Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween friends not really celebrating except going to visit with the grandson today after work. I haven't seen him two whole weeks :( The skirt below has become another staple in my flow of clothes. You can't really get a good look of the necklace but it's very unique and has almost all the colors. I wear it every chance I get. It is almost Friday and payday Friday for me again nothing special planned - hoping the mailman doesn't bring something bad AGAIN this weekend. How has your week been so far?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weekly Smiles

This week it was hard to find things to smile about - I know I am blessed in many ways but still wallowing in my misery of the unjust world that let's liars get away with lying but since I am blessed tried to muster up a few things:

My friend Kristine gave me a starter - I was supposed to have cooked last night but discovered I do not have any vanilla so I will be making it tonight  - hope it holds for one more night

My friends at Bible Study gave this to me and I couldn't wait for January so I already started

My friend Kristine sent me - I say this all the time - it is too funny

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Not much to say - I'm in full blown depression now. Most likely attributed to my lack of sleeping as I have been so upset about the Big Lie. Good thing I have some older pictures that I look happy  as there is no happiness on this face. I did take a Melatonin pill the other night - well actually about 1 am because I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep thinking about the Big Lie. I probably won't do that again - I felt subdued all day and still groggy. My heart was beating fast when I got up, I did, however, enjoy the sleep it brought on. Just gonna have to pull myself out of this - put my big panties on and have faith the truth will prevail. I think my biggest issue is that I feel alone and ganged up on and I didn't do anything wrong. I feel helpless because I can't do anything about - I can't make her tell the truth, I can't even express my disdain for her and her actions. <Shaking Head, need to move on>
On a side note, I really like the way this blouse pairs with this skirt. This skirt has been a gem and I pair it with a lot of my blouses.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Another One....

This weekend was much like last weekend, ruined by a letter from an attorney. Well, you know I settled for the small amount of money in my car wreck because I was drowning financially, but David's is still pending as he has not been released by the doctor. Well, his attorney sent him a letter asking if he wanted to add me as a defendant to his lawsuit as the girl that hit me  is contending that I crossed over initially and swerved back in my lane which is why she come into my lane and hit me. That is an outright lie, I was nowhere near her, she missed the curve and came at me. The police report cited she was at fault and she got a citation. I am confused that that her allegations are just now coming out. If I had known she was going to lie, I would not have settled my case. I understand that she is young, 17 at the time of the wreck, and who knows maybe her parents are abusive but a lie is a lie. The fact is that she was driving too fast on wet roads, and most likely a road she had not travelled, with the music blaring and lost control of her vehicle and missed the curve. I had not even started the curve, David says, "They're not going to make it", I hit my brakes and straightened my arms and then I don't remember impact but then felt my vehicle rocking back and forth, because she pushed me about 30 - 50 feet and the passenger side tires were digging into the ground as she was getting ready to push me over but a tree stopped us. All of this just out of sight of my driveway. I am appalled that someone can just blatantly lie and that I then have to defend myself. She would have had that wreck regardless if I was there or not, just so happens I was there, and I believe I saved her and her friends lives. So this little girl ruined my life for the past year - I almost went under financially because of the wreck and she is not finished with me. Where is the fairness in that? Why can't she just tell the truth and take the consequences? If her parents are abusive, she should call the police, not continue to impact my life. Why can't this be like on TV and there be a video footage of the wreck? I am so angry and hurt by this whole ordeal. I thought it was finally over, seems I was wrong, looks like it's just beginning.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Lady In Red

I felt very pretty in this outfit, the red seemed to make my skin radiant. Of course, this was taken when I was coming off of a vacation spent at the swimming pool. Sure missing those days right now, it is cold here in Tn. I am so glad it's Friday even though I do not have any plans for the weekend. I would like to try to get the Greenway in one of the days, the weekend weather is calling for low 60's which is very nice walking weather. What are your plans for the weekend? Hope you have a great one!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Destination - Classy

One more day - below are my favorite capris.. I really, really love them; however, the below outfit is one I need to work on dressing up a little. Maybe throw some heels on, cute scarf, or something to add some interest. What would you do to add some interest this and make it more grown up or classy looking? Classy is the look that I have always strived for, I want people to think classy when they see me. I have studied women that I find classy and took qualities identified and tweaked them to try to make them my own.  I would love to have the effortless, polished, and put together look with just jeans and a t-shirt. What look do you strive for? Where do you get your inspirations?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Week Smiles

Wearing a size 8 and getting a bunch of compliments :)

I smile thinking how cool this would look in my kitchen

BitStrips my new addiction - meet my avatar :)

