Another Sunday

It’s super bowl Sunday. I am not a football fan. I guess I will study. Maybe. Hopefully. I do have a test this week. Actually 2! 😬

I haven’t posted in a few days and for that I apologize. I can say I’ve been busy, I just needed to do more.

1. I got sick last week. I was sick on Wednesday and Thursday. It sucked. I had to cancel on Cranky and stayed in bed. I was so hot I had my windows open and my son even said it was freezing in my room. So that was not a fun 2 days.

2. I hit 4 weeks of not smoking. Woo hoo!

Some days the urges are strong as hell, some days I don’t really have them. I got more cartridges from Cue Vapor so I am set for at least a month. I signed up for automatic shipments each month too so I know I won’t go back to smoking cigarettes!

3. Studying is always fun with animals. Oliver really enjoys sitting on my school stuff and trying to get whatever I am printing. Silly kitty. Eliza has started sniffing around the printer more too. Please don’t let her start up with that!

4. I went to lunch on Friday with my friend Julia. She and I met at this Filipino restaurant that used to be a food truck. The food is amazing! It was very nice to hang out with her. We used to be neighbors but have both moved away and her kid went off to high school so our kids are not at the same school so it has been harder to hang out with her.

5. Yesterday my family went to see Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire at the Houston Symphony. My mom actually said hello to my Instagram followers when I made a story! If you don’t know me on there, it’s juliehcares. I let my son take a friend. He has decided this kid is his new best friend as his old best friend started dating a girl/friend of his and only wants to suck face with her all the time (their words). After the Symphony last night, he asked me if I would go pick her up at the mall as she was stuck there with him with no way home. So I picked her up and drove her home. In the car, she said I was chill and she appreciated the ride. I took that opportunity to tell all of them that if they are ever in a situation where they are not comfortable, I will pick them up. We dropped her off and I took my son and his friend to our church Lock In for the night. Now he’s texting me asking me to pick him up 2 hours early because he didn’t sleep. 🀣

I got the new Loot Crate and this month I am VERY happy with but that’s for another post. I have not gained anything nor lost any more weight but people keep telling me I look skinnier. So now I just say that the weight is redistributing in my body because I am still at 150. I know this because I check daily right now to make sure I stay at this weight! I fluctuate between 148 and 151. I am not complaining!

I hope y’all have a good week!

Just studying

I am working one job a day this week and studying when I’m not working.

I do have good news on the cigarettes though!

25 days now not smoking! Woo hoo! I love my Cue vape. I truly believed it helped save me from smoking.

I had lunch with my oldest friend. We met in kindergarten and have stayed in touch all these years. She would kill me if she knew I put her picture on here!

And here’s Oliver sleeping and not letting me study.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

Saturday and really should study

I didn’t wake up until 8:30am and that felt so nice (especially since I didn’t go to sleep until after 1am)! I was lazy for a bit. I finally got in the shower around 10. My sons friend got here at 11 (I LOVE being asked if a friend can come over about 10 minutes before they get here πŸ™„). We all packed in the car and went to therapy at noon. I went to speak with the psychologist first. I had him sign my copy of his book too.

I told him what’s been going on in my world. 1. I haven’t had a cigarette in over 3 weeks.

2. My mother is dating AND going to a grief group (pick one please πŸ™„). 3. My ex is afraid he’s going to jail because of non payment of child support (he was warned a year ago that if he missed payments he would be going 😬). 4. My sons grades went from mostly A’s with a B or 2 to mostly B’s with an A or 2. 5. I am looking for a regular job again.

Then my son talked to him. 1. He wants to get in the special high school so he is bringing his grades back up. 2. He has a girlfriend (how do 13 year olds actually date?). 3. He hates everyone but puts up with them so he’s not alone. 4. He is doing his chores like I ask and listening (which is amazing to me).

I took my son and his friend for ice cream after and ate some too. I got a small scoop of chocolate ice cream. My son got a huge cone and his friend got the big cup of blue ice cream. You see they both have their phones out. Kids these days!

When we got back home, I didn’t want to study yet so I went to the gym. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill walking and running, 30 minutes on the elliptical, and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. When I was completely worn out, I walked home.

Then it was study time, right? NOPE! 2 other friends of my child showed up so I ordered pizza for dinner for all of us. I ate my cheese pizza.

