Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Worst and the Best of 2014

The worst thing someone told me this year:

"Nobody wanted you. Your birth mother didn't even want you, but I did."

-- my mother.


The best thing someone told me this year:

"Arianna only sent two postcards during her trip to Eritrea.One to her Grandmother and the other to you."

--Rita,   my Goddaughter's mom.





Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Her.

She was like a band-aid that I should have slowly peeled off years ago but I eventually ended up having to tear off recently. And it hurt.
But the pain will go away.

Monday, December 29, 2014

I'm ready

Hopefully 2014 won't be duplicated. I leave behind every thing (and everyone) that's useless, too heavy to carry and has been hurtful to my heart. Even if I love them.
I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet. --Mahatma Gandhi
 
Come on 2015, I'm ready for ya! Make it hot

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Black Art

Sepia

Afrodisia

I know that's right!

Note to self

True Dat

AMEN

Note to self

Afrodisia

Afropolitan

His support

Quote

Ebony

I'm gonna set this right here and walk away

Friday, December 26, 2014

& there you have it

Afrodisia

I'm just sayin'

You cannot be cruel to one of God's children and expect there to be no consequences for your actions.
I'm just sayin'

Yessss

Chrisette Michele – The Lyricists’ Opus Full Album

Javon Johnson - "cuz he's black" (NPS 2013)


FAITH EVANS INCOMPARABLE (FULL ALBUM)

Afrodisia

The answer

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!!


To you and your loved ones!

-Janet


"Things are getting worse
We have to make them better....
It's time to give a damn--Let's work together- come on!"

--Janet Jackson

Sunday, December 21, 2014

How many?


 
How many rivers do we have to cross
Before we can talk to the boss?  ay
All that we got, it seems we have lost
We must have really paid the cost
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quote

Afro Eyes

Afrodisia

Didn't you notice?

Cameroon

If the answer is yes

8

Werk

Afrodisia

True

Afrodisia

History Expects You

Quote

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Picture of the day

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Afrodisia

STRONG THIS. RIGHT HERE.


One Word.

My sight, my heart, my life. All three words I have woven into one. LOVE
--Rumi


I know I've used this pic quite a few times, but every time I google pics of 'black couples in love', for quoes that I find, pertaining to love, this pic of the President and the First Lady always pops up, and is always the classiest, and most romantic of the bunch. And I have to use it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Her name.




                My mother hasn't given me a gift in years. In about four decades-neither for my birthday nor for Christmas. Not even a card. Not that she's broke-she is not broke.  I've given her gifts for her birthday, Christmas, and Mother's Day. I have never missed an opportunity to spoil her and make her happy,  but complaining about her isn't the purpose of this post.

                The best gift my mother could give me for Christmas wouldn't cost her a penny. It only consists of two words. They would make me happier than anything materialistic;

                 The first and the last name of the woman who gave me life (and any other information she could provide).


She knows who the woman is.


That's all I want.

More than anything else.






                                     

ex 2 the next

This

and other clips will sustain me until I can get to the record store after work today to get his cd.


A Cake Supreme






My side business is progressing nicely. Since Thanksgiving, I've made enough cupcakes  to pay my rent for December, without even touching my paycheck! Thank God for Thanksgiving. I enjoy baking. Baking and cooking are things I would do for free. I say that because people always insist I do it full time, but I don't want it to be something I had to do to make a living. I'm afraid I might come to dread it.  I do like the fringe benefit of getting paid for it, but knowing that people are enjoying what I make, and being invited to cook and bake is reward enough. I don't tell everyone that, because I don't want to be taken for granted that I'm going to do it for free ( and also, I buy my ingredients in bulk and that gets expensive)! Between friday and last night I made a couple hundred more dollars with cupcake orders and within the next week I have 11 seperate orders for cupcakes!

Imagine though- I'm just thinking... if I keep this 'hobby' up, I would be able to expand my Parisian trip by being able to afford to travel to the U.K., Belgium, and Prague as well, without even touching my paycheck.

I think my grandfather would be proud.

Good morning