Musings on Exercise and other random thoughts on makeup

Hello Friends!

So I worked out yesterday and today! Yay me! I do feel better when I work out. It was interesting though. At the gym I rode the stationary bike for eight miles…felt very accomplished and strong…I love bike riding although it’s more fun outside, same with hiking/walking. Although there is snow and ice out there now so I’m not taking any chances.

I got a bicycle for my birthday this year and I love it…except for the seat. One day I rode 10 miles and it wasn’t hard except my pelvis was in super pain, seriously I felt like something was broken every time I went over a bump. That’s not good right??

Yesterday when I rode eight miles, I’m not even sore today. Not my legs and not other parts, so I’ve decided gotta get rid of that seat on my bicycle or get some different shorts. My son told me about bike shorts that have cushion in them, to get them at Big 5. I’ll do one or the other, cause I’ve gotta ride my bike 🙂

I also talked with my cousin about her Maskcara line of makeup to cover my rosacea and she is getting me a kit to try out. Sometimes I think my foundation is so dark to cover my rosacea that I look like I have a spray tan LOL! I normally have fair skin if it wasn’t for my rosacea, although I tan easily (before rosacea also). So when I get my kit from Maskcara, I will be excited and I’ll make a video putting it on….then we can all see which foundation looks better on me!

Before I sign off, I wanted to add some pics of my clothes and makeup today. I’m wearing a shirt and jeans from Express, jacket from JCPenney, and check out these cute shoes from Target!! My son/daughter in law got me a Target gift card and these are so fun! My makeup is a new color by Stila- Magnificent Metals-Smoky Storm on my lids and I used a green shade from Urban Decay above that…although it turned out red? I was like WTF?? Why is this red? So here it is….I didn’t take it off cause that would take too long and my day is a wasting…LOL! Tell me what you think 🙂

These are my New Years plans….new seat for bike and new foundation..then my daughter and I are doing makeovers on New Years Day! Doesn’t that sound like fun? What are your New Years plans?

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable New Years! See you all in 2018!

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At work not working? Ideal Life

So I’m at work but it’s that weird time of year …I saw a post on IG that perfectly explained my dilemma. I took days off for Christmas and have New Years Day off, but here I am at work, met with clients in the early morning (8am- so I left my house at 7am :/ ) and now have a break until 3pm…essentially I am getting paid at work to write on my blog! Score! LOL (Spencer if you’re reading this, I already shared with Ines and we are cool)

So I went and took pictures of my cute outfit today (sweater and jacket by Express, jeans by JCPenney, and boots by Shoedazzle) and maybe I’ll make a Target run later. Target is the bomb if you don’t know already. I’ve got in deep trouble there before and probably will again.

If I’m at work not working, should I be at work getting paid? Here is the dilemma…when I first started my blog (remember I told my boss I wouldn’t blog while at work but he said it was ok if I used my work comp to blog, just that I couldn’t watch porn….that was funny). So here I am blogging at work…

Granted all my documentation is done, emails answered and such…I’m just patiently waiting for a client to show up (in two hours)…haha so here I am blogging while at work, not working, but getting paid. It sounds like a great gig right?? LOL Maybe I shouldn’t look this “gift horse in the mouth”? Such an odd expression, who gets a gift horse? I would like a horse gifted to me….such are my thoughts at work but not working 🙂 It’s almost like an early Friday present LOL! AND WHO DOESN’T JUST LOVE FRIDAYS??

An exercising heart for Christmas!

So I got a set of DVD’s for Christmas; T25 BeachBody work out and some workout clothes from OldNavy. I used the first DVD this morning, the Cardio workout…I was super pumped…for a couple minutes. Then I got sweaty and tired and somewhat confused about the direction to kick my foot! haha I will not give up!

The cardio workout has a couple of tricky steps and I have to tell you, I’m not super coordinated. A couple months ago, I participated in a neighborhood Zumba class directed by a good friend about 30 years older and more coordinated than I. She kicked butt and I moved the wrong direction several times in five minutes.

