Nothing kind of day

Seriously, I didn’t do much today at all!

I met my friend for lunch at The Toasted Yolk, switched dressers with my son, started Marie’s tidy show on Netflix, and that’s it. My room is not done, this is the in-between stage. I am saving up the money I am not using on cigarettes to get a smaller bed frame and put my bed under my window to have more space in here.

I didn’t smoke all day and was perfectly fine with my vape.

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Well this sucks

I had a plan. I was ready for it. I made my meatloaf muffins and was going to leave to drive the 45 miles to the chiropractor when all of the sudden I just wanted to sit down. So I did. I took my temperature and yep! I have a small one. My nose is running away from me nonstop, my throat is scratchy and I keep coughing and sneezing. Some damn cold got me!

So I am going to take a nap with Amber (she’s already snoring next to me) and see how I feel when my son gets home from school. At least I got to eat a GREAT lunch before my nap!

Crave Cupcakes

Never heard of them? They are SO good! There are lots of little cupcake shops around and in my humble opinion, Crave beats them all!

I got the husband a banana cupcake and the wife a chocolate one.

I walked in and told the guy at the counter that it was my clients 87th birthday and they had never heard of Crave so I wanted to get them what they like and would like a mini vanilla cupcake for me. He was very nice but told me they only sell the mini cupcakes when you buy 12. I definitely don’t need 12 cupcakes in my house! And at $24 for those 12, I can’t afford that! So I said okay, I don’t have to have one. I even told him that at 500 calories, I couldn’t get a big one and stay within my diet today. This guy was in shape, young, and very cute! I figured one look at me and he would understand that I’m trying.

He packed up their cupcakes and then came out from the back with a mini vanilla one for me! Isn’t that sweet??? I’m so happy!!! He didn’t have a way to charge for just one so I put $2 in their tip jar since I figured $24 for 12 cupcakes is $2 a piece. I put the last picture in so you can see the size difference between the cupcakes. I prefer the small one. The big one is too much sweetness!

I called the couple to see why I had to be there so early and he said I can come at 2:45pm since his appointment is at 3:15 and we will go to the store after that. Well, crap. I know that means that he wants to go out to dinner instead of going to lunch. Oh I know why he wanted me there at 12. I’m trying not to eat out and having to take them out to dinner is not very helpful to my plan. I guess I’ll get a salad wherever they choose to go since they always make me eat with them. I prefer making my own salads since restaurants tend to put stuff in I don’t like or overdo it with salad dressing. I will also have to take my shredded cheese, a hard boiled egg, and sunflower seeds with me to make the salad how I want it. I know, I’m weird. That’s how I like salads though!

So I’m back home, ate my 200 calorie cupcake, and now waiting for my clothes to finish drying. Y’all have a great day!

Saturday exercise and stuff

I went to the gym. I did 45 minutes on the bicycle at levels 2 and 6 plus 25 minutes on legs (not pictured is the thigh adduction machine). Woo hoo! Then I went to the grocery store with my moms and my sons list. All I needed was milk and some healthy snacks. I got some too.

Banana chips – I love bananas but they’re too soft and stick to my teeth. So I got banana chips. Not as healthy but has a gram of protein and only 5g of sugar. They are alright. I like the thinner slices better. The thick ones are very hard for me to munch into.

Sesame sticks – so good and crunchy! 5g of protein and NO sugar! I love these but I don’t like them all the time. I’ll have this bag and not like them for a few months. I’m weird like that.

Fiber One Protein Nut chewy bars chocolate pretzel nut – haven’t tried them yet and they have 10g protein and 5g sugar each.

And of course I have plenty of nuts around to munch on. Peanuts have 7g of protein in each ounce. Cashews have 4g.

Can y’all tell I’m trying to get more protein???

My mom had a coworker come over and put lights on her Christmas tree before she put it away for the year. Let’s just hope the lights don’t go bad during the year after all that work! I had to get her tree out of the bag we put it in and set it back up only to have her friend say she needs it in pieces. 🙄

My son wants me to move his bed to the corner of his room. I do agree it would give him more space, and as it’s on these risers and they are not attached, I don’t want to deal with it today. No fun. So he’s been in here complaining that I don’t want to do anything today yet he opens everything I brought home from the store! 🙄

I ate my weird lunch of sesame sticks, banana chips, and 2% lactose free chocolate milk (Mootopia brand) at 3pm and I’m trying to wait to eat dinner until 7. I’m hoping that makes me not so hungry when I go to bed at 10 or 11.

I sent out invoices and I did my weekly paperwork for my business. Now I can relax. Since I didn’t watch Netflix the other day, I think I might try to find a movie now.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Oh no!

I think I forgot to blog this morning in my rush to leave!

I had my well woman exam this morning at 8. As all the women reading this know, it’s NOT fun! I was there almost 2 hours too. I had to pick up Forgetful at 10:30 so I barely made it.

So I take her to the medical center where I had taken the wife of the couple on Friday. I got the doctor to say she had to live in the assisted living place at least another 3 months until they could retest her. Yay! So then we went to lunch at one of my favorite places, Mi Luna. It is a Tapas place in Houston. They changed their menu and raised their prices but it was still so good! I recommend it if you come to visit. My favorite is Pollo Croquettas.

