Are y’all okay?

We are doing well even though I was possibly exposed at work. I hope all of my friends on WordPress are safe too. I say exposed because someone in my office came down with it. I say possibly because I wasn’t within 6 feet of them. I am working at home since Monday and not really going anywhere. My mom on the other hand seems like she doesn’t care what happens to any of us because she is shopping like a madwoman!

Nothing interesting has been going on lately in my life and I just haven’t been writing. Working 50 hours a week will do that to you!

I have a story for today though. I had to share.

Amazon can be stupid sometimes and deliver a package to a wrong address. Same house number but completely different street.

This thing actually happened. A package was delivered here, wet and falling apart. I opened it because we ordered packages as well. Umm, we did not order 500 paper plates. I check the box to see if my mother did (she seems to be prepping us like it the end of the world). Nope! It was supposed to be delivered to same house number but different street. Totally different street, like almost half a mile away different street.

I google the address and it shows where I live. At least now I know why it was dropped here. So I go into Waze and do walking directions to the correct box address. I grab my dog who is always happy to go out and start walking. We get to the address, across from the gym, and use their call button system and found the name that I found in google. I probably freak this woman out because she answered the gate box like “hello?” (Like she wasn’t expecting anyone which I’m sure she wasn’t).

I tell her who I am and why I’m there and she was so nice. She says she will be right out. She drives out in her Porsche Cayenne and I tell her where I live. Granted, I am walking with my dog! I give her directions and start walking back. She passes my street so I beat her to it. I guess she turned around at some point because she found me again and came back.

My son brought the plates out and put them in her car and we spoke for a minute and she went back home. Now, I probably look like I’m wanting the credit here for fixing Amazons mistakes. Honestly. I am a bit (duh) but I mean really? Is it that hard to look at street names? It took me all of a minute to search and find them. That’s it. It took longer to walk to their home than it did to find them.

It also worries me that the stuff I just ordered may never find its way to me. I finally broke down and ordered the bed I have been wanting for months. Pray hard it comes safely!

Okay, is it eerily quiet where y’all live right now? This whole stay at home thing seems to be working a bit. A lot of people are staying at home and the sirens that drive by seem much louder than they used to.

Also, I added my mom to my Costco membership because they have a seniors hour right now. I was joking about her buying toilet paper and she took me seriously and actually brought us Scott tissue from a hardware store she went to. 🤦‍♀️

Anyway, I hope y’all are doing okay. For those that I am in contact with, hit me up and let me know you’re okay. I am bad at text because I’m always working (although the gym is now shut down but who knows what will happen). Smooches!!!

Would love a day off

I have tomorrow off work, paid. It’s good, right? NOPE!!!!

I have the following to do:

1. Doctor 9:15am – time for the yearly woman’s physical. No fun, especially when they told me that I also have to get bloodwork done. So I can’t have caffeine or breakfast in the morning either. This is gonna suck!

2. Cook meat pie and whatever else to eat this week. It is a keto meat pie and it is so good! A ton of calories per slice but calories aren’t supposed to matter too much with keto. As long as you don’t have carbs. Okay, even I don’t believe that but I still eat this, just a slice at a time. And after the doctor, I will be starving!

3. Costco for toilet paper, razors, hot dogs, and chips. Razors only if they have the 24 pack of the ones I like. If not, I’ll buy one or 2 at the grocery store until Costco has mine. My son likes their hotdogs and I like buying chips there since it’s cheaper in bulk.

4. Mail game controllers back to Amazon because they didn’t work right. My sons Nintendo Switch controller broke (the switch is almost 2 years old so I’m not mad) and he needs a replacement. Well damn. I tried to save money and get an off brand. Should have known better. I already ordered the Nintendo ones. We shouldn’t have any issues with those, they just cost $20 more.

5. Mail Kansas friends birthday box and check PO Box. Actually, her box has the Christmas card that got sent back to me, a t-shirt for her birthday that just passed, and this for Valentines Day. She’s been with man for years so I thought she might want a new one. 🤣

6. Hair 1:15pm for getting my hair dyed (it’s been like 3 months since I got it done.

I need my blond back!

7. Do taxes. I got all the required tax forms from my jobs so I will do my taxes now so I don’t lose the papers. I’m not expecting a refund since I got a 1099 from one of my clients that passed away last year (well, her son). That’s screwing me. Oh well. Guess I won’t get the twin size bed I have been looking at or get rid of my old nasty carpet.

Storage!

8. Put letters and $200 for my mechanic in his mailbox at their house. I have to pay him before he will fix my car so this is the first half, plus he got a letter for one of his kids at my house. Why the school doesn’t update to their new address, I have no idea.

9. Cut nails – yes, I have to remind myself to do this as well as shave legs and pluck eyebrows. I am bad about remembering to do things for myself. Especially now that I am so crazy busy all the time!

