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Weekend Recap

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Another hump day has arrived. I was busy having a really fun weekend to bother with another post. Last Thursday night I went to the Bruno Mars concert and it was a BLAST!!! Bruno Mars is an outstanding performer!! If you ever get a chance to see him, I highly suggest you do! When I woke up on Thursday my sciatic nerve was pinched and was killing me! I did manage some yoga and then it felt fine. But after getting into the high heels that I bought that afternoon for the concert, I managed to move a certain way and it started hurting again. Imagine that! But they were fabulous heels and I sure did look good!! (pics below)

The plan was for Goofy to come up from Katy with the car that I would be driving and he stayed here and watched the dogs while I left for the weekend. Speed had talked to him the night before and told him to call him when he got there because he needed some things. Did Goofy remember that? Do you thing he did it? No….he called Speed after I left. “What’s uuuup?”, like the complete stoner he is. “Ok, this is what I need…”, “Ah man she already left”…. UGH!!! Speed needed some parts to fix the taffy machine, and he wanted me to get a nice shirt for him to wear for dinner on Friday night with the family for his son’s, Speed Jr. AKA Junior, Birthday. I told him that he should have told me to call him.

I moved on to Galveston Friday afternoon and met up with Speed and Boss Lady for lunch at Salsa’s. After having to go and get Speed a new polo we managed to get ready for dinner at Gaido’s and it was OK. It’s not as fabulous as it used to be with finger bowls at the end of dinner, and the server using that little thingy that gets the crumbs off the table…a crumber? The main thing was to be with family, and that was the fun part!

On Saturday the only main thing on the agenda was to go to the beach, which we managed to do from 2-4, without getting a sunburn AND my friend Dory came to hang out. That NEVER happens, especially a place where a swimsuit it recommended! After the wonderful beach we got ready, picked Junior and took him out to dinner. We then met up with some of his friends and mine, then Speed met us when he was done closing the Candy Factory.

Speed’s family started a candy factory in Galveston back in the 70’s, he bought it from his father in the 90’s, but his father and son run the place. Well, Saturday morning came and both managers quit (they were married, but not when we hired them at different times). Did that leave them in a bind? Sure….but we soon found out, and we had a suspicion, that he wasn’t doing a damn thing but pissing everybody off! Three people came back and asked for their jobs. We heard rumors that they were telling people they owned the place! He couldn’t get along with our “candy man” who is our oldest employee! It’s more like “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!”

But this has put our world in a bit of an upheaval! Speed really needs to finish out the summer there. The day they quit was the second best Saturday of the summer. With Labor Day weekend coming up then there is no doubt that another big day will be happening again, makes you wonder what we could’ve been making all summer! He left today and Goofy is still here, he will leave tomorrow I think and bring down some stuff to Speed in Galveston, and work on a few things. Then after the weekend he will show up here on Tuesday and then I’ll take Coco and Dizzy down to Galveston with me, while Goofy will take care of Annie and Bacon here. We’ll spend the Labor Day weekend there and both of us will come home afterwards. We’ll have to go back and forth for some months, and I really don’t know what to expect, but at least I’ll be going back to Galveston where my family and friends are. However going there, I spend money, which I would like to NOT do, since I’m trying to save and pay my Dad for the Disney trip in February.

The really cool thing that has developed from the weekend is, I might have a job!! I’ve been wanting to get the Candy Factory on social media sites for a while! I’ll be able to do that and get paid for it!! Also, Boss Lady was talking to the lady that owns the shop where she has here trunk shows at and she needs someone to get her store on social media too! So hopefully I can make some money doing this! Plus it’s super easy for me to do, and I can do it anywhere!

In the meantime I’m trying to deal with my sciatic nerve and the horrible pain associated with it!! The only thing that sucks the most is sitting makes it worse and that’s what I have to do in order to bling out the bikinis for Boss Lady! I really need to work on my core strength, which might be the problem. I also want to go to the chiropractor, which is a bit of a drive, so the best thing to do is to go on the way to Galveston. However that’s next week and the dogs will be with me, but I guess I’ll figure out a way to manage.

Enjoy the pics and the photobomber below!

