DEEKELLYE's SparkPeople Blog DEEKELLYE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hot and Sweaty <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I decided to take a kind of a late night trip to the fitness center and completely killed my workout. I lifted some weights and then got on the elliptical. LOVED IT! It felt great. My favorite elliptical song is Strong Enough to Save by Tenth Ave. North. It has a steady beat that I can go to town with. I pick out the drum beat. I did 2.20 miles in 30 minutes. I think that is a record high. It's been a while sinc... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:35:35 EST Last Night <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have one more night of work left. There is a 10 hour shift standing in the way of my paycheck and my 2 days off. I wrote out over 30 tickets last night. Most of my tickets were carry out tickets. I just gotta write down my carry out tips. I didn't make that much cash but I had over $9 in change. I'm can't complain about what I made last night. I'm getting 50+ hours on my paycheck and a good chunk of carry out tip... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:43:24 EST Average is Back <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Up until recently I usually write at least 30, sometimes 40 or more tickets during my shift. The last week or so I've only written about 15-20 tickets, maybe a little more. I usually average at least $50-$60 during the week and about $90-$100 or more on the weekends. The last week or so I've made less than $50 during the week and on the weekends I may have made $50-$60 either night. Last night I wrote over 30 tick... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:09:50 EST Over Sized Shirt <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So this morning was one of those days I couldn't be bothered with pants when I went to bed so I grabbed my over sized shirt and just wore that and my underwear to bed. I don't really do much with my hair. Don't have the patience for it. I can't get the false eyelashes on. Don't have the patience for that either. I don't have much patience for make up either. When I do my make up I sometimes forget I have it on and r... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:11:28 EST Gotta Work Tonight <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The last few nights off have been enjoyable for the most part. Getting to sleep in my bed at night has been great. Sunday night I went out. Monday night I got a letter from Elijah's dad and it wasn't a pleasant one but I still got a giggle out of it. I couldn't help it. He doesn't think I should be hanging out with a black guy. Sorry but he's in prison and we aren't together and he really has no say in the matter.... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:43:51 EST Nights Off <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Being off last night almost didn't happen. A little after 4 I my phone started to ring and I was like what pita (pain in the a~~) is calling me now. It's the new manager. I didn't pick up. I knew he wanted me to work last night. He sends me a text message asking me if I could come to work and I told him I wasn't going to be home. Which isn't a lie. I made plans to go out last night. I put Elijah down for bed and t... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:46:07 EST Finally <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I go get the mail yesterday before Elijah and mom get home and I get my shower and guess what was in the mail?! My debit card! It finally came! I'm happy about it. I've been wanting the spark tracker since I found out about it. That was my first online purchase. They lowered the price of the tracker which is a bonus. I cannot wait for it to come in and to set it up and to start using it. I want to see how many s... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:21:11 EST New Girls <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night there was 2 cooks scheduled til 3 and 3 servers scheduled til 7. The one cook that was scheduled til 3 ended up leaving at like 1 or 2 and the one server took him home and never came back. Not exactly sure why she didn't come back but in a way I'm glad she didn't because she wasn't doing much any ways and it was slow. So after they left it was just 2 servers and a cook til 7. Second shift didn't clean or... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:16:39 EST Back to Work Tonight <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I work with a few people like this. This quote cracks me up. I really don't want to go to work tonight. At least my cook is a good one. I work with Jason the next 4 nights. We basically have the same schedule and I'm honestly not complaining. He's so much better than Derrick. I like working with Balik as well. I work with him on Friday and Saturday nights. I got almost an hour to myself this morning. Mom left at 6... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:09:03 EST Days Off <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm off for 3 nights. Go back to work on Wednesday. I get a text from my boss last night at 9:20 asking me if I could work til 2. I told her the same thing I told Edwin and that I didn't have a babysitter for today since Elijah doesn't have school this week. I had originally made plans to send him to kinder care all week since I didn't know what days I worked or when I was off this week. I called them one day last... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:54:25 EST New Schedules <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Much to my surprise I walked in and the new schedules were up. My bigger surprise came later when I really looked at the new schedules and there's 4 weeks worth of schedules instead of the usual 2. Bigger surprise to me is I am of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday each week. I am going to take my 3 days off and run with them and enjoy them and spend time with Elijah. I'll get to put him to bed one extra day each week and ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:26:26 EST New Account <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I walked over to the credit union today and got an account. Unfortunately it's not the account I was planning on getting. My credit score isn't high enough for the rewards checking account let alone the classic checking account. The account I ended up with takes out $2 on the first of each month. I'm disappointed and upset that the account is based on a credit score. The lady said that once my credit goes up past a... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:54:04 EST New Tattoo <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got a new tattoo today! It's been a long time coming and I was so excited to finally get an appointment made to get it done. The shading and coloring didn't hurt as bad as the outlining did. I went out again last night and had a daiquiri. Got a large this time since it was on sale. I didn't finish it all. But the goal is to try all of the daiquiris at the cafe. I'm not crazy about sports being on but I go to han... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:54:58 EST Two More Nights <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have two more nights of work and I couldn't be happier about it but still 7am Sunday morning cannot come fast enough. I get paid on Sunday. I have 67 hours on this paycheck plus what ever carry out tips. I'm not sure if I wrote down the tips from Tuesday or not. My manager wanted me to stay and work first shift today but I told him no because I needed to sleep and then pick up Elijah off the bus. Plus I work ton... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:24 EST Going Nuts <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sunday the new manager asked me to stay for first shift so I did. This morning he's like make sure you get plenty of rest today because you aren't getting out early on Friday. They are a person short. I was like I gotta work Friday night and I have to get my kid off the bus. If I stay for first shift tomorrow then I won't be getting any sleep. I'm not going to stay simply because I need to sleep before I go get El... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:28:04 EST Over Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I basically wear yoga pants and my hoodie to work everyday. Just need the high paying job now and a 4 day work week. I used to have a 4 day work week after I called off one day during the week. The week ending yesterday will have 7 days on it. I have worked every single day since last Tuesday. I am on the do not call list for Sunday and Monday. My boss wants me to come in early tonight. I told her it depends on wh... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:51:19 EST Super Excited! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Over the weekend my mom gave me a tank top that was a size medium and asked if it would fit. At the time I didn't know if it was or not. So Monday I washed it just because I am OCD like that. No matter if it's been washed already or just bought I have to wash it. Tonight after my shower I decided to put it on and it fits. I FIT IN A MEDIUM SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot tell you the last time I was in this size. I know ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:47:35 EST Girls Day Out <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My girlfriend and I decided last week sometime to take the bus either yesterday or today to go to breakfast and to just hang out and possibly go to the one mall. We didn't go yesterday so we went today. Made plans to leave about 8:30 since it was going to be a while to get to where we were going by bus. This morning we got the kids on the bus and then came home and then got ready and then met up about 8:30 and sta... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:33:49 EST Computer problems <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am currently using my old computer because my new computer is giving me problems. So far so good with the old one. My wifi button on my new computer is acting up among other things. Every time I push the wifi button it keeps telling me airplane mode on and then I push it again and it says airplane mode off. It's not the usual blue color. It's staying on orange. It's not pulling up the wifi connections. I updated ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:27:12 EST Never Again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night the district manager calls the store and talks to the one cook and then wants to talk to a server. It turns out that third shift at another store didn't show up. No cook or server showed up. So the one cook and I went over to the other store for the night. Then we got a hold of the one cook/server. There was a server from that store that came in. It was nice to work with people that I knew but I'll proba... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:31:42 EST Been Thinking <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday went amazingly fast and I was happy to work during the day. I worked until 2:30 and was home before 3. Not bad. I was the first one there and the last one to leave. I would have been out on time if the second shift person got there by 1:45 and I didn't have 2 tables come in. I can't complain because I was still out of there at a decent time and I was able to sit down for a little while before getting Eli... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:12:44 EST Time Change <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The time changed over night. The saving grace about it was work and even tho I was still scheduled 9-7 it was a 9 hour shift instead of a 10 hour shift. It was looking it was going to be nice and dead but then things got busy. One server came in a little late and left and then came back. Majority of the rush had come and gone and there were a boat load of dishes to do. The one grill cook washed dishes for like an h... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 18:29:40 EST Almost Didn't Happen <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I definitely feel like quitting Waffle House. The only reason why I started was because I needed a job. Last night I was scheduled 9-2 and I was completely excited for the short shift. One the way to work I got this unsettling feeling. The girl I was scheduled with ended up calling off. The other girl who works nights almost wasn't going to come in. Which meant I was going to have to stay until 7. The grill cook a... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:24:23 EST Short Shift <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I cannot tell you how happy I am to be scheduled from 9pm to 2am tonight. Short shift tonight. I cannot wait to clock out at 2 and get a cab and go home and go to sleep. Since I am getting done at 2 I don't think I am going to take a nap today and just hold til 2 and get the cab and come home and go to sleep. The goal is to be home by 2:30 if not earlier and go to bed. It's been a while since I've blogged. I am do... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:11:34 EST iTunes help <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I got a new computer and downloaded iTunes. The problem I'm having is getting the music from iTunes from my old computer to iTunes on my new computer. On iTunes on my new computer there are songs that aren't downloading. I've bought them on my phone. I got an iPod last night and some of the songs that are on my iPod I didn't want on my iPod. How do I get my music from one computer to the other? How do I get the ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:41:33 EST Deep Sleep <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Since I didn't have to work last night I slept until almost 1. I was really tired when I got home which was about 9 because I took the bus home instead of a cab. Mom was still sleeping when I got done work. I still had the day pass from when Elijah and I went to the mall but it expired by the time the bus came. Paying $1.75 to go home for the bus was better than paying at least $6 or more for the cab. I had to cros... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:44:46 EST Happy Valentine's Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a happy valentine's day. I brought valentine's day in at work with my coworkers. I was hoping last night was dead and it kinda was. I'm surprised the one girl came in because her boyfriend had a stroke or a heart attack last weekend and ended up dying and they brought him back but not in time and causing him to be brain dead. He was admitted to the hospital. They put him on medications and his ... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:41:31 EST Didn't Notice <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So it seems that nobody noticed I took my book home on Tuesday morning since I am still on the schedule. Not sure if it was because they didn't know I took it home or that I returned it. Either way nobody said anything about it. Not really complaining but still I was worried. I enjoyed my dinner date with Elijah Tuesday evening when we went to return my book. I ended up calling work 7 times yesterday just to find ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:53:29 EST Night Off <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My night off might turn into many nights off. As I was taking off my apron I realized that I didn't turn in my book before I left. That's a big no no at work. The one manager was like it's $40 a page. Which is ridiculous. When I was talking to mom on the phone the second time she said she was going to be late and I asked her where she was going and she said she had to go to Target to get her medicine and I was lik... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:45:17 EST Tired <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night I had a hard time being kind or quiet. It was Saturday night and there were 4 servers scheduled 9-7 and 3 cooks scheduled. 2 were scheduled 9-7 and the other was scheduled til 3. I was non stop from 8:20 to 6:30. I didn't sit down or eat during that time. What irritated me the most was one server came in dressed but with her son and ended up leaving. Another server never showed up. That left us with 2 se... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 16:13:20 EST Birthday Boy! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today my sweet little boy turns 6. Where has the time gone? Elijah didn't want to go to school today. He's like it's my birthday and it's raining. I was like at least it's not snowing and I've been too school on lots of my birthdays. It would have been nice to spend the day with him like in the past 3 years and with my last birthday. We are going to have a few people over tonight for cake and ice cream. I requeste... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:42:35 EST It's Monday! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My laundry is done. I folded the first load. The second is in the dryer. I haven't folded them yet and the dryer has been off for a while. It's my work clothes. I'm probably not going to go to Hobby Lobby today simply because the high is only 51. It's supposed to be warmer later in the week. 51 isn't that cold but still. I'm going to take the list of colors for the ninja turtle blanket to Hobby Lobby to see if the... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:16:00 EST Debating <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So my neighbor texted me and asked if I was off tonight and I am and she's like I bet you're happy. I didn't reply right away because I was on Pinterest and that text didn't really need a response right away. So she calls me and I ignore the call and go back to Pinterest. So she texted me and was like do you have a minute to talk. I was like not until after I put Elijah to bed. She's like call me when you get a ch... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:56:25 EST Grateful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Between Tuesday morning when I left and Thursday night when I got to work there was a schedule change. I am grateful for the schedule change because Tuesday was slow. The other server was scheduled from 5pm to 4am but ended up leaving at 2am. I'm glad. I was able to make some money last night. One of the customers left her purse and she lives a good distance away from Baton Rouge. I found it on a chair and put it in... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:46:59 EST Quiet and Alone <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I completely love days like this. Elijah is at school. Mom is at work. Debbie is in PA. I'm off work and awake during the day. I am home alone and it's so quiet. I love having a dryer in the apartment. It is so quiet. I asked mom the other day to put the pillows in the dryer since Elijah peed on one of them and I asked her if she started the dryer and she did. The other thumped like the washer does. Mom says we ar... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:07:06 EST Naps <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am off work tonight and after the last few nights I'm happy about it and hope it stays that way. I'm tired. I didn't get much sleep yesterday and I didn't get much sleep today. I got home a little after 5 because we had a bit of a rush and I helped out a little bit in the dish pit. I organized all of the plates and washed the cups and the silverware and put them away and got ice on both sides and did something e... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:52:12 EST Been Thinking <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tonight I work from 9pm to 4am. I am hoping that I get out as close to 4am as possible so I can get a cab home and then take a shower and then a cat nap and hopefully go to church tomorrow. I've missed 2 or 3 weeks of church because of work. I am off tomorrow night as of right now. I told mom that if they need me Sunday or Tuesday I'm going in because I had to call off on Wednesday. I'm kinda hoping that they don't... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:37:58 EST Taking Turns <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Staying home with Elijah again today. He's definitely going back to school tomorrow. He's back to his old self. No fever. He was awake by 7:15. He's talkative and active. We have a DVR and I have 4 shows recorded already. Elijah and I made a deal yesterday that he would watch one of his shows and then I'll watch one of mine and then he'll watch his and I'll watch mine. Doing this until I've watched all of my shows... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:47:55 EST First Call Off <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So today was my first call off. Had to take Elijah to the emergency room this morning and spent over 2 hours there. He had a fever last night. Mom suggested I call off last night but Elijah was feeling better. He's still warm. I made him some chicken noodle soup and he ate half of it. He looks so tired. He's got dark circles under his eyes. We are keeping him home from school tomorrow as well. I ate some pork chops... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:53:49 EST DVR <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last year we got rid of the DVR because I wasn't working and mom couldn't afford to keep paying the bill. Now that I am working we are able to get the DVR and cable again. Little did we know that when we picked up the box it wasn't a DVR it was just a regular HD cable box. So I had to make a few calls to find that out. So after mom gets home from work we are going to pick up the DVR box and return the box that we ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:31:33 EST Moved Out <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My sister moved out this morning and is on her way back to PA. She left about 8 this morning and is driving until about 6 or 7 or some time like that and is going to stop at a hotel for the night. I am probably a little more excited about her moving out than what I should be. I'll still miss her but there will be one less set of rules for Elijah and one less person to yell at him. Plus the cat went with my sister.... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:24:38 EST I Won! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I played the Mega Millions last night in hopes to win the jack pot. I didn't win the jack pot last night but I did get one number plus the MB and I won $2. I played at the gas station next to where I work. I've decided to not play at the gas station that is by the complex simply because I rarely, if ever, get a number let alone close to a number. The $2 I won is $1 more than what I spent on the ticket. YAY for me! ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:44:42 EST Soreness <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I started doing one of the kettle bell workouts on Sunday before bed. There's 6 rounds broken up into 3 levels. Beginner level is rounds 1, 2 and 3. Intermediate level is rounds 4, 5 and 6. Advanced level is all 6 rounds. I've been doing the beginner and intermediate levels. Alternating days to work up to the advanced level or the heavier kettle bell. What ever happens first. I've taken out the planks simply because... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:07:27 EST Silence <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The quote is used all the time at Elijah's school. Elijah has a difficult time being quiet. I've told him several times to be quiet and to stop talking. He's so much like my one friend. We swear he's hers. My theory is she drugged me and put her eggs inside of me and then I got pregnant. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I put on LPB 2 and told Elijah to sit down and be quiet and watch the show. So far he's ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:29:23 EST Hard work and Patience <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hard work and patience pays off. I got my new computer on Tuesday after mom got home from work and I've been off since Tuesday night and have been able to play with it and get it set up. It's new and it's different and I've been finding myself slightly frustrated with it because I'm not used to it yet. Some of the things come up and I don't want them to come up. The start up is different. There are apps on it. It'... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 15:00:46 EST Team Invitation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The team invitations were sent out this morning for the 2015 winter 8% challenge and I accepted! I am on the Spirited Underdogs team and totally excited about it. The challenge starts on Saturday! Totally excited to be starting! On our shopping trip on Friday I got 10 and 15 pound kettle bells at Sears and a set of 5 pound dumbbells and protein powder at Walmart. The kettle bells were on sale! That's the only reaso... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:50:33 EST Shopping Trip <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This morning started later but earlier than expected. I set my alarm for 5 and 5:30 and didn't hear either one of them and then a little after 6 Elijah comes into my room because he "accidentally had an accident in his pants" and those are his words. Today we are going to go shopping. I've been making a list of what to get. One of the things I'm getting is some bigger pants for Elijah. He has like 2 pairs of comfy... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:08:52 EST Happy New Years! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just stole that from a friends blog. Hope Pixie doesn't mind but it's a good one. I'm not really making any new years resolutions simply because in the past I haven't kept them. I do have goals that I'll be working towards. Some of them easy and won't take much time to do and others will take longer. A quick and easy goal to meet will be to get under 200 pounds this year. As of my last weigh in I was 205 so I cou... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:47:22 EST Shopping <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For Christmas my biological father sent us, as a family, a gift card to Olive Garden. We got it a few days before Christmas and waited until yesterday to use it since all 4 of us were off and home. While we were out we went shopping. I was able to get some of the things we wanted and needed. I needed razor blades and shaving cream which I got at Sam's Club and I got AAA and AA batteries. All of which were supposed to... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:32:32 EST Merry Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Elijah got up at his usual time before 7am this morning and was really excited to see that Santa came to visit him last night and that his elf Angel went home to the North Pole. I am really appreciative of everything Elijah's Sunday school teacher does for him beyond Sunday morning. Her and her family bought Elijah some things to give to him for Christmas and wrapped everything but the candy canes. We couldn't get ... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:15:38 EST