A darn good Thursday

It had been 2 days since I got ANY exercise. I know, I know, what happened Jules??? Well, I felt so tired but knew I had to work and that’s all I did other than sleep and stay up too late watching Netflix. I didn’t hit the watch goals for 2 days. Freaked me out that I let myself do that. So yesterday I did arm dumbbells for 30 minutes with a lot of different exercises. That was great. I hit my goals and feel better about being back on track.

As you may know, court went really well. We got out at 10am! I guess being over prepared to stay there all day got us out quick. After court, we walked over to another courthouse 3 blocks away and now he’s all signed up for his probation. I then brought him back to my house where he grabbed a drink and then left.

On our way back, I got a call from Miss Priss. She needed to run errands. I told her I would pick her up at 2pm and I did. We spent an hour and a half running around for her and got her stuff done. I did not drive for the company which is okay. I feel better today. It was a good productive day.

I watched the episodes to finish this season of The Walking Dead. God that was an awesome series finale! I love this show! What to do until October? This is what Netflix is for!

I ate well too. I’m surprised when I get close to my calorie goal lately. I tested my keytone level and it showed “moderate”. I still can’t tell exactly what I’m supposed to have but the doctor is happy with my tests.

Today should be busy. I have to take Styled to get her hair done, go meet a possible new client, and then drive for the company. That’s the plan anyway.

One week from today will be the one year anniversary of my fathers death. I keep thinking about how much has changed since he went to heaven. I live with my mom now, I got her to clean out a ton of her hoarding crap around here, I added another job to my already busy life, and have already lost 25 pounds in 6 months. I hope my Dad is watching over me happy that I’m doing well and helping my mother.

What’s your plan this weekend? Any plans? Are you on a doctor led diet and are confused? Let’s commiserate with each other! Have you lost a parent recently? Need to talk?

What a day!

Starts out normal… go to see Forgetful and then leave after an hour a bit brain tired but fine. Then run by the store because we ran out of milk and eggs the day before a holiday so I HAD to go today. Take those home and then go sign my name to about 10 forms stating that I NO LONGER OWN A CONDO!!!! Yay!!! I’d probably be a bit more excited if I got all the money or if it was only my place but I am NOT complaining.

So I leave there feeling a bit elated and even without having the money yet, go to Discount Tire and get 4 brand new tires for my car. My front tires were 9 years old (probably the same ones from when the car was bought brand new) and my back tires were just cheap and you could tell when driving the car. So $500 on my credit card later, I have Michelin tires. I was there 2 hours though. Crazy! The sales guy told me I would have to wait an hour and 15 minutes. After that time, he comes up to me and says they can’t find the tires and would I mind having Perrelli’s. YES I mind! I actually walked away from him, got someone else, and he went out to the tires and found my tires for my car. WTH is wrong with some people? Do they just not want to work? The guy that helped me could have done the same damn thing, hell, the guys doing the work could have actually LOOKED for the tires! Stupid people. So yes, I am happy with my tires and now need wheels (rims) because I hate hubcaps!

I was also going to go get tint put on my car so I called the place I have always gone to and liked and my guy there is off today so I asked if I could come on Friday when he was back so that’s all set up now. I won’t talk to anyone else there, they always try to sell you stuff you don’t need and my guy has tinted the past 5 vehicles I’ve had so I only want him. No offense to the pesky sales guys, wouldn’t you prefer someone that knows you and knows what you like?

I then took my Dad’s watch to the jeweler to be fixed up. They will change the battery, the band, and see if it needs to be cleaned and do that. I am still so happy my Mom gave me my Dad’s watch! I’m not even a fan of gold but because it was my Dad’s, I will wear it every damn day until my son is old enough to want a nice watch.

Don’t mind the blurriness, I was in the car!

I tried to go change the title on the car too. It’s been paid off since June, I really should get that done, right? But the line! Oh my goodness! It was so long and NOT moving! I just couldn’t stay there. Too much else going on. This poor man in front of me in the line asked me if he was in the right line and when I told him yes, he looked like he wanted to cry! Yes, not kidding, it was THAT bad.

