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!

Sunday plans

My moms Sunday plans are church and working.

My son’s Sunday plans are watching tv and playing at his friends house.

My plans are relaxing, grocery shopping, and cooking.

I woke up to my mom banging around at 7:30. Not really sleeping in dammit! So I’m awake and therefore she can ask me to climb up a ladder and put stuff on top of furniture for her. Ooohhhhkkkkaaaayyyy.

Then I come downstairs to walk the dog. My mom leaves for church. I bake biscuits, pumpkin brownies (from Hungry Girl 2 step recipes), and croissants plus croissants with beef links in them (we call them pigs in a blanket). Then I realize that to make what I want the rest of the day, I need groceries.

I went by my old place, got the mail (how there was so much mail when I don’t live there anymore I have no clue), and visited with an old neighbor. Then I went to Kroger with my list. Mostly I needed vegetables because I can’t make food without veggies hiding in them. My son would never eat any vegetables if I didn’t!

Cooking today (all recipes from AllRecipes):

All not too hard to make and will keep us in food until Thursday or the weekend.

Speaking of Thursday, Thanksgiving, my mom had me order the Luby’s cafeteria meal. It feeds 4-6 people and it’s only me and her! Eek! I told her this morning and she says, well, I will have plenty of leftovers! Yeah, you will. Hopefully she will eat it too. She tends to eat out WAY too much (every day at least once if not all 3) so I hope she eats it and it doesn’t just rot in the fridge. I know I will eat my cooking and a little of Luby’s on Thanksgiving.

That’s all I’m doing today. That will definitely keep me busy all day too! My tummy is rumbling so I guess I should eat lunch before I cook.

Stairs suck!

I had forgotten how much climbing stairs sucks when you’re sick. I get out of breath just coming up them. And I ended up having to climb a lot yesterday since I still had to take care of my dog and eat. No fun!

This morning I am still not 100%. I wish I could take today off too. I’m afraid if I don’t go see Forgetful that she won’t remember me anymore. I also have to take the couple to the grocery store. Plus I need to make money. So there’s that. I may end up taking the day off anyway and just be doubly busy tomorrow. I can’t risk getting old people sick and I may need one more day in bed.

All of my bills are paid, I have $100 left in the bank. Technically I probably could take another day off, I’m just scared that missing 2 days will hurt me in the long run. I’m finally coughing yucky stuff up so I know I’m going to get better today or tomorrow. So I’ll make myself a deal. Since I don’t have to go anywhere before 11, I will shower, relax, and then see how I feel before I go anywhere.

My son got a 65 on that project of a cell. A lovely reader, AJ, who is a teacher, told me to have him talk to his teacher about how he can raise that grade. So I’m going to tell him that this morning. Let’s just hope he does it! Otherwise, he has A’s and B’s so far this progress report. Such a smart kid. We know he got that from me and not his father! 😂

I still enjoy waking up to everybody’s comments. So many of you have expressed how you hope I feel better soon and I really appreciate that! So much that I mentioned it to my mother and she, who is not really computer savvy, said, “That’s nice. I hope you didn’t tell strangers where you live.” OMG 😮 Mother, yes, of course I did. I told them I live in Houston. Hehehe She wasn’t too appreciative of my sarcasm but oh well. It’s not like I post pictures of my house with the number on it.

See? No house numbers!

I somehow got all 3 of our animals together for a picture so I wanted to share it.

Too cute. Just don’t mind all the crap in the rest of the picture! We are still working on clearing stuff out. I almost said her stuff but I’m not trying to throw all of her stuff away, I just don’t think we need so much furniture and chairs. This part of the house is pretty cleaned out already so you may not see any clutter which is a good thing!

That’s it for today. I hope everyone has a great Thursday. I may just be hanging out on the reader page of this or watching Slasher on Netflix if I don’t go to work.

Busy off day (like usual)

First of all, I hit 200 followers and want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m so glad I started writing again and hope I’m not too boring for people!

In this day and age with having to work at least 5 days a week, our “days off” consists of doing everything we couldn’t do while we were at work. Same goes for me even though I do my own work and can technically make my own hours.

To let you know about today, which is not nearly done yet, I will give you the rundown. I guess since I have a job twice for an hour each time today it’s not really an off day but it’s supposed to be.

Woke up at 6:30, left the house by 7:40, grabbed Starbucks for the client, and went to give her cat medicine. Came back home. Met my old neighbor that had my keys at her job at noon. Came back home. Got my moms credit card. Went to make a return of some light bulbs she bought – $30 for 4 bulbs. OMG 😮 That was ridiculous pricing! Went to Home Depot to buy light bulbs at HALF the price she paid and actually got 12 for the price of 4 where she went. Went to my old place to make sure I had everything out of it because WE ACCEPTED AN OFFER LAST NIGHT!!!! Cleaned out the fridge and threw it all away other than my spicy mustard which I brought here. Met my mom at her job to give her back her credit card. Came back home. Helped my son with his school project which to me looks like crap. I hope his teacher can tell he did this by himself, all I did was superglue the modeling clay on the sides for him. You tell me what you think! (In case you can’t tell or don’t remember your school days, this is supposed to be a cell.

Now have to go do laundry and get ready for dinner. I am having dinner at a nice restaurant with my mother and her friends from California that are here visiting their kids. Then I have to go give the cat medicine again at 8pm, come home, and start over again tomorrow.

Whew! What a day! When do I get a day off? 😂

He is studiously doing the paper portion of the project now. Too cute!

