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Are you in a night time relationship?
I am here to tell you this. If you just started out in a relationship and you are having a difficult time, then chances are you are not the main course in the relationship. If a person is not trying to be with you, then understand why. There are many tell tales signs, that you are in a booty call relationship. Here are a few red flags; You are not meeting friends, family, or anybody intimate to your partner. You are a late-night date not to be seen or heard of. Then you are an undercover, off the scene, booty call. I am not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, but the truth is the truth. Don’t act coy, you know the deal, and you know when it doesn’t feel right. Now there are some people that do not mind being a late-night/booty call because they are not looking to be in an exclusive relationship. If that is what you’re into, then have at it. If you have your head in the clouds and think he/she calls you late at night because they miss you, please understand that their person is either working all night or live in another city and they need the natural human thing (sex). Understand and recognize the signs. If you are not receiving consistent calls, and being asked out on public dates, then chances are you are the late-night call. Ok if you think you are in a relationship, better take off the blinders. Sit down and think about the nature of your relationship. Does he/she call you on a regular basis? Does he/she he come over during dinner time or take you out to dinner? Do you plan events together? Do you know who his/her friends are? If this is not the criteria, you are a late-night call. If you are willing and understand the role of your relationship, then the better off you are in your mind. If you feel you have the potential for a real relationship, but your partner does not reciprocate those same feelings, it is basically a lost cause. Chances are, they have someone already. If you understand your boundaries, then continue if you care to. Just remember that what is done is darkness can sometimes come to light. Understand and recognize what role you play in the relationship. If you feel that you can be the main course, then you should. Before you drink hot tea, just know you can be scorched. Do not act like you don’t know, because you do. As much of do not like to admit it, we have at one point or another, been the late-night call simply because we wanted to be with that person, and it did not matter how we got the company. So, if things are not panning out the way you think they should be, then if you look inside your soul. You know the deal. You probably are a late-night call.
love your family, there is no reason to still be holding on to things in the past, talk about, straightening it out and move on, for real.
America the beautiful
Let me preface this blog by saying that the following is my opinion. I am so very saddened by the events that took place on Electoral Day. The day that Congress certifies the President Elect and Vice President Elect as the official next President and Vice President of the United States. As I sat and stared at the television, looking at the horrendous siege of the Capitol, I began to cry in outrage at what I was seeing. That a sitting President of The United States not only allowed such a thing to take place but incited it as well. OMG!!! What is this madness? Why is this being allowed to take place. We in the United States have never seen anything like this before in our time. This sitting President has tried to undermine this democracy by saying we had a fraudulent election. Which was unfounded by every court that was presented by his lawyers in his lawsuits. It is not surprising that we have a divide in the country, but I love this country for its resilience, loyalty, and steadfast ways. My heart is so heavy. I am aware that everyone has different opinions, ideas, and beliefs, but this is not how you express those personal beliefs. Threatening the lives of our Congress members because they disagree with the results of the Presidential election was an attempt at futility. The election was already certified. Electoral day at Congress was just a formality. The outcome would not have changed. I am not versed in political matters; however, I do know that as a citizen of this land, I have the right to have my voice heard by participating in the voting process to elect officials that I deem will do the job to help the people of this country, and to protect people’s civil liberties. What has this President done to us all? What we saw was madness. These insurrectionists scaled the walls of the Capitol, broke windows, destroyed and stole property, and created chaos. How could something like this happen in this country? Do see now, what is going on? America, please wake up to being more humanistic. We have got to respect each other's differences, but please let us not harm one another anymore. Please stop the racism and disparity and treat people as people. We are humans first. We cannot all be the same. God made us in his image, but he made us diverse. Living together as humans, not by race, color, or creed. What I have seen in these past four years, more than anything is a great disparity in humanity and the treatment of people of color being extinguished because of their race and/or creed. Will this sitting President be held accountabile for the violence he initiated? Will everyone associated with the debacle at the Capitol also be held accountable? Will the leadership of the Capitol police for its unpreparedness also be held accountable? The incoming administration already has a lot on their plate. I pray for them. I want to thank my employer, the Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence in handling the mayhem and keeping their professionalism intact. I would also like to thank Mayor Bowser, the DC Mayor, and the new incoming Police Chief Contee for their expertise, resilience, professionalism in keeping the citizens safe. I pray for a new beginning.
