Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope that everyone had an amazing Christmas and got everything they asked for as well as spent it with loved ones. Christmas for myself was amazing not because of the gifts I was going to get to open but for the fact that I didn't have to set an alarm and since nothing was open I was forced to do NOTHING! Shockingly I didn't even hit the gym. I turned my phone on silent and literally slept until I couldn't sleep anymore or until my husband finally woke me up so we could exchange gifts. I felt like a parent going to a child, 'Please just 5 more minutes and I'll be up'. He wasn't buying that any longer so he made my favorite french toast because he knew the smell would permanent the house and help me wake up and it defiantly did. I finally woke up at around noon and made my way downstairs to a heap of gifts that I couldn't wait to open. My husband did a amazing job at picking gifts for me this year (pics to come!) and I must say I did a great job too. It was a day spent with spending time with my family and loved ones and quite honestly couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my day. It also marked the official end to the holiday season! 

Friday, December 16, 2011


Sorry I've been MIA I've come down with the worst stomach flu anyone can imagine. I have this fear of throwing up (although I'm not sure anyone who actually enjoys it) I mean truly a fear- I cry every time, it's very odd. So two days later and I'm still not able to keep anything in me. On the bright side any holiday pounds I may have put on I'm sure I've lost. However I can't wait to feel better and most of all get back to work! I'm a workaholic and staying at home in bed is killing- a slow death.

However before I got sick I was honored with some amazing news. A blogger friend of mine Sweet & Sassy told me about this website bloggers where you can connect and network with other bloggers. It is a great way to start following other bloggers and just network. I had signed up and played around on it but didn't devote a ton of time to it- I did however follow a few more blogs from it. Well one day I woke up and was checking my e-mail when I had gotten an e-mail from the Editors of Bloggers stating I was selected to be one of their blogs of the day! I was ecstatic! I mean I had started this blog as something fun and for me to share my thoughts and my life experiences never thinking it would be this huge hit. I took every new follower as a sign that people enjoyed what I had to say. But I started it to see how many followers I could get but rather a form of therapy and if you liked what you read then join me on my journey. 
 So this is what the homepage looked like . . .

Mine is the one in the middle! 

How cool huh??? Being recognized was such an honor and fuels me to only blog more! Thank you and I hope you continue to read and follow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

That time of year again...

Gosh that time has come again the annual Communist I mean my in-laws Christmas get together. Now I'd like to first start off by saying I thought hell froze over because I actually received an e-mail to the event most of the time they just e-mail my husband because well they just don't like dealing with me and quite honestly I don't really like dealing with them. Well none the less an effort was made so I thought I'd take the time and read the e-mail and to my astonishment a BIG change was taking place this year. Could all of my bitching finally struck a chord with these heartless people? Nah. The big change was they actually weren't charging the family to spend time with each other, gosh what a concept. I told my husband someone must have won the lotto and is feeling generous to not be charging to spend time with family. He got a good chuckle at my snarky ways. So as continued to read the e-mail and it gave all the stipulations and times the next thing I did was checked my schedule because maybe I could use work as an excuse for my attendance but as history repeats itself I would be available to go. Ugh I dreaded this already. The only thing we were responsible for bringing was a white elephant gift and something to eat weather it be a appetizer or a fun dessert or a festive drink. I thought I could manage that should be easy enough but I closed the e-mail and decided to discuss with the hubby later about weather or not we were even going. Of course within minutes of the e-mail going out to his entire family now my phone was going crazy with e-mails of what everyone was bringing and what not. So I let a day or two pass and I brought up the subject to my husband on weather or not he wanted to go. Because if he wanted to go I would stand by his side and go with him plus I wouldn't let him go to war alone please not with these people and plus if someone is going to talk bad about me say it to my face not my husbands. To my surprise my husband was very casual about the whole thing and said he didn't really care if we went or didn't. Inside I'm screaming YES! I don't have to go!! Haha!! But I maintained a good poker face. I told him marinate over it and let's touch base in a few days. 
  So a few days past and as it turned out his son wouldn't be able to attend the party because his mother was throwing him a birthday party that weekend. Again another card in my favor for us to gracefully decline the invite to the party but then my husband did the unthinkable he committed us! What?!? Where was our touch base? We are team in this fight. I really couldn't be mad at him though because let's be honest it is his family and well it is the holidays. So I didn't officially RSVP to the mass e-mail because I'm secretly hoping something will come up at the last minute to where we can back out but as of right now my husband has verbally committed us to his father (who by the way is on the committee). I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am dreading walking into these pack of wolves. I told my husband you better have a stiff drink waiting for me when I get home from work because I'll need it before we head over to this joyous party.  
  I do although have a fabulous outfit already that I'm very excited about. I will keep you posted on any latest developments. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blah

