Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's Officially.....Official!

Hey to all my Satellite Sista's! officiially official. Our family is relocating to Denver Colorado!! When is the all going might ask? It's hard to say....I have NO IDEA? Mainly because I have a house to sell.....yeah....and it's just a great time to be selling a house in Florida! So....that is definitely ALL UP in the air! So please pray that would happen sooner than later.

And how are you suppose to take .....asking someone...."Did you hear about my news?" And the person doesn't even look up and actually turns their back to you and says....."Yep....I did."

Uhmmmmmm. Maybe I don't have to wonder what their really thinkin! I thought she would at least offer to help me pack!

Can a Sista get some "Love?" Or at least a packing party?

Love to all my Satellite Sista's anywho!!!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Clowns Make My Skin Crawl...Still Today!

So here is the lowdown about Clowns......they give me the "heebie jeebies". Seriously....and here's why!

Back in the day.....when my BFF...Susan and I were Seniors, there was a brand new mall that opened up called the Germantown Square Mall. It was the "grand opening" day that sent us out on this escapade. One day that I will never forget. Susan, my cousin Sharon Kay and I headed to the new mall to go shopping. We entered the mall on the bottom floor but upon entering it....saw an elevator calling our name.. obviously. Just the three of us got onto it alone and preceeded to the second floor.

Here's where my skin starts to crawl!

No quicker than the door opened and we stepped out of the elevator......two clowns appeared out of no where and tried to shove us back in the elevator! When I say shove....I mean shoved us fast that it made my head spin. Susan's reflexes kicked the first clowns "family jewels" and he doubled over immediately. The other clown caught my arm as I started to run and pulled me down to the ground. My cousin Sharon Kay was screaming and couldn't move. I got back up and we all started running down the mall while screaming! For the life of me....I think all I can remember after that was ......we left the mall. I don't even recall who picked us up....but it was not a grand day at the new mall. It took me a long time to go back to this mall.

To this day.....I despise clowns.....they are creepy! But what you won't believe.... is this! Not even five years down the BFF Susan gets married...has a precious little one....and guess what she decorates her daughters room in? .....CLOWNS! I will never forget it as long as I live! I entered her daughters room and the was just..."speechless"!

Oh no you....Di....ent!

She looked at me and said...."What?" You don't remember? She said "Remember what?" When I told her....she said..."OMG"...I totally blocked that day out of my head!!! Oh must have been the childbirth! Let's be real....Childbirth does have a way of making you forget plenty!

So this is why I cannot stand clowns to this day!

There you have it my Sista's!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Friend Is A Friend....Forevah!

Today has just been one of those days! Feeling a little bit under the weather for the past two I didn't officially work....but unofficially worked from home. So...I had a better part of the day just thinking about people. Friends...Family...but certain BFF's that have been in my life for a very long time. One in particular that I have has since 5th grade! Yes....I said 5th grade! Her name is Susan! From the 5th grade all the way through the 12th grade...we were best friends! She was Laverne and I was Shirley....we use to sing the song....really we did!

If you have a moment...I will give you just a glimpse of our friendship! It really started in the 6th grade because in the 5th grade I was new to the school and we weren't in the same homeroom. But 6th grade is where it all began....and 7th grade we ended up in the same homeroom.

It was the year that "Welcome Back Kotter" came on. If you can remember the was about kids that acted up in a classroom...but somehow they had this teacher that seemed to get his point across ...and as bad as they hated school.....he kept them coming! This is the year that Susan and I had our first male teacher....Mr. Herring! He was the epitomy of good looks and had a great personality.....we loved him. And .....I ain't one to brag....but he called us "his girlz"! We had him hook...line and sinker. Especially Sue Sue cuz she was "Large and In Charge" with her girlz all nice and perky! Not to mention her smooth, honey, silky complexion with a smile to light up the room! I was just ok....but kind of plain jane with blue eyes....I always had the cutest clothes because my Mom made them all and no one else had anything like them!

