16 March 2012

Needing a Good Bottle of Whine

So between recent stress at work, diet and fitness headaches, upcoming travel I am not looking forward to, and just seemingly a day-gone-wrong on Thursday, I am having one heckuva good time here, let me tell you.

There's not a single thing that is mind-numbing overwhelming B A D, but it feels like Karma likes to catch up with me all at once. My workload has seemingly gone from zero to a gazillion in less than a week.

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I am just never happy with my diet and fitness progress because though I know I am not big, I forever want to get more toned and perhaps lose a handful of pounds, but honestly it is taking a lot to keep me at my weight now - I like to eat, I want to eat all the time, and everything I want to eat somehow involves bread.

As for Thursday ... between a million little things that are getting to me, some dodo rear-ended my car on the street and just didn't happen to have his insurance info handy (small dent in the bumper, but enough to ruin my day, especially since I'm fairly certain I will never hear from him again).

And right before an important conference call I had to be in front of my laptop for and was doing at home in the office - into the room flies a lost and angry wasp. You try keeping your voice level while speaking to your company president while half-hiding under the desk and ducking a dive-bombing stinger.

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So I'm ending my week feeling all whiny and I just want about twelve pairs of new shoes, a brand new bumper or how about just my old bumper with no dent on it and limitless vanilla soft serve to soothe my inconvenienced ego. And hopefully the wasp just decides to disappear and die and not decide to start building a nest in my office.

What do you like to do when you find yourself needing some cheering up? Do you allow yourself a good whine every now and again, or is life too short to be a grouch?

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Sweater: J.Crew sunshine peony (worn here - sim, sim, sim, bold, pricey)
Dress: Maeve by Anthropologie slate stripes (worn here - sim, sim, in navy, luxe)
Belt: Asos metal keeper (sim, same in white, black, aqua)
Bracelets: F21 stud, J.Crew golden stripe, J.Crew bangle (sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Nine West temani (worn here - pump, peep, loafer)

56 comments:

  1. you know, i hear you. the eating/gym thing... oi don't get me started. i've been training my replacement at work while also being trained myself for my new position. i've been working 11 hr days (in at 5:45 this morning), have spent barely any time with my fiance this week (let alone my furkids) and am just exhausted in general. so i hear ya. i'm thinking of treating myself to a mani/pedi this weekend just to relax.

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    1. Holy cow, how do you do two jobs at once?! We need a round of virtual cocktails!

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  2. Oh man. My Thursday was AWFUL as well. The worst. Apparently I now have allergies and they are mean and angry. My 19 month old decided to play in the toilet at our hair stylist' house and than escaped out her back door onto her porch with an above ground pool and mini construction site. SO.... I broke into my kid's Easter jelly bean candy...and I feel no remorse. (Let's not talk about health and fitness, I am still recovering from my manic Thursday)

    Here's to the weekend!

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    1. Jelly beans are calorie free, especially for deserving mamas!

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  3. Girl, I can totally sympathize. My week has been crazy-stressful too. Working 4 days in a row of 14+ hours on top of teaching emotionally unstable high schoolers would make anyone want to curl up in a fetal position. I am also right there with you on the eating/exercise thing. My weakness is cheese. I somehow manage to sneak cheese into every single meal I eat. And with the exercise...I have the desire to get back on that train, but my back has been so messed up lately that I'm scared to do it lest I be put out of commission again.

    Anyway, we all need to whine every now and then. Hope your Friday is better and that you can get some rest and recuperation this weekend. I'm hoping the same for myself :)

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    1. I sneak bread into every meal - carbs are my friends, I can't help it! Hope you finally get some Relax time this weekend, girl!

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  4. Sorry you've been having such a bad week, Lisa! I wish I could be Miss Mary Sunshine all the time, but I definitely pout and whine if I'm having a bad week. And this week hasn't been great for me either! I've been sick all week and went into work anyway since I don't get paid for sick days. Apparently I should've called out today because we got a surprise visit this morning from auditors. I'm glad just today is Friday and I can relax! Hope you can get a nice, relaxing weekend as well and forgot about all the bad stuff!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Is it weird that I feel guilty when I whine at home? Much as I love the BF, he is definitely the Drama Queen of the household! Yeah, I wrote that - and BF would agree too!

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  5. Love the pattern mixing. :) Jen

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  6. That seriously sucks, why must bad things come in THREES?! Can't it just be one crap-fest and the rest leave you alone for another day? My go-to bad mood buster is to allow myself a full 30 minutes to pout like a 13-year-old, but that's my deadline. After that, I force a smile that's as cheesy as the day is long and walk around for several minutes with that grin until I really start feeling better. Although this usually happens at 9 at night, so the crappy day is totally wasted, but at least the following day I'm not feeling bitter.

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    1. Evening comes and I think we all automatically feel a bit more cheerful because it means we've survived the day! And oh yeah, bad stuff just seems to tumble on top of each other!

