Monday, July 21, 2014

Good Monday Afternoon

Good Monday Afternoon!

Short post today. Just checking in.

(And you know how I am when it comes to short. This could be a really long post).

Anyway, this has been a pretty decent weekend. And by decent I mean that I wasn't running around looking crazy. I actually didn't go anywhere on Saturday. I like to do that from time to time. Yes, I had some errands to run, but I just needed to decompress.

Plus it was raining. Who wants to be running around in that.

One of my cousins is having a baby. She's the same age as my brother, and she and he keep in touch, but I haven't seen her in the last 15 years. She's my mama's youngest brother daughter. Her mama don't too much like our side of the family (from what I hear), and yes, I can understand that. So we don't see each other. But I saw her on my brother's facebook page a few months ago and we've been chatting back and forth.

She invited me to her baby shower, which caused me to raise an eyebrow. I wanted to ask "Did you clear that with your mama?" and "Should I keep this to myself?"  But I didn't. She told me to tell my sister, and I did. So I MIGHT go.

At any rate, I am cranking away on the baby blanket. And that's another reason why I stayed home all day Saturday. The shower is on this coming Saturday, so I'll have to do some marathon hours.

Thank goodness for roku, because I got a notion to get nosey and watch the first season of this show. 

It comes on NBC I think. Not sure. But it looked stupid, and this ain't the type of series you come into halfway through. So I didn't bother watching it. I just happen to see it listed under my Amazon Prime, so I figured I would watch.

It's about a small town that becomes inclosed under some strange dome. Nobody knows why. But you can imagine all the chaos that goes on. Plenty room for conflict here. And it's a good show. And it made for some good crochet time.

The blanket is 24"x24" right now. I am shooting for 34"x34". So I have to really CRANK this week. I am looking to try to do upwards of 3 hours in the evenings. We will see how I feel. It WILL get finished.

She is naming her baby a variation of my name. My first name and middle name, but with an "x" in place of the "s". I told her to just go ahead on change that "x" to an "s".

She was puzzled. She didn't know my first name. She always thought it was "Lisa", since that is what everybody calls me.


Oh my goodness, that was funny. I told her, she herself was supposed to be named after me, but wasn't. She has my middle name. But she does have a sister who is almost named after me. Add a "F" to the beginning of my name, and you got it!

My own sister didn't know my name until she was 4 years old. She answered the phone one day, and when someone asked for me, she told them I didn't live there. I went off on her. Our mother told her that my name was not really "Lisa".

That little girl laughed at me HARD for three days. I'm still hot about that. LOL.

It is all a reminder that I need to make sure my folks know my name!

Now, I attended church on Sunday which is incredibly odd for me. There was a speaker I wanted to see, and I must say, that was a good sermon.  It was about pride, but not the definition that we are all accustomed to, where pride is defined as arrogant and thinking you're better than others. But it was looked at from the flip side, where pride is defined as being self-centered and having an inferiority complex. I thought that was a real stretch, but it made sense. It pointed right to something that I have personally been working on for years: my own selfishness. I get the comment all the time "Lee, you're one of the most unselfish people I know." Well that's good you think of me that way. But it is only because I am constantly examining myself and making the necessary corrections. And for me, it's like peeling an onion. The more layers I remove, the more I see underneath where I can make the necessary changes.  And it was good to hear a sermon about that very thing.

So that was the gist of my weekend.
Song of the Week. We loved that Angela Winbush last week. How about some Rene and Angela, "Your Smile"?

That song is not about her man. Oh it would be lovely if it was.

It was about her grandmother.

Ain't that nice?

Good song.

Our Triple F Posse financial fast starts tomorrow, so I am spending a little time today thinking about a few goals. This also gives me a chance to do it using the 2nd edition of Michele Singletary's book The 21 day Financial Fast. I would like to know how it differs from the last edition. A couple of people are sending out a bunch of spreadsheets, so I need to print those out and look through those and see what I can use.

Fun, fun, FUN.

My sister has been hanging out with my brother and his family in Colorado for the past week. She returns tomorrow. Can't wait to see her. I miss her much. She and the oldest nephew have been having a lot of fun looking at all the pictures on my blog. Those have made for some funny convos and text messages, lol.

The Bloggaversary Sweepstakes is still in full full effect. There have been over 100 comments already. As you can see, I have been diligently recording comments, and I have more to do today.  This is like a marathon race and all the major players are in a comfortable stride. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The person with the most comments overall will automatically win a $99 gift card. There are a good three weeks to go.

Get your money, honey. Get on it, doggonit.

On purpose.


  1. That pic looks like you're doing another job. Lol, I heard the sweepstakes contest is rigged ;)

    Congrats on the new edition to your family.

  2. Ummm....we start on Wednesday!

  3. That whole segment on your family not knowing your name was hilarious! With all the "x" and "s" talk it had me wondering if I knew it. Oh well, you'll always be that Old Girl Lady Lee to me!

  4. Yo! Blogger ate my last comment and I'm way too lazy to retype it.

    1. Blogger be tripping. I started copying my comments just in case.

  5. An x instead of an x. Interesting. You are a def a marathon crocheter. I give to you how you can crochet all those tiny squares/circles and then join them all. I still have done crochet squares yet.

  6. Hey I see my name. Woohoo. LOL.

  7. Anonymous2:19:00 PM

    Havent thought of pride in that way. You know i am going to be texting you to ask for an explanation/more information regarding that sermon?

    So, pencil me in for a text session...after you finish the blanket.


  8. I have the book you mentioned. I bought it a few years ago because I heard you used it. I hope to use it soon. I plan reading books about money the rest of the year.

  9. I missed my television church this Sunday, feeling kinda lost about it, but being on vacation with family there comes some kinda sacrifice...

  10. I am laughing at you going off on your then 4 year old sister. LOL

  11. I see I need to do some more commenting :)
    Too funny about your sister not knowing your name. Names in my family are strange. Like folks had names that they didn't know they had. My mom thought growing up that her middle name was Lavon. She got her birth certificate and found out it was Lee. We have more stories like that. I don't know what they were doing in Louisiana back then.

    1. I'm commenting on my phone and I thought I lost this comment. Lawd I was fighting the air but it came back. Yes!!

  12. OK...I need to start copying my comments because Blogger does eat them!

    X instead of S? Ok.

    I still need to get with you on crocheting!

  13. And I LOVE under the dome. I heard the book was WAY better but I haven't had a chance to read it. I love Stephen King.

    I decided to wait until Season 2 was available to binge watch. Thats how I prefer to watch TV now.


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