Category: 40’s

Springing Forward…

Daylights savings time begins again, this time we spring forward, so we lose an hour.  I like that it gets dark later now, that is good for me; since I ride the bus, and I hate walking to the bus stop at 6 and it is dark, so this gives me a little more light out.  The days are just running into one another, so quickly that I am not able to catch up with things.  Next week, it will be 3 months since the passing of my mom, I still cry, last night I had a good cry with my sister.  I will be so happy once I can stop crying, and just have that sense of peace and calmness inside of me, no tears, just being able to talk about her, without having to tear up every time.  In time, in time it will get there, just have to be patient.

Lots is going on with work, lots of things we are doing, we got in live plants and flowers, and they are selling like crazy, I have been thinking that soon, I will get some.  I have been working hard this week.

I have been working on getting my apartment ready to receive my cat princess.  I will be getting her a new litter box, and also a new cat tree, so that she will be right at home.  Also getting a new sectional and area rug.  Once I get that done and situated, I will post photos.

South by Southwest is in town now, not plan on going to any of it, I just do not really have time or patience for it.  Anyhoo, life goes on.  I at least have Monday off, so will make the best of it.  Until the next time friends, enjoy!

Fifty-Two Weeks of My Healing…

Week 3:

 

mom at museum

This photo was the first time mom had gone to The Blanton Museum.  It was a fun day after we got there, before it was a little nerve wracking, only because we took the bus, and we walked down to the museum, and I was figuring out which way to turn, but once I righted myself, we were on our way, and she loved it.  I never did get a chance to take her to other museums around Austin, but she really did love this one.  This is the stacked waters wall she is standing in front of.  It was a very fun day indeed.

Spending my time…

With the family, gathered around my mom’s hospital bed.  Looking on as the doctors come in and out, with news for the day.  It looks promising, they looked at her feet, and listened to how much blood flow she was getting to it.  It is a lot better today, than yesterday afternoon, it got better thought the night, and today, is a bit more better.  Still no word on if they are going to keep her where she is in Round Rock, or transfer to South, should know something tomorrow.  I am heart happy about the news, just keep on praying that the blood cots dissolve and her platelets are up high enough where they can do the necessary procedures to get the clots out.  In the coming days, something will be known.  For now, I am ecstatic with the progress going on.  Blessings goes to the man upstairs lol. Updates will be had when more happens.

Exercising my Rights…

To Vote that is.  This morning I took advantage of the early voting that is going on, and I went to one of the polling places, and voted.  I am so happy I did.  What will be, will be, early voting continues until Friday.  My mom will try to vote tomorrow, or this coming week.  Speaking of my mom, she is doing a bit better, I think they are done taking blood from her for now, she continues on medication, until she is approved for this clinical research trial.  Keep prayers.

I am also in the midst of searching for a job closer to home, will keep updated on that as well.  Life had been something else, this year, has been something else.  But I am still alive and living it the best that I can.

Hope you are exercising your rights as well.

Coming Home…

Tonight, my mom has been released from the hospital.  Yay!  She has to do some follow ups, and they are somewhere down town, but we will take a taxi to get her to them. I am glad she is coming home, I have missed her so much, you know…  You don’t know what you got until something happens, I know I need to be a bit more patient with her, I am working on that.  I love my mom very much.  I want to have more good times than the not so good times with her, as much as I can.

she is pretty much medicated to the hilt, so hopefully she sleeps well tonight, without much pain.  Got all her meds filled, and believe me there are a lot of them.  My oh my!  Anyway, that is the latest on my mom.

So today I stayed home and cleaned her apartment, so that it will be much easier for her to maneuver around her apartment, being there were lots of things that I had to put away.  I am tired now.  I did happen to get in the rest of The Get Down on netflix.  It is a awesome show, season 1.  I do hope there will be a season two, just have to wait and see.  Well that is about it for tonight, so until the next time.  Keep it nice and easy.

The Weekend!

