My Top 10 Pet Peeves Thursday, Oct 23 2014 

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1. Smacking while eating or chewing gum
2. The incorrect usage of there, their and they’re
3. The incorrect usage of your and you’re
4. The incorrect usage of to, too and two
5. The incorrect usage of lose and loose
6. Women dragging their feet when walking
7. Talking to people who KNOW everything
8. Men/Women with dirty fingernails
9. Pubic hair or a drop of urine on a public toilet seat
10. Attempting to hold a conversation but never get a word in edgewise

There are more but I’ll stop here for now. What are some of your pet peeves?

Baby Shower or nah Wednesday, Oct 22 2014 

I don’t have a lot of experience with these things because mine were very small and kind of impromptu because we were military and away from family and close friends. I didn’t get much and they were each surprise showers because I never asked for one or expect them.

The reason for this blog is to get an understanding of baby showers and how many should you have. A friend of mine is on her 4th pregnancy and is expecting a baby shower. Yes I said it, 4th pregnancy. She currently has 2 boys and 1 girl and is pregnant with a second girl. So should she have ANOTHER baby shower?

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Now the first one, I totally get. The 2nd one, well I gave the 2nd shower because we were elected as god-parents so I decided to throw her one. The 3rd was given by the God-mother of that baby and because the baby was a girl and she had all boy stuff. Now here she is with baby #4 (another girl) and she’s looking for a shower!!! I mean does she really need another baby shower? I kinda feel like a little greed is creeping in from somewhere. Especially with the EXPECTATION part of it.

So help me out. Is it proper to give a shower for each pregnancy or just the initial pregnancy or when the sex of the baby changes? Should the family be responsible for the multiple showers? Should she host her own shower? Help please!!

Wordless Wednesday Wednesday, Oct 15 2014 

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Wordless Wednesday! Well what’s left of it anyway!! Wednesday, Oct 8 2014 

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Sunday Night Vent Blog Sunday, Nov 3 2013 

That suit and tie or long black gown won’t change who you are inside. It only camouflages you and the longer you hide behind them you begin to believe it to be true. Sharp as a tack on the outside and dark, cold, ugly and filthy on the inside. It never ceases to amaze me how some of us can walk around as if we have it all together, judging others by their sin when we have a boatload of our own. Truly repent, come away from ALL YOUR wicked ways and then pray and have compassion for others. It’s so easy to call others out for what they have done wrong but you want to walk around as if you’ve never done wrong! You hypocrite! Let’s get it together people. God is looking for us to be disciples not condemners! You are not the judge, He is, so let Him do His job. He’s done just fine all these thousands of years without you. I trust He can manage now since you’ve so called found yourself. A hit dog will holla so if this doesn’t apply to you it shouldn’t offend you or as the young folks say…”have you feeling some type of way!” Now let the church say amen!!! #stopfakingthefunk #youarenotperfect #getitright #examineyourself #startwiththemaninthemirror

Must have book Thursday, Mar 28 2013 

The Marriage Manual & Handbook Practical Application to Proven Principles by C Joseph Simpson. This is a must have book for singles and couples engaged and married. Visit http://www.cjosephsimpson.com to read chapter one and also check out his YouTube videos!

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Wordless Wednesday Wednesday, Feb 27 2013 

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Boys To Men Saturday, Feb 23 2013 

Living in a house with 2 teen boys and a tween girl has truly proven to be interesting to say the least. My husband and I are having the time of our lives enjoying each other and raising our kids. No more babies to run behind, no butts to wipe but trust me our job as parents is far from over. Parenting is job that never ends, even when they’re grown and gone. LOL Well, my boys are now 14 & 16 and they both bought Valentine gifts for their “friend’s”. I have to admit I was a little sad at first because it’s a clear sign that my babies are no longer babies. I’ve known it for quite sometime now but every time they do something like this it just reminds me that they are truly growing up.

Anyway, my 14 year old son bought this $20 stuffed animal and I was like NO! Then I realized it was his money so I let it go. His first thought was to have his brother walk with him to the girls house and give it to her…wrong answer. I told him that he needed to ask for permission to come over and if it was ok to give her a gift in the first place. Plus, I needed to meet the parents and I wanted them to know who my son was and that he comes from a good home. I know some of you may think this is a little extreme but I don’t, you’ll understand later. We got the green light so hubby and I jumped in the car and took him over….kicking and screaming because he didn’t want his lame parents to go. We got there and he handed her the bear and she smiled with this big kool aid grin and then the awkward silence. I asked her to go and get her mother. Now mind you, they have been knowing each other since first grade and I worked at there elementary school so I have met her parents on several occasions. When she stepped to the door and immediately recognized me, she and I both were relieved. So we chatted on the porch (yeah, that’s the furthest we got) and the kids just kept looking at each other not saying a word!!! LOL

Now on to my 16 year old son. He also bought his “friend” a valentine. It was a stuffed bear holding a big red heart that read “I love you!” Hmmm… So again he wants to make the delivery and again I told him that I would take him because I wanted to meet her and her parents and I wanted them to meet my son. The two went to middle school together and now different high schools so they don’t get to see each other often. They met up in the mall twice and once they asked to meet at the park and then the movies I was like wait a minute. My son made the call and mom said it was fine to come. We get there and his friend came to the door with this huge grin on her face. Her mom came up behind her and said well let them in. LOL We stepped in and my son handed her the bear and she handed him some chocolates and they HUGGED!!!!!!!!! Her mom and I introduced ourselves and shook hands. She offered us a seat and we had a wonderful conversation. She asked my son what were his plans after high school and I did the same. They both seem to know what they want to do. She held onto that bear as it was the most valuable thing in her possession. We only stayed for a short while and then we were off.

The moral of this story is to make sure you raise your boys right. I’m putting out something positive in the universe so that it comes back to me when our daughter comes of age. The reason we did it this way was to teach them to respect young women and their parents. I don’t think a young man should just roll up to a girls house unannounced and hand her a gift not knowing if her parents allow her to accept gifts from boys yet. We sure don’t want some knucklehead to pop up at our house for our daughter that way. I could tell it was a shock to the their parents when we did it that way but once I explained why we did it they were both very appreciative and grateful. Wouldn’t you be? We are raising our sons to be respectful and to do things the right way and raising our daughter to expect nothing less. I guess we’ll soon be watching them drive off going on their first date or prom but before that happens we have to train them up right! Our job is not to just raise them from boys to men but respectable men!

I’ll always be your joy! Friday, Jan 18 2013 

I may not have been the youngest but I was certainly his baby. I’m 38 years old an still long to sit on my fathers knee or curl up in bed with him and watch a movie. I can still hear his voice and smell his cologne. He was the sweetest father a girl could ask for. ‘A gentle giant’ I would often call him. No matter what was going on in the world, I always felt safe and secure because he was here. Now that he is gone, I’m still comforted by the fact that I had him for a short 34 years. I’m so grateful to God for blessing me with such a wonderful father and an equally wonderful husband to carry on from where my daddy left off. Because of the love and security he proved to me allowed me to wisely accept such a wonderful mate. I miss my daddy something awful today for some reason. The wonderful memories are what keeps me going and not falling apart. He was one of the greatest and I was fortunate enough to have a part of him in me. I love you daddy!

America has spoken! President Barack Obama re-elected Wednesday, Nov 7 2012 

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Whether you voted for him or not, he is The President of the United States. Our job is to respect him, support him and pray for him and all leaders. Congratulations on your second term Mr. President!

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