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If YOU don’t talk to your kids about drugs, someone else will” Commercial from the 80’s

Only YOU can prevent forest fires” Smokey the Bear..

YOU had the power within you the whole time” I think, it’s the Never Ending Story, or some cheesy movie I once watched.

YOU do YOU Boo Boo” Kevin Hart.

Only YOU, can be YOU.

Have you ever felt like it’s just one of those lives? Ya know the one, where nothing works out the way it’s supposed to? Yeah, well…me too. This whole Nursing License has been one cluster after another, and honestly, I thinks it’s worse than the school itself. All the requirements that California has, combined with all the requirements that Illinois doesn’t have, you’d think that the Left Coast doesn’t trust the Midwest when it comes to educating their students, and while there may be some truth in that, there has to be some middle ground. You….the power to achieve fame, fortune, success and failure all rests within your hands….but it’s hard to see that, when all you’re doing is banging your head against the wall.

Calling me after I emailed a copy of my BLS Red Cross certification, the District RN asked if I had taken my First Aid/CPR course on-line. “No” I began, “I was there in person. It’s just that Illinois wanted to save a tree”….silence….”Perhaps you can come in and do a skills check” she suggested. In the end,  I was able to convince her, that I had indeed had hands-on experience in the field in which I Repped. My goodness, I’ve run CODES in the back of an Ambulance. I’ve assisted on Cardiac emergencies, almost had a baby shot out at me, and please, do I have to even get into how many times, I’ve patched up the kiddo’s because they told someone to, “Hold my Kool-aid and watch this“?, So yeah, I’ve got some experience….but lets be honest, that’s not what’s bugging me right now.

I got proverbially screwed moving out here. Not being able to go back to school, not being able to work right away, I’ve had to read the glorious stories of my classmates creating and developing Care Plans, Case Studies, Clinicals….I was with them…I was one of them last year. The weather has turned slightly cool here. The leaves are falling gently from the trees, the breeze is enough to make me pull out my oversized sweatshirts. Soon, I’ll pull out the moon boots you all hate, and then, I’ll be drinking hot chocolate by the fire…I’ll be passing out Halloween candy to all the little creative tykes on the block, I’ll be roasting the roasts for Italian Beef, and then, it will be time for the Festival of Trees. That fabulous event that took me two decades to score tickets too….The Princess Tea balls, Mayor His Majesty reading to the children in the center of the Civic Center, and I….won’t be there for any of it…Sigh. I have to take a step back, and remember my vows. The one that specifically promised that I would stick with him through thick and thin, richer and poorer, sickness and health. I have to remember that anything that happens here….is strictly my choice.

When life hands you a raw deal, it’s nothing personal. Our lives are a growth chart. A way of testing us, to see if we’ve retained all the information we learned. I think the point of this very long-winded column, is that my happiness (your happiness as well), relies on your, mine, and our ability to make the most of any situation we find ourselves in….so things don’t always work out….so what? The trick is maybe, just maybe, being flexible enough to wait out the bad parts, and rejoice when the good happens. No one person can make YOU happy. Ohers help, but in the end, as we stand before our Creator, the question will be, “What have YOU done, to make the world a better place?” and by golly if you try to come up with an excuse like, “The alarm didn’t wake me up in time“, you’ll be in some trouble. So, really YOU… had/have the power to make your life amazing. I gotta tell ya, I have almost everything I’ve ever wanted, and then some…so reading about the lives of friends I no longer live around, the galas I won’t attend, the Festivals that will go on without me, should not make me sad, but happy…mostly because I made amazing memories there…..and that’s okay. So my license will be in soon….I’m going through school nurse orientation tomorrow….Gala tickets, for Sweetness’s school district, go on sale in 30 minutes, and Merrill’s plane landed safely. I’d say, I’m winning….even if it feels like I’m losing sometimes. YOU….only YOU can do you…..Only YOU can be the Rock star God intended, and by golly, only YOU can make YOU happy. Guess I’ll take it and make it mine….make your life yours..as well. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday….I have some Gala tickets to buy. Wish me luck.

