Anyway, this article is indirectly political. Full disclosure, a close relative works for this company so I'm sure that I'm a little biased, but I think I am more biased in knowing about it versus my feelings about it. For example, if my relative didn't work here than I probably wouldn't pay attention to the story, but I would still feel the same way about it even if it were about a different company in the same position.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a couple of days at our local state transportation office learning how to properly use federal and state funds for projects. Basically, I learned that money isn't worth all of the ridiculous amounts of red tape they make you go through. However, one rule I learned is that you must "Buy America" if you are using steel or iron materials. I love how the government puts these restrictions on us, but yet though don't seem to follow the same rule. Read the article below and you'll see what I mean:
Contract would preserve U.S. jobs
Hawker Beechcraft files suit over Air Force contract
By Molly McMillin
The Wichita Eagle
Published Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at 11:11 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at 9:18 a.m
Wichita — Hawker Beechcraft Corp. filed suit Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims questioning the Air Force’s decision to exclude its AT-6 aircraft from a contract potentially worth nearly $1 billion...For the past year, Hawker Beechcraft has competed against Brazil-based Embraer for a contract to supply 35 aircraft to the Air Force. That number could grow to 55 and be worth up to $950 million. Deliveries were scheduled to begin in 2013...If Hawker Beechcraft wins the contract, it would preserve 1,400 U.S. jobs at 181 companies in 39 states, the company said. That includes 800 at Hawker Beechcraft, Boisture said...
Read the entire story here.
I'm actually typing this while trying to ward off a migraine. I have learned now that they only come generally at one time of the month (I'm sure you ladies know what I mean). Trust me, this is better than almost daily before I started treatment, but now I REALLY dread this week. It doesn't matter how much water I drink, caffeine I take, or sleep I get. It just seems to happen. I got over 8 hours of sleep last night and woke up with this darn headache. Anyway, how do you explain to people why you have a headache and why you know it won't go away when the answer is awkward, like "I'm on my per..." I'm trying to help my boss with something and I keep yawning and having to sit down because I don't feel well (I have no idea why yawning helps) and he keeps asking if I'm okay. I guess my coworkers will just have to think I'm a little crazy today, or hungover, but I hope not that because I have never been hungover in my life (different thought for a different day). Oh well!
So I just wanted to drop in and say hi. I will try to get back to more regular posting and commenting. Again, Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year!
So I started reading Kayla's blog during her last wardrobe challenge, and I loved it. I also loved when she and Amy and Erica started doing this series called Open to Interpretation. I have no idea why, but I never thought of taking an outfit I saw in a catalog or a magazine and then recreating it or something like it with what I already own. This has really helped me not only stretch my closet but also push me to try some new fashiony things (without going out to spend a ton of money).
Here is the photo inspiration (I just copied it from Kayla's blog):
Mine is pretty close to just being a copy, but I wore pink pants instead of red because my red cords had a little problem in the washing machine last weekend so they are in need of repair. I also didn't crop my pants because I had to work and it is chilly outside. Also, I didn't wear heeled oxfords because mine are dark brown and my striped shirt is black and I cannot yet mix dark brown and black. I can do cognac and black but that is about all. Anyway, use the link above to click over to Kayla's blog to see all of the interpretations. This was so fun, I hope we get to do it again!
So in the meantime while I'm trying to better my mind, here are a few simple OOTD for you:
I have no idea why, but I got this idea for a sweater paired with a short, floaty skirt and my leather shootie/booties, and then I found this at Old Navy so I decided it was meant to be!
I have to say I'm a real leather snob. I would rather hold out for leather shoes or a purse and know that it will last me close to forever. Therefore, I have been spending more like $20-$50 on shoes to get leather ones, but I still think that is a pretty good steal for leather.
Okay, that is all for now. Here's to no more wanting!
So this will be short and sweet because I'm posting on my new android phone (Christmas and bday gift from the hubby). I'm very excited to try out the app, and even though I'm used to a keyboard, the touch one is working pretty well.
So I'm attending a local LOFT event tonight so i may post that outfit later, but here is my work appropriate look for the day:
I'm not sure how this will work with the picture when I actually post, but here is the outfit breakdown:
Cardigan: Coldwater Creek, $15
Blouse: Lands' End Canvas, $12
Pants: Lands' End, $10
Boots: Target, gift
Hopefully this post sort of makes sense. I can't wait to share about the fun evening event so check back tomorrow! Oh, and the other nice thing about my phone, a better camera so at least my uninspiring outfit photos are slightly better quality. Have a happy day!