Got caught up

Well, a little bit! I miss you guys, y’all are like my internet family. I enjoy meeting you guys and can’t wait to be able to go overseas and meet more!

I had an unexpected day off today. I requested Monday mornings off to be able to take my son to school and even though it’s a holiday, I don’t have to work this morning. This afternoon the gym closes early so I have no reason to go. It’s nice to have a day to myself to catch up on stuff.

I’m watching the Netflix show Dark (weird and creepy but good). My son is doing pretty good at school so far, no problems anyway. I baked muffins yesterday and shared them with coworkers who ate them up! I made blueberry and chocolate (the chocolate ones for my son and they are already gone).

I saw this funny meme and had to share because it’s so true!

Also a joke for vapers like myself. It’s almost been 8 months since I smoked a cigarette. I miss it sometimes so I vape more and then don’t need one!

One more…a gym joke.

SO…I haven’t exercised in QUITE a while. I avoid my place of work since members seem to want to come bother me even though I’m not in uniform and wearing headphones. πŸ™„ I am going to try to get some weights in today. My usual 30 minutes of arm exercises to start. And since I redid my bedroom, I have room to do yoga now so I may do that too, we shall see!

I still weigh 150 and I am NOT complaining! I am going to Kansas in a couple of weeks and would like to weigh less when I go so I am watching my calories like crazy but nighttime is a killer for me. I eat dinner at 7pm and by 10pm, I want snacks. Late night eating is how I gain weight so I HAVE to stop that! Now the question is how. I guess it just takes me not putting things in my mouth!

I hope you guys have a great Labor Day here in the Americas and just a wonderful day everywhere else in the world. πŸ˜€

Wow

I haven’t had a day to myself in SO long!!!

I dropped my son off for fish camp this morning and I’m off work as well. So I have alone time, no kid, and no work. What a great day!!! I am watching Aquaman on HBO and thought I would drop you guys a note saying hello.

I am still at the weight of 150, I am doing so well. Lucky graduated from Advanced training last weekend and I’m planning a 2nd birthday party for him next month.

Lucky and Amber seem to really get along and even play with each other!

My coworker invited me to her 25th birthday celebration and we had fun.

I got a new vape and I am enjoying trying out new flavors with a monthly subscription box called Zamplebox. I haven’t had a cigarette in 7 and a half months and I’m so excited about that!

I work at the gym about 30 hours a week and with clients about 10 hours a week. I feel good although tired a lot even when I’m able to get 7-8 hours of sleep. I haven’t been dieting, just sticking to my daily calories to keep from gaining weight back. It works for me!

I hope y’all had a good summer. My son starts school on Monday and will be a freshman in high school (note the fish camp). I can’t believe my little baby is in high school. I will turn 50 years old when he graduates in 4 years. So I guess life really does start at 50!

I was not able to afford classes this semester but that’s okay. I’ll go back in the spring and take my 2nd Anatomy class.

That’s all I got today. Nice to catch y’all up! Hugs!

Been a minute

Since May 19th to be exact! I’ve been working and driving and staying at home. A bit boring which is why I haven’t written anything.

First off, we started Lucky’s training last Saturday. I think he was trained before and we just didn’t know the right commands. He’s doing really well! Too adorable. I have to give him a bath tonight which I am not looking forward to but it has to be done!

So here’s the latest from yesterday. My original client, Cranky, passed away after a long time of being off and on ill. She’s had pneumonia like 4 times in the past couple of years. Last night she just went by stopping breathing. It was very sad. Her caregiver called me very upset when I was closing at work so I finally spoke with her and rushed over as soon as I could get out. I called 911 not knowing that I didn’t have to. She had hospice care and they came and took care of everything after the police left.

I left after the funeral home took her away at 9:30pm. On my way home, I noticed that the gates at work had not been shut after closing so I drove in and locked the gates. I let my manager know so if they saw me on camera that late that they wouldn’t ask me what the hell I had been doing there. The funeral is on Thursday when we are busy which I’m sad about. I have asked my manager if I can come in an hour late so I can go to the viewing though. Still waiting on an answer.

I couldn’t sleep last night (makes sense I’m sure) and got to sleep at 2am. I had to be up at 5:30 and be at work at 7 so I didn’t get much sleep. After work today, I met a coworker at the grocery store and drove her home after shopping for us, coming by my house to put our stuff away, and walking Lucky. She’s a sweet kid and doesn’t drive so shopping and getting it all home has to be difficult!

Also, yesterday at work, I spoke with my friend that is a registered dietician. We worked out together a bit and then talked about our personal goals. She weighed me and then told me not to lose any more weight but to tone and work on muscle only. She told me that cardio will help keep me in shape to go do the mountain climbing I want to do once my son is grown but I just have excess skin and need to build muscle underneath to not have it look like fat. I love this woman! She’s awesome! I still weigh in at 148-150 which is perfect for me. She thinks she is 60 pounds overweight (she’s not) but I told her I’ll help her since she helps me.

