Traveling day and the next day

What a great day today!

Yesterday was just so awful with my son screaming, the airport doing that, and the hotel putting us in a one bed room with a crappy view in the oldest un-updated part of the hotel. My son had to make a makeshift bed out of the room chairs because he says he is too old to sleep in the same bed with his mom.

We had the worst view too! And the windows were really dirty but it has been raining off and on from what I heard so I won’t hold that against the hotel.

The hallway reminded me of The Shining (with Jack Nicholson). Creepy! And we had a corner room where we could hear everyone walking by.

The front desk guy was so nice though! He got me 2 free drinks, said he would change our room today (it came through at 5pm), and he and I chatted for like an hour.

I put $15 in a slot machine. I lost $12 and then won $10 so I quit right then ending up with only a $2 loss. I’m not crazy! I had 2 beers free (thanks Joey) and paid for one. I was tipsy and finally went back to the room at 5am which is 7am back home. I slept until 10 and then packed up, got my son up, and we took off.

We drove to Hoover Dam and parked on the top floor of the garage there. We took the stairs down, walked one end to the other of the dam (it’s NOT as big as I thought it would be) and then walked back on the other side. Then we drove back to Vegas.

We went by the Fashion Mall in Vegas and my son saw a Hot Topic so we went in. They had hoodies on sale “buy one, get one for $5” so he grabbed 2. We were looking for a snack because we were meeting Hunida for dinner but couldn’t find anything until we saw a Godiva store. I ended up getting macaroons dipped in multiple kinds of chocolate and he got chocolate pops dipped in sprinkles.

We had a great time with Hunida and her boyfriend at dinner and after too! I told her we should do a post together of that so sorry guys, that will be in a different post. We are supposed to get together Tuesday to ride the hotel’s roller coaster before we have to go to the airport.

Thanks to her boyfriend for taking that one! When we got back to the hotel, we got the new room cards and it is so much better!

Today was a great day! I hope y’all had a good day too. Chat later!

The New Year’s Eve celebration

I totally forgot to tell you guys about New Year’s Eve!

I go to the retirement home and sign in. I go up to Ms. 96 year olds room and of course was early. She loves that I am always early, she says it shows that I care about my clients. We chat for a little bit and she says she is ready to go down.

She is all dressed up and looking very nice and I am as usual in my workout gear but put on nice shoes and a sweater so it looked like I was wearing black pants and a nice shirt (if you read my post a few days ago you saw what I was wearing).

We go downstairs and there is no party. It’s just this lame guy singing softly to the oldies on his karaoke player. Seriously! It was so sad. They could have done much more. The paper they handed out made it seem like they were doing a buffet (she showed it to me) and there would be singing and dancing. I was pretty disappointed with the place! They had Chardonnay but I am not a big wine person so I just sipped it and drank mostly water.

So we ate the “special” for the day which was sweet and sour chicken (hard little pieces) with over cooked vegetables and over salted soup as well as this half “egg roll” that was mushy. The Rice was pretty much the only edible thing on the plate but they were hard, like they hadn’t been cooked throughly. She apologized to me for the food even! I told her it was fine and I thanked her for the invitation because it was very sweet of her to think of me. I did tell her that next time we just need to go out somewhere and actually have fun. She seemed to like the idea as well so maybe I will take her out to dinner one night (or lunch).

I came home and had a little champagne with my mom before going upstairs to watch Netflix.

My glass is from taking my son on a hot air balloon ride in South Park Colorado when he was 6. I need to find the video of that, it was awesome!

Y’all have a good night. It’s 11pm and I have to work in the morning so I need to get to sleep.

Easy day

I took Styled to get her hair and nails done and got my polish changed too. I am ready for Christmas and New Years with this color.

I came home to having 3 other kids here. That’s not nearly as bad as I thought it would be! He wanted 7, he got 3. And they are all staying over. Even the girl. Before you guys have a fit, I told my son that she has to sleep in my room if she stays and they were okay with that. I’m surprised she didn’t just say she would go home instead though. She must really want to hang out with the boys!

I had a nice long conversation with my friend in Latvia. You guys may know her. LatvianMom. She’s so sweet! She even taught me how to say “I’ve had enough” in Latvian! She also sent me a video she made of a deer in the snow outside her home. I am so jealous!!! I love WhatsApp, it lets me chat with friends all over the world for free.

I didn’t do anything else today. Well, I tried to take a photo of the moon but it’s kind of blurry. Is it really going to be a full moon on Christmas?

Just ate some lasagna for dinner and now going to watch a little Netflix. I am hoping I get out tomorrow to exercise. I am listening to my body today though as the middle of my back has been screaming at me for a few days so I am resting.

