Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ten Tuesday Thoughts

Here we go again with my "thoughts".

And I have 10 of them. Glory!

1. I haven't been posting like I should because we have been getting ready for the biannual audit at work. So my mind has been a virtual blank. I was interviewed today, and I think it went okay. I think.  I was a bit vague. I hope it doesn't hurt me.

2. I talked to one of my faaavorite blog readers on Friday, Ms. Ginae! Oh what a joy. It's like Oprah or Michelle Obama calling me. That's how excited I was. We WILL be talking again.

3.  I have not had lunch today. But I had a huge kale, pear and blueberry smoothie this morning. That's fresh made, no mixes, honey. For some odd reason, even at two in the afternoon, I am still full. I need to make sure I eat something soon, though... so I won't go inhale a whole bowl of chitlins tonight.

4.  The book I am reading right now: The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD. I am only 14% of the way in, but that is fine.

5. Favorite quote so far:

"We are made in the image of God, and we need to put Spirit back into the equation when we want to improve our physical and mental health."

That is deep off the pages right there. Especially when a biologist says it. You know our scientific folk aren't really suppose to believe in God, or be agnostic at best. Hmm. There may be more to that one than meets the eye.  I am looking forward to his hypotheses.

6. I am not sure why I have such a fascination with mentality and science and how it all relates back spiritually, but I must tell you that I am learning a whole lot about myself. And that's a good thing.

7. I have 5 analytical reports to read in my inbox. And I am not happy about it.

8. I am happy that I'm getting off at 4:30 pm, though. And that's because I got in at 8 a.m. this morning. I usually get in at 10 a.m. But this audit thing...man.

9. While cleaning up the kitchen last night, I was a bit too caught up in my favorite Queen Latifah CD, All Hail the Queen, meaning I did more dancing than dish washing.

10. Callie Jo likes to follow me around at home. I don't know why because I can't be all that interesting to her. But last night, in the kitchen while I was doing all my dancing, she had a look that said "LadyLee, if you kick me in the head one more time, I'ma scratch you!" 

LOL. That's what she gets for following me around! Rockette kicks send her flying a few feet.

That's it for my Ten Tuesday Thoughts! Have a good evening:)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Freestyles....

Friday...

It is finally here.

And I am ready for the weekend. It is a busy stacked up weekend, but that's okay. As long as I don't have to be a work.

Oh... and it is payday. I sat here and pretended to be a baller for all of 5 minutes, then I went and paid my bills.

Summer Project Here's my summer Crochet project. Finally done.


Up close:

Finally done. Just in time for my coworker's 4 year old's birthday. GLORY!

Now it's time to work on my Christmas projects!

Treat of the Week.  This BAD car has been parked daily in the parking lot for a few weeks and I was scrambling trying to figure out whose it was.

We finally found out who it belonged to. And you know I went and talked to the owner. She works in the next building, and she is the NICEST lady on the planet. Just nice as can be. I talked to her for over an hour late one evening. She kicked plenty of wisdom my way (and you know I LOVE that!).

I asked if I could sit in her car. And she let me.

"I'll take you around the block," she said.

"No need," I said. "Just drive around the parking lot! That's fine!"

And she did. It was an awesome 5 minutes. Tinted down windows with the panaromic sunroof. Wow. And the leather was sooooo soft. It even had a leather dashboard. It has mood lighting. And the seat memorizes your body, and does massages. Man. What a treat. We were in the parking lot of the job, but it felt like the picture above... Palm trees at sunset near the beach! And the bonus is that I made a new friend! Glory!

Song of the Week. So Tomorrowworld is going on this weekend down on the southside. It's a HUGE electronic music festival that draws over 100,000 people from all over the world.  Last year was the first year, and I remember thinking "Man, there is gonna be one big Molly drug cloud over that place." But all the news outlets were hollering all over the place, warning "Don't even think about it." So it all went well.

So I was looking at the lineup of artists for this year's festival. I don't know why, because I can't deal with electronic music with that same doggone beat. And you know I ain't paying $850 for a 3 day pass, or $137 for a one day pass. No ma'am. You better have some Jill Scott and some Earth Wind and Fire out there, lol.

But back to the lineup. I was scrolling through it, and there was a group donning my gubment name
"Alesia"...

Wow. So you know I told anyone in the cubicle area who would listen. Then I proceeded to pull up a music video. (Warning: I think it is illicit. Haven't decided whether it is or not, but I warned you).




*crickets*

Uh... ok.  You should have seen us gathered around watching that. We were all a bit disturbed. I was gonna go listen to their CD this weekend on spotify but NEVER MIND.

I just can't do electronic music. I do feel one must be a little drunk or high to thoroughly enjoy hours and hours and hours of that same beat.

To each his own. I am glad there is a group named after me. Hopefully they will make a gospel song.

True song of the week. I've been listening to my usual playlists.  Sade "Cherish the Day" Live. Not sure how long this video will stay up on blog, but I can just go over to youtube and enjoy.