So that’s my list. A lot to do on my only day off. I wish I could just hang out at home and watch Netflix while getting paid for a day but I can’t see that ever happening with having so much to do. Maybe one day I will be able to take a day off and do absolutely nothing.

Fun end to Saturday

I worked from 8-2. I went grocery shopping. I came home and did 2 loads of laundry. Then I decided to cook.

I made croissants for my son. 🥐

Then I made burgers for my mom.

While they were cooking, I started marinating a brisket to cook while I’m at work tomorrow.

Then I made bacon. I ate 2 pieces and put the rest in a bag.

The horrible part is when I came back inside late tonight and my mom ate ALL the rest of the bacon, 12 pieces! 😳 I guess I don’t get anymore. 😫

Then I made brownies.

My friend came over and he and I walked Lucky and played with him outside.

That’s his Instagram post. He adores my dog. We went for a walk around the block and threw a tennis ball for Lucky in the park and had a good time. It was when we came inside that I saw my mom was eating all the bacon. I guess she was really hungry!

My friend and I hung out for a while and I showed him my penny collection from all over.

Authoress51 sent my son and I one from the Bonnie and Clyde thing in Nevada and it is so cool! I totally forgot to get any pennies in Vegas and was so excited to get that! So thanks again my friend!!!

So a nice end to my Saturday. I have worked 12 overtime hours on this pay check so my car will finally be fixed (I need a water pump and cv joints on my rear axle on both sides). I am happy about that too. No more clicking noises when I’m turning or making sure I have enough water. Whew! Now any more overtime I work will go towards actually taking a vacation this summer and letting my son go visit his friend in Colorado.

I turned in my 2 weeks notice to the gym so I work tomorrow and next Sunday and then no more. It’s fine since I’m working on Saturday’s for my full time job. I make more that way so it’s worth it to me. But if I ever needed to, I can go back to the gym. I like having a fall back option.

Haven’t heard back from the old friend and I am glad. I guess he figured out that I wasn’t interested in chatting with him.

That’s all that’s going on here. How about you?

Guess not!

Since I got so many comments on my last post, I decided not to work more (I got none – I’m being sarcastic). I already can’t sleep so if I work more, god help me.

My garden is growing! Carrots, broccoli, lettuce, dill, and parsley are all growing well. I can’t wait until spring to see what is actually edible!

Doggie watch. I love these babies of mine!

I made ugly sweater cookies for a work meeting at the gym. They went over really well too!

I babysat guinea pigs. Very cute but omg they poop SO much!

Couple of memes for you guys.

I love my little owl that a friend sent to me from Vegas! My other Vegas friend sent a card but I haven’t gotten it yet.

We’ve had ONE day of ice on my windshield this year. I love the cold!

And finally the trip and matching mood rings that BFF and I got on our weekend. Not sure if I posted about our overnight trip but it was needed and I miss her so really enjoyed seeing her and spending time with her!

Anyway, hope y’all are having a good weekend!

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!

Weekly update 10/28/19

First week of work went pretty well. I learned a ton and even started taking phone calls.

Weekend was nice. My son and I attended his friends Quinceañera on Saturday evening. I got dressed up. It was fun.

I worked at the gym on Sunday and then came home and did nothing. It was so nice! The only bad part about doing nothing is that I didn’t cook so I am eating sandwiches for my lunches this week. That’s fine with me. 😀

Lucky is so cute waiting to go for a walk! Don’t mind my mess, I wanted the photo and knew he would move if I tried to pick it up before taking it.

Today we had an all day training class with all the new people from all of the departments. We even had to take a test at the end of the day! The only good part was getting to leave early without losing any pay. The woman teaching today advised us it was a freebie and will probably never happen again. 😂

Back to the phones tomorrow! I also joined my teams fall surprise buddies and the person I got likes Bang as well so that works out well! Now for the memes!

Update 10/12/19

So first of all I have to say GO ASTROS!!!!

Crazy week like usual. Monday and Tuesday I didn’t have to go to work which was VERY nice. I watched Netflix, played games, relaxed, cooked, you know, what I used to do when I didn’t have a crazy job!

Taco meat, taco rice, mexican cornbread, this sausage rice veggie casserole recipe thing I found on allrecipes, hamburger helper, and brownies. I made these last Wednesday and am still eating on them.

I happened to walk in my patio and look in my garden box thinking I need to get it all cleaned out and start over and guess what??? All those dead plants from last year aren’t dead!!! Broccoli, carrots, and onions are growing. It’s amazing! How does that happen? I am excited that maybe I will actually get to eat some home grown foods this year!

Last night we had a staff meeting at work. It was about donating a percentage of our check to the company and other charities. Everyone that came got one raffle ticket. The more you donated, the more raffle tickets you got. Well, I got ONE. There were only 5 prizes and there’s about 100 people that work there so I figured my chances of winning were very slim but threw my ticket into the bag for a new slow cooker. There was also a spa package, a movie night package, a tv, and something else that I can’t remember.

