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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Blogging Blues

hi readers! i have come down with the blogging blues. not sure how to cure it really. perhaps a little break. it is not lack of content to write...there are blog hops and link-ups for that, it has now become a matter of finding time to blog. i get so tired easily now coming home if i am lucky by 8:30pm each night. all i want to do is sleep. not even eat but sleep. (zzzz). 

i am here off and on and will give update and as more time opens up, i will post more. love reading your post and i get around to at least 10 a day and try to leave a comment if i can. how do you get through your blogging blues?

here is a bit about me with some q and a's from Sunday Stealing! enjoy!

1. What is your zodiac sign?--cancer

2. What is your favorite color?--pink

3. What’s your lucky number?--30

4. What talents do you have?--umm, i am good with people of all cultures and nationalities

5. Are you psychic in any way?--no

6. Favorite song?--get here by Oleta Adams

7. How many pillows do you sleep with?--2 to 3

8. What position do you usually sleep in?--fetal and on the side

9. Have you ever tried archery?--yes, at camp

10. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?--48 hours. i procrastinated on a paper due in 2 days and it needed to be 20+pages

11. Do you have any scars?--yes

12. Have you ever had a secret admirer?--i am sure i have. they have not reveled themselves yet :(
13. Can you do any other accents other than your own?--yes, british, australian, scottish, irish, and african

14. Are you a good judge of character?--sometimes

15. Can you curl your tongue?--yes

16. Are you a clean or messy person?--clean

17. How long does it take for you to get ready?--about an hour

18. Do you have much of an ego?--depends, but i am confident

19. Do you talk to yourself?--yes

20. Do you sing to yourself?--i sing in the shower

21. Can you name all 50 states of America?--yes, well, i can sing them. you know the song "The United States"? and in alphabetical order too!

22. Have you ever been scuba diving?--no

23. What makes you nervous?--presentations and one on one meetings

24. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?--depends on the mistake

25. Are you ticklish?--yes

26. Have you ever been in a position of authority?--yes, i am now at work. 

27. How many piercings do you have?--just my ears so two

28. Can you roll your Rs?--in speaking spanish...yes

29. How fast can you type?--fast i think

30. What are you allergic to?--lots, nuts, seafood, some meds

31. Do you keep a journal?--does a blog count?

32. Do you like your age?--yes, i do now. i am the big 30 :)

33. What makes you angry?--pet peeves do and not being appreciated

34. Were your ancestors royalty?--yes, they are (in Africa). both my grandfathers on my mom and dad's side are traditional rulers/kings of their areas. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One year ago today....

hi readers! it is Tuesday and today is a unique day for me and here is is my one year anniversary. unique you may ask, well, it is not an anniversary of a relationship or anything like that, it is one of the beginning of series of eye surgeries to fix my detached retinas. 

you see, this time last year 9/23/14 i could not see. my vision was so blurry and bad due my retina in my left eye detaching (and then my right eye followed one month later) that i could only see really big objects like people and cars, but that was really it and it was a struggle. so thus began my series of surgeries to fix the issue. thank goodness i went to the right doctor the first time and did not have to go back and forth or to the ER first. who knows what or who the doctor that day could have been and they may not have been able to restore my vision. it was scary to say the least. today is the day that started it all. 3 surgeries later, my eye sight is still improving and i am healing and progressing. i may never get back to perfect 20/20 vision again, but i can sure see my loved ones, function, drive again, day and night, and so far so good to the point where my check-ups are now every 6 months rather than every month. i am so thankful for my sight and continue to thank the higher powers above for allowing me this opportunity! so...HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EYES!!! i hope you continue to see clearly all that you want to see!!!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Updates

hi readers! i sure have been out for a while in the blog world. just been really busy with all sorts of things. here is a quick update...

--sports season is here...GO NOLES! now we just need to keep our QB out of trouble.
--work has been interesting. why are they not fully staffing an office and they knew the person was going to be out for a period of time before hand b/c she was having a baby? 
--i am not a fan of meetings, sometimes i wonder why this could not be done over the phone rather than the drive
--i have been exercising a lot lately and i just did my first 5K Heart Walk. it was a lot of fun and there must have been at least 1000 people there. i am actually looking forward to the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in October. 
--so happy it is fall and enjoying this cooler weather. it will at least make exercising more bearable.

~wishing you all a positive day and week ahead!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Social and Stealing-Faves and Celebrities

happy Sunday and time for Sunday Social. here is what is being asked this Sunday. all about the Favorites!

1. Favorite Scent--clean/fresh scents such as citrus or outdoor breeze

2. Favorite Food--butter or white cheddar popcorn

3. Favorite Sound--my family and friends

4. Favorite Picture currently on your phone--that of my family and friends, and the randomness that i take. amazing how many pictures you can take when you do not have to develop film. 

