Thursday, September 29, 2011

I have RELAPSED!!!

Shaking my head at myself...yes indeed..
If you are one of my readers, you may have remembered when I last posted of my obsession of collecting magazines, well hoarding magazines. At the end of my post I think I mentioned about being better at it in 2011. Well based off of this current photo, I just took today...the obsession has become slightly worse and out of hand.

Like Sasha said last year, if you come to your girls house, you can't say I couldn't offer you no good reads!! LOL...

Okay, I Tricia, promise NOT to buy another magazine until I can at least get rid of half of this stash...I know its stupid ridiculous.

My favs:
Sister to Sister
Creating Keepsakes
Black Woman
Better Homes & Gardens
Scrapbooks Etc.

Revisit last years post and last years photo...which has nothin on what is goin on today!

This Stinks!

Ok, it has truly been awhile since I have been this sick! This makes absolutely no sense!

It started about 2 weeks ago I guess, Bre caught the wonderful Pink Eye, and on top of that had a few cold symptoms.

Well about 2 days after I took her in, my symptoms began to come and visit as well as mom and then dad! None of us (mom, dad or myself) got Pink Eye, but we got horrible colds.

Last Friday, was my absolute worst. By the end of the night I looked like I had a run in with Ike Turner, bloody nose, swollen face, etc. Next morning I made an appointment in urgent care which is when I discovered I had my first ever sinus infection. Not the business. So I walked away with 4 prescriptions...Amoxicillan (Antibiotics), Prednisone (steroids), an inhaler and eye freakin drops! Not cool...

Since then I have had okay days, but at night its the pits. No sleep. Cough attacks that would last about 2 the time I get good sleep has typically be running between the hours of 3-5am...then of course the alarm is about to buzz. So yeah, I am slightly irritated. Bre WAS getting better BUT since the 3 of us were sick...she is now sick again and its back with a vengeance on my little princess. She has missed school again this week..and you know a sista still has to pay tuition whether she is there or not...argh!

Anyhow, pray for our health and that we all get better. This is NOT the business!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Love Dare...

**Borrowed from someone very special to me, here is an excerpt from this book I can't wait to read. Those who are married may find this book helpful. Have you watched the movie Fireproof? Wonderful movie, which is featured in the storyline of Fireproof. Check both out if you can should be beneficial. Just reading this excerpt alone gave me an unwanted reality check.**

Love is Unconditional
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us. – Romans 5:8

If someone were to ask you, “Why do you love your wife?” or “Why do you love your husband?” – what would you say?

Most men would mention their wife’s beauty, her sense of humor, her kindness, her inner strength. They might talk about her cooking, her knack for decorating, or what a good mother she is.

Women would probably say something about their husband’s good looks or his personality. They’d commend him for his steadiness and consistent character. They’d say they love him because he’s always there for them. He’s generous. He’s helpful.

But what if over the course of years, your wife or husband stopped being every one of those things. Would you still love them? Based on your answers above, the only logical response would be “no.” If your reasons for loving your spouse all have something to do with his or her qualities – and then those same qualities suddenly or gradually disappear – your basis for love is over.

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.

The Bible refers to this kind of love by using the Greek word agape (pronounced uh-GOP-ay).

It differs from the other types of love, which are – phileo (friendship) and eros (sexual love). Both friendship and sex have an important place in marriage, of course, and are definitely part of the house you build together as husband and wife. But if your marriage totally depends on having common interests or enjoying a healthy sex life, then the foundation of your relationship is unstable.

Phileo and eros are more responsive in nature and can fluctuate based upon feelings. Agape love, on the other hand, is selfless and unconditional. So unless this kind of love forms the foundation of your marriage, the wear and tear of time will destroy it. Agape love is in “sickness and health” love, “for richer or poorer” love, “for better or worse” love. It is the only kind of love that is true love.

That’s because this is God’s kind of love. He doesn’t love use because we are lovable but because He is so loving. The Bible says, “In this love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). If He insisted that we prove ourselves worthy of His love, we would fail miserably. But God’s love is a choice He makes completely on His own. It’s something we receive from Him and then share with others. “We love, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

If a man says to his wife, “I have fallen out of love with you,” he is actually saying, “I never loved you unconditionally to begin with.” His love was based on feelings or circumstances rather than commitment. That’s the result of building a marriage on phileo or eros love. There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstance.

