Friday Confessional

OH TGIF!

Time to get things confessed and off the chest!

I confess…

I am so done with winter weather!  TOO much snow is NOT good for making a happy Marti.  I want sunshine and WARM air, not this cold stuff, not the warming up of the car to go anywhere, it is time.  BE GONE WINTER! It simply is NOT melting and I want it gone, I want to see green grass!

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I confess…

Thursday nights I am HOOKED on Scandal!  We Divas get some corn popped and pour some wine into our official, Olivia Pope wine glasses and we kick back.  This pic was from last night, though I didn’t care for the episode.  As the daughter, mom, mother-in-law and girlfriend of a police officer, it’s touchy for me.  I wish the show would let that explosive crap go.  The jury is out around here as to whether we will continue to watch it after last night.  OH, the glasses are available through Crate and Barrel.  23 ounces, and I think $15 each.

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I confess…

It is looking like September is the month we move to Sarasota.  I cannot wait.  Meanwhile we are going to be on the beach on Siesta Key come the end of June, soaking up rays.  I cannot wait!

I confess…

While I was hoping for a girl, my daughter let the cat out of the bag, at a fun reveal party last weekend, that she is pregnant with a boy.  Grandchild number 5, the 4th grandson.  My adorable red-headed granddaughter remains the sole grandchick.  She likes that too!  Little baby Jace is due while this Nana will be in Florida, so I’m hoping he comes a week early on my daughter’s birthday, or holds until I get back.  I love this chapter in my life!

I confess…

This Nana is pretty pumped that Avon is coming out with a sterling silver Nana necklace too!  I cannot wait to get mine and wear it.  🙂

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Friday Confessional

WOOHOOO!

Friday is here and time to hit the confessional!

I confess…

I think our 3 cats are trying to escape.  The door heading into the garage didn’t get closed all the way the other night.  It is NOT an area they are permitted too enter for their safety and because they are indoor cats we cannot chance them getting out if the door goes up.

I came down at 6am to get ready to head to the gym and the door is standing open and here they come, strutting in from the garage.  I strongly suspect they were trying to hot wire a car just by the looks on their little whiskered faces.

I confess…

I am totally patting myself on the back!  I’m staying the course and dragging my sorry butt out of bed at 6am each day to go workout.  I hate it.  The alarm is across the room so I am forced to actually get out from under my warm blankets and pillows and hit the snooze button or turn it off.  It is how I ensure that I get up at all.  If I am feeling limber I can stretch and reach from the bottom of the bed, though the risk of falling off the bed exists.

On a positive note the scale has started going down, jeans fit a bit better and once I finish I feel so much better and I’m very glad I went.  It’s the getting up and going part that I grumble about.  I have so much more energy now and I’m logging my food and fitness activity on my SparkPeople account so I stay aware and focused.

I confess…

I need my roots done!  Thankfully my stylist will be here Sunday afternoon to bleach them and put some hot pink in my bangs.  I’m thrilled to say the least as The Badge and I have to make a 3 day trip down to Sarasota next week and I like feeling like I’m somewhat put together.

I confess…

I think I deserve a nap today! Don’t yet know that I will take one but I feel I deserve it.  🙂

Friday Confessional

Ah Friday!  Time to hit the confessional.

I confess…

I’m so confused about what day of the week it is anymore.  Last week I missed out on confessing because by the time I realized what day we were on, it was well passed Friday.

I confess…

I’m back on track to be bikini ready by mid-May when The Badge is taking me to Florida with him.  I can barely move from doing squats but I’m determined to weigh what my drivers license says I do.  Later I need to get out and walk, which sucks because it is cold!

I confess…

The kid next door has been playing basketball in his driveway for over an hour.  I’m ready to go over there and offer him a bunch of candy to stop, it’s annoying me.  And if he says no, I swear I’ll take a knife to the basketball.  Okay I won’t but really, enough already.

I confess…

I’ve updated my Beauty Blog way more than I have this one.  Sorry for the reblogs, trying to get traffic to it.  Please visit and subscribe it will make my day!  Trying very hard to get the business built up so I can avoid a return to the corporate world.

I confess…

I’m sick of cold and dreary. I cannot wait to move to Florida with  The Badge.  The Divas are now considering a move south too.  wooohoooo!

I confess…

Downton Abbey season 5 starts Sunday evening and that is not soon enough for me.  We’ve been re-watching the past 4 seasons and even though it is my 4th time through them all I catch things I’ve missed.  LOVE that show.

 

Friday Confessional

Confession Day is here!  Head on over to Aubrey’s place and get those things off your chest that need to go, you will feel so much better afterward.

