Monday, November 1, 2021

A Closed Office, A Teenager Moves Away, A Wedding, And An Elimination

HELLO... 👋

Today is the first day of November 2021. It's been a few months since I've written down any of my thoughts and feelings, so lets dive into this with a little update.

💥 My candle business is up and running. Still trying to iron out some kinks, and we've made some sales. 

💥 At the end of May, our office officially closed. They decided it was too expensive to have a bunch of offices in all the locations, so they shut ours and we are all working from home now. 

💥 At the beginning of June, I decided it was time to shed some of that quarantine weight I put on, so I started running. I would run 2-4 miles every day. I fell right into a routine, and before I knew it, I was down 15 pounds. Amazing!

💥 In the middle of June, RJ moved back to Texas with his dad. The reason he came here, was because his dad had allowed him to drop out of high school. Since that went against everything I stand for, I stepped in. I made arrangements for him to come live with me, while I helped him get high school finished and started at a job. We were successful in all those things. He returned, just two short years later, to a much happier situation, with a high school diploma and job experience. So proud of all he accomplished here. 

💥 At the end of July, we celebrated ME with a Bridal Shower. It was so much fun! And being spoiled for the day, was pretty nice. I drank a lot of margaritas. 

💥 By mid August, I was knee deep in wedding dress fittings. The dress that I had bought BEFORE covid, didn't fit. I knew at the time it was going to need to go through some serious transformation in order to fit. Let me tell you, the seamstress was AMAZING! My weight fluctuated so much because of not eating right, running, and stress. She made it happen, just in the nick of time. Whew!

💥 In September, we got married! Finally! After having to change the date AND the venue, we were finally able to make it happen. It took a village to make it all come together, but it was a night I will never forget, and an absolute dream come true.

💥 In October, I watched Squid Game. That was a mistake. It was so horrifyingly accurate. Ugh. 
Way back before any of this was on television, I remember a younger Mel Gibson opening our eyes to Adrenochrome. Hollywood's elite blew it off, acting like Mel was crazy and making up stories, but was he really? Or was he trying to shed some light on something which we didn't know at the time? I tell people to do their own research. And by that, I don't mean get your information from TMZ or even the mainstream news. Do real research. Find the real answers. They're out there, I promise. And maybe old Mel isn't so crazy after all. 

💥 We are coming to the end of another photo season, so there will be more time for blogging. Although most of my free time is now spent dealing with candles. 

💥 Kyle Busch was eliminated from the NASCAR Playoffs yesterday, after failing to make the Final Four. So heartbreaking. Two years in a row. I blame Covid. 😡

Until next time, Y'all!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Special Announcement!

Y’all!! I am super excited to announce that I am venturing out into the unknown and will be making candles. I have been working very hard on this project and would love for you to join me as I navigate these uncharted waters. No, I'm not quitting my job, but this hobby has overtaken my brain, so I need to do it. What's that saying? Life is short...

I currently have only 1 scent available, but I assure you, I am working on more. You can check out the Shop My Candles tab to see what I have available. I will be adding more as they become ready, so check back often.

They take a little bit of time to sit after pouring, so I cannot just pour one and send it out the same day. However, I am willing to take custom orders. Check it out to read more about it. 

Can't wait to see you in the store!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Kyle Busch eliminated from the playoffs

Let us talk NASCAR for a moment.

Kyle Busch has officially been eliminated from the playoffs, and the entire Rowdy Nation is super sad about that. I promise you; they are sad. And probably a little frustrated. I have heard rumblings from a lot of KB fans, about how disappointed they are in Adam this season, as if everything is his fault. I get it. In NASCAR, when things go wrong, the crew chief does get blamed, but let’s be real, even Toyota said they take the blame.

You might ask then, ‘Why does Denny have so many wins then? He’s in a Toyota, too.
Well, I don’t have an answer to that, other than, it’s just pure dumb luck. How many races was the 18 car wrecked by another driver this season? Almost every race. That adds to it.

Others want to blame the lack of practice and qualifying. Do you buy that? I do. And I do not. Kyle is an exceptional racecar driver. He can see and feel things inside that car that most people would miss or not even notice at all. Because of that reason alone, I believe that he would be able to pinpoint those exact adjustments and changes that need to be made, regardless of when it happens - during practice or the regular race - to get him those wins he’s used to getting. BUT that is not happening. So, the lack of practice is not the problem.

So, what is the problem? What is the real reason our defending champion has not even won one single race this season?

My theory is his home life. If you follow him or his wife on any social media, you know all the drama that goes on every day. She posts about it ALL. THE. TIME. Maybe all the infertility struggles they are going through, and the pressure she is putting on them to have another child, is interfering with his job. That is what I see. I do not think that was her intention, but it is how I perceive it.

I don’t have the answers, obviously, but I assure you, if I could get Kyle alone in a room, without cameras, I would want to get down to the bottom of what is happening in KBville. It seems like a very lonely place right now, and maybe a little conversation from a random car chick, might help.

There are only four races left, and since Kyle is not in the playoffs, I feel he will try to stay out of the way. However, I do not, by any means, think he will just lay down and allow a playoff driver to beat him if he has a shot at winning.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Self-Discovery: Day 8

What do you worry about?

Ugh. This isn't something I like talking about, or even acknowledging that I deal with, but I guess it's time. 

💥 I worry about when RJ will get a job.
He's applied to 15+ places, but hasn't received any responses. I know his lack of experience is hindering him, but I see 'help wanted' signs up all over. Why aren't they calling him back? Grrr!!

💥 I worry about what kind of adult RJ will be.
He's lazy. Perhaps one of the most lazy people I've ever met. He has this preconceived idea that he's gonna be able to get a job that doesn't deal with the public, so his replies to everything that talks about helping customers, is negative. He's never going to get a job with that attitude, and I can't force him to change it. Grrr!!

💥 I worry about being able to pay bills due to this "pandemic".
I'm laid off. Because of this, I don't have money flowing like before. This poses a problem when there's still a plan for a wedding in the future. And with all the extra 'pandemic money' people are getting, the government is going to make us pay that back somehow. And that scares the crap out of me, because we already don't have a lot of money. Grrr!!

💥 I worry about what the currently government is doing to our country.
I am a Trump supporter. Make what you want of that, and think what you want of that. I don't care. What I do care about, are the idiots in charge of California, trying to make it difficult for the country they're supposed to be protecting, to work. There is absolutely zero reason any business, AT ALL, should be closed. Period. This control our governor has right now, is out of control, and someone needs to do something. Grrr!!

💥 I worry about whether or not we can continue to live in California.
Again, the governor of this state is an idiot. He doesn't care about this state. It's obvious by the horrible job he did as mayor of San Fran. I mean, he's a joke. An absolute joke to the office he holds. It's embarrassing, to say the least, and I can't wait to move out of this piece-of-shit state. 

💥 And I worry about what it's going to be like if we actually do move out of California.
If we move out of Cali, it's going to be to a location where I can transfer in my position. Since there are offices in several locations across the US, I can pick any location. But what if we pick a place that we hate living? It's so expensive to move, so I know we can't do it over and over again. The only thing I'm certain about, is that we need to get out of this state. And fast. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Self-Discovery: Day 7

Where is your safe place?

Well, I feel like I pretty much answered this question yesterday, so I guess the answer is: My house.
I feel the most safe in my own little apartment, away from everything that can hurt me. 

If I talked about "things" I needed to feel safe, it would absolutely be a bag full of clothes/shoes I can wear, and a blanket that can keep me warn. Everything else, is just things.