Jaru and Lucy don't go to kennels when we travel. A dog sitter or a framily member stays at 13700 with them. Why? Lucy has SEVERE separation anxiety and it was determined that the best thing for her when we're traveling is that she doesn't leave her home so her anxiety isn't heightened because she's in HER home.
I never take Jaru and Lucy out to get them groomed as I do a pretty good job at home.
Well...I decided I had too much going on to deal with it so I made an appointment for them to get groomed today.
This dude paid this 4 year old boy to pose like this for him in South Africa.
He then posted the picture to his FB profile.
This happened 4 years ago.
A racist using a racist moniker re-posted the pic on FB recently.
Police are attempting to track down the person.
“Whether or not the picture is genuine, it represents a scene of extreme violence perpetrated against a child by a man. The intention is to evoke racial hatred and polarization,” said the South African prosecutor, who called for anti-hate legislation.
You're meeting a group of about a dozen people for an evening of team trivia at a local bar/restaurant. In the parking lot you recognize your ex's vehicle. It's a strip mall, so he could be anywhere, but your gut feeling is that he's in the restaurant. You have a 10-month old restraining order against this ex. Would you go inside the restaurant?
A friend moved to another state and put their things in a storage unit around the corner from you.
They put your name down as an emergency contact.
The storage unit place calls and tells you that the space is going to be seized if the fees aren't paid up by the end of the week.
You call the friend and they tell you they are going to take care of it.
But something kinda seems "off."
The storage place calls you on the last day before they are going to seize the property and tells you that no one has called to make arrangements.
The balance owed is about $250.
You know your friend's "life" is in that unit and suspect they're having an extremely hard time financially and can't afford to pay it or keep up with the payments even if they could pay the balance owed.
A friend has made a decision that seems pretty reckless and out of character to those who know, admire and respect them.
Folks are talking about the friend behind their back but the friend doesn't know this because messy mofos are skinning and grinning up in the friend's face waiting to see them made a fool of.
You decide to be a real friend and speak to the friend privately regarding...basically wanting to make sure they've thought it through and that this decision wasn't some desperate act born out of a need to put on a "show" because of society.
The friend thanks you and continues on with their plans but cuts you off dismissing your concern by deciding you were simply hating on them and don't want them to be happy.
The friend actually said some pretty nasty things about you and your supposed "motives."
Everything you were worried about, AND MORE, ends up happening to the now ex-friend. It hurts your heart because seriously? They're a good person and just wanted to have the fairytale. Even though you were cut off you still prayed that things were working out per their expectations.
Another friend suggests you contact the ex-friend and re-open the door THE EX-FRIEND closed.
It was so gorgeous yesterday that we had to GET.OUT.OF.THE.HOUSE! I mean yeah...we'd been all cooped up worrying about the possibility of no electricity that we decided to make a serious break for it and spend the day outside!
Jaru and Lucy were thrilled initially but after a while...THE DEBIL DOG was like...I ain't in the mood for all this hell and started walking all slow cuz she knows how to punk Becca.
Becca: Poor Lucy is slowing down!
SIP: If you wave a treat in front of her she'll break out into a sprint. TRUST.
It was just so beautiful out. Like the winds and rain gave the woods a good cleaning!
I remember my father teaching me how to count the rings to tell how old a tree is. Those kinda memories make me smile.
I wonder who has the penthouse? LOL!
On the way back we decided we deserved crabs! WHOOOOOHOOOOO! Go us!
When was the last time you just HAD to go out and get outside? I was talking to Dr. Punkin this morning and she said she wishes she had people around who'd go for a hike or a good walk with her. She said her friends call her all the time to go get something to eat but nobody EVER calls and asks if she wants to go for a hike.
She ain't slick.
She, the Weezy's and the Cojoe's are trying to get us to move to Houston.
Hi, Monica. I wanted to ask people (and not just mothers. Anyone who has taken care of kids) what they think about my nanny situation. First of all, our nanny does the job well (keeps the kids safe, the place clean, gives them their medicine, is reasonably priced). She is also willing to work 10 hours a day since I have an hour commute to and from work. But the days I have worked from home and the 2 weeks I spent home with her in the beginning, I noticed something bothered me and it was the way she talked to the 20 month old sometimes.
Now, my boy doesn't know how to say everything yet and, like a toddler, will cry or yell instead. Or he will cry when he doesn't get to do what he wants like go into the kitchen and play with the oven/stove, climb on the stairs' security gate, or jump on the couch. Sometimes he cries when he is hungry and forgets to just ask for juice, or when his teeth are hurting. He has never been the type of baby to cry for no reason. So when he is crying, I hear the nanny telling him to "stop it", "you're fine", "stop stop", which is all OK with me. But the tone of her voice is what I don't like. It's whiny like she's annoyed with him and doesn't like him. She says it in the frustrated voice like one would use with her teenager or adult son. I don't mind her telling him the same thing with a more firm, authoritarian voice, rather than the, "dude, quit crying, you big baby" type whiny frustrated voice.