That’s not to say, though, that love which began for the wrong reasons cannot be restored and redeemed. In fact, when you rebuild your marriage with agape as its foundation, then the friendship and romantic aspects of your love become more endearing than ever before. When your enjoyment of each other as best friends and lovers is based on unwavering commitment, you will experience an intimacy that cannot be achieved any other way.

But you will struggle and fail to attain this kind of marriage unless you allow God to begin growing His love within you. Love that “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:7) does not come from within. It can only come from God.

The Scriptures say that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). This is God’s kind of love. And thankfully – by your choice – it can become your kind of love. But first you must receive it and share it.

And don’t be surprised, when your spouse begins living confidently under its shade, if he or she doesn’t become even more lovable to you than you remember. You will no longer say, “I love you because …” You will now say, “I love you, period.”

Material taken from The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, copyright ©

Monday, September 12, 2011

Entertainment Week of 9/8/11

Eddie Murphy will be the host of The 2012 Academy Awards. This is great for the 50-year old comedian. What a milestone this will be in his career. I think Murphy will make a great host. He is a comic genius, and he knows movies. In 2006, he was nominated for best supporting actor for his work in Dreamgirls. Murphy has a new movie coming out in November called Tower Heist with Ben Stiller. He has another movie coming out in January called A Thousand Words.

Boxing Legend Oscar De La Hoya is coming clean. After leaving rehab, he is telling all. De la Hoya has admitted the photos that came out of him dressed in women’s lingerie were him. The photos came out in 2007, and were released by an angry ex-girlfriend. De La Hoya says he took the photos under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. De La Hoya has been sober for the past three months.

Rapper Actor T.I. is back in jail. He was out for one day when Federal Officials put him back. T.I. was released early on good behavior and was supposed to be in a halfway house, but he left an Arkansas jail in a fancy tour bus. Even though prison officials took photos with him in front of the bus, he was still sent back to prison. Officials argued they thought T.I. was leaving in a van, not a splashy tour bus filled with cameras for a future reality show. T.I. is due to be released from jail on September 29th.

Funeral services are set for McKinley "Bug" Williams, one of the original members of Frankie Beverly and Maze. Williams, 65, died of a heart attack last Friday after rehearing for a concert with Maze. Funeral services are Monday, September 12th at New Covenant Church, 7500 Germantown Avenue. The viewing is from 9am to 11am, and service starts at 11am. McKinley is preceded in death by five of his brothers. Williams was a Germantown native who attended Germantown High. Williams was with Frankie Beverly as the group went through several transitions, including their days as "Raw Soul" and the group's mentoring by the late Marvin Gaye. It was Gaye who suggested a final name change. Once becoming Maze and releasing their self-titled debut in 1977, the group made history. Williams leaves behind a daughter, a sister and a host of nieces, family members and friends.

It’s official! Holly Robinson Peete is no longer a part of CBS’ The Talk. In her statement, Robinson Peete thanked CBS for the opportunity to be a part of a talk show, and she was very gracious. The CBS network did Holly dirty! They fired her and Leah Remini, and never gave a good excuse why. Robinson Peete and Remini were replaced by Sheryl Underwood and Molly Shannon. Sources say Head Moderator Julie Chen, who is married to CBS Boss Les Moonves, wants all the spotlight on her, and didn’t want any competition from the others.

Congrats to Mel B, the former Spice Girl has given birth to her third child, a girl with hubby Stephen Belafonte.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s TNT show, HawthorRNe, has been cancelled after three seasons.

Actor Jason George is returning to Grey’s Anatomy. George resumes the role of “Dr. Ben Warren,” who was the love interest of Chandra Wilson’s character. “Bailey’s” ex-boyfriend makes his debut later this year. The new season of Grey’s Anatomy kicks off September 22nd on ABC.

How far along is Beyonce in her pregnancy? Her pregnancy announcement made headlines around the world. It was a great TV moment, but her use of a prosthetic belly may backfire on her. She is barely three months pregnant and not really showing at all. This is going to be a very long pregnancy.
How hot is The Help? The surprise box office smash has taken in close to $118 million at the box office.

Regis Philbin is leaving his daytime talker Regis & Kelly on November 18th. The 80-year old TV vet is ready to call it quits. There has been no word on who will replace Regis.