I talked to BFF for like an hour. Now I’m writing this. When am I going to get the 3 chapters that are due on Monday done? Umm…one tonight and 2 tomorrow? Maybe. Hopefully. Thank goodness I don’t have my other class work due this coming week!!!

The issue I have tomorrow is I have to grocery shop, cook, work out again (I DID eat pizza tonight), and get ready for the week doing laundry and dishes and stuff. So I should have done this today. Oh well. I have until 11:59pm on Monday. Maybe I will do one today, one tomorrow, and one Monday? LOL I just love Anatomy 🀣.

It’s 8:30pm so I better get going on the parts of a cell!

Last photo spread today

My dad from college age, to marrying my mom, to our last family Christmas. These are all on my Instagram page juliehcares too along with many other stories and funny pictures! I copied all of these photos from the huge poster I made for his memorial service. He was cremated and buried at the VA cemetery here with honors for his service in the US Navy.

Granddad and Grandchild

He only had one grandchild, my son. Well duh, I’m an only child and I only have one kid!

He adored my son. My son idolized his grandfather. They were quite the pair!

They both loved to read and both loved trains. My son will not go near a train anymore and I guess that makes sense but it’s sad.

The day my son was born.

My Dad in his favorite shirt (that I kept) with my son reading books.

My Dad and my son on trains. They always had so much fun together!

Pictures with my Dad

Not sure how old I was here (maybe 2?) at Lake Brownwood TX. My Dad always seemed happiest at a beach. Don’t ask me whose boat that is because we didn’t own one and I have NO idea who we were there with (probably family reunion).

This was outside my grandparents trailer in Lubbock TX. Why I always stripped my dolls naked I have no idea! You can see the door of our 1975 Buick we had back then too.

Me with the silly grin and it always made my Dad smile! This was outside our home back then in Houston. I recognize the bricks (I have driven by the house recently and it’s still there and still the same).

At my great great great aunts house in Brownwood TX when I was between 8-10 years old. We are seated next to his parents but this post is about me and my Dad.

I was 14 here in Lubbock with my Dad. We were at some animal farm. I can’t think of the name of the critters! They burrough in sand and pop out to look around and I actually got to feed them as they would come right up to you.

My Dad gave me away when I got married both times but this was at my first wedding which most likely cost him WAY too much but he did whatever his wife and only child asked for (please note I did not ask for an expensive wedding – that was my mother). My 2nd wedding cost $400 only and was just as nice and I am lucky my Dad was there then too.

My Dad and I in Key West Florida. We had driven from Naples all the way down and stayed on the beach. I loved it there and will always have good memories with my Dad there. My mother was there too but I only have a photo there with my Dad.

These are just a few photos of me with my Dad. I was a total Daddy’s girl, can you tell? Well, I still am!

Hard to stop

I am still just trying to get stuff done schoolwise and cleaning out this house.

I was looking for puzzles my mother used to have the other day and she told me to look under the dining room seat. I open it up to find SO many more dishes! Why does a person need 7-10 sets of dishes???

I am trying to do my school stuff but today I just can’t. It would have been my dad’s 77 birthday today. I started crying when I pulled up my son’s Snapchat and saw what he posted this morning.

My son may be a pain to me and my mother sometimes but he loved his PaPa.

Last night I was cleaning out a box in my closet and cannot for the life of me remember who gave these to me or why I have kept them for who knows how long.

So they are up for grabs! I bought the cutest socks for .99 from LootVault and they came in the mail so of course I am wearing them today.

Yes, along with my only pair of sweatpants that are from VSPink. They are really comfy!

I worked out the other day dancing and I am hitting my watch goals daily.

I have been having a tough time getting in to talk to somebody at school about what I can do for a career. I finally spoke with an advisor yesterday and they sent me to the career center to take a strange aptitude test. This year said I would be a good teacher (oh hell no), a good medical care person, or good in human resources. It suggested I get a masters in psychology and manage a care center. Really??? Hmm, I guess I have more thinking to do now. I am supposed to email my current resume to the career person and they will call to have me come meet with them about finding me a job and seeing about keeping me in school for a new career. We shall see if that goes okay.

I say hard to stop because I have to keep going. I want to just sit here with a pint of Halo Top and cry and watch sad cheesy movies but I have stuff to do.

I miss my Dad. Like crazy. Have a good day.