Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy birthday, guys!

Happy birthday to my daughter (20 on the 24th), husband (January 26), and baby brother (January 26)!

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Photo credit: Idea go

Party on, guys!  Love you all!

Oy

It’s been a while, eh? Holiday season, last few weeks of school, pain, and projects are harshing my mellow. But no fear, I’m getting things back under control and will be back with you regularly starting now.

How is your schedule so far?

Happy Halloween!

Get your trick-or-treat on!  Pass out candy!  Ooh and ahh over the parade of costumed cuties arriving at your door.

Do you celebrate?  We do.  We love everything about it.  One of these days we’ll decorate the way we want.

We love our neighborhood, but hate that so few kids come around.  It can’t be the candy – we pick up good stuff.  We even separate the nut-based candies from the rest.  No lollies or cheap stuff here.  And no judgement about trick-or-treater’s ages.  If you’re in costume,you get candy.

We hope we see a lot of traffic because we have a lot of candy.  If not, I’m sending a bunch with hubby to work.  I so don’t need it staring at or calling me name,

Ultimate blog challenge? Bring it!

Happy October, people! Can you believe 2013 is this close to over? My kids were just babies yesterday! I heard time would start to fly once I hit 25, but wow!

October is a busy month for me and mine.  Hubby and I celebrate our wedding anniversary, his brother and his wife celebrate their anniversary, a couple of family birthdays come this month, a clean eating vegan challenge, new fitness/rehab schedule, and the holidays are coming up.  With all that’s happening, what sane person would jump into another project?  Me, of course.

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Expect a few words from me every day his month.  I get the chance to share more about wahm life, scams, managing schedules, and working around the challenges of illness and injury.  And maybe something about The Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  My geek is strong and the 2013-14 tv season was apparently meant for me.

For now, I’m off to finish dinner.  The family is having roast chicken.  We’re all having beans, kale, and rice,

Be safe, all.  And hug the loved ones.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Go hang with your dad, even if it’s just a phone call.

Miss you, Daddy.  Always.

Ooh, a job offer and he’s asking for my bank account number!

If it was as easy to find a job as opening an inbox, there would be very little unemployment.  Scam artists know how high unemployment is and generally how lazy some people can be.  The idea of earning something for nothing is appealing, but not many really think it’s that easy.  No one I know, anyway.

So while the boys played cards after the July 4th feast, the girl and I retreated to our laptops and did our own thing.  She gamed while I checked email and found an interesting message from Mr. Morgan Kent.  It seems Kent is the scammer formerly known as Morgan Hunt and he’s been looking for a personal assistant for at least 12 years now.  His dad left him an inheritance and he needs an assistant to help him get his money.  And the lucky assistant gets a whopping 30% of the total.  Some job, eh?  Scumbag.

Here’s the full message —
From:  Mr. Morgan Kent (morgankent80@gmail.com)

Subject:   I WISH TO HAVE YOU AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT.  (Note:  Yes, in all caps.  Oy.)
Dear Sir/Ma

I WISH TO HAVE YOU AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

Mr. Morgan Kent

mr.morgankent@myself.com

mr.morgankent2010@gmail.com

Tel-phone Number:+2348065342178

My name is Morgan Kent, I live in Nigeria, this mail is about my inheritance .I lost my father when i was small, and my grand father took good care of me still i was grown up. There was a day my grand father was very ill, he called me and said he had a secret to tell me. I was anxious to know what my grand father was about to say. He told me that, since my father his late it will be better for him to tell me the secret now…Since he his very ill he can go and meet his ancestors at any time.

He told me that there is a land that he has, and that land there is a natural resource inside the land that means crude oil, so i can do some thing fast about it. Telling me this, i was flabbergasted, so i decide to go and find out,if it is true. To my greatest surprise, i found out that there is a natural resource inside the land. So i
took a bottle of the oil to check it out in the Lab, i gave a scientist the bottle of the oil to help me confirm it.After the scientist have finished,checking it, he came out from the Lab and said this is a crude oil, i was excited about the natural resource in my land.

So i return back home and thank my grand father for keeping such a valuable-able property for me.So i thought of selling this land to the (NNPC) Company. So i went to meet the (Nigeria National Petroleum Company) Group general manager(public Affairs) Dr Levi Ajuonuma we both discourse about the land, then he fixed the amount they are going to buy it, He said they will pay $15,000,000.00 US Dollars for the land of Crude oil, and also they are going to be paying me monthly income which  is $5,000.00 US Dollars per Month. So i decided to dispose this message to you as a friend and for you to tell me what to do, if i should sell the land or not. Please i need your advise.
So i can know what to do. If you reply back to me and you are willing to assist me as in this business transaction, i promise to give you 30% percent out of the money  and i take 70 percent of the money. Note that you are required to send me your information so that i can be able to forward it to the (NNPC) General Manager Dr. Levi Ajuonuma so that he can start processing the transaction.

Name:__________________________________

Address:_________________________________

Country___________________________________

Sex:_____________________________________

Occupation________________________________

Age:_____________________________________

Tel-phone number:____________________________

Bank account number:______________________________

My good friend  with all this information, i will forward the information which you are going to send to me to the NNPC,  so that they can start processing the transaction. Note that My inheritance fund will be transferred into your Bank account, and as soon as the transfer is completed i will travel down to your Country to collect my own share out of the money. from my plan anyway I am planing to invest my own part of the fund in your country which i will also need your assistance when investing by putting me through in telling the lucrative business that i can invest on in your country. I will be very appreciative if my inheritance could attract you and favorable consideration.
Kindly consider my request.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Morgan Kent

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Dear Mr. Kent:

No thanks, creep.

Sincerely,

Not your victim

Would this be too harsh?  I’m not going to bother.  I’m sure he’s used to not hearing from anyone.

Be safe and enjoy those leftover cookout goodies.

A quick holiday break

Happy Holidays!

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I’m planning to take a short break from posting, but not from spams and scams.   In keeping with the holiday spirit, I’ll be spreading as much joy and cheer as I can.  To do so, I need to avoid the negativity that comes with the spam filling my inbox.  I’ll be back to my regular posts in a few days.  Until then, make sure you ignore any messages claiming your electronic transfer or direct deposit did not go through unless it comes directly from your bank.   Don’t believe it when a friend or family member emails you from some vacation spot abroad with a sob story about being robbed.  And of someone contacts you because God told them to leave you their estate, dream about what you’d do with that cash and laugh, but don’t share your information with them.

Be safe, be well, celebrate whatever you celebrate with love, joy, and food.

Peace.

It’s been a while

Sometimes life gets in the way of everything non-essential.  Work, school, and family are a given, and my poor blog has been left in the dust.  I haven’t completely forgotten about it, though.  There has been a lot on my mind.

I’ve been thinking about making changes.  Changes, changes everywhere, eh?   My brother is a dad now (yay for babies)  and her arrival made me misty.  School will end for me in Spring (yay for my MIT) and that ending has me thinking of new beginnings, what’s important to me, and how to keep things in perspective.

This time of year always gets to me.  I reflect, get teary, then angry, reflective again, then determined.  The goal to make each year a little better than the previous one.  That’s generally what we all want, right?  2011 has been pretty good.   While I haven’t hit the jackpot, I’ve done ok and learned a lot.

Here’s to the last few weeks of 2011 and making changes.