Mariah Carey plans to show off her post baby body when The X Factor debuts on the 21st. Simon Cowell’s new singing reality show features Carey as a mentor. While she was pregnant with twins, Carey gained a lot of weight. She wants to look her best when the show kicks off. The X-Factor debuts Sept. 21st on FOX with Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell. A lot of people are wondering when we will ever see photos of her twin babies with hubby Nick Cannon.

Here’s a Basketball Wives update: Meeka Claxton is out. She never fit in with the other ladies, Evelyn Lozada may or may not be pregnant, but now that she is dating Chad Ochocinco, she doesn’t want to return to the show. Malaysia of the L.A. version of Basketball Wives has some explaining to do. She is married to Jannero Pargo of the Chicago Bulls, but back in the day, she was butt naked in music videos with Ludacris.

A street in Chicago was named in honor of Don Cornelius, the host and creator of TV’s Soul Train. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Soul Train.

Tennis sensation Venus Williams, 31, recently revealed she is suffering from an autoimmune disease. Williams is suffering from Sjogren's syndrome. It causes fatigue and pain and there is no known cure. The disease is not life threatening and if managed properly it shouldn’t end her career. Williams says she hopes to return to tennis soon and is going to focus on getting better.

Forest Whitaker has a new TV project for the TNT network. His first show is about a female police officer.

For 41 years she played “Erica Kane” on ABC’s All My Children, and now Susan Lucci is ready to tell all. In her new book, All My Life, she talks about the cancellation of All My Children. She says the show lost out to greed. All My Children ends its run on September 23rd. The soap opera is moving on line, but Lucci has not decided if she will make the move with the show.

Chris Tucker is working on his comeback. He is close to signing a deal for two new movies. Tucker is currently on a stand up comedy tour.

Arsenio Hall wants to return to late night TV. Now that the BET network has given Mo’Nique the boot, will they respond to Arsenio and consider him?

According to published reports, Diana Ross is not happy that her daughter Tracee is dating a polygamist. Tracee is dating Bu Thiam, who is the brother of Singer/Rapper Akon. Bu has money and is well known in the entertainment world. He and Tracee are very close, but Tracee had to assure her mother she would never marry a man who would take other women as wives. Tracee has a new show debuting on BET next month called Reed Between The Lines with Malcolm Jamal Warner.

Rosie O’Donnell will be on the October cover of O magazine with Oprah Winfrey. O’Donnell has a new show debuting on the O network this fall.

Idris Elba is now Mr. Smartwater. Elba, who just celebrated his 39th birthday, has been named as the face of the new fall campaign for Smartwater.

Sherri Shepherd Gets Married airs on the Style network Tuesday, September 13th. The View co-host wed TV Writer Lamar Sally, and she admits she didn’t wear any underwear on her wedding day.

The new issue of Essence magazine features First Lady Michelle Obama.

Alicia Keys, Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore are the cover girls for the latest edition of Glamour magazine. They are promoting their new breast cancer project for the Lifetime network

A new tell-all is coming out about Comedian Katt Williams. He was once one of the top name comedians, and now he is known for making headlines for foolishness. In the book Pimp Down: The Rise And Fall Of Katt Williams, the author, a former employee of Williams, details the drama, the personal business, mental breakdowns, tantrums, drugs, groupies, lavish hotels, multiple suicide attempts, jail time, gang hits, booze and expensive cars.

The Rachel Ray Show did a special Philadelphia taping featuring Boyz II Men and Patti LaBelle. It will air September 26th. Speaking of Boyz II Men, they’re back with a new song More Than You’ll Ever Know with “Uncle” Charlie Wilson.

In more Boyz II Men news, they celebrate 20 years with a new album this fall. Twenty is a double CD with 10 new songs and updated versions of their classics including End Of The Road and I’ll Make Love To You. Along with Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Babyface helped out on the project. The CD will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. They will also be in concert Saturday, September 17th at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center on North Broad Street.

This fall, look for Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas and his new TBS TV series with Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White. The show, For Better Or For Worse debuts November 23rd on TBS. The TV show is based on Perry’s hit movie series Why Did I Get Married.

Get ready for season four of Real Housewives Of Atlanta kicking off on the Bravo network in November.

