Friday, May 19, 2017
I've decided to write this blog today because of a dear friend of mine fainted while on a plane, hospitalized and blood pressure was 180/110! ( travels for work).
5 Simple Steps to Control Your BLOOD PRESSURE.
1. Know your numbers: Most people diagnosed with HBP want to stay below 140/90, but your doctor can tell you your personal target blood pressure.
2. Make a Plan: Work with your doctor to make a plan to lower your blood pressure.
3. Make a few lifestyle changes: Loose weight. Eat healthier (fruit, veggies, low fat dairy & lean protein, but lower your saturated and total fat). Reduce sodium ( stay under 1500 mg/ day). Get active. Limit alcohol.
4. Keep checking your blood pressure at home. ( it is wise to purchase a b/p apparatus to track your readings).
5. Take medication as Prescribed ‼️‼️‼️‼️ ( do not miss taking your blood pressure meds).
High blood pressure can be fatal, it is so hard to recover 100% after a massive stroke, so it's IMPORTANT to know your b/p reading and you can keep things under control.
American HEART Association. American STROKE Association.
Retired Registered Nurse
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
I have examined the obstacles. I have reviewed the stumbling blocks. I have checked out the pitfalls that seem to appear in my way. I have heard all the reasons that would allow me to turn back.
Effortless, I leap over the obstacles. Gracefully, I tap dance up and over the so-called stumbling blocks. Skillfully, I fill in the seeming pitfalls with love as I cruise on by them. Because I listen only with the heart of Spirit, I turn away unwise counsel. I cannot be turned around. I know my truth.
I know where I started. I see the distance I have already come. I recognize the who, which has shielded me and guided me along the way. I sing the song of joy and praise.
I see the prize that is before me. I visualize my perfect ascent to mountaintop consciousness. I relish each precious mile, and every beautiful second. YES!!!
I feel like going on.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The draft this year was held in "the city of brotherly love" Philadelphia. I hadn't been back in the city that drafted my son, Donovan McNabb as the #2 pick in 1999, since 2013. 4 years ago is when the Eagles retired his number and he officially retired from the NFL. That was a very nice & well put together occasion. The game played was the Kansas City Chiefs, where Coach Andy Reid, the coach the drafted him to the Eagles was the team we played. We had invited the many people that had supported him through his football career. The team McNabb consisted of his sports agent, his marketing agent, pr, business manager, director of operations (me), assistants & security. Our Pastor was in attendance and the many folk that attended games, volunteered for our many foundation camps/clinics and " philly favors" we had. The White parties had been a regular event every year done by his brother, Sean, party planner extraordinaire. I had local friends that happened to be NFL Moms. One particular Mom was Linda Harrison, mother of Marvin Harrison (HOF WR for the Colts). Marvin and Don both graduated from Syracuse University 4 years apart. Played 1 year together. So this past draft weekend brought us all together again, just like it use to be. They attended the draft 2017 luncheon held by OMBI LLC, hosted by Sam & me of McNabb Consulting Network. The fashion show at Shani's place, Dolly's Boutique hosted by me. Draft party by Donovan McNabb. Read to the children at People for People Inc Charter School ( thanks Linda Harrison). Visited Donna George ( NFL Mom/Eddie George). A bar b q at Sean's place in Jersey and topped off with breakfast with Michele a Green ( NFL Mom/ Byrant McKinnie. Oh can't forget Linda Fields, Philadelphia politician and Mom of Chaffie Fields. Missed you Bertina Duncan ( NFL Mom of Jaime Duncan) & Zelda Westbrook (NFL Mom of Brian Westbrook).
All was good during our time back in Philly. So it reminded us that we are still blessed!
Thank you all for the memories. Hope to see y'all real soon.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Burnt bacon may be a simple thing to you and you might wonder why is she talking about this? Well it is a serious matter at the time that may have proven to be a fatal consequence as well. This day had started out busy with business calls, emails and not so friendly texts with grown children! If any of you parents know, it's not always roses with those people you delivered and even those you didn't deliver but in the family too! Not calling out any relations. So needless to say I was becoming iritated and overwhelmed with this day. I was trying to reel this morning in to get some control of me. I started feeling flushed and breathing increasing in depth. From cell phone to iPad to desktop mad too. Time kept passing and now it's 12 noon and still haven't eaten. Have you ever just gone in circles trying to complete somethings? And even though you sent that email or hung that phone up, there's still a sense of incompleteness you're feeling? Well that was me. So I tuned into Travis Greene's song "Made a Way" and decided to eat something. I remember after Church I bought a dish to try at Flavor Resturant, praline bacon. I couldn't eat it so I brought it home to eat for breakfast today. Praline is a form of confection containing nuts and sugar with cream. You usually get it in New Orleans as a form of candy. Well Flavor put it on the bacon, wow! So I started cooking dinner, and going to have a little breakfast consisting of my praline bacon, a piece of toast and a boiled egg. Oh did I mention that the bacon wasn't cheap, (ok I'm sorry had to throw that in). I put the toast in, eggs boiled and put the bacon in the MICROWAVE. Thought I set the timer on a few seconds, but as it turns out, put it on 4 minutes.. I keep doing stuff, and Lord I smell something burning awful. Didn't think of the bacon right away, thought it might have been the toast or my spaghetti dinner. Awwwwwww naw, I opened the microwave and my bacon was on FIRE! Well not literally on fire, but black and smoking! You probably can smell it at your house. At this point you can visually see my face, dishearten and frightened. This could have had an awful consequence. What if I had left the kitchen and let it go the whole 4 minutes. That really had my heart beating fast. God made a way. Thank Lord.
I thought I would share this with you just to make sure you keep your head on a swivel and not do what I did. Take time to breathe ( as my watch often times reminds me to do). At this time it would be foolish to say it will never happen again, I hope and pray not. Just words to the wise, I surely will not burn anymore praline bacon ever again!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
This week of Super Bowl L1 there has been events everyday. Almost all players and major sponsors have them to show appreciation for their fans, and contributors and sometimes to raise money for their charities. Super Bowl is not cheap so you must know that before you get started. You can tell from the face value of a Super Bowl ticket. This years ticket I saw for $2,200. As I said face value, which means you probably will have to pay much more than that. I attended most of that Super Bowls while Donovan was playing his 13 years, and as I served as President of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association for 6 of those years. We had a few events as Moms too to help in our philanthropic endeavors. Always a fun time to support the wives association, dads association and many of our sons events too. We would have a watch party to watch the Super Bowl for those sons that didn't make the big game! Of course I attended the Eagles big game and I also went to the Detroit Super Bowl game when the Steelers played the Seahawks. That was a good Super Bowl to me. The hospitality that was given by my Midwesterners was phenomenal. I always feel we as Midwesterners are the nicest people! Maybe a bit too nice, but don't take our niceness for weakness. We are not weak! Like Chance the rapper sings, " you don't want no problem with me". LOL. I remember the Super Bowl in Atlanta, "ice bowl" and in Dallas, " ice bowl" too! Caught the BARTA, in the ATL and watched the accidents or some call it wrecks occur on the highways in Dallas. Wow, my memory has improved as I write this blog. Funny. The last Super Bowl I attended was in New Orleans 2013. We had a great Mardi Gras party there too!
Side Note: There has been some changes from before to now which is that the Pro Bowl use to be after the Super Bowl, so a lot of the families would leave the big game and fly to Hawaii for more fun. And the players from the big game would catch a flight over to Hawaii after the Super Bowl..... Now the Pro Bowl is before the Big game and those who are playing in the Super Bowl can't play in the Pro Bowl..
Now are you ready for some Super Bowl? I am and will be be watching it from home. What about you? Super Bowl L1 with the Falcons playing the Patriots in Houston, Texas.. Should be a good one. Good Luck to all the guys.
Mama McNabb 🏈❤️
Thursday, January 26, 2017
God is my strength unfailing quick.
The need for strength is universal, especially in this day & time. Strength has been a quality with which God has reinforced people at all times, in all places, in all sorts of needs, under all kinds of conditions. We may not feel strong enough to handle some situation, to meet some need, to handle some appearance of illness or just feeling sad God is our strength. We can do all things through His strengthening power, His strengthening spirit within us.
God is my strength, unfailing quick!
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me".
Mama McNabb ❤️
Sunday, January 8, 2017
A side hug is a display of affection in which a person hugs another by putting one arm around their shoulders rather than both arms around them. I first heard about a Side Hug from my grandchildren who attend a Christian school in AZ with lots of rules. And one of them happen to be a Side Hug, especially among the junior and high school students. The motivation behind the Side Hug is that the frontal hugs allow two parties crotches to touch, apparently emulating sexual activity.
Many volunteer organizations like evangelical churches mandate staff members and volunteers not to fully hug children in their care or when dealing with people of the opposite sex. This allows for intentions to be evident.
I also heard side hugs were evidenced in the show, the Duggars. They according to their religion have certain rules of courting. They're certain guidelines about dating, courtships and engagement. You cannot kiss, front hug, or hold hands during dating.
I learned something new from my kids, and just wanted you to hear or maybe remind you of this little tidbit of information. Never too old to learn. Thanks folks.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
I was in Walmart this week doing a little shopping while getting my much need steps in. I try to do the minimum 10,000 steps but fail miserable most of the time. I recently got 8600 in. Back in the day before hip surgery with and without trainers, plus I was younger, it wasn't a problem. Anywho it's not about my steps it's about my terror in the Walmart. As I said I'm shopping, pushing my own self cart and low & behold I see folk moving to one side of the aisle looking like they were in terror. As my eyes look in the same direction of other customers, I see a gray swollen pit bull walking along side of his master. He was big, and looked vicious with no leash holding master. He had a " Service Dog" vest on. Funny how a week prior to this we spoke of this very same subject on how a friend of ours had a service dog certificate for his dog so he could go anywhere he went without problems. It's simple to register you dog on line. Federal law prohibits discrimination of breed, size, training level or age of any EMOTIONAL SUPPORT OR SERVICE DOG. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat! Back in the day, there was simple German Sheppards that were good family dogs, non terrorizing like these dogs here. I felt intimated by these so call service dog and the master was probably in his own glory watching people move out of his way and stop like a funeral line was passing! I didn't like it and rumble, mumble and fumbled words you'd never thought I would say ( well my friends know better). This is a darn shame and its out of hand, to me.,
As I go to the checkout line to pay for my purchases, there comes the gray looking monster with his/her master in tow and guess what, a leash in hand! Whaaaaaaat! Where security and the po-po and folk in management are, you put a leash in your hand. I'm appauled. The young teller says he's been in this store before, so I say he can bring him because he's registered as a " Service Dog" and guess what she says to me " oh he was in the service?"
Done. Done, done. Drop the mic. 😱
Mama McNabb, smh