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Monday, June 30, 2014


hello Monday! what is currently going on in your world? here are the prompts...

A Mama Collective

Thinking about--too much. i am thinking of closing the blog for i do not know how long. comments have been hit and miss, i am not sure what to blog about anymore, and worst of all is that some of the comments are not that nice and words do hurt. 

Reading--a book about weight loss and diabetes.

Listening to--my co-worker talk to me and tell me about her weekend.

Watching--nothing at the moment, but hope to watch either Days of our Lives or a Lifetime movie during lunch.

Thankful for--being alive and a job and for some toning going on with my body so that is good.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Social

happy Sunday! let's get Social! this is a fun one! mix of questions...
Sunday Social

1. What was your college major? Did you ever change majors?--i started off as a Chemistry/pre-med major. that did not work kicked my butt (i corrected that later) but i ended up majoring in Family and Child Sciences with a concentration in Child Development and a minor in Biology. 

2. Best purchase you’ve made lately?--bath and body works and Victoria secret's semi-annual sale. and i paired up the already low prices with coupons too!

3. Something silly we don’t know about you and go…--the reason i became a Florida State University/Seminole fan since i was 3 years old was because the Gator scared me and I really liked the team with "the pony" ie the horse (Renegade). 

4. Favorite Holiday?--Christmas! everyone always to seem to have off and a good chance for all to get together and be a family and prep for the new year that is coming!

5. The first thing you do when you wake up?--go to the restroom. i sleep through the night, so when i get up via alarm...i have got to go! 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

If you Could....

happy Saturday and Sunday Stealing here! the best of the Meme questions in the blog world. here we go...

if you could...

Travel anywhere, where would it be?---Italy

 Meet anyone, who would it be?---Jesus Christ

 Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be?---my aunt/mother's older sister. she was taken too soon!

 Be anyone for a day, who would it be?---a celebrity...a high fashion model, i love taking pics and feeling sexy/pretty

 Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?---$100 extra each day for the rest of my is not much, but will help out with things a BUNCH!!!

 Change one thing about your life what would it be?---my health. i would love to have my diabetes just disappear and not be on meds anymore for it. working on it but seems like i will always have to take something for it.

 Have any superpower what would it be?---teleportation. i could be anywhere i wanted to be in less than 10 seconds...literally.

 Be any animal for a day which would you be?---a really cute puppy to a rich/celebrity family

 Date anyone who would it be?---i am good with who i am dating...but for the sake of this meme...Boris Kodjoe please.

 Change one thing about the world what would it be?---the world needs to be more tolerant of each others ideas, beliefs, and faith.

 Live in any fictional universe which would you choose?---right here on Earth is not bad.

 Eliminate one of your human needs which would you get rid of?---eating everyday. i would rather be like a reptile who eats like once a month, but a really big meal. it would be like thanksgiving each month!

 Change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be?---i would like longer hair, but do not really need it. 

 Change one of your personality traits which would you choose?---i would increase my level of more out there. 

 Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?---anything in the medical field or a really good test taker so that i could get into any medical field or school i wanted to. 

 Forget one event in your life which would you choose?---the fights i have had with various loved ones. 

 Erase an event from history (make it so it never happened) which would you choose?---slavery and thus in turn racism  

 Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose?---i am good with what i have :) as before just maybe longer wavy shoulder length hair.

 Be any weight/body type, which would you choose?---losing weight to get the body i want :) i would like a bigger, firmer butt.

 Live in any country/city, where would you choose?---anywhere closer to loved ones...Italy, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia.

 Change one law in your country, which would you change?---all people who hurt children should get the death penalty

 Be any height, which would you choose?---i am good. i can ride rides at amusement parks with no problem!  

Have any job in the world, which would you choose?---helping people get better and well. doctor, therapist etc. 

 Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be?---money!

 Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be?---my grandfather...i sure do miss him and i am sure he would give me some sound advice.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A little chat...

happy Wednesday! let's have a little chat by the farmhouse porch :) i have missed this little link-up. i have got to get my link-ups in order. 
Do you like lemon-aid? Any special flavors?--i like regular lemonade and strawberry lemonade (which girl is not a fan of a little pink?)

