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Life and its accomplishments should be celebrated. My friend retired. He left me and now I’m all alone. Not really lol, but he was surely something special to me. I imagine he will spend many days on various golf courses and he will learn new ways let his chickens entertain him. I’ll definitely stay in touch for the eggs! (Joke!)
In honor of his second retirement, we threw him a party. He protested. He did NOT want a party. He thought he didn’t want a party. I’m sure he’s as happy as a hen that he let us do it for him. He was scared no one would come, but they did! And he was overjoyed and overwhelmed with love. Aside from coordination duties, I wanted to make him a few things from my heart. I made him golf themed cupcakes, a loaded chicken salad, shrimp and black bean caviar and punch. There was a tremendous amount of food. We tend to equate love with food, so he should know just how much we care.
In his farewell speech he told a room full of people that 1. I am his soul mate (but not …
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Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Can we talk about this yet? If you haven't seen the movie, don't read this!

I saw Avengers: Infinity War the weekend it opened. It was long, coming in at around 2 hours and 30 minutes. I went alone and had a mostly enjoyable experience. Aside from the guy sitting next to me telling me every time he had to pee.

After seeing the movie, I needed consoling. We. Just. Got. Black. Panther. And with a snap of his grossly huge fingers, Thanos wiped him away!

Ok, I jumped too far ahead.

Thanos. The big bad daddy of the Universe. He wants to do population control so that the Universe does not cease to be. He believes it's worth it to maintain sustainability. By killing half of the population. In order to do this, he must collect all of the Infinity Stones and then all power is his. Read more about the stones here.

We don't want to see the black man die first (bye Heimdall). It hurt when Loki is strangled to death, kind of. You had to sacrifice Gamora?! Dude!

I have watched all …


Good day y'all!

I just realized that I've been to Nashville and to Washington, DC and haven't shared it with those of you that follow here.

I know I keep promising to write more. It's difficult!

I made a promise to myself to SEE.SOME.WORLD. And I've been trying. It's hard to break away though. Work has been insane for the last few years due to us renovating and/or building brand new buildings for most of our locations. My job is kind of important, so sometimes I just can't go. And I have to factor in if the kid is going to join me or if I'll take solo trips. I have a few more trips coming up this year that I will share more in detail with you guys. And I had a few I had to turn down for various reasons, but none of those reasons involved me not wanting to go! I want to go everywhere! I want to hang out with friends in other cities. Maybe now that daycare payments are almost done I will be able to see more! (WOOOO for that raise!)

Nashville was cold. LOL…

Cultivating Experiences, Carowinds

Hey y'all!

I've been on a mission to create memories for my daughter. Living in the age of social media and saving everything to "the cloud," it's easier to capture moments and have them to look back on. I don't have any pictures of myself before the age of 5 or 6 because we lost everything in a fire. And then the pictures that I did have from my high school days, I lost in the flood. Insert sad face.

I realized that I've been going a lot of places for vacation (without my kid) and that she deserves some of that time too. I've made a promise to both of us that we will see more and do more. She LOVES to DO things. Whereas I am comfortable relaxing with a good book or movie.

Carowinds offers a free season pass for children age 3-5. It's less than an hour drive for us and will fill up so much time that would otherwise be idle. I grabbed a season pass for myself as well. I added the unlimited drink option (you can get fountain drinks every 15 minutes) …

A Wrinkle in Time: Movie Review

What are the critics saying about this movie? Did you read the book? I didn't read the book. I did go see the movie.

#BabyMagic got excited every time a preview played for A Wrinkle in Time. So naturally, I had to take her opening weekend!

If you haven't seen it and are planning to go, don't read this. Spoilers may be included!

I cried like 70% of the movie. It resonated with me. If the critics are saying this movie is bad, don't listen to them. Take your children to see this. They need to see it.

The way that Charles Wallace was his sister's biggest fan gave me ALL the joy. All of it! He believed in her when she didn't know that she could believe in herself. He spoke on her behalf because even as a little brother, he saw all of her potential. Every little bit of it. When Mrs. Whatsit had no faith in Meg, he still advocated for her.

Again, I have not read the book, so I have nothing to compare it to. I imagine that some elements of the book had to be lost in or…

Black Panther: Movie Review

Please tell me y'all have seen the movie? If you haven't, don't read this post!

Let me give you a little bit of my back story on this Marvel Cinematic Universe. I am a Marvel fan. I don't read the comics, but the movies?! I'm here for them. Some of them are blah, but I watch them anyway. Why? Because usually they overlap and share stories. So, in preparation for the opening of Black Panther, I watched ALL of the Marvel movies in order of the stories, not the release date. I followed CNET's guide and it was pretty accurate. I did not watch the TV shows because I would still be watching. You don't have to. The movies will fill you in pretty well.

Now, for what I thought.

1. This movie was beautiful! The colors, the wardrobes, the technology, the natural hair, the beautiful black people that starred in this film, it was amazing!

2. The women. OMG. The WOMEN! The strong women in the movie inspired me. Okoye makes me want to shave my hair back off. Nakia makes …

About 4 Years Ago...

About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism (Graves' Disease). Not long after my diagnosis, I had the Radioactive Iodine therapy to kill my thyroid. It was told to me that the only alternative was to have my thyroid surgically removed and not many doctors still do this. *I know better now.*

4 years later, it is still a struggle. 4 year later I am still under my endocrinologist's care and must see him every 6 months. 4 years later my medications are still being adjusted. 4 years later this shit still sucks.

I try not to complain. I recognize that I will have to take synthetic hormones for the rest of my life. I have now recognized that I also have accepted that I will be on the fluffier side (compared to my what used to be normal size). Unless I quit eating all the food that I love (I'm not doing that) and have a very strict exercise schedule. Have I told you that I also have exercise induced asthma? What does that mean? It means that the last time I really pushe…