Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creepy People

Have you ever just been creeped out by someone?

There is this lady in the building that I work in. She is so creepy. She just stares at me. If she's in the elevator and I walk in and say 'hello' she just stares and doesn't say anything back. Once while I was walking through the lobby she was standing there with another lady chatting. I spoke to both of them (cause that's just how I am, I say hello) well, the lady with her said hello but the creepy lady just stared and continued to stare. How did I know that? Well, thanks for asking....You know how you have that feeling that someone is watching you? Well, as I was about to get onto the elevator I glanced back at her and guess what?? She was staring at me?!?!? Another time, I went down to the deli to get a snack and she was in there chatting away to the deli lady. I walk in, she stopped talking and just looked at lie...just just LOOKED at me.  The sorta intentional stare, as if see me LOOKING at you.   Uh, Yeah....You're scaring me....

Other types of creepy people are those that pull up right beside you at a red light and look at you! Or what about when you're in line at the grocery store and the person behind you, stands so close you can feel them breathing. Yes, this stuff probably only happens to me LOL!!


1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pantyhose & Slips

Do people even wear slips anymore? What about pantyhose? Have they both gone the way of the dinosaur?

Here in Texas I very seldom see women wearing pantyhose. But, with temps in the 100's who can blame us. I still wear them to church if I'm wearing pumps/skirt. But if its open toes then I'm bare legged.

What about slips? Gosh, going back ole skool...I had so many slips--the full slip, knee length, 3/4 length, each of the previous with the side split, back split, front split. The half slip, the cami top. Then on top of that you had the black, beige and white color LOL!!

I know they're hot, but c'mon ladies, some of you need to have them on. Especially in church..OMG! I'm sure the church mothers of old would turn over in their graves and have a conniption if they saw how women were prancing up in to the house of the lawd! :)

Sun dresses with spaghetti straps, low cut, non supportive bra, too short, wayy too tight I just wanna pull them over to the side and in my old church mother voice "Baby, you need a slip on with that dress, the deacons are getting distracted. Baby, you're sitting on the front row, that dress is too short, you're showing ALL that the Lord has blessed you with,  here is a modesty cloth to drape over your knees"  I'm sure these days those poor ole mothers may get fussed out trying to bring that to some women LOL!!

So what say ye....Shall we have a bonfire and burn the slips & pantyhose and declare....

GIVE US FREE!!!  <-----Amistad 1997

1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Remember this episode of "I Love Lucy" LOL!!  (Love this show!!)

Anywhoo...Everybody & their momma has been squawking about Vitamin D.  Ladies, are you getting enough Vitamin D?  If not, I've found a great solution. GUMMY VITAMINS!! made by VitaFusion

They taste just like gummy bears!! They're sooo tasty...I'm probably on Vitamin D overload... **mental note--google Vitamin D toxicity**

Now, I'm hooked and on the lookout for women's gummy multi-vitamins.  I'll never swallow another horse pill-gargantuan-sized-vitamin again.


Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


For the past two weeks. I've felt like something BIG was about to happen. Remembering back to my childhood at Christmas. I could barely sleep from being so excited about possible gifts. I didn't know exactly what I would be getting, but I knew that I'd 'asked' for certain items. I wasn't for sure that my parents were going to get them for me, but then on the other hand somehow I knew I was going to get them.

But then there's this thing called 'Waiting'....LOL!!  You had to wait until it was time to receive your gifts. But up until then I remember being giddy with excitement. Expecting the best!!

That's how I've been feeling lately. Like something Big is about to happen. Although when I look around with my natural eyes I'm not seeing anything. But deep down inside...I sense something is about the breakthrough for me or someone close to me. I'm soooo excited!!!


I believe it, receive it, name it, claim it, decree and declare it!!!


Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!!

Especially to my father the late, great Ernest Staples. How I wish you were still here, so we could laugh and talk like we used to. I miss watching you draw and sketch out different characters and talking about that picture book that you always wanted to write. Thank you for passing your creativity to me. It has allowed me to pick up and write where you left off.