Thanks goes to Google images for the stock photo 😀

Then I told the couple that I would take them to the grocery store tomorrow instead of this afternoon because I was mentally worn out after 4 hours with Forgetful. So I came home and waited for my Mom so we could go get the condo papers notarized.

She never showed up! Well, not until 7pm (dammit). I pulled up Netflix (the first time in 4 days) and saw that Punisher was available! 😁 So I started watching it at 4. I haven’t stopped, it’s really interesting and very action packed!

I did not finish cooking everything yesterday as I got tired and what I’m supposed to do is stop when I get tired, otherwise I could get sick again so I did. I couldn’t do it today either since I wanted to be ready to go when my mom got home. She could have called! She was at work. So I’ll get all that done tomorrow too. We are going to the bank for a notary at 9, 9:30 to take the couple to the grocery store, then come home and cook.

I’m in bed at 9:30pm and plan on passing out here within 30 minutes. Have a great night!

Sorry 😐

So I keep going in circles about the condo in different posts so I want to be clear. Honestly, I am going to just give my cousin half because I really hate to argue, especially over money. Yes, I probably should get more but whatever. Seriously, it’s just money. It won’t make them happier and I’m saving my part for my son to go to college so who really cares? And it’s not that much anyway! Okay, if I was giving up half a million dollars, I may be having a fit. True. But seriously, he’s freaking out over an extra $5,000 when he’s a professor (and has a wonderful degree that he could go back to), has a home, his wife works, his son got a partial scholarship and lives at home to go to school. I have been struggling these past 15 years trying to make ends meet, raising a kid by myself, no child support, paying daycare so I could work and then end up not making much because I had to pay daycare (one of the most horrible things about being a single parent), and also being too proud to ask for help from my parents. They couldn’t have helped anyway, now I know that but didn’t know it then.

Anyway, I digress. That’s just really frustrating me. So in order to save my relationship with my cousin who has always been more like a brother to me, I’m just giving in.

Yesterday I was supposed to only have the one job of seeing Forgetful. Yeah, that’s not how it went.

9:30am – drop papers off at title company

10am – drop papers off at school to update address

10:15am – since I was across the street at my sons school, I went to see Cranky. She said she was sick last week too (she wasn’t) and she’s glad to see me. Aww, so sweet sometimes! I was happy to go by too. Her cat smelled me and then tried to chomp on my hand but missed, then he ran away. I stayed about an hour.

11:30 – stopped by KFC for crispy fried chicken for lunch (I know, I know, not very healthy).

12pm – stopped by to see Mr. 95 year old. He’s still recovering from pneumonia. His son was in town from Denver and was there. I talked and laughed with Mr. 95 year old for about 10 minutes while I ate lunch and looked at his handsome (married though) son. The son said he had been about to call Uber when I walked in for a ride to the airport but since I was there, could I take him? I wish I could have spent more time with him but I felt like I was being rushed. I will have to go back by so I can actually sit and chat longer.

12:30pm – took his son to the airport with a stop at Chick-fil-A for his lunch. He ate in my car on the way there. He wanted to know all about my business and how much I charge, etc. He talked about his Denver Broncos buddy that he’s partners with in Denver. I told him how much I wish I could move back there and he told me I should.

1:30pm – just dropped his son off and got a call from Forgetful’s step daughter in law saying Forgetful never came back to the assisted living facility from her friend picking her up at 8:30am. So I told her I would drive by her house in case the friend had taken her by there and was unable to get Forgetful to leave again. By the time I drove back to Houston (the airport is about 45 minutes from where I live so it’s like I drove out of the city although I really didn’t) and got to her house, she had finally arrived back at the “home”.

2:30pm – drove from Forgetful’s house to go see her and ask about her adventures and she said we just went to the doctor and then to lunch. That took 6 hours??? Wow. Then her occupational therapist walked in and the cleaning lady was there so I stayed about 30 minutes and then told her I would see her tomorrow (now today).

3:30pm – got my haircut as you probably saw yesterday.

4:45pm – stopped by Beck’s Prime to get dinner. Oh I know I ate out all day, and that’s all I ate today so don’t be too hard on me! My son wanted a grilled cheese and I wanted a kids burger. Still cost me over $12 just for that but their food is awesome!

5pm – home! Yay! Ate. Picked up doggy and took her to the dog food store (Natural Paws – they are great). Then back home. Talked to my mother and got a call from one of my old neighbors. He had asked if he could use my parking spot until the place sold so of course I let him, we don’t close until Monday. He also wants me to stop by the next time I come by. I told him I will come check my mail for the last time on Sunday and I will say hello and have a beer with him. He’s really nice and his wife is leaving town this weekend so he’s probably a bit lonely and wants to hear about my new living arrangements. He’s a 20 something guy but very nice and his wife is very sweet. I just hope I don’t see anyone else while I’m there!

10pm – went to bed

Today I have to take the couple to the doctor and going by to see Forgetful. Let’s see if I can do a day correctly! This isn’t the busiest of days. Saturday will be awful but I don’t want to think about it until it’s time.

Have a good Thursday!

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!