Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: PTSD

I rarely get serious on this blog, but I feel like I need to be open about what I've been going through the past 8 weeks or so since my car accident.

I haven't seen a doctor about it yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. I have been in a lot of car accidents. A LOT. I don't know a single person that's been in more wrecks than me. I've been in many fender benders, a couple which I'll admit were my fault, but mostly I just seem to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I've had someone merge into me. I've been in four head-on collisions....yes, you read that right...FOUR head-on collisions. I drove a Dodge Ram that had it's front end replaced twice and it's tailgate once. I've been hit by an airbag twice. I was hit by a car when I was eight years old. Even after all of that, I have never gotten the anxiety I have now.

That wreck last month was the first wreck I had ever been in with my kids in the car. That wreck was the first wreck where I actually thought I was going to die upon impact. I wonder if it's for these very reasons that I have PTSD this time. Miraculously, none of us were hurt.

Some days are better than others, but often now on the road, especially when I've got my kids with me, I have the images of that accident replay in my head. These flashbacks cause me to get a knot in my stomach and clench my hands on the wheel. I watch the drivers going in the opposite direction toward me and always feel like they are going to swerve into my lane. I get startled at times and press on the brakes. I am always paranoid that someone is going to do something crazy-stupid and hit me. I sometimes have a hard time going the speed limit when it's over 35...I make myself, but I am nervous the whole time. I've had nightmares about the car accident.

I don't really know what to do about this, other than work through it. Part of working through it is admitting openly that I am suffering from this.

Thoughts for Thursday

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Want to Wear Wednesday

I've been a bad girl.

I've been perusing online clothing sites and filling my shopping carts. Right now, through the weekend, Nordstrom is having their anniversary sale and so many items are deeply discounted. I'm thinking ahead and I've got fall fashion on my mind. Here are a few things I'm planning to sport...and a few wishlist items thrown in as well.

This Free People {one of my most favorite brands} tunic is so unique and figure-flattering. I love the length as well. I'm going to pair it with a light camisole, skinny jeans and boots come fall. It stays pretty warm here in Charleston through October, so this will be perfect for the weather.

'Weekends' Elbow Sleeve Raw Edge Top

As if my husband would let me buy another high-end pair of aviators...but a girl can dream {for now}. I love the color of these sunnies by Kate Spade. After all, my Ray Ban aviators are, of course I still need pink..right? RIGHT? If only I could convince Jake of that.

'dusty' 56mm metal aviator sunglasses

I. Love. This. Sweater. The length is awesome so it can be paired with leggings or jeans. Definitely a staple item that will be worn a lot this fall and winter. There are other colors too and I love the zipper detail on the shoulders.

Zip Shoulder Crewneck Tunic Sweater (Regular & Petite)

I encourage you to head to Nordstrom's sale if your wardrobe needs some many good deals right now. And as always, shipping is free at Nordstrom.

I know I posted about rompers yesterday, but I just found this little gem at Lookbook Store and had to share.

Crochet Floral Romper - WhiteCrochet Floral Romper - White

Isn't that back lace detailing gorgeous?

Happy Hump Day, y'all!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just Want to Romp Around

I don't know about you, but I'm becoming ever so slightly obsessed with rompers. I think they mix casual and dressy in just the perfect can go casual with flats or glam it up for an evening with a nice heel and your hair done. And as a mom, as much as we are moving around, it's nice to know when I shift or move my arms that I'm not going to flash my midriff...not that I don't like my tummy, but you know this girl wants to keep it classy.

Here are a few I'm swooning over:

V Front Floral Romper
This one above from Lookbook Store looked fabulous on Andee Layne of The Honeybee blog {but what doesn't?} I already put this in my shopping cart and it's a go.

This is another floral available at Nordstrom:

Floral Print Halter Romper (Juniors)
This one also available at Nordstrom has sort of the Aztec print look to it...and you should see the detailing on the back:

Print Open Back Romper (Juniors)
And if you love coral as much as I do, this one from Bohme is perfect:

What do you think about rompers?

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Musings

This weekend seemed very long...yet short at the same time. I feel like I got nothing accomplished! I'll be making up for that today with grocery shopping, cleaning, etc.

On Friday night, Jake and I got to have a little date night out at the OAR and Phillip Phillips concert on Daniel Island. Thanks to my wonderful friend, Suz, who brought her kids over to have a play date and watched our kids for us.

Saturday, we reaped what we sowed {drank} and I swear, except for taking care of my kids, I was worthless. I jumped back on my clean eating diet so wasn't worth it. I am not 21 anymore.  The kids kept entertained with pulling out the old Halloween costumes {and Breckin's new Hulk costume from Uncle Jesse & Aunt Alli}...and playing superheroes all day.

After we put the kids to bed, Jake and I got out the tape measure and a pencil and planned out our new closet layout. I took everything out that was still in there - Jake's clothes, his hanging rack, and my plastic drawers full of clothes. If you don't remember, my side of the closet detached from the wall early last week, so my clothes have been laying on the guest bed in the nursery all week. Now our room and Farrah's room are just covered in our closet's contents.

Jake went to his workshop on Sunday to build the closet pieces and was gone all day doing so. {I really am a lucky wife to have not only a talented husband, but a hardworking one.} I managed to run a couple loads of laundry, but then my good friend, Meg, that had moved from Carolina to California {see what I did there?} a couple years ago, stopped in town for a day so we went to my pool with the kids and just caught up on life.

So yes, I really don't feel like I did much, except help with the custom closet plans {which I am so excited to show you when it's done!} I've got a lot to do today. The main things being getting some clean meals prepped and my workout done! {Of course taking care of the kiddos, but that goes without saying.}

For good measure, here's a happy little baby to brighten up your day...

Happy Monday!

Mingle 240

still being molly


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