This post was inspired by a new blogger friend. Rich Fitzgerald.
I was a little distracted at work today because he recently visited my blog and I because I wanted to return the favor, I was hooked. Then I got frustrated because I hate it when I happen upon a blog and there's not enough time in a day, week or month to read all the past post. For example, my new friend Sherry from Phoneix. We have developed quite the friendship because the Lord sent me to pray for her niece Amy.
You know I've decided not to blog on my days off, so I'm just posting a few random thoughts in no particular order....
I am currently in love with Langston Hughes. A friend of mine just purchased one of his books of Poetry as a gift to me and I've been sleeping with it. (smile) There is a restaurant in DC called Busboys and Poets, dedicated to him. To be there is a feeling I can't explain. It probably wouldn't give you the same euphoria unless you're passionate about Poetry too.
I'm currently posting this as I listen to the First 48 in the background. I'm somewhat addicted. I can watch that, CSI and NCIS over and over again. It came a point where I gave up TV for a while because as you know, we don't want the Lord to get jealous. (smile) How strange that I've been in Law Enforcement for almost 19 years and can come home and watch it on TV???
I'd much rather be on a date. Candle light, some really great seafood and a view of the ocean. But once again, in my line of work. Sleep is a love affair that comes before any offer to take me out on the town. However, as a woman; I reserve the right to change my mind. (lol)
Speaking of being a woman. I have been showing off at work lately. Wearing skirts and pumps and girly stuff like that. Some of my detectives are taking a second look at me, as if I hadn't noticed. I usually wear the power suits; mostly gray, black and brown. But something in me is slowly starting to feel pretty, sexy and powerful. I truly believe when you start getting your swagger on or feeling yourself so to speak; it's something that's always been on the inside. "She" just reveals herself when the timing is right. (just me thinking out loud)
Speaking of thinking out loud. Most of you know that I've been the A/Lt. at work since January of this year and it has really taken me out of my comfort zone. I'm (believe it or not) an introvert who's passionate about Poetry, beaches, sunsets and funnel cake.) I am not a friend of public speaking. But try to tell my supervisors that - as if....
Anyway, we have regular meetings and conference calls and I've done several Power Point Presentations. Yeah, with a mic and everything. It was nothing like the Open Mic night I did where everyone in the room was passionate and applauded at the end. It was totally the opposite. Uptight people, half listening, and mostly waiting for you to slip up. But with Prayer and my red pumps, I somehow manage to pull it off. GOD has given me a confidence that I never knew I had and it's something I would not have discovered had my boss not been transferred.
However, you know the Lord; once you get comfortable, He brings about a change. Now I have to have my uniform ready for media interviews. "WHAT", say it isn't so. You know how they twist your words around and not to mention that the TV is supposed to make you look 10lbs heavier. I guess I'd better get out my Karaoke machine and hone up on my skills and I think I'll cut back on the brownies and start doing a few stomach crunches. If I stumble on my words, at least I'll look great!
Love, peace and blessings for a great weekend.
If I don't comment on your blog tonight, I'll see you on Sunday!