SO! I came home, got some chili and casserole in containers, then went to see Cranky. She’s been complaining that her cat doesn’t use his box or his water dish and that he can sleep on her bed and she will turn on the faucet for him, etc. I think I’ve covered that in some previous post but I’m not going to go searching for it. I walked in her bedroom and guess what??? He was IN his box! He peered out and I got a picture of him.

I put the box there so he would have a sunny spot to hang out in. I think he likes it! I show Cranky the picture and she says, “Well, he’s never done that before.” Her caregiver tells me, “Every day Julie, he uses it every day.” 😂

I left to come home, eat, and relax finally. Cranky’s caregiver text me to tell me Cranky liked all the food and she said Thank You. Aww! That’s good because my mother said it was a little spicy for her but she liked it. Whatever! If Cranky actually likes it, it must taste good!

I finished The Punisher last night. Really good but I absolutely HATED the end scene. It just didn’t flow for me. Maybe the next season they do will end better! This was more like a “this is the only season we are ever doing” type ending. 😫

Now I’m going to look for something else to watch because my phone is at 7% so I need to stop typing soon. If you don’t stop by to read posts tomorrow, have a great holiday if you celebrate it!

Stairs suck!

I had forgotten how much climbing stairs sucks when you’re sick. I get out of breath just coming up them. And I ended up having to climb a lot yesterday since I still had to take care of my dog and eat. No fun!

This morning I am still not 100%. I wish I could take today off too. I’m afraid if I don’t go see Forgetful that she won’t remember me anymore. I also have to take the couple to the grocery store. Plus I need to make money. So there’s that. I may end up taking the day off anyway and just be doubly busy tomorrow. I can’t risk getting old people sick and I may need one more day in bed.

All of my bills are paid, I have $100 left in the bank. Technically I probably could take another day off, I’m just scared that missing 2 days will hurt me in the long run. I’m finally coughing yucky stuff up so I know I’m going to get better today or tomorrow. So I’ll make myself a deal. Since I don’t have to go anywhere before 11, I will shower, relax, and then see how I feel before I go anywhere.

My son got a 65 on that project of a cell. A lovely reader, AJ, who is a teacher, told me to have him talk to his teacher about how he can raise that grade. So I’m going to tell him that this morning. Let’s just hope he does it! Otherwise, he has A’s and B’s so far this progress report. Such a smart kid. We know he got that from me and not his father! 😂

I still enjoy waking up to everybody’s comments. So many of you have expressed how you hope I feel better soon and I really appreciate that! So much that I mentioned it to my mother and she, who is not really computer savvy, said, “That’s nice. I hope you didn’t tell strangers where you live.” OMG 😮 Mother, yes, of course I did. I told them I live in Houston. Hehehe She wasn’t too appreciative of my sarcasm but oh well. It’s not like I post pictures of my house with the number on it.

See? No house numbers!

I somehow got all 3 of our animals together for a picture so I wanted to share it.

Too cute. Just don’t mind all the crap in the rest of the picture! We are still working on clearing stuff out. I almost said her stuff but I’m not trying to throw all of her stuff away, I just don’t think we need so much furniture and chairs. This part of the house is pretty cleaned out already so you may not see any clutter which is a good thing!

That’s it for today. I hope everyone has a great Thursday. I may just be hanging out on the reader page of this or watching Slasher on Netflix if I don’t go to work.

Already?

It’s November already? Halloween has passed already? Well doesn’t this just suck!

We had 2 kids ring the bell last night. 2! That’s it! You want to know why? It seems that Mother Nature decided to give us a rain storm ALL night. PLUS, there was an Astros game (Game 6 of the World Series) and a lot of people stayed at home to watch it, perfectly understandable! I know I watched as we were winning, then losing, and finally lost and now it’s game 7 tonight to find out who wins. Today is the last day of baseball season. I’ll be a bit more bored until April.