My coworker thinks a guy that comes in like me. He’s a good looking man too. He showed me how to do pull-ups his way and told me to keep working at it and I will be able to do what he did. He put chains around his neck, lifted himself up, brought his legs up, and did 10 pull-ups like that! I don’t think I could ever do that!!! When I walked in near him with my friend he walked away though so I doubt he “likes” me but that’s fine too.

We had a meeting last weekend at work and I made a cake for everyone. I didn’t know how many people would be there though and that cake went fast!!!

My son graduated 8th grade on Honor Roll but we decided not to attend graduation. High school graduation is much more important! I am very proud of him. I can’t wait for him to start high school!!!

I watched the latest season of Nailed It, Riverdale, and The Flash, and now on the new season of Supergirl. All on Netflix so I know I’m behind regular television. My son has watched the Southpark seasons he has on dvd and loved Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m so glad he likes the classics!

I hope you guys are all doing well. Sorry it’s been so long.

Another Sunday

It’s super bowl Sunday. I am not a football fan. I guess I will study. Maybe. Hopefully. I do have a test this week. Actually 2! 😬

I haven’t posted in a few days and for that I apologize. I can say I’ve been busy, I just needed to do more.

1. I got sick last week. I was sick on Wednesday and Thursday. It sucked. I had to cancel on Cranky and stayed in bed. I was so hot I had my windows open and my son even said it was freezing in my room. So that was not a fun 2 days.

2. I hit 4 weeks of not smoking. Woo hoo!

Some days the urges are strong as hell, some days I don’t really have them. I got more cartridges from Cue Vapor so I am set for at least a month. I signed up for automatic shipments each month too so I know I won’t go back to smoking cigarettes!

3. Studying is always fun with animals. Oliver really enjoys sitting on my school stuff and trying to get whatever I am printing. Silly kitty. Eliza has started sniffing around the printer more too. Please don’t let her start up with that!

4. I went to lunch on Friday with my friend Julia. She and I met at this Filipino restaurant that used to be a food truck. The food is amazing! It was very nice to hang out with her. We used to be neighbors but have both moved away and her kid went off to high school so our kids are not at the same school so it has been harder to hang out with her.

5. Yesterday my family went to see Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire at the Houston Symphony. My mom actually said hello to my Instagram followers when I made a story! If you don’t know me on there, it’s juliehcares. I let my son take a friend. He has decided this kid is his new best friend as his old best friend started dating a girl/friend of his and only wants to suck face with her all the time (their words). After the Symphony last night, he asked me if I would go pick her up at the mall as she was stuck there with him with no way home. So I picked her up and drove her home. In the car, she said I was chill and she appreciated the ride. I took that opportunity to tell all of them that if they are ever in a situation where they are not comfortable, I will pick them up. We dropped her off and I took my son and his friend to our church Lock In for the night. Now he’s texting me asking me to pick him up 2 hours early because he didn’t sleep. 🀣

I got the new Loot Crate and this month I am VERY happy with but that’s for another post. I have not gained anything nor lost any more weight but people keep telling me I look skinnier. So now I just say that the weight is redistributing in my body because I am still at 150. I know this because I check daily right now to make sure I stay at this weight! I fluctuate between 148 and 151. I am not complaining!

I hope y’all have a good week!

999!

Okay guys, I’m really trying to figure out this giveaway. I only need ONE more follower to hit 1000! I’m thinking a book by one of the bloggers that got me re-interested in blogging (Jenny Lawson, she is awesome). Also a couple of things from Loot Crate and maybe something else? Let me know what you want to win and I will see if I have it!

Today is the day of “The Talk” between father and son. God help me. We are going to therapy first and then the man is coming over. My mom is working all day giving talks about how to decorate a Christmas tree. It’s what she does best! I need to go up to her work and take a photo of one of her trees so you can see what I mean. Other than the bows she puts at the top of the trees, they are gorgeous! And the bows are a big hit, it’s my preference of not having one. I really wish she would be here when this man comes over but what could she do anyway?

It’s cold outside finally! The weather app says it is 47 degrees Fahrenheit but in my bedroom, it feels even colder. I am wearing my daddy’s flannel shirt (it was his favorite shirt) and I see why he loved it, it is so warm! Thanks Dad! Miss you still every day and love you!

148.8 this morning on the scale. I’m eating, I promise! I quit sweets again, so I guess that’s why I am dropping the weight again. I can’t complain. I am going to start going back to the gym and work with weights. I need to tone up and build muscle and that’s the best way to do that!

It’s almost 8am, guess I better get up and walk Amber. Now where are my gloves?

It’s almost Thursday already???

