Not Thinking About It

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Lady J’s Godfather died the other day.

Unfortunately, I was responsible for breaking the news.

After telling her what had happened, I wiped my eyes and braced myself for an impending breakdown–I just knew that my dear daughter was going to fall over into a puddle of tears.

I put my arm around her…

Ready to catch her fall.

And I waited…

And I waited…

And I waited.

But there was nothing.

No response.

Just silence.

Now, in an effort to be proactive, I decided that I should help her to get in touch with her feelings.

In my mind, she needed to process the seriousness of what had occurred.

So, I assured her that it was okay if she felt like crying.

Again, nothing.

Not wanting to force the issue, I simply decided to drop the subject and keep a close eye on her.

But, to my surprise, Lady J never said another word about the matter.

In fact, she proceeded as if nothing had happened.

I kept thinking to myself that this was strange.

Lady J was very close to her Godfather.

This just didn’t seem to make any sense.

So, again,  I broached the subject and asked, “How do you feel?”

“What do you think?”

To which she responded, “I’ve decided NOT to think about it.”

So I let it be.

Well, a couple of days before the funeral, Lady J’s Godmother requested that we come to her home in order to take pictures with the family.

So we went.

Naturally, after arriving, we greeted children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and friends—Each one engaged in play, pleasantries and recollections of warm memories.

People were talking and becoming more acquainted.

Several conversations were occuring at once.

And all seemed well.

But there, on the sofa, apart from the chatter, sat Lady J, silently holding her Godmother’s hand…

NOT thinking about it.

 

 

Rest in Peace KRB (aka Godfather)

We love you and we will miss you always!

 

I Sing and Dance!

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My Son:  “Mom…please…please…please…you gotta stop…you’re embarrassing us!”

Me:  “I don’t care what these people think about me…I gotta get my happy however I can!”

I can’t tell you how many times my son and daughter have decidedly hidden from me in the midst of grocery shopping.

They simply CANNOT  with me and my impromptu performances!

That said, I must come clean and confess that I am that lady who dances and sings up and down every aisle at Publix…and sometimes Kroger.

Supermarket sound systems…I love ’em!

Yep! That was me you saw twirling past the tomatoes and rocking by the waffles.

And you know what?

I DON’T give a hoot!

I’m gonna sing and dance until I die!

Why?

You see, it all started long ago…

I always wanted to be a ballerina or perform modern dance.

Alas…there were no funds for such!

To put it bluntly, Mama and Daddy didn’t have the money for lessons.

Further, they lacked any appreciation for that realm of the arts.

And so…

I made believe and danced my little dance…

And I did it everywhere…

All the time!

Dancing and singing all the way through life.

Even into motherhood…much to the chagrin of my children!

Oh, but not to worry, they’ve grown accustomed.

They’ve learned to let me be.

Because if they try to shut me up I’ll only sing louder and dance harder!

And there…right there in the produce section… I find happiness with two of my favorite people!

🙂 🙂 🙂

I danced with both of my babies at home and all over the stores to this song!

 

Still dancing to this one!

 

I play this whenever I’m about to take a flight!  Go Rod!

 

For my son!  I wish him a safe flight into the sunset— headed to Seattle and Portland!

I love you man!  Have a blast! See ya when you get back home 💋

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Love and light to you all!

Enjoy your week!

LadyG

😘💋

Happy Birthday To Us: Part 2

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Happy Birthday to Seekthebestblog!

We made it a whole year y’all and it’s been a blast!

Friends, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be here to celebrate my blog’s first birthday with YOU!

My goal was to share some of the best things that life has to offer.

I pray that I’ve done that for these past 365 or so days!

I’d like to thank all of the many followers and viewers who have stopped by to share a laugh, a tear, a bite to eat and everything else in between with Me, Ron and my Dad (when he decides to pop up.)

As for me, frankly, I never imagined that I’d make it this far blogging.

You see, I’ve always fancied myself as a storyteller, writer, photographer, and soul food/music maven.

That’s fine, but it was all in my head and in my personal journals and my files and under my bed and so on…

But now, thanks to this blog, it’s all in your head!

LOL!!!

No, seriously, thank you for digging our stuff and for sharing yours!