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  7. UPDATE ON WASP:
    Do NOT attempt to suck it up with the long hose on the vacuum cleaner, that just irritates them.

    When they start flying side-to-side instead of around in a big circle, that means they are sizing you up and imminent next move is that they will dive bomb you. Trust me on that one.

    DO call in BF to hunt down and kill said wasp, regardless of it being close to midnight and the poor man is in boxers trying to rub the sleepiness out of his eyes.

    DO stand by door to office, ready to slam it shut (and yes, leave BF) in case wasp gets rowdy. Every man for himself and all.

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    1. Aww, the BF is a keeper if he'd get out of bed to kill that wasp at midnight. I hope he survived the stinger kill.

      Thanks for the tip about the side-to-side moves.

      Hope everything is MUCH better now!

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  8. You have to hope it can only get better right?!! Hopefully today goes a little better and the weekend can bring some god rest and relaxation. When I'm in a funk I go for a run, pop in a good movie, get a massage (hubby gives great massages!) or make a date with a friend for lunch. On the bright side, you look adorable! I love the stripes and floral mix! =)

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    1. I need BF to give me a massage for sure! You lucky gal!

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  9. Oh muh goodness dear! What a dayaaaaaaaay! OMG did BF kill that bastard???? I HATE wasps. I recently found out that I am allergic to them when I got stung by one of those relentless s.o.b.'s and it got all swollen and red and hot and itchy. Horrible. Kill it. Do it now!

    I am a bad whiner because it makes me want to shop . . . and shop . . . and buy without restraint to make up for my crappy day.

    You do you girl. Get that soft serve post haste!

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    1. The only stinger bug I like are bumble bees. I don't even like honey bees. Bumble bees are big and fuzzy and seem like of slow - my kind of bug!

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  10. Whine away and get it out of your system!!
    The car thing seems awful! I once had a drunk driver hit my parked car and flee! He left his plate behind so police located him but the tool had NO insurance and a million judgments against him. I'll never see my deductible. I feel your pain.

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    1. I saw some lady in an SUV cut across a supermarket parking lot and she nailed the corner of a smal car that was parked a little far out in the lot. She paused briefly, then sped off! Argh!!!

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  11. Glad you've invited us to your virtual Whine party :-) I've been home all week. #1 son was sick Monday and Tuesday, #2 son has been home sick since Wednesday. They watch the same movies over and over making it hard for me to work-my sad excuse of a home office is a computer with a tiny desk in the family room. At least my boys are old enough where if I have to run to the store I can - but I have a serious case of cabin fever. Can't wait for Saturday - I'm outta here - and as much as I hate running errands I am looking forward to getting stuff done! Take care. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hey, if it is a whine party, is still the more the merrier? Misery does love company though - I hope you have loads of errands this weekend so you can feel like you're rejoining the world!

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  12. I think a good whine, or similarly, an angry-frsutrated rant to a good girlfriend over some nice strong drinks always cheers me up a good deal. Sure, life's too short to be a grouch, but it's not good to bottle up your frustrations too much, because, at least for me, too much stress makes me really want to eat. Everything. Cycle of doom.

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    1. I totally eat when I am stressed too. I also eat when I'm bored. Maybe I should switch to some hard drinks instead!

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  13. Thanks for this post!! I've felt like I'm the star in the show Punked ALL week. I had a parking lot fender bender yesterday too. And, I've spent much of the week in tears because I miss living in upstate New York. Thanks for the opportunity to get this out. You look super cute, as always!!!

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    1. Aw no! Sorry about your fender bender and missing NY! My parents live in NYC and I grew up there - I get cases of the "miss everyones" too.

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  14. I hate it when life gets like this! grrr. Whenever things seem to be going bad (mostly with work) I like to indulge is a little WHINE and lots of WINE. Maybe not a good way to deal with it, but it's a quick and easy remedy :)

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    1. No, wine is perfect. Or beer. Or vodka and soda with lime - double.

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  15. I'm sorry to hear you've been having such a bad time - I think you're totally entitled to a whine! I'm a big whiner myself when things get bad but I find once I've vented and said everything that's annoying me out loud, it's suddenly not such a big deal to me and I can move on.

    My biggest whine at the moment is that Google disabled Friend Connect for non-Blogger blogs and I've now lost all my followers on The Dernier Cri. I got quite upset when I posted a giveaway on Wednesday and I still only have four entries (so perhaps you could cheer yourself up by entering, Lisa - with three prizes, your chances of winning are pretty awesome!)

    www.thederniercri.net

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    1. Aw no ... GFC! Well I got you on Bloglovin now - hopefully that won't go away anytime soon.

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  16. Hahah the updated wasp story was hilarious! Sounds like you had a rough week! Don't worry the weekend is almost here and that means you can put all that behind you :) When I need cheering up I go catch up with my girlfriends for a good laugh and some good cake! Always works a treat :) Lovin the accessories

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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    1. McDonald's soft serve ice cream is usually my ticket to well-being. I must admit to having had several this week!

