Well today is the day! I am getting my new kitchen cabinets installed! Better than Home Depot! Oh they look awesome, and they aren't even done yet. I got to pick the type of wood down to the type of stain, design of molding..everything! I am pretty excited as this was a big step for us. As you know remodeling a kitchen can be a little pricey....we are officially in debt! LOL! But its okay this is our home!
So last weekend we had all our cabinets knocked down, it looked horrible, but looking at it now you could never tell! We got it painted during the week as well...the color is called Tobacco Road...looks real nice. I will post some before and after pics later....
This special was truly amazing. It was so heart felt. I did indeed get teary eyed..BECAUSE...it was beautiful seeing all of those African American women recieve credit for all the hard work they gave. The legends had to deal with more open racism back then which made it even harder for them to live out their dream. TRUST when I say racism is still very much alive, but some people choose to NOT see it OR they just don;t recognize it because they don't know what to look for.
All of those women up there were strong women, oh my goodness to name a few, Rosa Parks (Rest In Peace), Coretta Scott King, Cicily Tyson, Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Toni Morrison, Leontyne Price, Della Reese, Diana Ross, Naomi Sims, Tina Turner, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick and Nancy Wilson. OMG this was incredible to see.
The poem that was read, "We Speak Your Name" was so powerful! I don't know what to say other than that, I honor Oprah for televising something like this!
I had the best time of my life! This past weekend, my scrapbook group planned a scrapbook retreat in Palm Springs. It was great. There were 6 of us. Let me give you a little taste of what I was dealing with this weekend. We were at a 3 bedroom villa, where each bedroom had their own bathroom wich was nice. Before hand Andrea (who hosts the retreats), asked us which is our favorite snacks and drinks. She had AMPLE supply of goodies. When we got there, she had goodie bags for all of us. She waited on us hand and foot. She made our freakin beds for cryin' out loud! Cooked us complete meals, for breakfast, lunch and dinner! even had some sweets for us at night time. She made sure we wanted nothing, we were never bored. We pretty much entertained ourselves. Saturday we kinda hung out more than anything...some of us had massages whoch were GREAT, we went shopping at the local scrapbook store and some went to clothing stores. There was a pool and jacuzzi in the back yard, not to mention which was a private patio. We were all out there hangin out, laughing, dancing, we must have watched about 10 movies! We ate like all day! It was just awesome, totally worth the price! Check out where we were: www.sundancevillas.com, we were in the Victoria Villa. If you are interetsed in a scrapbook retreat and you are in Southern Cali area here is the website: www.psletsscrap.com I wish I could go back!!!