I'm trying not to use paper goods for this party. How many place settings of silverware(eating utensils) could you come up with? I wish I could borrow some!!!!!!!!---oh gosh way too many. they are hodgepode though b/c well, they were picked up here and there, sale, garage sale, from college, thrift store etc. 

Have you ever been to a party in a barn?--yes actually. during my childhood at camp and also as an adult a family friend had their wedding in a barn.

Do you wear nail polish?--yes, mostly on my toes. my fingernails when i remember or for an occasion or if i have a little extra cash laying around...hahah...that is like never, but when i do, i like to get my nails done. 

Please finish this sentence. I wish I could__________________--move to another city already! i am ready for a change and some new found freedom in exploring a new place.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Turn Offs

happy Tuesday! lets chat...over coffee or diet coke at least, it is almost lunch time.'s chat is about "what makes you go...ewwww? what turns you off?"

ahhh, the famous what turns you off. well, that can be a we go...

 Time out for Mom

--lazy people or people that come to work and do not work (people are looking for jobs)

--rude people


--lack of tolerance

--lack of belching loudly in public and not saying thank you

--a man that is too arrogant or lacks self-confidence--who am i going to lean on if i need it?

--a person who has many children and keeps having children but cannot and does not want to support or care for or woman. so many loving couples want to have children and they cannot.

--co-workers who back stab you and really do not try and help you advance in your place of employment.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Social and Sunday Stealing

happy Sunday! let's get to answering some questions!!

Social Sunday
1. What’s your favorite scary movie?--Hannibal and Lifetime movie scary movies
2. What is your favorite weird TV show you think no one else watches?--the news...haha! well, reality tv shows too like real housewives. i have come across many who swear they do not watch it.
3. What is the song you can sing all the words to without any music?--"Get Here" by Oleta Adams.
4. What is your favorite book to re read?--motivational books and health/juicing books
5. The one website you visit more times a day than others? and to search
61. Do you like current pop stars?--some not all.

62. What is your least favorite chore?--hanging back up the shower curtain

63. Last place you drove your car?--to the post office

 64. Ever been out of the country?--yes

 65. Where were you the last time you used a public bathroom?--while at work last so Thursday 

 66. Could you handle being in the military?--yes, my mother was in, if i did not have some health issues i would have joined a long time ago.

 67. What is your average cell phone bill?--family plan so under $180 a month

 68. Who or what are you thinking about right now?--how much of the house needs cleaning. 

 69. When was the last time you laughed REALLY hard?--at a movie i suppose 

 70. How many pairs of shoes do you own?--too many...i would say over 50 pairs 

 71. Are your toes always painted?--usually 

 72. How many piercings do you have?--just my ears so 2 

 73. What are you doing today?--blogging and cleaning

 74. Have you ever been gambling?--no, but been to a casino many times. they food is great

 75. When is the last time you updated your blog?--right now :)

 76. Do you like roller coasters?--NO!!!! fast rides, ok, but once you start to flip

 77. Have you ever been to Disneyland or world?--yes, both.

 78. Do you have a favorite cartoon character?--i like them all on the Flinstones and Sesame Street

 79. Last thing you cooked?--rice, beans, cauliflower, chicken, and beef 

 80. How's the weather?--overcast

 81. Do you e-mail more than snail mail?--yes, email more...well really Facebook more...oops.

 82. What's the funniest picture you ever took with your cell phone?--of other people doing strange things  

83. Last time you were sick?--3 months ago

 84. What states have you lived in?--Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Illinois

 85. Do you wish you could move?--YES...desperatly. please open up job in another place...pls pls pls!

 86. Do you take a lot of quizzes?--no 

 87. What is your dream car?--Land rover

 88. Have you ever wanted someone you cant have?--not sure. if i cannot have them, i let it go. their loss not mine. i sure do not dwell on it.

 89. If you could be anywhere right now where would it be?--not my current location perhaps at a pool

 90. Are you happy with your life?--for the most part...yes. there are some things i could have done better, but there is always room for change. 


