Friday, November 28, 2008

The Aftermath: Warning Picture Heavy!!!

I had a blast!
I ate myself into a coma!!!

We threw down on the food!

Potato salad

Sweet potato pies

mac and cheese

candied yams


deep fried turkey


collard greens

My mom and sister waiting their turn patiently

The women talking

Youngsters watching tv

me getting my drink on...LOL

Now for my favorites My niece and Miss Jaree (who helped cook this year)

This is how much these girls are in sync, they dressed alike. Totally not planned. I swear!!

Me and Baptiste stuffed as a goose on the couch

the kids!!!

me and the boys

the boys playing playstation 3

My baby is so handsome!!!! I was really looking at him and he is growing out of his cute stage, he is HANDSOME. And the little girls think so too....ugh!

Now for the funny pics...Aaliyah and Jaree were supposed to be guarding the banana pudding. Well they were so engrossed in their conversation, Look at who's stealing!!! LOL So much for their little plan!!!

How the hell do you fall asleep texting.......I have no words......LOL

I turned in early so that I could wake up and go shopping, Tradition with my mom and sister. By 10:30am, we were completely done shopping and only 7 stores!!!! Woo! Walmart, Target, Circuit City, Gamestop, Best Buy, Meijer, and Macy's!!!

I am happy to report I only have a few more things to get and I am done!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!

Let the church say "AMEN"! Gone and testify! LOL

Until next time......

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

For Sale

For a good price!!! These 3 kids are driving me NUTS, with their constant bickering. I litterally had to tackle Jariel and B, because they were fighting in my living room. I don't play that fighting crap!! Jaree tried to break it up and got hit in the mouth! I am going to kill somebody up in here today. I am trying to be THANKFUL for these kids right now......

I don't know what is about having time out of school that makes them want to kill each other, but I am not standing for it....

I took all their privileges away for the day! Bee wants to go with friends. NO SIR!!! You fight your brother, you don't get SHIT!!!!!!!

I am going to require Prozac after this weekend....

Pray for me....LOL

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I cooked some of my favorite OX TAIL STEW. Oh it was soooooooooo good. The ingredients, oxtails,beef stew meat, carrots, peas, red potatoes (lots), okra, corn, stewed tomatoes, string beans, lima beans, and onions. I also use beef bouilon. I, also made cornbread!!!! I was in heaven yesterday.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed , because Miss Jareee didn't complete her homework and we had to get up at 6am to finish....

Mind you, I ddi not go to bed until 3am, because I stayed up reading New Moon, which is getting so good!!!!!

I am counting down to the seconds, that I can chomp down on some deep fried Turkey, Ham, Dressing, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Candied Yams, Greens, Jambalaya, and Gumbo. My dad is Creole, so we eat traditional foods and include some New Orleans flavor!!!! My mouth is watering thinking about it....

Today, not much planned!! Baptiste works 3pm-11pm, I hate when he works the evening shift! So I will cuddle up with my book, and finish watching episodes of True Blood!!!

That's all folkes

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gloomy Monday!

The sun is nowhere in sight...
It's cold
Very dismal!
The kids are at school and Baptiste is at work, and I am here all alone with my thoughts.

It's so quiet!
I know I am crazy, but I miss the noise!!! Can't wait for the kids to get out. I miss them so much!
Can't wait for Baptiste to get off work.

I get like that sometimes....

Today, I have alredy cleaned the kitchen, mopped the floor, washed the walls, cleaned my room, dusted the dressers, mopped my floor, and I still have tons more to do.

Well, not really, buecause the kids are going to help when they get home. Oh no, I don't do it all on my own, they all have their chores too....LOL

B doesn't have to do chores when he works, so I usually will take on his chore for that day! Speaking of him He got his first check! A whopping $389.83!!! He was ecstatic, it was like a million dollars to him!!!! LOL He splurged and bought himself the Motorola Krave, he has been wanting that phone forever. I told him don't spend all your money and expect, Mama to give you money....It's called MANAGE your money!!!

That phone was so damn expensive, but it was his choice!!! He could have gotten the Black Berry storm, for what he paid!!! But he has been wanting this song for a long time!!!! He does get a 50 dollar rebate though.

