Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Musings....

It's Monday so today I am going to muse.  Here goes.  I want to: 

Be outside.  I don't want to be stuck inside at work.  I want to go for a walk and enjoy the lovely weather! I want it to be be warm enough to plant some flowers so we can sit on our front porch and watch them bloom!   I love warm spring days when the smell of flower permeates the air.  Such a joy!

Wear comfy clothes to work.  I wish I could wear my Adidas track pants and comfy t-shirts to work!  I would love to wear my workout shoes too.  Today I broke down and wore jeans again!  I have some hot pink Isaac Mizrahi shoes on, too!  So I tried to dress down, but dressing way down would be great too! :)

Have longer than 2 days for the weekend! :)  I wish we had a longer weekend than 2 days!  I want a 4 day weekend!   Gosh that'd be nice!  What would you do with more time!?  Right now I'd work on my Dissertation and enjoy family time.  I would enjoy lots of time outdoors too.  But, honestly the Dissertation would come first.  I need more time to work on it!

Take my dogs for a walk.  I want to put my FitBit to good use and take the pups for a long walk.  I know I shared this above, but I really want to be outside today and every day this spring and taking our dogs for long walks!  They could use the exercise too (along with me!).  Winter was too sedentary!

Know where my curls came from!  Lately my hair has been curly and I don't know where this is coming from.  Seriously.  No clue!  It's frizzy when I brush it and curly when I don't.  Haven't gotten a perm either.  So I am coming to the conclusion that my hormones changed my hair when I turned 40!  It's crazy!  Wavy/curly hair.  It's kind of nice, but still weird!  Now I have to figure out how to style it!   Any ideas!?? :)

Read a book.  I wish I had more time to read books.  Like real (non-school/academic) books!  Like go to the library, find a good book, check it out, take it home and read it cover to cover!  I miss doing that!  Maybe once this Dissertation is done (someday!) I'll be able to read again.  I miss it so much!

Well, there you have it.  My misc. musings for this Monday!  How is your Monday going?  What are you musing about?  Whatever it is, I hope you are having a wonderful Spring day!  Smile! :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view!

Until Next Time....

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Stills!

Here's some random pics from this week.  Not much going on.  A little yard work, kitty staring out the window, Nolan watching a movie, glass of my favorite wine, a rose for getting my Dissertation topic approved! And an arrow on my window because I'm the mom of a boy! :)  Just a regular week!   Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view!

Until Next Time....

Thursday, March 26, 2015

5 on Friday & Friday Favorites!

Today and doing my 5 on Friday and Friday Favorites!  I am linking with Momfessionals for Friday Favorites and A. Liz Adventures for 5 on Friday.  Today I am writing about my favorite work items!  Here we go! :)

1.  I love this necklace.  It's a knock-off of the Kendra Scott necklace that is so popular right now.  I got it (and some other colors) from Simple Addiction.  And I didn't pay NEAR what the original costs!  And it looks just like it! :)  I wear this necklace all of the time!  It's my go-to necklace and goes with anything!

2.  These shoes!  I am in love with my leopard shoes.  I have blogged about them before, but when it's true love, you blog again and again about it! :)  I got these from (you're never going to believe it!) Payless Shoes!  Seriously!  And they are so comfortable and have worn so well!  I "heart" them so much!

3.  I love wearing jeans to work!  They just make me happy.  So I wore them yesterday with another pair of my favorite shoes.  These are Isaac Mizrahi driving shoes.  And they are so comfy and go with anything!   I got them from QVC in several colors!  Here they are.  Love that place!  I should have waited until next Tuesday to celebrate the fact that I DO NOT have to work on Thursday next week!! So I have a long weekend!  Yay, Me!!!  But it just felt like a jeans day yesterday so I wore them.


4.  I love this sweater.  And again, I got it from QVC!  They have the best clothes and shoes, plus I get to shop from the comfort of my own home with no crowds. In my jammies!  Win-Win!  This sweater is my absolute FAVORITE!  I wear one (got multiple colors) almost everyday.  Again, true love! ;)

I love these tops to wear with it too!  I have the royal blue one on today! :)

5.  I love these earrings.  They are from Stella and Dot and no longer available.  Sorry!  But I wear them everyday and love them!  They just have a nice dangle and go with anything!  Once again, it's true love! :)

So there you have it.  My list of favorites for this week!  Enjoy!  Have a great day (It's Friday!) and weekend! :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view! 

