

Yes, I am still watching this 600 pound people show. I actually now think it’s motivating me to get off my ass and get rid of these 40 pounds. There was this one girl on here that I felt like slapping and then I cried when this one twin girl almost died a day after her stomach surgery. It’s scary that I was 400 pounds, I’m lucky I had my surgery when I did and didn’t let myself get as big as these people on this show.

So this is my Sunday, I am not relaxing. I’m stepping it up a bit. I am really going to try in this class today. I’m also going to go to the gym with my neighbor so I don’t have to get a membership yet. I don’t really like gyms so it’s amazing I’m even giving it a chance!

Cat photo op sleeping on the couch before the mostly black male cat at 10.6 pounds broke the lamp.

Hugs!

Another good day

Well, yesterday was pretty good. I had to give my 2 week notice that I won’t be “hanging out” with Sleepy anymore. I told him from the start that I am not a caregiver and don’t want that responsibility. Well, all of the times that I’ve been with her, she has gone out exactly once and that was just to go sit at Whole Foods and sit at the Y. And then today, she needed bathroom help and I do not want to be held responsible if anything happens or isn’t right. So I gave my notice. I really like her so I told him to please call me if she needs to be driven somewhere.

So after all that sitting, I felt the need to exercise last night. So at 7pm, I took off walking. I walked to the end of the block, took a left and walked to the next block, blah blah blah. When I made that full circle, I wasn’t ready to stop and walked to the closest major street and ended up walking 30 minutes! Yay me! I bet I could do more with good headphones so I ordered some. My iPhone 7 doesn’t have a jack for headphones so they have to be Bluetooth and all I had were regular ones. I used to have Bluetooth ones but I have no clue where they went. I mean, I did move! šŸ˜‚

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oday I have Styled to go get her hair and nails done and then go by and check on Forgetful. Then I am off until Monday!

Update on Mr. 95 year old: He is getting better. He got fluid behind his eardrum so he can't hear anything. His pneumonia has subsided and he is getting stronger every day. His kids hope he will be back to his place in another week and will be going out within 2 or 3 weeks. I haven't heard from Miss Priss this entire time either. I don't know if that's good or bad! I look forward to seeing him and driving him again soon!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Favorite songs

I absolutely LOVE 80’s music so of course my favorite song would come from that time. Thanks to lyrics.com for the exact lyrics so I wouldn’t forget. šŸ˜‚

No One is to Blame by Howard Jones

You can look at the menu, but you just can’t eat

You can feel the cushion, but you can’t have a seat

You can dip your foot in the pool, but you can’t have a swim

You can feel the punishment, but you can’t commit the sin

And you want her, and she wants you

We want everyone

And you want her and she wants you

No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

You can build a mansion, but you just can’t live in it

You’re the fastest runner but you’re not allowed to win

Some break the rules, and let you cut the cost

The insecurity is the thing that won’t get lost

And you want her, and she wants you

We want everyone

And you want her and she wants you

No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

You can see the summit but you can’t reach it

It’s the last piece of the puzzle but you just can’t make it fit

Doctor says you’re cured but you still feel the pain

Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain

And you want her, and she wants you

We want everyone

And you want her and she wants you

No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

No one ever is to blame

No one ever is to blame

If you don’t know this song, it’s really good! I grew up an only child so I got the blame for lots of stuff, even if the cat did it. So that song helped me even though I know it’s about lovers not getting what they want. My other favorite 80’s song that I’ve always said if I was to ever get married again that this would be the wedding song:

The Promise by When in Rome

If you need a friend

Don’t look to a stranger

You know in the end, I’ll always be there

But when you’re in doubt

And when you’re in danger

Take a look all around, and I’ll be there

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say

I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be

But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me

I promise, I promise you I will

When your day is through

And so is your temper

You know what to do

I’m gonna always be there

Sometimes if I shout

It’s not what’s intended

These words just come out

With no gripe to bear

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say

I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be

But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me

I promise you, I promise you I will

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say

I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be

And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me

I promise you, I promise

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say

I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be

And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me

I promise you, I promise you I will

I also like a few new songs. One keeps sticking in my head so I’m going to share it with you too.

Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillip

When life leaves you high and dry

I’ll be at your door tonight if you need help, if you need help

I’ll shut down the city lights,

I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe to make you well, to make you well

When enemies are at your door I’ll carry you way from more

If you need help, if you need help

Your hope dangling by a string

Ill share in your suffering to make you well, to make you well

Give me reasons to believe,

That you would do the same for me

And I would do it for you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I love you long after you’re gone

And long after you’re gone, gone, gone

When you fall like a statue

I’m gon’ be there to catch you

Put you on your feet, you on your feet

And if your well is empty

Not a thing will prevent me

Tell me what you need, what do you need

I surrender honestly

You’ve always done the same for me

So I would do it for you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I love you long after you’re gone

And long after you’re gone, gone, gone

You’re my back bone, you’re me cornerstone

You’re my crutch when my legs stop moving

You’re my headstart, you’re my rugged heart

You’re the pokes that I’ve always needed

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum my heart never stops beating

For you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

Baby I’m not moving on

I love you long after you’re gone

For you, for you

You would never sleep alone

I love you long, long after you’re gone

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum baby don’t stop beating

Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you

And long after you’re gone, gone, gone

I love you long after you’re gone gone gone

Okay, it’s a few years old! Still good though.

Yes, I’ve been on YouTube listening to music. Why would I pay Apple $10 a month when YouTube and Pandora are both free? I love my Apple products but sometimes I think they charge too much. I know I have to deal with ads but to save $10 a month I will!

I wore this Apple watch yesterday. It’s pretty good. I don’t like that it doesn’t work with myfitnesspal for tracking food and that I had to get another app called YAZIO that wants me to pay to see dietary stuff daily that myfitnesspal has for FREE. YAZIO also doesn’t have the recipe finder like myfitnesspal so I’ve had to input my recipes BY INGREDIENT. I wish the watch had its own sleep tracker on it instead of having to download it to the phone and turn it on and off nightly. I also don’t like that I was just in the middle of writing this blog and I got a pop up on my phone that said, “There’s a new update for the Apple Watch.” AND??? Can’t I update that later when I’m not in the middle of something??? I will say that I like it better than the Fitbit. It is waterproof so I can shower and swim with this watch on. It is more clear to see on versus the Fitbit which has a digital clock face and tells you the steps/health stuff but that’s it. I like the display better in other words. I also like that I can choose my watch face, I have the one that looks like a watch. I really love the talk to text feature. Why can’t my phone understand me that well? The watch lets me talk and sends what I said immediately and correctly (at least so far).

I still think the first day was a fluke. How did I get 10,000 steps? Yesterday I had to work hard to get those same 10,000 steps (okay, I did get over 11,000 yesterday)! I can’t figure out the difference! What did I do? Shopping? I did work hard and made sure that I got my steps yesterday and also used the stairs more. I’m proud of myself for that.

The watch even gave me an award for doing twice as much as it wanted me too.

So I think this watch is pretty neat and think I will keep going. I have a week to return it if I just end up hating it. I doubt that will happen.

Today I see Forgetful and take the couple to another doctor. They want to go out to dinner tonight too. So my day will be with them and that’s fine. I like them. Today is also my pay day with them from the past few days so woo hoo! I’ll be able to pay another bill! šŸ˜‚

Guess I better get up and moving this morning. Y’all have a great day and let me know what you think of my one day progress.