Breakfast at 12 noon

I didn't get out of bed this morning til 10:30..............breakfast wasn't until 12:35. I ate a bowl of grits with parmesan cheese, a cup of hot apple cider and two slices of oat toast. I can't eat like this everyday. I have got to hit the track today!

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


Gots me some time

Tomorrow marks 3 weeks of unemployment............I know I should be down, but I'm not. I've been working consistently since 1994 with only a week here and there; I began taking week long vacations in 2001. So I'mma take this break, cause I believe things happen for a reason. Don't fret, I wont be a statistic long I am actively looking for new employment.

During this down time I've wathed seasons 3 and 4 of Heroe.s and season 4 of Dex.ter. But that's pretty much it. I can't readily recall how else I've been occupying my time.

I composed a list of things I wanted to accomplish during this time, but um.......ROFL. Sometime this week I'll get around to that list.

I guess I could post more huh? LOL

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


Caught up

Guess what I’m caught up up, yet again?????? Give up? The Wi.re…………I so love this show. One of the best purchases I’ve made was the complete series The Wi.re. I’m on season 4 now and early on in the season this young girl in junior high slices another girl’s face with a box cutter………..and it rattled me. I wont jump on a soap box, I’ll just ask, what the heck is going on with these kids today. And I’m not just speaking on this show, but in reality as well. Why are these kids so angry and think they are entitled to anything.

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I’m a little late with this as this has been on the market for a minute now, but I saw a commercial for k.f.c’s double.down and man…………………URGH! Who would eat that? My stomach ached just looking at it.

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Watd up yo?

So much has been going on since I last posted. What can I say, life is certainly something else. Let’s see if I can recall some of the things I’ve done so far this year:

• March: A party for mother – yep mom’s hit the big 6-0 this year and we did a shindig for her. It was really nice and took some maneuvering and trickery to pull it off cause we wanted it to be a surprise. And it was to a certain extent, she kinda caught on, but didn’t know the exact magnitude until she showed up.

• April: B-day get together for E and grad pics photo shoot………I wasn’t too pleased with the photos.

• Coconut visit, ROFL……..thats one of my friends from NJ, she came down for a weekend and we had a good time and ending up meeting another friend in B-more who was traveling with her family for the daughter’s cheerleading competition.

• A.von……….I did a post on my bid to volunteer.

• May: Graduation was May 15 and your girl was happy as a kid in a candy store walking across that stage. I got emotional a few times, but no free flowing tears.

• One day trip to AC to celebrate the b-day for one of my NSU friends and then the very next weekend I was back in NYC for her surprise b-day party

• June: regular school graduation kicked in, my oldest god-daughter graduated from high school as well as another younger cousin, then another god-daughter graduated from junior high

• July: family gathering in Richmond and then a one day trip to OC with my NSU girlies to celebrate the july b-day’s

• August: god-daughter college send off cook-out

Can yall tell I’m tired????? And in between all of that has been a bunch of personal issues, job crap, and a few parties.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


Tears to my eyes……..

I know Ty.ler Per.ry has been getting a bunch of flack as of later. But I just watched an episode of his show Ho.use of Pay.ne and I must say, while some think its coonery or not very entertaining I actually like the show. Most of the episode I’ve seen addressed an important issue. And the episode I just watched actually bought tears to my eyes.

You see, the daughter made some interesting comments about family reunions and sla.very. So Uncle and Aunt Pa.yne set about teaching her a lesson by making her do compile a family tree and other hard labor responsibilities. In the end, at the actual family reunion when technology failed, she was able to give a oral report on her family history.

Why was I misty eyed you might ask, well its like this: our fore.fathers and an.cestors endured so much that we now take for granted………COMPLETE and UTTER disregard to those who’ve paved the way, those they overlooked a lot so that we have the advantages and opportunities we have. So to see a young person acknowledge her family history…………well you get the picture.

Back to my posting hibernation!

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


A lunch time walk to Union Station.........

