Friday, August 29, 2008

The funniest thing I've read in a long time

My girl M posted this on a forum I am a member of. It was in a thread talking about how people mispell words etc. A lot of people got up in arms because the person even suggested sending pm's to folks about their grammar. As usual the thread got turned around and folks cut up, in a good way. This cartoon was posted and I laughed so hard, I cried!!!! Q

Note: If you haven't gotten my email regarding the Word I received, please let me know. I am having some issues with email. Thanks. Q

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ish that ticks me off!!!

I absolutely hate folks who speed in a school zone. Seriously that mess ticks me the fug off. These idiots act like those few feet in the school zone is really setting them back time wise. How about you leave earlier idiot?!!! Speeding through about 50 doggone feet is not going to get you where you need to be that much sooner.

When folks speed pass me, I stare their stupid @sses down and shake my head. I wish I had a freaking gun so I could shoot their effing tires out. Oh and I wish one of the mofos behind me would be froggy enough to run into the back of my Dawn because yall will be reading about me in the news. I wish we could just take them and put then in the middle of the road and play dodge cars with them so they can see how it feels. I am not in the mood today.

Anyone else needs to let off some steam? Go ahead and get it out. I already feel better. Q

The talk we had with the girls

We recently had a talk with our kids on what to do if another child hits them. We explained in great detail what to do step by step, repeating it several times. We told them to first, tell the child to stop. Second, get away and tell an adult near by. Third, only if no adult is around and they need to defend themselves, to strike back. We explained in detail that they are to only hit back if they absolutely have to. So we asked each girl one by one what to do. Here is how it went down:
B- She explained it just like we did
D- She said it correctly
K- Hit them back so they will stop, then tell a grown up I hit them because they hit me first.

Pray for us. Q

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Spa Day recap

On Wednesday I received my birthday gift from my husband. I had a spa day. I looked around, made some phone calls and finally settled on Casa Verde. I got the Bliss package which includes:Caribbean body wrap, steam room experience, therapeutic facial, and spa hand and foot treatment. Spa lunch included.

They told me to allow between 4- 4 1/2 hours. My appointment was at 1:15 and I arrived at 1:00 to fill out some paperwork. I was taken to the spa side which was nice and calming. I was surrounded by soothing music, beautiful plants and calming colors. The paperwork was very thorough asking a lot of info in order to custom tailor my treatments. One of the young ladies came and took my lunch order which would be a soup and salad. The young lady who would be performing the majority of my services "A" came and greeted me. She let me know that she was running a little bit behind. A few minutes later she came and got me.

I was taken to a room and was told to get completely undressed. There was a bag for me to place my clothing and then I was instructed to lie on the bed under the covers. A few minutes later she entered, asked me some questions, asked if I had any, explained the services I would be receiving and began. She started by asking me to sniff some different scents. I would later find out she would use the one I chose during the different services. She started with a neck and shoulder massage. The first treatment was the carribean body wrap. She dry brushed my skin and then applied this warm body mask all over my body and wrapped me up in covers, and blankets and I marinated for about 20-30 minutes. I was then instructed to the shower where the water was already running. There were 2 shower heads on opposite ends. A few minutes later the steam came on and I was in heaven.

After the shower, I put on the complimentary robe and shower shoes and headed back to the room. Honestly most of it was a blur because I fell asleep several times. I know I got a facial with a steam treatment, massaged about 50-11 times and had a great lunch. I had the minestrone soup and salad with italian dressing. "A" finished all of the main treatments and another young lady did my hand and foot treatments. That was when I realized I forgot to take pics. So I had her snap one of me still in the robe. I know I look like Sideshow Bob but "A" did a scalp massage as well and I really didn't care how my hair looked. Q

Friday, August 22, 2008

Our friend is gone

As I sit here right now, my head is spinning, my stomach is aching and I don't have anymore tears to cry. I just don't. I just all of you to pray for my friend. She gave me the okay to post this because she needs the prayer. I just found out my friend's husband our friend J committed suicide. He was only 32 years old. I don't have words right now.

No matter what. I choose to remember him the way I last saw him, smiling and giving me a big hug and kiss. RIP J. Q

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

God's trying to tell you something

God speaks. Do you listen? God has been speaking to me a lot the past couple of days. He has been revealing a lot of things to me. Things I need to share with you. But what He has to say is so serious. Probably some of the realest, stuff I've ever heard. Some of it cut me deep. Everything I was thinking has been flipped upside down. He is doing some spiritual housekeeping cuz there is just too much mess. So I want to share it with you but this is not for everybody.

If you are okay with where you are spiritually, this is not for you.
If you don't want to be chastised and corrected, this is not for you.
If you don't want to step out of your comfort zone, this is not for you.
If you are not ready to put God's needs above your own, even if it means putting your dreams on hold, this is not for you.
God wants full time workers, part time need not apply.
So if you are not ready to hear from God and do what he says, this is not for you.

