Different kind of day for me

Started out normal. Wake up at 5, shower at 5:30, wake kid up at 6, out the door by 7. He wanted donut holes so we left a few minutes early and went by Shipley’s. Then I took him to school and off I went to to get my blood drawn. Then to the doctor. Then home.

Now my plan WAS to go to work. That didn’t happen. I was asleep by 1pm and did not wake up until 3:30! My sons karate class is at 6 so I didn’t want to risk being across town so I didn’t work. Didn’t cook either.

While he was in karate, I decided to get off my arse and get a workout in. I ended up doing 45 minutes on the treadmill. I started with a plan of 30 minutes and then just kept going for 45.

I was a little red when I finished. I was sweating before I even started and have no clue what that’s about but I still did it!

Before I went to the gym, I looked in my mothers purse cabinet to find a small bag that I could put over my shoulder while I was working out and walking to and from the gym. What I found was even better! I found my dad’s fanny pack. I tried it on and it fit. I am so excited that I can wear something that small (my dad was pretty thin). I had my friend put it around her waist and I only need about 2-3 more inches to be her size! Woo hoo! Another non scale victory!

I also went through all of the keys that were hanging up in the kitchen. I tested every key on every lock and these are the ones that don’t fit a darn thing in our house.

We ended up with about 7 keys hanging up. And 2 are neighbors from where I used to live! I need to take those to them. Well, grandma (my friends grandmother that has told me to call her grandma) will probably tell me to keep hers.

My dinner was a little weird. 2 slices cheddar cheese, 2 slices Monterey Jack jalapeño cheese, a low carb tortilla with butter and Himalayan salt, and 2 peanut butter keto cookies.

That’s different, right? Lol I enjoyed every bite!

And my calories/macros were great too! It was a good day even though I made $0. There’s always today!

Today I will be driving for the company. I slept well and got exercise so I should be good to go!

Y’all have a great day!

Another busy day today!

Yesterday was good. I took Styled to her dentist, the husband of the couple to the grocery store, and the couple to dinner. I ate well although no veggies. I ate exactly my amount of calories.

I went to the gym and worked out for 30 minutes on the stationary bike between jobs. I text my neighbor that I was going earlier than I thought because of jobs. She said that was okay because she was working late anyway. So that worked out.

I just wanted to burn some calories but I guess I am really getting in shape because on a level 6, I didn’t burn too much! I would usually burn twice that! Maybe there’s something wrong with my watch? I have no clue.

At dinner while I waited on them to eat their Chinese food, I took this picture. There were so many birds in the parking lot!

BFF is vacationing in Missouri and took her kids to the celebrity car museum. It looks like they had a great time. She sent me a picture of Wayne’s World car too! So much fun!

Today I go back to the dentist and to the chiropractor. Then the CPA is coming to do my taxes. Then I have to take Mr. 95 year old to dinner. When he called me, he asked if I could take them. Umm, sure? I wonder who “them” will be? Miss Pride? Mr. Happy? I’ll take them all!

Y’all have a great day!

Got it done! ✅

Yesterday was a good day. I took Cranky to her doctor and we then went to lunch at Los Tios where we both had a taco. We were gone for 2 hours and whatever her caregiver was doing while we were gone, she didn’t get to finish. She thought we had gotten the food to go because we were back from the doctor visit (took 10 minutes total), lunch (45 minutes total), and the pharmacy (drive through) in 2 1/2 hours. I then talked to her son via text for a while and relaxed at home.

My son had scheduled a visit with the trainer at 4:30 and told me that he couldn’t remember what the guy looked like. 🙄 He asked me to go with him to point the trainer out. Well, I was going to the gym today anyway so sure! We walked in and I got them talking about my sons goals and off I went to do some cardio.

I started on the elliptical. After 10 minutes, I kept coughing so I finally got off and decided to go biking on the stationary bike (I swear Todd, my gym needs that really cool one you use with the biking trails). I did 15 minutes on the bike before I started coughing like crazy again!

Please note that I am drinking water as well and would cough MORE when I did. So I went to the treadmill thinking walking would be easier for me.Nope! Coughing like crazy AGAIN after 15 minutes and purposely made myself walk one mile! Geez! So I quit and used the restroom and checked out the sauna but only had my tennis shoes so I couldn’t go in plus can you even take a phone in there? I’m not sure if that’s a good idea and I didn’t have anywhere to put it. If you know, please tell me! Then I checked on my son and the trainer and they were working hard so I decided to do 5 more minutes on the elliptical so I would have a total of 45 minutes of exercise today.

When I was done, I went to tell my son I was leaving but they were finished. My son started walking home and I talked to the trainer to let him know about my back. He took time to go with me to the mats and show me what stretching exercises will help the chiropractor and myself get me healed faster. He is awesome. We did that for about 15 minutes and then I walked home feeling happy.

I didn’t cook yesterday. I just didn’t feel like it. I have to take Styled to her dentist this morning. This afternoon the husband of the couple asked me to take him to the grocery store since I couldn’t last week. Umm, why didn’t you have one of your caregivers go for you??? That’s fine, I need the money. Then tomorrow evening I will be taking them to their regular Tuesday dinner. Busy day for me!

My neighbor also asked me to meet her at the gym to work out in the afternoon between groceries and dinner. I hope I have time! She’s really sweet! Her kids are with their dad for spring break so she is free other than work times so that’s good that she and I get to go hang out and do something we both like that doesn’t involve food.