 

 

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Lifestyle Columnist

 

You know that Louis Vuitton is a fake right?
You know that Louis Vuitton is a fake right?

 

I’d like to see you today when you pick up your daughter” Teacher

I’m not getting her, she’s going to STARS“….Ronnie

Well, I’d like to see you anyway“…Teacher

Damn!

If ever hired for my “expertise” I could comfortably speak on such subjects like: The #momlife, Relationships, Going back to college, and maybe I could fit in a thing or two about fitness, and sex. My Publicist asked me to sum up my column in just one word. The intention being making me think about my niche. I thought about it for a few days, grabbed some branding books Merrill bought me for Christmas, put them down, then decided to forgo all that for this one small description….”Lifestyle“….I haven’t yet been to prison, I haven’t hosted parties for the rich and famous, I’m not gay, nor am I a celebrity….but I am cute, rude, mouthy, and tough….I am Ronnie, and I’m a Lifestyle Columnist…..Hmm, Lifestyle Columnist? I like it!

For me, it isn’t about hosting virtual children’s parties like I see the Big Dogs do on Twitter, I don’t model clothing yet….and honestly, I don’t get paid to open clubs, although, that does sound cool. No, what I do, is take the everyday, mundane aspects of life, and try to create interesting content out of them, because that’s what life is….a challenge in which we find our own points of interest. Sure, I’d like to get paid to recommend a product, I’d like to be noticed for my on fleck make-up pointers, but mostly, I’m a big girl in an even bigger world and while Carrie Bradshaw will always be my inspiration, contrary to what you all believe, I’m not a Sex Writer….I mean, I could….I’ve had sex….But I don’t have four close friends that are ho’s…..Here’s my point….

I don’t have to be all the aforementioned personalities, because I know once you see my name on a post, you’re gonna read it. I have earned your following… What I haven’t done is figure out a way to capitalize on it, because as we all know, Lifestyle Columnists are a dime a dozen. Where we miss the credit, is that what we write is relatable, after all, how many of you have seen the Mommy Monsters on social media and thought, “Oh God No“? I have…I am not hosting a children’s party for 10 that involves squeezing, making then freezing organic goods so that my kid can have a cold snack. I’m not that kind of mom. I do not wear athletic clothing as a fashion statement, I do not speak in soft tones to my children to correct them, I do not romance up the bedroom to show my man I’m in the mood. If I’m in the mood, I’ll put on a sheer dress instead of an oversized tee-shirt to bed. You feel me?

Lifestyle Columnists are the Betty’s of society….we are the one’s all you Archie’s want to see when you’re feeling down, or just want a laugh. We are the one’s who WILL tell you like it is, rather than sell you what you don’t need. When you read me, you know that honesty, at all costs, will be forthcoming. You know the chances of reading a potty word are great, you know that I may talk about jumping Merrill’s bones, you KNOW that there is a chance that I’m going to talk about the boogers in my NOSE. So friends, while I may never make a fortune selling you products you don’t need, if I like a product, you’re gonna know it. If I like an article, I’m going to share it, If I like or dislike a person….you’ll know, and you’ll know it because…..I’m a Lifestyle Columnist who just happens to be a mom, housewife, nurse, friend, and part-time Merrill tease. My life, is your fodder, and I’ve written that before. I appreciate your support….I appreciate your friendship, but most importantly, I appreciate your trust in me…Girl’s gotta eat….Gotta go, I’ll let you know how the meeting with Duchess’s teacher ends, but don’t hold your breath on me being nice about it, but you can expect that I’m going to write about it, and be honest about what went down. My kids aren’t perfect….That’s the difference between us all. I don’t pretend to have the perfect life, just the best life….Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Friday.

 

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Brad’s Wife

Am I an idiot? Oh MAN!
Am I an idiot? Oh MAN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that IS Irony“…Ronnie to Merrill after a statement he made regarding intelligence tests and stupid people.

