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I am an old blogger who has found their way back to the internet. I love being a mom, an African American, spending time with my husband and shopping online. I waste time on Facebook and I do not spend enough time on Twitter. Reading is my favorite past time but bad reality shows are my guilty pleasure. Here, I blog about parenting, businesses and their successes, and innovation.

Thursday, September 17, 2009




Friday, September 11, 2009

Get Organized and Expose Your Shame

So I was blog hopping last night and came across this post at BizzieMommy on getting rid of clutter. This was motivation for me to get it done. I have joined in the fun of cleaning up the clutter in my house and posted my pictures too.... Please look, close your browser, walk away and then talk about me. I can take it much better that way.

Okay, you are now welcome to gawk.

(desktop no one uses)

(Victoria's Secret is the bag: She actually hides a gap in the blinds)

(Oh the shame of how this corner of my bedroom looks like a college dorm)

(yes I see the fire hazard, but don't I have good taste in reading materials?)

Whew, now that I have shamed myself beyond no end --please join us in de-cluttering. Go here and follow the directions and show your shame too!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Come on people....

I started to watch the speech given by President Obama last night but soon turned as I started to see Republicans rolling their eyes and picking their fingers. Really, do you have to be that immature? We can agree to disagree and we can agree to be on two different sides of the fence but to disrespect in such a way that my eight year old recognizes the horrible treatment. COME. ON. PEOPLE.

In the words of Mary J. Blige--We don't need no haters! Ain't got no time for HATERATION!

I saw too many green faces. And then when I watched CNN and Nightline later to get the recap on the speech and found out that this man disrespected him even more.

He acted as if he was on some reality TV show on VH1 or MTV. That is where we expect behavior of this capacity. He must have had a flash back to his fraternity days and imagined the President as the rival college. He probably wanted to go and trash the oval office afterwards with toilet paper and such. Clearly he has t-shirts that read TEAM PALIN. I believe he thought he was at a rally. Once again....COME. ON. PEOPLE. Look at who you are electing to make decisions for you. These men acted like children last night and I am ashamed for them and of them.

I don't know where I stand on the health care reform because of all these people yelling and shouting about public option. They are clouding the facts and half the time I just cannot hear or understand for all the shouting.

Excuse me but did someone ever give a definition of public option and I missed it? I have been hearing that phrase so much that I am trying to figure out if I missed this in college or grade school. How come everyone speaks of this phrase and but gives no details? Am I missing the details? Oh wait...I know what it is. I bet someone started shouting what it was and I was instantly turned off. Funny, I thought I would be able to watch the President and not be distracted but oh contraire, African American were. COME. ON. PEOPLE.

And yes I am on my soap box but, I also found out yesterday that my health insurance went up 9%. I mad and that is all.

Side note: Was Michelle Obama on POINT or what? Purple is her color.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mommy's New Toy

I got a new printer this weekend. I no longer have to get my pictures developed at Wal-Mart. Yea! I love this new inexpensive printer. I can scan, print, and copy. I can now make homework for my son. Yea!

The kids appreciate my new purchase as well. Evidence below--their new toy.

No life Change

Still the same old me. No new job.....trying to be thankful for the one I do have. I'm appreciative but my turned something terrible when I found out it ws not me they wanted. Sometimes that can really be blow to the ego. I am trying to be creative and figure out what I can do in the current job.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Changing Habits

So, lately with my running I have been trying to change my eating habits, exercise habits and overall lifestyle. Here are a few changes I have made so far:

1.) Not searching for the closest parking space

2.) Eating more raw vegetables

3.) Buying and consuming wheat and grain products

4.) Bringing my lunch to work

5.) Implementing our reading power hour at 8pm

Things that I should probably work better on:

1.) Eating two chocolate chip cookies after I have had such a healthy lunch 2 days in row

2.) Drinking Sprite with my healthy lunch

3.) Not letting my veggies swim in ranch dressing--I love ranch

4.) My soon to be Michelle Obama arms--I am slacking--what will she think at the wedding?

5.) Enforcing our reading power hour at 8pm

Things my kids have picked up from the changes I have made:

1.) They drink water!!!

2.) The oldest runs with me in the evening. He pushes me. Yesterday the youngest got out of his little buggy and ran down our street the rest of the way home. I got me some little runners on my hands. If only I can get their dad to join. I am still working on him. Apparently he thinks he is too cool to exercise.

3.) They watch less TV

4.) They are spending more time reading

I am trying to lead by example. I have decided to stop complaining about work, fatigue and hunger in front of them. I am exuding positivity for them much as I can tolerate. However, I did yell at them last night after I told them way too many times to get in the shower.

I know. I'm a work in progress.


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