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Monday, July 28, 2014


happy Monday! what is currently going on on your end? here is what is going on with mine...w/ a Mama Collective.

Thinking about--starting a blog hop. not sure how to do it really or if others will join. perhaps another blogger and i can collaborate on one? it would be on Thursday if i do as that is the day i am lacking a blog hop :) or maybe i can co-host a few more?--suggestions?
Reading--a book about traveling to France

Watching--house hunters international (goes along with my book about traveling France right?

Thankful for--making it through this weekend. it was just me and the bro as folks were out for the weekend.

Enjoying--this much warmer weather. it is a nice change from all the rain

Loving--the fact that one of my fav. co-workers is back from her sick leave and doing MUCH BETTER!!!

Giving away--clothes and knickknacks that i have not used or opened


Saturday, July 26, 2014

A to Z of Me

hey there Saturday! hope it is a good one. let's do some Sunday Stealing from A to Z

A If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be?--a dolphin b/c i love to swim and they are gentle animals.

 B BOOKS: What's on your reading list?--mostly health related/juicing books

 C COMPULSIVE about anything?--checking social media and using coupons

 D DREAMS - Do you ... dream in color? remember your dreams? keep a dream journal?--not in color, sometimes i remember them and no dream journal, but at times i will blog about it. 

 E EATING - what's your usual snack?--sweet tea, beef jerky, chips, chocholate 

 F A Few of your FAVORITE Things:--people, my phone, computer, shae butter, clothes, shoes, etc. 

 G GIGGLES! What (or who) makes you laugh? Do you have a good sense of humor?--i think i am funny and my family and friends make me laugh.

 H major HOT Button:--disorganization, especially after being told what to bring in

 I I am ______________ ...--a woman!

 K Also KNOWN As... Aliases? Screen names? A non de plume perhaps?--Obi, Obs, Miss Obi, OK

 L I LOVE ...--my family and friends

 M How do you feel about MEETING people? Do it all the time? Rarely? Parties or 1-on-1?--i like meeting people!

 N What's the story of your NAME? were you named after anyone? Do you go by a nickname? Any aliases?--i was named after my grandmother on my dad's side. my name means "in the mist of plenty" and my nickname is Obi (pronouced like Aubie)

 O OBSERVANT - What's around you right now? What do you see?--i am in the living room so everything is around me

 P Who are the special PEOPLE in your life?--family and friends.

 Q Any Little QUIRKs About Yourself:--i like mac and cheese and sometimes my room is a mess, but my bathroom is always clean. i like to sleep on the couch.

 R What do you like to do for RECREATION?--write, talk, walk, swim, shop

 S Do You SING in the Shower? In the car? For your friends?--yes to all 

 T What's at the Top of your TO DO list?:--catch up on something or another

 U Any UNUSUAL Experiences:--having eye surgery before i turned 30 for retinal detachment

 V VEGAS, Vienna, Venice, Vladivostok... How far have you traveled? What's your favorite City?--traveled to Africa and Italy and England. my favorite city is Atlanta 

 W WINTER, Spring, Summer, Fall... What's your favorite season? What makes it special?--spring b/c the weather is just right.
 X EXes - Things You Don't Do Anymore (but did, once (would you, again?))--staying out really late to go to the clubs. i love sleep too much now! 

 Y Any secret/deep YEARNINGS?--to be a wife, mommy, and a doctor. i can have it all right?

 Z ZERO to ZENITH - Where are you in your life? Still growing? On an upward (or downward) curve? Just skating along?--i am growing in my life. i will always continue to grow as that is good.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Feeling Beachie

happy Friday! hope it is a good one. let's fill in the blanks. also, looking for more blog hops to join so let me know if you know of any good ones!