Keeping in tune with a new year resolution to include some exercise into my daily routine I set out to walk to Union Station today for lunch. I thought it would be a long walk, but it was actually a breeze. Although I must admit that I got a little lost for a sec........ROFL

At any rate here are some pictures I took along the way:

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To comply with my New Year resolutions to tried something new.........here’s what I did this weekend:

A few months back I signed up to volunteer for the A.vonWalk in DC. And this past weekend was said walk……..I was scheduled to report Saturday from 4 to 7pm and Sunday 12 to 4pm.

Well I showed up Saturday and it was indeed an experience to remember. There was so many people out and about participating in some capacity and it was great. Things looked very organized…….I drove up and they had people on the side of the roads to answer questions and direct those needing direction. When I walked into the park area there were areas for medical attention, massages and dining tent among other tents for services. I needed to make my way thru all the hoopla to the very edge of the activities to the visitor and volunteer tent where I signed a waiver and received my t-shirt. I was told I had one of two options: cheer on those participating as they came across the finish line or help put up tents. Um, yall know I chose option 1 right.

So with that I set off with my pink pom-pom to join the others waiting at the end of the finish line. Can I say the energy was um, interesting………I saw a few other volunteers, most of which looked to be waiting for someone in particular (which I later find out was indeed the case) But there were a few others that cheered on everyone and one person had a lonely cow bell, ROFL……..

I saw a total of two people that needed to be driven to the medical tent……..one lady behind me laid on the ground for well over 30 mins and before the little trolley car came to her aid. I really wonder if people prepared for the physical aspect of the event. Well at least there was medical staff in the vicinity to tend to her.

I over slept Sunday, so I didn’t make it out for my volunteer shift. Yeah I know shame on me!

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


2010 New Year Resolutions - better late than neva

I've been meaning to post but you know how life gets.......at any rate, I stumbled across my new year resolutions that I never posted. So here they are:

  • Savings – maintain my savings schedule and up the ante if and when possible.

  • Pay off/down debt – I am starting the New Year with just two credit cards that total about 19K. If I can pay off one and half the other I’d be very happy!!!!!

  • Hair – another repeat resolution, stay away from ponytails and keep my hair moisturized. I’ve added some color this year so to avoid my hair breaking off I need to keep dry and brittle at bay!

  • Do/Try something new every month– Be it food or an activity, I’d like to step out of the norm. Read a different kinda book, take a class say pottery or cake decorating.

  • Home Improvements – I’ve got to get new windows and I’d like to renovate the kitchen.

  • Maintain me – I think I’m gonna try to hit the spa once a month or once every other month. I like getting a massage and would love to try reflexology and a body wrap.

  • Healthy living – wow yet another repeat resolution…….exercise twice a week and something green once a day. Oh and cut down on the unhealthy snacks.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


Day 2 of prayer

Yeah, it's abit late but as promised I just completed my second entry into my prayer journal. Last night I felt surprisingly at peace after writing or typing shall I say in my prayer journal. And despite a worry filled sleep I awoke at ease and at peace. And I remained upbeat for the majority of the day..........now if I can make a habit of that, all will be well.

Day 2 prayer was for strength, courage and guidance to de-clutter: my house, my car, my life (job and marriage).

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


I need a change - 30 days of prayer

So much is going on around and with me these days that my head is spinning and I can barely complete a thought before I'm required to start something else. My stepmother passed last week, and that has rocked me to my core. Thankfully and gratefully I was able to visit with her for a short time a few days before she passed on. I could barely grieve because I had a surprise birthday party for my mother. And that's on top of regular life stuff and obstacles.

So here I sit with tears stingy my eyes typing this, my vow to set aside 10-15 mins everyday for the next 30 days for prayer. Of course I normally start my day with a quiet moment where I express my gratitude and thanks for having another day to get things right and learn something new. But with this I feel I need do and express more. The plan is to start a prayer journal, that way I can be as specific as I want with my prayers and can see what and when I've prayed for the things I need, want and desire.

And with that tonight's prayer will begin with change, I need things to change for me. I need my circumstances and situations to change. And I think the REAL change I need to take place will begin with an attitude change. I want so many things and I think I've concentrated so much on what I don't have that I've lost sight of what I do have. And as a result I'm losing appreciation for what I have.

And off I go to start the first entry to my prayer journal.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


Guess what I got in the mail today........