I confess…

This is only week 2 as a full time Avon Lady but still I want it all and I want it NOW.  I realize it is a long way off before I can get to where I need to be but I am keeping the dream alive.

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This was a great week!  Totally off focus and feel like I cannot quite get things figured out, but that is okay.  This week brought the arrival of my new grandson, Ian.  That gives me 2 who share my blood, and a total of 4 who share my heart.  I love them all equally.  Mama and baby are doing great.

I confess…

I’ve still SO much on my plate to finish before my next call with my business coach, I feel like I just cannot keep up.  But I will get it all done one way or another.  I’m determined.

I confess…

I actually put some decent writing time into my book this week.  Well one of them.  But at this point I’m not certain if I will publish under my name or a pen name.  So many decisions.

I confess…

I could really use a nap.

Friday Confessional

OMG I am so thankful it is Friday. Time to make my way on over to Aubrey’s place and drop in the confessional and get it all off my chest so I can start the weekend free.  Join us, just click on the little lady above and link up your confessions.

 

I confess…

Nothing in my life for the past week as been anything at all like I imagined it would be.  This time last Friday I was sitting here in tears and mad as a hornet.  It has been an interesting week but all is good or at least it will be.

I confess…

I started off this week on a roll.  Well after being sick on Tuesday, my work week started Wednesday on a roll.  Yesterday was productive too right up until I met up with former coworkers and then my self esteem took such a huge hit I went to bed feeling rather worthless and unappreciated and wondering if I shouldn’t just give up and go flip hamburgers at McDonald’s for a living.  My drive and confidence are at an all time low today and I am mad at me.  I woke up at 2:20am and could not go back to sleep, replaying the last 3 years of my life over in my head and wondering what the heck I was ever thinking.  Everything is now, in my mind, being second guessed and questioned.  I finally realized I was wasting a lot of precious hours of rest, worrying about what is next when it wasn’t solving anything.  I woke up hurt, frustrated and confused and all the more certain I want to work for myself, that way I know I have my back and don’t question my own loyalty.  But right now I am not feeling real dang confident in me.

I confess…

I know, I need to get off the pity-party choo choo, it goes exactly NO WHERE.

I confess…

My poor dog is acting out and upset.  I guess dogs are somewhat OCD because she is very upset that we have not gone to work all week.  No amount of treats and talking to her about it seems to help her understand that we work at home now, this is the office, and there are no kind hearted veterans coming through each day to give her treats.  Sure, they don’t understand our language but I felt better saying it.   I know she is missing one in particular as he always stopped at my office to show my dog some love.

I confess…

I have so much to do and getting a late start on the attack today because of the lack of sleep last night.  Time to get to work.  ya’ll have a marvelous weekend!

Friday Confessional

Ah Friday!  Time to hop on over to the confessional with Aubrey and let it all out, get it off the chest, out of the soul.  You can join us by clicking the icon above to link up with your confessions.

 

I confess…

Okay I did NOT hop, nor will I, over to the confessional.  I’m too stinking tired to hop.  In fact it is a small wonder I am awake right now.  I am so far behind on sleep lately as I am not getting to bed early enough then storms and acid reflux have kept me awake at night.  UGH.  And the cat who hates storms had to come make biscuits on my pillow (kneed it with her front paws) and inform me of the lack of food in their bowls because, you know how cats are, OMG WE’RE GOING TO STARVE TO DEATH.

I confess…

I brought a salad for lunch but it’s small and I’m debating if I want to run down the street and get something else.  But that would mean I’d have to actually leave the office and right now I’m more inclined to kick off my shoes and sleep for lunch rather than running out or writing.  Yes I am that tired.

I confess…

Last night I was just finished with all things technology.  Our cable company “did us a favor” and gave us a better router, and that is where the trouble started.  Sure it saved us $40 a month but the cable and Internet were down all night, with the exception of one TV.  Really????  I had 2 online classes to attend, I was not happy.  In fact frustrated would be under defining it.  I had hoped to be able to do one at work at some point today, since it is for my job, but that hasn’t panned out either.  I need another 24 hours in my day and a do over please!!

I confess…

I have made an attempt to reach out to someone, olive branch like.  Hoping it is well received.  Praying either way for this individual.

I confess…

I hear my jammies and a big, hot cup of Sleepy Time Extra tea calling my name.  My bed is calling me too.  My dog is asleep under a chair in my office, and I’m jealous.  Wonder if she’d scoot over and make some room for me?

Friday Confessional

OH YES!

Time to get your confession on!

*beebopping down the aisle the confessional to let it all fly*

Join us by clicking the little girl above and link up!

