22 November 2012

Being Thankful

For those of you lovelies living here in the United States, I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! I know I'm totally stuffed. This year I did my very first Thanksgiving dinner all on my own. While I was a bit disappointed that I didn't have the turnout of guests that I had anticipated, I am very happy that I did have my brother in law come with his family. Their boys loved my cooking! This has been, by far, the best Thanksgiving ever, even though I didn't have my entire family with me.

It is crazy how many people just spend this month or this particular day counting their blessings and what they are thankful for. Even I don't sit down daily and count the things that I am thankful for, I just go about my day as usual. While I may not have much, I am very grateful for what I do have, and the people that I'm surrounded by. I have had a lot of terrible things happen over the last year, things that I have learned from, and I've survived and become a stronger person in the end.

I'm thankful for my family, blood relations or not. I'm thankful for the fact that I've got friends that are close enough to be family, that we take care of each other like family.

I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head, even if it isn't the best looking place on the planet; I'm thankful that I have food to sustain me; I'm thankful that I have a piece of shit car that is ugly but gets me from point A to point B; I'm thankful that I have a job in this terrible economy, even if it does feel like I'm running a daycare center at times. 

I'm thankful for my fur babies and my feathered baby.

I'm thankful for my 25 followers. 

No matter how you look at it, I believe that I'm blessed. There are so many people out there that don't have, that didn't have a Thanksgiving dinner this evening, that don't have a roof over their head or all of the luxuries that so many take for granted. I grew up quite poor, though I was always happy. My mother always taught me that things don't make the person, that we don't need material things to be happy. Sure, they make life better, but do we really need them?

 I'm off to do pilates now to work off dinner. That brings me to another thing that I'm thankful for - Blogilates!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening. Don't forget to count your blessings. Every day on this planet is what you make it, so make it awesome!

19 November 2012

New Buys, Size Rant

As my birthday is coming up next week, I did a little splurging this week.

Last night I picked up a few new pairs of pants, a really cute Marilyn Monroe shirt, and a Minnie Mouse Sweatshirt. What made me angry was the sizing of the pants. In the juniors department, a size seven is too large, and apparently a size five is too small. Like way too small. I can get them zipped, but my hips bulge over the sides because of the size of my hips. I'm petite and have so called child bearing hips. Lower rise pants don't do so well for me anymore. Now I've either got the options of returning them, or just exercising my ever loving tail off so I can fit into them.

Tonight's gets were makeup. I needed a new mascara, so I picked up Maybelline's Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes mascara in Glam Black. I haven't tried it yet, though my previous mascara was the same line and I adored it. 

I also picked up a pink glittery liquid liner from Hard Candy. I LOVE it so far and can't wait to wear it to work.

Even though I don't wear lipstick much, I picked up two Wet n Wild colors on an urge. I got Hot Red and a mauve color, though I'm not sure how I feel about the mauve. I have always been terrible at picking colors that work well on my skin. I also can never seem to find the perfect nude color. My lips are so large, wearing bright colors makes them take over my entire face. My eyes are my favorite feature. I love to play up my eyes. Given that I do a lot of color on my eyes, I try to stay away from a lot of color on my lips to prevent the entire look from going to classy to drag queen.

I need to get some sleep. I've got a long day ahead tomorrow!

Have a great night! Pictures of the new gets are coming soon!

14 November 2012

Walking Dead OMFG

This is going to be another post gushing about the latest episode (Season 3, Episode 5) of AMC's The Walking Dead, so if the series doesn't interest you, or you aren't caught up to the latest season, I'd skip this entry entirely.

Spoiler Alert 

09 November 2012

Song of the Night

Recently, my boyfriend and I watched The Dictator. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it did make me giggle. Admiral General Aladeen's definition of democracy at the end of the movie had me in stitches.

Tonight's song is from the movie, Next Episode.

08 November 2012

What You Wear and How It Effects You

Let me begin this post by stating that I am a high anxiety person. I've always been high anxiety with lots of minor things, mainly because I was extremely sheltered as a child. I had supervision for almost everything that I did and was rarely allowed to to do anything with friends or go anywhere for more than a few hours without one of my parents being present. That lead me to be a more high strung individual, quite neurotic in fact.

Even now at twenty seven years old I deal with high anxiety to the point that I've been given medications to take when everything gets to be too much and I have the urge to freak the fuck out, putting it simply.

What really had me thinking about this was driving yesterday.

Driving is one of my anxiety triggers because within the first two months of owning my car I was in three accidents (rear ended) within three weeks of each other, all in the same spot. This has made driving a terrifying experience for me because I have fear of being hit again. I am perfectly fine in light traffic situations when there are other responsible drivers that know the meaning of a car length away. It is when traffic gets heavier, and people start to drive like it's Drive Like Ray Charles Day, that I get extremely nervous to the point that I will pull over if I get too anxious and wait for traffic to thin out before I go about my business.

The reason that I started to really think is because yesterday I was in one of those high traffic situations where I'd normally freak out. Instead of losing my gourd and parking until traffic thinned out enough to satisfy me, I trucked on to my destination as if there was no one on the road at all.

What does that have to do with anything?

I felt like a badass.

Wearing my aviators and blasting Aerosmith, I felt like a badass that could tackle anything that got in my way.

I didn't think about the idiot riding my ass like a hemorrhoid, or the little old lady in front of me that loved to ride her breaks.

Nothing mattered in that simple moment in time, I was in control behind the wheel and everyone else could go eat a peen.

It was a small triumph for me, really. As dumb as it sounds, it was a triumph.

In my mind, it truly validated the saying of "the clothes make the man". I was confident and worry free, all thanks to some kick ass rock music and a pair of $5 aviator sunglasses that I picked up at a Goodwill.

I already knew that clothes could bring confidence, as I have certain outfits for certain moods when I go to work. Some things make me feel like I'm the head bitch in charge, while some more dressed down pieces make me feel like a regular peon that just works there instead of running the place.

It really is amazing how something as simple could make me rethink my outlook entirely.

02 November 2012

Absentee Lady

I'm so sorry I've been absentee lady. Life has been extremely busy between having to work more and then Bossman opening a new store. My boyfriend is running it! He opened a video game store where the main attraction is the play, not the purchasing of merchandise. For a flat fee, you get to play all day.  I got to play free yesterday for the soft opening and it was so much fun. I really want to get Assassin's Creed III to play at home, though I don't see how that will work out since I don't even get to play FFX, my ultimate favorite game.

School has had a lot on me lately, and I've been loving it. It is time to sign up for more classes, though I'm not sure which ones I should take. I need to talk to my advisor to get her advice.

I've also been working out a lot more! I found an amazing site called Blogilates. Cassey Ho, the lovely lady that runs the site, offers so many different workouts and different tips and tricks on maintaining a healthy diet. She's also got meal plans that match up with various workout plans. I adore her videos because it is almost like you're working out with one of your girlfriends. It's not all chat about exercise, but other things while you are exercising. There is even a section of printables, so if you don't have access to videos you can save/print the images and do some pop pilates on the go! I cannot recommend her site enough. I've already felt a change in myself since I started two weeks ago.

I've got a camera full of photos that I need to upload, including dozens of BB cream swatches from the slew of new American versions of BB creams that are popping up. I still have to get all of my Influenster posts up, too. I've got a new list of favorite products that I'm dying to share with all of you.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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