Monday, June 30

Jamila has been allowed to take care of her own hair. She is 10 and does her little sisters' hair. I decided to do her hair this morning.

We have hidden DREDS. Now afro puffs, tears, screams........................

Friday, June 27

I have vacation next week!!!!
Wanna know how I got my motivation to work out and eat right? Well it's here now!!! There is my Yahoo group that has kept me going!

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Do you like Sunflowers? I do!!

Thursday, June 26

I have been back to normal after being bad for a couple of days there. Physically I learned that my body no longer accepts stuff that is bad for it like it used to.

My body is now used to good stuff....veggies, fruits, whole grains, lots of water, exercise, etc. If I decided to drink alcohol and eat "thin end" rib sandwiches.................I will pay for it.........................dearly!!!!

I think with most people moderation is the key. I am just not a moderate person. I do things to the extreme no matter what it is that I am doing. I am taking very good care of myself and I want to continue to do so.

Now, since I haven't been to church in two full weeks, I guess I better get that side of me tightened up too!
CHURCH ATTENDANCE A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and
complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've
gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard
something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a
single one of them.! So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are
wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."
Signed: Missing the message.
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor"
column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks
until someone wrote this clincher:
I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has
cooked some 32,000 meals for me. But for the life of me, I cannot recall
the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this:
They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.
If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead
today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be
spiritually dead today.
When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith
sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
All that you're done reading...send it on! I think
everyone should read this.
When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could you
get that for me?"

Wednesday, June 25

A woman I am helping who was in a drug rehab is back in jail. I think it was more of the rehab's fault than hers.

That's kind of tough.

Then I went by to talk to my Pastor and he was talking to a young man who just got out of prison after doing 12 years. He had went in when he was 17 years old and now is out, just turned 30. We are trying to get my husband to work with him. He is still bitter.

Other than that it has been a good day. I went to see my liver Doc and he says I look okay. I took some blood work.

How 'bout you?

Saturday, June 21

I went to the banquet for the American Liver Foundation last night. It is part of a group project in school, so I can actually do what I would like to do anyway and get a grade for it.

It was very nice. Upscale. I blew my diet eating filet migon and salmon. Oh well! If you're going to blow your diet it may as well be with the best.

The silent auction was very good. I think I may have one a couple of things, but I left early so I expect to hear from Maria soon. I had two glasses of Chardonnay, which would not worry the average person, but with my background.............may not have been the best idea.

I know because of my liver, I cannot drink, but it seemed appropriate last night.

Wednesday, June 18

An Apocalyptic One-Liner
Every time someone predicts the date of the end of the world, God pushes the date back a little just to be funny.
I saw after I post all that, that I had just done the same thing a few weeks ago!!! DUUUUUHHH!
Oh wow wow wow!!! It had been so long since I had posted I didn't even know about Blogger's new wonderful look and easier ways to edit the HTML. I wish I had more time now to have fun with the web pages, but my life is so full right now it's crazy!!!!

So what has been happening with me?

I may have said this but I am down from 216 to 186. I am working out on a daily basis and eating healthier. The kids complain a lot, but they will be better off in the long run for eating healthier now.

We spend a lot of time at the YMCA now. Jake will be a Senior in high school next year. I have to get him a Geometery tutor!!! George will be going to a magnet school for International Studies and he has tested as gifted for math! Jamila is going to a new school called Academy Prep, they have class in the summer's as well. During the school year they go from 7:30 to 5:30 and have music, PE, chess, and Karate classes!!! It's a wonderful opportunity.

I found out that Lee Lee qualifies for the McKay Scholarship and will be able to attend a Baptist private school this upcoming year. She will have to repeat 2nd grade, but this is her best chance other than me home schooling her. AND......our Destiny is beginning Kindergarten!!!!!

I am not on the Internet as much as I used to be. I am also very involved in church now. PLUS I may have mentioned that I am full time at Springfield College............................

Wow...............that sounds like a lot, but to tell you the truth our life is just full. Kinda bursting at the seams a little too I guess!!!!
Wow, I can post again!! Okay I will get myself together and get back and post.

Tuesday, June 3

This is the Aberdeen City Council - Web Cam. It is a town in Scottland that a guy from my YAHOO fitness group goes to! Great huh?
Hey! That flower down there is growing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am trying so hard to keep up with all these kids. Jake will graduate high school next year, but I may have to hire him a tutor in geometry!!! He has a prepaid CC 2 year thing, so he is taken care of!

I have George on a waiting list for a Magnet school for Mathematics and Technology. He is in gifted classes now in those areas so that should work out fine.

Jamila will be going to Academy Prep. It's a new school here in Tampa and she will attend 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. They are remodeling and old school in Ybor city for it, and the curriculum should be challenging. It lasts 3 more hours a day than other schools and will be year round. It starts the 9th of June.

I have gotten Lee Lee into a Baptist school. Since she failed second grade, I think this will help. I also have to get her a tutor for this summer. She was able to get a scholarship for the school because she has been in speech classes all along.

Destiny will begin Kindergarten. I wish I could afford her to go to Baptist school too. She is bright and will do well where ever she goes, I just want her taught the Bible and not evolution.

And that is my life...................