Been lazy

I got better on Wednesday. I was lazy about blogging because I had a quiz yesterday in Nutrition. That is followed by an exam this weekend.

The Anatomy exam I ended up with the following grades which worked out to an average of 88. 80,75,80,100,90. My Anatomy Lab first exam I got a 101!!! Woo hoo! So I feel like I am doing pretty well. Let’s hope that I do okay on the nutrition exam.

While I was sick, I started watching Friends on Netflix. I like it! Now I can’t stop watching. I am almost done with Season 1 and there are 10 seasons! I’ll be watching this for a long time. It’s good though.

I have worked. Wednesday and today. Miss Priss and I ran errands for 3 hours. I had her sit in the back seat and kept my window cracked to make sure I didn’t pass anything to her. We went to a grocery store, vitamin shop, dry cleaners, and even Walmart. I did some people watching while she was shopping after I went to get her Chick-fil-A. Crazy people that go into her Walmart!!!

I took Styled to get her hair dyed this morning and set an appointment to get mine dyed before I go on vacation. I went grocery shopping for her while I waited and then went back and did some Anatomy homework. I had emailed my professor on Wednesday to let him know that I was sick and would be back on Monday and he finally emailed me back today telling me that we don’t have school on Monday but he would see me Wednesday. Yay!

For Valentines Day, I decided to get my Costco membership back. Then I went and got new pillows and some toilet paper. I hadn’t gotten new pillows in quite a while and since we both just got over the flu, I thought now was a good time to replace them. I also washed all of our bed linens. I also decided to move my sons bed into the corner (it was a couple of inches away from the wall). When I saw all the trash under his bed, I left the mattress off until he cleaned and vacuumed it.

It’s all clean now and he has a friend over.

This afternoon, some old neighbors cane by to pick up a few board games and hang out. I also got them to take 3 Christmas boxes of stuff! They helped me pick up the fallen boxes in the garage and I have bad news for anyone that was hoping I would send them a Santa. The box of Santa’s fell and most broke. Well, good news for me as I wanted to get rid of them. I am excited to be cleaning all this stuff out. It’s so nice when things are clean and organized and minimal crap. It was nice to see them!

I got a new award for not smoking. I love my Cue! And the guy on the right vapes as well so we had a blast today.

See you guys later!

Exams…EEK

I had my first Anatomy lab exam this morning.

53 total questions. 10 were multiple choice. 40 (!!!) were fill in the blank. 3 were looking into a microscope to see which phase of mitosis the cell was in.

These are all of the fill in the blank things.

I think I did pretty well but guess I’ll find out next week!

This afternoon I have a job taking a woman to her doctor. I have driven her before but not to doctors offices. I hope that goes well.

I have another exam from my Anatomy lecture class on Friday. I’m on chapter 4 of 5 to prepare for that. I also have a chapter in Kinesiology due Friday and a discussion thing due in nutrition on Friday.

The next few days are going to be nonstop school but I think I have figured out a good way to study. I study for an hour and then take a 30 minute break. Last night I watched an episode of Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix between each one hour study session. And I felt prepared today! Let’s see if this works with my lecture exam.

I have to get groceries today. I have been putting it off as I had lots of snacks to munch on. Too much sugar and too many carbs later, I am done. I have to get back on track. I don’t have any clothes if I gain weight!!! This morning I was 151. Nope. Not gaining any more! Obviously I don’t have much time to meal prep today and tomorrow but after I am done on Friday, I am cooking up a storm! I want to already have the food here waiting to be cooked which is why I’m going to the store today.

List of what I want to make:

Keto friendly gumbo (I’m allergic to shrimp but can put any other kind of meat in it)

Kids lasagna (for my son)

Zucchini fritters

Keto biscuits

Keto cheese crackers

Cookies for my son and keto ones

Can you tell I’m going back to keto? I am not trying to get under 150 so I will have to eat more calories. I felt healthier when I was not having all the carbs so I’m going back.

Any other ideas would be great. Any helpful study tips too. Comment please!