Have you been bothered by others trying to judge you for the decisions you make or do not make? If you have, then, please ignore them. Do what grown folks do and that is making decisions about your own life. I have recently been in a one-sided argument with an individual concerning my taking the COVID vaccine. This person’s thinking has been influenced by conspiracy notions and theories. The assumption that anyone taking the vaccine will be part of a government deception trying to reduce the country or the world population. Others feel that the vaccine will ultimately turn those who participate into zombies. The influence of Sci-fi media. The Corona virus is nothing new, this virus is deadly and vicious. The CDC Scientist have always had a vaccine for corona virus but had to speed up the process and make it more potent to fight against the current strain and strains of variants that are spreading worldwide. Thank God we have infectious disease experts that understand viruses and are working every day to learn more about this strain of corona virus.
Happiness Is Your Choice
Happiness has no definitive definition. In my eyes, it is your own personal situation. You can feel enriched by what you think makes you happy, and how your happiness shapes your life. My happiness comes from my own perception of what I deem to be uplifting and satisfying. For instance, I love cooking. There are specific recipes that I pour myself into, taking my time and putting all the ingredients together to finish that most excellent dish. That is my happiness at that moment. My happiness comes with so many variables it depends upon the situation. My happiness comes from within me and my strength of enriching myself with as much goodness that I can muster. I feel that everyone must make their own happiness. Everything that makes me happy is not the shared opinion of others but of my own personal persona. I feel the most important thing about being happy is up to who you are and your situation. If you feel a bit of unhappiness, you must find a way to modify your thinking and incorporate some real change for real happiness. Stop thinking that your problems are embedded, and you can’t change the behavior or negativity that you have lived with for so long. You can begin to figure out who you are if you ask yourself some questions about yourself and then find the answer in your soul. If you want happiness take baby steps in making changes toward making yourself happy. Happiness in my opinion, is not materialistic but spiritualistic. It is a state of mind. I feel that happiness starts in the mind and leads to the heart. Of course, there will be days of sorrow but for the most part if you are happy, you will feel fulfilled. You can make things happen for the betterment of your life. Don’t base your happiness on someone else’s happiness. They are living their lives and you must live yours. Just sit down and search within yourself. Let go of your misery and find the peace and happiness that lies within you.
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Happiness in is your soul
Happiness is having no definitive definition, in my eyes, it is your own personal situation. You can feel enriched by what you think makes you happy, and how your happiness shapes your life. My happiness comes from my own perception of what I deem to be uplifting and satisfying. For instance, I love cooking specific recipes because I pour myself into what I enjoy cooking and I take my time putting all the ingredients together to finish the dish. This is my happiness at that moment. My happiness comes with so many variables it depends upon the situation. My happiness comes from within me and my strength of enriching myself with as much goodness and I can muster. I feel everyone must make their own happiness. All things that make me happy is not the opinion of others but my own personal persona. I feel the most important thing about being happy, is own up to who you are, and be happy with you. If you feel a bit of unhappiness, you must find a way to modify your approach to incorporate some real happiness. Stop thinking that your problems are embedded, and you can’t seem to change the behavior of negativity you have lived with for so long. You can begin to figure out who you are if you ask yourself some questions, and then find the answer in your soul. If you want happiness, make changes in baby steps if you are willing make yourself happy. Happiness in my opinion, is not materialistic but spiritualistic because I feel you must make your heart happy. Of course, there will be days of sorrow but for the most part if you are happy, you feel fulfilled, and you can make things happen for the betterment of your life. Don’t base your happiness on someone else happiness, they are living their lives and you must live yours. Just sit down and search yourself. Let go of your misery and find peace and happiness that lies in you.
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Owning a pet has many consequences.
I love dogs, especially small dogs. Dogs bring a sense of happiness and love. I grew up in a household with a variety of dogs over the years and I loved each one of them. I own a dog now, but my dog is not living with me because he is keeping my momma company in another city. He is a pedigree, Lhasa Apso. His name is Mac, and he is as smart as a whip. He is also very spoiled. My family gives him all the attention he needs, and I give him more when I am around. Whenever I go home, it is like he knows I am near. When I get to the door and turn the key, and open the door he is so excited, he runs all around the house and then back to me. I go visit him and my mom as often as I can, I can tell he misses me and knows my scent because he wants mad kisses and hugs. He also loves my husband, always showing him love and affection. Dogs are like humans, you must treat them with care, I mean from sickness and in good health. You must give them the right type of food just like a human would enjoy. My dog does not eat whatever you put in front of him. He likes top shelf good tasting dog food. So, my family buys him the food he likes. He knows what his palate likes, and he will not settle for anything less. If you are lover of dogs, you can understand what it’s all about. Dogs are always your best friend if you treat them right. They are loyal and loving. Please be mindful of giving human food to your dogs. A variety of human food can be toxic to dogs. If your dog does not like his dog food, try several different brands until your dog is satisfied with one or more brands. I know from time to time, we give our dogs scraps, but don’t make it a habit, it is not good for them. Love your dog, but don’t put them in danger.
