Been a minute

Since May 19th to be exact! I’ve been working and driving and staying at home. A bit boring which is why I haven’t written anything.

First off, we started Lucky’s training last Saturday. I think he was trained before and we just didn’t know the right commands. He’s doing really well! Too adorable. I have to give him a bath tonight which I am not looking forward to but it has to be done!

So here’s the latest from yesterday. My original client, Cranky, passed away after a long time of being off and on ill. She’s had pneumonia like 4 times in the past couple of years. Last night she just went by stopping breathing. It was very sad. Her caregiver called me very upset when I was closing at work so I finally spoke with her and rushed over as soon as I could get out. I called 911 not knowing that I didn’t have to. She had hospice care and they came and took care of everything after the police left.

I left after the funeral home took her away at 9:30pm. On my way home, I noticed that the gates at work had not been shut after closing so I drove in and locked the gates. I let my manager know so if they saw me on camera that late that they wouldn’t ask me what the hell I had been doing there. The funeral is on Thursday when we are busy which I’m sad about. I have asked my manager if I can come in an hour late so I can go to the viewing though. Still waiting on an answer.

I couldn’t sleep last night (makes sense I’m sure) and got to sleep at 2am. I had to be up at 5:30 and be at work at 7 so I didn’t get much sleep. After work today, I met a coworker at the grocery store and drove her home after shopping for us, coming by my house to put our stuff away, and walking Lucky. She’s a sweet kid and doesn’t drive so shopping and getting it all home has to be difficult!

Also, yesterday at work, I spoke with my friend that is a registered dietician. We worked out together a bit and then talked about our personal goals. She weighed me and then told me not to lose any more weight but to tone and work on muscle only. She told me that cardio will help keep me in shape to go do the mountain climbing I want to do once my son is grown but I just have excess skin and need to build muscle underneath to not have it look like fat. I love this woman! She’s awesome! I still weigh in at 148-150 which is perfect for me. She thinks she is 60 pounds overweight (she’s not) but I told her I’ll help her since she helps me.

My coworker thinks a guy that comes in like me. He’s a good looking man too. He showed me how to do pull-ups his way and told me to keep working at it and I will be able to do what he did. He put chains around his neck, lifted himself up, brought his legs up, and did 10 pull-ups like that! I don’t think I could ever do that!!! When I walked in near him with my friend he walked away though so I doubt he “likes” me but that’s fine too.

We had a meeting last weekend at work and I made a cake for everyone. I didn’t know how many people would be there though and that cake went fast!!!

My son graduated 8th grade on Honor Roll but we decided not to attend graduation. High school graduation is much more important! I am very proud of him. I can’t wait for him to start high school!!!

I watched the latest season of Nailed It, Riverdale, and The Flash, and now on the new season of Supergirl. All on Netflix so I know I’m behind regular television. My son has watched the Southpark seasons he has on dvd and loved Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m so glad he likes the classics!

I hope you guys are all doing well. Sorry it’s been so long.

I love Saturday’s

Woke up at 7 but didn’t get out of bed until 9. Boy when I decide to get moving I do it though! My son asked me for “real” brownies from a box instead of my pumpkin brownies I usually make. He was taking them to this girls house. I walked myself to the store about half a mile from my house and got some. I walk back and make croissants and the brownies. My son took all of the croissants which is fine with me.

While I was baking, I heard this faint meowing. Come to find out, poor Eliza had gotten trapped in the coat closet last night!!! Poor baby! I let her out, shared a little bacon with her, and loved on her. When I told my mom tonight, she was horrified because she was the one in that closet. Eliza’s fine though.

I played on my phone for a while and then took my son to his friend’s (that’s a girl) house. All of her guests were very excited about brownies. I had one before I gave them to the teens because I made them so I can have one! Lol

I came home and was sitting in my room bored and got mad at myself. I have no idea what made me mad but I decided that I wasn’t going to just sit around and be mad, I was going to the gym.

