Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Better late than never.

I forgot about the final installment of Fabulous in February (brought to you by Melissa! and Hope!) yesterday, and if I've ever needed a good dose of positive thinking in my life, Monday was the day. So I spent my lunch break coming up with my make-up list to post today...because procrastination is my middle name.

(Actually, it's not. My middle name is Lynn. As in "Tara Lynn-pronouced-Leeeyin". Because there is some good old-fashioned country in my background, folks.)

Anyway, my final three positive attributes:

1) I can make my mom laugh

The last time I was back home again in Indiana (Oh, ha! That never gets old. Well, not to me anyway. I apologize to the rest of you...), we were sitting in the kitchen talking about who knows what, when she looked at me and said, 'When did you get to be so funny? I don't remember you being this funny in the past." One, thanks for the backhanded compliment there, Mom, and two, I've always been this funny, you just took my humor to be general teenage snottiness in the past. Same sarcasm, different time in life.

2) I take great, great pleasure in handling my household finances. And I'm good at it, too. 

Well, I think this one is a positive, anyway, although my husband may beg to differ, as I am slightly manic in my "HAVE YOU DEPOSITED YOUR MONEY IN THE JOINT ACCOUNT YET? WE GOT PAID FIVE MINUTES AGO!!! WHERE IS IT?" demands, but I like making sure bills are paid on time and tracking where our money is going and budgeting for known future expenses and planning for financial surprises. When I noticed today that my little built in surplus for big or unexpected expenditures is back above my (completely arbitrary, matters only to me) threshold after a month of two automobile tag renewals and the yearly installment of HOA fees? Yes, the happy dance was performed. 

In my chair. At my desk. At work.

I can only hope nobody actually saw it...

3) I am not afraid to do my happy dance in public.

Because yesterday was not the first time it's been performed at work. And people have definitely seen it.

Outfit 28 of 30
Blouse: Banana Republic
Cardigan: New York & Co
Skirt: The Limited
Boots: DSW


  1. cute story! :-) you look great too!


  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE these b/c I am in charge of our money too and am CONSTANTLY nagging husband on depositing into joint. AND I have a dance I do at work too. I look like a complete fool, but I just can't help it! :)

    I'm SO happy you posted these, I love seeing things I have in common with people :)

  3. Those boots are to die for!! :) LOVE THEM!


  4. @Savannah - Thank you so much! I absolutely wear the heck out of these boots, and I'm scared they won't last much longer :)

  5. happy dance at work? good, no, GREAT for you. betcha get a raise for improving morale. if you don't, you should definitely request one. :)
    oh, and your boots are awesome.


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