Been crazy here

Texas is still hot. And floods all the time. Thank you tropical storm Imelda. Sad thing is, I know a girl named Imelda and she is a good person, stupid storm. No, I didn’t get flooded. A LOT of our city did. 90 degrees daily and rain in the afternoons to make it muggy and mosquito infested. Welcome to Houston!

Since I came home from Kansas, I have worked each and every day. Last week, I opened every single morning Monday through Friday. I had to be at work at 4:45am and off at 10. Not too bad, right? No. The issue is that I still had to work in the evenings on Monday and Tuesday! So by Friday, my body was done and I got sick. I could barely get out of bed Friday morning. I actually drove the 2 blocks to work. My coworker, god bless him, told me to go rest. I went into our bosses office and passed out. I woke up at 7am (an hour and a half after he told me to do that) and felt a bit better. I thankfully was told at 8 to go home when another coworker came in for her shift. I also did not go in last night and hopefully my boss expected that when I left early yesterday morning.

Last night I still felt bad so text a bunch of people I work with to see if anyone could open for me today. Nope! Nobody willing to help. I had to go in again this morning from 7-10. Tomorrow I work from 12-5. They expect us to clean our whole shift on Sunday but I am still not feeling a-ok so I will refuse. The girl I work with tomorrow will probably call our boss on me. Oh well! They should have helped me find someone to cover! These are the days I hate working there. I will have a day off on Tuesday and I can’t wait.

FYI, I still vape. If you follow the news, you may have seen how people have died from vaping. Yes, although! Those people were vaping THC pods bought off the black market illegally. Yes, all of them. The CDC finally put out their findings on it. Will I ever go back to smoking? No way. I will vape, even if it’s 0% nicotine. If they ban flavors, I will start making my own. I use fruity flavors, I do not want to have tobacco flavor. I am not smoking, I am vaping. Government 🙄

Okay, off my soap box on that. I work my ass off for so little pay, I was using my mother’s credit card for my son’s therapy and groceries. Well, it’s maxed out. How you ask? My mother uses it more than I do. So yes, I am really, seriously, broke. I would love to keep doing keto but for now will be watching my calories and eating like I did when I first moved out and all the times I had no money, cheaply. Cereal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and cook something for dinner. That’s just to give you the basics. My son and I went to the store today and spent $50 on food for the week. We have milk, bread, peanut butter, salami (that’s what he likes for lunch), ground beef, chicken winglets, hot dogs, cereal, and water plus what we already have in the house. I told him we are going to not spend more than $50 a week for a few weeks and see how we do. He said he’s fine with that. I guess I’ll find out how he handles it when all he’s left with is peanut butter which he says he hates. Wish me luck! We have food, the bills are paid, we have water and electricity, so therefore I should be happy. I know, first world problems, right?

My dryer broke and I guess I complained enough because the appliance company is coming Monday and fixing it at no cost. It’s the 3rd time they’ve had to fix it in 3 months. It’s a different problem every single time too which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. I told them that we have paid them enough to buy a new stackable already and they agreed to replace the motor for free. Let’s just pray this is the last time I have to call them! I will buy a new set if it breaks again. It’s 10 years old anyway. We just really can’t afford it so I keep praying it will keep working.

We can only get rid of so much but I wish for more to sell. I wish my mother would let me sell some of her furniture pieces but alas, she won’t. Oh well. She seems to think everything will work out. My son wants a job already. Too bad he has to wait 2 more years. He wants to work where I work or at Starbucks because he can walk there. Not a bad idea. If I could get him to ride a bike, he would like it better. I don’t think Houston is a safe place to ride a bike on the streets but it’s faster than walking which is what he does.

My son is also failing English at school as well as almost failing human geography and algebra. God help me. He has to do better! He joined clubs at school called the Shrek meme club where they make and discuss memes and the horror club where they watch horror movies. Umm, whatever floats your boat and as long as you get your grades up!

I will end all my complaining with some memes found this week.

Until next time!!!

Wow

I haven’t had a day to myself in SO long!!!

I dropped my son off for fish camp this morning and I’m off work as well. So I have alone time, no kid, and no work. What a great day!!! I am watching Aquaman on HBO and thought I would drop you guys a note saying hello.

I am still at the weight of 150, I am doing so well. Lucky graduated from Advanced training last weekend and I’m planning a 2nd birthday party for him next month.

Lucky and Amber seem to really get along and even play with each other!

My coworker invited me to her 25th birthday celebration and we had fun.

I got a new vape and I am enjoying trying out new flavors with a monthly subscription box called Zamplebox. I haven’t had a cigarette in 7 and a half months and I’m so excited about that!

I work at the gym about 30 hours a week and with clients about 10 hours a week. I feel good although tired a lot even when I’m able to get 7-8 hours of sleep. I haven’t been dieting, just sticking to my daily calories to keep from gaining weight back. It works for me!

I hope y’all had a good summer. My son starts school on Monday and will be a freshman in high school (note the fish camp). I can’t believe my little baby is in high school. I will turn 50 years old when he graduates in 4 years. So I guess life really does start at 50!

I was not able to afford classes this semester but that’s okay. I’ll go back in the spring and take my 2nd Anatomy class.

That’s all I got today. Nice to catch y’all up! Hugs!

Boring but crazy Tuesday!!

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!

What a week!

