So tired yet again

It has been a crazy couple of days!

Monday – 4 hours of errands with Miss Priss. I came home, got out the Christmas tree (the cats seem to love the bag we keep it in) and met with my moms friend to put the lights on our Christmas tree.

Picked up my son and his friend at school and then home to just talk to Cranky’s son and bake gingerbread men cookies. Recipe is from AllRecipes and it turned out great! So great that when I had a couple of broken men, I had to eat them to put them out of their misery. I ate 3 of them. 😂

Today – oh man what a day! I left the house at 8am to go to the hospital. I sat in traffic and finally got to the medical center at 9, drove around the garage for 15 minutes looking for parking, then had to go find Cranky’s room. I stayed there and got to speak to the doctor. She has bacterial pneumonia.

Her son flew down to check on her so when he arrived at the hospital, I took his caregiver to go get her car from her dealership where she was having it fixed. I got home at 2pm and left soon after to pick my son up at school. Then Cranky’s son called to ask me to pick up her prescriptions from the hospital because they were sending her home. So I left again as soon as I dropped off my child, took care of that, and came back home at 5pm.

The caregiver called and said that Cranky is bringing home oxygen and would I meet her there to help her get everything upstairs. So I went back to Cranky’s, got her wheelchair, and went down to wait on them. One of Cranky’s church friends showed up while I was waiting. I didn’t know somebody else was coming! When the caregiver got there, we unpacked everything and went upstairs to her place. The valet guys helped immensely too! I didn’t realize how much they sent her home with. So much stuff.

Cranky’s church friend then went and got us all dinner from Luby’s cafeteria. Cranky got chicken, the caregiver got liver and onions, and I got my favorite fried fish. While we were waiting for her to come back, a guy showed up to deliver an oxygen machine. He got her all set up, I signed my life away for it (sarcasm is awesome), and Cranky’s son and I text back and forth about a hospital bed rental. I will call around in the morning and see if I can get one delivered there tomorrow. We are afraid she will try to get up in the middle of the night and fall so this will help. Her legs are very weak and she can’t stand for long. She is going to complain like crazy if we take her bed away from her. I am not looking forward to this!

I honestly hope all of this equipment is not permanent. I really do love Cranky like a second mother (helps that I’ve known her over 30 years). I hate that she needs all this and is so confused. She said she is going to kill her son for moving her stuff again (she moved into her apartment a year and a half ago though). She wouldn’t listen to me about that. She said she carpooled me to school which is how she knows me. She usually calls me her neighbor. Her son said to just say she’s my aunt. He’s probably right, that’s easier. Maybe she can remember that too.

I am finally home at 9pm and tired!!! I’m about to go to bed. I’m sure I will need to go back over there tomorrow and give her caregiver a break after spending 2 full days with Cranky being sick and having to sleep in the hospital. I haven’t even started studying for my math final yet and it’s in 5 days!!! Eek!!!

Have a good night. I’m going to go catch some 💤 ‘s.

Holidays

Well, H didn’t show up last night. She drove home instead. She had a hard time with our math exam. So I am going to ask my mom to help me. I will have to hold the phone to video while she folds and puts names into a bowl.

I didn’t go to school so early today. I waited until noon to go since class isn’t until 2:30. I took my friend S some of my homemade mac and cheese and she liked it.

I made enough I think!

My son took off to a friends house until tomorrow and he asked me to please wash his sheets. He started his clothes and I had to put them in the dryer. There were so many stuffed into the washer, the dryer has taken 2 hours to dry it all. 🙄

I’ll post as soon as I explain to my mother how this needs to work. This should be interesting!

Korean Festival

In case I have any stalkers, thanks for not following me around today! Lol

I had a lot of fun! I was there around 2-3 hours, walked 8,000 steps, and ate all the good food! No kimchi though. I don’t do shrimp and they didn’t have vegan kimchi. Maybe next time!

Korean Dumplings

bubble strawberry tea

Bubble waffle in a cup. It’s just a waffle but it was SO good!She called this a burrito…it was yummy!

Some kind of Korean ice cream treat with beans, fig, almonds, ice cream, and something else in it

K-pop ice popMacaroon cookie with fig in the middle (I think it was fig)!

Here is my math friend Z. She’s the one that invited me and I am so glad she did. I didn’t buy all this food. We both bought it and both tried everything. We each spent $25 on food too. 😲

I enjoyed the k-pop music, the women playing the drums, the people in costumes, and the dancers!

