Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nothing Beats an Outlet

Ill say it again! Nothing beats an outlet! I haven't been so pent up and angry or depressed. I've been getting my butt kicked regularly and loving it. For those of you out there who feel like things are kind of spinning out of control. YOU GOT TO FIND AN OUTLET one that is just for you, and one you can share.

My just for me has been having Nae TORTURE me on the track. Thanks Nae for loving me with so much hatred. LOL! She knows what I mean.

And my share has been entertaining my friends. When people get you and don't judge you, it makes life that much more sweet. So I'll say it. My name is Lizzy and I approve this message! Get out there and find an outlet.

For the first time in a MINUTE I'm having people over my house for some good food and clean fun. I'm looking forward to laughing until my stomach hurts, and some lovely upbuidling association. I love my family and friends. They're the BOMB! (Dated myself with that, but hey!)

As always thanks for reading, until we meet again.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A moment away

I had the privilege to spend a few hours away with the people I talk to the most these days. I'm just gonna tell you, it was pretty awesome! Having a real moment with real people really helps the coping with everyday realities. My Soul Sistah Number One and I go all the way back to elementary school. To have that connection with someone who's known you that long is always amazing to me. There's certain things I don't have to explain about myself cause she was right there when I was going through it. And my sister in-law and I have had our moments, but we started off as friends and these days it seems like we're back where we started.
So we said we're Grown now, lets have an adult activity. An adult activity we did. I had a wonderful time out in Napa with my girls. I don't know why I always thought it was so far away from The Bay, but its right there! Although I'm not much of a drinker these days, I still enjoy the occasional drink. Wine with dinner always sounds great to me.

Does it make me a foodie if all I could think about was the meals that I would pair my wines with? One wine made me think of a mushroom risotto. One of these days I will get back in my kitchen and start creating fantastic meals again. I think I'll start with a wine and build my meal around that. YUMMY!
I don't know why its upside down, but maybe its a reflection of how happy we were in the end.

As usual thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

by Eloise Greenfield

Harriet Tubman didn't take no stuff
Wasn't scared of nothing neither
Didn't come in this world to be no slave
And wasn't going to stay one either

"Farewell!" she sang to her friends one night
She was mighty sad to leave 'em
But she ran away that dark, hot night
Ran looking for her freedom
She ran to the woods and she ran through the woods
With the slave catchers right behind her
And she kept on going till she got to the North
Where those mean men couldn't find her

Nineteen times she went back South
To get three hundred others
She ran for her freedom nineteen times
To save Black sisters and brothers
Harriet Tubman didn't take no stuff
Wasn't scared of nothing neither
Didn't come in this world to be no slave
And didn't stay one either

     And didn't stay one either

I can still here Ms. P. Graham reading us this poem. She read it with such flare and piazza.

Happy Black History Month!

Monday, February 4, 2013

It's ok

OK so I started out Friday really happy and excited for a Niner win this weekend. But in all honesty I was really nervous and not so sure. But as you can see, I put on a brave face anyways. As the weekend progressed I didn't know how I felt from moment to moment. Niner's Please win syndrome for real. But alas, we did not win. I'm dealing with the loss a lot better than my baby is though. My baby cried, which was surprising to see. You just don't know how important something is to the children until it goes wrong sometimes. I couldn't say it was just a game in the middle of their tears. So I said maybe next year we'll get there. I hope, I hope.

Meanwhile in other news I finally accomplished something and it only took me a year to do it. LOL! For the past year I've been trying to figure out a lemon recipe. A friend of mine asked me to make them anything with lemon in it. One early morning when inspiration hit me the hardest I came up with an idea. I made an extra lemon, lemon curd and then a really rich lemon topping. I bought (which now means I will be on a mission to learn how to make from scratch) graham cracker crust.... ok so this pie is REALLY REALLY RICH!!! But in the end its delicious! My family and friend loved it. Yay! Yay me! So now I gotta get my mind wrapped around a graham cracker crust which shouldn't be too hard to do. Especially since I've mastered a traditional pie crust. YES! Then I will go back to perfecting my own Peach cobbler recipe. I got pretty close, but I wasn't quite there.