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
Monday, December 5, 2016
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I did especially this year because my oldest son, Sean was able to join us. My baby boy with his wife and granny's babies too. All in a warm place together. The usual food, we all pitched in. Desserts with Patti LaBelle sweet potato pie. I'm the only one that eats it because my funny acting kids act like didn't grow up on it! I try to introduce my grands to African American foods! Greens, sweet potatoes, grits, corn bread, salmon croquette. Theyre strange kids, living in Arizona. My daughter in law is Canadian, her parents are from Trinidad. Different dishes and tastes. But anyhow we ate our food with cornbread dressing and enjoyed each other. We played Giant Jenga games, and laughed at each other. Went to the ocean, pool and shopping mall. These kids of mine are the most travelled you'd ever want to meet. They left AZ to Houston, Dallas and then FL. This weekend they went to CT to watch their cousin play basketball. If you saw how thes grands of mine ages 7, 8 & 11 go through the TSA line, removing backpacks, taking off shoes, jackets and watches, like any business traveling adult, it would make you laugh. They probably have more frequent flyers miles than me! Holidays are about family and good friends so I pray that as we approach Christmas, your heart will be warmed with the love & hugs from whomever you choose to be with.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Daniel Starch, a business research consultant, has come up with a list of America's favorite sayings. You could call it our top ten principles for living.
10. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
9. Actions speak louder than words.
8. Knowledge is power.
7. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
6. The only way to have a friend is to be a friend.
5. The greatest essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
4. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
3. Anything that's worth doing at all is worth doing well.
2. Know yourself.
And the number one favorite sayings is...........
Do into others as you would have others do unto you...
What do you think?
Saturday, November 12, 2016
I'm still in shock I guess after Tuesday's historical event! The election results, really unbelievable.. I'm still looking side eyed like, really??? So as I scratch my head in disbelief, I will wait to wake up to something different. Hopefully sooner than later...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Never thought I'd have Cubs fever! Watching baseball to me is like watching "paint dry" but this World Series has been different. I've sat at a many of football games at most of the NFL stadiums. I can't think right now which stadiums I haven't been too.. Anyhow it's baseball for now and I hope Chicago gets a Championship this time!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
This past weekend we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. I kept on counting the wedding date to now, my oldest sons birthday to now and still can hardly believe it til now! 45 years, huh? I still tell everyone I'm 50 years old!!!! Well that's a lifetime already. That's too long for anybody. That's unbelievable even to me. That's LONG. You know during this time, there's been good times and bad but we stayed. He's never left me. And for me I may have checked out in my head a few times. Present by the body but absent by the mind. A ploy I'm sure many women have played.. As you think to yourself, " am I stupid or what?" I remember years ago saying to my cousin, 'I feel used" and she responded, "we've all been used at one time or another ." So we trod along, un-numb ourselves and keep it moving. I'm thankful for the marriage, he's been a good husband, provider and most especially Father. That keeps me happy because my sons love and appreciate their dad! He raised them to be honest, and worthy God fearing men. That makes me happy. So at 45 years of marriage, as an example to the younger I say if I can do it so can you. Be strong in your faith, and know that God is with you. It had to be with me, otherwise I couldn't have made it this far. I got married at 16, he was in the Navy. We moved to Long Beach, CA. Had our sons, went to college, bought homes, sent sons to college, son got married and now grandchildren all in 45 years. Whoa, I'm tired now! Anyhow we are good this year, 2016. Thank you Lord.
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. ( 1 John 4:12 NLT )