It’s me again! I can’t believe its been two months since I’ve put a post out. It’s been hard to sit at the computer lately.
I’m noticing that when the weather gets warm, it gets hard for me to blog.
Residual Katrina issues?
Maybe…especially after Hurricane Issac and a week without electricity.
I know it’s bad because, I haven’t blogged about festivals. I’ve been to the French Quarter Fest and the Jazz Fest.
Still, I couldn’t push out a post.
Couldn’t even sit at the computer.
I tried to keep up with my favorite blogs.
Didn’t comment much, but I was there.
I”m still here though.
I’m gonna try to post all week to catch y’all up on what’s happening in my world.
It’s been sorta quiet though.
My son turned 21 last month. ..he’s a grown ass man now.
YellowJacket now lives with her dad.
The house is almost TOO quiet.
Empty nests are not all they’re cracked up to be.
I love the sound of family around.
My running is coming along well.
I can run farther than one tree to the next now.
I actually look forward to running now and get upset if I can’t make it out there.
It’s hot as hell down here in NOLA and the summer hasn’t even really started yet.
I’m gonna have more posts this week.
I gotta get my Mojo back.
This is what happens when faith meets works. I kept the positive karma around me hard and heavy and…
Man, I had the positive karma in overdrive around here!
The signature throw for Nyx is the decorated purse so, I amped up the positive energy flow big time around the house and decorated a slew of them!
My favorite is the cure dat purse,
Now ya girl will have all sorts of new and exciting stuff to blog about when it gets closer to carnival time! I recently turned in my application with all the required information.
Nyx is such an awesome krewe and they’re growing like crazy.
I honestly think that, by time this krewe hits its 5th year,they’ll be at super krewe status.
I’m so happy that I’m officially a part of this amazing sisterhood!
I can’t wait to get on the float and throw til it hurts!
Let the countdown begin…
February 26th we roll!
Considering the amount of women trying to get in the krewe, I think it’s pretty amazing that I made it.
Won’t he do it?
Have a wonderful weekend y’all!
I hope everyone had a great Easter!! I was on the grind Sunday,but it was veerrrry interesting!
Here’s what happened.
Around 6:05 a.m. , one of the nursing assistants comes to me and says,” I found this on the nightstand in room xx” and hands me,
A BAG OF WEED!!
What crazy ass brings their weed to work and then FORGETS it on the nightstand of a demented woman?!
When the assistant brought the Mary Jane to me, there were other assistants around so naturally, it becomes crazy at the desk and they hurry to find out who worked the night before.
Turns out ,the chick who worked the night before is a known weed-head in their circle.
I take the stuff and put it in the Administrators office with a note.
Known weed-head comes to work and someone tells her what happened.
She approaches and says that wasn’t hers….she didn’t go into that room all night.
(Patient neglect…hmmmmm….still gonna get fired.)
Known weed-head works her shift and goes home…nervous.
She returns to work Monday and the Administrator is in the facility.
Known weed head gets called to the office and after speaking with her a few minutes,
the Administrator fires her.
This nut then proceeds to get on Instagram, writes that she’s stressed out and then puts a picture of herself on there,
and looking loaded as hell!!!!!
Who does that mess?!
Some of the other assistants wanted to know who turned in the weed…
and thought it was A SHAME that someone turned it in.
To which I replied, * warning, if you can’t handle the book of cuss…stop here*
I turned the damned weed in. Let me tell all y’all something right nah! They don’t have a person in here that I love or consider my friend. THIS. IS.A. JOB!! If ANNNYYOOONNEEE thinks for a second that I”m gonna hang my nursing license out to dry because some jack ass decides to bring her shit on the job…ya better think again! And see all that ghetto “don’t snitch” shit…don’t bring that shit to me. It’s always mother fuckers who don’t want someone to tell about their fuck up yelling “don’t stitch.” Y’all know me well enough to know, I don’t play that kinda shit. And the way Y’ALL talk in here! Shit, if I didn’t turn it in, the Administrator would have gotten wind of it because y’all talk too much and then would have called me, asking my ass “where’s the weed?” I’m not getting fried or fired for none of y’all. If I’m gonna get fired or lose my license, it’s gonna be because of some shit I DID.
After that, they all started mumbling, “well, yeah…you right about that.”
WELL, NO SHIT Sherlock.
If you don’t want to get fired, don’t bring your stash to your job. It really is just that simple.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve been around these parts. I hit a wall and just couldn’t push anything out.
Even now, I’m pushing just to get past the fog.
I have so much catching up to do..I’m gonna be reading blogs for days trying to catch up with everyone.