Wow guys! I am SO not ready for my anatomy exam tomorrow, like usual! I did get an 84 on my nutrition exam today though! Go me! I’m praying I get through this exam tomorrow with at least a C. I have to. I have a D in the class right now and have to get a C because this class is a requirement in my field of study.

I wrote the following sitting in Math on Tuesday.

“I am so tired of Math. I know I have to take it but that does not mean I want to! As I sit in math and was so confused a week ago, I wonder why I am here. The only real reason is because he takes roll every day. πŸ™„

Cranky is back to normal. The hospital could not find anything, even on the MRI. They sent her home Sunday evening. I took her to her regular doctor on Monday. She told us that it may be time to send her to a memory care facility. I disagree because if it was not for her caregiver being right there with her, who knows how long until somebody in a facility saw her and called 911. I would rather keep her where she is and luckily, her son agrees. So we will see what happens next.

My teeth hurt so it looks like I cannot have any more junk food which would be better for me anyway. I went off the plan again over the weekend and ate Halloween candy and Oreos. They were so good too! I’m at 151 pounds again which is fine with me. I enjoy staying around 150 so I will eat crap for a day or two and go back on plan and stay about the same weight. I can’t complain!

The school group I am in is having a costume party tomorrow evening (it got cancelled because of weather). I would go except my costume already started falling apart. The seam on the pants is done for and the inside of the corset is all falling apart where it shouldn’t be worn. I’m over it too. So I’m not sure if I will go. Plus, I have to take my son trick-or-treating and bring him back home (I didn’t, more on that in a minute).

Thank you for bearing with me not writing as much lately. I am trying to be ready for my two exams tomorrow and Thursday. Not sure if I will be ready for them but I am doing my best! I just can’t deal with math until I get through these exams. Then I will learn polynomials. I have already scheduled to meet with my friend/tutor on Friday and Sunday.

Please let me know what is going on with y’all! Andrea, I am going to answer the questions, I just need until this weekend! I will catch up on all of your blog this weekend too, promise!” (End of Tuesday’s blog idea)

It is pouring here, it has been pretty much all day. My son got to go to school in costume and then wanted to go out trick or treating. It was raining so hard I told him no. He kicked a wall which pissed me off. I actually yelled at him and told him if he’s pissed, take his ass outside to the garage and hit his punching bag. He is to never hit or kick a wall or door again and he is not his father (who did that a lot and actually put multiple holes in a door which I am thankful didn’t happen with my son today). The rain cleared up for a bit and my sons godmother took him out with her 3 kids. Her youngest ended up tired after only 30 minutes and my son didn’t even go up to doors for some reason. He came home and ate his own candy though.

If you don’t know who he is, it’s an anime character from some show he loves. I was happy for this costume because it put him in some nice clothes and he didn’t complain about wearing them! Yay!

I can at least say I got 53 minutes of exercise on Tuesday running around school at 6:30am. I will do it again tomorrow because the weather is back to being cold so I don’t want to be outside for too long.

That’s it for me. It’s 10:30pm and I’ve got to be up at 6:30 to go study more and take my exam. Have a great day!

Lazy Saturday morning

It is very nice to just wake up early and not do anything for 2 hours! I was up at 6am and have not gotten out of bed except for the bathroom and to get food. Ahhhh

Yesterday was pretty good. I didn’t blog because I was passed out by 9:30pm! I took Styled to get her hair washed and styled and that was it other than her normal grocery shopping. All of the people at the hair salon want me to get them some treats from the bakery when I go back next week too. How funny! And this one girl knew what place I was talking about before I even finished my sentence. So I will do that for them. Everyone there is nice.

I picked up my son at school (half day) and brought him home. Then I studied math and even got an 80 on a quiz without my tutor helping me. I’m proud of that B! My exam is on Tuesday so that’s all I’m doing this weekend. Study, study, study! I have an A- in the class right now so I want to keep it and make it an A to offset the C’s in my other 2 classes.

I never heard back from the guy so I was right that he just wanted a booty call. Oh well. That’s his problem.

I made my schedule for the spring semester at school. Over the holidays, I am going to take the precalculus class to get it over with. That’s one month of doing nothing but math but that will be the last math I have to do so I am going for it! I am then taking the 2nd half of Anatomy and another nutrition class in the spring along with the anatomy lab. I will be at school from 8:30-11:30 on Monday, and 8:30-10 on Tuesday and Thursday. That leaves me plenty of time to work, study, exercise, cook, etc. I think this will work out much better than trying to stay at school all day twice a week. Your thoughts?

I found out last night that it’s about time for me to end my HealthyWage challenge. I have been paying $15 a month since February and am getting back $388 for hitting (and passing) my goal. So I made more than 100% back. I can’t complain about that! Now how long it will take the money to get to me? I have no clue! I hope soon, that will help get my son something for Christmas.

I hope y’all are having a good weekend. I’ll chat with y’all later!