Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Halleighleeuuur Breakfast!

Well....I have to tell you that I am not "One" of those mothers who say, " Oh I don't want school to start....I don't want summer to never end". My first response to that is....."Really? Are you kidding me!" But really down deep...I don't believe not one single one of them.  I don't know about you but I can't handle anymore...."Mom...I'm bored!" The last time one of my children who shall remain nameless, Uh....they did chores for two hours! Yes I am a bad Mama!!

Well...Lil Bon started school yesterday....and I actually sent her to the wrong bus stop. Thank goodness for sweet neighbors who called me and told me and actually took her to the right bus stop. (The sent a letter and the soulmate opened it...and needless to say didn't pay attention to the new stop!)

My big boo got his wisdom teeth out and was quite loopy for hours! In fact that's were I was when I got the phone call that she was at the wrong bus stop. The oral surgeon's office. Not a great place to be at 8:15 a.m. on a Monday morning! But thankfully...he made it through...so far he's ok. One side is pretty bad...but the others are fine. The pain meds they gave him had the opposite effect on him. He was wired out....wouldn't sleep and wanted to play video games that were quite frankly giving me vertigo. Not to mention the fact that he was playing a racing one and kept hitting the walls. ( not the best time to play a race video!)

So...I really need a Halleighleuurrr breakfast....but Boo doesn't start until Tuesday August 9th....so I guess I should really wait a week. I can't ever remember school starting this early....but there are NO complaints from this Mama!

I hope you all have a great week and have a Halleighleeeuuuur breakfast for yourself too!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

8 Things You Need To Know About Kids?

Who really knows what's going through your kids minds at this day and age! I mean really! What something means to you ....means totally something to them. Here are some things that I think they get confused!

1.  When you say..."Not now"....that really means "Never" to them.

2.  When you say "Maybe"...let's be real...it's a straight up "Yes" everytime.

3.  Anytime you plan a meal....you can bet that they will be eating with friends that night!

4.  When you say "Let's go shopping?" When you get them anything...."They are DONE! And want to  get home immediately! Your going home with "nada"!! That is so NOT NICE!!

5.  When you stop and give them money to run into the store.....please know that you will not be    getting any change back....NEVAH!

6.  If you asked them to clean their room before they leave......KNOW you better check it to them prior to leaving. YOUR cleaning and THEIR cleaning are not even on the same planet?

7.  When you say ...."Did you brush your teeth? Uhhhh....you might want to check the toothbrush from time to time. Gross...but I'm just sayin!

8.  At the end of the day.....as parents we Know absolutely nothing......and they know everything! Uhmmmm.....what I want to know ...is what is age are they when this all turns around!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011



1.} If the blogging world had a talent show, what would your act be? It would have to be a standup comedy routine with a little singing possibly involved! A little "Saturday Night Liveish". Imitating someone....(not in a bad way!) well...maybe a little. Definitely something along those lines!!

2.} What's the most likely reason you might become famous? For years I told everyone I would work for Oprah someday....and way back in the day....I had convinced myself of that as well. But I couldn't move to Chicago...so that pipedream ended! But...I think it would have to be something work related....which is Radio/Sales/Advertising!

3.} What question are you repeatedly asked that you are tired of hearing? Oh my Lord...since I've moved to Denver...I hear the same ole thing everyday!! "WHERE ARE YOU FROM?" and it's always a little snippy or condescending....it drives me insane. And I always like to say....."New York....How bout you?"

4.} What's the last thing you broke? Just today I was in Hobby Lobby and I accidentally broke a little bowl! But I did tell the lady two aisles over and she told me not to worry about it. However...I did offer to pay for it!

5.} Finish this sentence. I can't believe I used to... worry about what people thought of me! That was a really long time ago. Now....I could care less! There was something that I must have been very insecure about....but I didn't realize it at the time. Now ...what you see is what you get!

This was fun....thanks girlz!!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ode To My Oprah!

Oh my Lord...what am I going to do at 4:00? For as long as I can remember my girlfriend has come to see me every day at 4:00! Bad day or good day....she always had something to say!

My Soul Sista Oprah!

I would get nestled in to my favorite chair everyday and this would be "my time" for me to soak it all in! I don't think there has ever been a topic she hasn't covered. In every question she's asked or guest she interviewed.....it was always exactly what I wanted to know! Imagine that...she was reading my mind. It must be a broadcasting thing! I think personally .....it is certainly because she is so genuine and real. The unique thing is that every time she speaks it's like she's talking directly to you and no one else.

That is why so many people resonated and admired Oprah! She really gets it!

