29 May 2015


I'll just leave this right here and walk away.


                  the eyes are useless when the mind is blind

                           that is all.

28 May 2015

the conversation

my conversation with God every night consists of asking for forgiveness if I've said/thought/did anything that wasn't pleasing unto Him.

each morning is a blessing, and since tomorrow isn't promised to us, i cannot go to sleep without thanking Him for letting me see and survive another day.

Good night people!


 i tried to change the behavior of  a difficult person i had to work with, and i realized it was an impossible task. so i decided to be even nicer than i was to the person, and she began responding accordingly.  

I must not fear

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

-Frank Herbert

this is for real

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Cree Summer Still Heart

Keyshia Cole - Enough Of No Love ft. Lil Wayne

just a thought

Some Lemon Caneles I made last night for myself
If I had a brick for every person who said :

"Have you thought of baking fulltime? You should start a business! Do you have any business cards?"

(and I gave them my pinterest address, my business facebook page, and a business card) who didn't buy a single cookie, or cupcake, or muffin, or canele, or macaron, or mini bundt, or cake, or pie over the years,  (100%)

I'd have enough to build a bakery.

And that is why I don't lean on what anyone says. 

I lean on what they do.

27 May 2015

26 May 2015

Note to self

Surround yourself with people who know your worth. You don't need too many people in your life, 
just the real ones  who appreciate you for exactly who you are.

-author unknown

A simple philosophy

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

-Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Herein lies the problem.

Sometimes we (I) expect more from others because we (I) would be willing to do that much for them.

-author unknown

The top 10 things I like about Portland

8. my job

This completes my list.

23 May 2015

On today,

in 1993,

Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after a 30-year civil war.

I'm noting this because my sister in-law is Eritrean and so my God-daughter, niece, and model Arianna, is half Eritrean. Isn't she gorgeous?

21 May 2015


                         If a friend tells you that you're their only friend, take it as a warning and run. Away. There's a reason they don't have any more friends. Don't even wait to find out.



                           Someone told me this about 6 months ago. It took me a few months to find out why.

18 May 2015

Jill Scott - Fools Gold [OFFICIAL SINGLE]

Dreams don't work unless you do.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

APJ Abdul Kalam

I tell this to my nephew all the time. I'm trying to get him to understand the imporance of hardwork, focus, and being steadfast. He gives up very easily and is often discouraged.

My nephew used to love to swim. he was a huge fan of Michael Phelps during the last Summer Olympics. I had him watch the back story of how Michael Phelps became an olympic swimmer. I informed my nephew that Mr Phelps didn't wake up the morning before the Olympics and just showed up to join the team. For years before that day,  Michael Phelps got up at 5 am and swam about 12 hours a day, about 6 days a week. He ate, slept, and swam. That's all he did. I'm sure he wanted to sleep in, and do what other teens do, but he had a goal-which he attained, through sacrifice and hard work. And long hours.

I read a story about how Tiger Woods' father used to spray water from a hose at him as he practiced gold as a kid because his father wanted him to learn how to play golf under pressure.

I get up every morning at 5 30 am to work out before taking anhout train ride to work. Then I bike 21 miles on the stationary bike at the gym in the evening. Do I want to? No. I'd rather be somewhere in Costa Rica or Paris, running a bed and breakfast, and cooking and baking and writing. But I have goals that need to be attained so that I can eventually do what I want to do.

12 May 2015


My facebook post today

Yesterday was a good day. Not only did I get a promotion at work, I was also asked to be sent the results of the gender of a baby two friends of mine are having; for an upcoming gender reveal celebration, I get to bake a cake that will be either blue or pink, depending on the gender results of which I will know before the parents do. That is indeed an honor!
I don't know what I'll make, but a White Chocolate-Cake-with Mascarpone-Coconut-Frosting comes to mind.

08 May 2015

Out of Obligation

There needs to be obligatory you've-done-me-wrong-and-I'm-pissed-at-you-and-i'm-tired-of-you-playing--the-victim-card-when-you-continually-treat-the-ones-you-claim-to-love-like-shit-and-you're-surprised-and saddened-that-everyone-of-your-children-have-distanced-theirselves-from-you-and-that-I-blocked-your-phone-number-because-you-were-leaving-threatening-voicemails-that-had-me-shaking-everytime-the-phone-rang-but-it's-Mothers-day-so-I-have-to-give-you-a-card   cards.


I want to be so many things to people , but most of all I want to be better to

If love


by the time your gps locates               
and directs u towards me
I hope I will not b 2 exhausted
2 receive u
even though
will be greatly
preciated/ this

(am i going through a tunnel and I don't know it and that's why you can't find me? )



05 May 2015

The things that make us human

This morning while on the train  headed to work there was a black woman seated across from me who was changing her baby boy's diaper. An older white  woman took a keen interest in her.  I assumed she wanted to ask the mother about  her son's colostomy bag, but she didn’t. She might have wanted to, but she asked instead about his age, his name–the things that make him human, the things that emphasize his personhood over his diagnosis. She had a kind soul, this woman. I could feel it in her eyes. We all put out vibes, you know. I’m a big believer in that, no matter how crazy it makes me sound. Just think about it–we all know that feeling when a person comes around and our skin crawls. Bad vibes. But then there are the ones we’re drawn to and we just can’t quite figure it out. They make us feel peaceful. Good vibes. She had the good vibes.

02 May 2015


Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. 

                                         --Maya Angelou                       

01 May 2015

-Natalie Cole

When you have put all your faith in man and continue to be disappointed, don't you hope there is something out of there that is not of human element?
      -- Natalie Cole
There is someone out there. It's God. That's my answer.