Steve Harvey’s Family Feud is coming to NBC-10 starting September 12th and will air at 12noon. NBC-10 will also air a new mid-morning news show at 11am followed by The Ten Show in a new half-hour format at 11:30am. Steve is also coming to town with a new comedy show on Saturday, November 5th at the Liacouras Center. Steve is also launching a new daytime talk show in the fall of 2012.

At the movies, it’s Comedian Kevin Hart and his new movie Laugh At My Pain. He just started work on his new FOX-TV show Little In Common with Gabrielle Union. The show debuts in January 2012. He is also starring in the movie Think Like A Man, based on Steve Harvey’s popular book, which opens in theatres next spring.

American Idol’s 11th season kicks off Sunday, January 22nd following the NFC Championship game. Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest are all returning.

Andre Braugher is returning to NBC. He’s joining the cast of Law & Order: SVU. The new season kicks off September 14th on NBC. Braugher was recently on the cancelled TNT show Men Of A Certain Age and is up for an Emmy in September for that show. Braugher won an Emmy for his previous NBC drama Homicide: Life On the Street. The 63rd Annual Emmy Awards air September 18th on FOX. Congrats to Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Laurence Fishburne and Alfre Woodard, who are also nominated for Emmys this year.

The Old Spice Guy is joining Charlie’s Angels. Isaiah Mustafa has joined the cast of the new version of famed 70’s action show which co-stars Annie Ilonzeh and is co-executive produced by Drew Barrymore. The new season kicks off Thursday, September 22nd on ABC. Mustafa was recently featured in Tyler Perry’s movie Madea’s Big Happy Family which comes out on DVD August 30th.

The 33rd Annual UNCF Evening Of Stars airs on BET September 25th. This year’s guests include Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Estelle, Musiq Soulchild and Miquel.

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin is getting a new salute. She’ll be honored once again by The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in their American Music Masters series. The Queen is also coming to NBC in a primetime special which airs September 24th. The special will feature music from her new album A Woman Falling Out Of Love. Franklin is very busy these days. She’s also teaming up with the legendary Tony Bennett for his new album Duets. She also opened up President Obama's recent Labor Day rally in Detroit.

Actor/Author Hill Harper is back with a new book: The Wealth Cure: Putting Money In Its Place. In his latest, Harper tells readers don’t let money rule you, but be an active architect in your own life. Stop the confusion and anxiety about money. Invest in oneself first. Harper’s previous books included Letters To A Young Brother, Letters To A Young Sister and The Conversation. Harper’s diagnosis of thyroid cancer helped inspire this book and coming to terms with what’s really important in life. He says he’s doing very well since the diagnosis. Harper is best known for his role as “Dr. Hawkes” on the CBS drama CSI: NY.

Get ready for the return of Braxton Family Values. The second season kicks in November on the WE network.

Joe’s new CD, The Good, The Bad And The Sexy, arrives in stores on September 27th.

Tyrese is gearing up to release a new album. The CD, Open Invitation, comes out November 1st. The Transformer III star is also pushing his latest book, How To Get Out Of Your Own Way. Tyrese has been getting some criticism for his latest music video. In explaining the lack of African American women in his video I Gotta Chick, he says he went with the best not race.

Melanie Fiona and Kelly Price have been added to the Kem show Friday, September 16th at the Mann Center For The Performing Arts.

Wayne Brady has been tapped to host an ol’ school jam in Las Vegas that Justin Timberlake is putting together. The event is happening in October, and will benefit the Shriners Hospital For Children. Charlie Wilson, The Commodores, Sister Sledge and Earth Wind & Fire are on the bill.

Angela Bassett is also coming to Broadway replacing Halle Berry in the production The Mountaintop. Samuel L. Jackson is starring as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The show opens October 13th.

Babyface is going on tour and coming to the Keswick Theatre on Saturday, November 26th.

The George Lucas movie Red Tails with Terrence Howard opens in theatres January 20, 2012. The movie about the first African American fighter pilots (The Tuskegee Airmen) also stars Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Wendy Williams returns for a third season of her daytime talk show on September 12th.

The Bynum Brothers have a new venture: Green Soul, 7169 Ogontz Avenue. It’s a new healthy food restaurant.

WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This first time father is the husband of a Reality Star, but money ain’t a thing for them. She’s bringing in cash from TV, music and child support, so looks like he can stretch out and relax.