We use a firm "no" and often a "nope", "Sorry, you can't go there", or "sit down" and try to redirect him to something else like a toy. Even when he is being difficult, everyone else who has taken care of him like my parents and my brother say the same things to him, but their tone of voice is not as annoyed I guess. It's funny because I am OK with someone firmly telling him what he can and cannot do, but I'm not OK with a frustrated, annoyed voice. Sometimes I think I'm just trippin and this is just gearing him up for how teachers sometimes talk to kids. But then I work with kids who have actual behavioral problems and still don't talk to them like that. I do have the patience of a high school teacher and while my mind is screaming at the kid, they NEVER would see that. I don't expect everyone to be as unflappable by a child and have as good a poker face as I do, but I don't want my boy to feel bad every single time he does something wrong. I am very sensitive and perceptive to peoples' body language and mood, and he might grow to be the same way, so I would hope that his formative years are full of positive vibes from people. He hasn't even gotten into the terrible twos yet where we have plenty of more times to be telling him no and disciplining him. And the 7 month old is starting to crawl and yell when she wants something too, so the nanny is going to have a handful soon. I'm not advocating permissiveness. I just want her to be firm but kind at this young of an age so that he still feels liked at the same time. Knowing how he is and that he usually cries for a reason, I just wish she wouldn't dismiss his feelings like he's just being bad. I don't know, this probably isn't a good enough reason to get a new nanny, especially since she does everything else right. Do you all think 'tone of voice' is the least of my worries and is not a big deal when it comes to childcare?
Okay...full disclosure here! When she sent me the pic of the NEW, BEAUTIFUL Princess last week I was sooooooo annoyed that when I sent it to my email the pic was super dooper small and I couldn't post it without the baby looking all pixelated and whatnot.
She sent the links to the hospital pics and I stole one cuz seriously...they can't be taking pics of OUR Princess and acting a donkey's butt with THEIR name all over them. That made me feel some kinda way. So yeah...I stole one. Act like yall don't see it. ROFL!
CONGRATS BK AND FAMILY! BABY J IS THE CUTEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't watch "The Talk" for a few reasons. The main reason being I can't remember when it comes on. The other reason is because it's like a broke down version of "The View." Do we really need TWO shows in the same format talking about basically the same current hot topics? I mean...we do that on Facebook, Twitter and blogs with our OWN peers, read articles about it and...watch Whoopie 'nem go at it...do we need another show too?
But I know some folks, whose opinions I respect, watch the show and like it. They think it's a livable alternative to "The View." (And seriously...if Barbara Walters doesn't retire soon...Imma hafta stop watching them too.)
They liked the mix of the ladies and Holly Robinson Peete especially since she kinda represents people like a lot of us. You know...normal Black women.
Erica Bunker broke the news last night on FB that Holly was fired and replaced with Cheryl Underwood.
And my mouth fell open cuz SERIOUSLY?
Now hey...I don't think anyone who is not pleased with this turn of events is knocking Ms. Underwood mind ya...I just think it's, once again, a slap in the face as to the TYPE of Black woman that is deemed acceptable. (It should be noted that Lisa Rinna was fired too.)
What was wrong with Holly?
Did yall like her?
Did yall watch the show?
Was she smart and funny?
What do YOU think it means to replace her with a woman who seems to be the ANTITHESIS of her?
Is it just me...or have entertainers lost their ever loving minds with these ticket prices??????????? I just found out how much we paid for our Jay Z / Kanye tickets and hell...had I known that...I woulda passed.
1. The misconception of "hating." Sometimes folks just don't like your azz. You ever thought of that? She might not be hating cuz your body is banging and your weave is tight. She MIGHT not just like your azz cuz you're loud and crass.
When the TRUE meaning is noted, however...let's start using "Hating is a disease...get well soon."
2. Swagger is NOT a good thing. Let me repeat that. Swagger is NOT a good thing.
-to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air.
-to boast or brag noisily.
-to bring, drive, force, etc., by blustering.
- swaggering manner, conduct, or walk; ostentatious display of arrogance and conceit.
I don't want to be around buffoons like this.
3. Real talk. ALL talk is real. Imaginary talk is SIP. Saying REAL TALK when you think you've said some shit that breaks it DOWN-T cuz your swagger is that of a prophet or prophetess...makes people laugh, point and roll their eyes with a good old, competent, GIRL/BOY.BYE! Like we're going to listen to YOUR azz. Don't you think we know you ain't shit by now? SHOW ME BABY! STOP TALKING AND SHOW ME!
4. Grown and sexy. LAWD, JEEVUS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop using grown and sexy. When I hear it I think of a bunch of old people in too tight dresses and too shiny shoes drunk and doing too damn much going home with randoms and having one hell of a walk of shame the next morning.
So...I wanted to go on a road trip for my birthday to the beach.
We've never been on a road trip together before.
All of my friends kept asking me what I'm doing for my birthday this year and I told them where I'd be if they wanted to come. No pressure...simply...this is what I'M doing so if you're there doing it too...we can do it together!
AND THEN COMES THE HURRICANE!
So we're supposed to leave early next week but now we gotta watch the damn hurricane to make sure ish doesn't get torn the heck up in the Outer Banks.
Maybe I should completely rethink this and just have a damn party huh?