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I’m heading into day 13 of this #31WriteNow. And ummm, today I’m going to be kind of random…..


    • So.I got a **Polar watch last week and Finally got to use it yesterday. I got on the elliptical at the gym and burned some calories.  I was proud of myself because frankly, I haven’t been exercising regularly in about 2 months. And I’m paying for it. ( The scale and my pants told me so). But one gripe: I get that it’s more accurate than the machines. But dang it, I would have much rather had that 550 calories that the ellipcial said than the 411 that the Polar said.  I guess that’s why I haven’t been loosing as much weight as I thought. Hmmmmm.  But I’m on the get fit train.  I even completed my fitness pal yesterday. I wasn’t trying to stay in a specific calorie range, but rather, I was just trying to see how many calories I really eat.  Chile……
    • Last week, this happened.


yes, I asked Maxwell a question on Instagram and he actually responded. I fainted. I passed out. I squealed with joy. SMH. I’ve been a fan of that man since his big hair days. Since his Urban Hang Suite CD. That CD came out 17 years ago….. *shakes fist at father time*

  • Also, on that same day, one of the photographers I stan for, Erika Ray, followed me on Instagram.  So cool.  
  • My job is trying to become like my old job. High stress. Well, not exactly high stress, but full of foolishness that I’m not here for would be a better description.  My boss’ boss is on her back which in turn puts her on ours. But this could have all been avoided if expectations could have been set higher in the first place.  SMH. But that’s ok. I’m going to sit and continue my sit down job….
  • Speaking of jobs, I really want to go ahead and quit the hospital. But something keeps holding me back. Like, we have a leak in the roof, we are starting a landscaping project this week, I need a new car oh and Christmas is coming. So yeah, I’ll stick with it for now….
  • Plus, I want this:**Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 Lens  . I rented it last month from Aperturent and it was a dream. Must have it!!!
  • I’m getting ready to go through some rebranding around here. Because this isn’t just the chronicles of Pookahs Mom anymore.  And I just have something else in mind. Oh I’ll still be talking about the boy and my life, but with a different focus you might say….
  • We’ve been in this house for 6 months now and I feel like we have just moved in. SMH. The new job started right after we moved in and i just haven’t had the time or energy to make this home “ours”. We need to paint. I need to put something up on these walls. I need to organize.  And I need to hire a maid. Cause i just give up. Ain’t no way I can work 5 days a week and keep this big ass house like I want to.
  • Pookah’s first week of Pre-K went good.  His new teacher is on point. And he’s been in “thinking time” SEVERAL times. SMH. But he’s learning. And I think he likes her.
  • My skin is acting like I’m 16 again. It has really lost it’s mind. I’m trying to figure out what changed. Diet? exercise? It’s a battle. SMH.

Anyhoo, that’s all I got today. Thoughts? Comments??

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    August 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Thinking time…..hmmmm different…I like it. A new “focus” I see where this will go…can’t wait. Go ahead and get you a truck so when you have another child you will be ready girl I swear fo gawd if this car breaks down I am getting a truck with a third row cause I can’t with the fighting
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    August 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Ahhhhh so much! Love these random posts 🙂 I feel so smart for figuring out the “focus” part 🙂 I can’t wait!! Um amazing about Maxwell, I have been a fan for that long too, I still listen to that cd when I need to zen. I would have tweeted and made a whole blog post around that right there 🙂

    Yay for Pookah liking pre-k…and I’ve been in my house almost 3 years and there are certain walls that are bare. One day—one day. 🙂
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    August 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    My skin is horrific! I have no clue what to do or what is going on. It’s awful.
    Yay with rebranding! It’s good to have your own space, even if it’s virtual. Have fun!
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    August 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I like the idea of “thinking time!” My son has gotten the “yellow light” for almost 50% of the days he’s been in Pre-K. Why? For talking! This is the boy who was never ever talkative and often described as quiet. Now he hits the big leagues and can’t keep his mouth shut.

    I need a maid so badly! But I would actually have to clean up before the maid came so she wouldn’t know how slovenly we are. That sounds like a lot of work.

    Urban Hang Suite is 17 years old?!? I first heard “Ascension” on a tape (yes tape) of background music played during my job at Lerner (now known as New York & Co) during my junior year in college. I didn’t know who the singer was at the time, but was happy to eventually discover the big-haired dude and buy his whole CD. 17 years!

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    August 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Isn’t the Polar great! My fitness pal is a great reality check for calorie intake. I need to fire that back up myself!
    Can’t wait to see your new vision for your blog.
    We lived here for a couple of years before I hung a picture:( 6 years in and the decorating still isn’t complete!
    Skin issues… the struggle is real!
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    August 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I love your site I don’t read them everyday or even every week because I like to wait until I have a empty day so I can just overdose on if Pookah is feeling well,did Cdub smile in any pictures,if you are liking your new job,do you have any beautiful pictures up(you always do) just reading a screenshot of your life and I love it. I also follow you on instagram and I joy seeing those pictures too.

    p.s. I do miss your hospital stories but it’s good you have something less stressful

    p.s.s. I click on all the links 😉

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    August 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Maxwell is one of my faves with his FAHN self!
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    August 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    So happy to hear that Pookah likes Pre-K. Thinking time is a nice way to put it, but I think that’s a better way. As for the new direction if your blog–I’m looking forward to see the changes. All this is very exciting to read. Can’t wait!
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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    August 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    17 years!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel ancient. That CD was on constant rotation for the longest time. Still one of my all time favorites.
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    August 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I feel ya on the skin acting 16. Ughhh…Looking forward to the rebranding!
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    August 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Aww man, now I don’t feel so bad about taking so long to really get into decorating. We need extra cash for that and extra cash is nowhere in sight for me! lol

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    Missy Homemaker
    August 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    My skin is waaayyyy worse now than when I was 16. I’d LOVE to have my 16 year old skin back. My late 30s have brought sun spots, melasma, acne, and general nastiness. What’s up with that??

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