Category Archives: family

no mistletoe this year.

while everyone else is excited about christmas 

and putting up decorations, I am not. I just happen to be in that boat where I made a request for a divorce

 so christmas won’t be the same this year. There will be no exchanges.

Now, I will still go shopping for my grandkids.

Their gifts will be wrapped but they won’t be

 underneath the tree because I am not putting one up.

I don’t think that it will matter to them anyway all they

want are the gifts and the video games because they don’t

play with toys anymore. I thank the mom and dad for that.

They tend to be smarter than most kids that I know therefore

toys bore them.

I’m not really sure if they believe in christmas because of the


All they pay attention to is the time of the year and

recognize that when the christmas lights are up… it’s gift time.


For anyone that is in the same boat that I am in, hang in there

it’s going to get better if you don’t drag it out.

 And never think that you can’t make it without them

 because you can.

I was top-notch when I met him and will be top-notch after the


If you don’t fit in that top-notch category, then you still can do it

without that person.



two’s company….5s a crowd

Yesterday was a very piss poor day for me. My daughter had training for a new job and I sit with the kids for 4 hours.

The three older kids were not a problem, it was the 2 and 6 month that gave me a freakin headache.

They cried most of the time that I had them.

Jr cried so much that I just let him cry until he fell asleep. Amiya is just spoiled and she was mainly fake crying for attention. And when they cry it is not a cry they are basically screaming.

Then they were asking for food every hour of the day as if I was a grocery store or something.

I had just brought a case of water with 32 bottles, now there are none.

As a GM, I had to explain to them that we don’t eat 24 hours a day, but we will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with a small snack in between.

I raised 3 kids of my own. My first child was born in 1981 when raising kids to me was easier.

Now days it’s much harder because time has changed and people has changed.

How can you raise 5 children in this age and time without a struggle? It’s a hard job but I guess it can be done.

Day 2:

Second day of training for my daughter, this time she is there from 10 to 2pm.

I told her that 5 kids is for 2 people, so she has taken 3 of them to my mother’s home and I have 2 (this is much better)

In this case mother will only have to watch over the baby because the boys can watch themselves.

I have the baby girl and Josh who is 5, this is much, much better for me to handle and I don’t have to make any bottles.

As I look around the house…..

I feel much better now because three of the kids are gone making it possible for me to get a small amount of peace and less dishes to wash.


Yesterday was the 2nd year of Michael Jackson’s death.

Here in Columbus, the radio station 98.9fm paid him a tribute and they call it:

Michael 98.9

All day long 98.9 played his music none stop without any interruptions.

They even played songs that I never even heard before.

I had family and friends over yesterday because on that same day 2 years

ago, my daughter had her first daughter.

So we all celebrated Amiya’s 2nd birthday and sang to Michael’s music.

Of course when thriller came on, everyone jumped up and became a zombie.

We had a good ole time.

One of my favorite videos by MJ :

(link is below)


Michael 🙂

birthday shout – out….

This birthday shout is going out to my mother and father who has reached the ripe age of 75.

(father~1/25 & mother~ 1/15)

Born in 1936, 10 days apart and together since the age of 19.

Despite the strokes and the congested heart failure between the two of them, they are still alive a well.  

A couple of years ago my mom had actually passed for a few minutes while in the hospital.

Yes, she code blued on us.

 Later that evening when we were talking to the Doc about it she had no idea that it had happened an seemed to be pissed off at us because we did not tell her that she died for a few minutes. all she kept asking was, ” why is my chest so painful in these two spots? “.

Dad he had three strokes. Trust me it is unbelievable that he is still alive and walking. He’s now able to talk to us or shall I say we can understand him 85% now. that’s a blessing.

So, here’s to mom and dad.


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Bringing in the new year

Gettin a head start on new years eve & some of my home cooking.

(remember, to eat before you drink)

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It’s your birthday, It’s your birthday !!

happy day before thanksgiving

Well here we are a day before thanksgiving.

My day started this morning at 7:30a. Dusting and mopping.You need a clean house to cook. I have put the potatoes on for the potatoes salad and the mixture for my  sage dressing.

Now I am getting all the ingredients out for my first pound cake but realize I have no  7 up.

So I need to step out for a moment to get a bottle of  7 up and a cake holder. Of course this is to put the pound cake in.

Let me take a moment to thank God for allowing me to still be here………………………………….


this has always been an exciting time for me. even though I don’t eat much I love to cook because It pleases me to see a plate go from full to empty.

also the girls alway call me for some sort of advice.

for example :


my oldest will probably hit me up with how to make dressing.

She doesn’t like her mother in-laws dressing.



she is my youngest daughter, she will probably ask advice on the dressing and the sweet potatoes.

other than that she is a great cook. she stayed in the kitchen while growing up watching and learning.

Tonya, she was outside beating up on the boys.

En, my son. He will be at all the houses eating without a doubt.

This day is always a day to remember,especially if you have girls.


Good luck with the preparation of turkey day and don’t burn anything up.

don’t you just love suprises


I just found out that my daughter was pregnant again__________

for the fifth time.

feelings ; Mixed