The last ten years I’ve weightlifted on and off (shoulder injuries and health problems in general interrupted at times) but I don’t have to be coordinated at all to be able to weight lift. I want to be one of those older ladies that can still walk when I’m 90 years old, so I will persevere in my workouts!

My grandpa turned 96 a few short weeks ago and he’s still moving around…the key is staying active when you don’t have to….going up and down the stairs when there’s an elevator, walking up the escalator; even forgetting something upstairs at home is not a bad thing because I can run up and downstairs as many times as I forget something (which is often, FYI)

So I thought I’d share my daily experience getting back into an exercise routine and my workout clothes from Old Navy. The cross cross ankle detail on these pants is super fun (Fashion can motivate me to exercise don’t ya know!) if there are any of you thinking of getting more active, there is never a bad time to get moving! Let me know if you want my support or encouragement! It’s never too late to get moving and get your heart muscle beating regularly 🙂 Even if you are coordinated or not! Join my un-coordinated club! 😉

Is it the Christmas Rush? Anyone stressed??

Oh my goodness friends! I have to share my funny husband this morning…So he gets a little stressed when I schedule up our day, especially on Saturdays. But this Saturday is special right?? It’s the day before Christmas Eve, technically the last shopping day for us because tomorrow is Sunday and I don’t shop on Sunday.

So he wanted to do a couple things today: he wanted to go to the mall :/ I knew he would have a difficult time cause of the day and season (he said he wanted to get me a surprise because a few days ago I kind of explained it’s more fun to have a surprise present instead of knowing everything I’m getting for Christmas…let’s be honest I’M THE ONE THAT PICKED IT ALL OUT LOL) So he headed out to get me a surprise…this doesn’t end well you know that right?? 😉

He just got back from the store and is freaking mad! (I warned him to eat breakfast before he left, but did he listen to me…nooooo). Apparently there were some people cutting him off in traffic which might be normal today as there is still a lot of construction on one of our major highways and a ton of people on the road. The only saving grace is there is no snow yet. He came home and is telling me about his excursion and his voice is raising and his face is turning red….and I just start laughing uncontrollably cause he is FREAKING OUT! and I knew he should’ve ate! While laughing I tell him to please eat before he has a stroke…

So be safe out there friends! It’s Christmas Eve eve and many people are shopping at the last minute, which might be that they didn’t have enough money before or whatever reason. Let’s be kind to each other and keep the spirit of Christmas no matter our situation.

And let us not forget, I have a holiday outfit today to match the movie Jumanji! We are going to Jumanji tonight and I wanted to have fun with the jungle theme! I paired my Express sequin leggings to a OldNavy camo jacket and have fun that way because I’m not a party girl but show others you can wear sequins at any time and make it fun!

Christmas Weekend

Hello Friends!

So I have the next five days off and it’s starting out wonderful. I went to a work party yesterday along with a friend’s son wedding reception; today I visited a couple of new friends and will spend some time with my children/grandchildren/hubs tonight for another work party to see Star Wars again! I just can’t get enough LOL! Tomorrow I’ll be wandering around the neighborhood handing out fun treats to all the people I enjoy 🙂 Then we’ll be decorating gingerbread houses with four lovely, exuberant grandchildren! We are going to have so much fun!

Sunday will be such a beautiful day…we are having lunch with some of our children and then we always read “The Three Trees” on Christmas Eve…it’s a wonderful story of three trees that grow the same time as Jesus birth and it’s a beautiful story…check it out and share with your family.

Christmas day will be relaxing and spent with my husband and children and grandchildren…I just love being with my family. I consider it a wonderful week if I’ve seen each of my children. Holidays are all about family for me and there is nothing I’d rather do than just spend the day hanging out and playing games and all. We will have a wonderful time.

