Sunday, October 15, 2017


Happy Sunday folks.

It's a quiet and relaxing day here chez Bliss and I'm thankful.

I was perusing some of my old blog posts and I came across this one: 435. My name is not Oprah.

It's a list of what were my favorite things at that time.

Many years have gone by since I made the list and today I feel like updating it.

So here it is:

  1. My glass teapot. I still have it, I still love it, and I use it often.
  2. Tazo's "Passion" tea is still on my list. I drink it several times a week, usually cold from the fridge.
  3. My favorite dusting powder these days is an oldie but goodie, Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder. It smells like heaven and lives up to its description, as it really does make your skin feel silky. I don't wear it often because I wear a lot of black and the powder is white.
  4. I still have one of those semi-sexy "maternity" dresses and it's still my go-to dress for many occasions.
  5. Plantain chips have supplanted sweet potato chips as my snack of choice.
  6. These days, plain sparkling mineral water works well for me. I drink it plain but I also use it half-and-half with fruit juice on days when I want to drink something bubbly and sweet. Maybe I'll start mixing it with my Passion tea...
  7. Sweet potato plants. I don't have much of a green thumb but I've come to love greenery around the house. A friend taught me how to plant sprouting sweet potatoes to get some of the loveliest and (fastest-growing) plants I've ever seen. My latest is so far the most beautiful (and biggest) of all.

In case anyone is interested, I still have my toasty warm and super soft knit slipper socks from Wal-Mart, I'm no longer using the glass fish bowls to pot plants, I still love the body butter from Habeebah's Herbals (but it's been ages since I've used it because I'm using pure oils these days like almond, sesame, and grape seed oil...), I still have yarns I like but none I currently love. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017


I'm making something for the wedding.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Good evening and Happy Tuesday y'all.

After all the sad, shocking, and emotionally draining news that I've been bombarded with over the past several days, I have some good news to share: I'm planning a wedding.  💒

I won't say at this moment whose wedding it will be but some of you reading this may guess correctly. 😁

More later folks.

Monday, October 2, 2017


Happy Monday folks.

Hopefully your weekend was restful... peaceful... tranquil.

Mine was fun.

Saturday I had a full day of laughter and frolic with a friend whom I absolutely love. She's my mom's age but more like an older sister to me. We have a great time whenever we hang out.

She and I hit a yard sale, visited her family, ate, shopped, and more on Saturday. By the time we returned home, we were both beat.

On Sunday I slept in and had a thoroughly relaxing day.

Now for some less than inspirational news: daddy returned to hospital last week (which is what I didn't want to talk about). He's scheduled to head home late this afternoon.

His wife is also in hospital which is the cause for (seemingly) catastrophic concern on her part.

When she called to tell me where she was, she also asked me to assist her with something that I can't help her with.

Not because I can't, because I will not. It would require me to place myself in possible physical danger and definitely psychological distress.

My health is paramount and I have no qualms about saying no when doing otherwise would put me in harm's way.

I feel really sad for my dad's wife and it's very likely she'll be mad at me. However her anger won't deter me from doing what is best for me.

Once again friends, please send prayer, positive energy, and healing thoughts for this situation. Thank you in advance.

I am praying as well because at this point, I feel like it's the most I can do until I need to do something else that I'm able to do.