Icing Trees Cause Broken Branches & Broken Garage Siding

If you’re like me you probably stepped out in the bitter cold to be awed by the icicle trees. If not, then I will hold that torch on my own, lol. It was very pretty but as soon as I saw the above i had to do a spot check around my yard to prevent any additional maintenance cost.  Continue reading “Icing Trees Cause Broken Branches & Broken Garage Siding”

Why are people sharing a lane with me while driving – I’m inches away from seeing your phone screen from my car!

Cairo, Egypt city traffic

Ok yesterday I was driving and out of nowhere some random guy is driving in the lane with me. I could practically see the screen of his cellphone if I had looked any harder and wasn’t so shocked and pissed. I didn’t know which emotion to display first. And it reminded me of all the crazy driving I experienced while in Egypt – and all the countries in Africa. Except this time there is snow on the ground. Maybe he was from there I don’t know. He drove in my far right lane and then seconds later made a left turn. “…what”. Who does that?

What if I tried to avoid a slippery spot or a pothole? We all know there’s plenty of those lurking around. Complete mayhem. No one obviously believes in looking for a dotted white line to tell you what area in the road to stay in while driving.

This picture above is what it looks like day and night when riding through traffic with no lines. And oddly enough I never saw anyone get in an accident….it was like bumper car city with no bumping.

Growing Long Natural Nails

Reaching the ultimate natural nail length vs Acrylic nails

When I was younger I was a die-hard tomboy and then over the years my aunt would occasionally say, “Hey Brittany, what’s up with your nails?” Nothing was wrong with them I just never did much with them. I think in High School was my first attempt to get acrylic nails. The same day I had my nails done, I left to arrive home and right before I walked through to close the door my nail got caught. I had to spend the next week or so with a broken nail while working at Pet Smart. It wasn’t long before the others broke – and I decided I was done with that experience.

Fast forward to 2018 I gave them another try. Since I really do need to type at work it was so weird and awkward and they felt enormous on me. When it was time to get them removed it hurt because of how long they have to buff each nail to take off the glue. So at that moment I said I’m not doing this again and even better why don’t I just grow my own darn nails.

Well I did and they were really strong, but problem is I don’t like to go to the nail shop often so if a nail breaks by the time I get them done other nails have broken and I have to press the restart button.

Well as you can see in the picture above – they reached that length and a bit longer and now I’m on the journey again and hoping to maintain them as they really add a different look to my style. I’m still a tomboy at heart so I really have to balance being able to be active without the need of being danty with long nails.

Long natural lilac nails
Long natural nails as of today!

Does anyone grow their real nails and if so what do you do to maintain the length?

Nosey Neighbors: Warm Baked Cookies & Overstepping Boundaries

Nosey Neighbors

Moving into a new neighborhood is exciting. You hope that the area is what you expected when you first saw the home before deciding to make an offer. Well, you move in and of course all the neighbors want to know who’s moving in.

I was welcomed and showered with yummy baking of cookies of all sorts: sugar cookies, walnut cookies, and M&Ms, just to name a few.

Needless to say my grandmother ate majority of them (again doesn’t help when you are trying to lose this holiday weight). Everyone was friendly and nice, I thought to myself, Oh wow I have the nicest neighbors. They even sent holiday cards along with a “welcome to the neighborhood” gift. I tried returning the favor by acknowledging all the neighbors on the block- one of them didn’t reciprocate, grrr.

But things took a turn when I was met with skepticism about how often I am home and whether or not my driveway was plowed right after it finished snowing. Even though I’m literally parked either inside the garage or on the driveway albeit purposely hidden but who cares! So now I have neighbors that literally watch or keep track of when I’m home yet they never seem to see me according to them….why should this matter. Why can’t people just go on with their own lives. Nice neighbors turned nosey to the extreme!

Pt. 2 Follow-up: Did U Receive a Raise But Didn’t Like What U Received?

Duhn Duhn Duhnnnn…..I had my meeting with my boss and it went well and the conversation was brief. He informed me of something I did not know which is, when you’re at a certain payscale within your job level or grade level you reach a max of what you can receive as a raise. In my case, the percentage I received had no reflection on my actual performance but rather the higher you are on the PayScale of your job level, the less you are able to receive before you need to receive a promotion to bump to the next level. So my next challenge is spending the rest of this year working to receive a promotion.

This is the first time I’ve ever taken my goals seriously. But I plan to start tracking my tasks and the various initiatives I plan to complete/spearhead to provide supporting argument for my next performance review. Wish me Luck!

Coral & Black Fashion Color Pairing for Winter Work Wear

#fashion #womenworkwear #brightcolors

Brands worn in video: Ann Taylor Coral Blouse and BCBGMaxAzria jacket and pants suit

B. Styled Intro

Initial introduction, but I have sense revamped my title to make things more consistent and general

Cough Attack: Lemon & Tea Remedy

Since last week after my pipes burst I’ve been having the craziest coughs, sometimes non-stop back to back coughs. I’ve never had this before ever. My mom finally had to make me some tea with lemon and coincidentally it has been calming the coughs. Hopefully this is a sign of a recovery coming my way soon.

Hot Tea with Lemon in Red Cup to Stop Coughs
Curing Cold with Tea and Lemon

Read how I got the cough in the first place – how to avoid pipe leaks.

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