Gotta love the weather

I was supposed to have another long crazy busy day today but thankfully we had huge rainstorms this morning and I couldn’t go anywhere!

I still have to work from 3-8pm at the gym today but I am getting to relax all morning. So nice!

I let my son get a ride to school with the neighbor while I walked both dogs in the pouring rain. I wore a raincoat and used an umbrella. Neither dog was happy to be outside so they both did their business quick and went back inside. UNTIL…

Lucky ran out the door when I was trying to hook up Amber but thankfully came back a minute later without getting run over or running away. I was so glad!

I took Amber to the vet on Monday and she didn’t get Lucky’s worms. Whew! Only $178 to find that out. 🙄

I also got a postcard from Betty!!! Dogwood tree facts that are very interesting! We have them here. Beautiful trees too!

Keep those postcards coming! Or cards…whatever is easier for you!

That’s about it. I’m going to watch a bit of Netflix until I have to go to work.

Too much going on lately!

This week has been crazy!

Wednesday and Thursday, I was doing schoolwork. I did 3 chapters of Anatomy homework and online exams, I wrote a research paper, and 2 one page papers plus driving clients each day.

Today, I went to work this morning like my usual Friday. My son and I were supposed to go pick up our puppy this weekend so imagine our surprise when we were told that the puppies were given away!

Since my son has Asperger’s, he kind of went off in class and I was asked to pick him up but he’s not in trouble, they were worried about him. After I dropped off Styled, I ran by the house to walk Amber. Then I went by my new job and found out my schedule and got my work shirt. Yay! I start on Monday and I can’t wait.

I then picked up my son and took him to get lunch. We then went to the SPCA and walked around looking at a bunch of very cute dogs. If I had many acres, I would take them all! I told my son that he needed to be very picky and if he didn’t find a dog he adored there, we would go to Katy and check out the other animal shelter that I like. Well, he found one!

His name is Lucky, he’s 18 months old, and weighs 44 pounds. He is part Shepard and part something else. He is so cute and somebody already started training him because he knows sit, stay, and come. He is fixed and had his shots too so I think my son made a good choice. So now there are 2 cats and 2 dogs in our house.

Then I came home and while my son cleaned his room, I walked Lucky. He is so calm! He didn’t bark at the kids in the park or try to go after them, he looked at other dogs but didn’t chase them, or tried to run away from me. I think he’s happy so far. I took Amber outside and we introduced the dogs and they seemed to get along. We didn’t hear his bark until my son left him alone in his room while he went to the bathroom. So I took Lucky outside again and he did well and met my neighbor/friend and her family and they all agreed that he made a good choice.

I have not been exercising although I have lost weight this week because I have been sticking to keto all week. Tomorrow is my normal weigh day and I am totally sure I will be right around 150 where I want to stay. I have been forgetting to do my planks too so I am 2 days behind at 3 minutes each (or more) so eek!!! I need to catch up on that.

So now I am chatting with my friend that’s having problems at her job. Then I have to go to bed.

How has your week been???

See ya!

We are leaving today! I am packed, Amber is packed and ready to stay with my neighbor, and my son keeps saying “wait”.

Of course my body hates me and decided to start my monthly yesterday, just in time for my trip. Gee thanks. 🙄

I am charging everything now as well so nothing will die on the plane (hopefully). Then I just have to pack the chargers and the plugs and take off!

I used the Marie Condo way of folding and was able to get everything in a backpack for my 4 day trip.

I emailed the hotel concierge to ask about tours and how easy it will be to get around.

Any guesses where we are going? And to the 2 bloggers I am meeting there, no guessing or telling! 🤣

I took my exam last night and most likely failed. It was really tough and my mind wasn’t there, it was on everything I needed to do to get ready to leave today!

Official trip start weight is 147.2 which is great! I feel good and can’t wait! I’ll take plenty of photos on the trip and let y’all know how it went once I get home Wednesday.

