THE CRAZY WISE WOMAN

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Currently: November

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017


REALIZING - How fast this year has gone by. It's time to start planning for holiday dinners, Christmas shopping, using up vacation days, preparing for out of town guests... where does the time go?

STIRRING - Well I am not exactly stirring it but someone is... my new favorite thing at Starbucks the Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte. The perfect combo of my 2 favorites.

APPRECIATING - The fact that there have been no major curve balls thrown my way lately. Knock on wood. I think the reality is that I am doing a much better job these days of not freaking out when they come. Things are just plugging along and getting handled.

INVESTIGATING - Where to go in Atlanta for Thanksgiving dinner. My brother and family is coming into town and I am toying with the idea of just going out so as to maximize our time together by not chaining myself to the kitchen for massive shopping, prep and cooking. Anyone else do a restaurant for Turkey day? And why does this make me feel slightly guilty?

FOLLOWING - @resting.bitchface on IG. This account cracks me up if you don't mind slightly offensive humor about having a shit show for a life. If so you will also like @circleofidiots.


Linking up with Anne and Julie for the November edition of currently!



And That's A Wrap On October....

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Hello Fall Fashionistas - https://urbanimagemagazine.com/hello-fall-fashionistas/


Well almost anyway, I realize we have today and tomorrow but still. And I didn't blog at all, wow. So what have I been up to? Hmmm... mostly working, running my kids around, playing tennis and going on bad Tinder dates. Ugh.

Work has been nuts but in a very good way. I am heading off to a conference next weekend for 3 days and I am honestly looking forward to it. A few days networking and socializing plus a cushy resort hotel room all to myself won't be so bad. Unfortunately I will be in the boomtown of Cordele, GA but it'll be pretty anyway.

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All of our fall sports are pretty much officially over and I could not be happier. If you don't have kids you just don't' realize how much of your life you spend chauffeuring them around to games and practices. Happy Lacrosse season is over. My tennis team made it to playoffs and we won our first round over the weekend. Happy I got to play because I will be out for the next 2 rounds if we make it. I said I was taking a break then I joined a women's winter team. I just can't help myself. FOMO

Speaking of that I also vowed to take a concert break to and did not. This month I saw The Allman Bros Band and Lynryd Skynyrd and just last Friday night the Unlikely Candidates and Dirty Heads. If any of you like Sublime or 311 check out Dirty Heads... awesome reggae-ska kind of vibe.


Next month I have tickets to Colter Wall at The Earl, who I am convinced is going to be the next Chris Stapleton. Seriously close your eyes and listen to this guy and tell me how old you think he is. Spoiler alert... 22. I am telling you guys he is Johnny Cash and a bunch of other famous dead outlaw country singers re-incarnated. Creepy AF. I got these tickets for $12 freaking dollars. Hell yeah...




Will also be seeing Blackberry Smoke, one of my all time faves, for their annual GA homecoming day after Thanksgiving gig at The Tabernacle. Because beard.

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So onto all of my Tinder dates. Let's see... there was the guy who said I Love You after the second date. The guy with missing teeth, did not see that coming. The guy who's card got declined... in all fairness I think the magnetic strip was actually cracked... but talk about THE MOST AWKWARD dating moment ever. The guy who was 5'-6", the recovering alcoholic with a 3 year old... umm no way in hell, the chiropractor looking for a lunchtime hook up partner, the high school wrestling coach who texts one word at a time after 3 days, and the list goes on. There is this one guy who I have gone out with twice which in and of itself is shocking. He has a beard and lots of tattoos, a great job and owns a super cool loft in a very hip area down town. It has roof top and he plays guitar... sounds perfect right? But I am not sure yet. He's a bit overly romantic for my taste and I find myself wanting to pull a Cher just about every time we talk. I just don't like sap. We'll see...


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I don't even know what else except that I miss being here and writing. Hope all of you lovelies are still hanging in there! My life and schedule seems to have taken a turn toward less time in front of my laptop when I have free time. I'm reading more, dating more, just busier in general  which kind of sucks but I also kind of like it. As the holidays approach is only going to get crazier too. Cheers to that! Happy Monday! 

Catching Up And Slowing Down

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Well not so sure about the slowing down part but I can catch up here anyway. So much for my getting back to blogging after my summer hiatus. Halfway through September already and we are having a spectacular fall in the South. Except for the tropical storms that is but, we made it through pretty much unscathed just a big mess to clean up in the yard thankfully. My heart goes out to all of our brothers and sisters in the South and everywhere who were hit hard.

Football and fall sports are in full swing, the kids are about to have fall break, I have chrysanthemums and all things pumpkin are filling the store shelves... I'm pretty much white girl wasted on life over here. As soon as the leaves change and the temps drop I'll be in hog heaven!

So my birthday happened earlier this month and this year I finally made the wise choice to plan my own celebration. Well, I actually planned it over a month ago but celebrated the day after the actual day at Gunshow for dinner. They only take reservations 30 days in advance and when the calendar opens up they go like hotcakes! And now I know why. I went with one of my best college gal pals and we had a great evening. I won't bore you with long descriptions of the dishes, the menu changes every night so it would be kind of pointless. It's such a cool concept though, communal tables, each chef cooking their own selection and presenting it to you table side. You have the option to accept or decline each dish as it comes but if you say no you don't get another opportunity. We said yes to pretty much everything except 2 or 3 things. The food  and the vibe were Ah-mazing. I will definitely be going back!