I have your wacky sense of humor. Your creativity. Because you taught me about tools, I have ability to tackle any home project--large or small, just move out of my way and give me my tools. When I was little you tied those Everlast boxing gloves onto my toothpick arms and taught me how to box--introducing me to physical fitness. Because of you teaching me how to clean, load & shoot a gun. I qualified as an EXPERT shooter with the military...Yeah Baby!!  I can garden, fish, shoot pool and outplay anyone in pingpong!!
((Pssst!...remember when you taught me how to hot-wire a times!!...I'm proud to tell you that I never tried it again since that day LOL!!))

Thanks Pops!!

Psalms 127:3 Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Working Out!

Yep! I need to get back to doing just that--working out.
I'm finding it very difficult to return to something that I've not done in a couple of months, especially hard after recovering from surgery.
I'm just going to have to plan a date night with the gym. Schedule it and refuse to miss it. After all, I wouldn't want the gym to think I don't want to be bothered with it anymore. Make big plans to do all this stuff together and then bail out at the last minute. I don't want the gym to have low self esteem caused by being stood up over and over again.
I'm turning over a new leaf. I'm going to schedule a date to begin again.
Now, if I only had a pencil so I can schedule it on the calender......

Where is that pencil?......*looking in drawer*....*looking around desk*....hmmm

Nope, not one pencil anywhere to be found...

Well, maybe tomorrow I'll have a pencil handy and can schedule my return, or maybe the next day....


Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Lately I've been trying to rekindle my love affair for water. Just plain water, no flavor packets-I'm tired of them, no lemon-I don't like the flavor...just pure water. Blech! Yuck! Boring!  My daughter says I should use sliced cucumber in my water because it gives it a refreshing flavor. That's interesting! I'm willing to give it a try!

I'm so amazed at how some people can just chug it down all day long with no problem. My husband for example seems to drink gallons of it a day. The result, youthful, glowing, healthy looking skin. You can pretty much tell a persons water intake just by their skin. Amazing isn't it.  When someone doesn't drink enough water, their face has an ashen look to it, the eyes are dull, and they've got that crusty lip look going on LOL!!

That alone should be enough incentive to make you want to guzzle up. So fill up those jumbo water jugs and drink, drink, drink your way to youthfulness!!


John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Blues

I love the Blues!!!

I have a new found love for this music genre!!  I love the Blues!!! And I'm not talking about those modern day, fancy Blues. I'm talking about those "Sat-Down-Rat-Now-Imma-tell-you-ALL-my-personal-business-kinda-Blues"

While listening to the radio. I've heard such prolific and profound lyrics such as...

"I'm guilty baby of being no good!"
"If you're man enough to leave. I'm woman enough to let you go!"
"Woman, alls I asked you was yo name. Why you gotta tell me all yo bizness!" 


I'm going to have to come up with a catchy blues name for myself! Such as-Sugarfoots, LittleMoMo, Sweetwater Jive...on second thought...maybe not!!


Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dear Writer's Block

Dear Writer's Block:

      Well, here you are again! Don't you have anyone else to visit? I've been doing just fine without you and I would really like to finish writing this chapter.

      My writing has been flowing and creativity has been at an all time high. Then the doorbell rings. I was so caught up in my story that I wasn't thinking clearly, so instead of doing my usual--peeking out the window to see who it is. I opened the door. Worst mistake ever!  

      You came in and made yourself comfortable, plopping your behind right on my couch and putting your feet up on the coffee table. (which by the way was just polished) First, you wanted some water...I took it a step further, by adding a flavor packet to it, thinking, you'd drink it then leave. Next, you decided you were hungry, so I made you a sandwich--made it all pretty by cutting off the crusts just as you requested. After you finished eating, I thought for sure you were going to leave and I could continue writing. But NO--you started jabbering away. Telling me to check email, check facebook, oh, and reminding me how I've been meaning to re-organize my sock drawer.

      Could you just go away? Go on a retreat! Visit your family members, Procrastination & Time Wasters! Better yet, why don't you take them on a cruise!

       JUST GO AWAY!!! you are not welcome here!

Regards, Sincerely, Best Wishes, Yours Truly, Take Care & May The Force Be With You!



Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore -
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over -
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes, 1951

Has your dream been deferred? What have you given up on?

What project did you begin a while ago with excitement & hope and then you quietly placed it in a box and hid in the attic or garage? Whether it was writing a book, starting a business, losing weight, returning to school, starting a ministry or anything else that was on your heart to do. Then rejection came, or you didn't see results as quickly as expected. Or, maybe someone you thought was your friend said something to discourage you and you just gave up. During these times you have to dig deeper and even encourage yourself if no one is around to support you. I'm blessed to have a very supportive husband, daughter & friends.

