Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I want to wish each and every one of you a well, prosperous, peaceful, and blessed 2009. I look so forward to all that the Lord has in store for me. I will be turning the BIG 4-0 in March and am preparing to party like it's 1999!!! I have been working like a minx, getting an upcoming project ready to celebrate my year. Here is a sneak peek...
I will share more peeks later on as I work on it.
Again, God Bless each and every one of you all. Happy New Year!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thank you for all the blessings you have given and continue to bestow on me and my loved ones. There are many issues and road blocks that I face on a daily basis, but I continue to hold steadfast to my faith knowing that there is better waiting for me. There are many times when I want to give in, give in to my health issues, give in to financial woes, give in to disobedient children, give in to martial stress and strain. I ask now for your patience and guidance.
Lord, I ask you to continue to give me strength, continued strength in my diet - food and exercise choices, continued strength in making better informed financial decisions, continued strength in guiding my children in the right manner so that they will become strong and viable Black men in their families and communities, continued strength in communicating effectively with my husband for complete understanding on household needs.
Full Original Serenity Prayer
by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
peace and blessings!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I was thinking about the "original" reason I started this blog. I wanted to get a chance to share my layouts as well as other creative things I have created. Unfortunately, I am not as savvy as those who are able to immediately post their newest creations (yes...I'm hatin a tad LOL) on their blogs. Believe me, I am "dancing as fast as I can" and am even getting chances to scrapbook. I look forward to sharing with you out there in BLOGLAND my creations prior to the end of the year.
If I don't get a chance to as we get closer into the holiday season, I want to wish you all a festive holiday and a prosperous 2009!! Let us continue to pray for one another and spread good cheer.
I'll leave you with some Obamatoons(thanks Trina)!! Enjoy!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I am still floating on CLOUD 9 after the realization of an African American man as our next President!!!!!
Well I watched David Alan Grier's (DAG) show last evening and I just can't agree more with what he said. Although what he says may not be the EXACT way I would say it...the sentiments are the same.
Sidebar---can u tell I just learned that I can embed videos in my post?!?!?
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Also he has some THANK YOU'S for those who helped the OBAMA VICTORY possible.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I want to lighten the atmosphere some. We as a nation are all stressed out about our future as a nation. I am sick and have been off work for the last 3 days. My father is hospitalized, but THANK YOU GOD, he is doing better. I will need to take a short leave from work to go to Michigan and "collect" him because, well damn, I don't want him there and I am here in Georgia. Nonetheless, I try to humor myself from time to time. If you have not had an opportunity to watch Chocolate News on Comedy Central...YOU MUST! It is hosted by David Alan Grier (remember him from In Living Color?!?!?) and so far, it's not too bad.
Here is a joke that I got...enjoy!
I am a Father
A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a book, and noticed he had his collar on backwards. The little boy asked why he wore his collar backwards. The man, who was a priest, said, 'I am a Father.' The little boy replied, 'My Daddy doesn't wear his collar like that.'The priest looked up from his book and answered, ''I am the Father of many."
The boy said, ''My Dad has 4 boys, 4 girls and two grandchildren and he doesn't wear his collar that way!' The priest, getting impatient, said. "I am the Father of hundreds", and went back to reading his book. The little boy sat quietly thinking for a while, then leaned over and said,''Maybe you should wear a condom and put your pants on backwards instead of your collar. "
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Who has been organizing in the community right out of college...THAT ONE!
On November 5th when the question is asked...Who won the election?
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
My mind that is. I guess the real blessing is that my mind is fully funtioning, so Praise God!! Yesterday morning I was watching TV church (side note...we have GOT to find a church home...I feel like a heathen that my boys aren't established in a church...I am glad that they know the Lord through us and that we sit and talk often about the Lord and his word) and Pastor Dale Bronner reminded me that Fear is not failure, Quiting is failure. It is so simple, yet so profound. As a family, we are facing/working through some financial difficulties. Even though there are MANY TIMES I just want to quit and give in to failure, I THANK GOD that Ivan and I have the drive and determination to go forward if for no other reason than our boys.
Please don't think of this a "whoa is me" because I know that I have a tremendous amout of gratitude for all of the Blessings I have. I guess I was moved to have a testimony!! Speaking of blessings...here are some that I am most proud of...My babies!
Our Outing on the 4th of July...Fireworks at Arbor Place Mall, Douglasville, GA
Dylan wondering..."Why are we out soooo late at night and I'm allowed to have snacks?!?!?"
Evan has waited (according to him) all his life to sit on top of the truck! Mind you, he's just 10!!
Kyle flashing that winning smile to me and Dad. I am certain that he is more than happy to have his turn in the "Da rita" bag!!
My 3 Sons!!! You couldn't pay Evan to think he is anything but FIONE...Lord, what am I going to do? Secretly...I know he is...so who really created the monster? LOL!!
I wish I had focused a little better for this shot! This is truly my little STINKER!!!!