Oprah grew up in Kosiasko Mississippi where both of my parents were born and raised....near Clarksdale Mississippi! Not much going on in that little town. But one thing I do know.....that little town produced the Queen of the Delta and for that we have all been blessed!

So many things she talks about on her Master Class on the OWN Network I can totally relate to, but I won't get into that....just watch....some of you will get it!

I know it's not goodbye because she has her OWN Network.....but I will sure miss the daily shows and how much I would get out of them! I am so glad I at least got to visit her show in Chicago about six years ago with my friend Lynda Stoller. She hooked us up!

I will miss you Oprah!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I Almost Went Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs!!!!

You know what some southern people say....If you don't have something nice to say.....just come sit by me. Well I got something to say......so scoochie on ovah!!

Yesterday was just OK for me! I think it's just hit me that I don't live near my Southern
Sista's...aka...friends from Florida. I've just been a little funk that doesn't seem to be going anywhere for some reason. So my day started off with this picture taken before church!

Well...if you can see by the look on their faces....they weren't happy about taking the pic...but what else is new. Austin hates his picture made and makes it hard on the whole family when it comes time to take them. In fact...the soulmate took about ten and this is the only one worth showing due to his many faces he thinks is cute.

So after church...they wanted to send me to the mall to shop and have a girly day. Well....under the circumstances I really didn't feel like shopping so...I was thinking a NAP and chick flick sounded good!
Took the nap and went to see the new movie called "Something Borrowed"! (which was great by the way!)

So I was running a tad bit late and the ticket taker guy told me "no worries" just trailers still showing. He said..." if you need a drink the back concessions is open". So there was only one guy in line in front of me. So he leaves and I step up to hear the "Goth Chic" tell me...."Sorry I'm closed". I said..."the guy up front said you were open". She said...."well...I'm not!" Right behind her was a guy putting all a TON of popcorn in a clear big trash bag. I said..." seriously....I will pay you for a bag of popcorn"! She just stared at me and said..."well..that is all getting thrown away right now"!

I wanted to come across the Counter and go after her Goth self...but I remembered the sermon from earlier in the morning...that made me hold myself back. I said to myself..."Ok Missy Missy...this is not the end...but your crusty ole black eyeliner self is not going to make me miss my movie!

So afterwards I did see a Manager and he was just furious when I told him and he apologized profusely and little Miss Goth was SHO GONNA have some "splainin" to do!. He said...I know exactly who it was and I will take care of it .."I assure you!" He offered me a free pass...but I declined. I wanted him to know I was serious....not just complaining for the heck of it!

So I never got my popcorn...and I will try not to let that ruin my Monday!)But
Sista did get her point across!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Missing Me Some Southern Properrrrrrr Etiquetttes!


I have to say that THIS WEEK....I am truly homesick to be back in Florida. It has been the worse week I can remember EVAH! Now..I am not one to complaina ..(that's really a joke!) but I will confess that some of the "status quo" people annoy the heck out of me!!! I mean Keep It Real or step aside. Get an opinion and get your butt off the fence!!!

When I asked to do something...I do it! I don't take six polls from people and ask them what I should do. If I didn't want to do it I wouldn't have told you I would do it. Oh....those days of over committing are gone. If I accept a task....you don't have to keep emailing me....trust me I'm on it. Uhhmmmm...has any one guessed it by now?

Have you ever known a "Control Freak"? Well....since I am being honest...."I can say that I have suffered from this in the past...so I guess it takes one to know one". But in my defense....I've had to deal with people with people with various addictions which required me to step up my game...just a tad!

What's the difference between people out West versus the South....here are just a few things:

1) Southern folks don't need a governing committee to oversee a task...."Just One Good Southern Mama In Charge will do! Trust me ...she can HANDLE IT! And if she can't ...She'll pay good money to have it DONE RIGHT by somebody who can.

2) I've been told that people out West like to keep it "Simple".  Keeping it "Simple" to a Southern Mama is disturbing and unproductive. Who want's to be like everybody else....that's boring as ALL GET OUT! No Southern Mama wants be like the lady down the street!

3) The women in the West....like to look "au Naturelle". Well Jesus Lord How Mercy....Southern women can be "au Naturelle".....but lets be real. We do throw on a little powder and lip tint with a smidgen of blush and still call ourselves that. A true Southern Mama never leaves the house without lookin in the mirror. (We just tell a little white lie...and say we don't have any on!)

4)  Women out West like to tell people they are going to put their Yoga pants on and go to the gym. A Southern Mama gets up and gets dressed for Yoga but doesn't leave the house. Our house has got to be in order before we get to "those other distracting things in life...like working out!"