The statements:
I find ____________very _______________
My favorite _________________ is______________
Why do I always ___________?
My favorite time of the day is __________ because _________

My Answers:
I find medical School very hard to get into you
My favorite pizza is thin crust
Why do I always say really?
My favorite time of the day is the afternoon because I am usually up by then.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hey, it is Okay :)

Airing My Dirty Laundry 

happy Tuesday! where is the coffee chat Rory? well, to go with that is okay :)

hey, it is okay...
--that there was no coffee chat with Rory today :(
--that students do not read signs and will still come in and open your door during your lunch period
--that some folks are just really irritating today
--that today is just not the best day
--i have files on my desk and they do not seem to end...ever
--that despite all my complaining i am still very much blessed
--that i have to be in until 6pm tomorrow
--it is okay to be okay :)


Monday, July 21, 2014

Quiz and Currently

happy Monday! let's  learn some stuff through a quiz and find out what is currently going on :)

1. Today, Monday, is National Junk Food Day - do you eat junk food?  Favorites?--i should not eat it, but i do. i am a huge chocolate and chips fan

2. Some people call this time the "Dog Days of Summer" - is that accurate for you?  Why or Why Not?--it is for those that are getting ready to come back to school/college. i work at a college and it is packed and they are coming in from all areas.

3. This week also celebrates National Cousins Day - Do you have many cousins? Are you close with your cousins?--i have many cousins! i am close to the ones closer to may age, the others have their own groups and the babies i play with, but we all get along. 

4. Are you taking vacation this summer?  What are some of your favorite places to go?--i like to go to the beach, water park, Atlanta, Disney World...really anywhere fun and perhaps FREE!!

Currently :)
A Mama Collective

Thinking about:--a car
Reading:--my e-books
Listening to:--co-worker talking
Watching:--people come in and out
Thankful for:--being alive and getting sound advice from older and wiser ones.



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Stealing and Social

hi Sunday! not sure i am ready for Monday, but hey, at least it is meme and social time!

Sunday Social
1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through?---having eye surgery and having to leave school for various reasons, both of which i have bounced back from better than me and i am sure others expected.

2. What was your best birthday?---my 30th has not been so bad really. other than that, it would have to be the ones when i was younger and always went to Disney World.

3. What has been your favorite thing you’ve done in your own city?---going to the many beaches in my area. i live in Florida, we are FULL of beaches!

4. What is your idea of the perfect date night?---dancing, dinner, movie, lots of laughing and an overall good time. 

5. Have you ever been to a blogging conference? If so which one(s)? If not do you want to?---no blogging conference yet. i would like to go to one. BlogHer seems like one that would be a good one to go too. could be overwhelming too, but hey, would meet some great ladies!

Favorite summer flower:---Sunflowers

Flavor of ice cream:---creamy french vanilla

Mode of transportation:---a car or if it is the summer time a boat/cruise

Music:--soft rock, r and b, mixture of 90's and today songs

Food:---hamburgers. i could eat one everyday. it has your bread, meat, your veggies, and is almost a complete meal.

Favorite game to play:---twister

Earliest childhood summer memory:---going to Disney World 

Favorite Drink:---diet coke and sweet tea

Favorite Snack:---beef jerky and plain potato chips

Place to read:---in my bed 

Most annoying:---the bugs and gnats

How I handle the heat:---get into some water (beach or pool) or stay inside 

Pet Peeve:---being told that nothing is wrong when clearly there is because you mentioned that you are having a bad day or that something is wrong. and my nails chipping after i have just painted them. 

All-time favorite bathing suit:---a tankini (black bottom, floral bright top) 

Best Time of Day:---afternoon

Most romantic:--hearing "i love you" from a person you love. 

Summer movie:---Lifetime movies and i will always love sex and the city movie and the devil wears prada.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Fill in

hi Friday! time to fill in the blanks with Feeling Beachie and Hiliary

The statements:
If I eat too many_____, I_______
 Running a____is______
Why is it that_________?
Where do you_____?

