Fun end to Saturday

I worked from 8-2. I went grocery shopping. I came home and did 2 loads of laundry. Then I decided to cook.

I made croissants for my son. πŸ₯

Then I made burgers for my mom.

While they were cooking, I started marinating a brisket to cook while I’m at work tomorrow.

Then I made bacon. I ate 2 pieces and put the rest in a bag.

The horrible part is when I came back inside late tonight and my mom ate ALL the rest of the bacon, 12 pieces! 😳 I guess I don’t get anymore. 😫

Then I made brownies.

My friend came over and he and I walked Lucky and played with him outside.

That’s his Instagram post. He adores my dog. We went for a walk around the block and threw a tennis ball for Lucky in the park and had a good time. It was when we came inside that I saw my mom was eating all the bacon. I guess she was really hungry!

My friend and I hung out for a while and I showed him my penny collection from all over.

Authoress51 sent my son and I one from the Bonnie and Clyde thing in Nevada and it is so cool! I totally forgot to get any pennies in Vegas and was so excited to get that! So thanks again my friend!!!

So a nice end to my Saturday. I have worked 12 overtime hours on this pay check so my car will finally be fixed (I need a water pump and cv joints on my rear axle on both sides). I am happy about that too. No more clicking noises when I’m turning or making sure I have enough water. Whew! Now any more overtime I work will go towards actually taking a vacation this summer and letting my son go visit his friend in Colorado.

I turned in my 2 weeks notice to the gym so I work tomorrow and next Sunday and then no more. It’s fine since I’m working on Saturday’s for my full time job. I make more that way so it’s worth it to me. But if I ever needed to, I can go back to the gym. I like having a fall back option.

Haven’t heard back from the old friend and I am glad. I guess he figured out that I wasn’t interested in chatting with him.

That’s all that’s going on here. How about you?

Old friends

So I met this guy in 6th grade. He picked on me and I had a crush on him. He moved in 7th grade. We kept in touch though.

Met up again in high school when he had surgery and I was invited to come visit and I was driving by then so I went. We became best friends. He always picked on me but I was overweight and felt the need for a friend so I just laughed it off.

Over the years, we stayed friends. We worked together in 2003, I got him in trouble (I do not remember how), and he didn’t speak to me for almost 3 years.

After my son was born and I was dealing with my ex, I reached out to him again because I was going through my divorce and really needed a friend and we got close again.

We would fight and not talk for a while but always became friends again.

Cut to my birthday 2 years ago in 2018. I was into a size large for the first time since junior high and invited him to join my son and his friend for a weekend at the beach.

Over that weekend, he made fun of my son and was angry and rude towards me when I fought for my child. After that, I did not speak to him again.

Today, he reached out to me. His original text:

I always have you on my mind and always wonder how you are doing. I miss you so much Julie. I do wish the very best for you.

Seems very nice, right? After dealing with years of him making fun of me and then turning his bullying towards my child, I am not interested in becoming friends again.

Don’t get me wrong, I was polite in my reply. I told him how we are and didn’t expect a reply as I was polite but not overly friendly. He replied with this LONG reply of his medical issues and his vehicle was totaled, etc etc.

So my reply to all that, I replied I’m sorry to hear all that and I hope things get better for you.

Okay! I do not want to talk to him. I have no love in my heart for someone who bullies a child. I hope he just leaves me alone.

That’s all. Just how I’m feeling right now. I am talking to BFF and even she agrees with me.

In happier times:

Christmas Eve

I’m not in the Christmas mood this year. All I want to do is veg out and watch Netflix. Although Criminal Minds makes me wonder why I am on social media at all. That’s scary stuff to think about! It’s why I don’t say names.

It’s 73 degrees here in Texas. It’s my 3rd Christmas without my dad. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I lost my weight so I don’t eat much junk, what do I have left to pull back these feelings? My own mother isn’t even in the spirit. We just don’t care this year.

This is what’s keeping me sane. Well, this and taking care of my neighbors cats. Nothing else to do.

I hope y’all are having a better holiday.

Guess not!

Since I got so many comments on my last post, I decided not to work more (I got none – I’m being sarcastic). I already can’t sleep so if I work more, god help me.

My garden is growing! Carrots, broccoli, lettuce, dill, and parsley are all growing well. I can’t wait until spring to see what is actually edible!

Doggie watch. I love these babies of mine!

I made ugly sweater cookies for a work meeting at the gym. They went over really well too!