But if you are ready to receive, pray on, meditate, and activate the word of God in your life, in a way like never before, then it is for you.
I will not post it in the open and I am still writing it. But, if you want to read it, please shoot me an email at and I will make it available to you. I don't want anyone who is just curious or nosey to get this. This is serious and this is about God's work. If you are not sincere, God will know and you will have to answer to Him.

I am serious about doing the Lord's work. I am blessed He gave me this insight. It is nothing new of course but it just needs to be said. I will have it typed up and ready to go by Friday. Much love. Q

Monday, August 18, 2008

Small changes, big smiles

Since I've begun my battle against hypothyroidism, I have been unable to enjoy some things. One of the biggest things that really upset me was not being able to wear my wedding ring. My fingers would swell really bad and I had to wear it on my pinkie. That got really annoying because it was a little too big.

Well right before heading to Vegas, I packed my ring up. I was determined to wear it in order to fully celebrate our anniversary. Well since then, I have been able to wear it daily. My ring is not big, flashy, or expensive but it means a lot to me. I still remember the day I saw it and when Thomas got down on his knee and asked me to marry him with it. It was beautiful to me then, and it is beautiful to me now. Being able to wear it again, tells me that all the working out, eating right, and taking care of my body has been working. I still have a long way to go but this small physical change has put a big smile on my face!!!! Q

Saturday, August 16, 2008

For Tanyetta

I hope this is a better one. I looked and it is on Itunes. You can get it here Q

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The battle is not yours

My friend Kei gave me my first Yolanda Adams cd over 10 years ago. There was a version of this song on it and I used to listen to it almost daily. I knew God was real after listening to this. It is long but worth it. Someone needs to hear this and I hope it blesses you as much as it blessed me. Q

First day of school the remix

Today was Bria's first day back at school and she had to make sure everything was just right. Her hair had to be a certain way. She picked out her clothes the night before, and was ready to go early this a.m. When I look at her, I get a little teary eyed because I can't believe how big she is. I remember when she was just a baby and today she began the 4th grade!!! Here are some pics of my little Princess. Q

Note: I love all of my kids equally but since she is the oldest and that really makes me realize how much time has passed by. Q

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I lost my mind tonight

I love watching the Olympics. Absolutely, freaking LOOOOVVVE IT!!! Tonight Thomas and I was watching the men's 4 by 1 relay in swimming. I heard how one of the member's on France's team talking about smashing the US. Well the time had finally come and it look like things were not going well for Team USA. In the last few meters, Jason Lezak, the anchor and also the oldest swimmer began to change things. Thomas and I stood up yelling and screaming at the t.v., cheering our guy off. He did it!!! He pulled it off. It was so close that it was faster than a blink but we won. The pic above shows Garrett Weber-Gale and Michael Phelps who were in the relay celebrating after realizing they puled off the upset. I love it!!!! Q

Here is a link for those interested.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Party time

Here are some pics of me blowing out my cake with my girls standing by, my new boyfriend "Chunky" and me striking a pose. I have more but folks don't want to be on the internet so I'll respect their privacy. As you can see, my hair frizzed up because of all the laughing, and dancing. I had a blast. Thank you to all of my friends and family for showing me so much love. Q

Friday, August 08, 2008

And so it begins

This is my 8th post today on 08/08/08. Eight is the number of new beginnings. So yes I feel renewed, reborn, a little scared but excited. I know it may not seem like a big deal to anyone reading but inside of me, I feel like bursting!!! I know it won't be easy but nothing worth having is. Q

Let em eat cake

My baby kept bugging me about helping her with the refridgerator. I ignored her because I thought she was being silly. About 10 minutes ago she said, "mom you never went to the refridgerater." Then she said, "oops, nevermind" and ran off. I asked, "what's in the fridge?" She just smiled. Then I looked at the other 2 who giggled. Then I looked at Thomas and he just grinned. So I ran to the fridge, opened the door and found this beautiful cake in the shape of a bible along with a homemade card and another gift from Thomas. I cut into just to see what flavor it was but I won't have any until my party tomorrow. He took the time to order it and got it from my favorite bakery. I am grinning ear to ear!!! Q

Birthday smiles

The song "Emotional Roller Coaster" by Vivian Green would describe my day today. I was on the phone with my girl April at around 12 and she was the first to wish me a Happy Birthday. I stayed online and blogged with tears in my eyes. I woke up to my wonderful gift and phone calls from my dad, my mom, and my favorite cousin Ro. My kids gave me lots of hugs, kisses, and homemade gifts and my husband didn't let me move a finger.

I logged onto on of my favorite message boards to find a post with an outpouring of love and well wishes. My email, myspace page, and personal message box was flooded with words of love. But I was a little sad because some names were missing. I tried to go about my day and do my usual like surf the net, read and respond to blogs but I still felt bad. Finally I blogged about it but I still didn't get a release. Then I read a post on another blog about being passive agressive. It was the wake up call I needed. My pity party was over. Yeah I am entitled to one and I had a short one today.

