Being bold and beautiful

I got back home from work with a heavy heart, despairing of ever getting my work done and done right. Then, I watched the movies (Rocky III and Rocky IV) and spoke to my husband. My world stopping spinning crazily and now, I’ve mapped out a strategy for conquering the work place chaos. As it has been written in the Good Book, if God is for me, who can be against me? (Romans 8:31). Speaking of the Good Book, Windows users are in luck because I found this program (The Sword Project by the CrossWire Bible Society) that installs the entire bible on your PC and gives you the options of installing a myriad of alternative bibles (English Standard Version, King James’ Version, Authorized King James’ Version, International Standard Version, et cetera). Check it out and you won’t regret it. I don’t and I intend on making use of it. I’m rejuvenated and ready to do my J.O.B. 🙂 What can I say? Life? It’s looking pretty good right now. Not because I’m making any “special” moves. Life is simply … good. I’m healthier than I have been in a long while. I am in love with the dearest man I know. I am surrounded by positive people and I am just thankful.

Last week, my theme song was Eminem’s “The Way I Am” and it fit my black mood because for some reason, I felt really angry. If you read the lyrics to that song, you’ll sense his mounting anger and at times, I felt like belting those same words out loud whenever I would encounter the source of my anger. Here are some choice snippets: “If you tip me, my tank is on empty. […] I’m tired of arguing – I don’t mean to mean but it’s all I can be, It’s just me […]” et cetera. Just to be clear, my angst was not directed at a person. Let’s say I was having some existential discussions with myself. lol. In any case, this week, I’m all daffodils and butterflies. I have caught myself humming Christmas melodies and I’m mulling on the purchase of a Christmas greatest hits CD. lmao. I can just hear Matt cringing already.

Well, gotta run. Happy Friday, y’all!

Life’s lemons and lemonade

You know how people can be too nice for their own good sometimes? Yeah. ‘Nuff said. I’m basically privy to a situation where one party is a mooch and latches onto to whomever offers of their free will (after several hints, texts and calls from said party). *sigh* Anyhow, to the too-nice person, I say “na u carry go, abi?” lol. So, I’ve been hard at work. This week was definitely  less stressful than the last, but I’ve got the coming spring semester to worry about now. Like I told M, I’ve just got to formulate a plan of attack and with his help, I’ll get things done. *knock on wood* The 4th of November was Matt’s birthday and it also coincided with the US Presidential Elections (duh). He wasn’t rooting for the winner so he was a bit (understatement. lol) bummed out. He’s recovering nicely though. Nothing much here on my end. I just penned a long-ish post on my Tech blog and it was about an issue that I finally figured out. Without too much tech-talk on this blog, check out Holy Hannah!!

I can’t believe 2008 is coming to an end. Time and tide truly waits for no man. It amazes me to look back at the past years and I now understand how I have come to be who I am. Things happen for a reason and it may take hindsight to figure out why. I just got done watching Rocky III and Rocky IV. It was a Rocky marathon on AMC TV and I was glad to have seen it again. In Rocky III, I didn’t know that Stallone’s fights had been set up with easy marks so I gained a deeper appreciation for the ass-whipping he received and even greater admiration for his decision to come back. It made me think about things that happen which may (literally and/or figuratively) knock you down and out e.g. Clubber Lang (or Mr. T) knocking Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) out during their first match. The humiliation would have killed others, but Rocky drew from something deep in him and decided to focus. The lesson I got from Rocky and one I would like to impart to you all is to not let the Clubber Lang in your life/lives (whatever that might be) win.