I babysat guinea pigs. Very cute but omg they poop SO much!

Couple of memes for you guys.

I love my little owl that a friend sent to me from Vegas! My other Vegas friend sent a card but I haven’t gotten it yet.

We’ve had ONE day of ice on my windshield this year. I love the cold!

And finally the trip and matching mood rings that BFF and I got on our weekend. Not sure if I posted about our overnight trip but it was needed and I miss her so really enjoyed seeing her and spending time with her!

Anyway, hope y’all are having a good weekend!

Weekly update 10/28/19

First week of work went pretty well. I learned a ton and even started taking phone calls.

Weekend was nice. My son and I attended his friends QuinceaΓ±era on Saturday evening. I got dressed up. It was fun.

I worked at the gym on Sunday and then came home and did nothing. It was so nice! The only bad part about doing nothing is that I didn’t cook so I am eating sandwiches for my lunches this week. That’s fine with me. πŸ˜€

Lucky is so cute waiting to go for a walk! Don’t mind my mess, I wanted the photo and knew he would move if I tried to pick it up before taking it.

Today we had an all day training class with all the new people from all of the departments. We even had to take a test at the end of the day! The only good part was getting to leave early without losing any pay. The woman teaching today advised us it was a freebie and will probably never happen again. πŸ˜‚

Back to the phones tomorrow! I also joined my teams fall surprise buddies and the person I got likes Bang as well so that works out well! Now for the memes!

Yay!

Here’s the story.

I went on ZipRecruiter and applied for a job. This job calls me 2 days later and requested me to take online tests that are recorded and viewed. I take these tests and didn’t think I did very well (math and computer tests). A day later, they call me and ask me to come in for an interview. The next day, I go to the interview. I meet with the HR person and the manager for the job I applied for. The interview lasted 5 minutes! Of course with that short of time, I did not think I got the job. Cut to a week later and I am still applying for jobs online and my phone rings. It was the HR person of said company. They offered me the job!!!!

I start my new job on Monday. It’s 9:30-6 Monday through Friday. I will keep my job at the gym but only on Sunday’s. I will keep the 2 clients I have left and take them wherever on Saturday’s. So now I have 3 jobs and will not have to stress over buying groceries or paying off credit card debt I have accumulated in the past couple of years. I definitely want to stay working at the gym since I will be sitting at a computer all day and will need to exercise more than I currently do (I haven’t been because of being so tired after running around work).

I’m sure some of you will understand the relief I feel right now. I will be working in a call center talking to customers and vendors which is fine with me. I will have benefits starting in January so I won’t have to stress to find the $100 it costs me out of pocket to see a doctor or the $70 it costs to get an asthma inhaler without insurance.

The gym and client driving will be our spending money and my son said that sounds great. I am selling stuff on eBay right now to make grocery money. That’s how it’s been here the past few weeks. I wasn’t making much at the gym, just barely enough to get by, I was only scheduled 30 hours a week or less even working in multiple areas there. I joined a debt consolidation company back in June and was having to use my moms credit card for groceries and my sons therapist. Now her card is maxed out too (she spent the majority on it – not me). I am excited to be able to pay that down, get groceries, and pay my own bills.

This job was a godsend. I know that for sure. I am writing all this down to re-read it on those tough days when I don’t want to work a 9-5 job. πŸ˜‚

I got someone to take Lucky out for walks while I’m gone daily since I will get a 30 minute lunch which is not enough time to drive home, take him out, and get back. Amber is fine waiting all day for me. She used to when I worked in the travel industry anyway. My son will be at school and said he’s fine walking home daily which he mostly does now anyway. The only day we will have trouble is on Wednesday’s when he is supposed to be at church at 5 and his bus gets to his stop at 4:45 and is 2.5 miles away from the church. I told him that he can take an Uber if he needs to.

So everyone is set. I am excited to start this new adventure. The job already told me that there is a lot of opportunity to move up fast as well.

Note that I am not saying where or who I work for. Company policy (yep I read it) says that we are not allowed to say any details about our job or company online or in personal blogs. I don’t anyway. πŸ˜€

AND…I may have met someone. I’m not sure if he’s just being nice or is interested but I am going to give him my phone number and see what happens. He’s older than me, has a dad bod, runs his own business, exercises, and is just a really nice guy. So maybe???

Y’all have a great weekend, it’s my last full weekend at the gym!!! 😘

See ya!

Jules