What’s up Wednesdays #2

What’s Up Wednesdays?

Welcome back to What’s Up Wednesdays.  Hope you guys are having a great week thus far.  It has been very rainy here for the past few days but the sun has decided to grace us with his presence for the moment so I’m enjoying it.   Let’s get into it.

What I’m eating this week:

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Today for lunch I had macaroni pie, lentil peas, vegetable rice and baked chicken. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the meal before I ate it.  I’ll do better next time I promise.  Those of you not familiar with West Indian food this is what a macaroni pie looks like above.

Yes, there were two sets of carbs on my plate. The good news I did not take large portions and I even had bottled water as my side beverage.  🙂  Later for dinner, I’m not sure what I’m feeling for much less for the rest of the week.  We’ll probably have takeout – Chinese food. I’m taking a break from cooking today.

 

What I’m reminiscing about: 

Nothing! Too busy living in the moment.

 

What I’m loving:

 

I love how in tune I have become with myself.  My likes and dislikes.  This feeling of self-awareness over my life feels good.

 

What I’ve been up to:

“Spring” cleaning! That’s right.  I usually wait until later in the year to go through our stuff to see if there is anything (clothing and toys) we’re not using and more importantly in good condition that we could donate.  It feels good to give to others and makes more room in my life and closet for other things. This way later in the year, I won’t feel so overwhelmed.

 

What I’m dreading:

Ironing! I like to iron my son’s school uniform in advance for the week because getting up to iron every day is a definite no, no.  I liked the idea of buying extra school shirts so he would have one week of uniforms inside if I didn’t feel like ironing that week.  The problem is now I have to iron two weeks of uniforms to get that break should I need it.  The numbers game is killing me more than the actual ironing but I’ll get it done.

 

What I’m working on:

Currently, I’m working on my What’s Up Wednesday post.   Later today, I’ll start researching my topic for Health and Wellness Fridays.

 

What I’m excited about:

I’m excited about going on vacation in the next two months.  I’m looking forward to just relaxing. I have no idea where I’m going but at least I’ll be on vacation.

 

What I’m watching/reading:

These days I’ve actually reduced my TV time.  I was inspired by lifeofangela  to read more.  So I’m going to try to increase my reading of novels. She gave an extensive list of books so I’ll let you know how that goes.  I’ll probably start small with Harry Potter and build from there. 🙂

 

What I’m listening to:

The tapping sounds of my fingers on the keys as I write this post.  When I get into the car, I’ll probably be shaking my head and singing along with Beres Hammond.

 

What I’m wearing:

More than her that’s for sure lol!  I’m wearing full length dark brown pants and a teal solid blouse.

What I’m doing this weekend:

I’ll be helping my eldest son with some projects for school.  I have to bring out my Art and Craft supplies for this plus we have to do some research.  Regrettably, I’ll have no choice but to give the housework a break this weekend. 🙂


What I’m looking forward to the next month:

That’s a little difficult to say, June just started and who knows how this month is going to end.  I’m optimistic so I’m hoping and praying for the best.  I’m going to take it one day at a time.

 

What else is new?

Believe it or not Orphan Black!  It’s new to me. I’ve never heard of it until Angela mentioned it.  Yes, I’m bowing my head in shame.  I understand from her review that I’ve been missing out.  I plan on getting caught up as quickly as possible. 🙂

That’s all for now guys. Hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by.

New – What’s up Wednesdays

Hi guys, so today I’m trying something new called “What’s Up Wednesdays“. Where it originally started I can’t say for sure.  Cheila from Pink For Days got the idea from Hannah from Sassy Girl’s Journey who said she got the idea from Shay from Sitbackandjustlive either way hats off the person who started it.

Cheila suggested giving it a try so I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little here.  What’s Up Wednesday is basically a catch-up post where I tell you about what’s going on in my life.

Let’s get into it already. 🙂

What I’m eating this week:

I don’t plan so far ahead but for lunch I had dumplings and with spinach stemmed in coconut milk and fresh seasonings like garlic, onion and pimento peppers. It was delicious.   For dinner, I’m thinking of preparing fried or BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and stemmed vegetables.  I’m getting hungry just listing it.

What I’m reminiscing about: 


The days when my pants were not so tight. I’ll get over it though. LOL 🙂

What I’m loving:

 

At the moment, I’m loving writing on my blog.  Exploring new blogs and making new friends along the way.

What we’ve been up to:

I took part in a competition about a week or so ago on Pink for Days and I found out today that I won Giveaway Winner.  I was randomly selected which is even better.  I hardly ever win anything so this is a big deal for me. Woo hoo! 🙂

What I’m dreading:

 

 

 

 

Folding and putting away the clean laundry.  The pile is a bit intimidating but I’ll get to it later today for sure. I’ll get the kids involved that would definitely be fun. 😉

 

What I’m working on:

Other than this post, I’m trying to finalize my Health and Wellness Fridays topic for this Friday so I could start doing my research.

