Thursday, August 20, 2015


When I turned 40 two years ago, I really thought that I was going to die. I was not looking forward to it or even wanted to talk about it. Maybe that is why my husband gave me a surprise party to help me ease into it. The other day I had an Aha Moment, like Oprah says, the 40's have not been that bad so far. They have actually been pretty good. Here are my thought about my 40's so far;

  • I am really feeling myself.
  • I decided to transition to natural hair and am really loving it. 
  • I really have come into my own.
  • I have taken on a more healthier lifestyle so that I can live a long life.
  • I must get more sleep to keep up with my 3 year old.
  • My friendships that I have are the one that I will have for life. 
  • My relationship with God is more important and I continue to nurture it and mature it daily. 
  • I love to relax.
  • Watching my  money is more important since I realize the older I get the closer I get to retirement. 
  • Sometimes I need to wear a wedge instead of a 3 inch heel to assist my knees.
  • A supportive bra is more important than ever. 
  • Skinny jeans are not for everyone. 
  • Reading a good book is more important than TV (except for when Scandal is on)
  • Spending with family is precious.
  • I still do not know how to put on eyelashes and makeup to look like a model.
I am sure as I progress in my 40's I will add more to my list, but this is what I have right now. I am really enjoying my 40's at the moment and am going to make the best of them. Now I am not sure what I will think about 45 or 50, check with me then. Until that time I am going to be happy with being the 42 year Dana and all the possibilities it entails. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

" I Am Getting Bigger Each Day"


" I am getting bigger each day" is the daily statement from Miss G. I am going to be honest, I don't like it. I want her to stay little as long as possible and tell her as much. I like the fact that she still needs me. I like that she wants me to still pick her up. I like that she wants to cuddle with me or sit beside while watching one of her kiddie shows. I love hearing her little voice them me that she loves me and calling me mommy. I don't want any of that to go away anytime soon.

I hate the thought of her growing up, but I knew that it was going to happen. I know with each phase of life, there are new memories to be made together. As we continue on this life journey she may ask me about make up and boys. She will ask me about what is love.  I hope that she will cuddle with me when she needs a shoulder to cry on. I hope that she will continue on tell me she loves me, even she has a teenage rant.

I know she has aspirations of riding a 2-wheel bike or scooter, sitting in the front seat of the car or watching one of mommy's shows as to why she wants to get bigger.  I just keeping tell her that we have plenty of time to explore new things together, so enjoy being little a little bit longer. I am trying to savor each minute, even the bad ones, because before I know it she really will be bigger.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What is That Doing in Your Yard?

A couple of weeks ago, I came home and noticed a for sale sign in the yard of my neighbors across the street.  I guess I should have gotten a hint when, I saw the house getting paint, but I just thought that they were improving their house. Well they sell. I know that it is the time of year to sell especially with the school year about to begin in my school district. It got me thinking, why are you selling? Is there something going on in the neighborhood I should know about? Was I not a good neighbor?

When I see a for sale it also makes me think about, will I ever sell my house? I asked my husband
about it and the response I got was, "No, I worked to hard on my yard." Oh, I thought in my head. I really like my neighborhood and the most of the people in my court have been there for several years. I have seen people come and go due to foreclosure(yes I am the nosy neighbor that looks things up on the auditors site), new jobs or just selling due purchasing another home.

I must admit I am a little anxious about potential new neighbors. I really appreciate the current neighbors quietness, friendliness and conformity to the street. I am hoping that when selling they take into consideration the neighborhood, but I sure that is not their first thought (best offer). They have been good neighbors and home the potential new residences are the same.


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