Monthly Archives: July 2012

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Happy Sunday my Lovelies!

It is a day to marvel at, as everyday is.  Sunday always seems to recharge my spirit and gives me perspective over the previous week.  Y’all know that I have been going through, that my health hasn’t been the best, that my mobility and independence has been markedly decreased.  Nonetheless I am grateful for His grace which has given me a reasonable portion of health and the strength to endure.

Ok so on to the randomness that is me! Y’all know I am quite random and silly, odd and fanciful. I find entertainment and am tickled pink by the most mundane and weird things. I love cartoons, at least those with adult humor that is gratefully lost on children. Some of my favorite ones are those ones from my youth. Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, X-Men, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes ( a throwback huh? LOL). But one that holds a special place in my heart and memory is Ren and Stimpy! It was raunchy and off-colored, disturbing and utterly stupid but made me laugh every time! So, this is my theme song and it will keep me smiling all day. Find whatever brings you joy today and those moments of happiness as they are fleeting.

Ren and Stimpy- Happy Happy Joy Joy

Happiness and Blessings Always

T. Nicole


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What Day Is It?

Ok, I have really got to get back on the ball when it comes to my blog and just about everything else extracurricular in my life. My work and church lives have literally consumed my every waking moment for the last few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »


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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow


Happy Thursday my Lovelies!

     It has been 8 days since my last post, nearly unheard of for me.  I have been dealing with a lot here lately, from pain to personal strife, work to ministry activities at the church.  I have been burning it at both ends; I’m tired, frustrated and all around burnt out.  Now all of this culminates into me being a not so chipper, frankly quite irritable me.  It would not be unfair to say that I am not exactly happy right now, that for the most part I am wishing for something to magically and mystically change my present outlook.   So I guess that calls for a bit of introspection, delving into my own psyche to garner the reason for my unhappiness…   Yea, I’m not really about to do that.  Happiness is fleeting; it is contingent upon so many outside forces that it can wax and wane predictably like the cycle of the moon.  Someone asked me today what made me unhappy and then what make me happy.  I couldn’t really answer that due to its transitory nature; I was silent and said that I had to go.  That was a punk move I know, but I was uncomfortable with not being able to answer the question.

     So I will focus on one of the things that I love in life, little babbles that make me smile and have me ignoring sustenance to marvel at the colors and cuts, clarity and sparkle… gemstones!  I some in the mail on Monday and was ecstatic to see what I had bought.  I purchased a 100 carat gemstone parcel and of course with a parcel you never know what you are going to get.  I ended up with a whole host of garnets, citrines, amethyst, a few smoky quartz and what I honestly believe are emeralds!  I neglected my food on Monday night just so I could sort through the parcel.  That is the beauty and downfall of buying parcels, you don’t have any idea of what you may or may not find, what sizes, quality or color and even more if they will be calibrated or not, so that you can make jewelry.

Clockwise from left to right: Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, and Emerald

     I have found that I am much better off not focusing on me being happy or unhappy but rather on those things that truly bring me joy.  Blogging and writing bring me joy, gemstone collecting brings me joy, the simple things in life bring me joy.  Doing for others brings me joy, reading has always brought me joy because for just a little while I can get caught up in a world that is not my own and be inspired. 

Find what brings you joy my lovelies; find that one thing that makes you sigh in contentment and stick with it.

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole


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Who Lied To You and Told You That Was Cute?

Happy Hump Day my Lovelies!

     It is a dreary, rainy, floody Wednesday here in Houston, TX but I am happy for the rain, as I have mentioned in previous post.  Today’s post is not about the current cruddy weather, but rather it is a quite poignant “Grinds My Gears” segment.  So what really grinds my gears is to see women of any age out in public looking tow-down, raggedy, homely or what can otherwise be labeled as unkempt!  I have stated in previous post that I don’t look like a beauty queen every single day; I don’t wear designer cocktail dresses and jewels to make a midnight run to Whataburger for a Breakfast on a Bun (BOB) or a burger fix.   However, I will always look neat, put together and have my hair combed. 

     I was in the drive-thru line at Burger King earlier this week and through the back window of a Pontiac Sunfire in front of me, I could see a female in the passenger side of the car who’s hair literally looked like a Treasure Troll on a bad hair day.  Why? Why would she come out of the house/apartment, whatever, looking a hot friggin mess?!  All I could do is shake my head and fight the urge to offer her a comb, some oil sheen and a Scrunchie. Don’t leave your home, even to check your mail, with your hair tied up, with a satin bonnet cap on, with bed-head, with rollers still on or half of your hair braided and the other half resembling a Fraggle.

     I see women, young, old, thin, voluptuous, plus sized, etc. that have on clothes that are not meant for their body types.  Just because they make it in your size does not mean that you should wear it!  Not everyone of every size can play off tights and a shirt that stops just below their butt.  Oh, and I have a special place of irkiness for people who wear pajamas outside!  If I see one more pair of flannel SpongeBob Square Pants or Hello Kitty on someone outside of their home, and in addition to that in 100 degree Houston weather, I am going to go off!  I love being comfortable, but just like you have clothes that are meant for specific locations, (i.e. swimsuits are meant for the pool and the beach, not your neighborhood grocery store) some comfort items are meant to stay indoors!

     It makes me truly wonder if maybe these women have no sense of self-worth or pride that they could care less about what they look like.  I know that there are people who don’t give a flying flip what anyone thinks about them; however that does not mean that you don’t mind the perception that is garnered by your appearance.  What adds insult to injury is those women who don’t care what they look like and dress their children accordingly.  Your baby girl is all of 2 years old; why is it her fault that you walk around looking like “Boo Boo The Fool” and dress her to match?!  That is doing nothing but raising another generation of fashion-lost souls who will impart the same raggedy mentality to their own offspring. They will grow up to be one of those people who are found on those “You Know You Wratchet” or “The People of Wal-Mart” websites, fashion victims to the ‘inth degree. Well guess what ladies and gentlemen? No child of mine or any child(ren) in my care, rather temporarily or permanently, will EVER be anything less than presentable, well-groomed and well-dressed.  It doesn’t cost anything to have a little dignity and pride in your appearance and yourself. 

Remember my dearies, me fashion innovator not a victim!

Here is a fashion no-no for you to review.  I have made sure that the victim in question’s face has been removed to protect the guilty!  If this is something you do, just say “Ouch”, put up the Baptist finger and remove yourself to your closet to change clothes.

This is a sin and a daggone shame!

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole


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Tickled Pink

Hello my Lovelies!!

     I know I have been absent for the last week, I am been feeling so down and out that I didn’t have the energy or the drive to write anything! The weather here in Houston is dark, gloomy and stormy, much like my life here lately.   Life has been kicking my very prominent and, might I say voluptuous, derriere. I am trying most ferociously to keep a positive outlook and focus on the big picture, rather than the physical maladies I am facing and the depression that usually occurs in tandem with chronic pain.  That being said, I try to find things that make me smile and better yet make me laugh out loud.  Read the rest of this entry »


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An Unburdened Spirit

Happy Sunday my Lovelies!

You will have to forgive me for not postings more this week but I have been very unwell. I didn’t want to say anything but a friend counseled me via email and told me that I needed to blog about my struggle. That by blogging I will be released from the bondage of pain and that I very well may help someone going through the same thing or something similar.
The funny thing is she was coming to me for a bit of advise and ended up advising me instead, so Gerri I thank you for all that you have been for me.
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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Inspiration


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