I don’t want to get off the subject of loving my dog, Mac but I want to inject this story into my story about Mac. My dog was stolen once, and he did not have a chip in him. Thanks to some neighborhood sleuths, my dog was found. We immediately got a chip put in him. I was happy my dog was found. So, if you have a beloved pet, please make sure you put a chip in him. If your pet is ever lost or stolen, you will be able to find him/her. If your dog has a chip in him, when someone finds him and attempts to claim him as their own, they will have to take the dog to a veterinarian eventually, and they will have to present paperwork of the ownership of the dog. If they cannot provide paperwork, the vet will see if the dog has a chip. If the dog has a chip, the veterinarian will inform the person who brought the dog in for a checkup, that the dogs do not belong to them. The vet will notify the nearest animal shelter. The animal shelter will notify the rightful owners that they have their dog. The owners will have to provide proof of ownership and the dog will be returned to them. There are so many stray pets in the world. Please don’t let yours be the next one. Getting back to the subject of my beloved dog, I love my “Mac” very much and he will never be a stray, as long as he has a family who loves him. We will do everything that we can do to protect him. I hope you will do the same to protect your beloved pet.
Vitamin D is what your body needs when you are not getting enough sunlight. When my doctor said I was depleted of vitamin D, I was not surprised because I am guilty of not taking vitamins on a regular basis. My body surely let me know it was not feeling well.
There’s nothing like relaxing on a stormy night or cool brisk evening with a great tasting cigar.
No, I am not a guy but at times I like to do guy things and one is having a great cigar, paired with a great tasting whisky brand. But check this out. Times have changed, and more women have become cigar aficionados of the leaf. There’s nothing like relaxing on a stormy night or cool brisk evening with a great tasting cigar. I have been around men for a long time who have enjoyed cigars, and I liked the aroma of them never thinking at all, I would wind up dabbing in cigars. I began with an infused cigar which is a cigar that is infused with flavors such as fruits or even chocolate. I wasn’t sure if I could handle a straight cigar because I felt it may have been too strong. Although I like infused cigars, I began to explore the real taste of cigars. I discovered for myself a mild tasting cigar called Romeo Y Julieta 1875 or CAO Gold, I love the taste of these cigars. These cigars brands have a smooth mild taste. Since I was beginner of smoking cigars back in the late 1990’s I was introduced to this brand of cigars and have been hooked ever since. While I have smoked other smooth cigars, such as Oliva, or Macanudo Café, my go to is Romeo Y Julieta and CAO, these cigars agree with my palate and give me a sense of relaxation when I have them. I would consider myself a light cigar smoker because I do it when the mood hits me. Now when the mood strikes me, I need to pair my cigar with a nice tasting whiskey brand. It just makes the cigar taste even better. I like paring my cigar with a good tasting scotch or bourbon. I love a single malt, Johnnie Walker Blue because of its smooth smokey taste, I love to drink it neat (no ice), so I can taste the flavor along with the combination of my cigar. Sometimes you can add a few drops of water so it can really open the flavor, as the water and scotch combine. It depends upon what a person may desire for their palate. I don’t believe in adding ice to a drink like Johnnie Walker Blue because it distorts the flavor of the whiskey. Some may like to add ice, but you will be disturbing the flavor of such a beautiful whiskey. I am not saying you cannot mix it. You can, but if you want to mix, you can do what is call a “highball”. Fill a tall glass with lots of ice, two shot glasses of scotch, a mixer of your choice, and garnish with lemon, lime or orange and enjoy. There are really no rules, just preference. It depends on what you enjoy, I just prefer mine neat. One thing about whiskey is that it can be enjoyed in so many ways. So, whether you want it sweet, spicy, sour, or bitter, you make that choice. Whiskey is what you make it for your style and taste. A good tasting cigar paired with a good tasting whiskey is like music to my ears when I am in the mood for a good relaxing moment. Fellas and ladies who enjoy a good smoke and a good tasting whiskey, I’m sure you can appreciate my groove…. Ladies and Gents, enjoy your smoke with a smooth whiskey and tell them, lifestyle is a state of mind of endless pleasures.
