Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Favorites....

Hey oh!!! Guess who had a really great and productive and positive week??? This girl right here:) I did.

The last 2 weeks have been a complete roller coaster and I felt like it started with a plummet to the bottom and the car going off the tracks, crashing and burning. It has taken a full two weeks but I honestly feel like I am now flying a little thru the loops or Janice laughing at the fat kid who is freaking out. And if you don't know this reference just go here to see the whole thing.

Seriously, like 180 degrees thanks to all the love and support for one, an hugely to perspective. I really think this was a gift from the universe, this lay off. I had my first interview yesterday and although I don't think it's the job for me it was interesting. It was for more of a commissioned type position but it got me thinking... I can do whatever I want now. Anything. When I got divorced people used to always say "I'm so sorry" and I get that reaction. But the beauty of any big life change is you get to start over. Re-invent yourself on your terms and by your own design. Now, some people don't ever get the chance to do this, they stay in whatever place they are in. Some are happy, some not... I am happy. In fact all this week I have been thinking I am actually one lucky bitch. I really truly am, I have been so close to complete ruin so many times... I hate admitting that but it's true. I have made horrible decisions, decisions I fully committed to and saw thru to their horrible ends cause I ain't no quitter. If I am going to fuck something up I am going to fuck it up all the way. But somehow I manage to check myself or get checked and figure out how to start fixing it. So here I go again, on to the business of repairing and more importantly improving.

I have the best, best people in my life. My family... I can't say enough how they are always my biggest cheer leaders. They never let me down.  And they never make me feel like I let them down even when I feel like I do. And my friends... girls, guys, real friends, blog friends... even IG friends...  have been so wonderful. They all have been checking on me and cheering me on. They have given me resumes, critiqued my resume, bought me meals, groceries, wine, printed things, scanned things (cause my home office is shit), lifted my spirits and made me laugh. I love you all so, so much!!!

So on to some favorites...

Song... i by Kendrick Lamar because yes... I Love Myself.

Favorite fall/winter outfits...

This is pretty much my go to fall outfit and I just bought very similar boots right before I got the boot from my old job. Thank God. I live in skinny jeans, slouchy sweaters and scarves. The best part of this outfit is you can find the makings for it at any price point... even Wal-mart, and still look chic and pulled together.


My other all time favorite fall/winter accessory is the poncho. I have several and along with the wrap it is generally the first thing I reach for when it gets a little chilly. Living in Atlanta it does get cold but I'm not much of a coat person cause lugging coats around when you get to your destination just sucks. So ponchos... I love this whole look!

I want this poncho

Thanksgiving Food....

Did I mention that my brother and his family are coming on Saturday and they will be here for the whole Thanksgiving week??? I am super psyched. Also I love T-Day food such as but not limited to...

Southern Cornbread Dressing... this looks like the one I make. Pecans, bacon and leeks... food porn.

Green Bean Casserole... I'm sorry. I have to have it. Onions from a can... yummmmmm

And my favorite... Pumpkin Pie & Pumpkin Pie Martinis.....

Cause holidays are for dranking.....

Linking up with Amanda because ... duh Amanda

Sorry this is so short but I got to hustle. Next week I will be loving on my family so I may or may not be around these parts.

Cheers. Love to all and happy, happy weekend:)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Humpday Confessions

Well it is Wednesday and I have not humped it with Kathy in awhile. I know we are kinda sorta not doing that anymore or are we? I can't remember what the deal was but I feel like spilling some guts so lucky yoo-hoo-hoo... pull up a chair!

In case you have not heard Avon and Glamour Magazine are teaming up with reader and survivor of domestic violence, Charli Bailey, to bring awareness to the subject via social media. I confess, I did not do the ice bucket challenge... maybe this is my chance to make up for it. Because you all know I'm a selfie whore so this challenge was made for moi. Charli has challenged us to break the #wallofsilence just by taking a #shhhselfie and bringing awareness to domestic violence. It will be a wall of selfies instead of silence, so to speak. This one is close to my heart. Thankfully there was no element of physical abuse in my marriage but I do understand very well the element of silence. The need to reach out but the embarrassment that keeps women silent. The shame and the fear are very real and until you have been in it you just can't know. Some of these brave women never get out. So do me a solid and go take a selfie and hashtag it #wallofsilence... on IG, Face Book, Twitter... whatever you like. Avon is donating money for every selfie taken! Oh and tag me so I can see your beautiful faces... @amyrose716 on IG, crazywisewoman on Twitter. No more shhhhhh...... 

