You guys… thank you so much for all the kind words since my last post and over Mother’s Day. All the support really helped and I made it through this past Sunday without incident. I think the anticipation and the constant early holiday reminders just wore me down. Whether you believe in hocus pocus ghosty things or not, my mom sent me a little sign last week and it calmed my heart.
Coco Café is coconut water w/ espresso and milk. OMG. I’m developing a serious problem. Thankfully, it’s hard to find around here.
My Candy Crush addiction is also becoming a problem.
I saw this blouse on The Limited’s website and gasped. It’s so perfectly Spring! Of course, it was immediately sold out online. A week later, I found it in the store, 40% off. In love!
Old Navy’s boyfriend skinny khaki’s are my new favorite pants. They’re super soft with a “I couldn’t be bothered to iron” feel. Unfortunately I’m in between sizes so hopefully they’ll shrink when I finally wash them. (I haven’t wanted to be without them.) I tried on the white in-store and the fabric is just a bit too thin, with rear pocket show-through. I actually looked up trouser slips but they looked too much like magical Mormon underpants for me to get on board.
So are moto jeans and cargo skinnies still in? I can finally fit into my old ones again!
Running errands during my lunch break is my new jam. So far, I’ve made it to the grocery store and my apartment and back in 40 minutes. Yesterday, I ran to Old Navy (for more pants) and grabbed lunch in less than an hour.
I’m writing this post at work. Things have slowed down so much at my job that people are getting nervous. Luckily I don’t have to worry about billable hours. I’m kinda bored but; it’s a nice change of pace. I just hate slacking and couldn’t get any more organized if I tried.
I need a recommendation for an epic book. I want to read something new but with a classic feel. I like stories that switch back and forth between times/eras/plot lines. East of Eden and Anna Karenina type epic is what I’m going for. Any suggestions?
I’m in a high traffic area in my office so, blogging at work is hard! ;)
There’s a real possibility that we could get a massive amount of snow this Wednesday and I truly hope we do!
Have any of you ordered clothes from Dorothy Perkins? I ordered 2 tops and have no idea what their sizing is like. Hell, I have no idea what MY sizing is like anymore.
My boss was at a conference for 3 days this week and it was sooo nice to catch up and clean up and… sneak and read his employee evaluation of me that was left on his desk. ALL GOOD! YES!
Angry Ink is an anonymous blog by a tattoo artist who tells it like it is.
A lady at my work sells Avon so I got the Be Blushed stick in blushing nude. I am in love with it. So easy to use and in 2 weeks, it hasn’t clogged any pores.
I’ve been steering away from bright lip shades at work lately. Everyone seems to make such a big damn deal about it when I wear a bold color, and they’re hard to keep up. Considering I may not even have time to pee during most of my day… I CANNOT believe myself but I just ordered the Khroma nude lip set… as in, it’s from the Kardashian cosmetic line. Lord help me.
It’s been a hard week since Ringo’s death on Sunday but I called the vet on Tuesday to find out what the hell happened. After reading the file, she told me that Ringo had never been euthanized and had actually passed away as they were trying to help him. There’s a strict handling of the controlled substance they use to euthanize and no vials had been used. This gives me a small amount of comfort and closure but, I’m very unhappy with the vet originally telling us he had been put down. There was a serious miscommunication and David and I did not mishear her. All we can figure is that he had a heart attack. I seriously can’t handle any more death. Enough already! Thanks to ALL of you for your kind words. Seriously, thank you!
My lovely friend Becky is in need of funding for her politically charged interactive/intervention dance piece Impressive Mastermind. I happen to be on the FDANCE Board of Directors so, think about supporting the arts and getting in your last-minute tax-deductions! There are only 4 days left and it’s getting intense.
Impressive Mastermind, examines notions of privacy and the law, particularly with regard to the USA Patriot Act implemented following the events of 9/11. FDANCE’s artistic director, Rebecca A. Ferrell, believes that numerous freedoms related to personal privacy, especially those rights protected by the Fourth Amendment, were diminished in order to ostensibly seek out potential terrorists. Through the vehicle of a theatrical dance performance, Impressive Mastermind investigates these privacy issues on a public and personal level and also asks the audience to question their own views on government policies regarding personal privacy, including illegal search and seizure. Moving away from the usual spectacle of traditional theater, this multi-dimensional piece explores an experiential examination of how the public relates to what is real and what is considered performative. (Read more here)
Well, I pulled the trigger on new bedding… but it wasn’t the pricey set I talked about a bit ago. For way less than half of what it would’ve taken to make that pricey set complete, I pulled this together and it gets here in a week:
Ivory, greys and taupe + texture and pattern mixing. Quilted coverlet and shams, grey blanket and grey sheets from Overstock, accent pillow from Target. I can’t wait for it all to get here! I’ll have 6 full-size pillows and the one accent on my bed.