Oh, and by the way, Lady G is also celebrating a birthday this week!

I’m a few steps shy of a half century and I am very thankful for it!

So…

Let’s toast it up!

Yes, I just bit Ne-yo’s song “Champagne Life ! ”

Little does he know, he wrote that jam for me!

 

Click HERE if you want to jam to it with me 🙂

Again, thanks to all of you for stopping by my spot to ‘like’ or simply say hello.

Remember, if you comment, I’ll ALWAYS respond–barring no crazy WP technical difficulties 🙂

Love and light to you all!

Lady G 😘💋

PS:  A special thanks to all of you who wished Lady J well on her birthday too!  She was over the moon after reading all those wonderful comments 💞

 

 

 

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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Updated 5/22/2016 at 10:22am EST

First, let me say that I am so honored to have received so much blogger love! If I had known that my fellow bloggers were going to be this supportive, I would have started making contact with them minutes after I created this spot.  That’s real talk folks!

Now that I’ve said that, I’d like to thank Nazmin from Nas-tastic for nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.  I love Nazmin’s blog and I have been following her from the start.  She’s a millennial so she always has something witty, insightful and fresh to talk about.  Be sure to check her out.  Thanks again Nazmin!

And so…

Best believe that there are rules and here they are:

1. Display the award on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and link back to the nominator.
3. Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your awardees in the post.
5. Write 7 interesting things about you.

So, let’s go…

Seven interesting things about me

  1. I have a first degree black belt in Taekwondo; my son and I did this together.  Nope, I don’t still do it –so don’t even ask. But with that said, I can still do a jump front kick that will wreck your grill 🙂
  2. I have a B.S. degree in Political Science but I hate politics!  Here’s the thing, most people think that my degree indicates that I spent four years studying politicians and elections–WRONG.  Actually, I spent four years studying how the whole political process (nationally and internationally) really works.  There’s a helluva difference!  That’s why I know political bullshit when I hear it!
  3. I also have a M. Ed. in Health Education.  Most of my work experience lies here and in Health Information Technology.  That said, I got you!  I can coach you back to health and I can teach your provider how to use his or her brand spanking new Electronic Health Record System.
  4. I was Homecoming Queen in high school!  Stop laughing, I am not kidding you!
  5. I was in the first group of students at my high school to take Advanced Placement English.  I was the ONLY black kid in my class for the whole two years that we did it.  During that time we studied British/European and American Literature.  That’s why I have a penchant for saying things like, “My poor dog Sheppy shuffled off this mortal coil.”  For those of you who don’t do the Shakespeare thing that means he DIED!  ROTFLMAO.  By the way, George Orwell’s Animal Farm is one of my favorites–  the anthem “Beasts of England” kills me!  It just does!
  6. I am a Supersoul Sunday kinda girl so I love me some Marianne, Deepak, Eckhart and Liz Gilbert.  Guys, I am a seeker; that’s why I named the blog “Seek the best.”  I realize that people who don’t read the tagline may find the name off-putting; they think that I am implying that this is the best blog.  Nope, that’s not at all what I am saying.
  7. My brother (my whole sibling) had a DNA ancestry test done and our ethnic background is so varied that it is almost laughable.  Let’s just say that , like most black folks in America, I have ancestors all over Western Africa and Central/Northern Europe.  Bearing this in mind, my ‘bucket list’ includes visiting every country where I had an ancestor.  That means I’ll be going from Cameroon to Scandinavia!  How ’bout that!  Now please don’t ask me how I plan to do this; I am just going to put it out there into the Universe and see what happens!

Nominees?  Ok, here’s the tricky part!  I love a lot of bloggers but most of the bloggers that I follow are waaaaaaay more established than I am.  That said, they have tons of followers and have probably already received this award.  No matter, I am going to nominate these six guys anyway and see what happens!

 

Ron Brown

Tikeetha T

SD Gates

Chevvy’s Studio

T. Wayne

Lennon Carlyle

 

By the way, I forgot to list GeoGee of the GeoGee Experience.  Charge it to my head and not my heart!  G is in a class all by himself kids!  I am calling you out Geo because I’ve nominated you twice!  Do this one so that we can learn more about you!

 

Thanks again Nazmin!