A study of intelligence found that the smarter people thought they were, the lower test scores they achieved. So, stupid people thought they were smarter than anyone else, and the smarter people recognized that they were slightly stupid. “Are you trying to tell me something?” I asked him somewhere between West Virginia and Ohio, “No…just thought you’d like to know with whom you argue” but I would argue who the stupid one is, IF after you proven your point (beyond all doubt), you continue to argue with the moron! I mean, did Andy continue to argue with Barney? No….and like that, I get it. Now I know, its arrogant to call people stupid, but I can’t help it. Facebook has made it so much easier to see who scored low on the intelligence tests, and like that…I’m the stupid one…SMH!  I gotta stop…I know, but then I see things like Brad’s Wife and I get angry all over again. Brad’s Wife….you don’t look at cute as you thought you did. Please STOP!

So calling a grown man cute, is not appropriate. I wonder how his wife feels about the new celebrity? I’d be pissed…unless it was me doing the publicity. I was going to post something about Brad’s Wife, and the willingness of Chick fil A to hire her, but does she want a job this way? This isn’t American Idol…this isn’t a poor town girl story, this is putting the family business out on the Internet for Trolls to feast upon! Some posters are very mild-mannered and polite with their humor, a fact I do appreciate (for his sake), but it’s only a matter of time, before the internet grows bored, and the mean-spirited freaks come out…then they’ll see the real evil in social media. Once the Internet Demon has been summoned you cannot put him back. I’m really hoping Brad’s Wife gets a book deal out of this, because it was a very stupid move on his part! I can’t figure out where his true friends were, and why someone (his wife) let him do this….Hasn’t anyone been honest with him?

So, Fake News…the bane of my existence, the trap door to humility, the scorn of the intelligent…LOL. After reading a friends post about Trump doing something stupid, and the baiting of said friends, “What do you think of your Messiah now?” I had to tell her, “Um, that story isn’t true. It’s fake“, but it didn’t matter. Convinced of her intellectual superority, she kept arguing…I’m done with her. So maybe someone did tell Brad he was being a douche with his wife’s privacy…and he didn’t listen. I hate to see good people mocked, kinda like the period sign on my back in 6th grade, but if you tell someone they’re wrong (and you prove it), and they still continue, then they’re no longer good people, they’re stupid and have at em. Well, I am partially kidding, but not sorta. Brad, get off the internet, nothing good will come from this. You do not want this kind of attention, you are not going to be the next Internet darling, but I hope you and your wife Nanette do well…I do wish good things for you. To my friend, who I am deleting today….I cannot stand you, nor your posts anymore. My Peace of Mind is more important than constantly proving you WRONG….Goodbye… Brad’s Wife…proof of what can happen when you allow a little bit of arrogance, and a lot of bit of desperation to fill the void in your life…..Gotta go….Wait! Do some of you find me stupid? That really hadn’t occurred to me; which is the 1st sign to being an idiot. Okay, let me go take an intelligence test…and come back…..If I’m stupid, I’ll admit it, and get off the internet…but you know I’m not…right?. Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Friday.

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A Daisy Died In Texas

You don't get to pick and chose...
You don’t get to pick and chose…

This just pisses me off“. Ronnie, upon reading the news that another teenage girl has committed suicide.

 

A Texas City Senior committed suicide this week after being subjected to bullying about her weight on Social Media. She stood in the middle of the coliseum, fought off the lions of evil, while those in the crowd cheered on the blood thirsty animals. I thought the sacrifice of our children was illegal now. The pain of this baby evident, she shot herself in the head while her parents watched…the final cruel irony was that the Community Standards in place to protect babies like her, failed her. A Daisy Died In Texas….those whom stood and watched will also be judged….that’s the only comfort I take in this horrible tragedy.

