My Handbag hasn’t got a Leak yet…

Really now, there is something for everyone nowadays, and that includes the lovers of handbags… including me!!
I just got to reading earlier this morning and low and behold what article popped into my face.. Yes, a handbag that serves/ holds your favorite beverage…
Not like you think though… it has a built-in thingy that holds your beverage of choice… and to be honest, okay, if you don’t want others to know that you are taking a nip of a certain beverage, but otherwise I am not tooooo convinced of its functionality, and a spigot on the side of the bag is not my idea of a good looking hand bag nor of cleanliness either. Or am I just out of it when it comes to fashion statements???

Plus, a small bottle of water or the sorts is just as good and just imagine, you fill your handbag up with a beverage and the container springs a leak… Then what!!! Scream or cry or maybe even both, if you’ve got some precious things in your handbag…..

My eyes are watering already with that thought… or even worse my Mascara is running down my face at this thought…. Everything is ruined, but then to prevent this I need the super duper waterproof bag in a bag to prevent the worst case scenario….

But, you never know… Invited to a party or out with friends … You got it!! Beverages are on hand and if a group of you have the same sort of handbags then…. Hey, let’s have a party!!! Drinks galore!!! I mean really, I always have a couple of cups in my hand bag for such occasions; should I run into a friend with that sort of handbag. I bet you have cups in your handbag, too???

Though I must be honest here and say that none of my friends have such handbags… Why they don’t I cannot say… Sorry
A somewhat concerning thought for me is while I am out and about and may have a bit of red wine left over from last evening in my bag( please don’t tell anyone my secret here) and I accidently catch the spigot on my clothing …. Then a red wine stain and how do I explain that at work and hope that everyone believes me???? Any answers???
Plus, how do I clean this beverage container thingy handbag?? I feel really perplexed with such thoughts.. Or who cares …

Another thought is how much does such a handbag cost and where can I buy one, should I ever what one??? And does it have a built in cooling system for those hot days in the summer or does it keep my beverages warm in the winter and what does it weigh…. These questions need to be answered, don’t they and I bet you thought the same as I was thinking, but just afraid to ask those questions… Don’t be, because no question is too dumb, if you don’t know the answer…

Though, should any of you out there own such a handbag, please do let us all know and maybe even send us a picture of you using it… Thanks, we are all curious, too!

Enjoy you handbag no matter what style it is….

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My Clothes ……My Closet….

Now there is something that may or may not be a hit with us gals… the clothes reminder. There hidden in my closet in my clothes is a little gadget to remind me that I haven’t worn that piece of clothing for a long time and that it is high time to wear it again…. There you have it! My clothes are telling me what to do and that is just a no go in my life!!!

After reading that article; I stood in front of my closet to see how many things that I haven’t worn in ages…. Okay there are some pieces of clothing that have been in my closet for ages, but now they are vintage, and the possibility that I might wear that garment again is possible …. Or not???

Anyway, I want to have control of things!!! I mean really our closet is our dearest thing; there in that closet is our life, our treasures or even for some their sorrows but it is ours and the clothing, shoes and other great things we own are there too. And when we feel a bit nostalgic we can look at all the great things we have stuffed in our closet. But when there is a tag on our clothing to tell us we haven’t worn that garment in a long time and to sort it out…… Then what???? No more fond memories, no more just staring at our things…. NO…. Now just looking at a closet full of functional garments that are to be worn or else…..GOOD BYE!!

The cold hearted truth of the closet….. This idea just makes me want to cry when thinking about it and maybe some of you gals out there feel the same way???

For guys it may be a great thing because they seem to be more practical….. I guess??? There are some unanswered questions there too.

