Friday, June 24, 2011

Just Me.............Randomly

My sister, BIL, nieces and nephew came  for a week long visit a few weeks back & we had so much fun !  We got to just hang out, cook out, sleep late, watch movies, relax at the pool and just enjoy one another. My Beau took my BIL to a couple of his Cigar spots and now he is hooked ! My sister was not amused. LOL. One day we all went to Kemah Boardwalk & took the kids to the Amusement Park. Of course we made day trip to Galveston Beach which the kids loved.  Mr. Mixologist was cheffin' it up while they were here. He grilled some nice steaks and also managed to get every body hooked on his grits !  LOL

Last weekend we took a road trip home for Father's Day. We had a Fish Fry at my cousin's home for all the Father's in the family. The women (my generation) did all the cooking, the men thoroughly enjoyed it. My sister gave a nice little speech before the prayer about black fathers and acknowledged the positive examples in our family. What a blessing. It was fun, but a lot of work, I was on my feet for a long time that day, but it was worth it. I need to sit down this weekend for sure.

On the flip side, my close friend's daughter had a meltdown on Father's Day. We were not surprised, but it was still very upsetting.  In response to that, she took her to see a counselor today. I think that was a great move. Daddy issues are so real.  Sometimes kids are afraid to burden their parents with their troubles. I truly believe this will help her.

My sister and I are planning an event for our parents Anniversary in August. Planning events is a lot of work. One thing I am not looking forward to is the RSVP nightmare that is sure to ensue. I wish people understood how critical it is to know how many people you are going to feed, especially when you are trying to do something nice.

I am super excited that Mr. Mixologist & I  are heading to NOLA next week for the Essence Festival ! This will actually be my 13th Festival, but the first time with my Beau. I try not to miss it.  He has been before several years ago, but he is not the " Essence Veteran"  that I am. LOL There are so many things, I am excited for us to experience together in one of my most favorite cities.  I have got to get my rest this weekend, so I can go hard in the paint next weekend !

Last week, I finished reading a new book by one of my favorite Bloggers, A Belle In Brooklyn. I thought it was a pretty good read. She is a go getter & I respect her grind.  I relate to her mindset a lot, she has some really good advice for young women. Much of it is common sense, but as we know, that isn't always common ! LOL   I am looking forward to seeing her at Essence too, because I missed her panel discussion  last year. I am waiting on my RSVP for " Cocktails with Belle" , so hopefully I can get my book signed and hopefully a photo.

I was so excited to wake up to the Thunderstorms yesterday. I was running around doing a rain dance LOL ! Right about now, my lawn looks a hot mess ! This drought  has been crazy in Texas. I hope it is over. On Sunday we actually got stuck on I-45 trying to get back to Houston due to several wildfires that were burning in the area. We could smell the smoke & see the smoke clouds in the area very near to us. They actually SHUT DOWN THE INTERSTATE !  We made  a detour that added 1  1/2 hours  to our trip but we made it safely, gracefully.

What's going on random with you ?

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

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