modern day adulting: my knee injury and more

Soooo, a few weeks ago, I had to drive myself to urgent care. It had been raining all day here, and that morning, on the way to work, I fell in the garage on the wet hard concrete and banged my knee pretty bad. I went to work, put ice on it and took some ibuprofen. That worked for a while however, at 2:30pm, before the school day was over, I hopped in the car and headed to urgent care because it started feeling worse. Life at 48. We’re falling apart. LOL. If you are in your 40s then you know the feeling. Thank the Lord, it was only a bad bruise and pain along with some motion issues. I was for the remainder of that evening and the whole next day. An athletic wrap, Tylenol, Ibruprophen, and ice pack were my BFFs. LOL.

This would have accounted for my third injury since school started in early August and it was only September when it happened lol.

Actions that put me on the injured reserved list:
1) A swollen lip from me trying to hit the volleyball and knocking my radio into my face, hard too.
2) Waking up one Saturday last month and I couldn’t use my arm because I haven’t played volleyball in 30 years and my muscles were cussing me out like, girl, you 48!
3) being clumsy slipping and hurting my knee, in the words of Slick Rick, “on the hard concrete”

My advice, be careful out in these streets (or at home), because our 40 and over bodies aren’t getting any younger.

#ThrowbackThursday Old School Summer Jams

It’s #Cookout season. You know what that means right? Alot of #OldSchool dance music to set the mood. Before I Let Go, by Frankie Beverly, has got to be one of everyone’s all time favorites for family reunions and weddings. Keep this one on blast and you will be sure to have a successful Que (BBQ that is and guarantee that somebody’s auntie will break out into a line dance after a mean game of Bid Whist on the card table! And we can’t leave out the Hip Hop classic, Summertime, by Will Smith because the title says it all! This should be in heavy rotation in your “CD player”, lol, or on your playlist, either way, it’s the jam! Enjoy!

#HappySummer #the40andoverproject

Election Day. Consistency.

As a 47 year old, who’s exercised my right to vote in several elections now, the one thing I’ve learned from this election is that consistency matters, be it consistency, on the part of the Democrats with Joe Biden and his messaging to the American people, or be it consistency with President Trump and his lack of leadership for the American people. Joe Biden is very consistent with his message, he’s very consistent with what he does with what he says, and what he will do for us, as President Trump is consistent with his lies, consistent with his lack of leadership, consistent with his lack of response to the COVID-19, and consistent with just being all over the place with alternative facts, to reality of what’s going on in America right now.

COVID is not rounding the turn. It’s not about to end. In fact, they just reported this morning (11/2/20), that there are about 80,000 cases, each day being reported and that is, yes sir, because we’re doing more testing with the virus, and not “because of the testing”, as your president likes to say. Why? Because we want people to know their status and to be able to tell other people that they’re around their families, their co-workers, etc., so they can also get tested, if necessary. 

So if anything is consistent with Donald Trump, it’s that he lies, he hates, he’s a racist, a sexist – – all of these things are all consistent with who he is. And in the words of Oprah, this, we know for sure. Joe Biden, on the other hand has been consistent with a plan, a plan for education, a plan for health care, a plan for everything that he’s going to do. 

So, you know, if you have not voted yet please keep those things in mind, we want someone as a leader who is going to be consistent, not wishy washy or willy nilly, and on point every time. And you know what you’re going to expect from them. With Donald Trump, in the words of Forrest Gump, he’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. You never know what to expect with each day. The only thing he knows how to do is tweet nasty messages to people,  even retweeting the fact that his supporters in Texas, surrounded the Biden bus on a highway scaring them, after that, to the point where they had to cancel an event, and they felt unsafe. This is your president who shouldn’t have time for such things. 

We’re already feeling unsafe, because of COVID but now you got Trump supporters, surrounded people like their vigilantes, like a rogue  militia on the freeway in Texas. Are you kidding? Who does that? What grown person has time to do that to somebody else? This is a democracy, so people are free to campaign and run for office the way they want to and they should not be intimidated on a highway in Texas, and then have your president retweeted saying I love Texas! Get out of here.

So, with that, again, if you have not voted, please keep consistency in mind, that is the key word for today consistency and to go vote. Have a great day. And thank you for reading. 

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RIP to The Notorious RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for women’s rights during her entire career, both as a lawyer, and as a judge on the highest court in the land. And while her passing is sad as well as a big yikes during this very volatile political climate, as we head to the polls to vote for our next president, let’s remember the rights she fought for that benefit not only women, but children, and the many men who have benefited from and supported the women in their lives. Also, as you take a look at the list, if you are anything like me, I hope you are also astonished and insulted that these were rights that were denied to women but I will say, that given America’s sexist and racist history, I’m not shocked. At 47, I’m forever grateful to Justice Ginsburg and I look forward to continuing to have the right to voice my opinion regarding women’s rights and social justice issues for as long as I have breath to do so.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a leading force in securing the following rights for women:

  1. the rights to obtain a mortgage without a male co-signer
  2. the right to open a checking account without a male co-signer
  3. the right to start a business without a male co-signer
  4. the right to get a credit card without a male co-signer
  5. the right to get a credit card without a male co-signer
  6. the right to obtain a business loan without a male co-signer
  7. the right to obtain a job without gender based discrimination
  8. the right to obtain/retain employment wile pregnant
  9. the right to obtain birth control without having to obtain a husband’s permission
  10. the right not to be forced to provide proof of sterilization to obtain/retain employment
  11. the right to pension benefits equal to male workers
  12. the right to equal consideration to be executors for their children’s estate
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