I have soo many layouts to share with you all. I am going to wait until we return from our vacation and create more layouts from those pictures. Thank you for reading and your inspirations as well.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We had a great 4th of July. I BBQed via the George Foreman Grill and then we headed to Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville to watch the fireworks. It was better than I expected. Although I do miss the Detroit fireworks, we only saw them on TV because there was/is no way in the hell I nor my family was/is going Downtown Detroit to fight the crowds for fireworks!!! If I figure out how to upload flickr pixs in this entry, I'll show you the fun the kids had. Take care!!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I am so TUD (a term meaning Tired, Underappreciated, and whateva you want for the D!) but at least I can honestly say TUD in a good way. My intentional means for this blog was to go on and on about my daily happenings and what not, but chile I have no time to even do that!! I am stealing time away from a power point presentation I am working on to secure a career opportunity that I have been dreaming of for so long (if I figure out how to share it with you all, i will...add that to the "to do" pile).
I WANNA SCRAPBOOK!!!!! yes, consider that screaming/whining/etc.! Thankfully I have different subject matter to make scrap pages for since many of my friends, family, coworkers, and sorors are poppin' out babies like there is no tomorrow. I am anxiously awaiting some pixs to arrive in the mail so that I can Scrap 'em!!
My interview is on the 16th, so please squeeze in a prayer for me. I have alot going on after that interview as we prepare for our family vacation, so maybe it will be a cause for extra celebration. I am going to sign off for now and carry myself to bed. I am sure I've got to fight off a brother, since the "headache" excuse has only worked the last 2 request from him. Sorry I had to go there and maybe we'll get into that discussion later...but really...I feel like I'm just mattress wrestling...ugh!!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I was reading another blogger's entry and she stated that if you found yourself reading her blog on that particular day, you were to consider yourself tagged. So with that being said gang, YOU ARE TAGGED!
I would love to read your responses to the following as well what you thought of mine. Happy reading!!
I am...Blessed. I often forget that. I am glad that when I’m sick of my own complaining, I can always remember just how blessed I truly am.
I think...that I am pretty good person…definitely not a saint, but a good person.
I thank...GOD for my family and my friends. I really don’t know how a person who chooses to be alone gets by with no one to confide in.
I know...that GOD is in control no matter what others seem to think
I wish...that outside forces (bills, responsibilities, job/career, etc.) didn’t interfere with the blessings and serenity of peace.
I hate...when I am impatient with my children. I also hate voice mailboxes (I know, those of you who know me are cringing since I NEVER check mine).
I miss...my loved ones who have passed, especially my mother. I miss the innocence of youth.
I feel...Blessed and happy about life in general.
I shop...not like I used to that is for DAMN sure…Thanks to George W. Bush, dammit!!
I cry...at the just about anything sentimental. Especially, when younger children are doing something positive and/or their accomplishments.
I don't always...straighten up the house as much as I probably should (cleaning house, that's another thing I hate).
I pray...usually first thing in the morning as soon as I wake up.
I lose...the simplest things like rubber bands, ink pens, etc.
I listen...to various forms of music.
I am scared...of dying and leaving my family without a mother and wife.
I dance...just about anywhere, even at the embarrassment of my oldest son.
I need...to get active by starting off with either walking or yoga.
I surf...the internet CONSTANTLY!!!
I dread...the end of summer vacation and having to get up and go to school.
I anticpate...an opportunity to scrapbook and my upcoming family vacation.
I laugh...ALL THE TIME!!! I love laughing, even at myself. I think I’m pretty funny, too.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I got the BEST KICK out of that. How many times do people often try to give you this particular type of jelly doughnut? I get it often, especially with the men I live with...
Me: Ivan why are your clothes all over the floor but you choose to ignore them?
Ivan: I'll get to them, I didn't know they were there
Me: Sure, that's what you said 2 weeks ago
Evan: Mom, can I go over my friends house?
Me: Did you do the (place any given chore here)
Evan: I thought I would do it later.
Kyle: I'm hungry (to nobody in particular, just an observation he is having)
no response from anyone
Kyle: Mom, if I'm hungry aren't YOU supposed to fix me something?!?
Dylan: wofhjaoroejfoafjoeioowjfoj?!?!?!?!?!?!? Shoe.
Me: (In my head...WTF???)
Not risk your "wholesome" and "pure" image of me, I won't share with you what my final response or action was to above responses.
I am so looking forward to scrapbooking tomorrow. I wasn't able to get it in yesterday evening since a lightening storm came our way and knocked power out until around 12:30 a.m.. This evening I am going to get some other things done around the house and keep myself busy so that I am not tempted to go into my scrap room and doodle around. In tomorrow's class I will be making an acrylic album and can't wait see the results.
I do my best in remembering to relax, relate, and release frustrations as they come while remembering to not take a bite into the JELLY DOUGHNUTS that come my way. You do the same...the taste...EEWWWWWW!!! Definitely doesn't go with a cold glass of milk!
Thanks for reading!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
I am planning on getting some scrapping done today, but first I must reorganize my scrap space. I may post a pix of it so that I can get some suggestions on how to better organize the madness of it all. It is a shame that I feel like I'm "sneeking" to scrap in my own home, because Ivan (my dear husband) can ALWAYS come up with something else he thinks I can be doing.
Ivan giving me that "what?!?" look. Guess what? It doesn't work!!
Remember to relax, laugh, and love even harder than you did yesterday!!
disclaimer: for those of you who know me personally, know that I am a conversational curser!! I am going to TRY very hard to not "color" my language in this forum :>} .