Last night was

Painful!

My right heel started to hurt as I was cooking. When I was done in the kitchen, I checked my steps and it said I still need 2,500 to hit my 10,000 for the day AND my watch said I still need 8 minutes of workout time to complete my day. Oh my god, really? So I talked to my mom and made sure she enjoyed dinner and then said “I am going out to walk to finish these steps”. I set out the door while turning on my outdoor walking timer and went off. I walked 15 minutes according to the timer so why did my exercise ring only show I went 5??? Why??? So I had to keep going until it said I was done. Then I had to walk back home so I ended up with a few extra minutes. I mean – come on! Each day it seems like the 30 minutes the watch says to do gets longer and longer!

And I am in pain all over now – I feel sore and stiff everywhere. I’m guessing it’s from the class on Sunday but I really don’t know for sure. Another reason I wish I could stay in bed today. I need to figure out how to exercise today too.

So I made cheese crackers and stuffed bell peppers for dinner. My mom had never had the crackers and I told her to try one as an appetizer since dinner wouldn’t be ready for an hour or so. She ate 7! The recipe makes 75 (it says 150 but they would be teeny tiny if I made them at that size!) so we have plenty left, I was just amazed she liked them! Recipes down below – both gotten off the Allrecipes app. The crackers are addicting and the stuffed peppers were pretty good. I was going to take some to Cranky (I made 8 stuffed peppers) so I asked her caregiver to ask her and she replied that Cranky said NO so she told me to bring them tomorrow (meaning today). 😂

All I have today is Forgetful to take her for tests in the medical center and it’s probably good because it is supposed to rain here all day! High of 51 and 100% chance of rain. I wish I didn’t have to go anywhere and could sit home all day and eat my crackers but oh well.

Y’all have a good day!

<ugs Hugs everyone!

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!

I wish

I wish I could say I was relaxing today. I wish I could!

I am doing 4 loads of laundry. I am unpacking my car. I am organizing my room. I went to the grocery store to get lunches for my son this week. I’m tired. The cats keep eating my dogs food and getting underfoot. I’m trying to figure out if I have mold on my ceiling or just need to paint. My parents had a roof leak 2 years ago and my ceiling stains with a little black in a couple areas. So yeah, I just wanted to drop a line to say hello today but I’m going crazy today. I haven’t even started in the kitchen downstairs! That’s a whole project on its own.

I do have good news. I put my curtains up last night before going to sleep and it was so nice and dark in here this morning! Now, it was raining but still, it was nice and dark! And it was cold outside too and since I’m still in my shorts from yesterday (I haven’t brought in my clothes from my trunk yet) I’m a bit chilly but so happy!

Getting closer!

I am moving in only 4 days. I am getting nervous about moving now. With 4 days to go! What if my allergies can’t take her cats? What if I start fighting with my mother like I did most of my teenage years? What if my son ends up hating it? What will I do then? What if, what if, what if!!! As I lay here in bed after waking up at 4:45am (I don’t usually wake up until 5:30 or 6), I am plagued with what ifs. I have a nice warm doggy against my back and it is actually a cool 55 degrees Fahrenheit outside. That is normally my favorite way to wake up!

Yesterday, I went to see Indecisive and reset her Google because it wasn’t working properly. She called me at 9pm last night saying none of the links she put on her desktop are going where they were supposed to, they are all going to google. That doesn’t sound right. Resetting google shouldn’t take away what you have saved to your desktop, right? I hope someone here can give me an idea so I can go back to her place today and fix it.

And OMG, I went to my lunch with Forgetful, another lady in the home, and my German neighbor. So my neighbor and I get there early and they did not reserve us a table. So I had to ask for that. Then, they didn’t want to accept cash for my meal, they wanted to charge it to my client. Umm, NO! Then I couldn’t find Forgetful anywhere! I had 3 people looking for her too! Someone finally told me that she was getting her hair done so I had to leave the other 2 ladies and go upstairs to get her and bring her down. So she was about 45 minutes late to the luncheon I had very carefully planned out! It ended up being okay. My neighbor likes the other German woman at the home and said she would go back to visit her on her own which was why I introduced them, they are both from Berlin. Forgetful ate and then went off with a caregiver to her next activity. I was a bit stressed though!