Calories were good yesterday too! I can and will be the best that I can be!

I also looked at the past 2 weeks to see the difference between me being sick and not doing much and going to the gym. Remember I went over my calories at least one day a week because of having a cheat meal. Here is the difference between working out and being sick.

See how working out totally helps??? I love myfitnesspal for logging my food daily and so appreciate these charts weekly. And that’s on the free plan! I highly recommend it if calorie counting will help you get to your goals.

Anyway, that’s my day. I hope you had a good Monday and let’s make this Tuesday the best!

Well!

It’s 7am here in Texas today. It’s cold and windy and cloudy but no rain according to the weather report. The rain was yesterday.

My plan last night was to wake up, go to the gym, then go see Forgetful today. NOW, after phone calls and figuring out a schedule, my day is this.

Mr. 95 year old called to let me know that he is back at home and needs a ride to work this morning. Then I got another call asking me where the country club is that he goes to eat on Wednesday’s from another caregiver! Umm, I could have taken him. That kind of sucks that he didn’t ask me. So I’m taking him to work this morning over by the airport and driving back.

The couple called and asked me to take them to the pharmacy, the bank, the hair cutting place, and the grocery store. I figure that will take around 4 hours total. And probably too much time on my foot getting them in and out of their van. But I know they need help and they are good to me so I want to do this for them. Plus, you know, money is good when you have bills to pay!

Then I have to go see Forgetful! I guess I’ll go there for dinner. She likes me to eat with her there but it’s not good food, not to me. I’ll have to grab something while I’m at the store with the couple to take with me. I found a soda machine at the retirement home she’s at. And yes, I know I need to drink my water and I will, all day, promise! After working on a day like this, I like to sit down and have a coke and dinner.

The other night I ate with her there. I asked for 2 ounce of grilled chicken with 1 ounce of shredded cheese. I got 3 big overly cooked, dried out chicken breasts with about 3 grams of cheese cooked on top of each of them! Seriously??? So I took the cheese off 2 of the pieces of chicken and proceeded to cut (try to) and eat one of the pieces. My tummy didn’t even like them as I came home and promptly threw it all back up. Too dry maybe? I heard it is frozen chicken that they take out and throw on a grill, frozen. Really??? You don’t thaw it out first??? No wonder my tummy couldn’t handle it! Geez!

Back when I lived on my own in my condo, Christmas decorations came down the day after Christmas. My mother on the other hand doesn’t like to take them down until March. That doesn’t work for me. I asked her yesterday about taking down the tree. She starts complaining that she has to wait for her friend to come over to help her clean out her attic before she can do that. 🙄 Just do it, please! It’s a 7 foot tree and it takes up so much space in addition to all of my mothers other crap everywhere. She’s having a friend come redo her attic for her because she doesn’t want me throwing anything away. 😂 I think she has figured me out. I am more of a minimalist and she’s more of a packrat. It’s hard to live like this for me!

I went to see Cranky yesterday since her son was here visiting. His twins are almost a year old and I thought I was going to see them. NOPE! He said they were napping and he was the one that had told me what time to come. What does that say to me? That he wanted me to come at that particular time so I wouldn’t get to see them. I could be wrong, it’s a feeling. Whatever. I’ve known this man since I was young and that made me feel like I was the help and not a friend. I’ve had this feeling with him before so I shouldn’t be surprised. It just hurt my feelings a bit.

My child spent the night at the neighbors again too. I was in bed by 9 and asleep by 11. His last present of a new hoodie finally came yesterday so I walked down to the neighbors house to give it to him since it’s in the 40’s and he went over there in a short sleeved shirt and no jacket! He immediately put it on and said cool and no thank you. He knew it was coming because I was mad at Hot Topic for making it late when I paid for expedited shipping to be here before Christmas and told him that it would be a late gift. So I ended up doing pretty well considering that I didn’t do much on my feet for exercise.

My dog just woke up and is now looking at me like, is it time to go out for a walk Mommy? I guess I have to get out of bed and take her. Y’all have a great day!

Halloween!!!

This is my FAVORITE holiday of the year. It’s too bad the kids have to go to school today.

I got a few pictures from Google to share with you all on my favorite day. My son said he does not want to go trick or treating but he wants to hand out candy if anyone shows up. I think he just wants to give out the candy he doesn’t like so he will get the rest of what he does like. Crazy kid!

I told the couple that we need to go to the store tomorrow and they agree with me. Half off candy, here we come!

No jobs today other than stopping by to see Forgetful. I need to go to Costco today for my son’s hotdogs but I am going to try to see if my mom wants to go too. I’m not sure she’s ever been. They have tons of stuff so I thought I would be nice and ask.

I walked the dog this morning and met a couple of elderly men walking their dogs around the park. It’s interesting to meet neighbors and I don’t have to see them all the time like I did my old neighbors since we are in a much bigger neighborhood so it’s great!

Feeling better today. Finally got my HEPA filter in the mail yesterday at 9:30pm (UPS was LATE!) so I set that up. It helped so much that we overslept this morning! My son likes to leave for school at 7am. We woke up at 6:53! So we left at 7:09am. He still got there a bit early and I made him get something to eat before we left so he’s fine. Thank goodness he showers at night. I don’t want to send a stinky kid to school.

So I have a cute doggy sitting in my lap wanting attention. Have a great day you guys!

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!!!