My Answers:
If I eat too many cookies, i get a tummy ache
 Running a  3K is something that i would like to do
Why is it that people do bad things?
Where do you like to travel?


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Let's Ponder

happy Thursday! do you like to ponder? i like to ponder so let's ponder over this word "TOY" today with Brenda at BYG Adventures!

what does the word "TOY" mean to you?

ahh, toy! toy is something you can play with. you have fun with toys. you stay busy with toys. you can learn with toys. toys can be relaxing, if you have kids, toys can leave a mess. you can turn almost anything into a toy (pen, balloon, boat etc.) toys can be gift for kids and adults. that is all i have for toys right now. now i would like a toy??? hmmm???



Wednesday, July 16, 2014


D3 is facing wisdom teeth removal. Have you ad your wisdom teeth removed?--all my teeth are still in :)

Today Wendell is serving iced tea, iced coffee, and carrot juice. He wants me to ask you which you'd prefer.--iced tea all the way!

If you use a crock pot, do you have a favorite recipe? If not, what is your favorite, easy "go to" recipe?--i use a crockpot, just not as often as i would like. i like to cook the tough meat in there so it is tender and pot roast is always nice. 

Do you prefer to wash dishes by hand or dishwasher? Yes, I know some of us probably don't like dish washing. Wendell flat out refuses!--i actually like to wash dishes by hands, but do prefer the dishwasher. i like the way the water feels on my hands.

What are you looking forward to?--next week for some quiet time. 


Monday, July 14, 2014

Me, Currently, and FundayMonday

happy Monday! time for the Monday Quiz about me, Currently, and Funday Monday! let's have some fun!

1. It is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month - if you had to share one courtesy that you'd like everyone to show, what would it be?---sometimes it is just better to call me than to text me. things can be misunderstood with text and if it something serious, a call is best.
2. Today is Pandemonium Day!  What creates pandemonium in your life?---misunderstanding and/or assumptions
3. This week also celebrates National Cavier Day (the 18th) - Have you ever tried cavier? Do you like it?--no, have not tried cavier because i am allergic to ALL SEAFOOD! no fish eggs for me. they do look pretty though when dressed up all fancy.

4. My boys are looking forward to next Sunday, National Lollypop Day!  What is your favorite lollypop flavor?  When was the last time you had a lollypop?---i like the candy apple lollipops and the good ole fashion dum dum pops. i had a lollipop last about last week. 

Currently with A Mama Collective
A Mama Collective

Thinking about:--why people can be so mean? someone who does not even know me banned me from a group and will not explain why. oh well. there are other groups. still mean.

Reading:--status updates on Facebook

Listening and past episodes of Real Housewives of New York

Watching:--The Real Housewives of New York

Thankful for: being alive! my car almost got broken into today and silly me went to confront the person and then hit my car's panic button.

Theme this week: home decor. not decorating yet, but i have a ton of ideas. i am all about stuff (throws, pillows, statues etc.) and wall art, not really painting to get the look i want. but that may all change when i get the home of my dreams!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

One thing...

happy Sunday! here is Sunday Stealing. Skipping Sunday Social b/c I am so late on it and well...this weeks questions could get me in trouble. love my family though!!

One Thing ..... 

that makes you smile:--seeing children

that makes you cry:--having ugly things said to me

that you love to do on the weekends:--sleep with no interuptions

that you do for only yourself:--paint my nails

that you have in your underwear drawer that's NOT underwear:--my hair piece/wig

that you do before going to sleep:--pray

that you do within the first 15 minutes after waking:--check my phone and go to the bathroom

that's in your purse: that you actually LIKE to clean:--my wallet

that you DETEST cleaning:--the bathtub

that other people would find odd about you:--that i am actually shy

that you would buy if I handed you a $100 bill:--say thank you! but if if i had a bill use it for that if not, keep about $25 and then put the rest in the bank

that you feel you HAVE to do before you die:--get married and have some children


Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Fill in a bit about my link-up

happy Friday! it is time to Feel Beachie and fill in the blanks! Enjoy!!

