I started off this month with such good intentions of blogging every week.
I published this....Starving in this First Week of April
And then I began this one, and well, as you see I took 3 weeks to do anything with it.
Pretty much my week in a series of Snapchats.
From one Guest insisting that we move ALL the furniture out of her room (and I was the only one there) to a tour group and all their baggage (which I volunteered for) I pulled a muscle in my neck/shoulder.
You wish you were here listening to me complain about it.
The most important thing going on is the Dallas Stars are in the playoffs!!
I know that no one cares but me.
Snapchat has been very entertaining.
You can now swap your face with pictures in your phone....
And then it got even weirder....
Rebecca is now a year older. We are refusing to admit that she is 27.
She wanted to eat at her favorite place in Shreveport, so I took off work and we loaded up the car.
Lily looks thrilled.
Guess where else we went.
And guess what we did.
Peed. In the bathroom. We were not assaulted once by a transgender, a gay, a straight, a man, a woman, a Furry, or even a Hillary Clinton supporter.
Please find something new to spew your self-righteous hate on.
Enjoy this picture of Lily and she "NEED. HAT".
I may or may not have entertained myself with this super charged hand dryer in TJ MAXX.
As per usual I was going to dig up a really old picture of Rebecca and comment on "just yesterday we were wee children and she has grown up so fast", but I decided to share my favorite picture of her instead.
Meh, I can't help it.
I believe I was 12 and she was 2.
I am STILL fighting with this trying to eat healthy malarkey.
That AWWWW moment, when your bosslady has been married 38 years and her husband surprises her with flowers.
I forgot to get the flowers.
Speaking of things at work, this man wanted to check in early, his room wasn't ready (BECAUSE IT WAS MOOOOORNING!!!!), so he commenced to laying out on the lobby sofa. Just grabbed his phone, kicked off his shoes, and called all his friends.
I guess when you're 75 you can do what you want.
And I may have found him a room real fast.
Went to visit Lily. Wearing clothes was a nuisance, but dancing vigorously to Bubble Guppies was the King of the World.
Another realization that I am getting older is my friend's kids are becoming teenagers.
This is how I felt pulling into work this morning.
I won't go into specifics, but a person close to me had something terrible happen to her family. I can't shake it. I have cried, and prayed, and nothing seems to be helping. My heart breaks for her and her family. When I got home from work, I was still just sitting here and weeping for her.
I did the only thing I know that makes me feel better.
When my Daddy was sick, and after he passed, this DVD got a lot of playtime.
Another step into becoming an adult.
For dinner I wanted ground turkey with taco seasoning.
I forgot to buy taco seasoning.
So....drum roll......I made my own.
I can make this sound really complicated and extraordinary, but it's just chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, sea salt, pepper, and paprika.
The meat is under all the cheese and avocado.
I am sure showing folks I ate dinner in my pajamas whilst in the living room watching Grantchester on PBS surely will win me a major award of some sort.
Scott comes in the bedroom one night and I am LOLing, and he just shakes his head.
I said "I am about to share THE most funniest picture in the history of pictures".
And I was like.....
No one found it as funny as I did.
He is still looking for the funny picture.
The Dallas Stars advanced to Round Two of the PLAYOFFS!!!
Still....no one cares but me.
I found these pictures that accurately depict what I would be like as a parent.
So that was my month.
This week has been good.
Bailey, Mother and I went to Canton TX for the Trade Days. It's miles and miles long, ya'll.
And of course we went through LONGVIEW!!!!
I loved it, it was just never ending booths upon booths. I am ready to go back!
If you have been around me at all this week, you have most definitely listened to me complain about my diet. This is a long-term thing, not just a lose weight fast scheme. As long as I am diabetic with high blood pressure, this is my life. Low carbs. low sodium.
What that really means is, no bread, no bacon, no happiness.
I am so sick of chicken breasts and salmon.
I am searching the Internet high and low for recipes.
Eating out is out of the question, because if I am going to spend $10 on a salad, dude, I can eat a salad at home for free!
But yeah. This is my life.
I have discovered Avocado-Cilantro dressing. It's amazing, and low in everything. Low-sodium turkey bacon bits. I would like to say the sunflower seeds are unsalted, but I cannot tell a lie.
Scott loves it when I eat boiled eggs ;)
Lily may or may not have learned a new word '_'
She did indeed say "butthole".
