January 29, 2011

Just a reminder....

It's 3 months until my birthday (April 28)!!!!


This will be the best birthday EVER!!

January 28, 2011

I'll always love my mama, but please PEPCO work a miracle!

My mother is my heart, but right now she's a pain in my hindparts!!!

She lost power because of the snow storm this week and had to stay with me last night. This is the first time big mama has spent more than 5 hours in my home. First she complained that I had dishes in my sink. Then she had folks calling my house for her, and when the other line beeped she clicked over and answered! She complained that it was too hot and that I need to cut off the heat; then turned around and said its kinda chilly can I cut it back on. We did share some laughs while watching American Idol and folding my laundry together. That was nice. I tried to explain who Kim and Khole Kardashian were when we were watching them on CNN and she called them stupid glamour girls getting paid to do nothing. LOL! What a night! We both went to bed early....Then this morning she wakes me us saying, "Are you still sleeping? You're going to be late for work!" Seriously, my alarm clock would have been less annoying. Can I have some peace when I arise to see another day? We left out together and she told me that she will see me later if her power does not come back on. It's Friday and now that a sista is courting, the possibilities for my evenings are endless. Of course, if she has no power she will be with me and we will have another eventful evening, but please PEPCO work a miracle!

It's so funny because I'm at work actually happy to have some me time. What will I do when I share my home with a man and kids one day???....Until then big mama has to go, so I can fully enjoy this single life while I still have the chance!

*Sweet P*

January 24, 2011

Alex Williams: Epic Salvation

On July 13, 2010, I blogged about a good, single man named Alex Williams ("Good Man #1: Alex Williams"). I mentioned that he was working on a Gospel CD at that time and now....its finished and it is simply marvelous! The album is called "Epic Salvation." I was listening to it this weekend with my Godbaby and she told me that Alex should try out for American Idol. LOL! I love every single song, but my top 5 are: Everybody Needs a Hero, Shooting Star, With Every Breath, Merciful King, and From the Inside Out. The WHOLE CD is amazing, and I implore you to go out and get yourself a copy TODAY! It's available at iTunes or AmazonMP3. Visit his website at http://www.awmusiconline.com/ for more details. Please be sure to pass this on to your family and friends.

I am so proud of Alex and I wish him all the best. Love you bro!

January 17, 2011


So I met someone. And so far, so good.

On December 30, 2010, I was leaving work and had to go to the ATM before getting my car from the garage. I noticed this guy who seemed to notice me. I think he was trying to get my attention, but it was my last day of work for the holiday and all I could think about was going home and chilling on my sofa. I smiled at him and kept it moving.

I realized when I got to my car that I hadn't eaten all day, so I went back to grab at least something to drink for the ride home. That's when he was coming across the street. He noticed I was walking into the sandwich spot and asked if he could get me something to eat. At first I said no, but then said why not!? SN: There are some details of this story that I am leaving out for later once I see where things go. Some secrets a girl has to keep for herself ;-) Anyway, he got me lunch, which was so nice. Then he walked me to my car and the convo was really cool. He had peeked my interest and I was interested in getting to know him better.

On New Year's Day, he called to take me out to eat. Again, I almost said no because I was laying with Maxwell chilling hard and could not even think of showering and putting on clothes. BUT I forced a yes and I'm happy I did. We had great conversation again and it was like we'd known each other for a while. After dinner, there was a nice hug and I was impressed and very interested. Since then we have had long talks on the phone, a lunch date, and a few other meetings. I got a little freaked out at everything moving so fast after only a week. He was feeling the push back on my end and suggested a week long break for me to think about how I wanted to proceed. The break was sooooo hard!!! I actually missed him. It did show me that I liked him more than I thought and wasn't willing to throw it away without giving it a fair chance.

Yesterday we had our first date after the break and it was so nice to see him. It's all so crazy, but exciting at the same time. I'm not sure what will develop, but I look forward to enjoying the ride. We had another night of good food, great conversation and laughs, flirting, hand holding (so out of my comfort zone), and.....


So with that said, I can let you know one task has been crossed off on my list that is now being called my "2011 Wish List" per my sister who does not want to think of me kicking the bucket. LOL! After our fabulous date out, I can now say I have my romantic date/evening COMPLETED! I know that seemed so simple, but at the vivacious age of 30+ I had cool dates here and there, but nothing romantic and memorable until now. Most definitely more to come I'm sure. Still smiling...

*Sweet P*

January 12, 2011

Ima Ima MONSTER!!!!

It's really hard to be a woman sometimes. I've been trying to eat right and workout more consistently. Tired of talking about it and finally doing something more productive with myself. Things have been going well until...that time of the month came around. Now I just want to scream all throughout the day.

I want to eat everything I can't have like chocolate, cake, cookies, chips, candy, ice cream....ALL MY FAVORITE COMFORT SNACKS. I want pizza and fried chicken and burgers and all the side fixings that come with them like french fries. I feel like I'm on punishment right now and its unfair. In addition to the food cravings, I feel so fatigued and lazy. The thought of lifting weights or running makes me want to roll over in bed.

Yesterday I almost went to Five Guys after work, but talked myself out of it. I had walked down 13 flights of stairs and did not want all that hard work to be in vain. I couldn't believe that it was my voice I heard saying, "Don't do it. It's not worth it." I know that at some point I will get used to this, but every month this will be huge test for me.

Someone needs to create a patch for moods like this.

*Sweet P*

January 11, 2011

11 Days in, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

...and what a year its been so far! 2011 has had a funky start nationally. We've had thousands of birds and fish die, many many mass shootings of innocent people and I've have a few friends that are dealing with huge losses in their families. And the question is why am I sitting here smiling????

I believe that something amazing is working in the universe and all these horrible stories are to distract us and take us off course. People go into the new year so hopeful and ready for change. Ready to take on the world and believing that this new year will bring them something different than the last. What better way to ensure that your blessings don't come to pass than to blind you with turmoil and destruction? You begin to wonder why are are these bad things happening and lose sight of all the wonderful things that are taking place around you.

On New Year's Eve, I went to church and heard a sermon that got the wheels turning in my spirit. The preacher said that we tend to go into the new year hopeful and waiting. We spend the year sitting back and looking for God to work something in our lives. Then when what we want does not happen, we get upset and say maybe next year. Then we do the same thing all over again and get the same results. His message told me that I can't wait for something to just happen in my life. I have to make something happen and what I can't do God will do. That was a message that I so needed to hear and after letting go of so much in 2010 and being open to the newness of 2011, I was able to really receive this Word.

I went home and rang in the New Year on my knees and got up feeling refreshed. I toasted out 2010 with my sparking apple cider and had a party in my living room. As I was watching the crowds in NYC, I decided that I wanted to watched the ball drop there next year. This idea was the match that ignited my "2011 Bucket List." YAY!!! I made a list of 11 things that I wanted to accomplish this year. Things that I always say I want to do, but don't take action to make it happen. I'm so excited because I have a few things on my list that fear has stopped me from achieving. I plan to do it afraid. This year, I'm doing something different to get different results ;-) I can't tell you my list now, but I will tell you about each task where it's been crossed off. Stay tuned...This should be interesting indeed!

MY MESSAGE TO YOU: We made it to another year! Don't take it for granted. Rough start, but your happy ending is already written.

*Sweet P*