Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Driveway

 Our driveway was in really bad shape. At the bottom there were chunks of rock broken up from the driveway. Our driveway is steep & really horrible in the snow & ice. This was on Monday when they dug up all of the pavement.

Below, looking out from inside the garage.

They added dirt to the front yard where it was drooping. We have to put down grass seed.

 This is the top where we will be parking. Anthony is going to have to fill in the edges.

This is the bottom of the driveway.

We can't park our cars there until next Thursday, but we can walk on it tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Twas the Night Before School Start

 Photo from Pinterest.

I'm all ready to do my happy dance tomorrow. This Summer really did fly by. They always do, but this year seemed faster.  I hate the end of Summer, such a sad time for me. I always hated it because it meant back to school & even as an adult I'm not a fan. I wish it could just be Spring & Summer. But anyway, I have some plans for the next month. I'm going to be cleaning out my closet. Pulling everything out & deciding if I want to keep the clothes or not. I already started a trash bag with some clothes to donate. A lot of my Summer clothes didn't fit this year, so if I don't love it I probably won't keep it.  I have like 30 magazines to go through, Nail polish & letters to catch up on, Scrapbook pages to get done by the end of the year. Also I will be having a mani/pedi done soon & trying Reiki. So it will be fun. I'm also going to by hybernating until Spring. So by then the house should be in good shape.

Monday, August 28, 2017

New England Minute~Hampton Beach

   We went to Hampton Beach yesterday. It was kind of cool there. I had on jeans. No one ended up going in the water. We set up our beach stuff & then went shopping. I saw a lot of jewelry that I liked, but I only got an orange blossom honey hand lotion.

   Digging a hole in the sand.

  Didn't take many pics. I said "Goodbye Hampton Beach see you next year".

Saturday, August 26, 2017

You Tube?

  I've been thinking about starting a You Tube channel, but I hate being on video, I hate my voice & I don't think I'd handle people saying things about my appearance very well. But I really would like to do a job from home & that would be perfect. Tara will be going back to school next Wednesday, so I will have more free time. Drama Queen actually has a You tube channel. She mostly posts video on how to make slime & recipes & a few diys. I had hoped to plan some videos with her for her to do over the Summer, but now she is already going back to school. I think she is going to do a Back to school haul video. Not sure if I could combine our stuff, so she could do videos for kids & I could do Mom stuff & maybe some videos together. I also feel like I would keep it on the down low if I did start a channel, just so I could get better at it & get use to it before I had people go watch the videos. T seems to be a natural at it, me not so much.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 314

This week I have on a new China Glaze~One Polished Pony from the My Little Pony collection. It's a pretty light blue, but it seems a bit lumpy & thick. It's probably just a bad bottle.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Stuff & Things

 I woke up yesterday morning & T had made herself a carnation hershey shake with marshmallows. She took these cute selfies.

Creepiness huh? These heads were in Walmart. T wanted me to try them on.

Finally made it to a local park that I had never been to before. T has been with her friend. We had a picnic with some friends & walked around a pond. It was such a nice day.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A few of my Current Fave Beauty Products

I got a Clinique moisturizer with a kit that I bought. I like this a lot.
 This cleanser smells so good.

I've noticed a few new brown spots lately, so I've been using this. It has vitamin C & E. It seems to be helping somewhat. I have been wearing spf since I was 30 on my face.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

10 Things About Me

1. I'm really bad at doing hair. I wanted a daughter really bad so I could practice doing hair, but she won't let me touch her hair.
2. I hate wearing glasses. I wore contacts for 30 years, had eye surgery & it didn't help, so now I am back to wearing glasses all-the-time, after all these years. It sucks big time.
3. I'm a cat person. You probably already knew that if you've checked out my blog.
4. My favorite colors are purple, blue & pink.
5. I hate mushrooms, eggplant & peas.
6. I haven't eaten red meat or pork since 1984.
7. I didn't have the chicken pox until I was 27.
8. I grew up in the city, in the suburbs of Boston. I have a horrible Boston accent.
9. I have always wanted to move somewhere that's warm year-round. I get seasonal depression starting September 1st. So coming up soon.
10. I don't like sports. I think they are all so boring.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 313

Today I have on Del Sol~Into the Blue. It's a really pretty color.

It is suppose to turn to this color in the sun. I love Del Sol nail polish. It really does change colors.

Friday, August 18, 2017

New England Minute~Camping at Pawtuckaway State Park

We went camping yesterday overnight. I'm not a camper, so I only planned on staying overnight. We knew it was going to rain all day today. So this morning it was pouring heavy downpours. My hair was soaked & my pants. I didn't bring sneakers, so I only had my flip flops on & my feet were dirty & cold. So I couldn't wait to get home. Anthony brought me home around 2:30. We are only around 45 minutes away from Pawtuckaway. Anthony & Tara are staying there until Sunday. So a quiet/relaxing weekend for me.

