December 29, 2011

R.I.P. Sr. Mary Denis Curran

About a week ago I read via a cousin's Facebook update that one of my High School Teachers had passed. Sr. Mary Denis, even though she was only 4 feet and MAYBE 10 or 11 inches had a stare that could see into your soul and have the hair standing up on the back of your neck. Oh and heaven forbid you didn't turn in an assignment on time, you might as well wait for the floor to open up at your feet and swallow you down. Back when I was attending Rosati Kain I can say there were times I would stare at the clock in her classroom and couldn't wait to get out. Yet through the years my love for reading I can honestly say took a boost because of her class. Because of her I could appreciate works from William Shakespeare to other authors that might not have been as well known.  A few months ago I was in my family storage unit and I counted the boxes of books I have in storage, there were 6 huge boxes. I laughed to myself and thought, this is Sr. Denis's fault. lol

I remember how we used to read stories and she would make us break them down and explain them in our own words and what lessons if any could be learned from them. This skill especially came in handy a month ago as I was helping my sister with a college english course and she needed help writing some journal stories in regards to 8 different stories she had to read. Overall I ended up doing 6 of them. My sister couldn't understand how I could have done these assignment within a few hours. Not to mention, she ended up getting an A on the assignments.

I told her that I love to read, probably more than what is considered normal. Even though now I have converted to an Android tablet with the Kindle App, my love of reading has not diminished, in fact it probably has gone through the roof to be able to have at my fingertips so many books.

I wish I could have gone to the funeral yesterday but was not able to. Yet through my online searches of her name I see that an online video cast was done of the funeral. I watched part of it today and from the many people there you can tell she touched many lives. So to Sr. Denis, I say thank you, you have definitely earned your wings and I know heaven probably has a classroom up their waiting for an excellent English Teacher. You have my vote.  R.I.P.

December 11, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all:) This has been an interesting year so far to date. Went to a wonderful Xmas party yesterday and it was off the chain. Thank you Cassandra as usual for being a great hostess. This year I've had my ups and downs. I've realized that I need to get back into school and finish up. I really need to dig in and get back into my weight loss journey. Going to talk back with my friend Trenton to help me get back on track. Main thing right now is get my holiday shopping out the way. Then I wonder what I will do for New Year's Eve. Might go downtown and enjoy myself or just chill at home with a glass of wine. Either way I plan on enjoying myself and welcoming the new year to come:)

June 30, 2011

Me - a work in progress

Well today I officially closed out my first school year at my new job. Must say I'm very proud of myself but that is not all I have to be thankful for. This year has been a serious eye opener. I was able to rekindle a friendship with a best friend I hadn't spoken with over a year and half. Furthermore I had to REALLY re-evaluate a (questionable friendship/on/off relationship/somewhat acquaintance) with someone else earlier this week. (The part at 3:55 of the video link is a personal fav.) Yet I realized love is a strong emotion, but self respect is so much stronger.

I've gone back to the gym working out, trying to get back on my healthy lifestyle and really sticking with it. I still have my Zumba on Monday and Wednesday. PiYo on Wednesday. I highly recommend people if you have not taken a "peaceful" class which is what I consider Pilates, Yoga, and PiYo to be, then look into them. It not only helps your body but it helps you to relax your mind as well. I'm also working weights throughout the week as well. Yet what I really miss is my boxing, hoping to get back into that this summer;)

I've had a lot on my mind this year and even sought the assistance of a specialist to help me deal with issues. You know what? I'm not ashamed to say that either. No one is perfect and sometimes you need an opinion of someone else that really doesn't know you. I can say its helped big time and help me with dealing with issues that I've had on the back burner for quite some time. Yet I still think I'm a work in progress;)

Looking forward to this year, with one of my best friends due to come into town this July, have another best friend who will be a first-time mom this fall, overall just looking forward to kicking with my friends and just having fun;) I've kept myself busy with activities from work as well as personal commitments. I volunteered this June for the Susan Komen Walk for the Cure and this year marked my 5th with being involved. I plan on signing up for the Sista Strut this October.