I had to take a short break here from writing and looked again in my closet and tried to decide what I would sort out and say good-bye too…. It was like saying good bye to a dear friend…. You have done so many things together and experience some great things together too and then to say good –bye brings tears to my eyes… I am sure some gals feel the same way, but then again there are those garments that you can be cold hearted too and say “Hey,I don’t want you anymore”…. Easy as that and the bad memories are gone in a flash that were associated with that garment. Though it is true not all pieces of clothing can be saved forever but we still need a bit of a choice as to what to wear or at least I do.

The closet is a place not to be tagged but to be a place for us gals to put our beloved clothing in……Enjoy what is in your closet, because that is where your treasured clothing is!!!

Puttering Around………

I got to thinking this morning how it always rains when you take a couple of days off from work …… Why is that?????
I somehow think the clouds and weather have a direct connection to the management department and plan together that, if I have off it should rain, so that they don’t feel so bad because they have to work…… An interesting theory ……. Don’t you think?

Well, I got this wiz bang idea to clean a room and hoe out the junk and I managed!!! Believe me it wasn’t easy, but now all the junk is in the hallway, but I must say the other room looks good!! And because it is raining outside, I can’t put the stuff outside either for awhile; while I sort the other stuff out!!! Bad luck somehow..

I really wasn’t planning on sorting stuff out; I wanted to be outside enjoying the summer weather and showing off my summer wardrobe, but “NO” it has to rain!!

Back to puttering around, sitting here thinking about it my grandmother was always “puttering around” the house, and when I asked her “What are you doing?” She would answer “puttering around”. Though I never understood it really… It was like she moved things around the house or straightened things up on the coffee table. I know the word “puttering around” is a bit dated, but I like the word, because you can do 20 things at once with no worries because you are “puttering around”…

So I’ll stick to the word “puttering around”, and since I started writing this; I’ve stopped to unload the washing machine, talked on the phone to a friend come back to write a bit more here, stopped again for a cup of coffee, looked at the newspaper. Wrote a bit more here, looked at the stuff in the hallway and I’ll “putter around” some more too.

To be honest “puttering around” on a rainy day isn’t that bad at all, as long as you have something to “putter around”…..
The thought is: When someone asks you “What did you do at home all day?” Your answer: “I was puttering around.”

And the person that asked that question won’t have the slightest idea of what you are talking about….

Enjoy “Puttering Around”!!!

Summer Time Legs

Exactly what you are thinking gals …. How do my legs look in the summer?? Sometimes we worry about are they looking good and is there any hair on my legs or did I forget to remove all the hair on them… These are the perils of showing your legs in the summer…. Another worry for me today!!

Well, it is said that you can use good’ol “peanut butter” to shave your legs with and that it will moisture your legs at the same time…… Now, after reading that I dashed out to the grocery store to buy a jar of peanut butter, so that I could shave my legs.

But before that I could enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that will give me the energy required to stake out on the adventure in my bathroom of shaving my legs with peanut butter. While making my sandwich it crossed my mind that peanut butter is a bit sticky and somewhat thicker than the other products available for removing hair on your legs….. But I knew that I was in for an action packed time after I finished eating my sandwich….. Bathroom here I come!!!

Of course I positioned everything next to the tub, so that no peanut butter would drip ( okay… peanut butter doesn’t drip) but plop onto the floor and then I step in it and that could be like stepping in doggy doddly in your back yard….. AND THAT I DON’TWANT!!!

I prepared my skin on my legs…. Summer legs are just a shave away…. I started to apply the peanut butter onto my leg… egit( I thought), but it promises great soft skin and good looking legs… I am always a gal that is looking for that sort of thing!!

Anyway, back to my peanut butter legs…. The bathroom smelt like one giant peanut butter cookie, but my legs didn’t look so good. But I knew once I shaved the peanut butter off my leg(s) I would be ready for summer… I even bought a new razor for my legs, because I didn’t want to use my old one from last season.

With my trusty razor in my hand I started or rather tried to remove the peanut butter from my leg… Though to tell you the truth it wasn’t that easy and the razor got clogged-up with the peanut butter after the first go, but I wasn’t going to give-up that easily !!!!