Special Events!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys? The stage play stars Clifton Powell, Leon and Terrell Carter, September 27th- October 2nd at The Merriam Theatre. For more info call 215-893-1999 or

Torn Between Two Fathers, A Priest Tyaire production September 17th at the Dupont Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware. For info call 302-762-4776.

Check out who’s coming to town:

Friday, September 16th- Kem with Melanie Fiona and Kelly Price at The Mann Center For The Performing Arts, 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue.
Saturday, September 17th- Boyz II Men at Temple University's Performing Arts Center on 1837 North Broad Street.
Saturday, September 24th- Sinbad at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.

Sunday, September 25th – The rescheduled Boney James concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.

Sunday, October 9th- Wanda Sykes at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Saturday, October 22ndLedisi at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center on 1837 North Broad Street.
Sunday, October 23rd – George Benson in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Saturday, November 26th- Babyface in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
April 10th, 2012- Cirque De Soleil Show featuring the music of Michael Jackson at the Wells Fargo Center(formerly the Wachovia Center).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Testimony...

Okay, so some of you may know that I was looking around for a church that was closer to home. Tried a few and I really wasn't feelin the ones I tried. Everyone looks for something different, looks for that comfort and warm feeling when you make a church, a home.
Well with no luck, this past Sunday, I went back to my home church. I know FOR SURE, I will get the word and everything else I am looking for right there at Life Changing Ministries. So...I went..and already knew Pastor was going to give me that look...yeah you know that look!

So, I walked in the sanctuary, and Pastor Woods made direct eye contact with me and gave me that look and the head nod, like.."Yeah I see you, glad to see you though" look. So I nod back, like, "Glad to see you too Pastor!" =) Which I was, I just felt at home.

Praise and Worship...of the chain! (as usual). Usually after Praise and Worship he asks us to welcome our neighbors and show some love. this time I when I decided to go show my Pastor some love...he gave love right back. True my Pastor hasn't seen me in a while, but he greeted me as if he just saw me yesterday, and asked, "How you doin Pat" (person #3 I will allow to call me Pat)...I replied, "I'm healing....I'm healing, thank you", so he smiled gave me that look like, "You are in the right place!" So...I find my way back to seat...

The congregation is introduced to this Pastor from Ghana...BOMB! Wow! Guess what the message was about....HEALING!!!! HELLO!? Instant chills...I swear my skin looked like an orange peel the ENTIRE service! So he speaks about healing!

He reminded us that, "By his stripes we are healed!" Which is so true...
No matter what type of wounds or bruises we have, whether they are emotional, spiritual, physical, economical, can be healed!"

If you can inherit my friends, all you gotta have is your faith in the right spot! I can testify to this as I am sure many of us can!

So he asked us..."WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM!?"
Compare your bruises to his bruises! Let go of any issues you may be holding onto from your past, HE was bruised far more than us...think about it! Transfer your emotional wounds to him and let him rescue you and repair!

If you cannot solve your own problems....TURN IT OVER TO HIM!!!

A few of the versus that were discussed...loved them

Isaiah 53:5
"But HE was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was chastised that we might have peace; he was lashed - and we were healed!"

Luke 11:24-25
24 - When a demon is cast out of a man, it goes to the deserts, searching there for the rest; but finding none , it returns to the person it left."

25 - and finds that its former home is all swept and clean"

Mark 9:14-29
14 - At the bottom of the mountain they found a great crowd surrounding the other nine disciples, as some Jewish leaders argued with them
15 - The crowd watched Jesus in awe as he came toward them, and then ran to greet him
16 - Whats all the argument about? he asked.
17 - One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, "Teacher I brought my son for you to heal as he can't talk because he is possessed by a demon.
18 - And whenever the demon is in control of him it dashed him to the ground and makes him foam at the mouth and he bites his teeth and becomes rigid. So I begged your disciples to cast out the demon, but they couldn't do it."
19 - Jesus said [to his disciples], "Oh what tiny Faith you have, how much longer must I be with you until you believe? How much longer must I be patient with you? Bring the bout to me."
20 - So they brought the boy, but when he saw Jesus the demon convulsed the child horribly , and fell to the ground foaming at the mouth.
21 - "How long has he been this way?" Jesus asked the father. And he replies, "Since he was very small
22 - and the demon often makes him fall into the fire or into the water to kill him.
Oh have mercy on us and do something if you can."
23 - "If I can?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if you have faith."
24 - The father instantly replied, "I do have faith: oh, help me to have more!"
25 - When Jesus saw the crowd was growing, he rebuked the demon. "Oh demon of the deafness and dumbness," he said, "I command you to come out of this child and enter him no more!"
26 - Then the demon screamed terribly and convulsed the boy again and left him and they boy lay there limp and motionless, to all appearance dead. A murmur ran through the crowd - "He is dead."
27 - But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet and he stood up and was all right!
28 - Afterwards, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, "Why couldn't we have cast that demon out?"
29 - Jesus replied, "Cases like this require prayer"

