~~~~I ENJOY WASHING DISHES..(BY HAND)~~~~


Hi friends,here’s hoping you are living your “Best Life”…….. As I was washing dishes, early this morning, 5:15 am!!!! (my family continue to tease me for not using my “Dishwasher”) I’m old-school…Washing dishes,by Hand, relaxes me,calm’s my body,I do my breathing exercise,yes!! I, can feel my body relax….If you’re wondering why  I’m washing dishes at 5:15am…Why,  I usually arise with my hubby,as he prepares to leave for work…I love the “Solace” mornings bring……At times it appears, mystical,magical,and on those foggy mornings,mysterious….Some find the fog,scary, even frightful!! Moreover, if the wind is blowing,causing trash cans,out-door furniture,to rattle,as it scuffle and rock, back and forth, leaf-less branches strike,my double-glass window,causing strange,and yes,some scary sounds..lol… Different shadows,dance and sway…..As I come closer, to my large bay-window,the blinds(again!!)appear to have been left OPEN!!! from last evening,as I ponder,(how many times do I have to tell my husband,when you make that last check of lock-up,each night, checking that the alarm system is armed and secure,the security camera’s are poised and focused…..Please, close the BLINDS…please!!!lol…As,the over-head light,on the oven remain On…..If an unsavory character(god for-bid)should look inside,One can/would see the complete kitchen…I just feel better when the blinds are Closed…………  Hubby,say’s honey,if a person even approach any side of our home all flood,security lights will come on (Snap)…I must admit I feel a sense of safety…….Last night, 2 of my sister’s stopped by,for dinner,we had a great time,my 2 son’s,3 grandson’s,and a niece, graced us with their presence….My sister’s and I,took our apple pie and coffee,pepsi,and water,into the family room(for girl talk) I told my son’s to stack all the dishes into the sink,(after clearing them of all food) they had/have a bad habit of putting the dirty dishes,in the dishwasher!!!!! I make a fuss, and demand they take (ALL) dishes out of the Dishwasher,leave them in the sink…As,I will wash them after everyone has left……………For, this is how I unwind,after a joyful evening with family,and anticipating an even more enjoyable moment alone with my guy…lol…I pour a glass of red-wine,turn the stereo to kitchen mode only…….Sometimes,I listen to R&B,other times Jazz,some Country…..(Love-Ballards) are good!!!! It all depends…lol……Life is Good,I check the dishwasher,making sure no dishes are left inside to mold and become smelly…(it has happened) as, everyone else, loves the dishwasher!!!!!!!(as they always remain me……,THAT’S WHAT IT’S FOR) dirty dishes…..As well,I remind each person,this is my House,my Kitchen,(my children,I tell this) Now at their various homes,they can use their Dishwasher’s all day!!!!!!!!!!!! and they do……(lazy-love-bud’s)lol……Hours,later,everyone has left for their homes…..Awwwww….I take another sip of wine, close (the Blinds)lol….I.fill my sink with Olay gentle hand/dish treatment,the smell is sweet,my shiny sterling double-sink is filled with soapy,soft,fragrant,slightly hot water,as the sink fills to the desired level,I ditch the gloves,as my soft,polished nails,gently sink to the bottom,a feeling of pure joy,over take me a I separate the glasses firstly,then the plates,bowls,etc…lastly,the flat-ware,as I clean each glass,dish,spoon,fork,the music is softly playing,Toni Braxton is singing in the background,I pause,grab a bounty paper towel,dry my hands,and turn Miss Toni,up,just a little louder…I’m home……lol…As my hands once again emerge into the clean warm water,that will cleanse each dish,leaving them sparkling and Clean…..The old fashion way…..Yes, I love washing my dishes…..Try it..It’s so calming…..BTW: Hoilday’s I/We use the Dishwasher!!!!!!!lol…..I do have a limit…………smiles..Hug your children,keep them close…blm1957@wordpress.com….  Peace…..-The Dish-Washer-……lol…..Try it…..

