Friday, March 14, 2014
So glad I went for my walk earlier this morning as it's supposed to be in the mid 70's this afternoon! I can already feel that it is getting hotter and my room is horribly humid when it gets hot out. I have the fan running right now to try to keep the room cool so I can do my 40 minute exercises later. During my walk I really had to force myself to keep going but I made it! I did my usual 1 hour long walk which is just under 3 miles and 3 times around my walking route that I walk every day. It is really nice out and the sun was just making its way through the clouds. The breeze helped out a lot because I started to get hot but the breeze helped to cool me down.
We went to the gym last night and I did 15 minutes on the arc trainer, 15 minutes on the treadmill, and 10 minutes on the stationary bike. I had already completed an hour long walk and 40minute workout earlier in the day so by the time I finished at the gym I was truly tired and my body was aching. I tried to make it over to the weight machines but I just couldn't muster up any more energy. On a high note I did burn 900 calories yesterday! The highest I've ever burned in one day :)
Tonight for dinner I'm making everyone sloppy joes with diced yellow onion, diced green bell peppers, ground turkey, and manwich sauce. I'm pairing it with a small artichoke because I need to use them up before they go bad. I'm making myself a ham and swiss cheese sandwich thin, granola bar, and artichoke for dinner. Last night I made everyone corn dogs and homemade mac and cheese using velveeta. It was my first time making mac and cheese and everyone said it was really good. I had a lot left over so I sent some with my boyfriend today for part of his lunch and there's a big bowl in the fridge to use up. The night before last I made gnocchi with Prego Home style Alfredo sauce, steamed broccoli, and sautéed asparagus and it was so yummy!
I'm trying to use up most of the groceries that I have on hand before going to the store again. Since we were gone 2 extra days than planned we didn't use up the vegetables as fast so I'm trying to use them up before they go bad. I have 2 small cauliflowers, a bundle of broccoli, carrots, potatoes, and 2 bell peppers to use so tomorrow I'm going to make a crock pot dinner with carrots, onions, and potatoes to use up some of the stuff. On Sunday I'll be making chicken breasts and steamed or maybe sautéed broccoli and cauliflower. I like planning things in advance so it is definitely helping me to stay on track.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
So we are back home now. We got in around 11pm last night and the moment I got in the door I felt like turning around, getting back in the car, and high tailing it out of there because that is how much I truly hate being here. We don't exactly have much of a choice right now so we are stuck living here but trying to find another arrangement. We both really want to move back to Chico but the problem with that is we both don't have a job there and the job market there is horrible like most places right now. Finding a job is next to impossible and the job my boyfriend has right now was from sheer good luck and timing and he is so lucky to have a job right now. I've been looking for work and applying to many places and each time I get no word back or I get denied for an interview. We really want to move back but right now that just simply is not an option.
I went into the kitchen and noticed the mail on the table so I started sorting through it. I saw I had received my CA state tax refund check but what really upset me was the fact that someone ( I know it was my a$$hole uncle, the one who isn't bed ridden) cut half of the plastic screen where the address is and part of the corner by my address had been slightly ripped. There was a hand written note on the envelope that said "delivered wrong block" but I'm not a moron, it was my uncle Don's handwriting! He wrote the note on the envelope, cut the plastic, ripped the corner all to see the amount on the check. Last I checked my name means MY check, my mail means MY mail, and who in the heck cares if I got a refund check or not! He's still harping on me asking me why I got a check in the mail last week from the IRS. Well maybe because I'm a responsible adult who filed taxes on time and over paid the government for the sale of the house and I'm being refunded but what's it to him? It isn't his money anyways. He's such a money hungry person who wants everything to be his and his alone but sorry to burst his bubble but that is never going to happen. It's pretty sad when I'm the most responsible person in my family.
Our trip to Chico went well. We took my boyfriend's niece and nephew to the mall to take them shopping and I gave them each money to spend. His nephew bought 2 video games and 3 t-shirts. His niece went into almost every store until she finally got a pair of jeans, 5 tank tops, and a pair of converse shoes. When we got home their mom was a bit upset that his niece got tank tops because she can't wear them to school and she wanted her to get shirts not tank tops. And then found out that his nephew was supposed to get XL shirts but instead got all 3 shirts in a large. So the next day my boyfriend and I took the shirts back to exchange them for XL. Luckily 1 of the shirts came in an XL but the other 2 didn't so we returned those and got 1 shirt we thought he'd like. While at that store I picked up a Medium zip up hoodie for the niece because she really wanted it the previous day but said it was too expensive. I made sure she got it because I knew how badly she wanted it and I got it in a bigger size so she can wear it next year as well. It's a pink hoodie with black angel wings on the back :)
I went to JC Penney's while we were all at the mall and I got sized by this really nice woman named Kris. I went from a 42D/C to a 40D/C and she helped me try on several different bras until I found the perfect one by Bali that was an off white with black polka dots and some black lace details. She went to ring me up and told me they were having a bra sale where you buy one at full price and get the 2nd bra for 60% off so I asked her if she had anymore bras like the one I wanted to purchase and she came back with a pretty beige color in the same style and brand. She also gave me a 15% off coupon on top of the 60% so I got 2 amazing bras for $50. She was so nice and sweet and really made my bra shopping experience great because I hate shopping for bras.
I called my god parents again on Monday and finally got hold of them! They went out of town to a cabin in the mountains with my god mother's brother who owns it. It was so good hearing from them and I'm so glad that they were okay. We made a trip up to see them and visited with them for 5 hours. My god mother made us lunch and we got to talk and catch up. We took photos so I can post them once I upload them to the computer. The last time I saw them was 2 years ago and I compared the photos from last time and this trip and boy oh boy I sure can tell the difference! I look a lot smaller lol. They were really happy to see we got a new car and that I had lost weight.
I found out that my god mother had ovarian cancer and had to have everything removed a few months back and just had her 6 month check up and so far everything is going well and she is cancer free. I had no idea she was sick :( I'm going to make sure to call her more often and visit more. She is 82 and her husband is 85 and they sure do get around really well! It was so nice to see them and listen to them talk and tell us stories about their life and about my god father's photography career :)
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