Thursday, August 13, 2015

Still hobbling along

I was looking back over some old posts and I saw the one Hobbelong Cassidy.  A very short update on that.  I am still hobbling along.  I have seen an Orthopedist and have been informed I have mild arthritis in that knee.  It was really riled up when I went in so she gave me a shot in the knee to clear up the inflammation.  It seems to have worked and as long as I keep on top of things with ibuprofen and Osteo-Bi-Flex and some turmeric I seem to not have too much problem.

And on that course I need to get up from this computer and get moving before I seize up like a rusty engine.

Summer Vacation is Almost Over Again

Well it is now mid August 2015.  School starts on the 24th.  Ryan will be starting his sophomore year of high school and Sammy is moving on from elementary school to the 6th grade center,  a whole new world for him.

This summer Ryan had to take summer school since he failed English class.  Looks like he passed as freshman English wasn't on his schedule.  He has spent the summer playing xbox and avoiding the rest of the family as much as he can by staying up late and sleeping in until noon or later.

Sammy and I went to Galveston for a couple of days this summer.  It was to make up for him not going on the class trip to San Antonio and Austin.  He has trouble dealing with crowds and hectic schedules so that trip would have been total sensory overload for him.  I am pretty sure I feel worse about him not going with the class than he does. 

He and I had a good time in Galveston.  We stayed at a little motel on the industrial (Harborside) side of town.  It was nothing fancy but it sure did smell fantastic.  We saw Moody Gardens Aquarium,  the Offshore Oil Rig museum, took a harbor site seeing and dolphin watch tour, rode the Bolivar Ferry boats and saw Bolivar lighthouse,  swam at Galveston Island State park twice, ate a marvelous dinner at Fisherman's Wharf, and watched the sunrise over the ocean out on the east end of the island.  On the way home we squeezed in a last minute trip to see the new Mammoth Site National Monument in Waco.  It is an paleontological dig outside of Waco.  There was a landslide that overtook a herd of mammoths and other animals thousands of years ago leaving behind some impressive fossilized remains.  Sammy got a stuffed mammoth at the gift shop.

Today is Davy day so we will be going out to pick up Davy and take him to lunch.  Sounds like today will be CiCi's Pizza.

About a week ago Jeff brought home a new kitten.  She is solid black and a feisty handfull, and not much bigger than a handfull.  We have named her Elise but, we mostly call her Leesy Kitty.

I have managed to lose some weight this year but it is slow going.  I have a hard time resisting the urge to eat out of boredom or for the pleasure of tasting things. I haven't been going to the gym like I should.  I may put out a search for a gym partner to meet with there.  Maybe I would enjoy it more and feel more motivated if I had a friend to go with.  Even someplace as chill as Planet Fitness can seem intimidating when I'm by my lonesome.

I am also dealing with some conflicting emotions lately.  I am missing hanging out with friends of mine while at the same time not wanting to socialize with anyone.  It makes absolutely no sense to me how I can feel both of those things at the same time.

To anyone that might be reading this, I apologize for it being so disjointed and it's staccato reading.  I haven't been writing much at all lately.  Facebook has been a killer on writing.  I have even gotten to the point of replying to posts with emojis and memes instead of words.  This is me trying to get back on the horse.  We'll see what happens.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Makeup Redux

Well I decided to play with the makeup again after watching a few contouring tutorials.  It worked out a little better this time.

After looking at the photos I can tell i need to go back and blend a couple of spots better but it is definitely better than last time.  I may actually get the hang of this yet.... it only too me two  I am also thinking I need to rethink my choice of eye shadow color.

I also tried out one of those bun making tools.  Seems to be working.  It will take some practice to get it done well, especially with hair the length of mine.

Nice to have my hair up off of my neck anyway.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jeepers Creepers!

Today I was puttering around at the computer and I saw that Davy had left his camera out.  I uploaded his photos for him (he doesn't know how) and thought it would be fun to take a selfie.  Just goofin around.  My first reaction was Yikes!  I look like dookie.    (Also please ignore the stuff in the background.  This is upstairs in our "attic" area.)

So I decided that I needed to put on some makeup.

It got worse.....

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Properly horrified, I ran down stairs and washed that crap off, and tried just some mascara, eye liner, and a nude colored lip pencil.

The first thing I learned is that I need to REMEMBER to smile....I literally forget when I am taking the picture because I am trying to remember how to work the camera.

Second lesson learned....

 Take photo from slightly above to lessen the visibility of the double chin.

I also think I like the pictures with the glasses more than the ones without.

Lastly what the hell is up with the hair.  In the above ones I have it tied back with a scrunchie and there is all this wispy, wiry shit flying off everywhere.  The hair needs help.  I am thinking it may need professional help at this point.

I especially like this shot.  I look like I have a rooster comb  :\

I tried letting it down.  Believe it or not these are after bending over forward and fluffing up my hair.  Other than the wispy shit there is no volume whatsoever.

I not sure what to do with the hair.  I have grown it out so long that it reaches my backside now.  Cutting it seems scary but, something has to happen.

This fall Sammy starts 6th grade and will be able to ride the bus to and from school.  (Can't do it now because he goes to a campus that is out of our geographical "pyramid".)  With both boys having bus service I can start looking for work.  I am coming to realize that I should probably not look like crap if I want to find a decent office job.  Not looking like crap is easier said than done I am discovering.

Friday, April 10, 2015

♪♫♪♫Just Keep Swimming, Swimming Swimming♪♫♪♫

Well, I am back on the diet and exercise wagon.  Had a decent loss of about 3 pounds last week.  This week I kept up with keeping my calories in target range, went to the gym and gave it my best effort, and gained 1.6 pounds back.

The frustration is palpable in the air around me right now.  Why!  No this isn't a plateau... one doesn't plateau after only two weeks of dieting.  I am pretty sure three sets of eight reps of any of what I did at the gym is not going to put a pound of muscle on me.  I am so effing P.O.'ed at my body right now!

All I can do is keep going.  I must, in the immortal words of Dory the Blue Tang fish from "Finding Nemo", keep on swimming, swimming, swimming.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Two Are Now One

I found the way to join the two blogs into one, after I went to the trouble of copying ALL of both blogs into a third one.   I will be doing a little clean up on this blog now.  Weeding out some posts and such. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 14, 2015

Nothing from my husband for Valentines day for the second year in a row.