Yesterday I left here at 9:30. I went to Home Depot and bought 2 smoke detectors, a new doorbell, and bulbs for my bathroom. Come to find out, my parents had ONE smoke detector and it was in the attic with the battery taken out! Umm, you could have burned down and slept through it. Hello! So I’m installing those today. I put in the doorbell yesterday for any kids that might come by last night and it worked for the delivery guy and the 2 kids trick-or-treating. My son now has blackout curtains and I’m kind of jealous of how dark his room is at night now! I may have to order more of those and put some in my room! I ordered 72 inch curtains because I already knew his windows were 52 inches in height and wow, I’m so glad I did! They don’t reach the floor like mine do but if I had gotten the ones they recommend, they would barely cover the window!

I did go to Costco for hotdogs and buns. I also bought my son’s school lunch (yep, a hotdog!). So after Home Depot and Costco, I stopped for some juice and gas at Valero before going up to the school to have my son’s lunch for him. Then I rushed home, put the food away, and rushed off to my job. I got stuck there an extra half hour because now she doesn’t have the 24 hour care and someone had to help her get done with her meds! Forgetful also made herself a doctors appointment for today but since I can’t take her today, I had her son change it to next Monday when I am available. So that’s that.

Today is half price candy day. So! I’m going to see Forgetful. Then taking the couple to the grocery store where I will stock up on candy too. Then it’s Wednesday so I have Mr. 95 year old tonight. Oh! RC text me and told me she has coupons for me when I go to the club tonight! I have to say I have enjoyed making more young friends lately. Whether it be fellow bloggers or people I see each week, it’s fun! I did not dress for work yesterday. I wore an Astros shirt and shorts. I didn’t care. It was nice! 😂

My dog has been sneaking into my moms room and I finally caught her and found out why yesterday too. She and the male cat have bonded and are napping together in there. The cat ran off but I did catch a picture of her on the pillow.

You can see the space for the cat I’m sure. Crazy dog. She also peed in my mother’s closet which I had to clean up. She did that AFTER a 15 minute walk too! I swear. She looks like she’s upset the cat ran off. Too cute!

I’m walking more now since I have to take my dog out of the neighborhood to potty. I’m also climbing the stairs many times each day (usually because I forgot something). But it’s not showing on the scale. I’m not eating much junk. I prefer to eat peanuts for a snack because I can! Oh well. Maybe I’m destined to be fat, at least I’m not 400 pounds anymore and never will be again.

Speaking of food, I did cook the other day too. I made croissants for my son, pigs in a blanket for me and my mother, taco meat, and boudain. So I have food for a while now which is nice.

Have a great first day of November!

Cleaning day again

So I went to the condo and cleaned it all out other than the couch, freezer, and espresso machine that I am selling.

One of my caregivers said it looks smaller but I think it’s just the pictures. I think it looks larger now. Who knows.

Now I’m back at home and my moms maids are here cleaning. The only business I have today is Forgetful at lunchtime so that’s easy. My mom asked me to go by Petco and return some stuff so that’s next.

So the Astros have lost the first game and won the second. Maybe the uber driver was right! I hope so!!! It would be awesome to have a World Series win here in Houston.

Not much else going on. Watching the animals run around on the wet floor. I’m staying off it to let it dry. I found a collection of lighters and matches at the condo too. I don’t know what to do with most of them. Pitch them?

At least that’s all done now and the realtor can sell the place hopefully.

Have a great Thursday. Hugs!

It’s early here

I say here because I know I have Reader’s from all over the world. It’s 5:30am. I woke up at 3 and again at 5. I’m not sure if it’s allergies, I’m sick (and will never admit it), or my body just said I’ve had enough sleep. I feel like poo poo. I have 3 jobs today too, of course. Right after I woke up, I heard the back gate closing. Not sure what that was about! The back door is locked, and we are all here and nobody is in the house. Maybe the wind? Scary though and I’m not used to that.

I did not finish the kitchen yesterday but I did do a lot. I had to stop to go to work and then didn’t come home for hours so I’ll get back to it when I’m not working. I’m sure my mother isn’t happy how I left it! 😂

I get to go on a mini shopping spree with a clients credit card to buy stuff for a cat. Cranky’s cat has started biting and chasing the caregivers around the house. I called the vet and she said to 1. Buy a collar with a bell so we know where he is at all times and he can’t sneak up on us. 2. But a tall cat condo so he has a perch to get away from everyone. 3. A cat diffuser to help calm him (one for each room). 4. A cat food puzzle to make him work for food. The vet said if this doesn’t work after 2 weeks, I will have to bring him in for blood work and a urine test to find out what’s wrong with him. Cranky’s son is okay with this because the vet didn’t just say, “We have to put the cat down.” I agree and don’t want Cranky to lose her cat but I swear, that cat is MEAN! The vet wanted me to get a bird feeder but I have to find out if her high rise allows that first.

