Saturday, May 16, 2015

My First Boxycharm Reveal

I've been watching subscription boxes being opened on youtube for months and I finally signed up for Boxycharm subscription.  This subscription costs $21.00 a month and you get 4 or 5 full size makeup/beauty products.  I figured I would give it a go.  If you are interested in learning more about Boxcharm please click here.

OMG -- I'm in love with the box I just received.  And I'm really in love with a lipstick from The Lip Bar called Purple Rain.  Is it possible for a female to get a boner?  It is.... this lipstick is AMAZING.

The packaging on this lipstick is beautiful and it comes in a little velvet bag.

The lipstick retails for $20.00, the eyebrow shadows retails for $19.00, the eyebrow brush at $19.00 the nail polish also $20.00 and the bronzer $22.00.  My bronzer was completely smashed but Boxycharm will send me a replacement in my next box.  I can't wait to get June's box.

I'm more than pleased with this first box.  I would have paid $21.00 just for the lipstick (by the way I've had the lipstick on during lunch, drank several diet cokes with a straw and it's now 9:20 pm and the lipstick is still on and very vibrant.  I've never used a lipstick from this company before but I will be googling them to see where I can purchase their product.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It's Official: I have a job

Finally received notification that my background check and my fingerprints have cleared and I'll start working at Morgan Stanley on Friday, May 15th.

It is really hard to believe that I've been off work since May 1, 2014.  Time really does fly, especially when you are having fun.  I accomplished a lot while I was off work, but my 52 weeks of severance pay is almost gone so I have to get back on that work wheel and start spinning again.

Of course - when I win the Power Ball.... not sure what I will do... ::::wink...wink::::

I will say this, as God/Heavenly Creator/The One is my witness, I hate having boring brown hair and dream of the day I can return to purple or blue or green or pink.....ahhhh those were the days.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Saturday Mornings

Ssshhhhh -- the house is so quiet.  The men in my life fast asleep.   I love Saturday mornings.  I only hear the little birds outside chirping away.  They love Saturday mornings too.

Favorite Song of the Week: "Earned It" - The Weekend

Friday, May 08, 2015

Webster Street Market

Today I had lunch with my friends from JPMorgan Chase.  They walked over to Webster Street Market and I met them there.

Marlene, Me and Tina

Dawn, Kumiko (sitting), Pat and Angie

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Monday - May 4th - A Visit with Sonny and Lydia

I love visiting with my Uncle Sonny.  He lives at Wayne Lakes and it's always so peaceful by the lake.  You all know how much I enjoyed living by the pond and feeding the ducks, geese and catfish that resided there.

We had lunch down in the fairy forest.  Sonny has built a small cabin on the edge of the lake for his grandchildren to play in.  It features a sofa area, small dining table and a sleeping bunk.  It's very cozy inside and if I was a child I would love it.

Sonny grilled out hamburgers; we had pasta salad, chips, baked beans and fresh fruit.  Miss Lydia broke into a cookie right before the hamburgers were ready and was not hungry.  She fed her meal to the huge catfish that was close to the water's edge.

Lydia has lots of energy and becomes quite restless, hoping from one project to another.  I must say that when I came on Monday I went to bed at 11:30 which is about 2 1/2 hours earlier than I normally go to bed.  She wore me out.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Saturday has finally arrived.  I am going to Catherine's to model an outfit.  They are having some sort of Spring Fling today.  And since I'm modeling I'm getting an additional 25% off whatever a buy and they are already having a 25% sale on most items... so this is a win-win.

Chris and Rita are up from Florida so most of my weekend will be spent in Brookville visiting with them.

I'll post pictures on Sunday.... Hope you have a super weekend.  I leave you a quote that I have found so true in my life.

Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.  So pay close attention to the thoughts you choose.  They have a way of becoming real.

Xenia, OH

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dublin Pub

Today a few of my besties met up with me at the Dublin Pub to celebrate my new job. I have a great group of friends and I don't get to see them enough.

Tomorrow I have another luncheon with two other friends.  Life is great!!

Here's a few pics from today's lunch.
Alex and Me

Angie and Marlene

Kumiko and Angie

And a big thanks to Alex for picking up my check.  That was really, really sweet.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Today - I Eat the World

I almost didn't want to eat this egg because it was so beautiful.  It reminded me of a globe.  We had fun on Saturday doing "tie-dye" eggs.  This also has a little glitter on it.

Now I don't like a cold boiled egg, so I popped him in a glass of hot water.  The dye actually runs off so I'm not worried about bad chemicals seeping into my body.

