Pushing Past The Fog With Randoms

Hey Y’all!

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.

TRY.

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.

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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.

Any ideas?

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!

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I have 5 requests for this St. Aug purse from Purple Knight women…but I ain’t selling purses!

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Yeah, I have TOO Much free time….

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11 thoughts on “Pushing Past The Fog With Randoms

  1. 50 huh?!?

    Wow!!!! That’s a milestone birthday.

    When I lived in Metairie, the only time I went into New Orleans was when I went to work or I went to some restaurant…..other than that, for years I just didn’t go. I’m sure it’s much worse now post Katrina.

    Regardless………….you need to blog woman!!! So do I, I haven’t written a post in three weeks.

  2. I was like you. I did not want a big party for my 40th. So I had a theme, celebrating 40 years in 40 days. I created a list of things I wanted to do but never did, things I use to do but stopped for whatever reason, and a list of things I currently do that I really like doing. Then I placed them all on a calendar and each day, I did one of those things. It was a great way for me to celebrate with different people on different days!

  3. I’m in a blogging slump too. I’m not sure why.

    That’s really cool that you are running. I ran in HS too. I ran the 400m. I hated every second of it. That event is pure torture!

    • OHH Val, I hated it too! I thought it was awful and for some reason my coach always made me run that thing! Probably because I had endurance and speed (like Secretariat…lol) but GAWD I hated that thing!

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