‘The Magic’ palette by Juvia’s Place

JP is a Black-owned business that people of all ethnicities and skin color can use.

Here, I’ve swatched on my fair skin.


blogging and bedazzling

In case anybody stumbles into my blog and notices that I have been more active of late than not, there are two reasons:

  1. I received 2 postcards this week, yay!
  2. I’m home sick, therefore I have access to the internet via my mobile phone

My job is in a secure location so, there are no mobile phones allowed. Hell, our phone system (landline) is secure. We have our own everything.

And no, that doesn’t mean that I only ever blogged whilst at work but it did mean that when others went for smokes or coffee, I often drafted, scheduled or published whatever I had in the works.

Let alone lunch breaks!

Here’s the bedazzled gift I made for a co-worker.

Out sick texting to coworkers

Poor lambs.

As the broad who unofficially runs the show, there are little things…

Such as (here’s part)

This is inside Intel. A) how one deals with Mr. Clark (and similarly to MANY) and how to leverage Jane. Jane of the Counting House. Without my rapport / manipulations on hand, I predict a simple ‘Lily says to trust what you say’ should ensure J actually not only provides but we get extra shines.

If I promote, muthafukkas gonna miss me!

Postcards, 2017 Latitude Festival

Thanks to our @chaOtic!

It has found me less than well but made a bright part of my day!

I thought that I was doing a lupus flare due to pains and most importantly the fever. My lupus fever is PREDICTABLE where it lands and sticks! It stayed there for a few hours but then I kept feeling worse and went ahead to check it again, though I’d already self-diagnosed. Ah, hell no! This is viral-high!

Explains why the dog keeps whimpering at me. He doesn’t normally do that. I reckon he thinks that I have parvo. Maybe I do!

Postcards, Stratford upon Promotion 

From Vox Laurie! Thanks, doll! She’s enjoying her summer up in the Great White North.

This week, in addition to 2 baby showers I hosted, there’s Salad a Day posts to do throughout July!

I interviewed for a transferring promotion (between divisions) for more pay (hilariously, while I ADORE my job, the PRE-TAX pay is 22k/ year, just above welfare level).

I was able to swing that without a car payment. I now have a TINY car payment and it’s over budget. So! Change.

Another position that I have wanted but never had an opening (hilariously with this timing) opens next month. My work bestie is leaving to live over 1,000 miles away!

It would be weird to take her spot but I would, if I could! It would be WEIRD to work in this other position under my current boss because I now have more pull / independence (though lower pay).

He’s extremely demanding, so that would be odd BUT he is also wanting to laterally transfer to a different location, which would take him 100% out of the picture.

As it is, I’ll take the division transfer, if offered, due to pay. It’s in another building but the same physical address. It’s a pretty fucking demanding position. If hired, I’ll need to grab a few more uni classes (my degree is ‘fine’ but for this specialized need) and within 18 months take on an additional certification–more classes!

It’s all legality.

The other thing is it’s 11 hour days!!! Four days a week. With lupus, I’m not 100% on how I can swing longer workdays. Of course 3 days off is another thing but lupus isn’t looking at it that way!

Who knows but back channels assure me that I’ll be offered the division transfer. 

All kind of crazy because it’s very unknown to me and what is known is my actual goal but that’s less certain (having not interviewed, who knows?!?).