This year has flown by so fast that all the days and months have recently run together. I can't identify the beginning or ending anymore.
This year was all about change. Did everything change? No. Did some things change? Big time. Some was good, some was bad and some appeared bad, but was really good.
I can't say that I'm too big on the Christmas spirit this year. It's in 48 hrs and it's beginning to feel like just a regular day of the year. Maybe because it's on the weekend and I'm off on Sunday ANYway...who knows.
Next year should be cool. Next year should be pretty major, actually. We'll see.
I currently have a nagging cough.
I'm currently reading the following books:
The last one will be featured on the next issue of
www.browngurl.com so be sure to check that out Jan 1st.
Happy Birthday Kristi!
I think that's all I have this go-round, kids...
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
HUGE ups to Mr. John Legend, one of 3 artists to win 8 Grammy nods. He's among top performers, Mariah Carey and Kanye West, who will make a spectacle if he doesn't win "Album of the Year". It's gonna be okay, Ye...
John is up for the following categories:
SONG OF THE YEAR
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST MALE R&B VOCALIST
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY DUO OR GROUP (SO HIGH REMIX F/LAURYN HILL)
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE (STAY WITH YOU)
BEST R&B SONG (ORDINARY PEOPLE)
BEST R&B ALBUM
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION (THEY SAY BY COMMON F/JOHN & KANYE)
Best of luck to him for this upcoming Grammy show in February of 06!
Shout out to www.johnthelegend.com for being the best supporters in the world!
Sunday, December 04, 2005
I lost my good friend from elementary school last week.
She & I have been friends since the 3rd grade and continued to be friends through middle school, and half of high school. The other half, we had different networks, different circles of friends, but we were still friends...just grew closer to others. We both went to college together, though, both still stayed in the same neighborhood after school, etc.
Last year, she was diagnosed with lymphoma. She had been in & out of the hospital for chemotherapy treatments, but this most recent one gave quite a blow to her immune system. All systems were failing, her kidneys were failing, etc. I went to see her last saturday and the hard reality that I may lose my sister had hit me. We were both only children and were around each other so much when we were little, we were basically sisters. Her parents took me with them on trips, and vice versa with my mom.
Well, last Sunday, she passed away. This past week has been the most difficult, long week. I went to her viewing this evening, which was mind blowing...she looked nothing like herself. There were so many friends from school that I hadn't seen in a long time. It was bittersweet... it was good to see everybody, but just not on these kind of circumstances. It's so unbelievable and still hard to grasp the fact that we're losing our peer at such a young age. We haven't even had our 10 yr high school reunion yet. (it's in 06)
Tomorrow is the family hour/funeral.