 

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~~~ A NEW SCHOOL YEAR,SEPTEMBER 2014~~~~


Hi friends, Why, it’s the first of September, a day I will always remember, for, it’s the birthday,of my dear-departed Dad…September 1st,2014,can you believe how time, has just flown by? Remember,3 months ago, June! it was hot, humid yet,Most*evenings,offered low temperatures,even lower humidity,a slight breeze, softly caress your cheek,as you lay, lazily,happy,and fulfilled.Life is good,as you gently,let your feet sway at the lowest end of the pool. The clear blue water,refreshes,your spirits even more….Meanwhile.a drizzle of rain begin to fall lightly,spraying one’s body,with light,wet,mists of surprisingly,cool,then warm water,you lay back and embrace your inner-peace….On this September 1st,please, remain mindful of your many blessings, as you reflect on a new school year..My 3 children are grown, and thusly, they have blessed us with 4 Grandchildren,whom,we simply Adore….My husband and I take the Grands (every Year) to purchase their (School Supplies) They can hardly contain their excitement.as we arrive and find a perfect parking space….Yea!!!! at”Target”,(the boy’s love Target!!!)lol…Their ages range from 6-14 yrs. of age….Ages 6-10,must stay with Gram&Paw-Paw,11-14,can feel free to venture,on their own,however,first,we check for a fully charged iPhone,(so we can reach one another in seconds)…The School Supplies,are the first item’s you behold,as you enter,inside the well-stocked store..Filter paper,Writing Tablets, Folders, Binders,Note-Books,Pens,Pencils,Eraser’s,Calculator’s,Laptop’s,(for teens)Markers,why,even Scissor’s for the little one’s,and of course,the old stand-by,(Crayola Crayon’s) remember, the 8 pack from the 60’s,I can still smell the pungent  odor they emittied…Guess you know my age??? lol…Whatever…Backpack’s are next on the list.2 Superhero’s,(for 6-7yrs.) The older fellow’s,like the roll-luggage,for easier handling,more compartments,and as they informed us,(this is what’s on and popping)????What????lol…(On and Popping) Okay…… What they  fail to mention, was the Cost!!!!!! ($45.00 each) Wow…However, my beloved Back-Pack’s,are very reasonably priced…($10-15),as we double-checked,and crossed off each needed item,we realized we had completed our mission…The Boys,are grateful,expressing words of thanks,to us, their Grandparents,(being Thankful,Grateful,is something we instilled in our Children,they,in turn past it on to their Children….Awww..Isn’t that Special!!!!! As we prepare to leave Target,Brennan,the 6 yr. old,ask, if we are going to Kohl’s,or Sears, for “School Clothes” No!!!! Little do they know we put “School Clothes” in the Layaway,in July,Everything is in our spare guest room,hidden from them… Nice,Warm,Color-Coordinated, Clothing,they will be delighted…This I/we know…lol.. Hey!!! These-Children are Expensive……lol…Lastly, Happy Labor Day, to Worker’s all over the World!!!!!!!!(God bless our Union’s)Moreover,as we prepare for a “New” School Year…..I pray that really soon Bullying,will be a thing of the past…It hurt so deeply, when we found out my shy 6yr.old was being bullied nearly every day,even now,it hurt’s too much to discuss…I will write about it one day soon,Brandon, (the 6 yr.old) took Karate classes all summer,(He’s fast,bold,and I see so much added confidence in him,(no bullying this year even if you are shaking in your boots,you better stand up,(some Teacher’s don’t get involved in bullying…(some)…I feel he is ready…I hope so…lol…Happy SAFE*New School Year…September 2014…hug your children,keep them close…..blm1957@wordpress.com…….. #sandy hook..Bless the Children,please keep them safe!!!!!! Amen&Amen……BTW: Try to Talk about things first!!! Let a Teacher or Adult know,if Bullying is going on…Fighting, is not the answer,however,you cannot be Pushed,Hit,Bullied……Another Summer has Passed………..Happy Birthday Dad,September 1st..

