Friday catchup

Hello! So I wanted to tell you guys a few things this morning.

I emailed the parking guy at school.

He replied:

Yeah okay. We shall see! 🙄

A new challenge for September. I have been getting 67 ounces a day so I am going to try to up it a little more this coming month.

A couple of motivational things.

I signed up for a weight loss challenge through Jillian and HealthyWage and I’ve already beaten what I set out to do. I just need to make sure I don’t gain anything in the next months and I will get my money back Times 2!

I think Lexi Reed is very motivational and I hope you guys feel the same about me. I do try to be!

Yesterday I walked over 11,000 steps and hit all 3 Apple Watch goals.

I wish I did this every day but at least I do 3 times a week! I am going to have to step up my game though because I don’t think I lost anything again this week. I will find out tomorrow. I kind of can’t wait to measure myself tomorrow too! I love seeing how I did in that way each month.

It’s been a nice morning. I slept in until 5:30! That’s the first time all week I wasn’t up before 5. It is time to get moving though. I hope you have a fantastic Friday! Just remember, you have to do things for yourself, nobody can help you like YOU! God helps too if you need more support. I doubt I would be back in school or have lost the weight without Gods help!

Well Good Morning!☀️😃

I was asleep by 11pm. Why I was awake at 5:10am, I have NO clue.

I went to walk to the restroom and OUCH! The heel of my right foot HURTS to stand on it!!! I guess I did too much yesterday. That’s not good since I need to move more stuff today. Plus clean more stuff out of the room at my Mom’s. I will wear my tennis shoes today and hopefully will not hurt as bad as when I put on my flip flops. I do have to go drive stinky this morning to get her hair and nails done too!

Speaking of my Mom… she has totally been on board with this plan of us moving in the whole time, until yesterday. You know how I said I would call my cousin back to find out what she needed? When I did, I mentioned that I had been busy packing to move. She immediately hangs up with me and calls my mother and, of course, makes her freak out by saying, “She shouldn’t sell the condo yet. What if you can’t get along? Is she going to make you move out of your house? She’s going to want to control you. This isn’t going to work.” WTH! So I spent an HOUR reassuring my mother that her cousin has had issues with her own 6 kids and I am not like my cousins and will not push her out or take over, blah blah blah. That wasn’t fun. I hope I gave her enough reassurance. I’m so used to spending time in my room when I’m at home that it’s not going to change. I was able to pack up most of my closet yesterday and take it over there. Since the bedrooms are not done being cleaned out yet, I put everything under her piano downstairs. The cats were having a great time looking and sniffing at all of it. Everything I own will probably now have cat on it. They are so cute. I really hope I get a little used to being around them! I really do like them.

The red bag is what I put my Christmas tree in during the year when I’m not using it. Her cat immediately wanted up on it and even took a short nap before the bag fell over and dumped her off.😂

This is my son’s toddler chair. I think the cats like it! I can’t make her get rid of it if she thinks they will use it though!

By the way, It’s allergy season here in Texas. Everywhere you go, people are sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and have itchy eyes. Not everyone has allergies but it does seem like half of Houston does! Especially me. And I was around my Mom’s 2 cats without my allergy medicine yesterday. No fun.

I want to go to this place next Wednesday called Dish Society (restaurant) because my favorite local beer distillery (The Bearded Fox) will be served there that night. Unfortunately, I also work on Wednesday evenings so I doubt I will get to go. It’s a shame really because I adore this beer they make called Aunt Rose and I am not a fan of driving 45 minutes to their place of business just to have one! Dish Society is close by. So now I’m pouting. Somebody please go by there and have an Aunt Rose for me!!! You buy a pint and get to keep the glass!

So yeah, one job this morning. Then I’m off until Monday morning. I need to get a LOT done at my moms since I have the time. I took my allergy pill last night so I wouldn’t forget today. My eyes are still itchy and my poor nose is stuffy but I still have to go. Maybe I will open a window over there. Maybe that’s what the problem is. I’m not sure when those windows have been opened last. Yay! I have a plan!