Long busy day

Stayed up late last night (you may have noticed). I am still in shock. We actually won the World Series! I’m so excited about that. They are even having a parade here tomorrow for our team! I got the story from ABC 13 news app.

Today I am booked from 10a-9p. First the couple to their doctor in a suburb of Houston. I’ve told you how much fun it is for me to take both of them. Then Forgetful which is a whole different paragraph. Then Mr. 95 year old and Miss Priss to dinner. Obviously Mr. 95 year old did not go to his club last night. He decided to stay home to watch the game. I’m SO glad he did!

Forgetful started calling me yesterday afternoon about her cat. She called like 3 times. Her cat is sick, I need to come take her and the cat to the vet. She needs to go now. So at that time I was still booked for the evening so I told her I can’t until today. I don’t think the cat is actually sick, I think it is stressed from the 3 moves she’s made in the past 3 months. Forgetful tends to overfeed the cats as well (like 3 cans of wet food a day plus 2 things of dry food out) so it may just be that there was plenty of food and Forgetful just thinks he cat isn’t eating because it’s already had enough. I’m not a vet, I would never claim to be one. I HAVE owned cats most of my life and know that they go through stages. BUT, she wants her cat to go to the vet. So I called the daughter who got it set up for the cat to be picked up this morning. Then I will take Forgetful to pick her cat up this afternoon. She has cute cats so I want them to be okay too.

Anyway, my dog just scratched on my door and I guess that means she wants to go out. And I’m getting texts about Thanksgiving from cranky’s son already this morning!Y’all have a great day!

Already?

It’s November already? Halloween has passed already? Well doesn’t this just suck!

We had 2 kids ring the bell last night. 2! That’s it! You want to know why? It seems that Mother Nature decided to give us a rain storm ALL night. PLUS, there was an Astros game (Game 6 of the World Series) and a lot of people stayed at home to watch it, perfectly understandable! I know I watched as we were winning, then losing, and finally lost and now it’s game 7 tonight to find out who wins. Today is the last day of baseball season. I’ll be a bit more bored until April.

Yesterday I left here at 9:30. I went to Home Depot and bought 2 smoke detectors, a new doorbell, and bulbs for my bathroom. Come to find out, my parents had ONE smoke detector and it was in the attic with the battery taken out! Umm, you could have burned down and slept through it. Hello! So I’m installing those today. I put in the doorbell yesterday for any kids that might come by last night and it worked for the delivery guy and the 2 kids trick-or-treating. My son now has blackout curtains and I’m kind of jealous of how dark his room is at night now! I may have to order more of those and put some in my room! I ordered 72 inch curtains because I already knew his windows were 52 inches in height and wow, I’m so glad I did! They don’t reach the floor like mine do but if I had gotten the ones they recommend, they would barely cover the window!

I did go to Costco for hotdogs and buns. I also bought my son’s school lunch (yep, a hotdog!). So after Home Depot and Costco, I stopped for some juice and gas at Valero before going up to the school to have my son’s lunch for him. Then I rushed home, put the food away, and rushed off to my job. I got stuck there an extra half hour because now she doesn’t have the 24 hour care and someone had to help her get done with her meds! Forgetful also made herself a doctors appointment for today but since I can’t take her today, I had her son change it to next Monday when I am available. So that’s that.

Today is half price candy day. So! I’m going to see Forgetful. Then taking the couple to the grocery store where I will stock up on candy too. Then it’s Wednesday so I have Mr. 95 year old tonight. Oh! RC text me and told me she has coupons for me when I go to the club tonight! I have to say I have enjoyed making more young friends lately. Whether it be fellow bloggers or people I see each week, it’s fun! I did not dress for work yesterday. I wore an Astros shirt and shorts. I didn’t care. It was nice! 😂

My dog has been sneaking into my moms room and I finally caught her and found out why yesterday too. She and the male cat have bonded and are napping together in there. The cat ran off but I did catch a picture of her on the pillow.

You can see the space for the cat I’m sure. Crazy dog. She also peed in my mother’s closet which I had to clean up. She did that AFTER a 15 minute walk too! I swear. She looks like she’s upset the cat ran off. Too cute!

I’m walking more now since I have to take my dog out of the neighborhood to potty. I’m also climbing the stairs many times each day (usually because I forgot something). But it’s not showing on the scale. I’m not eating much junk. I prefer to eat peanuts for a snack because I can! Oh well. Maybe I’m destined to be fat, at least I’m not 400 pounds anymore and never will be again.

Speaking of food, I did cook the other day too. I made croissants for my son, pigs in a blanket for me and my mother, taco meat, and boudain. So I have food for a while now which is nice.

Have a great first day of November!

Cleaning day again

So I went to the condo and cleaned it all out other than the couch, freezer, and espresso machine that I am selling.

One of my caregivers said it looks smaller but I think it’s just the pictures. I think it looks larger now. Who knows.

Now I’m back at home and my moms maids are here cleaning. The only business I have today is Forgetful at lunchtime so that’s easy. My mom asked me to go by Petco and return some stuff so that’s next.

So the Astros have lost the first game and won the second. Maybe the uber driver was right! I hope so!!! It would be awesome to have a World Series win here in Houston.

Not much else going on. Watching the animals run around on the wet floor. I’m staying off it to let it dry. I found a collection of lighters and matches at the condo too. I don’t know what to do with most of them. Pitch them?

At least that’s all done now and the realtor can sell the place hopefully.

Have a great Thursday. Hugs!