Sunday, February 28, 2016

First Other Different

I read Shonda Rhimes book The Year of Yes

In it she speaks of being a FOD.  A FOD is someone who is First Other Different.

I read about Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton E. Holmes and am just amazed that it was in 1961 that they were admitted to the University of Georgia.  Dr. Holmes also was the first African American to attend Emory's Medical School.

Then I went down the Google Rabbit Hole, and found that Ronald Yancey was the first African American man to graduate from Georgia Tech in 1965.

I could not first the First Other Differents in other categories like Asian or African American women.

More unpleasant neighbors

Yesterday yohboh was grilling pizza for dinner.  Some neighbor named Jim walked through the front yard, walked around our house to the back yard and proceeded to tell yohboh how to make dinner.

Yohboh told him to get off our property.  Weird and insulting.

I have to say most of my interactions with my neighborhood have been unpleasant.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Pic Update





Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy Kiddos

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pool Party

Kidlet told me it make her sad that she could not have a pool party for her birthday.

So we did it in FEBRUARY because WE ARE BALLERS!


Friday, February 12, 2016


Kidlet is nine.

She is NINE.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

For Warmth

I have been blow drying my hair a lot lately.  Not because I want my hair to look nice but because I do not like cold wet hair when it is 29 degrees.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

What we are up to

We have been  having a few people over for food.



Chuy helped Daddy wash a car.


And it got cold.


Friday, February 05, 2016

Be filled with love always

This made me sad.  Because my kidlet will be nine in a week and I cannot imagine...

And the sadness of millions of stories like this of all the broken families and the love that was not gone or forgotten.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Lola evacuated her bowels this morning when the power was out.

I think her dog brain thinks, "If I am going to meet my maker, I better not be full of shit."

Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Mommy, Kidlet hurt me. 


She hurt my heart. 

And then later I separated them because they were arguing.  She wailed, "Nobody LOVES MEEEEEEEEE"