I confess…

There is a distinct possibility that one day soon I will never get out of bed again. I purchased one of those memory foam mattress toppers that keeps you cool while cradling your sleeping form.  I put it on over the mattress then the sheets.  It is awesome!  My cat has her spot on it, and my dog also has found it to be the ultimate in comfort.  Good thing she is a Yorkie.  Sadly the two cannot enjoy it at the same time, the dog thinks she is protecting me and runs that cat off if she tries to bed down with us at night.  So kitty relaxes on the bed during the day.  I also now own an Isocool pillow.  Menopause sucks but I’m fighting back and winning a few small battles to stay cool and comfy.

I confess…

I gave the whole pixie hair cut thing a chance.  I hate it.  I’m going back to my spiky do!  Hopefully Tuesday evening after work I can squeeze in with my stylist and go back to the funky look I loved so much.  No clue yet when I will change hair color again, but loving it where it is in auburn at the moment.

I confess…

Finding time to get my direct sales businesses to the next level has been difficult.  But this weekend is wide open and I’m going to be kicking things into high gear.  Know anyone who could use an extra $300 a month? That is super doable in Avon (I make my car payment with my Avon income), have them contact me here or sign up online at http://www.startavon.com and use code:  martigardner I will help them out!

I confess…

I am really excited that my Fitbit will be here today.  I have wanted one for some time now and I cannot wait to get it!  I’ve learned that I can connect to friends and family who have them to compete toward fitness goals?  This will be fun!  If you use one I’d love to hear from you in the comment section!

I confess…

I got my email today from the church running group. YAY!  I will be starting out walking then walk/run then run as I train for that 5K in November with the rest of my team at work.  Even if we would not do it for some reason, I want to be able to run one anyway.  I love the idea of making new friends through the church group like this!

Friday Confessional

IT IS TIME, ONCE AGAIN FOR:

 

 

Time to unload the confessions, get it all out in the open!

I confess…

I joined/re-activated my dating site profiles.  Now I’m wondering what the heck I was thinking.  Seriously, either the majority of the male side of the species cannot read or they think when you list various criteria it doesn’t apply to them personally.  Maybe they feel that they are such a perfect specimen that I will find them irresistible and won’t mind that they are 40 or 78 (my age specs are 48-58), live in Albuquerque (I am crystal clear that you must be LOCAL) and have 3 kids under 15 living with them (I spell out that I am done raising kids, I’m a grandma now and not up for mom/step-mom of the year though we all know I’d get the crown).  I try to respond nicely but I’m running out of patience and beginning to think that I’d be better off remaining SINGLE.

I confess…

Today is day #1 of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge for me.  I signed up to be a distributor for the purpose of getting the products at a far less expensive price.  In the process of talking to my brother, who happens to be my sponsor, about the product line, I learned of the challenge.  It sounded like my kind of gig so here I am.  My son also signed up but didn’t know I had or he’d be under me but that is okay.  He doesn’t need to lose any weight, he is very buff, lifts weights etc, but he loves their products for muscle building etc so it was a good fit for him.  He now has 3 folks he knows doing the challenge too.

I am down 5 from a few weeks ago which could be because I’m drinking no beer of late.  I’m also trying not to eat a bag of microwave popcorn every night while reading, opting instead for herbal tea to help me fight off the menopause induced vampire hours (in other words I find myself awake in the night unable to sleep). NO one believes me when I tell them what I weigh, but it’s true.

I confess…

I cut back my claws this morning.  I have not had time to hit my favorite nail tech (best tech in the world) and they needed filling so bad they were lifting.  Instead of going I just cut them down and now slowly removing them the way you are not supposed to remove them, kinda peeling them off slowly.  I will get a new set on payday, but for now I’m without my back scratchers for the dog and cats.  They will live.

I confess…

I now have a business coach!  While I more or less do Advocare, Jewelry In Candles, SwissJust and Javita as hobbies, I am sold out to Avon as my business of choice for direct sales.  I signed on with a coach and last night had my first coaching call.  It rocked!  Working with a coach is such a great way to go, wish I would have thought of it sooner.

 

 

Friday Confessional

FRIDAY CONFESSIONAL at HIGH-HEELED LOVE

Confession IS good for the soul, and what better way to end the work week?

I confess….

It has been a long, busy, difficult, stressful week at the office, resulting in edgy nerves all around. Thankfully we all have an outstanding sense of humor so we often joke around and laugh, a lot.

One morning this week I walked into the ladies room to discover a fresh roll of toilet tissue had been placed on the roll…as in sitting on top of the empty roll.  I wrote a post-it note and the rest is sticky note history.  So for your enjoyment I will post the photos.

 

 

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