Yep, your girl is officially degree'd!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sporty a grin that wont quit!

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I just spent 233.42 for the very best purchase of my life.......................

Cap and Gown with graduation announcements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mismatched - AGAIN!

Ok, so I get dressed and head out the door this morning only to get in the car and look down and see I have on grey slacks with blue pinstripes instead of brown slacks with blue pinstripes. Now you might wonder why this makes a difference, well I pulled out brown socks and brown shoes and lastly threw on my brown coat. I just knew I was looking good…….until I got in the car. ARGH!

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Blog replies.....

So I can’t find much time to blog because I’m busy reading other’s blogs and responding. It sucks……especially when I’ve found blogging allows me to express some things.

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Hey Blog World......

Things have been crazy with me.....and it seems the free and spare time I do have is spent reading and commenting on other blogs thereby neglecting my blog. A shame, I know........

This past week has been really off....let's see if I can recap.......so Monday was a holiday of which I pretty much did nothing. Tuesday was back to work and cramming since we were off for practically all last week due to enormous amount of snow that fell here in the DMV. Wednesday came and went very quickly. Then Thursday was the homegoing services for a girlfriend that passed. And now here we are Friday night.

I had a many of things I wanted to blog about but never got around to joting down the ideas. So back to the drawing board.

At any rate, I wanted to peek in and say hey and let me see if I can try to work in more blogging!

Have a great weekend!

Peace, Blessings and Laughs



I'm saddened by the devastation in Haiti and then Teddy Pendergrass passes..........

Rest In Peace Teddy.

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2010 N_AACP Nominations WTF????

Outstanding Reality Series
• 'American Idol 8' (FOX)
• 'America's Next Top Model' (CW)
• 'Dancing With the Stars' (ABC)
• 'Extreme Makeover' (ABC)
• 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' (Bravo) – I’m so outraged at this……..who the heck are nominating these shows??? What the heck was OUTSTANDING about this show?

Peace, Blessings and Laughs


Jamie's first.....

I bet yall dont know anything about this one........yeah and I have his first cd!!!!!

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It smells like dog food on this train.....
It smells like dog food on this train.....


Fwd: Money Bags

May 2010 be a prosperous year for us all

This actually works, and I didn't get around to opening it until
Had a money windfall on Saturday after receiving this on Tuesday.

1 Kings 8:23
A blessing is coming to you in the form of money.

Do not ask questions just forward to
eight people and TRUST GOD!


These are money bags,
send them to 8 good people
& receive money in 4 days.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs

Great Duet

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I can submit short posts from my phone...so no excuse for not blogging now
This blackberry just might workout afterall....
It is like REALLY cold out.....:(
Test from my blackberry

2010 - My Vision Board

Some girlfriends and I were discussing things we wanted to accomplish this year. And one of them mentioned her vision board. I’d heard/saw numerous blogs talking about vision boards and planned on doing one myself. So said girlfriends and I have all decided to each do one as a way of putting our desires out in the universe.

So I’m trying to think what all I want on my vision board. I came across some interesting articles. And in an effort to plan out my vision board I need to figure out a theme and what all I want my vision board to entail.

These are some things I’ll include:
*a graduate in cap and gown – cause yall KNOW the sista is doing the walk and graduating in May!
*a couple with a child – cause this is the year I’m claiming the start of a family.
*a new home – complete with furniture

Those are the three main areas I want to focus and concentrate on mostly. Maybe I should put something up there pertaining to paying off my credit card debt.

At any rate google actually has some samples:


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I love this song......

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Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way.

I threw out a book on MY PAST(Didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today.

I threw out hate and bad memories,(Remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too, called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.

WOW, you should've seen the dust.
I ran across an OLD FRIEND, I hadn't talked to in a while.
His name is GOD the Father, and I really like His style.
He helped me to do some cleaning and added some things Himself.
Like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,Yes... I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing and placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT- it's called PEACE.. Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.

For things like Worry and Trouble there just isn't any space.
It's good to do a little house cleaning,Get rid of the things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter; maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.


May the Lord open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that You will not have room enough to receive it all.

May the Lord bless you exceedingly abundantly above all you could ever Hope for.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs