Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MMMMMM... Chicken



So Sunday I baked some BBQ chicken breast then spiced it up a bit and made some spicy chicken salad...then threw some fries in the mix for dinner.  I have to say that my chicken salad was VERY good, even Jeff complimented me on it....

Rainy, dreary day here in RVA...ughhh... just want to crawl back into bed, but actually have some more work to do... and then bowling tonight... hope I do better than I did last week...ughhh... Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Well, it's been a while...

I have been a bad bad blogger... I have not posted in a while, but there has been a lot going on with trying to get my life together and my business rolling, so I have been a bit tied up and just posting on Facebook.  I want to try and post more, so bare with me.  And if you need insurance. Let me know!



Monday, October 6, 2014

I am officially married in my own state


With the Supreme Court of the United States refusing to hear appeals of 7 gay marriage cases, including two in VA.  They have let decisions of the lower courts stand, which means that now in Virginia, my marriage to Jeff is now legal in Virginia and our Governor has already announced that the Commonwealth with work quickly to make sure same sex couples are extended the rights of employees of Virginia.  YAY!!  Eventually this decision will effect 11 states, bringing the total to 30 states and DC who will legally recognize same sex marriages. YAY!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bad Ass... ,maybe?


Photo courtesy of Jay at Jay in Virginia taking pictures at Pride this weekend

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pride 2014-- I met the Governor!!

Saturday was the annual PrideFest in Richmond.  We celebrate Pride in September for several reasons.  June is usually hot as hell and humid and we can't compete with DC, NYC, San Fran etc... So yesterday Stern Insurance set up at the event and we had a blast.  Meeting new folks and reconnecting with old friends.  Though it was a long day, it was a good day.  This year was the first year it was held on Brown's Island down between the canal and the James River... we could not have asked for more perfect weather and such a great turn-out...Looking forward to seeing what the numbers finally ended up being...
These two pooches were taking a break in the shade in front of our booth... very sassy!

I had the chance to meet our Governor who had just gotten off stage with the two couples whose cases will be in front of SCOTUS tomorrow for review and possibly bring marriage equality to Virginia and the whole country.

Simon Harrison who has an awesome YouTube site and has been based here in Richmond for some time...  He is now preparing to move to LA :(  such a cutie and a very nice guy.  Good luck on your move Simon

Gotta have a slefie

Mary with two of the Imperial Court of DC's Royalty

One of the folks that came by our booth had this awesome aviator hat on and I just had to have a picture in it...yes, I am goofy...


Crowd shot

Wide crowd shot... my booth is the first one to the right of the blue tent at end.  Prime location as these were the steps people had to come down to enter the event!

What would Pride be without my Heaven-Leigh Kennedy... she broke me in when I first moved to Richmond over 12 year ago... and she is fab!

Sirena Sparkles always shines and has been part of the Richmond GLBT Community spotlight since I can remember...


As the night was winding down and I was crossing the canal to reload the car, could not help but notice a beautiful sunset to end a beautiful and fun day.

Thank you to my husband Jeff, Mary and her brother Brian for helping me get people to the booth and getting them interested in more than just the rainbow fans everyone wanted to cool themselves off.  Also, thank you to Buttons&Bows, Nacho Mama's, Continental Westhampton, Kitchen 64, Outback Steakhouse (West Broad Street), Hondos, Weezies, Dot's Back Inn, FW Sullivans, Lady Nawlin's and the Franklin Inn for donating gift cards/certificates to both Stern Insurance and Fan Free Clinic for us to give away as prizes. VAPride you out did yourselves this year.  Thank you!!!!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Catch-22

You ever get to a point in your life where you feel you are in a "Catch-22" situation?  You do all you can to better yourself and others, but only to be shot down for mistakes in the past.  From finances to life in general, sometimes it just feels like Karma is not on your side, when in your heart you, at least hope it is.  I have made some mistakes in my life, but I have also helped many people and loved so many people in my life.  Sometimes, like now for me, I feel I fighting and uphill battle.  No matter what good I do, it seems I get deeper in the hole.  I am partially to blame for some missteps along the way, but DAMMIT, I am getting tired and old.  There are those of you out there who have way bigger problems in life than I can imagine at this point, but right now, I am on the edge.  It seems no matter what I do or say can fix anything.  Starting a new business, then rolling through health and mental issues for a few months, kind of kicked me in the stomach.  Now, as my business is picking up, I am still in a rut of financial issues in trying to keep up with bills and the competition, and trying to make my husband happy.  I am juggling so many balls right now (and not the ones I would like to be juggling)... I am starting to get very frustrated.  I am keeping it together, but tonight, had to vent a little...  Thanks for reading and I will keep you posted on what ever the hell happens... BLAH!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

4 Years?





Yup, we got married 4 years ago today.