The Ugly Truth

Beyonce’s CD has really grown on me. I actually sat and listened to the lyrics and thought “wow”!!! It’s the soul that needs the surgery. Are you happy with yourself?

Kudos to these girls!

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Meditation Music: All Of Me

This is such a beautiful song. I listen to it frequently and have probably posted it before. Enjoy it anyway. LOL.

“All Of Me”

[Verse 1:]
What would I do without your smart mouth
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
Got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright

[Bridge:]
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

[Chorus:]
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you, oh

[Verse 2:]
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you

[Bridge:]
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

[Chorus:]
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all, all of you, oh

Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it’s hard

[Chorus:]
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you, oh

Music Monday…a day late. 😔

Anyway, with so much hoopla going on about Beyonce’s secret release, there have been numerous postings and viewpoints…some yay, many nays. Either way, I’m still a fan of her artistry. I can say that I have been consumed with life and haven’t been able to really listen but I plan to. After all, I’ve never been one to adopt the thoughts of another.
Speaking of artistry and naysayers, Justin Bieber masters a relatable emotion in a song that I am absolutely obsessed with. Take a listen.

Today’s Favorite Things

So I ran out of work to come home to an empty house (Woooo Hooooo!!!!). I showered and put on some sweats with time to kill before getting the lil’ person from the bus. I did not want to turn on the tv and risk having to leave whatever peaked my interest, nor did I want to hear the “noise” (I think the latter spoke very clearly).

At any rate, Tuesday nights are free from extra-curriculars and so I usually engage in some type of activity after homework duty. So as I was looking on Pinterest, I came across this pin that sparked my interest. I love typography (I so want to learn) but never take the time. 😦

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OMG!!! I’d like to think that I can maintain a very organized journal but my life has proven otherwise.  BUT for some reason I keep the faith. Ha!! I’m going to master this one day.

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This is the closest I’ve gotten to an organized (half-completed) page in a book full  of chaos. At the time, I thought it was great but it was way over-complicated and difficult to maintain. So instead, I’ll drool over my today’s favorite blog .

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This post served as the inspiration for today’s blog entry. I had the crazy idea to keep a gratitude journal this November. #fail. My life seems too busy to do even that. I guess I will have to schedule time for myself. Which reminds me…I bought a new book at the recommendation of the trainer who presented on Change Management. I have at least scheduled 15 minutes (with the use of my phone’s timer) to read daily. This is done in my office with plenty of disruptions that I try to ignore through my lack of focus.

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It’s a pretty good read. 

One last thing before I go…Christmas movies on Hallmark have taken over my life but as we sit and complete homework assignments, the Christmas music is on!!! Baby, it’s cold outside.

 

Music Monday

Music Monday will occur every Monday (of course). It will feature a song that caught my attention in the previous week. Most of the songs featured will come from music that I’ve come across while shopping, listening to Pandora (my channel selection is way diverse) or from tv shows or movies that were watched–ABC Family tv shows always showcase great musical talent.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I have and happy start of the workweek.

Impatiently Waiting (for Music Monday)

Each and every time I turn around to leave
I feel my heart begin to burst and bleed
So desperately I try to link it with my head
But instead I fall back to my knees
As you tear your way right through me
I forgive you once again
Without me knowing
You’ve burnt my heart to stone

Sunday Morning Ranting

What’s new?

  • Wednesday Date Night with my boo (Kristy Lynn)!!! She is an awesome individual who was sent to me to bring out the best. We are so much alike and so different at the same time. I love her to pieces. We joke that we were separated at birth and the way we re-connected was orchestrated by the work of the gods. There’s no other way to explain that. The coolest thing??? Our birthdays are two days apart. You’ll hear lots about her over the course of this journey…I promise!!! This wouldn’t even be happening without her. I am soooooo grateful!!! She’s my angel.  She’ll do anything for me and I’ll do anything for her. So don’t let the necessary occur!!! (Btw, our daughters feel the same way about each other.) We are family–not by blood but–by love!!! Oh! She knows when something is wrong with me even without talking to me. That’s my boo—my soul sister for LIFE!!!

This was the site for our first date night. The service was great!!!! http://www.citytaphouse.com/

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  • I got a promotion at work. Yay!!! Ummmm no!!! I love my job but the work is INSANE and leaves me exhausted. I’m now THE BOSS!!! To whom much is given, much is required. Oh!! It’s a nonprofit agency. Need I say more?

 

  • I teach at a local college. Teach what? Math, of course. I really enjoy it!!! My next session begins tomorrow. I’m teaching Developmental Algebra. I should be working on my lesson now but I decided that writing this piece needed to happen…NOW!!! Anywho, teaching is the most rewarding job. I can’t imagine doing anything else. That’s one of the things I miss at my “day job”. I don’t have the time to teach classes there because I’m managing EVERYTHING!!! The fact that I was considered for the position is amazing! Back to teaching…well, I love to bring Math to life for adults. Oh my, I leave there exhausted but so fulfilled. I love that job and the fact that I was asked to teach another course from someone other than my supervisor made me light up. I’m being noticed. Ha! Who knew my love of teaching Math would turn into this? Definitely not me.

Know someone who needs math tutoring??? I’m working on a really cool idea. In the meantime, inquire about pricing at lhorne2801@gmail.com  Trust me. You will not be disappointed!!!

 

  • I’ve lost weight!!!  I stopped focusing on what I should be and just lived. I will admit that eating properly is still a struggle (if I even remember to eat).  I can say that I’ve been conscious of my sugar intake and I now drink more water. I try not to eat a lot of carbs after noon. Also, I stopped consuming fast food, and soda (I’ve had maybe two 20 ounce bottles in the last few months).  I have also limited my alcohol intake.  I used to obsess over the scale and was disappointed every time. Now?  I stepped on and awwww shucks!!! I’ve lost weight.
  • I’ve also been growing my hair. I’m now at brastrap length. It’s been a long journey but I’m loving it. Are you interested but don’t know where to start. Start here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/342880039113964/ The ladies are super supportive and non-judgmental. We are all learning our hair together so, come on over and join the fun!!!

 

  • I’ve also lost my creative self. I miss being creative. I miss painting. I bought two canvases months ago. Months ago…smh…untouched…sad. Well, now I’m going to return to my first love. I love painting. It liberates me. It’s an artform that allows me to push beyond my vulnerabilities. My daughters dance, my son creates BEAUTIFUL music and I paint.  Stay tuned…

 

Oh! I’ve vowed to visit AC Moore or Michael’s weekly. I need to drag Danielle with me. LOL. That may not be such a good idea. I can see the money flying out of my pocket. SMH. Shopping with her at art stores is part of my journey of my love of art. We used to go to great lengths to exercise our creativity. I miss those days…but what’s stopping me from being me?