Until Next Time....

Thankful Thursday!

Today is Thankful Thursday and I am thankful for a lot!  But I will only choose one.  Today I am thankful for my husband.  He is the love of my life and I can't imagine this world without him!  He is my best friend.  I love him so much!   He always cheers me on, cheers me up and is there for me no matter what.  We have been through so much together and made it through even stronger and better than before.  Frank, I love you more and more everyday!  Thanks for being my constant companion, lover and friend.  You are a blessing from God! :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view.

Until Next Time....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's up Wednesday!


Today is Wednesday, so that begs the question....What is Up!?  Let's Go!

I got my Dissertation topic approved!  I am pursuing my PhD in Education and this was a big hurdle and obstacle to get through/over in order to make it the next phase of my writing and research.  So hearing the news yesterday that it was finally approved made me so happy I MAY have done a little dance!  It's been 12 full months of working on this Topic Approval so to finally have it approved makes me on happy gal!  Now onto the rest of my hard work that's in front of me.

I am lamenting Spring break being over!  Like seriously LAMENTING it!  I want it back!  I want the nice weather back too!!  I loved sitting in my chair working, having the windows and door open.  I loved hearing our wind chimes play their happy little tune while I worked from home!  I want that back!  The countdown to summer is ON! :)

It's cold and rainy again today.  I don't like cold and rainy.  I like the sun and warmth.  I'm dressed in my sweaters again and turned on the fireplace heater last night.  That's the first time in a long time I've had the supplemental heat running!  Makes me long for last weeks warmth and sun!  But I think some of that is coming back into the forecast for later this week.  Fingers crossed!  This weather just makes me want to nap! :)

I got flowers or a rose from my hubby last night.  It was so pretty!  He brought it to congratulate me on my topic getting approved.  Now it sits on our fireplace where I can see it when I work.  I love it and him!  :)

My eating and exercise plan is going good.  My sister, Alesha and I are doing it together and we couldn't be happier with it!  Already seeing and feeling the changes and that makes me elated!  I love having a buddy to do it with, too.  We text and call each other for encouragement throughout the week.  It's great that we're together on this and doing good with it!  Prayers that this goodness continues! :)

Nolan had his Tae Kwon Do tournament on Saturday in Omaha/Bellevue.  He did so good! He got 3rd place in his Forms competition.  We are so proud of him for doing the tournament and stepping out in faith to go to it.  It was a big competition and overwhelming I'm sure.  But he took it in stride and did a great job!  Again, we are so proud of him! :)

We spent the warm day on Sunday cleaning up our yard of leaves and debris.  The grass is starting to get green and flowers/plants are starting to bloom!  The yard looks good!  I know this rain is good for the grass and all of the plants, trees and flowers.  So I won't lament it too much. :)

Well, that's all I have today.  Not too much is going on, but just enough.  I should do this on the weekend when there's lots going on! :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view!

Until Next Time....

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Great News!

Today I got the best news!  My Dissertation topic for my PhD was APPROVED!  Finally! It's taken me one entire year with my new mentor and lots of iterations and revisions!  But I finally got it done!  I am SO happy!!  I can now move onto the rest of my research and writing of the Dissertation because this is done and approved!  Yayyyyyy!!!!  So darn excited I can't stand it!  Hard work and dedication does pay off!  I'm living proof of that!  Looking forward to the next milestone and work to be done!  Just thought I'd share my excitement and good news!  Happy Day, indeed! :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view!

Until Next Time....

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday after Spring Break....

Where oh where did my Spring break go....oh where oh where can it be!? :)  Today was the Monday after Spring break.  And I wanted my break to keep going!  I didn't want it to end!  It was such a great week off!  The weather was so lovely and I enjoyed my time off.  I watched TV, read and hung out in my jammies a lot!   I leisurely drank my coffee in the morning and enjoyed not having to go anywhere.  That makes for a great Spring break!  The countdown is now on to my Summer break!  Seven weeks to go!  

Until Next Time....

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