Today are the same people plus I have to meet the exterminator at my Mom’s to respray for fleas (just in case) and ask him to spray all the ants in the patio and carport. So I thought I would do my day like this:

8-9 breakfast with Forgetful and her niece

Go by the house to grab stuff to take to my moms.

10-11 or 12 Exterminator

Make another trip of stuff to my moms

1-2 Indecisive to fix computer

After 2 – Sell my freezer that I just got a couple months ago (because I won’t need it at my moms) on Facebook marketplace (the only reason I still keep my account – once I have completely moved, I’ll probably cancel it)

Go pick up my son

Cook

Rest

Sound like a plan?

Smoking: yeah right, I haven’t quit yet although I am still only smoking about half a pack a day

Exercising: Nope! Too busy but I will get back to it. I think lifting and hauling things up the stairs at my moms is enough for now

Quitting soda: Not yet!

Son’s grades: He got 5 A’s and 3 B’s – am I a bad mom for telling him that’s great but he needs to study more and make all A’s?

So yeah. I guess I’m a bit stressed but everything will go back to normal soon. Right? Please tell me it will!!!

An easy day

We got a lot done yesterday. My son and I went to the 2 story Barnes and Noble in River Oaks yesterday morning where he was able to buy 4 new manga books and I got 2 new Bookshots by James Patterson. I also ate breakfast there at their Starbucks. I still can’t believe they have quiche!

So I brought my son home around 11 and went straight to my Mom’s. She had to talk to me for a while and then went to work. My ex boyfriend and I got to work around 1:30pm. I had already started my 2 loads of laundry and picked nails off the floor in my room as well as taken a few things of mine upstairs. He and I broke down the desk that’s been sitting in the patio for weeks to be taken away by the trash men, took a bunch more stuff upstairs, almost finished my closet (he had put too much mud on and has to sand it down – his hair was white when he finished most of it yesterday), moved the bookcase in my room where I want it, put doors on my mothers armoire, and talked about when he would come finish. We also got a ton of stuff ready for the Salvation Army to come on Wednesday. We did a few other things I’m sure, he was there for 3 hours. I finally gave him the extra keys and the title to the car and he was happy about that!

Since I worked hard yesterday, today is nice because all I have is a lunch with a neighbor and 2 ladies in a retirement home and then going over to see Indecisive for the first time in a LONG time. She called me yesterday morning while I was busy planning with my mother to ask me to come by. Since she just talks and asks me to fix her computer, I’m happy to just go be quiet for a while and let her talk to me. That’s it for today! Sounds good to me! I think I will just relax this morning before my lunch.

It’s weird how it works out. I really needed extra time to myself this week to be able to move the last of my stuff over and be ready for the movers and I am pretty slow this week work wise. The last 2 weeks of working my butt off helps too since I already have the money to pay for the movers and can take a slow week.

My home has been on the market for 17 days. 5 people have come to look at it. That’s it! That’s barely one every 3 days. I need this place sold. My son lost another baby tooth last night. He was complaining that his tooth hurt. He showed me his mouth and I told him, if you pull out the baby tooth, you’ll feel better since your adult tooth is already halfway out! Crazy child. He saw blood when he pulled it and said he couldn’t do the other two he has like that because he doesn’t want his mouth bleeding that much. 🙄

Oh! And it’s actually cool outside!!! 65 degrees! Woo hoo!!! The high today is supposed to be 78 so probably 80 but the past few days have had a high of 90-93 so I’m happy!!!! A good Monday!

Have a good day you guys!

