Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's almost time!


I love this time of the year. All of a sudden, my inbox starts filling up with coupons to some of my favorite eateries. We're a week out from blast off but we're definitely getting the celebration started early. Definitely makes getting older more palatable. Hehe.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Celebrating Lydia

We gathered this evening to celebrate my friend Lydia and her fiance Korri ahead of their upcoming nuptials. The setting was the beautiful and stately Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum -- evocative of Lydia's personality and spirit.

Lydia, whom I often refer to as X (her middle initial), has been a friend for almost a decade. We first met at a conference of the National Association of Black Journalists. Then she moved to Knoxville for a job at the News Sentinel, my former employer, and our friendship deepened from there. Our cubicles were right next to one other in the newsroom and we undertook all manner of mischief inside and outside the office.

I'm thrilled to be her friend and I look forward to walking alongside her and Korri in their marriage journey.

Lydia & Korri from this summer. (Didn't get a chance to grab one tonight)

Me, Lydia and Megan before the festivities began.

The Knoxville Botanical Garden is magnificent!

I was wandering the grounds when I saw this sight.

For more photos from Lydia's engagement party, visit my Flickr account.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A right perspective

I ended last week with car troubles and started this one with plumbing issues at home. (Dead car starter. Backed up kitchen sink and bathtub. Not pretty. I may have said some not nice words as a result of all this.)

I walked into the office yesterday morning and saw this reminder taped to my computer: "Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." ( 1 Thess. 5:16-18.)

Thankful for the reminder to keep the right perspective and a good attitude in all things.
Happy Wednesday, y’all.