Hey y’all

I’m off work the rest of the week. Not for good reasons. I have a sinus infection. The bad part is we do not get paid for sick time so I’m out 2 days of pay.

I love my doctor though. Since I do not have insurance, I self pay. She only charged me $102 for seeing her plus the flu test they gave me. She gave me antibiotics but she knows I hate taking anything so she said don’t take them unless I get worse.

I’ve been transferred to another team at work too. I think it will be better. I wonder if the release of stress from the other team when I got transferred made me vulnerable to get sick. Or maybe I have been sick but it just came out. Who knows.

So I am at home, taking meds, and napping a lot. I hope y’all are having a good day!

This isn’t good

This morning, I picked up Styled and was taking her to her hair appointment when my son called. He said he was sick and wanted to come home. He was coughing this morning so it didn’t surprise me.

I couldn’t go get him since I was working so I called The Godfather. He was happy to help and picked him up and let him off at home. I got home a little before noon and he was asleep. He woke up at 4pm asking for water. I took him water and took his temp. 104! Oh my goodness. He’s not ever very sick so that scares me. The last time he had 104 fever, he developed pneumonia, so I tend to freak out. He downed 2 bottles of water and has gone back to sleep.

I will check his temp in another 20 minutes and if it hasn’t gone down, I am taking him to urgent care. I have my exam tomorrow too so I am going to have an interesting weekend!

While he slept, I made keto jambalaya. I baked the chicken, grilled the sausage, chopped up and sautéed the veggies plus microwaved the cauliflower rice, then threw everything into the slow cooker with all the spices. I tasted it and it’s a bit spicy but it tastes SO good!!!

My son was supposed to video his project with some classmates after school and needed buzzers. I looked everywhere online for stores here that would have any but the only place I found any was Amazon so I did the Amazon Prime Now and had it delivered. He wanted hand held ones but I told him he was lucky to get any. He’s so sick he doesn’t care right now.

On the plus side, I stayed up until midnight last night to do the following. 2 homework’s in Anatomy, reading a chapter in kinesiology and doing 3 quizzes on it, plus a discussion question of 500 words in that same class. I got a lot done and got 100’s so it’s great!

Y’all have a good weekend.

Update 7pm: Kid has the flu. He was given tamiflu, steroids, an inhaler, and cough syrup. This awesome doctor at the urgent care said he should be fine by Monday. Whew! She was great and I wish she could be his regular doctor!!!

Today sucks

Yes, I am supposed to be at school. Where am I? At home. In bed. Thank you stomach viruses!

My son has been overly tired since the concert Tuesday evening. He went to see Twenty-One Pilots and had a great time. He wants to go again when they come back so I said we will see. He hasn’t been as rude or angry the past couple of days, he just looks tired. Instead of karate, he went to a church function last night. When I picked him up, he came home and fell asleep. While he was at church, I went to speak with his Sensei about him missing Wednesday’s because of church events. His Sensei said him going to church is a good thing and he can come on Thursday’s even though that’s supposed to be for more advanced karate people. Isn’t he the best?

So now my son has activities 3 days a week in the evenings. Maybe if he stays busy, he will not be so angry all the time. His father wants to come visit this weekend. I told him that even though I will never say he can’t see his child, it is up to my son if he wants to see his father. I don’t have anything to do with it anymore. That man comes when he feels like it, not on a schedule. So we haven’t seen him in months. Of course my son doesn’t want to see him. I had to tell my son that he has to tell his father. My child is a teenager and can tell his father what’s what.

As I am in bed and running back and forth to the bathroom, I do not feel like dealing with anything today. Therefore, I asked my friends in math to let me know what our homework is so I can have rest time. They are so sweet and told me to get better. I will!

That’s it for me. I’m going back to sleep. Have a great day!

Good day

Yeah, not much to tell since I posted 3 times yesterday!!!

Today was good. I had to go to school for my first class and since there was a football game today, they took away most of the student parking for visitors so I had to park across campus but hey, more exercise for me, right??? I did hit my 30 minutes of exercise although I did not go to the gym for any formal exercise.

After anatomy class this morning, I went with this guy to our professors office to talk to him about the exam on Monday. We are all about the same age and all parents so we were probably having way too much fun chatting because before we knew it, 30 minutes had passed and there were 2 kids waiting for us to finish. We did talk about the exam, he gave us a study idea that I will put into place over the weekend.

