Slowly, but surely …


I’m finally starting to be healthy again … completely, healthy!  I’m thankful for family and friends who’ve encouraged and supported me without even knowing – completely, all the details – I feel so much better and I hope my body is experiencing the release it has needed in a long while.  🙂

I don’t even know if anyone’s even following or reading me now, but I just didn’t have the energy to blog, but now – I want to get back on track and scribble my thoughts out on any and everything I’m inspired by … 

For now, here are some quotes … because many of you seem to love my collected quotes!

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And on that note, this West Coast ‘boy’ must try to sleep again — because even though it’s Friday still – I do have a lot of sleep to wrestle with … Happy Friday! 🙂

xo – 



A blast from the ‘past’ but one that I love … I’ve listened to it so much for so long that it’s now a part of my soul. Take a listen whilst you read, I promise it’ll make you start tapping your toes and prolly moving your body. 🙂

I’ve been so hit and miss – like you regulars didn’t realise that already – over the past few year.  The slide downward began after I lost my beautiful little Nica.  I knew her death would hit me hard, but I didn’t know the full impact of losing my one constant – the one living thing that had absolute and unconditional love for me.  I miss her terribly – even with the new puppy (who I might add I love beyond measure) – and I think of her often.


This quote just fits me over the last year or so … I am happy on a regular basis, but there is a tinge of sadness that isn’t solely related to Nica’s passing, but to other things that I cannot put my finger on.  In fact, Dr. C has said that I just need to move forward and overcome those instantaneous moments of sadness that engulf me quickly and move on just as quickly.  It’s weird how a tv show, song or movie can absolutely push me over the edge and then, I’m fine.  I guess I should be thankful that I’m not a walking ball of emotions that can erupt at any moment.

So, I think the people of Florida who voted for Rick Scott – you know the super honest Republican who bested former Governor Charlie Crist for the top post …well, they are getting what they voted for and I think before it’s all over he will have demolished the state — and sadly, nobody can do anything about it now that the “voters” have spoken … and when everything is in shambles — you get what you deserve.


And of course, my Seminoles lost to the Oregon Ducks in their semifinal of the inaugural CFP … of course, the truth as we know it now is that the Ducks – who could have still won – capatilised on five turnovers to win the game – much like the Ohio State Buckeyes did — and yes, for one night and one night only I was cheering for Ohio State … it was very satisfying watching Oregon go home EMPTY HANDED.  That was the ultimate karma for a bunch of trash-talking, in-the-clouds Duck fans who needed that reality call.  Mock the War Chant again bitches – mock it and see where it lands you.

All eyes on are on Washington, D.C. as the Republicans have seized control over Congress and who’ve all but declared war on the President.  Of course, I think President Obama won the State of the Union with is ‘in your face’ quips directed to the Republicans who think they are what’s good with the United States — oh, how wrong they are about that.  Perhaps the best moment all night was when the President told them “if you think you can live on $15,000 a year — go ahead and try it yourself.”  That was definitely a slam dunk … Obviously, if you read this little hole in the wall blog of mine – you know I’m not a fan of President Obama on many fronts; however, he seemingly is righted his ship and is focused on the what makes America great: the Middle Class.  Without the Middle Class this country will fall harder than the Roman Empire.


My eyes are on the 2016 elections and of course, we’ve already begun the movement to put Hillary Clinton in the White House.  America is ready for the leadership of Hillary Clinton.  Of course, there are the Elizabeth Warren people out there, but – once again – we come to that — EXPERIENCE MATTERS ideology.  We see where President Obama’s lack of experience got us in some areas like foreign policy.  Frankly, it’s time people.

I cannot make promises that I’ll be back posting on a regular basis, but I can promise that I’ll try.  I’ve lots of things to accomplish this morning before this afternoon and on that note, I’m out people … 




My created family …

Starbucks Christmas 2This is the time of the year that old friends reconnect under the typical holiday traditions of parties for the purpose of catching up and the like; however, I reconnected with two of my dearest friends – Caroline and Laura over the passing of a loved one.  As I sat in the service listening to the words spoken about Laura’s Dad, I made a decision that the people we love the most and keep closest to our hearts – aside from family – deserve the very same attention on a regular, full-time basis. The eulogy warmed my heart as we heard stories from the past, the lives touched and this message made me understand even more just how very precious life is and how we should never let any time escape us – because in the blink of an eye — time passes so very quickly.


