Thursday, April 26, 2012

Oh no not over here!!!! /April 26, 2012

Okay, this is the deal, my dog, Pepper or as she probably feels, (She is the owner of me) well, I may have to get rid of her. Okay, find a loving home for her. She is the loudest(she also whines consistently), greediest, yet sweet dog, I’ve ever been around.

Now she can’t bring those bad habits with her to Reynoldstown! (she’s been to training when she was a pup). She screams, yes screams like she is being hit by a car. She barks at every person that’s passes by our unit. The front of the unit is glass, covered by sheer curtains. This little/big dog barks at every passing person and dog.

She is viscous when she sees another dog on our walks. Now, this can’t go on much longer.
I called her foster mom and she said she would take her, yet I have been too busy with closing on the loft, moving, helping my son prepare for college, and all and in between, work, writing, and praying.

Last Sunday I finished moving, as the movers removed my items from the old place, Pepper was next door in the back yard screaming, and barking. I told Pepper to be quiet. One of the men said, “ Is that Your dog?” Embarrassed, I shook my head, and said yes she is.

I can’t take her in this new neighborhood like this. they will say, “Where did they come from.” Pepper’s like a bay- bay kid!(Bad as all get out!) . My son would say each Christmas for us to get a shock collar which I thought was inhumane. Well, I went out and purchased one on last Sunday and the thing doesn’t even work.

Is this the Universe telling me something?

Wednesday WindDown/ Atlanta, GA/ April 26,2012

Yesterday, I had a lot of things to do. Unpack. Write. Etc. However I needed something to fill the emptiness I felt. It's been a difficult last 4 months: My mother passing, closing on a property, ending a relationship, helping my son get ready for college, working on a writing assignment that I'd extended the deadline for the 4th time(a first for me), working and just plain ole hanging on. I needed a healing so I walked across the street from my place of employment and absorbed Wednesday WindDown at the Centennial Olympic Park and it was just what I needed. The Apache crew did their thang performing on stage! I left feeling uplifted.

Wednesday WindDown
Atlanta’s longest running FREE concert series has been entertaining music lovers for over a decade! Relax with an evening of live entertainment every Wednesday, April through September from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Park’s Southern Company Amphitheater. Enjoy everything from jazz to contemporary music performed by your favorite local and national touring acts. Past performers include Ken Ford, Joey Sommerville, Melvin Miller, Marcus Johnson, Bernard Lynette, Steven Charles, Bobby Lyle, Phil Davis and many more!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From Historic West End to Reynoldstown

I'm no longer renting from ex/landlord. I've purchased a loft: homewnership.

How do I feel about it? I'm glad to be away from the drama of the relationship. I have the space to write. Peace. The loft feels like an extension of myself, my essence.

I will miss the conversations with new found friends at Tassili's Raw Reality, Soul Vegetarian and Healthful Essence and just mere strangers in the neighborhood. I felt an connection to the people. I felt safe, well most times. A few occasionally people made the hair on my arms stand up and my heart race, oh I had burglar bars and dogs at the house, but other than that I felt safe.

This is my 3rd day at the lofts. I found about them on the news after hearing so much about different projects on the Atlanta Beltline.

On December 10, 2011 there was a drawing on the units. I was 3rd to last person to pull a number. Boy, was I on edge.

Posted in Affordable Housing, Atlanta BeltLine news & updates by thebeltlineteam on December 21, 2011

It might just be the quickest sale of an entire condo building in Atlanta’s recent residential real estate history: the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing sold all 28 of its homes in one fell swoop on December 10, 2011. This is wonderful news for the Atlanta BeltLine, who bought the foreclosed condo building this past summer, fixed it up, and presented them to the public again this fall. This is the Atlanta BeltLine’s first residential real estate purchase (not something they’re in the habit of) and the fact that they, with the help of the Marketing Directors, pulled it off brings a sigh of relief to all involved. The Marketing Directors operated under a contract with the BeltLine to advertise the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing and to create an excited, orderly approach to selling all of the lofts in one day leveraging a drawing system.

Eligible homebuyers will receive up to $60,000 in down payment assistance, which creates a very affordable first mortgage. Monthly payments — from $900 per month* — will be much cheaper than renting new two-bedroom apartments in the area. Of those homes, three will be part of a Community Land Trust (CLT), ensuring that their affordability will be permanently preserved. The CLT homes will be targeted to City of Atlanta and Fulton County teachers and first responders with up to $100,000 in down payment assistance available.

About the Atlanta BeltLine:

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

Makes a Day

This snack is healty, yummy and makes the day go down a little smoother.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I had to have another, and another once I tried Sean's chocolate martini!
He's the best mixologist(bartender) in town, well at least to me! He does more than just make and serve drinks. He's an artist with his craft of mixing beautiful and tasty drinks! Customers pull out their camera phones and capture beauty at its golden moments; Sean and his passion.

Hats off to you Sean and cheers!

If you want to experience his masterpiece and an incredible personality, stop by at McCormick’s McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
190 Marietta Street
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Restless (April 2,2012)

Covered by doubt
Taking deep Breaths
Doubt returns
April Fools if for the honest
Karma debt escapes me
Confusion suffocates Stillness
Peace leaves me, goodbye