Wednesday, February 28, 2007

OK. I'm up. I'm not energetic, but I'm up. I'm at school. and relishing the silence I have right this minute...planning supposedly. I need to go make copies but...I can wait a second more. I just popped in a Jackson Browne CD... "The Load out" and 'Stay" ..I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

A came over last night. We have such a *fun* connection. I am better for it today.....
I went by and had two keys made (After locking myself out of the house yesterday and the Hardware store where Greg works~ We spoke briefly. He apologize about how things have been for the last 6 weeks. He's dealing with custody issues of his daughter and her surpervised visits for her mom. Mom was an addict (from what he's said)...He said when he starts to get close to someone and it feel ok, he shys away....and he wants to try to explain things over a dinner convo...I said we'll see. I'm just not sure I wanna get involved again. On the other hand, if he's telling me the truth...maybe I should have dinner?

I have a hair appointment after work today that didn't work out I'll be broke again, although I get paid today (Amen)... I have to find a low interest credit card again. Mine with Cap One has decided to move from 4% to 10% on me in April. I don't always carry a balance, but after putting floors in paying my homeowners association 250- house insurance 450- and my recent trip home, I owe 2000. Anybody got a low interest rate they wanna suggest? I don't wanna do a simple balance transfer for 0% and then in 6 months go to 19%.

Go down and read my FUNNIES~ then you can comment...that is if I have any traffic today = ]

are men stupid?

An elderly man in North Carolina had owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large pond in the back, fixed up reallynice, along with some picnic tables, horseshoe courts,and some apple and peach trees. The pond was properly shapedand fixed up for swimming when it was built.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond,as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over.He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughingwith glee. When he came closer, he realized it was a bunchof young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end to shield themselves.
One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!" The old man frowned and replied, "I didn't comedown here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get outof the pond naked." Holding the bucket up he said,"I'm here to feed the alligator."
Moral of the story: Old men may move slow but can still thinkfast.

There is a new study just released by the American Psychiatric Association about women and how they feel about their asses.
The results are pretty interesting:

1. 5% of women surveyed feel their ass is too big.

2. 10% of women surveyed feel their ass is too small.

3. The remaining 85% say they don't care; they love him; he's a good man, and they would have married him anyway.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Can I make a deposit?

OK I FOUND HIM! The perfect man.

I have been squealing for a week now about today. Today was career day for us at work. We all had guest speakers in our room. Well, we were gven names last week. I got a guy I am so fond of on TV~ Well his commercials advertising his bank. After watching the commercial, I got a a good ole boy meets a man with business sense. OMG. There is nothing left that I would want from a fella. I spent an hour this morning and last night trying to figure out what I was going to wear.
We had classes rotate every 30 minutes, so I got to drool for over 2 hours.....Bliss. OK, he doesn't look like he would be on the cover of GQ, but he's got that down home feel. He starts his speech off, "I grew up milking cows". I had to milk the cows every day. HE went on to ask the kids what profession did they think he would be in by looking at him? Several said basketball, after all he is 6'6 with baby blue eyes and auburn hair (a head full of it). He did go to Ga Southern on a basketball scholarship. After his 4 years, he got a law degree. (Ya'll know how I like my Law & Order courtroom scenes). He just got better and better. He stressed the value of education and the fact that we may change jobs once or twice to find one we are happy doing.
He is currently a BAnk President here. He makes 100,000+ a year. He practiced law for 5 yrs and decided it wasn't for him. Hence, his legal and Marketing background came into play.
Two of our local news stations came to my room......of all of the classrooms here. I get them. I ducked out before I could be interviewed. I do wish I remenbered to bring my camera!

Unfortunately, I asked a co worker and he's married and has a son at UGA. I would have guessed he was in his early 50's. See how my choices of men turn out.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Abandoned and lack luster

Well, I had an eventful weekend. (NOT)

Friday night I went out to a local steak house with T. It was good! I had some grilled veggies that were just YUMMY! Then we went to the mall to look for HIGH thread count sateen sheets that did not cost 140 bucks. I found at West Point Stevens a top sheet 600 thread count AMAZING. Unfortunately, no bottom sheet to match *sigh*. I finally found a match to it at BEd Bath & Beyond...but they wanted 39 for it. Well, I found some 800 thread count at West Point----they wanted 99, in an Ecru color. I can't get them out of my mind , I may go back for them after work today.

