Since I got so many comments on my last post, I decided not to work more (I got none – I’m being sarcastic). I already can’t sleep so if I work more, god help me.
My garden is growing! Carrots, broccoli, lettuce, dill, and parsley are all growing well. I can’t wait until spring to see what is actually edible!
Doggie watch. I love these babies of mine!
I made ugly sweater cookies for a work meeting at the gym. They went over really well too!
I babysat guinea pigs. Very cute but omg they poop SO much!
Couple of memes for you guys.
I love my little owl that a friend sent to me from Vegas! My other Vegas friend sent a card but I haven’t gotten it yet.
We’ve had ONE day of ice on my windshield this year. I love the cold!
And finally the trip and matching mood rings that BFF and I got on our weekend. Not sure if I posted about our overnight trip but it was needed and I miss her so really enjoyed seeing her and spending time with her!
Anyway, hope y’all are having a good weekend!
Doggies are the best.
Here’s the story.
I went on ZipRecruiter and applied for a job. This job calls me 2 days later and requested me to take online tests that are recorded and viewed. I take these tests and didn’t think I did very well (math and computer tests). A day later, they call me and ask me to come in for an interview. The next day, I go to the interview. I meet with the HR person and the manager for the job I applied for. The interview lasted 5 minutes! Of course with that short of time, I did not think I got the job. Cut to a week later and I am still applying for jobs online and my phone rings. It was the HR person of said company. They offered me the job!!!!
I start my new job on Monday. It’s 9:30-6 Monday through Friday. I will keep my job at the gym but only on Sunday’s. I will keep the 2 clients I have left and take them wherever on Saturday’s. So now I have 3 jobs and will not have to stress over buying groceries or paying off credit card debt I have accumulated in the past couple of years. I definitely want to stay working at the gym since I will be sitting at a computer all day and will need to exercise more than I currently do (I haven’t been because of being so tired after running around work).
I’m sure some of you will understand the relief I feel right now. I will be working in a call center talking to customers and vendors which is fine with me. I will have benefits starting in January so I won’t have to stress to find the $100 it costs me out of pocket to see a doctor or the $70 it costs to get an asthma inhaler without insurance.
The gym and client driving will be our spending money and my son said that sounds great. I am selling stuff on eBay right now to make grocery money. That’s how it’s been here the past few weeks. I wasn’t making much at the gym, just barely enough to get by, I was only scheduled 30 hours a week or less even working in multiple areas there. I joined a debt consolidation company back in June and was having to use my moms credit card for groceries and my sons therapist. Now her card is maxed out too (she spent the majority on it – not me). I am excited to be able to pay that down, get groceries, and pay my own bills.
This job was a godsend. I know that for sure. I am writing all this down to re-read it on those tough days when I don’t want to work a 9-5 job. 😂
I got someone to take Lucky out for walks while I’m gone daily since I will get a 30 minute lunch which is not enough time to drive home, take him out, and get back. Amber is fine waiting all day for me. She used to when I worked in the travel industry anyway. My son will be at school and said he’s fine walking home daily which he mostly does now anyway. The only day we will have trouble is on Wednesday’s when he is supposed to be at church at 5 and his bus gets to his stop at 4:45 and is 2.5 miles away from the church. I told him that he can take an Uber if he needs to.
So everyone is set. I am excited to start this new adventure. The job already told me that there is a lot of opportunity to move up fast as well.
Note that I am not saying where or who I work for. Company policy (yep I read it) says that we are not allowed to say any details about our job or company online or in personal blogs. I don’t anyway. 😀
AND…I may have met someone. I’m not sure if he’s just being nice or is interested but I am going to give him my phone number and see what happens. He’s older than me, has a dad bod, runs his own business, exercises, and is just a really nice guy. So maybe???
Y’all have a great weekend, it’s my last full weekend at the gym!!! 😘
I totally forgot to share Lucky’s birthday party with y’all!
I made doggie treats and bought human cookies. It was in our park and we had a good turnout!
Those last few photos are both dogs playing with the new toys and lucky eating one of the bones he got as a gift. I still can’t believe people gave him presents!!!
Okay, I’m off to bed. Have a great Sunday!
Clients, work, school, studying, blah, blah, blah.
I have the BEST news!!! My son got into the top rated high school in Texas!!!! We just found out yesterday and I am thrilled beyond belief! We went to Taco Cabana to celebrate and he brought his latest BFF with him.
I also have bad news. Poor Lucky has whip worm which means I have to give him medicine for 5 days. No fun! At least I just mix it with food. I don’t have to trick him into taking a pill!
