Mother Nature is showing off. One day it’s pouring cats and dogs, the next, it’s sunny but colder than whale pee*. This weather is wacky. I blame The Teen. She’s been staying with my mom and made it a point to call and ask about her brother. Color me shocked.
Twitter and Pinterest keeps me thinking.
The Boy teaches me that practice makes perfect
This week I encountered the glass ceiling in the guise of constructive criticism.
Twitter and Pinterest seem to sum up my thoughts in 140 characters and pictures:
All my young niggas in Philly wanna do is stay high & get face tats… — Nova Giovanni (@NovaGiovanni) October 10, 2012
So Niggas is being Niggas at the BET Hip Hop Awards? In other news water is wet….. — Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) September 30, 2012
Jingle Bell Rock
We went through a delightfully silent week. The Mister was the voice of reason. He found out that The Boy was having a difficult time with a part in the song and decided to stop practicing all together.
Once The Boy muddled through the notes, it begin to sound much better. Hearing him blow out the notes, I realized I too have to practice my faith daily. I can’t attend church on Sunday, maybe attend Wednesday prayer service and expect to have a FULL relationship with God. I have to make time for this relationship (sorta like what I do with Judge Judy) consistently.
Someone extremely close to me told me that I was being such a woman. Of course I’m a woman, I have the stretch marks to prove it.He explained that my reactions to things were what a woman would do.
Should I bark like a cockier spaniel?SIGHIf a woman is too aggressive she’s a ‘rhymes with witch’. If a woman is too passive she can’t handle the pressure. If I cry in public I’m done. It’s no wonder so many of our young ladies suffer from identity crises. We don’t know whether to play the part of the vixen or victim. The role of smart and brainy or dumb as a doorknob.I’m uttering three words that I don’t allow my children to say:
IT’S NOT FAIRIt’s not fair that I work just as hard and my gender can be the thing that will deny me the chance to reach the next level.
I dug this book out from hibernation:
I read this book before when I went through a “am I Black enough?” phase. I need to re-read it to figure out how to temper myself with my new role of “too much a woman.”
Tonight Joe “Pull My Finger” Biden and Paul “Eddie Munster” Ryan debate. I have a bottle of wine and a notebook ready for this battle. They really need to hold these things on the weekend. Biden alone is worth half a bottle.
What are YOU thinking of this week?
*Nellie version: Colder than whale piss