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January 1, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I ushered in the new decade on bended knee next to my older sister in church. We attended the watch night services at my church. Several members gathered at the church to praise and worship our awesome God! The choirs sang. The soloists sang. The praise dancers and mimes performed. Testimonials of God's awesomeness were given. The associate ministers gave sermonettes. One minister spoke about the jubilee year. The year of release and restoration. The other spoke of letting go of our fears. We must let go in order to open up to our powerful God. However, the highlight of the evening was when pastor spoke about leaving baggage behind and laying aside weights. We must stop carrying around baggage loaded with anger, attitudes, jealousy, bitterness. We must let other people carry their own baggage. We should not be holding other people's baggage. Don't be a disposal or drop off for other people's stuff. If their bags are too heavy for them, let them lay aside some of the weight in their own bag. Don't be a collector of other people's cast offs either. When you hear gossip coming your way, turn a deaf ear to it. Don't become a member of the player hater's club. Check your bags, cast aside the added weights. Go into the new decade with peace, love and joy. Be blessed and walk into the best and the rest of the days of your life with your head held high! Happy New Year!!!


It's Not Hard To Say Goodbye

Friday, December 31, 2010

This past decade has brought many changes in my life. 2000 began with the death of both of my maternal grandparents. My mom's father passed away in February and her mom passed away six weeks later. I seen the decline of my mother's health and she passed away in 2009. I seen the deterioration of my favorite aunt's health and she too passed in 2009. I attended several funerals for cousins and other loved ones (too many to mention). The love of my life left me to go to Heaven IN January of 2002. I miss that man! Rest In Peace one and all!

I have worked for a company that decided to relocate to Mexico and leave me jobless. I have returned to school after more than 20 years and graduated. I have put two children through high school and started them on their way to college. I have secured a new job in the medical field.

Our Family Picnic was established in this past decade. We have shared the ups and downs of relationships. We have laughed and cried together as we have drawn closer. We have decided whom we want to be around and what relationships to cultivate and which ones we need to cut back or prune.

This decade has been a challenge and I am not in the least bit sad to say goodbye to it. I'm looking forward to this new year and this new decade. I'm willing to take a risk and live this decade to its fullest. The best is yet to come!!!

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ONE6OH 1/1/2011 11:08PM

    CC you are a survivor and I admire your tenacity. The best of this next decade will be yours. Happy New Year my friend. I look forward to our mutual support through SP.


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KAMCCLARY 12/31/2010 8:17AM


God Bless you today and always. After laying my Gran to rest on Wednesday, I too am reflecting on this past year, these past ten years. I see more gray in the head, and I can luckily say a bit more wisdom.

Here is to 2011 and beyond. I echo your sentiments, the best is yet to come! emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 12/31/2010 7:46AM

    Be peaceful and a Sparkin' success this next decade! You are an overcomer and inspire me to keep going!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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Christmas 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010 was different to say the least. I worked on Christmas Eve and then went suicide shopping. I went grocery shopping, last minute gift shopping and even returned a few gifts I had bought earlier. I stopped by a friend's house and enjoyed good company and an okay movie. I then went home to wrap gifts. My daughter stopped by to pick up gifts around ten pm. My son dropped by around midnight to pick up gifts. I finally got to bed around one am.

I awoke around 5 am. to attend early morning (6 am.) worship services. Thankfully it was just two blocks away from my house and my young adult children purchased a remote car starter for me as an early Christmas gift. I absolutely love it! The sermon was entitled "Something To Shout About!" Indeed the birth of Jesus is something to shout about!

After service I dropped a sister off at home. It was then that I found out that everything was closed in observance of Christmas except CVS and a few Coney Islands. I was trying to decide what I was going to take to the family breakfast. I had muffins and juice but I thought I needed more. Thankfully the kids and my sister had it covered. I went home and dozed off until my daughter came by. We went to my sister's house and had a nice family breakfast. We ate and played games with the young children.

I decided since my children are adults I would cook and eat whatever I wanted for dinner instead of the traditional spread of food. I made lasagna and tossed salad. It was delicious. I watched "The Blind Side" movie and enjoyed the company of my children. It wasn't the crazy, hectic and chaotic Christmas of the past,but it was indeed different. I think I liked this holiday.

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Lemonade Anyone?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm so glad I'm an optimist. After the week I had last week I was looking forward to enjoying my weekend to the fullest. Needless to say, the perfect weekend does not exist. The candy buffet was a hit. I took pictures after I set it up. I will post pictures later. The red party was okay. The photographer's equipment malfunctioned so I only have a phone photo that a friend took of me.

I just got in from the play. The main character I went to see was replaced by another singer. The play was excellent and I was pleased with the performances of most of the characters. Lisa Payne was a supporting actress who stole the show. Her voice is phenomenal! The girl played her role extremely well. I'm just glad she is not my church's First Lady.

The weather outside is treacherous, but thank God for a vehicle with 4wd. Overall, I would say I made the most out of the weekend that a pessimist would have whined about. I made lemonade out of lemons this weekend.



Working Out The Weekend

Saturday, December 11, 2010

This has been an extremely busy week for me. Last Thursday I received the news that my former pastor had passed away. What a devastating blow. He was only 59 years young. This Thursday I attended his homegoing services. It was a beautiful celebration of life.

Today I'm working my side hustle as a Candy Buffet Designer. The occasion is a 40th birthday celebration for 200 guests. In addition to my day job I must set up the candy buffet.

Tonight I will be going to a red party. I fretted over what to wear about a month ago. Red is not my color of choice. I finally found a red maxi dress that I can dress up or down. I found some killer bling jewels. I will be carrying my slippers in my hand, as the nasty old weatherman predicts 3-4" of snow.

Sunday night is girls night out. My daughter, my neighbor and my sister friend are attending a play in the city. I'm excited about the play. I'm going to see "I'll Be Home For Christmas". It's a contemporary spin on the prodigal son parable.

What I'm I doing blogging? I got work to do!

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MEANCARLEEN 12/12/2010 7:22AM

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