Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This Is Just Bogus

I thought things were turning around.  I thought my life was on the upswing.

How about a car accident?

My poor, poor, new car that I just got in October.

Luckily, the damage is not terrible.  I take the train to work, peeps.  I drive from my house to DeBary, Florida, and take the train all the way to my office.  It's awesome.  I don't even have to think, I just sit there and read or play on my phone.  I knew today was going to rain, so I was even happier that I was avoiding the interstate, and could just drive the ten to fifteen miles home from the train station.

Then some goober decided to rear end me less than 5 miles from my house.  And hit me SO HARD that I in turn hit the car in front of me.  I was the meat in a car accident sandwich.  Both my front and rear bumpers are damaged, the Dodge emblem on my grille is missing, and my license plate is bent.  I didn't get a ticket, because it wasn't my fault.  For now, I feel fine, but I am starting to feel the ache in my left shoulder and back/neck area which means I probably have whiplash and should be in some serious pain very soon.

I don't believe in karma.  But if I did, I would seriously wonder what the HECK I have ever done to anyone, because I just cannot catch a break here!  Yes, I did find a great job, but everything else is basically hell in a handbasket!  Lost my job, no health insurance, grandfather died, the miscarriage that still hasn't ended, the flu...seriously WHAT ELSE?!?!

If I was the drinking kind, I'd get a drink right freaking now.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Twist on Black and White

Everyone pairs red with black and white.  Or hot pink.  But orange?

I bought this orange twisty necklace at WalMart yesterday for $5.  And I got compliments on it ALL DAY LONG.  Go figure!

I share this bathroom with three teenagers.  Excuse the mess.

The dress is Avenue, size 14/16, from Goodwill.  The cardigan is St. John's Bay, size 2x.  It's a bit big on me, but it's comfy and so pretty (I call it my stained glass sweater)  that I don't intend to get rid of it until it's hanging off my shoulders.

Another great day at work.  I was so excited about going to work that I woke up at 4:30 this morning ready to go!  I was out the door by 6, on the train by 6:30, at work by 7:15!  I know this excitedly new feeling won't last forever, but I'm enjoying it while it's here.

How was your Monday?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lovin' It

So.  My new job.  It's AWESOME, and I am so glad I turned down a few stinkers and got this one.  I have great co-workers, a wonderful Christian supervisor, and a place to grow and flourish.  They are already investing in me, and I am going to a coding conference in April!  I am already helping to do the referrals, and I am even beginning to decorate my desk.  Yes, I believe I'll be staying put here.  At least, I hope so.  I like it so very much.

I wore this on Thursday.  I didn't take pictures during the week because I'm getting used to my new schedule.  I'll start doing that soon!  This is an old green sweater that I adore.  It's short sleeved, and I got it off eBay years ago.  It's a bit big on me, so I wore a brown tank top underneath it, with my brown  Lane Bryant pants and my green WalMart flats.

I wore this on Sunday to church.  I learned a very important thing about this dress, and that's that the buttons are slightly too small for the buttonholes, meaning this dress came apart over and over all day.  Insanely glad I am wearing both an extra shirt AND a slip.  That's all I have to say about it, except that I paid $6 for it at Goodwill in Orange City, and the brand name is Emma James, size 18W.  Old Target flip flops which kind of ruined the look of the outfit, but after wearing shoes all week, I missed my flip flops!.

It was a windy day here in Central Florida, per my crazy unkempt hair.  I also jumped on the scarf bandwagon, and bought this pretty blue creation at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Sanford on Saturday.  It was $5.  I figured for five bucks, I could decide if I liked the scarf trend.  Here's my take on it:  1) It's cute, but I need lightweight scarves, not knit.  I was sweaty and irritable after a while in this thing.  2) Longer is better.  3) Watch tutorials on youtube for scarf tying if yours is not an infinity scarf.

I look like a sourpuss, but I'm actually in a good mood.

My miscarriage is still going.  Six weeks of bleeding although it's not horrible anymore, and I'm not even cramping.  But I am beyond over this.  Also, I am still coughing like crazy from my sickness from almost a month ago!  I have spent the entirety of 2015 wearing a pad of some sort and I am ready to be done with this craziness.

Let's play a game of "What Would You Choose?"  The hair issue continues to evade me.  My husband, like most men, loves long hair.  While I do like long hair, I am continuing to be a fan of short hair, although it really depends on the cut.  I found a picture on Pinterest which I love so much, that I keep bringing it up to stare at it.  Last week, I showed you a picture of my "hair goal", but now I think I might have a new one.  So, which one?

Original hair goal.  Long layers, with rose gold highlights.

Or this.  Black pixie, 40s style!

Let me know what you think, and have a great week!  I will try to remember to take pictures during the week.