Thursday, April 30, 2015


Apparently this blog has been more popular lately than I realized...

Sometimes I wish I could voice my opinion out loud for the world to hear. And other times I am thankful that I don't have that aggressive quality. This is my outlet. This is my therapy. If something happens that I feel is unjust, especially when it deals with family, I vent my frustrations and animosity here.

But that is about to change... If you know me, you'll know where to go to find me.

Adios Blogger :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Senior Portraits

I haven’t taken many senior portraits since the birth of my son, but the few I have had the honor to take this year have both been close to my heart. 

Last week I had the opportunity to take a few shots of the beautiful Justice Jones. I have never had a photo shoot go by so quickly and come out with so many wonderful images! I was astonished. Justice, you have grown into a beautiful young lady. Your heart is sincere and your smile can brighten up a room. Thank you so very much for letting me take your pictures!

I also had the opportunity to take pictures of one of my favorite students, Deondra Horton. I have had him in class twice, and each time I was amazed by his work ethic and determination. The word lazy isn’t in this boy’s vocabulary. His infectious smile always made my day better, and I’m sad that he won’t be at JHS next year. I am anxious to see what wondrous plan God has for his life. 

Monday, April 20, 2015


I realized something yesterday while we were at the movie theater watching Furious 7…

I can now sit with my legs crossed.

This may not seem like a big deal (or even a strange event to celebrate) but for any overweight woman out there, you know exactly how I feel.

I am still amazed by how comfortable it is…

So far I have lost 48 pounds.

I can’t wait to lose 48 more!!

And as an added bonus for this entry... Here's a VERY BAD hair day... bless his heart, I had just woke him up...


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


I have realized lately that because of the changes in my life (my divorce, my marriage, the birth of my son, among others that I can’t right now place) I have gone from being a very popular friend, to having very few, if any, friends at all.

Honestly, this scares the crap out of me.

I have watched my mother be friendless almost her entire adult life. She spends virtually all of her time now taking care of her parents (my grandparents – one with Alzheimer’s and the other with more physical maladies that I can fit into one blog post). The days she is not there, she is working part-time for the health department helping mothers who are on the WIC program learn how to feed their children with allergies and sicknesses that I hope to never have to understand. Her best friend in my sister. She takes the time every now and then to make a trip to visit my sister and her family (which is about 3 hours away) and it gives her a nice break from being the sole caregiver for my grandparents.

I don’t want to be like her one day.

I can name four people I consider my true friends. Each I have known for over 10 years. I don’t talk to any of them every day.

I realize that there are people who once were a part of my life that no longer are because the only time they reach out to me is when they want something from me. I don’t care to be someone who is taken advantage of because of certain skills I possess. The people (some of them in my extended family) that I have chosen to exclude from my everyday life because of their snobbish behavior are assuredly not worried that I don’t include them in my inner circle. If they were, they would make more of an effort to be a part of mine and my children’s lives. I absolutely hope and pray that I raise both Janie and Si to be better people than some of the adults they encounter.