5)  Most of the women I've met are so self absorbed that they don't volunteer for anything....and if they do....the bring in bottled water or desserts....something they can buy and not put in time or effort into. (A Southern Mama.....calls them slackers!)

6) Women in the West also like their hair rather on the flat side and not colored with roots showing at least two inches down their head. A Southern Mama will miss her gyno appointment in order to get her hair colored.

7) I have never seen women with such ugly feet! I don't know quite how to explain this. People are wearing flip flops right now who desperately need to pay some attention to their feet. This just grosses me out.....nuff said!!

So there you have it....trust me....I'm not stopping because I can't think of more! There's a ton more to say....but I'm a 20 percenter Southern Mama who's gotta quit blogging because I gotta get to getting some work done. Cuz the other 80 percent of the Mama's...."are busy" and they don't have time to do anything but complain about what the 20 percenters are doing.

I miss my Southern Mama friends who like to do things right. Do you know one! I KNOW MANY....I am so missing them right now!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

She Has A Point!!

I have to admit she had a point! I mean really....who wants to get clobbered by girls that are WAY BIGGER than you. She's only 11....my little Bon and most of the time....she says "out loud" exactly what I'm thinkin. Could this be that I have rubbed off on her...or we are so innately alike it's not even funny.

She saw the other team from a distance and she started telling me some of the things that the other girls on her soccer team had already told her. Apparently, they had played them last year and remembered it well. The girls that they would be playing on Saturday were actually known for kicking girls and playing dirty. I told her what my PaPaw used to tell me...."the bigger they are....the harder they fall". I don't think that helped her any. Despite that...she looks adorable in her uniform...don't ya think?
My spunky monkey!!

So we have had three games thus far.....and she's pretty upset about not winning any of them. Did I tell you she is competitive? This is usually why she only does individual sports. Oh well.....she does love playing this game so we are happy about that.

As we approached the field and saw the big girls....she said, " If you think I'm getting out of this car and playin those big girls....you're crazy!" After much encouragment she finally got out of the car! At least it wasn't a shutout! They team actually held their own. Maybe next time!

Peace out to you Sista's!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It Was Just Ah'ight Dawg!

Have I told you about Wednesday Nights? Well Sista's.....on Idol night...let's just say T.V. is my friend! Tonight was Elton John!!! When I first heard this ...I'm thinkin..."this is gonna be very interesting". And well ...in my opinion was "just  ah'ight dawg". I really thought it was going to be better than it was.

My favorite of the night was Lauren! She sand," Candle in the Wind"....which is a song about Princess Diana, who I just loved. Miss Lauren did a great job! Sista can hit just any note. Love Love Her!!! Some of my FB peeps said that she could be my daughter....and I will so take that as a compliment!

I know the judges think they did us some big favor last week about saving Casey, but I just don't see it after tonights performance. OKAY...am I crazy or did they thing trimming his hair and beard qualifies him for a makeover. I think NOT. They should have shaved his WHOLE face. What up with that?

And for those of you who love Pia, let me just start out by saying...I really do think the girl can sang...but she is SOOOOOO BORING me! She comes out every week and just stands there. Is that what people do? I think NOT. She needs some dance lessons...but then again...WHO can dance in seven inch Jimmy Choo's! I'm glad she's pretty!!

James rocked it as usual...but po thang is gonna get an earful for saying, "Pepsi" when COKE is Idol's Sponsor. I think he realized it about six seconds after the comment. Poor Ryan was scrambling to mention COKE again...as their Sponsor. Ah...ya gotta love it. Of course that is an advertisers nightmare...and I don't think he'll make that mistake again.

Oh well...when I grow up, I want to be on Idol. Ya'll know ya'll would vote for me. Hugs to all my Sista's!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Idol Chat!

Is it me or does this year seem WAY different? I mean seriously...in previous years they wouldn't even allow instruments...now ....Lord Have Mercy....the choir comes out tonight with Jacob...totally drowning him out...which was a good thang...cuz Brotha was a wee bit off key tonight. (Although..I love him dearly!)  And lets be real.....is that fair to the other singers whose songs would not benefit from more than two backup singers?  uhmmmmm......that would be a NO.

I will have to say my favorite thing about Idol this year is Steven Tyler. He inspires and says things that have never been said before. He's refreshing and let's face it....clearly enjoying himself watching the ladies sing. ( When then camera pans over to him while their singing...he cracks me up!)

