Happy New Month!

It must be a new month or something, because I've finally decided to sit down and post something...so happy new month...welcome August!! A whole lot has happened since my anniversary post, all good thing, thank goodness. Life is wonderful! My husband is currently in Trinidad, so I have the entire house to myself and the... Continue Reading →

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Giving props where it’s due!

Yesterday, June 6th, was my wedding anniversary! You know it's usually the husband who always forgets the anniversary - well, in my house, it's the other way around. As per usual, I completely forgot all about it, up until almost mid-morning when I got the happy anniversary text message with all of the emojis -... Continue Reading →

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Dream killers

As I did my blog walk today, finding new pages and stories to explore, Producer at heart popped up as a suggestion to follow. The particular story title on the most embarrassing moments caught my eyes, because of the fact that I've had quite a few myself. So I clicked and read her post which... Continue Reading →

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My High School Boyfriend Drama

I read Tysley's blog this week and remembered Joel, my high school boyfriend.  Yes, I remember those days of being "in love" as if it was yesterday.   But that relationship didn't go the way we wanted it to.  What happened was, I use to go to Joel's house every evening after school.  You know, to "help... Continue Reading →

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The wicked wizard is dead

This morning while getting ready for work, this crazy memory of my childhood came back to my mind and I couldn't help but to shake my head.... Living back home in Trinidad, we had a crazy neighbor who was just evil, for no apparent reason. This neighbor, may God rest his wretched soul, would be... Continue Reading →

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Stuck in the latrine

I had to be no older than three or four years old.   At the back of my grandparents house was this 'tiny, little house' that I would usually see only my grandpa (who we lovingly called Bobup), and my uncle Anson go to, with toilet tissue in hand.  This 'tiny little' house was neatly... Continue Reading →

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Touching Base

Hi everyone!! I miss you all! I have been stealing quick reads and "drive-bys" checking in on everyone throughout the week or whenever I can, and I see that all is well, and those good stories are still coming fast and furiously. But anywho, as you all know, I started the new job. Monday of... Continue Reading →

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Crazy things Trini people say

As I was driving to work this morning, I randomly remembered one of the crazy things my paternal grandmother used to say to us as children, and I had a good chuckle. Back home in Trinidad, the older folks would always use these sayings or try to do their adult conversations in parables if younger... Continue Reading →

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About Rich People Behaving Badly

By now you all would have either seen or hard the slap heard across the world. At last night's Oscar Ceremony, Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Smith, and it didn't go over nicely with Will Smith, so he very calmly took Jesus out of his thoughts, got out of his seat, got on... Continue Reading →

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The Power Of Prayer!

Two Sunday nights ago, I went to bed a tad bit sad because I was worried about not having enough money in my account to cover certain bills. Well, if anybody knows me well, I'm the one who will stay hungry to make sure the bills are paid. I'm the one who will not take... Continue Reading →

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Save The Sunshine Bill

On Tuesday I jumped for joy as I watched the Evening News and saw that the Save The Sunshine Bill was passed which WILL MAKE that ancient law of turning time back in the Fall, GO AWAY FOREVER!!! This was long in coming and will finally end my frustrations about being one hour behind for... Continue Reading →

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Chronicles Of My New and Expensive Hobby

Just to follow-up on my previous post about my new and expensive hobby, the saga continues! I've been trying to stop myself from purchasing cutting dies, paper and other crafting equipment and supplies, but it now seems to be an addiction that I cannot contain. Like a crazed fanatic, I go exploring every possible website... Continue Reading →

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Spring Forward!

Yesterday was a happy day for me - time sprung forward!! In a previous post I expressed my utter disdain for time falling back and how much of no sense it makes. But today, is not that day!! On Saturday, I woke up and was so excited that I immediately started setting the time forward... Continue Reading →

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It’s The Little Things!

This past week, was a good one for me. Not that I don't usually have good weeks, but I'm talking about spending time with daddy. As you all know by now he has dementia, he's bed-ridden and all that, so he doesn't really speak unless you ask him a question, and then you'll get a... Continue Reading →

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Hello Spring Time!

Happy days are here again!! Good bye to old man Winter and the horrific cold, dry, dark, dreary winter weather. It is finally behind us and we are eighteen days away from the official start of Spring! Not to mention, that fact that the clock springs forward as well. Enough of daylight savings time already!!!... Continue Reading →

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Loosing My Innocence

I was twelve years old. He, in his late twenties or early thirties. He was an extremely close family friend, an employee in my dad's business - so close, that my dad considered him as the son he never had - a big brother to me. His family and my family knew each other. They... Continue Reading →

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My New and Expensive Hobby

Lately I've been doing a lot of crafting, mainly card making. This all started innocently about six years ago when I purchased an Anna Griffin Christmas Card Making Kit from HSN. As usual, I was indulging in activities I should not have been doing on tv - SHOPPING - flipping from QVC to HSN where... Continue Reading →

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Happy Valentines Day!

