Fun end to Saturday

I worked from 8-2. I went grocery shopping. I came home and did 2 loads of laundry. Then I decided to cook.

I made croissants for my son. 🥐

Then I made burgers for my mom.

While they were cooking, I started marinating a brisket to cook while I’m at work tomorrow.

Then I made bacon. I ate 2 pieces and put the rest in a bag.

The horrible part is when I came back inside late tonight and my mom ate ALL the rest of the bacon, 12 pieces! 😳 I guess I don’t get anymore. 😫

Then I made brownies.

My friend came over and he and I walked Lucky and played with him outside.

That’s his Instagram post. He adores my dog. We went for a walk around the block and threw a tennis ball for Lucky in the park and had a good time. It was when we came inside that I saw my mom was eating all the bacon. I guess she was really hungry!

My friend and I hung out for a while and I showed him my penny collection from all over.

Authoress51 sent my son and I one from the Bonnie and Clyde thing in Nevada and it is so cool! I totally forgot to get any pennies in Vegas and was so excited to get that! So thanks again my friend!!!

So a nice end to my Saturday. I have worked 12 overtime hours on this pay check so my car will finally be fixed (I need a water pump and cv joints on my rear axle on both sides). I am happy about that too. No more clicking noises when I’m turning or making sure I have enough water. Whew! Now any more overtime I work will go towards actually taking a vacation this summer and letting my son go visit his friend in Colorado.

I turned in my 2 weeks notice to the gym so I work tomorrow and next Sunday and then no more. It’s fine since I’m working on Saturday’s for my full time job. I make more that way so it’s worth it to me. But if I ever needed to, I can go back to the gym. I like having a fall back option.

Haven’t heard back from the old friend and I am glad. I guess he figured out that I wasn’t interested in chatting with him.

That’s all that’s going on here. How about you?

Update 10/12/19

So first of all I have to say GO ASTROS!!!!

Crazy week like usual. Monday and Tuesday I didn’t have to go to work which was VERY nice. I watched Netflix, played games, relaxed, cooked, you know, what I used to do when I didn’t have a crazy job!

Taco meat, taco rice, mexican cornbread, this sausage rice veggie casserole recipe thing I found on allrecipes, hamburger helper, and brownies. I made these last Wednesday and am still eating on them.

I happened to walk in my patio and look in my garden box thinking I need to get it all cleaned out and start over and guess what??? All those dead plants from last year aren’t dead!!! Broccoli, carrots, and onions are growing. It’s amazing! How does that happen? I am excited that maybe I will actually get to eat some home grown foods this year!

Last night we had a staff meeting at work. It was about donating a percentage of our check to the company and other charities. Everyone that came got one raffle ticket. The more you donated, the more raffle tickets you got. Well, I got ONE. There were only 5 prizes and there’s about 100 people that work there so I figured my chances of winning were very slim but threw my ticket into the bag for a new slow cooker. There was also a spa package, a movie night package, a tv, and something else that I can’t remember.

I lent a coworker my slow cooker a few months back and never got it back from her. I was going to ask her to bring it to work this weekend so I can make chili when it is cold out. Well, I won! How that is possible I don’t know but karma was on my side last night! A spoon and food cake with the prize. So I told the coworker to keep my old slow cooker. Obviously I don’t need 2! No complaints from me!

It got cold last night. Down to 53. Yay!!!! The high here today was 70. Gorgeous day. I worked this morning, went to Costco for toilet paper and paper towels, came home, walked Lucky for a mile, and started baking. I made sugar cookies with and without sprinkles, peanut butter cookies, and double chocolate chip cookies.

I ate too many but oh well. Still at 150, I will just watch myself better tomorrow.

Enjoy some memes from this week and I’ll chat with y’all later!

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.

Been absent

Yes I know I haven’t posted since my last Vegas post.

After getting home, I had a couple of depressed days and then yesterday was very busy.

When I am depressed, all I do is pretty much stay in bed and watch Netflix. And that’s okay. I was doubting my parenting abilities. My son decided he is Emo and wanted his hair died as well as his nails polished black and get his ears pierced. Well, I wasn’t able to express myself growing up and ended up hating my mother for many years because of it so I let him do it.

Am I glad I let him do this? No. I think it looks awful! Am I glad he is expressing himself? Most definitely! Better this than drugs, alcohol, or sex. So it was an internal debate over all these changes. We had a good time in Vegas and had to come back here which I never want to do but know I have to.

