Monday, January 5, 2015


If you happen to live where it's warm, be advised that I hate you. In my neck of the woods it is currently a -14 degrees F, with a wind chill that makes it feel like -35. I'm not making that shiz up; that's right from the weather apps on my phone. I shouldn't even have those apps because it's a constant reminder of how horrid the weather is.

The remainder of our trip to lower Michigan was great. On Friday I was back to feeling my normal self after my drinking shenanigans. We had a plan to go bowling, which I happen to really enjoy. I was actually in a bowling league for many, many years. 

I was a bit surprised at how well I managed to do. We were bowling two games simultaneously using two lanes, and on the one lane I only had a 124 but managed a 165 on the other. Go, me!!

There was a minor glitch to the fun when my ring finger nail decided to escape and land halfway down the lane in the gutter. I guess I must not be the first person this has ever happened to because the lady working that had to retrieve it didn't even seem shocked. I'm just glad it landed where it was retrievable, and since I always carry glue, I simply put it back on when we finished up. After dinner we bowled a third game, and I finished with a 192!! Maybe I shouldn't have quit the bowling league after all!

I thought I'd share a professional pic that was taken of where we were for New Year's Eve. It's such a spectacular shot that was taken by Brad Reed Photography which is located right in Ludington. I'm sure you can see me; I'm over in front of those buildings on the right. Fine. You can't see me, but I'm there.
The ride home was uneventful, and we made it back alive. As always, the dogs were very happy to see us.

Last night I happily took off that glitter mani. It was then that I was reminded why I hate glitter. A lot. Because I had used that loose glitter, removing it was a nightmare. Not so much so getting it off my nails, but getting it off of everything else was not fun. My fingers were once again full of it, and the bottle of Seche Vite I had used on application is also pretty much trashed because there's glitter in it. Luckily I have a new bottle waiting in the wings, but I'm still pissed. Even the mani I put on afterwards ended up with random flecks of glitter on it that shouldn't be there. I'm pretty sure I've finally gotten rid of it all.

What I'm showing here is not what I'm currently wearing, but I haven't had time to take pics yet so I'm showing one from awhile back. One of these days I'm going to go through the bunch of drafts I have on here and just do a massive post of all of the mani's that I hate that I haven't blogged about.
Zoya Chantal, Zoya Taylor, striping tape, quilted
I was in the mood for a neutral when I did this, and I used Zoya Chantal, Zoya Taylor and some striping tape to get the quilted look.

I'm not sure why I haven't posted this one before. Looking at it now, I like it. I think quilted mani's are cute-ish, and this one turned out just as I wanted.

I also wanted to share a really cute pic my daughter posted of Griffin and Zero. They had been cuddling on the floor, and while I know I'm biased, I think they are both too cute for words.
I adore both of them. 'Nuf said.


  1. Happy new year! I love the last picture, it's super cute!

    1. Happy New Year to you! Aren't they adorable? :)