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All Shades of Dramatic. Mom-In-Training. Extremist with a melodramatic attitude. Writer with passion. Lover with no limitations.


Anyone that knows me personally knows I don’t generally like people. I’m diplomatic and friendly, where and when I need to be. But I’m also quite the jerk, asshole, bitch, whatever you want to call me.

I don’t have tolerance for ignorance or stupidity and find overly-sweet, bubbly people annoying to the point of wanting to punch them the minute they open their mouth.

And it’s not because I’m bitter or depressed or angry at the world. I just don’t like people.

However, this past year, I have been blessed to meet a few (yes, I said a few) smart, sassy, and my level of asshole-ness people. And can you believe it, some of them are actually women! (I can’t tolerate women more than not being able to tolerate men because the women I’ve met in the past have been jealous, gossiping, backstabbing, two-faced bitches. So for me to actually get close to women, it’s a big accomplishment, blessing, etc. what have you.)

I want to write about these people and how they’ve impacted my life and have made me appreciate friendship on a whole new level. But to write about each of them in one post would be annoying as hell and long and boring for you to read. I’m going to be doing a series called: The Impact Of Friendship (title subject to change) over the next several days/weeks and speak to each of these friendships and human-beings that are becoming a part of who I am.

I hope you’ll stay tuned and join me as I take you through my new friendships.

Until then, stay blessed and safe. Xoxo

~ Tamana


Procrastinating To Write

The new year is here and I’ve already begun procrastinating to write my blog posts. I’ve been finding the brain stimulation to actually write extremely challenging, hence why I haven’t written until now.

To be very honest, I’m physically exhausted. I worked all through the holidays without a break and then ended up with a sinus infection, which I’m still battling now.

Question: do you ever get this feeling that not everything is well in your body? For instance, your legs are constantly sore, you get chills at the weirdest times or feel so lethargic that no matter how much you sleep or try to rest, it just doesn’t seem to be enough?

Well, that’s how I’ve been feeling every day for the past couple of months. I have this constant feeling of feeling unwell.

Yes, I know I should seek medical assistance and get myself checked out and I will later this week.

Although, I did try this last Friday but the impatient, asshole of a doctor I got didn’t even bother to hear me out and dismissed my request to get my annual blood work and physical done because he wasn’t my regular doctor.

Like, hello? I’m telling you I’m not feeling well and that it’s been going on for a few months, how about you don’t jump to write a prescription for antibiotics just because I told you I have a sinus infection and actually do your damn job to check me out and figure out what’s wrong with me?

I’ve never left a doctor’s office so irritated that I could actually punch the doctor for being such an impatient dick. (End rant)

So, now I have to wait to see my regular physician when both of our schedules match. Sigh.

Anyway, I hope your new year has started off with a bang and better than mine. I’m not going to make endless promises that I’m going to write everyday or every week. I will write as my body and mind allow me to write. So, please be patient with me as you always are and come back and check up on me regularly because sooner or later, I’ll be back here again!

Xoxo – stay blessed and enjoy yourselves.

~ Tamana

Happy New Year!

From my family to yours, Happy 2019!

We wish you an amazing 2019. We hope the New Year brings lots of love, joy, happiness and good health.

We hope your year is filled with tons of family, great adventures and beautiful memories.

~ Tamana & family

Merry Christmas

Merry & Bright.

Here’s wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. Hope you’re all surrounded by the ones you love and cherish.

Eat. Pray. Love.

Happy Holidays everyone.

~ Tamana & family

Not So Festive This Year

I don’t know what it is this year, but I just can’t get myself into the holiday spirit. I’m not the least bit excited about it being Christmas and for all of you that have followed my blog over the years would know, that’s extremely shocking, because I am the Martha Stewart of Christmas, normally.

Not this year, though. This year, I could give a rats ass about the holidays or Christmas coming or going and quite frankly, every time I have to open my wallet to buy another gift or item for Christmas, I am left even more annoyed.

Hey, I’m not cheap! I just can’t believe how commercialized this holiday has become and how we’ve all completely fallen for the retail industry’s gimmick of what Christmas is.

