the raven

about a month ago, i pulled a painting out of clearance and hung it in my office.  big, broad brush strokes of purple and teal and grey swirling around a raven.  i liked it.  i liked the colors and the pattern and i liked that it fit perfectly on the empty wall in my office.

then, bits of my life started to go to a dark place.  the girl i hired fell through. staff started acting up.  lots of service issues.  the air conditioner leaked and ruined a sofa.  i threw out my back and my inventory went south.  

yesterday, as i waited for the entourage to arrive at the store, i took a look at the painting, leaned forward in my seat and fell flat on the floor. 

i think all the bad luck was the raven’s fault.  i promptly took it off the wall and hid it in the stockroom.

visit went fine.  today was an awesome day.  good things happening to lots of people i know and love.  

i blame the raven. 

tomorrow, i’m going to write it out as damaged and burn it in the parking lot.

then, i’m going to buy a lottery ticket.

the best day ever?

slept 9 hours.

day off. 

payday.

wonderdad was home for coffee.

breakfast and mimosas with my bff.

2 bottles of wine arrived via ups.

haircut.

50% off sale at Lane Bryant, resulting in 3 pairs of pants, two sweaters and a handful of underwear for less than $100.

disney parks mom panel round 2!

piece of cheesecake in the fridge.

girls come home tonight

it looks like it might rain.

seriously, if it rains and/or wonderdad comes home with a kitten, (this is california, so they’re equally unlikely), this will be the BEST DAY EVER!

WHAT?!!

I made it to round 2 of The Disney Mom Panel selection process!

I am so crazy excited about it, you’d think I already made it.

cheers

after a long, hectic couple of weeks, my bff and i went to breakfast and drank a bottle of champagne with a splash of orange juice.  now, i’m gonna take a nap.  

it’s noon.

I wish this was true for today. I need a vacation. #timehop

I wish this was true for today. I need a vacation. #timehop

never go to trader joes when you haven’t eaten since yesterday.

days like this

it’s days like this, after 68 hours and 6 days in a row at work, after having a hugely successful walkthrough and review with my boss and his boss and his boss’ boss that i really wish i could call my mom and tell her the story and have her tell me that i work too much.

i’d get mad that she didn’t understand what i was telling her but then in a few days, i’d find a card in my mailbox (either hoops & yoyo or a cat with a tiara) telling me how proud she is and that she loves me.  ”love, momma”

i hate days like this.

Thank you to my sweet friend & designer, Nikki, for giving me these lovely flowers for Boss’ Day.

Thank you to my sweet friend & designer, Nikki, for giving me these lovely flowers for Boss’ Day.

kidpres:

Let’s make this the best #Socktober ever.
http://youtu.be/0sbG-172e_Y

kidpres:

Let’s make this the best #Socktober ever.

http://youtu.be/0sbG-172e_Y

you know what’s fun?

having your “usual” alarm go off 30 minutes after you left the house for work…on what should be your day off.