I lent a coworker my slow cooker a few months back and never got it back from her. I was going to ask her to bring it to work this weekend so I can make chili when it is cold out. Well, I won! How that is possible I don’t know but karma was on my side last night! A spoon and food cake with the prize. So I told the coworker to keep my old slow cooker. Obviously I don’t need 2! No complaints from me!

It got cold last night. Down to 53. Yay!!!! The high here today was 70. Gorgeous day. I worked this morning, went to Costco for toilet paper and paper towels, came home, walked Lucky for a mile, and started baking. I made sugar cookies with and without sprinkles, peanut butter cookies, and double chocolate chip cookies.

I ate too many but oh well. Still at 150, I will just watch myself better tomorrow.

Enjoy some memes from this week and I’ll chat with y’all later!

Been crazy here

Texas is still hot. And floods all the time. Thank you tropical storm Imelda. Sad thing is, I know a girl named Imelda and she is a good person, stupid storm. No, I didn’t get flooded. A LOT of our city did. 90 degrees daily and rain in the afternoons to make it muggy and mosquito infested. Welcome to Houston!

Since I came home from Kansas, I have worked each and every day. Last week, I opened every single morning Monday through Friday. I had to be at work at 4:45am and off at 10. Not too bad, right? No. The issue is that I still had to work in the evenings on Monday and Tuesday! So by Friday, my body was done and I got sick. I could barely get out of bed Friday morning. I actually drove the 2 blocks to work. My coworker, god bless him, told me to go rest. I went into our bosses office and passed out. I woke up at 7am (an hour and a half after he told me to do that) and felt a bit better. I thankfully was told at 8 to go home when another coworker came in for her shift. I also did not go in last night and hopefully my boss expected that when I left early yesterday morning.

Last night I still felt bad so text a bunch of people I work with to see if anyone could open for me today. Nope! Nobody willing to help. I had to go in again this morning from 7-10. Tomorrow I work from 12-5. They expect us to clean our whole shift on Sunday but I am still not feeling a-ok so I will refuse. The girl I work with tomorrow will probably call our boss on me. Oh well! They should have helped me find someone to cover! These are the days I hate working there. I will have a day off on Tuesday and I can’t wait.

FYI, I still vape. If you follow the news, you may have seen how people have died from vaping. Yes, although! Those people were vaping THC pods bought off the black market illegally. Yes, all of them. The CDC finally put out their findings on it. Will I ever go back to smoking? No way. I will vape, even if it’s 0% nicotine. If they ban flavors, I will start making my own. I use fruity flavors, I do not want to have tobacco flavor. I am not smoking, I am vaping. Government 🙄

Okay, off my soap box on that. I work my ass off for so little pay, I was using my mother’s credit card for my son’s therapy and groceries. Well, it’s maxed out. How you ask? My mother uses it more than I do. So yes, I am really, seriously, broke. I would love to keep doing keto but for now will be watching my calories and eating like I did when I first moved out and all the times I had no money, cheaply. Cereal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and cook something for dinner. That’s just to give you the basics. My son and I went to the store today and spent $50 on food for the week. We have milk, bread, peanut butter, salami (that’s what he likes for lunch), ground beef, chicken winglets, hot dogs, cereal, and water plus what we already have in the house. I told him we are going to not spend more than $50 a week for a few weeks and see how we do. He said he’s fine with that. I guess I’ll find out how he handles it when all he’s left with is peanut butter which he says he hates. Wish me luck! We have food, the bills are paid, we have water and electricity, so therefore I should be happy. I know, first world problems, right?

My dryer broke and I guess I complained enough because the appliance company is coming Monday and fixing it at no cost. It’s the 3rd time they’ve had to fix it in 3 months. It’s a different problem every single time too which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. I told them that we have paid them enough to buy a new stackable already and they agreed to replace the motor for free. Let’s just pray this is the last time I have to call them! I will buy a new set if it breaks again. It’s 10 years old anyway. We just really can’t afford it so I keep praying it will keep working.

We can only get rid of so much but I wish for more to sell. I wish my mother would let me sell some of her furniture pieces but alas, she won’t. Oh well. She seems to think everything will work out. My son wants a job already. Too bad he has to wait 2 more years. He wants to work where I work or at Starbucks because he can walk there. Not a bad idea. If I could get him to ride a bike, he would like it better. I don’t think Houston is a safe place to ride a bike on the streets but it’s faster than walking which is what he does.

My son is also failing English at school as well as almost failing human geography and algebra. God help me. He has to do better! He joined clubs at school called the Shrek meme club where they make and discuss memes and the horror club where they watch horror movies. Umm, whatever floats your boat and as long as you get your grades up!

I will end all my complaining with some memes found this week.

Until next time!!!

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. 🙄 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. 😀