I did a mile in 13 minutes 20 seconds!!!! I did 30 minutes of running and walking on the treadmill (plus the 5 minute cool down) and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I walked home and just finished my dinner (just Hamburger Helper). Now I can watch Netflix for a while before I have to pick my son up. Let’s hope I don’t fall asleep waiting! I even ran into a couple of my sons friends at the gym.

When I put my dinner into MyFitnessPal, it frustrated me. Check this out.

Huh??? -904 calories just because I got off my butt today??? WTH MFP??? I’m still just doing what I know is right. It’s just annoying as hell.

What are you doing with your weekend?

Another busy day

I think after being so productive all week, I need another vacation day!

This morning I started off by going to the post office to mail the bread I baked and a card to my friend over at hunidasblog.

I stopped at the grocery store on my way back and got spaghetti sauce and waffle mix as well as trash bags and batteries (my son is having friends over this weekend so I want to have good food for them to eat). I came home, put the batteries in my sons clock and made his favorite mac and cheese lasagna. When that was completed, I took off to buy Cranky lunch. I got to speak to my friend Authoress51 while I waited and then went to see Cranky. I also took this plant that my mom had gotten her too. Cranky is not doing well. She ate a 1/4 of her burger, said she was not hungry but her caregiver said she is barely eating and she barely spoke. She said the plant will be great and she said she is glad I am returning the bedrails because she doesn’t want them. I took the bedrails back to Walgreens and got her a refund and then her caregiver text me to get her some soup so I stopped there on my way back. She already got new bedrails, we aren’t going to have her get out of bed by herself in the middle of the night!

After getting a bit sad because of how Cranky is doing, I went home and did my arm exercises for 30 minutes before going to pick my son and his friends up at school. Tomorrow is their last day this year, I think they are excited.

Once we got home from school, I started baking cookies. I made peanut butter, chocolate chip, double chocolate chunk, and sugar cookies with sprinkles. I grabbed a dozen of each (I made 3 dozen peanut butter, 2 dozen chocolate chip, 2 dozen sugar, and only one dozen of the double chocolate chunk) and walked to the gym where my son got the next belt up in karate. He was white belt, now he is white with yellow stripe. I am really excited because his Sensai wants him to start coming next year with the older people because he wants to work more closely with him. Wow! How cool is that?

We just got home (it’s 7:20pm) and I am about to go finish the cookies to give to friends for Christmas (it’s what I like doing each year). Y’all have a great night!

The past 2 days

I’ve been a little busy!

Sunday:

Woke up. Took the kid to church. Went to the grocery store and got all the veggies. I bought asparagus, spinach, onion, jalapeños, bell peppers, and zucchini. I have been craving them and I can’t sit around and wait for mine to grow (although they are doing so well)! Picked up kid at church. Went to his godparents house for math tutoring. Came home and went to a workout class called Bodypump where you use a weight bar and dumbbells for an hour workout. My neighbor and I both went. The class was packed but we had spots and I did all the exercises, only with 2.5 pound weights so it was too easy. The instructor told me to try 5 pounds next time. I will. Why not try, right?

Came home and got a call that I was late to dinner with a client. Ran by Walgreens for birthday cards and rushed to the nursing home to eat with the 2 birthday girls, one is 96 and the other is 87. Ate filet mignon (over cooked but oh well) and broccoli with some weird looking reddish brown spice on it with no taste (I added salt and it was fine). Only had 9 carbs all day. Went home only to turn around and go back out to the store to buy cupcakes for my school groups bake sale. In bed by 10 and so tired!

Monday:

Woke up at 6. Took the kid to school at 7:30. Drive to my college to give them the cupcakes. I had left them in the car so my son wouldn’t see them overnight but they looked fine in their trays in the morning as the overnight temps are in the 70’s. I hope they made lots of money at the sale!

Came home and made a quiche with chorizo, spinach, and onion. I’m afraid to eat it, it looks burnt. I may try it in the morning, it may taste wonderful but it might be awful. There’s no cheese in it and I am definitely a cheese freak so we shall see.

Then I studied math. I got really frustrated after a couple of hours (around lunchtime) and decided to take a client’s umbrella to her that she left in my car under the seat over a week ago and so I just found it the other day. Then I came back home and studied some more.

