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!

Been lazy

I got better on Wednesday. I was lazy about blogging because I had a quiz yesterday in Nutrition. That is followed by an exam this weekend.

The Anatomy exam I ended up with the following grades which worked out to an average of 88. 80,75,80,100,90. My Anatomy Lab first exam I got a 101!!! Woo hoo! So I feel like I am doing pretty well. Let’s hope that I do okay on the nutrition exam.

While I was sick, I started watching Friends on Netflix. I like it! Now I can’t stop watching. I am almost done with Season 1 and there are 10 seasons! I’ll be watching this for a long time. It’s good though.

I have worked. Wednesday and today. Miss Priss and I ran errands for 3 hours. I had her sit in the back seat and kept my window cracked to make sure I didn’t pass anything to her. We went to a grocery store, vitamin shop, dry cleaners, and even Walmart. I did some people watching while she was shopping after I went to get her Chick-fil-A. Crazy people that go into her Walmart!!!

I took Styled to get her hair dyed this morning and set an appointment to get mine dyed before I go on vacation. I went grocery shopping for her while I waited and then went back and did some Anatomy homework. I had emailed my professor on Wednesday to let him know that I was sick and would be back on Monday and he finally emailed me back today telling me that we don’t have school on Monday but he would see me Wednesday. Yay!

For Valentines Day, I decided to get my Costco membership back. Then I went and got new pillows and some toilet paper. I hadn’t gotten new pillows in quite a while and since we both just got over the flu, I thought now was a good time to replace them. I also washed all of our bed linens. I also decided to move my sons bed into the corner (it was a couple of inches away from the wall). When I saw all the trash under his bed, I left the mattress off until he cleaned and vacuumed it.

It’s all clean now and he has a friend over.

This afternoon, some old neighbors cane by to pick up a few board games and hang out. I also got them to take 3 Christmas boxes of stuff! They helped me pick up the fallen boxes in the garage and I have bad news for anyone that was hoping I would send them a Santa. The box of Santa’s fell and most broke. Well, good news for me as I wanted to get rid of them. I am excited to be cleaning all this stuff out. It’s so nice when things are clean and organized and minimal crap. It was nice to see them!

I got a new award for not smoking. I love my Cue! And the guy on the right vapes as well so we had a blast today.

See you guys later!

January Loot Crate revealed!

I got my Loot Crate Box last night in the mail and I LOVE it this month! So happy that it was not as disappointing as last month.

The box. Before the reveal.

Ooh, this looks cool!

Okay, I have never sat and watched a full episode of Friends so maybe somebody can tell me why there is a turkey with sunglasses on these socks.

The missing eyepatch from last months box. Whoopty friggin do. Not sure what to do with an eyepatch. Maybe I’ll use it for Halloween or give it away with the poster from last month.

A Spongebob calendar. My sons friend took this. I’m happy to have made somebody happy with something I didn’t want anyway. Not that I don’t like Spongebob, I just have no use for a tiny calendar.

The shirt. It’s from Black Mirror (GREAT show). I love this shirt if you can’t tell!

The Loot Pin this month also from Black Mirror. Totally awesome. Went into my collection. My sons friend wanted it but heck no! I showed him my pin collection and he understood they are MINE. 🤣

OMG!!! How cool is this??? I seriously thought I would get stuck with Fry or Zoidberg but no, I got this instead!!! Oh happy day! I posted the video to Instagram thanking Loot Crate too. I am so happy!!!

Oh, what fell out of the box was his crown.

So that’s this months Crate. So excited for next month now!

Another Sunday

It’s super bowl Sunday. I am not a football fan. I guess I will study. Maybe. Hopefully. I do have a test this week. Actually 2! 😬

I haven’t posted in a few days and for that I apologize. I can say I’ve been busy, I just needed to do more.

1. I got sick last week. I was sick on Wednesday and Thursday. It sucked. I had to cancel on Cranky and stayed in bed. I was so hot I had my windows open and my son even said it was freezing in my room. So that was not a fun 2 days.

2. I hit 4 weeks of not smoking. Woo hoo!

Some days the urges are strong as hell, some days I don’t really have them. I got more cartridges from Cue Vapor so I am set for at least a month. I signed up for automatic shipments each month too so I know I won’t go back to smoking cigarettes!

3. Studying is always fun with animals. Oliver really enjoys sitting on my school stuff and trying to get whatever I am printing. Silly kitty. Eliza has started sniffing around the printer more too. Please don’t let her start up with that!

