Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow Day

Weather: The forecast called for 5-8 inches of snow to fall today.  Many of the county school systems announced that they would be closed last night, even before the snow started falling this morning.  I woke up around 4 AM, just out of the blue, and checked my phone and the radio.  Ah, the federal government is closed today, yay!  4-day weekend!

I had a conference call at 10 AM and kept up with my work email, but other than that, I had a free day.  I tackled some more organizing.  I was thinking to myself, "You've been in your townhome for 2.5 years.  How much more organizing can you do?"  Sometimes I even surprise myself!  This is definitely a trait I inherited from Mom.

More Organizing: My goal today was to bring some of my empty boxes and put them in the utility room.  I was watching a couple on YouTube and the wife mentioned that one of the annoying things that her husband does is keep boxes.  I laughed...and then realized that I totally do the same thing.  I like keeping that kind of stuff, in the event that I have to move (which won't be happening anytime soon, but it's nice to be prepared, right?).

The thing with the utility room is that it's kinda creepy.  There are some spiderwebs and I found a dead gross bug.  Armed with my vacuum cleaner, I took a deep breath, put my big girl pants on, and went in there to get some business done.  After I got over that fear, I assembled all my empty boxes to go in there.  Wow, I didn't realize that I had so many until I started stacking them up.  Small vacuum cleaner, table fan, laptop, food processor, KitchenAid mixer, etc.  Heh.  Oh well, at least they are out of the way!  I should have taken before and after pictures of my craft room closet, but I totally forgot and by the time I thought of it, I was halfway done and in the zone.  I also tackled a box in my bedroom walk-in closet.

If you can't tell, I love to organize and clean.  I was feeling extra inspired because I had just watched a Lean webinar at work recently and it's all about increasing efficiencies and reducing waste.

Fun with Makeup: I played with some untouched makeup this afternoon.  I bought a Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegrante Punk recently, but didn't crack it open until today.  I used a white Jordana white eyeshadow pencil as a base and swiped the slightly burgundy color on top.  I took one of the Loreal Infallible eyeshadows I bought recently (Bottomless Java) and put them on the outer V.  Another new product I used was NYX roll-on eyeshadow in Salmon (YouTube made me buy it) and I put that on the center of the lid for some shimmer.  I used Virgin from my Urban Decay palette to finish off the eyeshadow look.
More Weather: The snow is still going steady as I'm typing up this blog post. The picture below was taking around 5 PM.  The side roads look really bad and I'm pretty sure the main roads are getting slushy.  With the low temperatures, the news people are afraid of everything freezing overnight.  Several counties have cancelled school for tomorrow (Wednesday). We'll see what the Feds have to say in the morning. Who knows? Maybe I'll get another day off! ;) 


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Pretty eyes Tina....
Hahahah....(youtube made you buy it???????) That was funny.
Sounds like you are getting the weather we had last week. Burrrrr it is really cold right now, the polar vortex is passing by us again.
I need to get a little bit organized...problem is, once organized, I have a hard to keeping it organized. I shall blame it on old age (heehee)

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