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~~~~AN ASTOUNDING AUGUST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY~~~


Hello Friends and well-wisher’s…….Here’s to Peace,Health,(Clean Sanitary Drinking Water) Heaven Help us all……… I realize,as well,I shall continue to stay Postive!! I’ve just become overwhelmed,with all the Violence,all over our America….(TheMiddle-East Crisis)..War…..Why,I just didn’t feel like posting………..for, my Soul* is sad,from all the heart-breaking News,reported,on every News Station daily,I have had to limit my watching of local, and world news,as well…….maybe, one airing in the morning,and cutting,the cord on -News-…for the next 24hrs…..I have to do this for myself……..The act, is senseless 99% of the time,The precious Children,are the worst….I always stop to pray for the Family,the mom,dad, siblings,grandparents….A LOSS…….However, in the midst,of so much sadness, and senselessness I would like to let you know we/me/you/are (Truly Blessed) if you are reading this post…..lol…..If your Spouse, Children,Grandchildren,are all well healthy,running free,(Not Hospitalized) Do you really realize,just how Blessed*we are to have a Healthy Family….Amen&Amen…I hope this Touches someone,who may have recently,loss a child,or close family member, Yes, it will be hard,bad days,the memories….The loss of seeing them, touching them,clearly,knowing just what child it is,just from one word, from their mouth, A Mother’s Love…….As you listen,to the latest news,(murder’s) Drunk-Driver,killing some-one…Ever,notice that the Drunk-Driver’s 98% of the time is slightly injured,while the innocent person is no longer with us……..Suddenly,without warning,Your loved one is Deceased,Departed from this World………..Moreover, you will never forget,however, with time!!!! you realize that now,you can Make it….You can make it……As you always carry them in your heart..As weeks,months, (in some cases years past) you will ache for them,cry,and cry, some more,get it out..It’s a unexpected loss……..Thusly,One-Day,One=Day, your burden,will seem lighter,You know you can make it,,,,(It’s the God in you)that will make it..Jesus, is always with us,He loves us,and only want the best for us…What a good Father……Therefore, with love and knowledge,of what I write,I wish you healing,peace,deliverance,renewed-joy,and a desire to stay in the Race….Never Give Up…. Btw: I lost a Baby Boy,at  8Months,My Mom,My Dad 3 yrs.later,4 Brothers, in a span of 5yrs……..Although, even today,I cry for them, But,it’s okay,I can make it,knowing they are safe in his arms…… I move on,as I know they wish me too…..Hug your children,keep them close……Joy Comes in the Morning******** An Astounding August,to you and your Family……Believe,Trust…. …blm1957@wordpress.com……….   #Sandy Hook, we will never forget….   # Eric Garner, NYC. Prayers to your Family and Friends….(Senseless,Sad)

 

 

 

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~~~~HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY,FOURTH OF JULY 2014~~~~


  Happy “Independence Day” commonly known as the Fourth of July,is a federal holiday in the United States,commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776,declaring independence from The Kingdom of Great Britain,(now officially known as the United Kingdom) parades,grilling,barbeque’s,family gatherings,red,white,and blue decorations,can be seen all over the city,and our country..Everywhere,America Flags,are blowing in the wind,we have 3 flags on our property,large, medium,and small…However, the big bang comes at dusk,after/when the sun goes down,the greatest event of the season occurs!!!!! FIRE-WORKS~~~~~ yea….Firstly, let me express my feelings on this joyous,happy* food-filled ,loud,family day,the fourth of july…As a youngster,6,7, yrs…The 4th,always meant a day of fun,food,friends,and Family…….My mom and her 4 sister’s,headed out to our local park-fondly named,(LOWER-HURON PARK) they arrived at the park by 5:00am,to secure their area,as,we needed 5 to 6 Pinic-Tables,for the whole Crew….lol….we were all one-together,yes, “We Are Family” lol…I loved seeing my aunts and uncles,from 3 different States…Cousin’s,of all ages,(we have so much to catch up on) (boys)..lol…My mom look forward