Been on break…

Hi Readers:

I wanted to let you know that I am still around. I decided to take a little break. The heat this summer has been intense and I have been working my way through with my son. As a former NW gal this has been quite a weather shock.

If you follow me on Twitter you will see all of my adventures in motherhood and beyond. I decided to reach out today because I wanted to challenge myself with using my blot app on my Kindle Fire. With a little patience I might get back on the blog  wagon again.  Until then I am going to try to go the old fashion pencil and paper route for a little while.

Thank you for all your comments and ideas. You can email me at and I will try to respond as frequent as I can.

Take care and have a wonderful day!


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Seasonal Flavors


One of my favorite vegetables.

Mashed Potatoes

I have always liked sweet potatoes/yams. I enjoyed eating them during Thanksgiving. My mother would mash them, pour butter, sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar, and stir it some more. It was delicious! I always looked forward to it. Soon my mom would serve it other times of the year. I really like them.

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Good Eats



Silverware (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sonic Drive-thru

Sonic Drive-thru (Photo credit: Senor Velasco)


These are both local for all my NW and Southern readers/friends.


Sonic Drive Thru
They have the best drinks and snacks. The nice thing is it is almost everywhere in the country. So that is a plus.


Furrs Buffet
This place has so many types of foods you can choose from. I really like it when we go there.


Taco Bell
Great Mexican food at good prices. Also can be found just about everywhere.


Dairy Queen
I grew up going here for burgers and deserts. I remember going here for my banana split fix a few summers ago.


Basken Robbins
Technically this is a desert place, but when you want some yummy icecream or sherberts this is one place that usually has it.


For my NW people this is where its at for delicious seafood. It is most known for its clam chowder and fish and chips. My best friend and I used to meet here whenever she was in town. My last meal in Washington was actually from here. I was so glad she told me about them being in the airport.






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Long Weekends


Lie to me, at the door, some wrathful mask (on the right) from Tibetan Buddhism?, Tim Roth (actor playing Cal Lightman) in Western culture, TV show, USA

For me the best way to spend a long weekend is catching up on shows or movies I haven’t seen in a while. If I am lucky enough to catch up on a show or two that is wonderful!

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At the Movie Theater


One of my favorite actors at his best.

Madea Big Happy Family LA Premiere 11

The last movie I saw in the theater was Madea’s Witness Protection. I had a good time watching that. It made me laugh so hard. I enjoyed watching Tyler Perry in his trio characters.

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What is beauty?  Is it being slender with long hair?  People tend to look at ones outward appearance.  What about what is on the inside? 

I started this post  a while back.  When I wasn’t worried about how I looked on the outside.  It has been an interesting year for me.  I have tried not to go back to an awkward stage where everyone’s opinion of me meant a lot to me.  I can’t remember a time where this wasn’t on my mind.  How it hasn’t affected my life in one form or another.  I used to want to get my haircut every few months because it got very afro like.  I used to look at myself in the mirror and see this big poof of dark hair that looked a lot like a mushroom cloud.  Whenever it got to be a too much to look at I would make an appointment and get my hair trimmed down.  When I was young I used to have a variety of hair styles I would go through.  I would go from braids to straight/relaxed/texturized hair to have my kinky curly hair.  As I got older I started to wear my hair shorter because it made it easier to manage.  I was usually on the go and wasn’t able to do much with my hair.  It wasn’t that I didn’t want to it was just too hard to do.  So I went through a pixie hair cut stage than I tried a few other shorter versions.  Soon I really just liked it because it was so much easier to deal with.  When it got to long and I wasn’t able to handle it I knew it was time to get a trim.  The last time I got my hair cut was I think earlier this year.  I can’t remember for sure.   As I have been thinking and looking at myself the subject of Beauty came to me.  How does a person know they were beautiful.  I knew when I was in junior high I hardly thought as myself even faintly attractive (it was already an awkward stage).  I was just trying to deal with going to a new school and dealing with the many cliques.  In 6th grade I had a terrible time dealing with being very skinny.  I had several girls bully me calling me Bony Knobs and putting their wrists around my arms and legs.  I hated it so much.  I didn’t understand how anyone could be so cruel.  Plus with my name being different (Mahlet) I had several people calling me Mafalet.  Talk about a hit to the self confidence and self esteem.  I had nobody to turn to.  I would come home upset and sad.  I hated how I looked.  I would never wear shorts anything resembling a short sleeved.  I didn’t care how hot it was I didn’t want to give anyone a reason to point and tease me.  My mom would comfort me the best way she could.  She knew it hurt me.  It took me several years to get over the shame of being thin.  I didn’t even want my picture taken because I didn’t want to remember how ugly I felt.  If it wasn’t for my family and several friends I would not have gotten through that stage.  I had a friend of my family who would always tell me “Mahlet you are beautiful don’t ever forget that!”  Even to this day her words of wisdom come to me even though she has passed on. 

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100 posts later…

This is my 100th post on here.  Part of me wanted to write something inspirational.  While another part of me wasn’t sure what to say.  I have imported a few of my posts from other blogs and rolled them into this one.  Some I have written recently while others were written in the past few years.  I have read some of the comments that have been made lately (even those in the spam folder that I have tried my hardest to get approved).  Some people have said how much I have inspired them (I am so glad to have helped you out!) while others haven’t been so nice.  I even recently read one what made me very sad.  I felt like how could this person say something like that.  They don’t know me.  They have no idea about who I am.   I made this blog so I could express myself freely and perhaps help other people along the way.  Who knows maybe there is someone else who knows what I am going through or close enough.

See I am a young mother who has gone though many changes in the last few years.  Things that I have gotten through and tried my best on a daily basis.  Did you know that in my early 20s I was told that I might have ADD?  I have battled with an eating problem all of my life.  Up until a few years ago if I worked my butt off at different jobs trying to make a difference in my life.  Trying to find my place in this world.  I have been a student, tutor, child care/daycare worker, Customer Service Assistant, Customer Service Representative, and even in the office support field.  I have always loved working with children because I didn’t want them to fall in the cracks of this great system of ours.  I have dealt (and continue to) with anxiety issues and wanting to please all the people in my life.  All I have ever wanted to do was to be given a chance.  A chance to show that I was worth it.

Sure I tend to go on and on about a lot of things.  That is generally how I am able to explain myself.  How I am feeling and thinking.  I take a chance everyday by writing.  It is my way of communicating what is going on in my mind.  My brain is like a freeway with ideas and thoughts speeding is so many directions that it is amazing.  Sometimes I wish I could just way what is on my mind without being afraid.  Afraid of what others will think of me.  Will they see the same person or will they think I am crazy.  I never really know.

I am not the strongest person.  I am not the person to go to when you need to blow up something.  I am a good listener.  I am very loyal and kind.  I tend to be very trusting.  Some might say too trusting.  But I am a person.  I have a heart that loves to help people.  I am a dreamer who wonders a lot.  Wonders about what is going to happen.  Will things work out.  Than again I can be a worrier too.  That is just me though.  I have been through so much in my life that makes me the unique person that I am.  There is so much I want to say but have to filter a few things here and there.   Not that I don’t want to say it… but I want it to come out fluidly.

So this is my 100th entry.  Thank you for reading and looking forward to many more!