My son and I were at the gym at 5:45pm. He went to karate and I went to a class called Bodyjam. It’s a dance class. I didn’t think I was really doing much but I burned some calories!

Then I came home and caught up on my reading on WordPress and asked my child to see if he could find and try on his leather jacket from 5th grade (note he’s in 8th grade now) since winter is coming. 😂 (Sorry I laughed, winter in Houston can be a joke sometimes). It was in his closet. I couldn’t find it with the jackets downstairs and didn’t want to go in his room. He tried it on and then stomped in my room and threw it on my bed saying “It doesn’t fit” with a look like he didn’t care one bit. What do I do? I tried it on. And guess what? IT FIT!!!

I can’t believe it. There is no size tag in the jacket and it was 3 years ago so I don’t remember what size he wore. But I am excited! I can’t wait for cooler weather. I will be styling in a kid’s black pleather jacket from Amazon (pleather is fake leather). 🤣

I ate cottage cheese for dinner with some cornbread and butter last night. Best dinner ever lately! Sounds silly but it really hit the spot. Only 18 carbs all day too. That’s 2 days in a row full on keto and not going over 20 carbs! I will drop these last 5 pounds. I’m getting excited!!! Especially after putting on the jacket that fit my son when he was 10 years old.

Today is a school day. I got an email yesterday saying that a garage spot opened up if I want it. YES I want it!!! To not have to get on that stupid bus anymore would be the best! I am going to the parking office bright and early and signing up and then moving my car. I can’t wait!

I am meeting with my friends from math class after Anatomy to study for our test next week. I hope they can help me. I get so frustrated so easily with math!

Have a good Tuesday. My neighbor and I are going to some class at the gym tonight that has to do with using pulleys to make you use your own weight for strength training called TRX.

Exam Day

I rewrote my notes for all 7 lectures last night. I took practice tests. I read. I talked to other kids in my class. I’m also nervous that everything I did will be for nothing and I will fail. I hate tests! It’s required though so I will do it. I took the extra credit assignment as well. It’s worth 2.5 points added to my grade and I will do every single one of those I can find to help!

I will read my notes again this morning and take another practice exam before I take the test. Y’all pray with me that I get an A or a B! Hopefully I will find out after I take the test. I’ll let you know later or tomorrow!

My son does not take care of his teeth and therefore the orthodontist would not put the metal bars across his braces yesterday. She gave him 6 weeks to start brushing his teeth and taking better care of them. He also has to have a teeth cleaning before she will see him again. So we will do both things in 6 weeks. I told him that I guess I have to stand there and watch him like I did when he was little and how sad that is. I guess I do because I was busy last night studying and didn’t remind him or watch him and I doubt he brushed.

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I made my dinner last night and it was so good, I think I will make it again this morning before I leave for school. It was an egg, bacon, sausage, and cheese in a bowl.

I also made muffins for my teen yesterday. It’s a package thing that you just add milk. Chocolate chip mini muffins.

I replanted my veggies into the planter as well as carrots, broccoli, celery, and onions. Let’s see how my lettuce goes after the replanting. I’m so afraid I killed the tiny plants!

No exercise to speak of yesterday. Tuesday I of course hit my 10,000 steps because, you know, school. I probably will again today too. I opened my window this morning and it felt SO nice! Like really fall temperatures this early morning! I can’t wait until it sticks around. The temperature right now is 74 and our high will be 85. This weekend it will be back up to 90. Yuck. There supposed to be a tropical depression coming tomorrow. I guess we shall see. I don’t want to cancel on my client but if I have to, so be it! Plus I want to go out with my friend that’s visiting dammit! I want to go eat and hopefully take her to my favorite bar and see if the guy that used to be there every night is there still. And have a beer after all this stress over the exam!

I guess I better get up and moving. Gotta take the kid to school, study more, then go to school for my exam and math class. Y’all have a great day!

Loooong Sunday and 1st day of school!

Today is my son’s first day of 8th grade. I can’t believe I have a teenager! He is not happy to be going back and I am so happy he’s going back. Amber says hi too!