When we checked in, the ranger showed us this walking stick bug. I don't think I ever saw 1 in person before.

Making slime at the camp site & selling it. I think they made like $6. They split it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Be Strong

 Lately I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone & do some things that I wouldn't normally do. Having Fibromyalgia you feel awkward a lot. You feel a bit dizzy & lose your balance & noise bothers you, so sometimes you avoid certain things. So I'm trying harder to not let my anxiety stop me from doing certain things. I'm trying to stay calmer & tell myself that I can do it. Whatever that is. We'll be going to meet Tara's new teacher on August 28th. So that means traffic, loud kids & crowds. But hey no big deal right? Well to me it kind of is, but I can do it. I'm trying to think positive about it. Some things you just have to do, so you have to deal with it & get it over with. Then you feel better that you did it. With anything remember that you can do it, face it head on & be proud that you did it.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sad Summer Days & Mercury Retrograde

Summer is so close to being over. It makes me so sad. We have a few weeks to try to do the things on our Bucket list. We will be going camping overnight later this week. Still haven't gone on a bike ride or to town beach or our rail trail, but we might still make it. Mercury is retrograde, so that can make travel plans not go so well. Always be careful traveling during retrograde. I am already feeling it. I've been kind of down & gloomy the past few days, but the weather doesn't help.

Monday, August 14, 2017

New Teacher & Besties

We found out who Tara has for a teacher on Friday. She knows who she is. Hopefully she'll like her. She also found out that she has 3 of her best friends in her class this year, so she is really excited. 1 is on the bus with her, so they'll be together a lot. She goes back August 30th. Counting down.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 312

This is a new polish I got at my hairdresser. It's OPI~"Is that a Spear in Your Pocket?" At my hair place OPI's are only $5 something. So it's a good place to get them. They are usually $9 or $10 at other stores.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Favorites

I'm linking up this week for Friday Favorites.

1. These new sugar skull shorts from Walmart. They were on clearance for $5. They are really comfy & have pockets.


2. Our garden & flowers. Our tomato plants are getting so tall. They are starting to turn color. They seem to be late this year. The sunflowers are getting tall too.
3. My new Julie G nailpolish. I will be posting it in a few weeks. I want to do a few fun nail manis for the end of Summer. 
4. Dove shower foam. I love any foam soap, so this makes me really happy. I got the cucumber & green tea scent.
5. Love & Light hand cream from Lush. A friend gave it to me & I really like it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Year Ago Today My Brother Passed Away

It's hard to believe that it's been a year already. Last year at the time was a really bad time for our family. My brother had been in the hospital for 2 weeks hooked up to tubes & then in a coma. He passed away with my Dad & a few friends in the room. Until we meet again.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Back to School Shopping

We went back to school shopping today at Walmart & we had to food shop too. It tooks 3 hours. My feet are still killing me.

We got most of the things on the list. She needs a few more notebooks & folders. She was picking out the biggest sizes of everything. Like glue sticks. She only needed 2 & she got a pack of like 12, so I put it back. She had a pack of 16 highlighter pens when she only needed 6. So I'm thinking that maybe next year I'll go shopping without her.

We still need to go to Target or Staples to get a few more things.

Monday, August 7, 2017

TBB Asks

I'm joining in with a Blog called The Blended Blog. This is kind of hard to read, but you can see the questons & answers below. Feel free to join in.

1) Pool, lake or ocean? Ocean .
2) Camping, cottage or hotels? Hotels.
3) Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate & I add M&M's
4) PJ’s, Nightgown, T-Shirt/Shorts or Birthday Suit? T-shirt & shorts.
5) Fave Summer Beverage? Vanilla coke, chai tea, matcha tea or margaritas.
 6) Would you rather be hot or cold? Hot.
 7) Sandals with heels or flats? Sandals with heels.
8) Shorts or skirts? Shorts.
 9) Sit in the sun or the shade? Shade. I burn easy.
 10) Water, tea, or soda? All 3.
 11) Fave summer fruit, vegetable? Strawberries.
12) Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.
13) Bike ride or walk? I like both, but probably walk.
14) Winery or brewery? Winery
15) Garden or no garden? Garden. Ours is pretty big.
 16) Big summer concert or music in the park? Big Summer concert.
 17) Fave cookout food? Desserts, all of them.
 18) Dine indoors or patio? Patio.
 19) Favorite summer destination? The pool! 
20) Big theme park or local carnival? Big theme park
21) Drinks blended or on the rocks? On the rocks
22) Popsicle or freezie flavor of choice? Root beer
23) Hot dog or hamburger? Neither. I don't eat meat.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

What I'm reading

I started this book a few days ago. I really like it so far. I'm only on chapter 2. It's about a girl named Mallory Shepard who cancels her wedding because of her cheating fiance. Then she inherits a ramshackle mansion in her ex's hometown. A body is found on her front lawn & she vows to unveil the killer. I will post an update when I finish it & let you know if I liked the whole book. I think there is also a 2nd book in the series.