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I’m surrounded by KKK

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on March 31, 2016 at 7:29 am
I prayed like Daniel and each woman showed up...

At first I felt alone, but then I prayed like Daniel and each woman showed up and surrounded me with knowledge… 

… and it feels like they love me. I’m an artists wandering through the manual of the generations before me; they are better known as ‘the baby boomers.’ They accomplished some pretty iconic and cool things in the height of their productive era. My parents are baby boomers and the golden years are approaching. My father served this great country via the United States Air Force in his youth, in fact his initial squadron was SAC [Strategic Air Command] in Puerto Rico. It was my first time living out of the country. My family loved it.

Many moons have passed and Mom & Dad divorced and he remarried in 2012. As their golden years open up I am charged with choreographing their long term care and residential situation. Being that I’m barely 40 and my knowledge of retirement care and senior living is green,  –I am going for it anyway (a better understanding).

Beyond the Veterans Administration hooking me up with Kathy, a representative for hospice services to help me grasp the scope of my parents medical situation I did a little research online and found Kali on an awesome site that acts as a recruiting rep./ a liaison of sorts between the family and senior living properties.  Then ON TOP OF THAT I was blessed to be contacted by Kim. Kim works for a financial company that has come along to offer me a bridge loan for any financial lack the seniors may have during their residential transition period. These ladies are a 40-year old daughters DREAM TEAM when it comes to heading up her parents Senior Living journey.

They are truly angels, they have been the wind beneath my wings delivering me, each woman to the other in harmonious production. And no, they don’t all know each other. Their initials are

Kathy-Kali-Kim

I’m not even pulling the wool or “the hood” over your eyes when I say this: “KKK likes me and I like them back.” I’m quite fond of the services that they provide. They make the “senior golden years journey” go  much smoother than it otherwise would alone. Both Kali and Kathy have said on several occasions “I’m praying for you and your family.” You guys know that’s my lingo! ❤ My triple K team is alright with me.

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I’m a real go-getter, self sufficient, I enjoy doing it on my own.
I thought I could patch together most things, by merely being grown.

Boy was I wrong in this case and I indeed needed much help.
And together we conquered great hurdles of debt and less wealth.

Kim was a phone call away. Kim is sweet as honey.
Kim is with ElderLifeFinancial. The folks with bridging money. 😀

Kali is with OUR PARENTS and she makes it her business to be personal and relate.
She listened to me rant on about their situation and how they needed to relocate.

She generated a list and it worked out well for us
then it was Kathy with Heartland Hospice who yielded the most love!

If Kathy didn’t live in Texas, I’d have bypassed the phone chat for a )))HUG(((.
Each of these ladies did more than their fair share and more than enough

for me to map out each step needed to take.
I’m Qui
blessed to receive such goodness from KK and K.

Thanks

Kathy, Kali and Kim

XO!!

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Humping Happy – Let’s WIN, again

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Travel on March 30, 2016 at 5:49 am

Funny-happy-wednesday-quote-cartoonSo I’m up thanking God & feeing lifted.
My dad visited for a week & I was reminded of how gifted

I am at caring and multitasking
He hit Az soil & I did for him & his wife w/o asking.

King Joe is what I called him, he keeps him clean brim tilted.
A lot of fun he is. Historic story time – daily? He killed it.

His wife a hoot too. They’ve been together for many years.
Today, their years are golden – I’m hear to help lessen the jeers.

They are my elders, my seniors & yes they do pack heat.
I’m not talking about contraband but are known to “dagger speak.”

You know? Bitter and slighted jabs that they thought was proper conversation.
Ol’ Qui was perfectly equipped with the right words to convey that ‘NO FLEX’ relation.

I was repetitive in reminding them that conversation is where it all starts
And that regardless of their age foul conversation is equivalent to a fart.

It stinks. I then think that they both comprehended and did begin
To share with me their gentler side before their week-long visit end.

Woo! We accomplished a lot during their visit. Family love is the gift that’s giving.
I utilized my good health and energy to upgrade their Senior Living.

