Category: Lifestyle

Starting over again

So I have been exercising the past five days.  I have been in a downward spiral for a very long time emotionally and physically, so I have begun the process of climbing out of my pit.  I have not liked what I have been seeing in myself, and I know if I continue the way I am going, nothing good will come of it.

So I begin again, may this beginning bring prosperous change inside and out.

The hardest thing is the first step…

But I have made that first step, today, me and my mom started working out again.  We went to the gym here at my apartments, hers will be ready for use Saturday, so we will alternate between both apartment gyms.  The hardest part was the first step.  Today I took that step.  I have been out of the exercising game for over a year, and in that year, I have gained so much weight, that I can feel it inside.  Especially since I have asthma, I need to do a lot better by myself, so I am taking that step, I know that it is going to be a challenge, but I am going to do the best that I can with this.  It does not help that I have a job that requires me to sit most of the day, but never the less, I am not going to make that an excuse.  So this process will be on going, and I will definitely follow up on how things in this weight loss and more healthy lifestyle goes.

So this year architects of air is back at the long center with Pentalum, and I am all excited about going, I will be going Sunday.  I will take photos, and post them, so stay tuned.  Last year, I went for the first time, and I had so much fun, so this year, I am happy to see them return.

So let this be the start of something good, really good.


52 Weeks (picture this)

Week 4:  (picture this )


It amazes me that people can stand and walk up and down streets all day long, in the pouring freezing rain, and the hot blazing sun begging for money!

The energy it takes to do all this, they can put into getting a decent job if anything.  They can go out and do odd jobs, but they would rather beg.  Yes, it just amazes me.  My little 2 cents for the day. 

52 Weeks ( picture this )

Week 3:  ( picture this )


Lovely isn’t it?  This one here knows how to work the system that is.  He comes around with his meows and good looks, before you know what has hit you, you are putting out kibble for him, oh yeah; he is defiantly working you.

Crazy cat.  Just a stray we have all adopted to feed here at the complex.  By adopted, I mean he goes from apartment, to apartment with his noisy charm getting what he needs.  Yes, he got the system down pat.

My review of the start of 2015

So it has been a week and a half into this new year.  So far it has been alright, started of a bit shaky; with my computer going out, and getting a verbal warning at work for taking to long on my break, and the terrible cold,freezing,rainy weather.  The flu/cold, and ceder blowing around, I have to say it has not been so bad, could always be worse in my opinion. 

Today I am off, I did brave the drizzling weather; to go to the HEB up the street,that cat that comes around needed some kibble.  He sure knows how to work the system, and our heart around here.  I also needed to get a little bit of grub for the week.  Tonight it is baked seasoned chicken quarters and California blend veggies.  Got them on now.

The weather clears, by the time I finished shopping, so decided to walk back home; was nice, got my exercise in for the day.  Especially with eating out Friday and Saturday.  Friday I treated pat and I to burgers and fries at Frans Burgers.


Yummy.  Then yesterday she treated me to Chinese.



So today I am relaxing with my coffee.


Indeed the start has not been so bad at all.  Plus I’ve already cleaned around the apartment, washed clothing for the week , washed and conditioned my hair, and now listening to tunes on the radio.  Sweet indeed.  Hope your weekend has been an agreeable one. Here is to the new week.

52 Weeks (Picture This )

Week 2:  ( picture this )


Yes, once again it is that time.  You know the time I am talking about; that hacking, wheezing, I’m so stuffed up, or who opened the faucet in my head time.  The Ceder Is high, and cold/ flu season is wrecking havoc on many.  I have had my share, so I am trying to stay on top of it.  Very hard when others around you have it.  So I do the best I can.  Here is hope that you stay well this season.

It’s a small world… Sometimes.

So it is funny, how since I’ve lived here, I have met two people already that I have worked with previously in San Angelo Texas.  One when I used to work at the Big Lots, and another, that I worked with just a Kirkland’s Home, but she only worked there for the christmas season one year.  But strange that we work at the same company here in Austin.  Not really strange, to see her I suppose, because she is from Leander/Cedar Park.  But I suppose strange, that we work for the same company, with all the companies in Austin.  But then again, it really is a small world if you think about it.

