Wednesday, February 1, 2012


We should remember everyday but this is a special time set aside for Black History Month!

  Still I Rise

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  You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, September 25, 2011


WAW = What a Weekend!

As if the last couple months haven't been enough of a roller coaster! Lord help me to hold on.....This weekend has been filled with joys and pains!

The weekend started out on a painful and shocking note. As I walked out of the lab after work Friday, I heard the most horrible sound! It shook me to the core and I knew something bad had happened. I turned to see that a little 7 year old girl had been struck by a vehicle. From what I could see and was told, the little girl ran out to cross Highway 146 (four lanes and a turn lane) and the lady driving the vehicle tried to stop and was unable to stop in time. I ran back inside screaming, to let my bosses know what happened. Luckily they (my bosses) were able to come to the aid of the lady that struck the girl. Lord have mercy on her. Who expects to experience something like that? She felt guilt, sadness, and worry. I was definitely traumatized by this event. Because I was preparing to go to the Homecoming Football Game - old friends, rooting for the team and supporting my nephew. I definitely had not prepared for this tragic event. The little girl named Savannah was lifeflighted to Memorial Hermann in the medical center. I do not know the status. Just asking everyone to pray for both of these families!

We won the Homecoming game, that was a high time! Especially considering the start to this football season. I was even more excited to see my dear friend Valerie's son Micah crowned Homecoming King.

Saturday morning, tragedy strikes again, as a dear extended family member was beaten and left for dead. Praise God that he is speaking and feeling much better. We thank you for your tender mercies, Lord.

At some point Saturday morning, my dad showed signs of pink eye. Bless his heart. I put some ointment and drops in his eyes which helped. (getting him the doctor Monday). While I was gone to the concert, he also had a little mishap with my little Birthday Twin - between her grabbing hands and a coffee cup. As a result, after returning home, I discovered he has a sore and broken toe nail. He will need lots of TLC, but is feeling better. He is a trooper.

Oh yes the concert on Saturday! We were invited by a dear family friend, Mrs. Linda Johnson to listen to some sweet melodies. I was blessed to witness some soul stirring and spirit filling singing from Ms. Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices Choir! Just amazing. I am telling you, that you haven't heard nothing til you hear Glady's Knight sing "His Eye is on the Sparrow!"  Her testimony was powerfulas well! I am really touched and felt so welcomed by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

At work this morning, just thinking of this weekend. Seems like a long one. Just reminds you that anything can happen. I am going to live life to the fullest!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Way of Life

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Btw I'm down 22 pounds! I was able to wear a skirt I refused to throw away and determined to wear again, just last week! It works!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


As most of friends and family know, I auditioned online for my own talk show with Oprah's new network - OWN. I've been watching the shows on the new network, and enjoying them. There is a reality show for the 10 finalists in the "Your OWN Show" competition. At first I said I wouldn't watch it. I don't know if I would say I was bitter but maybe just nervous to see who was "better" than me. Well I saw as it was a Mark Burnett produced show, it had a lot of similarities to The Apprentice. All in all I would say I think I could have done a great job and really do not see how these finalisits were able to stand out. I guess you win some, you lose some. But I have come into my own and watching it actually gives me the courage to not give up on my own dreams!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A New Healthy Life

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Loving and Living Life

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

What to do??????? Put a mobile home beside my parents? Buy some land in Hardin/Moss Hill area and build a small home? Purchase a starter home in Mont Belvieu, Baytown or Atascocita (trying to stay close to my parents)? Or buy a nice size foreclosure home at a good price but will have to fix up?

So many decisions to make but as I have a birthday tomorrow, I am feeling the pressure of my 30's. Several times before I was going to buy a home but could never make up my mind. I wish I would have bought a home back then. Over the years I have paid wayyyyyy too much rent for places that will never be mine. I want something of my own. It upsets me that some people in my family think that I should just wait and inherit my parents home. Well, I hope that my parents are around for a long time to come. Also why is it that everyone else in my family can experience the joy of owning their own home and I can't??? Isn't that a bit selfish? I want to stay close to my parents as their primary caretaker. So I have some big decisions to make...