Determination is what is required… I carried on but after about 5 minutes things weren’t going the way they should be; easy to remove, smooth skin and removes the hair too( not at my place). I got a clogged razor, hair still on my legs and a bunch of peanut butter in my tub that I have to clean up too.

All these so called great ideas do not seem to be aimed at me, or it could be that I didn’t buy the right brand of peanut butter?? All I can say is that; don’t use chunky peanut butter because the chunks of peanuts may cause problems…. Maybe that is what I did wrong, because I always buy chunky peanut butter and not smooth.

Either way I don’t think I will be peanut buttering my legs again this summer, but instead buy a new jar and make myself my favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The perils of peanut butter in the summer season of 2015

What to Wear??

That is always a good question for us gals…What to wear or better said: What should I wear when I go out after? My closet is crammed full with fashionable items or at least in my eyes…. Maybe I should get my eyes checked then get back to you…..

But the 2015 summer fashion season has just begun and there are thousands of tips tricks and new or so they say styles out there just waiting for me. I want to be fashionable!! Though I must be honest some look the same as last summer only the price has changed and the color for 2015.

Now being a gal of frugal means I always take a closer look at all those great things on offer before making that all important decision as to what to buy for summer 2015. I have this dilemma every year and somehow it always seems to creep-up on me unexpectedly without warning… I am sure some of you gals out there know what I am talking about??? There is the new pair or pairs of sandals, maybe a dress or two, shorts, tops, bathing suits, and so forth…. Plus, the matching make-up too.
Summers can be stressful!!

But as a gal who wants to be somewhat trendy I started taking a closer look at the fashion pages online and discovered some things that I already own, and that is for years now… So, I surfed a bit more only to be confronted again with things that I already own…. Okay the color is different, but the style is the same!! There you go…. A major problem is brewing and the season isn’t even in full swing yet!!!

Of course I could always get advice from friends or other people, but what they like isn’t always what I like and how do you tell your friends that you don’t like what they have picked out without hurting their feelings??? I am sure you can relate to that…..

Plus, I need a bank loan to buy all that stuff… Sandals: $ 600.00, Shorts: $ 245.00, Hat: $ 165.00, Dress: $95.00 (cheap…. Buy 2), and last but not least a summer sweater for $ 308.00 …… And I still don’t have a bathing suit and the worst part is now there is no money left over for my summer vacation….. But I have expensive clothes and I hope everyone will notice that I paid a small fortune for them too!!!! Please note the labels, so you know that I am a cool person!! Coolness here I come…..

Though maybe I could do without the hat and wear my hat from last year…. Do you think anyone would notice???? Probably not, so I’ll take the chance and wear it this year too. I feel better already by saving a bit of money…… But still the thought is lingering in the back of my mind…. I want to go on vacation, so it is either cool clothes or a cool vacation……. I think I have to think about this before I decide on looking cool or visiting a cool place….

No hasty decisions ….. Think about it!!

Shopping for shoes…. A worrying or trying job?

After reading an article about where women’s shoes are placed on shelves of shoe stores; it got me thinking and of course as a gal I rushed out to the nearest shoe store to take a look at where all the shoes were placed according to size.

What I mean is top shelf small sizes or are there stores with large sizes first….. The challenges of trying to find a pair of shoes and now with summer approaching there are the summer styles too.

OMG… I feel stressed out before evening looking for my size. Now where I live sneakers are all the rage in every style and color and price range. Okay, sneakers are nice and comfortable, but I as a gal don’t want to wear them with every outfit… Shoe makers take heed!!!

Then as I looked through the rows of sneakers … of course they were the first to see when I entered the shoe store and yes, small sizes on the top shelf and larger sizes place on the lower shelves…. Bigger your foot the more you need to bend-over to find your size. But all those sneakers staring at me didn’t have that “ flare” that is needed to compel me to buy them. Plus the sandal styles are almost exactly the same as last year…. Now what??? I bought a new pair Last year and they still look like new…. Okay, don’t tell anyone or they may point down at my sandals and say “ Ah, last year’s style”….. A traumatizing thought indeed.