Y’all have a great Friday night!

Weigh day

It’s weigh day. I lost 2 pounds and am at 153.6 this morning! What??? No way! I guess exercise and watching what I eat really does work. Lol…I know it does. Today will be my September end, October beginning measurements as well. I actually had a dream last night that I gained 2 pounds from eating out also gained 2 inches around my waist. Well, the scale part didn’t come true, so hopefully the measurements won’t either.

In the past month, I have lost a total of 6.2 pounds. Let’s see how I measure up too!

Chest: September October:

Weight: 159.8 153.6

Chest: 40.75 38.25

Waist: 36.75 35.25

Hips: 39 38.75

Upper Arm. 12 11.75

Thigh: 18.5 19

So my thigh got bigger and everything else shrank. I don’t know exactly how all this works but I can’t complain about the results!

I went out last night with a girl from school, she’s 18 and very sweet. We went to a Mexican food place here called Hugo’s. I had never been there. It’s down between River Oaks and Montrose and they only have valet if you want to park there but it’s one of those pay however much you want valets so that was good. They will also wash your car while you eat!

My meal:

Her meal:

We traded foods and OMG it was SO good!!! We were both full but couldn’t resist getting dessert.

Okay, this girls parents are from Mexico and she even said she was in Heaven eating there! I got there before she did so I sat at the bar and had a Modelo while I waited. The bartenders were all nice. When I asked about bringing my friend here that is from San Antonio, he said she will love it (he definitely wasn’t wrong!). Our waiter was the nicest guy and even brought me butter for the homemade corn tortillas they have. I ended up not liking it because unsalted butter on an unsalted tortilla wasn’t that great but the food! If I could eat that every day and stay thin, I so would!

I brought leftovers to my mom and she even agreed that all of it was awesome and now she wants to go. So of course I said okay! I was in hog heaven last night. And the dessert! It was the absolute BEST churro I have had in a LONG time! Since I ate them at my friends parents house back when I was in college in San Antonio.

My friend invited me to come up to visit and eat her mom’s food too and I told her to just tell me when. I’ll get a hotel (NOT on the riverwalk) and eat homemade Mexican food anytime! I love it!

After dinner we came back to my house to study. We maybe studied for 30 minutes. We did a math homework that was due yesterday and then traded music and comedians on YouTube. She left at 10 saying that she was driving home for the weekend. Umm, ok?

I also had 2 jobs yesterday. I took Styled to get her hair done, to get her watch fixed, and groceries. Then took Ms. Forgets to get her license and a cd of her CT Scan for her kid to have. We also made a plan to go to the bank Monday afternoon. I picked the boys up after school and ended up dropping my son off at a friends house instead of him going to the dance. He wanted to play video games instead of meeting new people. I can’t blame him there!

Today I HAVE to study! My tests are Tuesday and Wednesday!!! And now that I am working on Monday, eek! I talked to my friend last night and she said she will help me prepare tomorrow afternoon as long as she can finish her own homework. So I have to get on the ball.

Have a great Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

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!

I don’t want them to leave!

So first off, it was another good day and night. After I came home from hanging out with my client, I picked up my cousins wife and we went to the gym again. 3rd day in a row!

I went back home and got ready for our family dinner. We went to a great Mexican restaurant here called Escalante’s. My cousin got a bit lost and thought it was on the other side of the road but that’s easy to do here. They found it though and it was all 3 of them, me and my son, and my mother. It was a great dinner. I took a few pictures and my son took one so he wouldn’t have to be in it.

I had my son ride home with my mom and went to my cousins hotel where they dropped off their son. We then WALKED to a bar about half a mile away. My cousin had 5 beers, his wife had 2 vodka tonics, and I didn’t have but a sip of a Michelob Ultra (I was still too full from dinner to drink). We chatted, we people watched, we walked back to the hotel and I got home around 11:30pm. I have had more than 10,000 steps a day since they’ve been here!

My cousins wife will be at my house this afternoon to work (yes, she has to work even though she’s on vacation) after they check out of their hotel. My cousin and their son will come over about 5. They are leaving town at 6pm to go see wife’s sister in another Texas town. I have had SO much fun and will miss them so much!

When BFF and I drive to Colorado, we have been invited to stay with them for the first night. I’m not sure that will happen but they are so sweet to offer!

So I have Ms. Forgets today, taking her to 2 appointments. I am leaving at 9:15am should be home around 1:30pm and promised my cousins wife that I would make keto biscuits. She seemed very excited to try them. I bet she likes them too!

Y’all have a great day! I will be very sad tonight but I know all good times must come to an end.