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I Can Do Anything... Not Everything

Monday, May 15, 2017

Damn life is too busy!!! It's just after 10 p.m. and I am sitting in my office writing this blog post. I haven't eaten dinner and I have a million things to do before I go to bed, most of which I will not get to. I should not be writing a post and editing pics but... I feel like it. I miss this. But I can't figure out where it fits in right now. So bear with me.

Last weekend was epic! I got to see The Zac Brown Band for I think the 4th time and once again he/they were amazing. I will see him every time he comes to Atlanta. I didn't even post last week after I saw Chris Stapleton but he too was absolutely phenomenal. If you are into Southern Rock or Country and you have the chance you must add these to your "concerts to see" list. Music that you feel in your bones, both of them. And also... beards... they had me at beards.

We also had a two day Lacrosse tourni so that's pretty much what took up the rest of my time. Ava rocked on Sunday even though they suffered a couple of brutal losses on Saturday. That called for rooftop Margs (for me) and cheese dip for us afterward.

Snuck in a late night Mother's Day dinner on Sunday with #2 and #3 which wasn't really much of a celebration as my oldest one was missing... hated that. She officially started waiting tables at her restaurant this past weekend. She finally got her permit to serve liquor now that she's 18 so in addition to doing phones, to go orders, hostessing, training and whatever else she will also be serving. Get dat money!! So proud of her. She also got her cord for National Art Honor Society at Senior Honors Night this week. That was an amazing moment too. I have an entire Graduation party to plan in the span of just a few short weeks and I am officially freaking out. But I don't want to talk about it.

Because here's why...

This is my current calendar for May. It's a big problem and I don't know how to fix this. I don't have anything scheduled this Saturday but other than that I have some thing every single day for almost the rest of the month and beyond. I am really overwhelmed and I feel totally out of control but I don't really know how to remedy it... for the moment anyway. I have fallen back into that trap... the mindset that I don't feel like there is much I can say no to right now. Not good. Because you know what that means? I put the things that are good for me last and do for everyone else first. But, if I can just get thru the end of the school year and the first 2 weeks in June I think... I think I will be able to breathe a little bit.

I have a million posts sitting in draft right now, everything from confessions to bitch sessions to reviews of everything I have been doing to my face lately. I will get to it all soon but most nights when I get to the point when I actually have a minute I usually pass out on my bed in a pile of laundry. I was telling someone the other day that days will go by in my house when the TV never even gets turned on which was always a nightly ritual for me. I don't even miss it really! My kids are not big TV watchers thankfully, really thinking it's time to ditch cable! And now I am officially rambling. And it's 11:00 and I am starving. So here's a little pic collage thingy of some weekend snaps. Sorry this is disjointed and horribly written, I just wanted to write something, I think there is this blogging (at least for me) fear that if you go too long without saying something it's incredibly hard to know what to fill up that blank screen with when you do come back.

So... what do you do when you have too much on your plate and you know things are about to go off the rails? I need some practical advice on getting back the time for me to focus on me, my health, my house projects and rest... glorious, amazing sleep. Tell me how you do it because I know I am not the only one!!


Currently... May

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 1st would have been Mom's 81st birthday..... she's been gone almost 7 years now.:

How are we 5 months into the year already?? Spring is most definitely here in GA and our weather has been pretty good except for the typical rain and storms that are par for the course. No complaints here, the lower level of my home looks like it is bathed in a the cool green glow of an underwater forest coming to life and I love it.

Best laid plans as always go awry as I planned to get here before Wednesday but, it's all good because it's time for another Currently link up with Anne and Nancy. That means I don't have t think too much and I can tell you what's going on in my world.

BAKING... Gosh I haven't even thought about baking much of anything other than grain free paleo stuff lately. However, I am gearing up for my daughter's graduation party and I am a traditionalist so there has to be a cake of some kind or it is NOT a proper celebration. I am also slightly obsessed with white at the moment and white wedding cake is one of my favorite things on the planet. Insert this pin for White Wedding Cake and there you have my springboard for my graduation party theme. Can you design a whole party around a type of cake? I think so. Isn't it just so pretty?

LISTENING TO... Dirty Heads, I can't get enough of this band at the moment. If you like a Reggae vibe give them a listen. This is just summer, warm weather feels to me.

LOVING... My new desk. So I know this is kind of a shitty picture but the rest of my new home office is still empty so I can't really do any kind of reveal yet. I made a promise to myself that I would not bring in any additional stuff except for the desk until I purged a substantial amount. And I have not so this is as good as it gets for now but... I am loving it.

PLANTING... I need to plant all of my pots on my front porch and deck but I am currently in the market for some succulents for my desk at work because it's not very cheery. I love everything at Sugarboo Designs and they have the best selection of succulents and random funky containers.