As a gal I need those sandals or maybe even a pair of sneakers before the warm weather comes. What would happen if a warm day fell upon us and there I was out and about without my sandals on or my new summer sneakers??? I hope I don’t get any gray hairs from this worrying thought!!!

I have looked and searched the shelves of endless shoe stores only to leave them in a bewildered state thinking to myself…. “Where should I go next or just say the heck with it and go home?” But my shoe money is burning a hole in my pocket… I have to buy a new pair or else be crowned the wearer of last summer’s shoe style.. HELP

Shoes are always screaming out at me no matter where I turn or where I am… on TV commercials, in magazines or on billboards…. SHOES… SNEAKERS saying buy me you need me and you will look good any have lots of friends if you wear these. What do I do now??? Confusion is twirling around in my brain… I need all those shoes… I want to be cool and have thousands of friends; Okay maybe thousands of friends is a bit over doing it, but not being cool… OMG!!

The perils of shopping for shoes! I hope you find the pair you are looking for… and enjoy them

Deodorants

This is probably a product that lots of people buy, but have you ever thought about what was written about the product and how it is going to give you a whole new experience in life….. Deodorant here I come!!!

I recently started reading the ads for deodorants and what the companies wrote about the product promising me an earth moving experience if I buy their product….. The question is “ What to buy”??….. Right??????

There is the product that promise no white residue, so that I can wear dark clothing fearlessly….. I never was in fear before when I wore dark clothes and I used a different brand of deodorant ……. Ohha…. Trouble is probably brewing and tomorrow should I decide to wear something dark colored to work, then for sure I could see something on the inside of the garment that I will be wearing. But does anyone see that besides me???? At least no one up to now has said anything to me about “white residue” and I have never worried about it before…. Time to start worrying (I guess)

Plus, the thought of getting caught for a day or two away from home…. Now that gives me a real feeling of protection though from what I am not too sure, but with the advanced technology one defiantly has nothing to fear. Somehow I have never seen technology in my deodorant; okay maybe in the research sure, but in the little container… never!!!
What does “technology” look like in a deodorant stick or spray??? Anyone out there know?????

Then there is the one that is an essential component for the handbag …. What is that, a spare part for my car or what??? And it will help me when I am on the run, so that I won’t asphyxiate everyone around me , because I forgot to apply this product at 10 minute intervals throughout my working day… Keep your distance; I may have body odor.

Everything is also made to keep me dry and smelling great for days…. What happened to washing / showing yourself daily and wearing clean clothes…. Again I am missing something. I was brought-up that you showered daily and put on clean clothes and undergarments.

Somehow that 48 hour bit seems a bit scary to me, but then again technology is in the product and that is what counts!

Women’s Pages

Now gals don’t misunderstand me here, but I was just reading the women’s pages on some online newspapers… Okay, I know you are thinking doesn’t she have anything better to do with her time? The thing is I admit reading those pages while other say …. “Me, I never read that stuff”……

I am always amazed at what I can learn from those pages here are some examples:

1. Getting older changes how you look and feel ….. WOW, I never knew that and that your make-up sinks into your wrinkles…. OMG… Scream out loud!!!!

2. Train my brain not to eat food that is bad for me….. WELL, I’ll just have to have a serious word with my brain later on today before I open the fridge door!!

3. A wooden bottle that I can pour my cheap wine into and should make it taste better…. What do I do if guests are coming around and they see that I use this wooden bottle thing…. They are going to think that I am a real tight wad and probably not drink all that so called great tasting cheap wine…… good money down the drain

4. Names of kids have effects on their careers later on in life….. I bet my mom never even thought about it back then and how many other people are walking around out there too without their parents thinking in advance about what their child’s career should be when they grow up??? I will have to take a closer look at my name and see how much it actually affected my career …. I need facts!!!

