I was driving into work this morning and Mary J's song "Just Fine" came on. I've heard it a couple of times, but never really paid attention to the words. I am loving this song! I was jammin' on my way to work.
Play the video and make sure to listen to the words.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
My day started about 7am. The alarm went off at 6am, but I hit the snooze a few times. I was turning off the alarm in this picture. Aren't I cute in the morning?
Out the shower and off to get ready for work.
Dropping the boys off at school
Once I dropped the boys at school, it was off to Mickey D's for my cup of coffee. I don't care what anyone says, McDonalds premium coffee is da bomb. It can compete with Starbucks, and it's only $1.50 for a large!
Off to work!
Waiting for our dinner.
My dinner: steak, medium rare, grilled shrimp, rice, salad and ice water w/lemon.
After dinner we headed to Elijah's basketball game.
Fonzy and I on the bleachers. Ezekiel took this picture. He has been my official picture taker today. He did a pretty good job.
OK, I'm off to get a massage and my 37 whippings....
I got a black magic woman
I got a black magic woman got me so blind I can't see
I got a black magic woman
She try'in to make a devil out of me
turn your back on me baby
Turn your back on me baby don't turn babe
Turn your back on me baby You might just pick up my magic sticks
got your spell on me baby
Got your spell on me baby turnin my heart into stone
I need you so bad magic woman I can't leave you alone
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
Hot Pants - James Brown - In my younger days, that would of related to me.
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones - I love horses!
River Deep-Mountain High - Supremes & Four Tops
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers - cuz ain't no sunshine when I'm gone.
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver - ok, I like this song. I grew up in Dunkirk, NY and yeah, it is kinda country, so take me home, country roads. Just replace West Virginia in the song with Dunkirk, NY
Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
1. All in the Family
2. The Flip Wilson Show
3. Marcus Welby, MD
5. ABC Movie
6. Sanford and Son - the best show of them all
8. Funny Face
10. Mary Tyler Moore
Linda Blair - star of Exorcist - hmmmm......no comment
I almost forgot to add, Starbucks was established in 1971. I LOVE me some Starbucks!
1971 was a good year!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
For dinner tonight, I made chicken in the sauce. At least that is what I call it. I'm sure there is a name for what I made today, but I have no clue. I need to call my step-mom, and ask her what this is called since she is the one who taught me how to make it. Of couse she uses her own freshly made sofrito and it tastes so much better, but mine is ok. Here are the ingredients, well, at least the main ones. I add a few more spices, like black pepper, and garlic, but that's about it.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
By noon, the boys were getting impatient and bugged the heck out of me.
Mom...I thought you said it was going to snow.
Mom....where is the snow?
Mom...when is it going to snow?
Mom....you said it was going to snow?
Mom...you lied, it's not snowing.
Me: No, I didn't lie, the weather man did! Now leave me alone! I have no idea when it's going to snow!
Finally, around 5-ish, it starts to snow. Well, if you want to call it snow....more like sleet. But the boys were excited! I really wanted the snow too. I kept looking out the window, wishing the rain would turn to big, fluffy flakes. Never happened. Maybe we will wake up to a winter wonderland. Hey, we can wish, right?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Hmmm, I wonder if I have some PrepH in my medicine cabinet.......
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
While her man has been in jail, she was working for a temp agency, and met this guy on a job she went to. At least I think that is how she met him....really doesn't matter how she met him. He is from out of state, and they started seeing each other. He would help her out with bills, etc. Well, during the holidays, she decided to go with him to his home, in another state, about 1,000 miles away! She told her man, his family and her mom she was going to visit her aunt in another state. So I get a call from her, from this other state. I could not believe she went. She hardly knows this man, and she took her kids. What really frustrates me, he is just as bad as her man, with being controlling and possessive. Not good signs. And she went to another state and took her kids! Now to top it all off, she is stuck there!!!! He has no car to get her back home and he lives with his momma!!! So how in the heck was he going back and forth before for a job, but all of sudden can't get her back home! The 6 yrs old is going on missing 2wks of school! Her water has been cut off and the assistance she was getting for childcare has been cancelled, but I guess that doesn't matter, because it will be a miracle if she still has a job! And hopefully she gets home this week, because if the 6yr old misses any more days of school, she will be held back. IN KINDERGARTEN!!!!! Can you feel my frustration????? Oh, and how do you suppose she is going to keep this from her man. Her 6yr old is going to tell Daddy all about their little trip. My friend said they have been calling her friend Uncle, but so what! Her daughter is not dumb....she is going to talk. What 6yr old wouldn't. I seriously fear for her life. From both her man and this new guy. He could say he was taking her back home, and kill her along the way, and dump the body. Her kids too!!!! All I have is a name and phone number for this person. It's just crazy! I no longer live in the same state as my friend, but I always try to maintain contact with her, because I fear for her life. I have even gone as far as calling the local police in her city to check on her when I can't get in touch with her due to phones being disconnected. What more can I do? I guess all I can do is continue to pray for her, pray that she will make it back home, pray this guy won't do anything crazy and pray her man won't kill her when he gets out. I have even told her to get a will. Yes I did! I know she didn't want to hear it, but if she ends up dead, I told her I want the kids. Her father has passed away and her mom would be unable to take care of them. And the daddy's family is horrible. The brothers beat their girlfriends too and the mom(their grandma) treats them like crap! I try and tell my girlfriend straight up how the stupid decisions she is making are effecting her kids. Her little girls will grow up thinking being hit is normal, and her son will grow up thinking it's ok. I asked her how would she feel if her girls were in the same situation she was in. She started to cry, but crying is not good enough! Make a change, do something! Then I asked her, how she felt about his family raising them, and she was dead set against it. Well, that is where it's headed....he is going to end up killing her when he finds out about all this, he will go to prison and the kids are left to his family. I have a headache just thinking about it. What can I do???????
