Tuesday, June 1, 2010

For the Shoe Lovers

This is purely for fun. I love sexy shoes...and so does my hubby! ;-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sad News

Greetings readers. I hope you all are well. Yesterday, my brother-in-law died from complications of a massive stroke. Please keep my family in your prayers. I am very concerned about my husband who is still grieving the loss of his father a little less than three years ago. Life is short. Hug those whom you love. Tell them you love them and take care of yourselves. God Bless.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Hate Hospitals, but I Love Seattle Grace!

Thursday night is my favorite TV night because I get to visit Seattle Grace Hospital and peak into the lives of Meredith Grey and her colleagues. I LOVE "Grey's Anatomy" for so many reasons. I love the actors and the music. But what I love most is the writing. It is absolutely brilliant. Somehow, the writers manage to teach life lessons to the characters and the audience without sounding "preachy." The characters change. The writers have not allowed the characters to remain stagnant from season to season. Instead, the grow and learn from patients and events that happen at the hospital.

Meredith Grey is the main character, hence the name of the show. When the show first began she was a depressed, damaged person who constantly sabotaged herself from experiencing anything positive. Well, it took a while, but eventually, Meredith became more and more aware of her patterns and how they were hurting her. She went to a counselor, on staff at Seattle Grace of course, and faced her issues with her now deceased brilliant doctor, mother head on. As a viewer I became so enthralled in her journey that I often found myself crying during the show! Well, I can be a bit of a sap, so I guess that's not shocking.

It looks like tonight's episode will focus on Alex's past growing up with a mentally ill mother and being moved from foster home to foster home. Once you learn about Alex's past, it's a little easier to accept his jerk status on the show. Although, I'm hoping for some growth from him too. There are only two episodes left before the summer hiatus. I can't wait to see what the cliffhanger will be so I can imagine where the writers will take us next. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's almost 9:00pm...

Monday, May 10, 2010


I really do want to blog. I mean I really have a lot I want to write about. The problem is I keep censoring myself. During the day, I frequently think, oooh, that's good. I should blog about that. But then, I think, wait a minute, what if I'm sharing too much. I know it sounds silly. So I spoke with one of my blogging friends who said to make it private or only write about what I'm comfortable with. She also said it can be scary, but it is very cathartic. So, I'm going to stretch myself and write about some of the things that I've been "thinking" about. So, where should I start...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hey Hubby! Can We Talk?

OK. I'm back. I guess it's a good thing I didn't set myself up and announce that I would be blogging everyday. :-) Anyway, it has been a very trying couple of weeks with some health issues, but I am on the mend both physically and emotionally. God has placed some really loving family and friends in my life and they are helping me through.

So, this Saturday I will be attending a marriage workshop with my dear hubby on improving our communication, facilitated by my brilliant Hampton University classmate, Dr. James Wadley. This brother is thorough in his knowledge and commitment to healthy relationships. I must say I am both excited and nervous about what we will encounter. My husband and I married on November 24, 2001 after a year and a half of dating. In the eight years that we have been married we have dealt with a job layoff, stolen property, damage to personal property, death of a parent, and the birth of a child...followed by my crippling postpartum depression. Sometimes I am shocked that as a couple we are still standing. The only explanation is that God has never taken His loving hands off of us.

God has also changed my heart. Not so long ago my prayers for my marriage went something like this:

Dear God:
Please change my husband. You know he is wrong. Plese show him the right way. Amen.

I have since learned that while this was certainly a heartfelt prayer, it was also a very selfish and self-serving prayer. With help from strong Christian friends, and prayer and meditation, God taught me the proper way to pray for my marriage.

Dear God:
Thank you for my husband. Please forgive me for all of the hurt that I have knowingly or unknowingly caused him. Please show me how to be not only a good wife, but a god wife to him. Amen.

I am so far from having this right, but that's why life is a journey. God does not expect us to be perfect. We just have to keep striving to be Christ-like. I fall short daily, but it's OK.

OK, so Hubby and I are both looking forward to Saturday, but for slightly different reasons. I'm looking forward to learning new ways to communicate with him, while I think he is more looking forward to our date that will follow the workshop. Our daughter will be spending the night with my parents so we have the WHOLE night all to ourselves. So readers, we need some ideas for a HOT DATE! Did I mention that we have the WHOLE Night! [Giggle! Giggle!] I look forward to sharing what we learn at our workshop with you...and maybe a few details of our date. [Giggle!]

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cuddle Up

My little girl was sick this past weekend. I hate seeing her sick; it really does break my heart. All she wanted to do was sit in my lap and cuddle. I admit at first it was nice, but by Saturday evening I was craving some freedom. She whined and cried every time I tried to "escape", so I obliged her and stayed close by. Thankfully, she started feeling better by Sunday evening, but because she didn't have her appetite back--correction, her picky appetite back--Hubby and I decided to let her stay home from school (it's daycare, but we call it school...hey, I'm a teacher). Since I stayed home on Friday, Hubby stayed home today.

Now, I'm usually pretty slow-moving on Monday mornings, but not today. I craved my "freedom", even if it was with a bunch of sleepy ninth graders. I hoped out of bed, dressed, skipped breakfast at home, and left for work EARLY. I adore my daughter. She is without a doubt a tremendous blessing, and everyday I thank God that He chose my husband and me to be her parents. But...she is two, and, well you know. So you can imagine I was pretty surprised when a feeling of emptiness engulfed me before I was halfway to work. I missed her. I missed her being snuggled up to me for almost three straight days. So while I did not have the most exciting weekend, and I was in pajamas or sweats for most of it, it was still a wonderful weekend spent cuddled up with my favorite girl.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


This is my first posting to my new blog and I am really looking forward to having this outlet. As a mother of a two year old and a high school teacher, I know the importance of having a plan. However, I am learning that even the best made plans can sometimes go astray, which can be wonderful...sometimes. So, I hope you will stay with me as I get my bearings, learn my lessons and share them with you. Please feel free to comment and share your life lessons as well. The blogging starts...NOW!