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Harry Married Meghan

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

I followed their romance as much as I could through internet articles, news highlights and the movie that appeared on Lifetime “Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance.”


Even though I never saw not one episode of “Suits” I became a huge Meghan Markle fan when I discovered the beautiful half black, half white, actress was dating Prince Harry.

The night before their wedding I went to bed around midnight MT. Somehow three hours later I woke up by myself and was able to watch the entire wedding, with excitement, starting with the guests entering the church.


Everything about the wedding was beautiful. Meghan looked flawless. She is a natural beauty. With what appeared to be just a hint of make up she sparkled royally walking down the aisle, with the future King, and standing next to her groom.

Her African-American heritage was extremely visible at the wedding and for that I was proud. People had things to say about Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon, but believe me, everything about that wedding was approved by the Queen! Don’t think it wasn’t.

I also loved the fact that Meghan’s black side of the family didn’t act a fool the way her white side did. What an embarrassment! I know other black folks thought the same thing. Writing a tell-all book, writing a letter to the Prince telling him to cancel the wedding, the father faking heart condition and other family appearing in London, who were not invited to the wedding, to gossip about her on a British morning show. Just insane.


One of my favorite moments was, after the couple married, they went outside to meet the public, and all could hear the African women doing their wedding call of cheer. It completely reminded me of my Peace Corps days in the Congo. No media spotted that.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

This Easter Sunday I stayed home and basically cooked. For breakfast I made grits and cheese, which took 2 hours, yams (something I picked up in Jamaica) and bacon and sausages for The Hubs.


For dinner stew was the main dish. I made beef stew (It took hours for the meat to get tender) and vegan beef stew with carrots, unions, peppers, brown rice, corn on the comb and spinach.

Even though I was on my feet watching religious movies, chopping, stirring, measuring and whatever else, I enjoyed preparing these meals for my husband and when he said the food was perfect, I knew it was all worth it.


So I forgot to take pictures. The food looked good and the table set for two was cute. But The Hubs kept rushing me to eat so I forgot.


I did manage to take a picture during a brief break. The dogs always manage to find there way in front of the camera.

Strike A Pose

Thursday, May 25th, 2017


Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Merry Christmas From My Family To Yours!



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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Everything about LEMONADE is addictive.

Lemonade is one of my favorite summer drinks. I make it from scratch squeezing six fresh lemons, adding cane sugar, and water into a pitcher. The sweet and tart flavor blend quenches my thirst during the warm months. I also use lemon based soaps and creams that provide a touch of cool twang that is much needed around that time of year. So I have always enjoyed lemons.


Now … By now … I am sure everyone has heard of Queen Bey’s new audio and visual collection titled LEMONADE.

I was hooked on it the first three seconds it aired on HBO. I got HBO free that weekend and was able to watch it several times before I purchased the CD/DVD combo. Now I can play it anytime I like for as long as I like, and the Hubs is like, “Oh no not again.” But, it’s like, yes dear just one more time that normally turns into four or five more times.

Anybody who knows me knows when I’m really into something I can watch it a hundred times and not get tired of it.

LEMONADE is the bomb. My favorite songs are “Sorry” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and my favorite on the visual is, well, all of them. I love the Louisiana setting.

I don’t get excited about many things but I am about this new body of work. Maybe because, just like many, I can relate. We all have experienced being cheated on or being the cheater ourselves. Then perhaps dealing with reconciliation. These songs penetrate familiar emotions whose voice people hear their own stories in, whatever the stories may be.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016


Old School

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

I’m old school!!


So You Want to Start a Blog…

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I have received another set of emails from my fantastic readers who would like to start their own blog and want to know about various platforms to select and blog designs.

I decided on a platform that was based on my current life experience. When I made the decision to go natural I wanted to document everything - what I did, the products I used, the products I made and how I felt during the transition. 

In the beginning I knew nothing about starting a blog. I was lost. After making a few phone calls I found someone to walk me through the start up of it all. I selected a Word Press theme and then hired a logo designer and a web designer. My designers came recommended by other bloggers – one I would recommend - the other I would not.

I already knew how I wanted my blog to look so I was able to give my designers a clear image to work with which is important to do. From the very start (the thought), to the grand finale, it took about five months to get everything organized. I think that time length was a bit much but that’s what happened.

Now that my blog is up and running I am very pleased with it. I want to add my Twitter account but I am not sure how to do that yet.

I am very thankful for everyone following me. This journey really isn’t easy. I often wonder what my hair is going to look like when the transition is all said and done.