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Along with all my equipment, I have DVD's. I am always hearing of a new workout DVD, that I just have to have and swear this is the one I will work out with and lose those 20lbs. I have the Firm serious, Yoga Booty Ballet and Windsor Pilate's, and tons of others. Yep, all those DVD's were going to make me look J-Lo like. I'm not quite J-Lo like yet.
Here's my weights and my little squeezy(sp?) ball for Yoga Booty Ballet.
The weight bench, and oh yeah, my stepper.
How many lunges do you think I have to do to get a Booty like that....a million???? I don't think Yoga Booty Ballet is going to cut it.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Fonzy and I decided to bet on this game, being I'm from NY and he is from TX. Now mind you, he cannot stand the Cowboys and have never rooted for them before, but he thought for sure they were going to win. I also can't stand the Cowgirls and don't particularly like the Giants, but we couldn't pass up the NY vs TX thing. We originally said the winner would have to keep the house clean all week. We are so bad about keeping our place clean. We clean on the weekends and by Monday, it's a wreck again. I don't know how we do it. So the loser has to make sure that before they go to bed, our home is nice and clean. I decided on Sunday morning to add something new to the bet, the loser has to cater to the winner. Whatever the winner wants for this whole week, the loser has to do. Oh, the things Fonzy had in mind. He was so confident the Cowboys were going to win. Before we agreed on the second part of the bet, he said, there are a few things I may want to know before I up the ante like that. First, the Cowboys had already beat the Giants twice in the regular season and they were playing in Dallas. Yeah, yeah, whatever. I have to admit, I was kinda nervous when he said they were playing in TX. So I asked who the quarterback was for Cowboys. I really don't keep up on who's quarterback, etc. Once he said Romo, I knew we were going to win. Romo is too wrapped up in Jessica Simpson to play football. We women have that power over men. And I told Fonzy as much.....Romo is too wrapped up in Jessica to win, even if she's not at the game. It's that voodoo that we do so well.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I'm not sure how old I was here, maybe 5? I wonder what I was thinking then, what I did the rest of that day, and why Mommy decided to take my picture, or even IF she took the picture? Was it a special occasion, or was it just because I was so cute?
I also wonder who that little girl wanted to be when she grew up and have I fulfilled her hopes and dreams..
Monday, January 7, 2008
Chorus: They're playing Basketball,
We love that Basketball,
They're playing Basketball,
We love that Basketball
(Now rapping Basketball, Number 1, Kurtis Blow)
I like Slam-dunks, take me to the hoop,
My favorite play is the alley-oop,
I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and-go,
Cause it's Basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow...
We are in the midst of basketball season. Fonzy is assistant coaching at Apex Middle and the boys are playing in the city league. We try to keep the boys involved sports. They've played Little League baseball, PeeWee football and now basketball. Who know's what's next....hockey maybe?
The boys love watching Apex Courgars play, so we try to attend all the home games. Tonight was the first home game since Christmas break.
Elijah and Ezekiel amazed that there favorite player on the team sat in front of them.
Elijah kept saying, "Mom, that's Quincy. I can't believe that's Quincy. Take our picture!"
Huddle up - see Coach Veale on the left.
Coach Veale coaching.
Next up is Ezekiel's game, also number 22. I told them to get number 22 for my birthday, Jan 22 and for Fonzy's and I wedding anniversary, Feb. 22.
Laying out the rules...you know for us non-playing people.
I guess since this is my blog, I should point out myself for the ones who were not there. That's me, running in the corner with the gray/w white strip down the leg sweat pants. See how fast I was running!
Let me tell you, after this game, I was in pain! My knees were killing me. I think I'm too old for this stuff. If I'm not in better shape next year, I may have to be the official photographer.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the game was a tie.