Saturday, March 23, 2013

Begone Winter And The Horse You Rode in on

Today is the 3rd day of spring.  Some of you lucky ladies are already sporting some of your spring style while this Indiana girl was just debating on wearing a fur or tweed vest.  Something is way wrong with this picture.  I'm cold and want to wear my coral skinnies!  Oh, whah, whah......what's a blogger to do?  Well this blogger decided to go for the equestrian/lumberjack/country look.  

I love my new riding boots and try to wear them as much as possible before the weather finally turns.  I had my eye on them since late fall when they were $189.00.  Now, those of you that know me realize that the possibility of me spending that kind of money on a pair of boots is about as close as me heading off to an afternoon Zumba class!  I stalked those boots.  Read all of the reviews and waited and waited......Finally they were down to $89.00 plus 20% off.  I scooped in like a wild woman and, click they were mine.  I guess in a way they were a good job getting a new job when you are 55 and using a cane present!  I have a feeling these will be my close buddies for many winters to come.

Lately I haven't had the energy or motivation to blog.  This time of years is kind of depressing.  I'm sick of winter clothes and really want to bust out in some color but, this year the elements just don't want to cooperate.  I started a spring Pinterest board and can't wait to start assembling some of the outfits.  So for the time being I will just click over to Pinterest when I need some spring love.  The standard of dress at my new job is even worse than my old one.  I have to be careful not to dress to nice and I still get comments.  I refuse to give in to the sweatshirt and jeans routine. No way, no how!  This casual, mostly thrifted, outfit would in their minds be considered "to nice".  I don't get it and I don't think I ever will.  That just rolled out of bed look just doesn't work for me!  And if the truth be known it doesn't work for them either!  

I haven't taken an outfit shot in quite a while.  This look appeals to me.  After returning to work after 5 months off then 4 weeks later starting a new job I think I may have lost a few stress lbs.
I guess a little stress is good for the thighs!!

One last thing.  Last week I was interviewed by Debbie at I Love my Lemonade Life.  Debbie and I became friends a couple of years ago when we both started blogging.  If you have a minute check out the article about my jewelry by clicking here Silverstyle Jewelry.  Thank you Debbie!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Feel Beautiful for You

I haven't blogged in a while and I'm not in the mood for an outfit post.  Today I thought I'd share some inspiration with all of you.  I hope all of you feel beautiful today.  Feel beautiful for you and only you.  Put on those rose colored glasses.  Poof........ bloating, wrinkles and even flabby arms are gone!  For just one day only see your beauty not your faults.  Monday comes soon enough and reality will set back in.  So for today just smile and embrace your beauty.  I'm actually trying to inspire myself as much as you.  Maybe I'll get out of my fleece lined leggings and put on something cute and then maybe........I'll hop on over to Visible Monday.  We'll see.  I think I may need to read my inspiration one more time before I make that leap!

I've been busy settling into my new job. I would like to thank all of you for your encouragement and kind words.  My opinion after the first week is I definitely made the right decision and it seems like a good fit for me.  Unless they are hiding something behind door #3 I should have a long term "home".  If they do have a surprise behind door #3 I now also have the courage and strength to move on.  

So have a beautiful Sunday..............Maybe some of that feeling will stay with you through the week!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I'm Crazy Enough to Think I Can

It's been 4 weeks that I've been back to work.  Four weeks of total torture and actually four weeks of hell.  I knew my first day back that this just wasn't going to work for me.  So I decided not to complain and moan but to just do something about it.  I wrote a resume (the first one in 14 years) and fired it off in response to an ad I saw on line.   Well low and behold, 3 weeks later this sister chick has a new job.  To offer a little background, I worked for the same small company for 13 years and loved it.  Two years ago the owner suffered a stroke and 1 year ago the company was sold to a very large national company.  From day one I was miserable and should have made a positive decision to move on a long time ago.  There was so much other drama happening in my usually very predictable and boring life I just couldn't mentally make that leap.

This move is really lateral and a wash financially.  But the job itself sounds perfect for me.  It's a very small family owned company and they are implementing the software program I have worked with for the last 6 or so years.  I will be instrumental in that area as well as my skilled area of inter-modal transportation.  They seem truly happy to have found me (actually I found them).  And I hope to have many happy years with their team.

I also had my first home jewelry party last week.  I would say it was a sparkling success and I have another one booked for next month

So this was just a quick update on the happenings in my life.  Not to shabby for an almost 55 year old using a cane!

Think positive ladies, miserable is not a way anybody should spend their working day.  Especially as those days seem to be longer and longer.  Don't be afraid to make a change.  And sometimes it just takes a little crazy to have the confidence to move forward.

I'll try to do an outfit post tomorrow so I can link up with VM.  Will have to see if I can manage my time efficiently the rest of the weekend.