Coffee is good this morning and I have quite a bit to share with you all today. Let me get this one off now and get it off my chest. There is an alderman here in St Louis that sent a letter to some of his constituents and friends asking for assistance with his daughter’s tuition. She attends St Xavier University in Chicago and he was asking for $14,000, that’s what he was short of her $38,000 total. You can read about it here. This was major news around here, all the news stations were trying to interview him, he had no shame and said it was nothing wrong with what he did. He has now said that he will not take any money. My husband says he has been an alderman since True, Alderman Bosley didn’t break any law, but the letter started with “This is Alderman Bosley”. St Louis politicians are truly an interesting bunch, I’ve never lived in a city where there were so many municipalities and how they all waste money. I normally don’t talk about politics, but I wanted to mention this because it was a hot mess.
My daughter is smitten with a boy from our hometown of Kansas City. She reunited with him on our brief stay there last year. They have stayed in touch and guess what?? He’s coming here with his mother next week to visit. I. Am. Not. Ready. For. This. She is so excited, made him a friendship bracelet and wanted to buy him a gift. I told her I thought the bracelet and a nice card was enough. I’m going to speak with the mother to get a good understanding of the visit and what their plans are. I need to know exactly what the plan is so I can go with them. I don’t know if you all think I’m being over protective, but this is my oldest and she’s still awkward with relationships. She has come a long way, she’s able to socialize much better, she is such a loveable person, but she has wanted a boyfriend since she was 15. She told me yesterday she was in love with him. I almost fell down, but I played it off and just talked to her. I will definitely keep you all posted on this. She has come up to me almost every hour to talk about it. The young man is also autistic, but they seem to be pretty good friends. We’ll see. My baby is growing up and she reminds me of that all the time.
I wanted to put a warning out to you all about a company that has been emailing bloggers about advertising on their blogs. I received an email from a company named Media Discovery from the United Kingdom. I get skeptical when I receive random emails from another country (with the exception of Canada). The email went straight to the business, asking if they could advertise on my blog, nothing about reading and enjoying my blog. That put the red warning signs up for me. I went to the BLM group on Facebook and posted the question, and someone suggested that I Google the company with the word scam next to it. Well they aren’t necessarily a scam, but they advertise for gambling sites. Oh no way, gambling is a touchy subject in my family (more on that later), and I don’t want anything on my blog advertising for a service or product like that. They also offered to pay upfront $120 for the year. I deleted the email but wanted to warn you all about this company.
I have a date tonight with my husband! We are going to the banquet for our church’s 20th anniversary. I haven’t decided what to wear yet, but I’m not buying anything new, gonna shop the closet tonight. I would like a new pair of shoes, but I’m passing on spending any money other than what we put out for the tickets. My husband doesn’t want to wear a suit, bless his heart. I’m not gonna push him either, but ya girl will be cute, lol. We are having dinner, jazz musician, a gospel comedian and then some grooving at the end. I love my church, Shalom Church ~ City of Peace. Pictures next week.
I am a contributor for Kokoa Magazine’s June issue. I would like to thank Kita, the editor and founder for the opportunity to write for her magazine. Go check it out, it’s a great online magazine with articles for everyday women like us, no fluff and pretense. Congratulations Kita and continued success.
Have a good weekend everyone and enjoy this unusual cool late spring we are having.