Sunday, 23 September 2012

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Yesterday, my mother and I went to Huntsville to do some shopping.  We had to get my sister a birthday present.  We went to Sam's to pick up a few things.  I like to buy certain magazines at Sam's.  I was excited to get Victoria's Holiday Bliss. I have been reading Victoria magazine since it came out back in the late 80's.  I have every issue.  We then went to Belk's where we got my sister a pair of Lauren by Ralph Lauren jeans, a RL tee plus a few other things.  My mother tried on the jeans for the fit and they looked great on her.  My mother is more the elastic waist blue jean kind of person.  While there I bought some Chanel translucent powder and gray eyeshadow.  We then went to Dillard's so that I could buy some Kiehl's shampoo.  While I was searching, I saw that they had a few bottles of my favorite face soap that was discontinued a few months ago.  I bought two big bottles. I was extra excited about that.  Then it was a late lunch, Petsmart for dog food and back home.  It was a great shopping day.  I haven't had that much fun shopping in about a year.  My changing job situation put a damper on my shopping and when I did shop, I couldn't enjoy myself.  I feel like yesterday was a step back to normal.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

This has been a busy week, but I feel good about what I got done at work.  Tomorrow should be better.  This week, we have a employee appreciation week.  Tuesday, our floor provided lunch from Carrabas and today I was treated to a barbecue lunch at the operations center.  Not too good for my diet.

My skirts are fitting a bit looser.  I was able to wear them with cardigans rather than jackets buttoned over them.  Today I wore my navy Pendleton skirt, white Brooks Brothers blouse and my Lands' End gold cardigan.  I got a ton of compliments on my cardigan.  I think it needs some Kate Spade jewelry. That is on my list for when I go to Williamsburg.  I'm going to hit the Kate Spade outlet and see what cute stuff I can find.

I hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The weekend is finally almost here.  I am so glad for Friday.  It has been a busy week at work which makes the time go by faster.

I'm still doing my "clean living diet".  I'm scared to weigh but I have lost some inches.  My clothes are fitting better, I feel better, my face is clearer, etc.  I hope that I can stay on it for a few more weeks. 

My boss has approved for me to take 3 vacations days next month.  BFF MAB and I are going to Williamsburg for a few days.  Our main goal: SHOPPING!  I love to shop at the stores in the historic area plus the stores in Merchant's Square.  I can't wait to walk into the Scottish store and Binn's.  We have also planned to set aside some time to go to the outlets.  I definitely want to go to Kate Spade and Brooks Brothers Women.  We also plan to do a lot of historic stuff for a couple of days.  I can't wait.  I haven't had any vacation time in over a year.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  We all need to take some time to pray for our country and our countrymen that are overseas. I pray that the violence ends soon.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Saturday, 8 September 2012

I keep saying that I am going to get better about posting, but for some reason it is just not happening.  I can only blame it on laziness.

Last weekend started out great.  I met an old high school friend and her coworkers for dinner on Friday night.  We stayed for awhile and listened to a band that was playing.  They played all of our favorite songs. 

Saturday, I went to a facebook page reunion.  My mother went along for the ride, but I think she enjoyed it more than anyone else.  After we all met up on the courthouse square, we went to the old high school to see the new renovations.  I didn't go to high school there, so it didn't mean that much to me.  My mother and a couple of the others went to school there.  Others went to school there when it was a junior high.  After lunch, we went to a museum at the old freight depot.  It was very interesting to see all the pictures, newspaper articles, clothing, etc. that families had donated.  We are considering donated a framed print of the old courthouse and an antique adding machine.

Sunday, I was supposed to work at the Arts in the Park from noon to 2:00.  About 11:45, it starting raining extremely hard.  It rained for about 45 minutes.  When I got to my post, I was sent home.  I was lazy the remainder of the day.  About 4:30, bad weather came through.  We went over to my sister's house until all of the tornado warnings had expired.

Now that Labor Day has passed, it is time to get ready for fall.  Last week I ordered two cardigans from Lands End.  I think the Chesterfield, which is sort of a gold color, will be great with a navy skirt and gold tone jewelry and the Merlot will be great with a gray skirt.

Has anyone out there tried the lip stains from Laura Mercier?  I like color on my lips, but do not like lipstick or lip gloss.  I think I might get try the lip stain in Merlot and Scarlet.

I hope everyone has a great Saturday.