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Hump Dayyyyy

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I’m surprised I didn’t see that commercial with all the TV watching I did today! Don’t worry that’s not all I did, though I have done it on the past. Many, many times…

Today my goal was to finish glueing the stones on the blue metallic bikini. Which I get to do from a TV tray sitting on my IKEA chair blinging away. The way I see it, I’m at least making money while sitting on my ass watching TV. AND I can Viggle too! It’s a win-win!! Unfortunately I found out way later (like when I had a two inch spot left on the butt) that I put the wrong color of blue on the damn bikini. I’ve only made this mistake once, and I made sure to have all the bikinis with the right stones since then. When Boss Lady and I figured it out she thinks that maybe she switched them by accident when she was hungover while I was visiting her in Dallas. I completely agree! I posted a picture of Dizzy “helping” me bling. I’m planning on leaving tomorrow for a big weekend and I needed it done so I can give it to Boss Lady. She’ll be coming down to bring her new swimsuit line to a trunk show close to Galveston, so GIRLS WEEKEND!!! WHOOP! However Speed is already there working, but I’m sure we can party around him 😉 Our main plans are to drink and go to the beach and go to a few clubs! But before I get to any of that excitement I get to go to Bruno Mars tomorrow night!!! The friend that lost his husband in May (I mentioned this yesterday) bought two tickets, and then his sister bought a solo ticket. So the sister moved up and will be sitting with her brother and I’ll get her solo seat. They failed to mention this until after I accepted, but I totally don’t care. I just need to remember to not get too drunk and start acting like a fool in front of people I don’t know. However I tend to use that as an excuse to get drunk since I won’t be seeing them ever again. So we’ll see! 😉 I can’t wait to see them both and hang out with them! I don’t think we’ve really gotten to do that in at least five years!

I didn’t work out this morning. I didn’t have a good nights’ sleep and at one point Dizzy put his paws up on the bed, which is what he does to wake me up, but it was NOT the time to do so. So when he did at again in the morning and I finally got my ass out of bed and shuffled into the living room, I find that it’s 6:10am! WTF?! So after letting them out to pee I sat down and started my day with a bit of VH1 until Good Morning America started at 7. I told myself I’d lift weights later, but I didn’t. I spent the whole day sitting on my ass in my pajamas cleaning. When I finally got the bikini done, I did ten quick “girly” push-ups and then showered at around 7 at night. I’m hoping to get some good sleep, and have a quick jog in the morning. Goofy will be arriving before noon to stay here and watch the dogs and take care of the horses while we’re gone. When we’re gone we worry about the girls ganging up on Dizzy. There have been times when all three were in the house and we heard Dizzy howling and Speed ran inside and found him in the cornered by them in the dining room. So we asked Goofy to take Dizzy down to the motorhome and stay with him during the night. The great thing is Dizzy wakes him up early too! Gotta love my babies!

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It’s been too long…

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Well, I haven’t bothered to write a blog since April! Plenty has happened since then. I’ll try to give you a quick recap. First weekend of May I got bitten by Bacon. I don’t know if I had mentioned it before, but we found out that the dog that came to us that we named Busy, is really named Bacon. I talked to the owner, he mentioned that he would be taking him with him when the lease is up and moves. However it’s been so long since that discussion that I think he left him. I haven’t seen his truck in a while. So it looks like for now he’s ours!
A dear friend passed away in May, very unexpectedly. That was definitely a sad time to go through. In July our neighbor across the street passed away too. It makes me sad thinking about either one of them so I’m not going to discuss this too much. I just want to say that they were both great men and the world has lost two really good loving people.
After going to the Houston race in April I started working for my friend, she has really pretty rhinestoned bikinis that women buy for competition and she pays me per bikini to individually glue the stones on them. I was thinking that even though it isn’t an ideal job, it gets money in my pocket while I can sit at home and figure out what in the hell I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. And so far that’s fine by me. I opened up a savings account and decided to put $10 per bikini in it so I can have a little something. I don’t know exactly what I’m gonna do with it, but if I had started at the beginning then I would have over a thousand dollars now. That would be a nice chunk of change!
I also have decided to run in the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February 2014. I’m going with my niece who will be 21 a few weeks before the event, and we’re excited! We’ll be meeting another friend of mine there too, she did it earlier this year and got me excited! That’s another thing that I’m saving for. My dad has graciously offered to put it on his credit card while I save the money to pay him back. I’m hoping my niece can save a little too so we can pay for the whole trip!
That’s all I can remember right now, besides a fun weekend with some of my girls in Dallas, and then another fun weekend for my friend’s daughter’s Birthday party at Lake Conroe.

On a side note, I think that I need to do something different in my life. I need to change some things. I can’t continue to live day-by-day with no goals, physically, mentally, spiritually. I feel like a lush half of the time. Pretty much a bunch of my habits are unhealthy. The only thing I’ve been doing right is walk/jog in the morning while it’s cool, which I enjoy because I take the dogs with me. There are a bunch of things I’d like to do. I think “I need to do this, or that” and then I think “nah, that’s too much work” and have a glass of wine! But I have projects that I want to do and finish and I can’t find the motivation to do ANYTHING! So if you have some wonderful idea on how to prioritize my life that would be great! Or even better if you’re a life coach and don’t want payment for it, I’m coachable! I pretty much need something I can do to help myself because I have no money to pay for someone to help me!

I’m going to try and make my blog posts smaller and try to do it more frequently…we’ll see how that goes…probably like my other healthy ideas…out the window! LOL!