What did you have for breakfast?  I'm not a breakfast eater but my dietitian is really pushing me to eat something for breakfast.  Can you give me some suggestions?

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Easter Egg Fun

Easter Egg fun.............. my 22 year old son didn't want to color eggs.  So sad.  However, I had a blast.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Thunderstorm Alarm

April 2nd --- This morning I woke up to a thunderstorm in progress.  What a lovely sound, especially when you don't have to wake up immediately but can lay there and listen to the thunder, the birds chirping and the wind blowing.

Today's agenda:  Training at 1:00 p.m. and physical therapy on my shoulder at 3:00 p.m.  My first session with the therapist was on Tuesday and she spent at least 40 minutes on loosening my shoulder.  My muscles were sore but the pain was almost gone.  I'm looking forward to the session this afternoon.

I'm still waiting for a valid job offer.  I've interviewed at two major investment firms (actually twice at each firm).  I know one is running a background check on me now.  My goal is to be working by May 1st.  Please send good wishes my way.

I hope April brings you everything you need.  It's a month filled with hope and new life for me.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Another Weird Dream

My Uncle Sonny took me along to visit with a new friend.  We pulled up to a small cottage-like house.  Inside there was about 10 people sitting in a circle around a man.  The man was Matthew McConaughey.  I looked at my Uncle with an all questioning stare, telepathically asking him "how the hell do you know this guy".

Everyone around him seemed like they were in a trance of adoration.  At one point he said "oh they should send up some donuts, I really, really want a donut" and began rolling back and forth in his chair.  After the donut roll, he proceeded to a Brita Water Pitcher that was sitting at the end of the loveseat.  It was in a clear plastic box.  He opened it up, and pulled ice cubes from an ice drawer located under the plastic box, and dropped them in the Brita.  He closed everything up.  My Uncle who was sitting closest to the water pitcher pushed a button and the ice was crushed.  Matthew then pulled out a teeny tiny cup and looked around at everyone and said he didn't have any more cups.

At this point I was like thinking "dude what the hell is wrong with you".  I shouted out "I'll get some more cups" and left the room.  I entered what I thought was a kitchen, it was very small.  The cupboard doors were thickly painted and none of the doors closed.  I opened up a cupboard and it was filled with specimen cups.  Thousands of specimen cups in a variety of sizes were there.  A man in a business suit walked by and said "this isn't the kitchen, the kitchen is downstairs".

So I followed the man.  I came to a stairway that was long, paneled in a dark wood-grain.  You could barely see the bottom of the stairs.  As I began down the stairs, they were too narrow for me so I had to walk sideways.  However, I finally reached the bottom of the stairs and walked through a series of doors before I was finally able to get out of this area.

When the final doors opened, I was in an underground "mall-like" area.  There were thousands of people walking around in and out of shops.  The man had told me the kitchen was the second door on the left but I couldn't see a door.  Finally I came up to a security guard and said "Matthew McConaughey sent me down to fetch some cups, but I can't find the second door on the left."  By this time several security guards at appeared.  They began laughing and the first guard said "Oh so you know Matthew and he sent you down here?"  None of them believed me.

Thankfully a woman in a lingerie shop across from where I was standing talking to the guards said let me call.  I guess she had Matthew's phone number.  She called and it was confirmed that yes I was indeed sent down to fetch some cups.  The guards were apologetic and then I woke up.

Now... I didn't eat anything weird before going to bed, I did one of those Oprah-Deepak meditations before falling asleep and I really don't like Matthew McConaughey and I think those car commercials are so freaking lame.... so I have no idea in hell why I would be having a dream about him.

More importantly, what does this dream mean?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Angie W's Birthday Celebration

On Friday, March 20th --- the first day of Spring, we gathered at Brio's to celebrate Angie Winterbotham's birthday.

Most of the JPMorgan Birthday Gang was there:  Alex Hara, Tina Jones, Marlene King, Kumiko Randall, Angie Winterbotham and me.  The missing members of the Gang were Lisa Huelskamp and Linda Sizemore.

Here are a few photos:

 Angie (The Birthday Gal)

 Marlene - So Sweet

 Tina - UD Flyer Cheer Team

 Kumiko --  Seriously not drinking alcohol

 My lunch - shrimp risotto

 Alex -- Never without the Chase Lanyard

 Kumiko - Without Her Drink

And of course me -- showing off my new purple manicure while grabbing my breasts.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day

Hmmmmm - maybe I should go buy a Power Ball using some of these numbers.

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