Sat, I was supposed to have a hair appointment. I get there wait 15 minutes, Rodneys daughter who gives INCREDIBLE head massages as she washes your hair--(I'd go back just for those hands on my scalp) He called in with a migraine. They called but I wasn't home....2 hrs before the appt. MEOW I rescheduled for Wed after work.

Sat afternoon, I ran a few errands then went home and took a nap. For me to nap , I am TIRED! I woke up to go look at DVRs with T. A was planning to come over later....I ran out of the house with my purse and the garbage....into my garage mind you--LOCKING MYSELF out of my house in the process. My car keys and my other keys were in there. T came and rescued me and drove me to my aunts house to get a spare key..... Thank god I had not wandered out in the garage in my undies like I normally do for garbage take out.

I called A and the eve was shot as far as I was concerned. Oh well.

Last night, 9:30 my doorbell rings. I freak. I am in the process of combing knots out of my hair with a tea tree oil (green mask) on my face. I peaked and peaked---but none of my outseide lights were on, so I couldn't see til they drove off . It was Greg. Hello we have had one convo on line in 6 weeks and he wants to show up at my house unannounced at 9 p.m. He emailed and said he really wanted to see me and could we talk. I have decided what I am going to do yet.
Any thoughts?????

Sunday, February 25, 2007


FOUR THINGS you may not know about me.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life;
1) taco bell
2) Ticketmaster at the Superdome
3) Lane Bryant
4)Sound Shop (a music store)

B) Four places I have lived;

1) New Orleans
2) Hammond, La
3) Metairie, La
4) Columbus, Ga

C) Four current TV shows I love to watch;

1) Sex & the City
2) Law & order
3) Sopranos
4) Designed to Sell (HGTV)

D) Four places I have been on vacation;
1) London
2) PAris
3) Ireland
4) Bahamas

E) Four websites I visit daily;


F) Four of my favorite foods;
2) anything milk chocolate
3) cheese
4) milk
G) Four places I would rather be right now;

1) in the arms of my first love
2) Heaven
3) A concert where I have chosen the line up (Journey, Brooks & Dunn, Eagles, Louis Armstrong, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, NIN, and George Strait
4) a rustic cabin on a few acres of land with peace and tranquility

H) Four friends I think will respond:
1) Diane
2) BarnGoddess
3) Rach
4) Christy

Friday, February 23, 2007

facials and beer

Does anyone have a facial wash they really enjoy? Share with me! Right now I am getting some extra OIL that I am not happy with by the end of the day~ MEOW

I am treating myself to a new do tomorrow, well...color wise. I am thinking darker....i want high and low lites...maybe a chestnut? Any thoughts????

****An Alabama State Trooper pulled a car over on I-20 about 2 miles west ofthe Alabama/Georgia state line. When the Trooper asked the driver why he was speeding, the driver answered that he was a magician and a juggler and he was on his way to Mobile to do a show that night at the Shrine Circus and didn't want to be late.The Trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling, and if the driver would do a little juggling for him then he wouldn't give him a ticket.

The driver told the Trooper that he had sent all of his equipment on ahead and didn't have anything to juggle.The Trooper told him that he had some flares in the trunk of his patrol car and asked if he could juggle them.The juggler stated that he could, so the Trooper got three flares, lit them and handed them to the juggler.While the man was doing his juggling act, a car pulled in behind the patrol car.

A drunk, good old Alabama boy, got out and watched the performance briefly. He then went over to the patrol car, opened the rear door and got in.The Trooper observed him doing this and went over to the patrol car,opened the door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing.The drunk replied, "You might as well take my ass to jail, cause there's no way in hell I can pass that test."

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I miss SATC

What is a friend? I will tell you it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
-- Frank Crane
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
-- Fr. Jerome Cummings

Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.
-- Simon Dach

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
-- Charles Darwin

Why is it once people are in relationships, they feel like they have only one person thay can focus on?

