Saturday, December 29, 2012

Son home for the holidays! Part 2. December 29, 2012

Four more day's with my son, Marquis. He's waiting on one of his friends to pick him up, In the meantime we are spending mother and son time:)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holiday to you 2012!

                                                  At work the week before Christmas


Christmas Day 2012

Son finally home for the holidays!
Christmas Meal

                                                    Boyfriend at work on Christmas Day.

Random Pictures 2012

Son and I eating at great resturant in the neighbnorhood.
Home Grown Ga
968 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
Quote from website: 
Sure, you may have seen something similar to this here and there in other places. Locally grown produce. OK, that's been done before. Fresh ingredients, that's nothing new. A tasty meal that delights your taste buds without clogging your arteries? A challenge. But we're not the first to pull it off. But here's the kicker...toss all those ingredients in a big ol' cooking pot, stir them up, and add a super low...I mean a SUPER ridiculously low price to it all. That's what Home Grown is all about. Fresh food fast. Tasty food that won't give you catastrophic heart failure. A meal that will fill up your belly without emptying your wallet. Welcome to Home Grown folks. We're not just here to give you a good meal, we're here to give you a new home. Everyone's welcome and we won't slow down til everyone has a happy belly and a smile on their face.. 
Underground Atlanta.

                                               Love this statue at Underground Atlanta.

                                           Why is there a bra on the ground at Underground?

Cabbagetown Bridge.
A brand New Car in lofts parking lot. Sad sight, but this kind of thing happens often.
 Atlanta Beltline we need the fence that was promised to us. 

                                                     A movie starring Ice Cube being filmed in the building at work.

Taking a walk in Reynoldstown. May 2012

Pepper is taking me for another walk. We are taking a route behind the lofts.
Here are pictures of great sights that I want to share with you:

                                            Nature in the city

                                                          Art on the Atlanta Beltline


So much to tell you about the month of May 2012. Part 2

 Today's my son graduates. I have to cook him breakfast this a milestone for him!
I'm making pancakes, yet I have not gotten familiar with this stove. I've cook on gas stoves the majority of my life. It's time for change. I'll do my best.
My son is sweet enough to eat these pancakes. The good news is he scrapes off the burnt parts. P.S. I usually am a great cook. Oh well...

                                                     Son eating pancakes

Son getting ready for his big day!
At graduation
Nice ceremony!
Son and his girlfriend.
Proud young man!

I have so much to share. Part 1, May 2012

It's been awhile since I've sat down to write on my blog.
One Saturday in May 2012. I sat out on the small patio in front of my unit rocking and eating cereal  in my rocking chair.  My neighbor came over and asked me if I wanted to go shopping with him. I agreed. He took me to a barbecue place called Moe's Original in the Georgia Tech area.  
Moe's Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style BBQ. Offerings include: Pulled Pork, Ribs, Wings, Chicken and Turkey in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy Sandwich all complemented by an array of Southern Sides and Desserts.
349 14Th St Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 249-0707
After he takes me too an extravagant furniture store. Very pricey. I couldn't afford it if I tried. This is me:
 This is my neighbor, shoes at least: It shows are taste:
  A interesting piece from the store:
 A beautiful dresser that I daydreamed about: $1000.00
Armour & Co
Home Emporium
1198 N. Highland Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
A display at Paris on Ponce

A typewriter I wanted:
Le Maison Rouge
A place inside Paris on Once
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Back in the Writing Again

I'm so happy I finished my writing assignment. I'm taking an online children’s literature class that was recommended by my mentor/literary mother. This course has helped me so much in my growth as a budding children's writer. I've had at least 8 deadline extensions, (the first for me). I went through so many personal transitions from moving, my son's graduating from high school and preparing for college, to the passing of my mother. I didn't think I could make it through let alone finish a writing assignment, but I am still standing. There was a time I didn't think there was a God to comfort me. I felt like I was going through these series of events alone. I would call out to Him, "GOD, HELP ME!" That was all I could do. I felt like I was drowning in mid-air. I didn't think my mother passing would hit me so hard, and take me under; taking my breath away, but it did, and now I can breathe deeply once again. Thank God for whatever it was that helped me through and brought me back to feeling much better.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Car Repairs and Fish Tacos, Oh Want a Wonderful Day! / May 12, 2012

I've been looking for a good mechanic that will not take advantage of me. Because I am a female; I’m sure you know what happens.