I have also woken up with a headache for the past 4 mornings. I mean, the “I can’t move or do anything” kind of headache. When I finally get up, it sticks around about half the day (I still have it now). That didn’t help me feel any better either.

I finally got in some exercise yesterday other than the plank challenge. I just used my 5 pound dumbbells and did 36 minutes of exercises with them as well as squats and dancing in between. I’m still at 148.6. I just want to maintain this weight and didn’t realize how hard it would be! I constantly have to check myself because I can drop pounds or gain pounds in just a week!

I cooked yesterday as well. I got a beef stew recipe from this couple called peaceloveandlowcarb. I couldn’t use mushrooms because I am allergic to them so I substituted green beans and I forgot to put the bacon in it. It still turned out so good! And spicy for some reason. There’s nothing spicy in the recipe but I had to eat a babybel cheese after the stew because my mouth was on fire (I love that)! It was absolutely delicious!!!

Between them and Kasey Trenum, you can eat really well doing keto if you know how to follow a recipe.

I also made my son his lasagna and some taco meat to have with my low carb tortillas and cheese. All the cheese. Yum!

I had 2 interviews last week. One at my gym working the gym floor (I would love that job) and one at my local vitamin store. I had so much fun with the guys at the vitamin store too. Both of these are part time which works better for me since I am still running my business as well. I have another interview tomorrow for working the front desk at my gym. I hope to hear back from someone quick so I can start working and make some money. I have no savings left! I also want to save up for the skin removal surgery since nobody (other than Andrea and my neighbor) has sent me anything.

Y’all have a good day. I have Anatomy lab work due tomorrow and a test next week in Nutrition so I bet you know what I’m doing the rest of the day!

I am so loving my air fryer!

I made the burger in it, the fried fish, and now fried chicken! Doesn’t take much time, easy to clean, and the food is so good and under 2 carbs!

I find all of my recipes off google and not everything is perfect, you have to try different things until you find one you like. This was from wholesomeblog.com in case you have an air fryer and want to try it. So easy to prepare too.

My mom and her boyfriend are going on an overnight trip again tomorrow. Then my son and I are leaving for our trip. I have leftovers in the fridge for my mom while we are gone and have cleaned everything up so she should be good while we aren’t here.

I got my hair done today. I am loving it!

It took about 2 hours to dye, wash, and do my hair but it was worth it. I ordered a few hair bands so I can have short hair and still do my workouts! this is the one I asked my mom to get from Amazon.

I started watching this seasons My 600 pound life on TLC and I am very impressed by a few of the people on there! They did what Dr. Now said and they are excelling at their weight loss journey! I had to put my iPad away though. I haven’t even started studying for my exam on Saturday yet so I am going to go do that! See ya!

I am so angry at myself!

So I did NOT follow anything yesterday nor got any exercise! I ate 2800 calories. What the hell Julie???

Last night I printed out some keto air fryer recipes. My plan was to wake up at 4:30am this morning and be at the gym on the elliptical at 5:30 for 30 minutes. I overslept until 6:40 so I’m going to school now, then going to the grocery store with my recipes, come home to cook, and then get in my exercise.

I spoke with my mom last night to see if she wanted any of the recipes that I had found and she said, “Oh honey, I’ll eat any of them if they are keto.” Umm, okay mom. Can you be more specific??? So I will get chicken thighs, I have beef for burgers, string cheese for keto fried cheese, fish to make keto fried fish strips, and the pork rinds to make the breading. I’ll have to make a post later or tomorrow with whatever food I made.

So yeah, I am pretty mad at myself for yesterday but all I’m doing is getting back on track today. There’s no point in screwing another day up! That’s the key to not completely ruining your plan guys. Just get right back on track! We can do this!

I watched Queer Guy yesterday for the first time and fell in love with the show. I think I watched 6 episodes. I downloaded a bunch of stuff from Netflix so I can watch movies on the plane as well.

My son and I went to see our puppy again too. He is so damn cute! I love him! He’s a month old now. Only 2 more weeks until he’s ready to come home with us. I held the puppy in my arm like I did my son when he was born and Lucky fell asleep in my arm. The doggy parents were all over me licking me and wanting attention so I had to put Lucky down and pet them to keep them happy too. They weren’t mad that I had Lucky though so I guess I was chosen to keep him! The parents still bark like crazy at my son.

I hope you have a good Monday. I have to! I will have breakfast after school and want to try making bacon in my air fryer.

Hugs!

This isn’t good

This morning, I picked up Styled and was taking her to her hair appointment when my son called. He said he was sick and wanted to come home. He was coughing this morning so it didn’t surprise me.

I couldn’t go get him since I was working so I called The Godfather. He was happy to help and picked him up and let him off at home. I got home a little before noon and he was asleep. He woke up at 4pm asking for water. I took him water and took his temp. 104! Oh my goodness. He’s not ever very sick so that scares me. The last time he had 104 fever, he developed pneumonia, so I tend to freak out. He downed 2 bottles of water and has gone back to sleep.

I will check his temp in another 20 minutes and if it hasn’t gone down, I am taking him to urgent care. I have my exam tomorrow too so I am going to have an interesting weekend!

While he slept, I made keto jambalaya. I baked the chicken, grilled the sausage, chopped up and sautéed the veggies plus microwaved the cauliflower rice, then threw everything into the slow cooker with all the spices. I tasted it and it’s a bit spicy but it tastes SO good!!!

My son was supposed to video his project with some classmates after school and needed buzzers. I looked everywhere online for stores here that would have any but the only place I found any was Amazon so I did the Amazon Prime Now and had it delivered. He wanted hand held ones but I told him he was lucky to get any. He’s so sick he doesn’t care right now.

On the plus side, I stayed up until midnight last night to do the following. 2 homework’s in Anatomy, reading a chapter in kinesiology and doing 3 quizzes on it, plus a discussion question of 500 words in that same class. I got a lot done and got 100’s so it’s great!

Y’all have a good weekend.

Update 7pm: Kid has the flu. He was given tamiflu, steroids, an inhaler, and cough syrup. This awesome doctor at the urgent care said he should be fine by Monday. Whew! She was great and I wish she could be his regular doctor!!!

Very productive day here

I took my son to school this morning, got petrol for Rose (the car), came home and told my mother goodbye, moved my car into her spot, and got to cooking. I made cheese crackers and ate 10 of them in the 2 hours I was cooking them.

I talked to BFF the entire time too. She wasn’t tired (she works at night), so we chatted a long time!

I then went through all of my mothers Christmas stuff, all 15 boxes of it! I started texting my friends to please come look through it and take whatever they want. 15 boxes??? Too much!

I decorated the tree. It seems dark at the top because of my mothers bow.

I then decorated the rest of the house. I put up our very old nativity scene, hung a Ho Ho Ho banner, put my wreath on the back door and a banner on the front. I also pulled out the Santa and Mrs. Claus things that were my grandmothers as well as a white tree that my grandmother always had at her house. I just found out today it has my mothers initials in it too. Did she make it? I don’t know!

Then I decided to go ahead and bake the keto bread I had promised to BFF and to my fellow blogger Authoress51. It turned out looking good, I just hope they think it tastes good!

It’s now 5:30pm and I am done for the day! Tomorrow I should be receiving the cookie mix I ordered and I will be baking cookies and putting them into this cookie tin I found in my mothers Christmas stuff. It’s huge!

Have a wonderful evening. Chat later!

It’s Monday again

Let me know if you liked the post and don’t see your name! I’m getting ready for the drawing later. 😀

All I got made yesterday were the cheese crackers.

And there’s not many left! I used almond flour and made them keto. Only 1 carb per cracker! I also ate like 12 total yesterday so yeah, oops! Just tells you how good they are, right? My mom ate a ton as well. Did I tell her they were keto? Oh God no! Lol

I was on my way downstairs to have more cheese crackers and I guess my house shoes decided I didn’t need them so I slipped and fell down the last 4 steps of our stairs. I fell on my coccyx and it still hurts this morning. I did get my crackers though! So I am avoiding sitting. I have been laying in bed for 2 hours (I woke up at 6) and my plan today is to cook because it means standing.

The reason I didn’t make the mac and cheese yesterday is because I just knew I had powdered mustard here at home so when I went to cook, I don’t have any and I didn’t feel like going back to the store. So I will walk there today. It hurts to sit so I am avoiding the car. I also need to thaw out the ground beef to make my rice-a-roni meal.

H has her math exam today. She text me this morning saying she is going to fail. I told her no. She is going to study and be fine. She doesn’t agree. I hope she does okay! And she says she is coming for dinner after so we will do the drawing tonight. She leaves Tuesday after math to go home for Thanksgiving. I will miss hanging out with her!

Last night, my son wanted to go to Starbucks. I told him we will go this morning. Well, now I don’t want to drive so I will see if he wants to walk. I really didn’t want him out there walking at night in the cold either. I am very glad he didn’t go and hope he is understanding about why I am not driving. He did tell me to feel better when I told him I fell.

That’s about it. I need to get out of bed, shower, and walk to the store. Y’all have a great day!

Last day for the drawing!

My friend H is coming to video the drawing this week so if you haven’t liked the post, you have until tonight! So far there are 27 likes. Will you be the winner? One note – if you do not live in the states and you win, I cannot send the keto bread. It’s refrigerated and I cannot afford to spend the kind of money it would cost to send something overnight out of the states.

https://juliehcares.com/2018/11/14/im-doing-it/

I have lots to tell you guys from yesterday! I was at school at 10am and my ex was on the phone with me my entire drive.

He said that he wants to come see his son but his truck broke down so he can’t. I told him that the psychologist suggested to meet somewhere other than the house. He goes off saying how this therapist is not good, doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and that nobody is going to tell him where he can see his child. Wow, right?

I tell him how our son has some major anger issues. I finally told him about the fight. I told him that our son keeps a knife in his room (I did not mention it’s a pocket knife that he uses to open boxes only). I told him that we started going to therapy because my dad passed away and they were very close but as hormones have hit worse, he seems to be getting more and more angry (usually only when his father is coming over or other normal teenage angst).

SO! His father says, maybe I shouldn’t come over for a while. My reply, “That is your choice. I suggested we meet for lunch or at a park.” He replies, “No, I think it’s best if I just avoid that situation for a while.” OMG YAY! When I finally got him off the phone, I called my son to tell him. He said, ” Thank the Lord!” Think he’s happy? 😂

I went to take my exam after taking the practice quiz online in the library which was actually quiet for once! I made an 80 on the multiple choice questions on the exam. I won’t find out how badly I screwed up the free response written questions for another week. I don’t think I did very well though! All these logarithm questions which I barely started learning Friday night! With my 93 on the practice test I will get an extra 9 points added to my test grade so I will pass. I have a B in the class before the test. Only thing left in math this semester is the final exam, one more homework, and 3 quizzes. Only thing left in nutrition is the final exam too. It’s almost over y’all!!!

H and I went after my exam and drove to Fulshear TX yesterday to have the worlds best barbecue. Being from San Antonio, she had never had it. She loved it!

She is taking the math exam on Monday at 5pm so she is studying today and tomorrow. That’s why we are not doing the drawing until Tuesday but today is the last day to like the post to be in the drawing! Then we drove to the Fry’s near Sugar Land TX because she wants this DVD player you hook up to your computer. They were completely out! And their prices were twice to three times what you would pay at Walmart. Ridiculous. I won’t be going there again. It’s far away and pricey? No thanks Fry’s!

H hasn’t ever had Rice-a-Roni, my burgers, or anything I normally eat. So I am cooking today (meal prep Sunday you know) and I told her after the concert she’s going to tonight, she should come eat dinner. I’ll see if she comes and I will let you know what she thinks!

For Thanksgiving, I do not technically have to cook. We are going to my cousins house for Thanksgiving dinner. My cousin asked my mom to get pecan pies from this fancy barbecue place here. My mother told ME to go get them so I went yesterday before H and I took off out of town. They were $22 a piece! Okay, it’s good pecan pie but almost $3 a person if you cut it in 8 slices??? Crazy!

I am going to make this homemade Macaroni and cheese too. My cousin didn’t ask me to, I have just made it the past 5 Thanksgivings for my little family and I love it! It is very time consuming to make but so worth it. So I am making it. I’m sure it will go over well and who complains about more food at a family holiday meal with 18 people?

I am also going to make cheesy crackers. Rice Krispies and cheese? Yes please!

I’ve got my work cut out for me today! I already got all the trash together and put out for the trash guys tomorrow. I’m sure I will add another bag once I cook.

Y’all have a great Sunday!