I then went to lunch with Ms. 18 at the dorms. I had chicken and broccoli with a peanut butter cookie. It was SO good – maybe because it was free!!! She and I talked about Halloween and how I need to dress up and she will find us a party to go to. Umm, I don’t know about that! This is what I want to dress up like.

Then we walked over to the health center and I made a checkup appointment there for next week. It’s not that I need it. Going to my regular doctor would cost me $99 and at school it will only cost me $20 and I can tell her all my issues and hopefully have cheaper prescriptions at school too.

Speaking of issues! The plastic surgeon called me back!!!

I go to see her in January!!! We talked about costs and oh boy. My “guess” of $35,000 was right!!! I can’t believe how much it costs to have surgery! This is why I started the gofundme though. I am asking you guys, please, share my gofundme link to your social media! I can’t get to my goal without your help (note I am not asking y’all specifically to help – only if you can afford it and believe in me – which you better!) 🤣🤣🤣


I came home at 12:30 and played my phone game before I had to get online to have my math lecture. Even my professor didn’t want to deal with school traffic today. He got online and we had to participate if we were on so he knew we were actually there and not just logged in. I was definitely there. We are doing functions! Eek!!!

Photo from joe champion website

My friend is awesome. I have to tell you. She said she wanted her kid to go to the same concert my son wants to go to so I bought the tickets and she brought me the cash tonight to pay me back already! She invited me to go trick or treating with them on Halloween so I wouldn’t have to deal with a party. Plus she said she would share my gofundme on her Facebook. What would I do without her? She’s my gym buddy, my neighbor, and our boys are friends (most of the time). She and her family may move out of Texas next summer too. I will be crying. It will be sad for us!

BFF is sick and in the hospital. This poor woman has nothing but bad luck! At least this time her entire family was there so it’s not just her word against the idiots at the hospital where she lives. Not that those people are idiots, not at all. I just don’t like people saying that it must not have happened because there’s no evidence of it “now”. 🙄

My other friend and her family are going to the homeland next week. It’s her second trip to Israel and I am so happy she gets to go again. I wish I could go! I have never been outside North America. Someday guys, someday!

That’s about it. I hope you’re having a good Monday or Tuesday (depending on where you live). TTYL!

Such a busy Tuesday!

Oh man yesterday was crazy!

I didn’t wake up until 8:30am, that was nice. I can’t wait until summer with no 5:30am alarm clock for school!

My CPA came at 10:15 and I had to pay him 😩 but he got me a refund so that makes me happy. I signed and mailed off my return right after he left so I can’t wait for that to come. That is how I am paying for all my foot stuff!

The clock repair guy came at 12pm and my beautiful grandfather clock is fixed and running again! It looked so sad empty.

My son was sick all day and stayed in bed. His temperature in the morning was 101.7 and last night it was normal so I’m sending him to school today.

I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the stationary bike and boy was I sweating. I went to walk on the treadmill after the bike but after 3 minutes I had to stop because my stomach hurt so bad! I walked home and almost ran to the bathroom and yep, his stomach bug got me. So I made some rice for dinner and stayed in bed other than walking Amber.

Calories were under again. I just haven’t been hungry much lately. I’m sure that will change and I will get back up to what I’m supposed to eat.

I watched a few episodes of ZNation season 4 which and is actually better than season 3 in my opinion. I was in bed by 10 but played games on my phone until midnight and up at 5:30. I know, I know, I need more sleep. I need to sleep more and eat more.

Today I have to go to the dentist and call Cranky’s dentist for a follow up for her too. I hope I don’t get anyone sick, I feel MUCH better today. I didn’t even have bathroom issues last night so maybe I just had stomach cramps. I canceled on the couple for dinner last night just in case. I can’t let them get sick! I just hope I don’t have to cancel on Mr. 95 year old tonight. I enjoy driving him. He may cancel on me if our weather is as crazy as predicted though which would be okay, I don’t like driving in rain.

Have a great Wednesday!

Dammit Monday!

I take my son to school this morning and he was fine. He calls me from his first class at 7:50am and tells me he has a headache. I told him to drink some water and keep me posted.

I get to the couples on time at 10am. I am about to walk in their door when the school phone number pops up on my phone. I answer since he had called earlier and you never know what could happen. It’s my son telling me he’s sick and he wants to throw up. Note that I thought he just didn’t want to deal with school when he had a headache but I reluctantly agree to come get him as soon as I can. I get the wife into her car after waiting for their caregiver to help her get dressed and drive her to her dentist arriving miraculously on time. After making sure she gets inside okay, I go to my sons school to pick him up. I walk in and he’s not there at the front and since they have NO school nurse, i had to deal with the front desk. I filled out the correct papers to be able to remove him from school property and another student went to get him. He comes down the stairs a few long minutes later and is white as a sheet. I feel his forehead which seems a bit clammy and put him in the wife’s car and drive him home. I grab a bottle of water, use the restroom (might as well since I’m at home), and have him take his temperature.

