FROSTING

I was sitting here pouting because I don’t have all the ingredients to make the homemade frosting I’ve learned to create, but my AllRecipes app came to my rescue. I found one that is cooked (say whaaat), and uses white sugar instead of confectioners. And it’s supposed to be less sweet, so the cake gets to be the star. I’m so excited!

Will have a full report once completed.

FINANCES

Mindset needs to adjust.  Ignoring and not thinking about things, doesn’t make them happen or go away.

Grateful for the reality check this week.  Doesn’t take much, just have to do it.  Get back on track.  Tighten up the ship.

FERGUSON

Unarmed.  Teenager.  Executed.

A sensitive, and controversial issue for all Americans today: justice.  Leaving out his race, an unarmed teenager was shot 6 times, twice in the head, and killed by an armed and trained veteran police officer.

Ferguson police department, I get it.  You want to protect your officer who clearly messed up.  Just confess your actions, request forgiveness, and help a community heal.  If the officer were in the right, defending himself as you claim, this entire ordeal would have happened much differently.  The officer would not have fled the scene, and normal reports and procedures would have been followed.

Instead, the victim’s body laid in the street for over an hour.  Instead, the victim’s parents are still trying to piece together information and find comfort and an apology from a police department - who have only worked hard to protect the shooter.  Instead, the media has made every attempt to slander the victim’s character, to take away from the fact that he was executed.  Instead, the FBI has to get involved because even they know something is unjust, and  there is only one way to reach the truth to this awful situation.

Yes, there is a video that shows the victim being pushy with a store clerk and stealing cigars.  Besides the fact that this was not the reason the officer stopped him, it furthered proved that he was in fact unarmed.  If he were stopped for the robbery, and he and the officer struggled over the gun as they claimed, why didn’t he just end up in cuffs and in jail?  Or if it was as necessary, officers are trained to shoot in the leg to injure versus kill, so they can then restrain.  Or use the issued stun gun.  Instead, the officer chose to shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot.  Twice in the head?  There is no justification for an unarmed man - teenager - to be shot twice in the head, unless your goal was death.

It’s sad that a young man’s life has ended so brutally.  It’s sad that many saw the convenient store video, and immediately felt his execution was justified.  It’s sad that a mother and father have lost their son, and have to hear and see a nation so divided.  It’s sad that the officer nor his department have felt the need to apologize and help comfort a family during their loss.

Even worse, people who are protesting and looted out of anger, were “dealt with” using military force.  Emotions caused these individuals to act hastily, yet they are wrong for reacting violently?  Seems unfair that an emotional officer executed and ended a life, but nothing has happened to him to date, yet we are asked to be empathetic and consider his state.  Yeah, okay.

For both parties in this unfortunate occurrence, the same has been said.  Neither had a record or any complaints against them.  So why is it okay for us to “forgive” the shooter for his clear past; however enforcing the idea that the victim is a “thug,” and deserved his execution?  Come on America, do better.

The entire country should unite and mourn the loss of a young man’s life.  We all should unite and request fair practice and justice across the board.  Don’t miss the message or opportunity to unite.  We need each other now more than ever.  With multiple reports across the country recently of unarmed males dying during a police exchange, how do we move forward?  

Pray for the victim’s parents and family.  Pray for his soul to rest.  Pray for all of us.

FLOW

Watch out Nikki Minaj. Your competition just got fierce. Old school is back!

This cracked me up! So I had to share. Sorry. But it’s hilarious, so enjoy!

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FATConstant conversations with people around their weight loss.  If you are so unhappy with your body, do something about it.  Instead of us having the same conversation over and over and over again.You don’t want or try to exercise, and you eat mostly processed and fast food.  You turn up your face at roasted chicken and salad or salmon and veggies.  You don’t want to lose weight.  Always looking for a get slim quick scheme.  All schemes.  You gain the weight right back.I had a friend tell me within a 10 minute conversation how badly they want to lose weight and considering freezing the fat; and then they downed an entire bag of cotton candy.  At midnight.  Contradiction!I’m not a nutritionist.  I’m not physically fit.  What I am is healthy, regular, and happy with my body.  I love food, so I do whatever it takes to maintain healthy so I can eat whatever I want - with some restrictions here and there.  There has to be a balance.  If I wanted to lose weight, I know what I have to do, and would do it.Not trying to sound judgemental; but it’s like that girlfriend that always complains about how awful her boyfriend is.  Then dump him!  Insanity is doing the same thing, the same way, expecting a different result.If you want a change, let’s make it happen.  I’ll support you.  But I can’t keep having this same conversation.  I can’t.