It was funnier in church, until Rebecca threatened to make me move.
The Stars made the playoffs!!!!!!!
I am super excited, they didn't make it last year. Tyler Seguin is still hurting from THIS injury.....
I attempted to trick out my name tag at work to support the Stars.
The Stars will probably endorse me NOT to root for their team.
I mean who can't draw a STAR?!??!
In fellow sports news, baseball season has begun. DISH Network has aired all 5 Braves games, so I am aflame with joy.
They have lost all 5 games.
But on a happy note, I did get to see former Brave/my boo Ryan Klesko.
Ryan Klesko tears down #77
The highlight of my work week?
...aaaaand they were kept on my desk.
I didn't think that I would ever hear the Harry Potter theme in the theater again.
I am happily mistaken:
AND....it has Colin Farrell, yo.
That is pretty much it this week. I complained about no cheeseburgers or pizza, I walked on the walking track, I worked, I went to church, and I started cleaning every room in the house only to get sucked into Bizarre Foods.
I also failed to check my blood sugar 3 days out of 7.
I have also made 47 trips to the grocery store in hopes of finding food that doesn't taste like cardboard.
Until next week.
Stuff went down at the beginning of the month.
We lost a Great Lady.
My body decided to betray me, I was having cold sweats, blurred vision, arm and chest pains....I didn't have time for that.
I finally went to the doctor on day 4 and was diagnosed with Hypertension and Anxiety.
The worst part for now is the medication.
It feels like I am The Walking Dead. Very nauseating, and my brain is somewhere else.
I am hoping that it will pass.
I haven't craved brains to eat yet, so I am cool.
Bailey's SnapChats cracked me up, she was at a scholarship dinner.
lawd jesus it flooded again
The next few days is expected to flood. I know a few employees won't be able to get out from their house, a lot of the back roads flood here.
I am staying at the hotel tonight in case the 5:00am crew can't make it.
Everything turned out alright, it didn't rain that much and every one made it to work. I am going home at 4:00.
Everything is flooded. No one can get to work, the way in and out of town is blocked.
All other ways in are also flooded:
I couldn't get home because one of the bridges about a quarter mile from my was underwater:
Okay not really, but I wasn't there to take a picture.
The high school and campus are flooded:
Because of this, no Hampton employees were able to make it to work. I stayed the night again there, one Housekeeper Kelle stayed the night, and our Housekeeping Supervisor Tori stayed. One sole housekeeper that lived on this side of the entrance to town was able to come in. Thank you Shanice. That is it. No breakfast person, no front desk person, no laundry people, and just the 2 housekeepers.
But you know what? We made it.
Since Scott couldn't make it to his job, he stayed at the hotel and helped us.
Right as the storms began they were vicious. A solid 90 minutes of flooding, high wind, and lightning strikes.
We of course all were stuck to the glass watching it from high ground.
The WiFi tower they had to put on my Mother's roof is affectionately known as "The Eye of Sauron". And if you haven't watched the 12 hour Lord of the Rings movie, well a) we can't be friends, b) get your life together, and c) this won't make a bit of sense:
so my reply..
And then it stopped. I am like WHADDUP! we are free!
And then it started again. For hours and hours.
Shoot....it even rained at night.
and I am like.....
Below are all the picture that I accumulated. I didn't take the first one, and I am unsure of where all I got them from.
No one sue me.
Below are my two favorite; an unknown man to me, helping an elderly man out of his flooded house, and then a cool cat named Guy. His wife is our breakfast hostess here, and he will not let a Biblical size flood get in his way of fishing:
And yes, that is the front page of the Natchitoches Times.
Speaking of the Natchitoches Times....
The ladies below did all the work though......
Pictures I stole!!!!!!
From a person that went to the doctor 3 times in a decade, I have been 3 times just this month.
Every time I go it gets more dramatic.
Not one person has said "eat all the cake you want".
Anyway, they also put me on metformin, so we shall see.
I did take a few pictures myself.
So I get this nice family pic....
I send back...
So Rebecca, Lily, and I are eating at Lucky Village.
Rebecca may or may not have gotten shrimp juice in her eye.
And went blind.
"Lily, are you sure that's how you're supposed to swing?"
I CLOSE THIS MONTH WITH THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE :)
Tears, but happy tears.....
I enjoy sports, binge watching TV, food, reading, and slightly bearded men.