Now they’re all set up for that ‘golden love.’ ❤ They are good to go.
I’m up taking a breather, thanking God and kicking it with you – yo.

Good morning Wednesday. I’m happy to Hump thee.
I’m Qui
On this griot 1-2-3. Thanks for stopping by and kicking it with me.
Ooo wee.

Let’s WIN, again.

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Twisted Tuesday

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement on March 29, 2016 at 8:45 am

tasmanian-deviMonday was a beast.
When I stress – I eat yeast.

Potato chips in my hand?
I’m on the FIT WAGON – I’m the BAND

but then again, LIFE. She is funny.
But I wouldn’t be attracted to being fat – again, if each pound yielded money.

HOW TO QUIT STRESS EATING for Dummies
Is a book I need in my low moments of yummies.

I didn’t eat the full SNACK SIZE bag of chips in the 24-hour day.
I ate a few and walked away. I came back several times during the day.
At the end of 24-hours a half bag of chips did lay.
So, um, I think I did… okay.

That was Monday. It sounds rough but I won in the end.
I handled the weight of several lives with no buckle or bend.

I had to ‘do what I do’ and dammit I did it.
Love by the pounds. When there’s a need, I give it.

I did and it wore me out! I slept like a baby last night.
I woke up this morning refreshed and feeling blessed. What a delight.

How was your rest? Did you destress and what have you got up for the day?
I’m Qui
Feeling like it’s really Friday. My work is shaping up – I want to play.

My beloved Twisted Tuesday:
let’s make #ProductiveHay

Mondays Mental Massage

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on March 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

joe-qui-whoHow was your EASTER weekend? My father  and his wife are in town so I was able to resurrect my childhood feelings and have daddy buy me an Easter basket. I love those damn chocolate bunnies. 😀  I’m kidding. Dad didn’t buy my an Easter basket, but he did buy us a couple of beers while we quenched the thirst of us having been apart over the last 4-years. He lives in Texas but is visiting me, courting the Arizonan goodness.  I actually learn a lot from him and about him, during our quieter moments — but there’s been so much time lost between us,  we had ‘no quiet moments’ at all over the last week.

It’s been great, though I’m sure he’s ready to go back to Texas by now because I’m a thinker and a conveyor and I have shared MUCH with him to think about in terms of his future and long-term care situation. Dad has cancer and actually arrived on Arizona soil with little hope for tomorrow. After several days of interacting and conquering key major steps that lead to acquiring a quality life — his hope is resurrected. His name is Joe and lucky for us both, he’s soon to relocate to Phoenix. Yippee!!! I’m a happy Daddy’s Girl this morning! I toast my cup of jo to Joe! ❤

Today is a great day for injecting a little bit of empowerment and attending a TED seminar would rank high up there if you’re a consumer of knowledge and forecasts. I am. Bring it on! So today found me web surfing, looking for something GOOD to read, inhale, exhale and talk about, that’s when I ran into a video on 50’s Blog and it showcased Tony Porter. Brief research yielded me little more than inspirational links to Tony Porter, but I did notice a few connective links to SC and the name “Tony Porter”, which is interesting in itself with what happened out there last yearINSPIRATION. Who doesn’t need it? I’ve got Joe, so I’m serving you TONY PORTER via TED:

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Mondays Mental Massage is kind of a necessary
Life is real and hits hard like steel; it can be scary.

Nobody was born knowing a thing and all that we know, we have learned.
If we’re the one’s dousing gasoline – are we surprised when we get burned?

Racism is taught and the strongest minds rise above.
A weak mind is bated easily, then fed hate instead of love.

Whats going on in our country’s politics is nothing new to us or them.
This country is soiled with blood from racisms nasty hem.

My mind is awake. My coffee is securely in a mug.
When the heck will we get back to KISSES & HUGS?

I’m Massaging my Mind on this Monday and glad to find Tony Porter,
I’m Qui
Out here #Networking, #Loving and #BeingMe – Thanks for dropping by o’ supporter.