Very sad

This is the 3rd client that has passed away this year. You guys may remember him from me driving him to his country club on Wednesday evenings for dinner.

I am taking his lady friend to the funeral tomorrow. It’s such a sad day. And I didn’t hear it from his family. I heard about it from his hairdresser. I then text his daughter and she said she’s sorry she didn’t let me know. Well, it’s hard to remember everyone when you’re going through something like that!

I hope y’all have a great Friday!

So tired

It’s only 9pm but I am ready for bed.

My son and I picked up H at 8:15 and went off to my sons dentist. The dentist said he is healing but needs to brush and floss better. He also has to use this MI Paste for the entire time he wears braces. Poor kid.

We then went to the Mexican Bakery. So good! They had emoji cookies so my son got a lot of them. They are usually out so he was a bit overexcited.

We took H back to her dorm and headed home. My moms maid/my friend was here cleaning. I gave her her baby gift (she’s due in February). She loved the UH bib and baby shirt.

She also had her daughter with her because they were going to the doctor when they left my house so I gave her daughter a hello kitty emoji cookie. A couple hours later, my son and I took off to check out Bellaire High School.

I would love to say I took this but it was raining and yucky here so I got a stock photo off google. I was NOT impressed with the school. I had a lot of friends that went to this high school and thought it would be great. I was wrong. They are building a new school next to the original one and are staying there in the old building while it’s being built. If my son went there, he would have to be there through all the construction for the next 2 years. No thanks! My son is asthmatic and does not need to be around construction. There were also kids sitting outside school that did not look like the best kids. So yeah, I wasn’t happy.

We came back home and I changed the schools he is applying to. So we didn’t have to go take the language aptitude test which I also found out is not any particular language, it’s just a test to see if he can tell languages so I thought that was weird. I asked how they were preventing another flooding like they had with Harvey and the lady just said they had to. Is that actually an answer? I watched a bit of Netflix and am now going to bed. Have a wonderful night or morning.

Chat later!

Do not procrastinate!

I woke up late this morning. My friend called and wanted to tell me about her horrible boss and got me up at 7:30. That’s normally the time I am leaving to take my son to school! So I went and woke him up and we were out the door in 11 minutes. He was still there in plenty of time. I am SO glad she called!

I came home and started studying. I studied from 9am to 8pm today. Granted I took a 20 minute lunch break, a 30 minute break to get my son at school, and a 30 minute break to pick him up a Starbucks cake pop after karate and make myself dinner. That’s still ALL day! I opened the exam at 8pm. I took 49 minutes for the exam, carefully thinking and rereading the book and my notes before answering. I got a 78. I feel like if I had studied more days, I would have done better. I still have that final this weekend so after tomorrow, I am studying like crazy. I got an A on my paper too guys!!! Even with the misspelling! So I have a B in that class.

After the exam, I decided to get my last math quizzes and homework done so I can concentrate on that final after this weekend. I will have an entire week to prepare. So I have now finished those and it’s almost 11pm. Whew!

Tomorrow I take my son to the dentist at 9am, a high school tour at 1pm, and then he has a Spanish aptitude test at that same school at 5pm. It’s going to be a long day!!! He wants to go to the Mexican bakery after the dentist so of course I asked H if she wanted to go. She not only wants to go there, she wants to come with us to the dentist! I think she’s ready for this semester to be over too. Since her actual birthday is on Friday, I will get her a flan.

From my last math exam, I finally got the grade for my free response questions. 17 out of 30. Eek!!! I hate how they grade things in that class. So glad it’s almost over! I have an 85 in the class right now. If I do well on the final, I may end up with an A- and I would be proud of that! So happy I am taking the precalculus at the community college!

That’s it for me. I need some sleep for my crazy busy day tomorrow!

Chat later!

Nice chilly day here in South Texas

Woke up to 39 degrees and frost on the car.

I gave H her birthday present a few days early since I don’t have to go to school anymore except to take my final on December 10th. Woo hoo! We were in the library for this.