Hugs!

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!

Happy Sunday!

I suck. Really. I did full keto yesterday and then this morning ate an ice cream bar and a protein bar. Wth is wrong with me? Actually today is most likely because I got 5 hours of sleep last night. I only had 1200 some odd calories yesterday and 16 net carbs. I know I won’t do that today considering I’ve already had 36 carbs at 10:30 in the morning! I was going to go out running but it’s nasty wet outside and a cold front is coming through so it’s getting cold as well. Maybe the gym though! I did my plank challenge as well but that’s only 30 seconds of the day today.

I have been reading y’all’s blogs all morning and I am so sorry I missed so much! Thanks for sticking by me while I try to do everything. It’s you guys, my readers/friends, that help keep me going.

I took yesterday as a rest day even though I didn’t mean to. I didn’t do anything. I didn’t even watch Netflix! I chatted with BFF, I drove my son to his friends house, played on my phone, and that’s about it!

This coming Saturday, my son and I will be flying out of town for a 4 day much needed vacation. I am seriously broke but thankful that my mom said she will pay for my rental car and I paid for our flights months ago. No spoilers on where we are going! Only 2 people know and that’s because they live there (other than my besties and family). I need this. Badly. I have been so stressed here lately! Have you ever felt the stress you have in your neck and shoulders (teeth and gums too)? It’s painful!

More jokes for you because I am loving Tumblr!

Yesterday also had all 3 pets in my room. Eliza mostly stood outside my room just looking in.

Oliver made himself at home in my school work basket where I keep my backpack and my study material.

Amber and I played fetch and tug of war after she got used to the cat being in here.

That’s all that’s happening here. I hope you guys have a relaxing Sunday! I have an exam on Friday and need to be studying but can’t get into study mode. 😳

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I need my blog groove back!

I don’t even know when I posted last! Not much has been going on. Just studying and watching Friends mostly.

I am back on keto after gaining 8 pounds in 10 days. I want to be under 150 for spring break and I’m at 155.2 this morning!

I’m on season 9 of Friends because I took a couple days off studying. I have an Anatomy lab exam on Wednesday so I am studying today after I had class this morning.

Amber pooped in my bedroom this morning so I’m a bit frustrated with her too. And my son is not taking care of her. Yet he wants a puppy???

Well, the other day I went to Long John Silvers and wanted to get some fish and hush puppies. While in the drive through, the elderly gentleman behind me lost his footing on his brake and hit my car. Thankfully, he had a grill guard and didn’t hurt my car. He scared me to death though!

Anyway, I am going to go study. Have a great day!

I am doing well!

Past few days have been good.

I got my first 2 postcards in my mailbox! I am so excited and can’t wait to get more!

I took my exam and I got an 80! Woo hoo! I am SO thankful that I did not fail like I thought I was going to.

My son fell in love for the first time. I wasn’t looking for a family edition but, well, he fell in love!

This dog is part lab, part yorkie, and part chihuahua. It is SO cute!!! I just hope my son will take care of it and train it like he says. I don’t have time or money for a second dog but I will love it!!!

We went to a birthday party on Saturday in Katy TX (nowhere near me) and while the kids played, I went shopping because there is no way I am driving back and forth twice. I finally found a new zip up hoodie at Katy Mills Mall and I got a new pair of tennis shoes. I forgot how awesome Reebok’s are! I am really happy with my shoes.

I am on season 3 of Friends. This is a great show! I’m having too much fun. Not enough sleep but loving the show! Lol I made a rule to keep me on track with school. I have to study an hour for each class and THEN I can watch some episodes. I am starting tonight turning off electronics at 9:30pm because I want to go to sleep at 10 each night. I need sleep! I studied all four classes today. I feel great about that.

I had brunch with my friend Maria on Sunday before my exam. One of my other friends kindly delivered Girl Scout cookies today.

I am going to go watch Friends. Have a good night!