Monday, 25 August 2014

Hello all!  I know that I have been away for a while. Not much to say, plus I have been rather busy. I have been keeping up with everyone in blogland.

I love to go to Atlanta shopping, but do not go as often as I like. One reason is that I like to go by myself. I usually have a list and my stores mapped out because I need to make the most of my time. Saturday was the first time that I have been able to go in a couple of years.

My first stop was the outlets north of Atlanta. I got there at 10:15. I bought earrings and bangles at Kate Spade, gadgets and a scone pan at Williams Sonoma, a night stand at Pottery Barn (great deal!), and blouses at Brooks Brothers. I browsed a few other stores, but made no purchases. Then it was on to Phipps Plaza. I bought black/silver Revas at Tory Burch and a planner at Kate Spade. I cruised through Jack Rogers, Lilly Pulitzer and Nordstrom. I then went to Lenox Square. After lunch at The Corner Bakery (love the chicken salad), I made my way to the stores. At Kiehl's I bought shampoo. I bought a pink/blue/green OCBD, a navy cardigan at Lacoste, a Madeline book at Pottery Barn Kids, and a Mason Pearson comb at Neiman Marcus. On my way out, I bought chicken salad to take home from The Corner Bakery and stopped by Panera to redeem my rewards for a free scone and soft drink. I was able to leave at 4:00 to drive home.

I hope to go back sooner rather than later.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

I'm still around. I have been fairly busy lately.

Yesterday, I decided that it was about me. I went shopping by myself. Talbot's Outlet was having a sale on dresses. I went, but didn't find a single dress that I even liked. It was not a wasted trip. I was able to buy some tees that were on sale. I went into The Brooks Brothers Outlet to see if they had any cute jewelry. Before I got to the jewelry stand, I spied three dresses that I liked. I tried them on and bought all three along with two cardigans that coordinated with them. The cardigans were 50% off and the dresses were 40% off. Good deal!

I almost stopped at the Kate Spade store to see if they had earrings to match one of the cardigans but decided to wait. I have a bad addiction to Kate Spade jewelry right now. As soon as I think I'm cured, something comes along that I want to buy.  I guess there can be worse addictions.

I hope that evetyone has a great Sunday.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

I hope everyone is surviving the insane winter weather that is sweeping the country.   I have really enjoyed the few warm days that we have had.

Since my last post, I have changed jobs. Same company, different job.  I now work in an area that houses temporary office space for employees that work in other buildings that have to attend meetings at the corporate headquarters.  It can be reserved for an hour or all day. I sort of manage the area. I assist people with reservations, visitors, etc.  I'm sort of like a concierge.  I absolutely love it.  It is less stressful than my other job, even when it is extremely busy. I have met so many nice people. I am the first person to have this position. Many people comment that they are glad that I am there.

I don't have to dress as stiff as I use to. I enjoy my cardigans, pants and flats.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday. It is almost the weekend.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

I am still trying to recover from last week.  Last Tuesday, the weatherman predicted a slight dusting of snow. A slight dusting turned into two inches of snow over a glaze of ice. My employer closed at 11:00 am.  It took me about four hours to go just a few miles. I decided to go back to work. When I got back, my boss started organizing volunteers to go to the kitchen of the executive dining room to look for food to serve to those stranded in our building. I had experience with a meat slicer, so I sliced ham and turkey for sandwiches. We found bread, salad fixings, chips and beverages. We put everything out in the dining room. We served over 300 people who were stranded. Everyone seemed to appreciate it. The next day we served breakfast and dinner. I was not able to go home until Thursday at noon. I had to wear the same dress and sweater for 2 1/2 days.  It was not fun . I know that folks up north have worse storms, but the south is not prepared. There are also mountains and bridges that we have to navigate.

On a happier note, I was able to go shopping a few weeks ago, I bought a pair of navy Revas, plus some cute jewelry at Kate Spade. I am now searching for some cute blouses to wear to work.

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday.

Monday, 6 January 2014

It is cold down here in Alabama. It is 11 in the Tennessee Valley. And...what do Southern Belles drink when it is cold outside?  Why, iced tea, of course. Iced tea is seasonless.

 Tomorrow is going to be even colder. It is hard for me to dress for this weather. Most of my work clothes are skirts. I have one nice pair of oants, but they are too big. I'm going to wear them anyway. I can use a belt to hold them up and hide the waist with a blazer. It is expected to get a little bit warmer on Thursday.  I know some parts of the country are really having it bad.  I really feel for them.

If you live where it is cold, please be careful. Don't go outside unless it is an emergency.

Have a good Tuesday.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy 2014

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope that 2014 is a great year for everyone.

I plan to lose more weight and get back to my normal self.  I also plan to be a better blogger.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!