When it rains, it pours...So dance in the puddles!

Happy Saturday, everyone!
Sorry I have not been posting much this week, but now that I'm working full time (I love saying that), I've been having a crazy time.

First off this month, I'm taking 3 dance classes! Two of them are on the same night, so I sometimes don't get home before 10 pm. I like to get to bed by 11, so I can get up at 6:30 and have some decompression time before I leave for work at 8.

I love the ritual of getting up and ready for the day.

Work is fine. I'm having a good time and constantly mentally thinking, "am I being productive enough." I know way too many people out of work, so I want to make sure I am doing a good job.
That, and the death of Steve Jobs hit me pretty hard. Having worked for Apple for over 4 years, I made life long friends there, and actually got to talk to SJ a few times. So his passing was very hard for a lot of us.

Right now I'm trying to work my way out of poor. I hate that transition time in work where the 'three weeks' of pause from the first pay cycle. It sucks if your budget is quite fixed, as mine is. That, and the irony of two things happening. One, my rent check was cashed the earliest it's ever been cashed, AND two, it bounced, the first time EVER for me! What sucks even more is that the money is in there now, but I'll most likely be paying nearly $100 in fees for the bounce, returned check, and the back fee.

Geeze, they will screw you every which way they can, won't they?


In any case, I bet you are wondering what this is. This box is part of a traveling beauty box destined for gals all over the country and beyond. The idea was started here, and to me is reminiscent of another venture that I participated in a while ago, here.


What you do is look in the massive box of beauty goodies, take what you like, and pt something in and send the box on its way. The box has all types of make up and soaps and other lovely odds and ends. I'm particular about my make up, as I tend to brake out, so I let that alone. I was thrilled to see a bottle of Thayers in there. I was JUST about to put in an order for some, so this is a most wonderful treat.

I also decided to remove a couple of larger things to free up some space. I've been wanting to play with sets, though my hair is already curly and holds waves pretty well, I decided, why not. I was actually curious to see this bottle of Motions in there. Considering I'm the only black woman doing this round beauty robin, I wonder who this bottle came from :)

I am leery about using black hair care products, though. Always have been. A lot of them, for natural hair or no, can have some relaxer in them and all my natural hair work is out the door. So I may do a test, when I feel up to it. I'm quite content on my hair and I just got into a rather good stride. The last thing I want to do is mess it up with a crappy hair experiment. 

That's about it for me. This weekend I'm working on another freelance project, hence the name of the title on this post. I'm not gonna pass up on any work!

I also wanna make some skirts this weekend. I'm making next week, skirts and dresses week. As in that's all I'm gonna wear. Should be interesting.

Okay all have a great weekend!

3 comments:

  1. Shelley I am happy you are grabbing that thayers I bought it for my work colleague/friend who was trying to use witch hazel to deal with her acne but I noticed the type she was using had alcohol and I bought that bottle for her but she had already decided to go back to proactive personally I prefer the rose stuff. I think that V motions has been experimented with in the vintage community because Lisa Freemont has been using it in her tutorials. I have some myself but am not totally sold.

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  2. That's nice that things are going well at your job. Sucks about the rent check. If it's just the first time, though, try calling your bank to see if they will waive any of their fees. I had a similar thing happen once, and because I wasn't a regular offender they removed the fees. Worth a try!

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  3. Dag, and I thought life at my end was busy!!
    congrats on the job!!
    good luck with the hair experiment.

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