5. Best memory of the year so far--hitting the BIG 3-0 this year. so far so good!

01. First Celebrity Obsession or Crush--Johnathan Thomas Taylor (JTT) from Home Improvement

02. Favorite Celebrity Encounter--none, unless meeting the Disney Princess count?

03. Most Cherished Celebrity Obsession
--my obsession with Denzel Washington 

04. A celebrity you’d love to hang out with
--Beyonce, but really b/c i just want to hang out with Blue Ivy :)

05. A celebrity you’d love to sit down and have a conversation with
--does the President count? would love to sit with Obama and just chat it up and see where his thoughts lie 

06. An artist you’d like to see live--if he was still alive: Michael Jackson

07. A celebrity you respect purely for talent--Michael Jackson 

08. A celebrity you feel you’d be good friends with--Lupita Ngoyo---some say we look alike. long lost sisters perhaps? 

09. A celebrity you dislike that others seem to love--Jessica Simpson. i just really do not care for her 

10. A celebrity you respect for what they’ve been through in life--Joan Rivers 

11. A celebrity you share a birthday with--Ashley Tisdale

12. A celebrity you find annoying--Mylie Cyrus

13. Favorite under-20 celebrity--the kids on the cook-off show with Rachel Ray and Guy Fiere on the Food Network

14. Favorite over-60 celebrity--Meryl Streep? i think she is over 60 :)

15. The celebrity “fandom” that means most to you--Andrea from the Devil Wears Prada. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Feeling Beachie Co-Host and Post 560!

wow! it is Friday! hope you are feeling beachie b/c i am and i am co-host too. this is such a fun blog hop and all answers are always unique. fill in the blanks and share. 

quick update--i had today off from work. bye-week for my favorite college football teams, walked over 3 miles today and for some reason my legs burned...ouch. working on a project at work to see how we can keep students at the college...childcare is a HUGE issue. finding great amazon deals and products to review so that is nice. still doing this free site called Bubblews, where you are paid to blog. not much, but it does add up and quick. if you want to join in on the freebies and reviews...send me an e-mail ( or leave a comment here!

now, let's get to Feeling Beachie!

The statements:
The beach is _____
Smartphones are ____
I like to ____
My dream ______________ would be _____________

My Answers:
I like to EAT, SLEEP, AND PRAY :)


    Tuesday, September 9, 2014


    hi readers! what are you currently doing? among other things i am currently wondering how my bra strap popped and well, i have been rocking the strapless bra all day and it is not that comfortable b/c well, this bra had straps! also... i am linking up with A Mama Collective for Currently. so...
    C U R R E N T L Y (1)

    Currently i am...

    --Linking up with this awesome link-up and i sure hope she keeps it going. i would/am offering to help her keep it alive, i can come up with themes or something :)

    --Thinking About what to do about furthering my education/getting a doctorate of some type

    --Reading lots of websites and blog post about education, food, and life

    --Listening to soft rock/Delilah on the way home

    --Thankful for my life. my diabetes has been up and down and so far my body has been handling the highs and lows ok for now. i am not getting younger and reading and trying all solutions to get it leveled. any tips?


    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    5 things about me Social

    hi readers! it is Sunday so time for Sunday Social. hope you week was a good one!

    Sunday Social

    1. 5 Things you want us to know about you--i am of African decent, i am an FSU college football fan, i love Cool Gear/Tervis cups, i am kind, i have a brother with autism.

    2. 5 Favorite things about blogging--the comments, the link-ups/blog hops, the meeting of new bloggers, the friendships, the learning.

    3. 5 Things you are doing before the year is over--getting a new car, getting one step closer to a PhD program, getting a better placement/recognition at work, working on a project involving children at work, seeing my brother graduate from college!

    4. 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Staples--sweaters, scarfs, long dresses, orange and red colors, black pants (they match everything!)

    5. 5 Favorite beauty products--shae butter, chapstick, lipgloss, SPF 30 face cream, nail polish. 


    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    I would not mind Link-up Saturday

    Welcome to the "I would not mind" link-up happening on Saturday. I am your host Eloquent Rambles. This link up is really simple. Just give 3 or more things that you"would not mind", link-up, visit a few others, and leave a comment. We all LOVE comments. Bloggers live off comments right? That is it. Simple, easy, and I hope fun. Let's go!

    I would not mind...

    --a juicy hamburger right now

    --continuous good days

    --my body cooroprating with me and my sugars stabilizing (frustrating few days with this!)

    *what would you not mind?*

    Thanks for leaving a link to your blog post in the comment/linking up!


