Just my thoughts...

Just my thoughts...
The randomness that is I

Friday, August 26, 2011

Urban Soulz Is Doing Things!!!!

I'm SO proud to announce

Urban Soulz Grand Opening - Urban Soulz Radio
Today from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST

At your computer!

It's our grand Opening!! Come check out our newest addition to the family, Urban Soulz Radio!

To kick the festivities off we are having a Urban Soulz grand opening party on the site along with spreaker radio. Listen to the hottest DJ's on the net and meet and greet with friends and family all in the same place.

We will see you all tonight at 9pm EST at the Urban Soulz Grand Opening Party!


Congratulations Urban Soulz Radio!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Hiatus

I apologize, I'm going to have to take a break. I just have too much going on. Please subscribe to my blog, so you know when I begin to post again. Thank you.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Great-Grandma!!!

Excuse the Challenge that I seem to be jacking up anyway. I want to share my joy in celebrating my Great Grandmother's 100th Birthday.

She was able to walk into the dinner with minimal help. She has thin hair, but it's all the way down her back.

She can call nearly all the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren by name, but she's a lil shaky on the great-great-grands (but so are we, they're still new).

Grandma's hands are not bent up and swollen from arthritis.

She doesn't run back and forth to the doctor several times a month and she only stopped living on her own and WORKING a part time job in the last 6 or 7 years.

Her legacy has produced 3 sets of twins.

Her hearing is still intact as well as her vision.

She has been blessed on this earth many years and we are blessed to still have her.

Until the dinner last night, the highlight of her birthday was receiving a congratulatory letter from Michelle Obama.

Happy Birthday Grandma Nell!

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 9-Low Angle

Remember when I got out of order? Well, this was supposed to be Day 4!

This low angle is of the corn plant in my office. When I inherited it about 6 years ago, it was only 2 feet tall. Now it's about 9 feet tall. Not too far from my ceiling. Not sure what I'm going to do with it when it gets that tall.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 8-High Angle

This high angle photo is from the landing between the 2nd and 3rd floors of my apartment building.

Not much more I can say to that...

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 7- Morning

I realized that I missed Day 6, so I will make that up at a different time....

Morning, is not necessarily my favorite time of day, but beautiful is beautiful. I'm truly not a morning person, but I do look forward to a couple of special hellos that make it not so bad...

Monday, August 8, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 6-Feet


I do not have pretty feet. This I know. The podiatrist said that I had ill fitting shoes when I was younger. That's why I was a fanatic about getting my kids at least measured every six months and I didn't buy them any cheap shoes. It really makes a difference.

I will wear open toed shoes, but I choose very carefully. I ain't trying to end up on the web for my toes.

This is as good as it gets for this post. What? Nobody's perfect! LOL.

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 5-Red

Red is part of my "gear" I take with me to dialysis. Red goes over the top of my chair and down to the small of my back. There are 3 shifts that dialyze during the day and I just like to have my own cover. I also have an electric blanket that I lost the chord to long ago. I fold that in half and toss it over my thighs and shins, but not my feet. If too much fluid comes off my body, my feet will be the first to cramp and that heavy cover is just enough weight to get it started.

My son gave me one of his blankets to take with me and it's become my favorite. It has 4 wrestlers on it, including John Cena and MVP. That goes over me from shoulders to feet.

Then I have a memory pillow that I sit on. This year I developed sciatica, I guess from sitting so much and that helps.

I WILL be comfortable by any means necessary! LOLOLOL!

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 4-Guilty Pleasure

First of all, I apologize, I am REALLY off track with my days and I have a ton of blog reading to catch up on, but I promised myself and a few other people that I would take it easy when I got out of the hospital and I try to always keep my promises...

Today's photo is one of my Guilty Pleasures, shows on Vh1. I spend 7 hours in a chair, 3 nights a week and the lights go off within 30 minutes of my getting there, so I text, watch tv or listen to my best friend, Pandora. Normally it's a combination of the three.

I watch Basketball Wives, Mob Wives, Single Ladies, Behind the Music and sometimes their Movies That Rock, actually do!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 3- Sweet

I think it's very interesting, how my mind is processing this challenge. I thought I'd take a picture and make a comment about the picture and be through.

Where my mind is going, I have no clue. I guess creativity is reeeeeally kicking in.

Today's photo is sweet. I took this at IHOP. I had breakfast with my nephew.

I believe the syrups are maple, butter pecan, strawberry and blueberry.

When I looked at the display, I saw myself and my 3 siblings. We're all the same in that we have the same father. Those are all the same in that they're syrup.

We, however have 4 distinct personalities, just as the syrups have 4 very distinct flavors.

We're all sweet in our own ways.

It might be corny, but dangit, that's what I got! LOL

30 Day Photo Challenge Day Two - Yellow

This was my second choice for yellow. Thirsty flowers that are still thriving in 110 daily heat indexes. Shows that if these delicate flowers can survive with a little heat, so can we keep pushing toward our goals, when we feel a little resistance.

The picture I really wanted. Took 3 tries and 3 different intersections for me to finally get this, but what this says to me on this particular day is first of all, slow down, a chance to make a decision is coming up. A choice you need to make with caution.

To me, it wasn't a choice of which way to turn. When I saw it, I saw it that as an adult who is making some life decisions, the choice to go the way I have been going, doing whatever I feel like, saying whatever I want to and getting the same results I have been doing and going the other way. Making some changes. Going down a road not so familiar and trying some more positive changes because I'm tired of getting the same old results.

Either way, Karma is on both roads.

Which way do I go?

Monday, August 1, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day One - Me

This is me...Scarred and wrapped. I'm a dialysis patient and that big bubble on my arm is an anyeurisum where they have stuck me with needles every other day for two and a half years. That got clotted last week, hence the ash catheter in my neck.

I am just me. I don't feel sorry for myself and I used to have issues accepting others' empathy for me, which isn't fair, especially if it's someone who loves me.

I don't worry about what's going on. I know that no matter what, God is my head doctor and He has the final say.

30 Day Photo Challenge

I've been off work, therefore not keeping up with the dates. Thank you Kween, for reminding me to start the challenge!

This one, I found online. Apparently, I just missed the Challenge, put forth by Amber Fischer Photography but I still want to do it. I did tweak it a bit, because it was brought to my attention that not everyone was raised by their mother and/or father.

I encourage you to join in and post a link to your blog in my comments.

Day 1: Me
Day 2: Yellow
Day 3: Sweet
Day 4: Low Angle
Day 5: Guilty Pleasure
Day 6: Home
Day 7: Red
Day 8: Feet
Day 9: Morning
Day 10: High Angle
Day 11: New
Day 12: Beautiful
Day 13: Noon
Day 14: Creative
Day 15: Necessity
Day 16: Print
Day 17: Real Life
Day 18: Zoom In
Day 19: Parent or close friend
Day 20: Favorite
Day 21: Time
Day 22: Happy
Day 23: Old
Day 24: Orange
Day 25: Evening
Day 26: Love
Day 27: Hate
Day 28: Summertime
Day 29: Dream
Day 30: Faceless Self Portrait