Today is that day. Valentines Day! For me this is a controversial day. Controversial because for once I agree with my husband, (well, not for once), but I agree with my husband that this is a selfish and one-sided day. From childhood to now, I have always seen this as a day when women only,... Continue Reading →

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Did You Know….?

As we all know by now, February is not just the shortest month in the year, or the "love" month as the February baby's put it, but it's also black history month. Growing up on the island of Trinidad, we knew nothing about black history month. Therefore, the month of February is not recognized for... Continue Reading →

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Comfort To My Friend

As my eyes opened this morning I began to pray and thank God for waking me to see a brand new day in my right mind, in good health, strength and for his provisions and mercies. As I continued praying it was impressed on me to pray for my long time high school friend and... Continue Reading →

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Happy New Month!

Welcome February! I'm always happy to get past the month of January. For a few odd reason I'm not a fan of the month of January. It seems like that month has the most and longest days ever. It's too cold, too dark, too dry, too dreary and brings all sorts of crazy weather with... Continue Reading →

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Pushy Co-worker Chronicles

I know, I know, I know I said I was not going to write about her anymore, but this is on a happy note. Well, at least for me! My dearest pushy co-worker is on a twelve week leave of absence from work. She and her partner recently birthed a baby, well her partner birthed... Continue Reading →

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Oh The Weather Outside…

This past Christmas was unseasonable warm. So much so that the heat at my house was turned all the way off and my husband and I were on the back porch dressed in summertime clothing while frying Cornish hens for Christmas day lunch. Late summer or maybe early fall of last year, the weather forecasters... Continue Reading →

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GO DAWGS!!!

How bout them dawgs!!! Another WON!! Congratulations to University of Georgia (UGA) and the Georgia Bulldogs on their 2022 College Football Championship win! We knew you had it in you - no doubt about that!! GO DAWGS!!!!

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Covid Chronicles

Over this past weekend I finally was able to do my usual in-person face to face visit with my dad since he came home from the hospital last Week. Saturday morning I got up early, made daddy a healthy fish sandwich and proceeded to pack the usual bag of tricks to enable me to shave... Continue Reading →

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The Covid-19 Blame Game

I'm at my wits end with all the news reporting and doctors and CDC and the White House and all who has a platform to have a say; blatantly blaming unvaccinated people for spreading covid-19! For goodness sakes, ALL of these aforementioned people and institutions consist of highly intelligent people, and it is appalling that... Continue Reading →

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Outbreak Update!

Although I really want to start this post off ROLLING MY EYES, I wouldn't. God is great!! Just before the start of the new year, I posted that there was a covid-19 outbreak at my dads house. Well, unfortunately, that outbreak managed to spread to another relatives house as well. Same carrier, different location. My... Continue Reading →

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Happy New Year!

Four days later, I've reemerged from my slumber and I'm here to say Happy New Year!!! Out with the old and in with the new. 2022 is here and I hope that it brings us all new beginnings, new possibilities, new hope, great health and prosperity. I look forward to what this year has to... Continue Reading →

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New years resolutions

It's almost that time of year when we all start to either think of or writing down resolutions that we hope to start and keep for new year. As for me, making new years resolutions are not really my thing. Because I'm just not good at keeping them. Some resolutions I've made in the pass... Continue Reading →

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I’m So Tired Of Covid-19: Outbreak

Yesterday was my first day back to work after the Christmas holiday. As I got to work my supervisor called to let me know that she will be a few minutes late, after which she delivered the news that one of my coworkers (not the obnoxious one) got a positive covid-19 test result on Monday,... Continue Reading →

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Bible Fact

On Sirius XM Satellite Radio I listen to all different genres of music. But the one station I listen to the most is Kirk Franklin's Praise. On this station; one of the presenters has a segment that she has been doing for years. Every Tuesday she does a Bible Trivia where she ask about an... Continue Reading →

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My favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas isn't Christmas without family, good food and some really good Christmas movies. For me; these are my absolute favorite must see movies. The Sound Of Music Although this not really a Christmas movie, there is just something nostalgic about it that I must see it or enjoy it most at Christmas time. How the... Continue Reading →

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Supermarket Rage

This past Sunday; against my better judgement; I decided to venture out to Sam's Club and Georgetown Market (the Caribbean grocery store) to pick up a few totally unnecessary items. Because of the fact that I don't like crowds and the last minute rushing; especially since covid-19 and its variants are still on a rampage;... Continue Reading →

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Trini Christmas traditions

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year - I just love Christmas!! There is an old familiar Soca Parang song in Trinidad that goes; "Trini Christmas is de best, is de best, is de best, Trini Christmas is de best....!" and I could not agree more. I've been living in the US for... Continue Reading →

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Happy Birthday!!