 

What I’m excited about:

I’m excited about some of the changes that are going to take place in my life over the next few months.  It’s all for better and I’m embracing it with open arms.  Will keep you guys posted on that as it unfolds. 😉

 

What I’m watching/reading:

I’m into a variety of TV series at the moment: The Grimm, The Witches of East End, The Flash, Vikings, and Quantico just to name a few. Maybe you guys could recommend something.  I’m not reading any novels at the moment.  Yes, strange enough as I feel some type a way in saying that but I’ll get over that too. 🙂

 

What I’m listening to:

Unfortunately, at this present time no music but rather Bugs Bunny is playing in the background. The kids are home from school.  If I were listening to music I’ll probably be listening to Adele, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendez, Ed Sheeran and so much more..

 

What I’m wearing:

I’m still in my work clothes, yes I said it.  I’m wearing soft pants (black) with purple and white floral blouse with black sandals.  I’ll be through here soon then it’s hit the shower and onto more comfortable attire.

What I’m doing this weekend:

The usual, cleaning and assisting the kids with homework. Once that’s all done maybe we’ll get ice cream and catch up on some movies we’ve missed. What do you have planned for this weekend?

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

The new month starts tomorrow this is also the month we celebrate Father’s Day so I’m looking forward to see what I come up with for that. Do you have any plans?

What else is new:

Not my car. The birds seem to be taking a dump on my car more than usual.  I’m not sure if I should take it personal or not but I’m starting to feel like I should start leaving them a bill for the cleaning.  As fast as I clean it up, I swear it’s like their new toilet lately.  Let’s go take a shit on Cherylene’s car. 🙂  I could almost see what they ate not cool.  Sorry for sharing guys.

That’s all for now folks.  This “What’s Up Wednesdays” was nice for me I got to share with you guys.  Hope I didn’t torture you too much. Have a great week.  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

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If you knew…

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If you knew that special day

When you would have to go away

Away from all that you hold dear

Do you think your loved ones would care?

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If you knew that special day

Could you put aside your pride?

And show them who you are inside

Opening up your heart so wide

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If you knew that special day

Would there be anything special you’d like to say?

Or wished you said a different way

But let your emotions get in the way

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If you knew that special day

Would you live your life differently?

No longer sad or depressed

Constantly worrying about all the mess

Carrying the weight of the world on your chest

Or would you’ll finally take some rest?

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No one knows that special day

When each of us will fade away

So let us make a promise today

To LIVE each and everyday

Cherishing each other and making time for one another

Taking it one day at a time

We’ll see the MOST precious gift we have is TIME.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

 

Another Day

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Thank you Lord, for another day

Another opportunity to rise and shine

Another opportunity to use my time

To make a difference and be better

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But I’m just one person

Does my contribution and participation really matter?

The inner voice responds, “Of course it does!

You were placed on this earth for reason

Let your spark leave your mark

In the lives of those who meet you

Even the people who briefly greet you

May their memories of you be sweet.”

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This brings a smile to my face

 And steadiness to my pace

So with this in mind, I choose to slow things down and unwind

Always remembering to take it one day at a time

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To enjoy my life and the people in it

To be grateful and not wasteful

To take pleasure in the little things

The inner voice reminds me, “You could be gone in just one wink

Your life may not be as bad as you think.”

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So I make the decision

To enjoy and treasure each day

Not too much work or too much play

For tomorrow is another day.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

It can be hard sometimes to find balance in our lives but it is important to prioritize and pace ourselves.  Have a great weekend!

Don’t be discouraged

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Hope you’re having a nice day

So much to do no time to play

You’re always hustling from here to there

Hope you remembered to eat your pear

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I know right now that things are tough

And you had no idea it would get this rough

But hang in there  and do not despair

Never surrender to your fear

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Life events are merely test

It’s up to you to do your best

So don’t be discouraged instead use your courage

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Learning the lessons as you go

All designed to help you grow

Just thought I’d let you know.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

Time is Precious

 

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We race through life, like a speeding truck

No time for this, no time for that

Time waits for no one and that’s a fact

Please don’t think that I didn’t care

Because I had little time to spare

I know it seems so unfair

Now only grief and memories you will share

Oh how I’ll miss my family so

Where did all the time go? 

Wish I had more time to let them know

I did not always want to go

But I loved them too much to say no

Now that my time has come  

I can’t believe that I’m really gone

So much of my life left undone

Just when my life had begun

I assumed I had more time for fun

Remember friends, 

Time waits for no one.

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