I am savoring my weekend, this has been a long work week for me, a long training work week.  The training is over, passed the test, now will be out on the floor for another two weeks, 4 hours on the phones, and 4 hours in the class for Quality, I really haven’t made it, made it, but I am moving towards it all.  That last test was a toughie, but in all 17 people made it through.  We started out with 22, and ended with 17.  I really do hope I like it better than that last job.  I know I feel a lot different, I still get the anxiety, but it is not anywhere like the last job.  To be continued…

Today the rents and I went down to Burnett TX, there is this little eatery there called Cafe 2300, the food is fantastic, and the wait staff and owners are delightful.  The place is up for sale, it has been since October, looks like the owners want to sell to be closer to family in Dallas TX.  Sad for us the patrons when it happens, but happy for the owners.  Just hope we have more time spent there before it happens.

It is almost the end of August, can you believe it, the months  are moving on.  Next stop September!

Slow & Steady

So going slow in the process of losing this weight,I am feeling really good this time around. I have lost 3 pounds already, and I am chugging along each and every day, with the exception of the days that I rest.  I feel stronger, and I am getting a lot more sleep, I am also breathing better with all this, I am now able to walk up the stairs at my apartment with out having to stop along the way to catch a breath.  I am loving walking further, and hitting up the apartment gym.  I am going to be fit this year.  I have also cut my sugar and fat intake.  So here’s to getting Summer ready, and beyond.

The One that got away…

So as the story goes,  sitting on the pond at lake Marble falls, not doing any fishing, just photographing things.  My mom hooked a big un’.  Well I have no photo to show, only because, it snapped her line, and got away.  Aww, but it was a huge one indeed.  She was using a piece of slim Jim as her bait.  I do think it was a bass, it was really big, and it really set the tone for her day, because she did not catch another big fish for the rest of the afternoon.  But that did not stop my dad from catching a nice haul, he caught a medium fish, then some smaller ones.  It was a perfect day for him, but in all it was a pretty good day out on the pond for all.  Here are some of the photos I took.

 

Here’s to having fun, good family, and fine fishing.  See you on the lake side of life.

Thank you for calling…

How may I help you today?  Yes!  I passed my sign offs for training, and I did really good.  The trainer was even awed, but really, he wasn’t because he had confidence in me.  In fact in the whole class, there are just a few more sign offs that need to be done in this training class, and we graduate on Friday.  Yes!  I am now an Agent for a known purple and orange shipping company, for the website.  Anyhoo, I am still getting my shipping legs underneath me, I took a couple of calls today, oh my, but it is what it is, people are going to be people, the most part they were nice, and understanding, there were some that were not to stellar, but hey, not going to complain at this time in my life, I am blessed to have a job. Will get schedules Friday, it will be the 1 to 10pm spot for now, after 6 weeks, then we can bid on what schedules we want, I think for right now, I am going to keep what they give, there will be more time in the evening to get a better grip on the job at hand.  Stay tuned.

This has been a pretty exhausting week, and it is still not complete.  So I have been contemplating going down town this Saturday, to check out the last days of south by, ah, so much to think about.  If it happens, it happens, if it don’t  you won’t hear or see it.

I am now on season two of Arrow, this show is amazing.  Totally love it, totally.  I am now in season three or is it four of Agents of Shield, whatever it is, this show totally rocks as well.  2016, shaping up to be a good year in television.

So on that note, I need to get to my shows, stay tuned friends, family, and online readers.  I will keep you as informed as I can through my blog.  Enjoy your night.

 

That time of the year…

Besides tax time, I am talking about SXSW time…  Yes!, South By Southwest time is upon the world of Austin, Texas.  This year, the 30ith year of this festival, we will be graced with The President of The United States, yes, President Barack Obama, will be the key note speaker for the interactive portion of this, so today is going to be much abuzz.  Besides the crazy traffic that is going to happen, with both going on.  But I will survive, of course I will, I have nothing better to do than to survive.  I won’t get to see it anyway, and I don’t plan on heading anywhere downtown this week.  I would like to check out some of the music part, but  will probably stay clear as well, it’s all still up in the air, heck, it last until next weekend,so who knows.

So, I am on the last week of training, the class graduates next Friday, still a little nervous, but with a better grasp of what is what, heck how can I not have some sort of grasp, it’s been almost six weeks of deep training.   I will comment more next week end lol.

This week has been mucho rainy, it is still raining, we needed it, so I am not going to complain any, the cooler weather, is welcomed, but the spring weather is much sweeter.  Looking forward to taking photos of the blue bonnets.  Anyhoo, time to get ready for the day.  Much going on this weekend, here’s to a safe, fun, and awesome one.