It's been a while since I have gotten a chance to blog, so I am going to try and touch on a number of things from the previous episodes. Sorry if this gets too long!
When I first got the call about participating in the "Dancing Stars of Atlanta" charity event, I was really honored that I was considered. As you know, I am not a dancer! So once again this is me going out of my comfort zone, trying to open up and do things that I never felt comfortable doing. But this time it was for wonderful cause. It wasn't about me, it wasn't about winning or losing, it was about raising funds for Alzheimer's research. So we were all winners! We all put a lot of time, energy, and effort into being involved in something so wonderful. We were given ten one-hour lessons to learn a routine. It was tough to make all of the lessons because of my schedule, but I got through it. I had a really good dance partner in Derrick, he kept me focused. One way I tried to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association was by hosting a boot camp in the park. I reached my goal even with the girls only donating $20! It went really well. Thanks for those that came out, I really appreciate the support.
I decided to throw a graduation party for my two youngest kids. My daughter was going into her first year of middle school, and my son was going into his first year of high school! Two very BIG milestones in my book, and a great cause for a celebration. I took the kids and their friends to Andretti's. We had a great time! I am pretty active with my kids, I love doing fun stuff together with them. They grow up so fast, and it is important to enjoy them while you can.
The scene with Lawrence coming into my kickboxing session was hilarious. I tried to get him to work out with me before, and that was even funnier! Those who know me know that I am serious about health and fitness. That's really important to me, and I'm very passionate about working out and staying healthy. I need to be around for my kids's kids...and their kids's kids! In other words, I need to be around a few generations!
Moving right along with the fast life car race, I had absolutely no plans on racing. When I got there, Kim decided not to race, so I was talked into racing Kandi. Prior to the race, I was so nervous. I had never driven that fast before. We had two practice runs in which Kandi won. However, when it came down to the real race, (the one that mattered) I won! Kandi was not happy about that...SORRY, BOO! No re-matches!
I grew up playing spades. Since I was young, I remember my family and friends getting together playing spades and having a wonderful time. It's a very fun and competitive game. So I decided to have a spades party and invite Dr.Tye and the girls, since he said he was such a great spades player. Boy was it an eye opener! When the girls started to say that Tye was a fraud, things started to really heat up for him and add up for me! That was when I realized what I had been suspecting was possibly true! I could never get a straight answer or an honest one about anything. While I still tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, the lies kept on coming. I knew that I deserved better. If we are only on date three, not boyfriend status, just the third date, and the lies are this big and this many...you are definitely not for me!
Meeting Tye for lunch to talk about this not working or being a good match kind of got a little out of hand! He expressed his anger at the fact that I didn't hold a conversation with his son whom I had never met! I for one don't want a man I am trying to get to know to hold a conversation with my kids! I like to make sure you are who you say you are, and that you are special enough to meet them, that I can tolerate you past next week and that you are trustworthy. The list can go on and on! There are too many crazy people in this world and my job is to try my best to protect my kids as best as I can.
When Tye, who was visiting his kids for a few days from LA, pulled an envelope from his back pocket and claimed it was his transcript but refused to show it, I thought, "REALLY!?" Who walks around with their transcript in their back pocket! So y'all know, I was trying to grab it, but he wasn't having that! He jumped up and left me and the bill and walked down the street to wait for his ride. Bless his heart! I really do wish him the best. He just wasn't for me.
Okay, this was pretty long! I thank you guys for being patient. I'm still behind, I know, but I'm going to work on it.
Until next time.
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