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bloggers Block...

hey readers, bloggers block. that is like writers blog but for bloggers. what should i write about. lots going on that is really keeping me away from the computer so really have not even been active in link-ups as i would like too. btw, Jill Dugger is getting married today!!! yea!!! congrats and many blessings! see, oops, well, there it is gotta run again!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Let's Talk about Sex...

ha! happy tuesday and yea, i got you to read this post! coffee chat time! we are actually going to talk about being sexy and what makes you feel that way :) close enough right??

so, what makes you feel the most confident, attractive, and/or sexy?

well, for me i feel my best, most confident, attractive, and/or sexy when i am successful at things or have accomplished something. i guess it is because when i have there tends to be a bigger smile on my face and a general feel good feeling just comes over me. also, since i hardly wear make-up, when i have the time to put a little bit on, it makes me feel good and look a little better too!

here is this weeks quiz about me too :)

1. It was Father's Day in North America this weekend, share something special about a dad in your life:---my dad is actually quiet funny and some say he looks like Eddie Murphy. i am not so sure he likes that comparison.
2. Today is Fresh Veggies day - what is your favorite veggie to have fresh - raw or cooked?---i love cucumbers...raw. great plain or with cheese.
3. Wednesday is National Splurge Day - if money was no object, what would you splurge on?---i would pay off my student loan and then go travel

4. Do you like to walk? Where is your favorite place to walk?---i love to walk! i could walk for days no problem. walking around a neighborhood is nice and so is along the beach. not really much of a trail person as i am not a fan of bugs. 


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday post # 2...What!!!

Sunday Stealing! Before we get family is going through the loss of a loved one, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. thank you! wow! this is what happens when you are MIA for a while. 2 post on this Sunday! Happy Father's Day too! 

30. Do you read your horoscope?---i used to. sometimes i take a peak at them

31. Where was the last place you bought something?---bath and body works, you know the semi-annual sale is on right now through July 6, 2014. go stalk up!

32. How do you feel about your hair right now?---i need a hair cut...badly!

33. Do you bite your nails?---i nibble on and on

34. Do you have any expensive jewelry?---yes (but not that many now!)

35. Have you ever been told you speak fast?---no

36. Is your laugh usually hearty?---LOL! it can be!

37. How fast have you driven a car?---80 MPH...hey they let you in TX

38. Have you ever smoked?---smoked what?? nothing illegal :) i smoked a bit of a Black and Mild once. the flavor was nice...strawberry. 

39. What was your favorite subject in school?--the sciences

40. Do you have cell phone provider loyalty?--i would not call it loyalty, but have been with AT &T since it was Cingular

41. What type of boy or girl do you usually fall for?---the nice, mildly popular ones :)

42. Do you have any hidden talents?---i can cook, and i like washing the dishes. i like how my hands feel in the water. 

43. Favorite Song?---get here by Oleta Adams

44. Do you like to sing at all?---yes, in the shower, in the car, at church

45. Dream Job?---something related to what i studied at school...children and public health

46. Where does most of your family live?--here in America. the rest are from Africa

47. Are you an only child or do you have siblings?---i have a younger brother

48. Would you consider yourself to be spoiled?--no, but i have never wanted for anything that i needed to survive.

49. What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?--oh my tummy!

50. Do you drink?---diet coke and sweet tea...yes! alcohol it has to be a fruity drink and when out dancing. 

51. Know any other languages?---yes

52. Ever write a coded message?--no

53. Have you ever been in someone else's wedding?---yes, all the time! these folks better be at mine.

54. Do you have any children?--no :( one day!

55. Did you take a nap today?--no, but wanted and needed too!

56. Who has the same birthday as you?---a few of my friends on Facebook do. about 3 of them! Yea July 2 babies!

57. Ever met anyone famous before?---do the Disney Princess count? maybe my half uncle ND Kalu #94 for the Philadelphia Eagles (i do not know him well :(

58. Do you want to be famous one day?---only for the fact that it would help pay bills, but i like being able to go places without the "fans"

59. Any Pet Peeves?---ha! too many to list. mostly with communication pet peeves

60. Are you multitasking right now?---yes, at least trying to!


Miss Me?

happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day! miss me much? i sure have been MIA this crazy week. please keep my family in your thoughts as we are going through a difficult time with the loss of a loved one. sorry to my faithful readers. well, i am back and lots of catching up to do. let's get started!

first off...Feeling Beachie Fill in the 4 Blanks!

