I’m done with Monday work and counting down the days to Friday and being off.
I noticed several people on IG posting their “body resolution goals” for next year ie… I’m gonna get rid of my pouch (really judgmental term for a part of your body that performs vital functions) or tone by legs (legs really help me walk and go up and down stairs) or tame the “beast” (referring to the largest muscle in our body that keeps us upright).
This line of thinking is just DUMB.
Want to know my two resolutions??
I will practice being kind to my co workers and clients-I do like to help people and I still need my job so I think this is vital.
I will practice being kind to family and friends. These are important relationships and I love these people. It’s been hard to be kind because the last two years I’ve been in terrible chronic pain. Pain really affects my ability to walk, sleep, think, interact, or any desire for anything else. It’s debilitating, so when I say I need to be kind-I am trying real hard.
These are my two resolutions and I will make mistakes and that is ok because I am a human being.
I had all these plans to blog- with these cool ideas that are nothing to do with clothes
And then my grandkids got sick, my daughter got sick, hubs got sick (I put away all the holiday decor by myself), I was super diligent about hygiene and cleanliness but then I got sick-laid around last weekend feeling like I would die-missed two days of work, went back to work (stubborn me don’t want to use 40 hours of PTO being sick) and now I’m laying on the couch another weekend trying to feel normal again!
January is the Monday of the whole year!
Hopefully soon I’ll feel myself and those creative juices will flow again ❤️
I just realized I haven’t posted for almost a week! Wow, time flies when I’m busy! I hope everyone is doing well; I’m looking forward to January ending I’ve gotta admit. It’s not my favorite month.
Poor January, it’s like the Monday of the whole year!
At least living in Utah it feels like that; snow, inversion, slick roads, no sunshine ever, and super low temps so most nights I’m afraid my pipes will freeze (like 10 degrees and lower)
But yesterday and today we’ve had sunshine and I’m hopeful that good weather is possible at some point in the future. Maybe not near future 😂 but sometime! 😂😂
And that reminds me, Groundhog Day is approaching. Do you think we’ll have six more weeks of winter? (In all honesty, the first day of Spring on the calendar is March 20th right??) just plan on spring around that time and you won’t be disappointed (sometimes it’s a wee bit later than that in Utah).
These are my random musings today; back to regularly scheduled fashion posts tomorrow!
I think I’m finally getting the hang of 2019; it’s taken a couple weeks but I might be back to myself. Two weeks of three day work is nice but the added burden of completing 5 days of work in 3 (two weeks in a row) is exhausting. How do you adjust to change or stress? It takes a lot out of me for the most part. Usually change or stress can be managed with self care but I’ve been slacking in that area too! What’s up with all this??
Anyway, enough talk of my difficulties! It’s time to focus on fashion! 👗
I purchased a sweater from Loft lately, it was on sale for $20 and I’ve sure got my money’s worth. It’s so cute! It’s dark blue with gold polka dots and has a rounded hem. It’s so fun!
One day I paired it with my gold skirt and leopard boots for a fun Sunday look (sparkly earrings too!)
The next outfit idea is pairing my polka dot sweater with my gray jeans, a blue plaid jacket from Cabi, my snakeprint boots from Target and this snuggly faux fur lite blue coat also from Target. I was staying warm this day for sure!
One thing I try to make sure is that when I’m thinking of buying an item- I make sure I can think of several outfits to combine with it! That makes my wardrobe stretch really far! You can do this too if you want and it’s also fun to see how many combinations result from one new item.
Well here we are on our Carnival Cruise! I’ve been on one cruise before and that was our honeymoon; we went on a NCL cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. Boy that was fun!
So we are headed to Cozumel, Belize, and Mahogany Bay-Roatan Honduras. Our first day was spent getting to know the ship, finding our cabin, doing a safety training, and guys! I got a bamboo massage! It was fabulous ! I’ve never had one before!! She brushed my body previous to everything which seemed odd but maybe that’s normal- she said it was to open my pores. And then I got a 75 minute massage which was wonderful, along with the ship gentle rocking, it’s pretty amazing.
The whole aft end of the ship is dedicated to “Cloud Nine Spa” and we alto took a tour yesterday and it is state of the art!
This morning I’m going to get a facial which they say will improve my rosacea, (that would be a miracle, but I’m not opposed to trying it) and then I’m going to work out in their amazing gym! I’ll add some photos too!
Hubs and I have an appointment this afternoon to get our pictures taken (black and white session) so I’m hoping we get a nice picture to remember this trip. We did that on our honeymoon and it brings back a lot of memories when I see the picture. Tonight is also “elegant” night and I get to dress up for dinner! We all know I’m not ever opposed to that! LOL
Happy 2018! Wow the years seem to fly by don’t they? I remember being young (high school) and always wished time to go by faster…now that I’m not in high school, time seems to go by too fast.
Take for instance the holidays…I just love the holidays (and time off work) and here we are in January….not my favorite month in my whole life! LOL EVER NEVER has January been my favorite month. Granted I live in a typically cold climate in January ALL MY LIFE, so maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe if I lived in Florida I would be more friendly with January and not give it so much CRAP! Bahahaha!
This January I’m going on vacation in a couple weeks, so I hope to cut these January blues off at the knees! Haha…I guess that sounds a little violent? It’s a battle people, one I’m going to win!
I worked out this morning which was a total win cause I didn’t want to get up and then to show my determination…I’m in battle fatigues….(not to offend veterans) I’m battling my frustration with it being January and the January blahs….I’m wearing my camo jacket by OldNavy, studded jeans by Gap, and sweater by H&M….this way I figure I’m prepared to fight hard! I always normally have a cheery attitude but if I don’t some days, I need to prepare and be strong and that way I weather the hard times.
Check out my battle garb below! And for anyone else feeling the same as we head into January…you are not alone!!