All and all, a great afternoon! I studied all morning, well, 4 hours to be precise. I did all of my Anatomy work and half of the nutrition work. I obviously did not finish my nutrition lecture but I will do more tomorrow before I go learn functions at my friends house. I am taking tonight off of studying. Going to have a beer and watch Netflix!

Have a great night!!!

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.

So bad!

I was really good yesterday until dinner. I really shouldn’t go to my friends house at dinner time!

I ended up with 53 carbs total. Eek! That’s 30 too many! I’ll feel it today in my feet I’m sure. They just make the best tasting food and have chips in their house. Okay, the ice cream didn’t help either when I got home (I could have saved myself 12 right there). But it was SO good! I haven’t had Fritos since probably March!

Just had to tell you that I royally mess up too! It happens. I just move on. Life is much easier when you give in every once in a while. Back on track today too!

I have an unexpected day off. No jobs today. So I have a list of stuff to get done:

Go to Kroger for registration sticker

Laundry – clothes sheets and towels

Cook

Study nutrition

Study math

Look for biology extra credit

Reorganize school stuff and find a place for it

Give Amber meds

No guarantees that it will ALL get done but I am going to try!

I hope you guys have a great Monday!!!

Crap

Well, if y’all don’t know by now, I failed. Miserably. The testing center I had to go to I have never been to before. So when they’re like “ma’am, you have to come over here”, I’m like “why”? Then I try to take the test and can’t log in. I call for help and they have me go back outside the room and find out that the idiot working there didn’t hit “sign in”. Seriously??? So I’m ready to cry when I am told to start my test. Then the questions were so jacked that I thought I was doing good but ended up failing. I was SO upset! I went to my friends office at the school and completely broke down. I was crying. It is ridiculous. Not including how absolutely RUDE my teen was on the way to school telling me that he doesn’t need to wish me luck, he knew I would fail OR the fact that there was an accident and my way to get to school was shut down.

I was so upset that I decided to skip my math class and come home. I came home, rested, and then met fellow blogger Cali-girl for dinner at Molina’s Cantina. I will always love this Mexican food restaurant. She had chicken and I had a taco. I also had a beer after my awful day. We both enjoyed our dinner. I then drove us to a bar here called The West End. It’s where I hung out with my cousin when he was in town. We had a few drinks and talked. It was great! I brought her to my house where my son ACTUALLY SAID HELLO!!! Amaze balls! Then I took her to another bar near my house and after a couple drinks, put her in an Uber and went home to bed.

Today, I have to take Styled to get her hair done IF it is not flooding. All of the freeway signs today were warning of a tropical storm coming and to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”. We shall see!

Enjoy your Friday folks! Cali-girl and I may go out again tonight , we’ll see!

Monday morning is here again

So yesterday my son had his “party”. 4 kids showed up. Whew! I was so afraid that there would be more! 3 boys and a girl. They hung out in his room and played video games and went outside to the playground. They had a good time.

I got to talk to one of the moms and she sent me a math tutors phone number. I called her and she asked if she could call me back. I’m still waiting. I’m also waiting to hear from the nutrition class, still! I emailed my advisor this morning because I am very worried that my other 2 teachers have uploaded lectures already.

I was walking Amber when I got home from taking my sons friend home and fell by tripping on the sidewalk. I’m not hurt that bad. I let my knees and hands catch me. I am such a klutz!

I have one job this afternoon with Ms. Forgets. Otherwise I will be listening to my first Math lecture. There’s already tests waiting for me so I hope to hear from the tutor quickly!

I made a cube steak for brunch yesterday. I topped it with cheese and cooked it in butter and it was yummy!

My really exciting news is that I decided to try on my sons old PE shirt. It’s a size medium and OMG, it fits! For those of you that follow me on Instagram, juliehcares, you have probably seen all of these pictures. I’m sure I have readers that don’t know though!

I am so excited about the size! I wore a size medium in 6th grade. Seriously!!! One of the other moms that came over told me I weigh less than she does now. She’s thin and I’m still like NO WAY. She said she weighs 162. She told me I probably wear a size 10 in clothes and should go shopping to check because it would make me realize how much I have truly lost. I haven’t because of the excess skin and I know I will have a HUGE muffin top if I wear jeans or something that actually fits. I guess I need to start wearing my stomach tightening stuff too.

That’s it. I hope you guys have a great Monday. I’ll be studying and working!