What are all of your holiday traditions? What are your favorite things to do over the holidays? I hope you all have a wonderful and very merry Christmas and weekend!

(PS…since I have time off, I’m having fun creating new outfits! Here is a fun one with a sheer embroidered top from Target. Since I won’t be wearing a sheer top by itself, I wear a black long sleeve shirt underneath with my Express destroyed jeans and DSW burgundy booties! It’s super fun….and ya know….I could do this all day and not miss going to work! haha LIVE YOUR DREAM PEOPLE!

Twas the week before Christmas

And all through the house, half the Christmas lights are off, the heat is down, the sink is full of dishes I didn’t dirty 😉 …. the drive home from work was hairy, my eyes hurt, I haven’t seen the sun all day, I left the house in the dark, I came home in the dark, no one cooked me dinner AND

Twas the week before Christmas! And I only have to work Tuesday and Wednesday and I’m off until the 27th!

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this 🙂 You are right I can!

Hello Friends!

I’m actually excited this week because it’s only a three day work week for me! It’s just hard to actually WORK those three days! LOL Okay I have Monday done…I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.

Thursday will be fun because it’s my work ugly sweater Christmas party and yes….I am going into work JUST to show off my sweater…and it will be fun. No one will speak work words to me…just putting that out there 😉

Then Friday is my work (another party) Star Wars party! My employer bought out a theatre, created special shirts for us, and we’re all meeting at the theatre with our significant others (hubs, children, some grandchildren, and other special people) and I’m super excited for this!

Of course I’ve already seen Star Wars last Friday but I can’t give anything away! AND I get to see it again, so how cool is that? Then on Saturday the grandkids are coming over and we are making gingerbread houses! Seriously, my kitchen will be covered with frosting and candy and it’s the most fun EVERRRRRR!

Just to get me through today, I wore this black/grey/pink combination. The jeans and jacket are from Express and the sparkly shoes from White House Black Market. I think the rough edge of jean cuff looks fun with the sparkle of the pumps…It’s a contrast in styles and that’s what makes it a fun outfit. I will keep creating fun outfits to keep myself motivated the next two days!

This will be a fun week, if I can work two more days….I can do this, I can do this, I can do this…… 😉

Am I Wearing Too Much Red??

Hello Friends!

Happy Friyay!

Oh my goodness I’m super excited for this weekend and for my color choice lately!

First tonight! Hubs and I are accompanying his sister and her husband to the new Star Wars movie! I can hardly wait! I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a wee lass! haha actually Mark Hamill/Harrison Ford fan really. I continued to be a Harrison Ford fan after Star Wars because I think he is a great actor and really versatile but I’ve really only seen Mark Hamill in Star Wars (I did see an odd “The Night the Lights went out in Georgia”? Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, that was a forgettable movie in my opinion. But I’m super stoked for Star Wars tonight (I’m wearing my Star Wars shirt (right??) and something else fun…I will post a pic).

Then tomorrow night hubs and I are going with some good friends to Kurt Bestor concert in Salt Lake City. I’m going to wear my  Tracee Ellis Ross red velvet dress with a really sparkly necklace and my fun Libby Edelman pumps all from JCPenney!

Today at work I’m wearing a leopard shirt (Calvin Klein-Macys), patterned pants (Target, ANewDay), black booties (JCPenney, A.N.A.) and my red faux fur jacket (H&M) and yesterday I wore Gap jeans, a red Old Navy sweater underneath a red/pink/blue plaid flannel shirt with a pink purse. The day before I wore my black Express embroidered dress with jeans, black booties and my red faux fur jacket again. I’m noticing that I wear a LOT OF RED!! Does anyone else notice this odd phenomenon? Ha ha ha! Red is the appropriate color of the season, how can I help if I have a crap ton of red that I love in my closet?? Anyone that does not like this raise your hand…..still waiting….no hands? That’s good because DUDE I LOVE RED! Gotta represent my personality and wear the red!