Labor Day

Small business owners, retail workers, even some city workers do not get today off. Yes, it’s Labor Day! I will be working for 4 hours. I’m going to do laundry and bake a cake while I’m over there. It keeps me from going insane just sitting there.

Woke up to realize that I am out of energy drinks. Since I’m broke, I will not be buying any either. I’m having a Pepsi instead. SO not the same though!!! I prefer Full Throttle. It tastes like Mountain Dew and works well. Everyone gets on me telling me that I shouldn’t drink them. I’m sure those people will be happy now! So I have my Pepsi, I ate flavored rice with cheese for breakfast (yes, I know that’s not a normal breakfast), and now getting moving to go over there.

I looked at my calendar for this week and I have one job a day. That’s one more a day than I had the past week and a half so I’m okay with that! My man needs to come over and fix the commode. He thinks it is leaking due to a broken ring. I think it’s just a cheap toilet (only 2 months old) that only cost $80 and it’s broken somewhere underneath that we can’t see. I guess we will find out!

My son has another week off school. He is now supposed to go back on September 11th. I see irony in that. Let’s change that date into a good thing. Yay for school starting!!! His school district here has flooding at different schools and therefore will have to crowd the other schools so they can start. The state gave us 4 days and we will have to make up 6. My son is worried that it will cut into his next summer vacation. 😂

He had a friend over yesterday. They watched videos, ate, and seems like they had a good time. I hope the kid wants to come back. My son, with his aspergers, loses friends at times. The kids Mom said thanks for having her son. I think that’s a good sign!

Harvey victims are still cleaning up here. We are having other cities come in with garbage trucks to help get rid of all the water damaged property people are cleaning out of their homes. We as a city thank all others for everything they did to help. Y’all have a good day and I hope you’re off!

I get to work!!!

I left my house at 7am to be at work by 9 since I have no clue how the roads are out here (I am 10 miles from my house). I got out near her place by 7:40. Since I was so early, I decided I would find a working ATM (found a capital one at Westheimer and Royal Oaks), get gas (found an Exxon with gas for $2.53 at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford), and get breakfast.

I’m at the McDonald’s at the Walmart on Westheimer and Kirkwood. All they have are simple egg mcmuffins. Not usually my thing but I can’t be too picky when I haven’t eaten yet. So one egg, cheese (I took the cheese off – it was nasty), and sausage egg mcmuffin later and I have eaten and now waiting until time to go get the client and take her to get her nails done.

On my way to her, ONLY at HER street, the street is blocked by water. Nobody getting through and it’s bad.

See? On both sides it’s dry but right at her street, flooded. Wth? You have to go through business parking lots to get around. Sad. Also, for my fellow Houstonians, Kirkwood is flooded too. I didn’t get a picture but cars were trying to go through and failing or got into the parking lot before they flooded out.

For anyone not here, a LOT of streets are like Kirkwood. We are STILL having flooding. Stores can’t get what they need either. My walking trip to Kroger proved that! Empty shelves everywhere. People told me they had no milk but my kind was available! I am lactose intolerate so there’s was lots of what I need thankfully!

Be careful everyone. Please don’t come back yet if you left. I tried to go to work yesterday. I left at 5 for a job at 6. It took 20 minutes to get to Blalock and Memorial just to have to turn around as Briar Forest, Blalock, and Memorial (in some areas) are closed. Here’s Blalock.

Here’s the bayou near my house overflowing onto the building next to it.

So it took me another hour to get back home. I couldn’t get to work. I’m going to try again this evening to take that client out but I think I’m going to have to leave a lot earlier! Westheimer was a parking lot so I didn’t want to take it. I’m going to have to though. This is totally nuts.

I have gained a pound in the past 2 weeks. I think it’s stress. I haven’t exercised like normal but I’ve been staying in my calories so I don’t know. I’ll get back to it soon. If you can’t tell, I don’t really care today. Driving is stress enough and I needed to eat.

Be careful out there!!!