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We're moving...

I knew our stay in Cali was going to be brief. I knew we would endure another life-changing move. We found out on Friday that we'll be heading to Manila, Philippines in mid-September or a little later. I am trying to find out everything I can about this place. We are very excited!!! Now, we can visit so many places close to the Philippines like China, Japan, Australia, Thailand.

I'm a big kid now...

Guess who's wearing panties now???


That's right. My baby girl is now completely out of diapers or pull ups or anything else. She has completed her second week and I'm so excited!

Why does she wear a 4T panty? Because she has a "big ole dooby". Those are her words to describe her rear end. The 2T/3T panties are always getting sucked in. Okay, okay...TMI. But seriously, why do they have "low-rise" and "bikini cut" panties for a toddler? For real...

I think I'm racist...

Moving around can definitely be an enlightening experience. Not only do you learn more about the world in which you live; but you can also learn more about yourself in the process.

At 18, I moved to Tallahassee. It was at Florida A & M University that I was realized I was a "country girl". I met two girls from Brooklyn and they would remind me of that fact every time we hung out. I can't even remember their names.

Years later, I moved to Houston, TX. It was there that I grew into being a woman. It's where my marriage grew and was tested most. It's where I became a mom.

Now, that I'm in the East Bay of California.....oh boy. I'm in a very Caucasian area. Even the very few black folks I've run into are little more than dark-skinned white folks. Here, I've learned I just might be a racist. At the least, I have some strong prejudices. It's weird because, technically, I'm half-white. But, being raised by a black family in a black neighborhood …

Birthday Recap

I really need to write on this blog a little more frequently. My birthday was June 29th and I'm just writing about it.

Anyway, I asked for a very memorable 30th birthday, you know, something to set it apart from all the others. Sometimes, you get just what you ask for.

Since we live in Cali now and can't really drop the kids off with family or friends, this birthday thing was a little more difficult. My husband asked what I wanted to do but I wasn't sure. So, he asked how I felt about a hot air balloon ride. I am very afraid of flying in an airplane. But then I thought I would give it a try. I flew with Balloons Above the Valley out of Napa. We were supposed to fly over Napa's vineyards and come back to Napa afterwards for a champagne brunch.



Morning of June 29th: I had to meet the other riders at the Napa General Store at 5:30....YES 5:30!!! I am so not a morning person but I was looking forward to this adventure so it wasn't too bad. When I got there, I was told tha…