Tuesday, May 07, 2013
So, I've been in a baking mood lately, and my grandmother invited Spencer and I over for dinner tonight, so I decided to make these yummy-looking bars to bring for dessert. www.fifteenspatulas.com/strawberry-s
They are in the fridge cooling right now and I already had a tiny piece- super tasty, the shortbread is great. I'm going to slice up strawberries and bring whipped cream to serve them with.
Obviously, they aren't Paleo, but a treat now and again is okay. My grandmother is making pork chops, which aren't my favorite, and potatoes and veggies. It was either pork chops or meatloaf and I HATE meatloaf, lol. I had some turkey breast and a banana for breakfast and a bag of popcorn for lunch. Not the best, but not the worst I could do I guess....
Anyway, I'm in a great mood today. :) That thing that's been making me happy lately (hint: it's a person) is still doing so. :)
Monday, May 06, 2013
Ok, yesterday was horrible! I ate so much pizza, too many cookies, and I felt hungry ALL day. My aunt, her bf, my grandmom, and my uncle all came over for too long- my aunt and her bf come over to watch racing because she's too cheap to pay for cable. Ok, fine, whatever... I just told her I had homework to do. So, they came at 11 and she brought laundry (SHE OWNS A WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER), and tons of food- then as soon as I said "there's leftover pizza" she and her bf ate it all- saved one slice for Spencer. Then she tells me she's invited my grandmother and uncle over for a few hours. In my head I was like ".....YOU DON'T LIVE HERE LADY" but as I am polite I said okay, I just need to get my papers written....
So they arrive, with MORE pizza. And of course it's getting harder to do homework with my grandmother (whom I love dearly) gabbing in my ear. The race wasn't even starting until 1 so I don't know why they all had to come over so early. Then, at one point, I went upstairs to change Spencer's diaper and my aunt asked if she could check her Facebook on my laptop, so I said fine. I come back down to the family room and she's PLAYING A GAME. So, I had to tell her I wasn't done my paper and she gave me attitude!! About wanting MY OWN COMPUTER back. Also, at this point they weren't even watching the race, they were watching Top Gear.
So, they finally left at like, 3:30. I didn't end up getting my second paper written until after Spencer went to bed, because he was being a pain since we had company during his naptime so he didn't sleep. I love my family, but the fact that my aunt and her bf mooch off of my parents really pisses me off. My dad hates it, but my mom lets it happen... so not much I can really do.
Anyway, yesterday's unhealthy eating made me feel so sick- I honestly had to fight the urge to throw everything up, I felt so gross. It wasn't a bulimic instinct or anything, it just made me feel physically ill to have consumed so much junk. So today I'm back on track.
Spencer and I are going to have some scrambled eggs and fruit for breakfast. I have some chicken breast to bake and then I'm going to have salad for lunch (with chicken) and chicken and veggies for dinner. My parents don't have a lot of meat in the house, which is okay with me... I've been craving chicken. And I absolutely must start drinking more water. Even though I had a few bottles of water yesterday, my body seems to be missing the liters and liters I used to drink.
Happy Monday... :)
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Life is good. I am so blessed. Nothing more I'll say here, but, yeah. I'm a happy girl.
Last night was pizza and cheap wine (Arbor Mist ftw!) with two of my friends. We watched half of 21 Jump Street- so ridiculous, and Looper, which was good but confusing and unsettling. We are all fans of Mr. JGL- my one friend is slightly obsessed; so it was fun geeking out over how cute he is and how weird he looked with Bruce Willis' face. I haven't sat through a full movie in a while- I always get super tired midway through, so it was fun.
I drank about 6 or 7 glasses of wine, which is odd for me, but it was very relaxing. It only made me sleepy... but I still stayed up until 3:15 am. Heh.
Today's agenda is homework homework homework. My first assignment seems easy, just need to do a few exercises from the book (which I had to rent to my Kindle). I missed one assignment last week for one class, and one this week for the other class, so I definitely cannot miss any more and need to score well on everything. I'm not too worried, nothing is worth very many points...it's just so easy to slack off. Especially when I am so preoccupied lately.
Ah well. Happy Sunday! I go in for a physical on Thursday- will be nice to get an accurate weight, my mom thinks her scales is 3 pounds lower than actual weight.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I had two job interviews yesterday. The first lasted a few hours and I was offered a position before I even left. The second was shorter, but I got an email asking me to come in for a working interview this Friday. I think I am going to take the first offer though and decline the invite to go in for a working interview- the second school wasn't as nice (compared to the first school which is a well-recognized chain) and the director couldn't even tell me definite hours or pay rate. Also she said "we try to get everyone as close to 40 hours a week as we can"....well, I'm sorry, but close to 40 hours isn't 40 hours. lol.
So, the first job doesn't pay great- $10.5/hour, but there's room for Spencer and I'd get a 50% discount on his tuition. The math works out to me earning about $1000/month... which, considering I don't need to pay my parents any rent, isn't terrible. The second job pays either $10 or $10.5 (she wasn't sure) and the tuition for Spencer would be a flat rate of $30 a day (she thought) so, actually, the first school would be cheaper. Plus, it's a reputable school (the first) and I want my son going somewhere I know he's getting a good start. The second just seemed a little....too independent for me.
Anyway, I'm going to mull it over this morning and then contact the second school with my decision. I need two written references for the first position and already contacted the family I used to nanny for as we have stayed in touch, so the father is writing me one, and my boss in NH said she would write one as well, I just need to email her the fax number. Then I just need a physical before I can start so I figured I'd just call the doctor's office my parents go to and see if I can get in there.
My student loans came in so this morning I need to go get a money order for May's rent and mail that. I've also already contacted our landlords in NH and told them June will be our last month. I just need to send written notice too, so no problem. They want Joe to get rid of our dog immediately because apparently he knocked a kid down last week when he got loose, but Charlie is amazing with our kids so I really think there's some exaggeration going on there. My friend Sam is going to see if she can keep him until Joe moves, but Joe will need to either find an apartment that will accept him or find him a permanent home. :( My mom is not a dog person and it's a stretch for her to even allow my cats to come live here, so I'm definitely not able to keep him. I'm sad about it because he is an amazing dog, very sweet, loving, loyal, and lazy... but, we knew the risks when renting with a dog.
I also have to withdrawal the rest of my money from the bank account just in case Joe tries to access is. I'm sending him about $300. Half of my loan minus $800 for May's rent, minus half of our last electric bill, leaves him with about $300 left. I told him initially I'd give him half the money, but I think me paying rent is a smarter choice since there's no telling if he'd pay it. I'm also expecting a final paycheck and I guess I get paid for vacation time so it should be about a week's worth of pay- so around $450. Not terrible for not actually working.
Aside from the occasional drama with Joe... I'm really happy. Can't really say why, but I'm smiling all the time these days... :)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Addicted to this song right now; Tell Me Sober by Marwood
"tell me sober, that your heart belongs to me,
tell me sober that you love nobody more,
tell me sober that there is nobody better for you,
sober, tell me that you love nobody more than you love me"
It's so melancholy and sweet. I've actually been happy lately, but all I'll say is that while the separation from Joe has put my mind at ease, someone else is doing the same for my heart. :)
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