Thursday, July 26, 2012

Where in the world...

…have I been?

Goodness.  It’s been a minute since I’ve posted and really, I have no good excuse as to why I haven’t.

Moving right along…

A LOT has been going on in my life and I’ll update you,

In bullets:
  • On March 16thI became unemployed
    • Lawdhammercy!  I haven’t really searched for a job in years.
    • Note to self:
      • Network, network, network
        • Always have a business card handy
    • Always keep interview skills sharpened
    • …And the resume
    • Salary history, too
    • Make sure you have an interview suit
      • …That fits!
  • On March 23rdmy cousin had her baby and I feel like a new mommy. 
    • Who knew that I could love someone else’s baby so much? 
      • The cooing and drooling and sweet-baby-smelling goodness is intoxicating.
  • With all that said, this new baby has re-confirmed some things:
    • I don’t want to birth any more children…
      • Ever!
    • Fractured sleep and walking around like a zombie...Packing a baby bag...Re-arranging my semi-carefree schedule...And, did I say, fractured sleep?
      • No, thank you!
  • During my stint with unemployment, I actually had an opportunity to “relax…relate…release.”
    • Yes, bills were piling up while my cash was depleting but it was the most peaceful time that I’ve experienced in a while. 
      • Odd, huh?
  • Ten weeks after ending a job, I started another as a contract employee.  I couldn’t be happier. 
    • Awesome working environment – check
    • Wonderful staff – check
    • Less than 15 minute commute – check
    • Prayers to God that this becomes a permanent position – double check!
  • I went camping!
    • Twice!
    • I love it!
  • I’ve witnessed, first hand, the power of the internet and how you can form strong, solid friendships
    • By the way, my friends totally rock!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

A Friday Funny

I was just reading a post on the Book of Faces about a little girl who had stuck a bead in her ear at school.  It was surgically removed today.  The mother was perplexed as to why her daughter would do such a thing since she’d never done anything like it before.

I don't have an answer but the post got me to reminiscing'…

Picture it: a small town in MD, circa 1980.  I was a young, precocious lass of about 6 years of age and spending a couple of weeks with my aunt in the summer.  This was a yearly ritual; my mom and dad would pack my brother and me up and take us to my maternal grandmother’s for a few weeks.  During those weeks, we’d go spend time with my aunt and my cousin.  (Side note: my parent’s had it sweet sending us away for upwards of a month in the summer.  Wonder what they were doing? #freechildcare)

 Now my cousin LOVED Legos with every fiber of  his being and we played with them every evening before bed.  Since the boys would always alienate little ole pesky me, I was often left to build my own empire out of the colorful little blocks all by my lonesome.  

One particular evening, I saw a small green block that was calling my name.  I picked it up, examined it closer and…stuck it clear (and far) up my right nostril.

I quickly realized that I couldn’t get the thing out.  Too far up to pick it out with my fingers.  So I closed my mouth and the free nostril with my finger and blew hard to try and let the force of the wind behind the blow dislodge the block from my nose.  Did this for what seemed to be a lifetime and…

No dice.

I sheepishly went to my aunt for help and she, without any judgment, worked and worked and worked to get it out of my nose while I'm sure she was trying to contain her laughter. A little bit of tweezer work and a few more hard blows and the thing was out.  Crisis averted, no hospital visit needed.

Please don’t ask me why I would do such a thing.  Attention maybe? I don’t know. But thinking back on it today, I sure did get a good chuckle.

Kids do the darnest things, I tell ya.

Have you ever done anything silly like that as a child?  Let me know about it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Day Randoms

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

If you don’t know by now, I love LOVE and everything about it so naturally, I love this day.

I’m cool if folks think this day is silly.  

But if we can exchange gifts in the spirit of giving for Christmas and in celebration of our birthdays…

…What’s the harm in exchanging gifts to show appreciation and celebrate the people we love today?

I celebrate this day, relationship status be damned. *shrugs*

Spread love today and every day.

1 Corinthians 13
 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

P.S. – I am behind on my #FEBPHOTOADAY and I will be catching up tonight.  I took the pictures but didn’t upload from my memory card.