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REMEMBERING... How much I look forward to my annual summer concert series. First up is Chris Stapleton this Friday. Zac Brown is next weekend. I don't have anything purchased for June or July yet but Govt. Mule in August and Alt-J in November. Need to add a few more for sure but can't wait to see this guy live.

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That's all for this month's currently round up. See ya next time!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This album, Revelator by Tedeschi Trucks Band. If you like jam bands and blues rock a la The Dead, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews, Govt Mule... download this. My newest musical obsession. Super relaxing for cooking... my favorite time to jam.

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This pretty blush dupe from Cover Girl... Medium Rose Tru Blend Blush. I am always  on the lookout for something like Nars Orgasm or Super Orgasm at a fraction of the price. This is a dupe for Nars Daydream but I think the shimmer makes it pretty close to Orgasm but not Super Orgasm. It's a warm coral with a bit of shimmer. Let's face it, even close to Orgasm is better than nothing. Sorry... couldn't help myself.

Go-Dri Cool Semi-Fitted Run Shorts from Old Navy. I live in running shorts for workouts and casual running around during the warmer months. So much so that every season bears replenishing and freshening up the rotation. I just picked these up in all the fun new prints. Super cute and nice relaxed fit with just enough shape.

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Anytime there is a new RXBAR flavor count me in. If you haven't gotten hooked on these yet what are you waiting for? Try them and use my discount code here for $5 off and free shipping on your first order. Mixed Berry, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate...yum.
Ahhhhh.... add this to your watch list. It just ended and I started late so am playing catch up but Fued: Bette and Joan is awesome. It's done by Ryan Murphy of Nip Tuck, Glee and American Horror Story so if you like that vein you will love this. Every subsequent season will highlight a legendary feud... next up Charles and Diana... can not wait. Fascinating stuff for a nosy B like yours truly.

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Linking up with Lauren and Bre...

Catching Up...

Monday, April 24, 2017

I swear I feel like I have blogged so little over the last few months that I don't even know where to start every time I sit down to write, so I stop. That means that this might be short and scattered but I am determined to hit publish today mostly for me but always for anyone else who takes the time to read as well. So I apologize in advance because I really have no idea what I am about to type... none.

I guess I'm gonna go with the things that are forefront in my mind in no particular order. I have been thinking a lot about the way I am using my time in terms of blogging which is why I have been absent truthfully. I struggle with blogging about life versus actually living it or trading precious little down time for blogging when I could be hanging with my kids, friends,dog or just reading a book. But I miss it, it's a good outlet for me. I guess the reason for my re-evaluation of late is that people keep dying around here. Seriously... I have had 3 deaths in my circle in 3 months. It kind of stops you in your tracks and makes you think you know, like what am I doing here? (Not in an existential sort of way but as in like what do I actually do with the minutes in my days or am I wasting too much time)  Just to recap a former co-worker who was 28 passed suddenly due to complications from a stroke in February. Not sick, no warning, just a fluke. In March one of my neighbors went in for hernia surgery, found out she actually had cancer, went back in for surgery on the cancer,  suffered a stroke and died with in about 2-3 weeks time. And lastly, the one that touched the closest to home, a friend who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in November lost his short battle on Easter Sunday. Last week was a tough one for a whole lot of people I know and my heart just breaks for each of them. It's just all so hard to believe. Never have I ever been more aware on the importance of not wasting time, taking things for granted or wishing days away. Everyone complains about Monday but I am just praying for a whole lot more of them now.

So having said all of that what have I been doing with my days? Still working on my house projects although none are complete enough for me to want to share yet... it's a Virgo thing. I should probably get over that. Slowly going through 2 rooms full of stuff that I want to purge, sell or re-purpose. Starting to think about planning my daughter's graduation party in June. I had my follow up eyebrow appointment over the weekend too... now I can really finish that whole post I've been working about micro-blading.

Spoiler alert... I LOVE IT. 

I had to cancel my tattoo appointment last week to add on to my shoulder piece because I had a funeral to attend. The good news is my guy agreed to hold my deposit over until the next time he is in Atlanta so it will happen eventually when the time is right I guess.  Not dating... at all. Guys are super dumb, my heart is not in it and my attitude blows which is probably why I find it to be a chore... like laundry or mopping the floor. I'll put it off for as long as possible thank you very much. Unless I meet someone really cool and is not a douche.  Half-assing my healthy ways in favor of roof top hopping on the weekends and commiserating about the sadness of life with fellow mourners. I need to get over that too I think. I'll allow it for a bit but it's time to keep it moving.

Anyway this week is hopefully going to be better than last. I have a hair appointment, a tennis match and the number one thing I can't wait to go to... an all day girl scout camp on Saturday. All day. With kids. No alcohol. What in the hell was I thinking when I agreed to this? Hopefully it won't be that bad!!

Happy Monday.