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Wednesday I went to my son’s homeschool bowling, popped home for a quick bowl of plain greek yogurt and peaches for lunch

before heading out to use my Movie Pass for the first time!  

$9.95 a month and my first movie was $9.05.   

I chose “Forever My Girl”, one of those movies I would love but DH would not, lol 

It was a cute story and I adored all the fabulous music throughout.  

I wore my Amelia James Olive Aleyska Sweater Again, Lol 

It was so tough to see the pictures and my weight gain, but it is my reality

and good for motivation.   I feel like so much of myself has been lost these past 

14 months of mourning, but am starting to slowly find my way back to being me.   

A busy day and weeks means multi-tasking and I did just that…

I was talking on speakerphone to my 22 year old  who is in college in Richmond.  

I have been wearing these Aerosoles boots a lot lately and am in complete awe of their comfort.  

I bought them last season ,  but did not wear them much and was disappointed to not find them still available for sale….

I am thinking next season I may need to stalk another pair of comfortable wedge version… 

My Facebook Amelia James Page

Follow this week to join my page and join me for a night of fun! 

 

I am in a bit of a pickle with starting this business to soon after my sister passed and am trying to get myself 

out of it,  I have joined a group to learn more about Social Media for businesses and am having a clearance of 

winter items tomorrow at 7:30 pm EST to see if I can sell of the winter items and not be stuck with that inventory

while I work on building my following to have better success in Spring and Summer!   

                                                                       Join me and share with friends, to help me sell these and generate funds to keep going with new fresh inventory.  

Gratitude

I am grateful for the time spent with my youngest and his bowling. 

I am grateful for my dearest friend giving me such a glowing review and asking her friends to support my business. 

I am grateful for all the online supportive women in business who all support each other. 

I am grateful that when my husband came home late last night with a friend from out of town to spend the night, 

that I slept right through , their apparent loud talking that my children heard….

 

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No worries it is not a sign of my funk, but a sign of my vigor to restart my Amelia James business.  

I began my day dancing in the kitchen to my sister’s Ipod with 

Lady Gaga 

 

I love being the only one awake and freestyle crazy dancing ’cause no one is watching”, 

not that my family isn’t used to seeing me do it because to great music, I have to move!  

The rest of my day, I spent working on business marketing… Being 50 plus, there is a lot to learn

and today it was about getting the most out of Pinterest.   

I cleaned up my business board so that now all pins link back to my blog here or to my facebook page! 

And Pinterest now allows hashtags so I added those in too.  

It might not look like a lot of work, but it really was..

Gratitude 

I am Grateful for the new group I joined to help me learn the social media marketing stuff I need so much!  

I am grateful for a decent amount of sleep ( cannot take that for granted, lol) 

I am grateful my 17-year-old was safe at home today as I learned of a young man his age shot in Kentucky and having to have

his right arm amputated.  (turns out his mother is part of the new marketing group)   

I am grateful for being back on Weight Watchers, love their new Freestyle Program!  

Dear Readers, Back with an outfit post tomorrow, 

as I will not have a day in my PJ’s, lol I have homeschool bowling in the morning and

immediately afterward a movie with a friend.  

 

  1. Monday’s can be difficult, especially when you are trying to get yourself out of a funk.
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  3. A  solid Determination is Key and that was how I began my day! 

I had trouble falling asleep last night ( my sleep has been off for a week), but I managed to sleep until 10am, resulting in a good night’s rest! 

Music is such a mood booster for me, so I began by turning on my sister’s Ipod, that girl had great taste in music!  

I got some work things done, then got ready to go get my nails done.

I had been hibernating and fighting off sinus issues ( thank goodness I succeeded and it never got bad) , 

and had neglected my nails since before Christmas!   

                                                                     The other Key to my self-care of the day was that to get to the salon, I walked, hence my Sketchers for a shoe choice.  

It was a beautiful day in the 60’s and a bit windy, hence my flat hair in this shot, lol. 

I am wearing an Amelia James Aurora dress/ tunic, it actually goes to my knee like a dress.

I really love it and think it is such a versatile piece because it is a sleeveless dress that

can be worn layered, making it a full four- season piece.  

I only have one more left in my stock, a size 2X if anyone is interested.  

It comes in solid shades and I hope to order a few of those soon.  

My sweater is also from my AJ line and I have it in sizes 

XS, M, L, XL and 3X, comment if you’d like one. 

They retail for $50 ,but I am selling them for $35 now.  

Gratitude

I am grateful that my son’s financial aid came through before the government shut down allowing him a peaceful weekend. 

I am grateful that I finally got my nails, done they were driving me nuts and I am sure my DH will be happy to stop hearing about it, lol 

I am grateful for a decent amount of sleep as last week it suddenly went haywire!  

 

I am grateful for my parents, as today a group I belong to posted how emotions were dealt with in family growing up and I was the only one

who commented in a positive way… You see my mother was so funny, she told us that when she said No, we could plead our case and sometimes she might

change her mind, but others she would remain firm, but would always explain her reason.  She had telling us No in a compassionate way down to perfection!  

I can’t imagine what losing my father at 13 would have been like if our emotions were something that was allowed! 

I was truly blessed to feel seen heard and valued as a child! 

So that begs the question my dear readers, how was your family regarding expressing emotions?  

And, if you get in a funk, what do you do to help get yourself out of it?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Dear Readers, as most of you know I just survived a total year of mourning hell when my healthy ,vibrant sister suddenly passed on last November.  I am through the worst of it , but every time I say I am getting back on track, I get thrown for a loop and just can’t put it together. 

Not Anymore, this time I mean it! 

I am back on Weight Watchers and  Started with coaching for my Amelia James Business.   

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Bookending my Amelia James Memphis Ruffle Top With

My new for the season,

Isaac Mizraahi burgundy flat ankle boots.  

I am also wearing my much coveted Isaac Mizraahi leather jacket, that one piece I waited years to discover! 

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We had snow two days ago and it has mostly melted, unlike the foot the week before that stayed around and caused chaos for this unprepared southern region. 

We are in the 50’s today, but last time we hung onto freezing temperatures, so our normal wait a day and it will begin to work was not happening. Public School kids now have I think 7 makeup days! 

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Taking off the jacket to get real about my weight gain 

and have before pictures,lol! 

Just kidding, just showing my Amelia James Top, Available in all sizes Small -3X . 

If you haven’t already joined my Amelia James Facebook group page where I post pictures of items to sell and do live videos, please join me Here

Have a wonderful weekend, will start my Graitude Journal again Monday. I miss that and know it does wonders for me! 


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