There are so many things that can be a hassle and a little annoying during the holidays just to name a few, the crowds, parking, finding the "it" gift, the list could go on & on. So on Sunday night as I was doing a little Christmas shopping of my own after work and had to deal with these few annoying pieces that comes with the holidays. So as I was in Sephora waiting in a rather long line but not complaining because trust me I know what it's like to be on the other end of that and ringing out with all those customers. So as I was patiently waiting in line I was looking at the little trinkets they try and get you to buy (I held my will power and didn't get anything) although as I was standing there I decided one thing that annoys me especially around the holidays and only happens when you're waiting in line. The conversation that is taking place either behind you or in front of you. While I wish it would be a juicy story like I'm buying this for the man I'm having an affair with it's usually annoying conversation and the type you really wish you could turn around and tell the person how much of an idiot they sound. So as I'm standing there trying to just focus on getting through the line these two people behind me clearly friends a man & girl and they were having such a annoying conversation. Just to give you an idea:

Girl: So my friend Matt and I stayed at Denny's until like 2 am the other night it was so crazy.
Guy (who by the way is clearly gay but I have nothing against gays): I know a Matt too what is his last name?
Girl: Well there are lots of Matt's I'm sure it's not the same
Guy: Well it is a small world you never know
Girl: Unlikely but whatever his last name is Stephfano
Guy: Yeah don't know him my Matt's last name is Albertson

Like really? Is this conversation really happening??? Needless to say hearing more of their annoying conversation made the line go real quick. 

Any annoying habits that shoppers do during the holidays?? 

Monday, December 12, 2011


So as many of you may know at this point who have been following (thank you to those who have!) know that I work in retail and for those who are new to my blog yes I work in retail. As you can imagine this is the craziest time and I truly mean craziest time of you. People loose their minds during the holidays. But the kicker is where I work we don't have sales so it's not like they are looking for this great bargain it what it is. Anyways I am coming off a 6 day work week which really translates into an obscene amount of hours for any human being but I still maintained my 5 day work out schedule so sorry for the not so consistent posting. 
  However yesterday I got off at a decent hour and the mall I work at has no soul therefore they should just be open 24 hours because it's getting pretty close to that. Anyways I decided to get some Christmas shopping done. While my list is short because well I only need to buy for my husband and my mother because we all know how I feel about my in-laws I decided to get a few little "extras" for the hubby and maybe pick up something for myself. I got his stuff first (can't say in case he reads this) and then I had a $15 off $50 purchase at Sephora. There had been a couple things I had been eyeing there and I was running out of one of my favorite NARS lipstick. So I stopped in. Now I really don't need any make up because I have so much but you know what a little refresh didn't hurt anybody. So I grabbed my favorite lipstick and then was looking around. I had spotted this really pretty palette by Charlotte Ronson (I don't think any relation to the Ronson family aka Lindsey Lohon's x-gf). 

All Eye Need Eye Shadow Palette - Henrietta

I thought this was so pretty and the perfect size. Although to my disappointment so did many other customers because they were all sold out. I at least had a really nice sales associate who looked up and down for me to see if they had any left in store. So I asked her to show me something similar to these colors. She then brought me to Urban Decay's Naked set, this is a highly anticipated set that comes out every year and usually sells out ASAP. I had one bad experience with Urban Decay eye shadow and ever since then shied away from them but these colors were fabulous! There wasn't one color I wouldn't use- that is rare when you are buying such a big set. 
Naked Palette
I decided I'm going to give Urban Decay another try plus with Sephora's amazing return policy I thought it was a win win scenario. I'll report back on how I like it. I plan on using it tomorrow for work. 

Do you have any favorite make up that you can't live with out? Or one that you tried and fell in love with?? 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The tooth fairy that leaves pain killers instead of money

The thought of writing this post already gives me anxiety, talking about it gives me anxiety, making the appointment almost made me vomit, you wonder what I could be talking about.... my wisdom teeth. Ugh. You may wonder why at 25 I don't have them out yet well easy because when I should have had them out around the age 16 they weren't fully grown in yet and my dentist wanted to see if they were all going to be bone impacted or partial. Plus they've never really bothered me so I thought if it isn't broken why fix it?? It didn't help that my mum still had all hers and that in her early 20's she went to get them removed and had a horrible experience that left her running out of the oral surgeons office. I would always say well if my mum still has them and they haven't shifted her teeth I would have the same luck. 
  Now I don't know very many people who like going to the dentist and I especially don't again it gives me anxiety and I'm not sure why because I never had a bad experience at a dentist. I guess it's all the noise and prodding they do that gives me anxiety. However my dentist every time is always harping on me to get my wisdom teeth removed. I have used every excuse in the book, some examples you ask? 

