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A Lil Randomness

Published February 4, 2012 by stonidee

I’m attempting to do this again. I made booboo of it before and mistakenly posted it smh.
I’ve been invited, or tagged, into a blog of if random questions and their interesting answers. I have my new friend Pamela of the amazing blog Still Dating My Spouse. I happily oblige, Pam!

The Rules

1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions set for you in their post
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them

My Random 11

1. I’m exactly 5ft short

2. I love tattoos (and I have not even 1)

3. My favorite color is black

4. I love watching big trucks move (weirdee I am)

5. I daydream. A lot.

6. I’m a sore loser

7. Ever heard the term”freestyle” (rap)? Well I freestyle, singing…and only when I’m alone

8. I’m allergic to shellfish

9. I’ve been blogging less than 2wks

10. I’m VERY nearsighted

11. I love to look at myself in mirrors

Pamela’s Questions For Me

A. What strange food combination do you like? mixing fruit in leafy salads

B. Describe your ideal date night. no kids. new dinner recipe prepared by both I and my hubby, plenty of eye contact, good new movie dvd, & a any game involving the removal of clothes.

C. Are you a romantic? ohhhhh yessss!

D. What is one of your pet peeves? reaching across me WITHOUT saying excuse me

E. What do your spouse/significant other do to make you smile? anything…he’s goofy lol

F. Are you a lefty or righty? righty

G. Which season is your favorite & why? summer. I simply can adjust to heat rather than cold.

H. If you could live anywhere in the United States, where would you live? Hawaii

I. Would you like to be on a reality show? If so, which one and why? yes, my own 🙂

J. If you were given a million dollars & told to pay it forward, how would you use the money? I’d tithe 10% of it, buy a really nice home with lots of land in Georgia somewhere, & divide the rest to go towards my children’s college fund.

K. If you could be anyone in history who would it be and why? Hmmmm…can I come back to that one? Need more time to think about that.

Stonetically yours,
stonidee

Road Trip of Love, Laughter, & MORE Laughter

Published February 3, 2012 by stonidee

Presently, I’m on the road with my husband, John. He has a traditional “9 to 5” job and is a professional musician but those that know him well know that he missed his “calling” as a comedian.

The guy is NUTS!!!

He’s driving. Oh, forgot to say that this is a 2 hour drive. Just us. No kids. But the laughter going on in this vehicle is VERY MUCH child-like!!
We are huge lovers of…OLDIES MUSIC. See? I knew it! Get your head out of that filthy gutter!! I wasn’t going to say that! *side eye* ( villainous laughter). Cut it out Stoni!!
Anyhoo, the music play list going on is wonderful and John’s sing along, included in the music package, is no doubt PRICELESS!
I mean, from Chaka Khan to The Delfonics, Isaac Hayes, and the GREAT Curtis Mayfield. This man is going IN! Hand motions and all! Okay, I did a few moves with The Delfonics’ “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind”. Oh Lord, help me! He just put on “Backstabbers” by The O’Jays!! He basically yelled the whole first line!! And clapped the break down of the music. I LOVE it!!
If he’s not acting like the radio disc jockey of that time or the late Don Cornelius (R.i.p.) introducing the next featured artist our group, his aim to please you with laughter, accompanied by tears never falls short. I PROMISE. The perk of being his wife is this comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE! I’m a blessed and favored woman I tell ya!!

John is making this ride worth my every while and the best part of it all is…WE’RE ABOUT TO STOP AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT!

He really LOVES me!! Peace ya’ll!!!!!!lol

Stonetically yours,
stonidee

The World of A Weirdee

Published February 2, 2012 by stonidee

Yeah I said it! Hello, my name is Stoni Dingle…and I’m a weirdee.

*blank awkward stare*

It’s 8:30ish and I’m up, sitting on the sofa, in the dark.
Yeah, it is light outside but I haven’t opened the blinds yet. Purposely.

Every now and again I peek up at the curly q’s hanging over my forehead like wild grape vines over a garden fence.
If I look for too long, my eyes cross lol.

My heat setting is on auto.
Wait, wait, wait! Ok, I’m a singer that loves a good imitation. Just keep that in mind for about 2 minutes, k?
As the heat blows I’m humming along with…at 8:30ish…no, now 8:45 in the a.m.
My husband’s been gone for work about a good 2 hours now and the kiddies are still asleep (but not for long, especially if I keep this humming up lol).
As I hum, I concentrate on the slight tickle of vibration I feel against the inside of my cheeks *quiet giggle*.

