THE CRAZY WISE WOMAN

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Weekending

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Monday, July 17, 2017
This just made me laugh. 


Oh hey...I had one of those weekends that I love... lazy. Friday night was a quiet one at home with my son, no girls. We hardly ever get to spend time just the two of us so I try to take advantage when I can. Little one is still at camp, her first full weekend away and I have to say we really miss her! The house is just not the same.

I am still doing the Match.com thing and I had a couple offers for dates but I am just not feeling anybody right now. I can't see going on a date if I am not super excited and thinking the whole time "I could be home on my couch with wine and my dog". This one guy keeps asking me to go dancing with him... dancing... like what am I... 80? I am trying to keep an open mind but that's just not me. I do have a date on Tuesday with someone that messaged me yesterday and that seems promising. I am actually looking forward to so we'll see.

I had tennis early-ish on Saturday (11:00 a.m.) so I got up and ran a couple of errands before showing up at my match and waiting for a court to become available so I could play. My partner and I won pretty easily despite it being about 150% humidity and the air as thick as mud. It was our last match of the summer season so we all went out and grabbed beers and food to celebrate once again finishing solidly in the middle of the pack. By the time I got home it was 4:30 and after the best shower ever I passed out and napped til like 8:00 p.m. That always feels so good but never really is in the end. I ended up staying up until like 2:00 in the morning watching Dateline and the last 3 episodes of Catfish.

Sunday I never left my house. I stayed in PJ's all day not gonna lie. I washed sheets, about 3 loads of clothes, loaded the dishwasher, took out all of the trash, DIY'ed a lamp with Rose Gold spray paint (meh), packed camp care packages for Ava, freaked out that the new gecko shed it's skin (disgusting but kinda cool), binged on RHONY and The Spouse House (like that could ever work) and vacuumed up about 3 weeks of dust and dog hair. So I was lazy in that I never left the house but I got a lot of shit done so I pretty much had the perfect Sunday.

After chopping a few inches off of my hair at my last appointment I decided  am thinking that chopping even more off is a great idea. I've been looking around at some other women my age with really long hair and I am starting to think it looks like you are just trying too hard. Not that mine is really long but I feel like I need some more change, just a little something. Like a shoulder length bob kinda thing... like this.

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I didn't even take too many pics. I have been really bad about that lately. But here are a few of kids and pets, projects and food for the heck of it! By the way I made my very first acai bowl at home last week and I am obsessed. It was amazing! Have a great week!!




Linking up with Biana...

Confessions and Addictions & Stuff

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
So I shipped my youngest off to Girl Scout camp for 2 whole weeks. She left on Sunday and will be gone until the 22nd of July. None of my kids have ever gone to sleepaway camp. This is so freaking weird.  It's really odd how the dynamic of the whole house changes when one person isn't there. I know she is having a blast but I really miss her. She is my last little buddy left here! The campers are technology free and do not call home for the duration to foster independence. Ugh...Mom might not make it. I can't even text her... I'm dyeing!!!

Somehow I got hooked on this crazy show Alaskan Bush People and straight up binged watched a few seasons one day/night. These people are weird. Currently I despise my HOA and neighborhood in general so the "idea" of going off the grid is kind of intriguing. But... they had to figure out how to generate electricity... and they have rotten teeth... ummm no thank you. Still, it's great for a binge.

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I am the sucker that actually clicks on the Instagram adds and occasionally buys the thing and check it out,  I found a super cool brand of sunglasses that won't break the bank. I have a slight sunglass addiction but let's face it who can afford a designer pair in every style. Enter Blenders Eyewear. Sexy, chic, well made, great fit and awesome styles. I currently have Natty Ice Limes and Uptown Penthouse. Use this code for $20 off your next pair.
UPTOWN PENTHOUSE

A bloggy friend suggested I play more tennis and sweat out some of the funky feelings that I talked about last week. So I added a little more court time in and I have to say, she was right. It is palpable the effect that exercise has on you when you are feeling down or depressed. I might come back dog tired, gross and sweaty but somehow I can tell that some of the sads are gone. Crazy. Thanks friend. If only I could find a single guy to play tennis with life would be perfect!

I am obsessed with this IG account. This kid is so dang funny. I have no money, here's a leaf.



I am really pissed off that concerts this summer are so expensive. Or maybe I'm pissed that I am broke after shelling out fifteen hunnid to get my A/C fixed. True story. Not only is my beach vacay up shit's creek for another year I am missing Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks and Gary Clark Jr. So depressing. I'm currently obsessed with this song because ... Sturgill doing Nirvana... I mean just listen. Please.



On the positive I already bought tickets to Gov't Mule, Yacht Rock Revival and Music Midtown so there's that. Looking for dates on Match. Speaking of which...

...Match.com has been interesting.  

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And also I will murder you in my van. Call me!


This is his profile summary. Something seems off... read this:
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Now look at the picture.

And how does this guy get the top spot...


Is the mattress on the floor?  What?

Cheers. 


What's New With Me...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Lately I am...

In a total funk. In a weird place. Just out of sorts in general. I have that "something is off" feeling.

Busy as hell at work in a way that I have never been. I love my job. I really honestly do for the most part. And I just got a raise before my 1 year anniversary so they must love me too. I mean... duh. Still broke AF but just a teeny bit less.

Wondering where my motivation went for every other thing in my life. It's like kind of just gone out the window which I honestly think brings on the funk. It's like sliding down a hole.

