The Good, the Bad, and the Rest

OMG !! There is so much to tell you.

So lets start with the Bad Stuff…

**I have been so busy lately I haven’t made the time to blog. So sorry for that.  But now’s my chance to catch up (mustard).
**I haven’t made a whole lot of time for much other than work.
**My good friend Sass-a-Frass lost her father-in-law and my heart goes out to her and her family. It’s never easy to lose a loved one and I know it’s been hard on her husband watching his father battle his illness.
**Just at my regular job, not counting my pt job, I worked 98.75 hrs over the last two weeks.
**I haven’t gotten all my shopping done for my swap partner. I have to get on the ball with this, gotta have it wrapped and mailed by Saturday.
**I didn’t go into work at my pt job and I didn’t call in or answer the phone when my boss called me or return his phone calls when he left a message.  This is not like me at all.  I just really don’t know what to say to him. I have mixed feelings about quitting and was kinda hopping he would just fire me, but then again I have never been fired from a job either.  He hasn’t fired me either.  He still calls and asks if I’m coming back or not.  I would have already fired my ass.

Now on to some Good stuff…

**I have been working on my mini-trees and have come up with some creative ideas and have only gotten better with each tree.
**I took off the weekend to spend some time with my sweetie, to sleep in and to get my hair done.
**I died my hair darker for the fall/winter season and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it !!!!
**I worked 98.75 hours in 2 weeks which means 18.75 hrs of overtime – OMG can’t wait until tomorrow for pay day !!!
**My sister, bro-in-law and mom came through town on Friday and I got to have lunch with them, it was great to visit, but it went by way to fast.
**My mom is spending the week with us and I took off Tues and Wed for a road trip with mom to Oklahoma.
**Today I have some down-time to catch-up (mustard) on my blogging and emails.
**The weather here in OK is gorgeous today. I took a couple of pictures of the beautiful scenery around us.  I love the trees and the fall colors all around.
**I am loving the time with my mom chatting and laughing and giving her a hard time.
**I got assigned my 12 Days of Christmas Swop partner and found out who my “Santa” was as well.  My “Santa” will be Cheryl and I will be “Santa” for Janet.
**I am super excited to shop for Janet and trying to come up with some creative gift ideas.  I want to find things that she may not be able to get in Austrailia or Zurich.
**I am SUPER ELATED OVER THE MOON EXCITED that when seeing my dr today I found out that I have lost another 3 lbs since 11/04. Yeah in 10 days I have lost 3 lbs… WHOOP WHOOP !!! I was so excited that when the nurse called me back and started to take my blood pressure I told her it might come up high and she asked why, I told her I was excited to see I had just lost another 3 lbs.  YEP it was up 175/85.  Well when the dr came in she said it was high and I told her what I had told the nurse. She said she would check again before I left.  Stay tuned for the REST of the story…
**I was pleased to find out that my A1C dropped from 8.3 down to 7.2 WHOOO HOOO !!! I need to now get it 2 point more lower and then I will be in the good 🙂
**I met with the director at the YMCA and I will be set up with my trainer this week and start my water aerobics classes… EXCITED !!! I hope this trainer doesn’t kill me.

Now the REST of the story…

**So for my Christmas swop we are just suppose to open one present a day and then blog about the process in some way.  I of course like to do things a little differnet and be original so I think I might take pictures of the item before I wrap it…. but up close, really close, like where you can’t make out what it is, but gives a clue maybe and then ask Janet to look at the pics before opening the items and see if she can guess any of the presents.  See if she can blog about her guesses and then she can open them daily and see if she gets any right.  I just think that might add some fun and mystery and excitement to it.
**My dr was really pleased with all the changes I have made with my diet and how I am trying to better things and move forward. She also took my bp again before I left and it was 110/74… she laughed and said I guess you really were excited 🙂  YEPPERS 🙂

Well that’s really all I have time for today, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  Happy Hump Day. Blessings to all.

That’s All Folks !!
~McQty~

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Giving Thanks – Day 2

Happy November 2nd fellow bloggers/readers.

I have some great things to be thankful for today and so I am here to share with you.

