Friend Makin’ Mondays: Back to Randomness


If you’ve taken part in Friend Makin Mondays before then you are familiar with the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to read and comment on a couple of other posts. I would love some topic/question suggestions from all of you, please email your ideas to

This weeks questions comes from ME!!

1. What is the hardest thing you have ever done? Realizing how fragile life is, it really messes with your head when a doctor tells you that you have to have a transplant…you come to the conclusion very quickly that someone has to die in order for you to live, I dealt with a lot of “survivors guilt” and the guilt came back two-fold when I needed a second liver transplant, not only was another person dying so that I could continue to live, but I also had to deal with the fact that I let my donor and her family down, by not being able to keep my first donated liver.
2. If you are at a friend’s or relative’s house for dinner and you find a dead insect in your salad, what would you do? If I’m at a friend or relatives house I don’t see the issue with telling them, they certainly wouldn’t hesitate to tell me.

3. What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? One of the best parts of me week is always seeing my mom..


4. If you had this week over again what would you do differently? When I took my mom to the ER on Monday I would have been seem, totally eliminating me having to be in excruciating pain and going back on Saturday.


5. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about God? Honestly I think of a regualr guy, sitting on a bench, eating a sandwhich talking to random strangers who sit next to him,


6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Haggis… I can’t express how weird and awful it was

7. If you could ask Christ to change one problem in the world today, what would you like him to change? I would ask to stop war, in my opinion, war breeds inequality, ignorance and intolerance. I think the world would be a much better place, if we could accept the differences in people and liver peacefully. (yes I understand that’s a very simplistic view).

8. What book, movie or video have you seen/read recently you would recommend? Why? When I came home from the hospital on Saturday I ate, took more pain meds and went to bed, but lately the drugs don’t keep me asleep, so I’m sitting in the gust room at my parents watching Seed of Chucky, I’m not sure if it’s because I was super high but this has got to be one of the strangest movies I’ve ever seen. In all fairness I started watching the movie in the middle and I was seriously confused by the doll in the middle…I guess I need other people to watch it so that they can tell me what the hell is going on.


9. If you had a time machine that would work only once, what point in the future or in history would you visit? One –Way Street

10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? I’ve said many times on this blog that I would love to go to Australia but the flight is so long

Now it is your turn to answer the questions on your blog and come back here and post a link to them, don’t forget to go check out everyone else’s answers too.

Until Next Time,

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Local Color


Writing Prompt: Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be?

When I first saw this prompt I instantly thought of the movie Pleasantville a movie which I seriously love and adore. If the world I lived in was black and white the one thing that I would want to remain it’s original hues is art.


I feel like art, is an expression of the soul, and you can’t keep it in black and white, and has to be vibrant and honest and exactly what the artist envisions. Do you think The Starry Night or The Creation of Adam would be half as glorious it they were in black and white, I hardly think that people would have emotional connections to art if it was flat, colorless and once-dimensional.


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Masks Off



Writing Prompt: We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

First off there is no reason for me to design it, someone has already designed it, except, the I would change the color… but this is it in  nutshell


Yes, I know it’s a bed, and right now it’s my favorite place in the whole wide world. I feel my most rested and at ease when I’m in bed. I make decisions about what the next day is gonna be like, hell I even meal plan in bed, some of my bed decisions have been made in bed … all before I drift off to sleep.

I love napping, and everyone in my family knows how much I love sleeping, I sleep when I’m stressed, in pain, tired, I even sleep when I’m bored. Heck every single time my aunt calls me she asks me before she says hello, “where you sleeping?”… if I don’t answer a text right away my mother asked me if . “You Sleeping?”

I consider myself a modern day princess and the pea, if there is something in my bed I can’t sleep, I have to take everything off the bed to find the offending particle. Would I rock this as a costume.. Hell Yes!

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers -Week 6


You ever have a week that’s a complete disaster? Last week was for me (and also the reason this post is a day late). Let me start from the beginning. om Monday I had to take my mom the the ER and
(the initial plan was) after she came home and was comfortable I would go to the gym (I already had my workout clothes on and my gym bag was in the car), but we were there for a long time, and after she was discharged I went home, went to bed , woke up, at a ton of crap and went back to bed. Tuesday I redeemed myself and went to the gym in the morning, but 3/4 through my workout I started having pain in my rib area (my biopsy site) and cut my workout short… Wednesday was still in pain so didn’t go to the gym, and I ate a crap ton of food to “soothe’ myself.. Thursday I had a doctors appointment and didn’t go to the gym, came home and went to bed, Friday was in a lot of pain, hadn’t slept well, tried to eat more food to soothe myself…. didn’t work, Saturday the pain was immense and I was having issues breathing so off to the ER I went.  I was there for 8 hours or so, with prescriptions in my hands and greasy fast food fried chicken in my care I headed over to my mom’s house; where I stayed over night . Since my Weight Watchers meeting is 5 minutes from my mom’s house I went (I promised myself even if I was having a bad week I would not skip a meeting)… slightly drugged and numbed of pain for the time being I sort of glazed over the meeting, honestly I’m not sure what we talked about… but I went.

Now based on everything that happened this week, eating tons of food,  (I actually went over my 49 this week) falling into bad habits (emotional eating) and no exercise, also with my period arriving any day, and all the fluids I received in the ER I was prepared for a gain so I was not surprised when the scale showed that I gained 2 pounds. Out of all of this the positive is that I know exactly why I gained, and I need to find that motivation  to get back on track and see the scale going in the right direction.


This week I want to lose 2 pounds. The real problem right now is finding a way to workout with causing myself pain, later today I’m gonna try yoga and stretching and see how that works out for me…and on the food side I’m going to be super vigilant on tracking my food. I’m also disappointed that I wasn’t about to do the 5K on Saturday…. but life happens, I’m gonna stat focusing on small goals, I would like to lose 7 pounds in the next 6 weeks (which I think it totally do-able) and for a larger goal I would like to lose 35 pounds in 35 weeks; which is roughly around July 4th (My mom and I have major plans) which would put me around 183 pounds and 7 pounds away from my goal weight. (which I think is totally do-able as well), and it’s nice that I’ll be able to do this with my mom, since my mom has decided that she wants to lose weight as well (WEIGHT LOSS BUDDIES!)

While working on eating better and start earning activity points I can refocus and start working on Tyra 2.0 (which is was the topic of this weeks meeting) I need to take a long hard look at what works for me and what doesn’t while working on confidence and motivation so that I can start to see myself at my goal, this is something that is gonna take much longer than a week, but I am committed to it, just like I’  committed to losing weight and pursing a healthier lifestyle.

So let me ask you guys something, those of you who are doing weight watchers, how long did it take for you to eliminate those negative behaviors?



If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

Until Next Time….

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