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what a week

This week had some challenges. A crazy night of losing my phone and trying to get a purchased wardrobe delivered to the person who paid me for it without having her address or phone number made for a not so good night. The next day at work didnt help and the silliness I had to endure sent me over the edge. Im sure my coteacher thought I wanted to kill her and her limited English prohibited me from properly explaining to her my belief system as  being the reason i was so irritated. That i was against decorating my room for the sake of decoration, and that it was currently set up FOR the kids and would continue to be set up for them and by them. What was happening before my eyes was too much for me when Id already been stressed from the night before without being able to relax or find resolve until the piece was delivered in one piece.

Went home after work, had a nice relaxing evening with some juice and my husband. Piece got delivered and I resumed my attitude of not taking anything personal and accepting the fact that there will be a few changes each year and I cant pick which things will take precedence. The rest of my week has been A-ok.

  • I got my glasses today. I can see so clearly. 

  • My stomach hurts.I shouldnt have eaten that beef.

  • We got a tv. A wonderful friend let us use his after he got an upgrade.Theres not much on it though.
  • finally got our desk and a floor length mirror for the bedroom. Have also put up some art in the DR
  • I have a few pic posts to put up in addition to a video of the place in which we live. I need to get on the ball and update more.
  • still liking it here. Im sorry to hear about those who havent liked it, who have left, who are still here but hate it. I wish others would blog more about their experiences.Especially if they want their side to be heard.I do agree that every side should be heard. Even so, its hard to explain something like life.You just have to live it


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It's coming.

Piles of things with nowhere to go and an impending deadline. You have a million things to do so you begin the arduous task of figuring out what to keep and what to let go of. In the beginning, it seems easy enough. Maybe you don't have lots of things. In which case, the above picture will never be you. In most cases, however, just get your tissue ready. Or your bottle of libation. Whichever suits your fancy.

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Moroccanoil Soap

If youve read this blog for any length of time, Im sure youve gotten your laughs off my Moroccan bath experience. As crazy as that was for me, i believe I will be going to get one again, though at a much better establishment!
Today, I ran across this product

 And while waiting in line for a price, an Arabic lady gave it the once over, looked inside, and nodded her head in approval of what was inside. After seeing it was only 9.50 dhm, I got another. Once I try it, I will certainly give a review! In the meantime, here is information about the product-or products like this:

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