Speaking of plans, I weighed myself this morning. I have gained 3 pounds. I’m pretty sure it’s because I keep forgetting to eat breakfast (or in too much of a hurry) and driving which means sitting on my butt in the car). So I took a pill with my energy drink this morning and when I’m done writing, I’m going to go make breakfast and eat. Then work and clean all day. As long as I don’t forget to eat, I should drop these 3 pounds pretty quick. I don’t normally take pills to help with weight but it’s really just caffeine pills to keep me moving and I won’t drink the 2 energy drinks I normally do. I’ll stick with water and save the calories for food instead of soda.

Have a great weekend. I hope my foot and my allergies are fine today and tomorrow!

Grocery day

No jobs today but crazy busy again tomorrow and I can’t complain about that! This man wants me to take him to work 3 days a week and at $30 per trip, I’m perfectly okay with that!

So I decided earlier that I will attempt to go to the grocery store today, specifically Costco. After the man stayed here a week, I need to replenish supplies and refill my freezer. God this freezer was a great idea! BUT… I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. I’ve been awake for 3 hours thanks to another client calling and waking me up and all I’ve done is some computer invoicing work.

Traffic is still a nightmare as well so do I really want to get out in it when I don’t really HAVE to? Until the city fixes the water problem on our tollway, all streets will remain ridiculous and too busy. So I’m not sure if it’s grocery day or not. I may just stay at home and veg out.

Thanks to ABC13KTRK for the picture of the water on that bridge.

What do you think?

I get to work!!!

I left my house at 7am to be at work by 9 since I have no clue how the roads are out here (I am 10 miles from my house). I got out near her place by 7:40. Since I was so early, I decided I would find a working ATM (found a capital one at Westheimer and Royal Oaks), get gas (found an Exxon with gas for $2.53 at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford), and get breakfast.

I’m at the McDonald’s at the Walmart on Westheimer and Kirkwood. All they have are simple egg mcmuffins. Not usually my thing but I can’t be too picky when I haven’t eaten yet. So one egg, cheese (I took the cheese off – it was nasty), and sausage egg mcmuffin later and I have eaten and now waiting until time to go get the client and take her to get her nails done.

On my way to her, ONLY at HER street, the street is blocked by water. Nobody getting through and it’s bad.

See? On both sides it’s dry but right at her street, flooded. Wth? You have to go through business parking lots to get around. Sad. Also, for my fellow Houstonians, Kirkwood is flooded too. I didn’t get a picture but cars were trying to go through and failing or got into the parking lot before they flooded out.

For anyone not here, a LOT of streets are like Kirkwood. We are STILL having flooding. Stores can’t get what they need either. My walking trip to Kroger proved that! Empty shelves everywhere. People told me they had no milk but my kind was available! I am lactose intolerate so there’s was lots of what I need thankfully!

Be careful everyone. Please don’t come back yet if you left. I tried to go to work yesterday. I left at 5 for a job at 6. It took 20 minutes to get to Blalock and Memorial just to have to turn around as Briar Forest, Blalock, and Memorial (in some areas) are closed. Here’s Blalock.

Here’s the bayou near my house overflowing onto the building next to it.

So it took me another hour to get back home. I couldn’t get to work. I’m going to try again this evening to take that client out but I think I’m going to have to leave a lot earlier! Westheimer was a parking lot so I didn’t want to take it. I’m going to have to though. This is totally nuts.

I have gained a pound in the past 2 weeks. I think it’s stress. I haven’t exercised like normal but I’ve been staying in my calories so I don’t know. I’ll get back to it soon. If you can’t tell, I don’t really care today. Driving is stress enough and I needed to eat.

Be careful out there!!!

Day 2 of Harvey

Well, we are flooding all over the city.

My man and I walked down to the closest bayou to check on the water level. Yesterday it was maybe 6-12 inches (normal height). Today, well, look for yourself!

My street flooded last night but it went down overnight. We walked from my house down to the major intersection just to check on everything. No problems walking. Whataburger was packed. The local gas station had a few people and they are completely out of gas.

It started raining hard so we walked back to my house. We shall see how the rest of the days go. We finally got internet back and only lost electricity for about 30 seconds yesterday.

I saw the news this morning where they are having to do rescues of people with a foot or more water in them all over so if you live here, PLEASE stay safe!