Baptiste got a new phone too, he got the LG Dare, they are total PHONE BOOTIES... LOL

I am going to get the BlackBerry STorm in March! That is when I am available for the upgrade. Can't wait!!! And Look at me, I was just talking about B and Baptiste......LOL

Damnit, I like that phone!!! Since I can't get an iphone, because I am contracted to Verizon, this is supposed to be better!!!!

I do have the next best thing to the Iphone, I have the Ipod Touch, atleast that is what the guy said the Apple Store....."CAN'T GET AN IPHONE, GET THE IPOD TOUCH.....LOL" And they go and upgrade the damn thing after I bought it in July!!! That just burns my ass!!! LOL Now it has extrenal speakers! And it's cheaper. Go figure!!!

I need to get the ipod speakers any way!!! I think I will go get a dock, from Sams Club. They had some really nice ones!! LOL

Well, that's all folkes...
Until next time

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight was AWESOME!!!!

Last night I went to the Midnight showing of Twilight. It was packed with a million anxious little teens, I shared in their enthusiasm. It was sooooooo good!

I do have to admit, the book was better!!!! But, the movie was good too!

There were alot of things that were in the book, that was not in the movie and there was also some stuff that was not in the book that was in the movie.

I loved it though.

I am taking the kids to see it Sunday.
Yes, I am going again!!

I was shocked to see how many young kids that were there...
Didn't they have school in the morning?????

I didn't get out the movies until 2:20am! I was so happy with the movie, I dreamed about it...LOL

Adrienne and I texted each other while waiting for the movie, then we talked after the movie, we both loved the movie.

So if you had any doubts, go see this movie. It was sooo good!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good news and excitement

First, I am happy to report that my mom had a new mammogram and ultrasound and it showed that it was some type of benign calcium deposits that happen with age. Thank you all for your prayers.....

Today I am so excited. I am going to see the Midnight showing of Twilight. I cannot wait. Baptiste was such a good sport to go with me, being that he went to work at 5am and has to be back at work at 7 am, and we probably won't get out of the movies until after 2am. Gotta love this man.

I will give my review on tomorrow. I am soooooooooooo excited. Can you tell?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I fell in love with Edward and Bella


This book was soooooo good! Unbelievably good. It evoked my every emotion. I fell in love with the love story, so dangerously innocent! I cannot wait for the movie. I am thinking of going to see it Midnight on Friday! I can't wait. If not I won't be able to see it until Saturday or Sunday. This book was soo good, that the movie better be good. It seems to have followed the book very well! I have been watching preview after preview.

I have already started reading New Moon! Today I think I will go and add the other two books to my collection. I have to go buy, Eclispse and Breaking Dawn! I definitely will be finishing the saga!

I am not the only person who's reading a saga in the house. Jariel is reading a saga too! He's reading the LIGHTENING THIEF by Rick Riordan. This book sounds so exciting that I may have to read them when he's done. The next books in the saga are The Sea of Montsters, The Titan's Curse, and the The Battle of the Labyrinth. He is so excited about this series. Jaree wants to read them too! She does read at an 8th grade level so she can read them if she wants.

She will not be reading Twilight, though she has begged me a gazillion times.....LOL

Today, I have a few errand to run. I have to go pay a few bills, ugh! And I will swing by the book store to get the rest of the Twilight Saga.....

I am so excited.

I recently bought the latest edition of Creating Keepsaskes, Simple Scrapbooks, and Quick and Easy Photo Albums by Simple Scrapbooks!!! I haven't been able to put the book down so that I can read them.....LOL

Well, I got things to do....

Until next time..

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I believe in the power of prayer

That lovely lady right there is my mom! She is 64 years old. She is my best friend. She is a 4 year cancer survivor! But this morning she got a call saying that her mammagram had a suspicious spot on her right breast near her nipple. They want her to come in for another mammagram and take an ultra sound of her breast. I am praying that is nothing, that is just a mistake. I know that God, did not keep my healthy all this time, just to give her cancer all over again.

I had this really light-hearted, post ready to go this morning, and then I got this news. I am depending on all my blog sisters to say a prayer for my mom! I believe in the power of prayer! I also believe in the power of positive thinking. I never claim anyting, but that does not stop me from being worried out of my mind.

I love my mom to death! She is the best mom in the world. She means so much to me. I am blessed to have both of my parents, still together and I brag on that all the time. Right now I am just down! Thank God, Baptiste is home today, because at first I just went to pieces. But, now I am just calm and prayerful.