to seeing Sister’s from Ill.,Ohio,and Florida…Our home was spotless,for now…(who cares).lol….At the park,which is always jammed-packed on the 4th,there is also a beach,located at the rear of the park..Always  clean,the water a clear sky blue, the sand, clear and packed,waiting on sand castle’s and dunes to be constructed….We often, had to pass up a trip over to the beach,as over-crowding,was a huge problem….Therfore, we remained,in our area,playing games,riding the swings,playing horse-shoes,running,and race’s….Now, this was Fun!!!!! Secondly, the Food, it was the best assortment of edibles,one could ever imagine,for, we had any food you dared dream of….Meanwhile,years has passed…My Dear Mom, and 4 aunts have passed on, 2 uncles also..-sigh-(sadness over-comes me) o.k. I can move on…I now have 3 grown children,4 grandchildren,and on this Fourth of July 2014,2 of my sister’s and brother-in-law’s are visiting from Atlanta and Florida,3 nieces’,2 nephew’s,are here also..I smile as my now grown daughter, expressed how she could hardly wait to see her favorite cousin,from the ATL.(they wanted to talk about men,children,life) “Sound familiar”????? lol..The world goes around and around…However,some things remain the same.. Our Family remains the same…Praise Jesus…Well, the sun is going down,it’s 8:15,pm. the little-ones are so excited,for, they know it’s “Fire-Works Time…..We only have child=proof works,for the little-ones’s,however, the older teens have all sort of fire-works,some look scary,and loud….Loud….. Here’s to another 4th.of July,it’s a beautiful sunny,airy day,not a cloud in the sky…….God Bless America……Blm 1957,hug your children,keep them close,protect them,inspect, what Fire-Works,are being lit..Stay Safe…… Happy 4th. of July…#Happy Birthday America… Lastly.Happy “16” Birthday, First-Daugther…… Peace…blm1957@wordpress.com.. 

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~~~~~THOUGHTS ON JULY 2014~~~~~


            Hi my friends and family,If you are like myself,you are amazed that (OMG) why, its July* already……..I can clearly remember,as if it were yesterday. Gleeful,for the “New Year,” joyfully and with much anticipation turning my new*2014 calendar to the month of January………Now, 7 months later, a little wary, fighting to keep the Faith* (at all cost) knowing, Jesus, (Did Not) bring me this far in life, TO LEAVE ME…..AMEN & AMEN…..  Touching me on those days, when I just wanted to give up*…For, I was just tired………….However, I can now report, ‘ALL IS WELL’ I’m alive,healthy, with a Home to reside in, Food to eat,(every thing I like)…lol… No Pains rake my body,(Nor, my husband and children,grandchildren)…Bills, are paid!!! what a Blessing,and I’m indeed TRULY* grateful for the Favor of Jesus in our lives…..It has not* always been Harmonious,and Easy.Thus, I’m so Thankful and Grateful…..As, I looking how I have Grown* in this phase of my life….Thank you Father…..Forgive me friends,as, I had to get that off my Chest)….As well, when I arose this morning, watching the morning news,(the first 4 stories,were about death…..Shootings,hit&run,and car-jackings…(my heart cried out) for the News today is filled with shootings, violence,(that makes one only shake your head,at the Senselessness of it all…Last night 2 miles from my city, a 3 years old child,(baby) was murdered,as she innocently played with her older sister,in her front-yard….Her own yard friends..Her older sister was shot in the leg… ,it is being reported, one of her father’s friends was the shooter,A little girl gone to soon!!!!! Jesus,bless this family in their time of despair..In the mid-west,rain,floods,of record-breaking heights,are being recorded.Out west,the Heat is raging,with temperatures,ranges in the 3-digits,Fires rage,some destroy homes…Moreover,these are beautiful homes,(I can imagine the owner’s delight as they designed and discussed their vision for this new home,and within, an hour,the once Lovely home is/has burned to the ground……….Never, forget how easy it is to become (Home-less) Can you imagine becoming Homeless????? It is happening every-day folks,Help them Father,make a way,open a door for them,ease their hurt,loss, disbelief,and the thought of Where Do We Live Now!!!! Please do not