Society should be recognizing the need for women in their 30's to maintain a close network of friends. Sex & the City was such a tremendous hit because it touched a cord in women's need for bonding on an emotional level. I can't tell you how much my life has changed since I moved to Ga. My close network of friends in La have all drifted (some out of state after the hurricane)...they have made new daily friends and here I just haven't made the *connection* necessary to have a true (call anytime without hesitation, someone who can finish my sentences, and calls me when one of our favorite stores is having a sale that can't be missed).....I miss having a great single friend....I have a guy friend here I am close too, but he's not the emotional type. He's great for companionship, but not for the rough time emotionally I am dealing with right now. My gay bud has a new man and is *in LOVE* for the first time in his/their life. So he's ALL about him. I understand that but here i go "'WHAT ABOUT ME?"

I just feel so damn much pressure from society (lots I put on myself) about not being married at my age....I do have everything I want (within reason---a house, a car, 401k, 3 awesome cats, both of my parents are still alive, and a sister (we don't talk much these days).

I just feel really lonely and sense of helplessness when it comes to mom's condition, having all of my friends going in different directions....every road they can take except the one that leads to me.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wed wiggles


A store that sells new husbands has just opened on 5th Avenue New York where women can go to choose a husband. As you enter the store there is a list of instructions of how the store operates.

1. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE !!!

2. There are 6 floors to the store and the attributes of the men increase as you ascend the flights.

3. There is however, a catch: you may choose any man from a particularfloor but once you choose to go up to the next floor you can't go down except to exit the building.

So a woman goes into the husband store to find a husband.

On the 1st floor a sign reads: Floor 1 --- these men have jobs.

She ascends to the 2nd floor where a sign reads:Floor 2 --- these men have jobs and love kids.

She ascends further to the 3rd floor where a sign reads: Floor 3 --- these men have jobs, love kids and are extremely goodlooking."Wow" she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

On the 4th floor a sign reads: Floor 4 --- these men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good lookingand help with the housework. "Oh mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still she goes to the 5th floor and a sign reads:Floor 5 --- these men have jobs, love kids, are drop dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.She is so tempted to stay, but goes on the 6th floor and a sign reads:

You are visitor number 31,456,012 to the floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists only to prove that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at The Husband Store.


The 1st floor has wives who enjoy sex.

The 2nd floor has wives who enjoy sex and have money.

The 3rd thru 6th floors have never been visited.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Purple- Justice
Green - Faith
Gold- Power

I need all three of these right now~ These are the official colors of Mardi Gras.

The businesses on Bourbon Street have to grease the poles outside so that tourists can't climb them trying to get to a balcony (drunk of course) and kill themselves. It is the only night ALL YEAR that Bourbon street closes. The cops on horses stroll though escorting people to their homeward bound destinations as the street washers come to attempt to clean the streets with water from trucks. The city gauges how successful this Carnival (MArdi Gras) was by the amount of trash collected......

I hate that I have to work today. Seriously, this is only the 3rd year of my life I have ever had to work on Mardi Gras. IT SUCKS. I am wearing some festive beads. Dreaming of a time when friends and family got together to have a picnic, laughter, people watching (you would be amazed at some of the costumes people would dream up.)
Poeple stake out their Mardi Gras spots 48 hours in advance with ladders chained together. People take turns camping out in a tent over night....

This is Hannah's man Taylor Hicks from American Idol. HE was the Grand Marshall for Endymion one of the best night parades, alwaya the Saturday night before FAT TUESDAY.

Only six episodes left...I WILL MISS The show HBO!

These upper two...yep you guessed it Tony Soprano. He was KING of BAcchus on Sunday NIght. The newspaper article I read said he was drunk as shit. The news I watched at Mom and Dad's followed him around at Children's hospital for 2 days prior to the parade as he raised money for these charities. He seems like a genuinely nice guy. I think he was surprised at the AMOUNT of people and families that turn out for these parades. It's an all day tail gate party without the tail gates...ladders and blankets instead.

There is a Krewe or BARKCUS~ which is strictly a pooch parade that strolls thru the French QUarter on Sunday before MArdi Gras (FAT Tuesday)

You see go and visit we treat tourists right! There is nothing better than a Local "Hi Ya'll" . New Orleanians have NEVER met a stranger.

