I was fortunate enough to have grown up with all four of my grandparents. We each had a unique bond, but I had an even closer bond with my paternal grandfather. Grandaddy Pat. My Grandaddy Pat had dark, smooth skin. He used Noxzema every day and made sure he had cherry chapstick in his…Read More
Steps on scale. Scale reads 154 pounds. I look on in horror! “Nah, Cant be…” This scale obviously hasn’t been calibrated in a long time. Steps off scale. Shakes scale. Replaces battery. Steps back on scale. Butt naked. Scale still reads 154. For the first time in my life, I’m appalled by my weight increase. I mean. Yeah…Read More
I often wonder. How is it that certain people display negative expressions on their face. Not sometimes. But. At all times. Personally. When I’m angry, I smile. When I’m sad, I smile. When I’m frustrated, I smile. Until I’m behind closed doors. Then, I remove the smiley face and display my emotions. I discreetly stare at…Read More
I woke up this morning with this poem in my head and when I got in the car there was a woman on the radio also reciting this poem.
Listening to my inner woman and the deejay on the radio was confirmation that:
The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Ten years ago. There was an older woman that worked in the same building that I worked in. Eclectic and Bold. I’d never seen a woman wear striped button ups with polka dotted pencil skirts. Fishnets with blazers and short skirts. Leopard print cat eye frames. She wore her collars sticking straight up in the air. Fabrics that didn’t match, but…Read More
I’ve had my Nespresso machine since Christmas. Hubby gave it to me as a Christmas gift because I’m a coffee lover. I waited so long to use it because its so fancy and shiny. I decided to use it this morning. Its not just any ole coffee maker, its a Nespresso machine. I know I…Read More
Spring is finally right around the corner and Summer is down the block! I’m overly excited. Its time to unglove those digits!! The Spring/Summer nail trends have finally arrived and I must say, creativity is the word this season! From bold bright colors, glam and glitz to dark hues and framed nail art. There is definitely something…Read More
I’ve been challenged by my mentor and good friend to put a name to the ugly, negative parts of myself. The woman who lies. The woman who manipulates people. The woman who likes to gossip. The woman who cheats. The woman who will steal your joy. The woman who avoids important decisions to sit in…Read More
I spent most of my childhood reading my mother’s books. One of my favorite books was Dreamgirl: My Life As A Supreme. I enjoyed reading about the rise of the most successful Motown hitmakers of all time. The glamour, the glitz, the dramatics and the dance routines. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. The Supremes! Childhood friends…Read More