**I am thankful that I made an appt (and I’m keeping it) with the Director at the YMCA to meet with a trainer and get started on the right foot when it comes to exercise.
**I’m thankful that I took a chance – I recently emailed the Director of said YMCA to ask if they offered discounted rates for people that had a medical necessity for exercise.  She said not really, that they have a std fee based usually, but they could see if I qualified for assistance.  I explained to her about my Diabetes and all that goes along with that diagnosis, all the meds I am on and how much those cost me and she got back to me and got me a discounted rate !!! WHOO HOOO – never know till you ask.
**I’m thankful that my blood sugars are as good as they are as of late and I am thankful for sticking to taking my meds as I should which helps with all of that. (GO FIGURE)
**I’m thankful that I took of tomorrow from the PT job so that I can get some things done and go to this appt.
**I’m thankful for my amazing friends and family.  They truly mean the world to me.

That’s it for today – I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend.
~McQty~

Where’s the time go?

Where the heck did October go? 2012 is almost over.  Where does the time go?  This past weekend we made a quick trip back home to see my family and watch my youngest nephew play in his last soccer game of the season.  I miss the days when I got to go and watch the kids in their sporting events.  Working 2 jobs just does not allow me that luxury anymore.  I took Saturday off from the pt job and we headed out Friday night after work.  I made sure my sister didn’t say anything to Frankie cause I wanted him to be surprised.  I love how excited he gets when I come home to visit. He is such an awesome kid.  Well we made it to town just after 9pm and I told my sister we needed to grab some dinner b/c we didn’t stop to eat on the way, so we decided to all meet up at Taco Casa. I love their nachos !! So we got there before my sister arrived and she and I were texting each other back and forth the whole way to the place.  The texts were sooo funny.  Here are some of the texts… (I can be a dork when I get excited and I was definitely excited) We cut it close because we had to go by my mom’s to drop off my dogs so they were not in the car while we ate.  My sister had picked my mom up some food and was in route to her house… So we dropped off the dogs and left asap.

SISTER: Getting moms food now and going to take it to her. 
ME: We have to drop the dogs off there. We are dropping them off now then leaving for TC.
ME: Leaving for TC now.
SISTER: I’m heading to moms
ME: We left there, don’t let Frankie go in cause he will see our dogs.  Be sure to park far enough back in the driveway that he can’t see into the house.
SISTER:I’ll meet you at TC in a minute. 
ME: Hurry I am hungry
SISTER: I’m trying. 
ME: Tell me when you do the drop off at mom’s.  This Chicken has flown the coop. 
ME: The blue bird is near it’s destination (my car is blue)
SISTER: I just did the drop off, now turning onto highway.
ME: The blue bird has landed and is waiting for you at the TC. 
ME: The blue bird will land on the other side of beaner joint so he doesn’t see us.
SISTER: K
ME: We have landed.
ME: We are waiting on the silver bullet with the little Indian boy to arrive (my sister’s van is silver and we are native american)
SISTER: I’m in the red wagon. Just passed the truck stop. (she had my moms vehicle)
ME: OHHH blue bird is waiting on Red Robin.
SISTER: @ the Walmart stop sign.
ME: Red Robin has a broken wing, it’s moving slow.
SISTER: @ 4 way stop.
ME: I’m about to fry up that bird and eat it. 
SISTER: Pullin in.

So we waited for them to enter the building and then we went around and entered behind them. We stood there for a good minute before Frankie finally turned around and saw me and the look on his little face was priceless.  I love that face !!  He was so excited and I was so happy to surprise him.  First thing he said was you can go to my game tomorrow… I said that’s the reason I am here.

The next morning we were up bright and early, bundled up (it’s COLD in Tx) and headed to the field.  They won their game 4-1 and ended up coming in 2nd place.  His team also won the sportsmanship award and his coach got coach of the year.  I was so proud.

I have to tell you, I laughed so hard during his game, I literally had tears.  After half time, Frankie was running out onto the field in his green shirt and socks.  His dad who is usually really quiet and reserved and also embarrasses easily yelled out – GO GREEN GO !!!  I heard (GO GRINGO) I turned to him and said who the heck are you calling a GRINGO ??  He said what? I said, you said GO GREEN GO (GO GRINGO) and we all busted out laughing.  It was so funny.  Then I said the funny thing is, a mexican is calling another mexican a GRINGO.  I could not stop laughing.  Just as I had regained my composure and dried my eyes, another parent down the way yells GO GREEN GO (GO GRINGO) and I lost it all over again.  The little things that amuse me… sooo funny.  We then did some grilling and had a cake for my mom’s birthday since I won’t be able to be there on the 7th when her real day comes around.  She was surprised as well cause she had no idea.  The time went way to fast and we were back on the road to home to get ready for work on Sunday.

