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.

It’s finally over

School is done for the semester!!!

Kinesiology: A

Anatomy lab class: A

Nutrition: B-

Anatomy class: no grade yet

Woo hoo!!!

Working 35 hours a week at the gym and 10-15 hours a week driving clients. I am tired y’all. Family issues that I will not discuss and the 2 dogs.

At least last night for Mother’s Day was good. I worked 8 hours straight and then picked up my son at his friends house and met my mom at a restaurant for dinner. It was nice. We had a good time and a good dinner.

I worked this morning and have to go back to work this afternoon again. In between, I am napping (only got 4 hours sleep) and watching this Netflix show called The Society. It’s about a class of seniors that went on a school trip and were brought back because of a road closure and everybody had disappeared so they are completely on their own. It’s pretty good.

Anyway, I wanted to say hello before I fell asleep. Y’all have a good day!

Going home today

Yep. Gotta go home. Hotels have early check outs here! We have to check out by 11am. I guess we will go find a place to eat or something.

Yesterday we drove to LA. What a gorgeous drive!!!

I have now finally seen a Del Taco and In N Out burger place too. 😂

We parked on Hollywood Blvd and walked about a mile looking at stars. Here are my favorites.

Here is Hollywood and Vine intersection too! Sorry it’s a bit far away but it’s not like I could get both standing up close.

Then we drove up to see the Hollywood sign. When I was 14, my mom and I made this drive on Mulhulland Dr and we were on the side of a cliff on a dirt road. It was scary back then. So much has changed (it HAS been 30 years)!!! The drive is all paved, there’s a concrete wall and fence above it where we used to be on the edge of the cliff, and of course all the homes that are up there now. It was crazy!!!

Please let me remind people of one thing. When you are parking your vehicle on a steep road and you are going downhill, turn your wheels towards the curb when you park. If something happened and your car started to move, it would not go down the road or into traffic if you do that. There was only ONE other car up there that did that! I just kept thinking that there could be so many problems!!!

After about 3 hours spent in LA, we drive back to Vegas so I could go meet with Authoress51. The drive back was still gorgeous!!! I love mountains (especially with snow on top🏔 )!

She gave me the book she wrote and I was so excited! It’s a cute book. Y’all should look it up and get it!

I got an interview at the gym!!! They set it up for next Tuesday morning. I am so excited!!! The good thing is that they all know me so they know how hard I worked to get where I am and how often I am there anyway between my exercise and my sons karate class.

I haven’t really gotten formal exercise while I’ve been here although I have been walking around. I have been eating pretty much nothing but crap too. I will be back on track tomorrow morning. I am thinking I may go to the gym and go running to help get some of these toxins out of my system!

I hope y’all had a good day! I will let you know about TSA tomorrow.

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!

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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 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!

Just studying

I am working one job a day this week and studying when I’m not working.

I do have good news on the cigarettes though!

25 days now not smoking! Woo hoo! I love my Cue vape. I truly believed it helped save me from smoking.

I had lunch with my oldest friend. We met in kindergarten and have stayed in touch all these years. She would kill me if she knew I put her picture on here!

And here’s Oliver sleeping and not letting me study.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

Walking days

I forgot to write yesterday! I guess I gave Hunida a chance to catch up. 🤣

What did I do yesterday? No really. I guess nothing because I don’t remember anything!

This morning I took Styled to get her hair done. She just text me (it’s almost 7pm) and asked if I got her water bottles. Umm, she never mentioned water! I asked her if I can get and bring her some tomorrow and she said she will wait until next week. So I’m going to the store tomorrow for her.

I came home after that and turned on Fit for Fashion. While watching these people do challenges and work out, I decided I should too so I did my arm strength training. It’s been a week since I did it and boy did it show! I hurt so bad while I was doing it!

Now I am sitting at the Galleria mall while my son runs around here with his friends. I walked around for an hour and a half and then got some water and sat down in the food court.

