If someone had told me a few weeks ago that I would be drinking ice water all day long out of my "flash" cup bought from Wally World to withstand the forces of the heat and keep my water ICE cold, I would say that they were bold face lying.
If someone had told me a few weeks ago that I would not be wearing my jacket that looks like I walked straight off the plane from Antarctica I would once again say that you are a BOLD faced liar.
If someone had told me that I would be sleeping with just a sheet to cover me at night and that I would turn the air down past 77/76 at night... Yup you guess it.... BOLD faced LIARS....
This thing ain't no joke at all. If you keep reading I will tell you what I do to curb the heat. Share your tricks that you used/use to curb the flashes of heat that come on with little to no warning.
Hot flashes, night sweats, oh my…
It started with NO warning. I just kept wondering could it be that I am facing the change. I’m only 47 why would this happen to me at such a young vibrant age?
Its part of your life and how things should go they said…, but why do I need a party for my body? Why all the pomp and circumstance? Why all this heat that suddenly floods from my insides towards the outer layers of my skin? I feel it and I think what in the world is happening to me? How could this be? Am I experiencing something that I should be calling 911 for? Or am I really just being debarred from my womanhood that I fought so hard to protect all these years?
Somehow I got this, somehow I’ll cope. Somehow I will get thru this. I think there could be hope…
Oh my gosh, I’m so cold! Oh my gosh, jacket on I’m freezing. Minutes later I’m sweating almost, melting, I’m so freaking hot that I wanna rip my clothes off. But wait you’re at work, you can’t rip your clothes off you just have to take that damn jacket off that was just making you feel warm and cozy. But here you are peeling off the jacket and a sigh of relief escape your lips. But then moments later you are freezing again and you can’t get that damn jacket on fast enough. It’s either you’re hot, or you’re cold. Now you are wondering why Lord, why? I’m always freezing, that’s how it’s always been, but nope not anymore it’s time you freeze your ass off and then melt in the same hour. It’s only fair, isn’t it? No it ain’t!!!!
Missed periods, oops periods, oh why…
So it’s been months since I’ve seen my auntie, but not without her skipping along like she could just traipse through my life like she doesn’t really belong.
I mean how many days can you skip by and not stop by and say hello.
Will you even give me a warning that you are gone, never come back or is this what you are telling me?
Is this your exit? You. Are. Gone.
Is this the way that I find out you are taking the easier way out?
I mean I guess I should be rejoicing for that. What else can I do?
But then it comes to where I will sweat waiting for you to perhaps show up again…
You’re freezing, you’re melting, oh help…
Saw the news on FB and I didn't believe the initial post until I saw it was reported by a major news channel and then it just kept coming with more reports of another great one taken way too soon. Prince Rogers Nelson, bka as Prince or TAFKAP. Prince is 10 years older than I am. He's also taken too soon. I recall the constant argument of who was better... Michael Or Prince, and Prince always got my vote.
Today I finally realize that there is no comparison between the two. Michael was a Prince of Pop and Prince was the Rock of Soul. They were both legends in their own right and earned their places rightly so.
So when you remember him, remember that Prince was a Sexy Motherfucker (2007). The one that would cause Purple Rain while you rode in your Little Red Corvette (1982) in 1999 (1982). And as you see yourself as the Most Beautiful Girl in The World (1995), know that I Wanna Be Your Lover (1979). It's time like this where you realize that you got that Pussy Control (1995) and U Got The Look (1987).
While you cry out for him to Do Me Baby (1981) he proceeds to Cream (1991) all over you, whilst you are Face Down (1996). You decide to bust his bubble by proclaiming If I Was Your Girlfriend (1987) and let him know that if I Feel For You (1979) ,he would always get to enjoy you Soft and Wet (1978).
Just a few of some of the greats that we experienced over the years. Prince may not have been popular with the younger generation, but those who knew his music knew his heart, because once you give of your craft you give from your heart. It also takes heart to produce such melodic lovely sounds that brings people together regardless of....
Rest in Paradise~your music will live on forever!
Recently I had the pleasure of dealing with a family member dealing with obstacles. This family member does not want to come to the realization that they can't go around blaming everyone for things that have occurred in their life. They also don't realize that forgiveness is key to moving on and holding onto and harboring all this hate, hurt, and pain will do nothing for their situation.
The only way we can deal with all the curve balls, all the speed bumps, all of the things that affect our emotions, life, and our state of mind effectively is to be able to take responsibility for our choices that we make/or don't make in our lives.
I'm not perfect, I've made many mistakes over the years. I have also come to the realization that the things that affect my sanity can also cripple my existence if I allow those things to take control of me.
When and only when (or if) they decide to finally own up to their own shortcomings; their own doing in the way things have turned out for them is the only time that they will be able to stand back and take a look to move forward effectively.
I also felt personally responsible for this last attempt to make things work only to realize that once again you can only lead a horse to drink, but gosh darnit you cannot make him drink.
Being stubborn and so filled with pride that we can't see past our issues does nothing to help our current situation.
When we learn to take responsibility. When we learn to accept our mistakes. When we learn to offer up forgiveness to all that we FELT may have hurt us. When we learn to forgive ourselves for the part we played in our own downfall.... Only then can we learn to move on. Learn to live again. Learn to realize that if someone offers you a hand of hope, we need to take it and accept if for what it is. Even if that hand of hope does not last as long as we want it to, take it as it is.
Learn to get over it. Learn to let go of the drama.
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