I hope you all had a great weekend and found something to make you smile.  My sister’s kids (my babies) definitely make me smile.

Happy Monday All !!
~McQty~

 

What’s happenin?

Been a busy week so far. Sunday, Chris and I drove back to my home town for a quick visit with my family and to pick up the truck we bought. When my sister found out I was coming, the first thing she asked was could I cook when I got there. Her daughter was begging for some Chicken & dumplins… so I told her to boil the chickens and I would fix it when I got there.  It turned out amazing as usual and most everyone went back for 2nds.

One of my sister’s in-laws is having a baby and she asked me if I could make a diaper cake for her to take to the shower.  She knows I’m more of the crafty one, so I thought I would give it a shot.  It turned out quite cute.  I didn’t have long to work on it and was only working with what she had so I was a little limited, but it still was cute.  Here’s a photo of it.

 

 

Monday I took off so I could spend some time with the fam before Chris and I had to come back home.  I got to meet my oldest nephew for lunch, I can’t believe how much he has grown and matured.  He is a jr now and is just growing up to fast for my liking 🙂 But I am super proud of the young man he has become.  I then picked up my youngest nephew from school and got to hear about his day and how things are going in school and with his friends.  He’s 10 and has a heart the size of Tx.  He is so thoughtful and considerate of other people, just a great kid.  Later my niece called me to come and pick her up from the high school after practice.  She is the trainer for the volleyball and basketball teams.  She’s a soph and she’s growing up too fast also.  She and I did some talking over the time I was there and she told me about a boy she was crushing on who graduated last year… OH MY.  I saw some of the texts they were sending and he seems to be a sweet guy… so far.  He asked her on a date and to homecoming, but she said she was already planning to go with a girlfriend of hers.  She also told me she doesn’t like going out with guys and being alone with them, it makes her uncomfortable. (Good answer!!) She would rather friends or other people be around.  I told her she should just let him know she was going to be at the bonfire this week and he should make an appearance and say hello.  I just want her to be careful whatever she decides.  These are all the things I miss out on being away from home.  I miss my mom and gpa and sister and friends, but I miss my sister’s kiddos the most.   So overall it was a GREAT visit, but as always too short.

So Monday night after Chris and I got back home, I logged onto my Facebook account and saw the friend request icon lit up, when I clicked to find out who had friend requested me, it was my ex-husband.  I gasped.  Chris who was on the couch beside me said WHAT, I said oh my gosh, that’s so weird.  I told him my ex-husband friend requested me. He said okay – sooo?  I said that’s weird, I haven’t seen or spoken to him in about 5 years.  Chris wasn’t worried about it, but I thought it was so strange.  I had hooked his brother up with one of my friends back in the day and after we divorced she told me that my ex (Tommy) had gotten another DWI and was suppose to go to jail.  Well  I haven’t talked to Susan in a couple of years so I never knew what happened.  I ended up looking up the local county and his name and found out that he had been sentenced to prison.  So I didn’t accept him, I just sent a message and say hello stranger, how’s life treating you.  He later responded and said I wouldn’t believe it if he told me, so I of course inquired as if I didn’t know already and he said he had gotten another DWI and went to jail for 4 years.  He said he just got back on Monday and was living at his parents.  I have to admit it made me feel good that the day he got back he went looking me up.  I knew I was hard to forget 😛  HAHA

