Good Monday Morning!
It's a dreary day in the ATL. In fact, it's suppose to rain all week long.
Yet the high is suppose to reach 87 degrees today.
Not sure how that's gonna happen with all this thick cloud cover. On top of that, it's gonna rain every afternoon. (Not looking forward to that at all).
But, it is what it is.
Whether it's blazing hot or bitterly cold, I appreciate the day.
Something good is going to happen today. If not for me, then for someone else.
Yes, a food for thought nugget for your Monday morning.
My weekend. I had a decent weekend. My weekend started on Thursday afternoon when I flew back from the Tampa Bay area to Atlanta. I was SO very happy to be home, as I am not a seasoned traveler. (And I can't STAND traveling for the job).
I hung out with my sister on Thursday afternoon. I thought she was only going to K Mart, but the chick is a shopaholic. Let's just say I was exhausted after "running the streets" with that chick all afternoon.
This is okay. I was just happy to spend time with my sister. And I wanted to get out and see some black people. Not seeing many peeps that look like me does something to an Oldgirl.
Friday? I don't remember Friday. I was vegging out on Friday. And Saturday was much of the same. I think I got a lot of chores done around the house.
Sunday: the highlight of my day was my Financial Freedom Fighters meeting on Sunday afternoon.
I baked the usual batch of cookies and headed on out to Henry County to our leader's house. July was the first month that I hadn't made up a budget, so I am a bit discombobulated.
But I went anyway. I needed a little motivation to get myself into gear.
But our fearless leader, the Green Eyed Bandit, was so moved by Friday's post on Finance that she pulled out her laptop and decided to read it aloud to all the ladies.
*Lee shrinks in embarrasment*
It is soooooo weird to hear my words read aloud. Now, I've had to read aloud in writing class, but that's about it. I believe that was the first time I heard my words read aloud by someone else.
Very strange indeed.
I think it was odd because it is very rare for me to express my feelings about anything. Much of that is because I've always been punished for having thoughts and feelings about anything, that may differ from whoever or whatever, so as a result, I keep my feelings to myself.
I think that is why I like my blog... I can express myself without any fear of retaliation. It is a forum for myself, and I do A LOT of talking to myself through here, and things can be a little "veiled" in that aspect.
In a lot of cases where things are not all smurfy, I am trying to answer the age old questions of
How do I feel about this?
Why do I feel this way?
Where do I go from here?
It was a bit strange to have my feelings read aloud and not be bashed up about it. There was a little discussion about it afterwards, and I got much out of that.
I just find it a bit odd that it is helpful to anyone else.
My personal "blog pusha" The Green-Eyed Bandit tends to think otherwise. I hear she emails my post around...
Her Mama, The Mama Bandit, reads here and I hear she reads my stuff aloud on her job...
Shout out to Ms. Denise Freeman!
(I bet you all giggly over that, Mama Bandit! LOL!!! Watch out for a post dedicated to you real soon...)
Anyway, I didn't mean to turn this into a Monday morning food for thought. Just rolling with the flow here.
I go back to work this morning. Not looking forward to that. I wish management would just leave me alone for a day, and let me get back into the groove of things.
I am NOT in the mood for petty harrassment this morning. I am not in the mood to be treated like I'm lazy and stupid. Not today, babes. Give it a frickin' rest.
No telling what I'm coming back to at work today.
Not in the mood.
Best to keep things in perspective.
I am thankful I woke up this morning. There are people who didn't make it to see this day.
I am thankful that I'm in my right mind this morning.
The blood is running warm through my veins.
And that's a GOOD thing.
So today is gonna be a great day, in spite of impending mess...
I say that... on purpose.
Look for me to post everyday this week.
(Blog family GASPS!)
Yeah, that's right babes, Lee's gonna TRY to post everyday. LOL. Mostly smurfy stuff.
I'm gonna get on up out of this bed and get ready for work...
Ya'll get it together this week.
Make it a good one.
(book giveaway winners announced in next post...)
Bye Bye Bye -
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