Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who's the Boss?

For all of the youngest children in the family, you have to agree with me that you usually got away with more stuff than your older brothers and sisters. At the time you came around your parents were tired so they kinda knew if you did eat the dirt you weren't gonna die or if you didn't eat that balanced breakfast you'd be ok. All was good untill you did the one thing that your parents told you not to do OH BOY then all kinds of stuff broke out! My youngest Wesley turned 6 last week, we looked through the photo album of his pictures and ooh and aaahed over how cute he was and still is to this day. To know Wes is to love him, he is the ultimate entertainer- he sings, dances, raps, acts and just an all around charmer. Of course with him being the youngest I have not been as hard as him as I was/am on his older brother (sorry Will!) but I didn't think I would really need to correct him on anything much because he is just So Cute! Well! Welcome to the real world! Let me tell you how this boy just lost his mind! One day last week, he came downstairs ready for school with $15.00 in his hand. I asked him where did he think he was going with the money? Wes replied that he was going to school with it, where he was going to spend it at the school store. I told him No, you are not going to take that money to school, leave it home. Then I proceeded to put it on the counter and leave. Well obviously that was not good enough for Mr. Wesley, he decided that he was going to take the money to school anyway. As they are leaving for school Will sees that Wes has $ 5.00 in his hand. He says" Didn't mommy tell you not to take that to school." Wes replies "Oh yeah." and then fakes putting it back so his brother doesn't see him (Were you ever that sneaky?). Now we have two people that have told Wes not to take the money to school (I'll give him a little credit that he didn't take the $ 10.00 also). I come home and Wes is all love love to me. My mother, who is visiting us, said he came right home from school and got to work on his handwriting and math. He was so diligent, saying "I have to do my work for mommy". Uh huh. As I walk into the kitchen I notice the $10.00 bill but no $5.00 I asked my mother did she see a five? She said no. I asked Will and he started yelling at me, "I told Wes to put the money back!" I called Wes downstairs, "Where is the money?"....."I took it to school."......"After I told you not to?"....."I didn't know you didn't want me to take it." My mother had to put my eyes back in my head! " What!!!!!! Didn't I tell you not to take the money!", I said to him and of course he replies...Yes (he starts crying here, because he can see on my face this is not going to end well for him. " Go upstairs right now!" I proceeded to let him know who the boss was, I don't think I'll be having any problems out of Mr. Wes for a long time. P.S. and if you talk to him just ask him who the boss is!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Greetings Pooka Family! Happy New Year!! Here we are once again alive and well to see another year. Amen to that!!Time truly waits for no one. I really feel the speed of life as I get older. Makes me more conscious to be present in and appreciate each and every day. Whether good, bad or indifferent I am here to experience it! My sister Tricia and I do what I guess you would call a gratitude exchange. We send each other an email of what we are grateful for each day. Could be something very personal or it could be that I caught the train on time lol! The point is to take a minute to reflect on what you are grateful for each and every day. The exercise of writing it out and releasing it to the universe (well ok to Tricia!) is very reflective for me. It is right there in black and white what I feel for that day. My gratefulness is expressed to God for all He has done in my life. I usually send in the morning as a way to start my day in His spirit. Now we sometimes have those days that we don’t get our gratefuls until the evening but we always get them in! What are you grateful for family? Do you write them down and reflect on them? Do you share it with the universe?? Do you let God know what He has done for you? I would encourage everyone to start the year with this exercise and make it personal to you. You can send to a friend or just write down for yourself. Family this will be one of the best things you can do for the new year. Happy 2012!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Possibilities for 2012

Happy New Year Pooka Family! I am exciting about the New Year and what new possibilities are in {the} store (no pun intended) LOL! As you know from Dawn’s previous post; we have begun our Daniel Fast and this year’s theme as communicated by Rev. Watley ( is New Possibilities for Faith, Family and Finances for 2012. I love Rev. Watley’s themes each year for the Daniel Fast because he not only lays out the guidelines for the Fast through the word of God but his themes also challenge me to look outside of just the abstinence to food but also inward towards what I am seeking for myself through God. This year I took the time to right down exactly what new possibilities I would like to see come to fruition. That was a crucial first step for me because once I write something down; I look at it every day to see if I’ve completed it so I can check it off. One other thing we (the Pookalitas) did this year that we didn’t do last year is that we each invited one other sisterfriend to join us in the fast. For the one who did join us, we are happy that she has taken on the commitment and to the others who were not ready to do so, we still include them in our Daily Word.

Pooka Family, I hope that each of you have thought about what new possibilities lay in store for you and are open to receive them

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oh the Possibilities!

Hi Pooka Family and Happy 2012!! We are blessed and excited to start this new year!

I’m always excited every January because its a brand New Year and its filled with lots of wonderful possibilities! Make sure you start your year off in a positive way. Below are some of the things that I’m going to do!

I’ve decided to make no New Years resolutions, but instead to just make some positive goals. I found my list of Pooka goals that I made last year and when I looked at my written goals and looked at our Vision Board at the office one thing was on both a flagship location! 2011 was a big year for Pooka since we did open our first retail location! This just solidified my decision to make new 2012 goals.

Positive Affirmations!
I am big about writing things down and reading over them. Words matter and the words that you speak and your thoughts manifest in your life. Be careful of what you say and think, start your day looking in the mirror and say something wonderful about you and the day that you are getting ready to enjoy! This is a great book about healing by using positive affirmations called “You can heal your life”, by Louise L. Hay


This is the 2nd year that the Pookalitas and I do a Daniel Fast. Its a wonderful spiritual fast, which we find strengthens our faith and gives us vision and direction for our year. Now fasting is not easy, there are many days when my only email to the girls is, “I’m HUNGRY” LOL! But then I munch on some carrots and keep it movin. Its something that we do together and that strengthens our friendships! Here is the outline of the Daniel Fast.

Whatever you do, fasting, setting goals, making resolutions just make sure to take advantage of this blessed New Year and DO something. Take time to be excited about all of the possibilites that this year could hold for you. Choose one and get started!