So we exchanged a few emails back and forth yesterday. A friend at work asked me if I still had feelings. I told her that I didn’t think so, but had to admit I would like him to know how much my life has improved and how well I am doing now and what he has missed out on.  I still have the dog we got together when we were married and so we talked about him some.  He mentioned the woman he was with before he went to jail, bailed on him after a year in and so they were done. He said she wanted to get back together and he said that he told her he couldn’t trust her to ever be in a relationship with her again.  Well I hadn’t mentioned anything about Chris at this point and he said he would like to give me a call on Sun night if that was okay.  Today I emailed him about Chris and my life with Chris, he hasn’t responded since I sent that email this morning.  So I’m not sure if he is wanting to be friends or what.  It’s kinda surreal.  I didn’t think I felt anything, but I have to admit, I have checked my email a dozen times or so since sending my last email to see if he has responded.  I feel anxious, I want to read his reply already.  I would never leave Chris for Tommy.  Chris is my now and my future and Tommy lost out on his opportunity years ago.  But yes, I loved Tommy dearly. I waited for him and was sure of everything when we married.  I just wasn’t prepared for him to turn into a different person after the I Do’s.  Not a horrible person, just a person I didn’t know.  Anyway…

Chris is out of school this week before the next qtr starts up next week and it just so happens a friend of mine had extra tickets to the Ranger’s game today at 1 pm.  Chris is a fan borderline obsessed fan.  He loves his sports.  So I got in contact with my friend who said she would meet Chris at 3rd base before the game.  So of course he has to send me a picture of the great seat he is in and tell me he wishes I was there.

I’m so jealous.  I’m stuck here at work, working hard as you can tell 🙂 haha No really I am… just taking a quick break to breathe.  Well I’m gonna close for now, gotta check my email again 🙂 haha

What’s a girl to do?

~McQty~

 

It’s not Thanksgiving…

It’s not November, it’s not Thanksgiving, but it definitely is a time to be thankful. 

I read a fellow bloggers post, Survivingmiddleage, where she talks about her favorite day.  She made several good points in her post and it got me thinking (yep, I do it on occasion).  I think every new day given to us is something to be thankful for.  I thought I might make a list of things I am thankful for today. 

  • Thankful for supportive family and friends
  • Thankful for my wonderful boyfriend that loves me unconditionally, even though he drives me nuts at times.
  • Thankful for my job
  • Thankful for the drive I have to better my health
  • Thankful it’s Thursday and I get to see my dear friend Sass-a-frass (it’s been too long since I have visited with her)
  • Thankful it’s the day my nephew’s gift arrives for him today.  He will be so surprised, can’t wait to see the pictures.
  • Thankful for the awesome people in the world, the guy named SAM that found my dog when she went missing for more than 5 hours on Monday. 
  • Thankful for the rain that is about to hit.
  • Thankful for the awesome music on the radio right now and the co-workers that don’t mind my singing along. 
  • Thankful for the amazing technology we have today. The ability to blog my thoughts and feelings and to share in the lives of fellow bloggers. What an amazing, therapeutic outlet. 

I have so many things to be thankful for, it’s good to stop and think about those things. I hope everyone takes the time to think about all they have to be thankful for, too. 

Happy Thursday !!
~McQty~

 

My heart is heavy

I have a very dear friend that I went to school with in grade school and we reconnected a couple of years ago, thanks to Facebook. (Shout Out)

Let’s call my dear friend, Sass-a-frass.  I love this girl.  She is such an awesome woman.  She has the best sense of humor and she can make you pee from laughter just listening to her tell a story.  She’s so animated and so witty and she could easily be a comedian if she decided on a career change.  She’s a amazing wife and a mother and a type of woman that if she’s your friend, she’s your friend for life.  She’s sassy, and sexy, we already talked about how funny she is, she’s loyal, she’s caring, she’s strong and so much more.  She has the sweetest kiddos.  Her handsome young man that is wiser than his years.  He’s such a gentleman and just a pleasure to talk to.  She was a single mom with him for the most part and didn’t treat him like a baby and he is so bright because of it all.  She has a 1 yr old beautiful baby girl that will melt anyones heart.  She’s so foo foo and girlie, and I know she’s gonna grow up to be fiesty like her momma.  

