Lucky is 2!

I totally forgot to share Lucky’s birthday party with y’all!

I made doggie treats and bought human cookies. It was in our park and we had a good turnout!

Those last few photos are both dogs playing with the new toys and lucky eating one of the bones he got as a gift. I still can’t believe people gave him presents!!!

Okay, I’m off to bed. Have a great Sunday!

Monday morning is here again

So yesterday my son had his “party”. 4 kids showed up. Whew! I was so afraid that there would be more! 3 boys and a girl. They hung out in his room and played video games and went outside to the playground. They had a good time.

I got to talk to one of the moms and she sent me a math tutors phone number. I called her and she asked if she could call me back. I’m still waiting. I’m also waiting to hear from the nutrition class, still! I emailed my advisor this morning because I am very worried that my other 2 teachers have uploaded lectures already.

I was walking Amber when I got home from taking my sons friend home and fell by tripping on the sidewalk. I’m not hurt that bad. I let my knees and hands catch me. I am such a klutz!

I have one job this afternoon with Ms. Forgets. Otherwise I will be listening to my first Math lecture. There’s already tests waiting for me so I hope to hear from the tutor quickly!

I made a cube steak for brunch yesterday. I topped it with cheese and cooked it in butter and it was yummy!

My really exciting news is that I decided to try on my sons old PE shirt. It’s a size medium and OMG, it fits! For those of you that follow me on Instagram, juliehcares, you have probably seen all of these pictures. I’m sure I have readers that don’t know though!

I am so excited about the size! I wore a size medium in 6th grade. Seriously!!! One of the other moms that came over told me I weigh less than she does now. She’s thin and I’m still like NO WAY. She said she weighs 162. She told me I probably wear a size 10 in clothes and should go shopping to check because it would make me realize how much I have truly lost. I haven’t because of the excess skin and I know I will have a HUGE muffin top if I wear jeans or something that actually fits. I guess I need to start wearing my stomach tightening stuff too.

That’s it. I hope you guys have a great Monday. I’ll be studying and working!

Easy day

So the guy that wanted to look at my dad’s car yesterday. My ex got here at 10am to go with me. I sent the car guy pictures of the interior and he messaged me back that his wife was having a baby so he wasn’t coming. Okay. That’s definitely more important than a car! He asked if he could get back in touch with me in a few days. Sure! I just wish that I hadn’t had my ex come for no reason.

Okay, not NO reason. He fell asleep in my sons room from 10am until 1pm. They spent some time together and even took a few silly pictures which he posted online. Here’s one of them.

So that was good. My son then went to a pool party at that girls house (mostly girls there – I really do think she likes him). I went grocery shopping while he was there. I got a brisket too! Yummy! I can’t wait to marinate it and cook it up and eat it. It was HUGE and it was only $14! I also got some NY strip steak and cube steak on sale at the store. I love sales and I love steak!

I picked my son up at 8pm and was asleep before 10. The only thing I did was attempt to do yesterday was some math. My sons godmother came by to talk to my mom and she said when they get back from California next week, she will help me with it. Thank God for that! The first problem I saw I was all confused! You guys are probably way better than I am at this stuff. You’ll probably know the answer right away. Not me! I’m still lost!

log(x2-x-56) – log(x-8) the x2 is x squared

That’s one of the easier ones to write which is why I picked it but what is log? And there’s function questions and graph questions and this is just the first test! Eek!!!!! Here’s one of the graph ones.

Ok, I take that back, math isn’t the only thing I did. I actually started reading Stephen King’s The Outsider too. I got about 1/2 way through it. It’s really good so far! I would like to finish it today before school starts so I won’t be looking at it longingly while I study.

Today, my son is having friends over to play. He wanted to let a few spend the night. I just look at him and he says, “It’s not like we have school tomorrow!” So my reply is…I DO! He says “OOHHH. I forgot. We’ll be quiet, I swear!” Uh huh, he’s not even quiet when he’s on his own! I don’t have Anatomy class until Tuesday but I will be at the school tomorrow in the tutoring lab for math help. So I definitely need my sleep so I can concentrate.

Diet:

I’ve been doing keto since April. I love it, don’t get me wrong. I just have moments that I don’t care and want my carbs. Last night, I still had 300 calories left after dinner so I ate some deli butter crackers as a bedtime snack. 11 carbs for 3 crackers and I ate 9! Oops! I still stayed under my total calorie count, I just had way too many carbs. Oh well! I fully admit I ate them and even tracked them in myfitnesspal. I don’t lie to you guys or myself, that is counterproductive and pointless.

