Thursday, December 18, 2014
I have last night and tonight off of work and I don't have to go in until 8:45 tomorrow night. I'm glad to have the time off since I've worked everyday since starting there. I worked on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I do need the money but I also need the time off. I cannot begin to tell you how nice it is to have an income again and to have money to get what we need and want. I bought some stuff last night and mom didn't say anything. I bought calendars for 2015 to hang in my bedroom and the kitchen and one for mom for her office. Found them in the dollar section at Target last night. Found some ninja turtle stuff for Elijah for Christmas in the dollar section. Our Target has Starbucks and since I have the money I went ahead and got an extra special for me and Elijah. He was practically dragging me over to Starbucks. He was so happy to have an extra special. I took him to the truck stop after he got off the bus on Tuesday like I promised him I would. I was able to order pictures to be printed at Walgreens and get a book of stamps and get some new nail polish and get some face wash that I tried a sample of. Mom doesn't know about the face wash or the nail polish since her and Elijah sat in the car. I am going to see what I can get for her and Debbie probably at Walmart. I have an e-gift card from the savings catcher. Elijah is having a hard time with me going to work. We snuggled last night since I didn't have to go to work. Elijah's dad is going to be happy since I printed him out some pictures and got some stamps. I can send him the letter I've been working on and some pictures like he wants. He doesn't know that I have a job yet but he'll find out as soon as he gets the letter and the pictures. I'm going to work on a Christmas card for him and get it out today along with his letter. I'm going to make some good tips Friday and Saturday night with the bar rushes. I'll use that for like the holiday camp for Elijah for the next two weeks. I just need $75 for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for both weeks. I'm going to see when mom wants to go fill out the paper work for it.
On today's agenda is going to be shower, clean my room, do the dishes and work on mom's pine cone wreath and go to the fitness center. All before 1:25 when Elijah gets done. He has an early dismissal yesterday, today and tomorrow and then is off for two weeks. Something with the cooking and the cleaning has to change. All 3 of us now have jobs so that means I am not about to be cooking and cleaning everyday like I was when I wasn't working. Yes I am home during the day but guess what? I'll be sleeping during the day. Mom and Debbie have to step up. They probably won't knowing them. I'm better off living by myself if I'm going to be cooking and cleaning all the time.
I need to get back to the fitness center. I haven't gone since before I started work. I need to find a balance between work, exercising and eating right. The food at Waffle House isn't the best food to be eating. They don't have much of a healthy choice. Since I've started working I've been really hungry and nothing I eat stops the hunger. The only thing that does the trick is sleep. Monday night at work I was running on fumes. I woke up at 4:30 Monday morning and couldn't take a nap so I put up the Christmas tree by myself. Then I went to work from 8:45 to 2 and sat there from 2am to 5am until mom picked me up. By 7:50 I was in my bed all nice and comfy with the heat cranked up since I was cold. I'll be turning up the heat today as well since mom and Debbie are already at work. Elijah will be at school soon. Peace and quiet for me. I got on the scale this morning and I'm down another pound making it 26 pounds lost. I am 206 now and I haven't seen that number in years. I'm happy about it.