I text him asking how much longer he wanted to be here and I got the standard teenage reply, “I don’t know”. So here I sit. For how long, I don’t know. Oh well. I have my headphones playing 80’s music in my ears and I’m updating you guys on my day.

Tonight I will hit one full week without a cigarette and I am very proud of myself!

I’m happy for the weekend. Do you have any plans?

Exercise and Netflix day

Oh man. I had a tough morning and a relaxing afternoon/evening.

After dropping my son off at school, I drove to school. I had to meet with financial aid to find out what’s going on. This woman was so very short with me, I left very upset. I am out of federal financial aid available for an undergrad degree and can only get more if I change and go for my masters. I met with my advisor and she suggested I meet with a masters degree advisor so I went. This twig of a woman made me feel like an imbecile. Since my GPA is 2.77 and my BS degree is in psychology, I do not qualify for the nutrition masters program unless I finish my undergrad degree first. She seemed like she was trying to not roll her eyes at me while I was talking to her. I was ready to cry when I walked out. I didn’t so I’m proud of myself but this may be my last semester of going back to school which is very upsetting. I had a plan and I guess the world doesn’t want me to.

I was so upset after the first appointment with financial aid that I drove to the Mexican bakery and got my son a couple of things he likes and donut for me.

After my advisor appointment, I called my friend at UH H. She is back from home for the semester so I picked her up and we went to the park to walk. She is shorter than me and is not as in shape as I am but I walked at her pace so my watch didn’t give me the credit for exercising but I did it. I have almost walked 13,000 steps today too!

We then came back to my house and I made some food for us. She went through my moms Christmas stuff and packed a box, we ate, then I took her back home. She forgot her headphones so we chatted while we walked which was nice. It was nice to hang out with her again! I introduced her to Diet Rite and she liked it too!

When I picked up the boys at school, I told my son I didn’t feel like driving all the way out to this swim meet he wanted to go to (a 45 minute drive away) and he said that was fine with him because he could be lazy. So I didn’t have to get in the car again and drive out there twice (once to take him and once picking him up when it was over).

I hit another non smoking goal today.

I watched a couple hours of this show on Netflix called Fit for Fashion. It’s crazy but interesting. I am going to go back to this Korean cooking show next because it’s funny and everything made so far looks amazing. Authoress51, thanks for telling me about it!

I hope you had a good hump day!

Long day!

I took my son to school this morning and then went to the grocery store to get some Diet Rite. It’s diet with sucralose, caffeine free, and sodium free. And it tastes good!

I grabbed the shirts I was mailing out and went to the car wash. I dropped my car off. They said it would take 2 hours so I went off and walked to the post office which was a mile away.

I mailed the 2 boxes and then walked to the smoke shop for a cartridge for my Cue which was a little over half a mile from the post office. Since they didn’t open until 10, I went into the convenience store next door and got water. I stood outside the store ready to wait the 30 minutes and about 10 minutes later, a guy opens the door and asks if I was waiting on them. I said yes and he let me in!

I got my refill and walked over to the shoe store which was a little under half a mile away and walked around the store but Sketchers glues their insoles into their shoes so I can’t buy them since I have to use my insoles. So I then walked to my moms work a little under half a mile away because I knew I could use the restroom there. My mom wasn’t working today but everyone there knows me. I hung out there chatting for about 10 minutes and then walked back to get my car.

Total walked this morning – 2.5 miles (4 km). And I got a lot done! My car is now free of cigarette smell (I asked my son and he said he couldn’t smell any), I still need to get new tennis shoes, but I’m happy! Maybe I got my exercise groove back?

I came home and watched Netflix the rest of the day other than picking up my son and the neighbor kid at school. Finished Lemony Snicket’s Unfortunate Events, finished Black Mirror, and played games on my phone.

I got a package in the mail this afternoon from BFF. She sent me my Christmas present and I am so excited! I need to buy some zucchini and try this out! I can’t wait to play with it!

Thank you thank you thank you!!! Oliver decided he wanted a gift too, the box. He stayed in it for over an hour too!

What did you do today?

Cue day one and regular Friday stuff

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!