Man... I shoulda just paid $550 for that concert ticket. Ugh.  But that video makes me want to CRY.

Especially with Commander By came back to work reinacting parts of the concert. Sigh.

Ha Ha!

Well I am ready for a good weekend. As usual, I have much to do. I have it all worked out in my head, but if I get only a little done, I will be happy for that. Indeed.

You have a good weekend. On purpose.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ten Thursday Thoughts

It is Thursday...

And I have many... thoughts.

So here are just a few:

1.  The last couple of weeks have been a mental blur. But I think I am just about back on track; however, it still feels like I have just fallen off a 10 speed bike. I am back on the bike but I'm trying to get the gears straight.

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(Did you have a 10-speed as a child? Do they still make those?)

2.  I am thankful for the much cooler weather. Yesterday was so nice that I walked a few blocks away for lunch and I sat on the patio and did a little people watching. I also did a little window shopper. There was a small field next to a church a few blocks from the job. If it wasn't a shame I would've laid out on the grass and worked on my tan. But I think I would've been arrested for loitering.

3. My favorite minister preached last night at bible study. I wanted to go, but I left work too late AND I needed to stop by the house first (which was on the way) to get the journal I use to take notes. So I stayed home. But thank goodness for my Roku, as our church has a channel. I was able to stream live. You shoulda seen me sitting there taking pictures of the screen.

I was cheesing down, because he is my favorite minister. He has his own church some 50 miles away in West Georgia now. I was glad to catch him for the past 12 years as an associate minister at my church. I learned MUCH from him about identity crises, and he taught on that last night.

4. I didn't eat breakfast this morning, and breakfast is usually some type of kale based smoothie. I decided to live on the wild side and have a iced chai latte with soy milk from my neighborhood coffee house. So that tea has me a bit wired right about now.

5.  This right here is frickin' AWESOME.


That is a local fruit galette from the neighborhood coffeehouse. I don't even know what a doggone galette is. But this was good. It's a 5" dessert, so I split it with my cubicle mate Cowgirl. Cre. But I love the sliced apples and fresh blueberries which must've been picked from the bush down the street somewhere, lol. I have a whole post coming up on this place.

6.  I just found out that we're getting much more paperwork to review. My eyes lit up... This mean I can probably telework from home some days. Yes, I live 4.5 miles from work, but if I don't have to leave the house for work, then that would be just fine and dandy. Yes indeed.

7. Look at the plant just delivered to my job.



Thanks Lisa B!  Thank Mr. Lisa for me, too.

I like Lisa B. Nobody better not say nothing bad 'bout Lisa B. I'll bust you upside the head with my Good Book of Cuss if you do.  She is my best friend in my head. She best be glad I live 9 hours away. If I lived closer, I would stalker stan the cheese out of her. We get so much done over text messages.  My IQ go up a point or two after she finish dealing with me. I'm a little less scattered after talking to her, you know? She is my personal bootleg psychologist. Lord knows I need one or two.

8. I am walking around with these $99 gift cards in my wallet. So if you won one, don't fret. I will send them out eventually. I have just been a bit discombobulated. And I like to sit and make cards for the winners. I will do that this weekend.

9.  I have a cousin on my father's side who could pass for 20. But she is 60 years old. And she has kids close to my age. She watches Scandal, and was a bit O_O about me not liking the show.

10. But I am looking forward to How to Get Away with Murder. I love Viola Davis.

11. (Bonus) My church has quite a few satellite churches all over the place. One just started up on the "Gold Coast". This baffled me, because I know there is the West Coast and the East Coast... well the Gold Coast is Australia. They are 13 hours ahead, so our Saturday night services are their Sunday morning Services via stream. And my pastor was reading a report from them about how they were able to feed and provide services for 120 families in need/poor families.

Well you know my first thought... There are poor people in Austrailia?

Well just knock me over with a feather.

I need to read more. Or something. Shoot.

Alright, that is all for my Ten Tuesday Thoughts.

Until next time...  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Special... the Food Edition


This made me smile on the Saturday morning.

I was perusing my sister-in-law's facebook page, and I thought I'd snatch some pictures. My mother has been visiting with them for the past week out in Colorado, and she has been cooking up a storm

It looks like the grandkids helped.

That looks like they are making cookies. And Milk and Cookies Jr. was taste testing.

We were trying to figure out what this was... looks like a cheesy potato gratin casserole dish.
Whatever it is, it looks good.

Cabbage!
I'll take mine without the bacon! Those slices are big enough for me to take off, lol.  Still looks great.

A fine looking platter of salmon right here:
That looks great. And I think the green garnish sets it off against that plate.

And yes, they were making cookies. Those look like chocolate chip.
What's that in the pan in the back? Biscuits?

Not only was Milk and Cookies Jr. helpful in the kitchen, so was Milk and Cookies 3.0. He looks excited.

My goodness, I know they ate good out there all week!