November 22, 2013

A roadmap to moving on...


Got myself a one-way ticket outta "Funkytown".  (disclaimer:  this post is full of photos that are not artistic, nor technical, nor probably of any interest to anyone other than moi...or perhaps a stalker).  But it is how I'm navigating myself outta da Funk.  It's working, which is quite amazing since I'm horrible at finding my way outta pretty much anything without a GPS or Siri...


1.  Took some of the weight off.  Chopped off about 4 inches.  I feel lighter.  Plus, it's MUCH cheaper than a face lift.  How to get out of Funkytown?  Get rid of some clutter, even if it is on my head.



"Stupid"
Iphone

Stupid lighting, stupid lack of time, stupid Iphone, stupid bathtub in the background that has morphed into my closet lately. It's all I got folks, just me being stupid...but with shorter hair.


2.  But then I decided the cut wasn't enough, and I went back the next day for some RED.  It's just hair, right?!?  Remember what I said about it's MUCH cheaper than a face lift?  Well...the price gap isn't as wide now.  Sure cure for da Funks?  CHANGE.  A red-headed 'tude might help too.


"I Love Lucy?"
Iphone


3.  On the way home from the salon I followed this car.


"Male Drivers!"
Iphone

No one wants a laughing fool in Funkytown...it ticks off the other residents.  Why did this make me literally "LOL"?

a.  I thought if I had THAT license plate on MY car...I am 100% confident I could get out of 100% of my taxi duties with Thing #3 due to her sheer embarrassment.  Double win for moi.  More free time AND I get to mortify one of my Things.

b.  When I finally saw who had the self-confidence to drive around with this license plate...it was a 50-something year old GUY!



4.  Did I tell ya what a great Better Half I have?   He knows I've been in da Funk, and brought me some "sunshine".


"You Are My Sunshine"
Iphone

And if that wasn't enough.  He brought tulips for Thing #3 because he wanted to see a smile on her "two lips".  And be brought roses for the Madre'...because her name is "Rosie".  As if flowers weren't enough, the thought BEHIND them was even better.  How to get out of Funkytown? By following someone who knows the way.



5.  Hmmmm.....


"Where in the World?"
Iphone

My mind is spinning, the Better Half should be afraid.  VERY afraid.  I might have to buy him carnations as it will be the only flower we can afford if my "mind spinning" pans out.  Get rid of da Funks by planning and travelling to a different place.  A couple of possibilities in the works.



Doesn't HAVE to be a long and winding road. Gotta move on. One way ticket outta Funkytown folks.

Day #21.  November 21st - I am so grateful for a family that puts up with my occassional trips to Funkytown, and doesn't kick me out of the house as a result.

Day #22.  November 22nd - Thank you Thing #3 for being YOU.  I just feel I should say this now...BEFORE we go dress shopping tonight.  


Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"

Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Martina McBride's "Blessed".




31 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!! I am such a fan of shorter hair - just makes me feel perkier!! Love the red too, hot mamma indeed!!

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  2. The best! LOVE the red, love the thoughtful hubs...love the scheming and dreaming! Glad to hear you're up for air!

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  3. Oh I LOVE your Red hair you look incredible. Funky town seems to be everywhere lately, your husband sure knows how to try to kick it to the curb. A guy now that is weird but made me smile so not bad:) B

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  4. Lookin' good with new hair cut & color, maybe I need to do that!! But I think Red would look kinda funny on me.

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  5. You look fantastic! A new hair look can do wonders for my outlook, too. And your hubby is so sweet to brighten both you and your daughter with flowers.

    Having "1HOTMOM" on the license plate really raises the expectations, doesn't it? :-)

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  6. Love the new hair colour. I do mine myself.... I am not keen on the gray that was starting to make an appearance

    Mollyxxx

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  7. Well, I have to tell you ... I like the new cut and the new color! I do hope you don't have to wait until spring to get out of 'Funkytown'. {That's what it takes to get out of my winter funk.}

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  8. i wonder what that HOT MAMA looks like? i would love to know. i love your hair. i was saying i was going to do something to my hair & the hubby freaks. i love to get him going ... makes him nuts!! too fun!! ( :

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  9. So glad you are walking out of Funkytown! You look great and I love the red! I need to get my hair did!

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  10. Looks to me as if you are well on the way! and your hair looks great. Sounds also as if you have a wonderful husband

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  11. Such a cute post, and you are a hot mama indeed.

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  12. This just made me smile. Over and over and over again.
    Oh - and so how did you do the "hands free" selfie in the bathroom with the iPhone?
    Do tell.....

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  13. eeeee!!! I LOVE your new doo. I've played the red head and had a BALL! Glad to see you rockin and rollin outta funkytown! cutie patootie you!

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  14. Smiles ...as I plot to get a new cut and a trip. What inspiration.

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  15. Whoa! Aren't you adorable with your new 'do!!!! Love the cut and color.
    Hey, I've been to Funkytown one too many times ..... glad to see you got a ticket outta there!
    diane @ aug's blog

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  16. Oh I love your shorter hair style, It's "sassy" and cute. The red is fun too but I don't think I'd pull that off quite as well as you do.
    What lovely flowers everyone received. - I can't have fresh flowers in the house as the kitties tend to eat them.

    http://wishesdreamsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2013/11/random-5-friday_22.html

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  17. That's a great haircut, you look gorgeous! <3 I'd love a license plate like that but I would most likely not wear it. :))

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  18. I LOVE your new hair - you are gorgeous!

    I'm glad you're out of your funk, and I look forward to hearing where this trip you're planning will take you to! Have a great weekend, Kathy.

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  19. Absolutely LOVE the hair - both cut and color. I'm guessing the 50 something male (might) be driving his better half's vehicle - or one very hot/brave/empowered/he-mom. Must say, the locations on your globe would pull you out of a funk in short order.

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  20. You are an absolute doll!! Love the Hair..

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  21. Yeah, not so sure I'd be brave enough to drive around with that license plate either, but a man? I'll bet he forgot that what the plates said when he got behind the wheel, LOL!

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  22. I love the hair! There's just something about this time of year that leaves me stranded in funkytown too. For some reason, this year is worse. Hope you get your ticket out!

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  23. Love your new do! The license plate was appealing to me too before you said who the driver was....omg... :O Hope you can find a one way ticket soon outta Funkytown. :)

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  24. j'aime beaucoup te lire , tes posts sont très sympathique, j'adore!
    Cath.

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  25. You're inspiring me to break out of my own Funk!! Like the hair.. love to travel.. GO, YOU!!! ♥

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