Well I got some great news from Sass-a-Frass (SAF) last week, first we were nervous and she said she was late, her little one just turned one and SAF and her hubby were already busy with plans for finding a house and moving to a better location and all that goes along with that, so it wasn’t something that was timely.  I told her I would pray for the Period Fairy to visit her and soon…. well the next day I get a picture from SAF and it’s a pee stick with 2 blue lines… IT”S A BOY she says.  I was like WHAT? how do you know that.  She just had a feeling, she dreamed about a boy.  Well the excitement exploded.  SAF and her hubby tried for baby for 1o years with no luck and then the  little munchkin came along last year.  She is a delight and a blessing and this new baby (boy or girl) was going to be just as much a blessing.  Her husband was excited and so was I… I was already thinking of plans for a baby shower.  I did the last one for her so I have to out do that !! Plus I love shopping for babies and SAF is a cute preggo.  She a rail with a bump, she doesn’t know how to get fat.  One of the biggest excitements was she was gonna have some big boobs again being preggo.  You know it’s the little things that excite us at times.  So I was tickeled for SAF – for her soon to be big boobs and baby bump.

Yesterday I get a text from SAF and she lets me know that they found a house and they were going to be moving in at the end of the month. OH JOY, I was so excited for them.  I know how much more I love my house vs. the apt lifestyle.  She’s going to have rooms for each of the munchkins and a fenced in back yard and she was going to be closer to her sister too, I think that’s a good thing, but not 100% on that one 😛  Things just seemed to be falling into place and I was happy for her and her wonderful little family.

This morning I get a text that SAF has been in the ER all morning and she has lost the baby.  I was in a meeting and gasped when I read the text.  I did all I could to not tear up in front of all my co-workers and bosses.  It broke my heart for her, her hubby and baby’s big brother and sister.  If anyone deserves babies is this woman. SAF is such an awesome mom and any kid would be lucky to have her as their mom.  I’m at my desk and it’s pretty deserted right now in the office so I don’t mind the tears now.  My heart goes out to her.  I hope she finds peace with this and continues to have more babies in the future.  I need babies to spoil and it’s more fun to spoil others kids, so I’m leaving the child bearing up to her.

I love you Sass-A-Frass and I am thankful for your friendship and sharing your sweet family and life with me.  I will see you soon.  I am always a hop, skip and a jump away… and I can cut one of those out if you need me sooner.

XOXOXO
~McQty~

Big kids weekend

I say it was a big kids weekend because I got to have some fun with my sister and her husband without her kids around.  I love and adore her 3 kids, but it was a lot of fun hanging out this weekend without the kids.  It’s my boyfriend, Chris’s birthday this Wednesday and who really gets to celebrate their birthday on a weekday?  So my sister and her husband came to town Saturday to spend the weekend with us.  The guys ran a couple of errands while us girls went and got our hair done, I have been needing to get my highlights done for some time now… so I was glad I finally got that done. I also got a trim up to, shortened the back a little and it came out really cute.   We met up with the guys in time to grab some yummy morsels at the Texas Roadhouse, one of my fav places to eat.  Love their fried pickles… YUMM.  We then sent the guys home as we girls hit up a couple of stores for some new outfits.  I actually gave up on the trying on clothes because it was 104-105 and it was to damn hot to be trying on clothes in a closed in dressing room with no air circulating.  Have I mentioned before how irritated I get when I’m hot… VERY IRRITATED… so shopping ended quickly.  I’m not a big fan of shopping anyway.  I know it’s nuts for a woman to say that, but I’m a get in – get what you need/want – and get the heck out as soon as possible.  Not to say I don’t like to spend money… I just do it quickly 🙂

