“I’m Fine” When I’m Not

I’m definitely one of those people that always says “I’m fine” or “I’m ok”, especially when I’m nowhere close to being that.

I don’t like lying, but even more so I hate burdening others with my problems, or giving others a reason for concern.

But also, talking about my problems rarely makes me feel better. What makes me feel truly better is ignoring it until it goes away. Lol… I know it never really goes away by ignoring it, but that’s how I feel better in the moment.

And talking about it with another person is quite the opposite of ignoring it, so it doesn’t suit me very well and makes me uncomfortable. So to avoid that discomfort, is another reason why I minimize how I feel.

Do any of you do this too? Is there a benefit to being this way or is it ultimately unhealthy?

I’ve been wondering about this because I’m seriouslyย burnt-out from working-from-home. I feel trapped in my own home. It’s like, my prison now. And it’s starting to negatively affect my work and my personality. And my natural inclination is to ignore it until it goes away, but it’s not going away.

And I keep telling everyone that everything is fine. But it’s really not.

Halloween – Britney Spears

So have I told you all lately that I go a bit overboard for Halloween?! No? Ok then… Well, I do go a bit overboard for Halloween. It’s kinda my favorite thing.

There was this one year, where my kid was a Britney Spears fan bc I was a Britney Spears fan and we used to enjoy all the same things. (Lol, those days are long past us now.) But my daughter had 3 different Halloween parties to attend, so of course, I just HAD to prepare 3 different Britney Spears costumes.

Of course we did the obligatory “Hit Me Baby One More Time” outfit.

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And believe it not, we put together a kid costume for “I’m a Slave 4 U” too! My kid was obsessed with doing this particular outfit bc she wanted the snake prop. We called it “Snake Britney” at home bc that’s the best thing about it.

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And finally, we did the “Toxic” outfit too.

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Anyhow, that’s the scoop on my daughter’s Britney Spears Halloween… Hope you all cracked a smile. I sure did. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜

Office Antics

I definitely do NOT miss any of the hijinks that would often occur when I worked in an office. See Exhibit A, the wonderful surprise I found in my desk drawer one day around Halloween time. I was not very happy about it.

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I’ve been working from home for 14 months now. And it is lonely and alot more difficult to stay engaged with work. But at least nobody is messing with me.

I’m very paranoid and uptight, so antics like that aren’t my favorite. I start obsessing over WHO did it and WHY did they do it? Do they not like me? Am I being targeted?! Why are people in my desk drawers? What else could they be doing to me?! What’s next?! Etc etc.

But basically, I don’t like being messed with. Joke or not. It just annoys me. And there’s something about the office environment that makes adults feel like they can run around like unsupervised children. It’s ridiculous.

Do I sound uptight enough?

Resort Condo Pics – Destin FL USA

So we just got back from a beach vacation to Destin FL in the U.S. Of course I took a ton of photos of the place before we moved in and added all our clutter to it. I hope you don’t mind a post full of photos, but here you go…

Living room pics…

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Dining Room and Kitchen pics…

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Extra Living Area pic…

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And most importantly, the Bedrooms…

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Pool vs Beach

So which type of person are you? A pool person or a beach person?

I’m convinced that I’m definitely more of a pool person bc I get antsy over sand in my suit and my shoes and tracking sand into the condo so that I can still feel it hours later when I’m walking around in my bare feet.

Like, sand is kinda cool in the moment. But it’s a jerk afterwards for sure.

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Dinner Out…

We’ve been on vacation and have been cooking all our food in the condo kitchen and living off groceries. Which is definitely easier and cheaper than eating-out every meal.

But we did go out to eat one night for dinner at a restaurant on the beach and it was delicious! Food definitely has a way of tasting better when someone else makes it. Funny how that works, huh?

I ordered the shrimp and crab pasta and it was so good! I added some hot sauce to it too for an extra kick. I wish so hard that I had leftovers to eat today. I’ve been dreaming about it all night… Lol.

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Beautiful Weather

Hi all, we made it safe and sound to the beach Saturday. The weather rough on Saturday for sure, but it’s been beautiful ever since then. ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a great view and I was able to take amazing pics of the condo as soon as we arrived while it was still in perfect condition. It’s all messy now so no more pics. Lol.

I’ll post all the deets when we leave here on Friday. It’ll give me something to do on the long drive home too. I have a personal policy of not identifying where I am WHILE I’m there. I know it makes me sound like a weirdo but I’ve had legit stalker issues in the past so I’m just trying to avoid it as best as possible.

But I’ll save those stories for another time…

Anyhow, just wanted to leave a quick update and a view from our room!

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Halloween – Jem and The Holograms

Since Halloween is the theme of the month, I found pics from one of my favorite costumes ever.

Not alot of folks are familiar with “Jem and The Holograms”. It was only the greatest 80’s cartoon series of all time, so you truly missed out if didn’t watch. Don’t fight me. ๐Ÿ™‚

So one year myself and my daughter dressed as the main characters, Jem and Pizzazz, and we had a great time. Lol, how’d we do though? We look just like them, right?

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Halloween is my Fave Holiday

We all know that Halloween is coming up and it is definitely my favorite holiday of all time!

I enjoy the costumes, and getting to dress-up, and being able to PRETEND to be someone else for a few hours.

I’m a weirdo and I usually start planning and gathering everything I need for costumes in the summer. Mostly because I hate the annual Halloween pop-up stores – they’re too crowded, over-priced, nothing will fit correctly right off the shelf, and everything is handled and picked-through. Gross.

So I usually start prepping WAY in advance, but the prices are better and it gives me alot more time to make sure I’m happy with it and overall it’s a much less stressful experience for me.

Anyhow… I personally don’t dress up as much anymore since I’m usually focused on my daughter and her costume instead. She has an epic one planned for this year, and we’re all prepped and ready to go. I’ll keep it a secret until the big day but I can’t wait to share it with you all!

(Lol, if you can guess it in advance, I have a fun prize for you).

But in the meantime… I can post some pics of past costumes for you. I love Halloween!

Here’s a pic of my daughter dressed as Mal from Disney’s “The Descendants”.

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