I have been wanting a date with these three men for such a long time and Sunday I finally got a chance.
Malik came home Friday for Spring Break from Bowie State University, hubby is feeling strong enough and comfortable enough to be around crowds after a long winter of Chemo treatments and Tayair decided to hang out with us as well.
Many thanks to Johnnie Lonon, who you will remember was featured in my “Millennials Making History” blog feature, but in case you missed it, click here to read the post. Johnnie is an Account Executive for the 76ers and he invited us to a game.
I know all about the Sixer’s record but going to one of their home games in Philly wasn’t all about the game or even the team, it was getting in some family time with my three men.
As a mother of sons, my heart is always with them even when they leave home and often times it is very difficult to view them as grown or almost grown men…I can still feel their little hands grabbing me around the leg!
Life has a way of flying by even when you aren’t having fun and those precious family times become fleeting which is why I try to grab a few when I can. So not only did I have a date with my hubby and 2 sons on Sunday, but I also got a date with my youngest on Saturday when he and I went shopping at Goodwill, Plato’s Closet and the Dover Mall…despite the fact I had to pay for everything.
Although he probably wanted to be with his buddies, if you look at his face you will see that he had as much fun as I did yet my heart was much more full!
The date at the Wells Fargo Center was nice, the dinner was alright, $8 slices of pizza and $7 sodas, but the best part was just being with my three men #blessed
Okay, so how many of you moms of mini men can relate, chime in and leave me a comment.
5 Favorite TV Shows in 2015
Last week while driving into work, I was listening to the Tom Joyner Morning Show and one of the New Year Eve’s topics being discussed was the “top television shows of 2015”. Although I liked most of Nikki’s choices, I did however, have a few of my own.
#1 – The Walking Dead
Yes, I am a “Walking Dead Head” as I grew up watching all-things horror, everything from Saturday’s Creature Double Feature, The Outer Limits, the original Night of the Living Dead …”they’re coming to get you Barbra” and of course The Twilight Zone, which I am watching now and have been for the past 24 hours!
The Walking Dead keeps hubby and I glued to the tube every Sunday night wondering why no one wraps their arms, neck and legs in leather to cut down on the possibility of being bitten by a Zombie!
#2 – Blackish
Not just because I LOVE Anthony Anderson, not just because I LOVE Laurence Fishburne and not just because I LOVE Jenifer Lewis but because I am glad that finally there is a comedy aka The Cosby Show that everyone can sit down to watch and really laugh out loud – LOL.
I must admit that it took me awhile to get used to the kids, especially the twins, but they grew on me as do most kids who are not related and Deon Cole cracks me up as Dre’s co-worker Charlie.
#3 – Empire
Okay where do I begin…Tarji P Henson and Terrence Howard are definitely my favorite on screen couple and this was way before they teamed up to be what is going to be their best small screen project ever. Not only did Lee Daniels a phenom, create a highly charged “sitting on the edge of your seat” show with A-List guest stars, he also created a following that has people Tweeting, Facebooking and blogging every week about Lucious, and Cookie Lyons as well as their 3 sons in the cut throat music industry.
And really, how do you not love Oscar winner Marisa Tormei as Mimi, the billionairess who not only loves hip hop music she also loves beautiful women and recently revealed that her character has breast cancer.
#4 – The Haves and The Have Nots
I like Tyler Perry’s Madea plays and movies, but I love Tyler Perry’s small screen hits, Meet the Browns, The House of Payne, For Better or Worse but most especially The Haves and The Have Nots #HAHN. Tiki Sumpter as Candace and her “drama mama” Hanna, her brother “Speedy” Benny; Judge “Can’t keep his pants on” Cryer, his wife Katheryn, their “drugie” son, Wyatt and “RIP” daughter Amanda.
Oh, but how can you not HATE “gangsta in Gucci” Veronica? Angela Robinson is playing her role to the max with her blindly-in-love-husband David and their “finally getting a back bone” son Jeffrey all which make up the cast of this great show on the OWN Network. I can’t wait for them to return to the network’s line up as they are now in their OWN LINE UP being booked and heading to jail!
#5 – Chopped
I like Sunny on The Kitchen and Guy on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and of course my own YouTube feature, Brunch with Blake, but Chopped is my favorite because four chefs face off against one another to prepare a spectacular three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert. I like the episodes featuring grandmothers, grandfathers and kids but the fun part is watching their creativity when it comes to using all the ingredients they are provided, sometimes even weird stuff like beef tendon balls.
At the end of each course, a panel of three guest judges “chops” one chef who fails to measure up in terms of taste, presentation and creativity and the last chef standing takes home $10,000.
Let’s Chat > What were your favorite television shows of 2015?