Feeling Beachie

The statements:
 ___ is ____
 Do you ever wonder if ____
When I relax ___ because ____
the one food I only eat at a restaurant is ___ because ____
My Answers:

 Do you ever wonder if YOU DID SOMETHING RIGHT?

When I relax IT IS GOOD because I CAN REST AND THINK


Sunday Social

1. 4 favorite phone apps---Facebook, Shopkick, Voxer and Swagbucks

2. 4 favorite Summer TV shows---Law and Order SVU, Real Housewives, Summer Lifetime Movies, Today

3. 4 things you would NEVER do---eat seafood (allergies), eat nuts (allergies again), skydive (too scary), ride a roller coaster (scared of heights and too many horror stories about them)

4. 4 items you carry with you no matter what---my phone, wallet, snacks, and a pen

5. 4 blogs we should follow---any 4 you want of course. but today, i am going to mentioned 2 bloggers and their blogs that have really be helpful and nice and we have recently been chatting outside of the blogesphere! Hilary Grossman at Feeling Beachie and Meighan Bailey at The Meighan Project. Check them out for some witty fun and some motivation! 


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Coffee Chat and Books

happy Tuesday and Coffee Chat time! so let's talk about books? do you read? do you have time to read? yes, i read, i make time to read at night. i used to read a lot more when younger when you know there were no responsibilities like cooking, cleaning, work, bills, etc. but hey, now it is quiet time to read. i used to LOVE the library and the fact that you could get books for FREE!!! with all the advances in technology taking place, i sure hope the library does not become extinct.

Time out for Mom

so with books in mind...YOU KNOW A BOOK IS REALLY GOOD WHEN_____________

a book is really good is FREE! ha, i am all about the free stuff. no seriously a book is really good when you cannot wait to keep reading it so you can finish it and see how it ends.

what good books have you read?


Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Quiz and Currently

happy Monday! hope it is a good one. here is the Monday Quiz and a Currently Link up and who knows what else :)

1. It's email week - do you still use email for communication?  How do you keep in touch with most people?---i still use e-mail if i have to. work e-mail is a must. e-mail is mostly now it is for my online earning sites and to send and do offers. e-mail has gotten so spammy now. i like Skype, Facebook, and chat apps to communicate. A phone call is always nice as well. 

2. Today is Donald Duck Day - in his honor, we're asking what makes you Quackers?---hehe, well a good joke or funny picture usually does it.

3. Tomorrow is Iced Tea Day - sweet or unsweet? flavored? lemon?  not at all?---LOVE sweet tea! this is my kind of question! always sweet. flavored is nice, but plain is just as good!

4. How is your garden growing?---if i had a garden, it would be average. i need to figure out what to plant. perhaps i will plant some basil and green onions again. 

now, what is currently going on with you? let's find out along with A Mama Collective
A Mama Collective

Currently i am...

THINKING ABOUT--how this week go so busy

READING--update blogs

LISTENING TO--the phones ringing off the hook

WATCHING--my e-mails for new messages, but really i need to be watching Law and Order SVU

THANKFUL FOR--some current opportunities


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Social #105

happy Sunday and welcome to Sunday Social. answer the questions, link-up and have some fun! it is all about you this Sunday Social week! BTW, i am now officially over 500 blog post! Yea for post #501 :)

Sunday Social

1. When do you take time out for you?---whenever i can. usually it is at night or sometimes i sneak into the bathroom :)

2. What do you find to be your biggest weakness?---i have a sweet tooth. i love candy! i have some in every purse. it is really bad actually.

3. What is your biggest attribute?---i am caring. i think sometimes i care too much. i doubt this will change though. i like caring for those that mean something to me.