And on a lighter note. 

This about sums up my general disposition as of late. Wen I saw it I literally laughed out loud. That's some ghet-to mac and cheese.

But seriously, it seems that whether I freak out or stay calm things go the way they are gonna go so...

This song.... cause lately I do feel it's always darkest before the dawn. No mellow drama here I swear.

But at least I'm not Meg. Looks like no one wants to share a Coke with her.

I have taken a liking to the show Slednecks on Mtv. A reality show about twenty-somethings in Alaska. It's good stupid fun. Don't watch it cause if you are simple like me you'll get hooked! Cause naked ice swimming...

I have a job interview on Thursday. I don't think it's what I am looking for but I haven't had an interview in four years so I am going for the practice. Plus it's a short drive and I can hit Costco on the way back. Priorities...  and large quantities of my favorite things like cheese and Nutella.

I have been on a few pretty fun dates lately. I have been a little more open minded and lax on some of my requirements.  And by that I mean I am trying to strictly go on the actual connection and worry less about the physical stuff and it seems to be working well. I am not saying I am dating the ugly guys at all... the last couple have been really cute... and younger. I can't help it. They are fun. And I won't even get into the beard. I know it may not be your thing, but it's definitely mine!

Other random things I have noticed since being unemployed...

I prefer to have Pandora or the radio on all day while I'm home but if I do turn on the TV here is whats on 24 fucking 7... 19 Kids and Counting. Whose counting anymore??? I stopped counting at 3. TLC runs this bitch all the live long day and I can't figure out why. WHY?????

Gas is really cheap right now especially when you don't go anywhere. 

I am not hating wearing uber comfy clothes all day long... and by that I mean yoga pants and leggings. I am showering and getting myself looking good every day now. The first few days not so much. But really, I don't feel human without a little makeup and hair every day. 

I think I would not hate working at home again. I did it while kids were young and couldn't wait to get back to an office. I am now so officially over Idiots  people that a work at home job would be welcome. 

Looking for a job is a fucking full time job. I am busy all damn day with emails, applications, phone calls, etc. Just think,  if I put this much effort into finding a sugar daddy I could fill my days with shopping, yoga classes, lunch, tennis.... sigh.... maybe in another lifetime:)

I think that is all the confessing I have to for today!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekending - It Wasn't So Bad....

Hush Y'all..... that means you Miami Hurricanes.

Well haters gonna keep on hating but... my Noles.... still undefeated!!! Do we play perfect football? No. Do we only show up in the second half pretty much all season long? Yes. Are we lucky? Maybe. Are we still the only team that still has no losses? Hmmmm.... I think so. That means we deserve to be number one. Anyone who disagrees can suck it because this is football. Yes, it matters how you play the game but only in so much as you are winning. I said winning. As in we are still winning every damn game. Does it make it any less if it was sloppy and maybe not executed perfectly? No. A win is a win is a win. See ya in Dallas bitches.

And in other news, I had a pretty nice kid free weekend. My Friday night plans changed and I didn't get that yummy meal I was thinking bout all week but... shit happens. Saturday made up for it quite nicely.  I thoroughly enjoyed my Amy time which consisted of grilled cheese, fire ball, fire snuggling, football, laundry, wine, a little cooking, a very cute beard, sushi and some super yummy craft beer. Who knew there was beer that tasted like pumpkin pie and tootsie rolls... there is I swear! Unfortunately some of these things were not able to be photographed to protect the identities of the innocent. And sometimes when you are out with non-blogger types they like to just eat and drink freely with out someone me taking a thousand pics.

Oh yeah.... I took a nice trip to the GA Dept. of Labor on Friday and I should be getting some unemployment doll hairs real soon. Not much but something is better than nothing. Got my resume mostly finished at least enough to start sending out while I tweak it after I have some awesome friends give me their expert opinions. Anyone else with that skill please let me know and I will send it to you too! So many other things to do related to being unemployed... it's kind of depressing. But on the plus side I am seeing a lot of good jobs out there on the big sites. That is the good news, now to get one!

Cheers to a fabulous and productive week!!