I've had an amazing morning already k nocking things off my list.
Speaking of lists. I have two running lists. I have a to-do daily list and I have a long term list. Well...I knocked something off my long term list recently and I can't tell you how happy I am about it. I have a tremendous sense of accomplishment when that happens and I just sit back all smug in being me.
I'm almost finished with THE BOOK!
Actually...I'm looking for someone to do cover art right now. I don't think I'm all that crazy about covers with people on them although the book has people in it. LOL!
Do yall know how hard it is to write a book? Like...it's CRAZY difficult!
Who'da thunk it would be easier to write a script than a book?
I wash this top probably twice a week so I can wear it. Like...I've fished it out of the hamper and washed it solo before that's just how much I love it. I found it at TJMaxx for like $24.99 and immediately started looking around for other tops by this brand and came up short. It has a built in sports bra and it's so comfy, flattering and cool! And I LURVE the bright orange color that you can't see here because my laptop camera is tripping. LOL!
I checked out their website and haven't found anything even remotely as cute as this one but I'll keep looking for this brand when I'm out and about. MPG Sports
What's the last thing you scored at TJMaxx or Marshall's that really made you happy?
Do YOU have any item of clothing you reach for time and time again because you LOVE it?
Tracy Anderson was on my television this morning defending something she said.
“A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing.”
I started laughing to myself KNOWING the mommies against anything were going to go after her.
Then...they started showing clips of Tracy working out when she was pregnant and she told her story of how she let herself go with her first pregnancy and how it was so hard to get back in shape after the baby and because she was so out of shape she didn't have a lot of energy and it wasn't a particularly joyous time. So...for her second baby...she worked out the entire time and was shocked at how much energy she always had. Oh...and she said it was easy to get back into shape after baby two.
So basically...she was telling her truth.
What do YOU think about what she said? Should the mommies-against-every.single.thing-in-the-world-other-than-couponing be mad?
Did your parents have access to your checking account at any time? Were they able to make deposits or transfers from their account?
Was your account ever linked to their account?
Are you linked to your kids' accounts?
I got the organizing bug from looking at all of the organizing options on Pinterest I even started a board about it with some of the cooler things I ran across. Organize It ALL!
We had a basement storage area from hell. Like...we'd talked about installing shelves forever and life just got in the way and we never got around to doing it. See...Robby and I are pretty lazy at home. I think it's because we're the type of people who go all out when we're at work. Like...we WORK so when we get home...we CHILL.
Slowly but surely we've been de-cluttering our home. Getting rid of things we never use for whatever reason and organizing what's left.
I'm currently doing our bedroom, bathroom and bedroom closet (which houses our everyday clothes and shoes). I purged first and then made an assessment of what is left over and now I'm trying to figure out the best way to store everything leftover.
I had a conversation with a male friend at an event recently about stay-at-home wives.
Which, for the most part, I am.
He asked me if I always wanted to be a stay-at-home wife and I said I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mother and wife. I told him how we set up our life so that we could have all the pieces in place in order to raise a child or children the way we wanted to and, when that didn't happen, I went with my Plan B.
So...he asked if I'd told The Robinator that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom prior to our getting married and I told him absolutely. We'd discussed it from the very beginning when we talked about what we wanted out of life so yeah...he knew.
He then told me that if Robby had been a Black guy...we probably would have stopped dating immediately after making that known and, if most Black women who want to be a stay-at-home mom were smart...they'd keep that to themselves until after the wedding and she was good and pregnant.
I was deep into a dirty martini so I asked him a few questions a'la Ms. Smart to get him to continue to talk.
And talk he did.
Basically he stated that ain't no Black man looking to take care of a grown azz woman who is capable of working and that if the man has to go out and work...the woman has to as well cuz it ain't cheap living in the world we live in and unless the man was big time wealthy...it's not something he could even consider in 2012. He said Black men aren't wired for the possibility because life will always be more of a struggle in their minds.
I shut him down, of course, because I know more than a few stay-at-home moms. I conceded that for certain men PERIOD...this may be true but not to loop all Black men into this way of thinking. I also let him know that I'd dated Black men exclusively prior to Robby and all the guys I dated knew this and it wasn't a deal breaker.
This conversation came up again recently with a couple of female friends and they, surprisingly, agreed with my male friend. Someone even said, "Bring that up on a date and rest assured...it will be your last date or a big azz argument for sure."
It was also stated that a black man wouldn't automatically think this way if the woman they were dating was White because they have this Madonna image of White women which doesn't extend to Black women.
SIP: Are you going to tell them that you stopped talking after that tidbit?
Me: They probably already know.
So yeah...what do YOU think? Have YOU ever had this conversation with a man? What did/do they say? Do YOU think you should keep this kind of information to yourself?
Those of you who are stay-at-home moms and wives...was it a conversation prior to your getting married or did it just happen organically?