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5 On Friday



Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got to spend some time with their loved ones!


My dear friend, Christina of Being Mrs Jones, published her first novel!!  It's called Love & Other Things .  I'm so happy for her for taking the plunge.  Writing fiction isn't as easy as it may seem.  Writing something to publish for the public to read is hard period because you're putting your talent out there for others to judge.  As writers, we struggle with whether to write for ourselves or to compromise and try to appease our readers.

So, I take my hat off to Christina for taking this huge leap.  I actually got to be a part of her writing process for Love & Other Things.  Let me tell you, this is a book you'll want to read.  I think that every woman who has struggled with finding love or opening herself back up to love after being hurt will be able to relate to Christina's characters.  So be sure to scoop up a copy!





Our Thanksgiving was low key.  I actually had intended to take the kids to the Thanksgiving parade, but after staying up until 4 AM slow cooking our turkey, when I finally did doze off I woke up too late to make it Uptown in time to get a decent parking spot.  No worries, we watched it on the tv.  Look out Macy's, you're not the only one who can put on a good Thanksgiving parade!  Novant Health stepped up and sponsored the parade this year.  I'm grateful that they did because it had been cancelled over the summer due to lack of sponsorship.

The Mr also had to work yesterday.  So, instead of having Thanksgiving dinner, we had Thanksgiving lunch before he left.  I'm hoping next year he'll be off and we'll all be able to make the parade and do more festivities.

Well, looks like we'll be getting a new car sooner than we had planned.  Sadly, we still won't be a two car household though.  Our Kia got attacked by a buck (male deer) when the Mr was driving home from work Monday morning.  Anyways, he ran into the driver side front tire hard enough to run the Mr into a ditch and fold in the tire.  And because we have an older model Kia, the insurance company is saying that they want to just total the car instead of paying for the repairs because basically the whole front of the car would need to be replaced, etc.

If it's not one thing it's another.  Still have joy though because my husband could have been seriously hurt.  There were cars on the road in front of and behind him.  He could have easily ran into one of them or the car behind him could have hit him when he went sliding into the ditch.  Not to mention, we had freezing rain the night before.  The whole situation could have been worst than the car getting messed up and the deer being injured.

One plus side is that we have a SWEET BMW to ride around in from the rental company.  If we could afford it, we'd definitely buy one just like it.  It's roomy, fully loaded and good on gas.




Moo turns 5 this weekend!! I can't believe it.  It feels so surreal because it honestly doesn't feel like five years have gone by already, but I guess it has.  I was thinking of starting the tradition of putting together a slide show for each birthday going forward so that they'll be able to look back on a recap of each year of their childhood.  

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Since, most my pictures were on my old iPhone and didn't port over to my Galaxy S4, I don't have many to include for this year. :(  Thankfully, that won't be the case anymore because all the pictures on my S4 automatically save to both the phone and my memory card as well as upload online to a private gallery.  Mama learned her lesson.

I'm thinking of cutting my hair again.  I did try experimenting with a few twistouts and bantu knots hairstyles, but they didn't come out so well.  I also need to invest in a decent flatiron because my electric hot comb is dying on me.  It's about time though because I've had it since my freshman year of college.  I also need to find another old school ConAir barrel curler.  

I took mine to New Orleans for my sister's wedding and it's been MIA ever since.  We'll see.  I might just call up one of the my girlfriends to help me put in some box braids and call this hair situation a wrap.






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14 comments

  1. That is good to hear your husband wasn't hurt by the accident. Hitting a deer can be really dangerous. So I'm glad he is ok. And that's fun to get a new car! Yea to that!
    Turning 5 is such a big step in my eyes. It's like a big milestone. And yet it never seems to be that many years has passed. It's funny how the time flies right by you and it's there and gone so fast. So a big Happy Birthday!!!!

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    1. New cars are fun except for the new car payments that come with them.

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  2. Congrats to your friend on her book! It is hard to put yourself out there. Hope the car thing works out well and thank God your husband wasn't hurt!

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  3. Glad your husband is okay and that you'll be getting a new vehicle soon!

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    1. Thanks. Now if only we can find a 2 for 1 deal. Lol.

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  4. Congrats to your friend on the book, I'm going to check it out now because I'm in serious need of some good fiction in my life.

    Oh wow, sorry to hear about the car situation but thank God your husband is fine! Geesh.

    Happy (early) birthday to Moo!! God bless ♥

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    1. Moo says thanks for the early birthday wish. Hope you enjoy Christina's book!

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  5. I'm glad your hubs is ok. I was trying to wait until tax time to get a new car but my old car had other plans for my pockets.

    publish your book. the sense of accomplishment you feel is like nothing else in the world.

    happy bday to your baby girl

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    1. I'm almost ready to publish my book. I still need to decide on a title though. I have two floating around in my head.

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  6. Deer ain't no joke. It's like they wait for people to come along....

    Happy birthday, Moo.

    And, yes, the hair struggle is real!

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    1. It just amazing me how strong their bodies are and they can do so much damage to a car. Sadly, with winter getting ready to set in we will see more of them on the roads looking for food.

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  7. how exciting for Christina...all these women are so inspiring to me...i so need to finish my book!!

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    1. Yes ma'am you do! Getting to writing. You always have a spot to advertise here on YUMMommy.

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