Friday, May 28, 2010

New Adventures

Well, coupled with the warm weather beginning, this term is ending. I can't say it passed quickly, because for some strange reason, these last two weeks have felt unbelievably long... but overall, the class has been absolutely fun, educational and a lot of work. Kudos to our instructor, Professor Heather Tolen! You truly made the class bearable and entertaining for me. You've got an easy to get to know you style... don't lose that! There are many students who (do or will) need that kind of spirit to sprout and grow.

I bid everyone God's speed as we go forward with the assurance that we each will complete our courses with the success that will serve as the wind in our sails toward our new career endeavors! I'd like to think that we may cross paths again in other classes, but if not it has been a pleasure getting to know each of you this term. I wish you all the very best!

KayMay found her teeth and she's happy, so this term has been quite prosperous for all, don't you think?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Teeth!

Wouldn't you know it! My choppers were in the last place I could imagine... and I'm almost ashamed to say... they were mixed in my bedsheets down near the bottom of the bed. I can't begin to tell how they got there, but I'm sure glad I found them. Now I can enjoy some goodies I've been missing!

I wonder if I can get some kind of retractable put on them so when I put them down again and I need them quickly I can just yank on them and they'll pop right into my mouth... that's something I think I'll look into. Oooooh, that caused me to think about my daddy! When my children were little, he used to scare my babies by popping his teeth off his gums to the front of his mouth and then pop them back in place... I used to get so tickled when he would do that! As my children got older they too would laugh at the realization that he was just trying to be funny and not scare them... where's my plate????

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My old womanism is really active today; I'm not feeling so great... but a bad day above ground is still a great day! And I am grateful for every one that the Lord blesses me to see and share with others.

I don't have any witty reflections today. As a matter of fact, I'm gonna go grab my blanket and my Bengay and curl back up to get this cool air off my joints. Perhaps tomorrow will be an even better day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What is it?

How do we manage to end up in the midst of things that just don't make any sense? This has been one of my most prominent thoughts for some time now... is it a result of poor choices? Is it because we really don't know any better? And what about repeat mistakes (the same thing over and over again)... are we really paying attention to what we are doing? Have we really considered all of the consequences of our actions?

I have learned that we feeble human specimens just really forget history -- it keeps repeating itself. Especially the negative aspects of history. I myself am ready for change on the positive side of the ledger! I'm just trying to figure out how to totally erase the negative side of the ledger... is that even possible?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Such a Lovely Breeze Today!

Sitting here doing my watching thing, there is a most irresistable breeze blowing! I almost feel drunk by the sweetness of the flow of the spring air... it feels absolutely wonderful! Makes me think about napping for a while... so if I drop off suddenly, its because I just can not resist it anymore.

I still haven't found my teeth yet, and eating all of this soft stuff and sucking the flavor out of stuff I can't chew down with my gums is getting old! I want to chomp on a ear of corn so bad, I'm almost drooling just thinking about it... and let's not talk about a piece of steak or some BBQ ribs... mmmmm... ooooooh and what about a great mixed garden salad with some delightfully refreshing dressing! And then let's top that off with a colorful, flavorful fruit salad with whipped cream or a nice helping of ice cream!

Is anyone ready for a nap yet? I am........

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I was talking to my BFF this morning... I was telling Him how much I appreciate Him and thanking Him for how abundantly He has blessed all my friends and loved ones! I was asking Him to keep everyone well and safe; and keep all of the students at Kaplan in a positive state of mind so they can continue to do well with their studies. Judy sometimes tells me about her struggles and I know if she's struggling many of her classmates are as well...

Just a word of encouragement for you all; keep on keeping on!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Teeth...

Have you seen my teeth? I thought I put them in the jar in the bathroom last night... I got up this morning and went to get them out the jar... they aren't there! I've looked everywhere!!! I checked the cupboard; I checked the refrigerator; I checked the freezer; I checked under the kitchen sink; I looked in the oven and I even checked my microwave... I even went through my trash just in case I threw them out, and they are no where to be found! They always say things are in the last place you expect to find them... I don't know where else to look!!!!

I don't remember going out last night, so I don't think I left them in the car... or did I?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oh No You Didn't!

I like to watch folks. Sometimes, they can do or say some of the craziest things. I was talking to this young man the other day. He was telling me his plans for the future... Have you ever met one of them folks who like to act like they've got life all figured out and that they are the one running it????!!!! Hmmph

I just like to rear back in the rocker on my front porch and smile and say, "uh huh". The whole time the thought is running through my head, "Just keep on living, baby, your tune will change too!" I remember how when I was young I used to try to tell folks what I would and would not do, or what I would or would not put up with. All I got to say is until you have crossed that bridge, you don't know what you'll do.

Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with plans and intentions for life, but you also need to make sure you have a plan B; because sometimes, plan A never gets off the drawing board. And truth be told, plan B may fall right on its face before the end of the block so keep a plan C handy... just in case.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 1

Before I let her take over, I want to introduce you to KayMay; she's my alterego. Now, I'm not going to say we always get along, but she has endeared herself to me over the years and sometimes, she hits the nail right on the head! She's one of those types who is willing to speak her mind on any topic and she doesn't care if you don't agree. She feels she has earned the right to speak her mind because... well, she's 100 something years old.

I hope she doesn't offend anyone, and perhaps her insights might be a little entertaining; perhaps not. Only time will tell.

Note: If I think she's getting out of hand, I'll take over the blog until she's able to adjust her attitude... if she'll let me.