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There are many times things in your life that can be chaotic because you refuse to change it. We all make excuses for the things we don’t want to change. If you want to have a different feeling or outcome you must take charge of your existence.
Lately, I have been going through a lot in my life. So much so that it could make me break down in sorrow and I’d cry all the time. Life is challenging at times, but you must persevere through it. Sometimes you just want to give up and feel sorry for yourself. “NO” keep pushing and moving forward. I love peaches, but sometimes peaches don’t like me and if I don’t accept that, you’re not living life. Life is hard at times. The sunshine gives you energy and rain can make you feel blue. You must take the time to “WHOOSAH” and focus on the most important things that have you in a frenzy and making things so complicated in your life. I know complication is sometimes unintentional and it can’t be helped. There are many times things in your life that can be chaotic because you refuse to change it. We all make excuses for the things we don’t want to change. If you want to have a different feeling or outcome you must take charge of your existence. I have so many things that I changed over the years to make me feel better about the way I want to live, the way I want to share with others. Persistence, however, pays off and if you want to make changes in your life you should. Life can be sweet and challenging. Though I sound like I’m complaining about things in my life, it just gets tough. I must keep the faith and remain positive. I’ve had times when I could shout to the sky, but I had to do something with the shouting. I have come to the realization that life is what it is, but whatever it is, you must live and face it. I remember going to an interview for a job opening and I was turned down because I did not have a college degree. It was then that I decided I wanted a career not just a job. I decided I would never let any employer turn me down for a job, so I finished my bachelor’s and master’s degree, and said “what” I don’t think so. I now have a career, not a job. I managed my life, by enrolling in college and kept going until I finished both degrees. Manage your life in the way you see yourself, but only with positive vibes. Get yourself out of the rut of worrying about things you can’t control or change. Or trying to do things that are uncomfortable to you.
Yes, the summer is here and it’s time for all the good stuff including the hot weather, fun and all that jazz. Just don’t overindulge and make yourself regret it later. I cannot stress enough to drink plenty of water. If you don’t like straight up water, throw some blueberries, strawberries, pineapples in your water bottle and drink up.
I am believer that men and women can be sexy and handsome. If you take care of yourself, you can age like fine wine. I am always stressing that eating things that keep your body healthy and striving is way to maintain your life and health. I don’t care if you eat a big helping of macaroni and cheese, pizza, hamburgers, French fries, ice cream, cookies, and cake but please do all of this in moderation. I have not talked about the main idea of my blog in a while, but your lifestyle depends upon you. You can’t expect to continuously eat these comfort foods and think that you won’t develop some clogged arteries, diabetes, obesity, kidney problems, etc. These types of foods should be eaten in the capacity of a barbeque, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and/or special occasions. If you make a habit of eating like this daily, your body is going to talk to you. I know I am guilty of eating what I want and how I want, but my body tells me if I’ve gained some weight because I start to feel uncomfortable and sluggish. I am also guilty of not doing my exercises on a continuous flow, but I do stretch every day to maintain some flexibility in my joints and overall body. The summer is here, and I know the foodies out there are going to do their thang and grill, fry and you use a lot of grease to deep fry the fish, chicken, turkey, etc. When it’s hot, you want to keep hydrated and eat foods that are light, so you won’t feel like an overstuffed turkey while sweating and digesting food. I don’t know about you, but I eat very light during summer months because I don’t want to feel sleepy at a picnic while the sun is beaming, and you feel like sleeping off all the food you consumed in the hot sun. Eat a lot of fruit, drink a lot of water, and eat as light as you can especially on extremely hot days. Your heart, kidneys and other vital organs must work harder. Try to have a healthy summer and listen to your body. Do all the right things to keep your body healthy. My motto is “Health is what matters above all the rest.” Without that, nothing really matters because you will have setbacks without it. So please maintain your health by eating and drinking (alcohol) in moderation. Yes, the summer is here and it’s time for all the good stuff including the hot weather, fun and all that jazz. Just don’t overindulge and make yourself regret it later. I cannot stress enough to drink plenty of water. If you don’t like straight up water, throw some blueberries, strawberries, pineapples in your water bottle and drink up. Try eating more leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale, collard greens or cabbage. You need those vegetables to keep your body moving in the right direction. These are my tips for the most wonderful summer…
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