Plus, the cost of living has become so expensive, that you’re literally counting every penny to make sure you don’t over spend and blow your budget and then resent it later on, especially after this holiday is over.

Honestly, I’m sick of it all! I want a Christmas where no one gives or gets a present, everyone shares the responsibility of preparing dinner or lunch, what have you, and everyone cleans up after it’s all said and done. Then we all sit together, laugh and talk about stupid, silly things and all the adventures we experienced over the past year and drink ourselves silly.

That’s what the holidays should be about, isn’t it? If so, then how did we all get so wrapped up in gift exchanging and spending/blowing so much money? I mean, if you want to give a loved one something to show them how much they mean to you, can’t you do that all year long? Why must we wait for a stupid “hallmark” holiday to pop up before we can show them?

Well, I told everyone close and dear, this is the last Christmas I am buying and exchanging gifts. There will be no more gift giving allowed during the holidays in my home, moving forward. We’ll all still celebrate the accomplishments we had throughout the year and celebrate the love we have for each other, but not by exchanging gifts.

So, my lovelies, I’m sorry for not posting a more festive post today or for sharing all the amazing recipes of baked goods this year because there are none. Quite frankly, I might just order Chinese food for Christmas dinner and call it a night.

Happy Festivities to all of you, though and do share your perspectives on my thoughts above. Do you think I’m right that the holidays shouldn’t be so complicated and we’ve all lost the true essence of what it means to celebrate Christmas and all the other holidays? Let me know what you think!

Xoxo ~ Tamana

‘Tis The Season

Happy December, my lovelies (sorry, I know I’m a few days late)!

It’s been a hectic few weeks and I haven’t been able to write because every other day I either have a quiz, a test, an exam or a group assignment. Also, I decided to be super-woman last week and picked up an extra shift at work, so, I had no days off between work and school; which of course resulted in exhaustion, leading to me getting sick.

This weekend, I didn’t go to work at all. My body decided to breakdown and allow a nasty little bug to takeover my immune system. Ugh! Like I have time to be sick.

The good thing that came out of all of this is that my little chicklet aka Ms. Nid, got me into the holiday spirit and we put up our tree and even made some gingerbread houses and decorated some yummy gingerbread men. Leave it to kids to get your butt moving and enthusiastic when you barely even feel alive.

However, her persistence served me well and I feel so much better, both spiritually and physically. I was feeling overwhelmed with work and school and life in general and had decided to avoid Christmas altogether. But this little girl put so many smiles on my face over the past few days talking about the holidays that my holiday spirit came back and I am back to being excited for the holidays and Christmas, just the way I used to be all the years before.

Here are some pictures of our tree and gingerbread men and houses.

Have you set up your tree yet? Share some pictures of your Christmas or holiday decorations and traditions for a chance to be featured on my blog.

I’ll write again soon, I promise! I just need to get through a major exam on Monday and then I’ll have more time to myself. Until then, stay blessed and have an amazing weekend. Xoxo

~ Tamana

Quick Update

Wow, has my life ever gotten busy over the past couple of weeks; I can barely catch my breath! Between school, work, mom/wife duties/life, I barely have any energy or time to write about anything.

Can you imagine, I’m already into week 3 of school and have already written 3 tests, 4 quizzes, presented a group assignment and will be writing my second exam later this morning! Serves me right for taking an intensive course. But yikes, is it ever keeping me busy and on my toes.

My mentality has changed significantly over the past few weeks and has become a do or die type, no turning back, the only way is up, my only option is success type of mentality. I have become very focused on everything I want and need to do these days to ensure I am successful in everything I do moving forward.

I haven’t even started putting up my Christmas tree or decorations yet. Matter-of-fact, I’m not even in the Christmas spirit this year. As much as I love Christmas, it’s all about the hustle for me right now: hustle with work, life, family, school. I just want to push myself forward and move up in the world.

So, I may be delayed with putting up posts for the next while. I will try to do my best to get my posts up in a timely manner but if I go MIA again for a few days, you know it’s because life and school are keeping me very busy and I may be having difficulty managing and prioritizing my time. But I will try my best to get some restaurant reviews and holiday posts up soon!

Until then, stay blessed and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season! Xoxo

~ Tamana