OMG it’s 101.1! Wasn’t this kid JUST sick a few weeks ago??? Geez! So I get him in bed and head back to the wife of the couple dentist office. She was still in the room with the dentist thankfully and was finished about 10 minutes later. I told her about my son and she was very understanding that I needed to get her home and take him to the doctor. We stopped at the bank because the husband said he needed cash and I was finally able to take her home. I told the husband when we got there that I would get her car inspected this coming Thursday when I will be there anyway for grocery shopping and he asks, “You can’t come back before then?” Here’s my thought: Well, let’s see, kid with a fever today and probably tomorrow. Also tomorrow I have my cpa coming to give me my tax forms to sign, meet with the clock company that fixed my mom’s clock and pay them when they reinstall it, and then also take you guys to dinner. Wednesday I have to see my dentist and podiatrist so NO! Now you guys know I didn’t say any of this but I SO wanted to! My kid is more important than a car inspection that isn’t even due yet! And more important than the couple are to me so yeah, I’ll be taking care of him.

So now I’m home. His doctors office said there are no appointments available but we can walk in. I really look forward to sitting there for who knows how long for him to see a doctor. The only reason I am is because headache, stomach ache, and fever all together sounds pretty bad to me. I won’t look it up on Google because I’m sure it will say he’s dying or has some incurable disease. And I don’t want to take him to urgent care because I don’t think this is life threatening and I try to never go to urgent care unless it is.

My son is asleep. I woke him when I got back and he just said UUhhhh and rolled over. I will give him another hour to sleep and then I have to take him in. He’s never sick and has already been sick once this year so I’m a bit worried.

I hope you guys are having a good day. I hope it’s nothing serious and we can relax soon!

Great end to the week

Well crap. My son is sick again. 100.3 temperature last night. We are going to his doctor today. Thank God they are open on a Sunday!

So I went to the gym yesterday again like I said I would. I was not excited that I barely burned 200 calories on the elliptical in 30 minutes. I was on level 6 too.I guess I am in better shape than I feel like! Then 20 minutes on the stationary bike. I was planning on doing 30 minutes on each but my back started to hurt so I quit for the day. I don’t want to be hurt all the time. I plan to go back today too. I may just run a bit on the treadmill or do the bike. In order to not be stuck at the same weight next week, I am going to try my best to be on point all week. Not sure yet what I am going to do for exercise but I definitely want to go!I am out of cooked food from the week (we didn’t eat the chicken and the meatloaf muffins were too delicious to pass up all week). My Mom went out and got Popeye’s chicken for dinner so that was a great treat. One of the reasons I appreciate my stomach surgery is that I can’t eat much so one chicken thigh and I’m done. 280 calories for dinner? Yes please! I don’t know what to make this week. I’ve asked my mom and my son and they both say they don’t know either. 🙄

Calories were on point too.

So I looked at where I started at in November of 2017 and I’m so excited to have come so far! I know that I will continue to do my new health/life plan and will have my weight where I want it by the time this year is over.

I watched Emily Owens MD on Netflix yesterday. It was a cute show. I wonder what I will watch next!

I talked to my sick child this evening about our vacation this year. I think I want to take him to New York this summer. I haven’t been since I was 14 and obviously he’s never been. His friends in his school band are going this week and will be performing at Carnegie Hall. I’m so happy for them! He’s a bit jealous but I think that we will have a better time doing what we want and not on a schedule with 100 other kids.

Today shall be interesting. It’s already 80 degrees here and hot upstairs in our house. I think I am going to have the a/c guys check on why it’s freezing downstairs and hot as fire upstairs when they come next month. Have a wonderful relaxing Sunday.

Frustrating day

Oh man was yesterday frustrating! The husband of the couple called me but I couldn’t take them anywhere. My son needed his ice cream shake for lunch and boy was that a mess. Plus I totally forgot about the cold liquid diet in the morning!