Again, please say a prayer for my mom. Her name is Theresa Dixon. Thank you all in advance.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Friday baby!

Is is me or did this WEEK just FLY BY!!!!
I am so glad the weekend is here. I am so not an early morning person!!! Not at all!
this weekend is going to be a busy one.
I would like to squeeze some scrapping in this week.

I haven't scrapped in a gazillion years and need to get back into the swing of things!!!!
Maybe I need to go some scrapbook store to get some inspiration...

Yeah, that sounds like a plan!
Now I need to execute this plan and get it into motion!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and next Christmas!
I am so excited. My favorite Holiday is Christmas and we are already singing Christmas carols in this house!!!! Corny but true.

The next time we get some nice weather, I am going to go ahead and put my decorations out, and just not light them up until Thanksgiving. I really decorate for Christmas!!!! I mean I really, really go all out. The kids love it. Even B, he loves Christmas. Jaree is our only one who believes in Santa now, so her brothters go out of their way to make sure they act like they still believe too! LOL Cute

The kids are getting more and more easy, but more expensive.
Jaree wants an Nintendo DS (yes she got one 2 years ago, but it got lost) and 3 games, and an ipod.

Jariel wants the new PSP, 3 games, and some other stuff...
Bee wants money...
Not hard just expensive.

I am going to miss gettiing the Bratz dolls, hunting for that popular toy.....

It kinda makes me sad!
Kids grow up so fast!
It's especially sad when the kids growing up are your own....

Ok, I am getting emotional, time to switch subjects....LOL

Yesterday we went to Applebee's and I had the Sirloin steak, topped with parmesian shrimp and the loaded mash potatoes, we had the arthichoke and cheese deep and boneless buffalo wings for appetizers, and Strawberry Lemonade.....Yummy. My mom went with us, she came over to see for herself that I was OK. I had been ill few days ago and she had to check on her baby......LOL

Well, I have so much to achieve today. Wash my linens, wash towels, just so much ......

I have to go ....
Have a fun and safe weekend....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm all over the place

Today I am a little disenchanted to say the least. My good friend LaVelle next door had her water cut off yesterday. LaVelle is my neighbor who lost her husband to a massive heart attack this past June. Well to make a long story short, she has 5 adults living in her home and only one of which works. The rest just freeload and then when there water gets shut off (yes this happened more than once, twice, hell more than 3 times) they come to my house for water. I feel a little used here. There bill is over 600. All those adults over there and no one pitches in, but they expect to come here and use my water. Last time our water bill was twice the amount it normally was, because of letting them use water. I am at a loss. They have been calling me and texting me all my morning. My guess is to use the water. I just didn't answer. Baptiste is less than pleased and is growing very, very annoyed. In fact, he turned off the water spickets on the outside, for fear they may just try to take the water. I hate living like this. But, I also hate seeing her and her 10 children go through this, but I can't help someone else out to the detriment of my own household. I am very lucky that Baptiste has a very lucrative job and he takes care of everything. But, I can't put more on him......
He is the sole provider in our household. I am just torn!

She is supposed to get social security benefits, but they have yet to kick in....
This is crazy....

Today we are going to leave our home for a few hours just to get away from all the begging, the guilt we feel for not helping, but damn, you would think all those grown ass people over there would help. Just craziness...

But off that I have been reading Twilight and damn is it getting good....Edward Cullen is so weird. He doesn't know if he wants to take to Bella one day or the next ..... Can't wait until it gets suspenseful...... I am only on page 100 started reading it last night! So good.

Today not much planned. Dh is taking us out. Where, don't know.....
I am gonna be home by 8 to watch my favorite show Supernatural!!!!

Hopefully I can swing by Orland and go to Archivers, have some coupons I have been dying to use!!!! A girl can dream huh?

Anyways, I gotta go. Got some things to clean before 3 so I gotta get busy....

Until next time

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Late weekend recap

Friday was B's 16th Birthday celebration. It was so many people here. OMG!!! He had a ball! Jaree and Ciara!!!

That's Neesha baby rapping....yes they turned it into a show at the end.....this was dare I say 2 in the morning

Drew Daddy on the mic

Love this picture of Jaree and B

Cousin Lil Tracy on the Mic

This is my favorite shot of the night. Bee loves to dance and he was "getting it". He turned his party out!

