An American Soldier


My son graduated boot camp. The Girl (my daughter) and I went out to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to be a part of the ceremony of his graduation. It was a very long drive out to Oklahoma. We drove over Thursday, the graduation was on Friday, and we headed back to Sweet Home Alabama on Saturday. It was a whirlwind trip but worth it to see my son walk across the stage and become an American Soldier.

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The W Dallas Victory Hotel

My room

One last post about my trip to Dallas last week. The company put me up in a swanky hotel. The W Dallas Victory. It is also where my training was held, so I never had to leave the hotel! I’ve done a lot of traveling the last few weeks. And I have another trip in my future at the beginning of November!

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What Happened In Dallas

Travel, Caffeine

Last week, my new employer sent me to Dallas for some training. I was afraid to go for fear of getting Ebola and also I hate flying. But both things were silly. The trip went effortlessly, except for the taxi ride from the airport to the hotel. OH EM GEE LAWD! And I didn’t see anyone wearing those surgical masks while I was traveling either. Everyone was on their best behavior!

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A New Read

Book, Penguin Press, Jazz, Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, Vanity Fair

I was flipping through Vanity Fair the other day, the one with Robert Downey Jr. on the cover? And I came across a new book coming out by Penguin Press at the end of October. It is called Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flapper, & Swells. It is the best of early Vanity Fair.

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Comfortable Shoes, Happy Feet

EuroSoft, Shoes, Comfort

I used to be able to walk around and stand in high heels all the time. Well, maybe not for 8 and 9 hours at a time. And certainly not on a concrete floor. So, I had to break down and get some comfortable shoes for my new positions with Jo Malone London.

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Dallas Bound Today


Y’all say a prayer for me today. I am Dallas-bound for some training with Jo Malone London. I’m living out loud and getting on a plane with no masks, no hazmat suit, or anti-bacterial wipes. I’m just gonna go for it.

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A New Career, A New Look

Estee Lauder Ballerina Pink Pure Color

With my new career, calls for a whole new look, not just in clothing but in makeup and appearance as well. The attire is black with a pop of white. Or black pants and white top but normally I wear a black jacket over my white top. I think it just looks classier. It is a more polished look with a jacket.

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A New Personal Record in CrossFit

CrossFit, Overhead Squats, Personal Record, Fitness

Listen, every day that I go to CrossFit is a new personal record, trust me. Ha! But, this morning was a little different. I have done Overhead Squats (OHS) before and I remember the last time I did a 1RM of a OHS was at 70# or 75#. So, this morning when we actually worked for 15 minutes on finding a 1RM of an OHS I knew I wanted to try for a new PR – on purpose!

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A New Career Requires a New Planner

Daily Project, Planner, Calendars, Organization,

I start my new career tomorrow with Estee Lauder as a Jo Malone London Senior Stylist. This, of course, requires a new planner. I loved my Moleskine bullet journal while working at my previous job. It came in handy and worked well with both work and personal. But I don’t need a bullet journal for my new position with Jo Malone London.

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