Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Postal Service

Just when I'm about to say how good the postal services have been this holiday season, I come upon another snafu. A few months ago I go to check my mail at the apartment mail room, only to see that my box as well as that of about 20 other residents were vandalized. I called the non-emergency police and reported it to my complex office (they didn't even take me seriously). I was highly perturbed. Tonight now I see that I should have received a package on Saturday and got bupkis! I'm so mad.

Tomorrow I have to wait again almost all day and then meet up with my mail carrier to see where is my damn package!! GRRRRRR!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Low tolerance

My tolerance is low.
It's not good.
I lack empathy when my tolerance is low. I come off as being cold and abrupt.
But my tolerance is low.

I'm not saying that things cannot happen to people. In this life, anything is possible. Bad things can happen to good people all the time. The problem I have been having is to have empathy for people who contribute to the problem and then act surprised at the outcome, or when nothing happens. I know that I am just as guilty as the next person. I cause my problems too. I contribute negatively to my life every day.

BUT I don't bitch about it!

You know the friend you have that wants to lose weight! All she does is talk about her weight and how much she wants to lose. She says she eats healthy and exercises and isn't losing weight and doesn't know why... she wants to have surgery or something. Then you both go out for dinner and she's the one that orders an appetizer (like loaded baked potatoes), entree (anything and everything fried), dessert (with an extra scoop of ice cream) and a milk shake to wash it all down. Those are the ones I'm sick of!! I'm not saying don't eat what you want. Sure, eat! But don't bitch about it after!! You knew this from the minute you saw the menu, that it was going down. I'm less tolerant of these folks.

Not just the ones with weight... I'm talking about the ones in bad relationships as well. THE ONES that CONTRIBUTE to the BAD relationship, and then bitch about it. - Done!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

100 Happy Days!

I took the Challenge today here !
You should too! :)

Monday, February 24, 2014


After months of looking and lusting after the cute cosmetic bags and loot every month sent out by the subscription service, Ipsy, I finally subscribed!

That's the good news! The bad news is that it is already 20 whole days into the month of February and I had yet to receive February's fare. I checked the tracking numbers everyday and sometimes I found them stalled in some strange state. Today it finally arrived! I have been watching lots of Youtube videos on makeup and got inspired to rekindle my love for all things makeup. It came with a nail polish, lip gloss, lashes, blush, a face mask and of course the official Ipsy bad

I was so excited when I opened my bag I put on the nail polish that was included right away! Hey, it was nail polish day anyway!! I didn't apply a base coat or even a top coat for that matter, against alllll nail polish policies, but it held up nicely... and even had a glossy finish. I love all things purple so I was not mad about anything there at all.

I am soo looking forward to March's Ipsy bag! I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Where the hell did this year go??

I remember thinking that I had soooooo many months until Black Friday.... then what the hell do you know... it came and went. Just. Like. That! Black Friday is my Christmas...and my husband's birthday and Christmas all in one. This year we didn't go crazy or anything. Just things that we needed and had been eyeing all year... not much though, but we're happy with what we got.

2013 took some good people away with it and it pains me to know that they will no longer be here in the physical form. I recently read that energy cannot be destroyed, it just changes and so I am somewhat comforted in knowing that their energy is still around, but I will miss them like crazy! I went to two funerals that I can remember this year and I really could have and should have gone to more, but I just couldn't.

Anyhow, if "life spare" 2014 is right around the bend and hopefully it brings with it some good news. I don't know how I've made it thus far, because there have been times when I definitely thought that the end was near. But I realize that at times when you look at the journey ahead it seems impossible, but step by step it is possible. Anything is possible. I hope to take on some giants this coming year and make some drastic changes. I am praying that it is also God's will to accommodate these changes. I will just have to step out on faith and see.

I also have to come to the harrowing realization that I am not as young as I think anymore as well. I had a health issue that I had been battling for a long time and I had had enough! I put on my big girl panties and went to see someone about it. I got medicine and treatment and within days I was much better. I couldn't believe it. Last year I had gone months and months suffering. This year when the same issue returned I was like HEEEEELLLLLLLLL NOOOOO... not going through that again. It's a huge reminder that I need to take care of myself better before small things turn into something bigger.

I got to see my godmother in July. I hadn't seen her in almost twenty years or thereabouts. That was a huge highlight for me this year. I went to New York to meet up with my mother and my cousins, so it was very unexpected and I was very grateful for that.

Looking forward to making more memories in 2014!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pre-Planning ain't so bad after all!

Many, many months ago in a group chat on Facebook, Adam Levine came up in conversation. Someone mentioned that he would be in our area this year performing with his band Maroon 5. I'm one of those people that is afraid to plan too far in advance. Too many things could happen between now and then. I'll have an idea of what I want to do, but to go ahead and make a concrete plan... nope, not so much... and so what ends up happening is that I miss out on so many opportunities because who the hell wants to shell out $300-$500 to see Beyonce?? I mean, if I could afford it then maybe, but on my shoestring budget... not happening. So anyhow, thanks to these friends, they went ahead with the planning and the ticket purchasing... and wouldn't you believe it the date rolled around quickly! As luck would have it I was supposed to work in the evening but at the last minute I didn't have to go again.

I got to the venue and I was hooked. I knew it was going to be a great night. I mean, good laughs, great weather (meaning no rain... still a bit hot though) and to top it off a shirtless Adam Levine!!! Up to the very day before the concert, I could not breathe properly, I was coughing, runny nose, runny eyes.... the works! I took Vitamin B, C, D, zinc, Echinacea on top of medicine for my throat and the sneezing, eye drops and honey and I was good to go. I sang my heart out and didn't care if my pitch was off (IT WAS!!) While there I vowed to get out and do things like that much more. Things that I wouldn't ordinarily have done.

My Instagram pic of the night: Maroon 5

It's my birthday this month so this was the first leg of the celebrating. We'll see what I come up with next!