Wednesday, January 14, 2009

forever. and a day.

I haven't posted here in FOREVER!

Sorry about that.

I've just gotten over strep throat and am working through mono. (So thankful for my mother who cared for me!)

Guitar Hero has healing powers.

Better News:

Cupcakes and Cuties (Valentine's Day gathering) and My 24th Birthday Bash (24 on the 24th) are both in the early planning stages. I'm excited.

Best News:
I missed posting on the founding day of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.! We're 89 and still leading the way in service. I'm thankful for our 5 Pearls and their dedication to create a sisterhood that was different. Becoming a part of this sisterhood has changed my life forever.
Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, Finer Womanhood. That's what it's all about!

Bush is on his way out! Obama will be installed tomorrow! I'm so excited.

Monday, January 5, 2009

busy as a bee. or a 'b'

Hello. Hello. Hello.
It's been a busy few days, and now I sit with honey vanilla white tea chai (which is terribly delicious, if you care) resting up from the first day of classes for my second semester of graduate school.

I've also been pondering what to write here. Well I could bore you with:
- I got a great new planner. A Moleskine and lots of sticky notes and I love it so far. It actually is very practical for me with lots of space for lists and notes and stuff. It was 50% off at Barnes and Noble.
- I also bought new body wash Pure & Natural's Mosturizing
Almond Oil and Cherry Blossom
which has proven to be lovely and inexpensive for something a bit more natural.

Other than that news, I can't think of much more right now, I think I'll just share a few photos from some of the stuff I posted previously:

Peach martini and Amaretto Sour from the Centaur Martini Bar in Detroit.
Cookies I baked for family near and far.

Friday, January 2, 2009

and a *flour* in my hair.

If the rest of 2009 is anything like its first two days, I will be a happy homemaker in no time. I have cooked and baked two days straight, and I loved it.

For New Year's dinner, my family all worked together to have the biggest (and tastiest) feast I've ever seen in this house. I tried my hand at cornish hens and short ribs of beef which both turned out amazing. My sisters were not too shabby with the ambrosia, macaroni and cheese and banana pudding. My mom did the rest (including the traditional black-eyed peas, greens and pork needed to make the year lucky and prosperous). It was fun.

Then today, after brewing some yummy chocolate-peppermint coffee and chatting with my mom, my family proceeded to start baking cookies. Which ended up being ME baking cookies. I now have flour in my hair but the house smells good and tons of cookies (which are being sent to relatives) are baked.

The fare:
Triple Chip Cookies (dark and milk chocolate and butterscotch chips)
Oatmeal Cranberry (Craisin) Cookies
Oatmean Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (Next time I want to try chunks)
Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter with Kisses

Pictures will be here sometime by the beginning of the week.
I plan on doing this again. I wanna share love this way. . . Cookies.
Cupcakes for my loves next.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


I forgot.

Today is the last day/principle of Kwanzaa: IMANI/FAITH.
I'm going to keep it, faith.