And if Ashton thinks she's Diana Ross.....she is sadly mistaken. I don't know what Randy was thinkin when he made that comment to her last week. Tonight she sang an unknown song and freakin Barry Gordy from MOTOWN was there to see her sing. Well.....thank God the trip wasn't a total waste for him. I am sure once he got a load of PIA singing, "All By Myself"...he was glad he came to Hollywood. She is definitely the Dark Horse to watch out for.

It is time for a girl to win. The last three AI winners have been male. I have to be honest I have chosen the past winner for the past year except for last year. Yes...I had Adam picked from the top 24. (I am still mad about that!) Of course....his sales have way outnumbered...Chris whatever his name was....from last year. Adam stood way out above the rest!

I am lovin me some James!!!!His story is amazing and I just love the fact that someone with a disability has beat the odds and has made it so far! Like he said tonight....he feels like he's already WON. 
I hope he's in the finals for sure.

My life has been revolved around Big Boo's Lacrosse tryouts so...I have been WAY to BUSY to even consider blogging. Hugs to all you Sista's.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spoof On National Anthem....Ya'll Know I Don't Mean No Disrespect!!!

Please know that I don't mean no disrespect....because the National Anthem is a beautiful thang! But I have to tell you it seems like lately that everybody tries to put their on "stamp" on it...to make it "their own".
Attention Singers....there is only one Whitney Houston...and one Jennifer Hudson...so Ya'll give it up. Oh...and as far as it goes for Christina forgetting the words.....You try singing in front of millions and don't see if you mess up something! So...Christina wherever you are....don't listen to all the negative...this SoulSista has yo back!

But I don't care what anyone says.....dis if funny right heerrrrrreee!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pizza Hut Delivery...Not A Good Idea!

Please know that I am not complaining...I am loving where I live
but today was I say I just had to laugh or I would've cried!
I took Lil Bon to the bus stop....and this is what I saw.
I'm sorry but this was just funny to me. Here I am at the bus stop with
8 freezing kids in my car waiting at the bus stop....because the bus was
taking so long...I felt sorry for the kids...so I said..."Come on in ...forget
everything your parents have told you...I am not a stranger and GET IN"!

All but one... little precious angel listened. "I said Honey
if you don't want to freeze you may wanna go back home or get in". She
got in very reluctantly. ( Yes her Mama did train her right!)

Back to my picture story! The man is actually a man I know...so I
rolled down the window and said...."Ken what on earth do you think you
are doing"! And what on earth are you wearing?" He said..."Just gettin
a little exercise!" I'm thinkin to myself.....
 I would rather run up and down in the stairs in my house
than to get out in this mess and exercise.

Forty-five minutes at the bus stop with 8 kids and I'm done. Finito..I'm over it!
So I delivered all the children in my car safely to their homes. My precious neighbor twins...
aka...the Bieber twins came on home with me. Lil Bon was in heaven all day....because they
stayed with me until their parents got home this afternoon.

Meanwhile...I order Pizza Hut...as requested by the kids. The lady said one hour and 30 minute
wait. I said OK...it's a little after 11:00 a.m. they'll be good. Pizza doesn't arrive until 2:15 p.m.
Everytime I called.....they left 20 minutes ago. He finally arrives and then when he goes
to leave...he gets stuck in my drive way. So the guy was just the nicest so I said I will go
and get my shovel and help you out.

This is where it get's real stupid.

We dig and shovel....dig and shovel..... and I think we've done enough and he gets back in the car
and just picture me in the front of this car. I said..."Hold ON Cowboy...just
make sure this think is in reverse....or Mama's gonna need a "Colorado plot".

He said, "dont worry"...I don't want anyone to get hurt. So his wheels just
spun a layer of ice on my head. I swear...at this point...I'm convinced I'm
getting punked...and Ashton Kutcher is in the bushes.

I go back to get a metal shovel and we start shoveling again....I can't feel
my fingers at this point. But I keep at it...and finally I got on the back of his
car and said..."let's try it again"...so he get's in and we finally get it out.
Pizza Hut Man...James....gets out of his car and gives me a big ole hug
and said...."you just saved me from calling Triple A so I am going to
give you a free pizza under your address for the next time you call".

At this point....I'm exhausted. This shoveling snow is NOT up my alley!
The soulmate has made me swear to him I would not attempt it again.
There is something though about seeing other women shovel snow....and
him telling me that I don't need to do that. I guess I feel a little guilty.

Can we say SnowBlower? Soulmate says we don't need one.
We have a 15-yr-old Son that's gonna want a car this summer...
so we don't need to worry about it. He Will Shovel Snow.

So here I am .....flying by the seat of my pants as usual!