The bootleg Charlies angels aka my nieces Ke-Ke Mama, . Relly Rell, and Deja Boo!

My 3 sons. Bee, Lil Marion, and Jariel. Lil Marion is really my nephew, but his mom passed away when he was 2 years old and I have been his mommy ever since

Neesha Baby, Shelly B, and Neecie all in their cutesy PJ's!!

Last but not least Drew Daddy, Sam .B, and Big Tracy!!! They thought they were doing it big!!!
About a third of the people from the party stayed over. Bee had to get up and go to work at 10am. I was shocked me made it!!!!

WE just stayed in watched movies and I cooked a big dinner.

Everyone left by Sunday evening!

Good times!!!!!!

Now I am sick as ten dogs and mustered up enough energy to do this post...

Now its back to the bed for Dana

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Can you say "Crazy bitch"

Lock this dumb ass psycho nutjob up!!!! She
needs to check her head for three 6's. I am just outdone.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

We have another working man in da house

Look at my baby. He started his first day of work and I couldn't be more proud. He was like come on mom I don't feel like taking any pictures....I said "boy stop, do you know who your mama is....LOL" Hence what I like to call the "gas face".

I am so proud of him. He is such a spoiled brat, I was shocked he decided to go out and get a job. He likes nice things, EXPENSIVE things, so trust me, it's a good thing. He will learn the value of a dollar! Hopefully.

Bonnie and Clyde are out of school for the next couple of days, PTC, and Veteran's day! Let's see how long it will be before I have to kill someone....LOL

I am going to BORDERS later today to pick up the latest copy of Artful Blogging. Can't wait! I have a Love affair with Borders..... I just love going!!!


Wednesday, November 05, 2008


He won by a landslide.
Yesterday History was made. I hollered so loud I thought I was going to have a brain aneurysm. I was overwhelmed with emotion. I sobbed with immense joy. I only wished that my grandmother was here to witness this HISTORICAL event.

This is truly a life changing moment. Our country has moved past race and judged a man on the content of his character and not the color of his skin. How else would you explain? It took more than just the African American vote to get him elected. I feel like all things are POSSIBLE.

Now when I look into the eyes of my children and I say "you can be anything you want" that this mean EVEN THE PRESIDENT of the United States.

I am overjoyed! I am elated!

This means so much to me...
This is a monumental milestone...

I am welling up right now, because this means so much to me...
I am so not an early bird, but I woke up at that I can vote.
I called all my friends to make sure they voted...

The outcome has made a major influence on my life...

I know all things are possible!!!!
My children watched the news all day with me...
Especially Miss Jaree who watched with me the whole entire time...

She asked me "mommy you are supposed to be happy, why are you crying"

I told her because " I wished grandma could be here to see our first African American president",
she said "Mommy they are already celebrating in heaven"

That touched my heart!

I am so full this morning.

Full of hope
Full of joy
Full of optimism
Full of emotion. Period.


I will leave you with the words of the late GREAT Martin Luther King Jr. " I might not get there with you, but we will get to the Promise land..... Dr. King, we are there and I know you are smiling down on us right now. Without you and your dedication and the barriers you broke down, we would not be able to be where we are......Thank you

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Weekend wrap and other things...

We had a very full and long weekend!!! My son Bee celebrated his 16th birthday Sunday November 2nd. We all went out to Buffalo Wild Wings and had a ball.... I took some pics of him and then Jariel made me realize that I never posted his 12 year old pics. He turned 12 September 21st. So I will start with him. I know ...BAD MOMMY....LOL

He's so tall .....He is almost as tall his brother

Everyone says he looks the most like me....

He's growing up so fast

Love this shot of him

And this one....Ok Jariel I posted your pics .....Even if they are a month and a half late. Better late than NEVA.....LOL

And now my 16 year old. Who was not cooperating with me while I was taking these pics.....

and you know Miss Jaree had to get a piece of the action!!! Honey Halloween is over!!! LOL

I got up at 5 am and voted at 6am....
Please, Please Please get out and vote today!!!!


We stopped off at McDonald's for Breakfast!!!!! Came home and took a long nap!
Today, not much planned. Just relaxing and watching the news......

Today we will make History!!!
Can't wait!!!

Well that's all folkes.....