In my living room is a huge wall mirror. The old fashioned kind you only see in houses at least 20 years old lol.
Welp, I’m quite the mirror enthusiast. *side eye* Ok! I just like to look at myself in mirrors! There! I’ve said it!!!
Anyhoo, while humming I’ve been staring at the little hand and fingerprints on the mirror, guessing which print belongs to which kid. Need on the placements, I gather that about 90% of them belong to my son…also a mirror enthusiast lol.

My neighbor directly next door, ( I’ll leave out “her” name lol) always gives me a good laugh with all of her yelling, “not so nice” choice words, & singing the great gospels…almost all in one lol.
Like right now.
She and her husband, both senior citizens, live alone. So majority of the time, the only talking (or singing) I hear besides the feisty lil couple is their television.
But ohhhhh when “she” gets going! And ohhhh when “he’s” said or done something she thinks is “stupid” or “retarded” or “a@$ backwards”. And when she thinks he should “f$&@ off” or “go the h-e-double hockey sticks to bed”…yeah, I do laugh. Shoot me.

I love old people.

I’m such a weirdee. I like my version of “weirdo” best because weirdo simply does not sound fun!. People often use the word as if it were a horrifying contagious disease or some ooey gooey lump of lifeless enigma.

Doesn’t sound so good, now does it?

But when you hear “weirdee”, the “ee” on the end adds a feeling. A feeling of play. As if to say,”It’s okay.”

I find humor, sanity, & comfort in some of the strangest, “weirdest”, “non-traditionally existent”(don’t think that’s really a term, but I like it & I’m sure you get my point), things. And that’s okay! This is what makes me me and I, in no way apologize for it!

I am a weirdee. WHO ARE YOU?

Stonetically yours,
stonidee

Lalalalalalalalalaaaa means….

Published February 2, 2012 by stonidee

Yes, I love you!!
You know, I awoke this morning so in love.
Forget that we’ve been together for 6 years and married for 5 of them. Forget that we have 3 beautiful children together. Forget that we even live together!
I had such an overwhelming feeling of “I know he’s the ONE” that it almost seemed as if we’d been courting all over again.  And you know what? I think that that is the way it ought to be with all married couples!

He couldn’t even make me mad if he’d wanted to…today *winky wink* lol.
No, it’s not the pre-Valentine “mushies”, in case that’s what you’re thinking. I just woke reminded of the way this man of mine makes me feel:).

Have you ever seen “Why Did I Get Married?”, by Tyler Perry?
Well, I do know why I got married and so far, we’re doing pretty good! In fact, I pray that the only marriage/couples retreats we go on are not reasoned behind any marital weakness, negativity, or drama.
I SPEAK and CHOOSE life in my marriage.

We were having a regular conversation and everytime it was his turn to speak, I’d get lost in his doe-like eyes(I so often call them):).
To be honest, it wasn’t even a sexual thing or feeling. Just genuine admiration.

THIS MAN HAD TO HAVE BEEN MADE JUST. FOR. ME.

So tonight, after I lay to sleep the precious product we created together (our children), & find my “lovey dovey” movie for “me time” ( which will probably be “Love Jones”), I think I’ll dance around the kitchen floor while preparing my midnight snack and sing, “lalalalalalalalalaaaaaa means I love youuuuuuu!!!!”

…quietly though, so I don’t wake the whole house. *winky wink*

Have YOU ever sang that song in honor of the one made JUST FOR YOU?

       

Stonetically yours,
stonidee

Published February 1, 2012 by stonidee

Awesome! I often look at where my hubby & I’ve grown to & how we got here…beginning with our love story.

Marriage Life Is Good!

Do you remember the cute little nursery rhyme that we use to say as kids when we thought someone had a crush on someone?

Cassandra and Joseph, sitting in a tree

K-I-S-S-I-N-G
First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes a baby in a baby carriage!

We use to love chanting this rhyme while smiling and teasing one another. It was very innocent and meaningless at the time. I can’t imagine as kids that we ever really thought much about what we were saying, or better yet what would come next.

What comes next?

Well for most of us after having a baby life can get somewhat challenging. It becomes difficult to remember those special moments that you use to share prior to having children. Like the first time you met, or the first time you kissed, or maybe even the first time your spouse made you laugh. It…

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