One day we disappointed him of us...didn't study.....and the other one helped the other one out....just a little on a spelling test! I am not saying....who did what!!! I'm just sayin....we both were guilty as charged. He slammed the book down on our desk and we both stared at him in shame...well...I was crying by the end of his speech! I don't know if that permanently bonded us forever....but I think it did something!

Fast foward....through many teachers and many grades....Susan and I were inseparable! She always had the boyfriends and I always wanted A boyfriend! Susan could walk into a room and "Own" it. Her head held high....she would always say...." Debi ...just keep your head up high and walk straight ahead and don't look at anybody"! This was Her entrance ...and it always....Worked! Yes...I did learn a lot from her.

I lived out in the "sticks" and she lived in the city....therefore on many weekends...I had my own special twin bed in her room! Did I mention that she loves to NAP.....20 minutes and Susan is ready to get up and start back all over again! Her mother, Margaret.....treated me like her own and always made it over to my church just to hear me sing! Never once did she miss a play...or song that I would sing! And trust me....she was of the Methodist faith and my parents were "Pentecostal" this wasn't the most easiest thing to sit through! She did love our music though. She treated me like her own and I will always love and remember her with a smile! I really miss me some Margaret James....she was one of a kind!

Fast forward to Senior year. Did you see the movie "Wedding Crashers" with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson? That movie was based on our life. We would take a ride into Memphis on Saturday nights and hit every church on Poplar Avenue that had cars in the parking lot. Why you ask? Cuz we wanted to see a wedding? I am not kidding.....we did this WAY BACK IN THE DAY!

I tell you all of this for one reason. From time to time....friends will agree to disagree on one thing or another....but Susan and I never really did....EVER! She would have an opinion and then convince me on her opinion and then it would be my opinion! A few years back.....I disagreed probably for the first time in my life with something that was said....and like that.....we hung up and haven't talked since. Can we say...TIME WASTED!

So much has happened during that time to her and to me.....and we've missed sharing it together. I say that because of this...Life is just too short to let something like a disagreement take root and cause bitterness between life long friends! I miss my friend terribly. I have had conversations with her in my dreams and finally came to the conclusion today that even if she didn't respond back to me....I felt something pulling me to reach back out to her! So thankfully she still had the same cell phone number and I decided to text her since I was to scared to leave her a message in fear of rejection.

So....I did it! I texted her and to my surprise....she texted me back....saying that she would call me tomorrow at noon! So.....why do I say all of this to my Soul Sista's? Because....if something ever happened to either one of us.....I know we would both be literally sick with regret for letting something really stupid get in the way of a lifelong friendship.

Did you ever hear the phrase....."you can count on one hand your TRUE FRIENDS....and still have one finger not sticking up". Well I know I have friends and plenty of aquaintances....but a TRUE are on one hand.....or at least in my world it is! If you would like to say AMEN....feel free....but no comments are even necessary....only if you want to....but I can't wait to talk to my friend...I just hope I can keep it together!

Stay tuned for my next post on why Susan and I hate "Clowns"!

Love to you Sista's!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Time For Tanning Spray!

Spring has officially feels like. So it's officially time for a self tanning product that doesn't streak! I will be taking a poll of which product you use for tanning! Please don't say a tanning bed...cuz I stopped doing that a long time ago! You can't tell me that they get all of the DNA stuff off of that tanning bed.....just the thought of it creeps me out! With a quick squirt and a swipe.....especially if a teen is doing the cleaning. So that is not an option!

I have used a really good one in the past...but now I don't have my hook-up to Arbonne anymore. The Arbonne spray was a really good one but it cost about $18 a bottle that you can go through very quickly. But it was great because in didn't streak! Right now I am using a neutrogena misting spray...but if you miss a spot it looks really really bad! So please leave a comment!

Hope all you Sista's have a week!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You Said No Tattoo!

So get this! My 14 yr-old son, aka...Big Boo, came home from school on Monday afternoon with all smiles on as usual! As a Mom of two....if one out of two come home in a good mood...things are REALLY GOOD! So ....the Boo wasn't home long when I noticed something was coming out from beneath his shirt and I asked " Just what is that?" He pulled up the sleeve of his shirt and this is what I found?