As if the public execution wasn’t bad enough, the Daisy committed suicide in front of her parents. Now, imagine you’re the mommy, and you walk in to find your daughter with a gun to her head….you beg and plead and promise the sun, moon and stars to save her life, but alas, she pulls the trigger, and in that one second, your life ends with hers. That’s what these bullies did. It’s no longer enough for them to put signs on your back, call you and hang up, or bump into you while walking the halls…now they have to Photoshop your picture on Facebook, trend you on Twitter, call you names that garner’s “likes”; which the more “likes” they garner, the more the photo is shown…that’s the beauty of Algorithm’s…of course FB pretended to Harmph, Harmph and take the offensive, fake profile, posts down, but they never did their due diligence behind the fake profiles. This is why Carrie is a Hollywood classic….but I’m not as mad at the bullies as I am at the Coliseum management…

Several years ago eBay was sued for the lax, permissive policies regarding the selling of fake Louis Vuitton’s, Chanel’s and Gucci’s. Up until the court case, eBay had claimed they were simply a venue for buyers and sellers to meet. The courts disagreed. Facebook and Twitter, to the extent that they get involved…are also not just venues. They are a breeding ground for infection, and they need to be held MORE accountable for the content of their users. Deleting status’ of the innocent, to turning a blind eye to violence, we have, like eBay, a company that subjectively allows harmful content, with subjectively written standards. Social Media…it’s a bitch right? I don’t know if EVEN I could have survived Facebook in high school. I could fight off 1 bully, 3 at most (and I did), but thousands? A Daisy Died In Texas, and a family is forever destroyed. It takes a special kind of evil to get off on a baby’s pain…. FB and Twitter need to be held accountable…either you’re in it, or you’re not…you don’t get to play subjective favorites….that’s what makes you accountable. It’s time to take FB to task. How many other babies have to die before we say enough? Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those whom cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Saturday.

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The Devil Is Waiting

LOL, she is NOT innocent.
LOL, she is NOT innocent.

“Oh my goodness, when did you take this?” Ronnie asking Merrill about the picture.

 

Understand that I really did struggle with sharing this photo, because frankly, it is not a flattering depiction of my appearance. I need you to understand that while I’m madly, deeply dedicated to be a good mother to her, she’s not the easiest toddler in the world. We were in the middle of the pageant and frankly, she had had her fill of the festivities, top that with the excitment of her birthday, and we had a monster…but you don’t see it in this picture. I’m pretty sure she had just done something so nefarious that I had to make “The Face” the ugly, “I’m getting ready to whoop your booty” face…LOL, The Devil Is Waiting….well, it’s what I think of, when I look at this picture and feel mommy shame.

In the Christian Worldview, Satan, as per Peter’s warning, is constantly roaming like a lion, waiting to devour. The temptations are not overt. For example, many of us would easily turn away the offer to steal a candy bar, EVEN IF, the threat of being caught were removed. No, temptations like THAT, are indeed easily overcome. What the devil does, is sit and wait for us to be in a position of weakness, then when our defenses are down and our immune system broken, he pounces. Think back to how easily we are baited on Facebook when our friends, people we literally known all our lives, post something ridiculous about the election, abortion, civil rights…etc…..Without warning, we pounce, incite riots…and delete our friends. We shame the lord, because the temptation to engage is by far greater than our ability to shut up, and scroll on. What about the distracted driver, you’ve been one yourself, whom carelessly pulls out in front of us, or cuts us off in traffic? When given the opportunity to reflect, we know it wasn’t on purpose, a tort (on the nursing test) unintended, but the temptation to engage, is by far greater than our ability to move on…then we scream, and sin in our hearts against God. The devil….a lion…is waiting…right behind us.