Feeling Beachie

The statements:
____ makes me _____
 I love a ______
When I’m stressed, I ______
My favorite smell in the world is ______

My Answers:
WORK makes me HAPPY and BUSY
When I’m stressed, I WORRY...A LOT!!!
My favorite smell in the world is MEAT SMOKING IN A PIT OR BBQ

so here is a bit about my new link-up 3 on Thursday! 3 questions for your to answer on Thursday. link up your blog with your answers to it and that is it :) i have been out of it for a while because i am running out of questions. gotta get back to it and it can be your NEW Thursday link-up! will you join me?? thanks!!!

 3 on Thursday


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Porch Chat

Let's Chat on the Front Porch with Everyday Ruralty :)
Do you like cucumbers? Is there a favorite way for you to prepare them?--yes, i like cucumbers. i like them just plain. cut them up in circles and just eat them or add them to a salad.

How good a housekeeper are you?--i am ok. the common areas are always clean (living room, kitchen, bathroom), my is scattered. opps

Please finish this: To spend a day____________would be amazing!--at the beach with my hands and feet in the sand...would be amazing!

How do you handle times when you are "down" or "blue"( depressed )?---talk a lot. then just sit quietly in my room and think and pray.

Have you started using essential oils, since they have become so popular?---not using them more, but reading about them more. i have always used tea tree oil :)

so in other news...i was told about a job at a school i help at...i was told to apply by the person who is leaving and her assistant. not sure what that means for me, but it would have been silly for me not to apply for it right? we shall see...leaving it up to something higher :) thoughts?


Monday, July 7, 2014

Currently and Sparkle this time

happy Monday! i sure hope the 4th of July was a great one for you and the long weekend was a nice one. so what is going on Currently on your end? here is what is going on on mine:

A Mama Collective

Thinking about:--people and lots of things. too much to list really.

Reading:--an e-book about how to cure depression without meds. i need to do a review on it and it is a short read. useful tips whether you are depressed or not.

Listening to:--the hum of the ac in this cold office and the sounds of students at the college

Watching:--finally caught up with a bit of Days of Our Lives. i am so ready and waiting for Sami Brady's wrath to unleash.

Thankful for: being a live for 30 years! it was my b-day on July 2 and i really am thankful to have lived 30 years thus far and hoping for many more. 

Fun sparkly link-up with Molly :) Let it shine indeed readers!

still being molly


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Social Favorites

happy Sunday and welcome to Sunday Social! what would your answers be?

Social Sunday

1. What is your favorite genre of music?--soft rock and r and b

2. What is your favorite genre of movies?--drama and comedy

3. Do you watch reality TV? If so what was the first show you remember watching?--i do like Reality TV. the first one i saw was Real World...New Orleans

4. Who is an actress you’d want to be BFF’s with?--Lupita Nyong'o of course. i mean come on we are almost like twins...or at least sisters!


5. Who is an actor you’d be happy to be stuck on an island with?--EJ Dimera from days of our lives. I am sure he could phone Stephano and get us out :)


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Keeping it Patriotic Meme

happy Saturday! hope everyone's 4th was a good one! hope you ate lots and took a moment to remember and appreciate your freedoms! thank you to all who have served and still serve. keeping with the patriotic theme here is a fun little meme with Sunday Stealing :)

1. Are you "proud to be an American"?---of course! Go USA!!!

2. Favorite Founding Father?---Thomas Jefferson

3. Favorite president?---I like our current president and Bill Clinton. i have been gainfully employed under both of these presidents :) i also like and very appreciative of President Abraham Lincoln as he was the driving force towards the end of slavery. 

4. Biggest "Patriotic Moment"?---seeing the troops come home/off the ship

5. Favorite patriotic song?---America the Beautiful

6. Favorite American cuisine?---good ole classic hamburger

7. Happiest political moment of your life?---being able to vote and seeing America change so much in their thought process that they elected the FIRST African-American president. a woman being president should be coming soon!