Still purging and Good willing stuff. Being in a funky place actually is the perfect time to get rid of your crap. While you wallow in self created drama you can easily rationalize that things are just meaningless objects and chuck them into the back of an 18 wheeler in the Kroger parking lot... this is a real thing.

Not really cooking at all. I feel like the worst Mom ever. My poor kids are on the "fend for yourself 101" summer meal plan,  but on the plus side I have been teaching them how to cook more things for themselves because it doesn't seem half as much effort to just direct someone else in the kitchen.

Wondering why men on Match like my pics, wink and "match" with me yet when I initiate a conversation they read it and don't respond. I mean all I said was "Good Morning" or "Hey, we matched! How are ya?" And I get crickets. Weirdos.

Back on Match.com... did I mention that? Already regretting it. Honestly I only do this out of sheer boredom which is a horrible reason  for online dating. I don't know what I was thinking, this is a horrible time for me to be dating. Stay tuned for stories...

Addicted to Jimmy John's. Because not motivated to plan and or prep meals and lunches. They deliver to my office and it's freaky fast... like 4 minutes. I recommend the Beach Club.

Thinking about doing a month or so of the Ketogenic diet. I am waayyyy a little off track and feeling like I need a bit of a new twist on my food. Something new to submerge myself in and have total control over. Something that will be semi challenging and offer lots of blog/social media posting material too. If  memory serves Ketosis (from my Atkins days) kicks in pretty quickly for me and that is what I also need. Quick results. Tough love jump start. And another book... I always need another book.

More convinced than ever that what you eat is the number one factor in overall health and how you feel. Newsflash.... been eating like shit and I feel like shit. Tired, achy, congested, puffy... all food related.

Trying to be excited that my oldest is going off to college but you guys, I am sad. Which is so not me!! It is really freaking me out, see above mentioned funk. Ugh, all I can think of is how old my parents seemed when I went off to college and now that's me. How did this happen? Ugh.

And last but not least about to sink all the money I saved for a family vacation into my A/C system which needs a new evaporator coil. I've been sweating in my house and I just can't take it and it sucks giant balls. See you next year beach... maybe!

Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen!

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Friday Favorites

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Friday, June 23, 2017

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What a week... I am still recovering from the epic party, more on that later. But for now I have a few current favorite things to share with you mostly from my last completely frivolous spending spree. 

DAGNE DOVER TOTE

I finally bit the bullet and got myself the work tote that I was coveting. They had a spring clearance sale so I got a steal of a deal on the Legend Tote in Bleecker Blush  and I loooove it. Not only is the color absolutely gorgeous and completely neutral everything is perfectly organized and stowed neatly in it's place. I love that it has a neoprene sleeve cup holder inside, one less thing to carry in my hands.  I also picked up a large Elle Clutch because I often prefer not to carry a purse in addition to my tote. This keeps my phone and i.d., lipstick, cards.... whatever, separate from my work stuff and tucks right inside. I love this piece too. Check it out here  and click here to get 10% off your first order. 


DRY SHAMPOO

I am always trying to use less heat on my hair to keep it healthier and make my color last longer so I have gotten pretty good about going longer and longer between washes. This could not be possible without some good dry shampoo. Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo is my current favorite. It smells good enough to eat!! Throw it in your Amazon shopping cart now, you will not be disappointed.

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LINEN SHIFT DRESS

I bought this Linen Shift Dress for my daughter's graduation and it is so cute and summery. It actually stays off your shoulders pretty well. It is a little on the short side (not as much on me as this model) but I actually wore it as a tunic with white skinny jeans and it was super cute. Classic, simple elegant. And cheap.



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DECOR

If you are like me you like to add a little something here or there in your home that is seasonal. A pop of color in the summer or something a little beachy maybe? Check out the Coastal Prep collection at Michael's. It feels like a little it of Hamptons chic for a fraction of the cost. You can buy some of it online but I recommend headibng to the store with your app and 40% off coupons! How pretty is this?


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FESTIVAL

Music Midtown announced their 2017 lineup this week and although I was hoping for U2 I'll settle for Bruno, Mumford, Future and Blink. I get the pre-sale special duh because I buy so many concert tickets so I'll be there. Bringing a trash bag to wear this year. Can. Not. Wait.

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SHOES

Ya'll know I have an Adidas obsession. That includes Stan Smith's in multiple colors and styles. Ummm... can we not even talk about how freaking cute these are in... wait for it.... PALM PRINT. Could you die??? I could only find them in men's but luckily they come in some really small men's sizes like 8 that actually fit my size 10 womens foot. How do you like me know Pharrell Williams?


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MAKE UP

Last but not least the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette. I love these colors. Since I had my eyebrows done and I have been getting lash extensions I feel like I don't need any heavy color on my eyes, I can easily get away with a more natural look. Bye bye heavy smokey eye at least for summer! Hello subtle earthy nudes, this is perfect!

Urban Decay - Naked2 Basics I've barely even looked at this and I already want it...
FUNNY STUFF

The internet has been pretty damn funny lately...

Saving this one for one of my DM's...


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I mean, just stop vegans. We like cow ok???


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Exactly... how I felt when I put the last dish on the table at the graduation party last weekend after cooking for days...


Also how I felt when the last party guest left 4 hours after the invitation said the party was over and I was not hammered...


How ready I am for summer...


Also mentally getting prepared for not being able to fix my A/C until I finish paying college tuition...

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Basically heading into summer like...



Linking up with Amanda for the first time in for-ev-er!!!