This picture is a perfect example of what we must look like in the Spiritual world. Sitting, minding our own business, doing NOTHING wrong…(except she did, she really, really did), all the while the devil, is right behind us sneering, gnashing his teeth, just waiting for an opportunity to exploit our weaknesses….Yes, it’s an ugly face…the face of evil…but I recognize, and maybe that makes it worse, that I could have put the brush down…and walked away. Truth is I am indeed a powerful foe to Satan, for you see, I am a Child of God, loved by Him and others in the community…….Life Lesson 168…our weaknesses are made strong in Him, but we have the control to give control over to Him. Get that? Right before you post that your friend is an idiot, right before you Fly That Middle Finger, right before you say that potty word that turns the air blue, you have the control to STOP…and give it over…I contend that if we saw Satan, the same way I look at this picture, we’d recognize that evil does indeed lie in wait for us. The key to fighting evil, is to first recognize that evil exists, then know it’s face. Once you put a face to evil, you can address the evil…and beat the temptation. I’m not going to be on social media much today, as I am completing a Plan of Care, but know that this project and the test tomorrow, has tested the very boundary of my patience. I pray for strength, peace, Love and Joy….because without the fruit, you’d have no tree….LOL, sounds good. Getting back to my interventions…how would I intervene for a client with impaired O2 exchange? Well, I’d start by recognizing the disease process….the evil causing the problem….then I’d turn around and say, “Not today Satan…I SEE you”….Hey, The Devil Is Waiting….. it COULD work. Be Blessed.

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The Haters

The Haters
The Haters

“Wow, you’re really a class act, aren’t ya?” Ronnie to The Haters…..

“OMG, thank you for showing me this. I’ve been discovered”…Ronnie upon finding out that she had been copied and pasted by a trolling site.

During my 15 minutes of fame last night, I was able to interact with a special subset of society, The Haters, and I gotta tell ya, they’re like the little birds that sit atop Hippo’s butts eating what the Hippo swats….They are the vultures, the Scavengers of Society….  Whenever one finds themselves in a position of success, no matter how modicum it may be, there will be The Haters, the ones whom could never, EVER be happy for anyone’s (sans themselves) victory. One doesn’t have to like Kim Kardashian to admit that she is easily one of the most famous people in the world, and while her lifestyle may not jive up to “our” lifestyle, it doesn’t have to….she doesn’t care…that’s what I respect about her….she’s doing she…and I’m happy for her. The Haters, because I’ve learned that if you have one….you’re doing something right…..keep it up!

How many pretty women does it take to change a light bulb? None, they’d tear each other up, before the ladder was even brought in……it’s not funny, but it IS true. I don’t think I’ve ever seen, or heard Merrill rip apart another male the way we women rip each other up….The gossip is horrible….Paul said women should be seen, and not heard….I used to be offended at that…not so much anymore. I mean, so what if the rich and famous have boob jobs? Some wished their RACK looked that good. So what if some of the famous are a little liberal with their sexual policies? As long as they don’t wipe their sexual policies on me, I’m fine….I submit that some may not be the best role models, but I’m not either, and frankly, “role model” is very subjective. The Kardashian family, works hard to stay relevant, I kinda get how hard that is….they found a need, they filled it….Ironically, as I stalked the profiles of many of The Haters on my status last night, I found that in society, The Haters, are ACTUALLY normal people….some even have productive, successful lives. Can you believe that? I mean, I thought I’d find a fat, over acned loser living in his mother’s basement, but what I did find was: Doctors, lawyer’s, nurses, teachers…police officers…..nothing on the Internet is private, you know…some of you should be very ashamed of yourself…….however…..

Relax, enjoy your success.
Relax, enjoy your success.

Here’s the problem, even in Old Testament times, there were The Haters. Able was the first know victim of The Haters, Joseph, the favored son of Jacob had 11 male haters; which as a digression is unusual, Noah had thousands, David had Saul, Christ had the Pharisees, Peter and Paul had Nero. The Haters, if you have one…right on…Conga Rats. I’ve worked hard, and even if I lost it all today, I’d know what it would take to do it again tomorrow….those who’d pick my left over morsels will never be anything but a butt bird to my Hippo, and YES, I just compared myself to an overweight mammal…..because I can, and not lose a minute’s sleep over it. Quickly, a word of advice about The Haters…..they don’t like being teased….they’re like zombies….they’re mindless, soulless, and not very smart…just throw a rock at them…..you’ll be okay. Get yourself a Hater then when you’re bored…you can tease them…or win against them in chess….I’ll bet you can get them to carry your books too….If you play your victory cards right….and I’m just saying….Be Blessed.

Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. Be Kind to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY (even to The Haters) to all those whom cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Saturday.

 

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