25 November 2008

a random sprinkling of jewel dust...

okay, so i know it's been damn near a month since i last posted something, but that doesn't mean i haven't missed you all. what it actually means is that there's been a lot going on and it's prohibited me from blogging about it; well until today.

today, i'm going to post random samplings of what i've been doing and going through...

so, my Jamaica boo and i had a huge fight, mended fences, and are friends again. he's still laying claim to the goods, but that's his issue not mine *giggle*

i'm still seeing The Toolbelt (the one my last post was about), though i've slowed that down some. and i'm also seeing Mr. Cerebral. They ironically live roughly 15 minutes from each other, but the good thing is that the latter spends his social time in Brooklyn, so never the two shall meet. *phew*

dating (more than one guy) is way out of my league for real peeps! though i'm handling it pretty well, it's still overwhelming and something that i'm not used to.

i have these crazy horny periods that i have the worst time containing. i was in Florida, so there was no way for me to satisfy my needs. Girl 6 had NOTHING on me when i made my calls (read: demands) for sexual gratification upon my return to NJ.

Lil Lady continues to be the most amazing person to me. while so many mothers are going through hell with their teens, i'm enjoying a warm, affectionate, open, and honest relationship with mine. *yay*

speaking of Lil Lady, she has once again made the High Honor Roll. beauty AND brains in one petite lil package. i'm so blessed!

"Yes, we can" is something that i'm living by and find ways to apply it to my life on a daily basis. i'm not going to be that person who voted for the man and is now complacent because i've gotten what i wanted. i'm going to be an even bigger advocate for positive change and efficiency for myself, my family, and my community.

even though i'm struggling financially (like most are), i'm ever grateful for what i DO have and i'm thankful for each and every day i wake, can work, have health benefits, etc. i don't complain about what i don't have because there truly is so much i have and to be grate/thankful for.

my health continues to be good and even though i'm sick of being poked and prodded, examined, and charted, i know it's for the greater good and health awareness is a key proponent in keeping me alive and well.

even though i'm dating, love is still elusive to me and i do truly hope one day that it'll find me, take me down, and hold me hostage for life.

faith and prayer are two key components in how i make it through life.

as we approach Thanksgiving, i reflect on the many things/people I'm thankful for and it's easier to focus on the good stuff rather than the bad. as Sam Cooke's song said, A Change Gone Come and it can/will as long as we believe and participate.

i refused the extremely rude and errant attempts on getting my attention while in JFK airport recently and was called out my name for it. i promptly corrected him and infromed him that his actions and inability to accept my refusal demonstrated a lack of class and integrity on his part and that he's apparently not used to dealing with women with any real respect for herself and that's why he came out his face. i went on to tell him that he might want to dig into his pysche as to why he sees and treats women the way he does if he has any hopes on getting a woman with any self-worth. i walked away leaving him some words to ponder and about 15 mins later, he came back and apologized. he told me he's not used to women turning him down (he was attractive) and that he was used to getting his way and what he wanted. ironically, this led to a conversation about women, their worth and that woman are their own worst enemy and sell themselves out for the stupidest of things. at the end if the conversation we agreed that we truly hope that we can regain our positions as princesses/queens/empresses. he said, he was going to work on being a king. *wow*

work has been so crazy and demanding lately and i really felt like my efforts were going unnoticed. actually they weren't and my manager has given me a lot of props for what i've been doing and how well i've taken on my increased work load.

i've taken the opportunity to travel for work and i love it as much as i did in the past. in Oct i went to IN and KY. last week, i was in Fl, and next month, i'm going to TX. i want to stay marketable, gain field experience, and show them that i'm willing to learn and mature in my work skills.

a good/reliable source says my name has come up for some form of promotion in the new year.

speaking of traveling; my trip to Fl was fantastical! i was in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami with a great guy in my work group. we had a blast and hooked up with my fave girl cuz in Miami and had a night on the town. he'd never been to Fl before, so we had to make it memorable for him.

i was able to stay for the remainder of the weekend and catch up with mum and dad and sis.

my cuz and i are completely nuts together; always have been and always will be. we're the proverbial two peas in a pod. together we're like C4 waiting to be ignited! i think we might have been the catalyst for what we saw on a t-shirt. "came here for vacation and left on probation". though we've never been summoned by any law enforcement agencies, we've come close. *giggle at the mems*

i apologize for being out of the loop, but life has to be lived, but know that i've not forgotten any of you and even though i may not always comment, i do try to read your blogs and see what you're up to.

well, my blog fam, that's all for now. Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. I pray blessings for you and your families/friends during this time of communcal gatherings.



Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - tons going on - so much to comment on - lol...I'll leave it at this; have a happy thanksgiving!

R. Fitzgerald said...

I see you were in my old stomping grounds - Florida. I grew up in Jacksonville and during my early adulthood hit many a spots throughout the state. I used to hate living there, but after 14 years in the midwest, I always enjoy a good trip home.

Three men -- hmmm

What does love look like to you? Answer that and you might see it coming.

Mr.Slish said...

You jugglin dudes now..lemme find out! lol...

Rastaman said...

No wonder you don't blog!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Rasta

Wendy said...

Yes life goes on. Just know you're missed when you're gone. I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving.

Stay Blessed!

Keith said...

Hey Blue, how ya doing?I see you've been busy..lolol...Three guys huh? Go ahead Hot stuff..do your thing-lololol...It's good to hear from you...I stop over here every now and again.

iriegal said...

Hi Blu..wha' a gwan mon?...lol

See that is why you can't post, too tired trying to keep dem mon dem from each other.

Hey, if you NEED HELP IRIEGAL can tek one of dem off your hand yuh know.

Blu Jewel said...

@Darius - man, this isn't even the entire story...lol!

@ R. Fitzgerald - Jax was nicer than I expected. I have fam in FL, so it's stomping grounds for me also. As for love...well, that picture isn't fully developed yet.

@Slish - yeah, i'm juggling, but they're slipping and need to step their respective games up. Help me understand yard men...PLEASE!

@Rasta - hey nice surprise! LOL@ why I don't blog.

@Wendy - Aww! Thanks lady. Honestly, I do miss it; I miss it a lot and am going to do my best to stay regular.

@Keith - the numbers are more impressive in print than real life. Thanks for checking in and I'll certainly stop by to visit you.

@iriegal - lawd a mercy ooman! me can more dan hangle dem; is me dem caan seem fi hangle at all. my girl, you know seh he Virgo ooman is nuttin fi ramp wid to rahtid!


Kofi Bofah said...

I am sure you had fun in Florida. I day dream about Florida to get me through this Midwest winter.

It is cold up here in Chicago.

T.C. said...

You sure do have a lot going on huh...well that's always a plus...dating two men...wow! I don't know if i am built for that either...good things always come to good people... i know that love and the promotion are all in the card!

Believer 1964 said...

I have been missing you big time, but was too busy myself to even email. ;)

Your relationship with Lil Lady is the fruit of the labor you’ve done years prior. Besides, I know that you truly respect her. You understand that she has her own dreams and is on loan from God, but you do it all without compromising your authority or responsibility as her parent. You did it right, and I'm sure she's aware of it and thankful.

I was smiling big about the unsuspected male who crossed your path. He was drawn to you from the start, and then after the conversation the attraction escaladed. I’m sure his thoughts included, "I need to get me some of that!" ;)

You have them all thinking and wanting you girl. Be safe!