4. What is your favorite place to shop online? i can find just about everything there.

5. What is your favorite place to kill time?---the dollar tree! so many neat things there and only for $1.00.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sunday Stealing

happy Saturday! for those watching sports...have fun! it is a house divided right now with the 2014 FIFA World Cup as it is btwn USA and Nigeria. fo not know who to cheer for really so i just wore Green, Red, White, and Blue. Go Teams Go! ok now to Sunday Stealing!

Before we begin, do not forget about the NEWEST Meme Three on Thursday (TOT Meme) with/Me. The current one is still open for you to join in on the fun! 
3 on Thursday


1. What was the highlight of your week?---going to CPR training and getting to see some co-workers on the other side of town. 

2. Whose car were you in last?---my own 

3. When is the next time you will kiss someone?---soon i hope :)

4. What color shirt are you wearing?---leapord print shirt 

5. How long is your hair?---i have short hair 

6. Are you good looking? ---YES! see blog pic above! i am a cutie!

7. Last movie you watched?---300 

8. Who were you with?---brother/family and an empty theater 

9. Last thing you ate?---yogurt with hemp seeds

10. Last thing you drank?---vegetable/green juice

11. When was the last time you had your heart broken?---i try not to remember these things, but at least it has been a while.

12. Who came over last?---my uncle

13. Are you happy right now?---YES! 

14. What did you say last?---Okay to my dad as he asked me to help him finish up something 

15. Where is your phone?---on my bed 

16. What color are your eyes? ---dark brown almost black

17. Are you left-handed?---No

18. Spell your name without vowels:---well, that would just be the letter B (i only have 3 letters in my name (Obi) 

19. Do you have any pets?---No 

20. Favorite Vacation?---anywhere with loved ones, but Disney World is rather fun! 

21. What do you dislike currently?---jealousy

22. What are you listening to?---my family talking and the popping and sizziling of cooking

23. If you could have one thing right now what would it be?---my school loans paid off in full 

24. What is your favorite scent?---soft floral

25. Who makes you happiest?---being successful 

26. What were you doing at midnight last night?---i was on the computer 

27. When is your birthday?---July 2 

28. Who has the same phone as you? ---no one that i know, but i am sure there are others in the world that have a Google Nexus 5 phone

29. Last time you went swimming in a pool?---2 summers ago! yikes! i need to go back to one. 


Friday, June 6, 2014

Fill-In Fun

happy Friday! Co-hosting this Hop today! Hope you are Feeling Beachie! hope to head to the beach or pool soon! may add more to this post later so be on the look out with a possible chat from the front porch :)

Feeling Beachie
Feeling Beachie

The statements:

  ___ is the best time to ____
  I ___ the best____
I feel _________ about sports
_____ is better with ____

My Answers:



I feel EXCITED about sports



Thursday, June 5, 2014

TOT Meme--Link Up with Me!

Welcome to the Thursday Meme called Three (3) on Thursday or hey...the TOT Meme! I am teaming up with WTIT who does the popular Memes such as Stealing Sunday and Saturday 9. Now, you can add this one to your list! 

3 on Thursday

There will be... you guessed it...THREE (3) questions each (ok, well most) Thursdays and all you have to do is answer them in your blog, link up, have fun, and make a new friend perhaps by leaving a comment...we all love a comment or two :). My answers will be on my blog Eloquent Rambles. Have fun and lets get started!

1. What is an irrational fear you have?---the fear of running out of gas in my car and being stuck somewhere! yikes!

2. What is the chore that is the worst for you?---hanging the shower curtain back up. that is an arm workout!

3. Are you a sports person/fan? (Feel free to share the teams you cheer for! Go Team Go!)---YES!!! LOVE SPORTS. most of them. college and NFL football, basketball, soccer, and the Olympics. i cheer for my Alma Mater Florida State, the team for the college I work for, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Braves and ANY team playing against the Miami Heat. (Go Spurs!) i have recently started to like and have gotten into Areana sports such as Arena Football. 

**Answer, Link-up, Have fun, and Make a Friend :) *