We have creative artists in the city....
This is what we call duck soup.....This is for all the crazt cat ladies out there~ Here's your chance to shine! or MEEOOYOOWWW!

OK. I'm home. Mom is out of the hospital. She was there almost a week with a serious blood clot. She has two blood transfusions while there. She is also taking a blood thinner now. This is one of the OTHER unfortunate side effects of chemo. She has made it through 4 rounds. She sees her oncologist Thursday for more info. He is supposed to schedule her with the surgeon ....

I am so glad I took off of work and spent 5 days with her. I needed to see her and vice versa. I broke down at work last Tuesday to my principal. I had a doc appt to check up on my strep throat (you had to wear a mask in mom's hospital room to avoid germs) and I needed the ok from my doc as to not put her into any danger. Well my 4th period is my special ed kids mixed with my low kids. I am supposed to have a special ed teache rin there daily. These kids for the most part are BD (behavior disorder). I tole her and remineded her THREE times that I would be back from the doc a few minutes after classes had started. SHe forgets (or ignores me) and has our kids in the hall LOUD and without supervision. I come back from the doc to have not one but 4 teachers tell me my principal is looking for me. Another teacher covered the class, but I freak and have to find him. He says to me 'Well, "D" is in there covering for you now. I said wait a minute she is SUPPOSED to be in there with me. She's not covering. I did my paperwork. The secretary said I knew she was at the docs office. Well, this was just the break down moment. I lost it in the passage way between my asst principal and principals office all about mom.

Thank you for your prayers and support. I really am appreciative.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Please Pray for mom.

Thank you.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Totally sad here...First, I get a message from JMG (the love of my life) that his father is in the hospital and they are considering open heart surgery today.

My 8th period was from the DEPTHS of hell today. They have silent lunch for 3 days next week- the ENTIRE class.

I felt bad when I got home, physically drained. These 2 days back at work have worn me out. I probably should have taken Thursday off too. AT least I brought my meds home.

My aunt called 30 minutes ago. My dad called her, my mom is the hospital. She has a blood clot in her leg, and they have her on oxygen. The doctor was coming to see her within the next hour. They told her no visitors. She insisted that I not drive there. SHe's afraid, I'll bring my strep throat germs and her body is already weak. I feel so damn helpless. All I can do is cry. Not 2 minutes after I hang up with my aunt, JMG calls. Of course, I am crying...he thinks momentarily that I am still sick and thats why I sound so crappy on the phone. I just wanted to ask him to hold me. All i wanted was to be in his arms. I change the subject and find out they gave his dad a stint for his heart. He'll be in the hospital all weekend.

I am just so upset and have no outlet except here. Sorry guys.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


SO are ya'll ready for HillBillary???? The 2008 ticket from hell. Actually, I liked Bill. She's just way to neurotic for me.

My evening has been a bit frustrating. VH1 Classic has a Stevie Wonder documentary on...well with it being Black History month..I thought Stevie has been around, he's clean and lively, I could show him in the classroom. One of his songs is written to the theme of "We Shall Overcome" I stretching to pull it in???

Well my ladder has been drawn and one side will me musicians the other side leaders. A music note on one and a microphone on the other. The kids will trace their hands and list 5 facts about their assigned research topic. I am covering Oprah---Barack Obama---Louis Armstrong---Destiny's Child---Rosa Parks----Lovie Smith-----Condeleezza Rice------Jimi Hendrix-----Colin Powell------Maya Angelou----The Jackson 5----Aretha Franklin---Luther Vandross---Otis Redding----Commodores----Temptations----Ed Bradley-----Ray Charles-----Diana Ross---- Daisy Bates-----Poinsetta Clark----Mlk------Billie Holiday. A WIDE variety I think.

I want to have a collage completed in my hallway for next Tuesday or Wednesday.

My baby B just left. He came over to rescue me and my VCR problems....He brought his and it's taping as I tyoe this other wise I'd be in my bed ASLEEP.

Yeah tomorrow is Friday. I am laying low this weekend.I left my antibiotics at school today. I'm missing a dose today. I'll grab it in the morning.

I had strawberries and sugar free whipped cream along with string cheese for dinner. I had a craving.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Only WED>?????

