It has been forever! After I write this I will try to catch up with whomever is still blogging :)
What's been going on in my little slice of the universe?
Mom is still living with me. She is good. Took her to see Frankie Beverly this past weekend. We both had a good time.
Pooka is doing well as well. She has earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves it. She has brought up her grades TREMENDOUSLY this year. I swear, at the end of last year I was honestly praying that she would make it to the 7th grade. The transition to middle school hit her hard, but it looks like she is bouncing back with a vengeance! I am so proud of my kid...when I don't want to choke her! LOL She is in that odd pre teen stage where she wants to be a little girl and also wants to be a teenager. It really all depends on the crowd she is aroud, LOL! These years are tough and I hope she finds herself and where she is comfortable soon. While I am thinking about it...why don't preteens use deodorant without prompting???? I feel like if I don't tell her to apply some before she heads out to the bus stop...IT WON'T HAPPEN! smh
Pooka's Dad and Step Mom:
They still live nearby and they do what they can. I finally decided to friend his main chick (they have an open relationship so I must define which lady I am referring to) on FB and every now and again it annoys me when she posts on my wall or makes comments to things I have said. I am still learning to "share" Pooka. She honestly loves Pooka dearly and if it wasn't for her helping Pooka's dad, he wouldn't be able to do the little financial things that he does manage to do for her sometimes. This is not a bash by any means. I just get protective over my child. Again, I am still learning to share even after all of these years.
I am still friends with my ex. We do things sometimes. LOL!
I love and am in love with my career! Not so in love with the employer. They have some things in active practice that goes against my ethical beliefs. I am keeping my eyes open and throwing my application and resume different places. Until someone else picks me up I will be the best PT I can be and do my best to cover my behind as best as possible.
Since my employment is more lucrative I have been able to go to and purchase tickets to most of the shows I would like to attend. Like I mentioned earlier I took my mom to see Frankie Beverly. On Oct 19th I am taking my mom to a homecoming concert featuring a lot of old school rap/hip hop artists and BBD. I am excited about that! I got some other shows down the pike as well but I think that is all for October! :)
I have also been kinda down lately. Not for any particular reason. I kept telling people that the only way that I know that I am down is that my house consistently is a mess, I am always tired, I don't sleep well, and I am gaining weight. My already heavy set behind is GAINING weight. I swear to God if I gain anymore I will start looking into the surgery....AND I HATE SURGERIES! I have started back walking and this weekend I hope to start swimming again. On Friday I am going to start taking a wellness class at Pooka's TKD school. I have to do better. I must do better.
This December one of the girls that started PT school with me but had to take some time off due to having a child is graduating. Me and my friends are going to support her on her big day. It has been a year since we have all been together (can't believe it's almost been a year since I got my hood) and as much as they love me regardless of what I look like...I can't let them see me like this. I look in the mirror and post live, unfiltered photos of myself on social media just as a way to force myself to look at me and find something positive. Okay enough of that....
This coming March my maternal grandmother wants all of her kids and grandkids to go to the Bahamas. In 2007 we all went to Jamaica and had the time of our lives! So she wants to relive that vacation for her 70th birthday in April. I am already saving my money! This is yet another reason I need to shed these pounds!
I have 4 mins left on the computer at the library so I will say....I don't have a laptop but I am working on that...I do have a smartphone that is decent. I pretty much had no choice but to upgrade from my slide phone with keyboard (long story) and in August I got cable! :)
I am moving on up! LOL