Every year after Thanksgiving for about the last eight years I totally shut down to the outside world. I become a robot that stares at a computer for 9 to 11 hours until about mid February. I know I have been MIA. Not because I don’t feel like blogging, but because my job totally consumes me during this time! I get home from work and the last thing I want to do is look at a computer screen. I just want to rest my eyeballs! lol. Today, I was determined to do something besides lay in my bed in a zombie like state. I decided to download a ton of pictures I had on my camera and came across these from my trip to Palm Springs from about a month back….yes, a month…I know. So please, enjoy my interlude with me.
This was our mode of transportation for the weekend. I haven’t rode a bike since I got a car at 16!
The view on our bike ride
The sculptor just left me all alone to mess up his masterpiece! I was terrified by the way.
He was sculpting a gladiator out of alabaster.
Yes, I know it has been awhile since you all heard from me! Let’s just say my job has me overworked and a tad bit underpaid. Lately, I have been going to work, coming home, working some more, and then I sleep and do it all over again the next day. Don’t fret, things will slow back down and I will be back to normal life. I thought I should at least check in to start the new year off right with all of you.
2012 has been…..lets just say I have seen better years. This was an odd year for me. It was definitely my year to learn the power of acceptance….oh how I just love acceptance. I guess in the end you have no choice but to accept things you have no control over. Like 2011, I am just happy to sweep the year under the rug and start fresh and renewed.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 2013 with many blessings, positive experiences and happy endings!
-Don’t Forget the Gloss
I have been wanting to try this nail polish kit for awhile now. Every time I go into Sephora I’m on the look out. Well, I finally went online to Sephora and BAM! There they were…..duh! Not sure why I didn’t do that sooner. So I invited a friend over along my daughter and we had a nail painting session.
I have to say, I LOVE the idea of these nails. They look really cool once complete but they are not practical at all! My nail job was completely gone by the next day. The beads just do not hold up. However, I did come to the conclusion that this kit is good to have. It’s something fun to do to your nails on nights out or for special occasions…..but don’t expect those beads to last too long!
Hey Ladies and Gents, I learn a lot of things from the experiences of others but the one thing I have taught myself is that we ALL deserve some alone time. Yes, we have the kids, the relationship, work, chores etc…. it goes on and on and on. Sometimes we need to stop and take time out for ourselves. I am one who demands quiet time at some point. I enjoy being alone. I do not constantly need someone around me in order to have a good time. I enjoy the quiet moments where I can read or write or do absolutely nothing. Hey! I work hard, I take care of my responsibilities….I too deserve a day off!! Lately I have been on the run. Going here and there. Sometimes I just want to pause for a moment and disappear from life and come back on Monday ready to do what I gotta do. That is where my staycation comes in. I drop everything. My Daughter is safe at her Dad’s house and it is MY me time.
So I checked myself into the Four Seasons and let them do all the work!
You have to enjoy a bottle of champagne!
I waited for this moment all day! The highlight of my day was definitely my bath! Thank you to Jo Malone for the wonderful bubble bath. I used the 7 Roses and it was amazing!! I literally felt like I was in a bathtub full of fragrant roses!I even went to the bar downstairs alone. Ordered a wine and sat outside and just took in the view. It was so peaceful. Gave me a lot of time to reflect.
A perfect staycation involves room service! I ate in bed and when I was done they came and rolled it out, I closed the blinds, and went back to sleep!!
Every time I get to see my parents is a blessing for me. They lift my mood. They give me that love and rejuvenation that my spirit needs to go back out there in this crazy world to do what I have to do. It was such a joy to be able to meet up with them on a week night to enjoy a musician we all listened to as I was growing up. I’ve written about Anita Baker as part of the soundtrack to my life. You can read it here if you like! David Sanborn was another part of that soundtrack. It was so nice to go back down memory lane with my parents while we sat there and listened to him play. I still listen to this guy on a regular basis. He takes me back to my “happy place.” There was nothing better in that moment than hear him play live with the loves of my life right next to me. We should do more date nights Mom & Dad!!
David Sanborn doing his thing!
The Rich Santana Band opened up for David Sanborn. This band was sooooooo good! I need to see them again!
On a whole other topic…..these drums!!! I will dance to the beat of my own blinged out drum someday with a set that looks just like this one!