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Valentine’s Day

If you have a significant other then this is the day for you. Remember why you fell in love and show her that you care. Your gift should be thoughtful and not just a card, flowers and candy.

Put thought into it – what’s her favorite perfume? What is an activity she’s always wanted to try but hasn’t? Make it happen! Maybe she just wants you to take the kids and leave her alone for a full day, do it

Also, don’t just wait for once a year to do something nice for her, plan something at least once a quarter.

What do you have planned?

I do not have a significant other so I will be waiting for this day to pass and stop reminding me that I am single……….LOL.

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Happy New Year

As we enter this New Year, I am thankful for my friends and family who helped me survive 2018 – there were tears, plenty of laughter and we survived it all!

Going into 2019, I will be working on the following goals:

1 – Take care of my health
Go to doctors’ appointments
Eat clean
Exercise 3 to 4 times a week

2 – Treat myself
Go to the spa – massage, get a wrap, get a facial
Get a mani and sometimes a pedicure

3 – Spend time with good people (friends and family) doing things
Go see a movie
Spa day

4 – Try a new activity
Archery
Gun range
Hot yoga
Boxing

Let me know what your plans for the New Year are.
Be safe and take care of each other.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Financial Goals for 2019

A look back at 2018

Before going forward and making my 2019 goals. I need to take a moment and be thankful for the things I accomplished, which are:

1-   I paid off my three credit cards (Capital One, Bank of America and BJs) which was a total of $6,000 left.

2-   I started an emergency fund in a separate account and now have $2000 in it.

3-   I paid all my bills on time!

4-   I paid for my gym membership fully for the year at the beginning of the year and I have used my membership throughout the year.

2019 goals

A new year is about to start and here is what I will be working on.
I will get rid of my loan faster than my anticipated finish date.
I will keep my car clean with professional help (car wash).
I will take care of my hair by having my hairdresser wash and braid it once a month and I will take care of my body by working out with my personal trainer once a week (and I will work out by myself twice a week).

1-   Loan: I have a $35,000 loan that I took out to pay the difference of my house that sold at a loss. On a positive note, I no longer have a house hanging on my neck but the negative is I have a $35,000 loan to deal with. I pay $750.73 a month and if I stay on that course I will finish paying off my loan in 4 years. – For 2019, my goal is to make an additional payment of $249.27 a month towards the loan. That will be a total of $1000.00 I will pay per month and the length of time I will take to pay it off will decrease by about 11 months.

$35,000/$750.73 = 46.62 months = 3 years, 10 months

$35,000/$1000.00 = 35 months = 2 years, 11 months

2-   Car wash: I will take my car to the car wash once every two months; which is $29.80 each time and a total of $178.80 for the year.

($29.80)(6 months) = $178.80 for the year

3-   Hair care: I will get my hair washed and braided by my hairdresser once a month; which is $60 plus a tip of $15 and a total of $900 for the year.

($75)(12 months) = $900 for the year

4-   Personal training: I will continue working out with my personal trainer once a week; which is $60 per session, $240 a month and a total of $2880 for the year.

What are your financial goals that you are working towards?

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Let’s Be Friends

I recently met someone new (aka Wonderful) – educated, funny, employed, age appropriate and a homeowner. After a wonderful, what I believed to be a first date (it wasn’t) – Wonderful told me that the only thing we could be was friends. YES, I was offered the dreaded “let’s be friends”. Friends?

After asking for clarification on what “friends” entails. I was told – going out to activities, lots of kisses, spending time together, and getting to know each other. Just no titles.

I thought about it and I’m trying it out ………. for now.

 

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Concert Review: 30 Seconds to Mars Concert

Concert Review: 30 Seconds to Mars Concert

There was magic as each band took to the stage and the first note of music started. I recently had the pleasure of going to a 30 Seconds to Mars concert and I loved it! I forgot all about my issues and whatever was going wrong in my life. I listened to the lyrics, bobbed to the music and just got lost in enjoying that moment in time as the bands shared their musical gift with us (the audience).

I bought chicken fingers, French fries and a bottle of water – the perfect pre-concert meal! The cashier opened the bottle of water in front of me and then kept the cap. I was weirded out and asked why to which he responded that the policy is for caps to be given only when the last band has played.

The first band was Joywave, they are from Rochester, New York and the members consist of Daniel Armbruster (vocals), Joseph Morinelli (guitar), Kevin Mahoney (bass), Benjamin Bailey (keyboards) and Paul Brenner (drums). I fell in love with the song Destruction and now it’s added to my morning getting hyped to take on the day playlist.
The next band was Misterwives, a band from NYC, New York. The band members are: Amanda Lee Duffy (vocals), William Hehir, Etienne Bowler, Marc Campbell, Jesse Blum, and Mike Murphy. Amanda Lee Duffy owned the stage, she did high kicks and was so full of positive energy. At the end of their set Amanda and two of the guitarists got drums and did their thing in unison, they were amazing!

Walk The Moon was next, they are a band from Cincinnati, Ohio and the members are: Nicholas Petricca (vocals), Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman. I loved the song One Foot!

Thirty Seconds to Mars came on and the magic continued. I found out that the band consists of two brothers Jared Leto (vocals) and Shannon Leto (drums). I fell in love with the band on the fact that it was two siblings working together. My favorite song was This is War.

I highly recommend earplugs, in order to save your hearing! Being a big woman I was so happy that I was able to fit in the seat but my arms did touch my neighbors on both sides and next time I will buy at least one extra seat so that I am super comfortable. There was magic when I experienced live music and I plan on going to another concert in the near future.

 

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My first POF date – The Chef

I joined the world of Plenty of Fish (POF), an online dating site, after hearing decent outcomes from a friend. I went on a date within a few days with a chef. We ate at Smashburger. He looked like his pictures and throughout the time I was unsure about if he was into me. Chef did end up sending his food back for being too salty. After we finished eating Chef had us walk around the back at an office building near Smashburger. He held my hand immediately, we walked around  and kissed several times. All in all, I had a nice time!

He asked me out on a second date for the next day but he canceled later on because he was tired. We talked for a few more days and the second date idea he pitched was meeting at a local motel and giving me a full body massage. I declined and started suggesting date ideas that did not involve intimate settings but he kept bringing it back to a motel. Since we were clearly looking for different things; I ended up blocking him and moving on.

I will not do things that I do not want to do in order to please a man I am interested in. This experience did not leave a bad taste in my mouth and I am looking forward to my next date with someone new.

Happy dating everyone!

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Make-up

I went to a make-up store at the mall recently and the make-up woman was actually helpful! I wanted one thing to put on my face. I wanted a liquid foundation because I read somewhere that powder sets in the lines and makes any lines that much more pronounced. So of course the liquid foundation did not go as dark as I needed it but thankfully the powder one was dark enough for my skin.
I went to a different store and got the foundation brush and a hydrating primer. Yes I ended up with two products but I think that I’ll be able to manage it – I already put moisturizer on my face so now I’ll just switch to the primer instead.
Here’s to an even complexion!