Monday, February 21, 2011

Good Monday Morning!

Good Monday Morning to YOU!!

'Tis me, Your Friendly Neighborhood That Original Oldgirl LadyLee!!!

Happy Presidents Day to Ya!

"Obama to You!" LadyLee yells!


I'm STILL on vacation.

Doing it big like the Queen of England.

That means I'm on Holiday, Shawty.

"Holiday!!!" LadyLee hollers in her classic Queen's english. "Holiday! Holiday!"


The temperature in my beloved ATL is a nice 45 degrees. I plan to get out and about today, go get a pedicure, get a few last minute things done...

Bags are mostly packed and ready to go.

In a little over 48 hours I'll be on that SHIP!!

Not sure where my room is, but it's one of those with the balcony!


I am PMSing like a mug right now. WHY oh WHY must Aunt Flo accompany me on this journey. I need her to show up RAT NOW, but she will show up the 2nd day of the cruise. UGH. So right now, I'm dragging. I'm like one step behind where I need to be right now. I just wanna SLEEP. Not a 100% chipper, but it's all good. My shopping is done, save for a few little things. I go today to get some cash out of the bank, go to Target, and get a pedicure in the morning. All that's left to do is a little more packing, getting Oscar-Tyrone set up for his solitude (Uh, stop tripping. Kentucky will be coming through hanging out with him).

Then I'm OUT!

I'm baking a gang of cookies, and spending the evening boxing those up and mailing them, because I am behind on that. So if you are suppose to get cookies from me, and you are high on the list, they are coming. So bear with me, please. Ya'll know I'm slow.

I should do better since I found a post office that I like. I can do more mailing, without all the danger!!

Purpose Week. I'd like to thank you for pulling up a rocking chair on the porch of the House of LadyLee and sitting a spell and reading my ramblings concerning the whole "purpose" mystery. Oh how I wish I'd found my book on Life Assignments and Purposes out in the garage, but I couldn't. It would have lent more clarity to the whole subject. I guess it was just best to go from some recent church notes, and my own personal thoughts and observations on the matter. I think it will stick with me better that way.

(Some of you wanted the link for Pastor Sarah. Her name is Sarah Omakwu. I didn't write her last name because I didn't want to spell it wrong, lol)

Just a little food for thought on spiritual matters, which honestly, I think about 90% of the time. Those are things that are most important to me anyway, and it helps my courage to write about things that are in the forefront of my thoughts.

I know earlier this year, I said instead of making resolutions, I needed some revelations. That purpose saga is an example of revelation. I need some stuff revealed, something that's going to stick and changes will grow out of it. Some revelation, man! An Oldgirl needs revelation!!!!

So with that said, we have a book giveaway at hand.

Serenity and I just finished a 6 week workbook. As usual she picks the book. (This always causes an argument. When she asks what to read next, I yell "I don't know, Chicken! Just pick something!)

So she picked up the following book.

This workbook... I don't even know what to say about this. All I know when people whine about not getting answers and hearing from God, well this workbook breaks it down where you need to back up and get in a position to hear from God. Good grief. What an eyeopener.

I like Priscilla Shirer. She's an exceptional teacher and she presents subject matter in such clarity that you have to be deaf, dumb, blind and stupid not to understand thoroughly what her point is. She's a sister like me. With issues like me. And she STILL working on her isshas. And she gets alllllll the way up in your personal business and gets down to the business of why there's so much wax in your spiritual ears.

I think we've stomped through 4 or 5 workbooks, and this one is the best thusfar.

So, I'm giving it away. I'm drawing names from whoever leaves comments over on the Purpose posts. Commenting is closed on Tuesday evening at 10:00 pm.

So leave a comment to win. Good workbook. I think you'll like it.

Great workbook. That was one that generated a couple of good long discussions betweenst me and that Chicken Serenity. Definitely an eye opener.

I think Serenity is about to start up a group workbook exercise over on her blog soon. You should get in on that. And the thing about workbooks is that it's a lot of information, combined with mini-personal journalling. All you want is to get a couple of morsels that apply to you concerning your situation. That's all. Just one or two points that will help you do better.

I like Workbooks. They got em on everything. If you trying to get off the pipe, or stop being a ho, if you lie, cheat, steal, or cuss out folk all the time, they got a workbook on that, where someone has sat down and compiled allll the scriptural info into one book and you just work through it. Very interesting concept, and a great way to learn your bible indeed!

Post of the Month. I would be remiss if I didn't mention a post that has been on my mind ever since it was posted close to a month ago... It's by a blogger than I just adore, and I stalker stan her every time I get when I see her on Twitter.

"Next Door" by the Infamous Ladidahdi, La Bella Vita.

