Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I think I will start this foray into my dating again with probably the worst of the bunch. In an effort to conceal the identity of all involved, but me, everyone will be given code names......to protect the innocent and such garbage yada yada yada....

Ranger was cute, blonde, SKINNY (lol), and i'm sorry to say a bit off his rocker. The first time I talked to him he was in the ER due to kicking a step while running (something I am sure will never happen to me unless I decide to take up running (haha) and should I decide to take up running would promptly happen. I digress. I made a smart ass comment (who ME?!) about welcome to the City we don't kick rocks around here lol....well later I get a text, basically, since I've deleted them and can't go back read, he went off on me. Accusing me of not being single, trying to steal single guys away from single girls who are actually looking (on the premise I'm not single) and even went as far as to accuse me of lying about what happened with my ex and a couple of other things I told him...

First off, I wouldn't lie about that....what happened happened I can even prove it, second, what makes you think that you're even important enough for me to lie to? Not that I ever condone lying, but I mean, I haven't even met you and I am not about to create a ton of bullshit to have to wade through about lying to you about who I am....

he said he didn't want to talk anymore, which was perfectly fine with me and I deleted his number and all the texts we had sent.

No harm.

No Foul.

Then he started texting me again, and I swear this boy had to be bi polar cause it was complete script flip on me and against my better judgment I agreed to meet him.

Whoa, mistakes are something I am good at let me tell you.

So I met him, bought his MP3 player for $2.37 just enough for him to get whiskey and we sat by the bay front and talked before I took him home....

*shakes head*

sometime I amaze myself really I do....

It basically ended with him tryin to make me his chauffeur and when I went off on him we parted ways...he tried to text again but I ignored him.

And my mama says I don't learn from my mistakes lol




Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:

"I love you and I wish you enough."

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom." They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.

I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?" "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?"

"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"

She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

"When we said 'I wish you enough' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them.

Please Share this with your friends. It has the potential to inspire a lot of people.

Be Blessed Of Divine Light.

Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit
By Kelly McFadden
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23
Summer is one of my favorite times of year. Not simply for the longer days and warmer weather, but also for summer fruit. I love going into the grocery store, seeing the produce aisle stocked with a smorgasbord of delicious, brightly colored fruit and bringing some home for my family to enjoy.

The book of Galatians talks about spiritual fruit. These “fruit,” love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are characteristics we hope for in ourselves but also look to receive from others. Similar to summer fruit in the produce aisle — these spiritual fruit are appealing and refreshing both when others encounter them in our lives and when we encounter them in others’ lives.

For Christians, the fruit of the Spirit comes in a complete set. When you believe and the Holy Spirit is working in you, others should see this fruit daily growing in you. Not just one piece, but all. It’s not like going shopping and picking out only two kinds of fruit; we get the party pack – all nine fruits of the Spirit. These are natural characteristics of Jesus that he gives to us through the Holy Spirit. They are fruit we should seek to grow.

A part of being a Christian means growing each attribute. We all have opportunities each day to demonstrate and put these fruits to practice. Each day, we can choose to display these spiritual fruit to others around us. The more we do that, the more those around us will see Jesus apparent in our life.

A Month

As I sit here at work drinking my morning coffee and getting started on the days tasks I realize....It's been a month since I have made any kind of update. I am shocked. I can't believe a  month has flown by that quickly and that I have not had the time to do the one thing that I love to do.....share things with you wonderful people.

Things have settled in nicely for me. As nicely as they can. I am still living with friends and with only a few minor hiccups things are going well. At least I think they are. I will have to check with Penny and see.

I am now working two jobs, one full time the other part time on top of school.

I also started dating again, I know, it scares me too, and let me tell you it is not all it's cracked up to be.

I have met some truly wonderful people and some that I honestly wish to never hear from again. It's fun to talk about them with friends and get their opinions on situations but as always it is my opinion that matters most.....and I've not quite the mind to have one yet.

I do sincerely wish some of the fellows I've been meeting lived closer. It is blast it all difficult to keep driving to see them, even if they do help with gas.  It is really that hard to live close to civilization? And by civilization I mean the City?

I have been down here in the City for 3 years now....and every day I find something new that I never knew before and it makes me love it all the more, but, I do miss my family and seeing them all the time. Especially the girls, they are getting so big and growing so much.

Just the other day miss Boo said she didn't want a skirt because it was too "Plaidy" another because it was too "dotty" and the third just because it "wasn't her". I don't remember having that much of an opinion on what I wore when I was five...as long as I was clothed I was fine. I could be wrong.... I don't remember much of anything from back then and I could have been the most opinionated little five year old brat of the early 90s.....

C'est la vie.

I have some really wonderful new recipes that I am excited to share with you and if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see please let me know!

We'll get back to the "dating" issues in another episode.