Just another Tuesday

I say that although it’s Chinese New Years! Year of the pig. I was born in the year of the Ox but pigs are cute, can I switch? We have numerous New Years celebrations here today but I can’t go. šŸ˜«

Only one job today at noon. I don’t want to work (who does) but that’s how I make money at the moment. I would much rather go to a celebration!!! šŸŽ‰

I have my first exam tomorrow and the 2nd on Friday. Both are for Anatomy. I’m not ready, not studying, and don’t really care right now. That’s horrible, isn’t it! Some days I just want to quit school again and go to the local grocery store for a job. If only they hired older people to do the menial jobs (all I ever see there are teens). Oh well. I’ll get in the mood to study at some point today. I must keep going. šŸ“š

I am doing badly on my healthy eating regimen. Yesterday I got on track for breakfast but it went downhill after that and I ended up eating like 2500 calories. I’m not doing any better today so far either as I ate Oreos for breakfast. Oreos are now all gone so hopefully I will do better from here on out.

My nonsmoker BFF (she was never really a big smoker but it’s been MANY years since she smoked) got a Cue after I tried and love mine. The past few days she has been looking for cartridges as the one she had got pepper in it (pepper package exploded in her pocket with the Cue and went all in the cartridge). I joined with her calling a BUNCH of stores near her in North Texas and between the 2 of us calling like 15 places, could NOT find anyone that carried them!!! I got frustrated and went to my smoke shop and bought and then mailed her 3 different flavors. Well, it will take at least 2 days to get to her so she persevered and finally found a place last night that actually carried some. They are also going to order her what she wants so now she has a place to go. Woo hoo!

Amber decided this morning that I shouldn’t be in bed and stole my pillows. I think she loves my bed as much as I do. Speaking of, I have been trying to decide if I should sell this bed and get a daybed instead to have more space in my room. I looked online but do not want a bed made from particle board and I want storage. Right now, I have boxes under this bed.

I have rediscovered Tumblr and Twitter. I am Juliehcares on mostly everything. Or Julieh Cares if all one word doesn’t work. I still have my gofundme which is not doing well but I am keeping it on because at some point, I need the skin removed. It’s definitely hurting me. I know, so is my diet sometimes.

https://www.gofundme.com/ef9x9v-excess-skin-removal-surgery?pc=ot_co_dashboard_a&rcid=09472a3860be4fe59658e12440643692

I gotta get up and ready for work now so I hope y’all have a good day and a prosperous New Year!

Good morning Wednesday!

Man, I was so tired last night I didn’t even blog. Sorry about that. You all have read that I finished school. Now I am trying to get back into work mode.

Yesterday I took Miss Priss to run a few errands. We were only out for an hour and a half but she paid me twice as much as she should. She didn’t say it, but I guess that was my Christmas bonus from her. šŸ˜‚

As I was driving home, I got a phone call. I didn’t look at my phone, I just hit the button in the car to answer. So the call starts out like this:

Caller: Hey Julie! How are you?

Me: Who is this?

Caller: This is your ex lover.

Me: Huh? Who is this? (Note I did not look at my phone because I was driving)

Caller: You’re ex lover! The old Turkish man lover of yours!

Me: OOOH, my sugar daddy! Hey, what’s up?

I realized who he was when he said Turkish. I only know one Turkish guy. He is an old neighbor of mine that is constantly hitting on every girl. I call him Sugar Daddy because it always make him laugh and he is always trying to take care of people.

He needed a ride to go get his car that was towed. He didn’t say why it was towed but he would buy me lunch to take him (he drinks way too much so he probably left it at some bar and they towed it). Sure, why not? I was already off work and was just going to go home to work on my resume. I went to his place and went inside where I was accosted by the most beautiful German Shepard and a tiny dog. They were all over me and loving the attention I gave them. I haven’t seen Sugar Daddy in over a year. Now, just to let you know, I got back on Facebook (Julieh Cares) when I started my Gofundme so he has seen pictures but not me in person. He and his niece that lives with him were in shock over how I look now. She asked me if I had been sick and how I was doing and how did I drop the weight and I better not lose more (all standard things I have heard in the past few months).

Sugar Daddy and I left and went to have lunch. We went to this place he had heard of but I hadn’t. It wasn’t far from us either. So good too! I have already made plans to go back with 2 other people!

