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An Everlasting L❤️VE

Hello everyone.

My name is Chérie. 

I am the first born of the first born namesake of Phyllis 

And I am the first born grandchild of Phyllis and the late, great LeRoy 


I took a moment to look around the room. Recognize. 

I loved cooking with my grandma. She taught me her famous fried cabbage, red beans and rice, and an Egg-in-a-Nest. Oohs, aaahs, smiles and “YESSS!” affirmations filled the room.

I loved that she taught me how to bake grandpa’s favorite Pinapple Upside Down Cake 


And I love that she taught me Spanish.

Growing up, my grandma walked around the house talking to herself. “What did you say, Grandma?”, I would say. “Nothing. It’s just Spanish…” , she would say and continue talking to herself.

I wanted to know what she was saying! So, when I was in high school I decided to take a Spanish class. 

The first thing I wanted to learn how to say was hello to my grandma. Because she was my grandma! 

One day, I called her and surprised her. “¡Hola Mi Abuela!”  

(There was a gasp for air…) “¡HOLA MI NIETA BONITA! ¿COMÓ ESTÁ?!……”

And she was ‘off to the races’ they say.

“Woah, woah! Slow down grandma! I’m just learning!” , I said.

My grandma could not stop laughing. ( I could feel her smiling through the phone).

From that day, my grandma promised me to only speak Spanish to her.😄

We would never say goodbye. We would always end our conversations with  “I love you.”

So, the next thing I wanted to learn was how to say was ‘I love you ‘ to my grandma. Because she was my grandma.

As I choked back tears…¡TE AMO MUCHO MI ABUELA! ¡TE AMO MUCHO!

That was my speech when my grandmother passed. She turned 92 on May 23rd and she passed on the 30th. 

#CLE


Here I come. 


Her favorite color, blue.


Her favorite flower, rose.

I drew these roses when I was young. By the new cursive handwriting , I was young! 😛



Once there,

#Starbucks #RightOffThePlane #YESSS


 #CousinsUnite

   #StayingHydrated

And


A week long affair…



My grandma lived a good life. 


Her book !!! I now have it. 😊

She was still doing Zumba up until right before she passed!😂

Memories….


🎵 Doe, a deer, a female deer

(and her male companion) right outside our window!!!

My grandpa alwa had #ButterscotchCandy growing up! The funerals service set out a bowl of butterscotch candy without even knowing that information! #GrandpaWasThere 

My grandpa at his bar in the basement. Fyi, some of the items in the background were full of liquor. #Collector


My grandma crocheted these! #HotandHeavy #GoodTimes

Thank you to #EVERYONE 


#Overwhelmed #FullofEmotions

🎵 Loving you 

Is some kind of wonderful 

Because you’ve shown me

Just how much you care

You’ve given me the thrill of a lifetime

And made me believe you’ve got more thrills to spare, oh 


Everlasting Love ~ Natalie Cole

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Crossroads 

Rippin’ and runnin’ all day, the night has come.  Night light is Date Night.  We’re in L.A. in front of 

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No. Not that hammer and nails.  

This

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 Hammer & Nails, a nail shop for guys?!! I am ALL for it.  I love a man that is well groomed! 🎵 My, my, my!  My, my, my!  You sure look good tonight 😉 

By this time, I’m at the crossroads of hunger and starving (from hunger)! 😗 I turn around and what do I see?! 

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   Crossroads Kitchen.  Cool. Let’s do this!  We walk across the street and into the restaurant.  After a few minutes , we’re seated  

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  (without reservations, I might add).  Nice. 

Next, we’re greeted by our waitress.  “Is this your first time here?” “Yes.” “Welcome.”, she says and begins saying “….we’re a total vegan restaurant….”  

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Say what?!  Oh, boy.  What the heck.  We stay and give it a try.  After all, there’s always drive-thru on the way home. 

We order our food and I’m so hungry, I just dig in when the appetizers come. 

 🎵 Oops! I did it again 😛 Taking pictures after the fact of my plate. It was good.  

Now the main course…

   

And dessert, of course  

   
Not bad.  Not bad at all.  Who knew?! I enjoyed it a lot. The night wouldn’t be right without 

 for today, March 14th,  National Potato Chip Day! 🎵 Oh, happy day😄 

Question: What’s your crossroads and why?  I’d love to hear about it!

My, My, My – Johnny Gill 

Oops!…I Did It Again- Britney Spears 

MOVIN’ ON UP

Speaking of naughty or nice, I had to ask myself that same question.

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Well, ho-ho-ho I am not! So, nice it must be, right? Right. Or at least that’s what I thought. Then, I read my weekly horoscope….

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): When anyone takes an entitled attitude with you, it’s game over. Sure, you can be extreme in your loyalty and too giving, but you’re a passionate lady and you don’t care unless you want to. If anyone takes advantage of that, there is only so much space for forgiveness and so much time left until the beginning of the end. It’s unfortunate for them that they are only human.

Dang! Ouch! That hurt. That’s such a bad way to end the year AND start a new (year)! I mean, I was told…

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It did! It did! It did! So, what the *#+!
Hold up. Wait a minute. Let me put some boom in it….

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I’m on the good ship, I mean list again! Good credit that is! Look-a-there! I’m movin’ on up! To the east gold side, to a deluxe apartment account in the sky. I mean Cloud. I’m Movin’ On Up!

Yes sure-ree Bob/Dee-Dee! Good credit will take you places! It’s taking me right into the new year!

Question: Is your credit right, tight and good??? Why or why not?

Dating Survival Kit

In the event of an emergency,…you do A, B or C. Depending on the emergency depends on what you should do. For example, if there’s a fire you call 911 or in the event of an earthquake you are supposed to stop, drop and roll right? Basically, in the event of any emergency you should have a plan. They say if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Ok.

Well, this weekend my girl ( fabulous that she is!) created a traveling survival kit and gave to me what she called essentials for any destination. Interesting. I decided to take this to a whole new dating level….

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100 GRAND: Money, money, mon-ney! Just in case you meet a cheap one!
TWIX: For ‘tricks’ up your sleeve, like having your own $ IF they are cheap!
SNICKERS: To always have a sense of humor, like you’re funny…& cheap!
SUCKER: They’re just a sucker for your love! LOL really? Don’t be fooled!
GOLD: Dreams do come true! Go for the gold!

Did you notice the first three essentials are chocolate?! Lord knows I love me some chocolate! Good lookin’ out! Thanks, girl!

So, the next time I travel step out I will survive! Hey-hey! (Sing it Gloria!)

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Lord knows I love me some heels, too! Thanks MD! Good looking out as well.

Tell me what’s your must have for a date and why?

Don’t Talk to Me That Way!

Two people agree. Two people disagree. Some would say they would begin to

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Who do you think you’re talking to?…” “Don’t talk to me that way! ” Or, when you get your panties feelings in a bunch personally involved “I don’t like your tone! ” quickly comes out. Well!

What about texting? Or even writing? Some would say using all caps means you are yelling. Really? So, how do you handle it then? “Don’t text me in that tone of voice! ” “Don’t write to me in that tone of voice!” That’s my reply. Oooooh! Caps just chap my hide!

What chaps your hide that someone should never say, especially online?