Man, some of La's posts. Man... she's only 26 or 27 years old, but I swear she had to start writing them when she was 2 years old. So much THOUGHT put into them. When i found out she lurks over here at the House of LadyLee, man... I was just ashamed. I'm so ebonic, and smurfy. My stuff just wasn't worthy for her eyes to fall upon. Sheesh.

If I don't read another post this well crafted the rest of the year, then fine. This was EXCEPTIONAL. Left me without air.

Oh La! I will stalker stan you even more now!

*La kicks the hard eyeroll*

Song of the Week. Especially for one of the Original Oldgirls Chele. I think you will like this one, hon. I listen to it when I need a good pick me up. One of my favorites by ol' Mary J!

With that said, I am done. I won't be doing any blogging for the next 2 weeks, as I'm GONE!

But never fear, you have exciting reposts of some of my favorite posts. Don't worry, I picked the short ones. Lots of food-for-thought. Some funny stuff. All pretty short! LOL

Tomorrow I have a short story that I wrote last week for a friend. I hope you enjoy it.

I plan on having internet on the boat. So I will probably be on twitter, or answer comments around this way!!

So for now, I'll holler!

The final leg of my vacay is at hand!

Ya'll have a great workweek... on purpose!!

I'll holler!


  1. The Green Eyed Bandit6:58:00 AM

    Man! I wish I could go, but I rather have the reason I can't go. Have fun with the fam. They are all packed up. I think Momma Bandit may have left already since she is taking the train to FL.

    I have to catch up on the Purpose posts. I know it would require much reflection, so I will read them when I have time to sit and ponder.

  2. @The Green Eyed Bandit... I'm laughing, cuz you remember last time I was a bit concerned about hanging with a bunch of "high yella light eyed folk!" And you were trying to convince me that you have dark skinned folk in your family. LOL. Slap me next time you see me for being so STUPID. LOL!!!

    Gonna miss you on this trip, Bandit. You were a good roommate last time! I guess I'll have to hang out with Momma Bandit and Auntie Bandit! And hopefully stay out of trouble!

  3. Have a WONDERFUL Trip!!! Give me the workbook...screw pulling names... :D

  4. I'll be in ur suitcase so just make some room for me! LOL. Let me go comment on the last post so I can win that book!

  5. Have a nice trip.

    Because of your blogging about workbooks and me winning one from you, I am inspired. I will start Beth Moore's Living Beyond Yourself this week. Plus, I am studying how to pray. I will working on the workbook I won from you soon.

    I am taking my time with your Purpose posts. Ironically, I finished my vision board and its them is: Living On Purpose. I love how your spiritual lessons coincident with what I am working on.

    Thanks for the extensive notes you have shared.

  6. Have a great time and have lots of fun!

    Also, what is the workbook? The pic of it isn't showing up on my screen for some reason.

  7. @Ginae: He speaks to me: Preparing to hear from God by Priscilla Shirer. VERY GOOD workbook!

    @Shai... GOOD FOR YOU!!!

  8. Anonymous11:56:00 AM

    Have fun on your vacation LadyLee!

    Thanks for posting your notes on purpose. I am soon to be 43 y/o and I am still trying to find my purpose. I have found that I experience the greatest joy and fulfillment when I am serving others.


  9. I have emjoyed all of your posts on purpose. Knowing your purpose in life makes a world a of difference in how you you live your life. I know, because I found out he hard way; through restlessness, frustration and resentment. But, I am FREE from all of those yokes of bondage and walking joyously in what I was created to do.

    Enjoy your fun in the sun vacay.

  10. The Green Eyed Bandit12:33:00 PM

    Momma Bandit and Comedian Bandit are in route now via the train. The rest leaves at various times tomorrow via the plane. I so wish I could go. BTW, some of them have started paying on their cruise for September to Columbia (I think).

  11. Have a good time on purpose Ladylee!!! Have some exotic drinks for me and get some sand in between those pedicured toes!!!

  12. That La is something else with a pen.

    Enjoy yourself on the cruise, Lee!

  13. Have a great trip!!! Dip a toe in the water for me, k?

  14. Going to check out your friend!!
    I'm going to have to look into that book. I wish I would have read blogs BEFORE I went to lifeway today! I would have picked it up lol

  15. I would love a copy of that workbook. I am definitely trying to find my purpose.

  16. Anonymous4:29:00 AM

    thanks for sharing "Post of the Month-Next Door". I actually did what she mentioned in that post 2 weeks ago. I drove pass the houses that all my childhood trama took place to take pics. of them, I guess it was my way of reminding myself that I'm free now. I'm no longer that scared, abused, little girl locked in a room. One of the houses has been torn down and the other was still there and as I took pics of it from my car a sense of fear overcame me. Even after all these years, those feelings and memories are still there but i'm free now. thanks for sharing... Mary


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