I spent my Saturday with my delightful god-daughter. Those of us without children know how every opportunity to spend time with someone else’s child is either practice or prevention. Luckily, my little princess is not that bad, lol. She’s actually very intelligent. Little did I know, I would leave her a little wiser.
My mother is the eldest of six children. For the majority of her life, she has been a practicing nurse. We all know that the eldest child has a tendency to be the bossy, know-it-all type. Well, not my mother. Before she even became a mother, she was a mother to many. She has always had a caring and nurturing disposition.
A blessing and a curse.
Recently, my grandfather had open heart surgery. Not sure how that affected everyone else but it made me very scared being that he’s my only surviving grandparent. Yesterday was his 80th birthday and I’m so glad that God saw fit that we could all spend a little time with him. He is a very caring and quiet man and I love him very much.
Celebrated my friend Schemain’s birthday. She’s truly a gem. It’s rare to meet women as self-aware as she is.
There are some people who come into your life to show you something and then leave. There are others who come into your life and completely ruin it, lol. And then there are some people who come into your life and unknowingly help you become a better you because of who they are.
I don’t remember how we met. I just know that she has changed my life for the better.
Today is my best friend Bekky’s birthday. I’ve never done this before but she really has a special place in my heart. Never have I ever met such a genuinely humble, giving and caring spirit before. Bekky has truly taught me (and is teaching me) what it means to be a good friend.
She’s done SO MUCH for me. The least that I can do is to use my platform to share some of the few things that make her a beautiful individual on her special day.
I cannot recall every little thing but what I do remember is…
1. Having an assignment to sleep outside during homelessness week and her coming along.
2. Her family sending me to London.
This year has been really interesting so far. My weekdays have been ridiculously busy with work but my weekends have become so dry. Maybe I’m getting older and the things that used to interest me aren’t interesting anymore. Maybe my friends (not me) are getting older and committed while I’m forever dateless. Maybe everything I want to do is too expensive. I. Don’t. Know. What I do know is that I’ve had several very boring weekends. Yawn.
Being a loner, I do A LOT of things by myself. When I went to a concert at Phipps Arena alone, I knew then that I could go anywhere on my own. But, there are some things that are better done with company. So, I’m really trying to reconnect with those that I never got to spend time with last year. And most likely joining clubs with people who share similar interests. A little bit of knitting, pilates and dancing.
So excited to announce that my precious goddaughter is now three years old! Gosh, I remember holding her in the hospital room. I really can’t believe how much of a big girl she is now. We celebrated the little diva with a few of her friends at All Fired Up. I’ll admit, I got a little carried away with my Buddha box. I love art!
My sunlight, my muse, do you even know?
Ended the weekend with friends at Ormsby’s for a little bocce ball and bangers. Bangers & mash, that is. I have no idea why that weiner is called a banger. I didn’t make it up. And are those not the BIGGEST onion rings you’ve ever seen??????? They were delish!
Playing bocce ball. As many times as this game has been explained to me, I still don’t understand it.
I’m usually not big on this holiday. Growing up, we didn’t have a Christmas tree or get gifts, really. Plus, both of my parents work at hospitals so my siblings and I always did whatever. As I got older, my friends and I took it upon ourselves to make our own traditions. I prefer to go to the movies on Christmas. This time, I went to see Les Miserables and it was INCREDIBLE. We laughed, we cried, we clapped. Simply amazing. It is a must see, especially if you love musicals.
Later, I went to a gathering with my friends. Per usual, we play games that always get heated. Or is it because we’re all naturally boisterous people? Regardless, I learned that no matter what game we play, it will get rowdy.
What we do best.
P.S. If you’ve never seen Elf, you’re missing out on your entire life of laughs. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
I’m thankful for one of my bestest friends in the whole entire world.
I’m thankful for her daughter, my god-daughter.
I’m thankful for the time that we get to share together.
I’m thankful for the food that was prepared.
I’m thankful for perfectly warm weather when it really should be cold.
I’m thankful for manicures!
I’m thankful for my MOMMY! Happy 50th birthday to the queen!
I truly feel that if you focus on all that you love, there will be NO ROOM for hate. Surround yourself with love and watch how happy you will be.
Peace and blessings to you and yours.
First of all, I’d like to thank you all of YOU for reading my little ole blog. Seriously. I hit over 50K views over the weekend. I’m sure that doesn’t mean anything to you but it means a lot to me. I’ve only been seriously blogging for two years and I’ve come a long way. I’m never satisfied so more fine tuning to come! ^___^
Last weekend, I spent some time with family in South Florida. I have a ridiculously large family. There’s never enough time in a visit to spend with everyone but what can you do.
At one of the rest stops, I saw this AMAZING bouquet in the restroom of all places. That was definitely the cleanest rest stop I’ve ever been to.
I’ve never really been a lover of animals but I finally found a dog that I love. His name is Cookie and he’s the sweetest little thing! Although I still haven’t warmed up to him actually touching me, I did take him out for a run or two. We really bonded…I totally miss him.
My grandfather turned 79 last month! BOSS.
Just a few of my cousins that I got to see. Random fact: I am the second grandchild of seventeen grandchildren. There are seven GREAT-grandchildren. I repeat, I, 27-year-old Lucy, am the second grandchild of seventeen. There are seven great-grandchildren. I am childless. Folks are out there putting in work.
My cousins: Bryna, Bry’Ann and baby Bryce (#17). They annoyed me but I love them to pieces!
We ended up going to a resort in Kissimmee, FL but I could not stay. I hope they had a blast at Disney World.
I will never drive my car to Florida again.
This may or may not be a lie.
But seriously. Atlanta -> Orlando -> Tampa -> Fort Lauderdale -> Miami -> Tampa -> Orlando -> Atlanta. TOO. MUCH.
For a last minute trip, it was pretty swell. Minus some moments. *cough* south beach and the face eater *cough*
Celebrated my friend Eve’s birthday. Woot!
Had drinks at the bar with Marco.
Got silly at Fort Lauderdale beach.
Chilled with some cousins.
Had brunch with my oldest best friend, Santra.
Splash time at Sunny Isles Beach, Miami.
And made it back home just in time (literally) to see Robert Glasper perform at the Atlanta Jazz Festival.