I'm looking into other possibilities as well for this year. I've been thinking about getting back into college this year(MAYBE) or wait until January. STILL can't decide on a major, big issue. Jack of so many trades yet a master of none strongly applies to me.  Yet I learned what I decide to do it is MY decision, I don't need approval from anyone else. I've learned a lot about myself and finally realized the only person's opinion that should matter to me is my own. I can't please everyone and I'm not going to try. I'm at a point that I'm sick and tired of people talking at me instead of to me. I'm ready to change my life. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and change things but overall when I think about it, I'm glad for a few reasons that I can't.

Another change I want to make is getting back into my blogging on a regular basis. I've had this blog for quite some time, since August 2005. Its been therapeutic when I've needed it and I realized for me it's helped me get out my thoughts when they are "jumbled" in my head. So it needs to be revamped ASAP. lol
Well, anyway just wanted to give a quick update to myself and all I can say is:

April 20, 2011

If you are a parent and you have a child old enough to text, you need to read up on the lingo!

The Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know:

ADR - Address
AEAP - As Early As Possible
ALAP - As Late As Possible
ASL - Age/Sex/Location
CD9 - Code 9 - parents are around
C-P - Sleepy
F2F - Face-to-Face
GNOC - Get Naked On Cam
GYPO - Get Your Pants Off
HAK - Hugs And Kisses
ILU - I Love You
IWSN - I Want Sex Now
J/O - Jerking Off
KOTL - Kiss On The Lips
KFY -or- K4Y - Kiss For You
KPC - Keeping Parents Clueless
LMIRL - Let's Meet In Real Life
MOOS - Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOSS - Member(s) Of The Same Sex
MorF - Male or Female
MOS - Mom Over Shoulder
MPFB - My Personal F*** Buddy
NALOPKT - Not A Lot Of People Know That
NIFOC - Nude In Front Of The Computer
NMU - Not Much, You?
P911 - Parent Alert
PAL - Parents Are Listening
PAW - Parents Are Watching
PIR - Parent In Room
POS - Parent Over Shoulder
PRON - porn
Q2C - Quick To Cum
RU/18 - Are You Over 18?
RUMORF - Are You Male OR Female?
RUH - Are You Horny?
S2R - Send To Receive
SorG - Straight or Gay
TDTM - Talk Dirty To Me
WTF - What The F***
WUF - Where You From
WYCM - Will You Call Me?
WYRN - What's Your Real Name?
ZERG - To gang up on someone
8 - Oral sex
1337 - Elite -or- leet -or- L337
143 - I love you
182 - I hate you
1174 - Nude club
420 - Marijuana
459 - I love you

February 15, 2011

Breast Cancer awareness

Came across this pic this morning on Flickr website (link above for bigger view). Remember the Susan Koman race for the cure is this summer. Hopefully I will receive my email soon to volunteer and you better believe I will be signing up. Hopefully you will too. Enjoy your day;)

January 28, 2011

Words I live by.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust none but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Yet remember the key word in the last sentence is good. For if the situation is not, learn from it and move on.

January 12, 2011


Interesting video my boy Trenton hipped me to. I need to watch it again to get back on focus with my weight losing goals.

January 11, 2011

What's happening in Jan. 2011

I hope all is well with everyone this new year. I'm at home relaxing after being notified at 5:15am that due to the snow, my school district would be closed for the day. So as I alternate between walking around the house and looking outside I'm thinking about how interesting this year has started off so far. I've started a new job which I absolutely love. I've gotten back on my exercise regimen which I had been neglecting for the past few months. I also have been able to reconnect with some old friends that I haven't kicked it with in a while and I hope to continue that trend in the months to come, thanx to Nolan and Bridgette for a great time on Sunday;). Not to mention I've been making new friends as well through the gym and as well as through special get togethers my friend Cassandra hosts called Relax and "Un"wine. It's for ladies to come together and just kick it and have a good time. Cassandra and I have decided to learn how to Salsa @ Club Viva and are hoping to go every Saturday....So I'll keep you posted on that.

The MLK (Martin Luther King) Holiday will be here next week aka 3-day holiday and I plan to enjoy myself. My mom's bday is Jan. 20th, but we will celebrate a day early. I've decided to get back into school by this Summer. Well that's all I have to share so far, yet i've made personal promise to be more diligent with my blog. Yet I think I need a revamp of my page. I feel this look is just a tad bit too plain;) Ciou folks
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