She really likes her new makeup brushes. And I got them for mega cheap (don’t tell her!).

I started studying for my nutrition exam tomorrow but didn’t get too far. I do not have a choice but to study all day tomorrow and take the exam in the evening. That’s okay. It’s the last one. And the final for that class is on Saturday so I will just keep studying. πŸ˜‚

My diet hasn’t been all that great lately but I haven’t gained anything. I think it’s because I am getting exercise again. Thank goodness for that!

My mother is angry at my son for not speaking when he gets home from school and has decided that she is not participating in Christmas this year. Umm, huh??? He’s a teenager! He’s in therapy for anger! If she doesn’t want to buy him anything, that’s fine. He knows the true meaning of Christmas and it’s not presents. But really? πŸ™„

School was good. I told my math teacher I wouldn’t be there on Thursday because my son is taking an aptitude test for high school. He just said okay. I don’t think he cares. I just wanted to let him know. And my classmates – I said goodbye to all of my newfound friends in math. They all said they were going to bug me over the holidays anyway. That’s fine. I’ll chat!

The only plans I have over the holidays are to go with BFF to see Christmas lights in a cute little town in central Texas. It will be right after her birthday and before Christmas so when that happens, I will post the photos. She told me about a huge maze in Arlington too. When I asked my son about it, he said, “Nope!” Well, I guess he doesn’t like that idea! So I won’t go up there. Oh well.

What are your plans?

Also, don’t forget I am still trying to raise money on gofundme to get excess skin removal surgery. I am meeting with the doctor in January and haven’t raised anywhere near enough!

https://www.gofundme.com/ef9x9v-excess-skin-removal-surgery?pc=ot_co_dashboard_a&rcid=c86a6cfc2fdf47ae8e1f8ee7d618ff23

Chat soon!

Ring

Does anybody have a Ring doorbell?

Thoughts?

I asked Santa for one for Christmas. But of course I don’t want the base model if I get it, I want the solar charging one with spotlight! Lol

A year or two ago, my son gave his godparents his tablet that he never used. His godfather text me last night asking for my old AT&T name and password. Hell, I haven’t had AT&T since then, I don’t remember!

Before I went to pick my son up at school today, his godfather just happened to be parked outside in my neighborhood with his boys. They were passing time waiting for his daughter to get done with her after school activities. So, I asked him what happened with the tablet. He ended up having to google how to completely reset the tablet and then redownload everything. Gah! That would suck! At least he got it fixed to where he can use it again.

This morning I got a call from my clients step daughter. My client had another $200 cash stolen from her. Only $20’s, they left the ones and fives. Really??? And her purse was locked in her filing cabinet! So now we are looking at putting a camera across from the cabinet and we are going to catch ourselves a thief! Preying on and stealing from the elderly is the most horrible thing in my mind. Especially when they have cognitive decline. I can’t believe it. I had never been in her place before today. Her step daughter asked me to start popping by and checking on her at different times throughout the week. It is a nice place. She usually meets me downstairs ready to go out so this was different. She was surprised I came over. I had to tell her that her step daughter asked me to. She showed me around and when I left, I spoke with the step daughter and we confirmed that the camera is the best option. Sad, isn’t it?

Sleeping kitties!

I have an exam on Thursday and the final on Saturday for nutrition. I have my final in math in 2 weeks on a Monday. Then I can relax until January. I can’t wait! I need to get out and market myself when school is over so I can work more.

Still eating mac and cheese twice a day. I think I will be eating it forever. I made WAY too much! Never again will I make twice a recipe for us and for a family function. Nobody even tried it??? πŸ™„

I’m off to study. Y’all have a great rest of your Monday or Tuesday (depending on where you are).

Can’t sleep, may as well blog!

Hey y’all! It’s officially Sunday here. And I can’t sleep. Oh well.

I had the best Friday! Here is my family in no particular order. 1. My sister A2 that has 3 kids and one is pregnant. This is her son (duh). 2. Her son watching tv. 3. My friend/sister A1 says she loves her truck. 4. A1 second son who is the sweetest kid ever! It was really a great day!

