Monthly Archives: February 2008
>What’s Playing on the iPod right now: “Grown Woman” – Mary J Blige
It is no secret that I am an avid NBA fan. This All-Star Weekend was one of the best in years. The highlight for me:
Dwight Howard Slam Dunk win!
>What’s Playing on the iPod right now: “Hate on Me” – Jill Scott
Today I was inspired. Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I didn’t have anything for Hubby, I went on my lunch break to this black owned book store/coffee/bakery store called Literary Sweets. My BFF (I’ll call her B) went with me. We met the owner, Shennice, who shared with us how she made her dream come true to open her own business. She worked in the corporate world in Atlanta for some years and then moved back home. She wanted to open a book store and actually started her business with only $50. Family and friends helped but she got her hussle on and is making it happen. B was impressed because she likes to be around and learn from “real go-getters”.
Shennice also shared with us information on self publishing or fronting your own publishing house. She has a wealth of knowledge and turned me on to some avenues to showcase my work. This is an ordinary women who is doing something she loves without any regrets. Whenever you meet someone like that, it makes you want to do better.
I have got to get started on making my own dream come true.
>What’s Playing on the iPod right now: “Because of You” – Kelly Clarkson
A sister has been feeling poorly. Been feeling mighty bad. It started with a stratchy throat and then mutated into body aches, chills, and a cough. It ain’t pretty! Diagnosis: the Flu!
So, I’m popping drugs and getting a lot of rest. But the whole time that I am laying here (watching the Today show and Will & Grace) I can’t help but feel like I should be doing something. Maybe the flu is a way for my body to get some needed rest. And I must mention that I took a freaking flu shot to avoid all this nastiness.
I did have a thought: Superwoman: Fact or Myth? Most women I know carry the bulk of duties within their families. We work a full-time job, pick up kids, cook most of the meals, oversee homework and extracurriculm activities, clean the house, listen to everyone’s problems, play nursemaid, seamstress, peacemaker, referee, delegate chores, make sure field trips are paid, finance lunch, contact teachers as needed, build up our husbands and still have time to get some sex-ercise! Whew. I’m wore out from typing the list. And that doesn’t even cover all the other miscellaneous things that women do. To compensate, some women convince themselves that they are Superwoman. I know I do it myself. But is this healthy?
Alicia Keys wrote a song about it:
“Even when I’m a mess, I still put on a vest with an S on my chest, oh yes, I’m a Superwoman.”
If you don’t have this CD, you should go get it now. Seriously!
Things I missed while being sick:
* Two book signings. Donna Grant & Virginia Deberry and Carl Weber were in town this week.
* My favorite team, the L.A. Lakers made a major trade.
* Three, count ’em, three days from work. Not that I’m complaining about this one.