But it is times like this that God uses as an opportunity to bless me and give me some insight. You see this once again reassured me that I have been right to not let my happiness be tied up in people. Sure it is good to love people, to have them in your life, and to enjoy their company but always remember folks are human. They have flaws, they will forget, they are not perfect, but God is. God will never leave me or forsake me. God will never forget what means most to me. God always lets me know I am loved. So no matter what, I know I am loved. Even if no one else loves me, I love myself and most importantly, God loves me!!! Thanks for the kick in the pants too M, wink. Yup and I am back to my old self again. Q

Thanks Gin

My girl Gin posted this in a thread for me and I thought it was so funny, that I had to put it here. I have some of the best friends in the world!!! Q


So I spoke to my mom early this morning. I asked if she had seen my new hair pic I posted and she said yeah. My sister showed it to her. She said my sis and my cousin was on myspace looking at my pics. She called my mom over and told her to come look at my hair. Then my sister said, "she's just showing off." My mom and cousin busted out laughing. I love you too Imani!!!! Q

Birthday revelation

I know the day is not over with but I've had an awakening moment today. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I have another chance to do things different and to make sure my 30's is better than my 20's.

This day is very special to me and unfortunately those who I thought loved and cared about me, have forgotten. I would be lying if I said I was not hurt. Especially because I always go out of my way to say happy birthday to those I love. It could be a card, an email or a phone call but I always do it even when some of them have never acknowledged my day. I am shocked because people I have known less than a year have called, im'd or emailed but those I consider like family have yet to say a word. To those of you who have forgotten I forgive you, I really do. I plan on enjoying my day and having a fabulous party tomorrow with my friends and family. From here on out, I will focus my time and energy on the people who care enough to take the time to show me how much I mean to them. I will still love them, I will still pray for them, and I will still acknowledge them but they won't have the priority in my life they once had. It's all good. At least now I know where I stand.

I've decided to also get more focused on the things I want for myself and my family. I want to focus more on God and really make some changes in my life. I am still focused on being healthy and getting to a healthy size. I want to be a living testimony of God's word. I want to stop gossiping and make sure my communication is uplifting, positive and encouraging. I want to be a better wife, mother, friend, minster. I want to give more, laugh more and love more. I want to only have people in my life who truly love and support me and will be beneficial to me going higher. I feel like my life is starting over and I have another chance to really stand up and make a difference. Watch out, the best is yet to come!!! Q

Oh and if you are reading this, you are probably not who I am speaking of. Q

What a wonderful surprise!!!

Last week I entered a contest in order to win a copy of the coveted Vogue Italia issue featuring Black models. Upon my return from Vegas, I received an email stating I had won and it was being shipped. I went to bed late last night and was awakened by the sound of the doorbell. Thomas was out so I got the crust out my eyes, looked through the peephole and saw the mailman. I thought it was a gift from a family, friend or one of the girls from the forum. To my surprise it was my issue of Vogue!!! It came just in time for my birthday and it was a great way to start my day!!! Thank you Style Chile for being so generous. Much love. Q

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Goodbye to my Twenties

Well it's official I am no longer in my twenties. It is a bitter sweet moment for me. Up until recently, I was really excited about the thought of turning 30. It is one of those milestones that really make you feel "grown" you know? But as it approached I felt a little sad just realizing how much time has passed me by. There are some things I did not accomplish and other things I am proud of.

Nevertheless, I am grateful to God for allowing me to see this year. I know it was not promised to me but I am here. As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I can honestly say I am proud of the woman I have become. Yes I made some mistakes but I've learned from them as well. I am older and wiser. I have so many things to be thankful for. My life is just beginning!!!

Thank you to all of my friends and family. I love each and every one of you. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog. Thank you to all of my haters and I wish you well. Once again thank you to My Lord and Savior Jesus for loving me and saving me. I am looking forward to what God has in store for me. I know this is the start of greater blessings, a greater anointing, and even more wisdom. Happy Birthday to me!!! Q

Vegas baby

Let me just say Thomas and I had a great time. I rode the roller coaster at NY, NY. We had dinner at the Bellagio and at Gallagher's and we took pics and just enjoyed being alone without the kids. We didn't get to do all we wanted to do like get married at a chapel but we still had a lot of fun. We even spent time with some friends. Oh and Thomas went shopping before I did, hmpfh. Here are some pics of us at the Bellagio, at the Vegas sign and the wonderful dinner we had at Gallagher's. Now let me say the food may be a little pricey for your everyday eating out but it was worth every dime!!! I had the Caesar salad, salmon with asparagus, and Thomas and I shared the 4 cheese macaroni and cheese. He had the New England clam chowder, pork chops, and we shared the creme brulee. On the drive back home we stopped by the Hoover Dam and took some pics there as well. Enjoy!!! Q