Category: family and home

10 things to do in january

I have been a faithful reader of Cosmopolitan Magazine for 15 years. I read Cosmo to find out the latest and greatest about any and everything.  I love the articles, the advice, and the graphic art (if you know what I mean). What can I say, I’m a visual learner. I especially love the January […]

Posted January 13, 2015

I love to save money just as much as the next person.  Saving money feels good, and it makes me happy.  Unfortunately for me, saving money is one of those occasions that I tend to celebrate by spending more money (no discipline).  But I mean, if I find a good deal, I should buy more, right? […]

Posted January 11, 2015

feel good friday

Tamia, my baby girl, has the most unique way of saying exactly what I need to hear.  She’s awesome like that.  I thought I’d share a few of her feel good phrases from this evening.   “Mommy, I love you and I’m never going to stop loving you.” “You can be my mommy everyday if […]

Posted January 10, 2015

finding purpose

My route to and from work takes me past a church.  I always look over at the church when I pass for no reason other than it’s a beautiful church; it’s big with traditional steps and a steeple.  So I look at it.  Well, one day on my way home I noticed an older gentleman […]

Posted January 9, 2015

changing tuesdays

Many believe Monday to be the toughest day of the week, but I vehemently disagree. Tuesday is that day for me.  It seems that on Tuesday, the alarm rings earlier.  The shower heats up slower.  My pants are tighter.  Traffic is more hectic.  Only on Tuesday.  Take today for instance, I woke up at 6:22 […]

Posted January 7, 2015

#Marsala Madness

Why wallow around in shades of Grey when you can come to life in Marsala? Exactly what color is Marsala?  Well, it’s what I call the new burgundy, but then again, what do I know? Nevertheless, the world of fashion is all abuzz about Pantone’s 2015 color of the year.  Why so much madness for […]

Posted January 6, 2015

“scorched earth” a poem inspired by my wise mother is there too much damage to start anew is there any green that remains untouched are the skies no longer blue for me and you are the winds only filled with soot and dust what does one do when all they know is how to scorch earth […]

Posted December 31, 2014

on the eve of new year’..

Today, like most days, I’m busy thinking.  Today, my thoughts lead me to a place of reflection about the year past and to place of inquiry about what the new year will hold. With the latter in mind more so because, unlike Jay Gatsby, I know that no one can repeat the past, I began […]

Posted December 30, 2014

i want to live out loud

Well Hello, It’s Me Again!Starting over is just one of those things that I do on a regular basis.  I tried my hand at this blogging thing once in 2008, again in 2011, and once again in 2013.  While the idea of blogging has been something that has stuck with me, the act of blogging, […]

Posted December 29, 2014