I also pulled the trigger and paid off a weighty credit card with money from my savings. It just didn’t make sense to pay more interest on the debt than I was receiving on my savings. Took 2 seconds. One less bill. Done and done. Phew!
Wonderful friend Victoria sent me an amazing box of goodies for Christmas and one of the gifts was a milk glass vase that’s been in her family since she was little. OMG how awesome! Today, I got the last of the Christmas decorations off my bedroom mantle, picked up some flowers from Trader Joe’s and had fun decorating:
my white space
6 months of growing my bangs out and something just didn’t feel right. I switched my part – even worse. Had my forehead grown larger? Why did I look so bad? I prepped and combed, with scissors in hand and then chickened out. I looked at pictures online of black hair with blunt bangs to psych myself up and kept seeing Krysten Ritter. I seriously can’t stand that woman and just want to punch her in her tiny little rat face. I finally got the courage and just chopped em off with D watching in the bathroom, cheering me on (he obviously liked the bangs better too.) Boy do I feel like myself again! (They’re not Krysten Ritter short.) :D Now I need a little trim and shaping of the rest of the grow out and I’ll be in business!
Something’s up with my car. It’s idling a bit funny, power feels off… I just don’t know. It’s kinda making me ill to think about it and it’s driving okaaaaay for the most part with no warning lights and such. I can’t deal right now.
Something’s up with my face as well. After losing all this weight (22 lbs since June 11) my face has changed and I have some hollowing under my eyes that cast shadows. Let’s just say overhead lighting is not my friend and I now completely understand why women get dermal fillers.
I’m almost done with Christmas shopping! D is even getting his “12 Days of Christmas” presents! Success! This is the Christmas of no real surprises. Also, my Christmas decorating is soooo weak this year. It’s a miracle this feeble attempt happened. I keep putting off getting the tree and decorations from my dad’s house with the hopes that I can avoid it entirely.
The only thing I took with me when my mom passed away was her perfume but last week, I took the recipe box and her oatmeal cookie recipe was gone. I panicked until it was found on top of my dad’s fridge. Phew! Then, I remembered I had blogged about them so, here’s the recipe! They’re the best!
My favorite-est black suede kick-around boots I’ve had for years finally bit the dust. All of a sudden, they decided to disintegrate beyond repair so, I hunted online for HOURS looking for a comparable pair – next to impossible. I settled on these dark green suede boots, which will be fun to mix with black and brown:
My little litigation team won that huge $1mil defense case. We were having a happy hour on Friday when my boss got the long-awaited Opinion from the judge. I never thought I’d become an office high-fiver but the excitement was thrilling. I’m reaching some peace with this insane-o job, especially after seeing what else is out there right now and realizing how lucky I was to land this job. It’s nonstop, juggling 20 things at once (seriously) and never being able to complete a task without 10 interruptions, having to pick up where you left off constantly, but it’s starting to grown on me. This doesn’t mean I won’t fantasize about quitting in a blaze of glory next week though.
That sweet sweet coat I got for almost nothing from The Limited in my last post? It was gigantic and I’m sending it back. Actually half the stuff I ordered was too big, which is weird because I’m constantly retaking my measurements, since I keep dropping weight, and everything was right according to their size chart. The fabric on that coat was kinda weird too so, I’m just giving up on it.
I got accused of “humble bragging” about the weight loss on Twitter but seriously, the stress diet I’ve been on it getting ridiculous. 20 pounds in less than 6 months is still healthy but considering my lack of an office appropriate wardrobe, it’s really hurting my wallet so I’m trying to make do creatively right now until things can stabilize, which I hope happens soon.
It’s Sunday and I got an extra hour of sleep, made breakfast and I’m feelin’ fine! Yesterday I ran errands ALL day so today, I want to do nothing but paint. My paints came in this week so yesterday I picked up some new brushes and paint knives to try out some new techniques. I’ve been so inspired by this artist’s time-lapse videos on YouTube:
Paper Mojo is a great source for patterned paper for projects. I especially like this marbled one as it looks like agate. Bottom of a tray or behind shelves?
The guy who does Inside Insides works at a research MRI facility and shares scans of fruits and vegetables. My favorite so far has been a watermelon. Who knew?
Completely obsessed with this perfume. I got a sample from Birchbox and finally tapped into it since I’ve run out of all my perfume, which is fine by me because I was getting sick of it all. Of course, this stuff is expensive as hell. People were going apeshit over it at work. It’s divine.
So, I tried frog legs and buffalo steak on Friday. Frog legs. Man. Other than D dancing a pair around singing “Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal,” I couldn’t get past the fact that they were still connected and still had their little feet. Taste wise… mildly fishy chicken.
Last Sunday’s brunch at Comfort was more my speed:
cheese grits yo!
Have you been watching American Horror Story this season? I wasn’t on board with it being a completely different story each season BUT I’m totally hooked now. This show is demented as hell. Love it!
No minuses this week… I’m flying high… which means I’ll crash hard soon enough!