Ferguson, New York, and beyond…

So it may be beyond the point now, but with the shootings in New York and the officers turning their backs on the mayor, maybe it’s still relevant. Who knows, maybe you’ve moved on, maybe you’re still spun up too.  Here are some of my thoughts on the matter.
When I first heard about Ferguson, my husband was at the Academy to become a State Trooper (he was injured and will have to return at a later date), and I couldn’t help but view it through the lens of a future LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) wife. My husband will be out there in that world soon, and he will face the scrutiny of the public in a very real way. There are times when he will have to make tough calls. Will he make the right ones? I don’t want him to have to worry about the color of the criminal before he arrests someone for committing a crime.  Crime is crime, right? If a criminal commits a crime, he or she must be caught and punished accordingly.  If a man is going to choose to act as a thug, he will be treated accordingly.  Anyone can act like a thug, seriously. Thug doesn’t mean “big scary black male”…right?  Laws are in place for a reason – anyone of any color or gender or sexual orientation, etc is held accountable to the laws of the area. This isn’t rocket science.

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Clean eating, part 2


Part two, written a few days ago.
I finished the clean eating challenge and lost about 6 pounds. I feel so much better! Overall, the recipes were good, and I will keep a lot of them.

One thing that eating clean-ly helped me realize is that I am gluten intolerant. 😪 I thought the digestive issues were stress from school, but going back to “normal” eating, I noticed that whenever I ate wheat, I would have…issues…again, and I have zero stress at the moment. I tried cutting gluten out and immediately felt better. Darn.. Farewell cookies, pasta, sweet pastries…. It’s not you, it’s me, and I will miss you, but we can’t be friends anymore.

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Clean Eating…..and….. go!


I wrote this back in May, but there was some negative feedback to all my Instagram photos. I’ll try to keep the blog updated on my fitness journey, and for personal accountability, I’m making this public. So, in an act of bravery….here it goes:
I’m tired of being fat, tired, and unhappy. Who’s with me? Raise your flabby arms high! Yes, you. I see your hand! Let’s be even more honest. I weighed before I started this. 220lbs. 5’4″. Size 12-14. Yikes. Not good at all. Something has to change. I can’t keep this up, especially if I want to have kids some day!!!
(Also, shout out to my dear husband graciously agreed to do this with me since it’s easier to cook for two people. He’s the best, right? 😘)

So, without further delay, here’s what I propose to do: Buzzfeed.com had a two-week “Clean Eating” challenge. Click to see:Clean Eating Link.

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Update…2.0 Life, Love, Tattoos.


Hello, forgotten blog world.  Thanks to Seester for finding it again and inspiring me to post again!

I’ve been married for a year! Wow.  I’m an English teacher now, and work at Sylvan.  Life is good.  It’s flown by so quickly, it’s hard to sum it up in one little blog post without making people yawn or gag. HA!   Suffice it to say, both my husband and I have learned so much about life and love and how to live with each other.  It’s hard to be married, but definitely worth it. I’ve been incredibly blessed.

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Hi, how are you? Fine…..not really.


“Hi, how are you?”

                            “Fine, how are you?”


Are we really?


Can we say so?

                             No. Read the rest of this entry

Wedding Bells and Insurance


Seems I have forgotten about my blog….

I have now finished my course work for the Alternative Teaching Certification and passed the content exam. I’ll take the pedagogy exam on January 28, then look for an internship starting in August.  The reason for waiting until August is because a number of things have happened since my last blog! Read the rest of this entry