I’m gonna try to blog more often.
I have noticed that, it gets harder for me to blog when the weather starts getting warm.
I wonder if that’s residual Katrina stuff.
So what’s been going on in my neck of the woods?
Well, my son bought his first car and he’s a happy camper…so am I.
Nothing like a young man with his own whip…and no car note…that he paid for.
Since they both have their own means of transportation that means no more playing taxi for me!
I see why parents buy cars for their kids. If you don’t get them one, you end up driving them everywhere. Times have changed, it’ s nothing like when I was young. Public transportation is awful today. Not only that, but when I was young, you could stay in New Orleans and do everything. I don’t think I ever went to Metairie when I was young…except to go to the Crash Landing which was a club.
Everything is in Jefferson Parish today. We have no malls, no movie theaters…it’s crazy. The city needs to do better.
Since they have their own cars,that leaves me with a LOT of free time. I’m officially in another phase of my life. My kids are doing their own thing so now I can focus on some things that I want to accomplish.
One of the things that I’ve put on my list is running in Disney’s Royal Family 5k next February with NavySeal and PurpleKnight.
I began training yesterday and good LAWD, I’m out of shape!
I was out there celebrating running from one tree to the next just to get through the first mile…and the trees are pretty damned close to one another!
It was hard at first but after the first mile, it was like muscle memory began to kick in (I have many years of running track as a teen under my belt) and the second and third mile wasn’t too bad.
After the run, I could almost feel my body saying, THANK YOU! It’s about time you did that!
I’ll post my progress and my time (which will be slow) as I go along. You’re allowed 15 minutes per mile in the race so that’ll be my goal. I’m not trying break any records.
Also, I have some really great news about Mardi Gras, but I can’t say anything until April.
If you’ve read my blog a minute, you’ll know what I mean when I say,
all of that positive energy worked!
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is taking names of women interested in becoming members.
You can go here to put in your information and they will contact you about their waiting list.
We’ve recently found out that my dog’s thyroid does not function at all. Now he’s on thyroid medication for the rest of his life.
Add to that the Benadryl for the allergies, the A,E and Zinc he takes for the hair loss (it’s growing back now) and the Prednisone (for the mass on his stomach.)
This is the first time I’ve ever had a dog with this many health issues.
I love him though so whatever it takes.
I still have no idea how I’m going to celebrate my 50th birthday. I don’t want a party, I don’t want to go out of town….although Vegas would have been nice but it’s too hot that time of year.
Essence will be here that weekend and I really don’t want to be downtown in all that.
My sinuses are catching pure D hell this year. I try to stay inside as much as possible. I may have to walk around like Michael Jackson used to and put something over my nose.
I know I’m going to have to train with some sort of dust mask on. The pollen count is horrible around here.
Well, that’s all the randoms I have now.
Have a safe and joyous Easter!
I have 5 requests for this St. Aug purse from Purple Knight women…but I ain’t selling purses!
Yeah, I have TOO Much free time….
I’m pretty tired, but I had a great season. Although, I’ve heard of two incidents where riders on the floats were assholes.
Someone riding with the Krewe of Thoth apparently was throwing “Mamie Dolls” at older black women on the route and they were exploding on impact.
Also, a fool riding with the Krewe of Bacchus hurled a jug of urine at a guy. At least this guy went to the end of the route and filed a complaint. The link is here is you want to read up on it.
No word on the mamie doll throwing mf’er.
As much as I love Mardi Gras, there are people riding who are complete assholes.
A lot of racists up there too ( my next post).
I guess it doesn’t dawn on them that, they’re standing targets up there on those floats. It will though when someone pulls one of them off of the float or shoots one of them for messing with their family member.
Mardi Gras is a wonderful time in the city for the most part.
But yeah, a lot of assholes view it as an opportunity to practice their racists views…
or as a time to simply be a jerk.
Still looking forward to next year though.
Because for every ass riding,
there are five who aren’t.
They’re the ones who make the krewe special,
and help make Mardi Gras
something to look forward to.
The world’s longest float belongs to Endymion. Making its debut on the streets of New Orleans last night, the 9 segment float is 330 feet long and holds 230 riders. The music you hear is playing off of the float. The float celebrates the rides of Pontchartrain Beach which was an amusement park in the city until its closure in 1983. I used to work at “The Beach” from ’80-83 so, it was real cool seeing the float.
Brought back a lot of memories.
Be sure to take note of the crowd…it was massive out there. And remember, the route is 5 miles long and the crowd is just as massive on the opposite side of the street!
It was a great night for Endymion!