I ate on my donuts the rest of the day. I seriously did not eat anything else. I still had a total of 1600 calories for the day, just all junk. That is caramel sauce that came with them. I tried it, it was good, but didn’t want to go over my calories. His sandwich looked good too, it will be my next thing to try there. It was a Reuben sandwich with chicken tortilla soup. Their menu is great and for the 2 of us, including a mimosa, was only $20!

I took him to get his car and came back home. He also gave me $20 (for gas he said). I’m not complaining although I didn’t ask for that! Now you see why I call him Sugar Daddy!

I picked my child up at school and we couldn’t find the other kid I take home so we had to wait on him. His mom said to let him walk but I didn’t want to do that to him (walking alone is not a great idea in Houston) so when we finally got him, I snapped a photo of him in my back seat and sent it to his mom saying, I have your kid. šŸ˜‚ Doesn’t he look thrilled?

I was a bit lazy for a while but got up at 8pm and did my strength training arm exercises. I think I am going to up my reps to 3 sets of 15 instead of 12 as I don’t feel like I burned many calories and I feel stronger like I am not doing enough. I also did 10 squats between sets for a total of 100 squats. Especially when you eat junk, you have to exercise! I took Amber out for a last walk at 9pm and was asleep by 10.

I have no jobs today so I am going to work on my resume and do some research for a book I am thinking of writing. It’s how to lose weight, not have to cook, and eat for less than $10 a day. I know it is doable, I want to prove it to others. I guess I will have to do it and see if it works. I am finding a lot at the store that’s cheap and healthy. That’s my next step. I really don’t want to work for other people if you can’t tell. I may have to because funds are getting lower every day but it doesn’t mean I want to!

I changed it to $10 since I know people eat more than I do. Let me know what y’all think. And don’t steal my idea please! BFF and I are working together to write this. We will then try to figure out how to sell it. We have to write it first!

Today is BFF’s birthday. She is still young. She’s always saying how close she is to 50. She’s not! When I woke up I sent her a happy birthday picture and told her that I was sorry I couldn’t stay awake until midnight to tell her. Her 10 year old did though!!! She was not happy about that. He was supposed to be asleep but stayed up to wish her a happy birthday. Sweet, right? I do agree that he should have been asleep though. Silly kids.

I saw this funny picture on Instagram yesterday so had to share. Poor cat! Look how he looks! I don’t know the guy in the photo, I just wanted the look on the cats face.

I hope everyone has a great Hump Day!

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Should be studying

I swear I can find SO much else to do other than study for this final exam! It’s on Monday, you would think I would be in full study mode. Nope! I had to exercise, I had to catch up on blogs, I need to write (I forgot last night)!

Amber isn’t helping either:

Yesterday, Friday: I took Styled to get her hair and nails done. I got mine done as well. I can’t complain about an $8 nail color change!

When I got home, my mom text me to have me bring her lunch from this restaurant that was $15 for a cup of soup and a sandwich. This is one day after she and I discussed her bank account situation. šŸ™„

It started raining and I went to pick up the kids at school. The one I usually bring home with my son had gotten sick and his mom picked him up early. 2 others got in the car but then one of their dads text that he was there so they got back out. No kids to drop off was a weird feeling!

I tried mat Pilates using a YouTube video. I was not happy with it and I didn’t burn many calories. So I did my strength training arm exercises as well. I also was invited to an Apple Watch challenge by a friend in Kansas so I felt like really showing how much I enjoy trying exercises. I am throughly kicking her butt in the challenge so far but it’s only been 2 days so she could come back and cream me. We shall see!

I couldn’t get to sleep until after midnight so thankfully I had nowhere to be early today!

Today:

It’s cold and wet. Yuck. I didn’t want to do anything but I knew I had to. My son had a karate belt test today at the gym. He told me specifically that he didn’t want me watching because it made him nervous. Umm, okay. So I went into the workout area and ran/walked for an hour.

Came home and my son told me that he was asked to help the higher belts test so I think he passed but we won’t find out until the 19th. I started going through my math stuff (finally, right?) but after the first 2 chapters, decided to go meet H for dinner.

We went to a place in the Montrose area that I haven’t tried yet called The Burger Joint.