It was very nice to see my sisters and their kids. I gave my niece her baby present and she loved it (I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of that!) Then today, her boyfriend proposed! I’m very happy for her. She’s a wonderful kid.

On my way home (I drove 300 total miles on Friday) I saw some funky clouds that reminded me of the movie Independence Day and a flock of birds sitting on the wires at a stoplight.

OH! I’ve been working out more. I did weights 3 times this week and today I ran. Okay fine, my running is slower than my walking BUT my heart rate was 160 in the middle of my run and I did it so I don’t care. 😝 maybe somebody can tell me what cadence means though. Does it show how slow I was? HAHAHAHA

Tomorrow I am going to try to cook. I probably would have today except for the fact that I literally slept half the day. I went to bed around 11:30pm last night (Friday night) and didn’t get up until 11am today. This is probably why I can’t sleep. It’s okay though. I will set 3 alarms for the morning to get my son to church and me to the store.

My mom is off tomorrow, she usually works Sunday afternoons. I’m glad though because she worked Friday and today, 7 hours each day. She likes her job though so I won’t say anything! Not much else is going on. I’m happy πŸ˜ƒ and doing my exercise again so I’m pretty sure the endorphins are the why.

Have a great Sunday!

Black Friday

Nope, I am definitely not shopping! I stay away from places on this day. What I am going to do should be more fun.

I am going to pick up my friend/sister that I haven’t seen in a few years and we are going to drive to see my biological sister outside Huntsville TX. My niece is pregnant with a baby girl and I got her the cutest University of Houston onesies and a bib. I had a coupon thankfully. The funny part is that she goes to Texas Tech University and I am giving her clothes from a different school. Well, I think it’s funny. My mom said it’s not. Of course, my mom graduated from Tech. And I went to Tech too in 1994 so why not? I’m sure her friends there will give her all kinds of Tech baby stuff.

I haven’t seen my friend in a while or her children. She told her kids I was coming to pick her up and then I got texts from them yesterday saying Happy Thanksgiving. πŸ˜‚ They grew up calling me Aunt Julie and my son calls them his cousins (one of her son’s shares a birthday with mine too). When she lived closer, I would see her more but now she lives up near Conroe and I don’t usually drive an hour just to hang out for an hour and then have to drive home. This will be more fun. I’m passing by her house anyway (I don’t have to but I obviously am) and then introducing her to part of my biological family that she’s never met since I only met them a few years ago.

Speaking of which, I truly believe they are family. I’m wondering how accurate a DNA test would be on a half sister. Does it tell us that we both have the same mother? Is it worth the cost to find out something we already (think we) know? Thoughts?

I had my nails painted on Wednesday for the holiday. It’s the same color I did last Christmastime called Santa’s Snow. I think it was more appropriate for Thanksgiving though.

We went to my cousins house for dinner yesterday. One of my cousins didn’t come down from Austin so I missed her. My cousin came down from Dallas and the other 2 sibling cousins both live here. My oldest male cousin grilled me all through dinner about keto. He is very into health. He’s thin, he works out, and he’s very private (he’s not on any social media) but he wanted to know all my personal details about it. That was fine. I told him. I also told him to email me or text me if he wants. It doesn’t bother me, mostly because he’s family but also because I remember when we were growing up, he was always nice to me which I can’t say for some of our other cousins.

My son had a good time. We walked to their house (about 3/4 of a mile from us), and my cousin decided to show us he could jump 5 people on his bike after we ate. So the kids laid down in the road along with his mother, and he jumped them (mine was in the middle so I wasn’t worried).

All and all, we had a good time. I took the mac and cheese and nobody ate it. That was frustrating. And my son left for home walking before I was ready to leave so that was irritating. But it’s okay. We are all healthy and happy. I was NOT keto yesterday. I ate a little bit of everything and it was really tasty!

I hope everyone has a great day!