Today, December 7th, is my birthday! As I woke up today, I said a prayer as usual thanking God for safe passage through the night and for waking me to see a new day! Everyday above ground is a good one as we all can attest. It may not all be exactly as we planned... Continue Reading →

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Biktarvy

Today is December 1st, and world AIDS day is usually observed on this day. But for a few months now this has been troubling my spirit. This post is not intended to judge nor offend anyone. It's just my opinion and me thinking out loud. I've been seeing the commercial on television for a few... Continue Reading →

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Once bitten, twice shy

A few years ago I wrote a story about Me and the beggar lady, who I was giving money to for a number of years, only to discover that I was contributing to her wealth and enabling her to continue to scam kind-hearted people like myself. After my experience with this lady, I swore that... Continue Reading →

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Deal or no deal?

Well, today is the day after thanksgiving; black Friday as we know it. The day when all hell usually breaks loose at the stores for what everyone usually think are great deals and bargain prices. Pre-covid and Walmart changing the game by opening their stores for shopping on thanksgiving instead of on black Friday, I... Continue Reading →

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Happy Thanksgiving

As we celebrate thanksgiving, I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a very happy one. Please let it be exactly that - a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thank you, all of you - for taking time to visit my blog to read my musings whether you indicate by the like star, a comment or... Continue Reading →

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My fear of numbers

I recently visited someone's blog where the author wrote that he was a straight C student in math, jokingly I left a comment that I was a straight F student - but that's no joke. I honestly was a straight F student in math. A numerical failure. I remember the days when I struggled with... Continue Reading →

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It’s grateful season

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and as always everyone is busy asking about thanksgiving menus and recipe's and talking about the excitement of finally being able to get out after being on restrictions during the pandemic (that's still going on), and making the trek over the hills and through the woods to grandma's house. I love... Continue Reading →

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I’m a gas hoarder

On Tuesday, due to construction in the building, I had the opportunity to work remotely/at home. Since there was barely anything I could have done but monitor emails which were few to none, I decided to get out of the house early to go check on my dad. I was also expecting some new equipment... Continue Reading →

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Name that animal

Remember that I said I had a "funny" daddy story to share? Well, this is it! Coming off the trend of my last post on Sunday evening drives with daddy. As I mentioned, daddy would take me on these long county side drives and point out different landmarks and objects. One Sunday evening we were... Continue Reading →

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Sunday evening drives with daddy

Earlier this week while doing my blog walk and responding to Ms. Christy's comment on my post about my dad; she reminded me to write about the stories he told, I told her that I had this really funny one that I was going to write, but my heart and fingers wanted me to tell... Continue Reading →

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How about them BRAVES!!!

Where were you when the BRAVES WON?! Well, I was glued to my television! Last night, the Atlanta Braves did it!! They understood the assignment! WE WON!! We ARE 2021 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!! I've been watching the series since they started heading to winners row. I've always been a Braves fan. Even though they hadn't... Continue Reading →

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Making the transition

Yesterday was a cold, dreary, damp, cloudy Sunday. So with nothing to do and nowhere to go, I decided to stay in bed longer. It was just that kind of morning. As I laid in bed tinkering with my phone, reading my Bible, playing my daily Lumosity Brain Games, checking emails and blogs; my phone... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Jovita Moore

This afternoon, I received the sad news that one of Atlanta's most beloved news anchors, Jovita Moore lost her short, but hard fight with brain cancer, last night. I remember just this spring when she announced to us, her beloved fans/viewers here in Atlanta, that she was diagnosed with glioblastoma. An aggressive form of brain... Continue Reading →

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Checking in!

Hi everyone! All is well in love and war. Well, honestly, I've been a tad under the weather, I guess spring flu or allergies or some madness that's super irritating to my throat and sinuses. But I'll survive. As for the new job, it's going okay, just okay. I'm getting there slowly but surely. As... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers on this lovely day. Thank you for all you do. Without you, there’s no us. On today though, I’ll like to make an extremely special post to all the “un-mothers” like myself. This piece was written by my sister in Christ, my BFF or as I love to call... Continue Reading →

Embarrassing!

As I read another bloggers post on an embarrassing childhood moment, I couldn't help but remember one of my many embarrassing moments. The only difference with this one is that I was a full grown adult when it happened. So this was not just embarrassing, it was a "foot in mouth" moment. One evening after... Continue Reading →

Identity Crisis, what’s that?

I am a Trinidadian, better known as "ah Trini".  I speak the Queen's English.  But with a Trini accent (although I have had quite a few people ask me if I'm British or say they love my British accent.)   Trinidad and Tobago was once ruled by the British.  We subsequently gained our independence on... Continue Reading →

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