Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

Happy Fri-Yay Funday my friends.

We made it through the week in one piece and I for one am ready to kick up my heels up and celebrate the week ending. Not sure you noticed but several of us had glitches in our WP with another issue that seemed to fix itself! Thank goodness for small favors. Yay!

Life suddenly got busier. My daughter’s wedding is coming up fast (end of September) and I’ve pretty much been out of the loop until now and she’s just invited me in for better or worse. πŸ˜‚. I’m actually elated to share time with her and beyond thrilled to get this party going but let’s just say, we have different scheduling ideas. As you most likely know, it’s a good idea to start planning a year before and make sure you have a venue etc. In this particular case they have incredible bachelor and bachelorette parties planned but wait, what about the venue, photographer, florist, bridesmaids dresses? …. the list goes on and on. ARG 😜 Details, details! πŸ˜‚ To be fair, they both work full time and go to weddings every other weekend 😳.

I just so happened to be shopping for baby clothes and went into the dress department for a second and stumbled into a dress with MOB potential. I tried it on over my sweats and “WAHLA” … it fit me like a glove, so I bought it. I called my daughter and said “ok y’all are gonna have to work your colors around me now.” It just so happened that they were discussing the same colors so this sealed the deal! YES! You have to love the serendipity and the best news it was the only one on the rack, it was on sale and I had a gift card to pay for it. And like my own wedding dress, it was the first one I tried on and said yes to. I’m ecstatic!

Here’s a sneak preview:

Cinderella will need shoes… See Yvette I wasn’t kidding…. hahahaha πŸ˜‚

On another subject, we’re getting close to this first phase of the remodel being done and it’s going well, in spite of the fact that our contractor never wants to talk to the architect again. 😳 I am the acting drill sergeant, peace maker, onsight foreman, decorator etc. Let’s just say unless you’re here everyday to oversee things, there would be trouble. There is always something to troubleshoot and change. I’m out of the honeymoon phase but getting excited to finally have it done and I will actually be able to shower and bathe again without a crack in the tub/shower.

So with all of these things happening as well as work and navigating family demands and writing; change is in the air and I’m finding myself making quick decisions and I’m a little stunned by my spontaneity. Maybe it’s the fact that time is of the essence. As they say, “if you want something to get done, ask a busy person.” My dance card is officially fully booked.

As you can see I chopped off all of my hair (I was like “what did I just do?” Oh well, hair grows, I got invisalign, started my hard workouts to get these sagging arms back in shape (if possible), what next.. 🦾πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. My mother always said “just wait”. Oh ugh, she was right maybe. To be fair, I used to work out with 4 clients a day and now I am like the fat dance teacher that sits on the side and points.. lol.πŸ˜‚ Of course I do my workouts but not like I was doing. Oh and there’s that thing called aging and gravity. We shall see what I can muster/muscle up. I thought if I shared the picture with all of you and the world it will be a reminder of my goals (yes, embarrassing but let’s see what happens). Geez, true confessions!

Styles change,
Hair grows,
Trends come and go.
Who are you now?

Stay in your box,
in your comfort zone,
Or reach out and
Give things a go.

A new color,
a new dance,
a new style,

Stuck in a rut,
Change a little or
Change a lot.

Listen to your inner voice,
change the radio,
sing a new tune,
Turn left instead of right.

Grow new plants,
open the windows,
just don’t ever box yourself in.
Life’s too short.

Life is change,
It’s all we’ve got.
So, clip your wings
or let them grow.

Fly from blossom to blossom,
taste the nectar, so sweet
or bite the bitter pill,
it’s all up to you.

Give yourself a hug my friend:
Nothing’s more important than
doing the things you love.

Fun Fact: My maiden name is Cartwright

Plant, Leap, Grow in Faith!

Be Strong, Soldier On!

Stay blessed and love yourself no matter what!



Wounds I healed: Poetry of Strong Woman coming in June, thanks to our fearless trio Gabriela Maria Milton, Ingrid Wilson from EiF and Nick Reeves.


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1 year ago

Love the poem at the end! It shows that things are constantly changing and we should too…become unstuck!

My Rollercoaster Journey
1 year ago

Great news about your daughter, the dress and the remodel. Thanks for sharing!

My Rollercoaster Journey
1 year ago

Bon coiffure πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈ

My Rollercoaster Journey
1 year ago

Great poem! I love it!

My Rollercoaster Journey
1 year ago

My week has been hectic. I’m too tired to write

Curt Mekemson
1 year ago

Test, Cyndie with WP

1 year ago

Planning a wedding is tiring and tedious but you seem to be enjoying it so much Cindy…can’t wait to see your final look in that beautiful dress πŸ₯°πŸ’•

1 year ago

You are being a bit hard on yourself my friend. I couldn’t tell what you did to your hair but my is above my check so my is very short and you are right it is just hair. We all age, as woman we eventually age, our hormones become less and less, age is cruel to women. We look at men who have wrinkles and have aged and say wow he is distinguished but you don’t hear that often about a women. We all get older and our bodies change. I think you look great! Sending you big hugs and permission to take the rest of the week off and play if you want. Love you, Joni xoxoxo

Stuart Danker
1 year ago

Is it a thing to have architects argue with contractors? I had the same problem when we were renovating the house, lol. My partner was always having to pass messages between both parties. What a time.

Anyway, looking great with that new hairdo, Cindy! And congrats on the wedding, which you seem to be having much fun with. Wishing you all the best during this busy time!

anupama shukla
1 year ago

Very beautiful poem

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