take for granted your blessings,(count them) remain Thankful,try to donate to a shelter,or the Red Cross,when you hear of a family burned out of their home, losing Everything,Everthing…Wow..I,speak words of thanks,for all my blessing,even,a shower,in my private home is a blessing to/for me,for, it means so very much when you can shower, without any assistance..etc.etc..Lastly, I would like to encourage you to stay focus,pray,increase your faith,pray some more…lol… Laugh..Be Happy, in spite of, for, I guarantee you,somewhere,someone is far worst off!! than you..Thus,in this Summery,month of July,stride to make it,help someone in need,share the love,and watch how your blessing flow,keep your Doctor’s Appointments,check your blood-pressure,heart, talk about your health with your Doctor…. I wish you perfect-health,and peace to you and your family,this summer in July….And always..hug your children,keep them close,blm1957@wordpress.com Believe…Peace.. blm 1957 # July 2014

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IT’S JUNE~~~~ TIME OF CHANGES~~~~~


Hello, It’s the Joyous month of “June” the sixth month of the year……… It seems highly unbelievable that in just 6 months,the merry month of December,(Christmas) will visit families and friends again…….Moreover,June, has always been that half-way point on our 12 month calendar.Also,this Happy*month, brings about so many changes, be it,summer,the ending of another school year-graduations,weddings,and vacations etc.etc. Therefore, I, gleefully await June’s arrival each year…….. Knowledgable. of the fact, we will be attending 2 graduations,(High-School and Pre-School)-sigh-..lol..this month,(my niece,and grandson) Niece-June 9th.Grandson-June 12th.I’m excited about both,however, my grandchild, what a passionate feeling,to think,it seems like only yesterday,I held his tiny,help-less,precious, body so very close to my heart….Instant love……For, I love him so much,all 4 of my grandchildren,are precious…………Also, my nephew,is getting married,to his child-hood sweet-heart,awww!!! I known her,all her life,I watched as she grew, into the beautiful,intelligent,women, she has become today,and I’m so proud to welcome her into our family officially on Saturday June 21st.My sister is so excited,…Tenario jr,(my nephew) is her only child,thus, the idea of gaining a daughter,Thrills,her endlessly….lol…I love to behold her happiness, planning,and shopping,making repairs to her already spot-less,well-kept home…That’s my sis……..-smiles- June- “A TIME OF CHANGES” Summertime, is here…And it seems no matter what/or when, suddenly,your mind goes back to your child-hood years……-A simpiler time,(No GUNS*) to settle a really* harmless fight, you made up,and moved on….It was a Peaceful time….Yes, their was a break-in,robbery,fight,maybe, once a year…No biggie…No Harm Done!!! None intended!!!!No cell-phones,Ipod’s,lap-tops,texting,emails…what a “Simple” life,I had and enjoyed…..Today,we are faced with so much Evil,Darkness,and Despair……One could/can, easily give-up/give-in,but (DON’T) must Push*forward always,making the month of June,a joyous time,remaining,cautious,of our surroundings,as we attend,Graduations, Weddings,Picnic’s, Reunion’s,be careful on Vacations,(make plans ahead) Follow Them.. (keep your Cell-fully Charged) write/text,where you are…Call your mom,(truth  be told) dad,would love a call also,(Not, just when you need Money)!!!!!!lol….If you are in a group,or just 2 people!!! Stay together…Lastly, Please, as I always,tell my Children,(NO DRINKING AND DRIVING) Please, I beg of you,have a Destinated Driver…PLEASE…Buckle-Up,Pray,and keep moving,in this beautiful month of June……So much to do, so much to see…..Enjoy,Stay Safe….Make a Difference………I love the month of June,for it holds So Much Promise……….And Changes……hug your children,keep them safe….blm1957…………… Peace,Love,Joy… blm1957@wordpress.com  -June Birthday’s : June 8th-Kourtney Alexis M. Nana loves u.Ko-Ko -June 19th-Ny Dear Sister San,Love&Hugs, June-22nd.My Oldest Brother, George Jr.I love you,I Miss your face,seeing you, talking to you,your visit’s every Sunday!!!! Sad……RIP….Lyn…..-June 27th-Ernest j-(Poo)- oxo-& My Dear Aunt Themla..(T C) RIP……(June-26th-Sweetness) Josh Aronld 3…JA3….

