Always a favorite day

Modcloth Dress

Without exception Mother's Day is always one of my happiest days of the year. As a child it was an opportunity to go shopping for my mom with just my dad which always ended with him buying me the latest 45 or album I wanted or a cute outfit depending on the store and a trip to the union hall or the local corner market hangout. Always a treat. And then a fun day at home with mom. After he passed it started a tradition of spending the day with mom going to brunch and seeing a show at the local dinner theater. A few years later my best friend and her mom started to join us. There's only been a few years here and there that we haven't all been able to make it. As far as my kids, I may not always get to see both of them but I always get to see at least one and I hear from the other in some way. When I'm lucky I get to see both but I take what I can get. Lots of laughs and a day of smiles. 

My dress is from Modcloth
Jennifer's is from Dress Barn

Video: Abba - Does Your Mother Know (Official)

Floral Jacket and Saddle Shoes

Not having a job to go to everyday has certainly been different and taking some getting used to. After a couple weeks in a slight depression I think I am coming around. I was starting to feel like Johnny Depp in The Secret Window, in the sense of not getting out of my ratty housecoat. I am at least getting up and getting dressed now. I've been busy with some sort of project each day and trying to get some stuff done before I dig into trying to find another job. My unemployment is worked out now so I've felt a bit better about everything. Not having to worry about that was a big load off my mind.

I've had a bit of spring cleaning fever which has been great for my home. Although getting out of the house hasn't been on the top of my priority list we did go out for a bite to eat one evening and I decided to wear my new shoes. I bought these saddle oxfords with my eBay bucks from money spent at Christmas so I got a really good deal. I used to wear these all the time and felt a bit of nostalgia when I saw them. I had to have them!

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Pants:  Levi's

Quick Easy and Delicious Egg Salad Recipe

egg salad

Now that I am not working and a normal day consists of being at home I have renewed my joy of cooking. After years of fast food lunches and lots of dinners too it's been nice to have the time to tinker in the kitchen. Although nothing beats homemade fried chicken sometimes you have to keep it light. I got a craving for some egg salad the other day and I thought I would share my recipe. There's nothing to it and it is delicious.

8 hard boiled eggs
2 green onions
3 or 4 small sweet gherkin pickles
6 tablespoons mayo
4 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt (scale to taste)
1/4 teaspoon of coarse black pepper

Boil eggs and allow them to cool in the fridge. In mixing bowl mix mayo, mustard, salt and pepper, set aside. Peel and dice eggs then add chopped green onions and chopped pickles. Spoon mayo mixture over the eggs and onions then stir. If everything is cold you can eat it right away. I like mine on toast with green onion potato chips but any type of bread or side you prefer is fine. It also makes a great dip for crackers. (Remember mayo and egg dishes need to stay chilled if taken outside.)


My last day at work

After much thought and discussion it was decided that my office would close today. I've spent the last couple of weeks being torn between jumping with joy and crying my eyes out. They say change can be good in ways that you never imagine and that is my hope. After 14 years it really felt strange leaving today knowing I would not be returning. 

I have so many thoughts running through my head about what to do next it is giving me a major headache but I know I'll figure it out soon enough. The inside of my house could really use some paint so I think I will start there. Give myself a few weeks to get my thoughts in order before I begin my new job search. I'm thinking maybe a large law firm in the city. Go from one extreme to the next. I mean, why not? Change is not real change if you just go back to doing the same thing. I plan to set my sights high and just stand back and see what may come along.  One thing is for certain, spring is here and I plan to enjoy my time off while I have some time off. Spend some extra time with my family and friends and try to keep the worries at bay. Wish me luck on that one :)

Video: Sara Bareilles - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live from Atlanta) (Official)

Product Review - Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizing Lotion

As far as using lotion I am the worst. Not that I don't love a good slathering of Bath and Body Works, it's just that it takes far too much time if I am trying to get ready to go to work or any other time a quick shower is the order of the day. When I saw the commercials for Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizing Lotion I thought, yeah right, but you know this stuff is the bomb! I can't praise it enough. The cocoa scent, which smells so yummy, was the only one they had in stock when I purchased mine but that's been awhile so a little does go a long way. I am anxious to try other scents. For a daily lotion, especially if you are like me and don't use one, it will change your daily routine and you'll be thrilled with the results. No more flaky legs under tights on cold days for me. Try it, you won't be sorry!