Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Great to be home for the holidays.

My Christmas Tree

It may be up a while

Thursday, December 8, 2011

13. Frida Kahlo

I was so impressed with her passion I had to share her story. I love that 55 of her 143 paintings are self portraits. I believe that is bold and self loving in a non-narcissistic way.
Not only is she a beautiful woman to look at, I love looking at her art work. She has several self portraits where she paints what’s on her mind right in the middle of her forehead. I enjoy her artwork because every piece has message worth receiving.
I find Frida bold, complicated, loving, someone I would love have a few cups of Starbucks with.
I was prompted to add Frida to my list after reading about her husband Diego Rivera on his birthday. Google honored him with a doodle on his 125th birthday December 8, 2011.
Links to Frida:

Friday, December 2, 2011

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I got my eyebrows done this evening.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Boiled Blood

Sistahs, I’m NOT Happy with some of YOU!
Why?  Because there are some of you who make cheating, no good men feel it’s ok to do what they do.  If I’m blogging, writing, talking to you, then you KNOW I’m talking to you and you should read this entire post to learn something TODAY.   Otherwise, I may be preaching to the choir, and that’s ok because the choir can add input from their perspective in the comments section.

Enablers – Some women are enablers.  They enable a sorry man to continue living a sorry life.   The dictionary defines an enabler as: “one that enables another to achieve an end; especially: one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior (as substance abuse) by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior

I especially like that last part.  The making it possible for the sorry so in so to avoid the consequences of BAD behavior by taking him back time and time again.  Some examples are: women who pay bills for the bad with money man, women who let the no job man live in her house she is paying for while he does nothing to contribute to the household in ANYWAY whatsoever, women who say cheaters are men just being men because all men cheat.  NEWSFLASH:  ALL MEN DO NOT CHEAT!!!

Project Managers – Some women are project managers.  They think they can fix or change a man who inevitably becomes a project for them.  Project managers think that having a man, no matter how sorry he may be, is better than NOT having a man.  They think that loving that project and working on it will make it all better.  Not so.

Here’s my beef with all the women who take crap from men over and over again.  When your relationship with SOS (Stuck On Stupid) is over, he comes to a woman like me expecting me to put up with what you put up with.  I AM NOT THAT WOMAN!  I confess, once upon a time I was that woman.  I had to go to counseling and read books and WORK ON ME!  Hence, I’m not that woman. 

  • I’ve learned to be content with just me. 
  • I’ve learned to live without having my focus be on a man either as my problem or as a solution to my problems. 
  • I’ve learned to love me more than I love him. 
  • I’ve learned to walk in my destiny and live life on my terms. 
  • I’ve learned that I am my own project and I have so much in life to be thankful for than to be taking on special projects. 
  • I’ve learned so much.

My hope, desire, prayer is that all Women Who Love Too Much get a clue and stop putting up with mess so these men will stop trying to take that mess to  good women who don’t deserve the mess.
After reading this post, I just realized that I’m inadvertently promoting the Robin Norwood book Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change .  Go read it and read it again and tell me what you think.

Are you or someone you know guilty of anything I've described above?
Do you know anybody who has RECOVERED from this syndrome?
Please share.  I'm so curious.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Somebody gave me this smile today with words only.   Good words.  Back to my Sunday afternoon nap. 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dinner 10/26/2011

Cheesy mashed potatoes, baked tilapia, broccoli with red onions & shrimp.

Allan said, "it was so good, I am freaking stuffed. "

William said, "the dishes are dirty."

And to think I didn't feel like cooking tonight.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Woman Inside

The Woman Inside

The woman inside is me
The woman inside is free

The woman inside is YOU
The woman inside is us

The woman inside is a wife, a mother, a life, a lover
The woman inside is your sister, your daughter, your best friend

The woman inside is a mother who will prepare a meal of baked salmon, vegetables and all things healthy to feed her sons and daughters
The woman inside will not only nourish their bodies, but their minds, souls, and spirits with love and truth from above
The woman inside will fight
Fight for justice
Fight for PEACE
The woman inside is you

The woman inside LOVEs you
The woman inside LOVEs ME

The woman inside is Free
To Be
The Woman INSIDE

Monday, September 26, 2011

1st Prize

My brother submitted this piece in the Sumter County Fair Art Show and won 1st prize!   I'm a proud sister.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Labor Day Sunday

I got cute.  I had to wear my white linen pants, even if they were a size too big.

