I Got An Interview!

Well, it looks like all of my hard work has paid off. I finally got an interview. Believe me when I say that I am going to sell myself. I said that all I needed was an interview & the rest would work itself out. Now’s my chance to prove that. Dear reader, I will let you know how it goes. So, I am happily anticipating Tuesday.

HERE’S TO 2010!

Doing The Damn Thing!

Yep, I’ve been on the hunt seriously. I’ve been applying to about 4-6 jobs/day. Some job I’ve applied for more than once. I’m going to make them call me back, dammit! No, I’m just kidding. But, if a 3rd application makes them consider my application, I’ll do it all day long. So, until next time people!

HERE’S TO 2010!

What Should I Do?

I have a problem, dear readers. A relative of mine who I’ve written about before has struck again. This time in the form of sticky fingers. She stole my husband’s MP3 player. It wasn’t an I-pod, so it wasn’t outrageously expensive, but that’s not the point. The point is that her mother knew the child had an electronic device she didn’t purchase herself. So, she took the MP3 player from the child & “put it away” instead of trying to find out who it belongs to. This was only yesterday that we found out. My daughter saw it and told us that it was intact. Yet, once we tried to reclaim it today, it is mysteriously broken.

My husband is so non-confrontational. He’s not saying what he wants to do about it. So, you know what, I’m not saying anything either because I always come out the bad guy. The point of this post?

I’d like to know what you, my dear readers, would do? Would you ask that said family cough up the MP3 player or pay for it? Or would you just let it go?

I swear. You try to “fix” the kid & then you have to deal with the parent. What is this world coming to?

Back To The Grind!

Yes, I’m back to the grind! Well, sort of. I’m trying to get back to the grind. I NEED A JOB!!! I’ve been sending out about 10-15 resumes per day, but there’s only so many places I can apply to. I’ve started applying for jobs unrelated to teaching. I’m not giving up, I’m being realistic. I do believe that teaching is my calling but I have to get up and move. If I get a job teaching, I will be ecstatic. However, if I don’t, I will survive. Life goes on!

HERE’S TO 2010!


Today is my baby’s 8th birthday. It happened so quickly.

We had a party yesterday. It was a dress-up party with her cousins- 6 girls, 4 hours. I’d say that’s the ticket. We played dress-up, decorated gigantic cupcakes, and made cute little wire-bound journals. Phillise wanted Tinkerbell decorations, the other girls had the princesses.

For her birthday, I bought her the current Fancy Nancy book- Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas & the newest Junie B. Jones book- Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide To School. She was pretty happy. All in all, it was a great day. she got to play with her cousins and she got the gifts she wanted. The girls who came made out like bandits. They were sent home with the first Fancy Nancy book & some other goodies.

Here are pictures of the girls having fun. Enjoy!

HERE’S TO 2010!


1.       Drink plenty of water.
2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4.       Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5.       Make time to pray.
6.       Play more games
7.       Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9.       Sleep for 7 hours.
10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11.    Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.    Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.    Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
14.    Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15.    Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16.    Dream more while you are awake
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20.    Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23.    Smile and laugh more.
24.    You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree…

25.    Call your family often.
26.    Each day give something good to others.
27.    Forgive everyone for everything..
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6.
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
31.    Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32.    Do the right thing!
33.    Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34.    GOD heals everything.
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37.    The best is yet to come..
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40.   Tell someone you care about that you love them.
Handbook for 2010

Such A Huge Family!

One thing about my life that I like & dislike at the same time is my huge extended family. That comes with a bunch of problems, but more importantly, it comes with a lot of births. I was adding up the number of babies in my family that were born since I last saw my nephew, Wesley, 3 years ago. The number I came up with was 15. Can you believe that? 15 babies born in the last 3 years.

Here they are:

Joseph (3), Michaelin (3), Michaun (2), Khai (1), Zareeah (2), Moriah (2), Dawn (9 months), Markeith (2), Markeila (4 months), Kameron (2), Stephen (1), Caesar (3), Nayla (2), Sariya (3), & Chloe (4 months).

Starting the New Year Off Without A Bang!

Well, sort of. I picked my oldest son, Sam, up from work last night because he had to work until 11:30 p.m. I didn’t want my son having to worry about all the “bangs” going on around him. I was really worried about him catching the bus that late at night on New Year’s Eve. We got home @ 11:55. I called my other children to meet me in the living room & we rang in the New Year together.

Here’s to family! Here’s to 2010!