I spoke with Forgetful’s step daughter in law and she asked that I go at a meal time each day to make sure she has company and is making friends. I went at lunchtime yesterday and we sat with a group of ladies that told me they didn’t like her because she is not cheery and happy. I tried to explain that I know she isn’t their old friend that passed away (she was always sweet and smiling) but that Forgetful just didn’t understand that this is her life now and we are trying to make her comfortable and make friends. So maybe because I was there or they are willing to give her a chance, we sat with these ladies and had a good lunch. I always try to include everyone in any conversation so it went pretty well. I had my moving stories to tell so I even got a few laughs. So I’ll go again at lunch today and see what happens.

The couple called me last night and asked if I was all moved in. I thought I would hear from them soon, it’s been about a week. So I’m taking him to the grocery store his afternoon. I need to plan on taking him the day after Halloween because I know he loves half off prices on candy!

Speaking of candy, I have no clue if kids come here anymore trick or treating. I bought a few bags of candy that my son likes just in case. That way, if there are no kids, my son gets the candy. It will probably last him a year but it will be here if he has friends over or just gets an inkling for something sweet.

The Godfather is coming by this morning too. He is going to fix my shower head, put up my son’s curtains, and he was going to put my tv on the wall but I don’t need that. Plus I’ll be in a rush to go shopping when he gets here so at least I won’t have to pay much for the help! He only charges me $20 an hour for handyman type stuff but after moving, I’m a bit busted.

That’s it! I cut back on smoking because I’m having so many allergy issues that I can’t breathe anyway but still smoking when I’m not at home. Going up and down these stairs must be giving my legs a good workout daily too. I’m definitely not used to that!

Moving Day

Good morning fellow bloggers and readers! I am awake, hurting, tired, but ready!

I went to my moms last night with another car load of stuff (will it ever end?) and saw she hasn’t taken all of her stuff out of my room. She was downstairs, fresh from a nap, watching a Law and Order rerun on tv. So I asked and she says, “It will get done. Calm down. I have 18 hours.” Okay, minus 8-9 more hours sleep, 1 hour eating, probably 1 hour in the bathroom, etc etc. And no, I didn’t reply with that, I just said Ok mother.

So I guess she tried to put my son to work last night too because he called me from his friends house saying he was going to spend the night over there. Umm, ok? I just told him to make sure he goes back home to walk the dog since I’m not there and we all know my mother won’t do it! I took my son’s tv and all of the add ons over yesterday. I hooked everything up and last night he was really complaining that he couldn’t make anything work. Hmm. I gave him the WiFi password and he said that wasn’t working. He tried to watch a video and the dvd wasn’t working. He couldn’t get the WiFi for his wii either so I really think that’s why he went to his friends house. Silly kid. God I hope she’s done cleaning out my room already. I don’t have time to go check before the movers get here.

I have stinky this morning to go get her hair done. I even called her hair salon and asked if somebody can wash my hair while she’s having hers done. Does that tell you how tired I am? So I’m getting that done, yay. Then of course go check on Forgetful. I hope she’s doing better today. I tried to have a talk with her about why she’s in the home because her step daughter wants to be more direct with her and it backfired on me. This is why I just listen dammit!

All that’s left in the condo for me to move:

Clothes that were in our dressers (5 drawers in mine and 2 in his)

Dishes (pots and pans and bowls)

Refrigerator foods

Bedding (mine)

Bathroom stuff I left here in case I needed it

2 Wind chimes

Astros Door mat

Dirty clothes

3 small and one large Trash cans

That’s it! Whew! One or 2 more car loads. My mom had this great idea. Since I don’t want to mount my tv again on a wall and the tv stand is too big for my dresser, she will take my dresser and give me her lower and longer one so my tv will fit. So I had to take everything out of the bookcase in my room and move that against a different wall. I moved my mini fridge to the corner of the room. So now I will have my bed and a dresser fighting for space. That’s it. Not too bad!

