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Mama Midget

Her hands

Her touch

Her soft white hair

 

Her smile

Her laugh

A smirk or a glare

 

Her song

Her hum

The way she rocked in her chair

 

Her voice

Her eyes

You knew that she cared

Mama

Nana

Momma Midget

 

We love you

We miss you

Happy Birthday Up There

 

 

Nina Margaret Midget

4.2.11 ~ 5.1.09

 


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Good Monday Morning Friends, I hope you had a nice weekend and if you are a Raven’s fan – CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

We didn’t have a Super Bowl party but my son invited two of his buddies over to watch the game and they had a great time.  I made chicken wings, pizza and slow cooked barbecue meatballs which they ate well before half time!  We were all very excited to watch the Ravens win especially after the 30 minute blackout, which caused a lot of anxiety for the fans, even Twitter shut down for a short time.  Blue Ivy’s mom was on fiyah and I enjoyed her performance with Destiny Child but not all of this year’s commercials performed well. Once again, Dorito’s knocked it out of the park with the Goat and “Daddy Princesses; I also liked the Tide “stain”, eTrade baby and Budweiser commercials but missed the one with the Clydesdale horses. The “Go Daddy” ad was disgusting and Dodge Ram was disappointing because of the lack of diversity in their “God Made Farmers” commercial and if I hear that Gangum Style song used again I’ma scream!

I am not a football aficionado so I cannot comment on the actual game, only that I love Ray Rice because I grew up with his mother and aunt in New Rochelle, NY.   Back in the day I dated and almost married his great uncle, Kevin, but that was way before he was born and a story for another time…it’s just a distant memory now….

The game ended late and I didn’t prepare my clothes for the week so once again I hit the back of the closet and pulled out this pantsuit.

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OOTD 2 4 13 037The remnants of last night’s snowfall as well as a bit of wind greeted us this morning

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Booties  – Ross (last season)

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Linking up with Monday Madness, YOLOMonday and Life of Meg – Hop over and meet a few new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello friends and Happy Sunday, I hope you had a fantastical weekend. Mine was spent decorating with still more to do because I HAVE TOO DAMN MUCH! I have decorations that are 25 years old from stores no longer in existence, remember ‘Caldor’? My son didn’t want to use all the decorations which was fine with me, and we didn’t put the ornaments on the tree because I want to do that with both sons. It’s always fun to unpack the ornaments they made in Elementary school, or the special Hallmark ones that I gave them as kids. We will do that together next weekend and maybe even make a Gingerbread House afterwards – yea right- those days are gone forever.

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In the boxes are also many memories – I still have the stockings for my sister and grandmother.

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Season’s Greetings – Smooches!

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We had a major storm Friday night that knocked out the power so Saturday morning the house was quiet. No tv noise in the background and thankfully Malik’s laptop battery had died as well. He and his father decided to play a game of chess. The board was removed from where it sat for a very long time and I noticed a lot of dust, so I added dusting to my list of chores.
I have a China Closet in the living room which my grandmother had restored and given to me as a gift. I decided to open it up and dust all of the little knick knacks inside and pics of my ancestors on top. There are so many memories inside of this China Closet, I even thought about pulling out the photo albums but then the electricity came back on!

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This post was written on the 7th of June

My sons were blessed to have had their great grandmother living with them since birth. My maternal grandmother who raised me, had lived with us for 16 years until she passed at the age of 98 on May 1, 2009. My sons enjoyed being with her just as much as she enjoyed being with them. When they were toddlers she read to them and played a lot of games with them.  Even when she could no longer get down on the floor she still played and BEAT them in checkers..  Yes, she beat the babies – hey they had to learn defeat at some point in their lives!

She transitioned about an hour before they got home from school so they were able see her, say goodbye and shed their tears before the mortician came to get her body. To this day, they believe that Nana is watching over them and oftentimes talk about the good times and how much they still miss her.  A week ago I got a call from the school because Malik was crying uncontrollably, he later admitted that he was thinking about Nana and all his emotions came pouring out. So it’s no wonder that he got mad at me when I tried to sell a jewelry box that once belonged to her at last weekend’s flea market. It was marked $3.00 but no one bought it – I guess there was a reason,  so I told him that if he really wanted it he could keep it, we changed it to fit his bedroom decor (lol).

I truly love my son because his heart is pure.

BEFORE

AFTER

Rest In Heaven Mama!!


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