Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bark Park Bully

Well I thought I would be back sooner but nope... I am at 218 which is 3 lbs. left of the Covid-19 belly.

I have mentioned a few times that I go to my local dog park with Sophie. I call it the Bark Park.  I have been bringing Sophie there since she was about a year old. She is almost 6 (November) I used to go twice a day when I wasn't working! They actuallycalled me the Mayor at one point! LOL!  I really enjoy going there and Sophie plays with her puppy friends and has a blast. There is a side just for littles like Sophie.


There is a woman who comes to the park and she is a downright b**ch. She is proud of being mean and does not care what anyone thinks. She makes negative and rude comments not only to myself but complete strangers as well. To give you an example, there is a couple that started coming to the park and they have 3 small poodles that are approx. 15 years old. The BPB (Bark Park Bully) says to them "Do you EVER groom your dogs?" She JUST met them! She has shamed me a number of times with Sophie and told me I needed to get her groomed and how scrappy she looks!  She is AWFUL! We did exchange some choice words one day and eventually let it slide. She is 70 years old and certainly not going to change but it takes every shred of self-control I have to keep from saying something back to her when she makes these snide comments.I do my best to tune her out but it is rough! She is such a buzzkill! This is my happy place and she just harshes my mellow BIG time.

I do have some sad news. Gracie the Little Cat ran away. The last time I saw her was 7/3. She was 5 lbs. full grown. I hope someone has her but you never know as there are wild animals and birds that can pick her up. I have never lost a pet before so it's been tough...

Until next time...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

What A Long Strange Trip It's Been...

Bonus points if you know what that reference is. Here is the link to the video.

I can't believe that it has been 6 months since I posted last! Seems like every time I come back here I say the same thing. I am really going to try to commit to using my blog again. I was most successful when I did blog consistently.

I turned 54 years old on June 21st. Holy Sh*t!!! Next year I am eligible for Senior Discounts!
I have gained 5 pounds since this whole Covid-19 situation happened. I have lost 100 lbs. to date. I dipped really close to Onderland before this all came down.  I have been working from home since mid-March so that and being quarantined has not helped. The only real exercise I am getting is at the dog park with Sophie. I haven't been going as much which I will talk about next post. Aside from the fact that is blazing outside!

I actually joined Planet Fitness a few days ago.  My company pays the Annual Fee. It is super close to my house so NO EXCUSES  except that since I am in AZ and cases are spiking here, we are going back to quarantine status so they will re-open in 30 days (hopefully). My friend and I would like to start working out regularly. The bonus of the membership is that they have other amenities. One of them is Red-Light Therapy. It is very effective in treating skin issues. I have a few things like Eczema, NLD and HS. Lucky me with the trifecta of skin issues!!! Red-Light Therapy has done wonders for my skin. I used it back in Cali and it really was effective. Now I can do the gym AND the Red-Light therapy and it is $22 which is not bad at all. It is an investment in ME right? I am worth it!

That's about it for now. I will hopefully be back tomorrow!

Until next time...

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Is There Anybody In There???

In all my years of blogging, I've never gone this long without posting! Looks like my last post was in January of this year. I will highlight what has been happening...

In July I got a job at a Call Center which is 18 miles from home. I have been lucky in all my working years to have worked in a 10 mile radius of home so this is a bit of a commute for me. I am not a huge fan of freeways but I have faced my fears. It is 25 hours a week which is better then nothing but the wages here in AZ are half of what I made in CA. Granted the cost of living here is cheaper but it's still a gut punch. I do work with some nice people which helps a little.

My weight has held steady all this time which is a double edged sword. I am glad I have not gained anything (100 lbs. lost!) but I should be in Onderland by now. I know what I need to do it is just a matter of getting off my arse and doing it.

In other health related news, I did get a mammogram and a pap smear which I had put off forever. All was good and clear. I will not wait 5 years again. Still need to do a colon screening. I did do a sleep study back in October and I still have sleep apnea and still use a CPAP machine. I need a new machine so had to do the study. I am just waiting to get approval for health coverage. My Diabetes is out of control though. My HBA1C is HIGH.

Nothing to report on the relationship front. Not even on my radar really...