I think I've done my Mercury Cougar, Ella, (named after the late, great Jazz Singer, Ella Fitzgerald) a disservice.

I’ve been looking for a mechanic that will not overcharge me and treat Ella like a lady for some time now. I think it’s been two year since I got her.
A White, 1987 Cougar that had 37,000 mile on her when I purchased her. She needs desperate repair and brake job. I bought a $20 online coupon last year in December 2011. However, the location happened to be in Alpharetta! I was too excited about the coupon that I didn’t pay attention to the location until after I purchased the coupon. (This place is too far away! I hate driving long distances! That is why I moved to West End and now to Reynoldstown to stay downtown near my job.)

I called the location and I was told they were not open on weekends. I had to find time to take off during the week. Finally, I called back (around February 2012) and was told in fact, I didn’t need an appointment. I drove to the area in Alpharetta. I was told I was at the wrong location! How did I manage to make this mistake! Jeez! What is wrong with me? But the link showed this was one of the locations that accepted the coupon. Oh well.

Since I was there I got Ella, checked out. She needed her belt changed, $100. I didn’t feel like it was a wasted trip.

A couple of months later, I’m finally at the right place but it's still too far away from Reynoldstown. It’s in Marietta, GA. it’s about 30 minutes drive and this is still too far for me. I’m excited to find a place for Ella to get serviced. She needs brakes. The front brakes are trashed. The clerk at the counter tells me the front brakes, pads, and rotors will cost $659. A hit to my spirit and pocketbook; the clerk is nice enough to give me his employee discount.

I decide to get something to eat because of a lengthy process and the clerk gives me a variety of selections of places to eat lunch. I walk to the nearest Mexican restaurant.

The hostess shows me to my seat. I sit down at a booth and check out the scenery. There’s a bar in the corner. At least five flat screens in different locations in the restaurant and plenty booth seats. When the waitress appears, I order my favorite, fish tacos. As I wait on my meal, a camera men walks in with his crew. They wait for a woman who comes out of the back. I assume she is the owner. Wow! An interview. How cool. This turns into an exciting day. I ask one of the servers that pass the table where I’m sitting, what’s going on. He’s not sure himself yet, he goes over to check it out himself. As I watch the owner and crew go into another area of the restaurant, I decide to blog about it. When the guy server comes back to the table I ask him about the restaurant. He says he works with cool people and it gets very busy at night.

If you’re ever in the area, stop by:

Tijuana Joe’s Cantina
(770) 321-1233
690 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Friday, May 11, 2012

Reynoldstown/ May 6, 2012

Pepper, the dog, is taking me for a walk in our new neiborhood. I notice people standing in a group and someone is holding a purple balloon. My first thought is how cool a party. As I get closer, I asks what is going on. One of the people from the group tells me Georgia State is working on a on-going experimental project which consist of putting an camera in the balloon and it will take pictures every five minutes making a frame by frame map of the neighborhood. The residences of Reynoldstown will be able to see a map of the community if all works out. How cool huh!

Flying Biscuit Midtown/ May 4, 2012

I left my new significant other, Honey, at home to rest and went to the Flying Biscuit in the midtown area for a delicious breakfast. Little did I know as I walk in a ambulance would follow a screaming fire truck. As I sit at the counter, a line of male police officers wait patiently near the woman's bathroom. A customer mention a lady passed out in the restroom. Minutes later, a lady paramedic walks out with the female customer. The lady follows the female paramedic and walks to the stretcher. I think she okay.

Well, this is too much excitement for me and all I wanted was a peaceful breakfast.