I made my son biscuits for breakfast that he usually likes. Oops. He ate them. Double oops! We both forgot he wasn’t supposed to eat food again yesterday! After he ate them he told me how difficult it was for him aN that’s when it hit me. Talk about a face palm moment! I remembered at 11:20 that he needed to eat ice cream for lunch. I rush over to the ice cream shop Marble Slab and they didn’t open until 11:30. They made me wait until 11:30 just to tell me that the manager was running late and wouldn’t be there until 12and they can’t ring me up unless he’s there. WTH? So I raced down the street about half a mile to Baskin Robbins. They had opened at 11. I should have gone there instead but my son wanted Marble Slab. So I get his shake and have 3 minutes to drive the 3 miles to his school. I start racing down the street until the turn for the street up to his school. They have the entire street blocked off for construction!!! Shit! So I go to the next light and am racing down that street (I’m sure all the other cars were freaking out at the Toyota weaving through cars going 50 miles per hour in a 30). 11:45 he calls me from the front desk. I tell him this story. His response? “So when will you be here?” OMG child! I’m trying! I tell him 3 minutes and I get there in 2. Then I am trying to open the wrong door (high security at his school which I’m okay with). He is sitting in a chair just waiting. I finally get buzzed in and give him his shake and off he goes back to lunch. Whew!

I get back home and was bored out of my mind so decided to take a walk (must have been left over adrenaline). NOT fast or anything, a 20 minute mile. What I didn’t expect was for my watch to not track the exercise since I usually get my heart rate much higher than the 117 (average of 111) I was getting on this walk. So I was pissed about that.

I took these after my walk to ask my friend that has the watch about it and he tells me that since I’m getting in better shape that the watch wants me to do more so it doesn’t count. How stupid is that??? I’ve been sick all week. I need to start back slow! Well, I guess I shouldn’t have gone at all.


Last night I ate and then was in the bathroom for an hour. Food was going straight through me again. Lots of phlegm draining down the back of my throat too so I’m sure you know how happy I was to be me last night. 🙄 Now i dont know if it was the excitement or the exercise or I’m just not well yet. It sucked though!

Okay, safe to read again.

My mother also wanted me to climb up in the attic and count how many tubs and boxes she has up there so I just waited for my son and had him go up because when ill, a person should not be climbing around an attic! So it’s not too accurate since he didn’t want to go in the back of the attic which is dark. I can’t say I blame him. But at least we did what she asked for the most part!

I told Styled that I can’t take her today. I think she was happy about that. At least I gave her notice! I told her yesterday morning so she could cancel her hair appointment or make other plans. I have to go to the dentist again this morning (recheck from the other day) and then the chiropractor. I may not be going depending on how I feel in an hour when I take my son to school. We shall see!

Next week is spring break here in Houston. We have no plans. All of my sons friends are going out of town and we are broke. That’s fine with him too. I am going to drag him to see A Wrinkle in Time after school today. I don’t know why but I want to see it. It may suck the way it’s been over hyped in the media but I haven’t been to a movie with my son in years now so I want to go with him. He’s not happy. He told me when I told him we are going, “Really mom? A fantasy movie?” I’m like yes! If I can stand to watch your anime, you can go with me! Geez! Tween kids!

I’ve been watching that Skin Tight show on TLC all day. Why am I still watching? No clue. I think really its to see what people’s excess skin looks like and compare to what I have. I need to get back on Netflix, it’s better and happier!

Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy the weekend. I’ll be writing!

Thursday sick day

It’s supposed to be throwback Thursday but oh well.

Still feel yucky. I am a little better after yesterday’s stomach issues all afternoon and evening. I only ate 1000 calories because it kept just, well, I won’t go into details. Just know I couldn’t keep anything down. I’m eating toast this morning and we will see how that goes. I think Thursday’s are my best weigh day. I only weigh 206 this morning and that’s down what? 1.4 pounds? I’ll take it!

Today my son goes to school with his blue braces. He’s not excited but too bad, he’s got to go. I’m staying home again. I honestly don’t care anymore. I just want to be better so I can go back to working out. Again, I know. What the hell body? Since November, I have dealt with pinched nerves in my feet, injuring my back somehow, and have been sick twice. Is that enough? Can I get on with this please? It’s only 34 pounds for gods sake!

I started watching this Skin Tight show on TLC. It’s gross and looks painful to recover from. I may just have to eventually find someone that will love me with all this excess skin. I probably have 20 pounds of skin but the cost and the pain just aren’t worth it to me. I completely understand these people though! MAYBE if this tv show would pay for it, I would do it. 😂

Hugs everyone! Have a great day! I’m going to be online off and on whenever I’m bored. Hehehe