That's about it for now. I will definitely coming back soon. I felt so much mentally, physically and otherwise when I was blogging so I am getting back to basics.

Until next time...

Monday, January 14, 2019

Meet Gracie Baby

So this is Gracie Baby. She has apparently become a part of our little pack. Bo still doesn't mind her being here.  She just got spayed last Friday. It was actually hard to tell Sophie not to leave her alone. They are ninja buddies which could be detrimental to her healing. She has only gone outside once since she has been here which is good.She is 5.8 lbs. Bogart is 13 lbs and change which is funny that there is such a difference!

I am down to 204. Sooooooo close to Onderland I can taste it! I have been doing a lot of walking and kid chasing so it has helped move things along.

Happy New Year to you all (even though it's the 13th) Nothing much new to report. I am going to have to get a new job. I can't hold out anymore and it has been rough lately but I also know there is a lesson to be learned in all of this.

Until next time...

Monday, December 3, 2018

You've Got to be Kitten Me

Hello my friends! Hope things are going well for you. I got word that there is official nothing on my record but I still have to have it removed. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! It's good news but it still is going to take time.

I have a new Kitten and her name is Baby. (Pictures to come) My friend found her a year ago and actually bottle fed her. Their other cat, Skittles, was terrorizing her so they asked if I could take her. She is really small but has a very big and bushy tail. Her and Sophie are buddies from us going to my friends house so I knew that part would be okay but Bogart needed to approve. He hasn't chased her or anything. He is a 13 lbs and she's probably 3 lbs so he's like whatevs LOL! Bo is fairly used to me bringing other pets over for playing or dog sitting so that helps I think. They are going to pay for her food and stuff so I am okay with it as long as there is no issues. I would like to rename her but need to think about an appropriate one.

Weight is 211 as of today. I seem to fluctuate about 3-5 these days... So close to Onderland.

That's about it for now... Until next time...

Monday, November 26, 2018

State of Affairs

Greetings and Salutations!  It's been a month which has been a rough one. I am still suspended which blows. The latest is that they haven't completed the records search but since is was in 1985 they have basically purged the records. I am trying to push the paperwork through but there's been two holidays and time to process in between. The CHP doesn't use email only fax. The DOJ only does email. It's quite a process. I still have to go back with all this info to AZ Dept of Safety as the final step.

Weight is holding steady... Nothing to report there but I have been doing more walking so that helps keeps the body moving. Plus I have been chasing the neighbor kids. They are 6, 4 and 2 almost 3. They are so fun but fast buggers. They are my family really. Much closer and very dear to my heart. They are truly a blessing!

Holidays... I am a little bahumbug but I am trying not to focus on the negative. It's more about forging ahead and having new traditions and watching the kids enjoy it.

Hope you are well if you're reading this.Until next time...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


As I mentioned I was working a part time job at a local Preschool. Well as of Friday I was suspended due to not being able to get fingerprint clearance based on something that happened in August of 1985 but the record is false. I worked there for 7 months and 1 day but until I get this rectified I am suspended. This occurred when I was 19 and that was 33 years ago. Also CA (and PA) manage their own records so it is s different process. I have to request records to see what shows up and and it is 3-7 days. Once I get it cleared, I will have to get AZ to release me for clearance. Bureaucratic Bullsh%$ at it's finest. Apparently AZ goes back 99 years. SMDH!!!!!!!! While I am not working, I am also looking for a new job. Ughhhhh!!!!!!

Weight is holding steady... Nothing new to report really. Saggy skin does suck though. I have had some issues. In my dream world I would get skin surgery but I don't see that happening. I am getting a little better at body acceptance but it's hard to retrain the brain if you know what I mean.

My mother has been gone since July 18, 2013. When we packed her house there were things we did not want to delve into at the time so we got a P.O.D. We prepaid a year and then time marched on. and meanwhile I have moved to AZ but it was still in CA. We eventually got it out and had it shipped Meanwhile we spent thousands of dollars to have this stuff stored. Well it is still in my garage and I have only gone through one of the boxes. I know I would feel so much better if it was dealt with but there it sits suspended...

Until next time...