I got a pic from my man last night. He’s still in Arkansas healing. Such a sweet gay man! He doesn’t know any sports though and was confused on what I was saying about the Astros. I guess I’ll have to teach him!

Anyway, it’s already 6:30 and I have to leave by 8 to get to work so I need to get moving! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Rainy Friday

I woke up this morning about 2 seconds before my alarm to the sounds of thunder. Not what you want to hear when you are trying to finish moving! Argh!

Speaking of moving, I had a thought because my son said something. He told me he wanted to take one last shower in our awesome shower before we move. It’s only an awesome shower because I have the best shower head ever! Why not switch them out? The person buying this place is probably going to gut and redo everything anyway and I love my shower head here! I got it at Home Depot and I just took a screenshot of it because it’s easier than trying to get a good shot in my shower. 😂

So yeah. I need to remember to take that with me. I was also going to take my wind chimes today but now they’ve been in the rain all morning and are wet. AND, the weather guy said it was supposed to rain off and on all weekend! Eek!

Yesterday was good. 2 jobs. Between them, I got everything already at my moms moved upstairs and put away to make room for everything else. I moved all our clothes, shoes, books, yeah, just about everything. My friend asked me what the rush was to move. I’m not really rushing, I’m just tired of living in 2 places and want it to be done. I am giving my neighbors my wine and liquor that’s here because my Mom has way too much already. You’ve never seen anybody so happy either! My neighbor that wants the wine isn’t even in town this weekend and she text me to say I better keep it in the house and come by to let her in to get it on Sunday. 😂 Every time I need to write a check, make an invoice for a client, get a piece of paper for a note, get an address, etc, I have to go to the other house. I’m just done. So I’m moving.

The only job I have today is to go check on Forgetful and I can do that at any time today. I was thinking after lunch to make sure she is doing well. Her step daughter in law told me last night that she doesn’t know what to do about Forgetful packing her suitcase daily and being so unhappy. I don’t know what to tell her either. She can be straight with Forgetful but she will forget soon after what she was told. What I do daily is tell her that she has to get better and can’t go home quite yet. It’s worked so far!

I am meeting The Godfather at my Mom’s at 8 to put up my blinds and change my electrical outlets in my room. Then the ex boyfriend will be there at 10 to finish my closet. I’m going to tell him he has to clean up after himself too. No more mess. I’m moving in and shouldn’t have to clean up after him. Then sending him home and staying away from him. He just drives me batty! Yesterday he accidentally text me saying Awesome. Then he sent me not one or two, but 3 messages telling me he meant it for someone else. ONE would have been sufficient!

So this rainy weekend will be busy but it’s almost over. Then I guess I will have to go back to exercising and quitting smoking so I have stuff to write! Just kidding, maybe. 😉 I’ll also start cooking again once I’ve settled and I’m sure new recipes will come since my mother is diabetic (even though she won’t admit it).

Hugs! Have a great Friday!

Getting closer!

I am moving in only 4 days. I am getting nervous about moving now. With 4 days to go! What if my allergies can’t take her cats? What if I start fighting with my mother like I did most of my teenage years? What if my son ends up hating it? What will I do then? What if, what if, what if!!! As I lay here in bed after waking up at 4:45am (I don’t usually wake up until 5:30 or 6), I am plagued with what ifs. I have a nice warm doggy against my back and it is actually a cool 55 degrees Fahrenheit outside. That is normally my favorite way to wake up!

Yesterday, I went to see Indecisive and reset her Google because it wasn’t working properly. She called me at 9pm last night saying none of the links she put on her desktop are going where they were supposed to, they are all going to google. That doesn’t sound right. Resetting google shouldn’t take away what you have saved to your desktop, right? I hope someone here can give me an idea so I can go back to her place today and fix it.