8. Best fireworks display you've ever seen?---my neighbors do a good job, but the ones they have on TV in New York via the Macy's day shows are pretty spectacular. oh to be there in real time/life

9. America's gift to the world?---being the land of opportunity. America is the only place where you can stumble and fall and get back up and possibly be even better than you were before. 

10. Favorite Bill of Rights right?---the 10th Amendment the Power of the States and People. people (you) can and do make the difference. 

11. Favorite American Holiday?--July 4th...Independence Day. 

12. Favorite D.C. monument?---The Lincoln Memorial, but also love the Smithsonian...all of them 

13. Your dream for America's future?---to have tolerance for all races, genders, and religions. you do not have to accept them for yourself, but you should be tolerant of them and if it is something you do not agree with, leave them alone. they should do the same for you and your beliefs too. it works both ways. 


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th and Feeling Beachie!

happy Friday and Happy 4th of July. enjoy the festivities, fireworks, and great BBQ and watermelon :)

let's do a little fill in the blank this grand day with Hilary at Feeling Beachie!

The statements:
___ is my favorite thing about ____
 ____ tastes like ____
When in doubt, ____________
Is ________ the secret of life?

My Answers:
THE RECEPTION  is my favorite thing about WEDDINGS
 CORN NUTS tastes like POPCORN
Is EQUALITY the secret of life?


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Today and a Feature

happy Thursday! hope it was a great one for all. so far 30 is not so bad. thank you all for all the birthday wishes and advice. i have got lots planned for this decade. in my thirties i plan to...get married, have some children, get in better health, buy a home, take a cool trip or two, go on cruises, move up in my career or get a better one, possibly go back to school, live life etc. wow! phew, i better get started. 10 years may seem like a long time, but it can go fast. 

today was a good day. i slept in a bit b/c a day off work to observe the 4th before the 4th. took my brother to class, got some new exercise shoes ($13 at walmart and they are hot pink and black :), got some FSU shirts, they were on sale and my toes done, and had a little workout while waiting for my brothers class to  be over and i filled up the gas tank...yucky that was! i dream of the day when gas gets back below $3.00...please. also, i am featured on this blog here with my post about Faith in my life:

fairly productive day, not bad for the beginning of this new chapter, year and decade of my life. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday and Chat

happy Wednesday and....Happy Birthday to me! i am officially 30 years old :) i did it and now it is time for me to live through it. thank you for all the sweet b-day wishes thus far. everyone has been so nice on social media today. my Facebook page is blowing up with "notifications!!" makes me smile.


What do you think you would have liked most from my menu?---i like all of it! thank you for no nuts or seafood...i am allergic.

Have you ever had an interesting experience with serving dinner guests?---so far serving guest is not bad. it is the kids sometimes that make it a bit difficult. you have all this great food and all the kid wants and will eat is a hamburger, hotdog, pb and j sandwhich, or ice cream. well, with guest just let them have it! :)

What's your favorite beverage, this summer?---i am a HUGE sweet tea fan! cannot say that enough. sweet tea all the way!

Do you ever have bouquets of fresh flowers in your home?---i do either when i get them as a gift or they happen to be on sale at the grocery store. they are nice to have and last at least a week! 

Tell me something interesting. Please---well, today is my birthday! happy 30th to me!!! that is interesting right?? what is more interesting is the advice you all will have to give :)


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last Day....

happy Tuesday! happy July :) hello summer. well, it is with sad regret that i am informing you through this blog that this is my last day....of ever being 20 something!! last day at 29 for tomorrow July 2, 2014 is the day and year that i will begin my journey in my 30's. 

so...those of you in your 30's or have passed this period already, how is it? any tips and advice for this new year/decade? thanks! hope to still keep blogging :)