>Momma said there’d be days like this.

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Today was a doooooozie
My MIL had surgery today (all is well, so no worries) and C planned to spend the day at the hospital with my FIL. One of my employees called in sick, and I had a small panic moment about being completely short-staffed. I rinsed my contact with the solution covered in blaring red warning labels screaming “Do Not Rinse Lens Prior to Insertion!” and darn-near blinded myself. My eye swelled up and I had to wear my nerd glasses [and not the nouveau-fab nerd glasses all the celebrities and cool people are sporting] because Doak destroyed my Bebe frames last year. I left the house earlier than I typically wake up to deliver a funeral arrangement before 8:00am on the other side of town. I stumbled and bumbled through the day without any hiccups, until 5:00pm, when the industrial cooler that stores all of our fresh flowers shut off and I had to wait for the refrigeration repair guy.
On the bright side, my MIL’s surgery was a success and she’s recovering and healthy. There were no major disasters at the flower shop, and even though we were short-staffed, things worked out okay. I got a good head-start on my window displays for Valentine’s Day. My eye is slowly returning to normal (although it looks like I’ve spent a good part of the afternoon hanging out with Cheech and Chong). The cooler was an easy and inexpensive fix. I was home by 6:00pm. 
I’m reminded today that life is a whole lot of give-and-take. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have…. Anyway. The point is, at the end of the day, I try to tally it all up and balance the challenges with the blessings; and if the blessings come out on top, that’s good enough for me.
I didn’t wear this today. I wore it last week {I told you I’ve been wearing this sweater like it’s going out of style}. When I got dressed that morning and asked C the customary “Is This Cute?” question, he replied, “that’s a lotta bling.” I thought it was an appropriate outfit to share today, because when you’re having a doozie of a day, a little bling can go a long way. 
Wearing: One A sweater (Macy’s clearance, 80% off), chambray button-up (Beall’s Outlet, $12), Old Navy jeans (thrifted, $2), Target boots (2009) and Nine West belt

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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