 I went window shopping
Had some jewelry cleaned.

Played with Courtney and Candice and Sire 

Chilled with good friends Jerrie and Christina. 

Talked junk to the boys, not the ones I gave birth to.
It was great.

Saturday and Monday will be posted soon.  ILY

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Think The United States Is Under Attack!!!

Under attack by Mother Nature! Seriously. Here is why I believe so:

  • Monday, August 22 at 11:46pm Colorado time, a 5.3 earthquake shook Trinidad Colorado.  The New York Times reported it as the largest natural quake to hit Colorado in more than a century.
  • Tuesday, August 23 at 1:51 eastern time, a 5.9 quake hit Mineral VA and was felt all up and down the East Coast.  We felt that thing here in the Midlands of South Carolina!
  • This map of latest US Quakes has me worried. 
  • There have been 16 US quakes with magnitude greater than 3.0 since yesterday. See here for what I'm talking about. 9 have been in the contiguous US.
  • Right NOW we have this report from USA Today regarding Hurricane Irene.

If you fail to see the logic in my thinking, let me introduce you to some things that may be new to you expound upon my true feelings based on some facts:

  1. These two earthquakes were about 12 hours apart.
  2. They were both rare.
  3. After earthquakes aftershocks are common.
  4. Those 9 quakes plus Irene makes me nervous.
Okay.  After reading all of this, I may have been hasty to have made that comment.  I also may have been desperate to get another blog entry in before the end of the month.  Who knows.  It is hurricane season, but in my mind it is NEVER earthquake season in South Carolina.

Earthquakes strike Virginia, Colorado | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Garage Sale!!!

Saturday August 6 @ 7am

115 Donau Drive
Columbia SC 29229

Back to School Garage Sale. Items for sale include but are not limited to:

table lamps
side tables
shoes (men, women and boys)
clothing (men, women and boys)

body magic garments

household items


toaster oven

many more.....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Love Me

Got my toes did Sunday.   I needed some extra pampering.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 26, 2011

Thoughts from yesterday:

July 26, 2011
When in doubt, DO Something; even if it is just a walk around the block.

FOCUS – follow one course until successful

Give each of my customers their own project file folder, not some space in a book.

Fixed Ongoing Concentration, Unlimited Success

Wow!  I thought the following about Mary Kay was very interesting:
“An  overwhelming numbe r  of  M w y  Kay Independent Beauty Consultants are women.
They, however, are extremely diverse - from housewives to u r b a n  professionals and
from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  In short, there i s  no "typicaln Independent
Beauty Consultant.
Becoming an Independent Beauty Consultant is convenient, simple, a n d 
straightforward - a n  individual signs a one page Independent Beauty Consultant
Agreement ("Agreementn) a n d  purchases the Starter Kit for approximately $100.
This kit contains bus ine s s  tools a n d  literature, a s  well as a generous amount of  full
sized M a r y  Kay@ products with a retail value of  over $300.  Furthermore, to reduce
the risk of loss for a new Independent Beauty Consultant and to allow for changed
circumstances, t h e  Company contractually allows the r e turn of t h e  Starter Kit for a
full,  100 percent refund within the first thirty days after a n  Agreement i s  signed.”
And this one too:

“Independent Beauty Consultant h a s  with regard to
receiving a  100 percent refund for her Starter Kit within t h e  first 30 days and the
Company's  promise to buy back, at 9 0  percent of t h e  Beauty Consultant's  original
cost, any of the products she  purchased at wholesale from the Company within one
year from t h e  date of  purchase.  Furthermore, there are no provisions in the
Independent Beauty Consultant Agreement t h a t  prohibit the Independent Beauty
Consultant from conducting other direct selling businesses, even businesses t h a t 
compete directly with M a r y  Kay. This flexibility applies both during as well a s  after
her M a r y  Kay business may end.”

I’ve been going through cycles of having it together to having it a mess since April or May. I know I can keep it together because I’ve been there. Trying to figure out when I get to a point of losing it. Not sure if it’s between those fatigue PMS moments or not. I’m gonna keep a journal to chronicle all of that.

My mom did say everything in my life will be better after the surgery.  I am so looking forward to it.  3 friends who had it this year all say they feel so much better now.

The fatigue and heavy bleeding are the major culprits in my life right now.  Sometimes I get foggy brain too.

I miss ME.  I’m on a campaign to get Keala back.  I do make cameo appearances in my life from time to time though.

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