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!

What a Friday!

Yesterday was a good day. It really was! Busy but really good.

Started off taking my son to school and then taking my client to get her hair done, pick up her watch at the jewelers, and go to the grocery store (2 hours total). I came home and decided to head to the community college to see about taking my science classes there. My name was still my first husbands name in their system (I’ve been married twice) and they needed my UH transcripts but wouldn’t take my unofficial one I had with me. I had to order an “official” one from my school and also needed my divorce decree from 2004 to state what my name is now. 🙄

I ordered the transcript and then headed to UH to pick it up. Then came home, got the required documents needed, and headed back to the community college. I got everything updated and met with an advisor. She was really nice! She said since I already have a degree, I can take whatever classes I want, I do not need any prerequisites. So she told me the numbers of the classes I need to take and I got out of there. Oh! She also told me she took A&P (Anatomy) online and made an A. Woo hoo! The community college even has the lab online. I am SO excited! Plus it’s only $250 a class? Yes please!

I came home and had an hour and a half to have to go pick up my son at school. He stayed late to go to the school dance. I cooked! I made burgers, Mac and cheese lasagna, and cornbread with broccoli and cheese.

I then drove to pick up my son while his lasagna was still in the oven. He said he danced badly but he did dance so I was happy about that! When we got home, the food finished about 5 minutes later so I got that out, grilled the burgers on my George foreman, and took lasagna up to my child who was SO happy to have it! When I made the burgers, I put a bit more salt than I normally would because my mother always says my food needs salt. She got one and said it still needed salt. Huh??? I took a bite and they were too salty for me to eat. I guess she will have burgers all week. I still need to cook my chicken too, I’m just looking for a recipe I want to try.

When the food was all cooked, I went to my friends house for tutoring. We did my homework and 2 quizzes in 3 hours. I left her house after 9pm. I decided that after all that, I wanted a beer – so I headed to Circle K and got some Stella Artois. When I got home, I had 2 of them and passed out around 1am. I didn’t wake up until 9:30 this morning. I had a headache for a bit but felt really relaxed and good!

Today is a lazy day for once. I have done all my math through this coming Wednesday, I don’t have an exam this week, ahhh! I am SO glad I am not in that stressful anatomy class anymore!

How is your weekend going?

Cooking and studying

I made a meat pie and a chicken stuffing casserole today for this week plus some sausage for breakfast. It poured down rain most of the day and we are finally in the 50’s here (58)!!!

My friend H came over this evening. We did our math homework for the week and ate dinner. She said it was all really good, I agree (but I cooked it so I better).

That’s it for today. I hope y’all had a good Monday!

So tired

Yesterday ended up alright. I ate my cupcake and don’t feel bad for it. I took my son to karate and then went upstairs and rode the bike for almost an hour. That level 18 kicked my ass though!

I was only going to do 30 minutes but after 20, I had only burned 88 calories! I wanted to burn off my delicious cupcake so I kept going. I had to stop when karate was over which is why it wasn’t quite an hour. When i picked up my son and his friends after school, they were so excited that there were cupcakes and chocolate milk. They all grabbed one of each and then my son rolls down his window and starts yelling at other kids, “we’ve got cupcakes!” Lol

I emailed a dietician some questions for a 3 page paper I have to write for nutrition. She emailed me back so before I went to the bike upstairs, I stopped by to tell her thank you. It was very nice of her to help me out! She teaches Bodyjam so I know where she is every Monday evening!

At school today, I don’t have Anatomy class because of the exam but I came early anyway to make sure I get a parking spot. I also want to go to my professors office at 10. I have my doctors appointment here at 11 and then algebra class at 2:30. It’s going to be a long, busy day. I brought my nutrition stuff to study in between and I am going to ask my friend about breakfast and lunch since I didn’t get a chance to cook yet.

I have to cook tonight when I get home. Tomorrow, my mother has Home Depot coming to put in tile in our kitchen and if I don’t cook tonight, I won’t be able to for a couple of days. I have to take everything off every countertop in there tonight too. I have chorizo, beef, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and milk so I’m sure I can come up with something!

I didn’t realize when I left for school this morning that I was almost out of gas. I had to stop at the gas station. Then on my way to school, I hear something in my tire. It just never stops, does it? Always something going on. First the car just decides to die in line a few days ago getting my son something to eat and now something in the tire. And people wonder why I’m so tired!

One huge complaint. I got my son medical insurance through the state. I got mail saying that I have to apply for jobs or get a job and work for 30 hours a week to keep it. Huh??? So now I have to add more crap to my already crazy life??? Something has to give. I can’t keep up with everything as it is! I haven’t even had time to go by and see Cranky in 2 weeks which upsets me.

I’m also not getting donations on my gofundme which I really need. Y’all should see my belly button right now. All the skin rubbing has infected it and it’s really red and hurting. I’m going to ask the doctor about it today. I’ve been putting my non chafing stuff on it already. I also have an ingrown hair (down there) and that hurts! And that time of the month showed up early (gotta love premenopause). What a week already!

Have y’all noticed that I haven’t even watched Netflix for a while? I don’t even have time to do that! It’s funny though, I don’t really miss it. I’m sure if I ever get a bored moment, I will.

I hope y’all have a good Tuesday. I’m going to try!