So I received my first Xmas gift and it’s from D(not sure if he wants his name on my blog). It’s a souvenir from Dominica.
I got this bright idea yesterday from him to take voice lessons because he heard me sing only to find out that it’s 80 dollars per hour. I will leave that for later when I want to splurge.
On the way to work and I am listening to Nina Simone. I may record something that she sang later. It would be guts to post it though. I like Sinner Man. It just doesn’t flow with lyrics but it’s filled with soul. Maybe I will sing the one that she did with Ray Charles, Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Anyway, the most proudest thing that I did in the past year was start a Geni Family Tree. Now I have about 800 people connected and over 270 blood relatives added to it. Yesterday I found 2 second cousins that I looked up on Facebook. The most remarkable person on it, to me, is: a woman named Elize/Eliza Phillip who died a few years ago. She lived in Dominica all her life. She died as a centenarian. She was my great grand mother. She was almost 115. I always said if she lived past my college graduation that I would ask her how she did it.
I remember visiting her in my youngest days and her daughter, Adothan. Adothan always had cookies/candy for us. I loved it there. However, I always had to remind “Ma Bradley,” of who I was. I always wondered if she really knew. The place smelled like old people as usual (you know how it is visiting your grandparents sometimes). But, I loved the decoration/furniture that they had. There were dolls and doilies – that Adothan would make. Sometimes we had food, I was surprised seeing my great grandmother in the kitchen at times. She turned 100 in 1988. Therefor she was born in the 1880s.. wasn’t that remarkable?
On the tree I added articles and photos found by research and provided by family members (I want to thank my relative Natalie for this – she is a new cousin that I found out that I had. She’s over 50 and lives in London). My great grand mother actually have records that verified her age which was pretty remarkable. Here are a few things posted:
( Drawing By Gabrielle Le Roux)
The tree is amazing. This is how it looks and you can start your own by joining Geni.com.
Anyway on another note:
I really like the song Flaws and All by beyonce. It reminds me of the type of guy I need in my life. One who will accept me like I will accept him. I truly believe that no one is perfect so finding someone who will just allow you to be you is just heaven-sent.
As for holiday plans:
Heading to NC. Not sure who else lives there, than the person that I am visiting.
Yah so with the wii fit and great dieting, my BMI is almost 20 as of this morning. Wow. Thanks again Justin.
Also I am doing abit of organization in my place… I am excited! I am also donating a lot of stuff!!!