Jaxen peeping around at his momma in the car

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I was completely exhausted yesterday at work because I had tossed and turned and fretted over that letter that I couldn't stand it. So now my savings is almost depleted but that bill it out of the way, I have decided just means I will now focus on restocking on my savings. I'm telling you this past year of being broke really did something to me. Now I can't stand to give any money up - I am determined to not be broke like that again. I think the below blouse is the first one that I actually like with those capris. I found this blouse at Walmart - yep, Walmart - and the capris at Target. Hoping I am not as tired today. How is your week going so far?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Financial Roller Coaster

I was really feeling good about my finances - I had paid off some cash advances, got my student loans in forbearance, worked with my mortgage company to get assistance to lower my mortgage to a more manageable payment, got an affordable car to lower my gas bill from $800 a month to $200, then Mr. Man brings in Saturday's mail. An attorney sent me a letter offering bankruptcy to begin as they found where my local hospital has started the proceedings to either sue me or garnish my wages. I dug through all my bills that I had to put on hold and found one for them that is now around $300, I had already paid $250 before my financial wall came tumbling down. I have spent the whole weekend stressing about it - but all I can do is call the place that I was making payments up until March and see if I can just pay it off and hope this is the bill that they are talking about. I will have to move the remaining money I had put in savings but I do not want to be garnished in fear of losing my job. I thought I was on the upward hill to recovery but now I wonder what other bills are lurking that I have forgotten about, maybe I should file bankruptcy. I have never really believed in it as I want to pay my bills and I feel good about myself when I can pay all of them. I know one thing, I am going to start paying better attention the mail - I think I just went through such a slump that I gave up for as short time. I do not believe that God opened all of these doors to just collapse all around me - I am going to keep the faith and ask that you pray for me as well. The weather was gorgeous yesterday and I went to the Greenway after church and talked to God and got some peace but I will be calling first thing this morning to see if I can handle this bill.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Made It

We finally made it to Friday - we get to wear jeans again next week too for Breast Cancer Awareness. I bought a bracelet and the proceeds go to Susan Komen, my company is a big contributor and believes in giving back to the community. One of the things that I admire and feel proud to work there. Hope you have a great weekend

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Formal Day

I have been having a blast this week for Customer Service week, not only do we get to dress casual, we also had a formal day. Our theme is a Cruise and it has been so much fun.
Here is a sneak peek of me and friends on Formal Day (I'll share more next Wednesday Smiles)
Below is casual day - I am still enjoying my car and filled it up for the first time $35 compared to $70 in the truck - <HUGE SIGH> I am thinking that I should stop wearing t-shirts or try to dress them up some how - I am going to have to work on this. My not-work closet is compiled mainly of t-shirts, mostly from the concerts I attend. I am going to think more about how to spruce my not-working wardrobe.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This Week's Smiles

New car....

Jaxen in his bomber jacket

I long for this....

Jaxen's Halloween Pictures

very true....

Jaxen eating cereal for the first time - he has not been agreeable to eat this since then...


Hope you have much to smile about this week....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Comfy Splash of Color

It was a really busy and wonderful weekend for me this past weekend. Friday night I went to see my grandson - he brings so much joy to me when he flashes that smile that now has to little toothers at the bottom. The biggest news I want to share with you is that I finally got a car!! No more driving Goliath and spending $800 a month - I got a little Chevy Cruze and to my surprise a brand new one 2014 that has 12 miles on it. God really pushed that one through - I had decided that I could not afford it but my brother called and he suggested that I try to get my student loans on deferment until the truck is paid off (just a little over a year) and that frees up some money. He is a genius. Which by the way, he was in town with his family and I got eat dinner with them Saturday night at  new restaurant in town, Texas Roadhouse. If you are a steak lover, you NEED to eat there, the steak melted in my mouth and had the best flavor and it was reasonably priced. Sunday was not the most joyous after church went with Mr. Man to the funeral home to be with his best friend and their family to mourn the loss of the best friend's sister, she was only 40 and the loss was not expected. Adding them to my prayers and also my co-worker who is having brain surgery again tomorrow because the cancer returned. How was your weekend?
I love, love this purple tee I found at Target I think it adds just enough splash of color, not to mention, comfy :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sad Last Appearance

I am very sad to say that this yellow tank got tangled up with the sheets in the wash and did something funky with one of the strings - so this may be the last appearance. This is part of the week before Labor Day that I was trying to wear all the white while I could. I ended up zipping the little jacket and it looked better but an just an overall "ok" on this one. I am very glad this is Friday, I am exhausted - I struggled to complete a project for my biggest account just bestowed on me. I was frustrated trying to figure out what I should do, what tools I needed, and I really didn't think I should be doing this. Once I got over it and stopped mumbling and grumbling and embraced I was going to HAVE to learn it and own it if it was going to get done. So I pieced together information from three different departments and I'm proud to say I owned it and conquered it but not without the price of complete brain drain. Hope today is an easy and quick day. How has your week been? Hope you have great weekend :)