Anyway, we made it home in time to change and head north to the Casino.  Chris has been begging to go to the Casino for awhile now.  I am not a big gambler, unless it’s a sure win for me, so I don’t fancy the casino much.  So he was all giddy when he found out we were going to the casino to celebrate for his birthday.   We had a good time at the casino, it was one my sister and her hubby hadn’t been to and I had only been once before on New Years Eve with Chris.  It was fun, we had a good time.  I went up and down (money-wise) but mostly down.  Chris is always luckier, or just better at it than I am… so he won back some of what I lost.  It was fun, so that’s what matters.  We made it back about 3 am… not to bad.   Chris had taken off on Sunday so it was nice to sleep in for a change, we NEVER do that between our combined 3 jobs and his full time school schedule and my volunteer work, we don’t know what sleeping in is like anymore.  So it was a treat not to have to wake up to an alarm.  So Sunday we didn’t do too much until later in the afternoon when we got ready for the Ranger’s game.  Rangers vs. White Sox 6 pm game… I did my best to prepare for the heat… but there really is no preparing for Tx summer heat… OMG  Chris had got a couple of small fans and one that sprayed a mist, some neck cooler things, I froze some water bottles and packed those and we headed to the game.    Our seats were good, but of course they were in the sun and very little breeze.  I can only describe it as cutlets basting in their own juices under a broiler.  OMG, I swear I have never sweated so much, if so I don’t remember when.  Men and boys nearby were taking off their shirts… not always a good thing to look at.  Others had fans, sandwich bags of ice sitting on their shoulders, towels soaked with water on their heads and around their necks… it was awful.   The game was fun, you got used to the melting after awhile and just dealt with it.  It became somewhat humorous after awhile.  People were just disgusting around us… we over heard one lady talking to her kids who wanted to go get some ice cream, she said she was not going anywhere cause it looked like she had peed her pants.  She finally snapped and said go get it yourself.  I couldn’t help but laugh.  We were all decked out in our Ranger attire, I had my Kinsler shirt on, my Ranger flip flops and even had my pedicure done in ranger colors, ranger logo and baseball stitching on my toes… so cute.  I also had my new Ranger’s cap on.  Well the cap worked great in keeping the sun outta my eyes… however a couple of hours into the game my sister said, “WHAT’S ON YOUR HAT” her face put me into a fright.  I took it off and my brand new WHITE cap had this burnt orange ring around the whole cap.  My highlights had sweated off onto my cap.  I was shocked… then my sister looked at me again and said there’s a ring around your hair where the dye is gone.  I became panicked.  I said WHAT, are you serious.  Tell me your lying… she was laughing and snorting so hard she could hardly confess that she was lying.  She then of course had to share the “joke” with her husband.  DAMN BITCH !!! Scared the hell outta me.  She got a good laugh outta that one.  I did to later when I confirmed she was lying.  It really is funny, but it wasn’t at that moment.  So now I am hoping to get my hat cleaned… who knows if that dye will come out now.  ANYWAY… the Ranger’s pulled out a win, only the 3rd game we have won against the White Sox this season… I know they were just waiting for me to be there to pull out a win 🙂  It was a fun time.  Always great to have time with my sister, even when she is giving me a hard time or driving me nuts.  So we went to dinner after the game and I tell you, we laughed until my side hurt.  My sister is a nut and she makes me laugh at the stupid things she says and does.  I don’t know how her husband puts up with her, but then again I don’t know how Chris puts up with me either. GOD LOVE THESE MEN !!  So after dinner as we head home, my sister asks me if I have any pads (sorry if your a man reading this, but it’s to funny not to share).  I said no and so she proceeds to get upset that I am not providing for my company in the way a host should.  This is hilarious to me.  She has already commented to me before how she could not believe that I would have Chris go to the store and buy women products for me… I said he’s a real man and comfortable enough to do those things for me.  Her husband just laughs…  So Chris then volunteers to drop us off at home and go pick some up.  I tell him what kind when he leaves.  Well he didn’t take his cell and when he gets home he said he couldn’t remember what to get so he got 2 kinds.  The thin ones and the thick ones.  I laughed and told him I hate the “boat” ones.  Then my sister comes out and asks if they are in the bathroom and he said there we in the living room in the sack.  I yell from the back room to make her wear a “boat” she deserves it !!!   I know it’s stupid but you gotta love a family that can laugh over the dumbest stuff.

Well my sister’s husband had an appt with the dr in Dallas this morning, the dr that performed hist liver surgery a few months back.  Joe, my sister’s hubby hasn’t been doing so good.  He has kidney disease and his dr back home told him a couple of weeks ago that he needs to plan for disability because his kidneys are failing.  Well my sister calls me about 20 mins after they got to the dr and says they are admitting him right away.  They are concerned over a few things and are afraid he might have a brain aneurysm. I could hear the worry in her voice.  I sent Chris back to their home (3 hours away) to pick up her kids and bring them here.  I love that Chris loves my family so much and will drop anything for them as he does me.  That means so much to me.  So now we wait.  My sister said this is not the way she wanted to end her weekend getaway and I agree.

So if your reading this, I thank you for sharing in my life and ask that if you believe or not, whatever it is or whomever it is you believe in, could you say a little prayer, or have some positive thoughts sent our way, we could use all we can get.

Peace, love, happiness and lots of laughs to all of you out there !!