Last weekend was also pretty memorable although somewhat less amazing. Music Midtown was more crowded than I remembered  from years  past which was not really a good thing for me personally. Ugh, I hate crowds oddly enough because I loooove concerts. Somehow I continue to put myself right smack in the middle of them though. For the music, and the music was really, really good. The fashion however was brutal. I saw more ass cheeks and tits hanging out than an internet porn site. I am all for wearing what you want but I am wondering if people, or women really,  actually own mirrors anymore. Based on this weekend I am going to say no. The nude body suit with high waisted shorts is not really a look for everyone. Especially braless, and let me tell you, apparently bras are a thing of the past. Unless you are wearing one as an actual shirt. Not kidding. It was however, some of the best people watching ever as it is every damn year. Oh to be 20 again. But alas I am not. I walked over 5 miles on Saturday and 3.6 on Sunday amongst the crowds of sweaty masses. I can not tell you how happy I was to have taken PTO on Monday so my middle aged ass could recover. I say never again, I am retiring from festivals that last more than a day. But then again, if the lineup was right I could be persuaded. And get me a room at a nice hotel and I am probably, maybe, definitely in. The Glenn Hotel was beautiful and the infamous rooftop bar Skylounge equally impressive. It has been voted one of the top rooftop bars in the world in a couple of magazines. It really was quite spectacular. See up at the top of this post. These weekends in town coupled with spending a lot of work time in town make me think that this is really where I want to be eventually. I am so over the suburbs.



In other news I have been Tindering away, meeting interesting guys that really don't interest me personally but hey, I'm trying. Work is crazy but I love it. My kids are amazing and my dog sleeps a lot as you can see on my IG story. I am still muddling my way thru some sort of ketogenic/paleo/donut eating plan. Kidding... kinda. I committed to 3 mos of keto so I am going to stick it out. I find it very hard to restrict fruits and vegetables though based on their carb content. I've lost like 8 lbs which is pretty crappy but... I like wine, beer and tito's. And it's football season. But really it has been a good experience just to be more acutely aware of carbs and sugar. Yikes, they are insane in some things you wouldn't even think about. Maybe I'll do a post on that, or on keto food. The truth is I think that just being mindful no matter what my specific plan is a good thing for me.

Aaaand..... That's all for now... Happy Weekend

Currently: September

on
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
PSL is here


And you may ask yourself... Well, how did I get here? At least I do just about every time I flip the calendar over to a new month. But this is September, the most wonderful time of the year. It's actually already starting to feel like fall here in GA. We have had some cool temps thanks to all of the hurricanes and I have been loving it. So let's get into what else is up currently...


CELEBRATING

My beautiful daughter made the Equestrian Team at Georgia Southern!!! I am so beyond proud of her and she is super excited. It was not planned at all. She took an all skill levels horseback riding class as an elective just to get some barn time and exercise. Just so happens the equestrian team rides at the same barn and to make a long story short, after seeing her ride and inquiring as to why she was not trying out for the team, they offered her a spot. Of course I said go for it, I'll scrub some extra toilets if I have to! This is a huge opportunity for her as she is studying to be a large animal vet with an equine specialty. How cool is that??


WATCHING

My progress on the scale go up and down like a yo-yo. I know, you are going to say throw the scale out but I want to see how this keto thing is working. I thought it was. I lost 8 lbs then one weekend I gained five, then I lost 6 and the next weekend I gained 4. The long and short of this is that I don't think I really thought this through, researched enough or know what the hell I'm actually doing here. There is a science to it and I am going to need to keep tweaking it a bit to get it to work for me. Everything I have read says you can expect to lose about 12 lbs the first month. Yeah, unless you are me. My gut feeling is that the Whole30 approach is a better fit for me, eliminate dairy and add back fruits and veggies. But I'm gonna stick this out just a bit longer and see.

http://3-week-diet.digimkts.com/This is perhaps the best change I've ever made.Tracy did this and looks great !Who knew that this would be so super!


WELCOMING

All things pumpkin spice. I mean, I'm not gonna lie... I am one of those weirdos who loves the stuff and if it has pumpkin spice on the label my FOMO does not allow me to pass it up. Like what if it is really good and it sells out before I can try it??? Looks like a few doozies out there this year...


Holy Hell yes, 1000 times yes...

nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer Unsweetened (Pumpkin Spice, 4-pack) - Whole30 Approved

This I could see maybe...



Still a possibility....


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I draw the line at Bud Light. 




PREPARING

To celebrate my birthday this weekend in the lowest key way possible. Dinner plans on Saturday night at ... drumroll please for me finally getting my ass there... Gunshow, with one of my favorite Virgo pals.

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PHOTGRAPHING

Not much lately. I feel like I am doing a bit better job at living this year and not documenting every little thing by trying to photograph my entire life. No apologies.



Linking up with Anne and Lowanda for Currently this month.