Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday Confessional

Its Wednesday - and its been more than a minute since I did one of these so here goes.

I confess:

I am glad that as of Midnight September is OVER..

Last week was nothing but pure drama and the aftermath. The only thing I accomplished of my goal list was to get my ass to the salon and get my highlights redone.

This week doesn't look any better at that to do list.

My anxiety has been worse the past few weeks.

I've been rocking the curly hair, its easier. Lately I have embraced the theory the wilder the better when it comes to my hair.

I bought tickets to see Wicked in October - I can't wait.

I actually like Justin Biebers new song. I will be over in the corner hiding under a chair now.

I am glad that all the shows are back on TV but hate that its getting colder.

I've developed an allergy to 10kt yellow gold. I only have 2 rings I can wear, as they are 14kt however I've been told that may also change.

I hate that Sheldon and Amy broke up on The Big Bang Theory.

I started Christmas shopping.

I still don't want to see the Christmas countdown posts on social media!

We rolled out new goals at work and I need to step up my game.

I need to get productive around the house this weekend and finish my fall cleaning and purging.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

I Need Another Day Between Saturday and Sunday ...

Don't we all really.. Seriously though three day weekends every week would be awesome right.. I will say Saturday I did pretty much jack shit. Which frankly, I am fine with. Thing is now I have laundry still to do as  Sunday we took little man and hit the Ren Fest.. Whoa what a workout lol. Chasing a 3 year old around outside with all those people.  We had a blast though.

Next week is looking busy. I just reviewed emails for work and we are rolling out new goals for the team. So I have a few new things to accomplish each week. My roll has never been a "billable" one persay I am strictly management, the new goal however is for me to get a couple billable hours in each week. Which in reality shouldn't be a struggle.

Personally I will be attempting to reorganize my two hall closets purge some more unused items. Get the laundry caught back up, and hit the gym. I need to get my fall and winter blazers to the cleaners. I have one I should replace. I have a hair appointment Thursday I am looking forward to. Its time to refresh those roots lol. I am also excited my shows are coming back. That is seriously the ONLY good thing about September. The Voice comes back tomorrow and Scandal and Grey's Anatomy on Thursday - which will be DVR-ed and watched Friday. I also have a book I have to finish this week and get the review submitted.

Whats on your schedule for this coming week??

Last weeks favorite funnies:

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tap Tap Hi There

So despite the fact I am not a fan of fall or winter, fall is here.. May I will get back to a regular blogging schedule.. I spent Labor Day weekend in St Louis with some girlfriends we had a blast. Four days of non stop belly laughs, drinking and fun. I was sad to see it end. It had been years since we were all together in the same place. That won't happen again we will be getting together more often.  I am hoping to make it to Kentucky soon to hang with my twin.

Friday we got in late, unpacked then hit the vodka and the game Cards Against Humanity.  Holy shit what fun that was. I will buying the game. Saturday was hanging out and a tour of Ferguson. We stopped at the shoe design factory there. Eight women in a place with 2 million shoes... No one purchased a thing! Sunday night we caught the drag show at The Olive Bar. Nice bar, if you are ever in St Louis stop by.

I had taken the rest of the week off so I have been on vacation for 9 days.   I had a pedicure and a massage. Cleaned out my closet and straightened up the house. I have a pile of things to donate, some things hit the trash. I have some more things to go through but it was a good start. I spent the week with curly hair and yoga pants. It was fabulous. I told almost no one I was on vacation and took the week to do anything and everything I wanted.

Tomorrow I have to go back to the real world and real pants. I am sure I have a ton of things waiting on me at the office. I had even turned off email notifications on my cell for the 9 days.  I am not looking forward to going through all of those! I needed the break though so I will keep that in mind while I pull my hair out!

My goals for the rest of September are to finish up purging no longer needed items. Clean my eating back up and to get back to the gym, slowly as to not piss my back off again. I also am going to make more of an effort to blog again on a more regular basis.

What are your September goals?

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Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11 - A repost from 2005

Next week will be September 11, a hard day for just about every American alive. The day for me is especially painful. I will never forget, as so many of us never will, exactly where I was. I was on I-435 on my way to work when the news came over the radio that the first tower was hit. I was in my office when the second hit. At that moment I was glued to the radio, never knowing the call I would receive later that night would drop me to my knees.

I left my office early that day - most of us did. To go home and watch the coverage. I remember sitting glued to the TV tears just flowing as they replayed the plane crashes over and over. Images that are forever burned into my mind now. 

I vaguely remember hearing the phone ring. But will never forget the call. I listened as a disconnected voice told me that Craig's brother had been in the first tower. Panic overwhelmed me as this event became even more personal. Anger came from no where. I screamed and fell to my knees. I had seen the coverage, I knew what the chances were of survival, it had been years since I had even uttered anything resembling a prayer. But I prayed for hours that he was still with us and if not by the grace of God please please have let it be quick and as painless as possible. 

Chris was the brother I never had. My own personal James Dean. Man I miss you. every once in a while I will swear I hear your voice or see you walking around the corner. I almost scream your name when it hits me your gone. Your future was so bright.

It kills me that I will never see your smile again, hear your laugh when you tease me. I get mad when I think about never being at your wedding, holding your kids and playing Auntie. I know there is a reason for everything, this one I am still searching for. 

As the 11th comes near again just like any other time you are never far from my mind. I promise to try not to cry this year, but to celebrate the phenomenal but short life you led. I love and miss you every day.

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