    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Feeling Beachie and My Day

    hi readers! happy Friday! hope you are feeling beachie b/c i am. first a bit about my day. i had the day off. yea for 3 day weekends! but not so fun was it was spent at the doctors office. yuck! not the best results, but i am alive and will keep working on it. silly diabetes. overall sugars were ok, but A1C was still very high. i am shocked and puzzled. come on body, work with me here. finally i am home and doing the protien thing (no carbs or sugars) and munching on some beef jerkey and blogging! fun time! hope your Friday was a good one! not miss the "i would not mind..." link up tomorrow!

    now for Feeling Beachie statements and answers.

    The statements:
    If___ then___
    ___ reminds me of ___
    I think of _____________ when I ____________
    _________ is the most special thing ________ has given me

    My Answers:
    I think of THE PAST when I AM SAD
    LIFE is the most special thing FAMILY has given me


    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Best Day Ever!

    hi readers! happy Wednesday!!! let's talk about my BEST day ever...ok, well in a long time! yea!!

    so..the BEST DAY EVER is today!!! why you ask, well, let me tell you. 

    --got 2 FSU Tervis cups from a person at a school i assist students at. so nice of him to do so and i think he is a bigger FSU than i am :) got a great deal on them too!!
    --i got pink flowers. they will never die either b/c they are made out of paper.
    --great first meeting with lots of ideas about a plan/project.
    --i got a return phone call after playing much phone tag and may be able to present something in my public health field!!
    --i am going to do a prayerful blogger mail swap. it is my first, it should be fun, a blessing, and she seems really nice and sweet.
    --hello to post 555. yep, that is this one!
    --i do book reviews and i got my payment today! always nice to have a little extra come in just in time. (if you want to know more about reviewing books for pay, leave a comment with your e-mail here on the blog OR sent me an e-mail: they are always in need of reviewers!) 

    i do not think i have had this many positives in ONE day! very happy right now and hope this feeling and momentum stays for a while! 



    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Liebster Award--Wahoo!

    hi readers! happy Tuesday! hope your Labor Day weekend was a great one. today so far has been quiet and i got to see my co-workers angel baby. she is so little tiny and precious. less than 2 weeks old. awww!

    so, guess what...i have been nominated for the Liebster Award for blogging by Laurie at House Full of Littles yes, i have less than 200 followers/readers and it is a great way to meet other bloggers! 10 questions to answer and 10 for me to make up and nominate others. if you have less than 200 followers and would like to be nominated for this award...leave me a comment. i will edit this post as i find other nominees.

    Laurie's Questions for her nominees: 
    What is your favorite quote?--always tell the truth because then you have nothing to remember.

    If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?--cobb salad. it has meat, veggies, an egg, cheese, and bacon. a complete meal right? they say you do not need carbs to survive right?

    If you had an extra $10,000 what would you do with it?
    --the basics, pay off some bills, take care of school loans, put some away for savings, look for a new car.

    What charity/cause is important to you and why?--autism awareness and diabetes research because my brother has autism and i deal with diabetes. a cure for both would be nice. 

    What is your favorite movie?
    --The Devil Wears Prada

    Who has been the most supportive person in your life?--my parents/family/loved one. always there to pick me up, encourage me and push me to do better.

    What is your greatest accomplishment so far?--getting my masters degree in public health with a 4.0 GPA.

    What is a random fact about you that not many people are aware of ?
    --i have NEVER been to Cracker Barrel. some folks say i need to change this quickly!

    What is your biggest pet peeve?--when someone says or post on social media that something is wrong, you ask them, and then they say, oh it is nothing or do not worry about it. then why did you post/say it?

    How has blogging impacted your life?--i have met some really sweet people and great blog hops/link-ups to join. thanks bloggers/readers!
    My Questions (10):
    1. --How many people are in your family (pets count too!)
    2. --What is your favorite thing to cook/make? (if you have a Pinterest pin for it, share it so we can go check it out and Pin It!)
    3. --What is your go to outfit in your closet?
    4. --Football season is here! What is your favorite team?
    5. --What is one thing your dream house MUST have?
    6. --What is your favorite form of Social Media? (leave your link so we can Follow you back!)
    7. --Sweet or Salty?
    8. --If money was no issue, where is your favorite vacation spot?
    9. --What is one thing you wish people would stop doing?
    10. --What is the FIRST memory that you remember remembering?

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Happy Labor Day!

    hi readers! happy September! happy Monday! Happy Labor Day! i hope it is a relaxing and safe one. i am so ready for the Fall. mmm, the cooler  weather and pumpkins are great. so far today, i took a walk on the beach, finished up some laundry, and made a nice fresh healthy green bowl of salad for the family. i am now catching up on Dr. Oz via tivo. how is your Labor Day going?

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