- I can't get off work (lie I get 5 weeks of vacation a year I just don't want to spend one of those weeks holed up in bed with gauze stuck in my mouth and me drooling like a baby and eating only soft foods. I mean I'm not 90...yet)
- It's our busiest time of year- you think I can take time off now?! (Even if it's not Christmas, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day I seem to make up some event we may be holding and act like it is insanity at work)
- I just tell him I can't do it because I have really bad anxiety about it and I just can't go through with it

My dentist I think has been keeping track of my excuses because lately he has a comeback. So about a year ago when he brought up this hot topic he thought he would go in for the kill... he told me that if I didn't get this taken care of soon that my teeth would shift and my beautiful teeth would not be so beautiful anymore. However I had my own comeback up my sleeve because my fabulous orthodontist equipped me with bottom & top permanent retainers to prevent any shifting. Take that Mr. Dentist! Bought myself another 6 months. 
  Well those 6 months seemed to fly by because before I knew it I was back sitting in the dentist chair and this time he wasn't so nice about the topic of my wisdom teeth. He told me enough is enough I needed them out because if I don't I would have to get a root canal (now I think he used this as a scare tactic because he knows how much I hate even getting a filling let alone a root canal?!?! YIKES!!!) I told him I would at least call the oral surgeon and see what the steps would be. 
  As coincidence would have it my mum actually needed two of hers removed because they were finally starting to bother her. She was going to use the same oral surgeon as I was so I thought well I'll have her go first and see how bad this really is. She survived and she only did it on Novocaine however she has a much higher pain tolerance than I do. She was swollen and bruised for almost a week but did fairly well. Well enough for me to finally pick up the phone and make my consultation appointment. This was a huge step for me here. However as I was dialing and speaking to the receptionist I felt like I could vomit at any given moment. Because I felt like this was a do or die moment I even made my appointment for the surgery. She had two available times for the date I wanted a 8:00 am or 12:30 pm. Most people would have probably chosen the 8:00 am one but let's be honest if I'm going to be holed up in my bed for almost 5 days I needed to get another work out in! I mean priorities people. So the date is set and I'm freaking out but I guess it's not going to get any easier the longer I wait. 

I can only imagine what I'm going to be like after being put under (I've never been put under before) I just hope I don't say something stupid or worse yet get sick. However let's be honest who doesn't love a good youtube video about this topic. Here is one of my favorites. . . 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The dreaded service light in your car

For most of us a vehicle is vital to our daily lives and we truly couldn't live without one- unless maybe you live in a big city or you're Amish. I don't live in a major city -- just a suburb of one nor am I Amish. However whenever a light goes on in my car or I hear a noise I instantly get anxiety and think oh gosh now I have to bring it into the service dept. and then I think dollar signs. I have a VW Jetta and it's my second brand new one and I love it and have had nothing but good luck with it. However I noticed when driving it sometimes when it switched to different gears because I was going faster it would start to rev up. So my husband drove it and noticed it too and said I should take it in. I tried to pawn it off on him to take in for me but our schedules weren't working to where he could take it in for me. So I was stuck with the anxiety ridden task of sitting in the service dept. and think of how much money I would be spending in this sitting. I do have an extended warranty but never used it so I must have called them at least 5 times trying to get a full grasp on how it works and any loop holes they would try and pull because we all know the car business and there is always a loop hole somewhere. 
  So I brought in my car and of course they ask all these questions and I seriously started sweating because one wrong answer and you were doomed. So of course just to hook it up to some machine would cost $125 and that may not even show something if there are no lights on in the vehicle so it was a 50/50 shot if I paid the $125 if something would come up. So the guy was nice enough to say he was going to have one of the guys drive it around. So I went to go sit and wait.... of course I'm thinking of every worse case scenario that they could find wrong and as I am doing this I just start sweating more. The people around me probably thought I had some disorder or something. So I decided to calm my nerves I would just look at some of the new cars.. this is a bad idea because when I had my first Jetta in for service I looked around the showroom and instead of taking my old car home I bought a new one. I was highly contemplating doing this again depending on how much my repair would cost. After I looked at all the new vehicles I decided to sit back in the waiting room rather a death sentence. Thankfully I was prepared and I had my iPad with me. After about an hour they finally called my name and I thought this is it I should just sign over my savings account and checking account because who knows what they found. To my pleasant surprise they did find something but... it was covered under some warranty! What did that mean? It would cost me NOTHING. I can't even tell you how relived I was. So I left my car there so they could complete the repair that would only take 6 hours. Now my car drives like a dream.