5. Knowing about wine in four hours… probably by then I will be drunk from all the wine I drank before so in the end everything tastes good PROST!!!

6. Beauty secrets that will keep me looking younger….. I know now that I will be looking good in no time!!!

7. Last but not least… cook something to eat. Recipes to make your mouth water! I love that first I need to watch my weight take care of my brain; I’m getting older and have the wrong name. Drink cheap wine out of a wooden bottle and maybe get drunk by learning all about wine but I know after all that excitement I need some beauty tips to make me look great again before I start to cook all those great recipes at the bottom of the page!!

Isn’t it just great gals knowing that all this important information is out there to better our lives!! Enjoy it

New Hair Style ..New Bad Hair Day!

I recently went and had had my hair cut to bring me into the feeling that spring is coming and the warmer days are just on the horizon…… or so I thought????

I made my appointment and had the usual consultation as to which hair cut suits me best…. In my opinion they all would look good on me( I want to be a goddess with my new hair style!!) , but the stylist told me based on the shape of my face I should choose another one and not the cool looking style that I saw in a fashion magazine….. I guess looking cool is out for me (Forget my goddess look then!!) and a simple easy to manage style is better. And to be honest it should be….Right???

There I sat enjoying having someone wash my hair and cut it into my dream easy to manage great looking new style… I am not exaggerating with the words that I am using here… The “easy to manage great looking new style” were the words the stylist used. After I heard those words a little alarm bell went off in my brain warning me…. That this hair cut won’t be easy to manage and will I really look great???? The questions surmounted in my brain….

After what seemed to be an eternity with the cutting and then showing me how easy it will be to blow dry my hair and style it once I am back home… Life couldn’t have been better!!

Plus, all the products you need to keep the hair styled like it was cost me a fortune… But I wanted to look like the goddess of spring with my new hair cut!! So, hey what is spending a small fortune on my looks????

After leaving the salon; I felt like a million dollars and looked it too (at least in my eyes..) , and the amount of hairspray, styling gel and so forth that was in my hair, I knew my new look could withstand hurricane force winds and not have a hair out of place! World here I come….

But I knew I would have to wash my hair and style it myself when I was at home, but with all the stuff I had bought to create this look I knew that I would be able to get this look again in about 15 minutes tops and ready for the day then….. All I can say is that that was a dream and it only lasted until I started to blow dry my hair!!

There I was freshly showered with damp hair just waiting to be styled… I got out all the stuff I needed, blow dryer, brushes, gels and mousses, and so on. Now I could start!!

After applying all the hair styling products it was now just minutes away before the perfect look would be created….Dream on is all I can say!!!

Somehow, once I started to dry my hair I noticed that I didn’t have enough hands to hold the brush(s), hold the other strands of hair and operate the blow dryer… Then to top it off; which made matters worse I got my hair tangled up in the brush, and the gel in my hair was turning sticky in spots because I wasn’t working fast enough ( believe me; I said something that I will not repeat here)…

I thought then and there that I should have four hands instead of two for styling my hair or a home stylist who comes to my place each morning to give me the same look that I had when I left the hair stylist… I am sure some of you gals out there know exactly what I mean here????

The stylist presented it as if it was so easy to create alone at home, but I never thought about the fact that she was styling my hair and that at home I have to do the whole job myself… This thought is really upsetting to me now!

My cool new hair cut and style that could withstand a hurricane is now demoted to a style that has a little volume and is not weather resistant… So much for my spring time goddess look!!

I hope you aren’t having a bad hair day today?

Wonderful Weekdays

Week days come and go but isn’t each day a special day in the week and not just a name? Well, I think so. Even if you didn’t ask me.