I got a job! I start working at my gym next week. I will be at the front desk. I am pretty excited! It’s the first step to staying healthy for me. I go take my drug test today. I read that being around marijuana smoke (not actually smoking it) only stays in your system for a day or two so I should pass. It has been over a week since I was around it in Vegas!

I had my Anatomy lab exam on Wednesday and I think I did well. I have a nutrition exam this weekend and I am not ready for it. I’ll get it though. It’s over 10 chapters and I have completed 5. Eek!!! As soon as I am done working and after getting stuff done for my job, I will get on that!

I took some old board games to Half Price Books this morning and got $16 for them. So now I can get gas.

I realized yesterday that Cranky’s son hasn’t paid me in a month. I text him and only heard back that he will be paying hourly from now on. That’s fine but I still need to get paid for the past month so I can pay bills! I guess I am going to have to push for it. Sad.

I met my friend at a park and we walked for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, she walks at 3mph so it didn’t get my heart rate up enough to count as exercise. Plank challenge is still going and I am on top of it! Are you doing it?

I weighed in at 151.9 this morning. I’m not concerned. It will come right back off. It’s probably getting to be that time of the month plus my horrible eating yesterday (I ate Girl Scout cookies for breakfast and junk all day). No biggie.

That’s about all that’s going on here! I hope you had a great week and I will chat at you later!

Meeting fellow bloggers

Such a great time here!

Dinner with Hunida and her boyfriend last night was great!

We went to a place called Ichizo and my son got to eat Japanese food for the first time ever. We got a bunch of plates and tried them all. He said he liked them but when I offered to take him to another place today he declined. 🤣

Hunida can probably tell you guys what we ordered. I have no clue what anything is called but the pictures are great and the food was awesome other than our ramen which was SO salty! I had a Japanese beer called Kirin which was pretty damn good!!!

We then went to Circus Circus and went to the Midway. We all spent too much and had a blast. I tried to pay them back since my son decided everything was for him but they wouldn’t accept (so nice when he was being a greedy teen)!!!

Tonight I got to meet Authoress51 too! We met at MGM Grand, had dinner at their food court, and spent a couple bucks on .50 slots (well, I spent a dollar and she gave me another one). It was so nice to hang out with her! My son decided to stay in our room to use the facilities and shower but that just gave me more time to get to know her. I had so much fun!

I am sad to go home tomorrow but it must be done. One of my clients called while we were at dinner with Hunida to take her shopping, plus I got a call today for an interview so I must go home and hopefully, prayerfully, get a job!!!!

I hope you guys had a good Monday. Pray I do not have to go through the airport crap 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!

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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Christmas 2018

What a day! I ate nothing but carbs today. It was so good too.

Woke up at 7am. Went downstairs and made waffles. My son came down and decided he wanted eggs so I made eggs for him instead. All morning I was in my Christmas pajamas.

After we ate breakfast, we opened our gifts. My mom got socks and a Starbucks gift card from me as well as cinnamon butter.

My son loved his gifts. A little cash, shirts, cherry butter, candy, and a Nintendo card for his switch. The picture where he is on his phone is when his father called and they chatted for a few minutes. Both cats had their picture taken behind him too.

Amber loves her bone and new toy. She only left her bone once it was safe in my room away from the cats. She barked like crazy every time a cat came near it while we were downstairs. The bow looks so cute on her too!

I’m pretty simple to shop for. Money and candy? Yes please!

So after all that was done and Amber got a good walk, I showered and got dressed for our Christmas lunch. Thanks to BFF, I now know how to set a timer on my phone and take a selfie that way.

I love these pants! We went and ate at Saltgrass Steakhouse. I was not impressed. At all.

We sat down and nobody came by for 10 minutes. My mom grabbed somebody walking by to get drinks. That woman told the manager and he came to apologize. Another woman finally brought our drinks another 10 minutes later. I saw the manager and told him that nobody had still come by. He asked the woman that brought our drinks to be our waitress so we would have one. Problem was, she had her own tables in another part of the restaurant. We finally got our food 45 minutes after we arrived. It was nothing special. My mom got a steak, I got a baked potato, and my son got mac and cheese. We never even had our waters refilled! The manager gave my mom a free dessert and so we all decided to get dessert. We should have all gotten free ones but whatever. I had chocolate cake, my son had a caramel brownie alamode, and my mom had this pecan pie bread pudding. I will not be going back.

There was this elderly man sitting alone at another table. I felt bad for him being alone so I paid his bill. He sat there for a long time before anyone even told him that it was taken care of too. Thankfully I stayed anonymous because I wasn’t trying to chat with him. My son said, “What if he thinks it was Mama?” We all laughed and started joking that she could go out with him. He was at least 10 years older than her and a lot more frail. It was funny though!

Even though the service was crap, it wasn’t the girls fault, so I gave her a tip. I did put the entire story on Yelp with one star. I guess I shouldn’t have expected more from a Landry’s restaurant. I’m not a fan of the owner, Tillman Fertitta. He didn’t pay for the Landry name until after Mr. Landry had already passed and his first bank loan, they had to take him to court twice to get their money. And now my school has named their new basketball arena after him? 🙄

Okay, back home and decided I needed to go walk off my lunch and dessert (plus I was bored in the house). I set out and ended up walking almost an hour and 3.5 miles (a little over 3 km). That last half mile ruined my numbers because I slowed down. Oh well, I still burned off half the calories from that cake.

Now I am back home and watching a new Netflix show called Wanted. It’s based in Australia and the first episode was very good!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and does not have to go back to work tomorrow. Chat later!