The thing I love about keto is that I can get right back on it, get back into ketosis in a couple of days, and be back on track. So I had a few crackers. Oh well. I will be doing my brisket today and eat well all week.

I think I have rambled enough. Have a great Sunday!

Quincinera

I went and I am so glad I did! I strayed off the keto plan for the night as I didn’t think there would be anything I could eat or drink and boy was I right!

The best homemade Mexican food, beer, cake. It was all so good! I don’t feel awful this morning but I tried to just have one serving of each thing. I took my bestie with me and we stayed for 5 hours. We didn’t dance because the dancing didn’t start until almost midnight. The birthday girl and her court danced, just not everyone else.

I got hit on by a guy too. I had 3 Modelo’s so I just talked to him. He gave me his phone number and I am definitely not going to call this guy. He barely spoke English, he had coke pinky nails (do y’all know what that is?), and he was saying how he wanted to have babies with me. Uh, no thanks dude!

We had a blast!

My son came home from beach retreat and has not changed. He was cussing up a storm, being rude, and slammed his door after he talked to his grandmother. So I had to get involved. Come to find out, he was having a snow cone while sitting on the couch downstairs and she told him to go outside with it (it was in a cup too). When he didn’t listen or comply, she poured out the rest of the entire gallon of snow cone syrup! What the hell! So I went off on her. The syrup hard to find, expensive, and that was just over the top. She went off on me saying she told me that he couldn’t have it in the house (she actually said he couldn’t have it upstairs) and it’s her house and she doesn’t like “that kind of stuff” in it. Huh??? Crazy woman!

I talked to my bestie and he said that Walmart carries the syrup in the summertime so I am taking my son there to get more today. Then we are going to put it in his room so she doesn’t see it. I told her it reminded me of when she would throw out any sugar that I brought home and that’s not how I raise my child. She said it’s her house so I told her that when I get a good job, she can have her house. I mean it too. That’s ridiculous! If she has sweets and sugary sodas (and being diabetic that’s not too smart), it’s okay but if me or my child has something sweet, she feels like she can throw it out? ARGH!!!!!!!

My son decided that since he didn’t want to go to the party with me and especially didn’t want to be here, he went to a friends house to spend the night. I don’t blame him, do you? So I haven’t spent any time with him since he came home yesterday and I want to! Now he’s asking me about going somewhere tonight too. I told him I’m not sure yet but we will talk about it.

Have a great Saturday!

Way too early

Yesterday was a blast! For all of you guys that wanted pictures, here you go!

I did not count exactly how many kids showed up but there were plenty! 2 girls and the rest boys. It was so damn hot though! I started out in the morning picking up all of the food, drinks, and cupcakes at the store. Then I came home, cleaned out the cooler (it took me about 10 paper towels and a quarter bottle of cleaner), and put everything in it. My son’s father showed up when I was cleaning the cooler and didn’t help with any preparation stuff! If you are on my Instagram, you may have seen that I called him out on it too. 😂

The kids started arriving at 2:30pm. The game truck arrived at 2:45 and started their setup. I was outside from 2pm until 6pm. I almost got heat stroke and had to go inside at one point because every time I moved my head, I got very dizzy and thought I was going to pass out. Mostly I was outside, thankfully I wore sunscreen so I didn’t have to worry about being burned on top of sunstroke. The last kid didn’t get picked up until around 6pm by his not too friendly mom in her bright red Mercedes. I had to yell at the remaining boys to pick up all the trash in the park because I am not going to get in trouble for not cleaning outside after the party. People at the pool complained that we were too loud. I’m like, “it’s 3pm on a Saturday and the noise is in a game truck. OMG deal with it!” It’s for 2 hours and we are celebrating a birthday!

What pissed me off: My son invited 3 friends to stay overnight at the hotel with us. One said he couldn’t stay and so then my son invites another friend who invited another friend. When the parents of the first friend show up with his bag to stay overnight, I told my son that he can’t have that many kids stay and he shouldn’t have invited the other kid. Well, this upset the kid that was invited last minute so he called his daddy. Well, this spoiled child has his daddy get him a room at the hotel for the 2 extra kids and doesn’t stay with them because he has a 6 year old at home so basically leaves me being responsible for 6 kids which is what I didn’t want!!! I was so angry at this point but there was nothing I could do. Stupid rich people with spoiled ass kids. So they are in another room down the hall. They didn’t sleep at all which I’m sure isn’t going to go over well with the parents but you know what? It’s not my fault so screw it!