Days come and go the same as weeks and years. A week has just about ended and we are almost at the end of the second month in 2015…. But what about those days of the week that come and go and we only remember that it was one of those days…. Or was it a special day??? It could have been but no one noticed it. There seems to be a day for everything thing nowadays and I just can’t seem to keep up with them all… I have a good memory (My brain is still working….. Thank goodness!! I was getting a bit worried) But do I really need to know all those days???

Years ago there weren’t so many just the usual ones and that was it. Normally for some famous person or such. Now there is the coffee day, dog day, and so forth… My list could be from my house and probably span around the globe if I looked up what each day stood for…. To be honest I won’t; I’ll leave that job for someone else to do. Thank you, and when you are finished please let me know the exact number.

I have taken this issue to another dimension because the thought started the other day while I was at the office and contemplating …. I love to do that (but don’t tell anyone!!). There are seven days in the week, maybe there should be more, but I am happy with seven. If you want more days please do not complain to me about it because it isn’t my department….. Go to the – I need more days department where whoever is in charge may be able to help you. Though I do have my doubts about that!!!

Days could be like this:

Serious Saturdays – I mean really I am always serious on this day, no monkeying around just serious housework (that I dislike doing…. And maybe some of you out there too feel the same way I do???)This is a job that has to be tackled with the seriousness of being well organized and scheduled. Which means do not bother me until my multi-organized household chore schedule has been completed…. How quick I am depends on who phones first and where should we meet-up for a cup of coffee…. Plus, what do I want to clean today??? Always a somewhat moving question that boggles my brain each time I ask myself that question…. Though sometimes, I do have to be careful that I don’t argue with myself about what I should do first. The problems of serious Saturdays.

Sentimental Sundays – Sundays seem to be a great day to be sentimental; you can sit back and take it easy and reminisce about all sorts of things and dream about the good’ol days or something else that occupies your mind and just let your thoughts wander to all those pleasant times that took place in your life. A must in my book… we need some pleasantries in our life and not always worries, so maybe being sentimental could help. There are so many pleasant things that have happened in my life and they are great to think about and always bring a smile to my face…

Mellow Mondays – Oh, the beginning of the week again and I have to go to the office… Mondays are a day where thoughts should be collected, strategies may be planned and so forth… being concentrated and mellow makes it so much easier to deal with all that stuff instead of panicking because it is Monday. Mondays have been around for years and will be, so why not take the day in stride instead of dreading it????

Tension on Tuesdays – The week is here and now I really need to start working… getting those emails answered, writing that report… the deadline is approaching and I still have to attend a meeting… that does put a bit of tension in the day, but hey it is Tuesday and it is a day when tension is in the air.

Working Wednesdays – This is a day that one should be the most productive… At least that is what I read once. Though to be honest I am a bit skeptical about that theory. I work on all the other days too. I know there are the scales to assess how much you have achieved and how productive a person is…. Actually, I recently tried the email theory… only answer emails once every 3 or 4 hours….. Well, believe me if you want stress in your life do that!!!!! Those folks who sent me emails wanted answers and not wait half a day for a reply…. Sorry, but that theory does not work in my job!!

Tempting Thursdays – Now Thursdays are actually the day to prepare for the weekend, because everywhere you can read about what is going on where you live, etc…. That alone always makes me start thinking about what should I do on the weekend??? It can be so tempting…. Shopping (a gals favorite pastime), a movie, meet friends, or watch TV…. I have to decide today before it is too late and all the options to do something are not there anymore tomorrow…… Look out world … I am going to plan something for the weekend !!!!!

Frustrating Fridays – A day of deadlines and I hope that everyone else in the office has met the deadline too, or else S… will hit the fan and I do not want to be party to that event! I know some people enjoy that sort of thing but not me…. It seems like lots of people are frustrated on Fridays not only because of work… I believe it is a lack of planning that they could have done on Temping Thursdays that would have avoided the frustration on Fridays.

Whatever day it is make the best of it and enjoy it!