Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday Update News

I came to check out my page and realized it had been weeks since I posted.  WEEKS! 

And well frankly that is not acceptable.  I would like to say that I  have been busy but I haven't.  I've just been lazy.  I had 3 weeks of no school.  Which meant that I was home alone while the girls were at school.  Talk about not knowing what to do with myself.  I cleaned and then once that was done there was nothing else to do.

Awkward.  And I said that in a sing-song voice for those of you who probably heard me say it like that in their heads.  Just clarifying.

But onto the real reason I posted.  I am here to give everyone updates on my stories.  The ones that I keep saying I'm going to finish but never have.  Those.

First I'll talk about Beautiful Stranger.  As of right now I am currently working on Chapter 9.  I can tell you that I plan to have 5 more chapters after that and then the story will be finished.  

Next, Breathing.  This story takes me awhile to write for because of how heavy the issues are with the main character.  I want to do it justice by not rushing through it and giving you all half written dialogue and descriptions.  Once I have a more concrete date of when I will have the next chapter finished you will be the first to know.  

Finally, Love Me Now.  I have gotten a few emails in regards to this story.  I have not forgotten it but I also want to focus on the stories that I have currently posted first.  My plan for this story is to edit it and finish it.  It will probably also have a different name once everything is said and done.  But I just wanted you all to know that I did not forget about this story or you.

So for everyone who has been wondering, "When the flip is she going to finish?" I just wanted to let you know that I did not forget and I want to finish just a badly.  It would make me incredibly happy to see my stories finished and printed or in ebook format.  

That's if for now but look for more updates in the future.  



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day 2014

Happy Mother's Day!


This morning I felt someone starring at me and when I opened my eyes my 9 year old, Alex, was in my face looking at me.  After she apologized for startling me she said, "It's Mother's Day." And then she ran out of the room to get her gifts bringing back her sister.

Half asleep I looked down at my gifts and read the first one from Ariana.

E-SPA-cially for Mom

They were spa coupons for various things.  

Breakfast in bed.  
Back rubs. 
Having a cold drink delivered to me.  
And the best one...30 minutes of quiet.

One of the cutest things I've seen in a while.  

Next I got a poem with a hand print from Alex, which made me smile.  Along with various notes and letters that show how much they appreciate me.  

After a week of secrets, which for one I'm proud of them for keeping, I got the best gifts a mom could get.  A whole bunch of love.

To make things even better I got up to make them chocolate chip pancakes.  Two pancakes in, Alex asked if she could make them for me.  So I just wandered off while she made me breakfast.  

As the day went by I decided that since I wanted to be lazy and not go to the park, which is what they wanted to do, that I would do something just as fun.  So I went upstairs to find a movie.  I found what I wanted and then set out to make a fort.  I grabbed the dinning room tables and several blankets and made my masterpiece.  

Once the girls saw the set-up they forgot out the park completely and we had the best night.  

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well.  You never get enough credit so live it up today.



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Abs Challenge

Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook when I stopped and saw a picture from a page I liked.  It's called Black Women "DO" Workout!  And on it there was another inspirational picture and stories of women who triumphed over statistics that they would always be fat.  That they were lazy or that they couldn't do it.  And it got me to thinking maybe I should start working out again.

I looked at the picture for awhile and then decided to keep scrolling when I saw a friend of mine had posted that she had lost 10 pounds and made her goal for the month.  "You can do it too, all you have to do is get motivated," her post said.

I smiled and continued to scroll when I saw another photo of RuPaul Drag Race celebrity Carmen Carrera.  For those who have no idea who that is, she is a transgendered woman who has been fighting against all odds to be seen and recognized as the woman she is no matter what body she was born into.  And she has an amazing body.  

It was as if the universe was telling me to get off my lazy butt and do something.  For the past month, I will admit that I have noticed that my jeans have fit a little looser and when I got on my scale it said I weighed 179lbs last week.  This made me smile because before this I weighed in at 185.  I contribute that to the fact that for the past couple of months I have been cooking all of my meals.  I've eaten out a couple of times and both times were treats.  

So if eating healthy has me losing a few pounds what will doing that and exercising accomplish?  

And so today I woke up a little later than I normally would and stepped on my scale.  


I smiled and trudged downstairs where my kids showed me various yoga poses they are learning in school.  I know all of these poses but it made me smile to know that their school is taking a real stance on combating obesity and encouraging their students to be healthy.

And so after I stretched and my kids had gone outside to play I started in on the 24-day Abs-So-Tightly-Right challenge.

Today was my first day. And then shortly after that I ran a quarter mile to strengthen my legs as well.  I plan to get to the end of the 24 days and hopefully there will be a noticeable difference.  I also plan to work in running after my abs workout.   

And if there is anyone reading this that thinks, "I don't have time for this."  or "I'll start this on Monday."

I say why not squeeze it in while watching TV.  It only took me 5 to 10 minutes to do this.  And with each day the better I get at pushing through the more I'll have a sense of accomplishment.  And there is nothing more exciting than meeting a challenge head on and conquering it.

I plan to post some photos as I go along and pray that I don't become to embarrassed by them.  I'm not really in the habit of showing off my stomach.  But I think if it means showing off some rocking abs or at least the progress to getting them I can do it.

For anyone who wants to check out the website I spoke of earlier I've listed the links below.  And even though it is named Black Women "Do" Workout, the exercises and tips they list are for anyone.  As they say on there website, "every body and 'everybody' is different."

Thanks for reading and have an awesome Saturday.



Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me

Hey everyone!  Today has been an awesome day!  I woke up this morning and both of my kids gave me birthday gifts.  They're the best gifts I could have asked for.  Although I told them they didn't have to get me anything at all.

This past week has been filled with whispers and being told to stay out of their room.  

"Get back momma!"

That was when I walked by and almost saw the masterpiece being constructed.  Here are the gifts below.

Aren't they amazing?!

Later after I dropped them off at school, I decided to treat myself to lunch at Chili's.  I love their Chicken Enchilada soup.  It's so flipping good.  If you haven't tried it, you should.  

Well as most of you might know Chili's doesn't open until 11:00am so I ended up going to a comic book store until they opened.  

The food was delicious and afterwards I got a free scoop of ice cream.  But the most amazing part (to me at least) was that they have a system at the table that lets you pay from your table.  How cool is that?

So cool!

After my yummy food and dessert I decided to go see my sister.  And later on tonight we're making rice crispy treats.  

All in all it has been the perfect day.  

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! 



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