Mark 9:23
"Anything is possible if you have faith"

**Please be sure to refer to the specific bible verse and read from your bibles, as we all use different versions...

Stay easy family!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Are You From My Apple Tree!?

I love me some Erykah Badu...I must admit though, I think I like her first few CD' most favorite..

Mama's Gun
Erykah Badu Live (bomb...and can't find it)


Worldwide Underground
....after that I havent bought any new Window Seat as well...

However, one of my all time favorite songs of hers is "Apple Tree" I like Erykah Badu because her lyrics I can relate is one of my favs:

It was a stormy night
you know the kind where the lightning strike
and I was hangin' out wit some of my "artsy" friends
ooh wee ooh wee oooh
The night was long the night went on
people coolin' out until the break of dawn
incense was burnin' so I'm feelin right -- ah'ight

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
& Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't go 'round trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me cause I can't please you
and that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down

I have a ho
and I take it everywhere I go
Cause I'm planting seeds
so I reaps What I sow -- ya know
Oh on & on & on & on
my cipher keeps movin' like a rollin' stone
I can't control the soul flowin' in me
ooh wee

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
& Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me cause I can't please you
and that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
doo wee doo wee do wee

Depending on where you are in life, this song could mean so many different things.
Do you often question your identity still as an adult? Do you question your motives? Do you question why you do the things you do? Do you question who is truly in your corner? Do you question who your REAL friends are?

It's the song says, "I work at pleasin' me casue I can't please you, and thats why I do what I do!"....worry about yourself and not be focused so much on others. Be pleased with yourself. Accept yourself for who you are. Try not to worry about what everyone else and their mama may think about you...everyone has an opinion and whether you ask or not they may or may not give it to ya.

Find your inner strength and know that their opinions don't matter...its all about YOU!

Eat your own fruit that you produce from your apple tree!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Here & There

This week was a straight emotional week for a sista..

Had mediation again on Monday in court and that is never the business. But hey, I went in like a soldier and got it done. It was extremely awkward, but is what it is. I honestly cannot wait till all of this is over.

I had a very short week at work due to me not being there Monday, then on Wednesday I had an all day training and then Friday was our regular 9/80 work schedule. Being in the office for only 2 days last week was not the business at all. Alot of folks may think its awesome, but I am one to always think of the consequences to actions. Not to mention, I am off on Monday due to the holiday! I have a feeling my voicemail is probably at its capacity, my email has exceeded its limit and mail will be rollin in thick like morning fog...but its all good. It will be another week and I will make the very best of it.

My week came to an end and I must say, it was a very nice ending. =) All good really does come to those who wait huh? I am really anticipating some awesome things happening in my future and I am anticipating to see what God has in store for me! Yeah buddy!!!

I cropped today with a few of my WhoGivesaScrap friends at the monthly crop in Chino. I hooked up with my ace, Alondra Ladison and we really got down and dirty...literally...DIRTY! Kinda grimy! But hey its all good! We have been indulging in an art journal and trying new things. We have been working with all different types of elements that have been stashed away for years!!! I mean paint, paint brushes, modge podge, stamps, and all kind of stuff! We really been showin ourselves out! Holla! Thanks to my scrapper girlfriends Robin, Alondra and Melissa for contributing to the inspiration received within the past 4 weeks...xoxo are a few pics of what I been doin...

Other than that I will leave you with some photos that I have taken recently during the past few weekends...

Pictures below are me and Bre playing miniature golf with the Jennifer Priest and her lovely fam that I love to pieces!

Bre & Mommy
Bre & Matthew bein silly! between catching up on Basketball Wives, Big Brother & Jersey Shore, this post has taken me about an pics to be uploaded soon!

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