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  17. What a rough week--so sorry dear! I love the outfit though--the floral cardi with stripes WORKS! The pop of orange is brilliant! Nice blog and I'm following on GFC and bloglovin and pinterest....not trying to stalk or anything. If I'm stressed, I eat and buy shoes. If I'm *really* stressed, I eat and buy shoes. And last but not least, thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I'd love it if you'd visit again soon and even follow!


    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  18. If it makes you feel any better a truck kicked up a rock and cracked my windshield for the second time in three months on Thursday! Love the floral with the stripes, totally cute!

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    1. Aw nuts! My BF already had to replace his glass too because of rock damage. That sucks - but at least you're OK!

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  19. Awww...poor Lisa! You definitely get to whine! All of that (while not back breaking on their own) compiled together sounds pretty rough :( I actually have done some "venting" myself this week. (I like to call it venting rather than whining but to be honest it's the same thing) Lol Totally love this outfit ....so much actually!!

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    1. Maybe I should call it venting - it definitely sounds more legit! ;o)

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  20. Aww, what a rough week. It's always good to just vent and let it out. I also find it helps me to set a deadline if something keeps bugging me. I'll give myself a certain amount of time to fume about it. Once that time is up, if I catch myself thinking about it, I'll remind myself that grumble time is over and I need to do something else.
    I vote yes to the vanilla soft serve!! With sprinkles if possible. :)
    Love the gray stripes with the floral cardigan. :)

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    1. I usually have enough to worry about that the new stuff usually overlaps the old stuff so I don't dwell - but does that just mean I'm a worry wart? Ah, another ice cream should fix that ...

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  21. Awful week. There was a massive sun flare on the 14 th and a lot of things are out of whack. Hope next week is better for you.

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    1. I can't tell BF that this week may be because of the sun - he is addicted to conspiracy videos on YouTube and that would be right up his alley. Granted, he may be right ...

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  22. Feels good to whine sometimes. And sometimes carrying that extra five pounds and not being "toned" is worth not being hungry, cranky, and dissatisfied all the time (in my opinion). That is why we have flattering clothes to hide the flaws ;)

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    1. Absolutely! Thank goodness for full skirts and jackets!

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  23. You are so photogenic. Sadly I'm not, so I have to decapitate my post pictures. Vent all you want, we all need an outlet and blogging can be relaxing. A world away from your everyday world. Hope you have a wonderful weekend to make up for your lousy week.

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    1. Aw, thanks, rezel! When I first started blogging, it took a while before I even posted an outfit, and then a whole loads longer before I was brave enough to show my face! But just like blogging has helped me dress myself better, I think showing my hair has helped me to take care of myself in general better - like do my hair and have on just enough makeup so people don't run from me when they see me! I used to take my outfit shots with my hair wet and still wrapped in a towel!

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  24. Bummer! I have days like that every so often, and relax by visualizing myself in a kayak on an empty lack, just padding along all alone. Ahhhhhh!

    A ginormous box of Junior Mints can also cheer me up.

    Love, LOVE the cardi!

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    1. Water (and junior mints) seems to magically have a calming ability, doesn't it? I used to love to soak in the tub and stick my head under water just deep enough so my ears were covered, it was a strangely peaceful feeling - plus the hot water and Mr. Bubbles helped!

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  25. Whining = totally okay in my book. Well, in small doses (which this is, so don't worry about it). Sometimes we need a good 'why is everything piling up right now???' moment. Then, you kick it in gear, which I'm sure you did.


    ...Lauren

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  26. Sounds like crazyness! I agree, I always want to be more toned, it's just so hard because I love food too!

    The outfit is perfect and could cheer up any bad day! I really like the stripe dress and floral sweater together!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  27. Ooh, sounds like you had one hell of a week. Hope things start to look up for you and that you do hear from that guy the rear ended you. Isn't it illegal to drive without insurance? D:

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  28. Really beautiful look, I hope everything gets less stressful soon and you had time to relax over the weekend!

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  29. Yup. Gotta be honest...sometimes I just gotta get the whine out so I can move on! But how beautiful you look, Lisa! Honestly, you're just so good at styling. Hope your world moves in a more agreeable direction...=)
    Kristina J.

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  30. Such a great post! Love it! You are so cute! <3

    xoxo

    Linda from www.moonon.com

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  31. I would be whining too Lisa! Oh gosh, I once SAT on a wasp! SO NOT good!!! Stinger in butt cheek. NOT GOOD! So I can understand your dilemma and your voice. HAHAHA Oh gosh, a fender bender can derail your day. It's just something EXTRA you have to do. LOVE your entire outfit. That dress is gorgeous girl!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  32. I'm a big fan of whining! Hope you are having a much better week!

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