4. I went to lunch on Friday with my friend Julia. She and I met at this Filipino restaurant that used to be a food truck. The food is amazing! It was very nice to hang out with her. We used to be neighbors but have both moved away and her kid went off to high school so our kids are not at the same school so it has been harder to hang out with her.

5. Yesterday my family went to see Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire at the Houston Symphony. My mom actually said hello to my Instagram followers when I made a story! If you don’t know me on there, it’s juliehcares. I let my son take a friend. He has decided this kid is his new best friend as his old best friend started dating a girl/friend of his and only wants to suck face with her all the time (their words). After the Symphony last night, he asked me if I would go pick her up at the mall as she was stuck there with him with no way home. So I picked her up and drove her home. In the car, she said I was chill and she appreciated the ride. I took that opportunity to tell all of them that if they are ever in a situation where they are not comfortable, I will pick them up. We dropped her off and I took my son and his friend to our church Lock In for the night. Now he’s texting me asking me to pick him up 2 hours early because he didn’t sleep. 🤣

I got the new Loot Crate and this month I am VERY happy with but that’s for another post. I have not gained anything nor lost any more weight but people keep telling me I look skinnier. So now I just say that the weight is redistributing in my body because I am still at 150. I know this because I check daily right now to make sure I stay at this weight! I fluctuate between 148 and 151. I am not complaining!

I hope y’all have a good week!

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!

Saturday and really should study

I didn’t wake up until 8:30am and that felt so nice (especially since I didn’t go to sleep until after 1am)! I was lazy for a bit. I finally got in the shower around 10. My sons friend got here at 11 (I LOVE being asked if a friend can come over about 10 minutes before they get here 🙄). We all packed in the car and went to therapy at noon. I went to speak with the psychologist first. I had him sign my copy of his book too.

I told him what’s been going on in my world. 1. I haven’t had a cigarette in over 3 weeks.

2. My mother is dating AND going to a grief group (pick one please 🙄). 3. My ex is afraid he’s going to jail because of non payment of child support (he was warned a year ago that if he missed payments he would be going 😬). 4. My sons grades went from mostly A’s with a B or 2 to mostly B’s with an A or 2. 5. I am looking for a regular job again.

Then my son talked to him. 1. He wants to get in the special high school so he is bringing his grades back up. 2. He has a girlfriend (how do 13 year olds actually date?). 3. He hates everyone but puts up with them so he’s not alone. 4. He is doing his chores like I ask and listening (which is amazing to me).

I took my son and his friend for ice cream after and ate some too. I got a small scoop of chocolate ice cream. My son got a huge cone and his friend got the big cup of blue ice cream. You see they both have their phones out. Kids these days!

When we got back home, I didn’t want to study yet so I went to the gym. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill walking and running, 30 minutes on the elliptical, and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. When I was completely worn out, I walked home.

Then it was study time, right? NOPE! 2 other friends of my child showed up so I ordered pizza for dinner for all of us. I ate my cheese pizza.

I talked to BFF for like an hour. Now I’m writing this. When am I going to get the 3 chapters that are due on Monday done? Umm…one tonight and 2 tomorrow? Maybe. Hopefully. Thank goodness I don’t have my other class work due this coming week!!!

The issue I have tomorrow is I have to grocery shop, cook, work out again (I DID eat pizza tonight), and get ready for the week doing laundry and dishes and stuff. So I should have done this today. Oh well. I have until 11:59pm on Monday. Maybe I will do one today, one tomorrow, and one Monday? LOL I just love Anatomy 🤣.

It’s 8:30pm so I better get going on the parts of a cell!

Whew!

Sunday funday, right?

I dropped my son off at church and went to the grocery store. With store deals and coupons, I was able to save 20% off the total! Woo hoo! I hope I get better at this couponing stuff. I would love to be like those people that get a full cart for like $5! I was happy to have a cart that cost $125 (not shown) and get it for $100.

After church, I brought my son home and charged my watch before taking off to the park to walk with H. The trail is 3 miles. We parked in different places so we had to walk to meet up. We ended up running/walking almost 4 and a half miles!!!

We then got in our vehicles and met at a Whataburger for food. I got a kids burger and a chocolate shake. That shake was not worth the 390 calories. I took half the bun off and ate my burger 🍔 and was happy with that.

I came home and watched Avengers Infinity War. I am so tired! So I’m about to pass out. I hope y’all had a good weekend!