Although along the way I did have to distance myself from a couple of "friends". You will have to do this from time to time when pursuing your dream. How do you know when to distance yourself? Well, if during repeated conversations with these "friends" it always turns negative, when you mention what you're working on, or pursuing. They'll tell you it can't be done, they've already tried and they didn't succeed so you shouldn't try, how many people have failed trying to do it (funny--they never mention how many have succeeded) or, they'll just quickly change the subject because they don't want to hear it LOL!

Well, I am self-appointing myself as your personal cheerleader!!! I encourage you today to pull "it" back out of the box, dust it off and begin again.

You can do it!! I believe in you!! The world is waiting on you!! So, go ahead and plan your work & then work your plan!!


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Texas Heat

It's HOT outside!! Man! I'm already sick of the heat and here in Texas we're just getting started! It feels like its been 100+ outside everyday since January (okay, so I may have slightly exaggerated that fact just a wee bit)
When I first moved here 11 years ago from Ohio. I thought I'd found the glory land. My job in Ohio sent me to Dallas for a training class in Dec.

The day I left, I dressed in a big leather coat, gloves, hat  & scarf, went outside and shoveled the snow off my car and drove myself to the airport. My brother met me at the DFW airport in a t-shirt. He laughed when he saw me all bundled up and said, "you won't need that coat here."  And he was right, I was in awe when I saw people walking around with no coats on and one of the days while here I actually saw people in shorts?!?!

I went back to Ohio and told my daughter, pack it up, we're moving to Texas!!! Needless to say no one mentioned to me that while the winters may be mild, the summers can be brutal. I moved to Texas the following July...I've never felt such heat!! On the weekends I did all my shopping and everything else that needed done before 10am. After that, I was back inside for the day. Eventually, I got used to it, but there are still some days...Gah!!

The greatest evangelism should be here in Texas. Just take people outside and let them stand in the afternoon sun, and they will surly get a taste of what hell can feel like!


Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Friday, June 10, 2011


I've always had a love for books and enjoyed writing. I've always loved creating stories and have always wanted to write a book, but kept putting it off again and again. I believe it was the summer of my daughter's sophomore year in college and she was home for summer break. Sometimes in life you need someone to give you kick in the pants to get you off the procrastination wagon! And that's just what she did. That day, while sitting in Schlotzky's parking lot having lunch (they have the BEST sandwiches). I grabbed a napkin and scribbled the first two sentences of my first book.

From that point on I've not stopped. Well, I've encountered some pit stops, but I kept at it and finished not only that book but written others. I'm currently working on my fifth.

I'm a work-in-progress, still honing my craft. But I'm getting better and closer to my publishing dream with each word that I type.

Keep pressing towards your dream. Don't give up!! Silence the naysayers, finish what you've started. Even when the going gets tough and you think you've reached your breaking point. Try just one more time and if at that time you've not reached your goal.............



Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believes, according to the working of his mighty power.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

NBA Finals...

Well, the MAVS did it again!  although I'm still a huge Lebron Fan  They played well, but it ain't ovah til the fat lady sings. But, sounds like she's warming up her pipes.

Random Thought  I was watching Hoarders the other day and for some reason this show fascinates me. Whether its just junk hoarding or animal hoarding. I mean, these people appear to be normal, everyday, next door type of people but have TONS of junk stacked up everywhere. Where'd they get all that stuff. It just makes me itch when I see it. But I guess the worse are the animal in sam hill dickens can you walk around in that much poop all day and night and act like its not there at all. Blech!!  You know it's quite possible your next door neighbor is a hoarder or how about your co-worker. That stack of empty coke cans collecting on their desk could be a sign...Hmmmm


Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Welcome to my blog!!!

I'm so excited to FINALLY start this!!

About me--I'm an aspiring writer (middle grade fiction) and I'll be sharing my horror happy stories with you as I navigate through this publishing maze.  I'm also a wife, mother and lover of fuzzy socks!!

Oh, and I'm currently in rehab--procrastinators anonymous :)

I won't even tell you how long I've been wanting to start a blog!

Stay tuned for my random thoughts on life, love, writing and whatever else piques my interest for the day!


Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.