Saturday, June 2, 2018

My Week In Review/May 27, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Dear Beautiful People,

The most outstanding occurrence in my week came this past Monday, when I was made aware of Menstrual Hygiene Day. It was given special focus because the Duchess of Sussex is an advocate of menstrual health. Or maybe it clicked in my brain because of her involvement.  I became familiar with the term 'period poor', where girls and women aren't able to afford basic sanitary supplies. They are also made to feel ashamed, as if what happens to them is their own fault. Perhaps, I have lived in ignorance for so long because I was one of the lucky ones. My mother had no problem explaining the facts of life to me and she made sure I had whatever I needed when I was a child. Because I was ten when I began my periods, and I suffered with cramps, severe dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, endometriosis, and polycystic ovaries. I was a wreck. Weeks would go by and I'd suffer the symptoms but not the actual period. Other times, my periods lasted 6-8 weeks. I ended up with anemia. I cannot imagine how my life would've been if I wouldn't have had the mother that I did. I had to go to Charity Hospital every Tuesday, so I could be monitored. Estrogen would've helped a lot, but I developed blood clots at 12 and 15, and again at 19, so I've been banned from the hormone for the rest of my life. Even today, I must take aspirin to keep my blood thinned. Of course, the aspirin didn't help my heavy periods. Needless to say, it very much alarmed me when it finally penetrated my take-it-for-granted-brain how big of an epidemic the lack of resources are for women, as well as the awful stigma that is attached to menstruation. We, as women, should be celebrated. We definitely should ban together to help our sisters in need. There are many websites out there that discusses Menstrual Hygiene Day, but here are two that you should look up: Myna Mahila and Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Menstrual Hygiene Day happened to fall on Memorial Day this year. The day for me was very quiet, although I did reflect on its meaning and I will always thank service members for their great contributions.

On a lighter note and in reference to my previous post, Kendall's Crimes, I'd like to say that I'm aware continually focusing on her crimes "brings light to them", "cheapens Kendall's many issues that prevent her from healing", and "doesn't allow the reader to move on so that she may be forgiven". Kendall is a heated issue and I sometimes forget that, as the author, I shouldn't attempt to "manipulate the minds of readers by constantly bringing her up". In fairness to the "sensibilities of readers", I will do a post on Christopher's Crimes. Soon. 😜

Tell me how your week went in the comments.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Favorite Sexual Positions

We all have them. Maybe, the position is more comfortable, gives us more control, or allows for more pleasure.

Here are mine...

At this point in my unanticipated celibacy....

1.) Any

The End

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kendall's Crimes

It pains me to list the bad behavior of the woman everyone loves to hate, but Mama Kelly pointed out Kendall's crimes to me. Do you agree with the list? Can you list any redeeming qualities that
Kendall has?

Anti-heroine - a leading female in a book or movie who is a villain with redeemable qualities.
Villain - an evil character in a book or movie who plays an important role in the plot.

Which one is Kendall to you? Anti-heroine or villain?

1.) Repeatedly insulted Meggie.

2.) Made Meggie lose her baby.

3.) Nearly had Outlaw killed.

4.) Drugged Johnnie

5.) Wanted to punch CJ.

6.) Made Rory kneel in a corner.

7.) Tried to seduce Outlaw several times.

8.) Got Johnnie shot.

9.) Had an abortion because she was angry.

10.) Got Meggie kidnapped.

11.) Got Val and Christopher kidnapped.

12.) Tried to convince Bailey to divorce Mortician.

13.) Barred her kids from certain rooms in her house.

14.) Wouldn't allow her kids to have nicknames.

15.) Hated a child.

16.) Threatened to tell Meggie that she killed Traveler.

17.) Got Meggie strangled by Johnnie.

18.) Pretended her injuries were worse than the actually were.

19.) Aligned with Randolph.

20.) Withheld information about Spoon.

21.) Stowed away on an airplane.

22.) Punched Meggie in the stomach.

23.) Got into a fight with Zoann.

24.) Got Daphne killed.

25.) Didn't want Johnnie to drink beer.

26.) Got Johnnie to leave the club.

27.) Betrayed Ophelia

28.) In essence, betrayed the club.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Shit Memaw Kelly Says

We all love Mama Kelly. Now, she's offering up five of her favorite sayings!

1.) "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."

2.) "If you don't like it, tough nuggies."

3.)"What do you expect me to do? Get naked and stand on my head and make faces with my ass?"

4.) "You thought like Lit. He went to fart and shit."

5.) "I'm not in that shit. My name is Smith."

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Favorite Moments of the Royal Wedding

It's been 10 days since the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and I still can't get the lovely ceremony out of my mind! Can you? Do you agree with my choices? What was your favorite moment?

1.) The princes chatting as the walked to the chapel.

2.) Meghan Markle & Doria Ragland in the Rolls Royce on the drive to the chapel.

3.) The gown.

4.)The veil.

5.) Meghan's entrance.

6.) The page boy's joy at hearing a trumpet for the first time.

7.)Prince Charles's chivalry to both Meghan and her mother.

8.) Prince Harry raising Meghan's veil and saying 'hi'.

9.) Bishop Curry's address.

10.) Stand By Me.

11.) When Meghan pushed her ring on with her pinky.

12.) The searing looks.

13.) The kiss.

14.) The carriage ride.

15.) The second kiss.

16.) The pageantry

17.) The second gown.

18.) Meghan leaning over and unlocking the door for Prince Harry.

Monday, May 28, 2018

9 Facts About Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

1.) Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day".

2.) The first Memorial Day Celebration was held on May 5, 1868.

3.) More than one million American soldiers have died since the Revolutionary War.

4.) President Bill Clinton signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in 2000. 3PM each Memorial Day is set aside to "pause and consider the true meaning of this holiday".

5.) New York was the first state to officially recognize Memorial Day.

6.) Nearly a million people are expected to attend Rolling Thunder in 2018. It is the annual Memorial Day rally in Washington, D.C.

7.) In 1968, Congress officially designated the last Monday in May as the day to observe Memorial Day. The law went into effect in 1971.

8.) Moina Michael was the first to wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who died serving the USA during war.

9.) It began in the years following the Civil War, where over 600,000 soldiers lost their lives.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

My Week In Review & Kat's Quickies

Dear Beautiful People,

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Since this is the first day of the week, I won't post my week in review today, but I will do it on Saturdays. During the week, I intend to start posting Kat's Quickies. Each day will be a different topic. From time-to-time, I'll even post WIP excerpts and polls for you to participate in. Who knows? A contest or two might pop up, so be sure to check in on the blog as much as possible!

I hope you have a great week and a safe Memorial Day!

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