Well today I am here at work, typing this out, waiting for my time to go in.  I figured, that I would get on here.  Today is not as cold as it was yesterday, and I have yet to see this “freezing rain”, but then again, I don’t want to see any freezing rain at any time of the year.  I am hoping to get out really early today, for I have to take care of some business, and want to be able to get to it while I still can.  It is cold out, but like I said, not as cold as it was yesterday, but the day is still young, and there are all those chances still.  Whatever it may be today, I am ready to deal with it; I am bundled up, and ready to go.  Hope that your Friday, is starting out well.  Until we meet again, enjoy your day…  TGIF!

Beyond 365

Day 237:

Today I am…  Making It Clear!  No, No, No, and NO, I do not want children.  Truthfully, I have never wanted children, there was a point in my relationship with Joshua, that I, we talked about having a child, once we were married, we talked, and talked, and I said sure, I wanted a child with him, but truly, I did not.  I mean I was just fooling myself into thinking I wanted one, I finally fessed up.  Of course, we ended parting ways, and truly, I am thankful to God, to not have a child.  I have said before, and I will say it once, twice, and however many times I need to.  Children, they are not for me.

One of the aspects of my life, is that I love that I do not have the responsibility of raising a child, I can come and go as I please, that is if I want to, I do not have to deal with anyone else’s emotion other than mine and when I do get a mate, his.  But children no.  Make no mistake, I do want to have my own little family, but that is with pets, me, my husband and some pets if we choose to have them.  I know that one mistake I made was pretending that I wanted a child.  This was a mistake I will never make again, the truth is the truth, and the truth is I am childless by choice, and wish to remain that way.   When ever I do get into another relationship, this is going to be one of the very first things this person will know.  None of that you want children bs, this woman is coming full force with No, no, no, and no!  Welp, think that is about all of my rant for today, until the next time my reader’s and friends.  Enjoy your Monday, or what is left of it.

Today I am…  Making It Clear!

It’s only been…

Three months, I am still working things out, and getting settled in, yes, it has been a struggle for some parts, and easy and smooth in others. I have changed jobs, meaning that I no longer work at the Pottery Barn, and I now work at Party City, and this is only a seasonal job, but I am hoping to impress them with my work, so that I may be kept on after the Halloween season is done in another month or so come November. Very short story about the Pottery Barn, nothing that I wish to indulge in, just know that some things are not always what they seem, or what you envision, moving forward. I am getting help from my parents until I can really get on my feet, and I am so very thankful to them for being that support.   I have the support of very good friends as well, Because when I am feeling down and out, all I need to do is text, or call and they lift my spirits to a level well beyond.  I have been feeling down, but this too shall pass, just have to keep on moving forward, being in the Word of God, and taking those steps one foot in front of the other.

I will be seeing my mom the first week of October, she will be coming to visit me, and it makes me smile and feel good.   Since my Birthday is coming up, it makes me feel not so lonely.  I mean really, who wants to spend their birthday alone, especially their 40th birthday.  This is a milestone in my life.  Hey so I am blessed that it will be with family, that is if the Lord willing I am still on this earth at that time.   Any way, No complaining about anything else here, just getting it done.

Work is good, have met some very nice people, of course they are all younger than me, but they are still very nice. I have been going down town a lot more lately during my off work days. Have been attempting to get more of a feel of the down town area, mapping out places of music and arts, and getting back into taking photos of things, I have been in quite the funk when it comes to using my point and shoot camera, but until I can afford another Dslr camera, or a better Point and shoot, I need to break out of this funk and get back into it. Sunday I will be attending the Pecan Street Festival down town on Sixth street, then will head on over to Toy Joy, for a reading of Goodnight Austin. I will be taking my camera along, to get back into the feel of things. Mostly I have been uploading photos from my camera phone, but I don’t want to rely on that for the real feel of my photo taking, anyway stay tuned for that blog on my adventures at the festival.

I am hoping to have a stable job before the new year begins, so that I will be able to get cable and internet access, 3 months with nothing more than borrowed dvd’s when mom comes for visits, is getting old. I want to catch the new shows that are on television, and also the new season of Justified, heck, can not be missing that. It’s my show of all shows. Some way, some how this needs to happen.

The enjoyment of a day off from work, just means that there is more work to be done here at the apartment, well my friendly folks, off to get this done, enjoy your day and have a wonderfully fun weekend as well.