I dropped my son off at church at 8am and took off to the grocery store. After spending $150.00, I got home at 9am. I put everything away and got to cooking. I got some flavored tuna. I haven’t eaten tuna in years, I hope they taste better than I used to think. I just wanted some different choices for my lunches at school.

Oh boy did I cook yesterday! I didn’t quite make everything I set out to cook but it took 4 hours to make all these things and I think I made enough. These are in the order of how I made them.

1. My sons mac and cheese lasagna.

2. http://www.kaseytrenum.com Keto Cheesy Biscuits

3. My sons biscuits and croissants.

4. Keto bread from http://www.ketoconnect.net

5. Keto Vanilla Pound Cake from http://www.heyketomama.com

6. And for dinner and oh I can’t wait to take leftovers for lunch this week, beef pot roast! It was on sale at the store and it’s different than just steak.

Before I made the cake, I ran out of almond flour. I picked up my son at church, dropped him at the house, and went back to the grocery store for more. Then I came home and made the cake. I didn’t have any today. I plan on having it all week though! I know Pound Cake doesn’t usually have icing but I’m thinking about it because I love icing! Even if it’s keto and completely sugar free, it’s still icing!

I didn’t eat while I cooked. I was busy and forgot. I realized it and ate 2 of my cheesy biscuits with butter at 1:30pm. It took me over an hour to eat just that. I couldn’t handle much in my stomach.

At 5pm, my son and I took off for his godparents house. His godmother helped me with the math practice test, test 1, and quiz 1 today. My son played with their kids while we worked on math. She’s great. She doesn’t just give the answers, she explained what I needed to do to solve each problem.

My son and I didn’t get home until 8pm. I ate 3 ounces of the pot roast and it took me from 8:15 to 10pm to eat that. I have been so stuffed all day! I only had 600 calories today. I just get so busy and don’t think about it. I know I should eat more. I probably will tomorrow. When I wait that long to eat, it happens.

This morning I am taking Ms. Forgets to have some testing done. She said we may be there for 3 hours. That’s fine. I have plenty to study! When I get home, I have no plans so I think I’m going to watch Netflix and watch last nights Big Brother.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!!!

Sunday cooking day

Good morning!!! Why am I so chipper? I honestly have no clue whatsoever. You would think that since my son’s godmother is coming this afternoon to help me with math, I would be feeling sad. Naw! I’m going to cook this morning! So I have those steaks still because I froze them so they are thawing. I am going to make a few new keto recipes as well as a couple of good favorites of mine. I think I gained .2 pounds this week because I didn’t cook last weekend. I was so stressed about starting school that I didn’t bother. So stress plus no meal prep equals weight gain. Oh I know it was only .2 pounds! I’m not freaking out or anything. I just know I can do better!

My son wants his mac and cheese lasagna as well so it looks like I’ll be baking up a storm this morning! He had therapy yesterday and his psychologist came out and told me that he is buying my son a punching bag and MMA gloves. Really??? I told him to let me know how much so I can pay him back an he said, “Oh no. This is my gift to him.” 😮 Wow!!! So now I have to figure out where to put it. I may be having to park outside on the street again because I don’t really have anywhere to put it other than in the garage! This picture is before he found that out. How does the blue look?

Last night, my son wanted scrambled eggs for dinner. I go downstairs and tell my mom and ask if she wants some too since I’m cooking them anyway. She says sure. I make their eggs. My mother comes in the kitchen to get hers and then goes in the pantry for a bottle of ketchup. I remind her that she has 3 already opened in the fridge. She tells me, “I don’t want cold ketchup. It will make my eggs cold.” So I tell her to heat it up in the microwave and she replies, “The ketchup will be runny if I do that!” And the 74 year old woman is pouting!!! So I just walked away. I mean, THREE open bottles and you want to open a 4th???

I sold my Dad’s car today! A co-worker of my mom’s came by and offered me $800 for it. Since she’s a friend, sure! So I gave her the car key and she’s going to pay my mom. I’m glad that’s all taken care of! She will have her mechanic come get it on Tuesday.

So I will leave you with these tidbits. Have a great Sunday!!!