And OMG, I went to my lunch with Forgetful, another lady in the home, and my German neighbor. So my neighbor and I get there early and they did not reserve us a table. So I had to ask for that. Then, they didn’t want to accept cash for my meal, they wanted to charge it to my client. Umm, NO! Then I couldn’t find Forgetful anywhere! I had 3 people looking for her too! Someone finally told me that she was getting her hair done so I had to leave the other 2 ladies and go upstairs to get her and bring her down. So she was about 45 minutes late to the luncheon I had very carefully planned out! It ended up being okay. My neighbor likes the other German woman at the home and said she would go back to visit her on her own which was why I introduced them, they are both from Berlin. Forgetful ate and then went off with a caregiver to her next activity. I was a bit stressed though!

Today are the same people plus I have to meet the exterminator at my Mom’s to respray for fleas (just in case) and ask him to spray all the ants in the patio and carport. So I thought I would do my day like this:

8-9 breakfast with Forgetful and her niece

Go by the house to grab stuff to take to my moms.

10-11 or 12 Exterminator

Make another trip of stuff to my moms

1-2 Indecisive to fix computer

After 2 – Sell my freezer that I just got a couple months ago (because I won’t need it at my moms) on Facebook marketplace (the only reason I still keep my account – once I have completely moved, I’ll probably cancel it)

Go pick up my son

Cook

Rest

Sound like a plan?

Smoking: yeah right, I haven’t quit yet although I am still only smoking about half a pack a day

Exercising: Nope! Too busy but I will get back to it. I think lifting and hauling things up the stairs at my moms is enough for now

Quitting soda: Not yet!

Son’s grades: He got 5 A’s and 3 B’s – am I a bad mom for telling him that’s great but he needs to study more and make all A’s?

So yeah. I guess I’m a bit stressed but everything will go back to normal soon. Right? Please tell me it will!!!

An easy day

We got a lot done yesterday. My son and I went to the 2 story Barnes and Noble in River Oaks yesterday morning where he was able to buy 4 new manga books and I got 2 new Bookshots by James Patterson. I also ate breakfast there at their Starbucks. I still can’t believe they have quiche!

So I brought my son home around 11 and went straight to my Mom’s. She had to talk to me for a while and then went to work. My ex boyfriend and I got to work around 1:30pm. I had already started my 2 loads of laundry and picked nails off the floor in my room as well as taken a few things of mine upstairs. He and I broke down the desk that’s been sitting in the patio for weeks to be taken away by the trash men, took a bunch more stuff upstairs, almost finished my closet (he had put too much mud on and has to sand it down – his hair was white when he finished most of it yesterday), moved the bookcase in my room where I want it, put doors on my mothers armoire, and talked about when he would come finish. We also got a ton of stuff ready for the Salvation Army to come on Wednesday. We did a few other things I’m sure, he was there for 3 hours. I finally gave him the extra keys and the title to the car and he was happy about that!

Since I worked hard yesterday, today is nice because all I have is a lunch with a neighbor and 2 ladies in a retirement home and then going over to see Indecisive for the first time in a LONG time. She called me yesterday morning while I was busy planning with my mother to ask me to come by. Since she just talks and asks me to fix her computer, I’m happy to just go be quiet for a while and let her talk to me. That’s it for today! Sounds good to me! I think I will just relax this morning before my lunch.

It’s weird how it works out. I really needed extra time to myself this week to be able to move the last of my stuff over and be ready for the movers and I am pretty slow this week work wise. The last 2 weeks of working my butt off helps too since I already have the money to pay for the movers and can take a slow week.

My home has been on the market for 17 days. 5 people have come to look at it. That’s it! That’s barely one every 3 days. I need this place sold. My son lost another baby tooth last night. He was complaining that his tooth hurt. He showed me his mouth and I told him, if you pull out the baby tooth, you’ll feel better since your adult tooth is already halfway out! Crazy child. He saw blood when he pulled it and said he couldn’t do the other two he has like that because he doesn’t want his mouth bleeding that much. 🙄

Oh! And it’s actually cool outside!!! 65 degrees! Woo hoo!!! The high today is supposed to be 78 so probably 80 but the past few days have had a high of 90-93 so I’m happy!!!! A good Monday!

Have a good day you guys!