My burger was really good (I still have half left for tomorrow) and I tried one of her French fries which tastes like every other fry I have…like oil and salt (this is why I don’t eat fries). I also got a St. Arnold’s root beer float. Yes, I am totally lactose intolerant but really wanted to try this! I’m paying for it now but I have to tell you – it was DELICIOUS!!!! I would drink those all the time if I could! I raced home to use the potty after dinner and parking down in that area sucks but I enjoyed it. Good friends and good food always works out well!

Came back home and got through the 3rd math chapter (there are 6 total) so I can get ready for bed and go through the other 3 chapters tomorrow. Not sure if I will be ready on Monday but I will do my very best to get ready and will make a good grade!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, stay warm and safe!

Hugs and chat later!

Half busy day

What is going on with me? I overslept yet again!

All those times waking up, maybe I have sleep apnea? When I was heavier, I would sleep so well and could get up after 6 hours with no problems all day. Now, I need more like 9? So weird. Thankfully my son got a ride to school with the neighbor and he didn’t even wake me up. My alarm didn’t either though. I am going to try to go to bed earlier tonight. I have to be up on time because I have to work in the morning.

At 10am, I picked my teen up at school and took him to the orthodontist. He had his braces tightened and asked for green rubber bands “for Christmas”. Okay. They look cute, he said he prefers the red.

I decided no makeup today so here I am sans makeup at the orthodontist office.

I received and charged the battery for my Ring doorbell. I wanted to superglue it to the front door but my superglue has dried up in one and the other, I can’t get the top off. Plus my mother wants a new front door so I may have to figure out how to install it next to the door where her original doorbell used to be. I tested the Ring though and I like the picture quality!

Once that was figured out (it’s still not on the door yet), I picked up my son at school and his friend. Then we came home and I felt like walking. Today would normally be strength training arm day but it has been raining off and on and tomorrow is supposed to be WET all day so I will do arms then.

My walk was great! Over 3 miles in 50 minutes. I was walking more than 4 miles per hour! 3 miles is 5 kilometers for those that live anywhere other than the states. I want to run but this damn skin.

Cranky’s son text that I should have taken this other appointment her doctor had available next week. I can’t go though because I have my math final at the same time! He decided his caregivers can take Cranky and call him from the office. I hope he shares what the doctor says! I want to be there. šŸ˜©

I looked at the math stuff for the first time this afternoon. It’s not looking good for me. I can’t remember half of what to do! So from tomorrow after work and getting my son at school until Monday morning, I will be doing nothing but math and exercise.

I got an email from my moms bank this morning that she had overdrawn her account. Her second account didn’t even have enough to cover the overdraft. I had to pull almost the last of my savings and put it in her account to help. She had paid her house taxes for the year and then had gone shopping and got us tickets to the symphony as well so it went WAY over. So I had to have a chat with her about not spending anything anymore unless necessary (like groceries, medications, etc). She is not happy about her daughter telling her what to do but I had to! I won’t be able to save her next time now.

It’s almost 7pm so I am going to play my phone game and try to be asleep before 10pm so I can be up at 6 like I’m supposed to be. Have a great night!!!

Iā€™m doing it!

I took my nutrition exam today and got an 82! Woo hoo! A B on this class exam made me really happy. I literally had 58 seconds left when I hit submit. Like usual, there were questions that were not covered. I still made a B!

I have my math exam on Saturday and from tomorrow until Saturday I will be doing nothing but math! Log and ln and division of polynomials. No fun! I will know it though. I have to. I’m meeting my friend/tutor Friday evening before the exam so I know everything will be okay.

I worked this morning taking Miss Priss to run errands. We actually had a good morning. Only 2 hours but we got a lot done. She told me that her friends think she does too much for her age. She’s 90. Styled is 71 and doesn’t do nearly as much!

H came over tonight and we studied and she tried boudain for the first time. She loved it! Another person I got to like it. My mom won’t even try it. Lol

You only have until Sunday to like my post in order to be in the drawing! H has said she will video me doing the drawing. I’m getting excited for you guys!

https://juliehcares.com/2018/11/11/i-hit-my-goal/

I’m picking up my son at school early tomorrow to take him on a high school tour. At first he didn’t want to go and then changed his mind saying he would love to leave early. Silly teenagers!

I’m watching the Great British Bake Off on Netflix. I wish I could bake HALF of these things! Looks so good!

Anywho, have a great Thursday!