And that’s what I – we – plan on doing from this point forward. Even with our insanely busy lives, we’re going to sketch out a plan and then – stick to it!  These two bellas are like sisters to me and I love them both beyond measure!  I am so very thankful for both of them and for everything they’ve ever done for me … these two are just another part of the family I’ve created for myself! 🙂

This song … so appropriate … cause we are gonna be forever you and me (us) … 

That’s all I can muster for today … I’ve much to do and so, I’ll settle in tomorrow with more scribbles, quotes and Christmas pictures! 🙂

Happy Saturday!

Peace – 



Taking the first step with a running start …


Life has two basic tenets: take me or leave me. And isn’t it always interesting how complicated life becomes when put in a position of having to choose one or the other.  As for me, I’ve reached a fork in the road and I’ve opted to move forward and let go of situations that I’ve allowed to consume and hold me back. And that’s that!

Take a listen to this song below – it’s one of the songs from my discography that I created for blogging … each song has its own purpose for being in the collection – 


I’m finally starting to feel like a real person again … I’ve never had a battle with my sinuses and allergies like I’ve had since early August. Two antibiotics and a nose spray later … I’ve reached the edge of the storm and now, I’m going to bloody outrun it!  My weekend has been absolutely wonderful because I’ve started on my To Do List … this list shan’t be completed anytime soon, but it’s started … finally.


Anyone who faithfully follows knows how much I love my Florida State Seminoles and well, college football in general.  I must admit I was glad FSU didn’t play yesterday … I desperately needed time to catch up on things.  I did catch glimpses of games as I was endlessly scrolling through my HD channels … lots of upsets yesterday.  It’s going to be an interesting year and hopefully my Garnet & Gold boys are paying attention!

I love how hard FoxTV is pushing their new series … Gracepoint and I took to Twitter to share this with the network:


But, I’ll play nice for anyone who watches it … at least they brought David Tenant over to be the lead for Gracepoint as he was in Broadchurch.


This idea of being tolerant of Islam has officially worn thin on me.  It’s amazing how the majority of Muslims remain silent on all fronts; however, they want the US and other powers to take care of the radical elements within their OWN religion. Why haven’t they spoken up in the hundreds of millions?  Why are groups like ISIS, Hamas and others getting millions upon millions of dollars to support their campaigns of terror?

I can no longer be tolerant of a religion that has over a billion followers and the majority says NOTHING about the murder, terror and hate the minority is carrying out on a regular basis. Let’s be real for a minute – they cannot even get along in their OWN religion — they blow up Mosques of those who don’t share their same view of Islam.

When was the last time you saw a group of Christians blow up another church because they didn’t agree with their theology?  It’s CRAZY that those who say they don’t agree with the jihadists want to say their religion preaches love and peace.  So, where are the millions who are standing up to these Islamic zealots who are stereotyping their religion?

Your silence is speaking volumes about how you REALLY feel about what these small groups are doing.  And one day, your silence is going to bring your religion crashing down because the rest of the world isn’t always going to be tolerant of what you seem to be okay with.

970654_519494374799615_1177278024_nAnd every single day, I am even more ready for Hillary Clinton to step forward, make a run for the White House and become the 45th POTUS.  I am growing weary of the path that President Obama is taking this nation down and the circus atmosphere the Republicans have created in Washington and across this nation.  The Democrats have their share of blame in some of this mess … I said it a long time ago: EXPERIENCE MATTERS and it’s been showing for the last few years in the decisions coming from the White House.  

People might say, “How can you be a Democrat and not support a Democratic President?”  That’s pretty easy … when the decisions of this President have consistently damaged this nation on the inside and the outside … when he and the other top cronies have attempted to affix all the blame on the Republicans without taking a look in the mirror, I can speak out.  I have NEVER been politically correct and I never will – just look at where being PC gets you in this world today. NOWHERE.  

I think a lot of good Democrats have lost their way and hopefully, they’ll begin to realise they were lead astray by ideology that was never truly a part of the Democratic platform. Anyone who is in politics should realise that it’s the Middle Class that is the foundation of this nation and when the Middle Class starts to fall apart, so will the United States.  

I know that Hillary Clinton understands that and knows that has to be a priority in order to rescue the US from this current downward spiral – she knew that back in 2008. And Republicans can scream, “Remember Benghazi” all they want … they just need to be reminded that the Republican controlled Congress cut hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for US Embassy, Consulate and Foreign Mission security in 2010.

And on that note … here’s one of my favourite excerpts from the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower:

081f5cd029a1e59cbced51ec49cfe6bcSo, with that in mind … it’s onward and forward for me … because I’ve decided to be infinite in my quest for taking up the challenge of living.

Peace and hugs –