Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Tap Dance….Lady!!

Greetings Pooka Family! Hope everyone is well. I am still basking in the glow of a two week vacation. You don’t realize how much we do, every hour and every day until you take a much needed time out! I recommend it to all. One of the highlights of my vacation was meeting Savion Glover!! Now those of you that know me realize I have a tap dance dream! I want to be a tap dance SUPER STAR!!! I have always had an obsession with this art of dance. Something about the rhythm, movement and story that can be told through tap. It is a form of expression that is deep rooted way back to the Nicolas brothers all the way up to Savion. I feel like Savion is a cross between my son and my mentor lol! I have seen him perform as a child in the Tap Dance Kid to an adult in Bring the Noise on Broadway and beyond. Tap is his gift and talent (as a blabbed to him when I saw him!!) and I see that gift every time I watch him dance. I have not tapped since I went to the Evelyn Brown School of dance when I was five! However, I believe that it is never too late to follow your passion. I will one day buy a pair of tap shoes size large and I will tap my heart out! All of you will be invited to the recital. I didn’t get my lesson from Savion but I did get my picture!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Boooo Walgreens!

Greetings Pooka Family! Welcome to November! If you’ve been following our blogs from the beginning you’ll know that November is the month of my favorite holiday….Thanksgiving!!! But sorry family, I don’t want to talk about that – I need to vent about an incident I encountered at Walgreens.

Last week Taiye’s preschool phoned to tell me that she was wheezing and having problems breathing. I instantly pulled her prescription documents and called in a renewal to our local Walgreens using the touch tone refill procedure then headed directly for the pharmacy to retrieve the prescription. Once I arrived I explained to the pharmacist named ________ (I’ll be kind and leave her name blank) that my daughter’s school called and that she was having breathing problems and I’d just phoned in the prescription for her inhaler. _________ told me that I had to wait at least 30 minutes because she had several orders ahead of mine. Please note: although she may have had several orders pending, there was only one customer sitting in the wait area. I explained to __________ again that my 2 year old daughter is having problems breathing; hence, the urgency of this order. ____________ said to me again that I had to wait until she processed the other orders ahead of mine. In the background another pharmacist heard my plight and passed the inhaler to her but ____________ proceeded to take a phone call and then she proceeded to take care of another customer who had subsequently walked in. Needless to say, I was extremely upset and began to feel enraged. At that moment my phone rang, it was Taiye’s school again and the Director informed me that she is throwing up now. _________ overheard my conversation and with that she decided to take action and process my order.
Why do we have to go through situations like this family? I was doing my best to be very calm and not reach behind the counter to snatch the living @#$% out of this woman! I have to admit, I came very close to doing so but instead I took her name, paid for Taiye’s prescription and left to get to my baby. Of course, I have written a letter to Walgreens executive offices and will await their response. Regardless of their response, they will not receive my business again! Hello CVS, you have a new customer!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What not to wear!

I love this show!! If you haven’t seen it, it’s on TLC and they take a woman and go through her closet and basically, throw away all of her non-fitting, outdated, just plain should not be wearing clothes! This weekend I decided to do my own version of the show. I went into my closet and looked at each piece I had, well let me tell you, I’m glad the cameras weren’t on, I found, deep in the bottom of my!! Really Dawn! The things that I pulled out of my closet were shameful! I even had a shirt from college, smashed into a corner and college was at least...5 years ago? WHATEVER?! Well I encourage you to do this, you may feel like you have a lot of clothes but when you take out the silly things you haven’t worn in years, you”ll be down to 4 things like me! I have to say I feel so much less cluttered and i was able to make a large donation to salvation army. It is so easy when I get dressed now, even though its a lot less to choose from I know exactly what to wear. The sock drawer was not let off the hook either, all of those without a partner were put out! So people cleanse not only your body but your closet too!