Happy President's Day! Or as we used to say when I was a kid, George Washington's birthday. It used to be specifically about George Washington, then about Washington and Lincoln, then about all the presidents. Our poor first president has gotten lost in the shuffle.
I didn't post yesterday because, quite frankly, I was being lazy. I went to church by myself because my darling little boy woke up with pink eye. Not something he wanted to go sharing with the other parishioners. When I told a couple of my friends about the job they were thrilled for me, which made me feel even better about taking it. Surprisingly, I'm not the least bit nervous. The only thing I keep thinking about is how I'm going to manage my time so that I get everything done and still get where I need to be on time. I hate being late anywhere, and I hate when others are late, something I've had to get used to in this South Florida laid back culture. I want to make sure my family and my employers are taken care of, and that means making sure I manage my time wisely.
After making lunch and putting one load of laundry in the wash, I pretty much sat in front of my computer and watched YouTube videos most of the day. I did do my Bible study, but that was it. I didn't even put the laundry away. As I sat there mindlessly watching other women talk about makeup and fashion and weight loss and blah-blah-blah, I realized why I was having so much trouble figuring out how to manage my time. I've become an expert at wasting it. This has happened in the last couple of months, and I'm only now seeing how bad it's gotten. Well, that's gonna have to change. And fast.
I've decided there's only two YouTubers that I'm going to watch whenever they have videos because they're my favorites: Shelbey Ashburn and Alex Garza. Oh, and Angie at Hot and Flashy. The first two are young girls. I've been watching Shelbey particularly because she does a lot of Bare Minerals videos, especially new product reviews which I enjoy. Angie is a year older than me and does videos geared towards women my age. I'm going to watch their videos when I have time, which will most likely be on the weekends, since my weekdays will be packed. Today I haven't watched any videos, and I've managed to do another load of laundry, put all the clean clothes away, vacuum and mop the floors, cook a chicken pot pie from scratch, take the car in for an oil change, and even watch a couple of episodes of the Tonight Show. I've also got some pot roast meat on the counter which I'm going to put in the crock pot tonight so I don't have to worry about cooking tomorrow. MM has asked me to go in early so she can give me some training, so I won't have time to be in the kitchen cooking. I have lessons to go over with E before I leave for the school. I told her I'd be there between 12:30 and 1:00, and I want to be sure I don't leave any loose ends.
I did go online for something else: dress shopping. I still wanted to find a dress for this wedding, but I'm tired of going to the stores and finding nothing. Either the clothes were for girls in their 20's, or they were for women in their 60's. I fall into neither category, and I certainly don't want to dress like I do. I decided to check out New York and Company again. Score! They had a really good sale, and I found a black velvet Eva Mendes dress on clearance for - get this - $23.98! It is such a pretty dress, in just the right style and color to be appropriate for a special occasion. I know I'll get some use out it. It better fit too - since it's on clearance I can't return it. I'm normally a size 10 in their dresses. I really hope that's the case with this one, because quite frankly, it looks perfect. I can't wait to get it and see how it looks!
Our temperatures are going haywire again. Yesterday we awoke to 41 degree weather; today it was 56. Tomorrow it's supposed to get up into the low 80's, then dip down into the 40's overnight. It's pretty hilarious; one day we're out in flip-flops and the next day we're wearing boots! Yes, South Floridians wear boots. It's quite comical.
I'm gonna shower now, then get that meat in the crock pot before I head on over to bed. Time management means I've gotta get up early (not just wake up early, but literally get out of bed), and that means getting to sleep early, too. I'm gonna try to post every other day so my blog doesn't get monotonous, unless something crazy and exciting happens (though not too crazy, I hope). Good night, ya'll.
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