Sunday, September 25, 2016

Keeping up with Work and Family

My life is pretty normal. My husband and I both have full time jobs and our son is almost 3 years old. So as you can imagine its pretty none stop. Dishes always need to be done, along with laundry. There is always somewhere to go and a person to visit or errand to run. I am pretty sure my husband sets a reminder on his iPhone for everything.

My job is very important to me. I love to work. I need to work. When I was home for my maternity leave I thought I was going to go stir crazy! I have to get out of the house and do a job. Child rearing is not that job though! LOL My current occupation has me at a small business. I really like it and hope to stay here for a long long time. My title is Logistics Manager. Basically I move shit. Shipping is fun, I really enjoy it. I have also begun to learn more about government compliance and regulations.
I have been spending more and more time thinking about work and actually working. It takes away from home life now and again. This gets me thinking, how do people balance this? I think the answer is no one really does! We all just struggle to make everyone happy while trying to make ourselves happy along the way.

I decided to come up with some ideas to help me put the phone down and connect with the family.

      Step 1: Put the phone down. Its that easy. Yes you might miss a call. But 20 years ago that call would have been missed and guess what? The world  continued.
      Step 2: Set aside work time so you can get all of it done and no one suffers! By spending quality time with my family in the evening it allows me a good hour or two at night to work if need be.
      Step 3: I make sure my work respects my family time. It is nice working for a small business. They respect God and family, so its easy when important things come up. Even if you don't work for a small business, its still important to make sure your employer understands how important family time is.

 I'm not saying these tips are amazing, but they are helpful to me! Leave a comment below about how you make time for your family. I know I'm not alone out there... God I hope not...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Face Powder, PALLADIO is My New Fav!

Having dry skin one day and oily skin the next, finding the right face powder can be a chore.
The large pores on my nose don't help either. Certain techniques I have learned help hide the giant craters on my face, but it always seems to be the powder finish that can spoil the whole deal. Also not having a large budget can leave you in a sea of not so appealing choices.

I found this powder while shopping at my local Ulta store (love that store by the way. I highly recommend their rewards program.). PALLADIO Rice Powder, translucent  is a dream! Its great for absorbing the pesky oil that builds up and it makes my skin look flawless and not caked up. It is also great for baking your concealer. I have really bad creases under my eyes and this stops the concealer from gunking up!
This is a must have if you are on a budget. It is for sale for only 4.99! I think it is $5.00 on their website www.palladiobeauty.com

Mrs. Woffy Certified *

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Good Friend is Hard to Find...?

The older I get, the harder friendship seems. People grow up (or in some cases never do), move away or grow apart.
I find at 33 years of age what I am willing to put into a relationship isn't a whole lot. 
I have a son, he is two. I don't think that requires any more explanation.
I have my husband, who I love very much, and that is so hard! A lot of "life energy" goes into maintaining a life long relationship. 
I still have my parents and there are three! (My Mom remarried when we were young and Dad married late but he's solo again.) That is no walk in the park for me. I am very independent and like to be left alone. Now, with my son, I have to be sure I maintain a constant relationship with them. I love it now but it is work. And let's tack on my two sisters, two brothers and their hoard of children.
Pause. I'm tired already.
So, here we are. Friends. 
Realistically who,in the flippin' fleck has time for friends?!? I mean, if you're single or young or have no kids or your kids are grown then yea, you have friends. But I'm not talking about you, in fact piss off! LOL
My list of qualifications, according to me, are not unrealistic. In fact, I feel like its quite simple.

  1. Don't be too needy. You see, I will probably not call you everyday or text. But if you do call me and I don't answer, leave a message if its important. I would never abandon you in a time of need, but I may ignore you if you just want to chat. And really, send a text. I HATE talking on the phone. 
  2. No judging!! I live my life, you live yours. You can have an opinion, but don't be pushy!
  3. Get your shit together! I have enough problems of my own! I am not saying you can't have life problems, just know there is a statue of limitations as to how long that shit can go on!
  4. You better be a down Bitch. I like to live a little on the dangerous side, so don't be a prude. I can't stand that!
  5. Do you, be you. You don't need to suddenly like everything I do or buy my friendship. I probably liked you for something that is completely different from me, so don't mimic. 
So far I have been lucky. I managed to nab a handful (literally I can count them on one hand) of girls that I call friends. I have been even luckier to have my Ride or Die Bitch Tori by my side now for like... 10 years? Yea, cool. 
So, I guess a good friend really isn't that hard to find. Maybe hard to keep, but not too hard to find.