Well, it's Wed night and I didn't call in for tomorrow. So, I guess I need to try and make myself presentable. I actually went to my mailbox and took out my garbage can this afternoon. There is only so long I can stay locked up in my house.

Well, a neighbors kitty has been coming to my glass plate next to my front door and fussing with Whisper, my youngest kitty. The kitty was outside when I opened my garage door. She came up to me as I was coming back from the mail box. Naturally, me the kitty fan---I pick her up and love on her a bit. Black and white kitty, very thin. I decide, I will keep her in my garage while I get her some dry and wet food with water. I am holding her as I hit my automatic garage door open/closer...She freaks out claws me in the face, under my left eye and nose. All I felt was OUCH! and saw blood. She ran like demon possession out of the garage. I spent the next 30 minutes, with a wash cloth, alcohol and q-tips.

Why am I here I keep asking GOD???????

Larry the Cable Guy is coming to the FOX theater in Atlanta the 2 wknd in MArch. I would love to go. He's so dumb--he's funny. A friend sent these to me, they made me smile. I hope they can do the same for you.

Redneck Pick-up Lines

1) Did you fart? cuz you blew me away.

2) Are yer parents retarded? cuz ya sure are special.

3) My Love fer you is like diarrhea. I can't hold it in.

4) Do you have a library card? cuz I'd like to sign you out.

5) Is there a mirror in yer pants? cuz I can see myself in'em.

6) If you was a tree & I were a Squirrel, I'd store my nuts in yerhole.

7) You might not be the best lookin girl here, but beauty's only alight switch away.

8) Man - "Fat Penguin!" Woman - "WHAT?" Man - "I just wanted to saysomething that would break the ice."

9) I know I'm not no Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make yerbed-rock.

10) I can't find my puppy, can you help me find him? I think he wentinta this cheap motel room.
11) Yer eyes are as blue as window cleaner.

12) If yer gunna regret this in the mornin, we kin sleep in tilafternoon.

13) Yer face reminds me of a wrench, every time I think of it my nutstighten up.


Well, I just called in for tomorrow too. All the subs at school today already have jobs for tomorrow. Oh well. Subfinder will have to find me one. I'm a bit feverish right now. I just found out my best co-worker is out today too. I bet the kids are going 'NUTS" with 2 subs on our team. I just can't talk for 6 hrs tomorrow, I don't have it in me feeling like this.

25 SIGNS YOU HAVE GROWN UP-- Sad but true

1. Your house plants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.

2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.

3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.

5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.

6. You watch the Weather Channel.

7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."

8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.

9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."

10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.

11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.

15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

16. You take naps.1

7. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.

19. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.

20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good shit."

21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.

22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."

23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

25. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking "Oh shit what the hell happened?"

BONUS:26: You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old ass.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Well, after my shot and two of my antibiotics and 5 hours of sleep this afternoon...I feel a tad bit better. I did manage to get my fav sub for tomorrow. No way was I going to attempt to talk to /teach kids with my throat and head wanting to explode.

Fruit 2 O and chicken noodle soup are my only friends today. I doubt I will become dehydrated with the amount of flavored water I am drinking. I have to try to do something for my tonsils.

After my night sweats last night...I treated myself by opening some *NEW* Ralph Lauren sheets I had hid in my linen closet. They are a pretty grey blue and 400 thread count. Ralph always makes things better.

I have no energy....but clean sheets and pills to pop.

I talked with mom tonight. She had an appt today to get Procrid shot to help with chemo side affects. Her blood counts were low, they are considering a blood transfusion. She has a mammogram on the 15th and more blood tests. The 22 she meets with the surgeon to see where she goes from here. Please keep her in your prayers.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I feel like total shit. I came to work beacuse a substitute did not pick up the job in our computer system. I have homeroom from 8:15-8:30 and then planning til 10. I am trying to get stuff ready for whoever comes to my room and takes on my kids for the rest of the day. I managed to get a doc appt--well a Physician asst appt...I don't like her, but I feel like total shit. I can't not see someone today. My throat hurts9It feels like it is 10 times it's normal size, Sinus is pounding, my ears are head is pounding and I had 102 fever last night. Hot and cold flashes..Anyone that knows me knows I am hot natured. Well for me to have the haet on 70~ something isn't right. I feel like fucking shit.
I am going home soon.....Pray I can get meds and some type of sleep. I think I managed 2 hours last night.

