Thursday, 19 January 2017

On 2017 and a Crazy end to 2016

Hey Ragers and Ragettes!

Sorry that it has been awhile but it has been one crazy few months!

Firstly, Happy 2017!  I love new years.  It's a new start, a new chance to make a better life.  Every morning gives you that chance but this makes it official in some ways.

The last half of the year brought loads of good things, bad things, crazy things and things that just made you stop and say what the actual fuck?

Firstly, I had hair extensions put in.  I have now gorgeous, 16 inch locks of dark brown hair with fiery red streaks going through.  They are gorgeous, fabulous and amazing!  I thought that I would hate them but they are the best thing I have ever done with my hair (besides the turquoise bob I had...that was awesome.)  They are relatively easy to care for (wash the actual extensions twice a month and I can wash the top of my hair as much as I want.), and when I do blow dry them, they are instantly glam.  Sadly, I have to get them taken out tomorrow temporarily. My head gets sweaty from my exercising and the heat has melted the silicon bond that holds the hair together.  So I am getting them taken out and sending them off to be rebonded with a stronger kerotine bond.

Secondly, Simon and I are in the process of buying a new house...this occurred completely by surprise.  It all started the weekend before my birthday (last week in October).  I came home to find a letter from our landlord effectively evicting Simon and myself because we "have pets".  We knew that this was a load of shit because every inspection of the flat, the man from the estate agency that our landlord lets the apartment through who inspected the apartment knew we had pets!  We dug deeper and it finally came out that the landlord wanted to sell the apartment.  Why didn't he just say that instead of lying?  Anyway, he wanted us out by January 14th.  As Simon and I booked to fly to America to be with my family, it didn't give us a lot of time.  We discussed it and thought about buying our apartment but the price that the landlord wanted to sell at was stupid.  So in typical Betty and Simon fashion, we went out one day to look at a few homes and found a new build, fell in love with it and well, we are now buying a gorgeous 4 bedroom home!  The home is still being built and it will be ready for end of March.  After some arguing, the landlord has agreed to let us stay in the apartment until our home is ready
This has given me some anxiety as, even for me, I feel like it's too much and too fast.  The house isn't even built yet.  I had to do loads of work to get forms signed, run here there and everywhere to get loads of forms signed.  It's stressful and frustrating.  Also, I feel that Simon and I....I feel like it has run its course.

We don't really have anything in common anymore.  The passion is gone.  I feel like this is a business transaction.  I don't hate him or have any ill feeling towards him.  I just think that we are not right for each other and that this is not a good relationship.  I am just unhappy.  I don't know if Simon is oblivious to the situation or if he is holding onto this thinking that it will change.  We don't even sleep in the same bed anymore.  It's frustrating.  Where we are in the process of moving, I can still pull out. (we haven't put the deposit down) Why don't you just leave, you ask?  Well, because I work for the guy and I want to make sure that I have a new job first.  I had an interview today and fingers crossed.  If this interview doesn't go through, then I will keep looking.  Also I want to save more money so I have a good foundation to move.  Now I have a bit put aside.  By my calculations, if I stay put, by December, I will have a good lump sum put aside to move on.

Thirdly we went to America for Christmas.  We started out in Miami (which is an awesome city!!) and I bought loads of make up (I discovered Bobbi Brown Foundation, concealer and powder and it is awesome!  I highly recommend!  Finally I found a foundation that doesn't make me orange!), new face care (Lancome...I highly recommend, it's pure luxury) and a got a new tattoo!!!  (A feather across my collar bone...I booked in to get the rest of my sleeve on my left arm done.)  Plus I bought a new computer/tablet which I am using now.  I am usually a massive fan of Apple products but I purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro 4.  It's amazing.  I recommend it.

Fourthly, yesterday I got a fabulous beauty procedure.  I got my eyebrows microbladed.  It's like tattooing your eyebrows but they use a blade to make hairline cuts to make it look like individual eyebrow hairs.  It was a great experience.  It will take 10 days to settle down.  Today and for the next 4 days my eyebrows will look extra dark, then they will look very faint for the next 4 days and then they will emerge looking gorgeous!  I have to get them topped up after 6-8 weeks as when they are healing, some of the "hairs" will heal up and fade so they go over the faded ones and that will sort it (This service is free of charge!)  So today my eyebrows look.......menacing!

Basically Ragers and Ragettes, I want to take this year and find a new job, a new home and keep up my weight loss (I'm actually losing weight!!!  Woo-hoooooooo!) and get the life that I want. This year I am focusing on my health, mental and physical and getting the life that I want.

I wish all of you the most amazing new year and keep your head and standards high and your heels even higher!

Lots of love

The Fabulous Betty Rage xxxxxxx