Then, my ex husband (the guy in the picture grilling above), says he will come to the hotel to hang out for a bit with his son. That was fine, I could use the help since I was so tired. Then after an hour here he told me that he’s going to stay the night too. HUH? Seriously? Why??? I made him take the boys to the hotel pool (all 6 of them) and it looks like they had a blast.

I didn’t get to relax much. I didn’t go to sleep until after 11, my son woke me up being loud at 1am, and then my ex’s phone goes off at 4:45am and wakes me up. Needless to say, I am so ready to send all these kids home and go home myself! My son and the 2 friends that stayed in our room are sound asleep as well as my ex who just turned off his phone and passed back out. I’m not comfortable enough sleeping on this loveseat to go back to sleep so I am awake typing all this on my phone.

Today, I am taking my son and one of his friends to church at 11am (the other parents will come pick up their kids by 10:30am – I pray they are not late). Then I will take that friend home and go back to my house where I will hopefully get to take a nap after I do the clean up from yesterday. After the party, I pretty much just dragged everything inside and left it there. I’m sure my mother wasn’t too happy but I was too tired to get it all done right then! I put the food away and made sure all the trash was gone, I just didn’t put anything else away.

Good things: The game truck was awesome! They come as a truck with a trailer (I was expecting a bus but that’s okay), set up all 6 TVs with games, and have a little a/c going in the trailer so it wasn’t COOL in there but it was better than outside and it was fun!

My ex grilled all the food and everybody enjoyed it. I started with 16 hotdogs and 24 burgers, I have 6 burgers and 2 hotdogs left. I do appreciate that he helped and that there’s not too much leftover meat.

I got a 12 pack of Mountain Dew, Coke, and Dr. Pepper as well as 48 mini water bottles and had NO drinks left over! I also got a 12 pack of Coors Light and there are only 2 left of those. So I think I did well on how many drinks I needed.

My son got spoiled by his friends. He got gift cards from Amazon, the comic book store, and plain cash. He also got Pokémon cards and a laser tag setup from our next door neighbor which he is ready to play tonight in the park. I actually want to play with that! It looks so cool! He already opened the box and I have no clue what he did with the stuff but as long as it comes home, I’m fine!

His 2 friends that stayed in our hotel room are old friends that don’t go to his school anymore but my son remained friends with them. They are really good kids.

My diet yesterday was atrocious. I had already planned on eating a cupcake but didn’t think I would drink 4 beers and eat crackers for dinner!

These stats from yesterday are my old way of eating (minus 100 carbs probably). I am paying for it today. I have a headache and I’m tired and I didn’t sleep well. Now I see how eating keto helps! Wow. I’m right back on it today. The hotel has a hot breakfast so I am going to get some bacon and eggs with butter (and hopefully cheese)! There’s no way I would keep eating all that sugar and carbs. I don’t like it. This was my first day that I went off my eating plan in 2 months. Yuck! I know better now! I should have planned more to come to the hotel.

I hope everyone has a good holiday weekend. Tomorrow I will be remembering my father and grandfather as they both fought for our country. I will try to get groceries today for the week since most places will be closed for the holiday too. I just need to figure out what to cook! My keto friend sent me a cookie recipe that I need to try, she said it tastes good so yay! Have a great Sunday!

Today is party day!

I set my alarm for 5am. Why I do not know. I got up with the alarm even after not going to bed until 11pm. I did my normal Saturday weigh in. I gained .2 pounds. Normally I would be freaking out but not today. Today is party day.

I weigh 183 this morning. I don’t weigh 406 like I did in 1997. I don’t weigh 280 like I did when my son was born. I don’t weigh 232 like I did last year. I don’t even weigh 199 like I did a few months ago and was freaking out over going from 199.6 to 200. That is how I am choosing to look at this.

I am having a cupcake today at the party. I will get moving again tomorrow. We are cooking hamburgers and hotdogs and having cupcakes. We have a huge game truck coming this afternoon. I am taking my son and 3 of his friends to a hotel after the party. I am also dragging them to church with us in the morning if their parents don’t pick them up on time. And yes, I will ask them if it’s okay first. This will be my next 32 hours.

I am wide awake this early in the morning to go over my plans, make sure I have my grocery list correct, clean the cooler (still haven’t done it), and be able to shower and shave without rushing. I am happy that party day is here and that it will be over soon. 24 13 year olds will be here in 10 hours. My son invited ONE girl. 😂 He invited the tomboy that he says is his best friend. Well, I don’t want her to feel weird so I invited another girl. I don’t know if she will come but I hope so! I am friends with her mom and I would love to see my friend!

So! I will be posting pictures on Instagram and a few on here tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend here in the states and a great weekend everywhere else too!