Tomorrow is Hannah's b'day...Everybody stop by her blog and wish her well!

Sunday, February 04, 2007


I am feeling much better today. A came over last night and I feel like a new woman. I'm going for the fireplace, a yankee candle, a warm blanket and hot chocolate.....

I did break down and get pedi and mani yesterday, much cheaper than a massage......

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Don't piss women off.
Men this is your though for the day.
I'm awake for some unknown reason. I gotta find a way (inexpensive way) to de-stress .
Ladies I am so tempted to say massage or facial's my credit card. It would be great for 2 hours and tomorrow I'd feel like crap and guilty again. She emailed me about her latest post. I think it's worth a look today. So swing by there.......
Enjoy your Saturday.

Friday, February 02, 2007


I'm up. It is 3:50 a.m. and I am UP! I am a bit disturbed about Scott. He sent 3 emails apologizing and hoping that I will understand. I haven't replied because I don't know what to say. OMG why do I have to pick the wrong guy after the wrong guy.

I'm also depressed, about money. I sat down tonight and paid bills.. I have 2 more coming for the month and I am down to 200 bucks in my checking. I won't see another pay check til March 1. What the hell do I spend it on? I feel like I need to retreat in the house ALL weekend with a fire and my cats. I have NO money to spend...and no where to go worthwhile. Although, I need a massage, a facial, a pedi and the winning lotto numbers.

What's worse than being fat, single and BROKE?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I can't win

Scott said I misunderstood him...that he's too uneasy about us meeting this weekend. He says he knows he insecure at times, but he'd rather wait. Umm last night that's not what he said.

So what do I do? I HATE MEN.

Wet weather

This is how our day has started...I watched the weathe report last night and it said rain, with possible sleet and snow just north of us...I woke up to RAIN and rolled over, turned the TV on before getting out of pure hopes of school cancellations....I refused to get out of bed until I heard the news.

I'm here. Wet...but here.

I have a few things in my mind. For starters....yesterday I got to thinking and reading ya'lls input. I will have the kids do a posterboard on the AAmerican I assign to them...and maybe singing videos (Mini American Idol) at the end of the week. I do want to do a collage of sorts outside my room. What I came up with last night **BRAINSTORMING*** was having my kids create a ladder....each step can represent a decade....One side of the ladder a musical note on top~ the other side a microphone~ Musical side decades of singers/songwriters...the other politicians and other voices of history like Oprah, and the 2 first african american football coaches going to the Superbowl this Sunday...

Your thoughts/Feedback on titles: "Voices of PROMINENCE", "Prominent Voices", Voices of Freedom, Voices of Leadership, Music and Politial Voices...."Climbing the ladder of success" What do you like? Or do you have other ideas???

Secondly, when I finally made it home yesterday, "A" had a message on my answering machine wanting to apologize about last week not working out. He asked if he could take me out to dinner one night this weekend. It was a very sweet message. It was nice to hear.

Thirdly, I spent almost 2 hours on the phone with Scott last night. He's a guy from the internet that lives in Virginia. We are going to try and meet in Chattanooga for the day on Saturday. It's about 3 1/2 hr drive for me and about 4 for him. I was going to get a hotel room (I still might). It would be an easier place for a first time meeting--IN THE LOBBY--get your mind outta the gutter. He seems like money is tight, so I said maybe we can just drive for the day...have lunch somewhere and no one feels obligated. I hate to drive that distance and not have somewhere to relax or freshen up...on the other hand hotels are wanting about 100-130 a night. Any other ideas??? We have a lot in common, I have seen pics~ he's ok. I think if it doesn't work it would be on my part...I have only seen 3 pics of him, he's seen 20 or 30 of me...He contacted me on line. He's 34 never married, christian, college educated, a guitar player, football fan..and like s CATS!!!! Ok ladies....and he drives a TRUCK. He has the sexiest southern he can FIX things!!! Wahooooooo I know I am seeting myself up for a disappointment.