 

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~~~~~~ARE YOU A GOOD MOTHER ~~~~~~


                    Happy Mother’s Day to all Mother’s around the world……..After waking  this morning,pausing to pray,thankful to have been Blessed to witness another “Mother’s Day,2014…I began to look over my own live,as I was raising my children…My children are late 70’s,early 80’s babies….My how things have changed,in the 21st.century…….Thus,I decided to write about Quote/Unquote” Are You A Good Mother???? Firstly, are you a good Mother, married, your husband makes 90,000 yearly,Thus,allowing you to stay home with your children,teaching them morals, values,socialization,sharing,and caring for their siblings and little friends,stressing the importance of education,always, answering questions that arrive,even if at times, it makes you uncomfortable…On the other hand are you a “Good Mother” if you are the (Sole-Bread Winner) single,unmarried,and lonely???Yet, you wake early,after another sleepless night, lone-some for companionship,help with the children,a partner to help with bills,discipline*, P.T.A. meetings,after-school activities,(at times) 2 to 3 school’s are involved,however, you are there right on time…..for your love-bud’s…..-Does this make you a good Mother???????? Does it make you a “Good Mother”if you are middle-class,married,you both have to work,to maintain your style of living,although,you never seem to have enough money for little extra’s,your bills are none-the-less paid,(some months a few days late,however,they are paid…….You have family day,every friday evening,after dinner,where each child can express any grievance,worry,idea,or new ways to improve the family bonding time..Afterwards,as you tuck each child into bed,placing a soft kiss on your little one’s(2yrs.) head,gently placing his favorite stuffed animal into eager little arms,as you,turn to leave,quitely,turning off the night-lamp,as you depart…..Now,comes the drama……..for you have tweens*(help) of course,Mandy, is still on her cell,after being told it time to hang up,(yeah right)lol..as your once sweet,kind,child now 14,(know’s Everything*)rolls her eyes upwards,really Bored!!!finally,she says goodbye,you say good-night,however,you do not hear a reply!!! yet,you still say good-night,sweetheart,and close her bed-room door…(and you nabbed her cell,as you walked out)….lol……Now,here comes trouble, your 12-year-old, who is having learning difficulties,still playing video games,after,being told by Dad,to turn off all games…But, No!!!!!He has to mumble,roll his eyes,snack his mouth and (try) to talk back..Hold on buddy,I hear Dad,as he fastly,with sternness,in his voice, demand,Tim, turn off that game Right Now!!! without,another word, obedience,prevails………Thank God for Father’s……Mom,(with a Mother’s love) give Tim a kiss on the cheek,as she tells him for the 100th. time,Timmy,I love you,I give you everything!! As he murmur’s,yeah right!! whatever man…….Is she a “Good Mother”??? Next comes the “Stripper”a Mother, with 2 children, ages 2 and 10, she leaves them home alone each night,while praying for their Safety,as she is new to the area,leaving her family,and hometown,for a new life,in a different city,(for her and her babies) As well,”A New Beginning….Sadly, the only job she knows good,is Stripping,and after- 3 failed job interviews- I need money,she think’s and rethinks……Her 10 yr.old,has seen so many harsh,crude,dirty-dealings,drugs,party girls, many have spent the night,at his house,at time Mom leaves for a day or two,but, she always leaves food, a cell phone,-just to call her-(not Granny) sometimes,I wish my little brother and I could live with Granny&Granddad,but, Mom,says, NO!!!! we have to stay with her…..At times, I’m so scared,my heart feels as if it will burst open,spilling my innards…Hey,,I’m only a 10 years old..My mom feeds us, plays with us,takes us to Chucky Cheese,but, then she goes to work late at night,(late) and comes home before it’s time for me to go to school,I have food,nice clothes,weekly hair-cut,and I love my mom and little brother,I wish I knew my Dad……..Mom,never answer,when I ask about him,she say’s she’s my Dad & Mom…What the????-IS SHE A GOOD MOTHER-???? I hope you will think about this Question and answer honestly:ARE YOU A GOOD MOTHER……..hug your children,keep them close…blm1957@wordpress.com …Happy Mother’s Day-Mom’s………#Bring Back Our Girls…their mom’s need them…………Peace…blm1957         

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