Short but sweet! I didn’t want to bore you with how at work today there was nobody in the gym so I got a workout in 24 minutes on the elliptical until a woman came in).
Yesterday was another crazy day with an exam in Anatomy lab and work for 5 hours.
I was supposed to have a job today before going to work at 3pm to 8pm.. I called her this morning and she canceled on me. How awesome for me! I have spent the morning doing absolutely NOTHING and it feels so good! I’ve been watching Netflix and playing phone games.
So I hope y’all are doing well. Lucky is such a good dog! I think both dogs are happy that I’m home today too. Lucky doesn’t have to be locked in his crate and Amber gets to snuggle with her Mommy. Lucky is napping in his crate with the door open. He’s so silly!
I took Lucky to the pet store Natural Paws and we got to take an Easter photo. The manager there put bunny ears on me too. We had fun. I had to buy more dog food. I had to buy a 25 pound bag. I’m not used to feeding a bigger dog! A small bag used to last me a month with Amber!
Lucky is very comfortable with me and has been on my bed with me and Amber too. Amber is NOT happy about this either!
Have a great day!
This has to be quick because I need to get moving, I overslept this morning by an hour so I have 30 minutes to get ready for today.
Walking Amber last night, we saw a possum and it stood still while I snapped its picture!
Yesterday I woke up, took my dog out (Amber), and got my kid to school. I came home and listened to all of the lectures for my nutrition class exam that’s this Friday. Both dogs rode with me to take my son to school and this was on the way home. He looks so sad!
At 11am, I took Amber out and then Lucky. Why won’t Lucky poop for my son??? He poops for me! Because it took Lucky so long, I was running late for work.
I stopped at a tree and got some kumquats for my coworkers and clocked in 5 minutes early at 11:55am. Whew!
I took a break around 2:45pm. When I came back, my boss pulls me aside and says somebody called her that I was smoking outside. What?!? I did use my Cue OFF property but I haven’t smoked in 3 months!!! I take 3 puffs off my vape on my break off their property and my boss gets a call? Come to find out it’s because I had on my uniform. I have to cover it or take it off if I do that.
That upset me the rest of the day. I was off work at 5pm and came home to walk Amber. I told my son to walk his dog too. I had to be back up at work for a meeting from 6-8pm. So I raced back up there and we had our meeting.
My eating was awful yesterday as I was not prepared. I was so busy trying to do all my stuff that I didn’t prepare snacks or lunch. It’s my fault. Thankfully I won’t gain many pounds in one day so I will just be back on track today and it will be fine. No true exercise either although I did get 20 minutes on my watch and almost 600 move minutes!
Another great busy day today as well so I will chat at y’all later!
After one day I want to tell you what I think.
I like the Cue. I like the strawberry flavor. I didn’t like the menthol at all and as you know (Or not), that’s what I smoked.
The battery lasted about 24 hours which I guess is normal.
Yesterday I had 12 cigarettes and only tried this a couple of times. Today, I had a smoke when I woke up at 7am, one around 2pm, and one just now at 7:45pm, that’s it. The cigarette I just had burned my throat and made me realize that going to a vape was a great idea. I am out of cigarettes and I am going to just vape tomorrow and see how I do. I think I’ll be fine. I smelled a cigarette this afternoon and it stank!
I went by the store and picked up more flavors so I have enough juice for a week or two.
I’ll keep you filled in about this tomorrow evening. Everything I have heard from people is how this help them quit and get off stinky cigarettes. Yay! Still caffeine free too!
I took Styled to get her hair and nails done today. I had been craving Popeyes chicken since last night so I went by there and got a thigh. It totally filled that craving!
I took my son to the movie theater to meet his friends and see some horror movie. After the show, they hung out with a couple of girls and finally called me to pick them up. His friend is staying over which is fine with me.
His friend 2.0 (that’s what they call him) asked me if I had ever had bubble tea. I love bubble tea! He googled it and found out there is a place at the Galleria so off we went. Driving to the mall in 5pm traffic is usually a nightmare but it wasn’t bad today. While we were there, we decided to get pizza for dinner. There goes my calories for today but it’s only one day!
We got back home and my mother had gone and gotten herself a steak. She gave the bone to Amber and all I have heard since is her ripping the meat off the bone. She won’t eat the actual bone but she will make sure it’s completely clean of meat! She even held it in her mouth and brought it upstairs because Oliver kept creeping around. 🤣
One of my nephews messaged me on Facebook today. I haven’t seen him since he was 10 years old and he’s 19! He remembers my son as a toddler that wouldn’t leave him alone. 😂 He told me he’s been in some trouble in the past couple of years but he learned from it and he’s doing better. He’s engaged and says she will kick his butt if he does anything stupid so good for her! He turned out to be a cutie.