OK?....I said ...when did you have time to do that at school...
Isn't FCAT this week? "Yeah", but I got through early
and got bored!

As a Mama I can take this two ways....
#1...Isn't that sweet that he loves me
so much that he tatoo'd Mom on his arm!
#2....I know my son well enough to know
when he thinks he's done with something..
that really means he didn't finish what
he started!

So what could I say really? It made me laugh! The ironic thing is that Boo and I are a lot alike and we can talk just about anything. I don't want either one of my kids one day to say well, "Mom didn't have a talk with us about that or anything". I don't want those words to every come out of their mouth! So....when the opportunity presents itself.....(which lately...seems quite a bit!) I certainly take advantage of the opportunity to talk about every thing from drugs to tobacco...drinking and driving ...teenage things..... and a little of the birds and bee's as well!

Funny thing is that we just talked about tattoo's just a few weeks ago! I explained to him how permanent they are....and when he get's married some really wouldn't look good if he decides to get something rolling down his arm or neck. Of course...he whole-heartedly agreed.."I would never do that". And one week rolls by and he comes home with this.( really it's just a marker from school.)

What bothers this? I didn't even know my son's muscles had gotten that big! I know he works out and plays Lacrosse until he can't play anymore...but geez...this is a BIG Muscle for a 14-yr-old 8th grader!
It has really got me thinking....he's looking more and more like an adult! I am here to tell you  ....I don't know if I am ready for all of this!

Seriously....I know someone out there must have a teen that has been through this...I'm scared of the unknown....I know I shouldn't be.....but I don't like surprises either...the soulmate can attest to that! So if you are one of my Sista's ...please do share....because I'm kind of thinkin...I'm in for it?

Hugs to My Sista's!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Layers Of Dumb!

OK....I can't stand it any longer! If I have to hear .....just one more time from the idol judges...."this is the best group of contestants we've ever seen"......I think I am going to go GaGa Crazy! Seriously....."the Dawg" aka...Randy...keeps saying this over and over. we have layers of "dumb" written on our foreheads?

In my humble opinion..and ya'll know I have is THE
worst group of singers that have ever come out of American Idol.....
I'm just sayin!!

And this is "How We Know This To Be True"......

1- The look on Simon's face when the camera pans on to his face unexpectedly from a shot from the side as the contestants sing.....well...let's just say it's "priceless". There is one thing about Simon that I know to be true....his face cannot say's it all!

2- Paula Is Gone...Gone...and Gone! And let's just be's not the same. Good or Bad....Paula had a way of bridging things together.....when things started falling apart for the contestants. You gotta love her for that! Idol producers made a HUGE mistake not giving her a few extra pennies to come back. Bad Move!

3- I will be the first one to say....I love Ellen! I think she's funny ....she has a great show ....but....she adds nothing....absolutely nothing to the show. She is not in the music business....she's a comedian...that's not what Idol is all about! It's about industry professionals giving the contestants constructive criticism so they can hone their skills for the upcoming week! Sorry Ellen!

4- They picked too many girls with the same type of sound! There are at least four girls on the show who have that folksy artsy sound! I guess when they went from city to city...they had the same thing in mind apparently. I guess at least they were consistant at something!

5- The buzz is that it's time for a girl to win. Yeah...maybe, but this is the deal....America is voting....and most of them are "tweeners" who are not voting for the girls. They are voting for boys like Tim Urban who is "Zac Efron look alike" but can't even stay on all! Poor thing was a little train wreck the other night! You know if Paula was still there... she would have taken care of that! Ryan Seacrest has had to take up where Paula left off in that department.

And Last But Not Least......

The only comment that Ellen makes for the guys is "your just adorable ....I really like you!" And then she refers to a banana? So there you have it!

Layers of Dumb!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come On Girlz....Do Something!

Tonight hopefully American Idol girlz have their kinks worked out and they can hopefully bring some good performances to the table...if bet is going to be the winner just might be another guy. The buzz is that it's going to be a girl to win this year....well it certainly might be time for one....but is there one capable?

Uhmmm..let's see who can bring it tonight!

Peace to you Sista's~