FAT

Constant conversations with people around their weight loss. If you are so unhappy with your body, do something about it. Instead of us having the same conversation over and over and over again.

You don’t want or try to exercise, and you eat mostly processed and fast food. You turn up your face at roasted chicken and salad or salmon and veggies. You don’t want to lose weight. Always looking for a get slim quick scheme. All schemes. You gain the weight right back.

I had a friend tell me within a 10 minute conversation how badly they want to lose weight and considering freezing the fat; and then they downed an entire bag of cotton candy. At midnight. Contradiction!

I’m not a nutritionist. I’m not physically fit. What I am is healthy, regular, and happy with my body. I love food, so I do whatever it takes to maintain healthy so I can eat whatever I want - with some restrictions here and there. There has to be a balance. If I wanted to lose weight, I know what I have to do, and would do it.

Not trying to sound judgemental; but it’s like that girlfriend that always complains about how awful her boyfriend is. Then dump him! Insanity is doing the same thing, the same way, expecting a different result.

If you want a change, let’s make it happen. I’ll support you. But I can’t keep having this same conversation. I can’t.

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FAREWELL

I feel as if I’ve lost a family member. It has taken me two days to sit still and say goodbye.  There was still a part of me waiting for it to just not be true. How could someone so brilliant and wonderful, remove himself so soon from those that love him?

We expect so much from celebrities, not realizing how stressful that life really is for them.  They are so far removed from reality and normalcy, I can’t imagine how complicated the dealing and living with it can really be for them.

Robin, thank you for being a star.  Universal and diverse in talent, a continued learner, a beautiful human being, and an all out good guy.  We will never forget you, always celebrate you, and share your voice with generations to come.  Rest in peace.

FAREWELL

I feel as if I’ve lost a family member. It has taken me two days to sit still and say goodbye. There was still a part of me waiting for it to just not be true. How could someone so brilliant and wonderful, remove himself so soon from those that love him?

We expect so much from celebrities, not realizing how stressful that life really is for them. They are so far removed from reality and normalcy, I can’t imagine how complicated the dealing and living with it can really be for them.

Robin, thank you for being a star. Universal and diverse in talent, a continued learner, a beautiful human being, and an all out good guy. We will never forget you, always celebrate you, and share your voice with generations to come. Rest in peace.

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FIFTY-FOUR

To replace my microwave door handle, Frigidaire wants $79. The cheapest I was able to find was on Amazon, for $54.

A door handle. Not a door. Just the handle. I can’t. I need and have to, but I can’t. That’s ridiculous.

Just hit submit girl. Ack.

FOUR MILLIONWhat else do I need to say. Really.  Not to mention the vacant homes here in the U.S.Tragedy.  Shame on us.

FOUR MILLION

What else do I need to say. Really. Not to mention the vacant homes here in the U.S.

Tragedy. Shame on us.

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FAIRNESS

We are delivering the wrong message to our children. From the story in Ohio, to Ray Rice from the Baltimore ravens and his domestic violence case. How are we setting ourselves up for an empowered and successful future, if we are only celebrating money over values and human life?

The saddest reality in both cases, is if the female were of a different race, the boys and Rice would be behind bars. Laws are enforced for certain people, certain situations, and at certain times. It is unfair, unjust, and unbelievable.

Parents, teach your daughters to love, stand up for, believe in, and take care of themselves. The world continues to prove it will not protect women out of human kindness or their rights.

Parents, teach your sons the same; but also to respect and protect women and children. This is still a mans world, so we all have to play our part in the development, education, and success of our young men and especially our young women.

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FLAWLESS

When you feel inspired and want to take your song up to the next level, do it, we love a remix. But don’t do a remix and go down a few notches.

I never in a million years thought Beyonce would ever collaborate with Nikki Minaj. Never! In my mind it is class and icon versus a commercialized product. Both talented, but just on very different quality levels.

But now, here is this track with the two. Bey wanted to hit on some personal issues; and Nikki is calling herself the queen of rap? You are a pop star that can rap, not a rapper. Not a queen. The fact that most of your lyrics in this song are hailing Beyonce, shows that you know you don’t belong here. Glad you are grateful. But then it’s also all about your “flawless” looks, that you purchased. Such a product of your own confusion.

Bey, I love your music too much, but I cannot hold on to this one. It’s not you. You are better than this. The message, and especially the company.

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