I told him as long as he learned from his mistakes, he will be fine. I also told him that I will be happy to talk to him if he needs me to since his family (his words here) all hate him. He and his sisters had a crappy childhood so if I can talk to him if he needs to, I’m okay with that! I wish I had this old photo I took when he was little. I’ll have to see if I can find it later.
That’s my day in a nutshell. I hope you all had a good day as well!
And yes, sure, it may be because my cousins left. I had a talk with his wife and we agree that this is probably the most time we have spent together. She told me I need to come up and visit them next at their new home in Kansas and my cousin said he will be back down here in a few months without his family to visit again. That will be nice. They had their dog with them so finally there were 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house! The cats avoided the cute little doggies and stayed upstairs so even better!
No, I woke up with a bad charley horse again plus my left eye hurts. I take allergy medicine every day so it can’t be allergies. My nose was running last night too so I probably have a cold or something. I’m going to take it easy today. I have a treatment scheduled this morning but that’s it. Well, that’s it if Mr. 95 year old doesn’t want to go to dinner. I love seeing him, I do not want to risk getting him sick!
Ms. Forgets cancelled on me yesterday so I had a day off unexpectedly. I woke up to her calling me. Then I let her son know. He called her and I don’t know what he said but she called and bitched me out for telling him! So then I spoke with the son again and he said not to worry about it, just let her be. She called me yesterday afternoon and apologized. Come to find out, she wanted to drive herself because she doesn’t want me in her shrinks office with her. I told her I don’t want to be in there and now she is rescheduling (she didn’t go). That was an ordeal!
I went swimming for 45 minutes after that mess to get in my exercise (4th day in a row). Cousins wife didn’t want to go to the gym and I’ve been wanting back in the pool for a few days so I went. Nobody was there for the first 35 minutes (this was at 7:30am) and then this woman brought her 2 year old grandson and was teaching him to swim so they were not in my way of laps so I got 45 minutes in. It was nice! And the pool feels SO good!
Do you remember the couple I was driving that I quit on? Well, their daughter called me yesterday and told me that the husband has a melanoma in his lung and on his brain! He’s being treated by MD Anderson (the best cancer place) and still going grocery shopping and out to dinner even though he is supposed to be resting. She asked if I would go by and see them one weekend as they feel like I am a part of the family (how sweet!). I will at some point go by. I still need to take them their key!
So, last picture of my cousins son (I guess he’s my cousin too)
My son was playing with Amber last night and was holding her and he said she looks like a guy with his arm out the window of his car like “Hey baby”
My son said he’s glad “family time” is over for the summer and ready for “beach time” to be over too. He calls it “Beach time” because he is going with the church in 11 days to the beach with 1200 other middle school kids for bible time and church activities. Then we are going to the beach at the end of June for 3 days so I can hopefully relax and celebrate my birthday. He told me after that, he’s really on vacation and do not ask him to do anything. Lol, I will be, don’t worry! I plan on having fun this summer and he is going to have to deal with it!
It’s already been a morning. I did not feel like going downstairs to smoke this morning. I opened my window and leaned out and what I’ve been afraid of since I moved in happened. My phone flew out of my hand and went down. I am SO thankful that there are bushes and dirt and grass under my window! I had to run down and get my phone. Nothing happened to it this time. It could happen next time so I need to be more careful. I don’t even understand how it flew. It was in my hand, I was reading a blog, and oh shit, there it goes!
I had to run down without putting in my dentures and get it and ended up smoking down there anyway. There were 2 people outside but I don’t think they saw me. I don’t ever go out without my dentures. I am not comfortable with that at my age. My sister does it all the time, I can’t. If you are a newer reader to my life, HERE is my denture story.
I am hoping my eye feels a bit better quick so I can put on my contacts and teeth, shower, walk the dog, and get to my appointment. I need to make an appointment to see the eye doctor this month and I am still thinking of just getting glasses. I want transitions so I can just put them on and go. Another blogger made me remember how they get foggy going from cold to hot air. I just want them because I am tired of contacts and how I can’t see perfectly with them. Then again, I can’t exercise in glasses either as they slip with my sweat. Any thoughts on that?
I hope everyone has a good hump day. I am going to get back out of bed and get moving.