Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Freestyles... The GOOD Edition


And I have been GONE!

It was GOOD to be away from work for a hot minute. That's always great.

But it's GOOD to be back! 

I have been on work travel for the better part of the week. Too hard to post all week, as I had to concentrate on getting to conference meetings and back, etc...

But it was a good break.

I was in Palm Beach Florida.

It is BEAUTIFUL down there.

I only have one picture, tho...

And that's the only picture I have. I should've taken more pictures.

It was so nice down there. I keep hearing this asinine "Make our country great again"...

Well being down there, made me think something the whole time:  White folk KNOW they are living good. REAL GOOD/

(So what are ya'll whining about... sigh)

I'm trying to understand. But I don't get it... and this is the spiffy part of Florida. Isn't Mara Largo, Trumps resort home, down there.

Living GOOD.

I know I ate GOOD... One of my salads was really great. 
The shrimp were extra sweet down there, and the baby spring greens are extra fresh.

Good living.

My hotel was so nice that they have swans swimming in lagoons in the lobby.
I thought they were robotic swans when I first saw them. Nope, they were alive and very friendly.

Swans living GOOD.

But I will be back to my regular program next week.

You just wait and seeeeeee....

I have so much to talk about. I do.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Left on My Desk Today...

This was left on my desk today:

I looked around, to and fro.

I don't know who left it, but I whispered what I always whisper when something is left on my desk:

"Blessing. It's a Blessing."

It may be just a bag of puffs... but someone thought of me. And I am thankful for that.

*doing hard gospel sway in my cubicle*

(found out later it was left by The Cowgirl Cre. Thanks, Oldgirl)

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Ten Thursday Thoughts

It is that time... Once again for...




1. My phone knows when I am leaving work and going home. It even gives me an ETA (estimated time of arrival) to work or at home.

I am not sure when this started.  I just think it is... creepy.

2. My cubicle mate, Lady M, is in Swaziland, Africa for a couple of weeks. I miss her much. I am feeling lonely, as I don't deal much with the crews and cliques of the workplace. (I prefer the fringe folks like myself). This makes me want to make sure I leave my desk and go out and socialize with some of my favorite people. Sigh.

With that said, Cowgirl Cre visited my cubicle today! OH JOY!!! 

3. Lunch today was from UberEats! A Thai Salad from Raging Burrito & Taco

Man listen. That was GOOD.  Only $8.50. And the driver got here in 2 or 3 minutes.

4. The driver called, talking about  "I'm turning on your street and I'm heading up the hill."

You had to be there. It was funny. And creepy at the same time. And he was happy I didn't order the sandwich because he wanted the last sandwich for himself.

5. I had some coworkers grind up some tobacco products today. I need it ground to a coarse powder. They were flavored products, so it smelled like an ice cream truck had exploded in the lab. All those grape, cherry, strawberry, and minty smells sent me screaming back to my childhood.

6. What was funny though is that they were debating on the mechanics of weighing all the product. And they made listen to this debate. *crickets*  I don't care what you do. Just as long as I don't have to do all that grinding myself. Do you.

7. This song is CRUNKTASTIC. That is all.  Excuse the bad language.

8. Somebody posted that on Twitter the other day. They'd never heard of it. But the thing is that it is 3 or 4 years old. It was used recently on a Southwest Airlines commercial, so I guess that's what's generating new interest. Still makes me want to jump up and do the running man!

9.Why does this song always put me in a good place?

I think it takes me back to my early teen years where I didn't have a care in the world. And me and my friends would stay up watching this new thing called "music videos".

10.Tomorrow is payday. GLORY.  Oh yeah... and it's Friday, too. I hope I get some work done. The blinds of my mind are half closed on Pay day!

That is it for Ten Thursday Thoughts!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Food-for-Thought/Quote of the Week: On Being Thankful


I am reading a book right now. Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout

I haven't gotten far, but I happen to like this author and I read whatever she writes. This happens to be a book on gratitude and thanksgiving. And those are areas where I'm hoping to experience growth. So I gather a few interesting truths from such books and move on...

I came across a most interesting quote, though. It singed my eyebrows, it did.

"When we don't stop daily to inventory all the gazillion things going right in our lives, the crazy voices in our heads try to make us their bitch." 


That is a STRONG statement.

But is it true?

I think it is.

I hear more people complaining about life than anything else these days. And I look at some of them and I think to myself...

But you have everything.

Everything. Yet they complain about everything.

No, no one has "everything". And we only see the surface parts of most people's lives, and not the visceral details. But I think we look at others and think that. And we tend to look at ourselves and think less. 

I personally think it is, this complaining, a matter of habit. If you complain all the time, then you just didn't start complaining today... It's probably deep rooted. It's probably been going on for years, decades even.

I have a family member that is a constant complainer. I recognized this when I was 8 years old. How do I remember? I remember because it was the subject matter for the the first time I ever journalled. And that was, albeit 2 sentences, what I journalled about.

I have at times, after to listening to someone complain to no end, asked a hard question.

Name 3 good things that happened today.

I have to ask my ownself that from time to time. I journal every night, and those are always good journalling points. Sometimes I will write out a small paragraph, but more times than not, I will fill up a full page or two with all the great things that happened that very day. And I am thankful for that, because when I go back and read my 30-50 pages of journal entries at the end of each month, there is just soooooooo much good that goes on in my life. So much. And it is such a blessing to record it.

That quote is so much about slowing down and examining life. And not entertaining all that negative. It always amazes me how the negative drowns out the positive. I even think it is more just our culture, just drummed into our thinking to always ponder the negative.

But I want to change that, tho.  And it reminds me of one of the parts of my personal vision statement.

"I am well developed, well matured, and well seasoned in the areas of gratitude and generosity."
I always want to be developing in that direction. Always.

I just thought that was a good quote. It definitely stopped me in my tracks.

And I will be thinking about it for awhile.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Friday Freestyles... The Thoughts Edition


And it's a great Friday.

It's a




You can't beat that right there! GLORY!

I didn't do any thoughts this week.  So I want to do some today.

1. It was GREAT to drive to work in very little traffic this morning. I think I made it to work in 7 minutes.

2. I'ma need ya'll to get ya'lls Uncle Donald Trump. He reminds me of that relative that gets lose from whoever is suppose to be watching him. He is embarrassing our country.  And this ish ain't funny no more.

3. I had too many leafy green vegetables today. I feel like I need something greasy now. Ugh.

4. We get to leave an hour early today for the holiday. YAY! *cartwheels*

5. Song of the week: All you need to do is hear the wind chimes, and you know what it is. 

However... I found out that little Michael Jackson remade the song for the "Ben" soundtrack. 

That had me all teary-eyed.


*full out nasty crying*


Those songs were made in 1972. That's 44 years ago. A much happier time it was.

Musically, that is.

Have a great and safe holiday weekend.

On purpose.